Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tim Holtz~Tiny Attacher

I did it. I finally bought a Tiny Attacher (Tim Holtz~Idea-ology.) For the longest time I just couldn't justify getting one. I already have a stapler and this is just a little stapler, right? Well, yes it is. Do I really need a little stapler... YES I really do! The tiny attacher staples are the perfect size. If you need just a little something you can use just 1 but if you need more for emphasis you can attach a few. This tag is a perfect example. A regular staple is too wide for this but I was able to use three of the little staples to attach the "Good Times" embellishment to the tag. The Tiny Attacher has quickly replaced my old stapler. Not only do I love the size of the staples but it also works much more smoothly. It is so easy to manipulate to get the staple in just the right spot. It works perfectly every time. I never have a problem with the staples getting stuck or bending in the wrong way. Although I'm pretty sure Tim Holtz would think that those types of accidents are really just an opportunity for grunge I personally like my staples to bend and hold the way they are designed to.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fun With Two Pages

The Block Party Paper from Bo Bunny is all about fun, and I really had fun creating my pages this month. Making my two page layouts was a little hard for me, because I generally like to carry pieces across the ditch. With only one sheet of each patterned paper... and the rare inspiration to create 2 two-pagers... I was challenged to make the pages seem cohesive without using the same papers on both pages.

We had two sheets of the lime green Bo Bunny double dot paper. I think everyone knows that I absolutely love this paper. I think I own most every color. :) To stretch my patterned papers over the middle, I trimmed down the Block Party Fireworks paper and scooted it just a little bit part the midline of the papers. I used part of the scraps to create my title banner. I matted the feature photo on red cardstock on the right side of the page, and added a strip of the same cardstock to the left hand side. I separated the nested, chipboard stars and painted them chocolate brown and added a coat of rock candy distress paint, placing one on each side of the layout. I added brown stitching and buttons to both ends. Finally, I split up the title to draw your eye across the pages.

Using the same items in different ways and amounts on both the left and the right balances it all out. It wasn't as easy as simply carrying the papers across the two pages... but I'm really happy with how it turned out.

thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


The Block Party line from Bo Bunny makes card making easy! Here are a couple of quick cards that I put together with my scraps.

The sun shape was made using an accucut die at ScrapbooksPlus. Love this shape! I used a bit of bling around the edge of my center for a little extra pizazz.

For this card I added this bird diecut shape from My Mind's Eye and a chipboard heart I had laying around. I used the die cut paper as my starting point and layered it with one of the journaling sheets and a few pieces of the patterned paper.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday Make and Take - My Mind's Eye

I had the pleasure of creating the make and take for today.  I used the beautiful So Sophie collection from My Mind's Eye. My favorite element from this line is the large circle die cut.  It really makes the page stand out. 

I have included two flourishes as your free element this week.  I have also provided the page map above along with detailed instructions.

Be sure to stop in the store this week to take a closer look. I hope you enjoy it.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cooling Off Ferrari Style!

For my two page spread this month - I used Block Party and Block Party Fireworks as my background papers. I layered my large photo with Bo Bunny card stock in Paprika & Avocado. My title is in Blueberry Dot cut with my Cricut.

On my second page the photo strip is mounted on Blueberry Dot and Paprika. I used the Block Party Stickers and chipboard on both pages. I layered many of the chipboard pieces together. TFL.

Monday, July 26, 2010

July Calendar by Esther

This calendar for July was inspired by the Colorful star studded designs of BoBunny's Block Party group in the kit. They reminded me of celebrations, summer and fun. Two sheets from the group were chosen for the base. Any of the Block Party sheets can be combined for this purpose. They were attached and overlapped to give length with the worded Picnic sheet at top. The words were block and facing all directions to lend colorful design.

A red strip of the cardstock was attached over a solid cream cardstock strip. A chipboard star was overlaid. This star was sprayed with Tattered Angel's Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist a couple of times. Let the applications dry between sprayings to be able to see missed areas. Once it dried, the star had to be pressed flat by topping it with a heavy book. Redline tape was used to glue it to the calendar top. ScrapbooksPlus carries a wide assortment of colors in the Glimmer Mist. It is a fun product to achieve custom looks. The calendar was formed on the computer and printed on cream cardstock. A hole was punched with the Crop-A-Dile for hanging on the wall. Try making a creative calendar for each month.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Have a great Patriotic Day!

