Monday, August 15, 2016

Circles and Paint

Hello Everybody!

With circles and paint-who can go wrong?  This is my card for the Creative With Stamps mid-month post.  At CWS we are all about geometric shapes on our cards.

I painted the base of the card with cracked sapphire distress paint.  I used twisted citron distress ink on white cardstock for the middle panel.  Then I used Tim Holtz's circles stencil and chipped sapphire distress paint.  The sentiment is from Dyan Reaveley.

It's funny-I didn't realize that there were some darker spots in the dark blue areas.  I guess it's where I dabbed the paint.  (I still have the old bottles with the dabbers).  But I have grown to like it.  It is sort of an added texture.  I love this color combo at the moment too.  (But I'm not a Seahawks fan)  ;)

So if you have joined us already-please do so!  My teammates at Creative with Stamps and I would love to see your geometric cards.  Plus-there's a prize-so get to crafting! :)

Be sure to include our graphic! :)  

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time friends...Don't be square! ;)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Geometric Fun!

Hello Everybody!

It's a new month at Creative with Stamps.  Last month was splatters-and it was super fun.  This month we want to see geometric shapes.

Here is what I created for this challenge:

I used different colors and different circles-all from Stampin Up- to make this card.  It was very cool to stamp using the different colors.  I am so used to stamping in brown and black and a friend of mine totally gifted me with all of these different colored stamps and ink pads.  I feel like she brought color to my sepia world. :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination #96:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

So please come join us.  Don't forget to put the graphic on your post! :)

I almost forgot to mention the prize!  Stamplorations is generously giving the prize this month.  Check out the rest of the Design Team's cards.  They are all super talented ladies.  

Until next time my friends....don't be square ;)  

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

House of Cards August Challenge

Hello Everybody!

New month-new challenge at the House of Cards!  This month you can use this lovely color palette or use twine or do both.  I chose twine.  :)

Use Twine and/or Colors

Some friends of ours were married a few weeks ago.  Etiquette says I have 6 months to get them a present.  Whew!  So here is their card:

I am super happy with how this turned out.  The heart stamp is from Great Impressions and the sentiment is from Stampin Up.  I used platinum embossing powder from Ranger on the hearts and Pixie Pink ink from Stampin Up for the sentiment.  My sentiment was a little off so I placed the key to kind of making it look more centered. ;)  Shhhh don't tell!

And then there is the pink twine.  To make this white cardstock panel work, I used pop dots.  

I hope you will join our fun challenge.  :)

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:

Until next time my friends...have a great twine (lol) ;)

Friday, July 29, 2016

Grandma's Garden Layout

Hello Friends!

I created the layout using the sketch at Let's Get Sketchy.

I mixed light modeling paste and some Art Anthology gold paint (it had glitter in it too) and used a Crafter's Workshop stencild for the little squares around the picture.  I was so excited to finally used paste-it's been awhile!

Instead of a 2nd pictures I used the bingo card from Simple Stories.  It was part of a 12 by 12 paper so I just cut it out.  For Christmas my husband got me a whole pack of different kinds of washi tape.  That is the orange with flower strip going horitzontally-washi tape.  The letters are a thickers and Basic Grey.

The flowers-let me tell you about those.  I don't know if they are Prima or Target-but I bought them at Target and they came in 3 little glass jars with wooden tops.  This is years ago.  Does anyone still have theirs?  LOL.  For the centers I used white Enamel Accents from Ranger.  I used some paper twine and a tag from K & Company-also a bajillion years old.

Here is the sketch for Week 4 in July:

I am also submitting this to Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge: Use a butterfly (There is a yellow glittery butterfly in the top right corner of the picture.)

Until next time my friends...Have a scrappy weekend! :)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Colorful Hello Card

Hello Everybody!

The challenge at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge inspired this card.  The challenge is to use stars.  (And Seth Apter is a guest there this month--sssqqqeeeaaallll!  I've seen his work in the Cloth, Scissors, Paper magazine.  It's awesome!) :)

So I started off with a gelli plate card background.  I used an almanac book page and golden paints and craft paints (dreamcoat, craftsmart, etc).  To read more about my gelli plate backgrounds go here.

Then I stamped stars around the edges.  The stamp is a Stampin Up stamp from the year 2000.  Wow!  LOL :)  Then I added Diarylide Yellow Golden fluid acrylic paint so the "hi" wouldn't get lost in the background.  The "hi" and the star are red modge melts.  I used a the modge podge mold for the star and wrote out hi with the glue gun.  I used Beacon 3 in 1 to adhere the "hi" to the card once the paint was dry.  Then I added the yellow star paper clip.  (Many moons ago Staples had a paper clip and binder bar.  You could fill up a cup with what you wanted.  That's where that star came from.) :)

Here is a closeup of the sentiment:

Here are the challenges that I would like to submit this too:

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

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Out and About Layout

Hello Everybody!

There is a wonderful sketch at Let's Scrap.  It inspired me to scrap some picture from our trip to Italy last April.

I cut the doily from the silhouette machine.  And used papers from Echo Park and Making Memories.  The title letters are precut that I bought a long long time ago.  LOL :)  And the Enjoy the Journey is from Making Memories, also.

I had these flowers on my desk-the are from Queen and Co.  I love them!  They call them yellow wallflowers, and I bought them at the Scrapbook Expo.

This was a beautiful marble monument dedicated to Italy's king.  I have part of that in quotes because I used the wording from this website.  And if you would like to know more it's easy to find. :)

Here is the sketch that inspired this layout.  I am always happy when I get pictures scrapped.  There is a meme that says scrapbooking is a party for your pictures--and I think they are right! :) 

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...When in Rome.

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! :)