Scrapbooking

For the past few months or so I’ve been creating pages for my niece for her albums.  I create the pages using the traditional method as well as Project Life.  I’m doing both 12″20170515_110800blog1 x 12″ pages plus 8″ x 6″ pages.  Every so often, I will pack them up & post down to her so that she can then put them in one of her albums.

I purchased a couple of albums & pages for Bonnie & had them sent direct to her.  Bon loves getting them & seeing what I have done & what pictures I’ve selected.  Sometimes, I will do the journaling but most of the time I have left that bit blank for her to pop her story onto the page.

Today’s page is one I had half completed but was just sitting there waiting for a little bit of embellishment to be added.  After seeing a page created by Kris McIntosh a light bulb went off.  Of course, I had to use the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set & Botanical Builder Framelits both of which are retiring.  Why hadn’t I thought of that, seeing as though I had used the “Botanical Gardens” DSP (retired).  Thank you Kris for your inspiration.

For my layout, I drew a rough sketch & then sort of followed it.  Mind you, what I 20170515_110750blog2sometimes draw doesn’t always end up what the page will look like.  I cut a strip of Basic Black Card & adhered it down the left side of the DSP.  A piece of Hello Honey Card (retired) was layered onto a piece of Whisper White Card & then to a piece of Mossy Meadow (retired) before layering onto the DSP.

As the photos were sort of dark in colour, I decided to print them out in back & white which works out great in some cases.  Don’t be scared to experiment with your photos.  You will be surprised how different they look when printed in black & white.

For the leaves, I’ve again used Mossy Meadow, while the flowers are Cajun CrazeHello Honey & Basic Black.  I popped Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the centres to finish them off.

This layout could be used for lots of pages.  All you have to do is change out the embellishments, colours & DSP.

I do hope you enjoyed my page today.  Hopefully I will be able to share a lot more pages I’ve created for Bonnie if I remember to take photos before they go off in the post.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Global Design Project 087

Heya Stampers,

I am a little late in posting my card today as I meant to share it with you this morning but got a bit carried away with doing other things & it slipped my mind.

I’ve created my card using the challenge over at Global Design Project #87 where this week they have the theme of Cooking, Baking and Making!

When I saw the challenge, “Perfect Mix” Stamp Set sprung immediately into my mind.  This set is from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & will be retiring at the end of May, so this is the perfect time to ink up this great set one last time.
20170516_130102bogaI actually created this fold last week.  To check out the instructions on how I created this fold, please click here.  It is the perfect way to use some of that lovely DSP sitting on your desk before it retires.
 I decided to play with “Playful Palette” DSP Stack which is another item retiring.  I think it works in great with the set.  I also used the “Playful Palette” Washi Tape which is on the inside of my card & the envelope.  Gotta love it when everything matches.
To create my “shelf”, I stamped random images direct onto scraps of Very Vanilla Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink & coloured with the Sweet Sugarplum & Peekaboo Peach Markers & Bender Pen before fussy cutting.
I punched a piece of DSP with the 2″ Circle Punch & adhered to the Very Vanilla side of a Lace Doily (2017 Occasions Catalogue) & cut the Doily in half.
A circle was die cut from Very Vanilla Card using the Layering Circles Framelits & 20170516_130138blogbrunning through the Big Shot before layering onto a Basic Black scallop circle which had been die cut using the same set of Framelits & running through the Big Shot.
The “shelf” was adhered to the bottom part of the scallop circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals before adhering the baking images, the oven mitt with a Stampin’ Dimensional while the others were adhered with Liquid Glue.
The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, fussy cut & adhered to the top of the “shelf”.
I do hope you like my card today, I am still undecided but happy with the final result.  Why not head over to Global Design Project & play along.  There is still a heap of time to do so.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
Vicky
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Goodbye Playful Palette

Let’s face it, this time of the year we usually have stacks of that lovely DSP left that we just didn’t dare cut into.  BUT now, we’re sort of stuck with heaps of it sitting on our shelves.  I’m not sure but over the past few weeks, I’ve been creating with lots of that pretty DSP.

Yep, this is another that is retiring at the end of May.  I will miss “Playful Palette” DSP Stack.  It took me a long time to warm to it, even though it was purchased in my pre-order, I just couldn’t get my head around it.  This little beauty is a DSP Paper Stack & I love them!

To grab your Free Tutorial on how I created my card, please click on the link above the photo.April

Don’t forget to head on over to my Online Shop  to grab your favourites before they are gone & gone forever!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use April’s Host Code & you could be receiving a surprise in the mail.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Perfect Mix…

… for Stampin’ Girls Gone Wild“.  This is a challenge FB Page run by the very talented 20170226_082450_resizedblogConnie Stewart.  I’ve been a member of this page for some time but have never managed to play along with any of her challenges.  As part of our challenge this week or weekend is to create a project for an online challenge.  You can see my 1st challenge card from yesterday  here.

I’ve been waiting to find the “perfect” opportunity to ink up the lovely little stamp set “Perfect Mix” from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  This is perfect for anyone who loves baking – boys & girls, male or female.

I wasn’t too sure where I was heading with this card but after playing around with a few options, I decided I liked this one the best, it sort of come together better than the other bits I was playing with.

If you get the time, why not head on over to “Stampin’ Girls Gone Wild” FB Page, hit the join button & play along.  Lots of lovely inspiration!

For your free tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.  The tutorial includes all supplies used to create my card, plus all the measurements required to create your card – imperial & metric.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Birthday Gail

My card today is one that has been getting around the Internet of late, well not my card but others like it.  It was created for a birthday last month.

I cut a piece of Playful Palette DSP to size & decided where I wanted the fold to be.  Once I had decided on the fold, I cut in about 2″ & simply folded & scored the DSP from the middle of the cut to each corner, ensuring that the fold was nice & sharp.

The DSP was the layered onto a piece of Card (which I didn’t realise at the time is a piece of my wedding card stock, thinking it was Cucumber Crush Card) & then onto the Base Card – Basic Black.

I stamped the large butterfly from Watercolor Wings onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla Card in Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum & Memento Tuxedo Back Inks before cutting out with the matching Bold Butterfly Framelits & adhering to the centre fold of the Card Front with a Mini Glue Dot.

The greeting is from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set & was stamped onto a piece of scrap Very Vanilla Card in Cucumber Crush Ink, the frame in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, punched with the matching Duet Banner Punch before popping onto the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I love this DSP but was finding it hard to use.  Now that I’ve cut into it, I seem to heading for this Stack all the time.

Don’t forget, this is a great way to use up some of that DSP sitting on your shelves in the cupboard.  Why not head over to our Pretty Pattern Papers Page to see more ways of using DSP.  The Tutorials are also a great source for SU! Demonstrators who hold Classes, Workshops or Demonstrations.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Pretty Pattern Papers – September

A huge thank you once again, to everyone who has been supporting us throughout our adventure/s.  It is very much appreciated.

Each month we release a set of 3 cards using DSP (Designer Series Paper), along with a septemberSketch, Supplies, Measurements & Instructions.  It is a way to get you to use up that lovely stash of Paper you have sitting in your cupboard.  The sketches are able to be used over & over so that you are creating entirely different looks.

This month we are playing with the lovely DSP Stack – Playful Palette.  I will admit although I love the papers I was finding them very hard to use.  Now that I have cut into it, ideas are flowing!

Throughout the month, I will be creating more cards using this lovely paper, so be sure to pop back to check them out.

We hope you will join us this month.  To purchase your Tutorial, please click on the Pretty Pattern Papers Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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