Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sketch 26

The focus of this Sketch to Scrapbook page from Shimelle is "Scrapbooking with a Favorite Patterned Paper." I used Stampin' Up's Sunset Serenade, applied a few layers of coordinating paper and finished it off with a sentiment.  

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Grid Technique

This month's technique involves using a scoring board to create a grid pattern and a base for stamping images. Although it can be somewhat tedious the results are very nice. Please scroll down for the instructions.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Card Swap - Collage Stamping Technique

Here is my card swap for this month's technique. I used Stampin' Up's core'dinations cardstock with the new alphabet press embossing folder to create the background. The lobster, sea horse and script images are from the "By the Tide" set. You can view the instructions for the technique at this post.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

OWH - Sketch #182

Here is this week's sketch from Operation Write Home. I used Stampin' Up's new core'dinations cardstock for the hexagons and lightly distressed the embossed image on the reverse side with a sanding block. The bicycle die cut is from the card I mentioned last week. Yeah for recycling.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sketch 25

Here is Shimelle's Sketch to Scrapbook page, "Scrapbooking with a Title on the Photo." For this layout I used photos of our dog Kobi each with a different effect applied by RadLab.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sketch 24

Here is Sketch 24 from Shimelle's Sketch to Scrapbook series. The focus of this sketch is "Scrapbooking with 4x6 Photos and Square Photos." All the products used are from Stampin' Up!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

OWH - Sketch #181

For this week's sketch from Operation Write Home I recycled a birthday card (© Hallmark, Life Is Good) that my husband had received from one of my good friends. Although I didn't follow the sketch exactly I tried to stay true to the overall theme.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Gourd Necklace

A few weekends ago we attended Gourdstock at the Bates Nut Farm near San Diego. I purchased this gourd necklace from Barbara Prestridge. If you're curious, the rectangular piece around the turquoise is made of gourd. If you want to see more in person you should check out the Davis Ranch Gourd Festival in September and the Yucca Valley Gourd and Art Festival in November.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

OWH - Sketches 179 and 180

I spent the last week catching up on two other projects so sketch #179 was delayed for a week and has been posted below. If you'd like to see what else I've been doing you can see my July tag here and my digital Sketch to Scrapbook pages here.

For Operation Write Home's sketch #180, directly below, I used Stampin' Up's new Strawberry Slush ink, cardstock and the new stamp "By The Tide".

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sketches 21, 22 and 23

I am finally caught up with all of Shimelle's Sketch to Scrapbook Pages and  I actually got a nice little tweet back from her after my last post. Of course, I'm now noticing that Shimelle is behind by a month (oh no).

Sketch 21 :: Adding an Angle
Sketch 22 :: A Corner Gathering
Sketch 23 :: Mixing "Proper" Photos and Phone Photos

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sketches 18, 19 and 20

While I was on vacation Shimelle released a ton of Sketch to Scrapbook Pages. Fortunately I have a ton of great pictures to scrap. I used Stampin' Up's MDS Software and digital products to create all three pages.

Sketch 18 :: Adding a Sunburst to Your Page
Sketch 19 :: A Design for Photo Booth Strips
Sketch 20 :: A Twist on Patterned Paper Quadrants

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2013 (July)

Happy Fourth of July! This month's tag from Tim is very patriotic. I used the flag stamp from the Stampin' Up! "Liberty for All" set. I stamped the image onto acetate with StazOn, added color to the reverse side and layered it over a piece of white tissue paper. For the background I used black cardstock, applied hexagons punched out of HVAC tape and ran the whole tag through my BigShot using an embossing folder. I punched the stars out of whisper white cardstock, added silver ink and a layer of crystal effects and a few drops of ink, and placed a star shaped piece of acetate on the top to create the marbled effect. I used all Stampin' Up! products to make the tag except for the piece of tissue tape with the number 4.

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