Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Father's Day Photo Brag Card

This week's Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge really motivated me to create something for Father's Day!  I've been wanting to make a photo brag card for awhile now and knew this was the perfect occasion!!

Here is the inside:

And here's the outside:

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Best Dad Ever (*new), Four Frames
Ink:  Baha Breeze, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock:  Baha Breeze, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Punch:  Decorative Label Punch
Big Shot:  Tasteful Trim Die, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder

And here's my inspiration for this project:

I just LOVE these colors!  They are great for Father's Day, birthdays, or baby!  So grab your favorite stamps and paper, and make something cute!  Upload it to Stampin' Celebration by next Wednesday and you'll have a chance to be our next Guest Designer!!   Make sure and check out the other creations by the amazing Design Team!

Product Spotlight:
I used the new Best Dad Ever Stamp Set from the new Summer Mini Catalog!  I love the sentiments and cute little ties in this stamp set!

Clear Mount   (#120681) $14.95
Wood Mount  (#120399) $18.95

You can purchase this and your other favorite Stampin' Up! Products in my online store!  
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day Card

Ok, I'm going to go ahead and post this and hope my mom doesn't check my blog before she checks her mail!!!  Here is the card I created for my mom for Mother's Day:

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Paper:  Baha Breeze, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Stamps:  Messages for Mom
Ink:  Baha Breeze, Early Espresso
Punch:  Scallop Trim Border
Other:  Rhinestone Jewels

I hope she likes it!!  I just love the color Baha Breeze - we even painted our basement bathroom this color!  ;)

Don't forget that May is National Scrapbooking Month!

Stampin' Up! is celebrating with some great promotions -- Stamp Sets on Sale... Digital Print Products on Sale... Digital Starter Kit on Sale....  Make sure and check it all out here!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dogs Have Birthday Parties Too!

Yes, at our house we celebrate our dogs' birthdays!  We have two labs from the same litter that were born in March.  Usually, we make our girls, Marley & Pepper, wear birthday hats -- but they didn't want to cooperate this time!!  I did manage to snap a photo though and wanted to use this week's Inspiration Challenge at Stampin' Celebration and the National Scrapbook Day Sketch from Let's Scrap for my layout!

Here's my scrapbook page:

I was excited to use my new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch from Stampin' Up! - and thought it would make a cute top to the party hat!  So many possibilities with this new punch!!

Here's a closeup of the party hat.  I used the Big Shot's Petal Cone Die for the hat, embossed it, added the pompom trim (oh, how I hope this comes back in July), the #4 from the Alphabet Simple Die and the Triple Layer Punch and Glimmer Brad for the top.

Products Used:
Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Designer Series Patterns Stack in Brights (one of my favs!)
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake, Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper
Ink:  Basic Black
Punches:  Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, 1 3/4" Circle (for title)
Big Shot:  Circle #2, Petal Cone, Alphabet Simple, Tasteful Trims Border, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Other:  Daffodil Delight Pompom Trim, Brads in Glimmer Brights, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker

Here is the Let's Scrap sketch I used:

And here is the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge Photo this week:

I love both of these challenges and think I'll be using them again!!  I'd love to see what you create if you play along!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Scrapbook Photo Challenge

I am so excited to host the weekly challenge (Challenge #95) over at Let's Scrap!  I'd love for you to play along - here's the scoop: 

I thought it would be fun to do a "Now & Then Photo Challenge."  The idea of this challenge is to scrap at least two photos taken from different times - now and then.  It can be a picture of the same person at two different points in their life (example, as a baby and then an adult, etc.).  Or, it could be a picture of two different people at similar stages in their lives (example, your prom picture and your child's prom picture).  The idea is to take a trip down memory lane and find some similarities and/or differences in your photos!  If you can't find photos of people, feel free to use photos of places (childhood home and current home), things (old Coke bottle, new Coke bottle), vacations, memories, etc., etc.!
So, go ahead and pull out those baby photos, school pictures, wedding photos, etc. and have some scrapping fun!   Here are the guidelines:
  • Use a Let's Scrap Sketch to complete your layout.
  • Use at least two photos from different time periods.  (Either now and then of the same person/place/etc. or now and then of two different people/place/etc.)
  • Upload your layout to the Let's Scrap Gallery by next Thursday night to be included in the drawing.
  • Tag your photo with:  Challenge95 and the Sketch number  (mine will be Challenge95, 2-3-10).
  • Have a fun trip down memory lane!

Here is my layout for this challenge:

I chose a picture of my son and my dad - 9 years apart.  I couldn't believe I ended up with these two similar photos, years later!  There are so many photos that would be fun to scrap this way - my senior high school picture next to my mom's senior high school picture, my kids in their Halloween costumes and me and my brother in our Halloween costumes, my husband as a baby and as an adult.......  Hopefully, you get the idea!!  The winner will receive a RAK from my stash.  I'd love to see what you come up with!!  :0)

Products Used:
Stamps:  Notes & Details, Sweet Summer
Ink:  Baha Breeze, Early Espresso
Paper:  Baha Breeze, Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Nursery Suite DSP
Punch:  Decorative Label
Big Shot:  Tasteful Trims Die, Alphabet Simple Die, Circles #2
Other:  Designer Buttons in Brights, Linen Thread, Sponge Dauber

I love how this layout turned out!  I used the Notes & Details stamp set to make the lines on my journaling circle.

I also love using my stamps to create patterned paper.  I especially love the tone on tone effect.  Here, I used Baha Breeze ink stamped on Baha Breeze paper - so pretty!  Here's a closeup of some of the details.

So, hop on over to Let's Scrap and join in on the fun!  Lots of fun sketches, challenges and events going on for National Scrapbooking Month!  Woo hoo!

And don't forget that it's May 1st -- that means Stampin' Up!'s NEW Summer Mini Catalog is available!  So many fun, new products!  You can view the new Summer Mini Catalog here or through the link on the right sidebar of my blog.  Contact me if you'd like to receive a copy of this new catalog.  You can shop 24/7 in my online store.  I can't wait to hear what your favorite new products are!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!