July 30, 2012
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I had a lot of fun playing with this challenge! I used the Glory collection from Authentique. The banner was made with some chipboard pieces that were inked, Stickles and tied together with twine.
The title is a mix of alphas from the stash. It's so hard for me to mix fonts and colors, but I have to admit, I like the way this turned out.
I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer! Stay cool!
July 23, 2012
Hey Everyone! The month is almost over so if you would like to play in our Stars and Stripes please go here and read up :) In the meantime here is something from DT Member Marie and what she would like to share
When I saw this months' project, I knew I just had to use my DCWV Stack 8! They had the perfect coordinating papers! I loved the stars and stripes they have in Red, White, and Blue and thought it would be perfect for July's challenge!! I created a 4th of July themed card, but it can be used for any occasion. It can be a Thank You card or Congratulations or Just Because!! My second project is the 4th of July layout of my son! He's a little too young for fireworks, so this year I bought him balloons!
For both projects, I kept with the stars/stripes theme, trying to keep it similar to the American flag.
July 22, 2012
Here in my wee corner of Scotland we don’t celebrate anything with the stars and stripes, however we did see lots of red, white and blue when we were on holiday a month ago. The Diamond Jubilee celebrations were still much in evidence and I just had to take a photo of this delightful shop window.
I chose to make this A4 in size – approx 11” x 8” for a change. The papers used are from the Best of British Paper Collection which was issued with a copy of Crafts Beautiful magazine. The bunting was cut out one-by-one and positioned across the top. The title is the name of the shop – the photo has been cropped and matted on red cardstock.
All the embellishments came with the collection except the flowers which I made by punching out shapes, crumpling them up to distress them a little, and adding a tiny pearl to the centre.
I still haven’t got to grips with the Yahoo thing ... although I have managed to read all the emails so I do know what the challenges are for the coming months and, yes, I do know that the next deadline is 24 July ... which is why I’ve reverted to email for now.
I will try to follow your instructions tomorrow to see if I can join the 21st century J
July 21, 2012
As I get to know all of the designers here at SOS I thought it would be a great project to highlight one per month so you too can learn more!!! For this month I chose Charlotte because of her awesome project she submitted right here:
Here is a link if you would like to go back and read up on her layout too :)
Let's take a small peek into her world today and see what she has to share!
My name is Charlotte and I live in Alberta, Canada. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we were blessed to have 3 girls together. I am a grandmother to one adorable little guy and will have another little grandbaby to cuddle soon! I find great joy and contentment in scrapbooking the memories my family makes together. It is a wonderful hobby and one that is slowly taking over my house! LOL! I work on several albums at one time as I do one for each of the girls and then several for myself. Most of my layouts focus on family as that is what I love to scrap the best! I have recently really gotten into photography an
d am enjoying that hobby as well. I would like to devote more time to that pursuit. When I'm not busy with all of that, I like to read and I also find some time to work part time in the field of education! I love meeting new "scrappy" friends! My blog can be found at http://scrapsational-char.blogspot.ca/ and I would love for you to visit!
July 20, 2012
For July the Scrap Our Stash challenge is Stars and Stripes, which for many means 4th of July, freedom and fireworks, but I chose to go literally. :)
You know at 2 you'd think that you could get a few good shots that aren't posed, but these faces seem to be Jayse's favorites when he sees the camera coming.
I love this star paper but hated the idea of covering some of those fun shooting stars, so I cut around them in the areas I needed with my craft knife.
For my stripes I used patterned paper. Why not right? It has all those fun stripes all fixed up nice for you already, so I just cut the section I wanted to use and attached it to my lo.Add a little bit of tape, embellies, doodles, ink, name, date and warning to the world and you have a fun little layout ready for the album. :)Ange
July 16, 2012
Reader, Kelly of blog: http://www.creatingwithpaperandmore.blogspot.com/ has submitted a STARS and STRIPES layout to go along with our challenge this month :) Here it is:
We want to see your version of STARS and STRIPES too! Go right here to see how to submit yours :)
July 15, 2012
Hello everyone, it’s been a while since I was on the blog, but I’m hoping to find some more time to have a good look at everyone’s projects this month! My Stars and Stripes layout is of my daughter, Emma, on a pony ride at a fair last summer. The photo is not brilliant, it was taken on my phone, but it’s a lovely memory to share. Her daddy was leading her up and down, an experience for him as well as he’s not used to horses!
