Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 01/10/2013 12:00 am by Wendy
The January Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is “Tag You’re it!” (create a layout with You and Tags). This was a difficult one for me because there are not many pictures with me in them and I don’t use much for tags. Here is my layout:
Supplies used: Making Memories Printed Blossoms, unknown papers, and Jest Charming Burlap Ribbon.
I really dug deep in my stash for this one! I found these blossoms to start my layout, then I found the tag (from a swap years ago! Thanks Kessie Glass!). The tag gave me a focal point and added detail to the layout. It’s pretty simple but not bad for one I was struggling with. I like the burlap ribbon on this layout….not sure if/how I would have used it otherwise. Now that it’s finished, the only thing I wish I had done differently is sprayed the blossoms with some glitter mist.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 12/18/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Fancy Pants Baby Mine papers, Prima flowers, Just Blooms (CTMH flowers), Mocha Opaque Pearls, Love Life stamp set, Eclectic Edges stamp set, and Cocoa ink. Layout idea from Scrapbook Generations. Title idea from The Perfect Title.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 10/13/2012 12:00 pm by Wendy
Supplies used are all CTMH: (retired) papers, Playful Flourishes stamp set (retired), Chocolate cardstock, Chocolate ink, Baby Pink cardstock (retired), Just Blooms flower (retired), Solos 1 stamp set (retired), Chocolate grosgrain ribbon (retired), button (retired), and Colonial White Waxy Flax.
The October 2012 Scrap Our Stash Challenge is “Hot Chocolate”. I just love to use a chocolate-color brown on my layouts and my favorite color combination is brown and pink. For this layout I felt that the background layout was a bit plain so I random-stamped flourishes using chocolate ink on the chocolate cardstock. This added a bit of pattern without making the layout too busy. These 8×10 photos can be difficult to scrap but this was was a breeze.
Posted in Altered & 3D Projects on 10/07/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
D1527 Perfect Fit – Frames
This stamp set coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, which makes it so easy to cut and stamp. What a perfect way to make tags for Christmas, birthdays, or any other occasion! These were so quick and easy to make! I stamped most of them with one color but you could use the rock n’ roll technique like I did on the pink/purple circle or add multiple colors with a sponge dauber. You can add a small sentiment to the center, a to/from, or just the name of the person receiving the gift. I used the Salutation Seals and Casual Expressions stamp sets. You could also use these as embellishments on a page or other project. You can rotate two of the frames for a total of 6 different looks. Just stamp and leave as is or add pearls, sparkles, ribbon, and other accessories to add more details.
Some of the things I used to embellish:
Glitter Glitz Gel
Tags: buttons, Cricut, CTMH, flowers, pearls, rhinestones, ribbon, sparkles, stamping, staples, studs
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 09/20/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
D1195 The Works Alphabet $17.95
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: