Thursday, June 23, 2011

Seal Cruise digital page

This one will eventually have a page 2. Also created with MDS. I used the flag punch, Write Stuff II, and Sunshine DSP that I downloaded last night.

Storm King Hike digital layout

I got busy with MDS this week. I spent about $20 on digital downloads and got A LOT of content. Lots of bang for the buck there! Without further ado.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


I have finished another LO! Woo-Hoo! I am really starting to clear through the stack of prints I have at home. I used some fun BoBunny camping papers that I picked up in my Moms scrapbook store Paper Crafters Unlimited. I used Everyday Paper Dolls to create the s'mores, lantern, and signs, ZooBalloo for the title, and Create-A-Critter for the camp fire.. I once again distressed with my TH Antique Linen and Vintage Photo inks and used a black marker to outline some of the die cuts. The base card-stock is my favorite retired SU color, Really Rust. The LO was a modification of a sketch but I can't remember where I got it from. I also thought it was worth noting that I am really enjoying using my Scrap n' Easel. It is great to use the magnets to put things on my page and see how I like them before adhering them down. As a bonus things don't get lost in the mess I make while scrapping.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sandbox Layout

Trying to get back to scrapping my own photos here. Finished another 2 page layout last night from last weeks Let's Scrap sketch. I used some Stampin Up designer paper that's been in my stash for some time. I cut the title from Life's a Beach on Crumb Cake card-stock. I distressed the letters first with Antique Linen TH distress ink and then with Vintage Photo. I ran the letters through my Xyron and stuck them to my splat mat. I then took a black SU marker (the felt tip side) and traced around the outside of the letters on the mat. I was careful to try to keep the marker angled away from the paper because it seemed to bleed into the card-stock if I leaned to close. I really like the effect. It makes the title really pop. I did the same thing to the sand pail that I also cut from Life's a Beach. I had just enough of that orange rick rack you see towards the bottom so I figured that was meant to be. I used a Bazzill In Stitches Guide to poke holes for my stitched border along the bottom. I thought briefly about making more die cuts ( I had in mind a sun and some clouds) but finally decided on a less is more approach. It still took me  plenty of time, and for only three photos! I'll never understand how people do one photo pages!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Strawberry Jam

We picked oodles of the best tasting strawberries yesterday. We went to  Thompson Finch an organic farm in upstate NY. Today I made some fabulous freezer jam sweetend with Agave. It is soooo good. I had two pieces of toast and jam and I don't normally eat bread. It was just that irresistable. I love the ease of freezer jam and minimal mess however I do miss the prettiness of the Ball jar. So I came up with a quick little wrapper to put around my plastic Ball jar. One more use for my soon to be retired SU Tart and Tangy stamp set.

Friday, June 3, 2011

June Scrap Class

I was inspired this month by this beautiful card I saw made by Sharon on the Stampin Up! demonstrator site. Although the card isn't there you can see lots of other examples of her very creative cards and projects on her blog
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I turned her card into a 8x 8 layout. I used the Trendy Trees stamp set and the butterflies sizzlit die. I used very vanilla, wild wasabi, bashful blue, marina mist, and daffodil delight inks and card stock. I also gave it some texture with one of my texture plates, embellished with pearls, ribbon and hand stitched the suns' rays. This layout was slightly more involved than some of our previous ones but everyone loved the finished product.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

12 x 12 layout What A Mess

It has been awhile since I have had a 12x12 layout to post. I made this one from a Let's Scrap sketch. I had just the right amount of photos in the right sizes to make this sketch work. I used scraps of a variety of papers. The diecuts are from a package I found in a clearance bin some time ago and knew they'd eventually work for something. I used some retired SU chipboard alphas and covered them with more scraps of paper for the title. Can you believe the Cricut was not used for this layout? I can't. What you can't see in this picture is what the layout is about. These two naughty boys covered themselves in a very pricey jar of hand cream when Mommy wasn't watching properly.