Monday, August 20, 2012

Our Broadway Tradition

Wow!  It's been a while since I posted a layout to the ole' blog.  It's been a busy summer and although I have created quite a few layouts, I have been a little slow to photograph them.  I hope that will change but I can't promise anything since my kitchen demo, I mean remodel, begins on Wednesday.  It's hard to believe how much stuff I have accumulated in one room over the past 20 years.  I couldn't even begin to imagine how hard it must be to pack up a house.  I haven't quite figured out where I will be scrapping for the next month since my dining room table was relocated to the living room to make room for the kitchen table and refrigerator which will live temporarily in the dining room.  My sanity will depend on me finding a way!  Anyway, here's today's layout:  

It uses the Cosmo Cricket  Circa 1929 collection.  I started with the grid paper and adhered photos, paper strips and stickers across the middle.  I created the city scape at the top with some Creative Imaginations rub-ons that I purchased for a dollar a few years ago. I grounded the title with a journaling block from the collection.  I used a mixture of fonts for the title, stamping the word "Our",\ and using Tiny Type for the word "Broadway." For the word "Tradition", I used a circle punch to cut the letters from patterned paper.  I covered each letter with an epoxy dome sticker and used foam dots to adhere them.

The journaling reads: In 2003, I took you to see 42nd Street.  It was your first Broadway show.  Now that you are older, Girl's Day Out on Broadway is an annual event!

And, yes, for you Seinfeld fans, that is, indeed, John O'Hurley with Melissa!

Patterned Paper, Stickers: Cosmo Cricket (Circa 1929);
Rub-Ons: Creative Imaginations;
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Just the Ticket, Library Ledger); Technique Tuesday Perspectives by Ali Edwards);
Ink: Stampin' Up  (Riding Hood Red) Ranger (Jet Black);
Tools:  EK Success Border Punch (Postage Stamp);
Misc.: Making Memories buttons, Epoxy Dome Stickers (Papertrey Ink).

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Birthday Flip Flops

I have been trying my hand at clean and simple cards lately -- partly because I love the style and partly because it's all I have time for.  I have to admit that sometimes clean is not so simple for me.  Sometimes it actually takes longer to get clean look just right!  However, this birthday card for my niece came together just like I imagined it would.  Here it is:
 After running an A2 card through my Cuttlebug with a linen impression play, I adhered a patterned paper scalloped rectangle that was cut and embossed with a Nestabilities die.  Next, I cut a piece of cardstock with a smaller die, stamped the image with Memento ink and colored with my Copics.  Since my Copic collection is somewhat limited, I added shading to the image by going over certain areas more than once.  When I finished coloring, I added the stamped image to my main card using foam adhesive.  Some rhinestone stickers and a stamped sentiment finished the card.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Stamper's Select White)'
Patterned Paper: American Crafts (Margarita);
Stamp: Imaginisce Snag 'Ems; Papertrey Ink (Birthday Basics)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black); Stampin' Up (Dusty Durango) Copics;
Tools: Papertrey Ink Impression Plate (Linen); Nestabilities (Classic Scalloped Rectangles);
Misc.: Rhinestone stickers (Micheal's).