Thursday, April 12, 2012

Forever Young swap

This card features the shillouettes from the set Forever Young and the Mocha Morning specialty paper. I wanted it to look like a framed photo on the wall. I die cut a black label and embossed the center with the oval Designer Frames embossing folder. The I laid the same size label die and the next smaller size onto the crumb cake cardstock and die cut the at the same time to creat the frame.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cousins layout

This Christmas our family got together on the beach in San Diego for a week. It was a wonderful time for me because all my boys and their families were in one place for me to enjoy. That's not easy when we live so far apart, have busy lives, and so many grand kids. But now is the time to do it while they are still young and not too involved in their own activities. Here is a layout I made of the pictures my DIL too of two of my grand kids. Alli is 31/2  and Jaxon is 2 1/2 . They are cousins but they look more like brother and sister. It was so much fun watching them play together. They were such copy cats, having to do the same things together.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cole's Knit Cap

I fell in love this this picture of Cole in this Owl knit cap, too cute! I had to make a special layout just for him. I used some retired dsp for the background and scraps for the flags down the side. I love you Cole!

Alli's Layout

 The flowers and lace for this layout were purchased at the CKC Scrapbooking show in Houston last July. They were perfect for this layout. See how the loops in the lace repeat the loops in the Pool Party dsp.
 The name banner was made using the Pennant Punch from Stampin' Up!
 It's hard to tell, but there is a large scalloped heart behind the words that was made using the heart framelits. I also die cut the doily. The butterflies are made using the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the matching punch. But cutting off the top and bottom petals, you can make a beautiful butterfly.
I was inspired to make this layout by a layout I saw in Scrapbooking & Beyond Spring 2012. I love the vintage look and the Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper from the Sale-a-bration catty.m
And this beauty is my granddaughter Ashlyn, or Alli as she is called.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Recent Swaps

 Have you become addicted to Pinterest yet? I stumbled across one day while looking at Nancy Reily's iPicks. I am finding lots of inspiration there. For example both of these cards were inspired by cards found on Pinterest. This layout with the circles came from Joy Taylor. I converted it to all Stampin' Up! products using the FREE Sale-a-bration designer paper Everyday Enchantment. Such gorgeous paper! I used the 1 3/8" and 1" circle punches. I sponged all the edges with Soft Suede ink. The card base is Lucky Limeade.
Down the Rabbit Hole my way was inspired by Crystal Rood at Again I tweeked the design and used all SU products. Dont you just love the scalloped edge? I used the new edglits and the adorned accents embossing folder. This is also made with the Everyday Enchantment paper from Sale-a-bration.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Stamp Club features SAB and Occasions mini

 You're Just My Type, Textured Impressions embossing folder Adorning Accents, Fashionable Hearts embosslits die, Cherry Cobbler card stock and seam binding, Everyday Enchantment dsp from SAB.

 Mixed Bunch stamp set, Blossom punch, Everyday Enchantments SAB designer paper, Pool Party card stock and seam binding, Tangerine Tango card stock, Coral Calypso and Soft Suede ink, jumbo pearl, Elegant Lines embossing folder, Heart Framelits.
Take it to Heart and Loving Thoughts stamp sets, Full heart punch or heart framelits, Scalloped Heart of Hearts embosslits die, Twitterpated dsp, Blushing Bride pleated satin ribbon, jumbo pearl, silver glitter paper, pinking hearts border punch, Rose Red ink, clear embossing powder, Versmark.

Monday, January 30, 2012

More cards I entered at Leadership

Both cards feature the Love & Laughter set amd Wedding Words wheel. The background cardstock was embossed with the Stripes embossing folder. The doily was made using the Doily sizzlets die. This card uses Basic Gray cardstock and silver eimbossing powder. On the  second card I used black cardstock and embosing powder. Which do you prefer?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A winning card!

I entered this card at Leadership last week and it was one of the winners. I was very excited when I saw my name listed with the rest of the winners. I won designer paper, brads and sticker from the Sweet Shop line. This card features the new doily sizzlets die, the beautiful new pleated ribbon, and brads from sale-a-bration, buttons and dsp from Twitterpatted. The card base is blushing bride. The words are from the new set in the occasions mini called Baby Prints.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

January Stampclub

 The new Occasions Mini catalog is filled with so many new and exciting products. Page 6 introduces the new Framelits dies, sort of like Nestabilities. This first card pairs the Labels Collections with the stamp set Apothecary Art shown on pages 24-25. You simply stamp your image, position the desired size framelit around the image, blade side down, sandwich this between two cutting pads, and run through the big shot on tab 2. The dsp is called Attic Boutique, shown on page 23.
 This card features the new stamp set called Tea Shoppe. I paired it with the Domestic Goddess dsp from the big catty. The ribbon is in the SAB catty which you can order beginning January 24th.
This final card features the Large sizzlits die, Paper Doily (page 7). Don't let all those pieces that have to be popped out scare you away from this die. It cuts all the way through the card stock and the pieces pop out easily using a piercing tool. I used the flower stamp from Bordering on Romance, page 11.