Thursday, April 30, 2009

Scrapbook pages

Okay as I promised I have pictures of my scrapbooking accomplishments. 5 pages this weekend! may not sound like a lot, but it IS definitely!
I really love Stampin Up! Simply Scrappin kits. I used Hoppy Memories (19.95)
They come with cardstock, design paper, and nice thick stickers to work with, all color coordinated.
I did 3 pages from the zoo:

The first page uses only the cardstock and then a few coordinating stickers. On the upper right corner sticker, I journaled a little.

The kids had fun at the zoo, and I took a few animal pics, so I decided to place the animals and the kids eating ice cream on the same page (my sis has the same pic and she used a sticker next to it that was a sign that said "don't feed the animals") Here is close up of the kids:

The next 2 pages show the kids playing on the zoo playground. the word play is actually stickers, the design paper is from the packet. Then I STAMPED on my Scrapbook Pages. This is the first time I have ever done that. I used the lion from the Wild About You set and a monkey from another set that I cannot remember the name of right now. It was fun.

and 2 pages from decorating Easter eggs:

Again, the design paper is from the Hoppy Memories scrappin kit. Then I used Gable Green cardstock for the background, and I used my CM circle cutter to cut Apricot Appeal and Tempting Turquoise cardstock. I again stamped on my pages in Tempting Turquoise ink with the bunny an older SU set. Then I used my CM oval to draw a turquoise oval and line it for journalling. Lastly, I added Prima flowers with SU button centers. Again, I have never used embellishments like this on a scrapbook page, so this was new for me.

Well, thanks for looking! Hope you liked!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dahlia Fold Flower

This card made by my sister Chrissy last time we got together uses the Dahlia Fold technique found here It looks really impressive and difficult, but is very easy, just a little time consuming. It works best with double sided designer series paper, here she used paper from SU's Bella Rose collection. She also coordinated cardstock by using Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red. She stamped the image in chocolate chip ink. The pearl used in the middle was actually a bead from a dress or a purse that one of my daughters had that had broken!
I love this card. I am posting it today because 2 of my sisters are coming over tonight for Scrapbook night! I love getting together sharing ideas and sharing creativity. I'll post some of tonight's work this week.
~thanks for looking

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thank you!

Allison finally finished her thank you cards for her birthday party from ... gasp..a month ago..!I know we are very late, but they are done and in the mail!

They came out really cute. We used the big cupcake from stampin' up! Simple Birthday Thanks ($17.95) Allison then filled out the names, gifts and signed them herself. I cut out each cupcake and she colored them with her markers. After she used rhinestone stickers to decorate the frosting. I cut out DSP in 4 x 5 1/2 and we glued them on!

This thank you cupcake is so great because the kids can fill in the blanks themselves and do the coloring. We could have gotten more involved with the design, like paper piercing the frosting or crystal effects on the cherry, but it already took us a month to do!
I am pleased and I know all of our family and friends will be too.
thanks for looking
~ melanie and allison :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Kid's birthday

I have had so many birthdays in the last 2 months. Lots of kids born in March and April!

This card was so easy to make and came out was for my nephew Jeff who turned 7! this month.
The monkey image is from an old SU hostess set. I stamped it in brown on white cardstock and then again on designer paper (from a pack at Michael's) and again on yellow cardstock. I cut out the parachute from the patterned paper, the suit from the yellow paper and paper pieced them onto the original image. I used a pale green and blue paper from my Creative Memories stash to punch stars with my SU! Large Star Punch. I also used SU ticket corner punch to do the corners of the monkey image.

I just quickly threw this card together and was pleased with the results. Hope you like it too.

thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Another birthday card

Again I used the Taylored Expressions challenge TECC62 for my layout.
All of my accessories are stamping up. The card is 41/4 x 4 1/4 in Only Orange and the cupcake image is stamped in this color as well. The image is from the hostess level 1 Darling Dots set. It is circle punched mounted on another circle and the circle scallop punch. The designer paper is from the Rainbow Sherbert paper pack and matted on a square of tempting turqouise cardstock. I used 2 strands of 1/4 inch gross grain ribbon in tempting turqoise and then stamped the sentiment in a Family Phrases stamp.
I really love the bright vibrant colors of this card. I think it would be great for any kid's birthday!
Well thanks for looking!
happy stampin!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hello Again!

Hi, I am back. I have not posted in 3 months, have been super busy!

This last week I have decided to get back into things. I think it is spring and that motivates people to get moving, it certainly has me. I have been doing work on my basement craft room and have made 4 new cards this week for no reason other than wanting to!

I chose to work on birthday cards because I can always use those and sometimes at the last minute I realize I have no cards!

I love Taylored Expressions website and I really was inspired by her layout challenge TECC62

this is one of the cards I made with it....

This card is made with all Stampin' Up! products:

*I started with a 6 x 12 piece of Riding Hood Red cardstock folded to make a 6X6 card.

*I really wanted to use the polka dot paper from the Rockabilly Specialty paper pack. So I cut it 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and then cut 2 squares of the red dotted paper from the same pack.

*I stamped the ladybug from the Hostess level 1 set Darling Dots one whisper white cardstock and punched it out in a circle, layered on a circle of black dotted paper and finally layered on a scallop punched riding hood red paper. the center is mounted using dimensionals.

*I really love paper punches and you can see I used alot on this card. I used the horizontal slot punch on the upper left of the card and thread my white 1/4" gross grain ribbon, which I tied in a knot, added a second white knot and a black one.

*The sentiment is stamped from the Happy Everything set. The happy was done with white craft stamp pad, and the everything was done in riding hood red on whisper white paper and punched out with the Word Window punch and adhered to the card with my snail adhesive.

*Inside the card I mounted a piece of 5x5 whisper white paper so I could write inside when I am ready to deliver the card. I stamped another ladybug in the lower right hand corner of the card inside.

I really like this card and I know just who I am going to give it to!

Thanks for looking!

Happy Stampin! and Happy Easter to all!