Thursday, May 31, 2012

Micro Mini - Take Note

It's the Little Things from Fancy Pants Designs is the star of this ATC sized Micro Mini/Journal. I just love this paper and it was destined to be a mini album from the second I purchased it.

From Flamingo Scraps: Fancy Pants Designs - It's the Little Things Paper Collection, Webster's Pages - Lime Bloomers, Lace, Prima flower, Prima Leaves. Other: Echo Park - Take Note Quotes

This little cutie would be perfect for cell phone images or quotes. Just love it.

Here is a short video that flips through the mini page by page.

Thanks for stopping in today,

Monday, May 28, 2012

A Happy Mistake

I got a new wedding-themed stamp set from Layers of Color, so I decided to break it in with a variety of different techniques.  I stamped the image on the left with Versamark ink and then used black embossing powder.  For the image on the right, I used black ink and clear embossing powder.    

It was fun to see the difference.  They both look fine, but I thought the one on the right was more crisp and beautiful.  I matted it, then set it aside to do some background stamping.  When I was happy with the background, I picked up the embossed image and layered it on top.

What the heck is that smudge doing there?!  Rookie stamping mistake- not checking for inky fingers.  Aargh!

 I was pretty annoyed at myself... until I realized the mistake was an opportunity.  I dug through my Flamingo Scraps goodies and found a bit of Prima sparkly black ribbon left over from the Flamingo Four challenge last June!  It was perfect!  I added a piece of Fancy Pants filter paper as the final touch.  Beautiful!   

From Flamingo Scraps: Prima glitter black ribbon, Fancy Pants filter paper
Other: Bazzill cardstock, Layers of Color stamps, Clearsnap black ink, Stampendous embossing powder

Definitely a happy mistake!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sunday Picnic Card

Oh I'm sooo in love with the new Webster's Pages collections Sunday Picnic and Perfect Motifs.  The papers feel like linen and the soft muted colors are fun and playful. I love the balloons, kites, and summer bright flowers. 

I am totally on a card making kick right now and decided to use the Rainbow Sky page from the Sunday picnic as my background for the card. 

From Flamingo Scraps: Webster's Pages: Sunday Picnic, Perfect Motifs, Ranger: Glossy Accents, Laces, Prima: Eline - Daisies and HydrangeasOther:  Copic Sketch Markers: 0, E00, E11, E25, E31, E35, E37, E47, E50, R02, BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV04, C1, C5, C9, The Greeting Farm: Ms Anya Dressy Stamp, Studio G: "Just For You" Stamp, Webster's Pages online: Digi stamps: Lady & Gents Brushes and Journal Cards.

The girl is a Copic colored Greeting Farm stamp from Ms. Anna Dressy. I decided to frame her with one of the digi brushes from Webster's pages. The balloons are at various heights with pop dots to give them depth, a touch of glossy accents were added to them to give them shine.  I cut the bicycle, balloons and "play" from the motifs stack, added a few Prima flowers and rhinestone centers, then trimmed out the base with some lace from Flamingo.
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Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mother's Day Card

In honor of Pink Paislee week I thought I would create a mother's day card. For this card I used the Pink Paislee Sweetness & Parisian Anthology Lines. Both were pieces of scraps, which I love to use on cards. The background paper is the "Love Notes" paper from the Sweetness Collection, I cut the envelope from Parisian Anthology scraps, and the corrugated chipboard accents (Heart, flags, and butterfly) are Parisian Anthology as well.

I spread some Texture Crackle Paste from DecoArt over the background layers to bring forward "love notes" layer. After the crackle paste dried, I covered the entire card backing with Picket Fence Stain from Tim Holtz. This really softened up the bright colors of the paper, and gave me a chance to bring elements into the forground.

I wanted my card to open differently. I've been working on invitations for my daughter's graduation, and I noticed a card backing called a "Z- FOLD” they basically fold in the Z fashion and then either display flat or in the z shape. Well I decided to modify this a bit using a square card. This way my Mom can display the card on her dresser open so that the front of the card and the sentiment are both displayed at the same time.

