Friday, July 29, 2016

Grandma's Garden Layout

Hello Friends!

I created the layout using the sketch at Let's Get Sketchy.

I mixed light modeling paste and some Art Anthology gold paint (it had glitter in it too) and used a Crafter's Workshop stencild for the little squares around the picture.  I was so excited to finally used paste-it's been awhile!

Instead of a 2nd pictures I used the bingo card from Simple Stories.  It was part of a 12 by 12 paper so I just cut it out.  For Christmas my husband got me a whole pack of different kinds of washi tape.  That is the orange with flower strip going horitzontally-washi tape.  The letters are a thickers and Basic Grey.

The flowers-let me tell you about those.  I don't know if they are Prima or Target-but I bought them at Target and they came in 3 little glass jars with wooden tops.  This is years ago.  Does anyone still have theirs?  LOL.  For the centers I used white Enamel Accents from Ranger.  I used some paper twine and a tag from K & Company-also a bajillion years old.

Here is the sketch for Week 4 in July:

I am also submitting this to Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge: Use a butterfly (There is a yellow glittery butterfly in the top right corner of the picture.)

Until next time my friends...Have a scrappy weekend! :)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Colorful Hello Card

Hello Everybody!

The challenge at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge inspired this card.  The challenge is to use stars.  (And Seth Apter is a guest there this month--sssqqqeeeaaallll!  I've seen his work in the Cloth, Scissors, Paper magazine.  It's awesome!) :)

So I started off with a gelli plate card background.  I used an almanac book page and golden paints and craft paints (dreamcoat, craftsmart, etc).  To read more about my gelli plate backgrounds go here.

Then I stamped stars around the edges.  The stamp is a Stampin Up stamp from the year 2000.  Wow!  LOL :)  Then I added Diarylide Yellow Golden fluid acrylic paint so the "hi" wouldn't get lost in the background.  The "hi" and the star are red modge melts.  I used a the modge podge mold for the star and wrote out hi with the glue gun.  I used Beacon 3 in 1 to adhere the "hi" to the card once the paint was dry.  Then I added the yellow star paper clip.  (Many moons ago Staples had a paper clip and binder bar.  You could fill up a cup with what you wanted.  That's where that star came from.) :)

Here is a closeup of the sentiment:

Here are the challenges that I would like to submit this too:

Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends...keep reaching for the stars! :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Out and About Layout

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There is a wonderful sketch at Let's Scrap.  It inspired me to scrap some picture from our trip to Italy last April.

I cut the doily from the silhouette machine.  And used papers from Echo Park and Making Memories.  The title letters are precut that I bought a long long time ago.  LOL :)  And the Enjoy the Journey is from Making Memories, also.

I had these flowers on my desk-the are from Queen and Co.  I love them!  They call them yellow wallflowers, and I bought them at the Scrapbook Expo.

This was a beautiful marble monument dedicated to Italy's king.  I have part of that in quotes because I used the wording from this website.  And if you would like to know more it's easy to find. :)

Here is the sketch that inspired this layout.  I am always happy when I get pictures scrapped.  There is a meme that says scrapbooking is a party for your pictures--and I think they are right! :) 

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...When in Rome.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Road Trip Layout

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I saw the sketch at Let's Get Sketchy and knew I wanted to participate! :)

So here is my layout:

We took a recent trip through Jacksonville, FL and these are some pictures on our way home.  I bought a pack of 12X12 paper from the Scrapbook Expo many expos ago-and that is the background here.  I am always happy when I use old scrappy supplies.  

I was also happy that I had the right letters to spell out 'road trip.'  It's seems like it gets harder and harder to use up these letter stickers!  These letters are foam and from American Crafts.

The 3 strips on the right are scraps (yay!), and I used a gear embossing folder on them.  The white strip on the side was made using decorative scissors.  (yay!  old supplies!)

I added an additional photo to the sketch.  :)

Here is the original sketch:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...have a happy day! :)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Washed Ashore Layout

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It always makes my heart happy when I can complete a 2 page scrapbook layout AND get it in the challenge before time runs out!  LOL  I am running close today!

I did the sketch at Let's Scrap (which for this sketch time is running out-but the new sketch is up!).

Here is my layout:

Here is the original sketch:

My photos were a bit smaller than I had thought-4 by 5.5 (inches).  Instead of the flowers I did a fish scene.  This exhibit was about a lady along with volunteers gathers trash from the beaches and ocean (Pacific ocean, West Coast) and she creates sculptures with the trash.  Below I put trash in quotations-I was thinking recycled material but initially it isn't.  It's a variety of stuff that gets left in the ocean.

These are the tags that go behind the 3 sculpture pictures.

Here is the title:  Letters from the silhouette machine (bubbly font?) and I glued those letters onto cheese cloth that had been used with blue and green paint on my gelli plate.  I'm glad I stored that little tidbit away.  It made for a great background for the title.  The pink shell is a plastic button glued on.  I used Beacon 3-in-1 to adhere all of this. 

For supplies:  Things in my stash:  blue cardstock, polka dot ribbon, white cardstock for letters,
fish: 2 or 3 epherema packs from K & Company, 2 shells stickers from Stickopotamus, journal sticker and pattern paper from Stampin' Up (2007)

Thank you for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends...keep scrappin! :)

Splatters Inspiration CWS

Hello Everybody!

We are halfway through July--Yikes!  But the cool thing is we are still doing our Splatters Challenge at Creative With Stamps.

