Sunday, March 1, 2015

Selfie Challenge

Hello Everybody!

There is such a cool challenge going on at Scrap It Girl for March.  It's about selfies.  It can have just you or you with somebody.  I love this because we (often the people behind the camera) need to be in the pictures and on our scrapbook pages.

I also have a slight inflated sense of self-so that helps out also--hehe just kidding (ok it could be true.)

So here is my take on the Selfie challenge.

I used a Prima background paper sheet and then used a Prima stencil with like modeling paste.  There are also spots and splotches from a Tim Holtz stencil I have.  And then some random stamping.  The butterfly is from Martha Stewart and given to me by my mom-in-law.  I took this picture of my son and I.  There is a cool feature on my camera where it makes the hues light so I was just playing around but I really like how this came out.

I hope you play along!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Until next time my friends...time to go take some more selfies-it's March! :)

Enamel Dots for a Tech Card

Hello Everybody!

It's time for a new challenge at House of Cards-Enamel Dots.  If you don't have these in your stash be sure to check out the video that shows you how to make them.

I used some from Bo Bunny.  The stamps for this card are from Stampin' Up (sentiment, and behind sentiment), Close to My Heart (Tech Speak), and the numbers are from Inkadinkado.

This card is for my dad-he's a computer guy so I hope those green squares look like circuit boards to him.  I used a white ink from SU for those and my 2 inch square punch.  The kraft background for the card is 4x12 then I folded it in half.  I know it's a different size but that is the only way I could get the circuit board squares to look ok.  I used a fiskars punch for the notepad paper.  The notebook paper was inspired by this pin.  

Thank you for stopping by!  We can't wait to see what you make with Enamel Dots! 

Until next time my friends...let's craft! :)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tim's February Tag 2015

Hello Everybody!

I am so happy that I had enough time and supplies to make Tim's February Tag for 2015.  For all of the directions click here.

I love the shabby chic of the technique for this tag.  Also, I love the wrapped wire.  But let me tell you that Tim uses a hot glue gun.  That did not work for me.  I had to break out the big glue--E6000.

So here is my tag:

I had to change the placement of some of the elements.  I didn't have the ephemera that Tim used and what I do have didn't quite fit.  So I used papers that I have and a the 14 is a sticker from one of Tim's sticker packs.  I put the lace at the bottom and love it there.  I love the metal frame too!

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends....March tag will be here soon! :)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hello Everybody!

It's the 1st of February so that means it's time for a new challenge at Scrap It Girl!  The challenge this month is to use the color blue and arrows.

Here is my layout:

This was such a fun layout to create.  There's stamping, paste and even some scraps!  There's some Tim Holtz, K&Company, and 7 Gypsies to name a few.  

I bought a new metal stencil for this layout.  I used some T.H. walnut stain to mix with the light modeling paste-but that made the paste a little watery.  So you can see where some of the arrows bleed a little bit.  But I thought it added character.  And then the cork arrows are from Fancy Pants.

Be sure to stop by Scrap It Girl to see the rest of the DT's projects-they are so inspiring!  While you are there check out the fantastic prize!

Until next time my friends...have a great day! :)

Love is in the Air!

Hello Everybody!

Today is so exciting since not only is it the first of the month-but it's also the Big Game!  Who are you rooting for? ;)

At House of Cards there is a new challenge-Love!  So if you are getting ready to make Valentine's Day cards or you want to let someone know that you love them-be sure to link up!

Here is the card that I made:

The background is light modeling paste and a Prima stencil.  This is my new favorite stencil.  I used it recently on a scrapbook page.  It is so elegant.  A friend of mine gave me these sequin hearts and the letters are from Paper Studio Gemstones letters (Hobby Lobby).  I love how it turned out!

We can't wait to see what you create! :)

Until next time...Go Pats! :)

Hello Everybody,

There is a new single page sketch over at Stick It Down.  I hope you are as inspired by it as I was!

I bought this fancy stencil just the other day from Hobby Lobby.  It's by Prima-and it has become one of my favorite stencils.  Then I put some papers together from 7 Gypsies and a few scraps.  And the gears are all wood embellishments from Unique Laser Designs.  Some are embossed and others are painted with Inka Gold from Viva.

Here is a closeup of the charms and added embellies.  The postmark is an old sticker (yay use up that stash!) ;)

Here is a close up of the ULD gears.  I distressed them with a little Tim Holtz black paint.

Let me show you the sketch.  You can totally do a girly flowery fun page....or do a little steampunk.  The choice is up to you-I almost couldn't decide flowers are gears.  :)  

We look forward to seeing your layouts! :)

Until next time my friends...Woo Hoo!  It's time for the Big Game! :)

Saturday, January 31, 2015

January Tag 2015

Hello Everybody!

Nothing like a little procrastination to start the New Year off right-I finally made the Tim Holtz January Tag.  But I am gonna say...better late than never! :)

I love the look of Tim's tag which you can see here.  To me it's like distress glamour.  I had most of the supplies for this.  Some differences are I have the first tissue paper that came out with the notes and butterflies.  Then I don't have brass distress glitter so I substituted.  Also, some of my chitchat words are different because I had used some in earlier projects.  And then I have the old labels-not the circle ones but I will be on the lookout for those.  Lastly, my placement is a little off because I didn't plan for the arrow and label when I placed the chitchat words.

The coolest thing in that I learned I could use the Krylon marker with the spritzer.  This is just super cool!  

I am linking this up to the following:

Thank you for stopping by today!  I am excited to see February's tag!

Until next time my friends...Happy 2015! :)