Monday, June 29, 2015

Wedding Card

I made this pretty Wedding Card using my trusty Sizzix bride and groom Sizzlets, a rose stamp and card stock.  

Inside of the card I included the Scripture verse "Love is patient, love is kind ..." that I have on a Stampabilities stamp.  

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Every Thing Cards

These cute cards were made at my 1st Close to My Heart Open House Gathering as a "Make & Take"!  They were made with a white cardstock base, the My Reflections Blossom paper (X7196B), Coral Reef Sequins (Z3042), My Acrylix "Happy Everything" Stamp Set (D1653), and Exclusive Inks "Glacier" (Z2641).  Always remember you can visit my on-line shop,, 24/7 for great ideas and deals.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Good morning! 

Papercrafting scrapbook pages & cards today!

Continuing our "Let's Get Scrapping!" project, I've decided to scrapbook photos from a visit to Chesapeke Bay with my daughter and little grand-daughter (snuggled in baby carrier).  Photos have been printed on my trusty Kodak printer, and 12 x 12 papers and embellishments are being selected for the layouts.

How are you doing on your papercrafting project(s)?

Along with our "Let's Get Scrapping" journey, I'm putting together some graduation cards to be given over the next few weeks. I used my Sizzix to cut the diplomas and mortarboards.  I'll add personalization and 2015 on each.  Here they are in progress--you can pretty well tell they're for 3 guys and 1 girl.

Along with finishing these cards and scrapbooking my Chesapeke Bay photos, I'll be designing and making cards for an upcoming wedding, anniversaries, and a slew of birthdays in the next few days.

Happy papercrafting!  Thank you for stopping by,

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Let's Get Scrapping!

Let's Get Scrapping! 

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The photos are piling up -- an envelope here, a shoe-box there, not to mention the photos on the camera and in the computer.  It's time to get these photos sorted, identified and placed in scrapbooks to enjoy.  Let's get started!

Whether you have a dozen, a hundred, or -- gulp -- thousand(s) of photos calling your name, you can enjoy the art of scrapbooking and the lifelong results.  Gather the photos and sort into a system that works for you.  This could be chronologically, by individuals, activities or events.  For your actual photos in the hand, make sure you use photo-save envelopes or storage boxes to hold your precious memories.  If you have some strangers in your boxes, ask family and friends to help identify the mystery guest -- it just might be great-grandma when she was a young girl, or great-grandpa before he went off to war.

You will be using the same sorting strategies for your digital photos, except saving in virtual files and folders on the computer and back-ups on discs.

Creating a scrapbook is done one page at a time with these basic steps.

One:  Select your photos.

Two:  Select complimentary papers -- these can be either solids or patterned papers.  Just make sure the papers are compatible and will compliment your photos.

Three:  Crop your photos (copies please!)  Do you really need to have the clothes basket in the picture of your daughter blowing out her birthday candles?

Four:  Arrange the photos and adhere.

Five:  Add journaling.  Yes, you do not want your photos to have an identity crisis.

Six:  Embellish for the finishing touch.

You are now on your way to transforming a blank book into a cherished heirloom to be passed from generation to generation documenting the history of your family.  I'll keep you posted on my progress -- let me know about you!

Until later, keep scrapping!  Gayle

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