Archive for April, 2008

I decided to throw my hat in the ring and create a layout for the GDT contest over at Paws On Scrapbooking.  They provided a gorgeous sketch to work with and this is what I came up with.

I was really happy with the way the chipboard turned out.  I left the pieces raw and then either doodled on them or stamped with a Stampin’ Up! floral stamp.


April Projects

51. This Girl – 12×12

52. Lights, Camera, Action – 12×12

53. Be You Wall Hanging -altered

54. Beautiful Miracle – 12×12

55. Let the Games Begin -12×12

56. Exploring with the Gang – 12×12

57. Ride the Dinosaur? – 12×12

58. Run 12×12

59. Follow Your Dreams – 6×12

60. Windowboxes 6×12

61. Blanket Fort Fun -12×12

62. Finals – 12×12

63. Littlest Birds Mommy & Me – 12×12

64. My Girl -12×12

65. Family Thanksgiving – 12×12

66. Explore (the creek) – 12×12

67. Play (in the box) – 12×12

68. Grandma Kathryn – 6×12

69. Toes Trailing – 12×12

70. Altered Bird CD – altered

71.-72. Paper Baskets – altered

73. Chocolate!!! – 6×12

74. Runnin’ on the Beach – 12×12

75. Her Ducky – 12×12

76. Red Flower layout – 12×12

77. Thumb – 6×12

78. Play (ben) – 12×12

79. Flower Child – 12×12

80.  Stop Time – 12×12

81. Little One (micah) – 12×12

82. – 93. wedding layouts (j&j) – 12×12

94. Play (jack) 12×12

95. Perpetual Birthday Book – altered

96. Altered folder book – altered

97. Altered gift box (with set of cards) – altered

98. Walk in the Woods – 12×12

99. Recycled packaging bookmark – altered

What a fun month! Not only yummy ribbons to work with, but also some great stamps from our sponsor Tin Box Creations!! And on top of that, we had a great time at our Olympics crop! (BTW, if you need any more inspiration, the SavvynSassy gallery is jam-packed full of awesome stuff from the crop!)

I got to work with the ZZ Flora Bella ribbon kit and the Totally Unique stamp set–a great combo, I might add!

This Girl

Using Staz-On ink allowed me to stamp over the paper and photo at the same time. 🙂 “Unique” is stamped on cardstock and then cut out and applied with 3D adhesive. This sheer black ribbon is one of my current favorites. I had to order extra from the store!

Other Supplies: Daisy D’s paper and tag; Creative Imaginations die-cut paper; Prima flowers; assorted buttons; AC rubons; Lil Davis alphas; black alpha heart bead; Darice rhinestones; Black Zig writer pen

Just Be You Wall Hanging

I love using the “not-so-perfect” photos on my layouts and altered projects. Somehow they seem to express a lot more personality. 🙂

Again, I used Staz-On ink to stamp directly onto the photo–I love how it turned out! The fact that each word in this set is separate allows them to be combined in all sorts of fun ways.

I used the giant ric-rac from the kit to divide the work area and then stapled little scraps of ribbons around the corner of the photo for some extra texture. The ivory grosgrain that serves as a hanger also came from the Flora Bella kit.

I gave the chipboard bird stitched legs to echo those of the birds in the patterned paper.

Other Supplies: MME and Bird Paper; Daisy Hill chipboard alphas; Maya Road chipboard bird; Lil Davis alphas; DMC floss; Alpha beads; Staz On ink; blue and brown ribbon from SnS

Beatiful Miracle

I thought this photo called for a really simple layout. I used the circle frame stamp on the cardstock and portions of it to embellish the chipboard letters. “beautiful” is stamped, cut out, and adhered with 3D adhesive. I LOVE this olive trim from the ribbon kit. It adds elegance to just about anything. 🙂

Other Supplies: Paper Bouquet cardstock; Heidi Swapp and Basic Grey chipboard alphas; Walnut Stain Distress Ink; new and vintage buttons; DMC floss; Daisy D’s rubon

Lights, Camera, Action

Another not-so-great picture that says a lot about this girl! I had fun just mixing patterns and products here! I used the sheer black from the ribbon kit again–it goes with just about anything. I used the circle frame, chandelier, and photo corner stamp as embellishments. The photo corner is actually turned to make it into a check mark. Then covered with glossy accents and adhered with 3D adhesive.

I added some tiny rhinestones to the chandelier and then covered it with glossy accents as well. It’s layered over the circle frame on 3D adhesive for extra dimension.

Other Supplies: KI Lace Cardstock; Unknown number paper; American Crafts papers; memo sheet; Heidi Swapp ghost stars; Darice rhinestones; Glossy Accents; Staz-On ink; Daisy D’s rubon; American Crafts alpha rubons; Lil Davis alphas; staples

Smile for the Camera!!!

Or not.

Autumn has reached the stage where she realizes that her mother takes way too many pictures…

“Autumn, smile for me please?”

“Let’s try again…”

“No, Autumn, come on, at least look at the camera!”

“I said at the CAMERA, not out the window!!!”

“Okay, I give up.”

Yup, that’s the grand prize at the Savvy n Sassy online crop starting Friday!  And there are nearly 50 (yes, fifty!!!) other prizes for all the classes, challenges, games, and other projects.  It will be going for 10 whole days so you have plenty of time to play along.  Do one project or do all of them, it’s totally up to you!

So come join us at!!  See you there!  🙂

LOTS of fun, games, challenges, classes, and (of course) LOTS of prizes!!  Come check it out!  We’ve already started a card challenge as a crop warm-up.  (and yes, there’s a prize for that as well!)

I know that I want to make or put together a binder for my unmounted stamps, but what about all the good old-fashioned wood mounted stamps?  I love the idea of the displays that they always have in stores–you know the custom wood boxes that take up walls and walls of space, but where you can actually see everything at once?  I’d thought for a long time about getting someone to build something like that for me, but then I had a different idea. 

Went to GoodWill and picked up a knick-knack shelf, a divided box, and a cutlery organizer.  My plan is to re-purpose them to hold stamps/embellishments.  Will post an update when they’re done.