SU! 18th Birthday!

Hello, Folks!

I trust all is well for you! I have been subbing quite a bit and was also sick for a week. My hubby was kind enough to share his head cold with me, after he had it for a week. Ugh! Not fun!

Now I am back and ready to do some more blogging!

Here is a card I made for my God Daughter in Berlin. She just turned 18 and I wanted a special card for her. For the main card I used one of my Paper Pumpkin cards that had a banner to go with it. I know she loves to hang things on her walls and knew she would love the banner. It says ‘Happy” and I know she is quite happy in her life right now!

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For the inside, I did a pop up card. This was my first attempt and I think it is something I need to work on more often! I used a diagram that I found on Pinterest to make it. Not the best, will need more practice on it, but overall, I think it turned out pretty nice. At least I got the 18 to jump out at her when she opens the card.

I distressed the edges, because, well, it’s just a thing I like to do to feel like it is finished. I do it especially when I am dealing with white or light colors. To me, it frames it in and finishes the card or scrapbook page off. I then added more of the washi tape from the front to tie it all in.

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This was just a quickie to share her card with you. Time for bed!

Enjoy your Friday tomorrow! WooHoo! TGIF!!

Blessings, June

SU! Christmas Pines and Beyond

Hello! Happy Middle of the Week day!

Christmas Pines stamp set and framelits isn’t just for Christmas! It’s for any outdoorsy scrapbook pages as well as cards! I thought this was so perfect! We were out among the trees and I needed embellishments! Pine needles and pine cones…PERFECT!

I used the stamps for one page and and then used the framelits for 3D embellishments! Still kept it simple, but the added greenery really helped make the pages pop! As I look at them now…I could have had more pop with more layers of paper! I was towards the end of the album and ready to have it done, I think. The stamping and framelits did help, though! I have not put this set away with the Christmas sets because there is so much I can do with it!

The red hearts are from the Sweetheart punch by Stampin’ Up! Love my sister and brother-in-law and so it was perfect for their picture with the Grand Teton in the background. The round punches are also from Stampin’ Up! They are the 2 3/8 ” scalloped punch (replaced by thinlits) and the 2″ circle punch.

Are you tired of Yellowstone pictures, yet? I sure trust not. I have one more post to go with my sisters album and then I was going to start my own…maybe I will do some Christmas pages for a bit and then go back to Yellowstone. I did do 3 gift albums of Yellowstone pictures. I could kinda use a break myself.

Enjoy your day!

Blessings, June

Card sketch turned scrap page

Hello All!

I trust you all are having a lovely January! I am enjoying mine! I’ve been getting a lot done at home, doing some subbing, crafting, and blogging. I can’t complain, that is for sure!

Here is another challenge that I completed, yes, before end of deadline and never entered. I’m ok with it!

This one is from Sketch Saturday, another of my favorites! I used to do more of their cards before I started blogging. Now I use them for scrapbook pages when it works. This one worked!! A very simple page for a simple and all telling picture! The hemp ribbon is left over from a Paper Pumpkin kit. There are always left overs from the kits and I love to use them on my cards and scrapbook pages! (Psst…they are running a special on Paper Pumpkin right now for Sale-A-Bration, check it out here!)

There you have it! Another page done and posted! Off to more creations!

Enjoy your day!

Blessings, June

Book Inspired Scrap Challenge

Hello Everyone!

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr! We have off from school today, so…here is another challenge layout.

This was very different and a first for me! I liked it! It’s from Scrap Our Stash, another challenge blog that I like to participate in. Yes, I had this one done on time and never made it to the computer. Ok, I am still new at all this, so I am cutting myself some slack. There is probably an easier way to do all this, however my steps are as follows: I do the page, I take a picture with my phone, I then use Phonto to put my name on it (which it looks like I missed this one! And maybe all the others, gosh darn it, too late now!), then I have to email it to myself, download it to the computer, and then create the post and blog about it. That is a lot of steps that I would like to figure out how to make easier. If you know…I am all ears!! I probably could just use my phone, but I find that hard because I can’t see everything in one fell swoop like I can on the computer! So, in my defense, I did all these pages for challenges and then with my son home from school, I never made it to the computer. Heck, I didn’t even do the Phonto part until the other day…and apparently have forgotten to download those and have ended up using the regular photos. Sheesh! I will learn this stuff! One day, I will! Newbie, I know!!

Ok, back to this cool challenge! They gave us the book cover of the Grinch and said we had to add striped paper and enamel dots OR sequins. Well, enamel dots it is because sequins for a camping layout just seemed ridiculous! Hahaha!

