Colors : Holiday Red, Citrus Leaf, Sunny Yellow, White Daisy
Paper : Carnival B&T pack ('06)
Stamps : No Peeking
Accents : Gold brads
Another set of swap pages that I just finished. I love the way they turned out :D I usually like pages with more going on, but I love the simple storybook look of the layout. This was also the first time I used the presents on the No Peeking stamp set. They went perfect with the Dr. Suess' style of drawing from the Grinch. I used a scan directly from the book for the Grinch himself, took out the color in his eyes (the only color on him since the book is mostly black and white), then colored him in with chalk. I used the old cartoon movie for a guide as to what colors to use. The quote is one of my favorites from the book.
I don't know why but this card seems a little country to me. It didn't turn out how I invisioned it in my head at all but that would partially be because of the paper colors. I was going to use crystal blue and amethyst with white, silver, and glitter (I still make make the one I was thinking of) but these colors were sitting out with scraps and the red scallop was already punched out, so this is what I came up with. I still think it's cute though, just not my usual style. I do like the way the snowman came out though. He looks so cheery. Mostly a bit of experimentation with this card.... what am I talking about, all my cards lol.
A closer look at frosty here. I like the chalk on the acrylic paint and despite the nontraditional colors I actually like the combo :D. My white daisy ink pad was misbehavin' so my snowflakes came out some goopy and others looking dry. I wish I could find some stazon white. The rest of the card came out how I wanted for the most part.
Stamps : Magical Season
Accents : Silver EP, Silver organdy, rhinestone
Used the cuttlebug to emboss the Hol.Red CS then sanded. I should have cut the CS with my deco scissors before embossing, it would have been a lot straighter and I wouldn't of had to trim the parts that wouldn't really cut. Dry brushed white acrylic paint on crystal blue CS then embossed the sled in silver over the white after it was dry. I didn't have any foil or metallic paper so I used a piece of grey flannel CS and distressed the edge with versamark then covered in silver EP. It looks so wintery and fun ^_^.
Colors : Amethyst, Hydranea, Topiary, White Daisy
Stamps : Rustic Flowers, From me to You
Inks : Hydranea, Amethyst, embossing pad
Accents : Buttons, white EP and acetate, white waxy flax, white organdy
Flower focal piece was made by first using a scallop punch with topiary for the backing, then the coluzzle for the white circle. Flower from Rustic Flowers was stamped in Amethyst on white CS and Hydranea on Amethyst CS. Line flower was white embossed on acetate. Layer with dark flower, light flower then acetate. I used a button for the center which isn't as dark as the picture shows it. Background was embossed with the cuttlebug then sanded with 100 grit. Edge was cut with wave provo craft scissors and holes were done with a paper piercer.
Stamps : Totally Chic, Girly Girl, Curly Caps, Wedding
Last night I cut out all my colored cardstock for my next swap page. We only need one more person so I figured it was safe to make the pages. Today I random stamped the base page and I think it came out really cute! You can see the spots where I didn't RS because there will be paper there.
A close up of the paper. I love the Totally Chic stamp set, it is one of my favorites :D. The shoes, purses, and shoe script is from that set. The flowers and girly girl are from the girly girl set. Beautiful if from wedding and the word purse-onality is spelled out from the curly caps. It took a little over an hour to stamp out all 7 sheets of paper but it's finally done and I'm really happy with the outcome ^_^.
Papers : Creative Basics ('07), Cranberry CS, Bamboo CS
Stamps : Magical Season
Inks : Cranberry, Ponderosa Pine, Bamboo, Desert Sand
Accents : Cranberry Grossgrain ribbon, gold eyelets, gold star brad
Layout is from this weeks card sketch challenge from SCS. I colored the tree in by using qtips with the ink pads and also did a little color on the word tree. The card is very dimentional in real life and I love the traditional colors :D. This was the first time I used this stamp set too. I did a lot of soft ink distressing with bamboo. You can't tell in the picture but the swirls on the right are shaded with bamboo ink to give them more depth.
Papers: Just Chillin' Lvl 1, Lvl 2, and Stickease (Winter '06)
Stamp Sets : Boutique Alpha
Inks : Desert Sand, Cocoa, Vineyard Berry, Ocean
Audrey's first time baking using the Lvl 1 kit pages that is Cherish's 'Photo Shapes' (pg 46) basic layout. Stickease used for the title and embellishing. White daisy and Vineyard Berry CS used for photo matting some of the photos.
A closer look at the pages. These were very simple and quick and the paper pack always reminds me of cocoa or winter cooking more than snow so it went perfect with the winter baking theme.
