Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A simple thanks

I thought I would share a favorite set today of mine from Inspired Stamps. I love this flower because it is so simple and so much fun to color. The possibilities with it are endless. I used it here...and here...and here...and that is just the beginning with this Flowers set. I also used the cute little thanks from More Perfect Sentiments.

What is your favorite stamp set of the moment?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

and now here is a NEW page for you!

Did you feel like you had de`ja`vu` when you saw my last scrapbooking post of my girls at the park 
well it was not you it was me. I had already blogged that a few weeks ago. The funniest part is I even gave them the same title!!! Summer fun here it is the first time. So before I posted this page I looked and looked and looked and it has not been blogged before. Yay.

I again used that adorable line from Simple Stories called 100 days of Summer.

I have really been trying to amp up all the little details when I scrapbook. That is why I love the Internet I see pages I love and discover why I love them it is all of those little added details. The punch, the popped up title. The bling here and there...this page over all is pretty simple but I think it came together pretty good.

The title is one of my favorite things about this page....It is the smile that keeps me outta trouble! Ha no truer words have ever been spoken!

How cute are these twisted flowers?
Bazil makes them.

So have you ever blogged the same thing before?

Supplies -
Pattern Paper- Simple Stories line - 100 days of summer, simple pleasures, hello sunshine, expressions cardstock stickers, and fundamental cardstock stickers.
Sketch by Julie Bonner.
Cardstock - Kraft, Colonial White from CTMH

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

How about a little more Christmas?

I have been scrapbooking and making cards forever and I almost always make my Christmas cards each year. One thing I have never made is a photo card for the Christmas season. I thought that the new 1.5" inch Christmas Circles would be perfect for a photo card to send out this year! I was right. This card will be easy to duplicate and cute enough to save.  

Here is a close up of the circle and the details around it. I kept it simple. Added a faux ribbon and popped the image up.

I hope you enjoy this quick card.

What abour you - Have you started on your Christmas cards? Do you send out photo cards or do you hand make your cards?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Summer Fun

Well summer is wrapping up. It goes fast doesn't it? I thought I would share some fun pages that I did using some park photos from last summer. This page came together rather quickly as I used a pattern straight out of the Magic idea book from CTMH. If you have been to my blog before you know I adore sketches so how could I not absolutely love a whole book of them. If you don't have one of these books run to your nearest consultant and pick on up you won't regret it.
Isn't this paper fun? It screams summer doesn't it? It is from one of my new loves...Paper Posies.

Here is the left page.

Do you love to layer pattern paper? I find it a great way to mix in a lot of patterns. I have always loved patterned paper but like to find a good balance with solid card stock. I don't want to overwhelm the photo's I want to accent them.

I also did some faux stitching. I really need a sewing machine...but today I picked up the new Sew Easy Tool I will let you know if I like it soon.

...oh summer you are not my favorite season but I will miss you so...

Here is the other page. My girls in all their tye dye glory. Tons of fun to be had by all.

What is your favorite thing to do in the summer time?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Circling around Christmas

Here is a little peek of what is coming your way via Inspired Stamps.  Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? The shopping the card making the hustle and bustle. I thought I would make some fun cards that you can produce fairly quickly whether you have 5, 55, or 105 cards to make. This is also a GREAT way to use up those little bits and pieces of that pattern paper you love so much.

This stamp set 1.5 inch Circle Christmas is just so sweet and very versatile. It makes great cards. It would also be great on a scrapbook page or on the back of your envelope as a seal.

Here are some close ups of each card. I stamped each stamp in a cranberry and an olive ink and then I just cut part of one out and layered it on the other. You could also use markers but I like the added dimension fancy cutting brings to the table. 

I also added a little texture to the card base just to make it pop a little.

I also used the cardstock to make a mock ribbon. I scored it and sanded it down. If you don't have white core cardstock you can use some white ink or a white gel pen for this effect.

I threaded each button.

Over all I just wanted to keep things quick and simple.

I also distressed the pattern paper with white ink.

The card base is standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/5" the top piece of paper is 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and the bottom is 2" x 3 1/2". The mock ribbon is 1/2"

Merry Christmas Card making! If you start now you can really enjoy the season and remember the reason for the season instead of getting caught up in the hustle and bustle.

Make sure you keep your eye out this week over at the Inspired Stamps Blog for the rest of the countdown and the big release!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Saturday is for Scrapbooking.

I guess if I keep telling myself that I will get up there and enjoy my day. I probably would already be up there but I can't see my desk so before I can scrapbook I have to find it. LOL Here are a few shots from my last scrapbooking adventure a few weeks ago.
Savannah enjoying cake. It is hard to get a good shot with cake since the candles are usually lit and you have to try and get a few different shots.

Here is a little collage of fun.

some close ups of my flowers

my journalling

I can't believe how fast the years go it is good to get them documented for sure.

Supplies all came from the July Paper Posies kit. Are you scrapbooking today?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sweet little girls

These little ones are just so incredibly sweet and i just love to work with them.  I have had this paper laying around forever and decided it would make a cute little pair of pj's I decided to paper piece His Little One: girl praying I colored her hair and like the way it turned out. I have been working the hair lately. :) Added a little faux stitching along the side of the card.

here is the over all card. Do you see those little flowers in the middle of the banners? Those little flowers are cut out and popped up and they are from Comfort I just took the little flower pot and cut out one of the main flowers. Love the way it turned out.

I also added a little bling to the middle of the flowers. Here you can also see the lovely scripture used as well - John 14:6 

I also added some bling to the bottom right corner.

another view of some of the layering

one final look at those cute flowers and those eyes...don't they just melt your heart?

I hope you can find some time to stamp this week. Tune in next week for some really exciting stuff happening with Inspired Stamps and if you have been wanting to try out for a Design Team - Click on the link in the upper right hand corner or visit this post. You will really have a great time working with Antoinette and her team...we rock!

In the near future I might be working on a scrapbook page with my little sweets as I had a really adorable idea. Hopefully I can find some scrapping time in the near future.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Flower power

This past weekend we went to visit my dear grandmother. She is 91 and doesn't feel a day over 60. She always brings a smile to my face she is never afraid to try new things. We took over some sushi and flowers. She liked the sushi and loved the flowers. We also got to see her beautiful flower garden. All of these flowers inspired me to make a simple card to have on hand when a friend needs a little pick me up.

I grabbed a few sets from Inspired Stamps - Flowers (one of my favorites) Comfort and picked out some pretty pinks and some green and got busy coloring and cutting. I adore this quick and easy way that everything just seems to come together. After I colored and cut I popped up the stem and tied a ribbon on it for the leaves. I also popped the flower up and added some stickles to the middle.

Did you notice the long stem? The stem in the flower set is not quite that long so I stamped it twice and that is where the ribbon is tied. Simple solution. I love to keep things simple when I can. :)

I normally make the inside of the card similar to the front but this card just called for a clean simple sentiment also from the Comfort set

I hope you are inspired to make a card, pick some flowers or visit a loved one.

Need more inspiration? Make sure you visit the Store other Inspired Stamps Design Team members (they are located along the right sidebar), the Facebook page, or the Blog. All of those will be sure to Inspire.

Hugs and Blessings