Showing posts from July, 2013

Stamp Set Used

Just a note. I had a two gals PM me requesting to see the full image of  the stamp set I used, so I went back to my blog and added a link for it. Tons of snowmen out there you could use. Santa's too. For this wintery, frosty paper collection I was looking for three similar Snowman and this set worked great. If you have any further questions, please let me know!

I have had a blast!

Today is my last post as a Guest Designer with Flamingo Scraps. I have had a blast this month and I thank Suzanne so much for the invite and privilege to create along with her Designer Team for the Flamingo Scrap "Christmas In July." For this project I used the new "Winter Fun" collection from Carta Bella. I love the unexpected cranberry being used along with the pretty blues and creams. Really nice winter colors.

These papers remind me of winter, frost. and snow. I knew when I received this months  kit that I wanted to do something with a snowman. I started off by stamping the three snowmen  from the Flakey Friends stamp set. Using a waterbrush and ink I lightly colored in the head ware, scarfs, and stick arms. Using the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament Dies, I cut each snowman using the 4th largest die.
Before removing it from the die, I lightly shadow inked all the area around the snowman leaving a pretty white framed border.  I then used a liquid glue and marb…

Day twenty-six and counting......

Oh joy. Only five more days until I can post my last few projects for Flamingo Scraps. I just finished my first project for the 31st and now onto the next one. Make sure you check back each day to see what the gals are posting. A lot of fun projects and needed inspiration just waiting on you!

Today's Post on Flamingo Scraps

In the middle of cleaning my scrapbook room......again! I just met a new friend online. She lives just a few blocks over and we are wanting to get together to scrap, but not with my room looking like it does.  Soooo I am working away. I know it will never be 100%, so I will have to be content when I can halfway see the floor and desktop again.

Have you been back to Flamingo Scraps today? Erin Reed has posted some adorable Christmas cards. You have to go to see them here!  Don't forget I will be closing out July with another project using the yummy "Winter Fun" paper collection from Carta Bella. Love these papers! I am trying to image winter with mid 30's temperatures with the crisp cold and frost. It sounds wonderful right now in our hot, dry Texas heat. Expected to be over 100 every day this week. But, I am so thankful to be able to live close to my two daughters and Grands.  Life is good!

Getting Sketchy

Okay need to go back and check out Flamingo Scraps again. Melissa Williams has posted another "Getting Sketchy" sketch for us girls to play with. Come on over and see what we did!

 I wanted to continue using more of my delicious stash of the Traditional Merry Christmas  collection from Echo Park. I had tons of the papers leftover from my first projet and didn't want to see any of it not being used. I cut five 3" x 3" squares from the collection of designer papers, matted them on the red designer paper. I pieced together the Christmas ornaments from the Merry Border Strip and some of the green designer paper to make the photo mat with the ribbon bow. I also used more of the numbers from the Alpha Stickers, and a variety of snowflakes from the Element Sticker sheet and mounted them all on the brown paper on the flip side of the Jolly Stripe paper. Along with a few diecut Christmas ornaments and some twine, the page was complete. Fun fun! I still have …

Oh....I Am So Excited!

I am soooo excited! I was recently asked by Suzanne, the owner of Flamingo Scraps if I would like to be on her Guest Designer Team for the launch of her online stores "Christmas in July." I don't think she had time to take her next breathe when I said I would be thrilled! I initially met Suzanne from ordering scrapbooking supplies through her previous Ebay Store and now we are great friends on Facebook. So there was no hesitation or delay in me saying "YES."

For our projects the Guest Designer Team would be given one of the two Echo Park "Merry Christmas" paper collections. It would either be the Brights collection or the Traditional collection. I didn't care either way, but was tickled to receive the Traditional collection. I love to start my Christmas shopping in July and the last year or so July has been the time when I started the process of making my numerous Christmas cards. Also many of our local stores are now getting their Christmas displ…

Flamingo Scraps

My project for Flamingo Scraps will be live at 8:00 AM! Come back and check it out! lol

School Supply List Already?

One of my friends was just mentioning that she had received her child's school supply list for this year. Really? Is it that time already? It seems like summer vacation has just started and now they are talking about a school supply list? The other day I went into our local Hobby Lobby and they already have fall decorations out and were getting set up for their Christmas display. What? One good thing about school starting back is knowing that cooler temperatures and Alabama Football are just around the corner. We moved to Texas last September and this is my first summer living out West. I know last summer in Fort Worth it was over 110 degrees for almost forty five days in a row. So far we have not experienced anything like that yet, but we have had several days around 105, plus we still have August to get through.. My sister is camping in Iowa this week and she said it has been chilly in the evenings. It was around 47 degrees when they arrived at their camp grounds. Oh man.....tha…