Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 05/13/2013 12:00 am by Wendy
The May Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is a Patterned Paper Party! Create a layout using THREE or more patterned papers from DIFFERENT collections.
Here is my layout:
Supplies used: EK Success Overton House Designs paper, Heidi Grace Designs paper, unknown stack paper, Making Memories Simply Stated Heidi Large White Alphabet Rubons, Stickabilities Alphabet Stickers, Prima Flowers, Michael’s rhinestones, and ribbon. Sketch from Imagine by Close to My Heart.
At first I thought it was going to be difficult to mix patterned papers because I have switched to buying packs because they are so much easier to coordinate. But what do you know…I have some really old paper! This challenge was a good thing because these papers would normally be my last resort. So single sheets here I come and this is what I came up with. The best way for me to mix pattern papers is to choose one multi-colored paper as a starting point, then find mono-toned or less busy papers to go with it. You can see this from my layout. I have the striped paper and polka dot papers (mostly covered) as my busy, multi-colored sheets. Then I added the pink flowered sheet, brown flowered sheet, green polka dots, and pink/green flowered sheet. I have a large supply of Making Memories alphabet rubons making those the first that came to mind. Even though I have a large stash, I do use them often. They are good quality and make a quick way to add a title, similar to alphabet stickers but with more letters to use.
Now I will share the funny part of doing this layout. I was as far as the pictures on the paper, just had to add a title and embellishments, when I realized that these are Christmas pictures – not birthday. I certainly wasn’t going to start over at that point. I decided that I did use pink and green so that’s close enough to Christmas colors. I was just focused on how well the paper matched her outfit and I guess that’s what happens when your child has a birthday so close to Christmas.
What will you create? Go to Scrap Our Stash to submit your own layout. You have until May 29th.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 03/28/2013 08:00 am by Wendy
Sketch Challenges are something else that is new over at Scrap Our Stash. Please come join us! I love to use sketches! Sometimes I follow them exactly and other times they are just more of a starting point. Get creative, you can rotate the sketch, rotate photos, add/remove photo and journaling spots or replace one with the other. Stash Buster: also add mixed alphabets to your layout in your title or as part of your journaling. This is our first sketch:
Here is my layout:
Supplies used: CTMH Life Delights paper (retired), DCWV Alphabet Stickers, 7 Gypsies Pink Posy Velvet Flowers, CTMH Opaques Pearl Flourishes, Hero Arts Pearls, K & Company Life’s Journey Clearly Yours Alphabet, and CTMH Dark Chocolate Striped Ribbon.
I wasn’t sure about the letters on this layout at first. I left it and came back the next day. Funny thing is that I liked it right away. I dug deep in my stash for most everything on this layout.
There is still time to submit your layout at Scrap Our Stash. You have until March 29th.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 03/09/2013 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless noted: Clementine Paper Packet, Twilight Cardstock, Burlap Ribbon, Basic Brads (retired), and Michael’s Paper Flowers.
This was a layout I finished at the end of February. One of my goals for the month was to finish up the Clementine Paper Packet. I’ve decided that I am going to continue with that as a monthly goal…to use up a paper pack (or at least to the point of a few scraps to go in my cardmaking scrap bag).
I used this sketch from Sketchabilities:
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 02/27/2013 12:00 pm by Wendy
Supplies are all CTMH unless otherwise noted: Clementine Paper Packet, Color-Ready Cork Alphabet, Burlap Ribbon, Milepost Shapes (retired), Juniper Marker, Dimensional Elements Awards, Brown Bag ink (retired), Brown Bag cardstock (retired), Basic Grey Pearls, and Prima flowers. Challenges: Scrapbook.com – Page Maps Sketch Challenge
I used this Sketch Thursday sketch by rotating it and using one photo instead of two:
I am really happy with this layout. Cork, burlap, and corrugated items are not what I typically use and these items are bound to end up buried in my stash. So I am proud to have used them and I think I like it because I mixed them with other things that I do enjoy using, like flowers and pearls. I used the new CTMH Alcohol Markers to color the cork letters.
Posted in Cards on 02/20/2013 12:00 am by Wendy
The For Always Cardmaking Workshop Kit includes:
My Acrylix® For Always Cardmaking Workshop stamp set(C-size)
For Always B&T Duos® Papers (2 sheets)
Cardstock (4 sheets, various)
White Daisy Cards & Envelopes (15 each)
Purple Glitter Gems (72 pieces)
1/8″ Slate Satin Ribbon (5 yards)
Instructional Guide ($1.00)
Z 2105 Black Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2165 Juniper Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2147 Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z578 Corner Rounder $7.95
Y1000 1″ × 1″ My Acrylix Block $3.95
Y1006 3″ × 3″ My Acrylix Block $8.50
Y1010 2″ × 6 1/2″ My Acrylix Block $9.95
Z 1151 3-D Foam Tape $5.95
When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
(February)Home Sweet Home
(March) Floral Happiness
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date. If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing. If you order by contacting me, it will be Floral Happiness.
The current Constant Campaign is:
(February) Studio J $5 Layouts
(March) Hostess Jump for Joy
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date. If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing. If you order by contacting me, it will be the March Special.
Below are my cards.
At first I was going to change up all the cards. I liked the layout but wasn’t sure about the colors and I use mostly birthday and anniversary cards. Then I went back and looked at them a second time and had a different perspective. Really, these cards can work for pretty much anything! So I kept them as is and then made one additional one of my own. I wasn’t sure about the Twilight color on the heart card but liked it in real life better than the picture. You can change up the colors on any of these cards to make them completely new and different like I did with the red heart card. There was enough papers to cut what I needed for 5 of these cards (in addition to the cards in the kit). I just needed card bases and I used Tulip Cardstock and Tulip Ink. Tulip is a retired color but you could use Ruby or Cranberry for the same look.