Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Scrapbook {Express}ions: Die Cutting Tip

Look at the cute little shadowbox I made using two QuicKutz dies! You can see the full project and get the supply list over at the Scrapbook {Express}ions blog today. Swim on over!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

myStampBOX: Faux Marble Clipboard

It's my day on the myStampBOX blog, and today I'm sharing the steps for making this faux marble clipboard. Come take a look!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Scrapbook {Express}ions: Custom Brads

Here's a brad that I custom-colored with alcohol inks. Check out the Scrapbook {Express}ions blog today for the step by step directions for this technique.

I can't get enough of the products by Tim Holtz and Bo Bunny these days, and this card is covered in them! ♥ I also used a sentiment from the Lines of Life set of stamps by myStampBOX. No matter what ails you, I hope you're better soon!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Today's the day to honor all the dads in our lives, so remember to call, hug or high-five the ones in your life! Here are some of the Father's Day cards I made this year. (Click the image for a closer look.) Check out the Scrappin' Sports Stuff blog for all the supplies and instructions.
Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

myStampBOX: 1859 Balloon Voyage

We recently visited one of our favorite local points of interest - Conner Prairie. Nearly one year ago they installed a new exhibit called 1859 Balloon Voyage, and we finally got to give it a try! We soared 400 feet into the air and could see for miles! It was so calm and quiet just floating over the farm. I used the Seal It! and Your Story sets of stamps from myStampBOX on this layout. If you're a Hoosier or are visiting Indy anytime soon, check it out!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

myStampBOX Jump Into Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Jump into Summer Blog Hop with myStamp BOX and our preferred product partners (Helmar, PK Glitz and Kiki Art)!

If you have just happened upon my blog today, you may want to head to the start of the blog hop, the myStamp BOX blog.

Here is our Summer Blog Hop schedule just in case you missed anyone:

myStamp BOX Blog
Helmar Adhesives
Jolene <--- You are here. Hiya! Monique <--- GO HERE NEXT
PK Glitz
Kiki Art
back to the myStamp BOX blog

The challenge for this Blog Hop was to take anything that makes you think of Summer and create a project that fits the theme.

You participate in the blog hop by leaving a comment on each and every participating myStamp BOX designer's blog and all of our partner companies' blogs as well. You have a chance to win a set of stamps! Our partner companies will offer up a prize as well, so leave a comment on all the blog posts and then return to the mSB blog and tell us what you favourite project was along the way for a chance to win. Have fun!

Here's what I made for the hop! Once the weather got warm we decided to get a Slip & Slide. My youngest son has become quite the slippery expert, and these photos really catch him in full flying mode! I used the Funky Alphabet set to create words in my title raised on pop dots.

The cheery sun in the corner comes from the Wishing You Sunshine set. I also stamped out a polka dot cloud from the same set and die cut some tiny stars to dot the lower case i's in the word Slidin'.

Please hop along to see Monique's fabulous work and check out more Summery inspiration!

Have Fun!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Scrappin' Sports Stuff: Life in the Fast Lane

I'm so proud of my boys! Ian and Scott qualified for our District Pinewood Derby race this year, and here's the layout I made using the photos we snapped. You can view the instructions, supply list and some fun detail photos at the Scrappin' Sports Stuff blog. Take a look!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Scrapbooker Online Crop

We're having a week of challenges at Scrapbooker Online, and this challenge was a doozie! Our New England sista Sue asked us to create a layout without using any sticky adhesive - no glue, tape runner, pop dots, stickers, etc. I managed to fasten everything to this layout using brads, eyelets and twine. Who said it couldn't be done? I also used the fun BOLD BLOCKS set of stamps from myStampBOX. I'm finally tackling our Disney pictures from last fall, so more layouts are on the way!

Check back for our myStampBOX blog hop on Thursday June 17th as well. It'll be chock-full of summer fun!