Have a great night everyone and I'll see you in the New Year!!!!
Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet
Ink: Close to Cocoa, More Mustard
Paper: Close to Cocoa, More Mustard
Accessories: Antique Brass Brads, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon
Thanks for checking out my blog! You probably won't see any more posts from me until the New Year!!! I'm on vacation!!!! Happy Holidays everyone!!!!
Here's another girly page for you. Faith just loved the dolphins and kept wanting her picture taken with them. Imagine my surprise when this dolphin popped up right behind her pose. I'm so glad I was able to snap this picture. I also snapped a few pictures of the dolphins playing around and showing off.
I used the retiring Petals & Paisley Designer Series Paper for my base. I love the colors in this paper. I mounted the picture of Faith and the dolphin on a piece of Barely Banana and added some Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon on a Pewter HodgePodge Hardware ribbon slide. I added my pictures of the dolphins to a strip of Pretty in Pink and added the Tempting Turquoise buttons between the two pictures as well as a tab punched with the Round Tab punch. I wrote Dolphin Discovery on the tab with my Old Olive marker. I stamped my title "Phlippin' Cute!" in Tempting Turquoise on Whisper White using Short Order Alphabet and journaled just a wee bit with my Old Olive marker. The journaling reads "Faith loved the dolphins. The dolphins seemed to love her, too." I added some flowers from the coordinating stamp set Polka Dots & Paisley in Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, and Old Olive and mounted it on a piece of Old Olive. I also stamped some flowers in Barely Banana on Whisper White and punched them out with my 1" circle punch and layered them on Barely Banana and Old Olive cut out with my 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches. Those were added to my page using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Just in case you haven't had enough scrapbooking, I have a few more pages to share later in the week. Also, starting in January I am having a monthly scrapbooking class. On the 3rd Friday of every month I will have a class where you can come and make 2 12x12 scrapbook pages featuring the theme for the month. January's class is on the 18th and will feature Valentine's Day/Love. Check out my calendar above for more details, or my SU! website.
I started with a Pumpkin Pie base and did several dry runs of how I was going to lay out my pictures and title. I finally settled on this one. Now this was a stretch for me because I have never overlapped pictures on a scrapbook page before. But it was the only way I could put all three pictures and such a large title on a page. I stamped my title on a strip of Rose Red and a strip of Certainly Celery in Whisper White with Jumbo Outline Alphabet. Originally I was going to do a curved title, but I didn't like the way it turned out, so I modified it. I stamped some circles from Polka Dots & Petals in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White and punched them out with my 1" circle punch. One was mounted on a piece of Certainly Celery cut with my 1 1/4" circle punch and layered on a piece of Rose Red cut with the Scallop Circle punch. All 4 were adhered with dimensionals. I also added some strips cut with the Word Window Punch to add a little more interest. As a finishing touch and because I thought the upper corner was a little bare I added a piece of Pewter HodgePodge Hardware.
I was so excited to make a girly scrapbook page. I never get to scrap girly. So I used a base of Ruby Red and stamped some flowers from Time Well Spent (Spring/Summer Collection Level 3 Hostess set) randomly on the page in Close to Cocoa. I colored all the dots in with my white Signo gel pen. I added my photos and then stamped some flowers on a scrap of Barely Banana in Close to Cocoa and cut them out to add to the flowers on my base. I stamped my title "Meanwhile" in Close to Cocoa again on Barely Banana. I cut it out and adhered it to my piece of Whisper White. I then added my journaling with my Basic Brown journaler. I also stamped the 3 flowers on with Close to Cocoa and colored them in with my Barely Banana marker. I thought it needed to be more girly, so I added some Barely Banana flower eyelets (retired) using my Crop-a-dile. As a finishing touch (and to fill a gap) I added a piece of Whisper White grosgrain ribbon which was threaded through holes I punched with my Double Circle Punch.
1. I'm originally from NW Indiana. I now live in Ohio. One thing that irks me about Ohio is that everyone assumes I'm just going to become an Ohio State fan now that I'm here. I graduated from Purdue. No chance of becoming and OSU fan here. I'm a Boilermaker through and through.
2. I have many hobbies. I love to stamp and scrapbook. I also sew. I also make stained glass mosaics (although that's been put on the back burner due to stamping). I dabble in carpentry. I've built two cornhole sets (I love power tools). And I like to paint.
3. I drive a VW Beetle. It is my dream car. I wanted a Beetle all my life. My bedroom as a teenager was decorated in bugs, peace signs, and flowers. All all sorts of funky colors (lime green, yellow, purple). I really wanted an old one, but I really need a trustworthy car, so I have a New Beetle.
Oh, this is harder than it seems..............
