Lots of cranking for this next project - a Summer 2012 Mini-Book. It's my 1st full day of summer break so I have weeks to take photos, print them on white border wallet size, and embellish the pages.
I used a paper pack that I love so I'd always be able to see it again :) The center of each page is a stamper's select cardstock base, and each side is lined with paper - patterned on the front and solid on the back. This made each page nice & study, and all I'll have to do is insert the photos and embellish (if I want, or not!).
The colors on the back are in a rainbowish pattern (because, I'm like that).
I finally got to try two things I've been wanting to do - rainbow tie-dye with my Copic airbrush and a circle card.
This is a little tribute to an old Deee-lite song, 'Mind Melt', from the album Dewdrops in the Garden. A 90's classic. I thought it might be fun to try cards inspired by music, so we'll see what else I come up with.
stamps - graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime
ink - PTI true black
paper - PTI raspberry fizz, stamper's select white
I love all things rainbow so I picked the satin dots ribbon strips technique:
So shiny - but hard to see in the early light. Lovely!
Well... it took all day what with the twins, yet finally we managed to pull off:
I'm so impressed with Jyothi! Her notepad on the left is a true original - all her own design - and only her second creation after the morning make & take. It is awesome!
I must say, I'm diggin' this new technique!!
stamps - PTI Cupcake Collection
ink - PTI smokey shadow
paper - PTI soft stone, Pretty Pastels
dies - PTI Cupcake Collection, Tiny Tags accents - PTI cream twine, vintage buttons in harvest gold & lemon tart, swiss dots ribbon in sweet blush, harvest gold, lemon tart, spring moss, aqua mist, spring rain & lavendar moon; EK Success border punch, Marvy scalloped circle punch (pink), pearl accent other - white notepad
It's 5am... it's my 1st day of summer vacation from teaching middle school science! Why not make some crafty crafts!! I'll be in & out all day with my DD and my dear college friend who will be making cards for the first time. I also have 15 month old twin boys who I'm sure will need my attention, so we'll see what actually gets done. But, the supplies are organized, the snacks are ready, and I'm up before the sun here!
This is where the magic happens *smirk*:
Even the now-1st-grader's Art Table got cleaned:
Here's my SAF 'kit' ready to go. I made colored coded hanging files with pre-cut papers and little colored flags to make it easier to find all my supplies. I'll be crafting, hosting, and doing mommy duties, so I need to be ready!
And one notebook from a batch I made for the Paper Dolls who I heard would be joining in the SAF fun, with my pencil case & icy cold water bottle. (Although, it's 5am... really, I'm drinking cuppa #1).
A little friend turned one so I cranked out this card. I've known about the party for weeks but couldn't get in gear to make something until, oh, last night.
The train track border is pink shimmer cardstock and twill ribbon colored with a Copic. My sweet blush ink is the old spongy pad formula and it doesn't photograph well - I had to jack the photo up pretty good. Love the flower/smoke idea from the PTI tip sheet (saved it into Evernote before the website switched). And I just had to have a flower tag tied with a silk ribbon even though it made the card heavy in that corner. So I balanced it out with some silver-lined clouds. Only they take your eye away from the flowers, so.. :( Still, I can live with it.
Here's another idea for when I get a good pink ink with better coverage... kiss the pink inked alpha-block stamp with a tiny floral pattern stamp to get floral detail on the letter blocks. Ooooo. That would be cool.
Hope you're enjoying summer! We went to a party at the bay in San Diego and I expected hot weather but it was quite cool. I think we're in for the heat soon but so far it's been mellow here.