Jun 14, 2010

Summer Memories

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Welcome to another GinaK blog hop event!

Tonight, Gina has challenged her design to make a project for tonight's hop with a summer memory as the inspiration, being sure to use one of the new stamp sets just released a few weeks ago.  While deciding what to make for tonight's hop, I decided to pull a photo from a few years ago of myself with my kids at one of our favorite summer activities: miniature golf!

I used the Botanicals stamp sets to make a scrapbook page that I'll be adding to my 9x9 scrapbook album.  I've been loving getting back into scrapbooking again and love how easy it is to incorporate stamps into my pages as the perfect embellishments!

Project Details
Stamps: Botanicals
Cardstock: GinaK; October Afternoon
Ink: Vivid
Other: Spellbinder Eyelet pendat die; ribbon; stickles; sewing machine; buttons; felt; Quikutz scallop die

The flowers from the Botanicals stamp set are so pretty and easy to use.  I inked them with a couple of Vivid inks and stamped on GinaK's white cardstock and then trimmed around them, leaving a white border to help them pop.  After adhering them to the bottom of my page, I used some diamond stickles to make them sparkle.  I even added some stickles to the buttons.

Every year, we spend some time at a waterpark in Wisconsin Dells and always make it a point to go to Pirates' Cove to go mini golfing.  The kids love it and we usually end up having at least one of us get a hole in one.  On this particular day, it was my turn!  The mini golf course is always beautiful with waterfalls, flowers, and lots of fun 'piratey' theme statues.  The colors of the photo were so bright, I changed the photo to black and white to help the focus go back to us.

I used a Spellbinder Eyelet Lace die for my journaling.  I layered a yellow circle die under the white die cut, to help tie in the yellows I used on my layout.  This page also fits my current StampTV Scrapbook Saturday challenge - using a black and white photo with colored embellishments.  You can view that discussion HERE.

Next, is a super quick card that uses a couple of extra flowers that I stamped for my scrapbook page but didn't end up using.  Since I already had my Ranger Alcohol inks and tools on my table, I made this summery sky and grass background mat.  I'm sure you're shocked to see MORE polished stone on my blog tonight, aren't you?!  lol!

While thinking about summer memories, part of my favorite thing about this season is the beautiful sunshine days and green, lush lawns that are prevalent.  My mom always had beautiful flowers and bushes in our yard (and still does).  I, however, have a black thumb and don't even try to grow anything outside.  I can only make pretty flowers with papers and inks ... lol!

Card Details
Stamps: Botanicals
Ink: Ranger Alcohol inks; Black Stazon; Vivid inks
Cardstock: GinaK; glossy
Other: blending solution, felts, handle by Ranger; corner rounder; copic markers; pearls; Spellbinders nestability scallop circle die; ribbon; pen

For all the specific details on how to enter your card in Gina's Design Team challenge, please visit GinaK's blog.

Then, stop by these participating GinaK Design Team member's blogs for their projects for tonight's hop:
Happy hopping!


Cat Tidwell said...

Awesome creations Jess! I really love that scrapbook page, with the buttons and felt...perfect touches!

Lee said...

Oh that photo in black and white is amazing on that beautiful page! And I'm in LOVE with that pearl design on your card!!!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful layout - love the felt, buttons & flowers. And that card is equally beautiful! Love the little embellies!

Lagene said...

I Loved your scrapbook page! I'm inspired to get back into my scrapbooking (where I started)
Love your card too!

Tammy Q Howell said...

Such a pretty scrapbook page. I need to get back into my scrapbooking. It is always so satisfying to make a page. The card and polished stone technique are beautiful. Love how you used the dashes around the scallop circle on the inside.

NinaB said...

What pretty projects, Jessica. That photo is precious.

Carolyn King said...

beautiful scrappy project and love the cards too!!!

Theresa Momber said...

What a great page! Love that row of buttons. Your card is gorgeous!

Carla S. said...

Wonderful page and beautiful card, Jessica! I love the row of buttons an the felt trim on your layout! The polished stone pieces on your card are great!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica!! Finally had a few minutes to visit, yay. I love that picture of you and your kids - very cool. Gosh, I think I may be here for hours! You always blow me away with your creativity! hugz, Mary

Melanie said...

love that felt border with the buttons, so sweet!

asela said...

Beautiful page and card!

Kathy Martin said...

Awesome page and card! Love the felt and button on the bottom of your page! :)

Jennie said...

Beautiful page Jessica...love the black/white photo and your card is just so pretty!

dstandard said...

Gorgeous work! Such great inspiration!

Becky said...

Gorgeous page. and love the background of this card.


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