Stamping and Scrapping is my passion, photography is a hobby, teaching dance and music is my career, healthy eating and feeling good is my way desire, being spiritually centered is my dream, and being wife and mom of 4, is my life!
Of my weekend away...a couple friends of mine will be going away for a weekend of scrapbooking...here are a couple of my favorites from the last scrapbook weekend! Check back throughout the weekend, hoping to get some more on here!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this corner stamp set...a lot of work. Corner Garden is available in the Stampin' Up Catty for this season, soon to b ending in June (maybe it will stay in the catalog another year). To make it easier, I embossed in black...that way, it is easier to stay in the lines. Stay tuned for the finished product! Not even done coloring...but I will get there!
Well, I found many different ways to use an Embossing Folder. So I decided to do one that seemed interesting. I used sponger daubers, three colors that went well together, and a spray bottle. Dauber the ink onto one side of the folder...spritz at a distance to make it wetter (it will dry was you sponge), sandwich a piece of paper and press...this it the "inky" look you can get! Add you flair. I will add a sentiment to it when I decide what I need it for!
Bokeh is a photography technique. Bokeh derives from the Japanese for 'blur' or 'haze' and in photography describes the effect found in out-of-focus regions of the images. You can see some unbelievable images taken with a camera on www.hongkiat.com
I decided to learn the same technique using re-inkers- and craft ink, different size circles...and water color paper. I found the technique on www.splitcoaststampers.com , you can search for the different cards that were produced using this technique.
This is one of the cards I created, I will plan to finish the card and create this at my technique class on March 25th. If interesting in learning the technique with a guide, come to my class. So excited to show Water Bokeh.
I found this technique on Splitcoaststampers a couple weeks ago and decided to add this to my Technique Class on March 25th...along with two other techniques. It took a while to "get It" right...but I fell in love with the look of it. So here is the actual technique and the finished product...
Here is the tutorial...or come and learn it from me, hands on!
Here are the other two cards I created for my last "All Occasion Card Class" this past week. I really had fun doing this class. I have some of my favorite people, who made me laugh and just relax. This is why I papercraft...it is a part of my that helps me to get away from it all!
Thankful for you is a stamp set taken from Stampin' Up's Occassions Catalog, this year. I fell in love with this stamp set, but really got excited when I found someone on Pinterest, using "FLOWER SOFT" to give the card dimension. It took me a long time to find Flower Soft...but once I did find it, I bought every color possible. That is called a serious addiction...LOL. But it makes me happy. If that is my addiction, it is harmless...and I try to not to spend too much!
The last card I did, were stamp sets taken from Stampin Up's "Inspire, Create, Share" Catalog for this year. I used a combo of Gorgeous Grunge and Perfect Blend. I also used the Designer Series Paper from this year's Sale-a-bration catalog called Best Year Ever. I have used this stamp set a bunch of times. I love taking wooden stirrers and adding them to the paper. I love watercoloring the cups and cutting the DSP to use as a cup holder.
This layout took me a VERY long time. I cut out all of the little bricks on my cricut. I sponged each piece, hand-placed each one....then I glittered each one with a stickles. I sponged the rainbow with chalk. These are the girls I teach at the dance studio...it was the culmination of a year of hardwork, for all of us. The Wizard of Oz was a huge success and I wanted to save the memory. My next page will be of the Wizard of Oz with my own children.