August 25, 2008

IT'S THE BIG SHOT BABY!!!

Whoohoo!! I got some time to play this weekend with my new Big Shot and I had a blast!!! So fun and easy to use! So, I thought today I would share a couple of projects that I made using my dies and stamps! The first project is a scrapbook page I did using Lesli's Sketch from Pageplans. I have been dying to play along again and I had some time so I took advantage of it! Of course, I am probably way past the deadline date, but hey, I did it, right?? So, for this layout I used my new Decorative Strip die called Join in the Cheer for my title. I think it has a lot of uses and can see me using this for Christmas, family moments, etc. I chose it for this page because it describes EXACTLY what my children bring into my life! I cut chipboard first, then sent my dsp through the machine and, using my glue stick, adhered it - it worked perfectly! Then, I used the flowers from the Birds and Blossoms Sizzlits set to embellish my page - and yes, I added brads to the centers of two but could not resist adding a Jumbo Eyelet to see how it would look - and I LOVE it, LOL! The stamps are from the set I got free at Convention called Inspired By Nature because I thought it fit the pictures beautifully since my kids were sitting in our old wooden trailer out behind the house - and yes, they were goofing around, but I love to see them like this and was happy to catch these moments on film! The next project I did is a card. I decided to use my Baskets and Blooms Die for this one because there are so many different elements to it. I just love that outlined daisy and the variety of other flowers on this die!! I also used my Top Note Die for the Big Centerpiece with the decorative edges - just love this!! I used a piece of my 6x6 dsp that came in one of my hostess gifts and it was the perfect size - gotta love it! I used two stamp sets for this one as well! This was a fun card to put together, lots of elements, but I like how it came together! I will leave you with a full recipe for both projects, then I am running out the door (actually hobbling with my bum knee) to go to Weight Watchers. The last three weeks I have not gained nor lost so I am really hoping to have moved off my plateau this week! Chat with you all tomorrow - toodles!
Page and Card Recipe:
Paper - More Mustard, Really Rust, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, and So Saffron card stock; Kraft Patterns Designer Series paper (hostess level I gift)
Inks- Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pads, Really Rust Stampin' Write Marker
Stamps - Wow Flowers, Eastern Blooms, Inspired by Nature
Accessories - Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive Brads, Small and Large Oval Punches, 3/4 inch circle punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Crop-a-dile, Jumbo Eyelets, Stampin' Dimensionals, Anywhere glue stick, mini glue dots, Build-a-brad
Big Shot Accessories - Birds and Blooms Sizzlits, Baskets and Blooms Die, Join in the Cheer Decorative Strip Die

35 comments:

mochamama said...

This page is so beautiful Alex!!! You post everyday, I admire you and your dedication!
Hugs to you

Courtney said...

This is such a wonderful scrapbook page! I love the sentiment at the top... that big shot is looking tastier and tastier!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Love your layout! Great pics of your kids! Awesome card too!

All Pink girl said...

Wow your cards and projects rock ,brilliant work as always ,Dawnx

Nikki Bond said...

What a totally fbulous page! That film strip is gorgeous and love the grass along the bottom! Great pics too! Beautiful! {SMILES}

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wow! Oh my gosh...how very fun. those are fantastic!

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome page Alex! I'm going to need that Big Shot too...lol
Love the card using the dies too...girl you are making me want to order this stuff TODAY! lol

Michelle said...

Great layout Alex. Love the filmstrip you created.

Suzanne said...

Great work with your new big shot isn't it fab when you get new toys to play with!!! Hope you are well Sue :o) SBS9

Manna said...

Fabulous page! Great pix of the kiddos. The card is great too. Love the colour combo!

Scrappy Girl said...

Great page and card. Looks like you put that Big Shot to good use!

Lauren said...

Great layouts Alex! I'm sure you had a super time with your new toy. TFS!

Ana Baird said...

Beautiful page and card Alex! I have a Big Shot too and I love it

Melissa said...

Oh Alex! What a wonderful page!

Many Blessings,
M.

Deborah said...

Your family pages are so dear and special Alex! Cool use with the Big Shot! Please take it easy with your ailing knee! No marathons today! I am keeping my fingers crossed for the mail today!

Dani said...

Wowza! Great job! I'm trying to resist the Big Shot. Trying. :)

Catherine said...

love your page, Alex and love your card also =)

LuLu said...

Fantastic work Alex (as always) and glad you are enjoying your new toy.

Now I am back from my hols will visit your blog more frequently.

Take care,

LuLu
x

corinnesomerville said...

I LOVE how you used the "Cheer" strip for the scrapbook page....way to go !!! Don't you LOVE your Big Shot !! I can't believe that I hesitated getting it !! I'm SOOOOOO glad I have it !!!

Love you sweetie...miss you :(

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh beeeautiful!!! You sure are showcasing these new dies fabulously!!! This page is just wonderful....I've got soooo much scrapbooking to someday catch up on!!

Annapurna said...

Lovely layout and card. I like all the details on your card, especially the curly bracket piece.

Rose Ann said...

Wow...your page is soooo awesome, Alex!!! I love your cool title, and the pretty tall "grass"!! Super layout too!! Your card is so pretty too, and I am loving all of your new stuff!! Hugs!!

Meg Giroux said...

what a cool new tool, you lucky girl you!!!
Great layout of the kids and such a cute card!

Beth Norman said...

Awesome work. I'll bet you had a blast with the Big Shot.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so cool!!TFS

Angie Tieman said...

Oh look at your fabulous projects!! So glad you got a chance to play!! Keep 'em coming!

Latisha said...

OKAY i love the card using the top note card..OMGosh i think i might need that die!
love the page too with the film strip too cute!

christie said...

So fun! I'm dying looking at the catalog...I want EVERYTHING! Why oh why must I want everything?

Natalie said...

What a gorgeous page, I love the layout. x

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

LOVE that scrapbook page! Look at you and your Big Shot! I have to get some of those dies!

Debbie Yates said...

I too love this time of year and am ready for fall to begin....your color combos are perfect! Great layouts....

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous page Alex, lovin that Big Shot and the dies! Too fun! Great card too. Enjoy your new toy! :)

malieta said...

Your layout is fantastic and the pictures of your kids are just beautiful! I also think your card using dies from the Big Shot is terrific also!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Awesome! Looks like you're going to have lots of fun with new toys!

Katie said...

Fabulous layout and gorgeous card Alex, as always!!

Katie
x