Thursday, May 21, 2015

If You Stamp It Use Your Stash Blog Hop


If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop," you are right on track. WELCOME! 

You should be coming from Cassandra's blog

If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Shirley's blog

This month we are showcasing stamp sets we haven't used.  I have a few projects with a combination of old and new stamps. The first card uses the new Blossom papers.  It was inspired by a card I saw from Patricia 


I used a brand new stamp set I just bought, the new Operation Smile stamp set, Happy Everything.  When you purchase this set, Close To My Heart will donate $3 to Operation Smile. I have a feeling this is going to be one of my go-to sets! 



I also used a really old stamp set, A Posey. I've had this stamp set forever and never used it.  I thought it worked perfectly with the Blossom paper.   




For my second project I wanted to do some random stamping for background paper.  I started with one sheet, and cut it up.






I made the cards using the Chalk It Up Picture My Life cards.  





The stamp sets I used were Geek is Chic and LOL.  I bought these stamps when the Annual Inspirations book came out, but hadn't used them.  As a teacher, I thought I'd get a lot of use out of them, but they've sat there collecting dust.  The "Happy Birthday" is from the Operation Smile set.





Thanks for visiting!  Now hop on over to Heather's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

April Scrap Club--Brushed Layouts and Cards

This month we are using Brushed papers, Stickease, and embellishments.  I love the fun, happy spring colors! Choose from three layouts or a set of cards.

 Layouts:




Cards: We will make 12-14


Friday, January 2, 2015

Snowhaven--34 Thank You Cards From One Pack of Paper

I needed to make a bunch of thank you cards for all my wonderful students, as well as my family.  I wanted them to have a wintery, but not Christmasy feel, so I turned to the Snowhaven papers.  I love that these papers just feel like a crazy sweater to me.  I also wanted to keep it simple so I used two image stamps (polar bears) and two thank you sentiments.  The polar bears were from the October SOTM, Home For the Holidays and Polar Bear Holiday.

I did use white card bases to make my paper stretch further.  They were 4x51/2, which allowed me to use more B & T on each card. I kept them to a couple of designs, only changing up the papers. There is an awesome striped sheet that I cut up and used. I didn't show all 34 because I had a lot of multiples.

I loved the results.  Even more I loved that I could have so much variety and still keep it simple.







Monday, December 15, 2014

Farrell's Studio J layout

While we were in California last month, we decided to go to Farrell's.  The Confetti wishes pack had  perfect, fun colors!




Sunday, December 14, 2014

Vancouver Studio J Layouts

October 2013 the boys and I traveled up to Seattle to visit Mike, while he was working up there. We spent the weekend in Vancouver.  I finally got around to scrapping the photos in Studio J.  I used the Olivia kit. The fall colors were perfect for our pictures.