Friday, August 22, 2014

SeaDooin' Scrapbook Page

Water and pale blue papers, old Die Cuts With A View paper stack
Marina Mist, Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black card stocks - Stampin' Up!
Big Deal Numbers stamp set and Real Red ink, Stampin' Up!
Spiral edge (?) punch, Stampin' Up!

This photo was taken at crest during the record setting flood of 2008. What is normally a field in front of our house became a 6+ foot deep lake that we went SeaDooin' in ! In 2013 we experienced an even deeper flood. We did not SeaDoo in the "lake" that time since the water was too deep, we couldn't get the watercraft out of the barn that was surrounded by water. If we had managed to get them out , we would not have been able to launch them because the water was much closer to the house that time, not leaving enough dry land to maneuver the truck and trailer.  Luckily this past year the spring flooding crested at not quite a foot of water in the field. We were quite worried it would be another record setter though as many towns along the rivers to the north of us saw damage from historic floods.

 I submitted this photo to our local newspaper to be considered as Photo Of The Week; it was not chosen.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

U2360 Scrapbook Page

Another super easy double page layout for my Photo Of The Week scrapbook.
WOW, what a concert experience !!!!!

At the time I attended this concert, I did not have a camera that could take a panorama shot. I took 3 photos as close together as I could then used Photoshop Elements to weld them together. Although not perfect, it did make for an okay final panorama photo.

There are no photo labs locally that print Panorama size prints and they can be pricey online, especially when you need to add shipping costs, too. I decided to use Photoshop Elements to insert the photo into two 8x10 size canvases, breaking the photo into two. I then bought two prints on sale for 40% off at our local Walgreens store that when put together in the album will make a panorama print !  NOTE: although I thought I had the wording spaced out well enough on the two prints, they came back chopped off differently than I intended. They are close enough to go ahead and use them.

Textured Basic Black card stock from Stampin' Up! for the base.

Whisper White and Red card stocks cut with my Cricut Create and Don Juan cartridge.

I really wanted to sponge inks on the bottoms of the numbers and letters to create a gradient effect like the bands tour logo, but it was just too splotchy looking for my liking. Perhaps it they were glossy card stocks and I could have used a brayer it would have looked better.

I need to find the logo pin or sticker I have around here somewhere so I can attach it to the page to the left of the U2 die cut.

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

"Magic" Greeting Card

What a lovely surprise in the mail over the weekend -
this hand made, cheery Magic Card !!!

I've never made one of these types of cards myself, 
they've always intrigued me though.

The paper is handmade by daubing on inks
it looks like.

I recognize the stamp image as being an old one 
from Stampin' Up!
It was in the set Nice and Easy Notes I'm pretty sure.

Here are step by step instructions (photos included) 
for a slightly different version
of a Magic Card:

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hydrangea and Bee Scrapbook Page

Another photo submitted, but not printed, to our local newspaper.

The sketch was found at

Decorative background paper, an old Die Cuts With A View stack.

White lightweight "cardstock" that was in the scrapbook I bought.
I made a double score line along the top and bottom edges
(isn't visible in the photos).

Pale Plum card stock (Stampin' Up!) under the photograph.

Vellum die cut flowers were part of an assemble it yourself kit I found
at a yard sale a few years ago. 

Thin strips of Gable Green (Stampin' Up!) card stock for the stems.
I had some polka dotted light green ribbon that would have been really 
cute to use, but it was too wide for my liking :(

Paper punched bumble bee with googlie eyes I made myself.

Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hummingbird Scrapbook Page

Scrapbook page layout inspired by the sketch below.
I still need to add journaling on the long tag
and attach the bakers twine behind the page base.

Most supplies from Stampin' Up! :
Brushstroke Hummingbird stamp
Gumball Green textured card stock
Kraft card stock
Very Vanilla card stock
Basic Black card stock
Tasteful Trims die (scalloped edge)
Tag topper punch

green and white bakers twine, found at Target