Thursday, August 16, 2018

Scrapbooking Global August 2018 Blog Hop

I am so excited to be a part of the Scrapbooking Global blog hop for the second month in a row.   I love being a part of this amazing community.   One of my goals is to make scrapbooking a priority this year.    One of the best things about the Scrapbooking Global - Stampin Up! Facebook group is that anyone can join.    The only thing is that they ask that you only use Stampin' Up! products.      We know we have amazing products but sometimes we focus on the card making and forget that we can make some pretty amazing pages with our collections. 

This month the theme of the hope is Memories and More.   On pages 194-196 of the catalog is our Memories & More collection.   Now I don't own the the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack, but I decided to use it as inspiration and make my own memory cards.    I made a 3x4 and 4x6 memory card with the Best Route designer series paper and En Route stamp set.   I added additional elements with strips of card stock, embossed stamp images punched out and some retired candy dots and the page came together.  

Here is my niece who was so excited to be joining her big cousins on a bike ride.   She just learned to ride without training wheels.    I love the En Route suite, it is perfect for scrapbooking memories.

If you are hopping along, you should be coming from Cheryl Taylor (UK)  blog.    The next stop in the hop is Lisa Henderson .   Thank you for stopping by.

Here is the list for the blog hop.   

Monday, August 6, 2018

Eat Sail Sleep

I have some pretty amazing nieces.    Here is my older niece taking a spin on driving a boat.    She took the wheel on the open water last summer.    I thought The Project Bin's Anchor's Away stamp set was perfect for the page.       The designer series paper used on the page was Ahoy There Carta Bella and Pawsitively Prints.     Enamel dots complete the card. 

Chocolate Understands Me

So how great is this page of my nephew.    He loves his chocolate.    The Project Bin has the perfect sentiment in it's Fun is Good stamp set, Chocolate Understands Me.     It was so easy to capture his chocolate addiction.     He always has something chocolatey in his hands.        I was so happy that I picked up the Hershey kisses paper from Scrap Your Trip Chocolate World - World of Chocolate and Chocolate Lovers paper.   I fussy cut the Hershey Chocolate bars from the papers as well.    As for the cone that was all free hand cutting.    The cone was easy but the scoop of ice cream took a little bit of work.      The strip of Tasty Treats Specialty designer series paper was the perfect touch to the project.

Love Never Gives Up

So I have to admit when I got the Watercolor stamp set. I was drawn to the Love never gives up sentiment.   It made me think of me and my guy.        I love layering all the different elements on the page.     On my page the layers included lace doilies, strips of Crisp Cantaloupe, Pink Pirouette and Pop of Pink specialty designer series paper and Delightful Daisy designer series paper.     I also diecut Botanical Tags and added them along with buttons and white twine and sequins.     The love was diecut from the Expression thinlits. 

Mind over Matter

One of the things I loved most about my guy was his dedication to going to the gym.    He was there every day.   I wanted to remember that about him.  It does help that I had a few gym selfies from him.   

I found great fitness stamps from The Paper Studio.    They were from their Agenda 52 line,   Fitness Planner stamp set and Fitness Foiled sticker pack.       I used the Urban Underground designer series paper and Pool Party and Lemon Line Twist.      I also pulled out the En Route stamp set for the strip of bicycles.

On Her Way

My niece was so excited.   She learned how to ride her bike without training wheels.    I love scrapbooking.   It allowed me documented her accomplishment on a scrapbook page.   Here is her first ride without training wheels.  It was a perfect opportunity for me to use my En Route stamp set.   I wanted to match the page to her outfit.    Not an easy task.   We don't have an ink that matches so I went into my craft stash for colors, Fun Stampers Journey Watermelon Fusion and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry.   I added some Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Spring Collection Pack and Lemon Lime Twist ink.      She was the inspiration for the color combination, but I love the end result.      I used the Stamparatus to line up the bicycle from the En Route stamp set.     The bicycle comes from the retired Cycle Celebration stamp set.     Enamel dots and baker's twine are the finishing touches. 

Catch of the Day

Here is my nephew's big catch featured on the Echo Park Walking on Sunshine scrapbook kit.     I love working with kits.   So much of the work is done with the beautiful coordinating papers and stickers.    Some  Paper Studio stickers and Bella Blvd Wonky Alpha Puffy Stickers.    The frame came from the On Film framelits.    The finishing touches were enamel dots and strips of Bermuda Bay card stock. 


