Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sweet Aunties

I smile each and every time I look at this photo of my two Aunties. They are both in their 90's. Such a sweet photo. I have been taking two on-line scrapbook classes (Scrapbook Stamping at 2Peas in a bucket, and Sketchbook 4 at Studio Calico). I love these two classes and they have really helped me get more scrapbook pages done! They are self-paced classes, and have tons of challenges to keep you going! I love to see what other students have created and they inspire me to get going on my own pages. I have so many great supplies to use, and I keep saying I will get to it, but you know how it goes... life is busy sometimes, or I just don't have the mojo you know? So these classes really help me make more pages. This page is based on a class sketch, and includes a stamping challenge.
Materials used:
All designer paper and cute paper butterfly is from Studio Calico kits; dark brown cardstock: Bazzil; cream cardstock: Paper Trey Ink; stamp sentiment: Ali Edwards/Technique Tuesday; Ink: Chocolate Chip and Crushed Curry: SU!; Distress ink: Tea Dye by Tim Holtz/Ranger; Dies: flourish: My Favorite Things; Frames: Paper Trey Ink; Flower border punch: EK Success; other supplies: sewing machine: Kenmore; white thread; buttons from stash.
I will be quiet for the next three weeks as I plan on getting my vegetable garden planted and helping my hubby with projects. Thanks for visiting.   :)

Summer is coming

I cannot wait for summer to come! I think I feel this way each and every spring. (I think everyone in Minnesota feels this way!) I love the changing seasons, don't get me wrong. But I can't wait for the warm weather, planting my vegetable garden, and being outside! This little Pure Innocence girl from My Favorite Things expresses that joy of summer perfectly for me!

Materials used:
Stamp: Pure Innocence by My Favorite Things
Cardstock: White: Neenah; Black, Olive: Stampin Up!; Designer paper: Basic Grey;  circle and scallop dies: Spellbinders. Prisma color pencils, paper stumps, and gamsol for coloring. Sewing machine: Kenmore; white thread; half circle black pearls: local scrapbook store.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Scrapbook Stamping

So sorry I've been absent for a couple of weeks. time flies doesn't it! I have been taking some really fun on-line scrapbook classes and have been very busy with those. Here is a finished page/project from the "Scrapbook Stamping" class. I LOVE this class! I love making cards and stamping, but usually forget to add stamping in my scrapbook layouts. I have no excuses, because I have a TON of stamps. I always think pre- made embellishments look great, but that gets so expensive! So why not make your own from stamping right? This class is with Jen Gallacher at 2 Pea's in a Bucket. It's wonderful, perfect to get me motivated with a ton of challenges, and tons of examples, plus how to stamp videos. It's great for beginner or advanced stampers. I have been stamping since 1992, almost 20 years and I love this class. Jen Gallacher is one of my all time favorite designers!
Here is a close up of the stamped and embossed images. The challenge was to stamp a solid flower image stamp onto dictionary paper and emboss it. I love the look of this technique and will definitely be doing it again. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Missing you

Spring is here in the Midwest and its so nice here in Minnesota! Been spending time outside with our dogs and doing some yard work.
I made this "Missing You" card for my sister who I miss tons, since she lives in Kentucky and don't get to visit very often. Love this stamp and matching die set from My Favorite Things. I used Tim Holtz distressing inks/sponge all around the edges to give it that vintage look. Thanks for stopping by,  Happy Spring and Happy Easter!
Here is a picture of our youngest dog Emil, he just turned one year old in February and weighs about 110 pounds. (This photo was taken in Feb. 2012). Such a joy all three of our dogs are; we love them all so much. Emil is a big boy, and such a happy dog.  :)