Friday, May 30, 2008

Hybrid Scrapbooking, Song Lyrics, and Stamping on Chipboard

This is for the Scrapbook Variety Challenge...stamp on chipboard. I stamped the title and little four-leaf clover with swirls on the rectangle chipboard from SU!. I made the frame using Shabby Princess-Promise collection (free download). I inked right on the photo to bring out more brown tones.This is also for Totally Random blog challenge use song lyrics...which is one of my favorite songs from church camp (it is amazing I can remember all those songs!) "Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make straight your path."

Stamps: CTMH Lower distressed, Micheal's $1 clear stamp, date stamp
Paper: SU! Kraft, SEI Dill Blossom, Choc. chip
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Staz on Timber Brown
Accessories: journaling pen, border sticker and journaling sticker SEI, Hodgepodge Hardware, MM acrylic paint, computer
Techniques: inking photos, hybrid scrapbooking, stamping chipboard

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Another Digital scrapbook page

I used my Scrapbook Max! program again tonight with some digital freebies I found. The kit I used to create this page is called Beautiful Mess from Scrapalinquent. The date was done in 1942 Report font. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Scrapbook Max!

So I have a new digital scrapbooking program...Scrapbook Max!. It really makes digital scrapbooking quick and easy for anyone intimidated by Photoshop...which has quite a steep learning curve. I was using a program (free) called Photobie...and was having troubles learning how to use it. On Friday after researching online, I downloaded another free program called GIMP...that is very similiar to Photoshop. If I want to use that program, I really need to dedicate time to learn how to use it. All these programs can be used to make layers in order to create digital scrapbook pages...but Scrapbook Max! is by far the easiest to learn and comes with pre-made, yet flexible templates/pages. Here is what I made this evening using this program. The first 2 are from premade pages that comes with the program and I used my friend Renata's digital kit "Girly girl" for the third page.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Birthday card for my little cousin

My cousin's daughter turned 6 and I am really late sending out this card! I added Judikin's Diamond Glaze to the cherries and Stickles to the icecream scoops. The cones were colors with Lyra watercolor crayons. Stamps- It's a Party *SU!, Micheal's $1 ice cream cone stamp. Sketch was a previous Anna Wight sketch challenge.

Friday, May 23, 2008

A Spring Picnic

This is for the sketch challenge this week (SBSC141) and the Scrapbook Variety challenge...use thought bubbles. I was looking through my stash and found thought bubble perfect! To make the title I traced around my Basic Grey Mini Monogram chipboard letters and filled it in with paint.
Journaling: 05/23/08, When Kari came home from school she grabbed a basket and packed a picnic for both her and RJ.
Thanks for looking.

Stamps: CTMH Lower distressed
Paper: Bazzill Hillary, American Crafts Kids-Recess, AC Kids- PB&J, AC Kids- Bike Ride
Ink: Staz on Jet Black
Accessories: AC Treehouse Patterned Chipboard, circle punch, sharpie, MM white acrylic paint, AC Giraffe 2 Ribbon
Techniques: painting, thought bubbles

You Are My Sunshine

Here is a page I did for the week's Scrapbook Variety Challenge, SBVC27...use thought bubbles on your page. I also added another challenge...see if I could make this page without any patterned paper...which is the blog challenge on Totally Random.

I was fixing photos of group shots that were taken last Sunday at my niece and nephew's confirmation...I giggled when I saw Kari's poses. These photos I cropped out of a very large family photo. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Friendly Flowers, Best Blossoms, date stamp
Paper: Summer Sun, Bazzill off-white, Cool caribbean
Ink: Staz on Jet Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Acrylic Paint, Circle punch, Fancy Pants Glitter&Acetate title, paper punch, corner rounder with guide off, velvet flower, grograin ribbon, brad, scallop punch
Techniques: painting, thought bubbles, dtp, eyelet doodling

