Monday, September 1, 2014

Paper Girls - Back to School

Happy Labor Day, everyone!

Perfect time for a Back to School Challenge, don't you think? Maybe you'd like to create something to stick in your child's lunch box, or an encouraging note for his/her backpack. Maybe a card for their new teacher? Or a layout to showcase those first day of school pictures? Have fun with Erica's challenge at The Paper Girl's Challenge Blog!

I made a card using this fun set "Learning Curve" by The Alley Way Stamps. Just color up and cut out some images and layer them on. The patterned papers are "Dewey Decimal" by Lawn Fawn.

Hope you can join the challenge!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Secret Garden Layout

You may have noticed that I made a Secret Garden mini book a couple of weeks ago. I'm going to send that mini to my mom as a gift, so I thought I'd use some of the same pics on a layout, using the same BasicGrey Mint Julep collection.

I'm entering the Paper Secrets August 15th Challenge, using this sketch:

And using the following elements in the word CAMP:
C -- Chevron ribbon
A -- Photos of my daughter Ana
M -- Mint green letter stickers
P -- Pink paper

Here's my layout:

Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Paper Girls - Choose your own challenge

Jessica's got a fabulous challenge idea today at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog, Choose Your Own!  Just take a look at this grid and choose 3 different squares to include in your project. The squares don't even have to be in a row, any 3 will do.

I decided to use these three:
1) Make a Card
2) Include Flair
3) Washi

Here's my card. The little dragon image is from Sweet Stamp Shop's Dragon set.

Come play along, won't you?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop Mini Album

I'm sharing a mini album on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today. The album theme is The Secret Garden. You can find pictures of the first few pages of the album at Sweet Stamp Shop, and I've saved a few pages to show right here. Take a look:

The stamp set I used on this mini is Elegant Flowers. If you missed it, I also used this stamp set a couple of weeks ago to make a Chalkboard Frame. Check it out.

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to visit the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today!

Monday, August 4, 2014

August Release at Sweet Stamp Shop

Happy Monday! And there is a good reason to be happy -- today is Sweet Stamp Shop's August Release, yay! All four stamp sets coordinate perfectly with each other and have a nautical theme. I think you are going to love them!

Here are the four new sets: 

Adorable, right?
I made this fun card using the new Fishy set and the older sets Easily DistractedToo Hip and Outline Alpha sets for my nephew's birthday:

I ended up sending the card late, so the 'easily distracted' part was quite appropriate!

This card was made with Sail Away Sayings:
I used a Zig pen and ruler to extend the reach of the lighthouse light, and sequins to add some sparkle to the stars.

Finally, I thought the sets would work so well on a traditional 12x12 scrapbook layout. I've used Sail Away Sayings and Ahoy!:

Do you recognize those wooden stars? They are from the first On Cherry Street Kit: Magical.

To get all of the details on the release and to see what the rest of the design team has been up to, please go visit the Sweet Stamp Shop blog

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Paper Girls - Superheroes

I'm hosting the challenge that starts today at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog and the theme I've chosen is SUPERHEROES! Head on over there to get all of the details and to see all of the Design Team's fabulous creations!

I used a retired set by Sweet Stamp Shop with some fabulous superhero graphics and sentiments:

Hope to see you link up, I've got a prize to give to the randomly chosen winner!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Paper Girls - Old photos

The Paper Girls Challenge Blog started a new challenge on Monday - Old Time Photos. Just pull out your old photos and use them on a project! (And by the way, Kristy's quite flexible in the definition of 'old').  

Well old photos to me are ones that are older than 4 years. Why 4 years? Because that's how old my daughter is, and I didn't really start scrapbooking until I was motivated to do something with all these pictures I had of her. So my scrapbooks are really all about her and only include recent pictures! Time to change that and get some other great memories down on pages!

Here's my college graduation picture and layout:

I love the Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste chevron paper I used for the background. But it was a little hard to figure out the embellies. In the end I kept them simple and added white enamel dots as a final touch. I really like how it turned out!

Do you guys regularly scrap older photos? Feel free to leave me links if you do, I really need to get some motivation to continue to do this!

You've got until August 2nd to link up at the Paper Girls, hope to see you over there!