Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Regatta Graduate

Today I'm playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges. They are inviting guests to use the wonderful Regatta papers for their projects. This collection has been so much fun to play with! Sadly, it will be retiring in just a few days.

For today's card I decided to use the Regatta PML card and other patterned paper to create a graduation card. It fits the theme really well! I love the sentiment that was on one of the zip strips; nothing but blue skies ahead! It's so true at graduation time. Your whole life is there ahead of you just waiting to be explored! The graduation cap and the sentiment I stamped on the inside are from a new stamp set coming in May in the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Click, Click!

Life in Pictures stamp set is fun for all types of projects. Here are a few more ideas for you!

You may remember when I used this triangle overlay for another card with Regatta papers and a boat image. I changed up the papers and added one of the vintage camera images from the Stamp of the Month. I placed the overlay on kraft cardstock which gives it more depth.

At a recent sneak peek of the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea book, I created a similar project for the ladies to make.

This time I placed the overlay on sturdy chipboard. The ladies picked from an assortment of patterned paper triangles from the brand new paper collections; Florence, Magical and Calypso. They mixed the colors randomly then adhered them. We finished the project with some white & gold ribbon so they could hang their signs on the doors to their craft spaces so that when others entered they would know they are entering the room of the Scrapbook Queens!

You will see more of these new papers and fabulous stamp set on May 1st when the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book releases. However, If you wish to get the Life in Pictures Stamp of the Month you must make your purchase before the end of April.

Happy crafting Scrapbook Queens!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

My Anchor

The Regatta papers in the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book are so good and the coordinating stamp sets are fantastic! I've combined several patterns of the Regatta paper with the adorable anchor image for this card. I added some kraft cardstock and stamped the little boat image for interest.

I love the sentiment, "You are my anchor"! These papers and stamps from the SE Idea Book will only be available until the end of April. Place your order soon so you don't miss the boat!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Smile for FMS

So far I've been using the Stamp of the Month, Life in Pictures with either the camera images adorning the project or the cool polaroid frame as the focal point. On this card I created for Freshly Made Sketches, I've used one of the camera images to create a background paper. Once it was all stamped tone-on-tone I left the additional elements very simple. A pairing of soft colors with a simple sentiment and a few sequins are the center of attention. Does it make you smile?

The Life in Pictures SOTM is available until the end of April! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hello H2H Sketch Challenge

It's been awhile that I've played along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges. Its a sketch challenge this week. I was able to use up some Cricut cuts I did some time ago and added the pretty Springtime Wishes flowers that were pre-cut with the thin cuts. Just a bit of white & gold ribbon and some bling in the corner and this card is complete!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Make me Smile with SOTM

You will be smiling too when you get to play with April's Stamp of the Month! I shared with you a photo booth perfect layout using the stamp set and a card with the polaroid picture frame. Today I'd like to share a card that uses one of the cool camera's on it. I can't honestly say that I've never seen one of these camera's in person, but I find it to be unique!

I'll let you in on a little secret...this stamp set goes really well with some of the new papers in the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book! Be sure to get it this month so you are ready to use it next month with the new products! ;)

Order online here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Keep my boat afloat!

I love those moments of instant inspiration! I recently got a sneak peek at the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book that goes live on May 1st. Inside the pages was a fabulous 12x12 layout that inspired me to create a smaller version in a card. I have combined the awesome overlay from the Artbooking cartridge with the Regatta papers, My Anchor stamp set and the Life in Pictures Stamp of the Month.

Isn't that overlay the best background! It can be cut to any size you want. Then just create smaller triangles in background paper and fill in wherever you like. I used the polaroid looking frame from the stamp of the month to create a fake photo. The cute sailboat image sits inside the frame perfectly!

The Regatta papers and the following stamp sets are only available until the end of April. Don't miss out on these gorgeous products, order online or contact me to place an order.

Are you curious about the layout that inspired this card or the SE2 Idea Book coming out in May? Contact me to get more information or ask me about my Spring/Summer celebration and Open House to see the newest products!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Photo Booth Fun with the SOTM

I was so proud of my teenage daughter for making all the plans and doing all the work to put together her Birthday party this year. One of her ideas was to create a photo booth with props for her and some friends to play, laugh and get that perfect picture!

I knew that these photo's would be fun to scrapbook later, but it was even more fun using the Stamp of the Month; Life in Pictures. This is a great stamp set that will work for scrapbooking pages, mini albums and cards. This month you can get it for just $5 with qualifying purchase!

I just love those vintage cameras! The polaroid frame is a great base for several small pictures on a layout. See more artwork ideas and details of the Stamp of the Month offer on the Current Specials tab at the top. You can also find more ideas on Pinterest!