Friday, August 12, 2011

A scrapbook page done!

For those of you who know me best know that I don't often scrapbook.  It takes FOREVER, where a card only takes a few hours! 

But.....  I was inspired by Swirlydoos' Sketch last month for the Vintage Fae kit, and decided to work on it!  I started it before I left for the beach, which was around the end of July.  So.... I've been working on this for 3 weeks give or take!  And now I have finally finished it!  I had to tweak it a little because I'm not at the Swirlydoos level....yet!  And also, I am LOVING all the delicious Prima flowers that come in the kits, but I'm totally hoarding them!  I can't part w/ them!  Even if it's for my own scrapbook!  Instead of Prima's, I stamped Kitchen Sink Stamps Hearts and Roses roses.  The rest I'll tell you about after the pictures!

 Here's a closeup of the roses and the pics of my kids.
Ok, here are the details:
Paper: Apricot Appeal, designer paper from PinkPaislee Butterfly Garden; and a random mossy green from the kit, Vintage Fae.
Stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps Hearts and Roses; alphabet and numbers from Inkadinkado's Somerset Alpha.; little swirl under the numbers is from Cloud 9 Design's Simple Thoughts - Travel.
Embellishments: the swirls are punches; the huge semi circle was cut using my Cricut; the word panels are Labels 8 spellbinders; the filmstrip was also cut using my Cricut.  I hand cut the butterfly from another dp from the kit; the ribbon is twill from Amuse Art Stamps.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I'm back! And I've been busy!

I'm back!  This summer has been quite crazy!  We just came back from a wonderful vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC!  And now that we are back, and aren't planning on going anywhere soon, I can get back into stamping and hopefully scrapbooking!  We'll see what happens!

Anyway, so while we were on vacation, we had some terrible news about two deaths in the family.  So, as soon as I got home, I got to work on some sympathy cards.
Then, my sister asked me to make a baby shower card for a friend of hers.  And lastly, I visited a friend this past weekend that was in town that I had not seen in several years, and they had just recently moved into a new house!

So, here we go!
First up, a sympathy card for my great aunt.

 Stamps used: Kitchen Sink Hearts and Roses and Big Leaves.  Sentiment by My Favorite Things: Clearly Sentimental about Sympathy.

Next is a sympathy card for my cousin.
 Same sets used from the first card.
 Here's the inside.

This is the baby shower card for my sister's friend!
 Stamps used: Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Baby.
And this is the front of the envelope, using the same KSS set.
 And lastly, my friend's new home card.  I looked at her pictures of the inside of the house and I chose Sage and Brown.
 Stamp set used: Fifth Avenue Floral by Stampin' Up!.
And that's what I've been up to this last week!
Have a great day!