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!