Scrapbooking

Project Life On Stage -- No Pressure There...

Hi there!

It's been a rather wet kind of day here.  I was kept busy for a while this afternoon taking care of my Shih Tzu, Zorro, who is afraid of loud noises and keeping the other Shih Tzu, Bernie, from annoying Zorro while he was trembling.  Fortunately, the lightning and thunder didn't last too long.  

Today's post is about a unique experience I had at Convention 2015.

One of the most amazing things that happened to me at Convention 2015 was that I was asked to be a part of a group of 5 demonstrators to participate in a challenge during the first General Session of Convention.  Our task was to create Project Life pages in 45 minutes using a Project Life kit from the Holiday Catalog; product we would not see until it was time to work with it.  Our instruction prior to arriving at Convention was to bring approximately 20 photos of Halloween, Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.  So I looked through my digital photos and found some pics for the three holidays, sent them to the local drug store to be processed, and packed them in my carry-on bag with my Convention Swaps. 

The morning of the first General Session we were asked to meet Stampin' Up! staffer Lynden Wood and were taken inside the Main Stage hall at the Convention Center to be shown to our seats and received a brief overview of what would happen.  The cool thing was that we were at the front of the Main Stage area and were able to see the "thundering hoarde" enter the area for the first General Session.  What an experience!  It's a wonder no one gets hurt!  

Then the session began and we waited for our turn.  We were introduced on the Main Stage, the audience was briefed on our task by Bonnie Farley and Spencer Willis, and then we were led to a backstage area that was set up for us to work on our pages.  As I mentioned before, we had never seen the product we were using.  All we had with us were our photos.  No pressure there...  

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When we arrived at the work area, we each had a work station that contained the Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack, the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 stamp set, Classic Stamp pads in coordinating colors (Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Old Olive, and the new Archival Basic Black), two Stampin' Write Markers (Old Olive and Island Indigo), a Project Life Corner Rounder, the Kraft 6" x 8" Project Life Album, a Variety Pack of 6" x 8" Photo Pocket Pages, a package of Project Life 6" x 8" Envelope Pages, a package of Project Life Journaling Pens, a package of Project Life 3" x 4" Grid Cards, acrylic blocks, Stampin' Pierce Mat, a Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, and Fast Fuse.  We also shared use of a Big Shot and the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits and the Project Life Paper Clips Thinlits.  It was kind of overwhelming at first, but there were lots of Stampin' Up! staffers backstage (like Sara Douglass, Brian Pilling, Bonnie Farley, Carrie Cudney, Shannon West, and Spencer Willis to name drop a few) to help us unwrap the packaged stuff and get right to work.

The Convention attendees were able to see us at work via periodic video feeds.  At the end of the 45 minutes were were invited back on stage to present a couple of our completed pages.  I was able to complete a Halloween layout and a Thanksgiving layout.  I shared the Halloween layout.

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 A big thanks to Catherine Harwood for taking the photos of me while I was on stage.

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My grandson, Aiden, is featured on these two pages.  Aiden lives with his mom in Ohio and we don't get to see him very often.  However, in the days before Facebook his mom was always very good about sending me photos of Aiden during the year and at holidays.  I included a photo of his daddy (Batman) at about the same age for contrast.  I liked the photo of Aiden scooping out his pumpkin and proudly showing off his pirate ship pumpkin.  He sure is a cutie!

I decided not to share the Thanksgiving layout on stage but wanted to share it with you here.  It was a very bittersweet event in my life.  The last time my parents were together with all of their children.  A few days later my father had an event that effectively took him away from us.  He died a couple of months later.

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At the end of the first General Session we returned back stage to gather our photos.  We were told then that we would be taking everything that had been placed at our workstation.  Holy Cow!  We were given a tote bag to pack up our very generous haul and in the tote bag was the Project Life Hello December 2015 stamp set!  All this for 45 minutes work!  (There was so much I had to ship it all home!)

