Summer Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Summer Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I am located in Norfolk Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or have hopped on over from another site, thank you for letting me share my creations today! Let’s get started!

Today I am sharing a quick scrapbook page and a bonus card I made using pictures from my recent vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. My husband and I vacation twice a year with family and close friends, but this vacation was extra special for me! Not only was my younger son, who is stationed in Hawaii, and my older son, who is stationed in Maryland with his family, were able to come at the same time, but my beautiful mother, who lives in Oregon, was able to come out. This was her first “real vacation” since my step-father passed nearly two years ago and having us all under one roof for a whole week was truly a blessing.

Since this was a beach vacation, I just knew that products from the new 
Come Sail Away Suite and the Under the Sea Framelits Dies would be perfect for this scrapbook page! I first chose a few pictures to have printed in the 2” x 3” size and then chose these four 3” x 4” cards to layer with the pictures:

The picture of the lighthouse is layered on one of the cards, I notched the corners with my ½” Circle Punch, and the other pictures are layered on Night of Navy and Seaside Spray cardstock, cut at 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”:

These are pictures of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Wild Horses on the 4×4 Beach, sunset on the Currituck Sound with my mother, my granddaughters playing on the beach, and sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean with my two dogs

To create the sand dollar and starfish accents, I used a sponge with Crumb Cake ink to lightly dab on Whisper White cardstock and spritzed with Champagne Shimmer Paint using a Stampin’ Spritzer mixed with the paint and rubbing alcohol. I then used both dies from the Under the Sea Framelits to cut out three of each:

I used the seagrass die from Smooth Sailing and the coral die from Under the Sea to cut out one each in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Mossy Meadow cardstock:

The final accent pieces are the rope and knot die from Smooth Sailing in Soft Suede cardstock and the net die from Under the Sea in Crumb Cake cardstock:

From the Come Sail Away DSP, I chose the striped balmy blue design for my 12” x 12” scrapbook page. I first arranged the pictures to my liking, added the die cut accent pieces, and then took a picture to refer back to as I assembled the scrapbook page:

Since I had a 4” x 6” picture of my mother and I, I thought I would make an easel card to send her as a happy reminder from her trip! I started with a 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of Balmy Blue cardstock for the card base, scoring at 4 ¼”, and again at 2 1/8”:

I cut another piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½” and used this design from the Come Sail Away DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

Since I trimmed the picture down to 3 ¾” x 5”, I cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock to the same size and used the 2ndlargest mat die from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to create the “frame” for the picture, used the same technique from the scrapbook page to create the sand dollar, and used the grass die from Smooth Sailing to cut out of Sahara Sand cardstock, brushing the whole piece with Wink of Stella:

I adhered the Night of Navy frame to the picture using my Fine Tip Glue Pen and adhered this to the DSP with dimensionals:

The sand dollar and sea grass are adhered with glue dots and the completed piece is adhered to the Balmy Blue cardstock base layer:

I burnished my score lines with my bone folder and applied adhesive to the bottom scored cardstock:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere a ¾” x 5 ¼” piece of the same DSP from the card front to the bottom edge of the cardstock, the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greeting is heat embossed in Silver Emboss Powder on a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, cut out with the banner die from Smooth Sailing, and adhered with mini dimensionals:

I hope you have enjoyed these two summer themed projects and are inspired to create your own!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from the Father’s Day Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your first and last name and a comment with #stampitcontest and then keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Pam Nichols  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Dawn Seelhoff  
5. Christina Miller  
6. Kim Quade  
7. Lori Mueller  
8. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
9. Tina Wardell  
10. Cindi Clarke  
11. Linda Cullen  
12. Gigi Melone  
13. Danette Herera

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Don’t put away those Christmas crafting supplies yet!

Hello and welcome to today’s project, which is a scrapbook page layout for Christmas! I don’t know about you, but I really haven’t “put away” any of my Christmas crafting goodies, so I thought what better way to use up left-over designer series paper than make a scrapbook page! If you like to scrapbook or even would like to start scrapbooking, it can be very overwhelming not just to keep up with, but where to start?! For Christmas 2016 I decided to make a scrapbook of the year for my parents, my in-laws, and my son and daughter in-law because we had an eventful and exciting year (my older son and DIL were married, my younger son graduated from boot camp, my older son was promoted in the service, first deployment homecoming, family vacation, and a birth announcement!). While it may have seemed easy because I just went chronologically through the year, making 4 (yes, FOUR) scrapbooks starting right after Thanksgiving was a lot! So needless to say, mine did not get made, but the other 3 did and I took pictures of each page for when I get around to making mine….

With the New Year upon us, I did make some “crafting resolutions” and one of those is to use up all the old designer series paper I have on hand, whether it’s card making, some sort of craft, or scrapbooking. With the end of the 2018 Holiday Catalog just days away, I thought that creating a quick and fun scrapbook page would be a great way to end the year and start on my resolution!

To start, I used the tree stamp from Winter Woods and stamped it twice in Garden Green ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I then cut out one image with the coordinating framelit from In the Woods and then cut out the other tree with the smaller framelit that gives it a 3D effect. I then used some of the Shimmery White Embossing Paste on the cut outs and set aside to dry:


For this page, I decided to use one 4”x 6” photo and two 2”x 3” photos, so for the 4” x 6” I cut a piece of Garden Green cardstock at 4 ½” x 6 ½” and used this edgelit die from Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies on the sides. Then I cut two pieces of the DSP at 2 ½” x 3 ½”, just flipping over one of the DSP:


The rest of the items I used is the sentiment from Snowflake Sentiments stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White cardstock, punched out with the Starburst Punch, punched out another in Garden Green cardstock, used both snowflake framelits to cut out 2 small and 3 large from the Sparkle Glimmer Paper, both layers of the tree are adhered with mini dimensionals, the deer’s are stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating framelits from the Dashing Deer Bundle, and used the hill framelit from In the Woods on a piece of 1 ½” x 4” piece of White Velvet paper:


I chose this design from the DSP and figured out the best placement for the pictures:


Then I took the accessory pieces and placed them where I thought they looked best. The snowflakes are adhered using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, the deer in the upper right corner is adhered with dimensionals, the sentiment is adhered to the cardstock (slightly off) and then adhered with dimensionals, the hill is adhered to the DSP with the small deer adhered to the velvet paper, and then the layered tree is adhered with dimensionals:


Wasn’t that pretty quick and easy? Even though I don’t have pictures ready, I’m going to store this in the time being in one of my 12” x 12” Page Protectors (page 194 in the AC). Another alternative to the picture size is two 4” x 6” or four 2” x 3” pictures. I just love the sentiment for this scrapbook page, it sums up the season!

From my family to yours, have a safe, happy, and prosperous 2019! Happy New Year!!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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