Love love love this paper line. I had so much fun this month making all the projects. Here is a very simple card with the Bo Bunny Block Party line. I used a few buttons to enhance the star burst paper. Then I used one of Martha Stewarts punches to give it a cute border. Just add two circles and the star from the paper line and pop it with a 3D-Dot and you have a quick, colorful, and happy card for someone.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cards & Tags Oh My

The Bo Bunny, Block Party paper is perfect for this BBQ Invite card. I border punched the edge, & distressed it. The flower lines were put on with Smooch which leaves a very sparkly bright color, & than distressed. After adding Stickles on the dot paper & distressing the edges, the card was easy to assemble. The journal blocks are 7Gypsies & went perfectly with the theme!

For this tag I used 3 distress ink pads, Fired Brick, Sapphire, & Mustard Seed. To get the background color using a craft mat, put each ink pad down to create 3 color squares close to each other. Take your tag & put in on top of the ink squares & swirl the tag around picking up the ink with the tag. Lift tag up to check coverage & rotate on the ink to cover completely & heat dry. Stamp a script stamp with Fired Brick, to finish the background. I digitally enhanced my photo & adhered it to the tag. "Firecracker" was cut from the left over paper from the card. To make the embellishment use a Tim Holtz Fragment. I cut the paper out & added a sticker (all from this months kit) than adhered using glossy accents. This is my favorite adhesive to use with acrylics because it dries perfectly clear. The trick is to put some in the middle of the paper, put the fragment on top & than swirl the fragment around which distributes the glue (a little goes a long way). Some ribbon, a charm & voila the tag is finished! Now you can mail it as a card, add it to a scrapbook page or use it as a book mark. This is also a great way to use up your scraps. Have fun!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Spinning My Wheels

The colors in the Bo Bunny papers were so much fun to work with. Most of the photos I pulled out were regular summertime shots, but I also grabbed one photo from the DC Auto Show a couple of years ago. The blue background in the photo was almost a perfect match to the blues in this line, and the grungy edges and newsprint of this particular pattern (it's the back of Block Party) really went with the cool skateboards. I loved the red and cream starburst pattern on the Sparkler paper and knew that I wanted to feature it on one of my layouts. Putting the center right behind the photo really draws attention to the photo, plus it has the look of wheel spokes... definitely appropriate for a "wheels" layout. The spokes almost seem to point to the red, flaming skateboard that's dead center.

I added some Rusty Pickle buttons, Basic Grey kraft label and kraft border, a grungeboard label holder to finish it off.
thanks for stopping by!

PS. This is my sketch layout. I only had one photo and the orientation was wrong. So I took Deb's sketch and turned it, flipped it, and adapted it for my single photo. :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lucky Mom 24 7

This page was so quick and easy to put together. The background paper had so much going on already there wasn't a huge need for a lot of embellishments. I made the journaling box using the EK Success Binding Edge edge punch on one edge and rounding the corners on the opposite edge. The lettering in my title is from Bo Bunny's Block Party Combo Stickers. This sticker sheet is a must have. I think I used something from it for most of my DT projects this month and I have only used about half of the stickers. I saw on one of Deborah's posts that she popped her letter stickers off of the page with Pop Dots. If you missed it check out her post for a photo and details on what she did. I am big on making my own embellishments. That is why I love masks so much. I used the Heidi Swap Mini Mask-Hibiscus and some acrylic paint to layer an embellishment over the the photos onto the layout. I got the effect I wanted and the colors I needed to complete my design. The best part is I didn't use up some cute embellishment. I can recreate this whenever I want using the same mask and paints. There is always that moment of "do I want to use this now? what if I need it later?" When you are making your own embellishments you can use it now and later! It is sort of like having you cake and eating it too.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

In My Arms

I had just gotten home from teaching my first scrapbook class & I was tired! I was lying on the grass when the next thing I knew I was surrounded by children. My husband actually had the camera & got these great shots of me being mugged with happiness.

I love this piece of Bo Bunny's Block Party & it was perfect to use with Deborah s page map for the month. I alcohol inked some acrylic shapes & stapled them on with the Tiny Attacher, I love this tool, the staples are tiny but they attach & hold way better then a standard stapler. You can buy them at ScrapbooksPlus.

