Friday, April 4, 2014

March Scrapbook Club Layout

One more post!  This is the scrapbook layout that my club ladies made this month.
I totally CASEd this one as well.  This layout was designed by Shannon Briglia.  I'm so glad there are such creative demonstrators out there who share their work!  The page bases are Crumb Cake, layered with strips of Sweet Sorbet SAB designer series paper.  Then the flowers are made using the Floral Frames framelits dies, the Pansy punch and the Petite Petals punch with various pieces of Sweet Sorbet dsp and coordinating cardstock.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

March Stamp Club Cards

I may as well keep posting and get everything up!  Here are the cards that my club ladies made this month.  You may be impressed to note that I actually came up with a couple of them myself! :)
This one is my own design.  I originally made this card for a swap that I participated in way back in December, so I thought I'd let my club ladies make it as well.  I started with a base of Coastal Cabana, then a layer of Brushed Silver.  I stamped the image from Happy Watercolor in black StazOn on some Whisper White cardstock, then stamped the abstract image from the same stamp set in Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding over the image.  The greeting is stamped in Silver Encore ink.  I added a strip of silver vellum to the left-hand side, then wrapped some Coastal Cabana ruffled ribbon around it to finish the card.

This is another card I made for a swap that I participated in.  This one has Whisper White as a base, layered with Coastal Cabana.  The Crisp Cantaloupe piece is embossed with the Decorative Dots SAB embossing folder.  There is a strip of Sweet Sorbet designer series paper as well.  The image is from See Ya Later, stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe.  The butterflies are from Papillon Potpourri, stamped in Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I tied some white baker's twine around the card and added an In Color Boutique Details embellishment on top.
This is a card I CASEd from Brenda Rivera.  The base is Whisper White, layered with Pool Party.  I put a piece of Fresh Prints designer paper on that, then layered some Crumb Cake cardstock cut with the Hexagon Hive Thinlits die.  Finally, I added some flowers from Petite Petals stamped in Pool Party and punched with the coordinating Petite Petals punch.


February Stamp Club Cards

I apologize for not posting for so long!  This working full-time thing is really putting a crimp in my stamping and blogging time!  Luckily, we're on Spring Break this week, so I can get a bit caught up.  Here's a look at the cards that my club ladies made last month.  I used a lot of Sale-A-Bration products because I wanted to showcase them last month.
This first card is one that I CASEd from my upline, Winona Semler.  The card base is Smoky Slate, layered with Basic Gray that has been scored every inch horizontally with the Simply Scored tool.  The circle flowers are stamped in Blushing Bride from the Petal Parade stamp set, then punched with the 1-3/8" circle punch.  I wrapped some Blushing Bride chevron ribbon around from the back of the Basic Gray layer, and then added the circles on top with dimensionals.  Some white bakers twine tied around the ribbon at the top of the flowers and some small pearl jewels finish off the card.
I love this double ombre technique card that I CASEd from Rachel Tessman.  (Yes, I did a lot of CASEing this month!  I've been busy working and haven't had time to come up with my own designs!)  This card has Very Vanilla as a base with layers of Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo with matching butterflies.
This final card is one that I CASEd from Lisa Johnson.  The card base is Raspberry Ripple with a layer of Bermuda Bay that is embossed with the Decorative Dots SAB embossing folder.  The designer paper is from Birthday Basics, and the image from the See Ya Later set is stamped in Raspberry Ripple and Bermuda Bay.  There is some linen thread wrapped around the designer paper as well.

Thanks for reading!


Sunday, February 9, 2014

February Club Layout

This month, my club ladies will be making this birthday layout using the Mosaic bundle.  I CASEd the top left-hand portion of the layout from this one by Catherine Harwood, and then kind of made up the rest of it myself.
I chose my colours from the Quatrefancy Specialty paper.  The background is Daffodil Delight.  I layered Whisper White and Island Indigo as well.  The photo mats are Strawberry Slush.  I added some Raspberry Ripple ribbon across the paper at the bottom (I would have used Primrose Petals if I'd had enough, but the Raspberry still blends!).  I made a couple of flag pieces for the top left-hand corner and embossed them in the Mosaic embossing folder.  The stamped pieces on the left page are from Mosaic Madness, punched with the Mosaic punch.  For the title, I stamped the letters in Island Indigo, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight before punching them out with the Mosaic punch and adhering them with dimensionals (the letter set I used is now retired, unfortunately, but I needed a small letter set that would fit in the mosaic-punched pieces!).  To finish it off, I tied some Island Indigo baker's twine through a silver button and adhered it on the flag pieces.

