Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Scrapbooking Global September 2022

Welcome to the September Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop. I'm thrilled to share my creation with you!

The theme this month is a sketch. I LOVE SKETCHES! I couldn't resist printing pictures just for this sketch and bringing my page to life. 

The moment I laid my eyes on this sketch I saw pumpkins instead of flowers! I just purchased the Rustic Harvest Suite and was eager to put it to work. The weather here cooled dramatically and since I adore my namesake season this page was a breeze to create. Take a look!

Our family loves to visit pumpkin patches in the fall to let the kids choose their pumpkin for Halloween carving.  The Rustic Harvest DSP was perfect for these pictures. I hand crafted my circle using a plate from my kitchen! 

The two pumpkin collage corners were so much fun to build. The bottom corner features the Hello Harvest Bundle. Colors include Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Mossy Meadow. For the stamped pumpkin, I quickly colored with my Wink of Stella marker to pull the Cajun Craze while adding some glitz. The vines were simple to adhere using the Adhesive Sheets - such a life saver on those little buggers.

And the top collage was fussy cut from the DSP! How simple to use the paper for an accent. 

Thanks again for hopping along this month. Click the icon below to go to Jill Hamlett's blog. 

Happy Stamping and Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Use Up Your DSP Scraps!!

 Have you ever used an entire package of DSP? I haven't! My goal for myself this catalog was to use one complete package of DSP. This post has 6 amazing cards to help you use the scraps of DSP. Here we go!

I got my creative juices flowing by copying the catalog. Can you pick out the card I copied?

Did you choose the bottom middle card? That's the one! Page 28 of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog has a fancier version of this card. 

I hope you like my card and consider using small strips of DSP with flower cutouts layered on top. The vellum doily softens the card. No other embellishments were used but you could easily add ribbon or gems.

Another option with 3/4" or 1" strips of DSP is this cute card. Just rip the ends at an angle to create differing lengths.

When you have a lot of little squares you can create a pinwheel or just a 'four square' to center a sentiment or image. This card I had leftover 1" squares that I layered on basic white. I also had the flower leftover from trying different options on a swap. 

If your scraps are larger, say 2" or even 4", this card would be perfect. The background is a 4" scrap and the flag is a 2" scrap. Take a look.

Then I decided to use all the scraps that I previously die cut. I like to layer two of the same die cut images with the back one shifted or tilted to the side. The shimmer vellum adds just the right amount of glam to this leftover and lonely flower. 

The final card is the same idea as the previous card. Using up those cutouts by layering together. This card steps up at an angle and I used 3 pieces to center on the front.

CLICK HERE to watch my video showing the creation of these cards!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 25, 2022

DSP Cards

In March for Stamp Therapy Thursday I created this stunning card using Simply Elegant Specialty DSP. This style card will allow your DSP to be both front and back. 

The foil side of this DSP is especially gorgeous and I easily chose that to be the front panel. I secured the DSP inside the front inch flap using Tear and Tape.

I also love the Heart & Home DSP for an 'easy on the eyes' kind of card. I softened the front using the Fresh Freesia ribbon.

The stamp set used is Lovely You. I was able to decorate the inside with the fern from the set too.

And my final card was an experiment to rotate and see if I liked that direction. Seems to have worked out but I'll let you decide for yourself.

To see the video of how to make this style card CLICK HERE.

I hope you are inspired to create something beautiful with your DSP!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Scrapbooking Global April 2022

Welcome to the Scrapbooking Global April 2022 blog hop. The theme this month is Vellum.

As part of the Scrapbooking Global Stampin' Up! Facebook group, this is my first month participating in the monthly blog hop.

The blog hop theme got me excited to use vellum on a scrapbook page ... it was really more of a challenge for me because I have three sons and using vellum doesn't seem 'manly' enough in my mind. I scanned Pinterest looking for layouts that would fit my ideas and use a variety of photo sizes.

My pages feature the Beauty of the Earth 12x12 Designer Series Paper, the Evergreen Border Punch, and the 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum. 

I pulled the greens from the DSP - Garden Green, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow. To incorporate the Shimmer Vellum I chose the darker of the greens, Evening Evergreen. The DSP is great with the photos from Itasca State Park (the Headwaters of the mighty Mississippi River).

The grid style of the second page allows for up to nine photos, or you can opt to alternate photos and DSP. 

I plan to use one of the DSP squares to add journaling on a piece of Basic White.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to head on over to Jill Hamlett's page to see what she created. Enjoy hopping along to see the beautiful projects that everyone else created!

Monday, March 14, 2022

Tulip 6x6 One Sheet Wonder

Flowering Fields DSP is the perfect paper to create another set of cards from the 6x6 one sheet wonder. I combined Timeless Tulips and the combo WORKS!! See for yourself if you like this version better than the Heart & Home DSP.

Scrapbooking Global September 2022

Welcome to the September Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop. I'm thrilled to share my creation with you! The theme this month is a sketch. I L...