I am glad it's Friday for two reasons: First, it is another Fabulous Friday reveal at Frosted Designs, and today is our last day of VBS at our church!! Now don't get me wrong, I love VBS. But it is definitely tiring!! I taught 2nd Grade along with my hubby and we had a great group of kids! It has been great to see them enjoying their time each night and also hearing my own kiddies share what they've learned and how much fun they've had.
So, with all of that said, let's get to the new challenge this week. We are challenging you to use STAMPS for the Fabulous Friday challenge!! Now I must admit, that I pretty much stink when it comes to stamping. I just can't ever seem to get "that" look that the PRO stampers end up with. My image usually isn't filled in all the way, or it ends up being blurry. Sometimes I just feel like my ink color doesn't really pop all that much. It's just a part of scrapbooking, that I feel like I haven't mastered yet. So this challenge, definitely was a challenge for me.
But, Amy Tan's SketchBook collection helped me a little bit with my stamping fears. The papers in this line have some great doodled images and it almost gives a stamped look to some of the papers. The background paper I used, had two great flowers already printed on the page. I added an argyle stamp along side my photo and a cute little road stamp, for my wood veneer bike to "ride on". I also stamped a fun road sign on one of the hot pink chevron papers in this line. I really ended up loving the final result on this page...even though it took me about 6 times to get the road sign stamped correctly!! :) Here's what I came up with:
I was really excited to use this line with my photo, because most of the colors in my photo went right along with the colors in Amy's paper line. Bright Neons are really popular right now in Scrapbooking and fashion. I balanced out my brighter colors, by using the neutral grid pattern for the background. Heidi Swapp has some of the neons incorporated in her products right now and I used one of her fun Washi Tapes above and below my journaling strips.
Make sure you come play along with us this week and you will have the chance to win a prize from our sponsor, Pink Cricut! You have until Noon on Thursday, July 19, to link up your project for a chance to win!!
Patterned Paper: Amy Tangerine (AC)
Acrylic Stamps: Close to My Heart & Jillibean Soup
Ink: Stampin' Up
Wood Veneers: Studio Calico (AC)
Thickers: American Crafts
Font: CK Cute & Chick
Washi Tape: Heidi Swapp & K&Company
Remarks Sticker: Amy Tangerine (AC)
Brads: The Paper Studio
I have one more quick thing, that I wanted to share with you today. Creating Keepsakes has started holding FREE classes on their Message Board community, Club CK. Kim Watson has hosted 3 classes and they are so informative and fun. She will be holding a fourth class tomorrow, Saturday, July 14. You definitely won't want to miss out on this one, because she will be sharing ideas for creating your own Sun accents. You can participate Live in the class or check back later, if you are not available during the class time. Kim will be chatting and teaching her techniques and ideas for the Sun accents. You can find info HERE, for the class and Kim provides a supply list, so you can get your things ready ahead of time. I hope you will come join in...you definitely won't be disappointed!!