Monday, May 26, 2008

First Double-Page Spread

Stacey at SCS designed this layout, and I just selected the colors and rotated the page maps a little. I used Brocade Blue, Regal Rose, Old Olive, and Whisper White cardstock. The DSP strips come from the Cutie Pie collection. The journaling stamp comes from the Enjoy Every Moment Stamp set.

I'm including Old Olive corner punches for embellishment, but I wanted this spread to be something that could be used for either boys or girls. That's why I left the title block blank.

I'm not sure why the left-hand side looks so crooked in the photo, but in real life the two sides of the spread line up perfectly.

A Birthday Card for the Buffet

For this card, I used Pumpkin Pie cardstock for the base and wheeled Fast Flowers over it with a Pumpkin Pie ink cartridge. The striped paper is from the Summer Picnic DSP paper from the mini-catalogue and will be available through the end of June. Whisper White cardstock was layered over it.

The birthday sentiment came in the SAB scalloped set. I stamped it in Old Olive ink and cut it out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch. I used the 1 3/8" Circle Punch to cut a matting circle out of Bashful Blue cardstock. Then I punched a Pumpking Pie scallop with the Scallop punch and punched a tiny circle in each scallop with the 1/16" circle punch. All three pieces were layered and centered.

One of the Thank You Cards for the Buffet

This is one of the Thank You cards I designed. It uses River Rock cardstock as its base. Black ink was wheeled on the River Rock with the Baroque Border wheel, using a black ink cartridge. Thank You was also stamped on River Rock cardstock, using black ink and a retired sentiment stamp. The sentiment was matted with black cardstock and both pieces of cardstock had their corners punched with the Ticket Corner Punch.

I love how this card turned out and plan to give sets of them as Christmas presents, but I'll need to order more cardstock since the River Rock color will no longer be available when the new catalogue comes out in August.

One of the Cards for Saturday's Buffet

This is the first card I designed for the Scrapbook and Card Buffet in Yantis on May 31, 2008.

The card uses Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock, Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper, one of the new Die-Cut Blooms, and a sentiment (for you) from the SAB rub-ons.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Wonderful Weekend

Last Saturday I went to a twelve hour crop hosted by my friend, Shela, and got 18 pages done! I'm pumped! Most of them were designed by my SU! friends, Barbara and Kim, but I'll try to get some of them posted to the blog.

I have to warn you, though, that I went crazy with the "bling" on one of them!

Today we're taking our DI teams to Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas, so I'm sure to get lots of great photos there.

And don't forget to sign up for the Scrapbook & Card Buffet at Yantis Community Center on May 31.

I've been swamped fulfilling my 5 1/2 week contract to grade essays online for the state of North Carolina, and SAT scoring for May starts tomorrow and lasts until the 20th, but I promise to get a few sneak peeks posted before the big event!