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  I originally made this card for a swap that I participated in way back in December, so I thought I'd let my club ladies make it as well.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,