Sunday, May 4, 2008
National scrap day!
Yesterday was National scrapbooking day. I didn't realize it was until I read an email from one of my scrapping groups. That wasn't until after piano lessons, a soccer game, Benny's birthday party (he's 7!) a couple runs to the store, a couple deliveries of children to friends houses and a nap. So, basically, I didn't spend my day scrapping. I would have liked to go to a crop or something but...it just didn't happen. I did manage to put together this layout before the end of the day. I'm not sure if I love it, it isn't really my style these days, but I wanted to use the die cut flowers from Stampin' Up! and I thought the pictures from leadership last January would be perfect! My pages started out as natural white cardstock. I laid mounted my pictures in Pumpkin pie and bashful blue. The top left picture is matted with both colors. By each large picture of a single person there is a smaller picture with them and someone else in it. That is the strategy of my layout on here. ;o) I placed the flowers to fill in the white spaces and stamped the swirl from Priceless in celery ink around the flowers. I am going to miss that stamp set....I had to give it back to it's owner today. Some of the flowers are popped up with dimensionals and there is white gel pen accents here and there on them as well. This picture didn't turn out so great.
While I had the flowers out, I made a couple cards for a friend of mine for her daughter's teachers. The card base is a piece of Wild Wasabi from the SU special packet. I stamped the Print patterns background stamp with Versamark in the background and put the flowers over that. Again, pretty straight forward. The words are from Full of Life.
This last card is one I made for my friend that loaned me her stamps. The base is celery with a piece of SU Designer paper layered over it. I punched the left side with the spiral punch. The words are stamped onto vanilla with black and then the edges are sponged with close to cocoa. I tied a bit of chocolate tafetta ribbon (yummy!) on the bottom and stuck it on with dimensionals. The hearts are from a punch, sponged with cocoa and adhered with one square rhinestone brad. It was a quick card but I really liked it.
Have a great day!!