Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Puppy Love

Hi Everybody!!

I am SOO excited to be posting here for my very first time since becoming a member of the Baker's Dozen! somebody pinch me!!

Well, I don't know about you guys, but I am just thrilled with this month's new stamps.! (especially the new Stamps A La Carte!!)
I still can't get over the versatility these individual stamps offer, not to mention, they are budget friendly too!

For me, the best way to determine if I truly want to purchase a stamp or stamp set, is figuring out the number of ways I can use it. (without looking repetitive of course!)
So today I am going to show you a way you can use your stamps, and card-making "scraps" to make a super-cute scrapbook page!

This little brat is my baby Tyson. I haven't scrapped too many pictures of him because he has kept me busy for the past 8 months! He is just a handful, and people tell me Boxers are such calm and sweet dogs, but goodness he must not have gotten the memo because all he does is drive me nuts!! It doesn't help, that at 10 months old, he is well over 60lbs., so that means when he's tearing down the street I am usually flapping in the wind behind him!!! Then again, one look at that face, and it's all over - could you resist?? :)

Anyway, onto my page! As soon as I saw the Big Love stamp in the Animal Love stamp set I thought it would be just perfect for a scrapbook page, and you can literally use it for anything!! Of course the "It's a love Thing" is just as perfect and all I did was stamp it onto my Choice Buttercream Cardstock, and cut out each word individually. All of the patterned papers I used on my layout are from the October Afternoon Cherry Hill Collection. I cannot tell you how utterly divine these papers are, and if you're into retro/vintage looking prints, you will pass out from sheer excitement, trust me. I did., and I liked it.

Now seriously, the trick to doing a layout like this, is use your scraps! no measuring, no worries, just layer some patterns you like and voila! I have to say, the inspiration behind this page was the little dog house from my Scotties in Love stamp, so I had to use it for my page!! I stamped it onto my Choice Buttercream cardstock, and colored it using Copic markers. I then cut out the doggies, since I only need the house, and adhered it to my page using dimensionals. I also cut out an additional heart from my patterned paper and mounted it onto the little house, for some extra pop! I could not resist adding one more little embellishment, and what could be better than this ultra Adorable polymer clay cupcake button tied up with some fun (and matching!!) Farmers Market lime twine!

I absolutely loved how this page tuned out, but what I loved most was using my stamps to make it! Thank you for letting me share my "scrappy" look at our TE stamps, I hope you'll be inspired to ink up your stamps on some layouts too!!

Big Love to you all!!



Julie E said...

This is a great LO! I love the way you layered everything and the stamps you incorporated into it look meant to be! So fun :>)

Lora said...

Love that you did a scrapbook page and incorporated stamping into it. You don't see that often as so many are fearful of stamping on pages, but yours was perfect...and those puppy eyes are to die for...I have an Aussie and they have sweet eyes too (and they know it). Love your creations!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is ADORABLE, Alex!! Love that showcased these stamps with a Scrapbook page!!

Karen Motz said...

This is the SWEETEST page!!! The stamps you chose are perfect for that darling image of you sweet puppy!! OMG...LOVE the look on his face!!!!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What an adorable page, Alex! Love it!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh Alex, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this layout!!! You did SOOOO awesome incorporating stamps into your project and the pic of your dog is just TOO SWEET!

Bonnie Weiss said...

OK, so Tyson is just adorable!!!...and he will calm down...maybe when he's about 3 yrs old! The larger breeds seem to mature slower but that's what makes them who they are.

Your S/B layout is perfect and quite the tribute to your new little man!

Donna said...

I love your scrappy page, Alex! your pup is too cute!