Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Typed Note

Welcome to the Typed Note April Blog Hop featuring some very talented CTMH artists. Thanks for hopping over from Peachy's Blog.

This is just such a fun set. I love type font and there are so many phrases to choose from. I decided to get a little ahead of the game and make a card for my dad for Father's Day.

There was a lot I wanted to say, so I used my craft knife to slit between the bottom of the paper and the typewriter. I added a bunch of sentiments to the card stapled with a piece of ribbon as a pull tab. I used the Champagne Paper Fundamentals to give a little texture to the card. I colored the Silver Sequins Assortment with my Black and Carmine ShinHan Twin Touch markers.

Now hop on over to Traci's Blog to see how she's used Typed Note.

If you love this stamp set as much as I do, be sure to place an order in April and get yours for only $5 with your $50 order!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Brushed Scrappy Gals Layout

One of the highlights of my week is teaching Scrappy Gals at my sons' elementary school. The third-fifth grade girls are so fun and creative. I enjoy that hour so much!

I keep the layouts pretty simple for two reasons. First of all, the girls NEVER copy my layout. Keeping the strips simple allows them to create their own layouts. Secondly, we scrapbook "backwards." The photos are adhered at a later date so I try to keep options for different sized or oriented photos.

Just in time for the first day of Spring (and a mid-Atlantic snow), here's my Brushed layout.