Stop by on Tuesday for more pictures of the wedding scrapbook. Thanks, Lynn, for letting me share your work on my blog!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
The biggest challenge of this layout was getting all of the pictures to fit in a rectangular grid. Also, I know it's only a picture, but I felt guilty cutting that photo of Sting in half!
The title you see here is actually my third attempt. First I used stickers and didn't like the outcome. Then I used the mix of stamps you see here but it was stamped in grey ink which looked very dull and flat. Then a read about a VersaMark pen. (Yes, I have a new favorite tool!) I went over each letter with the Versa Mark pen (much easier than restamping the title) and embossed the letters with silver embossing powder. The metallic letters added just the right amount of glitz to this layout.
Journaling reads: Two concerts in two nights! Melissa and I sat seven rows from the back at American Idol. Sal and I sat seven rows from the stage at The Police!
Ingredients: DCWV Cardstock; Basic Greay Pattern Paper; Autumn Leaves Scribbles Alphabet, Stampin UP Small Alphabet stamps; Imaginisce Positively Pewter Brads; VersaMark Pen; Stamp N Stuff Sterling Silver embossing powder.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
It was one of those Murphy Law kind of days where everything I touched went wrong. Thank goodness for the circle elements in the original layout because that giant brad is covering a big ink stain on the Technique Tuesday Tile!
Another problem I had with the layout was that I felt there was too much black space showing on the top and bottom of the mat on the second page. To fill it in, I stamped the image I used on the tile with VersaMark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Just a note...I didn't have any ribbon in my stash to match this layout so I died my own ribbon by running it across my ink pad. After I got the right color, I set it aside to dry before putting it on the layout. I did the same for the Grungeboard letters.
Ingredients: Patterned Paper -- Adornit Running Collection; Tim Holtz Grungeboard Stripes Alphas; Stampin Up! Night of Navy ink and marker; Nicole light blue ribbon; journaling stamp from my stash.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
And page two:
Now I'll have to get busy on a layout showcasing all of the birthday cakes I made for Melissa!
Ingredients: Bazzill Cardstock; unidentified patterned paper from my stash; Michael's ribbon; Target Dollar Spot chipboard letters; American Crafts Sarah Script alphabet stickers.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Now you can see why I am of fan of Technique Tuesday. First, I love how the stamps inked up. The butterfly image was stamped by first stamping the back (or smooth side) of the clear stamp with the green. Then, after cleaning the stamp, I stamped the detailed side in black ink. Isn't that a great way to get two stamps for the price of one? The ladybug was actually three stamps (body, head and spot). Yes, each spot was stamped one by one. When I first heard that this was how we were supposed to fill in the dots, I almost reached for my black marker but I have to tell you, using a clear stamp made adding those 40+ dots a snap! Same thing for the little black scrolls. Oh, and I almost forget to tell you about the best technique. Do you see that green scrollwork on the inner circle and the black pattern on the flower? That's the wing of a dragonfly! After this class, I am going to look at each and every stamp I own in a different way!
Ingredients: Cosmo Cricket Patterned Paper; Bazzill Cardstock; FUNdamentals of Flowers Technique Tiles; BoHo Buzz stamps. Technique Tuesday Red Ink; VersaMagic "Tea Leaves" green ink; Doodlebug buttons; Dashes, Dots & Checks Ribbon.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Nestabilities are among my "new" favorites and the best thing about the Spellbinder's booth was the ability to mix and match shapes for the price of one set.
When Lissette andI saw this gorgeous RicRac trim (one-inch wide!!!) we knew we had to have it. I can't wait to use mine on a beach layout. Oh, and check out all that Basic Grey. Can't wait to use that too!
As I said in a previous post, Technique Tuesday was one of my favorite booths at the Vendor Fair. I love how their stamps ink up.
And check out what I got for free. Well I really had to spend a certain amount to get them free but still...
And, who doesn't love a bargain. Everything in this picture cost $1 or $1.50!
Tomorrow I will start to share my layouts from CKC classes and crop.
Friday, August 8, 2008
So on Monday night I sat 7 rows from the top of the Nassau Coliseum at the American Idol concert. On Tuesday, I had a slightly different view at the last concert of The Police Farewell Tour. Our seats were in the 7th row from the stage! The show was excellent, but what would you expect with Sting plus Elvis Costello as the opening act. Here are the highlights:
Sting looking quite buff!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Can't wait to scrap this week's events. I took Melissa to see the American Idol concert at the Nassau Coliseum. We sat in the 7th row from the back but it didn't matter. We were dancing and singing to our favorites. Here are a few highlights:
Michael Johns sings "We Will Rock You" and finally, after two acts, the concert really begins!
Jason Castro sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." How did he make it to #4?
he brings down the house!
The Top 10 sing together for an encore.
I'll be back tomorrow with highlights (and hopefully video) from concert #2 -- ThePolice at Jones Beach Theater.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Here's a photo recap:
Lissette was hard at work on a beautiful Thanksgiving layout. We also had plenty of time to shop at the crop.
A birds-eye view of the crop table.
We had so much fun, we're already planning next year's trip!
Receiving my door prize from Stacy Croninger, editor-in-chief of Paper Crafts Magazine. (The paperkeeper envelope I'm holding was stuffed with paper, stickers and embelishments.)
With Ana at the Techniques Tuesday booth. Ana and Sharon from Techniques Tuesday were so nice and spent so much time helping us choose from such a great variety of products. I can't wait for those back-ordered goodies to arrive in the mail!