Monday, January 26, 2015

Watercolor So Happy For You Card

Over the holidays, I wanted to give watercolors a try after seeing watercoloring used as a technique on various layouts and cards recently. I picked up an inexpensive 24-color set at Jo-Ann to get started with.

Having taken several art classes in high school, it crossed my mind at one point, why didn't I give watercolors a try then? I thought the idea of watercoloring a whole painting daunting at the time. I had given oil painting a try in high school and that proved to be really hard for me, not my thing.

Even now, I couldn't produce any sort of watercolor painting, but just painting pretty colors abstractly on a card? Done.

Watercolor So Happy For You Card | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Watercolor So Happy For You Card | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

I had a particular recipient in mind when I made this card - a couple that we are friends with got engaged over the holidays. I first went with white embossing for the sentiment, but it didn't stand out enough against the watercolored background, so I added silver embossing over it, off-setting it a bit.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Snuggles Layout

Over the holidays, I posted this picture of Evie and Greg on a chilly morning (chilly for Arizona, at least) to Instagram because it was a moment I wanted to capture and ultimately scrapbook. I had the original photo printed in 5x7 a couple of weeks ago and made this layout with a number of Elle's Studio tags, paper, stamps, and embellishments:

Snuggles Scrapbook Layout | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Snuggles Scrapbook Layout | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Snuggles Scrapbook Layout | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Snuggles Scrapbook Layout | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

The patterned paper was mostly pink, but I'm glad I added in some blues and teals to balance out the pink. I also added some silver Stickles to the inside of one of the heart wood veneer shapes, and did some second generation stamping with the washi tape stamps.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Photo Booth Layout with Project Life

I'm a fan of photo booth pictures, and I had these Doc & Eddy's photo booth pictures waiting to be scrapbooked, which I finally did last month.

I used the Project Life Seafoam Edition Core Kit (designed by Elise Blaha Cripe) as the base of the layout and followed a more traditional pocket scrapbooking approach (except on paper instead of in actual pockets), which lent itself to very compartmentalized scrapbooking. I added various stamps and embellishments to each journaling card.

Photo Booth Scrapbook Layout with Project Life Seafoam Edition Core Kit | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Photo Booth Scrapbook Layout with Project Life Seafoam Edition Core Kit | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Photo Booth Scrapbook Layout with Project Life Seafoam Edition Core Kit | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Photo Booth Scrapbook Layout with Project Life Seafoam Edition Core Kit | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Photo Booth Scrapbook Layout with Project Life Seafoam Edition Core Kit | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Photo Booth Scrapbook Layout with Project Life Seafoam Edition Core Kit | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

SUPPLIES:
  • Becky Higgins Project Life (Seafoam Edition)
  • Pinkfresh Studio (enamel frame, wood veneer, clear stamps)
  • Papertrey Ink (clear stamps)
  • Evalicious (puffy stickers, paper tags, rubber stamps)
  • Inkadinkado (alphabet stamp)
  • Doodlebug Designs (blue dotted vellum)
  • Pink Paislee (clear stamp)
  • Eyelet Outlet (enamel dots)
  • Making Memories (postage stamp frame - pretty old from my supplies)
  • Tsukineko (Memento Tuxedo Black Ink)
  • EK Success (Journal Plate and Bracket Large Punch)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ombre Washi Butterfly Card

During vacation over the holidays, I made a bunch of cards, including this birthday card with Pinkfresh Studio stamps and washi (and a Papertrey Ink sentiment):

Pinkfresh Ombre Washi Butterfly Card | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Pinkfresh Ombre Washi Butterfly Card | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Pinkfresh Ombre Washi Butterfly Card | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

I've found the line stamp from Pinkfresh Studio to be pretty versatile and have used it on at least a couple other cards (Glitter Scribble Card and Retro Sketches 147 Birthday Card). I have another card and a layout where I used the line stamp as well.

SUPPLIES:
  • Pinkfresh Studio (line stamp, frame stamp, ombre washi tape)
  • Papertrey Ink (sentiment stamp)
  • Martha Stewart (butterfly punch)
  • Jo-Ann (white embossing powder, clear rhinestones)
  • Other (vellum)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Glitter Scribble Card

Back in December, we were killing time waiting to meet some family for dinner, when I came across the Studio Calico Print Shop 12x12 paper pad for $6 at Ross. Whaaaat! I guess it didn't occur to me that Ross might even have any good scrapbooking stuff . . . but they did.

I used one of the patterned papers in the Print Shop paper pad for this card, along with some Pinkfresh Studio products:

Glitter Scribble Card | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Glitter Scribble Card | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

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