Scrapbook Club - July

I just wanted to get our July scrapbook club page on the blog!

This month our hostess wanted to add a little texture to the page.  So I brought out my embossing folders and opened my empty Stampin Spritzer bottles and created my own mist!  YAY!

You will see a few different embossing folders were used to make this layout: Chevron (my current favorite), Stripes and Perfect Polka-Dots!  I really love the way the Chevron looked on a punched 2-1/2" Circle!

I created templates of the 2-1/2" and 1-3/4" Circles with Whisper White paper (I found out the hard way that using colored cardstock will leave a ring of color when you remove your circel after misting!) and then used my on mist to create this look on my Crumb Cake cardstock base.  I created the mist using about 5 drops of reinker and then filling the rest of the bottle up with water...so cheap and easy!  I really wished that I had the Crumb Cake reinker for this layout but I didn't, so I used Soft Suede.

The best part about these empty spritzer bottles is that they come in a two-pack for only $2.95 USD!

Let me know if you have any questions!  :)


Reason to Smile

We started another round of Scrapbook Club this month and these ladies have been with me for years...together as a club...keeping me active as a demonstrator!  I don't do any parties or workshops, I have my club and I have a monthly crop (that I have taken a little break from)...so these ladies really help me out!

This month, besides of scrapbook layout, I wanted to do a little something extra!  So I used the Reason to Smile stamp set to make this cute little card!

I used a Crumb Cake card base with a layer of the new Midnight Muse on top of it.  Then I used the Chevron Embossing Folder on a piece of Raspberry Ripple cardstock for yet another layer.  I LOVE that Chevron EF!

I stamped the flower from Reason to Smile on Whisper White cardstock and then used the 1-3/4" punch to punch it out.  The "thank you" sentiment comes from the Made for You stamp set.  It was stamped on a rectangular pieceWhisper White cardstock.  Both WW pieces were adhered with dimensionals.  I then added buttons from the Regals Collection.  They were the closest to the In Colors I chose.  And added a little piece of Linen Thread on the button!

There you have it!

And don't forget that this month you can get the Reason to Smile stamp set for only $5 when you spend $50.  This is a limited edition stamp set and I have a feeling that you will love it!  :)


Mustache Man

It's been a while since I did a post talking about how much I love Echo Park!  So here is a page taht I made using some cute papers from the Times and Seasons Collection.  I just love that mustache design!!

I used Stampin Up cardstock in Cherry Cobbler as the base of this layout.  Then added in papers from the Times and Seasons Echo Park Collection and a little washi tape.  Quick, simple, cute...my style!

I don't know why mustaches are a current trend and I don't know how many times I can use them, but I do LOVE THEM! 


July Blog Hop!

Welcome to this month's blog hop.  This month, I went with the theme birthday and I created nothing but cards!  You will see why in just a minute.

But first, my Grandma's 81st birthday was this past Sunday and we celebrated with a little party.  Here is the birthday card that I made for her!

My Grandma loves butterflies.  So I used the new Papillon Potpourri, the Patio Party DSP and the Elegant Butterfly Punch!  It all pulls together so nicely!  I just LOVE it!

I went for a Whisper White card base with another layer of Whisper White on top with dimensionals.  I love this look!  This card is super simple and could easily be recreated!

The sentiment comes from the NEW stamp set: Made for You.  For just $8.95 in clear mount, I couldn't pass up these three sweet sayings.  "happy birthday" "thank you" "especially for you"

And here is my project this month.  For my Grandma's present, I created 10 cards for her with my new favorite stamp set, DSP and punch!  Put with envelopes and tied with a cute little bow (ribbon is not Stampin Up...sorry) it makes such a cute little gift!  :)

So now I will show you the cards that I made for her pack.  I made 5 different designs...two of each design.

Card #1: Midnight Muse card base...I think this is my favorite new In Color!  Don't you love it?  This Patio Party paper also has: Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals in it!

Close up!

Card #2: I love banners these days!  This card is pretty straight forward.

The 1-3/4" Circle Punch punches out this circle design from the Patio Party DSP just perfectly!  And I really do thank SU for creating the Elegant Buttefly punch.  Without it, I would be cutting out a lot of butterflies because I always feel like they would be popped up on dimensionals with the wings bent up a little to add dimension!

Card #3: This card uses the Make a Cake stamp set.  I love this one...that cake is SO CUTE!  And don't you just adore that cupcake paper from the patio Party DSP???

Card #4: For the card base of this card, I used the In Color Raspberry Ripple.  Love how it looks with Midnight Muse!

I also love the effect that stamping directly on DSP give you!  Check it out!

Card #5: Sorry it's sideways...my computer was NOT letting me turn it the correct way...ARGH!  But this card was really, really simple!  Almost too simple for my liking but I have already given it to my grandma so I can't fix it now! 

Hope you enjoyed all of the card creations you have seen here today.  Next time you need a present for someone that you know still likes to send letters...think about a cute pack of cards!

Please take some time to continue on the hop today!  I know I'm the end...but if you didn't start at the beginning...go there NOW!  These ladies are very talented and I want you to see all of their creations!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  10. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot
  11. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  12. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim


All smiles!

I love creating layouts with just one picture and just making it a one-page layout.  It's a nice break from trying to get 15 pictures on a two-page spread!  There is so much freedom to add embellishments and let's face it, the empty space really looks good too!

This layout was created for a picture of my son, Noah's, first tooth!  He got his first tooth when he was 7 months old!  Isn't he so cute here just smiling and showing it off???

I am very bad about remembering what company every item came from.  But I do know the cardstock base is Stampin Up's Soft Suede.  I surprised myself when I pulled it out because I normally don't like that color...but I think it really works with his ourfit and the other coordinating papers!

I love wood embellishments lately.  This wood buttong is just SO cute tied with twine!

Banners and flags are another love of mine these days!  And I am always likes that (now retired) Stampin Up thick striped ribbon!

Do you ever create a layout with just one picture on it?  You should try it today!  Link in the comments section if you post it online or blog about it!  I want to check it out too!