Sunday, July 19, 2009


The new Tall Tales DSP seemed a good choice for doing my pictures of our over night stay at the zoo.

Although Tall Tales uses the 48 colors, I added some of the In Colors that are similar, which worked fine. I used Crushed Curry, which layers very well with So Saffron as you can see in the bottom spread. I journaled on vellum, and layered that on the Curry. I also added Designer Brads to hold the vellum without showing a bunch of adhesive. I stamped the animals on textured white cardstock. I like the "textured" look it gives them, without the hassle of the kissing technique.

On the layout, I wanted to have a bunch of the critter pictures from the day without making a whole book. So, I printed the pictures smaller and made a squared pattern of 3 x 3 pictures. This also helps balance against the large picture of the whole pack. Being our last event with Pack 224, I definitely wanted a group shot.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

State Fair

I love the new In Colors! When I first saw them, I knew that there bright, but earthy tones would be perfect for the my State Fair spread.

For my first pair of pages, I used Crushed Curry for my main color.

For the first page, I added a touch of Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo. To add a touch of texture, I colored plain Grosgrain Ribbon with a marker.

For the second page, I used Dusty Durango and Soft Suede highlights. I used the Arrow Punch for my journaling points.

Although the third set of pages was also at the State Fair, the focus on the concert and I used colors that matched the colors from Smash Mouth's autograph sheet. The main color is Bermuda Bay with Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo highlights.

For each of the pages, I was able to journal in the same color as the pages. I love having In Color markers!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


A new Stampin year means new stamp sets. Yeah!
One of the fun new sets is Lots of Bots.

My son was invited to a friends birthday party and he asked me to make a card (How sweet! He appreciates me!) He wanted me to make a stand up card like the ones I made for his birthday invitations. Well, I had to try my new stamps!

The base of the card is made with Brilliant Blue and the tag is made with Brushed Silver. The base is stamped all over with nuts and bolts in Brilliant Blue ink. I water colored the image with Going Grey and Brilliant Blue.

Daniel loves the interaction of the card. He likes how it is opened in a different way and it stands itself. I think this is quickly becoming one of my favorite designs.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July!

Before I share all the new projects from new goodies, I want to showcase one more old set, just for today. I made these cards as thank you to some of my fellow Navy moms using the Free and the Brave set. I used Brilliant Blue, Real Red, and Brushed Gold papers. I watercolored the image on Whisper White.

Today is a day not just for celebrating and shooting fireworks, but also to remember what it took to get here and the cost of having this celebration. Too often, people forget that "Freedom isn't Free". We have our freedoms because of those that have been willing to fight for it. And its a battle that we must continue to stand up for. Everyday, I think about our military and the sacrifices they make. I hope everyone at least thinks about them today.

In the meantime, I'll just keep waiting for my new military stamps set from the new catalog!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The new catalog is here

Yipee! Its time for a new catalog!
Watch for projects with the new In Colors and stamp sets all this week.