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hybrid Scrapbooking

Thanks for coming to my blog. Here is what I made today: a scrapbook page with a doodled frame....however, the doodled frame was done digitally. Here is where I found it (free): Fei-Fei's Stuff. I took the doodled frame off the edge of the photo using my Signo white gel pen. Paper is Scenice Route. Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Bridal Shower Double Pocket Card

I don't have much time to post, as my daughter has violin lessons here is my quick post. A double pocket card was today's project on Splitcoaststampers, Try a New Technique challenge. Here is a link to the tutorial. patterned cardstock: Crate Paper- Samantha Collection. stamps: Blooming With Happiness, Paint Prints both by SU! Thanks for looking.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Confirmation card

My neice and nephew are being confirmed tomorrow, so tonight I whipped up a card for them. I used Michelle Zindorf's brayering techniques. I do not have any crosses in my stamp collection, so I came up with this. Stamps: All That I Have Seen, Lovely as a Tree.

Laugh with Photo Doodles

The Scrapbook Variety challenge on Splitcoaststampers this week is to doodle on your photos. I love how the doodling sets the photo apart from the patterned paper just a bit. To doodle I used a clear T-square ruler and my white Signo gel pen. All pattened paper and embellishments are from Basic Grey- Sugared. Journaling: Kari got a case of the giggles at Grandmas. Feb, '08.

Thanks for looking.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Palette Generator for Your Photos

Have you seen this? I thought this was the greatest upload a photo and a palette generator shows you what colors would go well with your photo. brilliant is that? I am going to use it on a difficult to match photo and I will post the results. Here is the link to the Palette Generator by Big Huge Labs. Here is their example:Colors sampleCan I just say...I LOVE the internet!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Hugs for Sale, Scrapbook Page

I found another blog that I must share: From My Feathered Nest...Here is my page that was inspired by Jana Eubank. Journaling: Kari has never been too affectionate with Grandpa Peter- that was until he paid her one dollar for a hug. 5-4-08
details: Paper- Crate Paper - Blue Hill Collection. Accessories- Crate Paper chipboard, crocheted lace, My Mind's Eye title.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Readin' With Dad, Scrapbook page

Thanks for stopping by. Yesterday I received my 4 layout kits in the mail from The Scrap Room. My mom gave me the kits for my Christmas and birthday presents...and in my is a perfect gift. I am lovin' the bright and fun colors of the My Mind's Eye- Dream collection. Here is a page I did with the kit tonight. The stars, flourish, tags are all die cuts that came in the kit. Here is a helpful hint: take a scissors and cut off the evidence of a "punch-out" die cut. It will make your pages look much neater...or if you are too impatient (like me) sand the edges with sandpaper. Try sanding your photos, is so much faster than matting all the photos with cardstock. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A Forced Attempt at Creativity

I attempted to get a card done using the color challenge posted today on Splitcoaststampers...use Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, and Pretty in Pink. Well...I started a card 3 different times and tossed them all because I just was not happy with them...that was until I decided to challenge myself and make cards using the images I started with. Here is the result. Thanks for looking.

Monday, May 5, 2008


This week's Scrapbook Variety Challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to use fibers as a border. I was inspired by Debbie Jewell's page on These photos were taken yesterday at my parent's house for my birthday party.

details: carstock- Black Bazzill; patterned paper- Cosmo Cricket Color Me Happy; accessories- blackboard chipboard, fibers, Making Memories acrylic paint, My Mind's Eye acrylic title, white Signo gel pen.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

A Quick Page

For those of you who would like to dabble in digital...there is something you NEED to know about....quick pages. Quick pages are pages that are pre-designed and you just plunk in your photos. Easy and many How fun is that? Click to the left sidebar under "Blogs I Faithfully Read"...and click Digifree. You'll find hundreds of free digital elements and included are some quick pages. Have fun. Here is my quick page I made this week.
You can find this quick page here.
Credits: QP by Crisdam Designs-Friendship QP
Happy National Scrapbooking Day!