Friday, March 30, 2012

Your Smile is Beautiful!

Happy Friday!!  I am here again to share ANOTHER project using the gorgeous new Art Kure Flower stamps. I'm loving them so much that I just had to make another layout using the Art Kure English Rose stamp.

This time I used the large English Rose stamp set. I just love that these stamps come in two sizes. It just opens up so many scrappy possibilities. I opened up my Word program and printed out these black frames on white card stock. Next I stamped the English Rose stamp in the center of each frame using a different colored ink with each one.

I am taking an online class at Big Picture Classes right now and they are sending me a sketch a day. I used the sketch from Day 1 as a starting off point. I find using a sketch to be such a help. Sometimes I only use a portion of the sketch or I turn it. Or maybe I will trade out shapes. Sometimes I am inspired to scrap just by seeing a cool sketch. Do you use sketches as a starting point?  Anyone else taking the 28 Sketches class??

Next on my layout I layered some patterned paper scraps that I had sitting on my scrap desk from a card I just made. I used an edge punch along the edge of one of the papers and layered it with the other pattern papers. I'm obsessed with stapling ribbon on my layouts so I had to do it on here too.

My mother complains because she thinks I am cheating when I staple but I love the look so I keep on doing it! I think it is funny that she complains since she is the person who bought me this ridiculously big awesome stapler!! LOL  If you are a regular visitor you will have seen this stapler before.

I think it is one of my favorite things she has ever gotten me!! (and she gets me good stuff!! LOL)  She is actually here visiting me right now and when she got here she opened up her suitcase and pulled out two boxes from HSN that had Martha Stewart punch sets in them!!   Each box had a corner punch, a punch around the page edge punch to match and one of those middle of the page punches!!  WOOT!! 

I had to crack up because as I have mentioned previously to anyone who has seen my punches, that she regularly gives me Martha punches.  Well, come to find out, she had signed up for what she thought was a year of continuously getting these sets in the mail but is actually never ending!!  She has to tell them to stop and hasn't.  So I am the lucky girl who benefits!!  ha

Anyway back to the layout add a bit of sparkle and texture I pulled out some Glimmer Mist in Turquoise Blue and Aquamarine and splattered it on the base card stock. I should have mentioned this first because I did it first! Sorry. ha I just opened up the bottle and flicked the mist right off the end of the tube onto the paper.

Next I pulled some alphas and a rub on from my stash to make my title. I finished up by finding a vellum quote and attaching it with some brads. Oh I guess I shouldn't forget that tiny flower in the title. Ha! It was also from my stash. Voila!

I made this sweet little tag for a challenge at Sketches4all yesterday.  The Spring and Easter Contest ended yesterday and I wanted to get one more of the challenges done before it was over.  Winner are being announced over there soon. 

Don't forget to go enter the Going Green challenge on the Crafter's Companion USA blog.  You only have one more day!!  The challenge ends tomorrow. 

Okay, I have to finish getting the kids ready for school. They are totally crazy this morning since Spring Break starts tomorrow!! TGIF!!


  1. Another wonderful LO Stacy...great idea to use the stamp in a frame!LOL I know about the BIG STAPLER....Enjoy all the yummie stuff your mom pulled out of her suitcase..have a great time with your mom:)

  2. Fabulous LO Stacy. Perfect setiment for such a lovely smile. Enjoy you mom while you can. I miss mine.

  3. So pretty!! You are such an awesome scrapper!

  4. Love how you framed these stamps! Looks so pretty! What a sweet photo! I need to get one of these staplers! I love stapling my ribbon, I think it gives is just the little extra! Your Mom is awesome for hooking you up with punches! My mom regularly brings me paper pads and I appreciate them so much but gringe at the thought that she probably paid full price lol!

    Hope you are enjoying your time! :)