Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The fun with foam continues...

On both of the layouts today I used foam stamps from the Creating Keepsakes foam stamp KOTM. I had wanted to buy it months ago but never did. Then when I was at CKC Kansas City I saw a display board at the CK booth covered with foam stamps. I decided to check it out and for two days I would go look at them, decide to buy them and then quickly talk myself out of it. Finally on the last day I caved and bought them. I'm so glad that I did!

Monday


On this layout the "Boys will be boys" is a foam stamp that I coated with several different colors of paint and then stamped. I wanted the title to be colorful instead of all one color. The first time I tried it I covered the whole stamp and by the time I had gotten from the first letter to the last, half the paint had dried. The great thing about foam stamps with a clear backing is that I could go back and do a few letters at a time and clearly see where to line them up at. The little "bathroom" man in the bottom right corner is also a foam stamp.

Tuesday


One thing I love about this circle stamp is that there are so many possibilities. Not only is it cool without anything inside of it but it can also be transformed into many different things to fit the theme of the page. Here I turned three of them into baseballs by stitching the seams of the ball in red embroidery floss. Just think, you could make any kind of ball, pumpkins, bubbles, etc.

For those of you that were wondering, to make the ribbon Christmas tree from this post - I cut a 4 x 9 piece of scrap paper and then cut it into a triangle. I used white cardstock since some of the ribbons are see-through and I didn't want the cardstock to show through. Next I cut several 2" pieces from a variety of ribbons. Then I added adhesive and layered them onto the piece of cardstock.

To make the "A" from this post - I cut a large "A" out of white cardstock (actually the "A" that I used is the same "A" that Drew is holding in the picture.). Then I started along the right edge and adhered ribbon cut a little longer than the "A" at an slant even with the edge. After I had the entire "A" covered I trimmed any that was hanging off the edges.

I almost forgot to answer a question from the comments on the last post! I must admit that I am really bad about cleaning my stamps but when I do I just run them under warm water and the paint comes right off. If you're like me and don't always clean them right away try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or a sponge and lightly rub the paint off under running water. 


15 comments:

joscelyne cutchens said...

FABULOUS! i love those layouts! those stitches on the boys will be boys, just awesome!

Trishamaus2005 said...

This is absolutely fantastic. The stamps that you used for this, were those the ones from the Creating Keepsakes Kit of the month? I have those stamps and have never used them. I love them, just don't have any ideas. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you did with them. What a cute idea to stitch the circles so it looks like baseballs. You're a GENIUS! :) Thanks for sharing.

Allison Davis said...

Yes they are from the CK KOTM. I love that kit! There are some awesome stamps in that set!

PattiM said...

I love how you did the title on boys will be boys LO. Tied the whole page together, more so than just one color would have. And I really like the look of the whole LO.
Love the baseball LO. Eyes follow the pp and baseballs to the pics. Love your placement.
But my favorite LO is the Our Santa Visit Gone Bad. I love, love the title. And what a great idea for the trees, super cute. Great placement and color combo. But the pictures are the it on the page. Awesome memory to look back on.

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments ARe Remembered!!

Anonymous said...

Baseball stitching is awesome!

Linda A.

Kay said...

Love how you outlined the letters with stitching.

Laura T. said...

Have I told you lately that I just LOVE your layouts!!! It's so good to see 2-page layouts.

Laura T. said...

Have I told you lately that I just LOVE your layouts!!! It's so good to see 2-page layouts.

Dawn said...

Hi Allison,
I love reading your blog and look forward to seeing all your 2 page layouts. Your boys are also so cute. I am doing a page a day and pulling out my ribbons and stamps too. Thank you for inspiring all of us.

Nicole said...

I wanted those CK foam stamps so bad, but just didn't have the money at the time to get them. Oh well. Love the layouts.
Nicole M.

Allie said...

Niiiice job! 'Bathroom man' - I love it. :)

Jen K said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I have broken out my ribbon and stamps (from the deep archives) this week to make some wonderful new creations! Thanks for offereing giveaways :)

Mom2TwoBoys said...

I seriously check your blog every day to see what new layout you have come up with. I am using yours as inspiration and doing one a day as well. Love the stamps...unfortunately I don't have them:( Oh well - I'll have to be on the ball next time CK comes out with something like this. Thanks for sharing!
Beth

LJ13 said...

Love what you did with the circles. What a great idea to turn them into baseballs.

LouAnn

Aartee said...

you are on a roll! I have been so lazy with my album and need to get back into it!