Here is a view of the card opened as you can see here the inside displays with the outside of the card. Love this effect!

Don't forget about the Pink Paislee sale that is going on now through Sat., May 12! And, yes, that includes the new Declaration mini release! Winter CHA 2012 releases Spring Jubilee, She Art by Christy Tomlinson, and Sugar Chic, No Limits, and Destinations by Heidi Swapp are marked down. Additionally, Pink Paislee Mistables, Parisian Anthology Chipboard Dimensions and Bling will be deeply discounted.

Thanks for stopping in today, and Happy Mother's Day to all!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Pink Paislee Week - Sale


Fireworks, baseball games, family BBQ’s, summer picnics, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, & just about any other American past time you enjoy can be showcased beautifully with our new DECLARATION mini collection! Red, vintage white, dark blue, and summer sky blue are combined in delightful patterns with a view to versatility. The collection features six, doublesided, heavyweight sheets of 12x12 patterned paper and fun cardstock stickers with banners, borders, journaling spots, tickets and more!!! This brand new collection is marked 10% off MSRP for National Scrapbook Day!

In honor of National Scrapbook week Flamingo Scraps has decided to celebrate all month with sales and specials.

Today through Sat., May 12, all Pink Paislee products will be on sale! And, yes, that includes the new Declaration mini release! Winter CHA 2012 releases Spring Jubilee, She Art by Christy Tomlinson, and Sugar Chic, No Limits, and Destinations by Heidi Swapp are marked down. Additionally, Pink Paislee Mistables, Parisian Anthology Chipboard Dimensions and Bling will be deeply discounted.

We have put together Pink Paislee Grab Bags with patterned paper and embellies from past collections!

Better Stop in while supplies are available, cause these awesome goodies won't last long.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

12 years ago...

Twelve years ago we were scrapbooking with stickers, using dictionary definitions on EVERYTHING, most layouts were "blocked", No one had ever heard of layering, flowers, or even Prima! GASP! How on Earth did we survive? 

My daughter graduates this month from high school, and I've been walking down memory lane, and thought I would take you guys on the journey with me this week.

This is a layout I did of my daughter with her kindergarten graduation photos. Her Kindergarten teacher was the BEST - Mrs. Murphy, and her favorite quote was from "All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" by Robert Fulghum. 

It is so much fun to look back at the older layouts. Actually sometimes I find it refreshing when I see how clean they were.  It was a simpler time for scrapbooking. 

The 3D styled elements on this page were printed on the DaisyD stickers. The wire and "ABC" on the left of the title - printed. The buttons on the photo frame - printed. When I tell you this layout was flat - it is FLAT!  The most advanced element for the time on this page were the snaps on the definition page. I didn't know it then, but this page was actually hybrid.  The title, teacher's name, and definition were all printed on my computer. The Jolee's stickers were all the rage and the trendy thing to add to every layout.

This week I created this layout of my daugther in her senior cap & gown photos. And let me tell you some tears were shed over this one. 

From Flamingo Scraps: Prima: Printery paper, Valentine Vine - White, Printery Chipboard, Printery Canvas Resists, Resin - bridge, Wooden Clock, Wooden Banner, Say It in Lace & Pearls Boarder; Maya Road: Wooden Ruler, Melissa Frances Resin Frame; Crocheted Lace, Eyelet Lace, Tattered Angeles - Glimmer Mist - Jack Frost.  Other: Twine, Doily Dies from MFT, Golden Texture Paste.

It was fun to compare the two layouts side by side and see how much my style had changed.  I still prefer 1 photo to a layout, however, notice how this layout has more texture, and dimension.  Gone are the days of the DaisyD stickers, and yes, Prima is front and center of the current "Must Haves" list.  

I heard someone say the other day that they wanted to redo some of their older layouts.  I say "no way". When a layout is created, it is not just a reflection of the memory that you are sharing, but also of the creator (at the time) and the styles of the day.  You are creating the looks that our children will embrace as "vintage".  Only look back to remember the journey - never to recreate.

 I wonder what names and styles will be around when she graduates from college?

Thanks for joining me today,

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