Thursday, May 26, 2011

clean and simple

My friend Allison had a birthday this week and we are doing a girls night out for her this week.  So, I thought using Stampin Up's Cheers to you  stamp set was in order.  I also just got the matching wheel "cheers" that coordinates with stamp set.

I used clean & simple sketch this week and added a little crystal effects to glass.

here is a close up of crystal effects:

Monday, May 23, 2011

Birthday card for my son

Today is my son Quinton's 14th birthday.  I needed a card for him, so I decided to use Stamping 411, sketch challenge this week.  He has been playing guitar for over 5 years now, so I used grunge rock stamp set and embossing.

I also did a version with gold embossing and metallic gold paper.  Sorry for blurry photo:

I hope your day rocks too!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

trying to get mojo back

I haven't had much motivation to go stamp lately, but having gotten my recent stampin success magazine I wanted to try double embossing technique and play with my new blossom bouquet triple layer punch.  Having lost my mojo, I decided to do a sketch challenge.  I used this weeks sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers- sc333.

The double embossing technique is fun.

Quick tutorial:

step one:  run your paper or card stock through embossing folder and big shot

step two:  ink up embossed or raised image with versa mark and then dump on clear embossing powder on and heat.  (note to self make sure you clean out your embossing trays better- as I have flecks of glitter and black embossing powder mixed in)

Here is what it looks like close up:

Friday, May 13, 2011

more scrapbooking with kids shares

Here are a few more, no photos in these ones.  
Okay more retired stamps used again (12 - nine year old girls, they get to use my retired stash)

This one uses Stampin Up "Vintage Vogue" stamp set.  The designer paper is retired but with some current colors.  For the kids, they will use coordinating wheel at the bottom vs. border stamp- too hard to line up.

This is a retired simply scrappin birthday kit I still had tons left over.  I can never seem to use the entire kid up, they are such a great value.  Anyways, I made this for the birthday girl to add to her album to remember her party.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Scrapbooking with kids

I am doing a scrapbooking birthday party for a 9 y.o. girl this Friday.  We choose to do 8 x 8 size and I tried to keep designs simple for the kids and for them to be able to get 4 designs done in reasonable amount of time.  Here are the first two to show with photos:

This one I used a retired stamp set from Stampin Up called "Cold Play".  I still can't pass it up making all the snowman parts.  I used dazzling diamonds on the torn piece of whisper white to look like snow.

This one uses "Medallion" stamp for background and another retired set called "Enjoy everything".  My original intention was to make it a fall page and use leaf die for big shot but kept it simple with just the photos.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's day

I awoke to breakfast in bed this morning and my son Dylan went into my craft room and came out with this card for me:

The best part were the thoughts written inside:
Now here is my card I made for my husband for his mom:

Too all the moms out there, I wish you Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

glittery surf's up

The new summer mini catalog started on May1st.  This is a set called Summer Splash, I actually won it at Regionals last month.  In a recent Stampin Success magazine they showed embossing with multiple layers by using a piece of paper to block out or mask different sections.  I decided to do something similar with cosmo glitter and heat and stick powder.

I used Stamping 411 sketch this week and it worked for Late night stampers challenge of using 3's.  I used 3 rhinestone brads (I cut of fastners with scissors and used glue dots) and used 3 ribbons.

It makes me want the warm weather and summer to get here soon!

Monday, May 2, 2011

first communion

It is First Communion time of year.  The kids always look so cute and angelic dressed in white.
Here are some simple cards I came up with using Crosses of Hope stamp set embossed in gold and embossing folders for the big shot.  I could really dress them up with some taffeta ribbon and pearls.