Thursday, May 31, 2018

Be You (Scrapbook)

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I'm not much of a scrapbooker.  When I first started paper crafting those 12" by 12" pages looked HUGE to me (they still do)! And I didn't really like the idea of stickers, etc. If I was going to make scrapbook pages, I was going to use Stampin' Up products and stamp my pages. Yeah, ain't nobody got time for that--not with my twins and their big brother. Plus, my kids loved photos of themselves. And by "loved," I mean they scrunched them up in their sweaty little hands and carried them around, drooling all the way. By the time my life settled down, all three kiddos were too cool (or pouty) to have "scrapbook worthy" pictures taken and making a book memorializing their scowls across America just didn't appeal to me. So when I make a scrapbook page, it's a "whole thing." So, please. Enjoy my "whole thing" scrapbook page.

The background paper is one of the sheets of Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper that you can purchase starting tomorrow (June 1, 2018). I thought it coordinated well with the background in the pictures of my DD.  Both sentiments are from the "Rooted In Nature" stamp set. I stamped "you are wonderful" in Versamark Ink onto Basic Black Card Stock that I'd cut with a Layering Oval Framelit, sprinkled on White Stampin' Emboss Powder, and set it with my Heat Tool. I stamped the sentiment on the Crushed Curry element in Memento Tuxedo Black, then used the Stamparatus to stamp it in Versamark, then I sprinkled on some Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and set it with my Heat Tool.

For the element on the top picture, I cut a Silver Foil Sheet with a large scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits set and then embossed it with the Maps Etc. Embossing Folder. I also embossed a piece of Basic Gray Card Stock with Maps Etc. and cut a flag at one end. I embossed the strips of Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, and Cherry Cobbler Card Stock with the Maps Etc. Embossing Folder, too. The leaf elements are from the Botanical Tags Framelits.

The end of the Crushed Curry element is also cut from one of the Botanical Tags Framelits, and I wrapped a length of Basic Black Baker's Twine around the top for some added interest.

I had fun making this scrapbook page for my daughter. So now I have, in total, one for my older son, one for my middle son, and one for my daughter. I think that's a pretty good start!!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wonderfully Shiny

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I love embossing folders! I love that you can get a subtle background texture on a card--or a bold one. Even though I like a clean and simple design, sometimes that's too plain and just the right embossing folder adds that bit of texture that gives the card a bit more style and finesse. I kind of have "whole set syndrome" when it comes to embossing folders--or maybe I'm like Ash in Pokemon--I've gotta have 'em all!

The Maps Etc. Embossing Folder (item 146822) in the new Stampin' Up Annual Catalog reminds me of, oh, I don't know--Space Mountain? It's made to coordinate with the Best Route Suite of products on pages 52 and 53, but I thought it would be fun to use it as a stand-alone.

I embossed a 3-3/4" by 5" piece of a Silver Foil Sheet with the Maps Etc. Embossing Folder, adhered it to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black mat, and then onto a Whisper White Card Stock card base that I embossed again with the Maps Etc. Embossing Folder.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from the "Rooted in Nature" stamp set in Versamark onto Basic Black Card Stock. I sprinkled on some Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder and set it with my Heat Tool. I cut this out with a Layering Oval and then mounted it on a Whisper White scalloped oval that I cut with another Layering Oval Framelit and then embossed with the Maps Etc. Embossing Folder. (Told ya I can't get enough of it!) I adhered this element to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

This card was quick and easy and it's filled with fun textures. I think this would be a great card for a teenager or a young person who loves space, Martians, Space Mountain, etc. 

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

To The Grad

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Have I mentioned (like 100 times) that I was chosen to be a display stamper at Stampin' Up's OnStage event? It's such an honor and a little bit scary, but I'd do it again (and again and again) in a heartbeat! One of the stamp sets I was given was the cute-as-a-button "Hand Delivered" host set. This is an exclusive, just-for-hosts stamp set. It's such a fun set--and you can use it for a number of occasions. Contact me to host a workshop/party so you and your guests can play with new Stampin' Up product!
The "Hand Delivered" set is photopolymer, so it's easy to line up the top and bottom halves of the young lady. For this card, I used the pleated skirt bottom and stack of books top. I stamped both images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto 3-3/4" by 5" piece of Thick Whisper White Card Stock. I used the following Stampin' Blends (available in mid-June) to color her: Light Daffodil Delight, Ivory, Light Pool Party, Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light Night of Navy, Light Cherry Cobbler, and Light Old Olive. (Whew!)

I adhered the stamped panel to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black Card Stock mat and then onto a Pool Party Card Stock card base.

I stamped a sentiment from the same set in Night of Navy Ink a few times onto a Whisper White Scrap. I punched it out with the Classic Label Punch and then used my Paper Snips to cut apart the different elements. I adhered the sentiment elements to the card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

If you like this card, stay tuned in the coming days because I have more cute cards to share from this set!

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