Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Road Trip Layout

Hello Everybody!

I saw the sketch at Let's Get Sketchy and knew I wanted to participate! :)

So here is my layout:

We took a recent trip through Jacksonville, FL and these are some pictures on our way home.  I bought a pack of 12X12 paper from the Scrapbook Expo many expos ago-and that is the background here.  I am always happy when I use old scrappy supplies.  

I was also happy that I had the right letters to spell out 'road trip.'  It's seems like it gets harder and harder to use up these letter stickers!  These letters are foam and from American Crafts.

The 3 strips on the right are scraps (yay!), and I used a gear embossing folder on them.  The white strip on the side was made using decorative scissors.  (yay!  old supplies!)

I added an additional photo to the sketch.  :)

Here is the original sketch:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...have a happy day! :)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Washed Ashore Layout

Hello Everybody!

It always makes my heart happy when I can complete a 2 page scrapbook layout AND get it in the challenge before time runs out!  LOL  I am running close today!

I did the sketch at Let's Scrap (which for this sketch time is running out-but the new sketch is up!).

Here is my layout:

Here is the original sketch:

My photos were a bit smaller than I had thought-4 by 5.5 (inches).  Instead of the flowers I did a fish scene.  This exhibit was about a lady along with volunteers gathers trash from the beaches and ocean (Pacific ocean, West Coast) and she creates sculptures with the trash.  Below I put trash in quotations-I was thinking recycled material but initially it isn't.  It's a variety of stuff that gets left in the ocean.

These are the tags that go behind the 3 sculpture pictures.

Here is the title:  Letters from the silhouette machine (bubbly font?) and I glued those letters onto cheese cloth that had been used with blue and green paint on my gelli plate.  I'm glad I stored that little tidbit away.  It made for a great background for the title.  The pink shell is a plastic button glued on.  I used Beacon 3-in-1 to adhere all of this. 

For supplies:  Things in my stash:  blue cardstock, polka dot ribbon, white cardstock for letters,
fish: 2 or 3 epherema packs from K & Company, 2 shells stickers from Stickopotamus, journal sticker and pattern paper from Stampin' Up (2007)

Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends...keep scrappin! :)

Splatters Inspiration CWS

Hello Everybody!

We are halfway through July--Yikes!  But the cool thing is we are still doing our Splatters Challenge at Creative With Stamps.

Our sponsor is Stamplorations--and check out the prize:

a $15 Gift Certificate from STAMPLORATIONS
Choice of any 2 ARTplorations Stencils
(for RANDOM Winner)

Here is my card:

For the base of this card I used this pattern paper.  The left side is what it looked like before I added Pumice Stone Distress ink which is on the right side.

Then I used this splatter tool (from Tim Holtz) with the seedless preserves distress marker.  

Here is a close up.  The juicier the marker the better this works.  :)

I put some black embossing powder around the bottom corners to give it that inky dirty feel and it matches the sentiment.  Those are copper micro beads that came in a set from Recollections.  There were 6 in the box and the box was on sale!  Woot! Woot!  I added them while the powder was still hot-but that is not an easy task.  This was not a super thick embossed area and those little beads go everywhere fast!

At the top I had colored on some gelatos-I got the steampunk set and they are fabulous!  In that set is a Black Cherry(dark purple).  So I put that and cinnamon and iced chai (like a gold) at the top and sprayed water.  The drips are from the black cherry gelato and happened to matched the little splatters.

The gears are cut from my silhouette machine.  And then I colored them with the iced chai, black cherry, squid ink, cinnamon, and iced coffee.  Iced coffee is the dirty metal looking color and I think my new favorite gelato.  It really makes them look like metal gears.  I like the cinnamon which is the rusty color and the iced chai and black cherry help add color to the gears.  I cut this gears out of grey cardstock and colored over it with the gelato and my finger.  I added copper brads to the centers of the gears to give them a finished look.  Lastly, I added some more micro beads in the gears.  

Be sure to stop by and see the rest of the team's inspiring cards.  And make sure you get out your splatters and join us! :)

I am linking this card to the following challenges:

Until next time my friends...have an inky day! :)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Gelatos Tag Birthday Card

Hello Everybody!

TGIF!  Ahhh....Friday-How we love you! :)

So today I made a card for the sketch challenge going on at Sunday Stamps.  I was totally inspired by this sketch.

So here is my card:

Paper is from Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby).  The tag I made using the Silhouette.  I embossed the tag with white embossing powder and used a Hero Stamp background stamp.  Gelatos: a dark pink, light pink, grey (squid ink) and an orange color.  I got lucky that I had the colors that matched the paper.  Then I used some of the squid ink around the edges of the main card and then a black ink.  For the sentiment I used a Stampin Up stamp and then a Paper Studios pearl on a grey cardstock.

The "ribbon" is cheese cloth that I had painted with picked raspberry paint from Tim Holtz (distress).  It got rejected from a previous project and was floating around my craft desk.  For this it was perfect! :)

Here is a closeup of the tag.  I colored the gelato "stick" directly on the tag and then smeared with my finger.  Then I took a cloth over the whole thing to wipe the embossing clean.  Super fun! :)

Here is the sketch.  There is still plenty of time to play-so c'mon! :)

Until next time my friends...have a bright and happy Friday! :)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mickey Layout

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited that I completed a scrapbook page!  I even used some new washi tape I bought at the Scrapbook Expo-woot! woot!

I was totally inspired by the layout at Let's Get Sketchy.  Here is my take on the sketch:

I think I was more excited to meet Halloween Mickey than my son...but that's ok!  :)  This was at Mickey's not so Scary Halloween party.  Super fun!

This is a button that I glued here.  I was so happy when I found it in the Disney stuff.  Yay!  For organization! ;)

And here is the sketch.  There is plenty of time to play-so stop on by! :)

The background paper is from Fancy Pants.  The letters in the title are from Making Memories.  G-studio made the gems.  And the pumpkin is colorbok and the tag is from Oriental trading.  Plus I used some scrap paper (woo hoo!) ;)

Until next time my friends....Have a crafty night! :)

Monday, July 4, 2016

My Messy Desk

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Oh the things I do for prizes!  LOL!  Right now there is a blog hop going on at Let's Scrap.  Go check it out-each stop has a great RAK as long as you follow the blog and comment.  Oh and post a pic of your messy desk (or clean).  :)

So here is my desk:

You see that space-that's all of the room I have-LOL.  Right now until I move stuff.  Whew.  It's a mess!

There's a great sketch to do too-so I have a lot of stuff to move out of the way so I can work on it.  LOL.

Until next time my friends...I need a bigger desk! ;)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fun Rain Card

Hello Everybody!

There is a new challenge at Creative With Stamps!  We want to see ink splatters!

For my card I used a new stamp I bought at the Scrapbook Expo-it's from Technique Junkies.  The stamp is called umbrella people-they are very cool umbrella people. :)  I masked them and sprayed Dylusions blue spray mist to be like rain.  The sentiment is a Fiskars stamp.

The umbrella people are embossed with this really cool powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Midnight Madness.  So it  is a black embossing powder with little flecks of gold and green.

Trying to capture this awesomeness was a challenge!  On the left you can see the glittery colors.  It's very cool in person.

We are super excited about this new challenge.  Be sure to check out the rest of the designers beautiful cards.  And be inspired to join with us!  We can't wait to see what you create!

I am linking this card up with:

Until next time my friends...stay dry. :)