Sunday, February 19, 2006

A "Petunia" for Your Layouts

When we think of Pepto Bismol, our thoughts often turn to that pink liquid that just makes everything better, but... it is also often referred to when describing the color pink, as "Pepto Pink" is what a lot of us think of when someone is describing something pink.

Well, we've found the cardstock version of Pepto that just makes our scrapbook layouts better - Bazzill Basics' Petunia. It doesn't seem to matter what layout we're working on, if it involves the color pink, that is the color we usually reach for and the one that most often works!!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Adding "Suds" to Your Bath Time Layouts

We have to admit... We came across this one by accident (isn't that usually what happens?), but it was the perfect result for the title of our bath time layout.

Specifically, we created a dried soap sud
look with paint and inexpensive alphabet sponge stamps by Create Like Crazy (purchased at Target). To recreate this effect, follow these steps:

  • Load up your first stamp with a fair amount of paint. Make sure that the entire stamp surface is covered, but that there isn't any excess.

  • Place your stamp on the paper and press down firmly. The stamp will give a little, but the painted surface should maintain contact with the paper.

  • Lift the stamp from the paper. Notice bubbles in paint? It's OK - don't panic. That's what it should look like.

  • Now, give the paint a slight blow. This will pop most of the bubbles. Use a fine detail paintbrush to pop the few that remain.

  • And that's it... Just repeat for the remaining letters (and make sure to let the paint dry)!!