Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vera Inspired and Living Out Loud

Yesterday's Clean & Simple challenge on SCS was to be inspired by something on the Vera Bradley website and make a CAS card with that in mind. Here is the bag I chose- more importantly, the fabrice I chose. This fabric is called Carnaby and I just loved the colors! They closely resemble SU's Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and I threw in some Morning Glory as well- all on a Basic Black background.

The zippered wallet shown here has a diamond pattern quilting so I tried to mimic that with my partial diamond embossed background. Since I don't have a fancy tool to do lots of score lines with I just used my 12" trimmer and the scoring blade. After a while I got tired of it so I decided I really liked the look of just half the card done like that. That's why you can't see score marks on the left side- there aren't any! I added in some Big Shot Daisies with some jumbo brads and voila.

Next up is the final scrapbook page I did last weekend. When I saw this title box (and coordinating paper) at a scrapbook store earlier this year I knew exactly who it perfectly fit! Living out loud is what my son does every minute of his life almost. I wouldn't trade him, although I do need some Tylenol every now and then. LOL! My other favorite phrase that I plan to do on a page for him someday is "Boys: Noise with dirt on them!" How true?!!!

The little blue journal box attached with Vintage brads is from the SU Simply Scrappin' Kit, Hoppy Memories (retired). I'm still not sure how this page will fit in my 12x12 albums- it will hang over the edges of the page protector I guess... but you gotta love that scrolled border! One thing I wanted to point out is the row of brads at the right of the picture- they are actually bullet points for details like his name, age, teacher and school... but I covered it with vellum for the photo just to be safe (and so grandma doesn't call and give me a hard time- LOL).

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new and fabulous Diva Coffee Break Designs challenge... and if you haven't yet played along with last week's challenge be sure to do that so we can pick YOU as our next Featured Stamped!

SUO Supplies (for the card, not scrapbook page)
Stamps: Wonderful Favorites
Colors: Basic Black, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Marigold Morning, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Big Shot, Daisies die, scoring blade, Jumbo White brads


  1. What a sweet little boy (I survived 2 of them!)...enjoy every moment!! I love the page you did! Your card is beautiful...the scoring is fabulous!!

  2. WOW Kristin what a BEAUTIFUL card, I LOVE the flowers and the scoring!!! Your page is wonderful too!!!

  3. the card is great, and I LOVE this page!!!! that paper and title bar look great-doncha love it when the paper you use creates such a great page without a lot of effort!


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