Sunday, November 25, 2007

Scrapbook pages

I have been creating more of my own background paper for 15cm x 15cm (6" x 6" for my USA friends). Here are some very old photographs of my now adult nephews. I am really glad that I got the photos out of their magnetic albums, they were starting to deteriorate. I have used Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel for background and Word by Word (108965) to create punched highlights on both pages. For Joshua: Big Deal Alphabet (108751) and the star from Hung up on the Holidays (108842). For Garth: Headline Alphabet (108833).
Images: © 1990-2007 Stampin' Up! ® Artwork: © Margaret L Crawford

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

My 2nd post today - Easy Elegance

This is a card I have created from another stamp set available in the Summer Mini Catalogue. This time I have used Easy Elegance (111235 set of 4 $39.95). I have applied Stampin'Write Markers direct to rubber, spritzed with water and stamped onto the fabulous Stampin' Up! watercolour paper. And I just love the blue hydrangeas from my garden. Images: © 1990-2007 Stampin'Up! ® Artwork: Margaret L Crawford
The quote is not very visible in this photo but it says: "How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it". George Elliston.
I "googled" the author of this quote - George Elliston and it shows that she was born in Kentucky in 1883 and what an extraordinary life she led. She was a reporter for the former Cincinnati Times-Star for over 40 years. At a time when most newspaperwomen were forced into writing for the society or cooking sections, George Elliston was a hard-news reporter covering crime, murder, and local tragedies. She was known for going to great lengths (and dangers) to get a story. While her professional life was spent reporting, much of her personal time was devoted to writing poetry. Ms. Elliston’s poetry was printed in newspapers and magazines in the United States and reproduced in anthologies in France, Germany, Great Britain, and China.

Just in Thyme

Images: © 1990-2007 Stampin' Up! ® Artwork: Margaret L Crawford
It's thyme to celebrate the holidays with a festive offer that matches the season. Stampin' Up! ® have released exclusive Holiday Thyme double-sided Designer Series paper (item 107890). It is perfect for making cards, party invitations, gift wrap, or scrapbook memories and more. And a packet is only $14.50 (for 12 sheets of double-sided paper - a bargain) for the month of November.

As many of my readers know, I teach a local papercraft class. Here is a decoration that they made this week, using the Holiday Thyme papers. It does incorporate some non-SU supplies eg, wooden star, rub ons. I had fun designing this.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sweet Pancake

Here is a 15cm x 15cm ( 6" x 6") scrapbook page I created today. I have used Watercolour Joy Wheel (105516 $11.95) to make my own background paper. The stamp sets are Big Deal Alphabet (108751); Looks like Spring (108864); Sweet Shapes (108927). I have also used Spring Bouquet Flower punch above the "I" and Word Window punch.
Images: © 1990-2007 Stampin' Up!® Artwork: Margaret L Crawford

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Bag-a-lope

My papercraft class made these this week. You use an A6 envelope. What fun to receive a gift this year in one of these. They are quick to make and you could use any of your stamp sets. I have used Peaceful Wishes (108888 $45.95 Set of 5). If you would like the instructions email me. Enjoy.
Images: ©Stampin' Up! ® 1990-2007 Artwork: Margaret L Crawford

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Big Springs Missouri

A couple of more photographs taken on my recent USA/Canada holiday. On the way to Springfield, Missouri, we stopped at Big Springs. Yes, the water was as blue as it is shown in the photographs.

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