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This assignment from Shimelle’s class was to go to one of your favorite spots and take a bunch of photos. I tried out some of the photo taking ideas that I’ve learned from the Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages class. Basically how to use the settings on your camera more to your advantage.

The large top photo was done using the stitch assist option on the camera. Looks pretty cool! I just love taking pictures of the sunrise at the beach – only a mile from my house. I am truly lucky to live so close, one lucky thing that I try not to take for granted. The morning was beautiful as the sun peeked above the clouds to light up the world.

The letters were done by cutting self-adhesive foam from Sizzix dies. Super easy. Buy those self-adhesive foam sheets at the craft store when they’re on sale, no matter what the color is. The blue used in this page was white originally that I painted blue to match the surfboards. Paint first then cut – works just fine!

Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages

Supplies:
My Mind’s Eye paper
Donna Downey foam stamp
Ranger paint
Sizzix dies
Shimelle’s sketch

Part of the lessons with Shimelle’s class is using Photoshop to alter the pictures. I have PSE 7 but have rarely used it. I WANT to use it more for photo manipulation as I’ve done here, not necessarily for digital scrapping. I love my supplies too much to give them up and go 100% digital. 🙂

So the gorgeous lily photo is courtesy of my Aunt. She actually has this beauty growing in her garden! I added a bokeh texture to the photo giving it that sparkly type of effect.

The page actually has a lot of stamping on it, Ippity stamping to be exact! I used some of the newest kits that I’ve gotten which matched my subject matter. A white gel pen came in handy for accenting.

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

Supplies:
Ippity Stamps
Ranger ink
Signo white pen
My Mind’s Eye paper
Shimelle’s sketch
Sparkle Texture from Abby Lanes

Mojo Monday is one of my favorite sites for getting card sketches to play around with every week. The sketches are super fun, clear and even challenging at times.

I recently played around at the Card Universe at Scrapbook News and Review Magazine and won a couple digistamps courtesy of The Stamping Boutique. I got to pick the stamps that I wanted, so I picked a cute schoolhouse to use this Fall. I didn’t have any school themed stamps up until now! Thanks Tracy and Helen for letting me play along and win some cool digistamps.

I must admit that I haven’t played much with digistamps, but I had a bunch of fun with these once I figured out how to print them the size that I wanted! I pulled out my Copics which I’ve been neglecting lately. They still work like a charm! 🙂

The Stamping Boutique

Supplies:
The Stamping Boutique Schoolhouse digistamp
Studio G mini alpha stamps
Tsukineko ink
My Mind’s Eye paper
Michael’s ribbon
Copic markers
Spellbinders dies
Mojo Monday sketch #149

For this card, I used a combination of Ippity and Unity stamps. The little whispy angel is the Unity image and the saying is from one of our newer Ippity sets. The embossed metal is from one of the TENsecond Studio molds and running it through the Big Shot Express. The metal is Barn Red also from TENseconds. The top of the embossed design is sanded, leaving the silver base color metal to shine through while maintaining the pretty red color in the embossed features.

Ippity & Unity stamps

Supplies:
Ippity Stamps, IPK-122 Delightful Little Things
Unity Stamps, May 2010 KOTM
TENseconds Studio mold and metal
P K Glitz embossing powder
Spellbinders die
Ranger and Tsukineko inks
Eyelets and trim
CPS Sketch #173

Here’s a selection of cards that I’ve posted on my other blog using Ippity Stamps that I thought you may like to see here. I’ve been incorporating more colored metal embellishments on my cards using the TENseconds Studio products combined with Sizzix and Cuttlebug embossing folders. I demo this technique and many others at the Stampfest shows in Florida for Marco’s Paper. There is so much that can be done with the metal and molds that I really want to incorporate it more into my scrapping and stamping. Stay tuned!

Ippity Stamps

Supplies:
Ippity Stamps, IPK-123 A Little Buggy & IPK-126 A Bit of Burlap
Ranger inks
P K Glitz embossing powders
Button and ribbon
CPS #174 sketch

Ippity Stamps

Supplies:
Ippity Stamps, IPK-118 The Simple Things
Tsukineko ink
TENseconds Studio metal
Cuttlebug embossing folders
Michael’s ribbon
Spellbinders die
CPS sketch #175

Ippity Stamps

Supplies:
Ippity Stamps, IPK-118 The Simple Things and IPK-121 A Moment in Time
Ranger Ink and Glossy Accents
My Mind’s Eye paper
Ribbon and brads
Mojo Monday Sketch #147

Here’s another page using the techniques from Shimelle and her class, Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages. The picture taking ideas are just fabulous! Thanks Shimelle!

I’ve been using my cheap-o sewing machine a lot lately. It’s rather easy now to take out and stitch something together or add texture. I used it to attach the transparency over the picture below.

Love Your Pictures

Supplies:
My Mind’s Eye paper, rub-ons and transparency
Ribbon
Shimelle’s sketch

Here’s another one using the techniques from Shimelle and her class, Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages. It’s not too late to join!

I’m having a blast using up my supplies and scrapping for myself! I’ve frequently been on teams where I need to use a certain product, sketch or technique. I’m pretty lean with that commitment right now, so I’m really enjoying the change. It’s funny how you don’t realize it until a time like this.

Love Your Pictures

Supplies:
Scenic Route patterned paper
BasicGrey chipboard letters
Prima flowers
Ranger Distressed Stickles
Shimelle’s sketch

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