Friday, February 22, 2013

Bright Sunshiney Day

It's gonna be a bright, bright, bright sunshiny day. I need some little music note emoticons. This page was created for the Scrap Your Stash Challenge over at Two Peas in a Bucket. If you haven't checked them out yet you should. (The link is above) Every year one of their free classes gets me and this year it's Scrap Your Stash. (Not that i have much of a "Stash" to scrap) 


Last Thursdays Video was all about using your stamps on a layout. I am not a big stamper, mainly because stamps intimidate me. I can never get a good impression OR once I put it on it doesn't look right. Unfortunately ink is permanent and once it is there...It's There! So, I took a step outside of my comfort zone and gave it a try. Lilith Eeckels...You really got me going and I have to say I am happy with the results.

Sorry for the dim photos but it had started getting cloudy.
That "Summer" banner you see there under the flower is a Pink Paislee Stamp, Stamped onto Vellum and then stapled to some card stock that I Printed a chevron pattern onto. It is actually a bit brighter in person but the wind was blowing and it would not stay down.


 So the hearts all around the page were stamped using a reverse mask. I simply cut my shape out of a piece of scrap paper and then taped it to the page with washi tape so that it wouldn't slide around and then stamped through it. All of the hearts were done with the same stamp I just moved it around a bit so that the pattern wouldn't be the same.

For the rest there is: Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic, Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, October Afternoon Mini Market Alphas, Basic Grey Fact or Fiction Snippets and a Smash Journal Tag.

In Other News:


It was 60 degrees and sunny last Friday and it snowed Saturday. Granted it wasn't a lot of snow and it was gone in like 3 hrs but man did it leave us soggy!! Chloe did not like the snow...nope...not one bit!!! As evidenced by these next pictures. 


Mad because it was wet and she wanted in the front door.


 And nervous on the car ride because she didn't know what was going on when I let her stick her head out the window.


Let me know what you think. Do you like to stamp on your layouts? Have you ever tried stamping on vellum? Have you been inspired by a video on 2 peas lately? Let me know in the comments below. I love comments. 

~Ashley Crafty~

15 comments:

  1. Your layout is fabulous!!! I have been trying to stamp more on my layouts, I have tons of stamps and fell like I hardly use them. So every month I have been pulling some out to go along with the kits I make and really try to use them during the month!

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    1. Thank You and Good Luck. It feels good to get some use out of supplies that would normally sit and take up space.

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  2. I have been stamping more on my layouts lately, thanks to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog that I'm on the DT for. I've been adding stamps to my kit each month so it makes me use them more! I like Elle's studio stamps for layouts.

    I've not tried stamping on vellum before though, so that's something for me to try - your banner looks great. I want to try heat embossing again too - I haven't done it for years, and I just dug out my heat gun yesterday!

    I love how you used the same stamp on your hearts, but moved it about a bit, great idea! x

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    1. I've never looked at Elle's Studio Stamps, I'll definitely check them out.

      That was my first attempt at stamping on Vellum and I used Dye Ink for a quick drying time. I tried embossing vellum the same day but I held the gun too close and crinkled the paper up.

      I have never checked out the counterfeit kit blog, but I want to learn how to put together kits for myself instead of taking out all of my stuff for a page.

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  3. P.S. Do you know you've got word verification and comment approval set on your comments? You really don't need both of these...

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    1. Thanks, I had no idea. I believe it has been fixed now.

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  4. I don't stamp much on my layouts but after seeing that video on two peas I might just have to give it a go, I love your layout the hearts are awesome :)

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  5. What a fun layout!! Your stamping came out great!!! xo Evie

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  6. Thanks Evie, I am actually beginning to see the value of my stamps. :)

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  7. I don't stamp much either, but I do have upcoming assignments that require me to. I'll check out the video. Lovely page and you did a great job with the stamps. :)

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  8. I have yet to watch a 2peas video...I know I should, I hear so many good things about them.
    Great layout...I really like the pockets with the tags.
    I stamp on everything :)

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  9. Such a cute LO! The vellum hearts are really nicd. And i love 2ps. I never run out of projects because they are always inspiring me.

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  10. Hello Ashley! :) come on over to my blog and see who the big winner is! ;)
    Darling layout out too by the way. :) xx

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  11. I stamp on everything...sometimes its not a good thing, but I love to stamp. I own way too many. I think it is a very easy way to add some dimension to a page. Hope you are recovering from all that working!

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    1. Andrea you are a braver soul than I. I am trying to rest, it's not working. Everytime I get a chance to rest it is interupted by some menial task that must be done. :)

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~Ashley Crafty~