Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
This first card uses the new Heart-to-Heart punch to create a flower. I arranged 8 of the large narrow hearts to create a 3-dimensional flower. The center is embellished with a corduroy button.
Stamps: Warm words
Inks: chocolate chip
Papers: Bella Rose DS paper, Riding hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, Heart to Heart punch, Chocolate Chip corduroy button,
Note: I sponged the edges of the flower with chocolate chip ink to take away the white edges of the punched hearts.
Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Inks: White Craft
Papers: Urban Garden DS paper, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Basic Gray Satin ribbon, Top Note Die, Button Latte, Circle punches
This third project is a new card design that I've never tried before. The base of the card is square (4.25 x 4.25 inches), and the Top Note focal image extends beyond the the top of the card. Again, I used the Top Note die here, I apologie...it's my new toy!
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Paisley
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose
Papers: So Saffron, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Patterned Ribbon (American Crafts), Top Note Die, Cutter Kit, Boho Blossoms punch, Flower Brad
Notes: I trimmed the edge off of the White Top Note Die Cut along the stitch lines and then used the Cutter Kit roughening tool to roughen the edges. The Paisley background stamp was used on the Regal Rose paper with Regal Rose ink.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Stamps: Best Friends Alphabet Upper
Inks: Pacific Point
Papers: Pacific Point, White, Bashfule Blue
Accessories: Cricut Cartridges (Sports Mania and Making the Grade), Bashful Blue and White Grosgrain ribbon, silver cord, Mini Photo album with removable cover inserts
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
After my last crop I had all of 2008 completed except for a couple of layouts from Christmas. I just finished the last layout! I have a few things to say about this layout.
- Firstly, this is a perfect example of how you can still use those little scraps of patterned paper that you have laying around. Many of my layouts use very little patterned paper because I design them for my classes and have to spread a few sheets of paper across 4-6 sets of layouts. That was not the case for this layout, I just had a lot of photos to fit in and the patterned paper that inspired the color scheme was a little too busy for my taste to use as the background.
- Secondly, this is a very unusual color scheme for me. The patterned paper that I used came from a kit that I purchased through StoryTellers Club. This is a club that I have been buying from for the past several months. I haven't mentioned it on this blog yet, perhaps because I usually use Stampin' Up! products. But with the expansion of my business, I've been doing a lot more scrapbooking and I've found the need to have an even wider variety of papers at my fingertips. If you decide to check out StoryTellers Club and sign up for their kits, let them know that I sent you (they'll give me a little discount on my monthly kit).
- Thirdly, those are stickers on my layout (vermont)! I haven't use stickers on a layout in years!!!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Stamps: none - I actually used some old rub-ons for this!
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Papers: Kraft, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DS Paper
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon, Heart to Heart Punch, Rubons (last year's Sale-A-Bration rub-ons, can't remember name)
Note: I sponged chocolate chip ink to the strip of pink pirouette and the edges of all the little hearts.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I love how the die cut leaves a stitched look around the edge of the shape, it's so pretty and it really dresses up a simple project, like this Thank You card that I made. I can't wait to explore more ways to use this die...I've seen lots of ideas out there for bag toppers, envelopes, etc.
By the way, if you haven't invested in a die-cutting/embossing system yet, this is a great time to invest in the Big Shot because during Sale-A-Bration, you get free products with every $50 you spend! With all the new dies and embossing templates available, it's hard to resist.
Here's the recipe for the card above:
Stamps: Pocket Silouettes
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Craft White
Papers: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, White, Baja Breeze, and patterned paper from the Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit
Accessories: Tan gingham ribbon, Cutter Kit, Top Note Die
Note: I roughed up the edges of the focal image with the roughening tool on the cutter kit. I also sponged the edges of the patterned paper with Chocolate Chip ink.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
The text on the Grandma page is "Grandma means love" and
"Grandmas are for stories about things of long ago.
Grandmas are for carin about all the things you know.
Grandmas are for rocking you and singing you to sleep.
Grandmas are for giving you nice memories to keep.
Grandmas are for kjnowing all the things you're dreaming of.
But, most of all, Grandmas are for love."
The text for this Grandpa page includes "You put the 'grand' in Grandpa" and a definition of Grandfather
"Grandfather: 1. a kind-hearted man that shares the wisdom of his years 2. A man one turns to for guidance and advice 3. One who is infinitely patient, understanding, and kind 4. A man who is always needed, greatly admired, and loved very, very much i.e. Grandpa"
Monday, February 9, 2009
Stamps: Close as a Memory, Short & Sweet
Inks: Basic Gray, Ridinghood Red
Papers: Bella Rose, Ridinghood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Accessories: White grosgrain ribbon, scallop edge punch
Stamps: Pocket Sillouettes
Inks: Night of Navy
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Night of Navy, Urban Garden DS Paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Navy grosgrain, Cutter Kit
Note: The cutter kit was used to roughen the edges of the white focal image
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet, Best Friends Alphabet Lower, One of a Kind
Inks: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
Papers: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Sunshine Garden DS papers from Kit
Accessories: 1" Double Stitched Baja Breeze ribbon, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch, Green rhinestone brad, Scallop edge punch
Note: Subtle flowers are stamped across the bottom of the page with So Saffron ink