Monday, October 5, 2015

Puddles Layout

Hello Everybody!

This month the sketch at Stick It Down is super fun as we use 6 photos!  I cut my pictures out at 3X3 but you could probably go bigger.

Here's my layout:

I used Echo Park for the background and for the arrow.  The rubber boots I cut from my Silhouette machine and inked them up for definition.  The other papers are from Stampin' Up.  And those orange puffy stickers are from Thickers.  (I still love those letters!)

Here below is transparent paste from Wendi Vechi that I used with a Tim Holtz stencil.  It gives that yellow strip a little something extra without being too much.  :)

Here is this month's sketch.  I hope you like it as much as I do!  We can't wait to see what you create! :)

Until next time my friends...stay dry! ;)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Prayer Books

Hello Everybody,

A while back I realized that I when I prayed for people I would forget a few folks here and there.  So if I thought about someone's mom on the way to the grocery store-I would go ahead and say my prayer in transit.  However, I wanted everyone corralled together.  So I thought of a prayer book.  Just a little notebook that would have people I wanted to prayer for in one place.  And when their situation was resolved I would put a little check by their name.

So I was at Staples when I found these books for a $1!  Then as I was looking at them at the store I decided to buy 10 of them-one for each member of my Bible study and an extra or 2.

So then I was inspired by the challenge at Lessology.  The challenge is to incorporate a book and either a recycled or upcycled item.  Either these $1 books are upcycled and the old dictionary paper is the book part or I am upcycling the old dictionary pages and the notebooks are the book part.  ;)  Also, I looked up images on the Silhouette regarding prayer.  I fell in love with this little praying angel lady.  :)  And here is how these books got made...

Here is one notebook.  The cover is plastic.

I did some online research and saw something like this could work.  It's what I had.  Also, Golden gel medium would work (which I did not have).  I tried gloss gel medium and that was not successful.  The trick is to put a lot of this glue down on the cover.  Also that is old dictionary paper that has already started turning old paper color-LOL!

Here are the finished prayer books.

I used vintage photo distress ink around the edges of all of the boos.  On a couple I added Dusty Concord (purple), Broken China, and Gathered Twigs.  For the halo I used Krylon 18K gold leafing pen.

Here's a closeup using vintage photo distress ink and broken china.

Here's one with just the vintage photo ink.

Dusty Concorde...

The background pages came from this old Encyclopedia of Dictionaries.  It makes me giddy thinking that this big o' book is a 2 in 1! ;)  

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends....ahhh I love the smell of old books! :)


Hello Everybody!

It's October and that means there is a new challenge at House of Cards!  Yay!  And I love how this challenge runs with the fall season.

So you can use the color inspiration palette or create a card with lots of texture.  :)

So I used texture for my card.  I embossed the pumpkins and used a piece of adhesive burlap from Tim Holtz.  (Which side note was easy to cut and apply to this card.)  I used a G Studio stamp and chocolate chip Stampin Up in.  All of these papers are Stampin' Up also!  (Thanks to a friend of mine who gave me it!) :)

I used the Just for You sentiment because there are some fall birthdays in my family and this card could be Halloween or Thanksgiving or somewhere in between the two-so why not keep my options open. ;)

I hope that you are inspired to create something.  We can't wait to see what you make! :)

Until next time my friends...Happy Fall Ya'll! :)

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ghosts Card

Hello Everybody!

I am making Halloween cards (Yay! Because last year I didn't get to make very many.)  So for this Halloween card, I was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch!

I used my Silhouette to make the ghosts.  The sentiment is a G Studio stamp with orange embossing powder.  And I had to use all sorts of goggly eyes for the ghosts.  Those eyes really give them character. :)

I would like to submit this card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends...have a boo-tiful day! :)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Glitter Witches

Hello Friends!

How have you been?  It seems like way to much time in between my posts!  But Halloween is coming and so is Christmas so I am hoping to make more projects to share.  :)

This past Saturday I got the treat of going to Michaels.  "Don't go crazy" my sweet husband always says...but it's almost Halloween! ;)  LOL  So I am looking for some Halloween card making paper and all they have are 12X12 stacks (minus the last 8x8 Tim Holtz Halloween that I snatched up).  One of the stacks is like black and gold Halloween-like fancy Halloween.

Unfortunately, I'm not a fancy Halloween person.  I must have orange and black and pumpkins and witches.  I didn't get any paper (also I found a new stack of Halloween paper in a Christmas order I had placed and gotten.  So glad I didn't buy any paper!) But this thought of fancy Halloween haunted me.  Why can't I do a fancy Halloween card?  What constitutes fancy?

So I used Rangers Sticky Embossing Powder with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Golden Silver glitter and created this:

It's a fancy meets grunge--LOL.  I love the brightness of this glitter-all of my other glitter and embossing powder is dark gold.  It seems like bright happy gold is everywhere.  For the background I used a Tim Holtz stencil and Viva Inka Gold (which looks better on black than I would have ever imagined.)  The witches and sentiment are both from Great Impressions stamps.

For the lace I used antique linen and tarnished brass distress stains and some black distress ink. 

I am entering this Fancy grunge card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...stay shiny :)

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Live in Color Layout

Hello Everybody!

There is a new challenge at Stick It Down--and you will love this sketch!

Here is my take on the sketch.  I used Distress Paints and flicked them onto the white cardstock.  I used my Silhouette machine to make the crayons.  I thought they were perfect for the Crayola Experience.

Here is the journaling.  The title stickers are old-so I was super happy to incorporate them into this layout.  Does anyone else feeling like a major win when you use something that's like 5 plus years old?  LOL! :)

Here is the original sketch:
Make sure you go by and see all of the great takes on this sketch and the double page and card sketches-so much inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...stay colorful! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A Stitch in Time

Hello Everybody!

What do I say every month--wow! It's already another month!  And now we are going into fall-ok it might be a little early, but I am started to get excited about pumpkins and various shades of brown, red, and orange.  :)

However, the card I'm showing you today has nothing to do with fall but everything to do with our new challenge at House of Cards-Stitching!

I love this card that I made:

For the challenge you can use faux stitching (pen, stickers, etc) or real stitching with a machine or done by hand.  

So my process is funny because I get out this little sewing machine by provo craft and because it has one unpredictable stitch and I'm missing a piece-I totally abandon that idea.  Then I get out my 2 sheets of faux stitches.  And then 3 is a charm you know--I get out my We R Memory Keepers sewing tool thing.

I pierced the paper with 3 different types of stitches and then sewed them up.  I used 2 Stampin' Up stamps that a friend of mine gave me (Thank you!).  I used Copics to color the frog and glued sequins that matched the thread.  

I don't use my We R Memory Keepers sewing thing enough.  But thanks to this challenge I did :)  

Please check out what my teammates have created.  They are super talented!

We can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time my are sew special! :)