Friday, January 11, 2008

Diva and a Dream

Hi Everyone! Hope you had a fantastic Friday..or FUN Friday as we call it around here.


YIPEEEE!!!! I am soo excited to announce that I am going to be designing for A Stamper's Dream. Michelle announced the awesome team on her blog last night so I figured I could add it here! Her store is filled with my favorite stamp companies including: My Favorite Things, Gina K Designs, Inkadinkadoo, Northwoods, Wordsworth, Penny Black, Stampendous, Hero Arts, A muse (clear stamps)....to name just a few! In addition, she carries a million colors of stickles and lots of other fun stuff! Check out her store. I cannot wait to get started. The team also includes these super talented designers: Tosha Leyendekker, Laurie Schmidlin, Kurtis Amundson and of course, Michelle Rodgers. Check out their blogs on the right!


I was recently asked to be a DIVA (heeeheee!) and post a Scrapbook Challenge with some of the other members of the My Favorite Things DT on Splitcoaststampers. You can check out all of the challenges here:http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=314377


I created this page for the challenge! I have been trying to think of a nice way to keep all of our past Christmas photo cards that would be a nice reminder of the only time my kids ALL looked decent in one photo.







I have a Stampin' Up! linen album that I thought would be perfect. So I got to work---taking my family Christmas card and using it for a 6" by 6" page.
My challenge is to create a hidden text box. I love creating different ways to conceal notes or journaling so I thought this would be a fun challenge.


The background is created with My Favorite Things stamp sets: Behind the Scenes (all the stripes) and Winter Blast (I just love those snowflakes!) (http://www.mftstamps.com/)
I cut out the picture from the card and framed it with a Nestability scalloped die. I also salvaged the date from the original card for the center of the circle snowflake.



I created the slide out by applying dimensional stickers to the outer edges of the back of this piece. I lined the foam pieces across the top, down the left side and along the bottom. I did not put any on the right side or the middle--and this allows the pull out to sit comfortably inside until someone wants to read it! (Oopsie---I haven't done the journaling part yet! lol!) I added another snowflake to the journaling block.



All the snowflakes have a muse creativity twinkle stickers in the centers. I just LOVE those and buy them in bulk!






Hope you like it...It was a lot of fun to create and now I am looking for all of the past holiday cards we have so I can make the other pages and keep this book as a short recap of the year.



I will share more as I complete the other pages! I also plan to do something fun with the cover of the album.



Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Elizebeth said...

Congrats on the new design team! And this is a great page, I love the hidden element for the journaling!

Shannan said...

Congrats!
I love this page!

Rae said...

Congrats, Congrats Dreamy Diva!! Way to go girl!
Love your album idea too ~ great page (& adorable photo!)

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

This is soooo cute! I love the colors and layout! Congrats on your new gig!

Carol said...

WTG on being chosen for Michelles' design team! I look forward to some great new projects from you. I love this page with the hidden journaling tab. The kids all look great and you did a great job with the LO. TFS!

Robyn said...

Hi Cammie!! Great page! That is so awesome that you are on another DT. You are so very talented! Way to go!

Jennifer Buck said...

Congratulations! I am very excited for you! You will be a great additions to the team! Take care, Jennifer

Jennie Skaggs said...

Congrats!!! YOu are very talented. It will be exciting to see more of your work. Be a diva. :) LOL Take care. Jennie

Christina Fischer said...

Congrats on your new DT!!! Love the scrapbook page -- the layout and colors are great!

Alli Miles said...

Wonderful scrapbook page! Also congrats on being picked up again...you so ROCK!

Becky in East Tennessee said...

WOW! That is sooo awesome! Good Job! I love your layout! VERY NICE!

beate said...

Congratulations, Carolyn! That is so exciting!
You have a some great looking kids! Wonderful page. I love your hidden journaling.

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations, Cammie!!! That is awesome!!

Love your pages too! Your kids are adorable!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Congratulations! That's awesome! They are very lucky to have you!

Dianne said...

Congrats! I love the idea of making an album with Christmas photos and your page is too cute!