Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Daddy's Birthday Dinner

I'm using this page for three Splitcoaststamper Challenges. Its Task 4 & the final for the January Digital Scrapbooking Progressive Challenge plus I decided to participate in the Scrapbook Variety Stamping Stampede.   It is also my 4th page of 8 for Scrapbook Goals January 2013.  To see how this page has progressed through January you can visit my gallery on SCS.  This is the 1st time I've done a Variety Challenge which was to use stamps on a page.  I decided to stamp the pennants, gifts above the journaling & one of the balloons.  I do all my journaling in Word so I just played around until I was able to fit it into the bottom of the diamond in the center of the page.
When I added the date I decided to put balloons over it.  The center balloon is stamped in SU Cherry Cobbler & they're all punched out.  Then I used 3D Crystal Effects on them to make them look shiny plus I popped them out.  Just love these challenges & I'm learning I can combine them by adding different elements.  Thanks for looking!!
Supplies:  Paper-Graphic 45 Transatlantique Collection, SU Cherry Cobbler, SU More Mustard, SU Marina Mist, SU Only Orange;  Stamps - SU Pennant Parade, SU Happy Moments, SU Party This Way;  Ink - SU Cherry Cobbler, SU More Mustard, Memento Tuxedo Black;  Punches - SU Petite Pennants Builders, SU Designer Label Large; Unknown balloons;  Accessories - Unknown Baker's Twine, SU Hodgepodge Hardware, Sakura Hobby Craft 3D Crystal Effects

1 comment:

  1. Love the banner and adore the balloons being held down by your date plate.