Monday, October 22, 2007

Recent Cards

These are the two cards we made at my stamping party this last weekend.

The directions for making the center snowflake is found at
Stamp set is Snow Burst from the Holiday mini-catalog.

This card was used with the marble technique. Take an empty plastic stamp container, put 2-3 drops of each color reinker (we used 3 different colors) into the container. Put 3 or more marbles into container; close. Shake around and then transfer marbles to an empty plastic container with a sheet of paper already inside. Shake again; take out paper and you have a neat background design.

We added more things to this card, but this was my demo that I didn't quite finish. Brown ribbon, a stamped word such as "Happy Thanksgiving" in brown, and color to the pumpkin stems were added.

Stamp set is Autumn Harvest from Holiday mini-catalog.
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Friday, October 19, 2007

The Beach

I bought special paper just for these pictures that were taken when we went to the beach this summer when I was in Michigan. I usually scrapbook in time order, but I couldn't wait to do these pages. Both of the background papers are shimmery.

My step-mom, Kelly, took these pictures. They are super cute...because of the super cute kids in them! Ha! The pink flower in the upper right corner is Stampin' Up! chipboard that I rubbed on an ink pad to color it pink. Then I doused it with glitter and stuck a green-colored chipboard circle in the center of the flower. The round circle with the flower of it in the middle of the page is the same thing, except without glitter, but with a rhinestone brad in the middle.
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Preparation and fun!

As a demonstrator, I am often asked what I like to use best to color when it comes to stamping, making cards, and scrapbooking. My personal favorite is markers, but not just any markers, Stampin' Up! markers! I earned this whole set last year and have enjoyed coloring with them.

Here are a few reasons why I like these:

1. You can color directly onto the stamp, huff on it (to moist) and stamp it. It's fun for those stamps that you want to be different colors.
2. You can color in the lines just like you do with regular markers. (or you can color outside of the lines...whatever suits you best!)
3. You can write with these markers. There are two sides. One side is the marker and the other side is a "pen".

In September we went to the Grand Canyon. These are some of the things I purchased just for scrapbooking the pictures we took. I'm excited to get started! I like to put things together in a pile (usually on the floor) to prepare for upcoming scrapbooking.
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New Toy

Stampin' Up! color caddy here we come!! Yeah! The stamp pad holder Quent made me no longer held all of the stamp pads, so I had to upgrade. (I'll have to find another use for the wonderful holder he made me). I had my eye on this product for a long time and finally gave in and bought it. I also have the extender kit attached here that a friend got me for a 1/2 birthday gift. (Thank you!) This is one great way to store stamp pads.
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Card Flair

I was hired by someone to make them cards. Here are a few of the cards.

These flowers were orginally white. I dyed them using Stampin' Up! ink pads. I just put them on the pad and rubbed the color on until it was all colored. It took them awhile to dry. It was super fun making them and they add such a pretty embellishment to the card.

This was fun!

This looks blurry, and it's cut off. (oops!) My favorite stamp set is Doodle This by Stampin' Up! I don't usually use patterned paper on my cards, but I did for this card. It adds a lot to it.

Simple, but pretty.
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Thursday, October 18, 2007


This was a fun page to do!

Digital chipboard!

More paper creations
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Creating Paper

I admit it, I am a paper freak! The most challenging thing for me about digital is that I have a hard time finding paper. Now take me into a scrapbooking store and I'm like a little kid in a candy store. (Right Bek?) I have found some sites that have the grundgy paper I like. is one of those places. For regular scrapbooking paper I am a big fan of that stuff! But doing digi, that isn't offered. But don't get me wrong, there are a lot of options out there. I just have to get used to it! Ha!

For this page I used some Rhonna Farrer brushes to make my page looked distressed. I use these brushes quite a bit. I bought them from Two Peas (link is on the blog). Not sure what I'll end up doing with this "paper", but it will be fun!
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Last year's memories

These are some pages I had printed recently with Good Life Photo. I think I have the link on this blog. I am VERY impressed with the quality of the photos and with the customer service. It's $3.30 per 12x12 page, but it's totally worth it! It's like one big photo. I wish I could let all of you feel and see!

Color on a black & white photo was one of the main reasons I bought I have lots of other reasons. *smile*

These heart brushes are fun to play with!

Words can do so much to a page. I flipped some of these around. Quent likes to look at this page and say, "Turn, turn, turn, NRUT, turn, turn..." Ha!
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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Having fun!

Here are some more digital scrapbooking pages I have created.

I couldn't find the swirl brushes I wanted, so I created my own. I was surprised they turned out! Ha!

I scraplifted this page idea from a magazine I have. I cannot remember which one it was though. Other people's ideas always help spur on ideas for me. I liked this page so much that I decide to imitate it as much as possible. Yes...this is legal. Ha!

I love the glitter snowflake "sticker".

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