Thursday, July 14, 2016

FLAMINGO!!! Way to go, flamingo!

Way to go Flamingo!  Hello everyone, Theresa here with a really fun and new way to stamp.  I purchased this really cool, self standing, photo display book a few years ago and have recently started using it as a reminder for upcoming events in my life.
Today I will be showing you my CRUISIN' TO THE BAHAMAS page.  We have a group of 36 family and friends going on this cruise with us so we have a site on FACEBOOKS to talk about the upcoming event.  Each day (or so) someone (shipmate) will post how many days we have left until we leave for our cruise.  So I decided I needed one of my pages to celebrate the countdown.  Here is my page.

The page is in a page protector so I can write the number of days right on the front.  Or like I did here, I can just use a program I have to insert the number before posting.  If you do the math you can tell when we are leaving or there about.
You can also cut out numbers and attach to the page or page protector.  I prefer to use the computer.  I really dont need to count down each and every day since my fellow "shipmates" are already doing that!
Then I got to thinking that each of my birthday pages are just paper with a date and name wrote on it.  I NEED TO CHANGE THAT.  After all, I am a CRAFTER!  And everything I do can be personalized and upgraded to fun, classy or just colorful with something from my crafting supplies so here goes.....

I chose to do this page in RED, WHITE and BLUE for obvious reasons.  But also because Brandon, my son was in the Navy and now in the AIR NATIONAL GUARD.  Everytime I think of him or one of the branches of service, I think of him or our branches of service.  One goes forever with the other now.    This was very simple to make and each year, I can make the page with new paper, new colors and new stampsets that are my current favorite.  THIS STAMPSET is called FROM THE NOTEBOOK and it has 24 WAY COOL stamps to use to customize a calendar, scrapbook page and so much more.  I am in the process of customizing a blank calendar for day to day activities.  Here is the set so you can see how versatile it is. 

CLICK HERE if you would like to order this stampset.  Get it for only $5.00 but only until the end of July.................. cause it is the stamp of the month :)

Next I worked on August.  I wanted to do something with a little fun and more girl colors since both birthdays in August are girls. 

Here I used background and textured paper called Calypso.  I made a card the other day using this paper and it really got me out of a slump ;)  I was not able to craft for days but this paper and stampsets are so cute, I just had to get at it.
I also used the SOTM for August.  You cant order it until August (I can get my set early because I am a consultant).  It is HALLOWEEN theme but I wanted to show how cool it is that it can be for a birthday with just a little imagination.  I also used my almost favorite dies from ELIZABETH Craft designs called STITCHED RECTANGLES.  You might have seen these used on my sons birthday card earlier this month.  I showed this to a friend of ours and he said, "Wow I really like how that looked like it is sown."  So it gives a great finished look to a simple piece of paper.  My good friend and mentor for crafting (Patti) directed me where to start to get these but this set actually came from a local store here in Rice Lake Wi.  and at a terrific price too!
Oh, the edging around the CRAZY CAT sentiment was just done with the edge of my stamp where it opens. The shape allows me to get these stroke like lines and sometimes I can even do an 'X' shape along the edge.  Watch for that here in the near future.
Well that is what I did up to bedtime last night.  Today I need to clean up a bit and then... I hope to work on some fast and easy scrapbook pages.  Come back next time to see how you can turn a 12-15 photos into a TWO PAGE LAYOUT IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES!! 

1 comment:

  1. OMGosh I've been missing way too much fun stuff on your blog! I need to catch up! : )

    I didn't know you were going on your cruise with a group?! tell me more friends or family!! I wanna go!!

    Love your booka nd that Flamingo just makes my heart go pitter patter!! I've gotta get that set : )

    Each page is sweet Oma!