Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Driving into Summer

Hello Everybody!

My friend needed a card for her kids' bus driver.  She asked me to make a card for him.  She says something like "driving into summer."  Initially, all I could think of was pineapples and hibiscus flowers...thankfully it turned into this:

I love her sentiment.  All of the die cuts (building, bus, and palm trees, island) are from my Silhouette machine.  I actually cut out the hammock myself.  :)  The sky is embossed with a clouds folder from Darice.  The sentiment is from small Tim Holtz letters.

My friend loved the card (Yay!).

I am submitting this into the following challenges:

The Male Room: Die Cuts #61

Love to Craft Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time-buckle up-it's time to drive into summer :)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mother's Day Shaker Card


I have been busy over the last few days.  I went to the Scrapbook Expo yesterday-and was totally inspired by the examples and products.  There was so much to see!  It's nice to see the Expo getting bigger.  In years past it has been smaller, but it's definitely growing now. :)

One of my favorite booths is Queen and Company.  They are always so bright and cheerful.  Everything is organized by color-so it's hard not to want 1 of everything.

For my mom this Mother's Day, I made this shaker card.  The flower paper came from a magazine gift.  Everything else is Queen and Co.  I mad the 2 little flowers at the top with a paper punch.  All of the fun sequins inside the shaker are Queen and Co as well.  The sentiment is a stamp from Stampin Up (I think).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today!  And early Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there.  

Turtle Card

Hello Everybody (again) LOL,

I have another card I would like to share with you this evening.  I made this cute little turtle card.  I had this stencil that I hadn't used yet.  So I thought I turtle would be a great focal point.  Especially, since this is a belated birthday card. :)

This turtle is a die cut from from the Cuttebug-so it's a little old.  ;)  I put little googly eyes on him-and it made him instantly cuter.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz's crazy talk.  I love this set of sentiments.

I am submitting this into the challenge at The Male Room #59 Many Legs.

Thank you for stopping by! Until next time my long as you cross the finish line-that's all that matters. :)

Graduation Card

Hello Everybody!

I have been busy making cards-so now I am ready to post them!  :)

My first card is a graduation for a friend of ours who is graduating from college.

I used Dylusions ink blue and white to create the background.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz.  The cool graduation scene is a die cut that is pop dotted.  The graduates die cut is from the Silhouette store.  I loved it the first time I saw it.

I am submitting this card to the Little Red Wagon #392 Time to Celebrate.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends-Celebrate! :)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Kilimanjaro Safari Layout

Hello Everybody!

I am excited that I finished this layout before the end of the month!  I used the sketch over at Let's Scrap.  And there's still time for you to play too!

I used paper that was in my stash.  The title is from my silhouette.  And the cool giraffe and butterfly are from Jolee's.  And there's a little Mickey from Queen and Co.

Here is the sketch for this challenge.

Here is a closeup of the journaling.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my wild! :)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Playing in the Dirt Layout

Hello Everybody!

Long time no see!  I'm still here.  I have been busy working on other things.  Plus, I can't have caffeine right now-so I'm very sleepy at night and have to go to bed.  LOL.

One of the things I have been working on are ATC's.  If you have Instagram-you can check them out over there.  :)  I will share them here too-but it will be a little while.

But for right now I want to share this layout I created using the 2 page sketch over at Stick It Down.

The title was done using the Zippy font on the Silhouette.  I added a sticker from Hobby Lobby.  The cardstock is all from Stampin Up.  The pattern paper is from Creating Keepsakes.  And the ribbon is from Jilli Bean Soup.  

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends-go play outside! :)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Dreams Plaque

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited about this project.  It's started out as a wooden plaque-you know the ones that the big box craft store sells for a couple of dollars.  And they are filled with potential-and yet I am always afraid to commit to an idea.

Well I'm sure you have seen the beautiful canvases and projects done by Finnabair.  (If you haven't google it-they are beautiful!)  So I thought what if I could do those type of projects with stuff I already have.  So I started-but I couldn't paint everything in gesso.  And I think I'm some sort of weird purist-like I bought something in red so it's meant to be red not some other color.  I know--it's weird.

So here is my Finnabair inspired-but completely different plaque:

I couldn't paint those red flowers or bingo chips.  And once this lady (from Tim Holtz) was sort of placed on this plaque-I knew this is where she belonged.  

First I'm going to take care of some business-then I will show you the steps on how this wall hanging came together.

I would like to submit this plaque into the following challenges;

For the plaque I started with the wooden surface.  Then I picked out the stencil I wanted to use which is Tim Holtz's.  I used light modeling paste.

It came out really nice!

I added more paste to the sides to make it blend in better.

I painted it with spun sugar.  But it started to look way too pink.  

So I added walnut stain and scattered straw to tone down the pink.

Once it was colored enough to go with the picture, I picked out things to glue onto the plaque.  Most of this fun things are Tim Holtz's.  The little wooden frame is not.  I painted it with the walnut brown paint.  The clock is from Michaels.  The flowers are some I had in my stash along with the pearls.  I was happy to use some of the bingo chips-I have lots of those. :)

My husband bought me these cool metal gears for Christmas, and I'm excited to use them on this project.  

Here's the plaque again,  Thank you for stopping by!

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