One of the challenges I had was my 2nd photo was out of focus but I really liked it. I digitally added a canvas filter that makes it look like a painting, added an art stroke boarder, a title & printed it out on paper changing the setting to image so it would not print out at photo quality. This helped the photo to be faded. A few more Bo Bunny stickers & journal tag-finished. If you haven't, try playing with some of the features in your photo program, it is fun once you get the hang out of it!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tim Holtz Embossing Plates

As soon as Debbie got some of Tim Holtz's new Sizzex products the store, I grabbed them. He has dies as well as embossing plates. If you love his style & his stamps, you'll love these.

I used one of the embossing plates on a Bo Bunny journaling page. The page had a starburst design that was similar to the plate. It's really the most striking thing on the page and I love how it "points" to my photo.

Monday, July 19, 2010


As soon as I saw this month's kit - I thought of the Fourth of July and fireworks. Using this month's sketch and some old pictures this page came together very quickly.

I used the Block Party Jamboree paper as my background. I double matted my photos with Bo-Bunny's cardstock in Denimn and Chiffon. Under the photos is tinsel I purchased years ago at ScrapbooksPlus. I thought the tinsel was a nice effect. The title was done using my Cricut and the Stand and Salute cartridge using Block Party Sparkler paper. TFL.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

You're Invited!

Today is my birthday!  To celebrate I decided to create this fun party invitation as opposed to a greeting card. I was not always a card maker, but I always wanted to create them. I went out and bought like 50 card bases over the past few years. Now, I try to use them whenever I can. I have used one of them today.

 I love how the green makes the red, white and blue pop! The chipboard embellishments from the collection are beautiful and fun to use.

How to:
1. Create an A2 card base or use a pre-made base. 4 ¼ x 5 ½.
2. Cut a 4 x 5 ¼ piece of green patterned paper, adhere to base.
3. Cut a 1 x 6 blue strip and cut the ends as if creating tails for ribbon. Adhere to the left side of the card.
4. Adhere the round sentiment to the middle of the large chipboard star.
5. Tie ribbon around the bottom of the star and tie a knot. Trim the ends. Adhere the large star to the middle of the card.
6. Cover the small red star with Stickles (Candy Cane) and mount directly to card base in the top corner of the large star.
7. Add gems to the blue strip.

Thanks for joining me today.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Our American Home!

How much fun was it to make this Patriotic
Bo Bunny layout. I call it my tic tac toe sketch.
I, of course, used one of the sheets of paper from the Block Party page line. Only added a few chipboard flowers since the paper was already
pretty busy. I then punched (bracket punch) 8
photos of the outside of my home. As you can see, it is a Patriotic theme. That's why it's so much fun to scrap this month for me. I then added 4 strips of red cardstock to separate the photos. (Hence, the tic tac toe look) One of the stickers that came with the Bo Bunny line had a cute journaling block. I thought it would be fun to put the year that I took the photos on it. Actually I thought the layout came out great. Enjoy!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Celebrate Card by Esther

With good cardstock designs that are colorful, making cards is easy. This card was designed using 6" x 12" of BoBunny's Avocado Dot cardstock as the base. It was folded at 5 & 1/2" from right side of the 12" with the dots on the outside. The corners were rounded with the 1/2" Chomper Rounder.

The top flap lets the inside of card peek out. A bracketed journal piece was adhered at the top and left. Strips of Block Party Jamboree were added at the bottom with a white cardstock flower on top. Concentric circles formed the flower with a green American Crafts brad in the center on green Copic Marker markings. The bright circles of Picnic gave the right accents for contrast to the green.

"Celebrate" lettering was welded with the Gypsy, adhered and glittered. Red stones were added to the inside right for sparkle. When the cardstock is very decorative, use less added decoration. Most of this was the scraps from making the layouts in this kit. I tend to save the scraps. They do work nicely for making cards.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Party On

This year my son wanted to have a laser tag birthday party. It was a lot of fun for him and his friends, but not a lot of photo ops for me. I ended up with a few shots of him and his friends when we had the birthday cake. But you don't need tons of photos to tell your story. I used what I had, along with this fun star patten by Bo Bunny.

I ran the chipboard stars through my cuttlebug with one of the new Tim Holtz embossing folders, then dry-brushed them with a bit of paint.

To help the title stand out, I used pop-dots to adhere the alpha stickers. But first I used a bit of powder on the back so the sticker wouldn't adhere to anything else.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My American Girl!

What great photos to use with this months Bo Bunny paper line. It was so much fun working with the paper and embellishments. I love Patriotic papers. I find it's so easy to work with. I used 6 - 4 x 6's on this layout. But to make two of the photos pop, I matted them. I love this page set up. I use it when I have several photos to scrap on one page.