Caitlyn's pictures. Also from the lvl one kit. Desert sand and vineyard berry CS for photo and journal matting and stickease for embellies. Another set of very quick pages. ;D
Baker Girls/Sisters using Cherish (Treasure Tags pg 110). I altered the layout a bit so that I had space for the titles and moved the journalling. Stickease and stamping along with the lvl 2 PP. I really like how fast these came together and how adorable they turned out. About an hour and a half for all 6 pages :D. I used most of the rest of the paper pack to scrap Caitlyn's birthday since it's in Dec. This set seemed more party oriented than Christmas. I really love the stripe and the vineyard berry/snow B&T :D.
Papers : Enchanted PP ('07), Garden Green CS, Autumn Terracota CS, Black CS, Pansy Purple CS, Col.White CS
Stamps : Rustic Alpha, Playful Flourishes, Believe Lowercase, Simple Stitches, Seasonal Thoughts, Floral Delights, Sans Small Lowercase
Inks : Autumn Terracota, Smokey Plum, Black, Garden Green
The right page of the layout. This one took a bit more tweaking with the photos but I like the end result. A lot of pics on one page ^_^.
And a close up of the name detail. I love this technique. Audrey stamped in garden green with sans small lowercase on colonial white cardstock. Edges distressed in smokey plum ink. Design is my own with the goal to use just the last two pieces of these two B&T designs for Audrey's half of the paper pack. So far I've gotten 5 pages out of 4 sheets pattern paper and I still have big scraps for 2 of those sheets.
Papers : Enchanted PP ('07), Smokey Plum CS, Autumn Terracota CS, Garden Green CS, Black CS, Textured Pansy Purple CS, Col.White CS
Stamps : Delightful Alpha, Homestead Alpha, Sans small lowercase, Seasonal Thoughts, Simple Stitches
Inks : Black, Garden Green, Smokey Plum
Accents : Autumn Terracota Spiral, Garden Green buttons, clear/glitter embossing powder
After finishing my swap pages, I was really excited to get working on my regular pages. I've been trying to get together the girls' Halloween pictures since I like to scrap with a theme when I have so many. Both girls have at least a full roll of film each for halloween last year. Here was our favorite picture of Audrey with her little witchy I'm-casting-a-spell-on-you pose that was caught completely by accident.
You can't really tell here, but I glittered SPELL.
A close up look at some of the faux stitching. I A lot of edge distressing and a little ink distressing as well as sanding on the on the textured CS.
Colors : Vanilla Cream, Kiwi, Lilac Mist, Col.White
Papers : Vanilla Cream CS, Kiwi CS, Lilac Mist CS, Col.White CS
Stamps : Believe Lowercase, Homestead Alpha, Fairy Dust, Flower Fairies, Playful Flourishes, Playful Petals, Winter Reflection, Floral Delights
Inks : Lilac Mist, Kiwi, Taffy
Accents : Rhinestones, clear/glitter embossing powder
A close up of part of the title. I tried to take a slanted picture to catch the shimmer of the glitter. It's really pretty in real life.
One of the fairies. Their wings were coated in liquid glass. Stamp sets were Fairy Dust, Flower Fairies, Playful Flourishes, Floral Delights, Playful Petals, Believe Lowercase, Winter Reflections, and Homestead Alpha. After nearly a week, all seven of them are done now :D. Yay! Now on to the next swap lol.
Daily breakdown was this - Day one: Design layout on graph paper, determine colors and cutting templates on graph paper; Day two: stamp kiwi B&T, cut paper to size for each layout; Day three: ink and scissor distressing, stamping varigated border; Day four: stamping and cutting out fairies; Day five: embossing background; Day six: stamping layout and putting it together, liquid glass on fairy wings and to hold small rhinestones; Day seven: stamp do you, stamp and emboss Believe, add to page, and finish with large rhinestones. It probably could have been done in just two or three days. I only worked on it from a half an hour to few hours each day after my girls went to sleep since I don't have much free time. This was really handy with the liquid glass night since I could leave the pages on our bar counter all night without having to worry about curious little fingers smearing it ^_^.
Colors : Cranberry, Chocolate, Brown Bag, Cocoa, Barn Red, Desert Sand, White Daisy
Papers : Cranberry CS, Chocolate CS, Brown Bag CS, White CS
Stamps : Music of Winter
Inks : Chocolate, Cocoa, Desert Sand, Barn Red
Accents : eyelets from making memories : dark brown, taupe, and rustic copper
The background snowflakes and ink distressing on the white were done in desert sand. Punched out snowflakes are chocolate, cocoa, and barn red. Chocolate ink distressing on the brown bag cardstock. The scanner really brightened up the red, but in real life it's lighter from all the distressing. Eyelets are Making Memories. Stamp set is Music of Winter, one of my favourite winter sets :D.
Colors : Vanilla Cream
Papers : Vanilla Cream CS
Stamps : Fairy Dust
Ink : Embossing pad
Accents : Kaliedescope embossing powder by Stampendous
You can see the two spots I left open because there will be paper and a photo mat over those areas. I didn't emboss those spots to save on embossing powder and time since I had to make seven of these.
