Thursday, April 28, 2011

Scrapbook page Character meet and greets

Today I have a two page spread from our recent vacation to share. I'm starting to learn a bit more in Photoshop and I created the template for this two page spread myself, but I did use frames from a Simply Yin template to mat my photos.   

Character Meet and Greets Page
OTHER: Office Supplies Element Pack, Photo Mats by Simply Yin

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Over the weekend I was in the mood to get a few scrapbook pages done. I'm running behind on my yearly total (I'm slightly right brained when it comes to scrapbooking and keep a spreadsheet to total up the pages I have complete and then for fun I graph it- sick, I know, but it motivates me to complete more pages) The minute I took these pictures I couldn't wait to scrapbook them, but as always, life gets in the way.  But I was finally able to sit down and get this done.  I think these pictures capture his personality so well. He is my daredevil with dimples (believe me he knows how to use them) and a sly smile.  But at times he is quiet and serious. He is so much like Mr. Sunny. 

All Bundled Up Scrapbook Page
PAPER: Amanda Heimann Designs Smooches kit @ Scrap Orchard and Echo Park Wintertime Paper kit
OTHER: Echo park Wintertime Elements, Wintertime Elements #2, Frames By Simply Yin

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Mat stack 5 period

You know how Pablo Picasso had a blue period where all of his paintings were done in shades of blue, and then he had a rose period then cubism. Well, I had what I would like to refer to as a "Mat Stack 5 period". You see it started out innocently enough with this cupcake birthday card.

 I loved how it turned out, I proudly showed Mr. Sunny and basically stood there and waited for him to tell me how great my creation was. I even ask my 6 year old son what he thought of it, his response was that it was "pretty" (he really is such a sweet little  boy).

Then the next card I made was this.

Again I followed the same basic design, Mat stack 5- check, image in the center- check, sentiment across the image- check, limitless layers die- check. I added a bit of detail across the center and some twine this time which made it look completely different, yes?

For the next card I decided I would change things up a bit more. 

See doesn't it look completely different from the first too, maybe you can't quite put your finger on what exactly what is different- it's the oval and the image is off to the side. I'm tricky. I even tried to do the whole "create a pattern paper by stamp a single image in different color", oh where have I done this before.

Well, there you have it, my "Mat stack 5 period".  After lining them all up to take pictures I wasn't buying what I was selling, they all looked the same. So I have decided to step away from the Mat stack 5 die for a bit of time. I'm going to try to create cards without it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tea for two

I have been eyeing the Papertrey Ink's tea for two set  for a while. Last week I finally broke down and bought the stamp set and the die.  I've had alot of fun playing around with this set. I tried a couple of ideas by ended up with this. I tried to give it an "Alice in Wonderland" kind of feel to it. I wish I had a "very merry unbirthday to you" stamp, it would have work perfectly.

Here is a close up of the detail.

Happy Birthday Card
STAMPS: PTI Tea For Two, PTI Birthday Bash Sentiments PTI Polka Dot Basics II
PAPER: CTMH Pardstock, CTMH Vellum
OTHER: PTI Tea For Two die, PTI Buttons, CTMH Waxed twine, Spellbinders tag die

Monday, April 18, 2011

An Easter....Box?

Well, over the weekend I was able to finish a project I started a couple of weeks ago.  I wanted to send my sister an Easter box.  It all began with Papertrey Ink's Egg Hunt stamp set and the work that Betsy Veldman did with this set, amazing!!! So a few weeks back I created this card and slowly but surely I have been working on the other little items.  I had alot of fun putting together all of the bits to the box and I really like how the whole thing turned out. I was able to finish everything and pack it up and best of all it should be showing up on my sister's door step today.

Enough with the chatting here are some pictures.

This is everything that went into the box.  Since the box would be sitting outside a door in the heat I decide it would be best not to use chocolate, so I end up with some gummy bunnies, candy buttons, and peeps.  The cookbook is something I have been meaning to give her since it has some great stuff that is fast and easy for one person.

Here are some of the details.

I stamped the eggs on fabric.  I loved how this turned out.  Will be doing it again.

Easter Box
STAMPS: PTI Egg Hunt, PTI Fillable Frame #7, PTI Tag it's #1
PAPER: CTMH Card Stock and Pattern Paper
OTHER: PTI Fillable Frame Die #7 PTI Egg Die, PTI Mat Stack #1 Die, Spellbinder Labels 8 die, Marvy Punches, Ribbon unknown, Fabric unknown 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Birthday Invites

Since I don't have anything new I thought I would dig into my archives to find a project I did. So since it is my oldest birthday weekend I have a birthday invite I did for my his birthday party 2 years ago. I love using digital scrapbooking supplies for Birthday invites and then printing them at costco.  I find it a time/money saver. For these I printed them out as 5x7s.

Bowling Birthday Invites

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What's going on.....

Sorry guys that it has been quiet here at sunny with a chance. I'm in kind of a stamping funk.  All of the cards I have made lately are looking the same, so I stepped away from it a bit. Plus soccer season has started and it's eating up most of the weekends for the next month.  I hope to get back soon.  Papertrey Ink's current countdown is starting to get me excited so I think the funk will be gone by mid month.


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