Thursday, July 24, 2008

Easy Elegant cards

I started holding some classes to get stampers more familiar with some of our Gorgeous retiring stamps... so 2 months down the road they won't say.. Gee, I wish I had ordered that!! This week I featured our "Wild Rose" stamp set. I cased a card from SCS, changing up the stamped image and adding a bit more embellishment. I also made a 6x6 scrapbook page for those who like to scrap!! Ribbon at the corner of the page allows you to attach a photo easily, or you could cut around the larger rose to stick the photo behind.

To see the cards, check my regular blog.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Couldn't stop at just one.......

Well, after making the little fold out book, I had to try making one of the "Friendship journals" from Andrea Walford. Since the kit she uses in her class is retiring, I thought I'd try just using decorative papers and stamps. I did find some other "vintage" stickers I had in my stash, that went so well with the colors. I used Porcelain prints with the new Baja Blue for the covers. I haven't finished yet, but you can get the idea from where I'm going with this book. I love blues... When the new kits come out, I'll revise her instructions for a class using one of the simply scrappin kits. Andrea has really put a lot of work into her demo planners. Thanks Andrea!! Great Job!!!

What do you do all day at a Scrap fest??

One of my friends came over to make some of those cute little fold out mini books we've been seeing all over the web. I put on a pot of chili, got a salad, then we sat down to "create". I told her.. this is an example of what goes on when you're at one of those all day, all night, all weekend scrapbook sessions..... only she gets to go home tonight!!! 7 1/2 hours later... this is what we had done.....The "black and white, aka Charbon, black and white" is Gail's creation.

The red with western motif is mine. I used some of last year's boho west papers, along with the "Wanted" stamp set, some gingham ribbon, the scallop punch (punched several times, cut apart and used to mat the medalion), some other little vintage stickers I had "laying around".. and some scraps I had cut off when making some of the corners. I'm rather please with the whole thing. My daughter liked it so well, she said... "make me one.... only in my favorite colors >> PINK!!".... so I guess I did ok.

This set is Gail's book. As you might notice, there's a little bit of old, and a little bit of new. Some of the new Bella Rose made it's way into the book, as well as one of this years hostess stamps...
Just a word of caution to anyone making these.. if using the 5/8" ribbon.. cut it LONGER!!! 18" is nut not long enough to tie a decent bow for the cover.... ALSO... do all your stamping on the inner pages before attaching... makes it all much easier to decorate, especially with all the little layers.