Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Very Berry Happy Birthday

Today is the birthday of my very best friend, my sister Chrissie. Unfortunately, I am not an organized sister and will be mailing her birthday card to her on the day of her birthday. Bad girl. But at least this way, she can see her card and know it is on the way to her. Love her to pieces even though I'm a procrastinator. 

I wanted to use the newest set of stamps from Stephanie Barnard at The Stamps of Life. The July set is called strawberries2stamp and I think they are adorable. You can't really tell from this photo but I did use a stamp on the fruit itself to color it a light pink. The dies match the stamps and make such a cute card. I also used Stephanie's Fancy Edge Flip It die to make the card base. Can you tell I love her stuff? In fact, the ink is also from The Stamps of Life. There you go. The paper, however, is from American Crafts. It is called Sketchbook by Amy Tangerine. Love it. I hope Chrissie enjoys this card as much as I enjoyed making it for her. Happy birthday, little sis.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

60 @ Sixty

This layout was created for Week Four of Hello Story by Ali Edwards over at Big Picture Classes. Still slogging my way through, after a bit of a break for some household duties, etc. The story concept for this week was Time. I chose to chronicle a bike ride I took for my sixtieth birthday. It was my goal to ride 60 miles for 60 years. I used paper from Graphic 45 Race for Time from their Old Curiosity Shoppe Collection along with a Tim Holtz clock stamp. The other cardstock is from my Club Scrap stash. The arrows indicate at which mile the photographs were taken. The time and some other information was handwritten (yes, I know, unusual for me. Ali is really having an influence on me.) I am pleased with my final result although I believe a couple of these photos are too dark and will need to be printed again. Sometimes I'm just not happy with Costco prints. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray for the Red, White and Blue

I made some Fancy Edge Flip It cards to use my latest stamps and dies from Stephanie Barnard at The Stamps of Life. The June set was called hot4balloons and it's right up my alley. You know I adore hot air balloon motifs. Fabulous set!!! The paper is from a 6x6 pad from the BoBunny Liberty collection. Love the combination of all these patters and the balloons. Have a safe and sane holiday weekend.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Every Picture Tells a Story

Created this layout for the monthly Unity challenge using their June SMAK called This Right Here. I chose to use their Color Challenge 17 along with the set of stamps. I was inspired to make this layout by a video I watched this morning by Wilna Furstenberg for scrapping when your mojo has left the building. Amazingly, she helped me out. The coloring was done primarily with Gelatos, the stamps are all by Unity, the background paper is from Lucky Charm by American Crafts and the embellishments are all from my stash. Thanks for looking. I'm so happy to finally make SOMETHING with Unity products. I do love them all!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

An Enchanted Evening

I was so disappointed about an error I made in the Photoshop preparation of this digi/hybrid layout that I became blocked about finishing it and posting it. I didn't want to fix it and spent another couple of bucks at Costco to repair it so I am posting it as is. Let me know if you see my mistake. Insane I know, but these little things (mistakes) in my scrapbooks make me crazy. I'm such a perfectionist.

So I created the template in Photoshop. Used Club Scrap Tribal paper for the background and cut the shapes on my Silhouette. The Hello Story lesson in Week 5 is Mathematics. Ali's layout used plus signs to link a series of photos. I pretty much copied her design directly but her layout seems much more impressive. Oh, well......it's done. On to the next one.

Thanks for dropping by. I also used this layout for the monthly scrapbook sketch over at Paperartistsonline.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sherry

I was on a roll with these water colored cats so I made two cards, just to give her Dad a choice as to which one to send to his daughter. I think he chose the other one. This one is actually my favorite. Same techniques. Same stamps. Same papers, as my post last Tuesday. This one follows the May sketch for Paperartistsonline. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Good Eats

For Week 5 of Hello, Story, Ali Edwards suggested using Mathematics as our story structure. In the digital package, she provided shapes and PSD files using math symbols to tell our story. This is another combination layout, using a traditional page on the left and a pocket page on the right. I used the PSD file to mask three photos and the title on the left side. The right contains tiny photos of all the places we ate on our Cambria trip. Paper from Recollections. Thanks for dropping by.