Monday, November 24, 2008

The start of a new week.

The foam stamping week has come to an end but it's definitely not an end to using them. I had forgotten about a lot of the stamps that I had so digging through them was kind of fun. Kind of like when you find a ten dollar bill in your pocket that you didn't know was there. Love it when that happens!

Friday


One thing I've noticed about all of my pages in today's post is that I didn't use a whole lot of patterned papers. I tend to do that a lot. It kind of makes me kick myself a little for buying so much paper when a lot of the time I only use a little strip here or there.

Saturday


I'm beginning to think that Christmas trees can be made with anything! On this page I used a diamond shaped foam stamp to create the tree. (I completely lifted this idea from my mom and after she reads this I'll never hear the end of it! We are always "competing" with our kit clubs.) After I had the diamonds stamped I added stitching and buttons to complete the design.

Now it's on to a new week and a new challenge!

The winner of the foam stamp and paint giveaway is Trishamaus2005. Email me (alidavis1919@hotmail.com) your address. :)


Week #3 - Bare Chipboard
I probably have more chipboard than I do anything else. I actually do use it a lot so I don't feel so bad about having so much.

Sunday


On this page the three smaller hearts, "MOM", "LOVE" and the heart with the flourish are all chipboard. On the "Love" piece I covered it with patterned paper and then on the rest I just added paint and added them to the layout. Nothing fancy and super easy. I also cut a piece of striped paper to go behind the heart with the flourish.

This week the giveaway is... you guessed it! Chipboard! (and a lot of it!) Scenic Route, Prima, BasicGrey, Bazzill and Fancy Pants.


I'm so glad to hear that so many of you are joining in on the page a day/use your stash challenge! I think the thing I love most about doing a page a day is that I don't waste time. I get in there and get it done!

52 comments:

Nicole said...

I used my foam stamps 3 times last week. Thanks. I get in a "routine" and stop going to look and see what all I really do have.
I LOVE chipboard and would LOVE to win that.
Have a great day.
Nicole M.

Liz Michaud said...

Chipboard is my favorite! I can never have too much!
Your page a day is giving me so much inspiration to get scrappin myself and try some new stuff. On the weekend I used Hambly clear overlays for the first time. Can see myself using them more often now!
Thanks.
Liz Michaud

Anonymous said...

LOVING your page a day..I'm afraid I've fallen behind! :(
sandee

Penny said...

How did you make the words in the pink heart - it was neat!

Erin said...

I love all the trees you have been making. They really inspire me. And that is alot of chipboard. Thanks for the chance to win.

Allison Davis said...

Penny, to make the heart shape I penciled in my journaling and then I used a heart shape and traced it onto the journaling. After that I went over the penciled journaling inside the heart shape with a red pen and over the journaling on the outside with a brown pen. :)

Anonymous said...

I love chipboard and have been using up supplies--inspired by you! Thanks for the opportunity!
Lisa-Republic

kroller@centurytel.net said...

Allison,
Another great layout. I always look forward to the part of my day that I can check out your blog and see all the new pages-and inspiration! It's funny, I was the "mom" type before kids, but was still amazed at how it can change you in the most unexpected ways--each day is full of pleasant surprises. I love the pg a day and the giveaways are an added bonus!!
Amy

AmyInKy said...

I just LOVE that tree you made with the buttons!!! How cool. Your layouts are always so inspiring!

mandi said...

I like the weight of chipboard because it draws the eye to it when use it on a card.

PattiM said...

I love how you can take a CS, add just a little pp and your embellishments and have a spectacular LO. Cute tree and I love the word LOVE covered in that pp. Adorable pictures say it all.

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!!

Kim said...

If you have a cuttlebug chipboard is fun to emboss too!! :-) Lighter chipboard works a bit better than the heavier stuff ...

How can anyone possibly have too much chipboard?!!!

Anonymous said...

Ali,
I love the pages such great inspiration!

Allie said...

Great LO's again! I love your 'mom type' - I'm totally not the mom type either. People keep telling me I'll change my mind, but the jury's still out! Gorgeous stuff!

Mel said...

Love the Christmas tree idea! And how you stitched on top with the buttons--so cute!

Kay said...

Well let you mom know that I'm lifting that tree too! Nw the question is who do I credit?!? LOL

As always great LOs

Erica said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I get in a rut and forget to use things I have in my stash. Also, I love chipboard;)

Sarah L. said...

I get so much inspiration from you!

Deb said...

I always enjoy your layouts so much. You always have such good ideas. I too love chipboard so I'm excited to see what else you come up with. Love the Christmas trees also!!

noel joy said...

man ali, you're totally kicking my butt. i totally need to be doing this page a day deal. i'm loving all of yours. you're getting so much done, and they're all adorable as always!

4guysandagirl said...

I am loving your work!! It's really inspiring me to get going!!

