Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Stamp School February Release Sneak

Stamp School's February sets and new ink, felt, and card stock colors are available tomorrow! Today, I thought I'd give you a sneak peak at one of the sets called Blessed Easter.

To mix things up a bit, I paired Blessed Easter with one of January's releases, Natural Landscape. I highlighted just a small portion on the tree to give the feeling of spring just beginning to bloom. I also used a stamp from Blessed Easter on the inside of the card.

Check out what the other Stamp School Faculty has created over at Stamp School's blog.

All supplies are from Stamp School except for the Copic Markers
Paper: Whip Cream, Cotton Candy, Berrylicious
Ink: Hot Fudge
Stamps: Blessed Easter, Natural Landscape

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Together Is The Best Place To Be

Today's project is a bit of a bundle project. Glue Dots® challenged its designers this month to make a wedding project, and Moxie Fab World is having a Punches Challenge. I thought I'd combine the 2 and make some framed art with my Fiskars Heart Squeeze Punch that would also make a lovely wedding gift.

I know you've probably seen a lot of this kind of framed art. This one's a bit more personalized because you use a map of a location that is special to the couple that will be receiving the gift to add an additional personalized touch. For example, this one is made from multiple maps of different locations that are special to my husband and me (where we met, where we married, where we owned our first home). If you are attending a destination wedding you could make the hearts from the map of that destination (i.e. Jamaica, Hawaii, Mexico).

Here's what I used to make my frame:

The background piece is a sheet of Jillibean Soup Kraft card stock. I cut it down to fit the frame and ran it through my printer to created the border and text. You could easily do this part with a black fine point pen and a ruler. I just have really, really bad handwriting so I decided to print the text instead.

Here's a close up of the text:

I attached my hearts with Mini Glue Dots®, but the Ultra Thin Glue Dots® would work equally as well here. Whenever I arrange something in a grid pattern, I lay one row across and one down to get the spacing right, then I work out in rows from there.

In the bottom right hand corner, I created a heart with our wedding date on it instead of creating a heart out of a map piece. Instead of using flat adhesive for this heart, I attached it with a Pop Up Glue Dot®

...and there you have it! just pop your creation in a frame and you're all set!

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*I created this post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The 2nd Snow

Well, in honor of only the 2nd "real" snow we've received so far this winter (and for where I live, it's crazy not to be covered in snow all winter), I thought I'd share my Bo Bunny Snowfall layout of the first snow from this season.

My boys couldn't wait to get out and "help" Dad shovel. About 1/2 of the papers in Snowfall are glittered, so I chose just a few of those to highlight the page. The line has a bit of an antiqued feel to it, so I inked all of the edges of my papers to help the all meld together. I even inked the edges of the Thickers I used for the title.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Felt Flower

Hello! I'm hosting the color challenge over at Stamp School today featuring the colors from this creation

I made this bright felt flower from 4 colors of Stamp School felt (Blue Raspberry, Berrylicious, Razzleberry, and the light pink that will be released soon!) and the Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Leaf Die. It took a little time to stitch it all together, but I love the end result...and I just don't think it would look the same without the stitching.  I planted the flower in a square vase that I had from some flowers I received a long time ago. I created a stem from copper picture wire (use the thickest gauge you can find so it will stand on its own), and secured it in place by filling the vase with those decorating glass 1/2 marbles. I've also created a matching card, but you'll have to head over to Stamp School to see that.

Stamp School is also having a Facebook Giveaway right now. There will be a Stamp School prize pack awarded to one lucky Facebook commenter (randomly chosen by random.org). All you need to do to enter is like Stamp School on Facebook and answer a question. Since we’re Stamp School, we want to know the name of your all time favorite teacher! For additional entries, you can tell others about Stamp School. When your friends like Stamp School they should answer the question AND tell us who sent them (i.e. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Smith, and Samantha Taylor sent me). They’ll get an entry for commenting, and you will receive an additional entry for every friend you send over to Stamp School. All comments need to be made by 11:59 pm CST on Friday, January 20th, on our Facebook Page. To comply with Facebook rules and regulations, the winner will be announced here on the Stamp School blog on Saturday, January 21st. Good luck!

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Go Pack Go!

I haven't had a whole lot of time to scrap just because lately, so even though this isn't my all time favorite layout, I'm happy to have this photo scrapped and in my album.

Last year the owner of my local scrap store procured some Packer scrapbook paper for me (because she knows I'm such a fan), so scrapping last year's game photo was easy. This year, I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do since I didn't have any of that paper left. Then I saw it, when wandering the store, I saw the greens and yellows of My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 2 line, and knew it would be great for my Packer photos.

The glittered papers add some extra fun, and there are lots of great titles and layered stickers. What didn't work on it's own, I just changed. For example, the "WIN" stickers actually said, "YOU". I just used some alphas in the right size and color to change it to WIN, since the packers had a 35 - 21 victory over the Bears that game.

To create the journaling labels, I used a Spellbinders set to cut 2 labels from a cream colored patterned paper. I then used the die as a mask and sponged on some Tim Holtz Distressed ink in Antique Linen to add a bit more pizazz to the labels.

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