Friday, August 27, 2010

Clear Scraps blog hop featuring Unity Stamps...

This past year, we had an awesome opportunity to team up with Unity Stamps and we'd love to show you some of the projects we were able to create pairing a crisp, clean rubber stamp image and the acrylic and chipboard products from Clear Scraps. Starting at the Clear Scraps blog and follow each link to a Clear Scraps designer blog. Be sure to comment on everyone's blog and then go back to the Clear Scraps blog and let us know that you did. Everyone who completes this blog hop will be entered for a really nice prize package from Clear Scraps.

I choose to feature a layout using the XL Deco shape and a few of my favorite Unity stamps from the June, July and August "kit of the month" sets.

Using Staz-on Teal ink I stamped an image several times to create a pattern for the background of my layout. I then added my photo and stamped the word Love using black Staz-on ink. I then stamped a few other items on Kraft paper and added them as embellishments to my page along with a button. I then turned my layout over and painted on the back so my stamped images would pop on the front. I finished off the layout with some alphas for my title and some simple sweet journaling.

After you leave a comment please hop on over to Cathy's blog as she has a fab project to share with you. Remember to leave a comment on all the blogs and then on Clear Scraps blog to be entered in for an awesome Clear Scraps prize.

If you happened to get to my blog other then the hop here is the order of the designers blog to hop along to.

Grace's blog

Pinky's blog

Rita's blog

Hilde's blog

Irene's blog

My Blog

Cathy's blog

Tonya's blog

end here: Clear Scraps blog

See you back here Monday when I give you a little peek into the inside of my card sketch book. If your not a follower yet of my blog yet I would love you to be. Click on follow on the right side bar.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

My card sketch book....

Wow I can't believe it's been that long since I posted on my blog... Time sure does fly... I wish I could say it's because of all the fun I have been having but sometimes life likes to get up in your face and say hello here I am.... That is exactly what happened. So now things seem to be back to normal... A while back I promised a peek at my card sketch book. So better late then never.

My Card sketch book.
It is filled with 4x6 graph index cards. The covers are just a nice thick chipboard... I love the kraft look so I choose to not cover the entire front cover. Some 1" circles cut out from several of my favorite papers, some amazing ribbon and my most favorite things buttons and butterflies with a little bling. I punched and bound it with my bind it all. Simple easy and way affordable. The pack of graph index cards I separated in half and it made 2 of these 4x6 sketch books. I always draw out my sketches of cards, layouts etc with little notes here and there of embellishments I think I may use on them etc. The graph paper is great because it makes it easy to draw a perfect square. hehe I use to use those cheep spiral bound graph notebooks that cost an arm and a leg but they are getting harder and harder to find so I started making my own when I purchased my bind it all when it first came out... This cost me less then $3.00 to make.

This weekend I will share a few pages from the inside along with the cards that came from those sketches.

Also be sure to check back tomorrow (Friday) when Unity meets Clear Scraps... It's gonna be quite the pair. Oh and lets not forget about the prize at the end of the rainbow...

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