Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Scrappiest sketch for the happiest little girl!

I'm hanging out with my parents right now since I have to play piano at a wedding at My Old Kentucky Home this evening.  It's Saturday as I write this post.  It's a nice lazy day when I haven't had to do anything but enjoy doing nothing for once!  That alone feels amazing!  We have had a terribly busy month, so to have a free day for the last two days is a nice ending to July!
Here's a page I made while waiting for pictures to upload for printing and sharing on facebook. 
Now that I look at it, I think I'll add a few more drop shadows - they really make things pop off the page!  I took these pictures earlier this month at my brother & sister in laws home.  They are the best aunt and uncle in the world and are patiently waiting to adopt children, so if you think about it, please say a little prayer for them.  For now, my daughter loves to play with their current "children" - their dogs! 
All supplies from Stampi' Up's My Digital Studio program - Sweet Pea DSP, Simple Stitches, Man's Best Friend Digital stamp brush

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Digi Page time

The Effer Dares is challenging readers to do some digi pages this week.  Since I happen to be going through withdrawal at the moment (It's been 8 days since I've touched my scrapbook supplies - I've been on a mission trip to help provide tornado relief to families in Cullman, Alabama), I decided I'd whip a little page up on my laptop while loading a facebook photo album! 
So I found this sketch over at Practical Scrappers and decided to use it to scrap a few of the Disney picture digitally.  Here's the page I came up with:
I loved all the flowers at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, so I thought this would be a great way to showcase them on a nice sunny page!  All the supplies are digital supplies from Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio program (easy program for computer dummies like me!!!) :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Delicate doilies scrapbook page

I found sketch #128 over at The Scrappiest and decided to flip it for this layout.
It was a quick page I made using the Delicate Doilies suite for my scrapbook page.  I just took a quick little group of papers, added a lace punch border, a laser cut doily and a few stamped doilies.  I topped it all of with a few Wisteria Wonder brads and a title from a really old Simply Scrappin' kit.  That was it!  Now....back to a little summer retreat with my hubby's staff.

Monday, July 18, 2011

ScrapFIT Workout #48 - Put a Bird on it

We want to see a layout with a cute little birdie or birdies on it (any kind - cut out of paper, stamped, already made) and we want to see a wise saying that you value such as "The Truth Will Set You Free" or, "If the Shoe Fits" as your layout title.
I titled my page "Spring's Sweet Cantata" using a quote from Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider.  I used the Nature's Walk line of paper.  I watercolored the birds with my AquaPainter and Stampin' Up ink.
Here you can see the blue letters that I outlined with a Chocolate Chip marker to make them stand out.  I also wrapped some ribbon and crocheted ribbon around the picture to add a feminine touch to the page.
Here you can see the ruffled ribbon under the top picture and the watercolored picture.  I really like how this made the page pop.

Honestly this picture is a little blurry, but I really like the journaling tag here.  I watercolored the flowers again and wrote the entire quote on the tag.  It was just perfect for the pictures of my daughter and our first journey into the yard for spring pictures. 

Our sponsors are Endless Inkabilities - I'll try and get a link/picture when I get a mouse working again!  I'm away from home and just glad to get any wireless service in the mountains here!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Little thank yous

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  I was making little thank you notes to put in my customer orders tonight and thought I would scan them to show you.  I used my new Postage Stamp set with the Postage Stamp punch – so easy!  The scanner went a bit bright – it’s new, so I’ll have to work on adjusting the lighting so you can actually see everything.  Here is the note in Baja Breeze.

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Now you see the very same note in Pink Pirouette.  What you don’t see is the pink pirouette {thanks} at the top of the stamped image.  (Sorry about that!).  These were so quick and easy to make!  I got these little note cards from the clearance rack a while back – they’re very pretty and easy to use!

I colored the image with my Stampin’ Write markers using the very same colors from the cards.  Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, and Chocolate Chip.  (They’re cuter in real life!)

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Now, this last one is for my sweet love of 13 years.  He has been gone this week to help chaperone 8 boys at children’s camp, so our time together has been limited.  Just thought I’d make him a note that says I love him 24-7.  I used the rock-n-roll technique on this one.  I stamped in Pink Pirouette and rolled the edges in Baja Breeze.  You’ll notice a dotted brown image inside the heart – I added that with my Stampin’ Write marker.  I’m a bit of a marker hoarder….I’m not telling you how many I have!  We’ll just say more than enough – and never enough!  LOL!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Anniversary

I found this great sketch at Sassy Lil’ Card Sketches, so I thought it was great inspiration for my 13th anniversary card I needed to make for my sweet hubs.
I used just a bit of the new doily designer paper and used the color combo that goes with that paper for the card. 
I stamped the criss cross heart image from I {Heart} Hearts stamp set repeatedly in Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo and VersaMark.  I took the two hearts and the Happy Anniversary stamps with VersaMark and used Melon Mambo heat embossing powder to really make the color pop.  I also added a Stampin’ Dimensional behind the melon mambo hearts to raise them up.  I added just a touch of Daffodil Delight ribbon at the bottom and made a pretty bow to finish it off.  Hope he likes it! Red heart

Monday, July 11, 2011

Gettin’ Spritzy

Crop Suey is having a get dirty challenge – so I inked and spritzed and have brown speckled fingers to show for it!