While I was pretty nervous about going onto the Main Stage in front of thousands of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators (at the convention center and on-line watching via live stream), once I started working I relaxed and enjoyed the experience!  I also got to meet some pretty nice ladies who shared the experience with me:  Lisa vanGoor and Emily Tull from Colorado, Kathy Spencer from Oregon, and Debbie Schlomer from New Jersey.  The other cool thing was that whenever my name was mentioned on stage, I had a shout out from my 3-2-1 Stamp Team members and my Stampin' Addicts buddies.  How cool is that??!!??

And all of this because I entered my name in a random drawing.  Thanks, Stampin' Up!

Robertssiggy

 


Shimmery Snowflakes

Hi there!

Today's post features snowflakes.  Not that we ever see any in this part of East Central Florida... [Well, to be truthful, we do see them but they are manufactured for an event; like the snowflakes I saw at Disney's Hollywood Studios this past weekend while walking through the street sets decorated with the Osborne Family Lights.]  This project was inspired by a scrapbook page featured in Stampin' Success, a magazine published for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, that featured the Stampin' Spritzer with reinkers and alcohol to create custom backgrounds.

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For this 8" x 8" scrapbook page, I used Frost White Shimmer Paint and 70% Rubbing Alcohol (in a mixture of 3 small drops of paint in a spritzer 80% full of alcohol).  The Snow Flurry Bigz die was used to create snowflakes from thin cardboard or chipboard that were scattered across the Night of Navy base page.  Then the paint/alcohol mixture was spritzed over the page.  There are a few things to remember:  1.  Be sure to mix the paint/alcohol mixture thoroughly by gently moving the spritzer back and forth multiple times, 2.  Do a test spritz on a piece of scrap paper to make sure that the spray nozzle is pointed correctly and to judge how near or far you need to be from the paper (close = large drops or splotches; farther back = mist), and 3.  Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area [VERY IMPORTANT!!].  Using 70% Rubbing Alcohol for this mixture does have one small disadvantage:  the water content will tend to buckle the paper a bit.  You can avoid this by using a higher percentage rubbing alcohol; however, be advised that with the Shimmer Paint, the higher the alcohol percentage, the more likely the mixture will be splotchy rather than misty.

The snowflake at the upper right corner of the page was made from Shimmery White cardstock (largest snowflake), Champagne Glimmer Paper (medium snowflake), and Silver Glimmer Paper (smallest snowflake).  The layers were adhered together and to the base page with Mini Glue Dots.  The center of the snowflake features a large Vintage Faceted Designer Button with a Large Jewels Basic Pearl adhered to the center bowl area of the button.  Mini Glue Dots were used to adhere the button to the center of the Silver Glimmer Paper snowflake.  Strips of Champagne, Silver, and Red Glimmer Paper were adhered across the bottom of the page.

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A page embellishment was made by stamping "Peace on Earth" (Greetings of the Season stamp set) on Shimmery White cardstock and punching it out with the Extra Large Oval punch.  The sentiment was adhered to the center of a piece of Red Glimmer Paper punched with the Decorative Label punch using Stampin' Dimensionals.  More Stampin' Dimensionals were placed on the back of the Red Glimmer Paper to adhere to the base page after the photos have been placed.

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Here's a Christmas card made using elements from the scrapbook page.  You can see the spritzed snowflakes on the card front and the die cut snowflakes; the only change is the size of the Vintage Faceted Button (the smallest sized button) and the size of the pearl adhered to the center bowl area of the button (the largest size pearl in the Jewels Basic Pearls).  The scrapbook page embellishment was adhered near the bottom of the card front.  A piece of Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta ribbon was threaded between the two pieces of the embellishment, wrapped around the card front, and knotted at the right of the embellishment.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Strips of Champagne, Silver, and Red Glimmer Paper were adhered along the top and bottom edges of the liner.  A Christmas greeting (from the Petite Pairs stamp set) was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Night of Navy ink.

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"Peace on Earth" was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Night of Navy ink.

I'm really pleased with the way these projects turned out.  It's hard to see in these photos, but the shimmer and shine from the papers and the spritzed Shimmer Paint create a truly lovely effect.  And very reminiscent of a snowfall on a clear night.