One of the elements I made for this layout was a pinwheel. Haven't made them since I was a kid. But I've been adding them on a few of my layouts lately. I think it adds a cute embellishment instead of a another flower for this page.
As always you can pick up some of these great page lines at ScrapbookPlus. Also don't forget the great MITI's that are available every Wednesday. Come on in with a printed 40% coupon to use on a supply and make a creative layout designed by the staff, teachers and design team.
Check out the daily blogs posted every day by the ScrapbookPlus Design Team.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Emphasize Your Photos... With Nothing!

This month I ended up with 2-12x12 double layouts. This is a first for me. Ever. I am a 1 page kind of girl, kwim? But the Bo Bunny Block Party colors and patterns spoke to a number of the photos I had languishing in my to-be-scrapped pile. (I gotta get away from all the pink paper sometimes!)

One of the first things scrapbookers learn to do is mat photos. It's the natural thing to do. Put pretty pictures on pretty paper. Matting photos is an easy way to add emphasis. It lets your audience know which photo is the most important to you. It's the paper equivalent of "Look at me, Mom!"

As I was laying out the photos I wanted to use for this layout I had 2 sets... some poor quality, indoor action shots, and some better close-ups. I knew that I wanted the not-so-good photos on one side in a column and the others would be center stage. I fiddled with the papers for a while trying to figure out how to stretch one single piece of Good Times under all of my close-up shots when it hit me. I could use the background cardstock as a mat instead. Problem solved!

I used a dinner plate to draw a circle on the back of the Good Times paper. The circle was a smidgen small... so I used a curved ruler to finesse the middle of my circle to the edge of the paper (so I would have points instead of a blunt cut). Once I cut out one half, I flipped it over and traced it on the other half to ensure that the circles would mirror each other. The contrast between the bright blue of the circular frame really sets off the solid white and the photo feel matted even though they are just sitting on the background cardstock.
I matted my action shots on a piece of Block Party Stripe ... and those stripes kind of help reinforce the action theme and distract from the poor quality. But, hey, they're all I have and I'm not going to let that prevent me from scrapping them. I accented each side of the layout with a strip of the reverse of Block Party Sparkler (this also helped cover up some empty spots since there wasn't enough of the Good Times paper to go all the way to the edge).

I added some red, painted chipboard accents, some American Crafts candy dots, and a couple of half pieces of Basic Grey's kraft journaling spots (gotta save the other halves for another layout!). I was running out of some of the Bo Bunny letters from the block party combo sheet... so I trimmed down a couple of J's and B's into I's and L's to finish up the title.

thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 12, 2010

July Challenge

My Daughter is a goof ball. She was sitting at the table making all these crazy faces so I had to grab my camera. The picture looked more dramatic in B&W, I digitally added my title & swirl directly to the photo.This months Bo Bunny kit is very versatile & even though these 2 color papers don't seem to go, they have the same grungy look together, I like them! The edges of the background paper were distressed with that handy dandy Tonic distress tool which I picked up at ScrapbooksPlus. This page was all assembly- Jenni Bowlin butterfly's with some bling, THoltz Tissue Tape, Real Life Label words, Bo Bunny brads, Prima pearls. Ding it was done. This months challenge should you choose to accept it is to get some crazy cool photos of someone you care about or yourself. Have fun!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

All-Star Frame

When I saw this Bo-Bunny paper with the stars on it - I immediately knew which photo I wanted to use with it. My 11 year old son is playing All-Stars again. Last year he begged us to do the head shave thing & we said "NO". His hair grows super slow and we were afraid it wouldn't be grown out by the time school started. This year his entire team went together to do the head shave - what is a parent to do? We let him.

Hope it is gone by school time! I covered this frame with the Party Dots paper. I sanded it and painted the sides to match his team colors. I then painted a wooden star (left over from last year's All-Stars) and cut the letters to match his shaved head! This will be a real keepsake at his wedding:) TFL.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Other Way

The Combo Sticker for Bo Bonny's Block Party line turned out to be the perfect touch for this layout. First let me explain the title. Last year my son and his teammates were at that age were they had really gotten into soccer and could control the ball well enough to make a goal... we just needed to work on making it in their own goal. The whole season long the sideline would be cheering "Other Way!" as my son took the ball down the field to score for the other team.

I used these great arrows from the Combo Sticker sheet to support the title/ theme. Not only are they a fun way to accent the page but they also help move the eye through the layout.