First I stamped the back ground using the Glamper Greetings camper (still available!). Found some striped paper that added some color and looked outdoorsy. Then the enamel dots that color coordinated with the papers. The friend from the same crop that the trees came from also had this awesome grass die-cut…so I borrowed it and made tons of grass in many different shades of green! You’ll see in other posts that I used it a number of times! Plus, I still have some left over for my own Yellowstone album! Sweet!

This was fun and such a cool idea! many folks went with Christmas, so I thought I did pretty good with a camping/glamping theme! What do you think??

Enjoy your day!

Blessings, June

Out of the Box! SU!

Hello and Happy Saturday!

Crafting weekend for you, too?! I’m scrappin’ all day today at a Scrap4Less crop and we’ll see what happens on Sunday! Hubby will be home, so it might be a movie day!

Here is another sketch challenge that I did over the holidays! This is another sketch from Stuck?! Sketches…a great challenge site! I love working with sketches! Most of the folks who entered this challenge and even the design team used stars. I chose white birch trees as my large back drop! Shh, not an SU! framelit. I was at a crop and a friend of mine showed it to me and it was so perfect for this page, that I used it! That elk was in the trees and it all blends nicely together! I put the Bald Eagle in a circle using the 2″ circle punch from Stampin’ Up!and then backed him up with a couple layers of papers. The tab punch is a retired item from SU!, but one of my favorites, so I use it often. I even have the stamp set that goes with it, which I used to embellish the paper.

Again, working on an 8×8 page to do a 12×12 sketch was a bit of a challenge, yet…it came out pretty good! Don’t you think? I even have a few trees leftover to use in my own album. Sweet!

Alrighty, off to scrappin’ my day away! Then I will have more to post! Cool beans!

Enjoy your day!

Blessings, June

Sketch Challenge

Hello! Happy Friday!!

Here is one of the challenges that inspired my page. I got the challenge from Stuck?! Sketches. I had it done on time…I just never made it to the computer to post it. That is ok. I won’t cry about it!

This was a bit of a challenge on an 8×8 page! The water fall from the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone was a fabulous picture that I wanted to showcase…it just could not be cut down. I like the page. It sorta resembles the sketch. I have seen many a scrapper go out of the box on a sketch, so I figured, “Why not?”

I like it! What about you??

Shhh, no Stampin’ Up! products were used. It just happens sometimes when you have so many scrapbook supplies to use that pre-dates your SU! time frame.

Enjoy your day and upcoming weekend! I’ll be scrappin’ at the Scrap4Less crop all day Saturday! WooHoo! Come join us if you are in Colorado Springs!

Blessings, June

More Yellowstone…SU! style

Hello, again!

Yes, I am on a roll and catching up! Soon I will have to get back to working on creating new cards and pages because my back log of stuff will be used up! That’s a good thing, though!!

Here are some of the simple pages that I did in which I didn’t use the banner punch. I did use stamps from Stampin’ Up!, of course. Not all the papers are from Stampin’ Up! and I really could not even tell you who made them! I finally had gone to storage and gotten my outdoor/camping container, so it has a huge variety of stuff from before my SU! days!!

The 8×8 album is from Hobby Lobby. It’s a post bound. Not fond of them! I always struggle with adding the little bits of posts to make the post longer. They just don’t all fit well. I had to fight a bit with this one and needed a second set of hands. Luckily, my hubby was nearby to help! I had a different 8×8 album from WeRMemory Keepers, but I couldn’t find more pages for it! If I had known that from the beginning, I would have bought a 6×8 Project Life album from SU! and done a combination of Project life and 6×8 pages. That would have really challenged me! I added the Yellowstone sticker that I had gotten on the trip. Loved the #memories on the cover! Very trendy right now!

Some of the stamp sets I used were Glamper Greetings (still available for a short time in the Holiday Carryover), the Star was from the stamp set called You’re So Sweet, the scripted Happys in the picture at the playground was from the Hello You Thinlits and the Love You stamp is from the Friendly Wishes stamp set.

The mountains I used are die-cuts from somewhere. Now they are all used up and I have none for my own album. I am thinking I should invest in the Outdoor Adventure Framelits and maybe the stamp set, which you can see HERE. Otherwise, I will have to draw my own…not necessarily a good thing. Although mountains I could probably do…people and animals are not my thing!

The rest of the embellishments and paper were just ribbon and paper from my stash. All dating way before I learned about Stampin’ Up! Now I work towards incorporating my old stuff with my SU! stuff! I have it, so I have to use it!

 

I trust you enjoyed my simple pages. It just goes to show you that scrapbooking does not have to be hard and major pieces of art! Simple can be just as nice and mixes in well with fancier pieces!

Blessings to you all!

June