I'm taking a class over at Big Picture Scrapbooking, so I'll likely be doing more layouts than cards for the next month or so. Check out my messy table. . . hope y'all are having a fun, creative evening.
7/20/2010: Editing to say, Welcome! to any Camp Scrap friends who wander by! I've enjoyed getting to know some of you a bit via the message boards and seeing your layouts in the gallery. Best regards, Laura (a/k/a Bookworm on BPS)
For my sweet little niece's birthday next month. I'm trying to get "ahead" with birthday cards so I can contemplate making all our Christmas cards this year (and get some scrapbooking done, too!)
Supplies: Cardstock (The Paper Company); Glitter alphabet stickers (Martha Stewart); Cucumber Sprinkles glitter letter stickers (American Crafts);Icons rubons (Reagan's Closet; Heidi Grace Designs); Petal Pups flower (Scooter's Vacation; Imaginesce); Versamark ink (Tsukineko); butterfly stamp ("Antique Engravings"; Hero Arts)
I picked up this flower stamp today and couldn't wait to use it, so made a birthday card for one of my sisters. I hate to say it, but I think I'm eventually going to have to invest in some Copics. I love the color of the Micron Pigma pens I used for the flower heads, but would have like to add a little dimension and shading to them. Similarly, the bright blue is lovely for the butterfly, but more subtle coloring would be nice. I used colored pencil for the stems, which is nice and soft.
Supplies: Cottonwood cardstock (The Paper Company); Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger); Long Stem Flowers rubber stamp (Hero Arts); Butterfly stamp ("Antique Engravings"; Hero Arts) sentiment stamp ("Birthday Messages"; Hero Arts); Micron Pigma pens; Colored pencil (Reeves)
I'm relatively happy with both cards. The stamping on the ribbon didn't look as clean as I would have liked -- maybe I should only do that on twill. I also had some adhesive issues with adhering the ribbon. I tried flat Glue Dots on one (but the dots were too large for the narrow ribbon and bunched up oddly) and liquid glue on the other (which worked better, but soaked through in one place, so I put a flower there -- ha, ha). But I really love the Heidi Grace Designs paper and the bicycle stamp.
The supply list for both cards is almost identical (I used Timber Brown Stazon to stamp the ribbon on the second card instead of Archival Black):Folded cards (Simply Paper); Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger); Everyday Button Bits stamps (Papertrey Ink); vintage buttons (Papertrey Ink); American Crafts ribbon; Thank you stamp (Wedding Cake stamp set; Martha Stewart); Grand Adhesions dimensional stickers (Hopscotch; K & Company); Patterned paper (Reagan's Closet; Heidi Grace Designs)
I love these little hot air balloon images from Papertrey Ink's Everyday Button Bits set and thought they'd make a fun Father's Day card for my father-in-law. The little bird is from a Hero Arts set I just picked up -- the upper corner of the card looked too empty. The patterned paper is from the Everyday collection from American Crafts. Since the card is for a man, I gave myself permission not to tie twine through the button holes. Makes the images look more like balloons anyway, right? [I apologize for the poorly-lit photograph -- I will take a better one later and add more specific details about the supplies used.]
I hope to have a chance to work on some photo editing and make cards this week, but I've been sidetracked by the need to get my house ready for guests. My in-laws arrive on Sunday and will be with us until next Friday. Tonight I need to tackle the laundry and make sure all the guest bedding is in order. Oh, who am I kidding -- it's definitely not in order. ha, ha But I'm hoping to work in a little creative time between loads. :-)
This week I am going to do A Week in the Life, Ali Edwards' "brainchild" project. She did it in April and documented it on her blog, but we were on vacation that week. I wanted to do it during an ordinary week to document what our daily life is like.
This is the raised bed that we assembled and filled with topsoil over the weekend. Today when I got home from work, G. and I planted the vegetables: tomatoes, green peppers, red peppers, and cucumbers. I still want to plant some basil, but that can be added at any time.