Friday, March 25, 2011

First Hike of the year

There weren't many leaves on the trees the day we took this first hike of the year. We didn't care we just loved being outside one day in February. I used lessons from Nichol Migourk's classes at 2P's  to make this layout particularly the March scrapbook stamping class focused on using rubber stamps.

For the border, I used a rubber wheel which I've mounted as a cling stamp.  I inked the image with various shades of browns for a semi-distressed look.  The clouds are stamped with acrylic stamps from Hampton Arts because I didn't have an cloud paper that matched.  I embossed them in white embossing powder.

This border meets the challenge by using traditional wood mounted rubber stamps.  In February, lots of trees are bare so I just stamped some trunks as well as some with a little greenery.  The border is also filled in with Cricut images from Straight from the Nest.

I ran out of 'e's on the sticker sheet.  Isn't that always the way?  So I handwrote 'the'

This was a really fun page to put together.  I've had it on my table all week adding papers and embellishments to the pile as I thought of something.

Thanks, Nichol, for the inspiration.  I'm really enjoying all the monthly classes at Two Peas in a Bucket.  Check out their classes and events page  here They have some special card making stuff coming up in April.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Trendy Trees from Stampin' Up!; Whooo Loves You from Hero Arts
DSP:  Lemon Grass by Crate Paper; green from Little Robots collection by My Mind's Eye; sky paper from Fancy Pants Delight
Cardstock:  Pumpin Pie, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Ink:  same as cardstock plus Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand and Dark Brown by Colorbox
Stickers: Crate Paper and Nutmeg by American Crafts; labels from K & Company
Metal:  Making Memories


  1. Lovely layout! I'm especially drawn to the colors. Unfortunately, it's still to cold here in Wisconsin for spending time outdoors.

  2. Love your rows of trees! It's really cold here now, but hope to be getting outside more soon.

  3. A really nice layout. You got quite a lot on the page and it looks great. Thanks for stopping by. Lorraine BFS

  4. Oh I love this page! What wonderful pics. The stamped trees are a perfect accent.


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