Saturday, August 29, 2015

Stick It Down Layout

Hello Everybody!

Have you ever been so busy that you feel like you are kinda foggy?  And then you realize that you skipped something from 3 weeks ago?  LOL!  Then you know what it's like to be me!

I have been busy getting the most out of summer, prepping my classroom, and getting ready for my son to go back to school that some how I totally missed posting this layout for Stick It Down.

It's an awesome sketch and there are still a couple of days to play!

Here is my layout.  I used Candi paper brads for the background.  This is the first time I have ever used so many-and I was so happy!  The letters are from Thickers and a gift from my mom-in-law. :)


Here is the sketch:

So please design a layout and link it up.  What better way to spend the weekend!

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...I'll be on time next month! ;)



Saturday, August 1, 2015

Time for Metallics!

Hello Everybody!

The new challenge has posted at House of Cards, and I hope you join us as we use Metallics in our cards this month.

When I first saw this as the challenge I was super excited.  What was I going to make?  There's Mynn's video and all of the fun metal things I could add to a card....And then I was overwhelmed--LOL-There are so many things I could do!

So I [finally!] settle on a metallic background called Eroded Metal from Tim Hotlz (his Chemistry 102 class and his 3rd Compendium of Curiosities book).


I learned this eroded metal technique in Tim Holtz's Chemistry 102 class but I found a video of him demonstrating this at a show.  You can see it here.

Here is how my background looked before I added anything:


I love the patina feel and the copper.  Very cool!

After layering some black inks, stamps, and the sentiment, I too this picture so that you can see that the metallic shiny is still there:


The happy birthday are Tim's Sizzix thinlets, the gears is a stencil from Clear Scraps, and the number stamps at the bottom are from 7 Gypsies.  I used Tim's Distress Paints for the technique.

Thank you for stopping by today!  There is more beautiful inspiration from our DT so be sure to see their projects.  And we can't wait to see what you make! 

I would also like to link this up to Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes.

Until next time my friends...stay golden ;)




Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Brrrrrr

Hello Everybody!

It's only cold in the AC here!  But I have a little friend who is turning 3 and her favorite movie is Frozen.  So I wanted to make her a special birthday card-and I wasn't sure how I was going to make it without Elsa.

But with the help of the Silhouette online store and my machine, I figured it out!

I got this castle and when you take out the inside cuttings it's just the background so I cut in a light blue the castle with all of the trimmings.  Then I took those out and cut just the solid background.  For the card background I used different blue distress inks.  I also cut the snowflakes from the silhouette machine.  I popped out the castle and added stickles to the outside of it.


I would like to link this up to 2 challenges:



Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends....the cold never bothered me anyway (Elsa).  Just kidding-I like warmer weather! ;)



Monday, July 6, 2015

What if I Fail?

Oh, But My Darling, What if you fly?--Erin Hanson

Hello Everybody!

Isn't that an awesome quote?  Wouldn't it be great if you could relax in knowing that you could fly?  But alas...it's not that easy.

So tonight's tag has part of this quote on it.  I was going to use a Dylusion quote-but somehow this came to mind.


For this tag I started off gluing a piece of book page to the tag and trimming the extra.  Then I sponged on mustard seed distress ink.  Using a Dylusions stencil, I added crackle texture paste that dries white by Wendi Vecchi.


And wait--haha for the paste to dry. Then...


I add distress paint- walnut stain- with my finger to the tag.  I like the way the yellow peaks out.  You can see the crackle.  Woo Hoo!


Then I made the dress form from a Tim Holtz die.  I used a dot embossing folder and then used D.I. wild honey.  I stapled the tulle skirt on and tied a cord around the waist to hide the staples.  Then I found this gold heart and knew it would be perfect.  This picture also shows the crackle very well.  I added white stain in the background to make the wings and dress form pop.

The wings are Fun Stampers Journey stamped on pattern tissue paper.


These are chitchat stickers from Tim Holtz.

I am linking this tag to the following challenges that help inspire this tag:

Dragons Dream Tag It On--Brown and Crackle

STAMPlorations: Mixed Media Challenge: Use a stencil (Dylusions)


Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends...concentrate on flying! :)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hello World Layout

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited to share with you the newest sketch challenge from Stick It Down and my interpretation of it.

Using mostly Tim Holtz supplies, I created this:


Back in April my husband and I were able to go to Italy.  It was a fabulous trip!  This is one of my favorite pictures of us standing in front of the Coliseum. 

Here is this month's sketch.  It's so fun!  We can't wait to see what you create! :) 
Until next time my friends...have a beautiful day! :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fresh Inspiration

Hello Everybody!

There is a new fresh challenge over at House of Cards.  And there are a few new ladies that have joined us so be sure to check out everybody's creations.

This month you can use the picture or the colors so I used the strawberries.

I used my Silhouette machine to cute the strawberries and Stickles to outline them.  The stamp sentiment was given to me and it says copyright OTC.


Here is a closeup of the strawberries.  I think they look delicious! ;)  LOL


I am linking this up to the Silhouette Challenge: #27 Anything goes.

Here's the inspiration photo:



Be sure to stop by and see all of the wonderful inspiration from the DT.

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


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fantasy Land Layout

Hello Everybody!

Wow--how did June just whiz by like that?  I mean we have a few days left.... but still!  Summer has been so fun so far with visiting friends, swimming, and going to the library.  And now I found some time to make a scrapbook page-Yay!


There is a great sketch at The Memory Nest that I used for this layout.  It's for the Make It Monday challenge 41.  I used Paper Pizzazz paper and the title, Mickey thumb and date label are die cuts from the paper collection.  

I'm so happy-I just recently organized like half of my scrapbook room.  I used a 4-step method by Tiffany from Scraprack.  You don't have to buy anything and the videos are free.  It's been awesome!  Like that yellow tag is a chipboard tag and I probably wouldn't have used it before because I wouldn't have been able to find it--LOL  So if you are struggling with getting your scrappy supplies in order check her out.  :)

So thank you so much for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...It's a small world after all! :)