Saturday, September 12, 2009

Catching Up on Scrapbooking

Now that we're at least somewhat moved into the new house, I've had more time to scrapbook again. I've been on a roll since Sunday managing a layout a day! Now updating my blog with the pictures, that's another story...

Scrapbook layout on Stampin'Up! blue bayou paper using embossing cracked glass technique
The first picture is of my DH and I at a restaurant last year right after I finished my first tri (that's why my face is so sun-burned). For the title/main embellishment i was playing around with the cracked glass technique and it turned out pretty well. For this technique all you need to do is cover the image with Versamark, generously sprinkle on thick clear embossing powder, heat with the heat gun (just like for regular embossing) and when the powder melts and dries hard then bend the image to crack the top layer. I used the negative part of the cutout of DP as a frame around my journaling and added other embelishments such as vellum and metal tags. For the ribbon stitching at the bottom of the page, I first punched out the holes with small circle punch and finished it off with a bow and a brad from "make-a-brad" kit from Stampin'Up! where I used the same coordinating DP.

Scrapbook layout on Stampin'Up! blue bayou paper using embossing cracked glass technique closeup

Supplies (All supplies are Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted):
  • Stamps: Pretty Amazing, Fabulous Flowers
  • Paper: Blue bayou, vellum, Cherished Flowers by My Mind's Eye
  • Ink:Basic black, blue bayou, old paper distress ink, Versamark and embossing powder
  • Accessories: Heidi Swapp ribbon, Puzzle words by Karen Foster, tag by Making Memories, rub-on, make-a-brad
  • Tools: Topz Notes die, punch

For the next page, I followed a Candy Shoppe blog first design challenge, striptease-101. The challenge was to create a layout with paper strip elements using cream, pink, yellow, blue and purple and as a bonus to use a sketch. I liked the sketch and followed all of the above. My strip of paper also had color stripes on it, so it served double duty.

Scrapbook layout following candy shoppe challenge to use strips of paper and colors. The page has white space and flowers.

Supplies (All supplies are Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted):
  • Stamps: Journaling stamp by Katie Pertier
  • Paper: SEI beige from Dill Blossom collection, striped paper from American Crafts, Baja Breeze
  • Ink: Basic black
  • Accessories: Heidi Swapp flower, purple flower (can't recall manufacturer), Kology chipboard by K&Company, pearls, ribbon and rub-ons by Basic Grey



  1. Great page and congrats on your home ;)

  2. beautifully done, I love your take on the challenge!!! (hearts)

  3. Very nice! Love that large flower. Thanks for playing along.