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

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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

SU! Sale-A-Bration has Started!

WooHoo! My favorite time of year has begun!! Sale-A-Bration! Here are some product samples from Stampin’ Up! to show you the variety of items they have for sale these next 3 months! Amazing stuff and some of it is so darned cute! Can’t wait to get my hands on it! Benn so busy with the holidays and school and such, that I am behind!

If you order $50 worth of product you get an item Free out of a special catalog! We all love Free, right?!?! You can check it out HERE! There is also the new Occasions catalog that many of these products came from!

Thanks for checking it all out! Enjoy!

Blessings, June

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I’m Back! SU! awaits!

Hello Everyone!

Happy New Year to you!! Ours started off pretty good and I am all rested and ready for action. We spent our holidays at home. There is lots of family on my husband’s side here, so we certainly were not alone!  I missed my family, though!

I spent many an evening scrapbooking my sister’s Yellowstone album to get it done. Not in time for Christmas, but it’s done and she was patient! I’ll be doing posts over the next week of pages that I created and never made it to the computer to post. I even did challenges, that have since closed, but I will still share my inspiration for the pages.

Here are a few of the pages that were not related to a challenge, so I kept them fairly consistent so that they would flow. I used the Triple Banner Punch A LOT!! It really worked with these pages. The fact that I could do the three different sizes of paper strips was a bonus! I’m a little burnt out on banners, but I’ll be starting my own Yellowstone album soon, so I am sure I will be using it again! Handiest punch ever!!

I used the Glamper Greetings (which is still available!), Under the Stars, and Happy Camper stamp sets throughout this album as well! They were perfect, of course. I used them on other pages and cards in previous posts.

I am pleased with the simplicity of the album and the flow of the pages! I trust she likes it! 8×8 is not a size I am used to working with, so it challenged me at times. Overall, I enjoyed working on it and am happy with the outcome.

 

Circus fun!

Happy Friday!!

I am so ready for a scrappin’ weekend!! Looking to do more pages in my sister’s Yellowstone album. For now though, you will have to settle for a little more My Mind’s Eye layouts.

Again, I see I forgot to take the picture size off before taking the pictures…oops!

These are Circus papers from My Mind’s Eye. I think it was called Up, Up, and Away. They were definitely fun pages to work with! Bright colors and fun mustaches! i am partial to mustaches. You’ll know why if you saw one of my earlier post with a picture of Santa and my husband. Go check it out!

I don’t think I need to go through each page. The single pictures are the pages on their own so you can look at them closer to see what I did. The 2 page layouts are to show you what pages go together.

I will tell you that I used as much of the paper set that I could in various ways. I cut out “embellishments” from the papers and used as much of the scraps as banners and back grounds as I could. I am a huge believer in not wasting paper!! I pop dotted embellishments to give the pages more dimension and added layers as well. And, I used the stamp set that came with the set. There were no stickers this time, that is why I used the paper itself.

This paper set really challenged me on so many levels to get out of my comfortable little box and to give it a go to use as much of the actual paper as I could! I like how it all turned out! Almost wish I got to keep them!

Enjoy your crafting time!!

Blessings, June

More My Mind’s Eye

Hello, Again!

More page designs from My Mind’s Eye for Scrap4Less! And it looks like I forgot to take off the picture measurements before taking these photos. I don’t have the layouts anymore, so you’ll just have to forgive me!

Somehow, I did not write down the names of the paper sets for all these My Mind’s Eye papers. However, the next time I see her, I will be sure to ask for them so that I can add them here…then you can find them where ever you are!

This is actually just a 2 page layout and the smaller pictures are just each page on its own to see closer. These were photos for sending to her to post for classes, not for the blog. Later I figured I could put them on the blog as well. It is my creation, so why not share it.

Using all this very patterned paper was seriously pushing me out of my comfortable box! Although, this one looks like I used more, but I didn’t…I folded pieces of the paper over to show more patterns, but it’s not a ton of paper. Tricky and cool, right?! They 2 ‘yellow’ pages are the base and the torn pieces are on top with corners and edges folded. Then I used the striped paper to make places for pictures and added some stamped images that went with this paper set! Easy-peasy!

And that’s all for today, folks! Enjoy your crafting!

Blessings, June