Saturday, June 30, 2012

Beautiful Beginnings

An appropriate title for the another grouping of cards created from one of my new Simon Says Stamp kits. This one is from June and is called Beautiful Beginnings. I was able to put together three cards from this kit before Camp was closed for the day. 
I still have many cards to make from each of these kits. On the top right card, I incorporated the packaging in the card. Going green. Thanks for looking.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit

While at Camp Scrap at the Island in San Jose, I also finally broke into my new kits from Simon Says Stamp. I made these six cards with the May kit called You can Do Anything. It was fun playing with such fun and fresh materials. Very different from the style I have used for years. I am enjoying doing something a little bit new for me.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Camp Scrap

Well, I finally got busy with May Flaum's Camp Scrap. On the very first day of camp, she challenged us to use a technique she calls Confetti Burst. As always, I am multi-tasking by using this technique on a sketch by Becky Fleck's Page Maps for June and finally breaking into my Capricieux Counterfeit Kit by Squirrely Nancy. I couldn't resist using photos from my IRL visit with May at Scrapbook Island in San Jose along with quite a group of my West Coast Scrap friends.

In addition to the Confetti Burst, which is entirely out of my comfort zone, I also outlined my title letters with a black pen which is a little tip I learned from May. Not a big deal but it does add a bit of an extra touch.

Thanks for looking. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

More at the Island

And here are fellow Scrappers Nancy and Connie posing with May and her daughter Elizabeth. So glad I got these photos.

Eyes Open with May

Here is the promised photo of me with May Flaum at Scrapbook Island in San Jose.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Me n May

Dangit. My eyes are closed. Will get another later.
Posted via cell phone.

Scrappin at the Island

Fun with May Flaum.
Posted via cell phone.

Monday, June 11, 2012

You Can Do Anything

I am so very excited. I finally followed Squirrely Nancy down the path and took the plunge into the lake. This week, I subscribed to the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month. I liked it so much, I asked them to back-date my subscription to the May kit and it arrived today. Included in the kit are supplies that have been hand selected by Kristina Werner to coordinate and play together beautifully! Very nice selection of cardstock and Basic Grey paper, along with a lovely stamp set filled with very useful sentiments. Bright and cheery. I can’t wait to dig in.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Nancy’s Counterfeit kit for me this month is indeed whimsical. Featuring a lovely spread of green patterned papers, some delicious doily rub-ons from Hambly, a bagful of embellishments and goodies and a fabulous Dear Lizzy stamp set including a camera image. I can’t wait to get started on some cards and layouts using this kit. As I have reported over the past several months, Nancy and I exchange monthly Counterfeit Kits based upon inspiration from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. This month they threw us a curve, challenging us to create a kit based upon a video called Maxing Out a Set of Supplies from Glitter Girl Shimelle Lane over at Two Peas. It is an exciting way to swap from our stash, encouraging us to dig into the depths and find things we forgot we ever bought. Often something will be languishing in my stash and Nancy can look at it with a new set of eyes and make something wonderful. It’s a great way to play, long distance. Here are a couple of photos to give you an idea of what I’m talking about. If you’d like to see Fleurs d’ete, the kit I sent to Nancy, take a spin over to her blog.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Colorful Silhouettes

Squirrely Nancy challenged us this month to create with the Colorful Silhouettes technique from Technique Junkies Newsletter of August, 2011. With a road trip pressing down on me, I can’t take time to complete a card using the technique, but I did want to demonstrate that I did my homework and created something with the technique. The first photo illustrates the three attempts and the second one is the result I liked best. I will create a card with this panel upon my return. (I promise, Mother Squirrel). I used my Distress Stains (Wild Honey and Peeled Paint) for the very first time. Ditto for the crackle stamp which was actually designed for clay projects. I was encouraged by Nancy to buy it for rubber stamping and it worked like a charm. Thanks, Nancy. The cactus stamp is an oldie but goodie from Stampin’ Up. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Spring Fling

Nancy and I were waylaid in March due to Club Scrap PSL and didn't really get to play with our March Counterfeit Kits. We decided to skip May and make an effort to get caught up before the June reveal takes place this week. Here's a link to my March kit.

This card was created using some of the supplies provided in that Counterfeit kit. This card was also created for the June card sketch challenge over at PaperArtistsOnline. Multi-tasking as usual. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Fly By Hi

This is the card I created to go along with the June Club Scrap Card Sketch Challenge. The card was made using the Herringbone technique with cardstock from the Papillon and Sonoma kits. The sentiment is also from the Papillon kit. Edges inked with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. Thanks for looking.