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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Scrapbook Layouts GALORE!


I can't believe it has been a month since I posted last. I'm sorry it took so long to get back to it, but after the crazy winter weather, the flu, strep throat, and general life happening it has been hard to keep up!

Apparently I have been spreading out in different rooms of the house and my family have been finding my supplies and putting them in my craft area. In cleaning I found a BUNCH of layouts I made in classes over the last few months (but no pictures yet!) If you saw my facebook page yesterday you saw that I posted pictures of  those layouts. 

Some of these layouts are obviously specific but can still be used for other ideas....


This layout was made using cards from a Project Life kit. The gift card Envelope & Trims Thinlets was used to make a pocket perfect for storing mementos or a journaling tag!


Halloween layout



I love this layout because it is very general purpose - a party, heritage page with grandparents, a page to document current trends or prices of staples like milk, eggs, gas, etc...I can think of so many uses!



This is another general purpose layout. With the #whatagreatmoment stamp from the @So Social stamp set, you can modify this page for any event or person you want!


This was made using a fall leaf motif but what about spring and maple syrup? Where I grew up we had a Maple Syrup festival every March with elephant ears, kettle corn, and of course maple syrup!


This is perfect for a best friend page, to celebrate an achievement, or to document a favorite place/thing/event.




The leaves and colors make this a very fall/autumn page - but we can be thankful for so many things any time of year.



Happy New Year OR top 10 list?



"The Adventure Begins" - the possibilities are really endless!



Easter....or it might be a stretch but it could be a page showing spring on the farm - maybe? 



"You Amaze Me" - You can add pictures on the squares/rectangles and in between! I just love the pops of color from  the butterflies and banners!


Football or Super Bowl Party.....

or flip it and LOTS of other options - day at the petting zoo, mud bogging, dirt bike days, kids playing out side and just getting DIRTY!



Back to school, child writing name for first time, document a story written by someone you love...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Baby Bumblebee ~ Sketch Challenge


Happy Monday! It's time for another challenge with the Technostamper! I'm so glad to be back and creating - I've had some hectic family things come up and we've been house-bound due to an ice storm and snow storm here in middle-Tennessee. The kids have been out of school every day last week and it has been cancelled for today as well. I'm anxiously waiting to see when they can go back... Meanwhile I've had lots of time to get crafty! Here is the sketch for this week:


And here is my card:



Have you seen this cute little guy from the 2015 Occasion Catalog? I fell in love at first sight! I don't have any little babies (my youngest is almost 4!) and don't know anyone having a baby anytime soon BUT I will be prepared with this card when the time is right!

I used a card base of Soft Sky followed by a layer of Lost Lagoon card stock that I embossed with my Honeycomb  Embossing Folder. Then I used a pattern of paper from the Sweet Dreams DSP.

It's not so easy to tell from this picture, but what's great about this paper is that if it's a "girly" print on one side of the paper, you can flip it for the masculine version of the print!

I also used my favorite ribbon - Venetian Crochet Trim. It's so soft and looks delicate but is really very sturdy and so so beautiful! Then I used my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and stamped the baby bumblebee in Memento Black ink and the greeting in Lost Lagoon. Before mounting the stamp set I separated the words from the picture to make it easier to stamp them separately. I colored the bee with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. Then I used my two-way glue and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds - something I haven't used in FOREVER! I forgot how much fun it is to use Dazzling Diamonds on my projects. I finished off the card by making a bow with Hello Honey ribbon and adhering to the top of my layer with a glue dot.

Here is one more fun thing...


Have you seen the  this new photopolymer stamp set released last month? Better Than E-Mail is a great set that you can use to add that special "I made this!" touch to all your projects and gifts! I love to stamp the back of my cards with one of these stamps. Check them out!

We would love to see what you can create using this sketch! Head over to Mary Jo's blog listed below and enter your project using the sketch. Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful projects created by the design team this week!


Mary Jo Price-Williams - Technostamper
Nicole Tegrul - Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula - Inked X2
Tanya Bell - Stamping T!
Jonia Smith - Stampin For Me
Mary Brown - Stamper Camper's Corner


Product List

Product List
Stamp :
Baby Bumblebee Wood Stamp [137153] , Better Than E-Mail Photopolymer Stamp Set [140463]
Ink :
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] , Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad [133644] , Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Daffodil Delight Assortment [130998]
Card Stock :
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730] , Lost Lagoon 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [133679] , Soft Sky 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [131203] , Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper [137782]
Tools & Adhesive :
2-Way Glue Pen [100425] , Fuse Fast Adhesive [129026] , Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] , Glue Dots [103683]
Punch :
Tag Topper Scalloped Punch [133324]
Ribbon & Trim :
Venetian Crochet Trim [134581] , Hello Honey 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon [133671]
Accessory :
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter [133751]
Big Shot :
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [129378]

Monday, January 19, 2015

TSSC350 - Giggle Greetings Congratulations




Happy Monday! It's time for another Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge! Here is my sample for this week:


And here is this week's sketch:


I have a friend who lost her job right before the holidays but she only now started to tell people about it. She was, however, able to quickly take that sad situation and turn it into something good. She has decided to pursue her dream of being a financial advisor! She has only a couple more licensing tests to complete before she can start - but she is almost there! I can already hear her laughing when she opens this card.

I really like the Giggle Greetings stamp set and love to hear everyone else laugh when they are reading a card I made from this set:


I chose to make my card on 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" Smoky Slate so it could fit in the standard medium envelopes, however, now that I'm done, I wish I would have made it a little bigger so I could have played with my envelope punch board too!

I stamped the image and greeting with Memento Ink onto Whisper White card stock and punched it out with my 2-1/2" Circle Punch. Then I stamped the bottom part of the greeting onto Smoky Slate card stock and cut out the greeting and flag-tipped the ends. I used the Moonlight DSP Stack and Blackberry Bliss ribbon on my card front and used a retired punch and rhinestone as an extra embellishment. I even took a little strip of the leftover paper to add a little extra to the inside of the card.





We would love to see what you can create using this sketch! Head over to Mary Jo's blog listed below and enter your project using the sketch. Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful projects created by the design team this week!


Mary Jo Price-Williams - Technostamper
Nicole Tegrul - Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula - Inked X2
Tanya Bell - Stamping T!
Jonia Smith - Stampin For Me


Supply List
118309s
Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack
Supply List
Stamp :
Giggle Greetings Clear Stamp Set [131065] , Giggle Greetings Wood Stamp Set [131062]
Ink :
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]
Card Stock :
Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack [133701] , Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [131202] , Hello Honey 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [133678] , Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730]
Tools & Adhesive :
Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] , Paper Snips Scissors [103579]
Punch :
2-1/2" Circle Punch [120906] , Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack(retired) [118309]
Ribbon & Trim :
Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon [133668]
Accessory :
Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments [119246]