Friday, August 22, 2014

Favorite Things Friday

Hello Everybody!

Today at Scrap It Girl we are celebrating our Favorite Things Friday with our favorite stamp sets.  No easy task!

So as I look at all of my stamp sets-this one jumped out.  I have used this set many times-in tags and on scrapbook pages.

Do you have a favorite stamp set?  :)  

Until next time my friends...keep stampin'! :)

Friday Fun Layout

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It's my turn over at the Great Impressions Blog and I have a fun layout to share with you all today. :)  I was in a mixed media mood so I got out my stencils, inks, and most important-my Great Impressions Stamps!

Here's my layout.

Here is the Retro Happy Birthday stamp.  I used Real Red Stampin' Up Craft Ink with this stamp and clear embossing powder.  I used Real Red on the Tim Holtz Resist letters and for the Twirly Background stamp.

There are splatters from the stencils and from some mists that I used.  However, if you look here and see those brown dots (walnut stain distress ink)--that is the distressed background stamp.  I used it in other places on this layout but it shows up really well on the right hand corner.

Here are the retro circles.  I used weathered wood and black soot distress inks.  The weathered wood (like a gray) was applied first.  Then I just did a few black circles to give it some dimension.  You can also see the red twirls.  :)

Here is how this look where the picture goes.  You won't see all of those circles-but you need them to get the border to have some depth.  The chevrons are a stencil (heidi swapp) and Stampin' Up White Craft Ink.

Here is the area with the picture and embellies.  I also used Tim Holtz's sun burst stencil.  Some of those dots you see is bubble wrap with walnut stain distress ink.

For more inspiration check out the Great Impressions Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!  :)  And if you are ready to do some shopping: Great Impressions Online Store.

Until next time my friends...stay inspired! :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Happy New Year 2014 Layout

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There is a new sketch at Stick It Down!  I was going through my pictures and found these 2 from where we stayed up to welcome the New Year.  And then like magic this page came together!  (Which doesn't usually happen like that!) ;)

The base paper is Bo Bunny.  This is a close up.  I bought the Jolee's steampunk owls and thought that would be a cool place for one.  I always buy these cute little things and then I hoard them.  I'm trying to get better and here is the first step!  LOL!  I used some Tim Holtz embellies and both die cuts are his.  I glittered the hexagons and that has actually been hanging around because it didn't fit another project.  Yay! Now it has a home :)

Here's the sketch.  We would love to see you scrapbook pages!  

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...Hope your 2014 is going well! :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Eek! A Cute Birthday Card

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Today at House of Cards we are showing you the Cute Cards using this month's sketch.

For my cute card I too my strips and adhered them to my white panel.  Then I embossed the whole thing.  I know this technique has a name-but I don't know what it is called.  I used 2 stamps from a Close To My Heart set (Merry Monsters) and the Happy Birthday is from Great Impressions.

We would love for you to play along!  Here's the sketch:

Here is the link to the original post (with the Linky).  

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

Friday, August 15, 2014

Favorite Things Friday--Online Stores

Hello Everybody!

Today at Scrap It Girl we are sharing our Favorite Things.  Today it is Online Stores!

I couldn't choose one.  I don't do a lot of online shopping but when I do it is either from Great Impressions Stamps or Unique Laser Designs.  They are both just fabulous!  So if you have a chance-check them out! :)

What is your favorite online store?

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...let's do some shopping! ;)

It's Still Summer!

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It's my turn over at the Unique Laser Designs Blog to share a project I made using awesome wood embellishments from the Unique Laser Designs Store.  I know school is staring soon (if not already), but I'm not quite ready to let go of summer so fast!

A friend of ours gave us this cool Beach Photo Holder a couple of years ago.  When I saw the new wood pieces at Unique Laser Designs-I was so excited!  I knew what I could use them for!

Here are the Unique Laser Design Pieces I chose to decorate with: Shells and the Dolphin.

I started off painting the photo holder with Salty Ocean Distress Paint.  I painted the base with Scattered Straw.

I painted the shells with gesso first.  Then for the first 3 (left to right) I painted them with spun sugar.  I outlined them with a worn lipstick distress marker (Thanks Tim Holtz for the idea!) and then I used Star Dust Stickles to outline the outlines (hehe).  Then I used black soot distress ink around the outside of each piece.

For this shell I added a little Shaded Lilac distress ink with my finger.  Just to add a little something.

For this shell-I actually painted it with an orange and white paint mix.  I wanted it to be coral.  I didn't use a marker for the outlines-just the Stickles.

For the sand-I made the sand using Tim Holtz's recipe and technique here.  I love this!  He is just brilliant!  I did have to substitute 2 things-I used Stampendous black embossing powder and a generic gold glitter.  But other than that everything else is the same.  The Antique Linen distress embossing powder is a must because it give it the sandy color.  (I personally don't have anything comparable.)

I don't have any pictures from making sand-it's a messing process.  :)

For the dolphin I used Sparkle N Sprinkle's micro glitter sonic silver.  They have a brushable glue-and that is what I used to adhere the glitter. 

So here is my finished Beach Photo Holder.  This is outside.  By the pool.  LOL!  I don't live close enough to the beach for a quick photo.  

And here is the photo holder in the photo box.  :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...get your towels and sunscreen! ;)  Summer isn't over yet!

Fun Butterfly Cards

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It's my turn at the Great Impressions Blog!  I am going to show you 3 cards using the coolest butterfly stamp!  Are you ready?  I am! :)

I made 4x4 cards out of white cardstock.  I used the following stamps:  E843 Flowery Butterfly, B151 A Little Hello, B240 Sweet Happy Birthday, and B193 So Thankful For You.  All of these stamps and more can be found at the Great Impressions Online Store!

For this card I used Tempting Turquoise ink from Stampin' Up and matching cardstock that I embossed using the Swiss Dots folder.

I used Pink Passions from SU here with matching paper.  I found a pink floss that matched-yay!  The white panel is pop dotted.

For this card I used Orchid Opulence and a matching cardstock-both from SU.

I have to say it again-I love this butterfly!  These are fun and easy cards.  I don't know if I will give them out to friends or give them as a set to someone-Decisions! ;)

Keep up with Great Impressions with Facebook and Pinterest!  Our Happy Birthday Challenge is still going on-so link up with your Happy Birthday Project today! :)

I am linking up to the {PIN}spirational Challenge: Anything Goes #120.

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