30 September 2009
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, East Coast Prep DSP (Retired)
Ink: Basic Grey, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Whisper White Ribbon, Photo Corner Punch, Chipboard Letters
27 September 2009
You Tube is also a wealth of information when it comes to all things stamping and scrapbooking. Stampin' Up! even have their own channel here.
25 September 2009
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Dimensionals
22 September 2009
SU = Stampin' Up!
DSP = Designer Series Paper
SCS = Split Coast Stampers
Upline = Person which I signed up under (Hi Tracee!)
Downline = People which sign up under me
Scraplift = "Borrowing" someone else's layout/ideas
LO = Layout
This layout which I scraplifted from Arlene Mantle on SplitCoastStampers uses the punch in the traditional way, but also with some patchwork elements. I dabble in patchwork and quilting myself and being able to combine both is great. Think "flying geese" for this one.
Here's another one scraplifted from Arlene Mantle with a border along the same lines:
I've also used the corners as arrows above and below:
Created a frame:
And last but not least, another feature is how the punch cuts 2 different sized corners which you can then layer:
The Photo Corner punch is $35.95, email me to order.
20 September 2009
I LOVE scrapbooking! And I LOVE talking about it and teaching other people how to do it! On this blog I would like to share some techniques and ideas which I've learnt since I started scrapbooking 4 years ago. Today I'm going to talk about Layouts.
This refers to the placement of titles, photos, accents and journaling on the scrapbook page. Remember that you don’t need to include all of your photos in your scrapbook – choose the best which “tell the story” so to speak. Before you adhere anything, experiment with the placement of your photos and title until you find a pleasing arrangement. Journaling and accents will add balance and interest to your layout. It's a good idea to choose one photo as a focal point and make it stand out by framing, adding additional mats or using accents to draw attention to it.
TIP – Sketches are great for creativity. Checkout www.pagemaps.com, www.stickersnfun.com or just google “scrapbooking sketches”. You can also gain inspirations from scrapbooking magazines and books or by visiting layout galleries at websites such as www.splitcoaststampers.com, www.scrapjazz.com or www.scrapbook.com.
Here's a double layout I completed today.
I haven't yet got the hang of putting photos side by side yet but bear with me!
I started off using this sketch from PageMaps but then steered a little off course:
I was really happy with the final effect!
Cardstock: Bashful Blue
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Basic Black
Accessories: 1 3/8" Square Punch, Patterns Pack II Designer Series Paper, Crystal Effects, Crew Kids - Girl Simply Scrappin' Kit (Retired), Crew Kids - Boy Simply Scrappin' Kit (Retired)
17 September 2009
I also want to say a big thank you to my upline, Tracee Jones (blog). Just one year ago, I couldn't ever have imagined making something as cute as this, and now, I want to make something for everyone! Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator has certainly opened my eyes to how wonderful handmade gifts really are. Thanks Tracee!
Stamps: Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, Big Blossom, Frames with a Flourish, Life Definitions.
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Tea Party Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey
Accessories: Lots of punches, Jumbo Eyelets, Ribbon/Fibre, Hodgepodge Hardware
Stamps: For A Friend (Retired Hostess)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tea Party Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Grey
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Scallop Edge Punch
16 September 2009
The overall size of the album is approx 7 1/2" x 6" and I used 6x6 page protectors inside. On the inside front and back covers I glued a mini envelope to store extra train and journalling embellishments.
Stamps: Choo Choo, Right on Track (wheel), Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, Life Definitions, Frames with a Flourish, Office Accoutrement (retired, on journalling tags)
Cardstock: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turqoise, East Coast Prep Designer Series Paper (Retired), Whisper White
Accessories: Lots of different Punches, Jumbo Eyelets, Ribbon/Fibres, 6x6 Page Protectors
And here's the card to match using colours from the Soft Subtles range. I made this card for my last workshop for the Spring Mini Catalogue launch.Stamps: Choo Choo, Right on Track (wheel), For A Friend (Retired Hostess), Trendy Trees
Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, Basic Grey
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch
15 September 2009
When you spend $120 and/or host a $700 workshop during September, you'll receive an exclusive ribbon bundle!
Ribbon bundle includes 9.1 metres each Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill ribbon and So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon. This has a value of $35!
Stamps: Choo Choo, Right on Track (wheel), For A Friend (Retired Hostess)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Patterns Pack II Designer Series Paper (Hostess)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey Marker
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Stapler, Brown Eyelets
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Priceless, Frames with a Flourish
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Black, Cameo Coral, Real Red
Accessories: 5 Petal Flower Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Buttons
14 September 2009
Corrections and Write-Ins are found here.
The Supply List for the Spring Mini-Catalogue is found here.
That's my housekeeping for the day.
I will endeavour to use Stampin' Up! product in my creations, but I do have a large stockpile of "other" papercraft stuff so you may see the odd thing pop up!
I enjoyed going to the Craft Show in Hamilton last Friday and meeting Jacque Petersen (blog), Ria Kaire (blog) and Patrice Halliday-Larsen for the first time.