4. I'm a faithful follower of Days of Our Lives. I've been watching it for about 12 years. (I'm watching it right now).
5. I love being a housewife. Unfortunately I don't get to be one right now, since I'm working. I prefer to spend my days cleaning house, planning dinners, running the errands, baking cookies, taking the dog for walks.
6. I ran a half marathon. I started training in the spring and I ran the marathon in October. I finished, which was my only goal. It was hard and I'm glad I did it, but I don't think I'd do it again. I don't mind running 3 or so miles, but 13.1 is a little much for me.
7. I'm a picky eater, but I LOVE seafood. I would eat seafood every day if I could. I had seafood for dinner every night while we were in Hawaii and almost every day while is San Diego. I always want to get seafood when we go out for dinner, but I usually can't get anyone to agree to it.
OK, that's 7, and I guess I have to tag more people now, so, how about.....
This page was a bit of a struggle for me because I felt like it needed more. I stamped the alphabet, but I wanted to stamp some more, but I didn't have any stamps to use. Oh, well, I'm happy with it.
More scrapbook pages!!!!! These are my favorite pictures from the whale show at Sea World San Diego. I took a ton of pictures, but these were the ones I felt were scrapbook-worthy. I just got Big Deal Alphabet so I was dying to use it. So I immediately jumped in to a two page spread that was begging for titles. I started with a sheet of Whisper White for both my pages and then took a 12x12 piece of Not Quite Navy cardstock and ripped it in half. I mounted it on the bottom of both scrapbook pages to mimic waves. I stamped my titles in Basic Black on Not Quite Navy and layered them on Basic Black. I mounted all my pictures on a piece of Basic Black cardstock as well. I used Rough Edges Alphabet to add San Diego on the first page. The pages are a little plain, but I was really stumped by what else I could add. I did add two black brads in the corner of each page to add a little dimension. I then called them done. Again, I'm a simple scrapbooker, so I'm happy with them.
A simple page, just the way I like it.
ETA: I forgot that I had tied some hemp twine on Old Olive buttons to add this page, but when I was cleaning up my stamping table I found them. So, I added 3 buttons on the upper circle. Two small and one large. I'll try to update the picture here soon.
Oh, and on a side note I placed a pre-order for some sets out of the Preview Brochure today. I wasn't planning on it, but demos were offered 15% off all stamp sets from the brochure, so I broke down. I ordered two stamp sets and some more DSP. As soon as they arrive (probably next Friday) I will post some wonderful creations!
Anywho, back to my page. I love these pictures of the kiddos playing in the water. They had so much fun and were the only ones brave enough to go in the water (at least without a wet suit). I stepped out of my comfort zone on this one by using Designer Series Paper (Linen Prints). I ordered 4 packs of it with the November Paper Party promotion, so I thought I better use it. I think this pattern works well for the beach. I also used Twill Tape and Pewter Jumbo Eyelets for the first time. I stamped my title on the Twill Tape with Chocolate Chip ink and added the Jumbo Eyelets using my Crop-a-dile. I love both the Twill Tape and Jumbo Eyelets and see myself using them a lot more in the future. I mounted my pictures on Chocolate Chip layers and added Not Quite Navy corners that I punched with my Photo Corners Punch. It needed a little something more, so I added the piece of Not Quite Navy that I stamped with Short Order Alphabet in Chocolate Chip. I also added some photo corners in Chocolate Chip. As a finishing touch I used my Basic Brown Journaler to add the kiddos' names.
That's all for now, but I have a few more scrapbook pages to share with you later.
My first mission of the sisterhood is to tell you about me....so here goes.
I've been married to my wonderful hubby, John, for just over 4 years.We met while at school at Purdue. He is the reason we relocated to the Dayton-area. He is a rocket scientist (he hates when I tell people that) and works for the Department of Defense. I work part time at a Dermatologic Surgeon's office. I am the computer person as well as involved in marketing and creative design. The funny thing about that is that I went to college for Health Science and I never thought of myself as computer smart (probably just because hubby is computer smarter). I am also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I just finished my first year as a demo and I love it!!!!
John and I have a 3 year old dachshund, named Oscar. He is the funniest little dog. He can be overwhelming at times, but he's so darn cute. You know you wanna see a picture of him, right?That's all I can think of right now, so I'll leave it at that.
Stamps: The Snowflake Spot
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Double Circle Punch, Black gingham ribbon
I mounted the pictures on a piece of Night of Navy, slightly off-center. I added a piece of So Saffron that had been stamped with Sanded in So Saffron underneath. I added a piece of HPH and tied some hemp twine to it and wrapped it under the side of the page. I then stamped my title using Short Order Alphabet and Numbers with Night of Navy on my Really Rust base. I also stamped Josh under the hemp twine with Versamark as well as RIP in the bottom corner of the Night of Navy piece using Rough Edges Alphabet. I love how simple the page is and I really love how the colors of the cardstock pick up the colors in the photos from the sunset and the water.
