Scrap Booking….

I am trying very hard to get back into my scrapbooking.  It has been so long, but having my photos all over the place does not help.  So with a bit of luck, I will be able to sort them out while scrapping my photos.

First up are 2 lovely photos of my nieces which were taken early on in the year.  These are such lovely photos, that it was the perfect opportunity to begin with Amber & Dannielle.  Belive it or not, but they are identical twins, hence the title of the pages.  People who have known them all their lives are still unable to tell them apart.  I have to guess which one they are talking about by the stories they relay to me.

Besides doing the 12 x 12 pages, I like to create albums using A4 pages.  Sometimes, I find them a little more easier to handle & seem to fit more in an album than the standard 12 x 12 album.  Fingers crossed SU! will bring out an album to fit A4 pages.

I didn’t want to do the usual beach theme, so I decided to go with the colours in their dresses.  I printed the title onto a piece of Textured Whisper White using the colours in their dresses & adhered to the page with Chystal Effects.  I did pour Crystal Effects over each letter to make it stand out a little.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Vintage Vogue, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink – Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Basic Black
Cardstock – Textured – Whisper White, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
DSP – Island Oasis (Retired)
Ribbon – 5/8″ Organza – White, Hemp Twine
Punches – Tiny Tags, Scallop Edge
Accessories – Crystal Effects, Snail Adhesive, SU Dimensionals

Until next time, Enjoy! 


I can’t believe the roll I have been on – will it last?????
This card has been created for 2 challenges, the sketch over at Mary-Jo’s Blog which is a Blog Hop.  The other is from Handstamped Sentiments which is a theme – Summer.  I know it is hard to imagine summer here in Australia at the moment, but I did use paper & stamps from a past Mini, which I thought suited the challenge well.
Base Card – Old Olive – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm c 10.5cm
Layer 1 – DSP – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Tempting Turquoise – 4 1/2″ x 3″ or 11.5cm x 7.5cm
Layer 3 – Old Olive – 4 3/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 11cm x 7cm
Layer 4 – Tempting Turquoise – 3 3/8″ x 2″ or 9cm x 5cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 3 1/4″ x 1 7/8″ or 8.5cm x 4.5cm
I stamped images directly onto the Whisper White Cardstock, using Old Olive Ink & adhered to the piece of Tempting Turquoise.  I did stamp off a couple of times for some of the images.  For my sentiment, I used Early Expresso Ink.
I run the piece of Old Olive Cardstock through my Bigshot using the Embossing Folder – Square Lattice.  It reminds me of  Bamboo & Thatching, so thought it very appropriate.  This was then adhered to Tempting Turquoise, to the DSP & then to the Base Card – Old Olive.
I stamped my flower onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Daffodil Delight Ink, cut it out & adhered using a SU Dimensional.  After stamping my inside, I then decided that the front looked a bit “Yuh” so I then stamped 2 smaller flowers using Tempting Turquoise Ink.  I adhered these using SU Dimensionals.  It bought the whole card alive.  Much happier.  I added 3 Rhinestones to the center of the flowers.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Tropical Pary, So Happy for You
Inks – Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Early Expresso
Cardstock – Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Old Olive
DSP – Island Oasis
Embossing Folder – Square Lattice
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Multipurpose Glue, Bigshot
Until next time, Enjoy! 