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Greetings of the Season, Petite Pairs; Inks:  Night of Navy; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper, Red Glimmer Paper, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, Large Jewels Basic Pearls, Jewels Basic Pearls; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Stampin' Spritzer, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Decorative Label punch, Extra-Large Oval punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Snow Flurry Bigz die; Other:  Page Protectors, Medium Whisper White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Rubbing Alcohol (70% or 91%), thin cardboard or chipboard (suggest the thin cardboard placed inside the Designer Series Paper)


You're Amazing

Hello!

It's pretty hard to believe that it's November and that Thanksgiving is just days away.  The pace of my life is picking up with the Holidays and the To Do List is growing by the minute.  Now it's a matter of finding ways to fit everything in...  One of those things is keeping up with posting on my blog.  So, thanks so very much for hanging in there with me and most especially for your support!

Here's an 8" x 8" scrapbook page with an image you don't see too often:  a celebrating elephant.

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The You're Amazing stamp set was used for this page and is one of the stamp sets that I received at the Stampin' Up! Convention in July.  I'll admit that it's not one that I would normally choose for myself.  I really like the word images in the stamp set:  the "Happy Birthday" and "You're Amazing" images that coordinate with the Apothecary Accents Framelits, and the small and large ticket images that coordinate with the Ticket Duo Builder punch.  The rest of the images just didn't do anything for me.  However, I have the stamp set, so I needed to put ink on it and share it with my customers.

We begin with a base page of Basic Gray.  A piece of Sticky Strip was adhered along the bottom edge of the page.  The elephant image was stamped above the Sticky Strip using Basic Gray ink.  [I see this row of elephants and think of the parade the circus would have from the railroad depot to the Big Top "back in the day."]  The small ticket image was stamped repeatedly on a strip of Summer Starfruit cardstock using Summer Starfruit ink and punched out with the small ticket part of the Ticket Duo Builder punch.  The punched tickets were placed end-to-end on the Sticky Strip across the bottom of the page.  The hat part of the elephant image was stamped three times on Very Vanilla cardstock using Primrose Petals ink and two times using Summer Starfruit ink.  The hats were cut out with Paper Snips and adhered over the Basic Gray elephant hats.

To create the focal point image, the "You're Amazing" image was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Summer Starfruit ink and die cut in the Big Shot using the 3 3/8" x 4" Labels Collection Framelits.  A piece of Primrose Petals cardstock was die cut in the Big Shot using the next larger size of Labels Collection Framelits then paper pierced along the inside edge of the die cut using the corresponding template in the Festive Paper Piercing Pack and the Paper Piercing Tool.  The "You're Amazing" die cut was adhered at the center of the Primrose Petals die cut and then adhered near the upper left corner of the base page using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The hot air balloon image was stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock using Basic Gray ink and cut out with Paper Snips, less the pennants that extend out from the bottom of the balloon.  The image was stamped a second time on Very Vanilla cardstock using the brush tip of the Summer Starfruit Stampin' Write Marker to color the balloon and the brush tip of the Primrose Petals Stampin' Write Marker to color the pennants.  The balloon and pennants were cut out using Paper Snips and adhered over the Crumb Cake balloon using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The hot air balloon was adhered to the upper right corner of the focal point using SNAIL for the area that rests on top of the focal point and a Stampin' Dimensional for the part that sits over the base page.

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A page embellishment was created by stamping the large "Winner" ticket image twice on Very Vanilla cardstock using Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit inks.  The images were punched out using the large ticket of the Ticket Duo Builder punch.  The two tickets were adhered together with the left corners overlapped slightly.  The embellishment would be adhered to the page using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here's the card for my stamp club members who are not scrapbookers.

