More Sale-a-bration Projects For You

There is nothing like a long weekend to fit some extra time in with the family. Marius and I took the boys camping to Ledge Point for the weekend and I thought I’d share this pic of my bewdiful boys at the lookout at Ledge Point:

And Laurenz and Kyan in Guilderton yesterday:

Ledge Point is so close to Ellenbrook (less than 1.5 hrs) so we were home by 11:30, returning to a little brown box with more Stampin Up! goodies which of course I couldn’t resist having a play with this arvo!  Firstly I used the FREE sale-a-bration So Happy For You  set to create a couple of boy birthday cards for Laurenz’s friends this week.  My idea for these came largely from a card featured on www.sarahklass.com this week:

My colour combo is Pacific Point, Pear Pizazz and Confetti Cream. And another similar design:

I’ve gone a little silly with my new Spiral Border Punch from Stampin Up! – I am sure you will see it featured quite a bit over the next few weeks!

I have been quite taken with one of the sample cards in the SU sale-a-bration and created this card which is based loosely on that design:

The FREE sale-a-bration stampset Bliss is responsible for this creation – I started with Sahara Sand textured card for the base, and used highlights of Marina Mist and So Saffron with Confetti Cream.  I’ve stamped the large background image using Crumb Cake Ink, and added a soft suede bird and Marina Mist Butterfly.  My Boho Blossoms are punched from Newsprint DSP – and pearls accent the middle of each.  I’ve colour spritzed over everything with my soft suede marker and colour spritzer tool – LOVE IT! I’ve finally tied hemp twine into a bow to finish it all off.  Oh and there is my new Spiral Border Punch again!

Got more time for another FREE sale-a-bration stamp set project? Here is one I created at my last Stamp Club using the Sweet Summer set:

Oh and it features the sentiment from Punch Bunch too! The Greenhouse Gala DSP just looks great with these images. And the little bitty bees just too cute!!!

I hope you enjoyed looking over these projects today – be back soon to post a few things I am working on at the moment but until then…

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Scrapbooking in Bliss

Today is the first time Kyan (My cheeky 4 year old) spent a full day at school – and after cleaning, cooking, tidying, sorting, filing bills, I sat down at my craft table to play with my new sale-a-bration stamp set “Bliss”. I thought I would make a scrapbook layout featuring some of my favourite pics of Kyan when he was a babe:

I selected my colour combination using the Stampin Up Colour Coach – by simply turning to Marina Mist which I new was my background colour of choice and flipped the card over to pick from the colour combinations suggested on the reverse… In this case I chose Marina Mist, Real Red and Old Olive – why? because they worked well with the colours in my photos… See?

First, I stamped the large background stamp in Marina Mist randomly over a 12×12 textured sheet of cardstock.  I then colour spritzed with my spritzer tool and Old Olive Marker.  I placed each photo on a mat of either Real Red or Old Olive.  I placed them in the middle of my layout.  I added a few of the small flowers from Bliss and then set about creating some embellishments with my three cardstock colours and my Boho Blossoms Punch. Here is a closeup of the blooms I created:

See how sparkly they are? I assembled the blossoms, secured them with a brad, and then sprayed them with Shimmer Mist that I created by mixing Isocol, Frosty White Shimmer Paint and Old Olive re-inker.  I think the finished product is just delicious! I couldnt resist adding the little butterfly that comes in the Bliss Stampset and of course the Bliss sentiment itself.

There is nothing complicated about this layout – simple elements, One single stamp set, two colours of ink and three colours of card stock (more or less!)  I am always surprised how easily layouts come together if you follow the “suggestions” Stampin’ Up! make with their stamp set coordination and of course the colour coach.

I really enjoyed my quick hour of scrapbooking this afternoon, and hope you can manage to steal an hour soon from your busy schedule to create a simple layout of your own 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today…