Thursday, October 25, 2007

Scrapbook Page & Card Combo

Here's a great idea for all you scrapbookers....try creating a card using leftover supplies from a scrapbook page that you've made. That's what I did with this page that I just created. I made a bunch of the embellishments for this page and had a few leftover, along with some extra ribbon and paper, so I decided to make a quick card with the extra supplies.

This pages uses a 12x12 sheet of Petal Patch double sided paper (retired from a mini catalog last year...summer mini I think). I don't usually use patterned paper for the background since I try to stretch my patterned paper as far as possible, so this was a treat. I used white and Almost Amethyst to frame in the photos. The blueberry embelishments use the hostess set "Oh, So Lovely" stamped in Basic Gray and colored in with Lovely Lilac. Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, and Old Olive markers. I used my circle and scallop punches to frame the blueberries in Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac. The flowered Rik-Rak adds a little extra (not sure who manufactures this). I added a title with my Best Friends Alphabet Lower in Lovely Lilac.
The card uses all the same ingredients along with a greeting from "Short & Sweet." I haven't made a card in a while, I've been trying to focus on getting some scrapbooking done. It's been torture because I just bought a bunch of Christmas Stamps that I haven't been able to play with yet!!! Once I get a few more pages done, I hope to have some holiday cards to share.

Mia's Birthday Layout

Sorry I've been so quiet. I've been battling bronchitis and pneumonia for the past week and a half, so unfortunately I haven't made the time to do much papercrafting. This morning I was able to make a few scrapbook pages, I'm excited to share!

This is actually a layout that I created for one of my classes a while ago and I finally got around to putting pictures in. It's a layout about Princess Mia on her 3rd birthday. Here's the second page of the layout.
Stamps: Doodle This, Doodle That, Best Friends Alphabet
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron), Moss Gingham Ribbon

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Simple Summer Page

Here's a quick page that I threw together over the weekend....can't seem to get away from turquoise! This page uses the "Bugs and Kisses" set to create the dragonfly background with Tempting Turquoise Ink. I used my Slit punch to create the scalloped edge on the title block and added some green eyelets to the scallops.

Stamps: Bugs and Kisses, Wild About You (alligator)
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Glorious Green, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Glorious Green
Accessories: Slit Punch, Green eyelets

Monday, October 8, 2007

Back to Scrapbooking

Thanks to this past weekend's All Day Crop, I got a bunch of pages done! It's been a while since I've scrapbooked, so it felt good reminisce as I assembled the pages. Here's one layout that I created for some photos of a family day at a local amusement park.
Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley, Polka Dots & Petals, Big Deal Alphabet
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Flowers for You DS Paper
Inks: Craft Certainly Celery, Craft White, Garden Green (journaling), Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Circle Punch (center of flowers), Oval Punch (petals of flowers), Daisy Punch (retired), Turquoise Brads, Celery Grosgrain ribbon, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched ribbon.

My latest cards

Sorry I've been so quiet lately. My life's been a little crazy since the kids started preschool and I started assistant coaching my local Varsity Volleyball team. I love being busy, but sometimes its hard to squeeze in time to be on the computer. Here are a few cards that I've created over the last week or so.

Stamps: Wonderful Words, Polka Dots and Petals

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, White, Cool Carribean, Flowers for You DS paper

Ink: Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, Photo Corner Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad (Pretties Kit), Silver brads

Stamps: Happy Everything, All in a Row

Papers: Soft Sky, White, papers from the Creative License Kit

Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy

Accessories: Notebook Punch, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Staples

Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories

Papers: Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, White, Blue Bayou, Old Olive, Flowers for You DS, Celery Prints DS

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive

Accessories: Circle Punches, Large Oval Punch, Silver Brads, Retired Ribbon Originals Navy Single Stitched, blender pen