The papers are Bo-Bunny and I’ve raised the stars and the banners on pinflair glue to create a bit of depth around the photo. You can just make out feint stripes I think under the picture in a starburst pattern. My first layout in a long time with no flowers or butterflies on it! Have a good day!
You too can play along and read all about what to do right here :)
July 14, 2012
Here are the details to win a $50 gift card! Wish I lived near Archiver's!!!
Follow this link back to when she was talking about it to get the low down :)
OK, so now here is how I used her layout for inspiration and NOW it is YOUR turn!!! We would like to see how it is that this same layout inspires you!!! Email email@example.com with Pagerize This in the subject line and then we will show your project right here. At the end of the month we will choose one of the layouts and ask that person who has entered to be our guest and share a new layout we can then Pagerize too! Sound fun? Get started!!! You have until August 12th to get that sent to me!
July 13, 2012
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July 8, 2012
These are photos of my oldest daughter on her first 4th of July. These pictures are from 2005! She had a lot of fun and didn't even cry when the fireworks went off (in fact I believe she fell asleep!) I used the new Echo Park mini line 4th of July for my LO as well as a modified Allison Davis sketch (I love her sketches.) Now it's your turn to play in our July Stars and Stripes challenge!
July 7, 2012
Would you like to now play along with us? Go here for details so we can see how you use stars and stripes :)
July 6, 2012
Here is what she said: You caught me on a good day...I had some mojo...Maybe because it was a "stars" and stripes challenge...stars/Starsky, get it?
Now it is your turn to play too! Go here for details!
July 5, 2012
I realized I really don’t have much for stars at all! So for my layout I opted to use striped paper (I’ve got plenty of that!) and embellish with some chipboard. The paper was busy enough that I didn't need to add much to have a finished page. For details visit My Scrapbooking Blog.
Now it's your turn! Come play along by reading the details here . Hope to see you!
July 4, 2012
Being in the UK Stars and Stripes doesn't have the same meaning ( I could have done great things with a red/white/ blue thing this year ) so I used this picture of my oldest two in some striped t0 shirts for a Stars in Stripes LO.
It's your turn! Please play along and submit your lo to firstname.lastname@example.org :)Go for all the details!
July 3, 2012
Living in Southern Arizona during the 4th of July can be very hot. We don't go out and see the fireworks very often because it's usually too miserable. Once in awhile we try to sneak away and go to a cooler climate for our anniversary which is July 1st. In 1998, we were in San Diego, CA for the 4th, and I had these photos from our trip. I tried to use different shades of red,white and blue that aren't your typical patriotic color scheme. I added black into the mix to help make the firework photos pop.
Now it's your turn to play! Go here for details :)
July 2, 2012
For my July submission, I dug deep into my stash! First, my goal this summer is to get my scrapbooks caught up and all the pages I've made in actual albums. These pictures are from when my now-11-year-old was 15 months old! I used the current Superhero paper pack and American Celebration stamp set along with the retired Shining Star stamp set (all from Close To My Heart). I used some old favorite stamping techniques (random stamping and rock 'n rolling) along with a new idea: the star border cutout. The embellishments are also a mix of old (gold star brads) and new (sparkles). You can see close ups of the pages and more info about the techniques on my blog (http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com).
Now it's your turn to come and play along with us! Go here for the details of the challenge :)
July 1, 2012
My stash is full of all kinds of red, white and blue. Perfect for some fireworks pics that were taken right in our own backyard. One of the benefits of living close to city hall. I used the back side of some old Flower pattern paper from SEI. The soft dots made a great background. I just added some blue bakers twine around my pics, added a July sticker, some SU ribbon, colored buttons and Pressed petals chipboard stars. I didn't have the right shade of red for my Wow so I painted http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifthe letters white. Added a tassel at the top to look like a firecracker and roughed up the edges to finish up my layout.
Now it's your turn to play! If you go here it will explain the details :)