And a close up of the detail. This was tough because the embossing pad I have is supposed to be tinted slightly, but the stamp's impressions are tiny so I couldn't see where I had stamped. But even so, they still turned out beautiful!
Speaking of which, Audrey didn't even care about her birthday. She was more enticed by the idea of playing with her cousins toys than trying to open presents or blow out candles. So like any good big sister, lol, Caitie did all that for her. I helped Audrey open two presents and Caitlyn did the rest. She also took the liberty of blowing out the candles after we sang happy birthday. After we got home though, Audrey was ecstatic with her new pots and pan set, complete with utensils. Clothes are always needed so I was very happy with all the new outfits she got and both the girls liked the mini books. It was a good birthday and yesterday the girls had lots of fun playing with the new toys.
Today the livingroom still smells faintly of the candle's delicious scent. I want to light it again, but at the same time I want it to last as long as possible until I can find another one!! Hopefully, Salt City Candles still make that particular scent. If all else fails, I still have my homemade cookie candle :D
Colors : Kiwi
Paper : Kiwi CS
Stamps : Playful Petals
Inks : Kiwi
A close up of the detail. I think it turned out really pretty!
Colors : Pink Carnation, Baby Pink, Orange, White Daisy
Papers : Baby Pink CS, Pink Carnation CS, Orange CS, White CS
Stamps : Solo T, Groovy, Confetti and Favors
Inks : Pink Carnation, Orange
Accents : Baby Pink brads, white embossing powder and acetate
I did change the colors a little. Instead of bubblegum and watermelon I just used pink carnation. So the colors are pink carnation, orange, baby pink, and white. Stamp sets are solo T (the circle), confetti and favors, and groovy which I haven't used in a really long time (like almost 2 years). Now for my embossing horror story. I had read on the some scrapping boards that you can make your own embossing buddy using baby powder or the like and putting it into a sock. You rub the sock over the paper and voila, it's supposed to keep the embossing powder from sticking to the paper so that your stamped image comes out clean when you emboss it. Well, complete backfire! I did this and my powder clung to my transparency vehemently!! I was blowing on it, flicking the back, anything to try and get it off. Needless to say I wasted a bit of powder since it went everywhere except on the paper I was using to catch it so I could put it back in the jar. The flower ended up coming out alright though, even after my powder battle.
Colors : Sunflower, Outdoor Denim, White Daisy
Papers : School Zone ('06), Sunflower CS, Outdoor Denim CS, White CS
Stamps : Doodle Alpha
Inks : Sunflower, Outdoor Denim
Accents : Copper eyelets
Recipe is from a friend. She gave it to me a couple years ago and boy do we use it a LOT! It's one of our family favorites and I love it because it's sooooo easy to make. Colors are sunflower and outdoor denim. The B&T was from the back to school pack and stamp set was doodle alpha. I adore those little birds!! :D
I didn't do this on purpose, or at least I don't think. Caitie ALWAYS wants to wear her yellow dress. The moment it's out of the dryer she puts it on. In fact the majority of her week is spent in 'The Yellow Dress'. Audrey I think just happened to be wearing her little yellow outfit and I usually do their hair like this or Audrey's hair in pigtails and Caitlyn's in a ponytail. Boy did they look so much alike!!
Here are both of them together looking at bugs if I remember correctly. They couldn't be sisters could they :D .
I have PMS constantly!! (Purchase More Stamps)
I almost PIMPed! (Peed In My Pants)
DMC - not embroidery thread (Drive Me Crazy)
CRS and CRA - (Can't Remember Stuff & Can't Remember ANYTHING!)
For reference if you don't already know TFS is Thanks For Sharing :D. My favorites were the top two because I'm inflicted with PMS all the time, lol. And PIMP was just too hilarious. For a couple serious ones for the moms out there with teens/tweens that chat, MOMS = mom over my shoulder, POS = parent over shoulder, and DIR or MIR = dad in room and mom in room. Just a couple I picked up. There were actually quite a few extraordinarily long lists, it was literally like another language :S. I really feel OOTL now! (Out Of The Loop)
Papers : Baby Pink CS, Watermelon CS, Orange CS, White CS
Stamps : Confetti and Favors, Solo T (for the circle)
Inks : Bubblegum, Watermelon, Orange
Inspired by the wrapping paper and if I had a bit more time I probably would have taken my white gel pen and doodled the cute circles around some of the pink circles that the paper had. Baby pink, watermelon, and orange cardstock; bubblegum, watermelon and orange ink; and 'confetti and favors' and the circle from the solo T stamps were used. And for as quick as I had to do it along with having a toddler squirming on my lap, I think this turned out pretty darn cute!