Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sorry I have been away for awhile. I was very busy with all that end of the school year stuff. We are almost done, but I have it all under control.
One of the things that I wanted to share was all the great projects from my Luv2Stamp meeting with Patty Bennett. Check these out!

This card is made with the fabulous DSP, Pretties and buttons. It is amazingly easy. There is a square of DSP on the front of the card with strips of complimentary DSP across it. Ribbon is tied across the front and a the flowers are sponged in coordinating ink. So bright and such fun!

This card was also made from our DSP with the use of punches. The eyelet scallop punch and the scalloped oval punch go so well with the classy Bella papers.

Both cards are so simple, but convey very different looks.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Some events are harder to scrap than others.

We had our first big "Renaissance Rally" to reward students at our school. Our theme was "Grease". Not an easy topic. I have no stamp sets that really work. Big Shot dies... no. I fell back on stickers, a media I seldom use. But even with stickers, the pink paper still needed something. To give it a bit of a retro look, I pulled out my circles and squares stamps and used VersaMark to create a randomized retro background in the pink. The VersaMark keeps it subtle as a watermark but still adds a little something to break up the flat tone.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Scouting pages

And I am still wading through more scouting photos.

These use some of the scouting specialty paper and my favorite Cub Scout colors:
Night of Navy with So Saffron and Not quite Navy with More Mustard.
For the Cub Scouts in the Future page, I had the one sheet of specialty paper cut in the diagonal. Its a busy pattern, so I hoped a large photo block would work - not showing bit of pattern here and there.

I also used a photo block layout for the Space Derby. Since the paper is quarter blocked, this was a natural fit. I even left space on the block for the ribbon. Always put realia when possible.