Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Monday, May 9, 2022
Sorry, I am kind of behind again. I keep getting closer to catching up though and I will be doing those lives to make all these cards soon.
Anyway, here is the May Color of the Month.
It's graduation time, what can I say? The colors of the Fresh Paint Paper just go so well with the graduation theme I thought. They are so bright and cheerful and "cool"!
This month I couldn't find an A-size stamp set so you will be getting two of the M-size and they "were absolutely made for each other" as you can see in the picture below of the card, I designed for ya! I am also adding a bottle of the Stickles to round out that price!
|Z6528- Capri Ink Pad|
|M1311- Congrats Roll|
|Z3785- Icicle Stickles|
List of extras:
X7280B- Fresh Paint Paper Pack
X7280C- Fresh Paint Coordinating Cardstock
Sunday, April 3, 2022
I love, love, love this stamp set! I had so much fun using this stamp set to design these cards for you...
Friday, April 1, 2022
It's April 1st and April Fool's Day! How many of you woke up to snow this morning? LOL! We did and I love my Creator's sense of humor, don't you? He's saying, "Hello, I am still in charge here!"
Lagoon is the color this month. I used the In Full Bloom paper and Lagoon is one of the colors in this paper pack. It was a hard toss-up between that and the Avocado which I am really loving!
Monday, March 14, 2022
S2203- Your The G.O.A.T.
Well, I had to look up what G.O.A.T. means. Who already knew?
Greatest Of All Time!
I guess I am never too old to learn new things. LOL!
Anyway, this stamp set is really cute and paired with the March Paper Kit of the Month-Cake Day, it really enhances the cuteness.
The colors of this paper are so beautiful! I can't stop looking at them. Sorry, did I not tell you I love colors? I really love the color combinations Close To My Heart puts together for these kits. So, if your looking for bright spring colors, this paper pack fits the bill!
I used the:
D2080- Cake Day Scrapbooking Stamp set or
Z4416- Cake Day Scrapbooking Stamp set + Thin Cuts
on the cards to make them for Birthday Cards. You will need to purchase this stamp set to finish the cards like mine but, you are always welcome to use what you have! When you purchase the Stamp of the Month (remember VIPs get them FREE with a $50 order), I will send you this kit of these 3 cards precut and with cutting/assembling diagrams and instructions. Plus, you will be added to my workshop Facebook group for video instructions on assembling these cards.
I do need to insert here that I am behind on the videos because of events but, I will get them done very soon.
If you live close, I am doing them at the N. Manchester, on the Craft Days.
March 19 will be the next Craft Day!
Private Message me for more information if you are interested in the Craft Day.
Please, check the list below to be sure you have what you need to finish these.
I do let people use my inks at the Craft Day if you have pre-purchased the stamp set.
Please plan to furnish your own adhesives, and 3- D Foam Dots or 3-D Foam Tape.
Another item I used, which is part of the Color of the Month Kit, is the Green Apple Shimmer Brush. Click on the tab above for more information. Here are the close ups of the cards. I used the thin cuts from the Cake Day stamp set to cut the holes in Card #2. I colored the background with Oxide Inks.
Colors used for stamping:
Z6527- Wild Berry
Distress Oxide Inks-
Z3833- Peacock Feathers
Z3832- Mowed Lawn
Other Items used:
Z2045- All Purpose Mat
Z1151- Thin Foam Tape
Z1836- Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
Z3672-Green Apple Shimmer Brush
Z3517- Black Journaling Pen
Y1016 My Acrylic Blocks (1" x 1 1/2")
Y1002 My Acrylic Blocks (1" x 3 1/2")
Y1003 My Acrylic Blocks (2" x 2")
X254- White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
Z3225 Medium Round Waterbrush
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Scrapbooking is all about preserving memories for generations still to come. Fortunately, in today's modern world, we have the knowledge and distinctive advantage regarding how to do this properly to keep our photos and memorabilia safe from corrosion.
Remember the old magnetic albums in the 70's? Or that's my first memory anyways. I thought they were the bee's knees. LOL, but boy did they ever ruin my precious pictures. Especially the ones of my kids and everyday life back then. I have been literally digging my photos off of them and scrapbooking them in a better environment. I found out that Undu makes the job easier and doesn't damage them further..
The materials in these albums contained chemicals that, with time, break down to form acids. These acids, in turn, begin breaking down your photos. The term for this is acid migration.
Many papers contain lignin, a chemical compound derived from plant matter. In time, lignin will also beak down causing the paper to yellow and become brittle. This process of deterioration causes your photos to be damaged also.
If you have photos that have been damaged or in danger of deterioration, you can replicate them by scanning or reprinting and making color photocopies on acid-free paper as a temporary solution. Damaged photographs can be restored in many different ways. Professional photo labs provide restoration services for photographs and negatives.
The internet is a good place to go to find new and up to date information for preserving and replicating your old photos.
So, where do we start with this whole scrapbooking thing?
I would recommend starting with your photos. Are they jumbled in a box? Stored in unfriendly picture albums?
You can start by sorting through the jumbles in a box and getting those photos out of those unfriendly albums and put them into photo boxes.
Sorting and storing photos chronologically is a really good starting point. Simply record the year on the front of each box then place the photographs in order. If there are several photos of the same event, in lieu of writing on the back of each one, use a journaling card to record all the information relating to that event. Place that card in front of those photographs.
You can sort by themes, by person, by dates, by events, etc. As you sort, those ideas will come to mind, and it will get easier. You can add journaling cards as it will save time and energy when planning layouts plus, if it takes a while to get to them, it helps later for remembering the event. I thought I would never forget, but now that it's been 40 some years since the beginning of some of our photos, I can't always remember the important information.
Here is a link to the 8 best storage boxes. Just make sure any box you choose is acid free cardboard. You can also purchase plastic boxes made for photo storage. Store the photos in a cool, dry location to avoid any damage from light and mold.
Next week: Materials and Equipment