Monday, April 28, 2008

I used the Cherish book by CTMH for the sketch of this layout. I used the SU stamp set Miracle of Spring, SU mellow Moss, whisper white, SU DP, scalloped oval punches, and quill strips. Quilled eggs are shown up close in the last photo. Quilling is very easy if you have a quilling tool. Just twirl it around the tool and pull off, let it loosen up as desired, pinch end to make the shape, glue end together. We made tie dyed eggs that we bought a kit for, but you could do it on your own. You need a different medicine dropper for each color of dye. Put an egg in a sandwich sized zipper bag, add a couple colors of dye. Zip closed and rub the dye into the egg.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dimpled Cutie

You can only see a dimple in one photo. I used a sketch from CTMH Cherish book. I used a retired DP by SU (the blue and white squiggles), 2 other patterned papers (unknown mfg.), Certainly Celery cs, Certainly Celery and Blue Bayou ink w/ Little Shapes, and chipboard letters.

Indescribable Gift

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift. 1 Corinthians 9:15
I used a sketch from the CTMH Cherish book. Some of patterned paper is from DCWV & some are unknown. I used SU bashful blue & river rock cs, big eyelets, ribbon, circle clip, buttons, distressing tool, Nursery Necessities SU stamp set, alpha stamps, tags, organdy ribbon (SU retired), blue bayou & close to cocoa ink.

Snow Fun

This is my daughter with her very first snowman. He is taller than my husband. DH got to be a kid again and play outside with our snow bunny for about 2 hrs.
I used Basic Grey patterned paper, SU Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, GP white, Soft Sky ink, tempting turquoise ink, ribbon, stapler, distressing tool, stamps are all CTMH.

Showing our Irish Roots

We do have a little Irish in us, among several other nationalities.
I uses a sketch from SCS - forgot which one, but I turned it on its side. I used choc chip, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, and MME Wild Asparagus paper. I also used a glittery flower w/ a green w/ white polka dotted brad in the center, shamrock brads, SU SAB rub-ons, Wild Wasabi stitched ribbon, green stickles on the rub-on, green primas, and a poem from a book. The poem is by Crystal Dawn Perry & it reads:
Let me dress you up in green
And I'll carry you on my arm.
You can be my little leprechaun.
You're already my lucky charm.
Tip: cover part of a photo. I was sitting a bit crooked & I didn't like the look of my hips and thighs, so I used primas to hide a little bit of me. I also accidentally mis-spelled a word in my poem, so I selected a few words to cover up w/ vanilla cardstock w/ the word on that.

This is of my husband and children on Easter. It was a chilly day, so we put the baby in a one piece sweater outfit and my daughter had a sweater on w/ her dress. This page is using only SU products. The patterned vellum is retired and I believe the stamps are, too.

Friday, April 11, 2008

3 month photo shoot

This is another two page layout that I used the Basic Grey Oh Baby! Boy kit. I stamped the stars in So Saffron (the little ones) and Buckaroo blue (the larger ones), then cut them out. I love to use strips of patterned paper, too. I just cut various sizes and made sure to do two in that size, to make one for each page. I adhered the strips to a paper I wasn't crazy about that I had for years and used the white back side (in case I didn't get my stips lined up perfectly and a little white showed through). The tag is also part of the kit and I used some fiber on the tag. The stamps are SU.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

This is a 2 page layout I did on white (not my favorite choice), so I used Marigold Morning to ink up the edges. I used Basic Grey Oh Baby! Boy kit, SU Nursery Necessities, Making Memories orange ric rack, unknown mfg for green strip and mats. My boy was making so many cute faces, so I just had to take these beautiful photos of him.

This is a card I made for my friend Joy's swap (daiseyfreak on SCS). I used my Cuttlekids die that can be used in my Cuttlebug, a felt flower, a brad, some Basic Grey striped paper & chocolate chip cs. I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds w/ white Stazon.

Stampin' with Shay

Well, I decided to take the plunge and start a blog. I don't know if it will look like much at first, but at least I have one. I love to stamp and scrapbook. I also make cards & altered items. I am a wife of almost 12 years and a mother of two.