Monday, 8 February 2016

Grade 2 Layout using Stampin' Up!'s Number of Years


Good morning! I've been slowly working through some layouts in my kids school albums, trying to get those caught up. I'd love to have Jordyn's done so that I can give it to her for graduation next year. Such a great keepsake of all their school memories.

Today's layout is of Eathan's grade 2 photo - that smile cracks me up - he's now in grade 7 so you can see how far behind I am. To save time, I've started duplicating the layouts for each album. The colors may change based on the photo but the general layout remains the same.

It's hard to tell but if you look closely at the number twos on the background, I paper pierced around them. I also stamped the little lined paper stamp from Tap Tap Tap on the white under the cherry cobbler 2. I love that little image!

Tip: Because these are photopolymer stamps, you can add several stamps to a block and stamp once. I think I fit numbers 1 to 5 on one block and just stamped those ones first and then went in and added the 6 to 9. It saved a lot of time and made lining everything up a snap!

Have a creative day!

Sherry
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Friday, 5 February 2016

Botanicals for You meets Perfectly Artistic


I can't believe we are almost 6 weeks into Sale-a-Bration! I've been having so much fun playing with all the products and it's almost time for some of them to retire! One of them being this Perfectly Artistic patterned paper! One side of each piece has this marble look and the other is like an ombre wash - so pretty and so versatile! This paper is available for free with a $60 purchase, but only until Feb. 15th! I'm going to have to recreate this card in each of the colors I think - love it so much and it's so simple!!

Have a creative day!
Sherry

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Balloon Celebration and February's Gift with Purchase


I love the soft look of the Balloon Celebration stamp set. It's such a pretty set. On Saturday we had a demonstrator event and this was one of the make and takes we created. Isn't it cute?! I'm normally not a pink person but I think the lighter pinks are growing on me. The addition of the glimmer balloons is awesome - it never hurts to add a touch of glimmer!

Have a creative day!
Sherry

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Monday, 1 February 2016

It's My Party Project Life & Traditional Layout Combo

 

One of my favorite things to do when it comes to memory keeping is to create Project Life/Traditional combination layouts. So one side will use a pocket page protector and the other will be a 12x12 layout. The most recent layout was done using scraps of patterned paper from the It's My Party paper stack and will be used for my daughter's upcoming 17th birthday. I love the banner strips down the side - great use of scraps!


And here's the pocket page. Simple but it's done and ready for photos. In my attempt to keep up with documenting our lives in 2016, I'm going to do a two page spread like this in advance for any larger event that we have coming up. Anything where I normally take lots of photos. That way I can just print and insert and the layout is already done! If the colors don't happen to match, I will just print them in black and white:)

Here are a couple close ups...


I love these party pop up framelits. Perfect for the inside of a card, but a great title for a layout as well:)


Remember the challenge I gave myself to use up 1/4 package of the It's My Party dsp? Well I'm happy to say I only have a few scraps left and here's a list of what I managed to create:
  • 28 cards
  • 1 pocket page layout
  • 2 traditional layouts
  • 1 envelope
  • lots of decorated envelope flaps
  • 2 party hats
  • 2 gift bags
  • 3 rosettes
  • 1 cake topper
Imagine what you could create using a whole package of this dsp?!

Have a creative day!
Sherry

Friday, 29 January 2016

Birthday Bouquet Watercolor Wash


Earlier this month I was enjoying playing with my Aqua Painters. I find I go in spurts where I'll use a product or tool lots and then not use it for the longest time. Are you like that too? Well it was time to dust off my Aqua Painter and play around. I did lots of coloring on cards and created a few watercolor washes like this one. It's not the best photo - hard to see the greeting, which is from the Perfect Pairings Sale-a-Bration stamp set.


It's easy to create a wash, just pick a color or two - I used blushing bride and watermelon wonder for this card. (Note: If you want to emboss a greeting like I did, do that first before you do your wash.) I brushed my clean Aqua Painter over a piece of watercolor paper punched with the 2-1/2" circle punch to wet it. Then dipped my Aqua Painter into a drop of blushing bride ink refill and lightly colored along the top of the circle. Then I did the same with the watermelon wonder, starting at the bottom so that it would be a little darker at the bottom and gradually get lighter. Easy peasy! You can see another card that I created using a watercolor wash here.

Have a creative weekend!

Sherry

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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Are you a washi tape lover?


Are you a washi tape lover? I certainly am. When Stampin' Up! first started carrying it, I loved the idea of it but was unsure of how to use it. But now that I've jumped right in, I use it ALL the time! I love that SU! has washi tape to match some of their patterned paper and product lines - it makes coordinating your projects so easy!

The strips on this card are both washi tape. I could have used patterned paper but washi tape is so much easier! I even added a strip to the envelope to dress it up, isn't it cute?!

Here are a few other uses for washi tape:
  • borders or strips on scrapbook pages
  • cover scraps of cardstock and then punch or die cut with desired shape - makes fun card/scrapbook page accents
  • planner pages
  • decorate blank notebook pages
  • create little banners for straws or cupcake pics
  • cover a light switch cover
  • cover the keys on your keyboard
  • decorate plain boxes
  • make plastic utensils pretty with strips of washi
  • seal cello bags
  • label plastic containers at a potluck
  • cover clothespins
  • wrap around the base of a tealight
  • label storage bins
I could go on and on - the ideas are endless! Just search washi tape on Pinterest and discover a lot more.

Have a creative day!
Sherry

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