Monday, September 6, 2010

Using my stash - check

As part of May's 'Use your Stash' class over at Big Picture Scrapbooking, I spent the weekend trying to use up some of my stash. I had already planned to work on my wedding album, and bought supplies specific for that project. What I hadn't planned on using was the chipboard I bought years ago, and hadn't touched, or the rub-ons which I also bought a few years back and hadn't used at all. Here's a couple of my pages:
This is page 1 of my cake page. I used a little bit of my rub-ons on the bottom (the flowers). One thing I love about this page is the area right above the journaling. I had cut the polka dot corners out of printed papers. This left me with a rectangle cutout. One of the other ladies at my crop last night suggested that I put paper behind it and use it on my page. That is just what I did, and it looks really awesome. 'The Cake' title was made out of some letters that I haven't touched in at probably a year. I've been into stickers lately, and have forgotten about the other letters that I have. Most printed papers are from Stampin' Up!'s new paper out this year. I fell in love with the idea of black and white, and the simplicity that you get out of it. I then added in the red for a splash of color (and my colors were red and orange, so the red really works well).
The journaling reads:
"We booked the bakery for the cake almost a year ahead of time. We found a bakery online and went to visit for a cake testing - Maribelle Bakery. It was an adventure to just find the bakery. They were in a temporary location, and there was construction everywhere - we couldn't follow the Mapquest directions - streets were closed off. When we got to the bakery, the woman who was taking the order seemed a bit out of it. I have to say, we were a bit worried that they wouldn't remember our order....but they did.
I had it in my mind that it was a 14" cake (with a 16" cake plate), so I looked everywhere for the correct size cake plate. The day before I go to Arizona for the wedding, I look at the receipt again, and it's a 10" cake...doh!!!"

Page 1 and 2 of my wedding shoes. I used the rub-ons again :), and added a bit of fabric to one of the pages. I'm in love with the pre-cut borders (ie white rick-rack seen above) by Bazzill. I picked these up at my local scrapbook store last weekend. I know that I should be cutting these myself, and I have my eye on a die for the Sizzix machine that I'll pick up in the next month or so. The red polka dot border above was a pre-cut border from Graphic 45. I originally bought a bunch of that paper for my wedding scrapbook, but ultimately changed my mind. I'm still splashing a bit of it here and there - the paper is too great not to use on this album at least a little bit.
The journaling reads:
"The shoes were an amazing find. I originally had gold flat strappy sandals to wear because I wanted something comfortable. Well, the last stop of the wedding day shopping with Janet, I tried on these silver high heel shoes at David's Bridal. Amazingly, they were actually really comfortable. This is probably the only time that Tonya will help me put my shoes on, but I couldn't have done it without her.

Last one for today - this is page 2 showing where we got married (I can't get page 1 to load properly). Yeah for chipboard!!! I actually spraypainted the three squares seen here - first I used a cream color, and then lightly coated it with black. It actually has an antique look to it that you can't really see here. I also made the photo corners with a chipboard square covered with paper. Hmm.....could chipboard quite possibly be my new best friend???

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I recently moved to Arizona a couple months ago, and am very happily settling into a new career. I was introduced to stamping over 10 years ago. I've always been into crafts, and picked back up with stamping a couple years ago. I love that I finally have the time to dedicate to my crafts, and that I'm able to share my ideas with everyone. I've seen myself grow in my creativity over the past couple years, and to those who say that they are not creative - don't believe it. Anyone can do this, and creativity doesn't happen overnight, it evolves as you learn more and more about the art of stamping. My husband is incredibly supportive as I put more time into my stamp designs and my scrapbooking.