I've been waiting for the right layout to use this cool stamp set, called Ink Blot, for the random stamping on the background on the base pages. I like the bright colours from the Some Kinda Wonderful paper and wanted to play them up. I also echoed the same colours in the title using a large Alphabet stamp, Rustic Alphabet, and cut them out and popped them up. To finish off, I added some black shimmer trim.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Hi all, I've actually finished the workshops for the retreat, before the retreat. I think this might be a record. Now hopefully I can prep them in time too.
These cards use the Sugar Rush paper. I designed these so that they can be changed around if wanted, the You're Sweet card could be a Thank You or a Birthday card. By changing the sentiment on the front of the ice cream card, it could also change to something else. Versatility!
|Father's Day Card and Mother's Day Card|
The Father's Day card features the new paper pack from the Season Expression 2 catalogue called Jack (I may rave about it all weekend as I positively looove the red and black plaid). This card can also be changed to something other than Father's Day by stamping a different sentiment on the bottom. The Tea-rrific card is another versatile card as it can change depending upon the inside sentiment, but there is a matching teacup that says Happy Mother's Day that I stamped inside. This card is also using the gorgeous Live Beautifully paper that will be featured for National Scrapbooking Month in May.
Another new paper pack, No Worries is a beautiful beachy/nautical paper. I created this cute 2 page layout that is great for a lake, beach or somewhere with a tropical beverage.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
This layout has a preview of the May stamp of the Month, called Live, Laugh, Love (S1705). I've always loved this saying and the letters with the flowers inside are just beautiful. I decided not to colour the flowers in on this layout as I liked the look of the green myself, but I encourage my students to do so if they would like to. This layout uses the Hello Lovely paper along with Sorbet and Sea Glass cardstock. I like that while there is minimal patterned paper, it is still very impactful and has lots of room for pictures. To complete the layout, I added some gems in the Sea Glass and Sorbet colours, then some washi tape and the blush shimmer ribbon. This layout is great for family, heritage, spring, or any occasion where there is lots of love and laughter.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
I hope this layout makes everyone want to cozy up to a fire and roast some marshmallows. This is a cardstock only layout using the Camping Critters Cricut cartridge. It has such cute animal characters and sayings. I also added some wood grain embossing to some of the pieces, such as the large picture pennant. I created the background on the left page by stamping in White Daisy ink and then using white heat embossing powder.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
In honour of our Country's 150th birthday this year, I came up with this Canada Day layout. I created my own stamp word puzzle for the red strip on the right with some phrases and pictures from a couple Canada stamp sets I have. I fit the stamps together into a square and then stamped in a brick pattern. To add some pattern, I used the Magical paper pack from last year's Seasonal Expressions catalogue. For the mountie, I stamped a mask of the mountie and then stamped a quote for the background on white cardstock for the bottom of the left page, I then separately stamped the mountie on white using red ink and cut the image out. I adhered only the part of the mountie that went onto the cardstock so that I can slide my picture in later. I curved the O Canada stamp set to fit on the ribbon cut out from the Cricut. I stamped a flag and some fireworks on the base page and made the fireworks glitter with the gold shimmer brush. I completed the layout with some red and white gems and ribbon.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
With spring break happening this week, Easter is right around the corner. This super cute bunny stamp set was the February stamp of the month. I paired it with the Dreamin' Big floral paper. For the title, I stamped it multiple times in Whisper gray and once in Poppy red to make it pop. I coloured in the flowers on the top border stamp to add some colour. I added accents to the patterned paper on the right side and then completed that side with the cute "There's nobunny like you" stamp.
I have made this layout with an optional advanced technique which I detail in the steps below by stamping on Washi tape and then cutting out and placing on top of the original stamps.
First, select washi tape that is wide enough for the portion of the stamp that will be cut out.
|Place the washi tape on wax paper and stamp the portion on the stamp onto it using archival black or Staz-on ink.|
|Adhere the cut out piece directly on top of the fully stamped image. I'm loving the pattern and dimension these cute shirts lend my little rabbit family.|
This is the layout prior to adding the washi tape shirts. This is the easier layout and just as cute as it only requires stamping and a bit of colouring on the top border of the flowers. I should mention I forgot to add the buttons prior to taking the picture so please be aware that the buttons are still part of the layout. As an alternative, you can also stamp Happy Spring instead of Happy Easter or another saying.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
I think that everyone has some Stampede pictures stashed somewhere in their piles of photo's. What better way to showcase them than on this super cute western layout. This used a combination of some paper packs and cardstock without overpowering the layout. I also always enjoy using Kraft paper for the base pages, it give a rustic feel to the layout. I used the Old West Cricut cartridge for the title Saddle Up and the pocket handkerchief. The stitched detailing on the pocket was done by using a white gel pen and a couple of silver brads and a folded over piece of washi tape. The handkerchief is tucked inside the pocket to be used as hidden journaling and just slides out to reveal the tale. To complete the layout, I stamped a lace image, added a washi tape pennant and a wooden star in the bottom right, I then used a blue pen and drew on stitches around the patterned paper and the handkerchief to tie everything together.
|The handkerchief journaling piece outside of the pocket.|