Monday, May 05, 2008

National Scrapbooking Day

I was involved in an online crop at and although I didn't get nearly as much done as I had wanted to, but I did learn a couple new techniques.

First you wet a piece of cardstock. The pat dry with paper towels. Place mouse pad upside down on floor. Place damp cardstock on top of mouse pad. Without inking stamp place it on top of the cardstock and then step on it. I found that 10 seconds was a good amount of time to be standing on the stamp. Carefully remove the stamp and lift your should now have an 'dry embossed' image of your stamp. Allow paper to dry comepletely and then cut out and use as an embellishment. For the large heart I used Coredinations Cardstock and then lightly sanded it after it had dried. For the other two I stamped them with versa-mark after they were dry and then brushed pearl-ex over them to had some color.
This is the card I made using the stepped on stamp technique. I did rub the heart lightly with some red ink, just to bring up the pattern a little more and to make my cardstock match my patterned paper (Fancy Pants Designs)

These are the cutest and easiest little cards to make. My 6 year old daughter made the 2 on the left and I did the 1 on the right. I used the Basic Grey cupcake collection for mine and then use Stickles for the sprinkles on the "icing".

A quick card I made for my niece's 5th birthday

A quick LO using Basic Grey's Boxer line. These pictures were all taken by my daughter Mercedes (6years old)

I made these little name blocks for my niece to put in her room.
And even though I didn't get as many layouts made as I was hoping too, I did get a lot of cleaning and re-organizing of all my scrapbook supplies, fonts and photos. All & All a productive weekend!


Jacqueline said...

What an interesting technique! Love those blocks!

grover said...

some great projects there!

Carol Matthews said...

Love the skateboard layout!

cindy said...

Those blocks are great!

Connie Paxman said...

Welcome to Canadian Carnival of Bloggers. Your site is packed with so many interesting layouts and projects. A treat to look at.
Connie Paxman