Tony and Tiffany said...

hi ali!!!! I am loving the page a day challenge. I'm getting more and more done and it's just fabulous. I won't be able to do it for a few weeks...makes me sad...but when things calm down I'm going to jump on the wagon again! Thanks for the RAK! They are totally awesome!

Jessica Turner said...

I love some chipboard!Would love to win this RAK. :)

Erica Hettwer said...

I love these! Of course I say this every time but...I really do mean it every time. Great job! :D

Angela M. said...

Your LO's look great! I love using chipboard. My new favorite thing to add to my LO's.

Lil-Rosi said...

I love you layouts! You really do a great job at using multiple photos! Wow! That's a great stash of chipboard! :)

Dawn said...

Hi Allison,
I love your new l/o especially the tree such a cool idea. I love that l/o with Drew learning to walk, I don't have pictures of that milestone. Thanks for the great ideas as usual and for a chance to win a COOL prize!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Gaby said...

Love me some chipboard! hehe

Love your LO's!

Anonymous said...

Your pages are wonderful! Besides the stitching that I enjoy so much, I love the ideas you have for using so many 4x6 photos. I generaly crop my photos the way I want them when I take them - and don't like to cut them up -
I am loving your blog:)
I have just started using raw chip board - and don't have a stash at this point.:) Thanks for the chance in sharing yours.:) (And the ideas of how to use it)

Anonymous said...

I bought chipboard but I really don't know what to do with it so I am excited about your pages this week.

PS - Love the Christmas tree...so cute!

Linda A.

Meggan said...

Just organized my stash and scrapbooking nook to get ready for our Thanksgiving house guests. And yep, I've got WAY too much stuff that's not being put to good use. I'm so inspired by your LOs and this challenge - I can't wait to get cranking after the holidays. Thanks too for the added bonus of fun giveaways!
Happy Turkey Day!
M

Heather said...

I love chipboard!! It's a serious addiction. I don't think there is such a thing as having too much chipboard. I've been loving your pages! It's cool to see them on here and then see them in person in the store. You are so talented. :)

LJ13 said...

I love chipboard and don't have nearly enough. Great layouts as always.

LouAnn

Aartee said...

Great layouts :) I've been being better about getting a few pages done also but nothing as detailed as yours are...

Liz said...

Chipboard is one thing that I don't have much of... would love to win this giveaway!! :)

Trishamaus2005 said...

I absolutely adore the pictures in the "and I said I wasn't the Mom type". They are so cute. And how sweet is the journaling with the heart shape in there? Can't wait to see what all you do with the chipboard :)

Miss Kathy said...

I love you layouts. I have a new grandson, so they are perfect to get ideas from. Great givaway too.

The Cox Family said...

Oh, chipboard is my favorite -- paired with glimmer mist, you can't go wrong. Thank you for the continued inspiration.

Jen Cox

Kara Marie said...

This is so fun! I would love to win!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to see your mom's LO's. Would she share them with us?
sandee

Allison Davis said...

I'm sure she would! Next time I'm at the store I'll take some pictures of her layouts and post them on here. :)

Kim Watson said...

The chipboard looks yummy! could definitely do with a delish stash like that :o)

By the way THANX! Your page a day has been an endless source of inspiration. I have to ask though what your secret is to getting them done with two little ones???

The Lonely Scrapbooker said...

Just want to say I love your layouts. I scraplifted one: http://wickysticket.blogspot.com/2008/10/two-takes.html
It's one of my favourites.
That's all!

Sharon said...

Thta's some great chipbpard over there!

Anonymous said...

I love working with chipboard, too, but I've not tried to put paper on them. What adhesive do you use for them and do you use an exacto blade? It looks difficult so I've always used ink or glimmer mist.
Thanks for the chance to win, though my husband might steal some if I do.

Kim K

Allison Davis said...

Before I had used an exacto knife but I just never really got the hang of it. Now I trace the chipboard (backwards) onto the back of a piece of patterned paper and then cut it out. The paper usually ends up being a little bigger than the chipboard so I go over the edges with a nail file or if it's got hard to reach areas I use a little piece of sandpaper. Hope that helps! :)

Holly S said...

I love the non-traditional Christmas colors used on your tree-how fantastic! For the star on top, did you use a punch or die cutting machine? I love that off-kilter look and 2 instead of one-simply wonderful!

Allison Davis said...

Thank you so much! :) Both of the stars are chipboard from Fancy Pants.

Amy C said...

I love your blog. I just found it! I love the ideas that you have here!!! Thank you for sharing.

random me said...

Just wanted to say thanks for posting your layouts. I only recently found your blog and I love that you post double 12x12 layouts with 4x6 pictures. Yes I love all those beautiful one page layouts in mags but that's not what I what I scrap most of the time. It's usually the 12x12 2 pagers and it's so hard to find good examples using 4x6 pics to scraplift. So thank you so much for sharing yours!
Renee

lana day said...

amazing! that's all I can say

julieann said...

I am in an on again off again relationship with chipboard! Thanks for giving me a reason to fall in love with it again:)