Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A New Car Seat Layout

Hello Everybody!

There is a new sketch at Stick It Down.  So here is my page and a little story.  :)

I don't know about y'all but when my little one went from the re-facing car seat to the sit up and look front car seat--it was a big deal.  So of course I took pictures of the very first time he sat in it to test it out!


I used a paper set from Stampin' Up.  The letter stickers and discover are from different companies.  The discover is a rub-on from Tim Holtz.  Everything else like paper and stickers are from SU.  Oh, and the 3 little dots are Bo Bunny.  The other 3 dots at the top are from a hole punch and paper.  :)


Here is a close up of the pictures.


Here is the sketch!  We can't wait to see what you create! :)


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

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Fun with Great Impressions

Hello Everybody!

It's Friday!  Woo Hoo!  And it's my turn to show a fun card using Great Impressions Stamps at the Great Impressions Blog.

Great Impressions has great Halloween stamps.  I love this silhouette of two witches hanging out drinking brew.  This stamps is G433 Witches Brew.

I used papers from DCWV-Eek-a-boo and the fall and Halloween combo cardstock stack.  It papers come already matched my life just got easier!  ;)

I used Tim Holtz's Distress Paints for the square with the witches.  The witches are heat embossed, so they resisted the paint.  I used seedless preserves, ripe persimmon, and crushed olive and water.  Then I blotted the seedless preservatives around the edge to help make it stand out.  I used ripe persimmon down the center of the card.  I did this to help the green spider web punch stand out better.  (That punch is from Martha Stewart.)



For the sentiment I used B217 Have Some Brew.  I stamped it in black then cut out the words.  Using a pen, I outlined the words so they would stand out better against the background.  The purple brackets on each side are from a Tim Holtz mover and shaker shape that I cut in half.

Be sure to check out the challenge going on at Great Impressions.  You can also be inspired by our Facebook Page and Pinterest Boards!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...have some brew!  Where are you rushing off to?  ;)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Good Ol' Spice Rack

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It's my turn over at the Unique Laser Designs Blog and I am super excited to show you my project.

First I have to tell you a little story.  I was walking through my local thrift store.  I was gathering little treasures here and there.  Then--there it was.  And I knew I must buy it!


Yes, this old spice rack for $2.99.  But I'm not planning on putting spices on it.  I am going to put embossing powders and glitter on it! :)

So to get started I gessoed the spice rack.  The fun part was picking out the Unique Laser Designs wood pieces to adorn my spice rack.


I gessoed my wood pieces also, especially since I was going to paint the daisies yellow.







I painted the spice rack and these corners with an acrylic paint.  Then I rubbed a little Inka Gold over the corners.  You can see one of these things is not like the other! ;)


Here is my spice rack all finished!  The yellow paint that I used for the swirls and daisies was a yellow pearl colored paint.  The pearl means there is an iridescence to it.  Yay!  I used some of the paint mixed with water and glazed over parts of the spice rack.

For the middle top I mixed some of the yellow paint with light modeling paste and used Tim Holtz's Rays stencil.  This helped to make the word "spices" disappear.  


The following three pictures are close ups.




Here is the spice rack with the embossing powders in it.


I couldn't resist doing a side by side photo of the before and after. 


So get out your Unique Laser Design pieces-and give something an updo with them! :)

I am also submitting this spice rack to a new challenge called The Mirror Crack'd-Anything Goes.  It's a mixed media challenge (I used paint, wood embellishments, Inka Gold, and Light modeling paste).

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving comments!  Until next thyme my friends...have a sage and sound day!  :)





Sunday, September 7, 2014

Get Your Spook On!

Hello Everybody,

It's time for a new challenge at the Great Impressions Blog!  It's time to Get Your Spook On! :)



For this Halloween card I used E846 Flag Banner and A134 Halloween Greetings.

One day I looked at Flag Banner stamp-and it must've been upside down because I thought hmmm that looks like it could be teeth.  I used white embossing powder and black ink on a piece of red cardstock. I love when can do a different design with my stamps. 

The sentiment and green mesh completes this card.  

I hope you join our challenge! 

For more inspiration be sure to check us out on Facebook and Pinterest.  And to do some shopping go here!  For orders in the US $25 and over---shipping is free!

Until next time my friends....grrrrr.... ;) 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Favorite Things Friday-Pens!

Hello Everybody!

At Scrap It Girl we enjoy celebrating our favorite things!  This week it is our favorite writing or journaling pen.

You can see I use this one a lot-the lettering is scratched off!  I have 2 of these pens.  It's a precision pen from American Crafts (I think).  I believe I got them at a Creating Keepsakes University event (yeah like forever ago!).  And they still work and I haven't ran out of it yet.


So here is something cool--there is a chance to get these cool goodies.  



In order to win, complete the following things:

1. Like Scrap It Girl on Facebook.

2. Post your picture of your Favorite Things Friday-Journaling or Writing Pen on your blog and make sure it links back to the Scrap It Girl Favorite Things Friday Post.

3.  Check back on September 19th to see if you are a winner! :)

We can't wait to see what your favorite is!  Until next time my friends...Good Luck :)

Friday Fun with Great Impressions Stamps

Hello Everybody!

It's my turn over at the Great Impressions Blog.  And I am trying to get a head start on autumn!  So that is what today's card is all about.

I used G487 Homes and B151 A Little Hello.  For both stamps I used gold embossing powder.  It addes to the autumn feel!


For the Homes I used Stampin' Up Markers (thanks to a very awesome friend of mine!)  For the sentiment and around the houses I used Distress Ink.  Around the edges of this card I used Tea Dye distress embossing powder from Tim Holtz.  It's to look a bit rusty.  I don't know if it looks like that but it does make for a nice frame! ;)

Thank you for stopping by!  You can find more inspirations  for Great Impressions Stamps Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.  And to go shopping:  Great Impressions Store.

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

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Love Some Stencils!

Hello Everybody!

There is a new challenge at Scrap It Girl!  On your project use either or both-stencils or masks.

I chose to use a stencil for this card:


I recently went to the craft store in search of some holiday inspired stencils-but I am either too early or just at the wrong place.  But I had a treasure hidden in my stash...

The bats and the stars are from this orange stencil.  One that I bought many moons ago for like .09.  Nine cents-that's right.  I have some other super cheap stencils like that too.  Now usually I have Tim Holtz or Heidi Swapp.  But for this project I need just a regular stencil (not fancy.) ;)

For the bats I used this awesome graphite paste by Viva.  It is so cool!  It glides on really nicely.


Here you can see the shiny in the bats.  So cool-shiny and it's a raised effect.  


I used Inka Gold for the stars.  It's opaque-which is really awesome.  I used a make up sponge to apply it.  I can't wait to put it on some other projects.  I bought this at Joann's.  They have some other varieties of the graphite paste but not graphite specifically.  I bought that at an art store.


I took an angled picture to show the haunted house pop dotted.  The haunted house came from my Cricut-Create a Critter 2.  I love this cartridge.  It has so many images besides cute smiling animals.  LOL!  And it came in handy because I could size how big I needed the house.  I used yellow Stickles for the yellow areas.  The background, grass, and moon paper is from DCWV.  


I would like to link this card up to the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you link up with our Stencils and Masks challenge.  There's a chance for a cool prize! :)

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