Wednesday, December 19, 2012

BFF Mini Album Share

It is always such a special treat to get to do girly girl stuff, especially when it includes pink!  A friend of mine requested 2 BFF books for her daughter & daughter’s BFF. It was just a ton of fun!


Flowers, ribbon, Chip Chatter letters & MME papers.  I made my own chipboard album pages, 8x8.  As you can see there was also a fair amount of sanding going on.  This not only looks really great, but when trying to get glue all the way to the edge, sometimes you get boogers.  And the sanding takes care of that.


Paint chip with a clear sticker sentiment (I think actually from a baby pack of Phrase CafĂ©), paper clip & heart button.  Stamping with paint on the other side, I love this big swirly stamp, I wish I could remember the company name! It’s actually stamped onto a sheet of acrylic, which you can sort of tell…


This view you can tell a bit better as the stamping is now on the other side.  Did a spray mist of paint on the purple side.


A similar page, but with a embellished flower accent.


I covered this flower with tape, and then folded & trimmed it to fit.  This was their nicknames for each other, and she wanted that in there.


She also wanted to capture some of their interests, like cats, and just being together.  The chip heart I painted & loved how it hung from the punched scallop edge.  More flowers, love ‘em!


American Idol lovin’…


Girl Scouts together… Stampin’ Up (I think) make these super cool girl scout stamps


School Memories


Big stencil numbers (love those!) and I nice sentiment with (more) flowers & sparkly jewels

Monday, December 10, 2012

Home is... Card Share

This was made to go with the coffee pot gift, as a housewarming.  I put it in an old CD envelope & the design showed through the window very nicely.  The stickers were just some leftover brush strokes that I am still very fond of.  I used my EK success circle scissors to cut the circle and used something square as the template for the house & roof (square cut on the diagonal).  Paper is Chatterbox, I believe.  A little inking and a cute punched heart round it all out.
Thanks so much for looking!

Birthday Card Share

This one is also sized to fit in an old CD envelope.  It is simple, but I like it.  Birthday stamp & candle are from Stampin’ UP!, paper is Chatterbox & cardstock is Bazzill Basics.
As always thanks so much for looking!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

News from the Studio

I have been busy trying to find a new rhythm that allows me to not only design new product (I’ve been super successful there & have learned so many new ways to do things in Photoshop that are more efficient and just well, cooler!) but also to do some personal scrapping.  I started looking back over my page count for 2012 and I was shocked that I had only done a couple of pages.  So I’ve been determined to try and remedy that.  And new product always seems to help with that!  I have had several custom orders for product, to be used in weddings and other non-scrapping venues, and it has been a lot of fun.  If you have something you need, just email me.  Etsy has also redone a lot of how the shop works, and I’m totally digging that.  That I can now offer choices for styles and colors instead of having to have separate listings, or hope that everyone remembers to put it in the comments section.  Just makes the whole process quicker & more reliable.  So a big shout-out to the designers over there.  Have a great week everyone… and here’s a little sneak peak….