With the newly formed partnership with my daughter’s decision to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I have been busy thinking and planning the workshops to come. I love setting this all up, the designing and figuring out what to demo, etc. Kristy is the social guru and is totally awesome at talking to people and getting them involved and excited about the craft. So, next Sunday we have an open house to announce the start of a card ministry we plan to create for our church. I hope to reveal some good and compelling reasons for folks to want to learn to personally make cards that they will want to attend future workshops and hopefully some of them will also become hooked, as we did, when were were first introduced at our church in Virginia Beach way back when.
With all this going on I have managed to create some scrapbook layouts. My time as a Design Team member with Let’s Scrap has come to an end so I am not under the gun to get pages completed.
I actually used a Let’s Scrap sketch and a challenge from the site for this page. The challenge was to use 1 pp, 1 solid cs, spritz, 6 eyelets, letters. The background is Graphic 45. Solid is unknown-way old and poor quality, but it suited the purpose here. Here is the LS sketch:
I used a sewing machine to make the circle on the square so I could use a 4 x 6 photo. I used the 2 1/2 inch punch for the 3 circle photos. Oh, forgot, had to use rub-ons. They were all the rage at one time, I never became a fan, so I still had some I could use for this challenge. The centers of the white flowers have a stamped and punched little bitty flower and it is all put together with an eyelet. I’m still a fan of eyelets. There are a few scattered littles as well. I added one die cut stem and the stamped (Stampibilites) journaling spot. The sprays are a Tattered Angels Leather something and a spray from Glimmer Mist in gold. The Tattered Angels never did spray right so I had to put some in another little mister bottle in order to use it. It is so much easier to just use a little SU reinker in a bottle when I need a spray but I wanted to try to use up some of the bad stuff too. The title is stamped with the Morning Post set, I got the letters I little too light, but it still matches the color of the G45 paper. Just some cute picks of when the feathered girls were still quite young.
Now this was a fun page to do. The photos were taken when we went to meet Kara in Kissimmee the end of July. We had a stroll around the little tourist area of Old Town and came across this spook house, but it wasn’t open. Still, it was fun to take some fun photos of Kris fooling around. She isn’t lying down in the bottom photo, btw. The patterned sheet is an old piece from a retired SU Halloween pack. I used the SU distress tool for the first time and love it, so much easier than anything I’ve been using. The house is heat embossed with black powder on vellum and is from the new Best of 25 Set. The shoes and the hat I popped up on Kris’ photo are from the Wicked Cool set. I didn’t think of adding the shoes and hat until after the photos were glued down or I would have moved the vertical photo a bit further down. Oh well, must make do and make a mental note to plan better before pasting down next time. The skull, white embossed on vellum, is from a Smeared Ink stamp set Quoth the Raven. The washi tape is SU’s new holiday tape too. The swirles are double cut in gray and black from a Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die. I overlapped them slightly and the dimension works better irl, not so much in the photo here. Kristy suggested the white dots with the Signo pen – yep, that adds just the right amount of interest to make the flourishes noticeable.
I invite you all to visit our website and look for some “wicked cool” deals! Check out our blog posts, and keep coming back as I make more of them to share ideas. When you are on the right website it will have my daughter’s name KristyLee Deyette up top. If it doesn’t, just search for her as a demonstrator in Florida. You should be able to find her ok.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a sweet and crafty day, hugs Joyce