Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fresh Ideas for Spring!

I love spring.  The green is a different shade than you'll find in summer or early fall.  Everything feels so vibrant -- so alive!  I always start out with the best intentions of doing better at this or that, and I often start new projects or renew my interest in old ones.  In my recent spring cleaning post, I promised to post some more spring-themed ideas.  Ooops!  The month was nearly over by the time I made it to post, and the only blog post I've made since was to promote the GASC ticket sales.  That means only one thing -- I need to extend the spring theme into April!  Because I'm not tired of spring yet, are you?

And what could be more spring-like than fresh, bold colors?  I recently joined a Yahoo scrapbooking group called Texas Scrappers (or TXSB for short).  The group is still very small, but fun.  I love taking part in the weekly challenges.  You may have noticed a birthday card in my "Five Simple Cards..." post.  Last week's challenge was a color challenge.  Our moderator gave us a color combo which we had to use to create our project.  The combo was based on Stampin' Up colors: Melon Mambo, Always Artichoke, and Lucky Limeade.  When I saw the colors, I knew they were just perfect for using my new "Mouthwatering" stamp set from Stampin' Up.  It also gave me an excuse to try out the Stampin' Up scented embossing powder!

I am not as happy with the first card.  I used the Paper Lace cartridge for the Cricut to cut the lattice background and realized only too late that the design ran off the edge of the paper.  And then when I put it together, I realized that my over-sized "Happy Birthday" stamp and watermelons covered most of it up.  I like the second card much better, and I even got to use some left-over pieces of Stampin' Up glimmer paper!  The sentiment on the second card was printed on my laser printer and colored with a marker.  I found a font I liked and used the Word Art feature to turn it into an outline.  As for the scented embossing powder, I used the melon scented one and it is so scrumptious that I want to eat it!  Unfortunately, the scent doesn't last very long.  I made the first card a week ago and the scent is already gone, so if you are going to use this on scrapbooks, don't bother, and if you are going to use it on a card, send it out right away!

Do you have plans for National Scrapbook Day?  Celebrate in style with the Crafty Neighbors! Join us for our

National Scrapbook Day 2012

Community Scrapbook Party

Crop ‘til you drop fundraiser!

R. L. Turner High School Cafeteria

1600 South Josey Lane
Carrollton, Texas 75006

12 hours of non-stop cropping to benefit

Turner High School Orchestra Programs
sponsored by R.L. Turner Orchestra Boosters
All-day cropping, make-n-takes, raffles, vendors, 
games, prizes and much, much more!

Beginner Scrapbooking Classes offered on request.

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