Friday, April 27, 2007
The colors are brocade blue, real red and summer sun. I stamped the crab in basic black and colored him in with watercolor pencils. I find watercolor pencils hard to do the sky/background with so quite often I use a light blue chalk and a sponge dauber in a circular motion.
This time I played around with the pencils and blender pen and am pretty happy with how it turned out. The trick is with the blender pen: if you use a circular motion to blend the colors of the background you remove the lines easier and it looks softer. For the sand I used 2 different browns and a yellow to get the variations in color. Snappy Birthday was stamped in Brocade blue and punched with the key tag punch and then I used a horizontal slot punch to make the holes for the ribbon. Now I just need to find someone having a birthday to give it to :)
Projects for stamp camp are coming along quite well (they should be since it is tomorrow, right?). I am just finishing up the last couple of things and then I have to pack. Hopefully I don't forget anything. LOL!!
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
First some details on the layout. The doodles are done with a Doodle Genie and a white gel pen and the I added some "bling". I cut the flowers out of patterned paper with the Cricut and added some Queen & Co brads. "In Madison's Shoes" is done with rub-ons (I know I am a stamper but I like rub-ons in my scrapbooking).
For the first card I did everything basically the same as the scrapbook pages and used the same techniques. I kept the white card base and matted the Bella in turquoise.
For the second card I kept the layout the same again but I used Doodle This and White craft ink for the doodles and I stamped the flower in black, colored it in with markers and added stickles to the dots on the flowers and the doodles. The HB is stamped in Apricot Appeal and punched with the 1/2 inch punch.
I really had fun playing with these and having the layout already figured out made it go much faster. I also want to so this layout with different patterned papers. It would be a good way to use some scraps and play with different patterns on the same card.
I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weekend. We spent a lot of it outside and it is supposed to be 26 here tomorrow so I'm sure we'll be out again tomorrow. Gotta dig out the sunscreen and more Spring/Summer clothes :)
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
I have been working on my cards for Thursday night and Eleanor's swap that I have to take to her tomorrow night so I can't show you any of those yet (don't you hate it when I do that?).
Instead of a card today I am going to show you my favorite layout from the weekend. There is no stamping on it but I just love it and have to share! For the circle I cut it out of scrap cardstock and then stuck my pictures on it and trimmed the excess off. Around the outside of the circle I wrote the song "Ring Around the Rosies". The rub-ons are "Fancy Pants" rub-ons that Amy gave me (cause she loves me), I really think I need another pack of these (hint, hint Nicole). I love them!
Edited: I changed the pictures so they are seperate to make it easier to see. Hopefully that is better. Please let me know if you have any problems viewing the pictures.
Friday, April 13, 2007
One of my new stamper friends (she has only been stamping since the middle of Febuary) sent me an e-mail with pictures of her daughter's room that she had stamped. I e-mailed her back right away to get permission to share the pics here because it is awesome!
Check it out!
Remember you can click on the picture to get a better view :)
I am really thinking I need to do Emma's room over now.
Mom and Amy are on their way here (hopefully they left already) to come for a weekend of scrapbooking. I am so excited to get to spend the weekend with them doing what we all love to do.
Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
We had a great weekend visiting our families on the weekend and I have to share a couple of pictures from the weekend. I am making them a little smaller so they won't take up too much room but you should be able to click on them to make them bigger.
Easter Morning looked more like Christmas with all of the snow that came down over night. Ian was happy as he brought his shovel with him.
Blowing Bubbles in the garage. Marty, Joe and Ian were soaked after blowing these huge bubbles but they had a blast. Thank godness for Grampie's garage.
Emma & Kaylee playing "Ring around the Rosies" with whoever would hold their hands. Here it is Grammie, Amy and Amanda.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
I am disappointed because we were supposed to do this Easter card. I had 20 pieces cut out so it looks like I am going to have lots of Easter cards to give out this weekend! LOL!!
Just kidding. I am going to try to re-do it next week to do a "Spring-y" card. I just have to decide what stamp set to use. Any requests/suggestions?
I scrapbooked again today (didn't get to last night) while Emma was sleeping I did another 2 page layout. I will try to get a good pic sometime to share with you (there is no stmaping on it though).
We are leaving in the morning to spend Easter at my parent's house. YAY!!! I still haven't packed yet so I probably won't have a chance to post again before I go. Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
I stamped the polka dots in white on the Regal Rose card base and found it was still a little "blah" so I added the flowers in Regal Rose. I faux stitched around the patterned piece.The other colors are Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White. The eyelets are from the Rich Regals pack.
Today is color challenge day at SCS and there are 2 options (they are celebrating 2 years of color challenges) so if you are looking for some inspiration go check it out HERE. I plan on doing at least 1 of them and hopefully both:)
Monday, April 02, 2007
You'll have to check back tomorrow to see what the card I made on Friday looks like.