Now, I'm back in scrapbooking mode, which is a good thing, since I'm having a PMS night on Friday. Check out my calendar for the details.
November 23-December 15, 2007
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But now I want to share another one of the projects I created while I was without a computer. This is another one of those cards that I made with supplies I don't use very often. When Tagger's Dozen was in the mini catalog I had to have it. I think it was the only set I bought out of that mini. Since then I haven't used it much. I don't know why, but I just never reach for it. So when I got it out I wanted to do something different with it, so I didn't use the tag punches (hmmm....I haven't used those punches in a while either). I stamped the flower in Pixie Pink all over the top portion of the card base. I found two scraps of Very Vanilla that I thought would be cute across the lower half. I like the way the pink peaks out between the two strips. I then stamped the image in Pixie Pink on Very Vanilla and punched it out with my 1" circle punch. I then punched my layers. Barely Banana with 1 1/4" circle, Pixie Pink with 1 3/8" circle punch, and Barely Banana with Scallop circle. I then mounted my circles on my card and called it a day. Sweet and simple.
I'm also going to share with you another quick card I made with the new Level 3 Hostess Set, Time Well Spent.
Stamps: Time Well Spent
Ink: Rose Red, So Saffron, More Mustard, Old Olive
Paper: Rose Red, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Rose Red Prints DSP
Accessories: Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Blender Pens
Stamps: Time Well Spent
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Pale Plum, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow
Paper: Whisper White, Pale Plum, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Double Circle Punch, 1/4"Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon
I spent some time in my stampin' studio this week trying to use stamp sets or colors that I don't normally use. I did this mostly because I ran out of Chocolate Chip cardstock and I realized just how much I rely on that color. So I decided to work outside of my comfort zone. I started with Yo-Yo Yellow. I have had an entire pack of Yo-Yo Yellow for a year without using a piece of it. I thought black polka dots would look great on yellow (remember how I knew it would look great on pink, too?). So I stamped Polka Dot BG in Basic Black on Yo-Yo Yellow and adhered it to my Very Vanilla card base. I stamped my birthday sentiment from Hugs & Wishes in Basic Black on Very Vanilla and adhered that to my Yo-Yo Yellow layer. I stamped my flower from Polka Dots & Petals in Yo-Yo Yellow on Very Vanilla and punched it with my 1 1/4" circle punch. I layered that on a 1 3/8" circle which was layered on a piece of Basic Black that was punch with the Scallop Circle Punch. I added that to my card using dimensionals to pop it up. I then took some silver Stickles and added it to some random polka dots as well as to the center of my flower and on all my scallops. Isn't it pretty for being Yo-Yo Yellow?
This card is so appropriate for today. Today I am happy as my sister had a baby today!! I'm an aunt again!!! Mom and baby are doing great!!! I just wish I lived a little closer so I could visit.
Back to the card. I started this card knowing that I really wanted to see what the Polka Dot BG would look like on Pretty in Pink. I love polka dots and I love black and pink, so I thought they'd be a great combination.
I stamped the Pretty in Pink with Basic Black and the Polka Dot BG. I wrapped a piece of Basic Black grosgrain ribbon around the back of that piece (using the ribbon saving technique) and mounted it to the Very Vanilla Base. I stamped the flower from Polka Dots and Paisley on Very Vanilla in Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery. I added a black brad to the base of the flower. I mounted that on a piece of Certainly Celery that had been punched with the slit punch. To finish off the card I stamped "happy" from Polka Dots and Paisley in Basic Black on the Certainly Celery layer. I'm "happy" with how this turned out and it fits my mood right now.
So once you've picked your candle and your image, stamp onto a piece of tissue paper with the StazOn.
Next color your image. Here I'm using Sharpies. I'm sure we all stamp on scratch paper , but just a reminder that the ink from the StazOn and Sharpies will go all the way through your tissue paper, so please, no stamping on a permanent surface. I will not be held responsible for ruined tables ;o)
Cut out your image. You don't have to get really close to your image as you will not see the edges of the tissue paper. I usually don't like to leave too much excess, though, as it makes the next two steps easier.
Line up your image on your candle. Make sure it's straight. Then snuggly wrap a piece of wax paper around your calendar. It is best to cut your wax paper a lot larger than the candle so that you can hold the back of it. Because your next step is to heat it and you don't want to burn yourself.
