Monday, December 31, 2007
This is my last pair of pages for the chipboard album I've been working on. I followed Flaxychick's SCS Scrapbook Challenge for both of these pages. I just scaled it down to my 6x6 album, but I plan on trying this layout when I get to scrapping 12x12 pages. Papers are from Basic Grey's Perhaps collections. Flourishes are from Maya Road and are covered with Art Institute's Baby's Breath glitter. Flowers are by Prima, glitter dots are from Archiver's. I faux stitched around each panel for a sewn/quilted look. Just plain happy stamp is from an acrylic set from Doodlebug Designs called Doodlebug Memories.
The particulars on this page are the same excepting for the hearts which are from Archiver's. Also, the Explore stamp is from Impression-Obsession's acrylic set called Word Frames.
This book ends when my daughter is 8 months old simply because the pages are *chunky* and there is no more room on the rings. I was intending it be just a glimpse of our baby....so I'm happy with the way it turned out. My 5 year old son is asking when I'm starting his...so I'll have to find a line of paper and make one for him as well...those baby years are precious.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! ...may your new year be healthy and happy!
Sunday, December 30, 2007
I'm trying to tie all elements of this album together....so again, it's Basic Grey paper from the Perhaps collection. I made some printed vellum by typing **Sweet Baby Girl** repeatedly in different fonts. I faux stitched the vellum to the base paper. Lots of primas. Large glitter brad is from Creative Imaginations. The smaller brads have a swirly pattern painted on them and they are by Queen & Co's Be Mine Trio Brads. On these flourishes I covered them with Diamond Glaze by Judikins for a *wet* look to go with my photos. She's a cutie is a rub-on from Me & My Big Ideas Baby Girl set.
Love the flying water on this photo...and her intense concentration on splashing. She's at a huge waterpark...but her world is right in front of her!! On this flourish I simply stamped sweet (SU!) in black Stazon ink.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
This is a card that I've had fun playing with recently...I always love what using different designer papers does to change the look of a card. The card front is cut 1 1/8 inches from the right edge.
Floral card info: Paper: Harvest Floral/Vine by Mustard Moon. Flowers by Prima. Ruffle ribbon by May Arts, black ribbon (SU!). Gold stickers by Stampendous! Black flower centers (unknown source) Tab punch (SU!)
Harlequin card info: Paper: Capri by foof*a*la. All other info is the same.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Here is another layout to the chipboard album I'm working on. I promise not to turn this into a totally scrapbooking blog....but this is what I've been spending my time on this week! ...and I *told* you it might be my new addiction!!
Paper for this is Basic Grey's Perhaps collection, the pink scalloped circle is a journaling page from Making Memories that I punched 1/8 inch holes in to make it more lacy. No journalling on this page...but I like it with the paper. I used my Creative Memories circle cutters to cut the Perhaps floral paper to fit. Flowers are prima, pink brad in center of the larger flower is by Making Memories...just love the color of it for girly pages! Flourishes are by Maya Road and are covered in Pink Smoothie Art Institute glitter. I used the SU! scallop punch and used the 1/8 inch circle punch again to make it more lacy. Photo is layered on white shimmer paper and faux stitched, as is the base paper. Sassy is by Yvonne Albritton and Smile is by Impression-Obsession. Glitter dots in the smaller primas are from Archiver's.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Well...I'm a newbie scrapbooker, so started out with a 6x6 chipboard album, a pad of Basic Grey designer paper, and some Maya Road Flourishes, and this is what I came up with! These are some favorite photos of my daughter. The base paper of the page is from the Periphery collection by Basic Grey. I faux stitched both this and the floral sheet. The flourishes I covered in glue and then in Pearl pearlescent glitter by Art Institute. When dry I tied May Arts ribbon around them and glue dotted them into place. The photos are layered onto some white glimmer paper that has been faux stitched and distressed. The embossed white flowers are by Prima and the centers are a button from who knows where! The little hearts are from Archiver's Hot Spots bins, three of which are layered on punched circles of designer paper from the Perhaps collection. Priceless is by SU! and memories is by printworks. So....thus is the beginning of what may be another addiction!! Thanks for looking!!!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
The love verse in black is by My Sentiments Exactly! as well. I used my stamp aligner to place it. The butterflies are embossed in white detail embossing powder on pale blue vellum and cut out. I cut out two of each and attached the centers with a glue dot. Bend the wings up slightly for a 3-d effect.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
The centers are the glitter dots from Archiver's....can you tell I like those?! The winter stamp is by Great Impressions and is stamped in Soft Grey (HeroArts), the stickers are by Stampendous! Tab punch is by SU! The front of the card is cut in 1 1/8 inch from the right edge. The verse is layered on a white piece that has been scuffed. I then glittered the edge of the grey piece and ran the scuffed edges through Art Institute's Pearlescent glitter....looks very icey in real life!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Don't forget...there is Blog Candy for the winning on Saturday night....join Sketch Challenge #3 at http://www.embellish-online.com/ and follow the directions in the prior post! Good Luck!!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Here is the sketch for this week at http://www.embellish-online.com/ and my version of it. I used some oyster paper (Marcos Paper) that has a pearlescent sheen to it. Ribbon is by May Arts....isn't it delish?! I drool every time I use it!! The center strip is Soft Sky cardstock (SU!) with vellum faux stitched over it. The edges have been scuffed. The lower fibers are just some fun stuff I had laying around here. The figgy paper is adhered to a coaster. A vellum layer is glue dotted strategically onto the coaster under the flowers and such. Flowers are by Prima, glitter dots from Archivers. Chipboard and sticker are by Basic Grey and the Memories stamp is by Printworks.
