Thursday, May 29, 2008


I decided to scrap a little this past week. I also decided I needed to start using up some DSP that I had. I love this Outlaw paper - but it retired... last year! Doh!! So I guess there's no harm in using it. Right?
The boys love going to northern Arizona when the leaves start to change. I started with a 12" strip of Sage Shadow. I used my Lovely as a Tree set with VersaMark ink for the row of trees. Then I used my Best Friends alpha in River Rock classic ink to stamp Prescott. The leaves on the journal box and to the bottom are also from the Lovely as a Tree set, and I used the marker and spray bottle technique on them.
Here, I added small leaves from the Lovely as a Tree set on the 12x12 Creamy Caramel using my River Rock classic ink. I continued the row of VersaMark trees on my Sage Shadow cardstock strip. I added a strip of Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla (hungry for an ice cream sundae yet) for the title. The leaves on the title page are stamped on the same strip as the title. I just cut the top and bottom on the strip off to reveal the top and bottom of the leaves. I love how that turned out.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lovely When Wet

Here is a card we made at our last Hostess Club. It uses Lovely As A Tree (*please don't retire this set yet - I just got it!*), on a piece of watercolor paper, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, and Old Olive card stock. 4 vintage brads. Finished off with a Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon.

Here's how the "wet" comes into play. Color your tree using your markers right onto the rubber. I used Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip. Then take a spray bottle, and give a quick squirt of water right on the image. Then stamp onto your watercolor paper. If you want to give your tree a fuller look like the tree above, color right over your image with lighter colors. I used Creamy Caramel on the trunk and Certainly Celery on the tree.

I gave the Club the option of not coloring in the tree, and to my surprise, most of them opted not to color it in. So here is what most of their trees looked like...

I love it both ways! Give this technique a try and let me know how yours turns out!

Teacher Thanks

Here are a few cards that I made for my boys' teachers. I put a set of 10 in a cute tin for them to use next year.
I used the All In The Family set for a quick set of cards with their names on them. The letters are a retired SU! set - In The Loop.
Tart & Tangy apple on some Summer Picnic paper.
Yummy oranges on Whisper White with a slice of Summer Picnic paper.
And a few sweet cherries with a touch of glitter!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Simply Scrappin'

Do you know what this is?

It's what I have left of my Home Again Simply Scrappin' Kit after creating a 20 page 6x6 album!

I'm having a class on May 31st if you are interested in scrapbooking with me and learning how you can create a 20 page album in less than 3 hours!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Going out in style!

Stampin' Up! announced today that all 3 styles of Hodgepodge Hardware in the Spring-Summer 2008 Collection will be retiring with this catalog! Get your Pewter, Copper, and Aged Brass Hardware now!

The catalog expires August 10th - but I suspect that with the retirement list coming out in July - that the Hodgepodge Hardware will be long gone. So stock up on your favorite before it's too late!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Sticky situation!

I wasn't sure how much I would like the new Sticky Cuts letters that Stampin' Up! has - but now I know... I love 'em! They are so much fun!

Here's a little project that I started today.

First, I took a Sticky Cut letter from the big sheet of letters. I peeled the back off of the letter and stuck it to my Whisper White card stock. Then I took my Taken With Teal Classic ink and sponged all over my card stock. I left the red cover on my letter while I did this - otherwise I don't think it would have been too sticky!

Then, I peeled the red cover off of my letter. Ta da! No color where the letter was!

Then I picked up my card stock and placed it in my powder pals tray. Why?

Micro-beads is why! Boy they sure can make a mess. Even using the tray, I still managed to get them all over the table! Oops!!

But so worth the mess. I think they are so cute!

And here is what they look like on my Purely Pomegranate card stock.

I'll finish up the card tomorrow with a piece of Taken With Teal card stock and a little ribbon! I'm off to class now!