Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Day at Sea... or Creek

I finally got a chance to do my own scrapbooking this past weekend! Even if it was just one page layout, it felt great! Here we have a kayaking scrapbook layout from a sunny summer afternoon earlier this year. It was so much fun!

My husband Chris is def the type to go his own way, whereas I'm more of a rules follower... so I was a little shocked to turn around and find him following his own shortcut through the reeds. I assumed we'd get stuck or capsize, but I guess we were ok!

The best part was the other couple that passed by us, heading back to the paddle center asking us how far we had come out because they had been lost for a few hours and looks so tired! Chris and I had a chuckle about that after they passed... and shortly thereafter, we decided to turn around before we became them and also got lost!

  • The main paper was the Aldrin paper from Studio Calico that was in their June kit Paper Moon, the colors just matched perfectly!
  • For the left side, I cut the American Crafts black paper to 10"x10" and the American Crafts leaf (green) paper to 9.5"x9.5" on top of the black
  • The letter stickers are Peacock Lovely Thickers from the Amy Tangerine line by American Crafts (they are molded foam rubber stickers)
  • The buttons are from the Boarding Pass collection by October Afternoon and looped a bit of twine in one of them from part of the Daily Junque collection by House of Three/PinkPaislee
  • The camera stamp and sentiment are from Studio Calico, and I cut the circles using the cutting system from Creative Memories
  • By the way, since I used 2 12x12 sheets of that main Aldrin paper, and only had 2 sheets of it, where did I get that extra bit to make that circle? I'm glad you asked! Because I did not want to waste that good paper and since most of it on the left side would be covered by the middle square, I used my trimmer to cut a large square out of the middle before mounting the black and green squares on top of it! I did the same for the black paper on the right side. No need to waste the entire 12x12 if you can help it!
  • For the right side, I misted an Inkessentials #5 size manila tag with Applejack Mister Huey's spray mist
  • The circle part of the tag, I colored in with the Zig Embossing Pen and embossed it with Leaf Zing embossing powder by American Crafts before using the same twine color to tie around the end
  • The sticker is from the Amy Tangerine by American Crafts sticker book

Friday, September 23, 2011

Faithful smasher

I finally did a "series" of Smashbook pages that I love! I am using the Green Smashbook for my bible study notes, as we're going through the book of Genesis on Wednesday nights.

Love these first 2 pages because I got to use some more stuff from the Amy Tangerine line by American Crafts:

Also, chapter 24 is really awesome to re-read once you realize the amazing correlations to the new testament and what everyone represents...

These next 2 pages use mostly stuff from the Out of Print line by BasicGrey. That's a rub-on in the lower left corner and for the piece going off the right side of the page, I actually just cut that out of one of their pieces of paper. The little arrow is from the Wander collection, also by BasicGrey.

I love that little golden nugget from Pastor Dave - Will you go on a journey with the Holy Spirit to one day meet Jesus?

Chapter 25-26 pages were completed with the use of Elm letter thickers by American Crafts, journal box sticker by Sassafras, and Studio Calico chipboard clouds that were inked with Tim Holtz wild honey distress ink. I finally got the Uniball Signo white pen in the mail, after hearing all the rave reviews people had about it and I gotta say, it is definitely something to rave about! It is such a bold white but you only have to write with it once, so you can do fairly small letters and still have them stand out.

Grace upon grace. Enough said!

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Nontraditional Wedding Card

Love, love, love this card for my BFF's wedding that I will be apart of! The Amy Tangerine line by American Crafts is my absolute favorite line of scrapbooking products! This is my first use of these products (finally). I can't wait to use more, since I basically bought everything I could find from the line and hoping to get more as I use them up and figure out what I like best :)

How awesome is that heart fabric paper!? Pretty expensive (for a piece of paper, except that it's fabric), and has a bit of a strange smell, but I just adore it and was so happy to get a chance to use it right away! It is definitely worth the cost!

  • The only non-Amy Tangerine product I used was the purple shimmer cardstock - that came in the Creative Memories Frightful Halloween Specialty Paper Pack
  • I cut the Falling For You Fabric paper (hearts) to 4.5" x 6.5" onto the 5x7 card
  • The "all you need is love" banner is from the Wishing fabric stickers
  • The letters are Lovely Mulberry and Lovely Peacock Molded Foam Rubber Letter Stickers
  • The potty people are from the Let's Go Dimensional Stickers

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Birthday Card

I have a TON of scrapping to do this weekend... this one had to be done today since it is for my sister-in-law and we are celebrating her birthday tonight, a week early since we'll be out of town next weekend for her actual birthday.

Perhaps I should've kept with the same color scheme from the original idea seen here, but I just love the cool colors that were part of the Boardwalk kit from Studio Calico!

  • Even though you probably can't tell, I first sprayed a piece of Vanilla cardstock from Creative Memories with Mister Huey's Lemonade mist
  • Used aFiskars border punch for the right border and the Creative Memories mini square maker all punched from Studio Calico paper
  • I used regular twine, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist twine, and Daily Junque by Pink Paislee House of Three twine and tied them around each square (very carefully) - my only trick here is to cut off an extra long piece to tie big loops then pull them tight to a much smaller size
  • The "Happy Birthday" letters are also from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist while the letters for her name are Teal & Cream Sticky Keys by October Afternoon stuck to circles made with the Creative Memories mini circle maker and popped up
  • The camera stamp is new from the Amy Tangerine line by American Crafts, probably my newest favorite line of scrapbooking supplies; it is embossed with Teal Metallic finish embossing powder also by American Crafts and colored the heart in with a red marker

Side note: After I brought the card out to the backyard where my husband was cleaning his four wheeler (ATV), I showed him the card and he replied "I like how you've been doing lots of emblazoning lately" HAHAHA, this was his way of saying embossing - he always mixes up the terms but the ones he comes up with are so funny :)