Continue holding the wax paper taught and gently heat your image. You will see the image melt into the candle. Don't heat too long or you will melt your candle. I find it is best to wait a few seconds for your candle to cool before peeling the wax paper off to prevent wrinkling (you can also roll your candle on your table with the wax paper still on and while the candle is still hot to ensure a smooth candle). And there you have it, a stamped candle.
And, the blog candy winner is.........Brenda H. Congrats!!!
Brenda, I don't have your email, so please get in touch and I will send the Magic Mesh and Stampin' Spots your way!
I also wanted to let you know that I will be posting a candle tutorial tomorrow, so be on the look out for that.
Right now, I'm going to bed. I had a busy day with a workshop with 20 guests!!!!
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Now, I have some candy for you. Post a comment here about anything stamping related. I will pick a winner on Monday, Nov. 5th around noon using a random number generator. The winner will receive a package of retired Bold Brights Magic Mesh and a Ruby Red and Bordering Blue Classic Stampin' Spot.
Ain't it cute????
The All Bundled Up page can hold either two square pictures or a 4x6 in the middle of the two mats. I stamped the snowflakes from The Snowflake Spot in Orchid Opulence on Very Vanilla. Some of the snowflakes are lighter as I stamped off before stamping them on my title. I stamped the title in Brilliant Blue using Short Order Alphabet. A little hint: there is no exclamation point in this set, but all you have to do is use the lower case i upside down. I adhered the title on a piece of Orchid Opulence that was larger in width, but not height. I also added a piece of Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon with a piece of pewter HPH.
On the second page I stamped Baby, It's cold outside using Rough Edges Alphabet and the mittens from Flaky Friends. I colored the mittens in with my ink pads and blender pens. The mittens were "attached" with a black pen. There are two photo mats and another piece of Very Vanilla ribbon with a piece of pewter HPH. The pieces of ribbon on each page line up.
For the second page I again gold embossed around the Very Vanilla photo mat. I also embossed Christmas in gold on Very Vanilla and added that to the Real Read strip across the bottom. I stamped 1st in Real Red and punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch and matted it on a piece of Real Red that had been punched with the 1 3/8" circle punch, which was also embossed in gold. Now in this picture it shows the "ornament" adhered with Basic Black grosgrain, but I changed it to gold elastic cord before giving the book to my sister (but I didn't retake the photo).
The happy baby page also uses Wild About You with a Not Quite Navy penguin. I punched him out with the 1 1/4" circle punch. Again there is a little tearing on the page and I stapled some hemp twine to the photo mat.
Although, as a demonstrator, I cannot use retired product for workshops, there are some sets that I can't bear to part with because they are great for scrapbooking. This is one of those sets. It is So Very, which was a Sell-a-bration set this year. I think that the words are perfect for accenting scrapbook pages, just like on the first page which says so very cute. I also love the Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black combo. Cute was punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch and mounted on a Very Vanilla circle punched from the 1 3/8" circle punch.
On the second page I used some scraps to accent the left side of my page. I added the grosgrain ribbon to the last strip just cause I though it needed a little something. Sweet was punched out with the Word Window punch.
The second page is an Old Olive base with two strips of cardstock along the side, one Bravo Burgundy and the other Old Olive. The Old Olive strip was punched with the Crop-a-dile. I added a Very Vanilla mat for the picture and slid it under the Old Olive strip to draw attention to the holes. I stamped the frog and colored the eyes with my white Signo pen. I added the saying
"you're unfrogettable" which was punched out with the large oval punch. I attached it with hemp twine.
What baby book doesn't have bath time pictures, right? So here is a two page spread for baby's naked pictures!! The first page is pretty simple with a Barely Banana base and Very Vanilla mat for the picture. I added some Brilliant Blue using the Direct to Paper method to the edges of the mat. I stamped BATH TIME using Short Order Alphabet with Brilliant Blue on Very Vanilla. I punched the letters out with the 1 1/4" punch and layered them on Brilliant Blue punched with the 1 3/8" punch.
For the second page I kept with the circle theme and on a Brilliant Blue base I added a strip of Barely Banana that had been stamped with Dotted in Brilliant Blue. I only stamped part of the strip as the vertical picture will go over it and I wanted one side to have dots and the other not to. I also cut out a circle of Very Vanilla and stamped my title with Brilliant Blue, again with Short Order Alphabet.
Do you ever find that there was a stamp or stamp set you had to have and then just couldn't seem to work with it? After I made this page I finally gave up on Dotted. I just have to have this background stamp and I've never liked anything I've done with it, well, with the exception of a card I made with the ladybug from Very Punny. After making this page I traded my Dotted BG stamp. We just weren't getting along.