Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I love your smile (layout for Ella Publishing contest)

The rules were simple.  Make a layout using the title "I love your smile."  I thought this photo strip was perfect since it shows me with my friends and all sorts of smiles!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Stacy Julian's new blog

Stacy has made a big difference in my scrapbooking.  SHe has a new venture.  heres her blog:  Check it out!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

10/1 Sketchy Thursday using my blog candy

I was lucky enough to win some yummy blog candy from Sketchy Thursday: the Cosmo Cricket paper crafting kits Mr. Campy and Jolly By Golly. In honor of winning that prize (which I received yesterday), I made one LO using each of the sets and this week's sketch.

Jolly by Golly is a super fun set. The border is from their border paper and the title from their elements sheet. The snowflake paper is called Silly Chilly. Even the names make me smile! I made the background paper by spraying Pink Angel glimmer mist over some Basic Grey holiday chipboard shapes. The chipboard turned out so glimmery cute that I decided to include these in the design too. Anyone know how to prevent the paper from bowing and not laying straight after the glimmer mist dries? My page isn't quite flat anymore. :) But the pictures still shine...even my youngest son who apparently hadn't caught the idea that snow is supposed to be fun.

This page was also inspired by the sketch, even though it has a very different look. I had this one photo that was printed by accident, and I saw these Mr. Campy borders and elements and knew I had a perfect match! The background paper totally goes along with the theme (take a hike), even though it has nothing to do with the pic. Practically no one here in Santa Fe has grass, so these three pieces of equipment were useless to us. We were glad to kick them to the curb! The only elements on this page not from the kit are the Bazzill scallop paper and the brad/eyelets. Great kit!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Two cards, same sketch

I didn't use someone else's sketch. I made the Trick or Treat card and then used the same sketch for the card I made with my new {stamps} of life stamps and paper.

The Trick or Treat stamp is Pink Paislee and embossed using CTMH black powder.

These stamps are all from the stamps of life September set. The pink circle flowers are done using watermark ink. The one is embossed as well as the sentiment being embossed. Can you tell I love that dotted circle stamp??