Friday, August 28, 2020

The Story Begins-An Easy to Create Scrapbook Album for a Baby Girl!!

The Story Begins (Baby Girl) is a Cut Above kit. This is the 4th baby album I've made to give as a gift to the new parents. Not only are the albums a perfect backdrop for the beautiful baby pictures, but it also prompts the parents to record all of the "firsts" of the little one, including, first tooth, haircut, word, laugh...
Here are the contents: Description • Use the materials in this kit to make 10 coordinating 2-page 12" × 12" scrapbook layouts. • Comes with die-cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, 11 top-load 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™, and printed instructions.

The Story Begins (Baby Girl):  The Story Begins-Girl
Soft Pink Shimmer Trim:  Soft Pink shimmer trim
Silver Shimmer Trim: Silver Shimmer Trim 
Adhesives:  Adhesives
12 x 12 Albums:  Albums

Thanks for stopping by!!


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Flowers!!! Scrapbook Pages Using the CTMH August Stamp of the Month

The August Stamp of the Month  has all these wonderful flowers on it. I will admit to going overboard and stamping and embossing 100 or more of them! I used cheerful colors of ink and cardstock to liven things up. I had to fussy cut all of the images so it did take time and I did had deep ridges in my fingers afterward, but I love my flowers. Now I have so many, I'm looking to make whatever I can to use them up. This is one of my projects, a 2 page layout for family photos that are out being printed. Can't wait!! 

I did make a process video showing how I put it together:


I enjoyed doing this fairly simple layout. Hope you like it!!


Floating Frames on Cards-The Good The Bad and the Oops!!

This is my first attempt at making a floating frame card. You can learn what not to do then see my next video of what I learned!!

Here's my oops card:


The 3 cards in this video are my next attempt at the floating frame card. Using a floral cluster rather than individual pieces is the way to go. I used a thin cut to make a circle from the upper center of the flower layout and set it aside while I created the first card (lower left). The wreath and sentiment were stamped onto a round made from the same thin cut. The leftover circle of flowers were raised with foam dots and tape and adhered to another card (lower right). Quotes and sentiments were added. The card on top was created to use up some of the many pieces I stamped, embossed and fussy cut. I decided to not cut out a space for a sentiment but placed the flowers and leaves so that an irregular opening would be left for the sentiment. The stamp sets used are A million Little Things and the August Stamp of the Month.

I Think I Got It!

I'm happy with how they turned out. I've already picked out who I'm going to send my cards to. I can't wait for them to receive them!


Hope you like my cards!! Try this technique, it really is fun!!


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Creating a Card Using the Operation Smile Stamp Set- You Make Me Happy

The Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge 379 is the inspiration for my card today. The sentiment and sweet little happy dog on the outside is from the Operation Smile stamp set, You Make Me Happy.  The sentiment I used for the inside is from a wonderful stamp set called Sentiments and Stitches. 


You Make Me Smile Stamp Set  


• With every purchase of this stamp set, $7 USD are donated to the life saving mission of Operation Smile™.

• Set of 25.

Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)


Sentiments and Stitches Stamp Set


• Set of 14.

Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)

The Supplies I used to create this card are:

Thanks for coming by. I'll have a video very soon that will be posted.