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You can see that many of the individual elements of this card front mirror, exactly, the elements of the scrapbook page.  The notable difference is that the elephant was not stamped above the row of tiny tickets at the bottom edge of the card front.  Instead, the elephant was stamped on a piece of Basic Gray cardstock using Basic Gray ink, cut out with Paper Snips, and adhered to the lower left corner of the focal point using SNAIL.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Like the scrapbook page embellishment, the large "Winner" ticket image was stamped twice on Very Vanilla carstock using Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit inks and punched out with the large tag part of the Ticket Duo Builder punch.  The tags were adhered together with the left sides slightly overlapped and then adhered near the upper left corner of the liner.

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The large "Winner" ticket image was stamped twice at the lower left front corner of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  However, a little masking was involved.  First, stamp the "Winner" ticket image using Primrose Petals ink at the lower left front corner of the envelope front with the "r" pointing toward the upper right corner of the envelope front.  Stamp the ticket image a second time on the front side of a Post-It Note with the bulk of the stamped image residing over the area where the repositionable adhesive is located on the back of the Post-It Note.  Insert the Post-It Note image into the paper slot of the Ticket Duo Builder punch and punch out the ticket using the large ticket part of the punch.  Place the punched ticket directly on top of the stamped Primrose Petals ticket on the envelope front.  Using Summer Starfruit ink, stamp the ticket image at the lower left front corner of the envelope with the "r" pointing toward the lower right corner of the envelope and the left side of the ticket slightly overlapping the Primrose Petals ticket.  Press down firmly on the stamp (without rocking the stamp) and then remove.  Remove the Post-It Note from the Primrose Petals ticket.  If you look closely at the bottom edge of the Primrose Petals "Winner" ticket on the envelope photo, you'll see a bit of a "white" shadow where the Summer Starfruit ticket meets the Primrose Petals ticket.  This is caused by the difference in height between the envelope surface and the Post-It Note.  Pressing down firmly when you stamp the second ticket will usually prevent this shadow from occurring.

I mentioned earlier that I really like some of the images in this stamp set; especially the word stamps.  Did you know that Stampin' Up! is offering the "Happy Birthday" image from this stamp set for sale as a single stamp image?  That's only one of many great images that are available from a number of popular stamp sets.  But these single stamps are only available through January 2. 2013.  To see all the images available, click on the Shop Now button located near the upper left corner of this blog page to go to my Stampin' Up! On-line Storefront, click on the Shop Now hotlink located near the lower right corner of the web page and then click on the Single Stamps image near the center of the page.  There are even some images that are brand new and not a part of any current stamp set!  How cool is that??!!

One more thing.  One of the ladies in my Sunday Afternoon StamperS (SASS) Stamp Club chose not to use the elephant image for her projects.  Her reason?  An elephant with the trunk pointing down is considered unlucky!  A lucky elephant would have his trunk curled upward.  I was curious about this and went to the authoritative source for information, the Internet, and found a slew of articles about this.  Who knew?  It seems to go along with the horseshoe always pointing up to prevent the luck from running out.  (Click here for an article that you may find interesting.)  Gotta love the internet!

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  You're Amazing; Inks:  Basic Gray, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit; Stampin' Write Markers:  Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit; Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Paper Piercing Tool, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Ticket Duo Builder punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Labels Collection Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope, Page Protectors; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Post-It Note


An Affection for Lace

Hi there!

One of the most enduring memories of my childhood is my mother at her sewing machine.  Over the years I think she developed a love/hate relationship with the sewing machine; however, there was no disputing her creative genius.  One of the neat things about her sewing was all the stuff that she used to make clothes:  fabrics, buttons, lace, and threads.  There were so many different textures, and colors, and patterns.  I was particularly fascinated by the laces.  I loved looking at them on the giant spools at the fabric store.  When I saw the lace patterns used in the Fan Fair Designer Series Paper, I was transported to Mom's sewing area in the family room; the floor covered in fabric scraps and snipped threads.  With the romantic look of the lace, I felt the Affection Collection stamp set would be a good fit for these scrapbook pages.