The minute I saw the simple but wow sketch from Sugar Pea Designs, I knew I wanted to make a card with it.     So simple but effective.   It doesn't hurt that I was able to use my triangle punch and a Stampabilites stamp that I have had for a while but I have not inked up.

The designer series paper comes from the Pop of Pink.    Enamel dots complete the card. 

Birthday Cheers

I love the three strips in the Global Design Project challenge.  I was trying to figure out what I was going to make with the challenge.   I went through my stamp collection and found the wine glasses from the Half Full stamp set that worked perfectly for the challenge.    I ended up tweaking the sketch and making it my own.    

The best part of making this card was that I was able to use the notches on the Stamparatus.    You can actually move the boards over one notch at a time.   This was just perfect to line up the wine glasses without reattaching the wine glass every time to the board.     I to say this was one of the things that sold me with our stamp board.   I have used the other boards on the market and none of them can do this.   It is a must have.     The wine glasses were colored in with a Chameleon markers.

The sentiment comes from the Perennial Birthday.      The finishing touches was a Pop of Pink specialty designer series paper, baker's twine and faceted dots.


There are stamp sets that just catch your eye then you come home and you think what am I going to do with it.    That is what happened with Dylusions Ranger Clearly the Right Words stamp set.    After a while and a little playing, I came up with a card that made me smile.

First I used my distress oxide inks, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar with a heart stencil I had from many many years ago made by Creative Memories.     Then came the sentiment which I paper pierced with Pink Pirouette and Pretty in Pink.     I then stamped with the Tim Holtz Grunge Cirque.    The hearts are from the Love stamp set I have had for a while.   The strip of designer series paper comes from the Carried Away.   Baker's twine and enamel dtos are the finishing touches on the card. 

Love You

When I saw the inspirational projects made with the Cas(e) this sketch this week, I knew I wanted to create a card with this amazing sketch.    It has all the perfect elements to make amazing cards.   I pulled out Little Twinkle stamp and the suite to make the card.    I love our designer series papers.    I love how they all the colors and designs go so beautifully.  

So happy we have a moon and star punch.    For the finishing touch, I used the Gray Granite and Silver along with silver cord and rhinestones.    

Black & White

Black and white and floral.    I really wanted to take the challenge.   It is not what you think of when you see florals, black and white.    It is just pure elegance.    Freshly made sketches gives us the perfect sketch for the color combination.   

I pulled out the Unity Kit of the Month September 2016 and the sentiment is from the Gina & Me Selfie.   Simple card and wow results.   I made another one with a sentiment from the Everyday Occasions Card making Kit.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Make a Wish

So week after week, I keep reaching for the Broadway Birthday suite and every time I am wowed by the bold designs and the amazing colors in the Broadway Bound designer series paper.   I am inspired every time to create another birthday card.    This week was no exception.   I started with the striped paper from the paper back an then the color scheme for the card came together.   I die cut the frame from the Broadway Lights framelits.    I heat embossed the gold wish.  To make life easier, I just used my one inch circle punch for the balloon and punched it from the gold paper.    The finishing touch was the baker's twine.    

Best Wishes


So you never really know how a card is going to come out.   You start with a simple element in my case the Botanical Tags framelit.    Then when you are done wow, you are in love.     That is what happened to me.    I started with the Soft Sea Foam card stock and die cut the birds from the Botanical Tags framelits.    Then came the strips of designer series paper from Tropical Escape.    Then the border from the Botanical Bliss stamp set along with the sentiment.  The Mr. & Mrs. comes from the Reverse Confetti Bitty Banners stamp set.  Some pearls and baker's twine complete the card. 

Thanks a Latte

This week's CAS Colours & Sketches challenge was just too fun not to try.   I love the diagonal part of the sketch.   So fun.     I decided to pull out the Coffee Cafe stamp set and stamped it in the Call me Clover and used my Stampin' Blends to color in the coffee latte. 

The designer series paper comes from the Coffee Break and some coffee paper I picked up from a company called Moxie.   The linen thread and a silver button complete the card.