Sunday, April 10, 2011

SCRAPbooking with Scraps (what a concept)


I think I'm a borderline hoarder, especially when it comes to paper. I love paper, and I love saving every single scrap of paper. Actually, in the past year, I've gotten better on not saving every little piece, but I do still save a lot. Then comes the next problem, what to do with all the scraps? Lately, I've been all about finding ways to use my scrap pieces of paper, and I've collected several ideas that I hope to share with you in the upcoming months. This is the first idea on how to use scraps. I came across this idea in Stampin' Success, the monthly SU! demonstrator magazine. You basically take thin strips of scrap DSP paper, line them up, and then fan them out. I chose to use the fan effect as a background for this cute little picture of my daughter, Sybella, in her Easter dress. 

Stampin' Cita Tips:
  • Color scheme: Pear Pizzazz and Chocolate Chip
  • Stamp sets: Baby Bundle
  • Accessories: 3/16" Corner Small punch, Modern Label punch, and Stampin' Dimensionals
  • The is a simple 6x6 page. 
  • Use several of the small images in the Baby Bundle stamp set to stamp a background. If you have this set in the clear-mount form, take one of the medium-sized blocks and adhere two to three of the stamps on the same block (see picture above). 
  • Stamp an appropriate sentiment for the page, punch out with the Modern Label punch, and adhere it to the page using Stampin' Dimensionals. The Baby Bundle stamp set has a few sentiments that you can use. 
As I write this blog entry I'm actually amazed at how simple this page truly is, but how simple goes a long way. This page never made it into Sybella's scrapbook. My husband confiscated the page and it's now on display at his desk at work. :)

Happy Stampin',

Friday, April 08, 2011

Happy New Year from my Upline

I know, we're  a quarter of the way through the year, and I'm featuring a New Year's card in this post. This card is just too beautiful to keep from showing until next year. Amber, my wonderful upline, sent this to me at the beginning of the year. She is a great upline and I'm blessed to be part of Ladybug Ink stampers (my SU! demo family). If you are interested in becoming a demonstrator and joining Ladybug Ink, contact me, and I can tell you all about it. 

Happy Stampin'