Ink Inclinations

Claire Harrison Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator

Monday, February 23, 2009

Two for you ...

Hey there everybody. Too busy for Kristina's colour challenge this week. We had our first Christmas Club on Friday night. It was a great success, really fun and casual, everyone went home with four cards they were very pleased with. We still have a couple of spots remaining, so if you live in southern Tassie, and you would like to come along each 3rd Friday of the month to hang out with a great bunch of ladies and make some gorgeous projects - email me.

The first thing I have to share today is the first scrapping layout I have done in a *very* long time. I just seem to be caught up in making cards all the time these days, since I became an SU demo. So, in a bid to revive my scrapping mojo I have embarked on an online journalling course. Awesome, amazing and incredibly inspirational would be the words I would use to describe it, four weeks in. The course is called Journalling 101, if you would like to check it out, go here.

Here is my layout for the week 1 assignment, a bit late, but - better late than never! We were challenged to create a layout that told the story of a regular event, the ordinary story. I chose to scrap my little guy's 10th birthday, which happened recently.

Project recipe:

Stamps: Non SU Foam Alphabet Stamps, Short and Sweet

Inks: Real Red

Cardstock: Brilliant Blue 12x12 textured, East Coast Prep DSP, Real Red, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi and More Mustard

Accessories: On Board Lots of Letters, Sponges, Stamp & Write Journaller. Markers, Star Punches, 1/4 " circle punch, Eastern Blooms rub-ons (retired) other rubons.

The second project I have to share was inspired by a tutorial by Michelle Zindorf - you can try the tutorial yourself here . I love my Voila stamp set, but it hasn't seen ink for a while. I went back to Michelle's tutorials to refresh myself on another technique and saw her card. I just *had* to make one! Here's my version;

Project recipe:

Stamps: Voila and Voila a la carte

Inks: Basic Black, So Saffron, Old Olive, Always Artichoke

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumkin Pie

Accessories: sponges, brayer, markers, ribbon, brads

Techniques: Masking

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Sarah said...

Awsome layout Claire - AWSOME. SOunds like a few of us need to get our scrapping mojo back. NOT LONG now!!!!

Mae Collins said...

Hi Claire
They are great! I too have to get my 'mojo' back for scrapping as I have been caught up in card making since starting SU. Our regular weekly group will start up again soon, so I hope that helps me! Love the bright colours in your layout and love the card you made. Michelle Zindorf is great with a brayer!

Michelle said...

HELLO Claire! WOW - what fantastic pages, cards, layouts.... everything in fact! You're very talented. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for leaving a comment. Talk to you soon!

Lynda Moss said...

Hi Claire,

I love the chef, it looks great, I think I shall have to borrow this off you soon!

Lynda x

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Wow! I'm so glad to hear your description of the Journaling 101 course! :) That made me smile really big!!