Our sponsor is Stamplorations--and check out the prize:

a $15 Gift Certificate from STAMPLORATIONS
Choice of any 2 ARTplorations Stencils
(for RANDOM Winner)

Here is my card:

For the base of this card I used this pattern paper.  The left side is what it looked like before I added Pumice Stone Distress ink which is on the right side.

Then I used this splatter tool (from Tim Holtz) with the seedless preserves distress marker.  

Here is a close up.  The juicier the marker the better this works.  :)

I put some black embossing powder around the bottom corners to give it that inky dirty feel and it matches the sentiment.  Those are copper micro beads that came in a set from Recollections.  There were 6 in the box and the box was on sale!  Woot! Woot!  I added them while the powder was still hot-but that is not an easy task.  This was not a super thick embossed area and those little beads go everywhere fast!

At the top I had colored on some gelatos-I got the steampunk set and they are fabulous!  In that set is a Black Cherry(dark purple).  So I put that and cinnamon and iced chai (like a gold) at the top and sprayed water.  The drips are from the black cherry gelato and happened to matched the little splatters.

The gears are cut from my silhouette machine.  And then I colored them with the iced chai, black cherry, squid ink, cinnamon, and iced coffee.  Iced coffee is the dirty metal looking color and I think my new favorite gelato.  It really makes them look like metal gears.  I like the cinnamon which is the rusty color and the iced chai and black cherry help add color to the gears.  I cut this gears out of grey cardstock and colored over it with the gelato and my finger.  I added copper brads to the centers of the gears to give them a finished look.  Lastly, I added some more micro beads in the gears.  

Be sure to stop by and see the rest of the team's inspiring cards.  And make sure you get out your splatters and join us! :)

I am linking this card to the following challenges:

Until next time my friends...have an inky day! :)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Gelatos Tag Birthday Card

Hello Everybody!

TGIF!  Ahhh....Friday-How we love you! :)

So today I made a card for the sketch challenge going on at Sunday Stamps.  I was totally inspired by this sketch.

So here is my card:

Paper is from Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby).  The tag I made using the Silhouette.  I embossed the tag with white embossing powder and used a Hero Stamp background stamp.  Gelatos: a dark pink, light pink, grey (squid ink) and an orange color.  I got lucky that I had the colors that matched the paper.  Then I used some of the squid ink around the edges of the main card and then a black ink.  For the sentiment I used a Stampin Up stamp and then a Paper Studios pearl on a grey cardstock.

The "ribbon" is cheese cloth that I had painted with picked raspberry paint from Tim Holtz (distress).  It got rejected from a previous project and was floating around my craft desk.  For this it was perfect! :)

Here is a closeup of the tag.  I colored the gelato "stick" directly on the tag and then smeared with my finger.  Then I took a cloth over the whole thing to wipe the embossing clean.  Super fun! :)

Here is the sketch.  There is still plenty of time to play-so c'mon! :)

Until next time my friends...have a bright and happy Friday! :)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mickey Layout

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I am so excited that I completed a scrapbook page!  I even used some new washi tape I bought at the Scrapbook Expo-woot! woot!

I was totally inspired by the layout at Let's Get Sketchy.  Here is my take on the sketch:

I think I was more excited to meet Halloween Mickey than my son...but that's ok!  :)  This was at Mickey's not so Scary Halloween party.  Super fun!

This is a button that I glued here.  I was so happy when I found it in the Disney stuff.  Yay!  For organization! ;)

And here is the sketch.  There is plenty of time to play-so stop on by! :)

The background paper is from Fancy Pants.  The letters in the title are from Making Memories.  G-studio made the gems.  And the pumpkin is colorbok and the tag is from Oriental trading.  Plus I used some scrap paper (woo hoo!) ;)

Until next time my friends....Have a crafty night! :)

Monday, July 4, 2016

My Messy Desk

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Oh the things I do for prizes!  LOL!  Right now there is a blog hop going on at Let's Scrap.  Go check it out-each stop has a great RAK as long as you follow the blog and comment.  Oh and post a pic of your messy desk (or clean).  :)

So here is my desk:

You see that space-that's all of the room I have-LOL.  Right now until I move stuff.  Whew.  It's a mess!

There's a great sketch to do too-so I have a lot of stuff to move out of the way so I can work on it.  LOL.

Until next time my friends...I need a bigger desk! ;)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fun Rain Card

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There is a new challenge at Creative With Stamps!  We want to see ink splatters!

For my card I used a new stamp I bought at the Scrapbook Expo-it's from Technique Junkies.  The stamp is called umbrella people-they are very cool umbrella people. :)  I masked them and sprayed Dylusions blue spray mist to be like rain.  The sentiment is a Fiskars stamp.

The umbrella people are embossed with this really cool powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Midnight Madness.  So it  is a black embossing powder with little flecks of gold and green.

Trying to capture this awesomeness was a challenge!  On the left you can see the glittery colors.  It's very cool in person.

We are super excited about this new challenge.  Be sure to check out the rest of the designers beautiful cards.  And be inspired to join with us!  We can't wait to see what you create!

I am linking this card up with:

Until next time my friends...stay dry. :)

An Apple card

Hello Everybody!

Whew!  It is July!  I don't know about where you are but it is definitely warm where I am!  Summer is in full force! :)

And since it's July-it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards.  We are using a fruit or drink on our cards---or the color challenge.  You chose!

I chose to go with a fruit.  I made this to get ahead on school time thank you cards:

I went clean and simple using an embossing folder for the white space.  The apple is from silhouette and the stamp is from Fiskars.  

I really like how this card turned out so I made 2! :)

Be sure to check out the rest of the team at House of Cards.  They are full of beautiful inspiration! :)

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