Monday, July 25, 2011

Life is a Journey Center Step Card

Hello everyone!
   Today I made this center step card with one of the newly released Magnolia stamps ,"Tilda with Butterfly Jeans." The Heart butterfly and heart frame is a sneak peek at new releases.

   This card was very easy to make!  The center step card pattern is available on various sites if you don't have this yet.  I stamped my Tilda and then colored her with Copic markers. I then cut around her.  I cut my lace trim, card pattern, butterfly,frames and center piece with my Gazelle.  I stamped my center card background and proceeded to glue everything to my card.  Done!  That easy! 
Judy Stark-

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hello Card

   A special thank you to the talented group of people from "The Outlawz" group for your kind comments.
What an inspiring blog to join!  Click the logo on the right side of my blog and check them out.  
   I am making a box of assorted greeting cards as a birthday gift for a dear Aunt and made a basic hello card.  The flower is a Lattice PopKut flower
 I made a shadow box card for my flower to be placed onto. Cut the hello, tied a bow and done. Easy card to make!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cash's First Hospital Visit - Layout

 Poor little Cash had a collision with his older brother Tyler Saturday night. (Rough housing) His first hospital visit was to follow! Mom and Dad were in panic mode and Cash calmed them down by telling them he was a big boy and not to worry. Awww, got to love that! 
  I usually make a page for the annual family book when a "first" happens.  I apologize for the photo's not being clear but they were taken on a cell phone.
  A close up of Cash and the bear. Notice bear peeker has bandage too!

 Happy Scrapping!
Judy Stark

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wedding Album

I made this as a wedding gift but you can also make this for the holidays. To make the flower, you will need vellum paper,white marking pen (my favorite is Uniball Signo UM-153) and rhinestones.  This journal can be finished within an hour!

Basic Instructions for Gazelle: You will use your embossing blade and mat. Convert your WPC file by using the ENGRAVING feature. This will give you the lines for embossing. I used Island for this one. We have Engraving/Embossing tutorials on BK forum. I used a force of 3 and 2 passes. Vellum will rip if too much force is used. Be sure your mat is sticky! You can hand cut these (outline line) or use your Gazelle.

After removing from mat, take your white outline pen and just follow the embossing lines on THE BACK of motif. After the white (or any color) dries, it's time for the rhinestones. I used a wand/iron and individually set mine. Add ribbon and stem.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sweet Summer Layout

  I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July last week.  I had a great time with my family and hope all of you did also.  Today I made a summer page for my annual book. I try to make a layout or 2 at least monthly. By January, I have an annual Family book finished! So much easier than doing it all at one time. 
  With this page, I wanted to use bright summer colors, stamps, die cuts and some of those stickers I bought hundreds of when I first started scrapbooking. Just because you have an electronic or manual cutter; it doesn't mean you can't combine techniques.
I cut my frames, table, tablecloth, chair and umbrella with my Gazelle. They are die cut patterns I designed. I then did a print n cut with my Gazelle and added the frog. The little girl stamp is made by Magnolia Stamps. With the Funtime program that comes with my Gazelle, you can easily stamp an image, then import into the art board of Funtime and do a print n cut.  I then colored with my Copic markers. I like using this feature in Funtime as I can enlarge or make my stamps smaller as needed.
Closeup below:

After I glued the cuts, I applied the food stickers on the table. They are dimensional and didn't take away from my layout by using them.  So go through your older things and use them!
I have a lot of BoBunny stickers and used them for the title and subtitles. Fast and Easy!

Have a good week and thank you for stopping by my blog!
Judy Tesla Stark - Bosskut Design Team Member