For me the first sign of summer is the bloom of an heirloom iris. As a child, I collected iris and rose bouquets for Decoration Day (commonly referred to as Memorial Day). We would arrange the lovely blossoms and leave them to adorn the graves of generations past. When I see a pale blue iris I am reminded of the farm I grew up on and the sea of iris blooms that adorned the front yard. I saw this stamp and was reminded of a simpler time. The papers are from GinaK. The iris image is highlighted by a nestability (used for embossing) and daubing the surrounding area with light blue Memento ink. The image is colored with a combination of color pencils and Prismacolor Premier markers. The lovely yellow beards are highlighted with stickles. Have fun and make some memories of your own this summer!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
We have a small pond on our property. I absolutely love to hear the bullfrogs sound off on warm summer nights. When I saw this fun frog paper at my LSS (The Scrapyard, Maysville, KY) I had to get it. I just knew it would make a fun card.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Hope everyone takes time out to shout out how much they love and appreciate dear old dad this Sunday! My father passed away 13 years ago (how can it be that long)... I miss him but particularly on this day. I do know another dad, dear hubby and decided to try a new technique on his card. I tried to make a faux leather card! The secret ingredient... a brown paper lunch bag... Cool, huh? I inked the paper bag, crumpled it and finally added ModPodge. I used a Gina K Designs stamp. I am playing with Prismacolor Premier markers now (notice the horse). Better than coloring with crayons as a kid! Thanks for looking!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
June is the month for weddings! Everyone is trying to save money and invitations can be a huge expense. I came up with a way to make your own. The top layer can be done with vellum as well to give it a unique look.
You will need -
1 piece of white cardstock 4X5 inches
1 piece of white cardstock 4X6 inches
Martha Stewart Lace Doily Edge Punch
Cuttlebug and A2 Swiss Dot Folder
2 silver eyelets
Pearl adhesive embellishments (I believe these are Kaiser Craft)
Run your bottom layer through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dot Folder. Edge the top layer (4X5) with the MS punch. Place two pieces together and attach with eyelets. Place eyelets at a distance that is asthetically pleasing to you. Tie with ribbon and embellish with pearls. I printed my invitation using Word and a fancy script prior to cutting down to size. Happy crafting!
This has been a mission for me this spring and summer. Today I have been moving my unmounted stamps from a 3 ring binder to CD cases. I can't wait to get this project done. I got some Jet Max cubes to organize some of my essential scrappin' items. But my favorite project was installing pegboard above my craft table. I love how I can see everything at a glance. And check out my Stickles stored upside down! Found those cool multi-purpose tool hangers at Lowe's and Walmart. I love home improvement!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Well here it is gang! I have finally entered the blogging world! After much cajoling from some friends (Diane you are entirely to blame) I decided to start my own blog. Why? Well I love to scrap and I want to share and compare ideas with all of my other "scrappin" friends. So why did I entitle my blog SaintsRule! Scrapping Corner? SaintsRule! is my handle on several message boards. I use this name because I love my beloved Saint Bernards soooooo much! (Morgan is my mascot... notice her cute puppy pic above...) Ssshhh, don't tell my English Shepherds this information.... So look for posts and photos to come soon and happy scrappin!