Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Orange Strawberry Festival- SUNDAY June 3 2012

This Sunday June 3 (new date), I will be at the Orange Strawberry Festival.  Please come see my booth Stephanie Loves Scrapbooking!!! I have lots of new artwork to show you! I can't post it all on my blog before hand--that would be no fun! :) Mention my blog and I will give you a free gift :) Hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Super BIG Artwork Post - Leadershare 2012 Artwork

This is a close up of the laser cut shells that I distressed
with creme brulee ink to highlight the intricate cuts.

I had such a blast at this year's Leadershare in New Jersey and I made some BEAUTIFUL artwork if I do say so myself! Thanks so much to CTMH for the opportunity to learn new techniques, use fresh new products, and to create some AMAZING artwork that I am so happy to share with you all! 

These 12x12 pages are made using the new CTMH  Footloose beach-themed papers papers and accessories such wooden circles  and wooden laser cut beach shapes.  The best deal for this packet is the Workshop on the Go  which includes all of the paper, accessories and instructions to make lots of scrapbook pages and additional projects.   One of the new techniques I used on all of my Footloose layouts was the distressing technique to give all the papers a a beachy weathered look. Notice the white edges of all of the papers? I created this look using a sanding block! Super cool, right?! 

This is a close up of the wooden badge buttons. I stamped little sand dollars on them with the stamp set that comes in Workshop on the Go.  I just love how they came out!

Look how cute my seahorse came out! Both the seahorse, clam, and Horsin' sentiment
are part of the special stamp set that comes with the Workshop on the Go.  I used three different
inks (Lagoon, New England Ivy, Creme Brulee) on the seahorse to give it highlights. 

For my "Fun In The Sun" title I used a chunky alphabet stamp on the sand patterned paper.

Now I just need to go buy some sun tan lotion and spend a day relaxing at the beach to fill these awesome pages with some cute pics of me and my son! I just can't wait till summer! 

These next two layouts are created using the Pemberly paper packetlace flowers, and cork shapes.

I love this sentiment. The stamped flourishes and sentiment are a part of The Best Things stamp set. This is one of my absolute favorite new stamp sets. I just LOVE flourishes! Another neat thing to do with a flourish stamp is to join the flourishes together to create a delicate border around your cards or pages.  

As you can see I used the flourish stamp here as well as the Friend stamp sentiments on these colonial white die-cut cards.  The paper packet I used on these cards is Stella which has beautiful colors of blues, greens and reds.   I also used the new green buttons and cork shapes too. 

My oh my! This has been one BIG post! I hope you have enjoyed what you saw and I hope the artwork has inspired you to be creative too!

Happy crafting! :)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Leadershare 2012 Roomie Gifts Received

I just love my CTMH friends. Even though we are not official "roomies" we still exchange roomie gifts each year at a CTMH event. Check out these awesome projects my two CTMH BFF's made for me. 

Jolene made me this beautiful frame of my initial sculpted totally out of buttons! She makes the
prettiest scrunchie flowers too!  I couldn't wait to hang this up in my craft room!

Crystal made me this super cute box and filled it with sweet tangerine Bath & Body products.
She used the deep cut blade to cut both the black layered flower and the pink rose out
of felt using her Cricut!  I can wear the rose as a pin or even in my hair!

I love you guys! Thanks again! You're the best! :)

Check back tomorrow for my next post (a super BIG one) showcasing all of the artwork I made at Leadershare.