Tuesday, January 1, 2008

The 3 of Us



Woohoo ~ I am finally scrapping again!!!!! This is the second page I have completed since our fire, 3 1/2 months ago, and I think I'm back in the groove!

I read directions on another blog about how to use outline stamps and then color them in to get this awesome border all around the photo. I do have to admit it was a lot of work, though, but I love the finished effect. I can't remember whose blog the directions were on, so if anyone reading this recognizes the technique, could you please LMK so I can give the mystery blogger credit? Thanks!

Notice the lacy paper border crossing the bottom of the photo? I used the 3 snowflakes key on the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge, along with the "Border" button on the Cricut. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Stamp set I used for this is called "Doodle This", and the colors I selected (with lots of help from Debbie Moczek, since I am totally color challenged) were Always Artichoke, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie and Brocade Blue. Paper was donated by Janice Muri of Sarasota.....thanks, Janice!

7 comments:

Wife2TJ said...

Wishing you a blessed New Years!!! I hope it brings wonderful things for you and your family!

jpmayo said...

Marla,
This is Jimmi from the blog thestampingshopper.blogspot.com.
You commented on my paper giveaway and I want to send you some paper even though I havent chosen the winner yet:)
I was just imagining how awful it would be if I lost my home in a fire and wanted to send a little cheer your way in the New Year!!
email me your address so I can send some your way!
jimmipm@msn.com

Michelle said...

This looks fabulous!
That is awesome of Jimmi to send you some paper! She has a fantastic stash!
Here's wishing you all the best in 2008!

the dreamer said...

Hi, Marla. This is Nina Patena, 2008 Royal Stamping Maid DT for Queen Kat Designs. We think your blog rocks and would love to feature you as one of our Bloggers of the Day over at the QK Bloggers Club! Here's our site: http://qkdbloggers.blogspot.com/.

It's a friendly site where we bring stampers and scrapbookers together in a one-stop site for inspiration and friendship.

Would you be interested in being featured? If you are, kindly email us at qkdbloggers@yahoo.com so we can send you a basic questionnaire for us to write a feature on you. Thanks so much and happy new year! =)

Alesha Walls said...

great layout!

BikerK8 said...

What a wonderful layout. You did a great job on it Marla. I love the picture it is really nice.

stargazeramy said...

Hi Marla, I stumbled upon your blog and recognized you right away! I am a friend of Aidans from a few years ago, I'm not sure if you remember me, Amy T. I still talk to Aidan once in awhile, he is a busy guy now!
Anyways...I couldn't NOT leave a comment on this page! I love everything about it! Isn't it amazing what you can do with the cricut?! I have the expressions with the new design studio and it is just awesome! I love love love the stamping too!!! Are you guys in Florida now?
well talk to you soon! and keep up the WONDERFUL work!