I'm not sure how long I'm going to keep this up...but I'm offering BLOG CANDY once again!!
What you need to do is to complete this sketch, post it in the http://www.embellish-online.com/ gallery and comment on this post that you did so I can take a peek. On Saturday night at 9:00pm central I will have my ds draw a name....he's asking me daily if he can pick a new winner! ;) I have one more 8x8 paper pack; Silent Night by KI Memories for Archivers up for grabs....20 sheets of fun!
Monday, December 10, 2007
I'm dreaming of the day when the round of colds in our home ends!! DS is getting better, but still coughing....DD has a cold and double ear infections! Now I'm getting another cold....and I'd not quite kicked the one I got the day before Thanksgiving! ARGH!!
This is another card I made that was inspired by a SCS'r... take a peek at hers here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/599016?cpage=2. I liked her color combo and the scalloped circle, so went from there. I stamped the flowers and leaves and cut them out leaving a small border. I stamped the doodle scallop stamp (GinaK) in white craft on the giga scalloped punch. Used the Creative Memories circle cutter for the white circle which I sponged with Certainly Celery (SU!) Flower colors would be Perfect Plum and Pale Plum (SU!) I love the crispness of the cuttlebug script folder on white....so cool! The dream stamp and border are by Impression-Obsession...as is the center pale plum floral filler....just too fun!! Ribbon by May Arts and glitter dots (Archivers)
Sunday, December 9, 2007
I loved her gel pen dotted flowers so I ran with that idea and made lots more!! I stamped the flowers tone on tone and cut them out leaving a slight border. I dotted them with that lovely signo white gel pen! The blue layer is stamped Hi! in white craft ink, stamp is by Impression-Obsession. That layer is pieced but not faux stitched. The red layer below it is scuffed. The bottom layer is stamped with SU's flannel background stamp. Thanks for taking a peek!
Saturday, December 8, 2007
....but first you get to read some card babble!! I uploaded a card similar to this one on SCS only with a different flower and in the oranges and yellows. I liked the color combo on this one too...and those alcohol markers!! The stamp is a portion of a Magenta stamp. I colored the background of the floral square a very light grey color, then blended the flower with 3 shades of blue and 2 shades of yellow. The scalloped square is a white marvy scalloped square. Cardstock colors are sahara sand, ballet blue (SU!); flowers are small primas, Stampendous! sparkle dots galore on this one, Sakura clear stardust pen on the slit punched scalloped border. Happy birthday embossing folder by Cuttlebug.
And now....this week's winner for the card sketch/blog candy challenge is.....Ematson!!
Check out her entry: http://www.embellish-online.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=249
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and checking out the challenge!! Email me your snail mail and you've got some goodies headed out of here on Monday!! Enjoy!!
Friday, December 7, 2007
Yellow cardstock is barely bananna (SU!) and the butterflies are from the Butterfly of Happiness set (SU!). They are embossed in white on vellum and cut out and layered for a more 3-D effect. This idea was inspired by Kelly's awesome card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/523800?cat=500&ppuser=75290
May arts ribbon, Wordsworth thinking of you, designer paper from a stack from JoAnn's.
Did you see...my counter is almost to 1000!! Thank you to each of you who has stopped by to take a peek...and especially those who have taken the time to comment....I do appreciate it!
Don't forget tomorrow night I draw for the blog candy...so upload your sketch card to the gallery at http://www.embellish-online.com/ and post in my blog candy post that you did!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
I stamped natural cardstock (unknown source) with linen (SU!) in almost artichoke ink. I generation stamped the pine tree (Pines, SU!) twice for the look of a forest. The geese are stamped off once. The bear is stamped once and cut out leaving a narrow border and popped up with foam tape. The pine needles and pinecones are stamped off once and are stamped off the edge of the large natural cardstock panel. The thinking of you stamp is by Impression-Obsession. I faux stitched the tree panel with black ink.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
stamps: snowman by Whipper Snapper, happy holidays by SU! (riveting)
ink: brocade blue (SU!), black
button, glitter dots (Archivers)
ribbon: May Arts
patterned paper: Sonburn
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder
Markers: Studio2 (alchohol based like copics) and white gel pen for faux stitching
Sunday, December 2, 2007
This card is for my brother and his wife who have had a wheee of a month...both have changed careers and have started new jobs! Congratulations to them both and best wishes for happiness in their new ventures!!