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!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Visit with Santa

I've decided to start to down size the photos I have displayed.  Since I only have one of my DGS's first visit with Santa, I wanted to do a layout with it so it was in his scrapbook before something happened to it.  I decided to play along with the Splitcoast Stampers Stash Busters January 2014 Week 1 Challenge. The object is to use everything from our current supplies. For week 1, we are to use 2 or more DSP that are 6 months or older, Washi Tape, Thickers, Letter Stickers or Diecut Letters/Title; Corner Punch or Corner Embellishment.  I was so surprised when everything just fell into place so quickly.  I had several sheets of this reversible DSP.  I had bought it on clearance after Christmas a few years ago.  I have to admit the Washi Tape is new to my stash but I didn't buy it special for this layout so it counts!  The title is something I've had for years & I wasn't even sure it would stick but it did.  The stars came with the title & I randomly placed them around the page.  The journaling card was square so I rounded the corners & added the Washi Tape at the bottom.  It was a fun layout to do...thanks for looking!

Supplies:  DSP - TPC Studio Holly Jolly All Wrapped Up; SU Riding Hood Red; SU Seasons of Style Washi Tape; K& Company Yuletide Words; Echo Park Co Journaling Card.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Corning Museum of Glass II

I had 8 photos I wanted to use & in order for them to fit on the page I had to really cut them down.  I trimmed & trimmed & trimmed some more.  It worked out well because the 2 photos of us blowing glass on the left ended up being same size & then the 4 on the right showing the process are the same size.  We didn't get to take the snowmen home because they needed to cool. When we got them, I took a photo of Zach holding his. I didn't want to use the background of that photo so I decided to cut Zach's image out.  I "anchored" it on top of one of the photos.  The title is cute from the Cricut.

I had 7 photos for this page & the 1 on the left & the 2 on the bottom needed to stay close to the original size because I wanted to use everything in the photo.  I was able to cut them all so they just fit.  I used a few glass bubbles as embellishments.  There was just enough room for my journaling.  

Again, I cut Zach's image out to eliminate the background.  He was looking through the picture frame he made.  I was a little disappointed that the red background paper isn't as bright in the photo as it is in real life.  

Thanks for looking.

Supplues:  Cardstock - SU Basic Gray; DSP - DCWV Indian Summer;  Cricut - Learning Curve;  Embellishment - Dress It Up - Bubbles.

Corning Museum of Glass

It's been a long time since I've published anything here.  I've done a lot of scrapping and card making but I just never got around to uploading them on my blog.  Considering it's winter, maybe I'll take time to go back and upload them.

This layout doesn't have a lot of embellishments but I wanted to focus on the placement of the photos. I was inspired by a co-worker, Allison, who showed me a layout she had done at a Creative Memories class awhile ago.  I thought is was pretty neat and I love how the photos are angled and placed so they look like they run off the edge of the page.  The tags in the upper left corner were our "badges" we wore while in the museum.  I used the Cricut to cut out the title and had bubbles that looked like glass that I used for my only embellishments.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies:  Card stock - SU Taken with Teal SU Certainly Celery; DSP -  DCWV Indian Summer; Cricut - Learning Curve; Embellishments - Dress It up - Bubbles. 

Emily's HS Graduation

This card was for Emily, our great niece who graduated as valedictorian from her high school.  We're so proud of her & know she'll do well in her quest to become a physician's assistant.  As you probably guessed her school colors as blue & gold.  I decided to stamp the year & punch them out as stars because the inside sentiment talks about being a star.   I was a little disappointed that the gold glitter paper isn't very sparklie in the photo.

The owl was done with the SU Owl Punch & I hand cut the hat.   The tassel is black twine & the diploma is also tied with twine.  I drew the bows of the glasses with a SU gold marker.

Supplies:  SU Night of Navy & Whisper White, Unknown glitter paper; Stamps - SU  ;  Punches SU - Star & Owl;