Using Ice Cream Parlor Quick Accents for Scrapbooking

So, here is my story, to which I think a number of you can relate.  Smile 

Many months ago, I printed out a ton of pictures of my son because I was going to create a baby album for him.  I have a stack of at least 40 pictures from his first month alone, plus baby shower pictures and maternity pictures.  I even went so far as to figure out how to layout about 6 pages of these pictures a while back (though do I have any idea what those layouts were at this point? Nope!) but then the pictures went back into the stack.  And there they still sit…in a stack…on a shelf.

But I had an epiphany today!  I was avoiding scrapping those pictures because, aside from being busy, I was wanting to make “the just right” layout with the images including the perfect paper, embellishments, etc.  But I realized, its way more important to get the information written down and the pictures in a place they might actually be looked at, then having the perfect layout.  Especially in this world of digital photography, just put some layout together and you can always print the pictures again if you want to make it "perfect” later!

So, with that in mind, I put together this layout yesterday afternoon during Nicholas’ nap.  I was challenging myself to use the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Paper and Quick Accent die cut stickers in a layout and I actually think they turned out rather well!

With the exception of some cardstock and the BigShot Alphabet dies, everything comes from the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Paper and Quick Accents bundle from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  Because the quick accents are stickers, it made it really easy to put this page together!  There are still a few days left to earn them with your order or enter my color challenge and you’ll have a chance to win some Quick Accents to play with.

Now, if only I dare to pull down my wedding pictures from 10 years ago and get started with them too… I guess one step at a time!

 

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Going Home Scrapbook Recipe
Ink: 
Early Espresso (to sponge the title letters)
Paper:  Ice Cream Parlor designer paper (SAB), Early Espresso cardstock, Certainly Celery cardstock, River Rock cardstock
Accessories:  Ice Cream Parlor Quick Accent stickers, 2 1/2” Circle Punch, Sponge Daubers, Sizzix Simple Letters Alphabet bigz die

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Happy Halloween!

I wanted to wish you all a happy and safe Halloween this year!  I hope your evening is fill with fun and yummy treats!

Here is my Halloween card treat:

Happy Halloween!

If you are curious, I created the spider by punching out a 1″ circle in Basic Black and then used the Curly Label punch to punch out the legs (you just slide the edge of the paper just barely into the punch to create the thin legs).  The mummy is just wrapping some ribbon around a Basic Black square and then adding white gel pen eyes.  And the pumpkin is the 1″ circle punch again only I cut out 3 and layered them so that two overlapped and then the center pumpkin covered up the overlap.  Add a bit of chocolate chip cardstock for a stem and you’re done!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black marker
Paper: Dusty Durango CS, Whisper White CS, Basic Black CS, Rich Razzleberry CS, Wicked Fun DSP
Accessories: sm Scallop Square punch, Curly Label punch, 1″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Square punch, Small oval punch, Word Window punch, White gel pen, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Happy Valentine’s Day!

vday09_2Ok, so I know this post is a little late, but better late then never, right?  I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have been visiting and leaving me comments.  It really perks up my day to have you all stopping by and saying hello.  Especially with weeks like this one where work has just been crazy as we have been going bonkers trying to hit a deadline at the end of the week.  I ended up staying late at work on Friday just so I could have my three day weekend free of work stress.  So, this is my weekend to catch up on all my crafting.  I plan to be back on Monday with lots of fun things to show you.  Until then…

 

Have a fantastic weekend and a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

 

Recipe:
Stamps:
Love You Much
Inks: Cranberry Crisp
Paper: Cranberry Crisp CS, Very Vanilla CS
Accessories:  Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, 1″ circle punch, scallop edge punch, Very Vanilla 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, Cranberry Crisp stitched ribbon

Making door prizes for a crop

As I’ve said in prior posts, I’m visiting my mom this week to help her out with some events (a party for her on Tuesday and a Crop where we will be demo’ing a free make and take on Saturday). So, yesterday was my day to help make sure we had everything in order for Saturday. Somehow I ended up being focused on door prize items. She has a small bag of handmade items she is going to give away and I decided that she ought to have a couple cards in the bag as well.

doorprize_stampsSo, I whipped up a couple of cards and then “wrapped” a stamp and ink set that is going into a bigger door prize basket. After wrapping the stamps, I’ve decided I’m officially obsessed with ribbon. I love almost all of the SU ribbon and keep obsessing over how to make a good bow. I have a feeling many of my cards in the future will be including ribbon. 🙂  Oh yeah, and the card on the left is using the new Sweet Stems stamp set.

doorprize_cards

The 5 minute Wow flowers thank you card

What a great weekend!  The weather was great, and the company was fantastic.  We had a small group of ladies come over for a mega-holiday card making event.  I am always so impressed to see the creativity that comes out of peoples at these events!  We had a bit of a late start and so most folks didn’t make it through all of their cards, so we are having Card Day-part 2 this wednesday night! 🙂  Looking forward to it!

3x3 Wow Flowers Thank You card

Also this weekend, my mom came down and brought her BigShot and tons of great ideas!  So we spent Sunday playing around with the BigShot and watercoloring and I can’t wait to get some of the samples up online to share.  Unfortunately, my camera was missing its memory card this morning so I have to wait until tonight to take the pictures.  However, in the mean time, here is a card I made to thank the ladies that placed orders recently.  It is a quick and easy card to make (seriously, these are 5 min or less cards) and use the Wow Flowers stamp set that goes with your Flower Power Simply Sent card elements kit.