Blessings to you,

Monday, January 27, 2014

January Stamp Club Cards

I finally have a few moments to get a blog post in!  Here are the cards that my club ladies made this month.
For this first card, I used the Watercolor Wonder designer series paper that's in the Celebrate the Everyday catalogue.  The banners are from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration set, Banner Blast, which has a coordinating punch!  I used Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate and Crushed Curry for the colours. 
This next card uses the Painters Tape technique, which I now love!  I CASEd this card from one shown to me by my upline, Winona Semler, which I know that she CASEd from someone else but I don't know who!  I stamped the image from Serene Silhouettes in black StazOn.  Then I put a strip of painters tape into my Crisp Canteloupe ink pad and pressed it down.  After that, I pressed the tape onto the stamped cardstock, pressed it all down, then peeled it off.  The ink stays on the cardstock in a streak!  LOVE IT!  I did the same thing with Soft Sky and Smoky Slate ink.  To finish the card, I stamped some texturing with the Gorgeous Grunge set in Smoky Slate and added some Calypso Coral baker's twine (which goes amazingly well with Canteloupe) before layering the stamped piece onto Soft Sky and Smoky Slate cardstock.
The final card is a Valentine card using the Flowerfull Heart stamp.  I stamped it in Real Red and cut it out with my heart framelits.  I spritzed a paper doily with Coastal Cabana ink (fill a spritzer 3/4 full with rubbing alcohol and add a few drops of re-inker).  It curled nicely with the moisture, and I crinkled it even more to give it some texture.  I layered those onto some Coastal Cabana cardstock with some Fresh Prints designer series paper.  Some Real Red Stitched Grosgrain ribbon finished off the card, which is on a Whisper White base.

Blessings to you,

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Janaury Club Layout - Friendship

I've been subbing full-time for the past two weeks, and I'll be subbing again this whole week, so I haven't had any time to post anything! And at the beginning of February, I'll be going back to work full-time teaching grade 2 for the rest of the year for a lady who's going on maternity leave, so I'm afraid my posts may be few and far between until the summer!  I managed to take a photo of the scrapbook layout that my club ladies will be making tomorrow, so I figured I'd better post it!
I CASEd this layout by Christine Gaydos, but I changed out the designer paper and the colours.  I used the Kaleidoscope designer series paper that's in our Celebrate the Everyday catalogue and paired it with the coordinating Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Basic Gray.  It's actually a pretty simple layout.  There are 40 hexagon-punched pieces arranged mosaically.  The "Friendship?" sentiment is from the From My Heart stamp set, and the "Sweet, Sweet Moments" stamp is from Happy Day.  I added a silver button to the greeting, tied with some white baker's twine.  Enjoy!

Blessings to you,

Monday, November 18, 2013

November/December Scrapbook Club Layout

I love the traditional green and red in the Season of Style designer series paper, so my club ladies will be making a scrapbook layout using that this month.
I wanted to show lots of ways to use different ornaments with this layout! The"tree" is made from the Christmas Collectibles stamp set and coordinating Ornament punch, along with ornaments punched from Old Olive cardstock and Season of Style designer series paper.  The top ornament in the "tree" is tied with some linen thread and has a rhinestone jewel in the center.

For the title piece, I stamped "Christmas" in Cherry Cobbler ink on Crumb Cake cardstock using the Notable Alphabet stamp set.  The ornaments there are from Christmas Keepsakes, stamped in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive, and punched out with the matching framelits dies.  There are rhinestone jewels in those ones as well.

The ornaments on the right-hand page are circles of designer series paper punched with the 2 1/2" Circle punch.  I added an Old Olive Bow Clip to the top of each one to look like an ornament hanger.

Blessings to you,

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Stamp Club Cards

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  I'm always so excited to start making Christmas stuff!  Here are the cards we'll be making this month.
Our first card will be a made using the Starburst Technique that's been showing up on blogs all over the place!  I used the Winter Frost designer series paper, along with silver 1/8" ribbon and a Frosted Finishes embellishment.  The snowflakes are from Festive Flurry and are stamped in Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Island Indigo and punched out with the matching framelits.

