Sunday, March 10, 2013

Keep Smiling... The... Always Shines

Had  a rough week at work this week.  I made this for a friend and coworker who also had a rough one (probably because of  The "saying" is kind of an inside joke between us so I thought she could use a shadow box on her desk to make her smile when things are not going quite right.  I totally borrowed the idea from fellow paper crafter's blog and if you'd like to check it out she makes some gorgeous things.  You can find her here  I used mainly cardstock and ink.  The sun was embossed with my cuttlebug and the rays are from CTMH's Patterned Pennants stamp set.  I used the color ready seam binding ribbon.  I kept trying different ribbons in my stash and none seemed right... either too dainty or too heavy and then I saw this sitting there and remembered how versatile it is.   The best part was I got to make it while I Skype scrapped with my friend Donna back in NY and in just a few minutes I'm gonna Skype scrap again-my afternoon plans changed and I am finding myself with some time and what better way to fill it?  Remember to keep smiling!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Another Skype Scrap!

Unfortunately I missed out on the Byrnecliff crop this winter... a little too far this time.  I was able to crop along with the girls for a little bit anyway though thanks to Skype!  They passed me around the tables so I got to visit with a lot of the girls, but not all.  I decided it was about time I actually made a scrapbook page.  I just love the Chantilly papers and all the goodies that go along with it so I hunted down some girly pics to use.  I bought the Chantilly Scrapbook workshop mainly for the stamp set that came with it (and the sparkle gems and other extras that were in there too and of course a whole 'nother pack of the paper!).  I didn't use the instructions though.  Instead I pulled out the Magic book and used a layout from it.  I realized after I had placed my pics I had a bunch more that I'd forgotten that  had been shoved under some papers.  So I pulled out my trusty flip flaps and added them on top of one of the other pics in the layout.  I also used Wheel of Life stamp set AGAIN!  Great set I must say!   It went so well with the special workshop stamp set that came with the kit.  I had a lot of fun and while it wasn't AS good as being there it was a nice substitute.