Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Remembering Dad - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

We lost my dad five years ago last week.  It seems like it was yesterday, and it seems like a lifetime ago. 

I created this layout featuring my favorite photo of him from when he was a baby in the Navy.  How handsome, right?

This layout was for a design team contest (I was not selected), but I love the layout, and that's what counts.  I hope you enjoy it!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Pretty Little Peacock - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Hello, friends!!!

Happy Friday!  Woohooo!  Do you have Super-Bowl-watching plans this weekend?  I just spoke with my buddy Butch in St. Louis.  It will be his last supper, so to speak, as he is starting the South Beach diet on Monday.  We're going to try to encourage each other to lose a little weight.  I only wish I just had 25 pounds to lose like he he does!  Well, one step at a time, right?

Here's a card I made in December (last year - tee hee!) for the Humble Artists' Group swap that I am in.

I just can't stop using my Spellbinders(TM) Grand Labels Four die templates for cards!  See how nicely they nest together?  I used the largest for the card base, then the next one for the blue paper.  Then I cut the center out of the blue paper, flipped it over to the light brown side and used that inside the card!  Don't you love that little peacock?  I should have taken a photo of her before I mailed off my cards, but I didn't.  I inked her up in green, then added some blue with sponge daubers, plus a few sparkles on her crest and feathers.

I'm itchin' to craft, so I think I'll retreat to my humble studio.

Till later,

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Fussy Valentine -Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Hello friends!

Confession time.  It seems that any time I try to do shabby chic, it turns out more shabby than chic!  More of a hot mess!  But it doesn't stop me from trying - tee hee!

So I thought I'd try again.  I pulled out a bunch of Spellbinders(TM) die templates, some stamps and embellishments, and went to work.

I started with a circle card base from CTMH. Then I background stamped the entire base with a music stamp from House of Three.  I used plain white copier paper to make the rose, then splattered it with two colors of misty paint.  I really love that Rose Creations set!  And I really love the little tassels from Banner Basics Two!
I'm determined to learn to 'do' shabby chic!  I have a hard time knowing where to stop - ha!  But I think it's good to depart from your style occasionally, don't you?  

Be sure to stop by the Spellbinders Blog  this Thursday.  I made a mini-album using the newest Creative Book Pages that will be featured, complete with instructions!

Fussy Valentine Supplies:

Dies:  S5-043 Fleur de Lis Motifs, S4-316 Heart Circles, S5-045 Banner Basics Two, S5-050 Rose Creations
Inks:  Tsukineko Versafine (Vintage Sepia), CTMH Blush, Hollyhock
Stamps:  CTMH Find Your Style, House of Three Parisian Anthology
Paper:  CTMH Colonial White, Hollyhock, Cocoa Cardstock; copier paper
Other:  Smooch Spritz (Pink Sprinkles, Shimmerz (Concrete), Glue Dots, Hero Arts Woven Lace Ribbon, CTMH Ricrac, Pearls and Tag

Till then,