Sunday, September 14, 2008

and now a layout

Sean and I hit the mall yesterday. I bribed him with a Cinnabon. While he was eating it I thought to myself that I should take pictures. It then ocurred to me that I had pictures of him with a Cinnabon from when I bribed him to go to the mall last year. (I sense a pattern)

I decided to do the layout and planned it in my head during his football game. It came together quickly once I sat down to do it and I love the results. Maybe I should plan more layouts during his football games.

I also want to note that I did not eat any of it. Although from the pictures you can tell Sean was not sharing.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Happy Hauntings

Sorry for the so so scan. The penguin is the Vampire Penguin from Memory Box. Memory Box is one of my favorite stamp companies. I used spica red and orange markers to add some sparkle to his cape and his flippers. I also found out that if you modge podge something that has spica pen the glitter spreads all over the image. That is the fuzzy image on the penguin. It looks better in IRL.

The pp is glitz pumpkins. I love the Trick or Treat ribbon at the bottom. I bought extra and made extra penguins to tie Halloween goodie bags.
I have found card making very therapuetic lately. I am the world's slowest scrapper. Cards are faster for me and I have a sense of accomplishment when they are done.

Monday, September 1, 2008

More of the Stamping Bellas

I really love the Stamping Bella Stamps. Scraptasia, my LSS, has a nice selection. I used pink spica to color in parts of her dress and red for the cherry on the cupcake. I used my beloved copic marker in pink flamingo for the flesh tones. The silver is a silver jelly roll pen. I framed her in gray bazzil bling paper. I used the pink Bo Bunny paper in punch dot. I think I have bought every sheet they have in every different color. I love it for cards and layouts as it can be matched with so many things. The Birthday Wishes is from Amuse.

House of Paper is having a challenge for making cards called Card Sharks. It really kicked my butt into gear for using my stamps. Thanks Chiara. I now have more than 10 cards in my stash. I need to remember to do this on my own. I usually make cards at a class, use them up and then rush around throwing something together when I need one. I am going to make a new school year resolution to sit down and make cards for a stash on a regular basis.