Friday, May 30, 2008

Mini scrappin

At my last hostess club with my upline we made these cute little scrapbooks using the white lunch sacks and a retired scrapbook kit of hers. She just let us go at it and didn't give us layouts or anything, just let our imagination soar! :)

Front page
First 2 pages
3rd page. You see the tab? That page pulls out of the opening in the bag
4th page
5th page

6th page also with a pull out insert

Back page

This little scrapbook was just too much fun to make and I really want to make another one some day.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Apples and sunshine

I just LOVE this stamp set!!! It's called "For Father" from Stampin' Up! I used my Stampin' Up! markers and an aqua painter and water colored on water color paper. I then cut out the image. The card base is River rock. I cut the blue bayou a quarter of an inch smaller than the card base and ran it through my cuttle bug with the dots background. I used my cricut for my circles but that could easily be recreated with a coluzzle or other circle cutting device. The large river rock circle is 3 1/2" and the smaller soft sky textured cardstock is 3". The image is popped up with dimensionals. I roughed up the edges of both circles and sponged with coordinating ink. River rock for the river rock card stock and blue bayou on the soft sky card stock. I used night of navy for the dots on the river rock circle and a white gel pen for the dots on the soft sky circle.

I stamped 'Your Day' from Celebrate Everything on river rock CS with Blue Bayou and punched that out with my 1" square punch. Using the square frame from the hodgepodge hardware in the occasions mini catalog I wrapped twine around the blue bayou and tied. I did use glue dots to keep it in place.

That about covers it. :)


Stamp Sets: Celebrate everything, For Father

Cardstock: River Rock, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Watercolor paper,

Ink: So many markers!!! Stazon, blue Bayou

Accessories: Twine, hodgepod hardware, cuttlebug, cricut

Sunday, May 4, 2008

A pear for you.

This stamp set is from the hostess section, level II from Stampin' Up! I chose this one because I already have the other one and I wasn't really sure about it but I think I'll like it. :) I stamped the pear in versermark and then in chocolate chip and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I masked two pears behind it and embossed those as well. This was done on SU! watercolor paper. I watercolored with the SU! markers and an auqua painter. I used apricot appeal and more mustard. I cut out the 3 pears and embossed the entire full pear by itself. I used very vanilla and stamped the three pears the same way and colored it in with apricot appeal solid. I used one thickness of stampin' up! dimensional under the 2 side pears and two thickness for the middle pear.

I used more mustard and chocolate chip to mat the pears. I popped up the more mustard from the chocolate chip with dimensionals. I used chocolate chip and stamped the leaves randomly on apricot appeal. i wrapped the chocolate chip 5/8" grossgrain ribbon around the whole thing and thread it through the two slots I made and tied it.
Pretty simple but I like how it turned out. :)
Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, SU! watercolor paper
Ink: Chocolate chip, Versermark, More Mustard, Apricot Appeal
Stamps: Infinite Goodness
Accessories: 5/8" Chocolate Chip grossgrain ribbon, stampin diminsionals, embossing powder