Scrapbook layout - Week 9


It's been a while since I've scrapped a baby photo of Conner and figured it was time. I used some chipboard and the stamp set "Always" on this page. I have a hard time incorporating stamping into my scrapbooks and I am hoping to start doing that more often.
Stamps: Always cardstock: bashful blue, bordering blue, whisper white, pool party dp (retired) Accessories: chipboard, ribbon, 1 1/4, 1 3/8 circle punches, scallop punches, dimensionals

Bursting variations



Here are two cards using similar but tweeked layouts as yesterdays card. I wanted to show you how easy it is to change up a card just a little and give it a whole new look. I so love this set. I'm surprised that I haven't seen more people using it over at splitcoast. I'll have to use some of the other stamps from the set so you can see how versatile it is.
I'll add the recipe later.
Have a GREAT day!

Bursting with thanks!



Usually before I sit down to stamp, I have an idea in my head. I know what stamp set, colors, a sketch I'm going to use. I don't always stick to the plan, but it at least gets me started. Last night, I didn't have a plan. I knew I had to make thank you's but that was it. I figured I'd be upstairs for hours trying to come up with something. Then I spotted "Bursting with Joy" sitting on my shelf. It's a new set that I haven't gotten a chance to use yet. So, I pulled it out. Because it's such a beautiful set I didn't even need to much with it to make a nice card.
This was a very simple card to make and will be easy to reproduce later tonight in hopes that I'll finally get out some thank you's.
This picture isn't the greatest. Click on the card to see it enlarged.

Stamps: Bursting with joy cardstock: soft sky, whisper white, sahara sand inks: soft sky, choc chip accessories: mat pack, ribbon, corner rounder

Scrapbook layout - week 8


Ok, I'm all caught up.
This layout goes along with the one I posted from Minnewaska State Park. I'm really happy with the way this one turned out. It hard to see here, click on the picture to get a better view. We had a wonderful weekend (after having an arguement with the innkeeper)! Scrapping these pictures made me want to take another weekend away with my hubby, away from all of this snow and ice!!!
I got the idea for this layout from a sketch in one of Becky Higgins' books (I can't remember which one). Her sketches always help get my creative juices flowing.
Enjoy!

Cardstock: Old olive, soft sky Designer paper: fall flowers, holiday thyme Accessories: photo corners punch and cricut for letters

Scrapbook layout - Week 7


A week late, but my 7th layout of the year...keeping up with my New Year's resolution of completing one layout a week.
I've had this idea since I took these pictures. I used the spiral punch to make a faux filmstrip. It came out cute but I feel like something is missing. Any feedback??

Still here!

Our family has been completely wiped out for the past week by a NASTY virus!!
I do have 2 scrapbook layouts to show you and hopefully a card I plan to make today.
Check back later, I should have something posted then!

Happy Valentine's Day!


This is the card I made for my hubby. We are not big on Valentine's day, we don't usually go out for dinner or anything like that, but I wanted to at least make him a card. The inside is stamped with "you mean everything to me".
One good thing about being iced and snowed in yesterday was that I got a chance to play in my stamping room mid-day. What a treat. My stamping and scrapping time is usually after the boys go off to bed. I did enjoy having some time to play yesterday but I also had 2 little boys getting into all of my stuff. They each made their own creations but got more ink on themselves!!
Stamp set: Always Cardstock: real red, basic black, whisper white Ink: versamark, white craft Accessories: black embossing powder, heat tool, black gingham ribbon, brads, ticket punch

Altered items



OK, so I'm not usually one who does altered items. I see beautiful things other people make and I just don't have that creative bug. These may be the only altered items you see from me this year!

The first is a shadow box. It's a picture of my Grandparents, Dad and Uncle taken many years ago. My Grandfather recently passed away and I brought this to the wake. It was actually my sister's idea, she also made one. When I get a chance I'll post hers.
All it is is an 8 X 8 scrapbook page using the brocade backgrounds paper. Look how it matched perfectly with the wallpaper in the picture, AMAZING! I also added a bit of ribbon and a hat pin from the pretties kit.

I recently joined some ribbon shares and was looking into how I could store all of these ribbons that aren't on spools. I thought these little jars would be perfect. All I had to do to these was add a ribbon and some of the SAB rub-ons and now I have these adorable little ribbon jars. I think I am am going to have to make more of these but first I'll have to eat more articoke hearts :)

Two posts in one day...a record. Actually, we are getting yet ANOTHER winter storm. I figured I'd post early before I loose my satellite signal.

A big boy birthday!


My son Conner is turning 5 this weekend, I can't believe it!!
This is the first card I've made for him. I don't know why though, I make cards for everyone else but I've never made a card for my own kids, hmmmm.
I'm so excited that SU! came out with some "boy" papers. The designer paper used on this card is called "Jersey Shore". Fitting, since I spent my childhood summers vacationing at the Jersey shore ;)
The stamp set is the SAB set called "So Many Scallops". I don't know if you can tell in this picture but I added some dazzling diamonds to the candles.

Stamp set: So Many Scallops Cardstock: pumpkin pie, bashful blue, whisper white, old olive, jersey shore designer paper accessories: scallop punch, 1 1/4, 1 3/8 circle punches, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds and SU! ribbon originals(retired)

Friendship Blooms


I finally got back to my stamping room. This is the first card I've made in quite a while! I am a bit rusty, but I think I pulled it off.
I used the sale-a-bration set "friendship blooms" and the new to me color basic gray and matching tafetta ribbon. What fun :) I love that the sale-a-bration (SAB) sets are die-cut. It makes them so quick and simple to mount. I wish all sets were die-cut!!
I was also able to use some of the SAB rub-ons. I'll share what I did with those later!

Did you sale-a-brate yet?


I DID!!!
Look at all of my new goodies! This is the largest order I have placed for myself EVER! I saved up my Christmas money just for sale-a-bration.
I have new stamp sets, rub-ons, cardstock, designer papers...now I just have to get all of these mounted, ugh!!

Scrapbook layout - Week 6


I haven't gotten back to my stamping room yet but thankfully I had been on a scrapping roll a couple of weeks ago. This is a page I haven't shown you yet. It's baby Ethan again at a couple of months old. So very cute (wink-wink)!!
Another project using le jardin, it's so versatile, isn't it!
Have a good one!

Rough days

The past few days have been extremely emotionally draining.
I'm hoping to get back to my stamping room soon.
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