We will also be making a matching envelope for this card using the new Envelope Board Punch.
Our next card is made using the Circle Framelits Card die.  This one uses the Season of Style designer series paper and coordinating products.  I added a strip of Champagne Glimmer paper to put some sparkle in it.  The greeting, from Christmas Messages, is stamped in Gold ink.  I tied some Cherry Cobbler baker's twine around the edge and added a glass button.
I made the cardstock 8 1/4" long and extended it through the Big Shot over top of one end of the framelit to make a longer card with sections that fold over.  I added some strips of Whisper White and Season of Style designer series paper to the sections of the card.
Our final card uses washi tape as an accent piece.  I CASEd this card by Maria Estella Cuevas.  The ornament is stamped from Christmas Collectibles in Old Olive and punched with the matching Ornament punch.  The greeting is from Sassy Salutations, stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

Blessings to you,

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October Club Cards

Here are the Fall-themed cards my club ladies will be making this month.
This first card uses the quilting technique.  I glued nine 1-1/4" squares of Sweater Weather designer series paper to the Chocolate Chip background piece before running hte whole thing through the Big Shot with the Argyle embossing folder (I accidentally ran mine through upside down so the impression is reversed!  My club ladies won't be doing that!)  I then wrapped some Burlap ribbon around it, tied some linen thread around that and added a Naturals button.  Finally, it's adhered to the Soft Sky card base and stamped with a greeting from Sassy Salutations.  I had originally made the card Crushed Curry, but I think I like the Soft Sky better.  I'll let my club ladies choose which colour they want to use!
For the second card, I used the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created kit.  I received it for free from Stampin' Up!, but it wasn't something I would use for decorating for Thanksgiving.  So I wanted to see how I could use the pieces from the kit to make cards.  There are actually a lot of great supplies in the kit, and it would be great for scrapbooking or making a whole bunch of cards!  I started with a Chocolate Chip card base, and I cut the name banner pieces to 4 x 5-1/4" and layered them on the card.  I cut the birch bark centre piece wraps into smaller strips and ripped the edges.  I wrapped the linen thread around that and glued it to the card.  Then I added the die cut leaves to that piece.  To finish it off, I stamped a greeting from Banner Greetings in Chocolate Chip ink and adhered that to the bottom with dimensionals.
For the final card, I wanted to make a Halloween card.  I found this cute card by Jackie Topa, and I used that for inspiration.  In Canada, we're not really big on sending Halloween cards, so I'm always surprised by how much Halloween stuff there is in the Holiday catalogue!  It must be a big thing in the States!  My club ladies can turn it into a birthday or thank you card by changing the greeting and leaving the jack-o-lantern as a plain pumpkin.  Anyway, I thought this owl punch art was super-cute.  I've seen it on a number of blogs, so I'm not sure who originally came up with the idea.  I started with a Garden Green card base and added some strips of paper from the Thankful Tablescapes Simply Created Kit on an Early Espresso background.  I wrapped some Early Espresso stitched grosgrain around that and glued it down.  The tag is punched from the Chalk Talk framelits dies out of Whisper White, and I used a Basic Black marker to draw some dotted lines around the outside before hooking it through the ribbon. 

The owl piece is made with the owl punch and the 1" circle punch for the pumpkin.  For the pumpkin "hat", I used the Boho Blossoms punch and the little heart from the owl punch.

Thanks for reading,

Saturday, October 5, 2013

October Scrapbook Layout

This is the layout my Club ladies will be making this month. 
 I used the Sweater Weather designer series paper and used the colours from that to coordinate the leaves (Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango).  The background is Chocolate Chip, and the photo mats are Very Vanilla.  The leaves are cut using the Autumn Accents Bigz die, then I embossed them with the Woodgrain embossing folder to give them some texture.

For the frame on the first page, I cut a one-inch border from the center of a 5 x 7 piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock using my paper trimmer.  I then cut the corners diagonally to have four separate pieces.  I stamped the pieces with Woodgrain around the outside and sponged some Chocolate Chip ink around it as well before glueing the pieces back onto a 5 x 7 sheet of Very Vanilla cardstock.

Blessings to you,