Saturday, December 5, 2015

Stick It Down December Edition

Hello Everybody!

It's time for a new sketch at Stick It Down!  I am in such a Christmas mood that I had to do a Christmas layout. :)

This picture is from 10 years ago.  We were in the local Christmas parade.  This was the best thing ever!  I love being in a parade!  LOL (It doesn't happen very often.)

I made a triangle template from an image at the Silhouette store and cut it out.  Then I used it like a stencil with transparent paste.

I used my silhouette to cut out the title.

Here is the beautiful sketch that inspired this layout.  I love how it makes this layout feel different from other layouts.  I did cheat though-I used paper that had lines on it to help make the bigger triangle cuts.

This is my last layout as a design team member for Stick It Down as of now.  I know I will still play along because they have fantastic sketches!  So if you are looking for scrapbook pages or card layouts-go check them out! :)

Until next time my friends....Merry Christmas! :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

House of Cards Blog Hop!

Hello Everybody!

It is time for the House of Cards Blog Hop!  We are making cards using this festive photo inspiration:

A big thank you to our sponsors!

There are prizes so please make sure you leave a comment for everybody! :)

You should have arrived here from Karen's blog-Karen's Crafting Obsessions.

Here's your hop order~

 House of Cards Challenge Blog

                              Katy *** You are here

For my first card I used 2 stamps from Great Impressions Stamps.  I used Christmas Gracie K100 and this Merry Christmas stamp.  I chose this Gracie because I could color her dress pink-taking the colors from the photo as my inspiration. :)

For my next cards I used MHK Designs.  These are fun vintage designs with awesome papers to match!  These are the sets that I used:

Here is my first card:

This card is small 3.5 X 4 inches.  But I loved the sentiment and papers so much.  I was inspired by the gifts in the photo so I thought it would be cool to make the card a gift.  The paper and sentiment are from MHK Designs.

My next 2 cards feature something in common:

I used my Minc machine from Heidi Swapp to change the images from black to foiled.  I works with a laser printer-so the ski is the limit.  The minc machine is awesome! :)

The colors help to inspire the first card.  The red from the presents and the gold around the presents.  

The last card is foiled red and I love this sled!  But there's not sled in the picture?  Those presents had to get there somehow right?

I hope that you have enjoyed my cards.  Check out Lilian's beautiful cards. 

Be sure to leave a comment.  Thank you for coming by!  Until next time my friends...good night! :)