Sunday, December 31, 2006

Sunday's Scrapbook Page

My goal for '07 is to complete about one scrapbook layout a week. I've gotten behind and I'm hoping this goal will help! I just bought an 8 1/2 square Christmas scrapbook at Michael's and I've started a holiday album! Each page will be the family photo from each Christmas. Since my husband, Chris is in Iraq this year, the picture from Christmas '06 will just be of the kids. We'll get a new family photo when Chris comes home this Spring.
This album will be super simple, 30 minutes or less layouts. I get so wrapped up in details on my scrapbooks and I never complete the layouts and it seems that I'm never happy with the results. So this album is all about the photos, and not about embellishments or perfection! Thanks for looking!


Hi everyone! I was in a hurry posting yesterday and I mentioned DTP in my post. It stands for direct to paper. That means, applying ink to your cardstock by putting the ink pad directly to the cardstock. Since I was embossing with my Big Shot, I wanted to put ink on the embossed image to bring out the design. I didn't want to sponge the ink on because I only wanted the ink to get on the raised image. So, I put my cardstock down on the table and rubbed the ink pad lightly over the image.

Later, when the kids are asleep I'll post a tutorial on the different effects of this tutorial complete with pictures!

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saturday's Scraps

Today, I woke up with the intention of stamping and using up some scraps. As soon as I sat down, the power went out! Arghhh! Well, I used natural light and the scraps on my table as well as some pieces that I had already run through my Big Shot and I came up with a few cards. This first card uses the Argyle pattern of Ellison's Big Impressions texture plates. I ran it through my Big Shot using the multipurpose platform and the Big Impressions starter kit. I then DTP'd some Bashful Blue ink over the embossed image to bring out the design a bit. I then used a scrap of Stampin' Up!'s DP plus the Happy Harmony Sell a Bration set.

I'm not quite as fond of this second card, although it does look better in person than it does on the screen. I used the Paisleys Texture plate by Ellison in my Big Shot. I DTP'd Bashful Blue ink on the embossing to bring it out a bit. Then I added a scrap of Stampin' Up!'s DP, a little gingham and velvet ribbon and my new stamp set, Polka Dots and Paisley! Stampin' Up! sent all of its demonstrators a Christmas gift and the gift was this new stamp set! Woo hoo!