Friday, June 24, 2011

June Scrapbook Club Layout

I LOVE the Beyond the Garden suite in the Summer Mini catalogue, but I sure had a rough time coming up with a layout using it!  Here's what I came up with.
I stamped the title using the Jumble Alphabet stamp set (I can't believe this is retiring!), then stamped the flower image over it before layering it on some Melon Mambo cardstock.  I used my Beautiful Wings embosslits and Beautiful Butterfly die for all the butterflies.  The larger butterflies have some pearl jewels in the centers.  I added some Beyond the Garden designer series paper and Wild Wasabi layers as well. 

The bottom corner of the right-hand page is embossed with Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi embossing powders.   The larger mat on the left-hand page has some stamped images that I cut out and layered on with stampin' dimensionals.

Blessings to you,

Monday, June 13, 2011

May Scrapbook Club Layout

As usual, I haven't posted the layout my Scrapbook Club ladies made last month!  Here it is:
Some of the ladies have been wanting to do a travel-themed layout, and I asked them to wait until the Summer Mini catalogue came out because there are such great travel products in there!  We used  the Nautical Expedition designer series paper with Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstock.  The Travel Log stamp set also fit in quite nicely.  We threw in some Baker's Twine and Postage Stamp-punched pieces to add some accents.

Blessings to you,

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June Stamp Club Cards (Part 2)

Here are the other two cards we're doing at Stamp Club this month.
I don't use my wheels often, but I love the new teacher/school-themed wheels in the Summer Mini catalogue!  I used a triple cell ink cartridge with Real Red, Basic Black and Tempting Turquoise for these Builder Wheels and rolled them on some Whisper White cardstock.  What a quick and easy main image!  I used the corner rounder punch and layered the main image on some Real Red cardstock.

To finish the card, I added an owl using the owl punch, and I stamped a greeting in Basic Black.  Some Basic Black satin ribbon finishes the card.

Since we've got these amazing coloured embossing powders, I wanted to try multicoloured embossing.  It's actually easier than I thought it would be.  I stamped the image from Elements of Style in VersaMark all over the Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then I sprinkled some of each embossing powder on it (Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo).  I tapped the excess powder into a new container, so now I have a container of multi-coloured powder!  When you heat set it, the colours just pop!

I layered the stamped piece onto some Wild Wasabi and then added a sentiment from Cute by the Inch that I inked with my Stampin' Write markers to mimic the multi-coloured embossed piece.  The sentiment is punched with the Postage Stamp punch and layered onto 1 1/4" and1 3/8" squares of Wild Wasabi and Tangerine Tango respectively.  I finished by tying some knotted Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain around the whole thing before adhering it to the Tangerine Tango base.

Hopefully the ladies will love all of these (and sign up for clubs again next year!  Hint, hint!)

Blessings to you,

Friday, June 10, 2011

June Stamp Club Cards (Part 1)

It's always sad for me when another year of Stamp Club comes to an end.  The ladies in my clubs are so amazing, and we have so much fun!  To wrap things up this month, we'll be making four cards instead of my usual three.
As soon as I saw the tutorial for the Center Step card on Splitcoast, I knew I had to try it!  Here's my version.  I used a lot of retiring products on this card since it's my last chance to use them.  The stamp set is Simply Said, which was one of the first stamp sets I bought after becoming a demonstrator.  I can't believe it's retiring!  Anyway, I used Blueberry Crisp designer series paper and pulled the colours from there (Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake). 
This next card uses the Poppin' Pastels technique (an oldie, but goodie!).  I haven't done this technique for a long time, but I will be doing it more often now!  It makes for such a soft look.  I stamped the images from Fabulous Florets in VersaMark on Shimmery White cardstock, so there is a shimmer to the finished card.  I used Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink and Always Artichoke pastels and dabbed them over the stamped images with sponge daubers.  To finish the card, I spritzed it with some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz to add more shine, then tied some Baja Breeze seam binding around it. 

I'll post the other two Stamp Club cards tomorrow!

Blessings to you,