Best Wishes…

I’ve been trying to do a couple of different folds for cards.  This is a normal fold, but with the top showing a little of the inside.
Front –
Card Base – Rose Red Cardstock – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm. Score & Fold in half
Layer 1 – Daffodil Delight Cardstock – 5 1/8″ x 4″ or 13cm x 10cm.  Front only – Measure & cut 1/2″ or 2cm from top of card – as per photo
Layer 2 – DSP – 5″ x 3 7/8′ or 12.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Tempting Turquoise Cardstock – 2″ x 4″ or 5.5cm x 10cm
Layer 4 – Daffodil Delight Cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 2″ or 6.5cm x 5cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White Cardstock – 2 3/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 6cm x 4.5cm
I punched the edge of Tempting Turquoise using the Edge Punch & adhered this piece to the DSP before adhering to Daffodil Delight Cardstock.  I tied a piece of Satin Ribbon along the top edge of Tempting Turquoise & tied a bow on the RHS.  I then adhered the whole lot to the front of the Base Card.
I stamped my sentiment directly onto Whisper White Cardstock using Basic Black Ink & adhered to the Daffodil Delight Cardstock, prior to adhering to the front of the card.
I adhered a button to small flower & adhered to bottom of card.  I then adhered small flower to a larger flower & placed over the punched leaves.  I then stuck a bigger button to the centre. 
Inside –
I run a piece of Daffodil Yellow Cardstock through the Bigshot using an Embossing Folder.  This was adhered to the inside of the base card.  I cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock & adhered this piece to the Daffodil Yellow.  I cut & punched the edge of a piece of DSP & adhered to the bottom of Whisper White Cardstock.
To finish off, I added 3 Basic Pearls top RHS of card.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet
Ink – Basic Black
Cardstock – Rose Red, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
DSP – Island Oasis
Punches – Eyelet Border, 2-Step Bird Extra-Large
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Ribbon – Satin – Daffodil Yellow
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive, Bigshot, Basic Pearls
Non-SU – Buttons
Until next time, Enjoy!

The Bay…

I have been trying to scrap photos each week – mostly to get my albums up to date & because I enjoy it so much.  Mind you, this helps using the great sketch Maria has on her blog each week.  This week is no exception as we have been provided with yet another sketch to use.
In my scrapbooking, I tend to try & focus on my photos, therefore leaving my pages somewhat clean & fresh.  This page is no exception.  I have concentrated on the ocean & the trees in the background, so I went with Tempting Turquoise & Old Olive Cardstock as my main
colours.  I teamed it with DSP – Island Oasis to tie all the colours together.  The photos I mounted onto Early Expresso Cardstock, as in the photo Amber is wearing a chocolate coloured t-shirt which you can just see.
I typed the journalling & stamped the palm tree image onto Whisper White Carstock, cut around it & adhered to the journalling.  This was then adhered to a piece of Early Expresso Cardstock.  I again stamped the flower image onto Whisper White Cardstock in Tempting Turquoise while the frond  was stamped using Old Olive.  Both were cut & adhered to the page.  The Pumpkin Pie flower was cut from the DSP & adhered to the page using SU Dimensionals.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Tropical Party
Inks – Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Cardstock – Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Whisper White, Early Expresso
DSP – Island Oasis
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive
Until next time, Enjoy!

Cheers to You…

G’Day Stampers,

I hope you all had a great Christmas, despite the floods in Qld & the snow in parts of USA & Europe.  To think that Perth has Bush Fires!

Today’s card is from the sketch over at Stamping 411 and as usual a great one to use in creating a card or project.

For my card, I used supplies from the current Summer Mini Catalogue.  I cut my Cardstock – So Saffron and adhered Regal Rose to the top of it.  I then cut a piece of DSP – Island Oasis – to adhere to the top of Regal Rose.

Using my Scallop Trim Punch, I punched both top & bottom of the Tempting Turquoise Cardstock and adhered a piece of So Saffron across the middle of it.

I then stamped the sentiment from “Cheers to You” in Chocolate Chip directly onto the So Saffron.  Inking the branch in Old Olive from the Stamp Set “Tropical Party”, I stamped a couple of random images directly onto the So Saffron.

I inked the coconut from the same Stamp Set, coloured the umbrella & straw using my Watercolour Pencils, cut around the image & adhered over the top of the branches using SU® Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Cheers to You, Tropical Party*
Inks – Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Cardstock – Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Rose Red
DSPIsland Oasis*
Punches – Scallop Trim
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Watercolour Pencils, Stampin’ Dimensionals
*Summer Mini-Catalogue – 2011
Until next time, Enjoy!