Posts Tagged ‘felt’

Use Your Stash Blog Hop – My Stickease & rubons

Throughout this hop you will see My Stickease and/or Rubons used on all of the projects.

You can start the hop here and continue until you make your way back.  If you have already started, you should be coming from Shirley’s Blog.

Lights on/off Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Sophia Paper Packet (retired), Sophia My Stickease (retired), Felt Alphabet Stickers – Keepsake,   Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Bling Assortment (retired), and 3D Foam Tape.

I just love how My Stickease make pages come together so quickly!  And it’s fun to add a little bit of other embellishments to make them pop.  I wanted to add journaling but didn’t know where to put it and was happy when it turned out so well by writing on the dull area of my photo!  I also love sketches and used the this one by Ashley Horton.

Now hop on over to Tabbi’s Blog!

Here is the list of participants:

  1. Judy Faye Garner
  2. Rachel Ventura
  3. Janet McCormick
  4. Joy McHargue
  5. Shirley Ross
  6. Wendy Kessler
  7. Tabbi Fritz

Stamp Sunday #37 – The Works Alphabet

D1195 The Works Alphabet $17.95

Brookings Children's Museum Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH The Works Alphabet stamp set, Die Cuts With a View papers, CTMH Pacifica ink, Making Memories felt flowers, and American Crafts Elements Medium Glitter Brads.

This is a great size alphabet set for longer titles, subtitles, or when you only have a small space on your page.  I also love that it includes uppercase, lowercase, numbers and punctuation for just $17.95.

I have to admit that I started the title on this layout straight and for some reason couldn’t see the letter “o” correctly.  So I’m sharing a secret with you…even though the clear stamps are AWESOME for lining up exactly where you want them, sometimes that doesn’t work or we are plain lazy.  I love to move my letters around so they are intentionally not straight.  That way there is no messing up and look how cute and playful it looks on this layout!  It is also a good option if your title is a tight fit on the page because you can arrange the letters to take up less room.  Note that I stamped on textured cardstock and it stamped very clear, just make sure your ink pad is not dry so you get the good coverage.

This was actually a 4-page layout.  This is something I will do when I have a lot of pictures for a particular event.  I will scrapbook them in the same papers/embellishments so they are easily recognized as one event.  Here are the other pages:

NEW Valentine’s Layout for Scrap Our Stash January Challenge

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Supplies used: Doodlebug Designs paper and stickers, Close to My Heart cardstock, and ribbon and brads from my stash.

This month the challenge at Scrap Our Stash is anything based on the word NEW, so maybe a New Year’s layout, a new baby, or a new scrapbook product, etc.  I went shopping at the Mall of America on New Year’s Day (crazy, I know!) but I found this cute paper and stickers so that’s my new.  The layout went together quickly using a sketch from Scrapbook Generation’s Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 8 (LOVE THIS!).  I was very happy with this layout and how I was able to use my new supplies as well as some things like the heart-shaped brads (remember metal is my stash buster this month!) and ribbon from my stash.

Sister Act Layout

Supplies used: Unknown paper from my stash, Prima flowers, Close to My Heart cardstock, Cricut Art Philosophy Collection by CTMH, Alphabitties stickers, American Crafts Trademark Rubon Letters, Die Cuts With A View Vellum Quote, Kaiser Fozz Felt, and Basic Grey Opaline Designer Half Pearls.

I used a sketch from Sketch Inspiration.

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Ghosting

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 13 of us highlighting the Ghosting Technique as shown on page 45 in the 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book!  The basics for this technique is to stamp an image with VersaMark ink, emboss it, then sponge around the image with a contrasting ink to create a negative image.

This blog hop is a circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from Shirley’s Blog, you are on the right track!

All supplies are Close to My Heart: Zippidee Paper Packet, Zippidee Fancy Fuzz, Indian Corn Blue ink, Cranberry ink, Rustic Numbers stamp set, Argle Backgrounds stamp set, Save the Date stamp setCricut Art Philosophy Collection, and antique brads (Brads-Metal Assortment).

I cut the stars with my Cricut, then stamped on them with the Argle Background stamp, heated and sponged the color.  For my title, I did the same thing but I used StazOn ink for the July.

Other ideas:

Stamp images after embossing, making them look like they are in the background (without having to use masking).

Use a variety of different embossing powder colors for even more flair.

If you don’t have the color of embossing powder that you need, you can stamp the image like normal, then stamp again overtop with Versamark and emboss it with clear powder.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue on to Tracey’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

For a list of all the blog hop participants, scroll down to the previous post.