Monday, November 24, 2008

Another Mosaic Card

Here is another Cut Mosaic Card that I made recently. I used Shimmery White paper for this and added highlights with the Clear Stardust Gelly Roll Pen, though it's hard to see that in the photo.

Stamps: Season of Joy, Sincere Salutations
Inks: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss
Papers: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Shimmery White
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Horizontal Slot Punch (ribbon slot on side of card), Clear Stardust Gelly Roll Gel Pen

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November Scrap Class

These are the pages that we'll be making at my Scrapbooking Class on Friday. The first is a generic kids page. I think I'll be using this one for my son's first day of school pictures.
Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet, Nursery Necessities
Inks: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron
Papers: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Urban Garden DS Paper
Accessories: American Crafts Double Sided riboon, Notebook punch

This page is a "boy" birthday page. I just love this color combo, it's so bold.
Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet, Year after Year (retired)
Inks: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango
Papers: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge (party hat), Tangerine Tango Striped Ribbon

This last layout is a "girl" birthday layout, though it could be used for any girl photos, especially photos of girls in princess dresses! I've used it here for pictures of my daughter's princess birthday party.

Stamps: Doodle This, Big Deal Alphabet, Best Friends Alphabet Upper
Inks: Pixie Pink, Lavendar Lace
Papers: Pixie Pink, Lavendar Lace, Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom, So Saffron, Pink Pirrouette
Accessories: Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge (Princess), Pretty in Pink Taffetta Ribbon

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More Scrapbook Pages!

I've been cranking pre-made scrapbook pages out lately with extra supplies on hand. These pages have been recently added to my Etsy shop. Each layout has a matching 2nd page for a complete 2-page layout. More photos can be found at

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A few Ribbon & Paper Addict Kits Left

Due to early interest in the Ribbon and Paper Addict Kits, I was able to order the supplies a little early so I will be able to send these kits out earlier than expected. If you are interested in these fantastic assortments of ribbons and papers, contact me now. Kits are reserved on a first-come-first serve basis. If you have problems with the online Paypal payment system, let me know and I can send you an invoice or arrange other form of payment.

If you'd like to learn more about these kits, click on the links below:

Paper Addict Collection

Ribbon Addict Collection

November Technique Class: Mosaics & Masking

This month's focus is on Mosaic & Masking techniques. The first card is a Mosaic card that was made by cutting the graphic image up into pieces and then reassembling like a puzzle leaving some spaces between the pieces. As I reassembled the pieces, I did need to do some trimming to get them to line up squarely on the black cardstock. The stamped images are on Shimmery white cardstock and then I added some extra sparkle highlights with my Stardust pen (see an example of this in the image below).
Stamps: Doodle This, Wonderful Words
Inks: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Papers: Shimmery White, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Black grosgrain ribbon, Gelly Roll Stardust gel pen

This month I couldn't hold myself back from making 2 Holiday cards. This one uses a masking technique that I think is sometimes referred to as Faux tearing. I started with Very Vanilla cardstock and covered part of it with a torn piece of scrap paper. I then sponged red ink over the uncovered portion and also stamped some snow flakes. It gives the appearance of 2 sheets of paper all on one sheet.

Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Winter Post
Inks: Ridinghood Red, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Ridinghood Red, Kraft
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, Alpine Ribbon Originals

This last Christmas card is both a mosaic card and a masking card. I created a window template using some cardstock and a square punch. I layed this over my white cardstock before sponging and stamping my design. When the template was removed, this cute mosaic remains.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Inks: Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Papers: Natural White, Basic Black Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Black Grosgrain, Black Brad, Little Felt Flurry

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My New Etsy Store!

I'm excited to announce that I've created an Etsy store to sell some of my handmade creations! This store will provide premade scrapbook pages and albums to make your scrapbooking projects quick and easy. I only have a few items for sale in the store now, but I expect my inventory to grow each week. Check out my store and spread the word to anyone you know that would appreciate some premade scrapbooking products.

My store is called "scrappymamastore" on Etsy which is an online store exclusively for handmade items and supplies for making handmade items.

Click here to get a peek at my store!