Sunday, October 31, 2010

We all have a little bit of chipboard pieces.....NOW DON'T WE

I know you guys have some chipboard pieces, just hanging around, waiting to occupy space on a page. I was just simply waiting for the right time to use the maya road pieces from the baking set. We all have lots....lots and lots and lots of chipboard. Now it's time to use it.

Sometimes, I find we just don't use what we have, because we are not quite sure HOW to use it or WHAT to do with it. You know what, peeps? There doesn't have to be instruction. Just use it the way you want to. All I did was spray my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, which by the way absorb into the chipboard just beautifully. AND VOILA, thats it. I know that you will not be able to necessarily see that it comes shimmery, but trust me it does. So, I encourage you to use some chipboard on your next layout. Stamp on it, gesso it, spray it, paint it......OR JUST LEAVE IT. Wishing you all a wonderful first week of November, filled with something that makes you all happy.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

AND.....if you still don't know what to do with a polaroid stamp

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the polaroid stamp! How can you not NEED this stamp?
I have to admit, that sometimes, I find it quite difficult and challenging for me to use stamps on a layout. In fact, I get stressed about it, and am never quite sure where, why and how I should incorporate stamping with scrapbooking (I feel the same about spritzing and spraying). However, this stamp, I could use in so many ways, and I guarantee, that on every single layout it would look different.

I decided to use the polaroid stamp to highlight and show some of the pictures from the Summer. As I sit here blogging, looking at the layout, several other things come to mind.
How much fun would it be to stamp on patterned paper, use the centre as a journaling block or use pattern paper on the inside. Really, the ideas are endless.
This week I encourage you to use a stamp on your layout, or use something that you maybe "scared" of or not so comfortable using or doing. You will be glad you did.
Wishing you all a very Happy Halloweenish week ahead, filled with chocolates, smiles and sunshine.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

When some kind of wonderful comes along.....


Look closely at my layout..


Ok, so you get what I am saying about the stamp? Look at that Polaroid Frame! Is it not outfreakingstanding? How do you live without a stamp like that? When I saw it, I have to admit that a million different ideas came flooding into the scrapping area of my brain. In fact this is one of two layouts that I did in the same week using the new Stamping Bella, Polaroid Frame stamp. Certainly a match made in heaven....the stamp and October Afternoon Seaside Paper.
I guarantee that the stamp, will turn your not so great pics taken from miles away, into a wonderful showcase of memories on a scrapbook page. Don't forget that the stamp also allows room to journal for each photo. For this layout, I simply stamped with stazon on the remaining photo paper that I had used to print my pics.....I then pulled out my "handy dandy" exacto knife and cut the middle section of the paper, so that I could place it however I wanted it over the photograph. Like I said, peeps....every now and then some kind of wonderful comes along!
This stamp sure is my wonderful for right now......
Wishing you all, a happy scrappy some kind of wonderful week!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Did I ever say how much I LOVE SC

Well, if you not quite sure what SC stands for.... I will say it LOUD and CLEAR.
You have no idea how much I LOVE that paper. You also have no idea how much I LOVE using that paper.

My entire layout was done with just a couple of different sheets from the documentary line, including the outstanding letters with which I did the title. So often we buy STUFF....lots and lots of STUFF, and then some more STUFF. Every bit of STUFF that goes with an entire paper line. C'mon, you know what I mean. We start with the paper, and then, of course, you know every pack of embellishments that match the line. Well, look carefully! This layout has got no stuff on it. That's one of the reasons WHY I love Studio Calico paper. There is just so much on the paper, that one can actually cut around, pop-dot and use as an embellishment. The cameras, the arrows, the letters.....all just cut out. And take one little guess where you can get all this yummy, scrummy stuff.....yep....Stamping Bella! Which reminds me....something GOOD is gonna be happening there! Like a fantasticus stamp make sure you keep your eyes wide open.
To all of you.....I wish a wonderful long "Thanksgiving" Weekend....surrounded by good food, family and friends.