Lovely as a Tree Thumping

Hello Everyone ~ I have a Lovely as a Tree Thumping technique for you today.

Well we got home late last night and I was just too tired to do my post.  It was a long driving day and we had rain for most of the time.  That makes it even longer.  We had a great time but we were all tired and so it will be a quiet day for me.  Jess has the 6 hour trip home so she will be super tired this evening.  We had a great time and the girls faces were pure joy with all we did.  Now to work on their scrapbooks!  I will start on making some of the embellishments so I have them ready when I get the photos.

For my card today I used the Lovely As a Tree stamp set.  After many years they are finally retiring this stamp set.  For my card I used a 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ panel in Crumb Cake and stamped the strip of trees using Crumb Cake ink.  Then I used the Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, and Pumpkin Pie markers and the thumping technique.  To do the thumping technique you hold the marker by the other end and then lightly pounce it on the stamp.  Do the lightest color first and work to the darkest.  When you are happy with the look you can stop.  You can also do this by inking the stamp up and then thumping on the stamp.  I like to stamp first and then thump so I can see what it looks like and where I may need to add more ink.  Once I had my trees ready, I took some linen thread and wrapped it around the top of the panel at an angle so it crossed in the center.  The image over the thread was colored using the same markers for the thumping.  It was stamped and then cut out.  Using a Crumb Cake card base, I embossed the front using the Woodland embossing folder.  The small panel was added using dimensionals.  Here is the completed Lovely As a Tree Trumping creation.

The thumping technique is a great way to add color to trees. Check out my version of the Lovely As a Tree Thumping card.















envelope ~ I some how missed doing the inside of the card.  I will use a Very Vanilla panel and ink the leaf cluster like the envelope and put it inside.

The leaves were colored with a marker to get the different shades. Check out the trees that were created using the same markers and the thumping technique.











Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation.


Disney Autograph Albums ~ Part 2

Hello Stampers ~ are you ready for Disney Autograph Albums ~ Part 2?

I hope we have good weather today for our trip home.  It is about 9 1/2 hours or straight driving so with stops it will take us a little longer.  Hopefully it will go smoother than we expect.  I am hoping we make good time as the speed limit on 95 is 70.  That is fine as long as there is no construction to slow us down.  Not having traveled south I don’t know what the roads will be like.

Yesterday I shared the first part of the album with you.  Today I am sharing the rest of the album.  I have a lot of pages as I never know who we will see.  We have some character dinners and a princess dinner in the castle.  The girls brought one of their princess dresses to wear.  I will have so many pictures to scrap and share.  I will have a photo of each girl with the character to add to their book.  I saw the perfect way to add them using photo pockets that are self adhesive.  I will share the finished book when I get all the photos in it.

I made this page thinking it could be used for a princess.

A Disney Princess needs a pretty page to sign her name. Here is a page from the Disney Autograph Albums ~ Part 2. Don't miss all the other pages I shared! Click the photo.














Here is page that could be used for any of the other characters we will see while we are there.













I planned this page to be used for Minnie as the polka dots reminded me of her dress.  Remi loves Minnie so I hope we get to see her and can get a good picture of her with Minnie.














I thought this page could be used for Tinkerbell.  When we went to Disneyland we did not see her so I am hoping we get lucky in Disney World.














This was another general page that could be used for any character we run into.














This is another general page.  Maybe Goofy or Donald Duck.














This is the last page in the book.  It is a general page again.














Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I used some embellishments I have had for the Disney scrapbook I had for Zoie’s trips to Disneyland.  Some of them are super cute!  Have a Super Saturday and I can’t wait to share my completed Disney Autograph Albums ~ Part 2 with you!



Disney Autograph Albums

Good Morning Stampers ~ I am sharing the Disney Autograph Albums today.

Well today is our last day in Disney.  We start the long trip home tomorrow.  It should be pretty quiet as I know the girls will be tired and probably sleep a lot.  That will be fine as we can then make good timing.  They are staying at my house tomorrow night and will then leave on Sunday to go home.  It has been a wonderful memory for all of us.  I have a feeling I will need next week to rest up myself.

