I know many love the digital world, but for me hands on is still the only way to scrapbook. I love the feel and texture of papers and embellishments. I love touching, and working with my hands, so I don't think I'd ever convert to digital exclusively. Though, the gals who do scrapbook in this way do amazing work. I have looked through magazines and online at their layouts and would never know that they are one dimensional if it didn't say it. Kudo's to the ladies who love to go digi!
Yesterday I finished two cards for the monthly card swap. I did fall a little behind, but got myself in gear. I tried two new techniques for the cards. I used a stamp roller for the first time and I rolled a stamp image on the ribbon which I adheared to the card. It was neat to do, and will do it again. I also used the acrilyc gloss for the first time. I stamped a little image, cut it out, then squeezed the glossy liquid onto the image. It dried to a really nice sheen! The product was called Glossy Accents, and it came with the Tim Holtz products I had gotten from QVC last year, and first used it now!!! See I told ya I have tons of stuff, some that hasn't even been touched yet. Oh boy am I going to get myself into trouble here ; ). This'll be just our little secret. Hubby doesn't need to know this stuff, heehee. Everytime I go to Joann's, Michaels, or Collective Journey the local scrapbook store in my town, I come back with something.
I just love Collective Journey, she carries so many of the brand spanking new products. Her stock is just amazing and also, she combined some of the items from her former gift store, Cracker Jacks, which she had to close, so going there is such a treat to the senses!
So here are the pictures of the work I did these past couple of days. I will also be doing a traditional layout of Santino and Peter for myself. I'll make copies of the digi one for my Mom and Aunt Toni (Peter's Mom).