I used one of the journaling blocks from the Note Worthy Party Notes set from Bo Bunny for my journaling. I'll be posting directions on how I printed on the journaling card here.

Friday, July 9, 2010

One Terrific Sketch!

The papers from Bo Bunny's Block Party collection are perfect for this time of the year.  The vibrant, crisp color palette is amazing.  The sketch this month is absolutely perfect for this collection.  Next time you are in the store be sure to pick up a copy.  Once you see it along with the papers you will truly be inspired.

My favorites in the collection are the die cut embellishments. Bo Bunny makes it easy for scrappers of every level to create beautiful, coordinated pages.  I used one of the die cut embellishments for my title.  As you can see, using coordinating pieces helps bring your layout to life.

Thanks for joining me today.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Celebrate My Country by Esther

This was my 4th of July page with the use of red, white and blue. The pictures and stickers show the buildings & monuments in Washington, D.C. Paperhouse diecuts showed the capitol and monuments. The BoBunny note page was cut to fit both sides of the two-page layout with curves at the lower ends. The star strip was cut from Block Party Stripe.

The title "Celebrate" & "My Country" were welded using Gypsy and the Cricut Expressions. The stars were alternated with Plantain Schoolbook letters. Glitter was added where the Xyron left adhesive around the letters. Using the Cricut is easy at ScrapbooksPlus. For a small fee you can use the cartridges available at the store. Journaling was printed on a transparency and attached with Block Party stickers over a part of a journaling sheet.

The stars on the patterns in the BoBunny Block Party inspired my celebration page. What better way to show pride in our country than to show something about the capitol of the United States of America.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

So Patriotic!

Deborah from our Design Team, chose a great line of paper this month. The Bo Bunny Block Party was just so much fun to work with. I was excited when I saw it since I have tons of photos to use. For the page map that Deborah chose, I went with photos from the July 4th parade in DC. I only used two photos but lots of embellishments to enhance the page. I used a some brown ink and sanded the chipboard stars to distress it and make it pop.
I also added Half the Edge cardstock strips by Bazzill. I use them on a lot of my pages. You can use this paper line for Memorial Day, July 4th or anytime in the summer. Have fun with it like I did.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Paradise by Esther

Aloha. The Bo Bunny papers are so colorful and exciting with the stars and red patterns that they were meant for the page map. Some of the motifs reminded me of the hibiscus and Hawaii. For this layout, I chose a solid blue Bazzill as the base with three & 3/4" x 12" of Avocado green from the BoBunny green dots page adhered 1/2" above the bottom. The gray textured paper was added to the right using 3" x 10" under the title. I overlapped a portion of the other side of Picnic at the bottom with a concave circle line. That way the colorful flowers and stars were shown.

The pictures were mounted to show the red stripe and the flowers on the Picnic pattern and corners rounded with the Chomper Corner Rounder. Block Party Picnic was used to obtain the flower that was adhered to chipboard with a white center and copper Stickles. Also two orchids by Prima were attached with the acrylic worded base allowing the colors to show.

Stickers: Mrs. Grossman's (Hawaiian shirt, thongs & lei) and the Block Party letters & Honolulu by Stamping Station. A red and white circle of a star design was added from the sticker sheet. A transparency was printed and cut for the journaling. It is anchored under the other elements at top and the thongs at bottom. This was a fun page that highlighted a fun memory of Honolulu. Aloha until my next entry.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Love Those Colors!

I think the Bo Bunny Block Party collection is fun and colorful and the bright colors are great for layouts about children. When I picked out the paper for this layout, I decided to use the Good Times paper with it's fun phrases. I purposely cut the paper so I could get "hello summer," "lazy days," and "vacation" on my layout.

The background paper is also Bo Bunny! They have a great line of Double Dot paper in all sorts of colors - made to match their paper lines.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy July 4th!

This months Bo Bunny kit is obviously perfect for a fireworks page. I love the colors combined with the swirls & cool paper edging. Good job Deborah!