I promised I would share the autograph albums I made for the girls.  I saw this idea online a while ago as a mini scrapbook album.  I decided to make an autograph album for them using the idea.  I did make some modifications.  The original idea was bound on the side with a ribbon.  I was going to do this but when I put all the pages in order, it was too big to use a ribbon.  I decided to use my Bind-It-All rather than a ribbon.  I will add a phto of each girl with the character who signs the book using a pocket flap.  Here are the covers for each album.  This one is Remi’s.

When you go to Disney you have to get autographs. Check out my Disney Autograph Albums I made for our visit.













This one is Zoie’s.

Check out my Disney Autograph Albums I made for out trip to Disney World. Click the photo for more pictures.













The rest of the album is the same for each girls so I will share just one page.  My plan for this page is to take a photo of the girls with the castle in the background and put it on this page.













This page can be used for any extra character they meet.














This page can be used for Mickey or Minnie.














This page can be used for Mickey or someone else.














This page was designed for Cinderella














Thanks for visiting me today and I hope you enjoyed seeing my pages.  I will share the other half of the album tomorrow.  Have a Fabulous Friday and let me know what you think of my Disney Autograph Albums.



Stampin’ Up High Tide Seashore

Hello Stampers ~ here is a great seashore scene using Stampin’ Up High Tide Seashore.

By now I am sure you have seen the new annual catalog.  The layout is much easier to look at.  They also decreased the size by changing some of the things they are offering.  They decreased the ribbon and they now have 2 color collections on 1 page.  A few other changes and that helped to stream line the catalog.  Did you find a stamp set you just cannot live without?  I will definitely be ordering the Daisy Lane bundle and some of the Sailing Home suite.  I also want to order some of the designer series paper.  I am thinking of doing a paper share.  If you are interested, let me know.  Mine will not be like the normal ones you see.  More information to come.

Today’s card uses some sponging to create a scene.  I began by taking a post-it note and ripping the sticky edge in a wavy edge.  I added it to a Whisper White panel at the bottom.  Sahara Sand ink was sponged on to create the sand.  I then used the part of the post-it note that was torn off and added it over top the sand.  Taking another post-it note I ripped another edge and attached it to the middle of the card.  The water was sponged on using Balmy Blue.  To add some interest to the water I used the wave stamp in the set and Balmy Blue to stamp them.  The standing birds were added to the sand using Basic Gray.  The beach needed some sea grass so using that stamp and Pear Pizzazz it was added.  Some flying birds were added using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Check out the sun.  To make it I stamped the circle image in the set using Daffodil Delight.  This panel was added to my Balmy Blue card base.  Here is the completed Stampin’ Up High Tide Seashore creation.

Do you like the seashore? To find out how I created this Stampin' Up High Tide Seashore scene click through.















inside of card and envelope

These shore birds are part of a seashore scene on the front of the card. Check out my Stampin' Up High Tide Seashore card.









Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation


Sheltering Tree Snowfall

Good Morning Stampers ~ here is Sheltering Tree Snowfall card which is a pretty Winter card.

Well we only have a few days left in Disney.  We have had a great time and the girls have made many great memories during this trip.  The girls have several souvenirs they wanted.  Jess had their ears we got for them at each first trip to Disneyland when we went in California.  She also packed their princess dresses as we had a meal with the princesses in the castle.  I have lots of pictures that I will be scrapbooking for them when I get back.  I will share them with you when I get them done.

I know you are probably not in the mood for a winter card but I have a beautiful winter scene for you today.  To make my image panel, I stamped the tree using Crumb Cake ink.  I then used the mounds in the set and Balmy Blue ink to make some mounds of snow.  There is a small snowflake stamp that I used to stamp the snow all over the panel.  I added this panel to a little larger piece of Sparkle Glimmer paper using glue dots.  For my card base I used Balmy Blue and the Softly Falling embossing folder to emboss the front.  The image panel was then added to the card front using Tear & Tape.  Here is the quick and easy Sheltering Tree Snowfall creation.

A winter secene can be very calming. Here is a tranquil Sheltering Tree Snowfall idea. Check it out.



















inside of card and envelope

A pretty winter scene for the inside and envelope. Click the photo to see the Sheltering Tree Snowfall creation.








Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation



Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  This is another set that is retiring.  I have several that are retiring so my current sets will be very small.  Usually I do better with sets that carry over.  Not this year.  Wonder what I will be getting to replace the retired sets?  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and I hope you did not mind a Winter card at this time with my Sheltering Tree Snowfall idea.