Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Scrappy Affair

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! We will be celebrating with my husband's side of the family. Particularly excited that we finally get to meet our new nephew...can't stand that he is already 3 weeks old and we haven't met him yet!

Anyway, thought I would share a scrapbook page that I FINALLY photographed. The page has been in a state of doneness (took awhile for me to get the journaling done) for a month or so, but I kept forgetting to take a picture of it! So here it is! This was the first wedding that Elijah went to. He was so cute with that little tie on! You can see the individual pages below.

I used the Baja Breeze DS paper (retired) paired with some Close to Cocoa and Bravo Burgundy cardstock...made for an interesting color combination, but it worked so great for the pictures! I added the Teal rhinsetone brads for some bling and printed the journaling in the Tekn with teal color to finish off the coordination. I love that someone on SCS figured out the RBG values for all of SU!'s colors so you can print it them.
One of my favorite parts about the page is the chipboard title. I covered it with the same DSP that I used on the page and it really made the title pop! Check-out the detail shot of the title.
The Engineering Details
Stamps - Alphabet set from Wal-Mart, $1 stamp set from Michaels; Paper - Baja Breeze DSP, Bravo Burgundy, Taken with Teal, Close to Cocoa, Vellum cardstock; Ink - White craft; Accessories - Lots of Letters Chipboard, White gel pen, Round Rhinstone brads, scissors, dimensionals, Mat Pack, paper piercer

Monday, November 24, 2008

Two for One Sketch

Well, as usual, I am very behind on getting some birthday cards out and such...and my stash at home is not very exciting anymore. Which means, I had to do some stamping! Like always I turn to my favorite sketch challenges for inspiration! Julee on Poetic Artistry always has great sketches, so I used her Mojo #61 Sketch Challenge. I was really feeling the sketch so I used it for not one, but two cards! How cool is that!

The first one is very pink as it is for my husband's Grandma's is her favorite color! I was in a very simple mood so I did not deviate from the sketch and I kept all of my embellishments to a minimum. I love how it turned soft. 1/4" circles fit nicely under my fake dew the clear dew drops now have a soft pink appearance. Perfect!

The second card is a male birthday card. Using one of my favorite new stamp sets, Season of Friendship, I utilized the same sketch but instead of the scallop bottom, I used the rugged, manly tear! O.k. so it isn't really manly, but it is more so than the scallop! I added a little sparkle to the bird on the branch with Crystal Stickles. Other than that, this one too was fairly minimal on embellishments.

On a very good note, I finally figured out what my Christmas cards will be for the year. In keeping with my simple theme, they seem like they should be fairly quick. I can't post them though until after I send them...don't want to ruin the surprise for the ones that get them. Now I have to focus some attention to my December birthdays and get some costumes (and motion for some songs) figured out for our Church's Christmas Pageant.
The Engineering Details - Flower Card
Stamps - Heartfelt Thanks, So Many Sayings (Retired); Paper - Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Bradbury DSP, Whisper White; Ink - Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip Marker; Accessories - 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon, Word Window Punch, Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch
The Engineering Details - Tree Card
Stamps - Season of Friendship, Birthday Whimsy (Retired); Paper - Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla; Ink - Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss; Accessories - Crystal Stickles, Pewter Brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bad Blogger - Trying to Get Back

Yes I am still case you were wondering! I have just been a very bad blogger! Personal events, holidays, and stamp classes took over my life...and then on top of it, I lost some motivation in there too! Anyway, I think I am back now and will hopefully have some interesting things to share.
So the last time I posted was back in September! Let's see what has happened since then...1) My daughter has decided breast is best and has completely refused the bottle...tried to get her to change her mind (and believe me I am persistent when I want something) and she won, 2) Halloween was a mouse (Eli) and my ladybug (Adi) went trick-or-treating with friends this year (we were there too, don't worry), 3) Almost had a neck surgery...doesn't that sound like fun?!, 4) found out I have carpal tunnel...where this came from I don't know, but treating this has helped me avoid the neck surgery in point 3, 5) held a Stamp-A-Stack at my Mom's house in Grand Ledge...which brings us to this post! So now that we are all caught up, let's get to the topic at hand.
The Stamp-A-Stack went great...I had a lot of newbies which is always a little scary for Stamp-A-Stacks because they are doing so much. But everyone completed all 25 cards and had a great time. These cards were kept simple, so they could complete them all (5 of each design), but I thought they turned out nice. So check out the individual shots below. I will be back with some other stuff I have done while away and something I am holding a class for soon!

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