First I changed my photo to black & white because my daughters blanket was purple & the colors did not work. I added some magic mesh in the corner & stamped a swirl with Black Soot Distress Ink. If you want to prevent your stamp from getting on a part of your page-(in this case the photo), try the masking technique. Put clear plastic, a piece of paper or post it note, over the spot you want to protect. Stamp away. The chipboard star was painted white so added color would take well, than Glimmer Misted with Scarlet. The color wasn't quite right so I distressed with one of my favorites- Fired Brick. I than added a swirl stamp with Sapphire Distress Ink along with some of the great Prima bling- I buy the bling & than want to save it! This time I managed to get it on the page. A piece of the sticker sheet was used along the bottom of the photo. For the 2nd page I added a crossword puzzle with key words like Fireworks & July 4th than applied white gesso on top so some of it would show through. The photo mat was border punched at the bottom & sticker corners added from the sticker sheet. I added another swirl stamp which is made by Tattered Angels, & finished with the remainder of the sticker used on page 1, & my sticker title. The green letters were from last months October Afternoon Kit. Most of these products were bought at ScrapbooksPlus.
Have a great 4th of July !

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Good Times!

As I was working on my 12x12 layout I had everything figured out. The papers were cut and all the pieces were ready to glue... but I didn't have a title. There are only a few rules as far as scrapbooking is concerned... you have to have paper (photos could be optional), you have to be able to keep whatever you are using together with glue, stitching, brads, something, and, as far as I'm concerned, you have to have a title. And here, I didn't have one. I looked at the layout for 2 days... still no title. I loved the photo of Adrianna and 2 of her cousins outside a restaurant in Houston... but "Cousins" seemed boring..."Together"... cliche... I couldn't think of anything clever. So I switched my efforts to coming up with the mat that the title was going to sit on. As I was sorting through the paper scraps I came across the Good Times paper (the one with all the words on it). I thought that maybe I would use "Family Time" as an accent to my still-to-be-determined title and went to cut it out. Then I had some kind of weird cutting error... too far to one side, a little crooked... and so much for the "Family Time" accent. Oops! So I switched my efforts, once again, and cut out several other words. I'm not sure which ones... but one of them was "Good Times" and Eureka, I found the title! It was a little bit diminutive for a title... so I needed to pump it up some. I took one of the Basic Grey kraft journaling spots and added some lime and red paper strips inside the frame. I mounted Good Times on the reverse of the same paper and adhered them with dimensional adhesive on top of one of the Bo Bunny journaling cards. A little bit of matching Bo Bunny bling and it was done... and I was happy with the title too! :)

thanks for stopping by!

PS. I used some of the ribbon tape from Basic Grey's Green at Heart line. The ribbon is pretty forgiving and lets you move it around a bit. Once I had it in place, I covered it with a piece of scrap paper and rubbed it with my bone folder to seat it in place.

Friday, July 2, 2010

In Flight...

This page was so much fun to create. I was dying to use my new Tattered Angels loot but when I heard we were using Bo Bunny Block Party papers I knew I'd have to wait for another opportunity. Wow, was I wrong. This page came together quickly using Bo Bunny paper and lots of my new Tattered Angels goodies.
I started with the great page map Deborah designed for us this month. I used the Block Party Picnic paper as my foundation. I added some red card stock and placed the photos on top. Then I stamped the title, In Flight, onto one of the Tailored Tags by TA. I wrote out my journaling above the title on the tag and inked the edges with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. I purposely did not add ink on top of the title in order to make it stand out a bit. The "ticket" embellishments are from the Tattered Traveler Glimmer Chips set. I misted them with Simply Khaki and Caramel Apple Glimmer Mists and inked the raised portion with Archival Ink. They are self adhesive so once they were dry I just pulled off the backing and added them to the layout.
My very favorite part of this whole layout is the butterfly. I inked the butterfly stamp with black StazOn { Archival Ink turns out blue on the transparency}. Then I stamped it on to transparency paper and after letting it dry a minute I quickly cut it out and adhered only the center of the butterfly to the layout using Glossy Accents. The little swirlies below the butterfly are from another stamp in the same Tattered Angels set as the butterfly and the words In Flight. I used a fun little stamping trick in order to get only the part of the image that I wanted. I will be posting on my blog exactly how I did that so check it out.
I would like to thank Deborah for putting together such a great kit. Love the page map! Very inspiring:)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July Kit and Pagemap!

It's now officially summer. Time for picnics, swimming, vacation, lazy days, and fourth of July events. We have Bo Bunny's Block Party collection this month - lots of colors with fun stars and stripes. The primary colors will complement your summer photos and outings.

To go with the paper we have a 12x12 sticker sheet, chipboard accents, a spiral-bound pack of journaling cards, jewels and a cool stamp set.
Here's this month's sketch so you can join our monthly sketch challenge: Winners receive a gift certificate to ScrapbooksPlus.