It’s the 25th of the month and it’s 6 months until Christmas so its a double reason to post a Christmas card. The background DSP has been retired for a couple of years but is still one of my holiday favorites. I made the igloo using the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #138288 and then cut it out using the Oval framelits and the oval punches. For the adorable penguin, I used Playfuls Pals #14050 and the coordinating Pyramid Pals #140618 framelits.
The Playful Pals stamp set allows you time to play like Dr. Frankenstein and build your own creatures. But in this case, the lab is your home, the science is a stamp set, and the creatures are whimsical pets that will be adored by one and all. Combine images to make an elephant, chick, monkey, dog, frog, and pig. That’s just for starters—turn your imagination loose and see what else you can make.
This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.
I always look forward to Tuesday’s because that is when Stampin Up introduces the new weekly MDS downloads. To stay in theme Tuesday’s are when I post my digital works. Today’s My Digital Studio 2 page layout uses some fun vintage paper aka Domestic Goddess from a few catalogs ago. June Cleaver I am not but I love this paper line and especially love the fact that with digital DSP I can use it forever!
For today’s page I combined several of the Domestic Goddess papers and added the old time pictures for the book for my mother in laws 80th birthday.
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Today is Tuesday and that is digital download day, so check out the newest downloads available on the Stampin Up site. Today’s post is a double scrapbook page that I CASED from last year’s Stampin Up catalog however, I did my page all in MDS and is part of the 100 page digital photo book I made for my mother-in-laws 80th birthday. The book chronicled her life and took me countless hours to produce but once it was done, it was printed using the Stampin Up MDS printing service and presented to her and her four boys at her birthday party. It was truly a priceless project that will be a keepsake forever!
My dear friend and fellow scrapping pal Belinda Carr had a vision that she wanted to create a kite page for her page in our scrapbook group. So with my help we set out to create an interactive kite (left hand side) and we had a blast doing it and were super happy with the results. It is so fun to see what you can create with cardstock and a brad!
It has been awhile since I posted a scrapbook page so I decided to post this one today. This layout is one that I created for my group of fellow scrappers for our monthly class. This class is unique in the fact that we all used to take classes at our local scrapbook store in Pickerington Ohio that closed about a year ago. Once the store closed we wanted to continue our friendship and scrapbook pages so we decided to form our own club. 4 of us rotate the page creation each month and provide all the stuff for the others to create our page. This is my page I created for May. I started with espresso card stock and then began creating butterflies from all my dies and accented the butterflies with various embellishments from mini clothes pins to paperclips to ribbons and rhinestones. I thought the page was pretty basic and I did all the hard work by prepping everything in advance but it still took awhile to put together but I think my scrapbook pals were happy with the results. Now I just need to find time to add the photos to complete the page.
My love for paper crafing started years ago when I started scrapbooking and even wondered how anyone could justify purchasing a stamp set to use on a scrapbook page. Boy how times have changed. I enjoy scrapbooking but it become a very social thing and we would go to our local scrapbook stores and crop or take classes and I met lots of friends and collected a whole bunch of stuff along the way. Most of my scrapbook pages were creations from a class or a kit that I purchased so I could be armed and ready to go to put pictures on the pages when we decided to go out to crop. Then one by one our local scrapbook stores closed and my group of friends that we took classes with for over 6 years decided to continue scrapbooking and the 4 of us would take turns designing a 2 page spread (or in the case of one smart girl buying kits), preparing it for the 3 others and teaching it. Guess who had to go first? I stressed so much over this page because when I rifled through my stuff, I did not have 8 sheets of the same color of 12 x 12 cardstock except for Stampin Up Wisteria cardstock that I ordered by mistake. So I decided that is what I was working with. I also knew that I wanted the page to be interactive using the telescoping snowman (see yesterdays post) for the journaling so my page quickly became a snowpage. I used the snowflake from the season of friendship stampset #111776 to randomly stamp snowflakes on the wisteria cardstock base. I used 3 paper doilies cut from the paper doily die #125592. I also made a snowflake on the left hand page by putting 2 lattice dies #115958 together and stacked a snowflake cut from silver glimmer paper using the northern flurry die #120901 and a wisteria designer printed brad #122940 in the center. Title is cut using the silver glimmer paper and the simple letters die #115960. I cut a scallop border on the RHS and stitched it with bakers twine using the blanket stitch. I added mats in eggplant and stitched an X on each one. Added lots of rhinestones and pearls and made the telescoping snowman for journaling.
I loved how it turned out and wish it would snow in Ohio so I can add snow pictures!