Saturday, October 31, 2015

Pew Pew

Hello Everybody!

I am here with another layout for Let's Get Sketchy!  (Under the wire here!) ;)  This layout is inspired by their Week 4 Sketch.

My son is a Storm Trooper this year for Halloween.  So I love the Halloween Star Wars Mash Up :)  This was regular black card stoc that I sprayed White Dylusions spray on.  It need something in the background.  

The sticker under his picture says "Aren't you a little short to be a Storm Trooper?"  It never gets old. :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...Eat lots of candy! ;)

Fabulous Layout

Hello Everybody!

There are some Fabulous Sketches over at Let's Get Sketchy!  The sketch from Week 3 inspired this layout:

I used texture luxe Faber castell paste and a Heidi Swapp stencil to make those chevrons.  I love this paste!  The title is Heidi Swapp's and so is the tag.  The tag is from the Minc Machine (which is totally awesome!)  Then a little misting and small dot stenciling in the background.

Than you for stopping by!  Until next time my fabulous! :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Got Trend?

Hello Everybody!

I was playing around and made this Halloween card.  I was playing with trends.  The background is a little mixed media-spray, used a stencil, did some paint splatters.  Then I incorporated some feathers.  They're still in style right?  And gold!  I am obsessed with gold.  I used to like it.  Now I am full blown obsessed.  So I used Ranger's sticky embossing powder along with this fabulous gold glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle to outline the ghost.

What do you think?  It's a little different.  Sometimes you have to go out of your comfort zone.  That is what I did. :)

And since Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-I am going to submit this crazy card!  

Thank you for stopping by.  Until next time my use lots of gold ;)  (just kidding!)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Temple of Portunus

Hello Everybody!

Are ya'll enjoying this beautiful fall weather?  I just want to sit outside without a worry in the world but I also want to scrapbook...Dilemna! ;)

So as I write this I'm inside-not outside but that's ok!  I'm glad to post this scrapbook page for the Let's Get Sketchy Challenge Week 1.

My husband and I were fortunate enough to visit Italy back in April.  And our hotel was across the street from this ancient building.  How cool is that?!?!  So this is about the Temple of Portunus which was a fruit and vegetable market in Ancient Rome.  It is dedicated to Portunus the god or port.  And I used Wikipedia for this information.  :)

Here is the link and sketch-there's still plenty of time to play! :)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends have a great rest of your day! :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Hop to Stop

Hello Everybody!

I was sent an invite to Hop to Stop-a link up where papercrafters create a project for the awareness of Domestic Violence.  October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  "1 in 3 women will be a victim to domestic violence in her lifetime".

As usual I'm late-today is the last day to post to it-but I made it.  I realized that this was more than people showing off creations. This is a movement.  This is people banning together-using crafting-to share stories and support.  And though I love crafting-I love the support of community for a very worthy cause even more.

There are ladies along this link up who share one on one experiences with Domestic Violence.  Their stories are scary, sad, yet uplifting.  These ladies are full of love and very brave.

I do not have a story like this (thankfully), however I do have friends who have experienced such events.  One of my dear friends now has thankfully gotten out of her toxic relationship with her 3 beautiful children.  And some days are better than others-she is getting counseling for all of them and turning it around.  She is much stronger now.  And her oldest daughter who is only 11 is one of the most wisest people I know.  :)

So here is my card-featuring purple-the color representing Domestic Violence:

This is shimmery purple cardstock from Core-dinations.  The heart die cut is from Tim Holtz/Sizzix.  The words (from a song) are made from my label maker and outlined.

There are also sponsors for this Blog Hop-The Hop to Stop.
And here are the wonderful companies who are sponsoring it-Thank you! :)

I encourage you to stop by and see the other cards.  There are over 200!  Thank you for stopping by here today.  :)

I would also like to enter this into the CASology Challenge 168: You 

Until next time my friends...until next time

Monday, October 5, 2015

Puddles Layout

Hello Everybody!

This month the sketch at Stick It Down is super fun as we use 6 photos!  I cut my pictures out at 3X3 but you could probably go bigger.

Here's my layout:

I used Echo Park for the background and for the arrow.  The rubber boots I cut from my Silhouette machine and inked them up for definition.  The other papers are from Stampin' Up.  And those orange puffy stickers are from Thickers.  (I still love those letters!)

Here below is transparent paste from Wendi Vechi that I used with a Tim Holtz stencil.  It gives that yellow strip a little something extra without being too much.  :)

Here is this month's sketch.  I hope you like it as much as I do!  We can't wait to see what you create! :)

Until next time my friends...stay dry! ;)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Prayer Books

Hello Everybody,

A while back I realized that I when I prayed for people I would forget a few folks here and there.  So if I thought about someone's mom on the way to the grocery store-I would go ahead and say my prayer in transit.  However, I wanted everyone corralled together.  So I thought of a prayer book.  Just a little notebook that would have people I wanted to prayer for in one place.  And when their situation was resolved I would put a little check by their name.

So I was at Staples when I found these books for a $1!  Then as I was looking at them at the store I decided to buy 10 of them-one for each member of my Bible study and an extra or 2.

So then I was inspired by the challenge at Lessology.  The challenge is to incorporate a book and either a recycled or upcycled item.  Either these $1 books are upcycled and the old dictionary paper is the book part or I am upcycling the old dictionary pages and the notebooks are the book part.  ;)  Also, I looked up images on the Silhouette regarding prayer.  I fell in love with this little praying angel lady.  :)  And here is how these books got made...

Here is one notebook.  The cover is plastic.

I did some online research and saw something like this could work.  It's what I had.  Also, Golden gel medium would work (which I did not have).  I tried gloss gel medium and that was not successful.  The trick is to put a lot of this glue down on the cover.  Also that is old dictionary paper that has already started turning old paper color-LOL!

Here are the finished prayer books.

I used vintage photo distress ink around the edges of all of the boos.  On a couple I added Dusty Concord (purple), Broken China, and Gathered Twigs.  For the halo I used Krylon 18K gold leafing pen.

Here's a closeup using vintage photo distress ink and broken china.

Here's one with just the vintage photo ink.

Dusty Concorde...

The background pages came from this old Encyclopedia of Dictionaries.  It makes me giddy thinking that this big o' book is a 2 in 1! ;)  

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends....ahhh I love the smell of old books! :)


Hello Everybody!

It's October and that means there is a new challenge at House of Cards!  Yay!  And I love how this challenge runs with the fall season.

So you can use the color inspiration palette or create a card with lots of texture.  :)

So I used texture for my card.  I embossed the pumpkins and used a piece of adhesive burlap from Tim Holtz.  (Which side note was easy to cut and apply to this card.)  I used a G Studio stamp and chocolate chip Stampin Up in.  All of these papers are Stampin' Up also!  (Thanks to a friend of mine who gave me it!) :)

I used the Just for You sentiment because there are some fall birthdays in my family and this card could be Halloween or Thanksgiving or somewhere in between the two-so why not keep my options open. ;)

I hope that you are inspired to create something.  We can't wait to see what you make! :)

Until next time my friends...Happy Fall Ya'll! :)