Thursday, December 20, 2012

Some Punch-y Inspiration at SEM...

I am in charge of the technique tutorial over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles this month and decided that it would be fun to showcase some fun PUNCH techniques I've seen lately (much of my inspiration comes from Pinterest or blogs I follow).

Here are a few of the tags I created:

Head over to the SEM blog to see the rest of my creations---TWELVE total-- along with instructions.

Monday, December 17, 2012

SEM's December Sketch Challenge

This month our Sketch Challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles is based on this awesome sketch by Nerrida Mitchell.  The Scrap Twist was to use a Punch!

Here's my take on the sketch:

Gray Cardstock (American Crafts)
Patterned Paper & Stickers (Echo Park)
Border Punch (Fiskars)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Stamped Christmas Card

Over at the "Use It Tuesday" blog (where the idea is to use "hoarded" supplies...of which, I must sadly admit, I have WAY too many), the challenge this week is All About I decided to dig out some of the awesome PaperTrey Ink stamps that I inherited from my mother-in-law in February this year, but had yet to use...and make a Christmas card.

And here's the result:

I stamped the "Merry Christmas to You" circle first in Red Ink on White Cardstock, and then used a circle punch to punch it out. Then I used markers to ink up the middle of the stamp again (so I could color in each item how I wanted), then stamped that on White Cardstock and used a smaller circle punch to cut out. I used foam tape on each of the circles and layered those on a scalloped circle (punched from Kraft Cardstock) to create lots of dimension. The background stamp is also from PaperTrey (stamped in Brown Ink).

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Snuck in some Scrapping Time Yesterday...

Somehow, some way I managed to complete another page yesterday...ok, it was partially "thought-out" (I had started working on it at the retreat I went to back in November), but I really changed it up from what I had originally planned. I decided that with these photos of these Ellie and one of her best friends, Gabi, that I should really use the "friends" sticker packet I had gotten this summer from Michaels (from Recollections brand), and I love how it turned out. I cut the big PALS banner out and used my Cricut to cut out the letters (I then kept the reverse image instead of keeping the letters). Love how it looks. Then all I really did was add a few cute smaller banners to a couple of the saying stickers and used my scallop punch (from Stampin' Up) on one of my bottom strips and that about did it. I actually finished this one in less than a couple hours...that may be just some kind of record for me...ugh?!:)))

Monday, December 3, 2012

Joy to the World SEM Challenge

This month over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles we're having "A Joy to the World" challenge...scrapping about what brings us joy during the holidays. The scrap twist this month is to include some glimmer or sparkle on your project.

One of the things that brings me the most JOY is getting to spend time with our extended family who we don't often get to see the rest of the year.

Red polka dot paper (Doodlebug)
Snowman sticker/Christmas alphas (Doodlebug)
Ruler Sticker (Echo Park)
Hexagons (fussy-cut from Echo Park Paper)
Snowflakes (World Market)
Blue bling (My Minds Eye)
Joy, Wish and Fun Brads (K & Co.)