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We'll begin with the left hand page.  The Island Indigo lace you see in the banners was cut out from the page design and matted on Pink Pirouette cardstock stamped with the flourish image using Soft Suede ink.  The edges of the lace pieces and the Pink Pirouette cardstock were sponged with Soft Suede ink to give the banners a more vintage look.  The banners were adhered to the upper left corner of the 8" x 8" Riding Hood Red base page.  You can see that the flourish image was stamped in two rows along the upper and lower edges of the scrapbook page using Soft Suede ink and the edges of the scrapbook page sponged with Soft Suede ink.

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The Love medallion was created by stamping the lacy oval image twice on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Pink Pirouette ink.  The diamond-shaped image was stamped on top of the lacy oval images using Island Indigo ink stamped on a scrap piece of paper before stamping on the cardstock (a process called Stamping Off).  The "always" image was stamped just below the modern label part of the diamond-shaped image using Riding Hood Red ink.  The cardstock was die cut using the Labels Collection Framelits with the edges of the die cut sponged with Soft Suede ink.

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The wings image was stamped three (3) times on Very Vanilla cardstock:  twice using Riding Hood Red ink and once using Pink Pirouette ink.  The "Love" image and "no. 1" banner were stamped using Riding Hood Red ink.  The "no. 1" banner, "Love" image, one Riding Hood Red wings and the Pink Pirouette wings were cut out using Paper Snips and the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The Small Heart punch was used to punch the heart from the remaining Riding Hood Red wings.  Soft Suede ink was sponged along the edges of the punched heart.

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A Bone Folder was used to curve the Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red wings.  SNAIL was applied to the back of the heart of the Riding Hood Red wings and the wings were adhered to the center of the Modern Label area of the diamond-shaped image.  The Pink Pirouette wings were adhered on top of the Riding Hood Red wings using a Stampin' Dimensional.  The punched heart was adhered on top of the heart of the Pink Pirouette wings using a Stampin' Dimensional.  The "Love" image was adhered above the wings using Stampin' Dimensionals.  A piece of Island Indigo cardstock was die cut using the Labels Collection Framelits (the same size used for the medallion).  The cardstock was cut in half vertically and 1/2" cut away from each side along the center cut line.  The edges were sponged with Soft Suede ink and each half adhered behind the right and left side of the medallion.  The medallion was adhered over the banners using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Stampin' Dimensionals were adhered to the back of the "no. 1" banner to use as a page embellishment.

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For the right hand scrapbook page, the flourish image was stamped in two rows along the top and bottom edges of the base page and the edges of the page sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The outside edges of the lace patterned paper were cut out with Paper Snips, the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink, and adhered along the top and bottom edges of the base page.  The wings image was stamped six (6) times using Riding Hood Red ink and three (3) times using Pink Pirouette ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The three Pink Pirouette wings and three of the Riding Hood Red wings were cut out with Paper Snips, the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink, and the wings curved with the Bone Folder.  The Small Heart punch was used to punch out the hearts from the remaining three Riding Hood Red wings and the edges of the punched hearts sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The Riding Hood Red wings were adhered along the bottom edge of the base page using SNAIL, the Pink Pirouette wings were adhered atop the Riding Hood Red wings using Stampin' Dimensionals, and the punched hearts adhered over the Pink Pirouette hearts using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The "Love" image was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Riding Hood Red ink, cut out with Paper Snips, and the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The "Love" image was adhered to a piece of Island Indigo cardstock die cut with the Labels Collection Framelits that was cut in half vertically and an additional 1/2" cut away from the center cut.  The edges of the die cut piece were sponged with Soft Suede ink and the piece adhered at the center top edge of the base page.

A photo frame was created for the center of the page with a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock.  The flourishes image was stamped along the bottom edge of the cardstock using Soft Suede ink and the edges of the cardstock sponged with Soft Suede ink.  A piece of the lace patterned paper, the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink, was adhered along the top edge of the cardstock.  A piece of Victoria Crochet Trim was wrapped around the cardstock and knotted on the front.  The photo frame was adhered to the base page using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The members of the SASS Stamp Club made the left hand scrapbook page at the first club meeting for the 2012-2013 Catalog year.  The non-scrapbookers made the card you see below.

