Monday, 7 December 2009

One of the things

I love about stamps is their versatility.  Once purchased you can use your stamp again and again, in a variety of different ways and colours and best of all, you can find so many ways of using them on your projects.  As it's getting closer and closer to christmas I thought it would be fun to make a LO which recorded my families  2009 christmas wish list. 



I chose my papers using several different patterns from the paper salon 'dazzle' range.  I used a number of sugar and spice stamps on my LO.  I wanted the list to be the focus of the page so cut a 5 x7.5" piece of cardstock, wrote out our list on the bottom using the small numbers from the Alpha set.  As I wanted to record the year I reached for the number stamps from the 'Happy birthday with a cherry on top' and whilst doing so noticed that the frosting stamp could also be used to give a great falling snow effect - so versatile!  I used a white ink pad and stamped the frosting onto red paper in a continous pattern.  I then used this as the backing paper for my list and for my title which I cut using a die cutting machine.  



After placing the list and embellishments on my page I used the make a wish stamp from the 'Made with love and laughter' set to finish, as it fitted in perfectly with the theme of my page, stamping it twice using sepia versafine ink onto scenic route date label cardstock stickers.



Thanks for looking, big smiles, Nic xo

Joy

Christmas is just around the corner. I cant wait, but also wish the days were longer so that I can fit everything in.

This month I have chosen to do a layout based around the word Joy. The pictures are my niece an nephew who have brought this family so, so much Joy. So coupled with the Christmas terms for Joy, my layout was born.

I layers two pieces of cardstock, first cutting an inch off two sides of the green. I then stamped the small snowflake from the Sugar and spice Christmas Stamps around the edge of the red card using an Essential Glue Pad and Glamour Dust.

I drew a boot shape on a piece of white paper and went around the shape in a thick black marker pen so that it would bleed through to the back of the paper. This allowed me to see the shape on the reverse side. I then punched out squares of red and gold glitter paper and stuck them alternately onto the white paper with double sided tape. I then turned it over and cut out the shape of the boot.
I did struggle as to where to put the word Joy and decided on the boot leaving "white space" for Jamie and Laura to write about Christmas on the page for me. I like them to write journeying for me on a layout for them to look at in the future. I love the spelling mistakes as well, because its something for them to look back on a giggle at which is another Joy.

I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and hope that Santa shops in Sugar and Spice this year for you all.