It's been a while since I've posted a project, oh but I have been creating. Here's a card I made with some of my new goodies.
It's a trendy, square birthday card featuring some of my fav elements: rainbows, arrows, stars and polka dots.
- Paper: Basic Grey, SU! Crumb Cake
- Elements: pink button, letters from SVGcuts.com, crochet thread, Hedi Swapp Color Shine
- Tools: eClips, arrow die MFT dienamincs, black marker, star punch Marvy
Also, my 5 year old son, Nathan, was playing with me in my craft room today, and here's what he came up with.
He loves to stamp and glue. He used some PTI stamps and SU! inks and paper, the stickers are from a recent trip to Legoland. The card says, "I love Legos! Weeee!" Yes, he is too cute. He even helped my set up the card for a photo op, by holding my extra light I use for photographing my projects.
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I made another layout for my Studio Calico Trendsetters class. One of the lessons covered the confetti trend. I couldn't make actual confetti work on my page, so I used some confetti looking paper. I think it fits this page real nice. Here's a close up of the journaling:
I played along with more Studio Calico Trendspotting class assignments this week. Here's my favorite layout I made:
It's a little different than my usual style. This color combo is fun, but I rarely get to use purple because I have a boy. I think it works with this layout thought.
Want to see more of my layouts I made from the Studio Calico Trendspotters Class? Click here
to see a slideshow.
I'm taking the Trendsetter Class
over at Studio Calico. This first lesson was today, and the assignment was to incorporate triangles into a layout. Here's what I made today:
I rarely do pages with only one photo, but I'm saving some of my "real" scrapbooking for a crop I'm attending next week. This page was just for fun and got my trendy creative juices flowing.
Here's a card I made for CPS #264 sketch
. I made a pocket card.
Stamps: Sentiment (Inkadinkadoo)
Ink: Versamark, Gray chalk ink (SEI)
Paper: Patterned Paper (Echo Park), Yellow and Blac card stock (SU!)
Embellishment: Flower (Prima), yellow acrylic paint, jewels, black button, gray twine (Doodlebug), yellow lace, silver embossing
Tools: scalloped circle and circle punch (EK), edger die (PTI), corner rounder, scor tape
Here's My creations for Case Study #85
. I took inspiration from the color combo used and the large floral embellishment. I also incorporated the Sweet Sunday Sketch #156
card made by Laurie Schmidlin
Stamps: Sentiment (Inkadinkadoo)
Paper: Patterned Paper (Echo Park), Yellow and Black Card Stock (SU!)
Embellishments: Jewels, White embossing powder (Stampabilities)
Tools: Embossing Folder, Edge punch and scissors, circle punch, rolled flower dies (MFT and Sizzix), hot glue gun, heat gun
I have a small Copic marker collection. I made this little swatch book to take the guess work out of choosing which colors to pick for coloring in stamped images. I can pick matching patterned paper easily, by flipping to the coordinating swatch. You should make one too. It's so easy.
Supplies: Copic markers, Copic quality paper, ink, line stamp, colored card stock, 2 punches, binder ring, hole punch, black marker (not pictured)
- Pick a simple line stamp for coloring. I used an old Stampabilities? clear stamp I got at Traget years ago.
- Punch circles out of your Copic quality paper. My circles are 2.5 inches and I used a EK punch. Use whatever circle cutting tools you have. Punch a bunch of circles, so you can experiment with Copic color combos.
- Stamp your image on to the white circles with ink suitable for Copic coloring.
- Now, play around with your Copic markers. I stuck with the Copic color families and used 2-3 markers to achieve a nice gradient on my stamped image. Use a black marker to write the Copic numbers you used to color the image on to the swatch. Keep in mind the purpose of the swatch book is to show how your colors combine together.
- Once you have all the images colored, choose solid card stocks to match your colored images. Mat your circles on to a larger piece of the coordinating card stock so you can flip to it quickly in your swatch book. I used an EK scallop circle punch. (about 3 inchees)
- Punch holes in the colored card stock and feed them on to your binder ring. You're done.
Here's some close ups of my swatch book, so you can get a better idea of the layout.
My 3 favorite Copic colors....I love purple!
Skin colors. I'm thinking of doing more swatches like these for hair colors.
I made this card for the RIC#9 (inspiration photo) and SSS#152 (sketch).
Stamps: Sentiment (AC Amy Tangerine)
Ink: Desert Sand
Paper: Card Stock (PTI), Patterned Paper (Basic Gray), Doilies (Wilton)