Scrapbook pages

I haven’t posted in a while as I have been busy scrapbooking all the photos my Niece, Emily took while visiting us here in California from Ohio. She takes such GREAT photos. We went to the fair and these are the photos of my granddaughter’s, Jocelyn and Gianna. Jocelyn just was having a ball. Sheer joy on her face as she was riding the merry go round and the car. Gianna not so much, but she is only 1 1/2 years old so next year will be better for her. You can click on each picture to get a better look at the flowers. I wanted the page that says Fair on the left, but thats not how it ended up.

I will post a few new pages each day. I think so far I did 17 pages. Now I just need to get them into a photo album. I haven’t scrapbooked in so long I was way over due. The flowers on these 2 pages I cased from Connie Babbitt. I used the scallop punch and slit each scallop, then folded in half and sponged in the center, added a 3/4 punched circle, sponged (of course). The leaves are folded c/s run through my paper crimper and then I free had cut the leaves. This is probably the only thing I can free hand. Oh, and then I sponged each leave. 

Preview Catalog

Well, I didn’t think I would be viewing the preview stamps until I got up in the morning. All stamp sets in the new catalog will be die cut, even the hostess sets, Yeah! Way to go SU! Makes it so much easier when we get our new rubber, no cutting. The new “In Colors” are yummy.  Also a new scallop punch that does a line of scallops, way cool! Some of the stamp sets are really cute. Loving a couple of the hostess sets. Thats all until morning.

Feels good to stamp again

Here is my version of Lisa Somerville’s Fresh Cuts card, that is on Stamper’s Showcase today.  I changed the colors and didn’t use Baroque Motifs on the main card. I can’t tell you the last time I used glossy paper. The technique used on this card is, Re-inker Splash. Which I’ve never done  before.  You take a clear envelope and cut both sides to open up flat and add several drops of re-inker, not too close together or you muddy the colors. Close the envelope and reopen. Place your stamped image stamp side up, close envelope, open quickly and pour on clear embossing powder over image and heat. I used Cameo Coral and Certainly Celery. I saw a card made with these colors on someone’s blog and thought that they went really well together. And since I hardly ever use Cameo Coral, this was a color combo I had to try. If felt good to stamp again. I think its been over a week since I picked up a stamp. Yikes! I forgot to add that the stamp set I used is, Fresh Cuts.