Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hope - Club Scrap Blog Hop

Welcome to the monthly Club Scrap Blog Hop! If you arrived here from the Club Scrap Creates Blog, you are in the right place! If not, I suggest you go there so that you can follow along - a full listing of all the hoppers are on that site.

Today we are celebrating the June Club Scrap Kit - Hope. this is such a beautiful kit! I decided to create a mini album - A Page in a Box - with the kit's contents. The Page in a Box tutorial is one of the mini albums on the Stampbooking CD. (The CD is on sale right now, too, for only $12.95 plus shipping -- that is $5.00 off (a 35% discount). There are 75 tutorials for stamping in your scrapbooks on the CD.* The full list of what is on the CD is here, but make sure to order from the link below for the discount.

In any case, This is was the easiest Page/Box ever! I decided to add the center pop-up picture to add to the dimension. One of my favorite combinations is beach pictures combined with orange paper. The contrast is always stunning! One the box was made, the kit's contents made finishing the page a breeze.

The kids in the pictures are my friend's kids. They are stunning kids - great models! I happen to scrapbook with her frequently, and her pages are always wonderful - after all, her kids are gorgeous! I can't wait to give her this box. I think she will be thrilled.

Now, move onward with the hop: Julie Heyer, the Cape Cod Scrapper, is your next stop. Enjoy the inspiration!
*Sale price while supplies last only. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Herringbone One of a Kind

Almost every time I am at a trade show or  teaching a class, someone will ask me what my favorite technique is. Usually, one of the techniques from an upcoming issue holds that spot in my heart temporarily, but I do have to say that the Herringbone Technique (December 2009 Technique Junkie Newsletter) is certainly in my top 10 all time favs. I would even say that it is in my top 5!

This example uses the new in-colors designer paper from Stampin' Up with the Background Basics Stamps and matching die cuts. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up also. The flower was colored using marker blending.

What is YOUR favorite technique?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Washi Tape or Stamps? You decide!

OHHHH I just LOVE playing with my supplies! I had so much fun with my Washi tape and a few new stamp sets I recently acquired. One of these examples of the Snippets Technique from the April/May 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter uses stamps for the Washi tape, and the other is real tape.

The coffee cup stamps, and the tape stamps, are from Stampin' Up. The actual Washi tape is from Recollections.

Of course, the bright-colored sample is Washi Tape - but the other one looks pretty darn close!

Hope you find time to play with YOUR toys supplies.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Triple Embossing - Technique of the Week

The Triple Embossing Technique, from the June/July 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter, is the current Technique of the Week! I intended on posting this on Monday, but life got in the way!

I love this easy technique. The combination of textures is wonderful! I chose to change mine up a bit -- using cardstock instead of Designer Paper. I colored the individual areas with a combination of ink and chalks to highlight the embossed areas. The stamp is from Stampin' Up!

Hope you are playing along with us this week!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Stencil collage - Technique of the week

This is the post that was supposed to happen on Monday, when I announced the Technique of the week. Well, now it is Thursday, and although I wasn't able to post Jackie Kalchert announced the technique for me on the Design Team blog.  After two  consecutive weeks of busy trade shows, I haven't had much of a chance to create! I did set some time away today, though, since I was pining for stamp therapy. The Stencil Collage card (June/July 2013) above is the result of my endeavors. 

I used a background collage stamp from Stamp Out Cute and a sentiment from Stampin' Up!, along with the mesh stencil from Club Scrap. (Sorry that there are not any links, I am posting from my iPad and haven't yet figured that out!) I stamped, inked  and cut out extra butterflies from the main image, too, but they are hard to see from the picture. Their wings were pinched up for dimension.

I hope you have had fun with the Technique this week, and love to see all the posts on the ergo up. If you haven't tried it yet - DO! Simple and easy and lovely. It doesn't get better than that!