Monday, October 6, 2008

Scor-Pal Time

I broke out the Scor-Pal to make a card and matching envelope. For the card a grid pattern was made, then it was lightly sponged with butterscotch and caramel Adirondack inks. The the flowers from Rubber Stamp Concepts were colored with markers, lightly spritzed with water to blend the colors and stamped. A hole was punched in the top left corner and a dragonfly brad was added. "Always" was stamped on vellum with black VersaFine ink then embossed with clear powder. Vellum tape was used to attach the vellum to the flower panel, then this was tied with beige jute and layered onto black and olive papers then finally mounted to a purple card.
Then I needed an envelope to fit the card so I just laid a piece of printer paper on my Scor-Pal, then laid the card on top of that and started scoring, nothing scientific! I'm going to enter this in a score challenge over at Caardvarks, hop on over and take a look.


Now I have some pictures of my weekend at Camp Surf in San Diego to share. We all had a great time. It is run by the YMCA and the facilities are kept very nice and the staff is super friendly. Here is my daughter Melanie with the pink surfboard and her two friends. It was really over cast but warm in the day. We were tent camping on the beach and it rained for a while Saturday night, luckily it didn't rain in the day!

One of the staff members found a baby octopus hiding in some seaweed. Who knew they were so small, I guess it just isn't anything I ever thought about, but I was surprised at how tiny is was.


And here is Melanie (in the brown top) with her friends, she took the picture, wow what a great job she did!


Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

37 comments:

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Wow I had no idea baby octupus would be that small. How cool. Love your score pal card. Great work!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love the scoring on that card!! Beautiful! I can't believe how tiny the octopus is...who knew! Pretty cool!
hugs, Jami

Lauri said...

Great card and I love the surf pictures!

Shelia said...

Jamie, the card is beautiful, I would never have thought about doing that, what a inspirational card that is. Glad you had fun with the kids. Oh to be young again. And the marine biology class was a plus. I zoomed in on it, and it is so interesting. Thanks

Mary said...

Love your grid card, did you stamp it before or after making the grids?? Love the beach pics too, those would be great to scrapbook. Thanks for the comment on my blog. :)

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Awesome card and envie!!! Camp surf looks like lots of fun!

:-)

LeAnne said...

Wow, thanks for sharing these pix with us....your daughter & her friends are beautiful--real surfer girls! I am freezin' my butt off over here in PA! But the little octopus really intrigues me the most!
LeAnne
PS: Your scored card is beautiful too!

Hope said...

Beautiful card!

Your surfing trip sounds like fun. I NEVER thought that a octopus could be so small! Very cool. TFS! Take care

Eve said...

You should enter that picture in a contest!
How cute are those girls?
Adorable!
Love your work.
Kindly,
~Eve

Deckled Edge Bindery said...

I had never heard of the Scor-Pal before. That's really neat. Oh no, another craft item I MUST have!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love that card, and your fun pictures.

Catherine said...

i love your card...very pretty.
how cool to find a baby octupus and crazy that their that small. And your daughter is so pretty.

Ryann said...

Gorgeous card!!!

"Jany" said...

Amazing and beautiful card! Great daughter too.

Check out the sbs blog for a swap, if you're interested.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I soooo need a Scor-Pal. Love your card!!!

...and look at that itty bitty octopus...hehe, such a little thing.

Monique H said...

Love that scoring technique on your card, it gives the effect of tiles, like as a backsplash ... it's beautiful! Wowser on the teeny, tiny octopus ... it's really cute and so cool to have seen that! TFS

manicstamper said...

Lovely elegant card Jamie.
Thanks for the pic of the baby octopus......how cute is that?

Lana said...

Beautiful card I love the tiled effect.
How sweet is the very tiny octopus!!
Hugs
Lana x

Donna said...

gorgeous card! I still need to try that technique - thanks for visiting my blog! oh, what a cute little octopus

The Rubber Maid said...

Very pretty card with it's matching envelope. TFS your pictures of your DD, she is adorable. Pat

Ashley said...

What a pretty card! You should submit it over at Caardvarks. They are looking for scored cards right now.

Amanda McIlhatton said...

Hi Jamie.
I've been thinking about a scor-pal and you've just pushed me over the edge! Wonderful card.
The girls looks like they had tons of fun at surf camp.

lauren said...

oh wow! what an absolutely LOVELY card...and i especially like the coordinating envelope...receiving that will certainly make someone's day!!!

ps: we're so glad you found CAARDVARKS and have come along to play! :)

Allison said...

beautiful card
AllisonX

Melanie said...

I need to try that technique, thanks for reminding me of it, lovely card!!

GREAT beach pics, I would thought it was a hermit crab!!

Speedystamper said...

Such an awesome post! Love the card - beautiful girls - sweet little sea life. Great post - great blog! TFS!
Kay

Curt in Carmel said...

This card is gorgeous. Looks like it is done on tile! Love what you did with the scorepal effect! Your daughter is sure a cutie! Thanks for sharing the card and the picture! Best, Curt

SmilynStef said...

Love your scored floral design ... beautiful card.

LaY hOoN said...

Beautiful and gorgeous idea !

JenMarie said...

Ooo, LOVE that card!!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous card! Wow, sounds like camp was fun.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card! Love your blog!

Shirley said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful card and the pictures. Cutie octapus too!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my what a FABulously gorgeous card and matching envie!! And wow!! I never knew that about octopii either??!!! How cool!!!

jo said...

Gorgeous card Jamie and your deaughter is beautiful!

Amanda said...

Love the scoring on the card! And that little baby octopus is adorable!

Kristen said...

Wonderful Card! I love the tiled look of it. I ad no idea a baby octopus could be that small. Looks like the girls had a great time!