The 2008 Montgomery County Fair is now history! That means there is once again time to get back into my stamp room and play. My playing involves finishing up the use of the papers and embellishments in my Summer Craft Kit. The papers are almost gone. Only scraps remain, but since I mainly used this kit to make pages for my nephews baseball album I have quite a few embellishments left, especially the flowers. Somehow they just didn't seem appropriate to the baseball theme. Don't worry though they will not go to waste! They will be used on other projects in the future.
So here are two more pages for the album. I now have February and April
pages complete. All the pages I have completed so far have been fun though challenging. There are not many photos like you see in a lot of albums. Mainly the memories are of newspaper clippings and programs. Lots of print. Of course this does mean I don't have to do much if any writing which I do like.
One thing I have discovered is that rubbery (sticker) embellishments though really neat do not make sliding the pages they are on into page protectors very easy. They want to stick to the protector. So you have to be real careful with them. I do like the way they look however as they are thick and give a 3 D look. Also the ones I found are great colors. The strip of baseballs down they right side of the first page are these type of stickers as is the baseball bat and ball on the first page here. Come to think of it so is the "varsity" pennant. This page was a real bugger to get into the page protector, but I did it!
I didn't want to stop with the two pages so I also made another sympathy card. I used my new Stampin' Up scalloped border punch to make the scallop fringe that peaks out from the right side of the patterned paper strip. I then used the tip of my finger to "fluff" the scallops up a bit so they didn't lie totally flat against the card. I love this punch and know that it will get a lot of use.
I once again used the Lovely As a Tree stamp set from SU. I don't know why I waited so long to get this set. It is quickly becoming a favorite. I really like how the pine tree turned out here. The paper I stamped it on is a plain side of one of the double sided papers that came in the kit. It had a texture to it. Normally I don't like to stamp on textured paper because you get a texture showing on the image, but I like it with this pine tree stamp. I think it gives the feeling of the pine needles.
I hope you've enjoyed these and hope to be back to a more regular posting schedule. If you are interested in my week at the county fair I am posting about that on my companion BLOG Life Out My Window. Feel free to stop by.