Saturday, July 30, 2011


It has been a LONG time since I have paper scrapbooked.  Most of my friends and followers know that I switched to total digital over 10 years ago.  But, I still have some photos that are a blast from the past that I would like to scrap.  My style and technique has changed so much since I last paper scrapped, but it will still look good in my album.  So, enjoy!  Who knows when I will get the scrapbooking inspiration again.  :)

Basically, everything you see is from Papertrey Ink.  This photo was taken in 1986.  (Yes, that is exposing!) I really wanted to journal on the front, but I couldn't find the right pen so I just journaled on the back.  If I find the need to buy a pen to journal on Kraft, I will definitely bring it to the front.  I also need to add a date so that I don't have to slip it out of the book to see the date.  I don't have a great solution for it, so I am going to wait.

Thanks for looking.  It was actually really fun to try at something other than a card.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stamp-a-faire Challenge #5

This will probably be my last share for the day.  I am playing along with the PTI Stamp-a-faire today.  The deadline is looming, and I don't think I can make another card before it is over.  I have had a very fun and relaxing day.  I hope you have enjoyed all of my cards today as much as I have enjoyed creating them.  This has been a fun filled, PTI, crafty day.  :) Thanks for looking and leaving your comments.

This challenge was to use a stamp to create a faux border.  I used the Heart Prints stamps to create my scallop border.

Supplies:  All Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Garden Variety, Botanical Silhouettes, Heart Prints
Ink: New Leaf, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz
Paper: Rustic White, Raspberry Fizz
Ribbon: Hibiscus Burst Ribbon

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!  I hope to craft and post soon.

Stamp-a-faire Challenge #7

Yes!  I finished another one!!  YEAH!!  The twitter updates are amazing.  It looks like everyone at the Stamp-a-faire event are having an amazing time.  Here's to hoping I win a prize.  :)

This challenge was to see if you could find 2 or 3 stamp sets that worked together surprisingly.  I used the star image from "Silent Night" and some medallions from Giga Guidelines and Guidelines II to make the back ground.  I am sure this has been done, but I discovered that the Tiny Tags series fit inside the Mat Stack stamps.  So fun!!

Thanks for looking.  I had fun with this one and making the color combo.  Again, all supplies are from Papertrey Ink.

Stamp-a-faire Challenge #8

So, I am working out of order today.  :)  But, I am still having so much fun!

This challenge was to make a card where the cover is slightly shorter than the back.  I don't recall ever making a card like this before, so it was fun to try.

I have been wanting to pull out some pattern paper for a while.  It seems like when I first started stamping and card making that I couldn't do anything without a patterned paper.  Now, I have gone full circle and hardly use them at all.  Interesting what we trend towards over time.

Supplies:  All Papertrey Ink

Stamp-a-faire Challenge #3

I am finally starting to work some of my crafting muscles back into shape.  Yeah!!  :)

This challenge was all about cutting a window in your card and wrapping ribbon through it.  I went out on a limb and used the bow to kind of accent the butterfly.  This was an extremely fun card to create.  Thanks for looking.

I have one more angle for you to see it possibly better.

Oh, this was fun!!  I love it when projects just come together.  It is fun to find stamps from lots of sets and create a card.  So much fun!!

Supplies: All Papertrey Ink (except the sun outline which is from Verve and the yellow ink which is from the Michael's dollar bin - it was my effort to match Harvest Gold)

Stamp-a-Faire Challenge #2

Yeah, I made it through the 2nd challenge.  :)  I am having a fun slow, but very fun day.  This challenge was to use Raspberry Fizz and Smokey Shadow.

I had fun with this one.  And, I used the glimmer mist again.  I am addicted to the shimmer.  Eek!  The sentiment is coming up fuzzy while it is not in real life.  I would fuss with it, but I am shooting with a new camera and don't want to spend today figuring out the best shooting combo.  Thanks for looking!

Supplies:  All supplies are from Papertrey Ink (except the Glimmer Mist).

Stamp • a • Faire Begins at Home

I have had a crazy, wild, fun, hard, heart-breaking, and blessed summer.  Sounds crazy, hugh?  But so true.  To spare you (and frankly me, too), I will leave out the details except to tell you that my husband has graciously given me this little day in the year to just stamp.  Stamping is such a source of fresh wind in my life.  And trust me . . . I could use it today.  :)

I am going to try and play along with the Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-Faire challenges and fun all day.  I have NEVER taken a whole day just to play.  This should be interesting and fun.  We'll see what really gets done today.  So, I am sorry upfront for the post blast that should/will happen today.

The first challenge was to stamp a strip using one of our favorite icons in our stamping stash.  I have must have back-to-school on my mind as this is what I came up with.

I like how I went for an obvious, but not-so-obvious, color scheme.  I think it works.  Do you see the shimmer on the Pinefeather card stock?  It is so pretty in real life.  I am still unsure of the main image thingy. I will have to keep looking at it to see if I want to make a change.  But, otherwise, I was super happy.

This was the first card I have actually made since May.  Seriously.  Yes, really!!  My 4th of July post has been scheduled since like November of last year.  :)  Sneaky, hugh?  And my book was ordered at the end of May.  So, let's just say that today is timely and so exciting for me.

Supplies: It is all from Papertrey Ink except the dark green ink (which is Momento) and the spray shimmer (which is from Tattered Angels).

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th and Best Wishes

I just wanted to pop in and wish everyone Happy Independence Day (well, if you are in the US that is).  I hope you are having a great summer!

-All Papertrey Ink unless noted-
Stamps: Distressed Stripes, Tiny Treats: Halloween, Round and Round, Stars (The Paper Studio)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Rustic White, Kraft
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Scarlet Jewel, Tea Dye Duo, Vintage Cream
Ribbon: Scarlet Jewel Grosgrain, Fine Linen Satin
Other: Silver Star (Michael's), Mat Stack 4 Die