Here is my card for this week's sketch from Operation Write Home. I used a pre-printed tag from Stampin' Up! as the focal point; added a brad and three small pearls.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Here is the latest sketch from Shimelle. The focus of this sketch is layering scraps of paper. For my page I chose three pictures from a trip to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. If you can't tell from the photos, the views are absolutely amazing. All the papers and the ribbon are from Stampin' Up!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Happy Spring! Circles are the focus of week's sketch from Operation Write Home. Fortunately I had most of the components of this card sitting around but I just wasn't happy with how they were going together until I saw this sketch. The sun was colored using markers and blender pens from Stampin' Up!
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Friday, April 19, 2013
With all the spring flowers starting to bloom I wanted to use this retired stamp set called Spring Garden from Stampin' Up! for my next card swap. I had remembered seeing a video a while back from fellow demonstrator Brandy Cox and thought this technique would work perfectly. You basically stamp on tissue paper, crumple it up, smooth it out and then glue it down. Simple.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Hey everyone! I finally got around to last Sunday's sketch from Operation Write Home. If you've been following my blog you know that I've been doing a lot of digital scrapbooking lately...sorry. For this card, I recycled one of the flowers from a previous post and made a cute little banner with Stampin' Up's new typeset photopolymer stamp set.
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Friday, April 12, 2013
Here is Sketch 13 from Shimelle. The theme for this week's Sketch to Scrapbook page is "Scrapbooking with three 4x6 photos." I knew immediately when I saw Shimelle's layout that I wanted to scrap the Matchbox Twenty (MB20) concert we went to in March. The papers and the washi tape are Stampin' Up!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The theme for one of Shimelle's sketch to scrapbook pages this week is "Scrapbooking with both square and standard photos". So, I thought it would be a great opportunity to pair some instagram inspired photos with one really old photo. The layout was created using MDS software. Happy Birthday Patrick!
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Sunday, April 7, 2013
This weekend Shimelle released three Sketch to Scrapbook pages. The theme for Sketch 11 is "Scrapbooking on the Diagonal". For this page I chose two photos of Joe's dad Patrick since he will be celebrating his 89th birthday this Wednesday. The Stampin' Up! papers and the photos for this layout were created using MDS software. The embellishments were added in PSE11.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
This month Stampin' Up! released their new "This and That Epic Day Journal". The journal is spiral bound and has a debossed chipboard cover with a hexagonal pattern. The interior has 60 beautiful scrapbook sheets. Coordinating items such as stickers and washi tape are also available. Here are a few closeup photos of my cover. For those of you that may be wondering...yes, it is comparable in price and size to that other chipboard journal.
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Monday, April 1, 2013
I was so excited when I saw this month's tag from Tim since I love dragonflies. Other than the stamp, I used all Stampin' Up! products along with an overhead transparency, my silhouette to cut the gears and the number 4, and a random blue brad to adhere the wings.
I started by applying layers of ink to distressed copper metallic cardstock. I then stamped the dragonfly with versamark ink and embossed with black embossing powder. I used two pieces of washi tape from the This and That kit to adhere the newsprint designer series paper and finished off the tag with more embossing powder randomly sprinkled over the tag. The wings were stamped with StazOn and the arrow is from the new Hung Up Cute Clips set.
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