Tuesday, August 31, 2010

No stamping mummy

Just a quick post today. I wanted to share my no stamping mummy card. I like a quick card like this to have in my back pocket. This one is one the kiddos can make too. The concept is simple, tear strips of white paper, punch a couple of circles, ink the edges and glue it all down.

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Paper: Bazzil (black, white)

Ink: Colorbox (pewter)

Other: Red pen, wipes for messy fingers.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Witchy Halloween

I can't believe it is already time to start creating for Halloween. It is still blazing hot here and I feel more like swimming than trick-or-treating but I pulled out the Halloween stuff anyway.

I love the Halloween stamps Inkadinkado has out there. My all time favorite though is the witch on her broom. I think it is a stunning image and makes a great card with little effort. For some reason I always feel like witches should be paired with purple. I have no idea why but I do. I envisioned my witch on this card flying in the wee hours of the morning.

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This card is fairly simple. I started to brayer it but was too lazy to drag the brayer out and clean up after it. I stamped my images in Archival black and then sponged the purple on starting with the lightest color. I finished it off with the stardust pen. Just a card base and one layer of white card stock.


Paper: Black and White (?)

Stamps: Inkadinkado

Ink: Eggplant, Grape and Plum (Inque Boutique, Colorbox) Archival Black

Other: Sponges, Stardust pen, wipes for messy messy fingers

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Scrapbook Thursday--Breakfast and Mojo

For the part of the past school year that we had Mocha, Lizzy has gotten up pretty much every day and shared a bowl of cereal with Mocha. Mocha is very patient and waits for a cocoa puff or cheerio to be offered. At least until no one is looking and then the bowl is hers. We are so happy to have her though. She is Lizzy's best friend.

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Bo Bunny has a lot of lines out there right now. They all seem to have one sheet that has these blocks for journaling and embellishments. They are really neat since it matches perfectly with the line and it takes little effort.

Paper: Bo Bunny (dog line) Bazzil (orange)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Scrapbook Thursday--Halloween from the past

Another blast from the past here. We're headed back to the fall of 2008 again.

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The circle border was all punched from one sheet of paper (really about 1/3 of it). It had these awesome circles and it was expensive so I wanted to use it to its full potential. The cool little Halloween guys were from a swap I did on Inspire Swap Chat. Unfortunately I don't remember who made them but they are perfect.

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Paper: Bazzil (orange and black) Heidi Grace (Halloween circles)
Other: Card candy from a swap, Circle punch

Monday, August 9, 2010

7 Gypsie's Part 2

Of course one tray was not enough for me. I bought a white one to finish for my mom's birthday. I like it, it's more knick knacy but I still really like how it turned out.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

7 Gypsies Printer Style Trays

Have you seen the printer-style trays by 7 Gypsies? I have had a bit of a thing for printer's trays for quite some time. I used to put little knick knacks and such in them. My husband is not so fond of the knick knacks so I don't have one any more until I saw these at the scrapbook store. I bought one for myself in black with the 12 ATC size openings.

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I used a lot of Tim Holtz things on this project. The roses are made by one of his tutorials. There is a really easy to follow version on Splitcoatstampers. I also finally took advantage of some sheet music I just had to have off etsy. I used mostly photos because I thought my (thinks he's a decorator) husband is not fond of this type of thing on the wall but I like it. Once I get my own scrapbook room instead of splitting a room with him it will go in there. Until that point he will be tortured.

Paper: Sparkly black paper (paper world), cardstock (bazzil)
Embellishments: Film strip ribbon (Tim Holtz) Key hole (Tim Holtz) Key (?) Metal sentiment (Making Memories)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Scrapbook Thursday--We are all Mad Here

I posted a few weeks ago about our Alice in Wonderland birthday tea. Here is the resulting layout. I was able to re-use the stickers I utilized for decorations because I put them on cardstock before I hanged them from the light fixture. I also put some of the doilies to good use.

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It is busier than most pages I make but Lizzy is a busy girl and The Mad Hatter is a little over the top anyway.

Paper: Bazzil (red, white, pink) Reminisce (fairy tales)
Other: Doilies, Stickers from fairy tale line