I decided to pull out the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz for this one.  I spritzed forever to get this large chipboard flower frame all brown (I am about to run out….takes a while!)

I decided I didn’t want all of the butterflies on the background designer series paper to be without color, so I colored some with my Stampin’ Write markers and feather colored with a few of my Copic markers for a couple of butterflies, too.

DSCN9777 Here’s a little closeup of the title cluster.  I used Studio Calico letters and wooden veneer butterflies there.  I colored the butterflies and clear rhinestones with my Copic markers.  I used some vintage lace and a brown Prima flower along with the last of my crocheted flowers.  I didn’t want those crocheted flowers to be stark white against the vanilla colors, so I spritzed them with Lemonade Mr. Huey from Studio Calico and a tiny spritz of Log Cabin Smooch Spritz.  I topped those off with some Bashful Blue buttons. 

And there you have it….I’m back from a youth trip to King’s Island and in happy, scrappy blogville again, folks! 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Two Tags Treats

Wow! I had so much fun at my open house yesterday!  I think I had a total of 10 ladies that showed up to have fun, chow down on yummy treats, and make fun projects.  In addition to the mother of pearl card I showed the other day, I used the doily set to create these darling little treat holders out of the Two Tags diecut.  All it took was some scraps of paper and one die cut.  You could make a set of these in no time at all!
In the top picture you see one that is Calypso Coral - so on the Color Coach, two natural colors to use with that are Riding Hood Red and Basic Grey. 

When I saw this picture over at the Sweet Peach Crop Shop blog, I had to use the colors!
I loved the yellow, red, and blue color combo - so summery and even a good color combo for the 4th of July!
So, here you see a Daffodil Delight base with Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy to give it a more patriotic look. At the top, I stamped the circle shaped doily 3 times and punched it out with 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches as well as the scallop circle punch. 
Note - on the wider tag there is a score line made using the die cut.  I cut out two and sticky stripped them together.  On the narrow tag, I cut out two and scored at 1 1/2" up from the bottom. 
You'll be finding more projects using diecuts soon on Practical Scrappers.

Friday, July 1, 2011

ScrapFIT Workout #47 - Summer-TIME

Workout #47 'Summer-TIME"
I look forward to summertime like most people but the time really seems to fly by when the weather is nice. Lets create a layout with a good amount of yellow to represent ‘summer’ and we also need to put a clock on this layout to represent ‘time’. 
For this layout I used some leftover paper from the Playful Petals Simply Scrappin' kit I'd been using in the mini album below.  I had these pictures of my daughter who packed her bags for a trip to Disney that we didn't even have planned!  Needless to say, since daddy loves his little girl, she got her wish - she decided our summer vacation for us! 
Using the kit, I cut out 3 flower petals from the orange polka dot paper and added a flower - you'll notice that I put my clock in the center of the flower. 

Here at the bottom I just used lots of travel themed die cuts to create a little collage of travel elements pointing to the journaling.
Suuplies:  Playful Petals Simply Scrappin' kit, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write marker, gold flowers - Jolee's, die cuts - the Girls Paperie, title stickers - K & Company

We have a fun new sponsor this month! 

I started the store as a way to support my crafting habit. I know I won't get rich doing it, which is why I like to keep my prices and shipping as low as possible. I live in an area where there is no scrapbook shop, so online is the best way for me to get my hands on the supplies I use. My business picked up when I began offering Divine Twine baker's twine. I have all 12 colors available I have since added jute twine in several colors, ribbons, hand dyed wrinkled rayon ribbon, kraft tags in 3 sizes, {ippity} Stamp kits, and various other odds and ends to create with. I also have some of my own handmade cards for sale in there.
I began selling {ippity} Stamps when the line was first offered, but could only sell them through my blog at that time. Just recently, we were able to sell them through our shops. These stamps kits are only available through a Unity Stamp Company endorsed individual and they limit the number of sellers to approximately 50 people.

Here is the amazing prize pack that Endless Inkabilites has donated for this Workout!
Don't let the time fly this summer - buzz on over to ScrapFIT and get your workout on!