Category Archives: Stamping

Scalloped Hand Stamped Paper Flowers With Flourishes:

Pink and Purple Flower Embellishments With Buttons, Brads, Crystals and Flourishes

Pink and Purple Flower Embellishments With Buttons, Brads, Crystals and Flourishes

I made these fancy hand stamped paper flower embellishments to use on scrapbook pages, mini albums, and cards. They can be used the same way that you’d use Prima flowers, but the hand stamped version doesn’t cost as much. I wrote up a tutorial with instructions for how to make these pretty layered flowers; You can click here to see the instructions for how to make these paper flower embellishments. They are easy and fun to make.


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Scrapbooking Layout: Hanauma Bay, Hawaii

I just made a vacation themed scrapbook layout featuring photos from a trip my husband Mike and I took to Hawaii in 2003. I have been scrapping pages from that trip and am sooooo enjoying reliving the experience. It was the vacation of a lifetime!

The main reason we took the trip was to attend our friends’ wedding; at the time they lived on the island of Oahu and they got married right on the beach there. (I haven’t finished my layouts of the beach wedding yet but I am having so much fun working on them! Can’t wait to get this album put together!)

I had never been to Hawaii before. This was the best way to experience it- surrounded by friends plus the natural beauty of the islands. Having that many friends in town meant that there was always someone around to hang out with and go exploring with. We packed so much adventure into such a short amount of time- visiting the botanical gardens and the museum, snorkeling, shopping, going to the beach, eating out, cooking at “home” (we stayed at our friends’ house so it almost did feel like home!)

Mike is talking about taking me back, and trust me I really want to go! But our friends don’t live there any more so it will NOT be the same!

Supplies and Techniques Used in the Hawaii Scrapbooking Layout:

Paper: #11266 Heaven Wash by Teri Martin / Creative Imaginations. (Wish I could find more of this paper! If you know where to get some please let me know! THANKS!)

Hand Painting and Spin Art: by Amy Solovay.

Paints used: Lumiere Metallic Paints by Jacquard products (I LOVE THESE! Well, I love everything Jacquard products makes…but Lumiere is on my top ten list of favorite art supplies ever!!!)

Luma Brilliant Concentrated Water Colors.

Rubber Stamping: Stamps: Alphabet is Pixie Love Letters by PSX. Numbers are Typewriter Numbers Creative Characters by PSX.

Inks: ColorBox Fluid Chalk in Wisteria; Rubber Stampede Acid Free Dye Based Ink.

Chalking: Decorating Chalks by Craf-T Products.

Punches: Whale of a Punch Tag Punch; Flower Hand punch by Fiskars.

Sewing thread: Vintage J & P Coats Boilfast Mercerized Cotton

Vintage Button: unknown manufacturer

Dichroic Glass Charm: Original, handmade by an artisan who sells on under the ID Dichrohaven.

More Scrapbooking Ideas

Thanks for your interest!