Saturday, August 30, 2008

Scrappin' and Stampin'





I started a new guy out in scrapbooking today. My son, Nicholas, has been wanting to learn how to scrapbook. When he wants to I'm busy, and when I have time he's not interested. We finally were in sync today. He decided he wanted to make a scrapbook of our California vacation that we took last fall. We kept it pretty simple. He mostly stamped the title on each page, photo matted, and just a few embellishments. After 3 pages he was done. I told him we could pick it up another time. Who knows when that will be next with school starting Tuesday.

I spent a chunk of today cleaning up my craft room. It's not nearly done but I did make a dent. I'm trying to get more organized. My old 12 x 12 paper storage is no longer working for me so I ordered some 12 x 12 paper trays online. I am waiting on them. In the meantime, my whole room could use an overhaul. Things are piling up everywhere. My goal is to get it all neat and tidy so I can finally take a picture of my craft room to post for everyone. My husband custom built countertops, cabinets, and shelving for me. He finished it just before Christmas and then I had to sort of shove everything back in because we were hosting Christmas for my large family. It's never been organized and clean since. It seems I'm always working on something and the mess begins again.

I was also working on some of my class on the go kits to mail out on Tuesday. I did manage to make a new card too. This one uses a technique I haven't used for awhile called spotlighting. I stamped the tableau of terror folks on whisper white cardstock and punched a portion of them out with my 1 3/4" circle punch. I then stamped them again on my Big shot Top Note die. I cut on the perforation on the white one and backed it with a black one. Then I punched holes on each side with my slot punch and threaded the 5/8" wide olive grosgrain ribbon through. The Really Rust cardstock is stamped with my Sanded background stamp and mounted on basic black cardstock.

We stayed in town for this Labor Day weekend so I'm planning on doing some more stamping tomorrow. Stop back to see what I have been up to!

8 comments:

Lori said...

How nice that Nicholas is interested in joining you! I love the Halloween card--that technique works so well with the Tableau of Terror image.

Angie Tieman said...

Fabulous card!! I love the spotlighting you did here, and the Top Note die looks great for the background!! Your son scrapbooking is sooo cute! I hope he picks it up again...of course, 3 pages is more than I usually get done, so good for him! lol!

Corie said...

Love this card -- so adorable.

When do we get to see your son's pages? I think it is great that he wants to scrap with you.

Alexandra said...

That's nice that your son wants to scrapbook!! Your halloween card ROCKS - I love this and need to try it, I have never done it!! Can't wait to see pics of your finished room! *TAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Rose Ann said...

How sweet to see Nicholas scrapbooking!! Too cute!! I love your Spotlighted Halloween card too!! Wonderful job with that technique!!

Gwen said...

He is so cute!! :) what a great card! love the colors

Marge said...

Fabulous spotlighting; very cute card!!! ;-)
Forgot to say in my previous post that I'm partial to the name Doug as it's my son's name! ;-)

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Wow! That spotlighting technique is fantastic! I love that new Halloween set! So fun!

How awesome that your son wanted to scrapbook!