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!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop Foodie card

I'm using the Sweet Stamp Shop set Foodie today, both here and on the SSS blog.

I took some inspiration from fellow DT member Jenn Shurkus and used the stamped sentiments and words to create a background.

I love how black ink looks on kraft card stock! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come visit me at Sweet Stamp Shop!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Paper Girls - Red, White and Blue

I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July weekend! Keeping with some patriotic spirit, Charity's challenge at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog today is to use red, white and blue in a project. You've got 2 weeks to link up.

I used a Teresa Collins stencil and some red and blue watercolor paint to create the hearts in my card background. Sentiment stamps are by Sweet Stamp Shop. Pretty simple, but I love how it turned out.

Go check out the other Paper Girls' projects, I think you'll find them really inspiring!

Have a great week!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop Flash Cards

I'm up on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today with a little summer project, I hope you'll come join me over there!

I've also got a project to share right here, so read on!

Many of the latest stamp releases at Sweet Stamp Shop include an adorable animal or other whimsical image. Don't you think they are perfect for projects for kids? I combined some images from Artsy Fartsy, Stuck On This and Juggling Act with the Outline Lower Alpha stamp set to make flash cards for my 4-year old:

These cards are so easy to put together. Just cut some plain card stock and patterned paper down to 3"x4". Adhere them together, back to back, then round the corners. Add your colored stamped images and finally stamp the alphas on the cards.

Too cute, right? You could even make matching cards and play 'Go Fish'! 

Thank you for stopping by today, hope you find some crafty time this weekend in between 4th of July picnics and fireworks! And remember to visit me on the SSS blog!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Release at Sweet Stamp Shop

Hey everyone, it's July 1st and it's Release Day at The Sweet Stamp Shop! I'm excited to be back designing with the Sweet Stamp Shop Design Team for July and August. It's so much fun to create projects with brand new stamps. I hope you like what the Design Team has created this time around with this really fun stamp release!

I made this card combining a couple of older stamp sets with a couple of the new ones:

Did you figure out which of the older sets I used yet? The banner and rays are from 'Dia de los Muertos' and the sentiment is from 'Easily Distracted'. And then from the new sets, the castle is from 'Royal Wish' and the stars in the background are from 'Enjoy Calligraphy'.

Here are the other projects I made with the new sets:

If you haven't already heard, Nicole is now creating a monthly kit "On Cherry Street" that includes stamps, 3x4 and 4x6 cards and embellishments. These kits coordinate with the other stamps being released that month, so for July we are talking royalty, magical, princes and princesses. I love it! Find out all the kit details on the blog.

Ready for the deal Sweet Stamp Shop has going on for TODAY ONLY?!? You can buy a bundle that includes all 4 brand new stamp sets plus the July kit (which includes a 5th stamps set) for $45. And be sure to use the code FREESHIP when ordering to get free shipping on that awesome bundle (for USA orders)! Kits and stamp sets go on sale individually tomorrow.

So what are you waiting for? Go get yourself a bundle of stampy goodness!