Sunday, May 30, 2010

Love Sparkles Page

I'm still posting scrapbook pages. Here's one that I created using a Simply Scrappin' Kit. The kits make it so easy to put scrapbook pages together because they have coordinating cardstock, patterned paper and self-adhesive die cuts. Use the kit, add a few accessories and you're finished! Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: none
Inks: none
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose & So Saffron Cardstock (all from Simply Scrappin' Kit)
Accessories & Tools: Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin' Kit, Pretty in Pink Sending Love Epoxy Brads (no longer available), 1/8" Circle Punch (retired)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

One of a Kind

Here is another scrapbook page that I recently created. It might be difficult to see in the photo, but I used the Frost White Shimmer Paint on the snowflakes to give them a little something extra. I also sponged the edges of them with ink so that they would stand out a bit more. One of the things that I like about this page is that it uses Kraft and Soft Suede which might not be thought of as typical colors for winter-themed scrapbook pages. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: One of a Kind
Inks: Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Bordering Blue, Kraft, Not Quite Navy & Naturals White Cardstock, Bella Bleu & Soft Suede Patterns DSP
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Snowflake #2 Die, Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Designer Label Punch, Paper-Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Sponge Daubers, 1/2" Soft Suede Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, computer & printer

Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Together

I created this scrapbook page about a month and a half ago, but had to hold off posting it. I've enjoyed scrapbooking for many years, however I haven't spent a great deal of time making pages the last couple of years and I miss doing them. I've been working on additional pages recently, both digital and traditional, so look for some new pages to be posted over the next few days. Hope you enjoy your weekend. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Happy Everything, Vintage Labels
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue & Chocolate Chip Cardstock, Sweet Pea DSP Stack, Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP
Accessories & Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Hearts & Brackets Die, Bashful Blue 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons, Bashful Blue Marker, Stampin' Dimensionals, computer & printer

Monday, May 24, 2010

Quote of the Week

"Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records."
~William Arthur Ward

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Good Times Digital Scrapbook Page

Before you panic about your eyesight, I have to let you know that you're not having vision problems. I intentionally blurred the faces in these photos for privacy reasons. I had some fun putting this scrapbook page together using My Digital Studio. It went together in no time at all and was really easy to do. Many of the My Digital Studio elements that I used were the same as the "real-life" supplies that I used for this page. One of the photos that I used for my digital page is also the same one that I used for the "real" page. I created my own design for this, but My Digital Studio has lots of pre-made pages, complete with embellishments. My Digital Studio is great for people who enjoy paper-crafting but want to try something new, or want to see what a scrapbook layout or card will look like before they cut their papers, ribbon, etc. It's also great for people who aren't "into paper-crafting" but love taking photos, because it's a great way to make fast, easy scrapbooks as gifts or to organize photos without having to be creative. I actually told my husband last night that I would teach him how to use it and he can make a scrapbook page. I'll keep you all posted as to how that goes. Haha!

For more information on My Digital Studio or other Stampin' Up! products, please contact me. Thanks for visiting!

My Digital Studio Elements: My Sweet Pea Designer Kit, Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie & Bashful Blue Brads, Chocolate Chip Stitching - Zigzag, Greatest Moments II Stamp Brushes

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Extreme Makeover Blog Edition

Surprise! I've wanted a "blog makeover" for a while now and I finally did it! The very talented Michelle Laycock created this wonderful design for me. Isn't it great? Thanks Michelle, I love it! If you're interested in having Michelle design a blog for you, simply click the Laycock Designs button in my sidebar to contact her.

I'm "stranded" at home today because my vehicle has to go in for an oil change, so I plan to spend lots of time stamping and playing around with my My Digital Studio. I'll be back later with a project. In the meantime, please leave me a note and tell me what you think of the "makeover." Thanks for visiting!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Quote of the Week

"You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get."
~Michael Phelps

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #60

I'm still working on the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenges that I missed and here's another. I forced myself to use the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper because I haven't used much of it. Using the paper was more of a challenge than the sketch, but that's a good thing, as it made me use a color combo that I normally would not have used. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Short & Sweet
Inks: Melon Mambo
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Orchid Opulence, Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry Cardstock, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Accessories & Tools: Birds & Blooms Sizzlits Dies, 1/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch (retired) Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #63

Here's another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge that I missed. I made this card in 83 degree weather. I don't know, maybe I was thinking that if I made a winter card it wouldn't feel so warm. It's crazy, we had up to two and a half feet of snow in some places a couple of weeks ago, and by the end of the next day, it was gone. Then over the following weekend, when I made this card, the temps were in the 80s. The weather has always been unpredictable here in New England, but this was a little bit too extreme for me. Anyway, I used the new Vanilla Smooch Spritz on the snowflake and I really like the way it looks. Right now it's the only color I have, but after trying this one, I'll have to get the rest. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Simple Seasonal Thanks (retired)
Inks: Black StazOn, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Whisper White, soft Suede & Real Red Cardstock, Christmas cocoa Specialty Paper (retired)
Accessories & Tools: Circle Scissor Plus, Jumbo Snowflake Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Sponge Dauber, Pumpkin Pie Marker, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, 2-Way Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #64

Here's another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge that I missed. Like some of the others I've been making, it uses both current and retired products. I don't keep all of the retired stamp sets, but there are a few that I like, so I do keep those. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Dreams du Jour, Small Script (retired)
Inks: Black StazOn, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede
Paper: Whisper White, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Kraft & Soft Suede Cardstock, Bella Bleu & Thoroughly Modern DSP
Accessories & Tools: 1 1/4" Square Punch, Paper Snips, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #65

After about eight weeks of not having time to do Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenges, I've finally had time to do one. In fact, I've had time to do more than one. Although it's too late to enter my challenges on Karen's blog for her weekly pick, I wanted to do all of the challenges that I've missed because I enjoy doing them so much. I actually did them last week, but never got around to posting them because of what was going on with my family. Over the next several days, you'll see them. Although it would have made sense to start with the most recent and work my way back to the first one that I missed, I didn't. I just went with doing whatever I was inspired to do at any given time. I hope you enjoy looking at them. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Live Like You Mean It
Inks: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence & Old Olive Cardstock, Cottage Wall DSP
Accessories & Tools: Orchid Opulence & Old Olive Markers, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Sponge Dauber, 2-Way Glue Pen

Quote of the Week

Once again I'm late with my quote. My youngest nephew was in a car accident over the weekend, so I just forgot about posting it. Things were kind of scary for my family, but he is doing much better now, so that is good.

Here is my quote for the week:
"Success is where preparation and opportunity meet."
~Bobby Unser

I'll be back later today with a project. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Enjoy" Scrapbook Page

Since May is National Scrapbook Month, I thought I'd share a scrapbook page that I recently made. The photo was taken on a beautiful day in March when the skiing and snowboarding were great! I was unable to use my Crop-A-Dile to set the Jumbo Eyelet, because it was too far into the paper. Instead, I used a pair of pliers to bend down the back of the eyelet and then I hammered it flat. It took a little more time than using the Crop-A-Dile, but it was effective. I could have done the page without the eyelet, but I think it works well with the circles in the Designer Series Paper. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, Bashful Blue & Chocolate Chip Cardstock, Sweet Pea DSP Stack
Accessories & Tools: Crafter's Tool Kit (retired), Chocolate Chip Marker, Circle Scissor Plus, 1 3/4" Circle Punch

Monday, May 3, 2010

Quote of the Week

"The man who has no imagination has no wings."
~Muhammad Ali