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I received the Affection Collection stamp set as part of my Make & Takes Kit at the Stampin' Up! Convention in July.  You can find this stamp set in the Holiday Catalog on page 35.  I'm not sure that I would have chosen this stamp set on my own; however, I really love the images and the opportunity to get my fingers good and inky making vintage-type projects.

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Affection Collection; Inks:  Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede;  Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Fan Fair; Embellishments:  Victoria Crochet Trim; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Small Heart punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Labels Collection Framelits; Other:  Page Protectors, Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Frightening Feline Scrapbook Page

Hi there!

I hope you all enjoyed the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Catalog Blog Hop last weekend.  So many awesome ideas!  If you didn't have time to hop through all the stops, it's not too late to visit.  Just click here and follow the prompts near the end of each post to proceed to the next stop on the hop.

As promised, I'll be sharing a bit more detail on the projects I featured during the blog hop using the Border Banter stamp set.  The first one is the 8" x 8" scrapbook page.

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Two of the Border Banter stamp set images were used to create the border at the top and bottom of the Pumpkin Pie cardstock scrapbook page using Pumpkin Pie ink.  The line of dots image was stamped first side-by-side along the bottom and top edges of the scrapbook page.  Because I was using the Clear Mount version of this stamp set I didn't need to use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for placement.  You can see that there's a slight wave in the line, but I think it adds to the fun of the page.  The "Spooky Creepy Crawly" image was stamped side-by-side below the line of dots across the top of the page and above the line of dots across the bottom of the page.  Next, I stamped the line of dots below the "Spooky Creepy Crawly" line of images at the top of the page and above the "Spooky Creepy Crawly" line of images at the bottom of the page.  Soft Suede ink was sponged along the edges of the scrapbook page.

Two 1 1/2" strips of Very Vanilla cardstock were randomly stamped with the spider web image from the Wicked Cool stamp set using Soft Suede ink.  The edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock strips were sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The strips were adhered along the top and bottom edges of a piece of Soft Suede cardstock (the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink) cut to fit in between the borders stamped at the top and bottom of the page.  The photos for this scrapbook page would be placed across the Soft Suede cardstock.

The Frightening Feline single stamp image was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Staz-On Jet Black ink.  The spider web image was stamped along the top and left edges of the cardstock using Soft Suede ink and the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock were sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The Very Vanilla cardstock was double matted with Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie cardstocks, the edges of both mats sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The focal point was adhered at the lower right corner of the scrapbook page using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Small Jewels Basic Rhinestones were adhered to the feline's face for eyes and a piece of Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta ribbon bow was adhered at the "neck" of the feline with a Mini Glue Dot.

If I were making a two page spread, the page shown above would be the right hand page.  The left hand page mirrors the right hand page.

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This time the stamping on the focal point uses only stamp images from the Wicked Cool stamp set.  The boots, hat, and bats images were stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock using Staz-On Jet Black ink.  The open areas on the hat band and the socks for the boots were filled in using the pen tip of the Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker.  The bats image was inked once and stamped three times without reinking to create a bit of dimension for the flying bats.  The spider web image was stamped around the bottom and left edges of the cardstock using Soft Suede ink.  The edges of the cardstock were sponged with Soft Suede ink.

At the upper left corner of the page, the Halloween sentiment from the Delightful Dozen stamp set was inked with the brush tip of the Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers, stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, and punched out using the Decorative Label punch.  The edges of the punched image were sponged with Soft Suede ink and the lower third of the punched image adhered behind the Soft Suede cardstock.  The "2012" was hand-written under the sentiment using the pen tip of the Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker.

I'll be back tomorrow with another Border Banter project featured during last weekend's Stampin' Addicts Holiday Catalog Blog Hop.

Robertssiggy


Stamps:  Border Banter, Delightful Dozen, Frightening Feline, Wicked Cool; Inks:  Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Staz-On Jet Black; Stampin' Write Markers:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie; Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla; Embellishments:  Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Paper Snips, Sponge, Decorative Label punch; Other:  Page Protectors