Sunday, July 29, 2012

August Release

It's time for Stamp School's August Release.

 Here's a card I made with the new sets. Can you guess what this month's theme is?

 As you well know, I'm a big fan of using kraft as a neutral color. I stamped this fun present multiple times and colored the presents in with Copic markers (If you haven't tried using your Copic markers on kraft, you should really give it a go. You'll love the results!).

So if you haven't guessed this month's release is all about birthdays.

Here are the 2 new stamps sets:

Birthday Icons

Birthday Sentiments

These sets will be available Wednesday, August 1. 

You can check out some more amazing inspiration using these new sets on the other designers blogs:

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer Fun

I thought I'd pop in with a couple of layouts of some of the fun we've been having this summer. I chose these 2 today because they both use October Afternoon paper. This first one uses Boarding Pass.

So, I'm not really big on posting a pic of myself in my swimming suit, but...I love this photo. It's not too often that I'm in a photo with my husband AND both kids. On top of that, we're all smiling and having a good time. I couldn't resist printing this one out in a 5 x 7 and scrapping it. 

At first glance this layout appears really simple, but I some fun adding detail with some hand stitching that I really thing adds a lot to the layout.

My second layout uses a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but the majority of the paper comes from October Afternoon's 9 to 5 line:

Even though school's out, I try to keep my little guys' brains engaged during the summer. They really enjoy doing interactive science experiments, and this is one they especially loved.

Here I combined a leftover bottle sticker with a birthday balloon puffy sticker to create a custom embellishment that looked like our experiment. 

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Gator Fun

I really love the bright photos I get in the summer. It seems the sun is always shining, and everything is a vibrant color. I’ve been trying to keep up with my summer scrapping this year, and recently finished this layout using Little Yellow Bicycle’s Splash:

One of my favorite products from Little Yellow Bicycle are the pockets.  I used the pocket from the Splash collection, but they make them for so many themes: baby, birthday, school, weddings, family, sports… well you get the idea.  The best thing about these pockets is how customizable they are. They also make journaling really fun and easy. Even my husband couldn’t wait to pull the tabs out of the pocket to see journaling!

 Here’s a close up of the left hand side of the layout:

and one of the right:

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Banner Kit

One of my favorite lines this summer is Summer Fresh from Simple Stories. I just had to create a Summer Banner with it to hang in my house. I took it into A Walk Down Memory Lane, and it was such a hit that I was asked to create a few kits for it. So here's the banner:

Lucy Step 2
 ...and if you love it you can buy a kit from A Walk Down Memory Lane (712-476-3443) for just $20. The kit includes color photos and instructions, all the banner pieces pre-cut for you, 2 - 12 x 12 sticker sheets, and the additional embellishments you need to create this for yourself. All you need is a little time and some adhesive.

Here's a close up of a few of the pieces of the banner:

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