Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Big Red

This is a kit I put together from Just Kitting that couldn't have been more perfect for my photos! It helps when you know the designer, I suppose :) If you love paper piecing, you will love these kits!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Baby Shower

Nichol Magouirk's Stamping class this month on Two Peas in a Bucket was about paper piecing a stamp image to use on a layout. I hadn't scrapped the photos from my baby shower and had this really cute Stampin' up stamp with umbrellas on it. Didn't realize how much cutting was going to be involved when I decided to use it! But I really like how it turned out.
 Used vellum to stamp another umbrella (also Stampin' Up) with black StazOn Ink and again with Versa Mark ink on pink and purple cardstock and pieced it together. I traced the black circle and used a Technique Tuesday stamp sentiment around the circle.
 Used the umbrella border strip stamp and stamped on Stampin' Up's white cardstock and again with VersaMark ink on other colors of cardstock. (Yellow was textured)
 The water mark didn't show up very well on the green, so I embossed it with clear embossing powder and used some distress ink and used the resist technique before cutting it out. Used the Stardust pen to give a little sparkle to some of the details on the umbrellas.
Just as the photos were from 2006, the paper is even older! Glad to be able to use some of the old stuff from my stash!
Other Products used: Patterned paper- Gin-X, Chipboard alpha and coasters- Gin-X, Border punches- Martha Stewart and EKSuccess.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Grandma's Stockings

For this layout I was participating in two challenges from Shimelle. The first was Shimelle's sketch of the week.  
Here is what I created.

The second was to "find a creative way to document a holiday memory that’s currently missing from your scrapbooks. Feelings, thoughts, memories hidden behind the pictures. It doesn’t have to be deep and angst-ridden. It can be light and breezy. But angst-ridden works, too, if that’s where you’re at! It’s all good."

Thanks to Shimelle I did two things, got the border paper out of my stash and into a scrapbook, and second, got the story behind my choice of stockings documented. Love that! Thank you, Shimelle!

Supplies used: Border Paper-Imaginisce, Journaling boxes-S.E.I, Letter stickers-American Crafts and Doodlebug (date), alpha stamps and mini square punch- Stampin' up. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My friend, thank you

When my SIL ordered some Technique Tuesday stamps for my birthday, Technique Tuesday included a card kit. It consisted of a card a card base, handful of square scraps and twill. This little kit has been sitting on my craft table calling my name. I finally pulled the pieces out and put something together.

Paired up with the stamp set that I won from their blog, Fabulous by Ali Edwards,  I made this card. I also used the Studio AE March- Cake and Candles by Ali Edwards, which happened to be the set I got from my SIL. I fastened the twill with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher. Gotta love that tool!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Call of the Wild

This is a kit that I started a very long time ago. This layout made me realize that I tend to put pages together in different stages. Design, photos, title, journaling, date. Sometimes, like with this one, I pass over it for months before I decide and move onto the next step.

The title and journaling was holding up the completion of this kit. When I saw the Technique Tuesday Studio AE stamp set for July 2011,  I finally knew I could finish it!

This was a kit by my friend Tami. Check out her blog www.playswellwithpaperkits.blogspot.com to see some of her more recent kits. She creates the best Disney inspired layouts that don't use Disney specific products.

This layout is of my DH and I at Animal Kingdom in Disney World. This trip was the first time we had had the chance to use our first digital camera and my DH thought the gorilla was a great test subject for testing the camera out. I think he took some really great photos!