Thursday, May 16, 2019

Mom's Day Card

Hello Everybody!

If you saw the title and thought wow it's way passed Mother's Day-I wouldn't deny it!  I was way later than I usually am (usually a day or two-thankfully my mom is awesome and understands me) :)

But I really wanted to make her a card.  So I made this card using my silhouette and the design is from the design store.  I used star dust stickles to fill in the circles-and it really makes this card pretty.  (I think anyways!) lol.

It's a 5x5 square card.  So I put extra postage on it and I'm crossing my fingers that it makes it ok. :)

I am submitting this to the challenge at {PIN}spirational-#238.  There's still a few days to play so if you haven't posted your mom's day card-do it! :)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends--I'm gonna try to work on the dad's day card---tomorrow! ;)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Christmas Layout

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I am so happy about this layout!  I have been wanting to scrap this photo-but I couldn't find the right sketch until yesterday! The sketch at Sketches in Thyme was perfect.

My friend and I went to Disney Springs and had the best time.  We ate, shopped, saw decorated Christmas tress--and then we got to see Santa Claus!

I used a lot of Doodlebug Home for the Holidays for this layout.  I sprinkled red smooch spritz (yeah that's old!) on the white card stock background.  Most of the stickers are from Doodlebug too.  There are a few rub ons and letters from Making Memories.  At the top I used twine and jute for the tags.  

I would like to submit this to the following challenges:

Challenge YOUself: #64 Favorite Holiday--Christmas is definitely one of my favorite holidays!  I'm on the right :)

Use Your Stuff:  #356 Use String, Yarn, or Twine --The 3 tags at the top left have twine or jute.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...It's starting to look a lot like Christmas...(ok it's not but I do love Christmas!) :)

Mixed Media Thank You Card

Hello Friends!

It feels like years since I have made a card.  It hasn't been lol but it feels that way.  I refocused on scrapbooking-trying to do some memory keeping.  And I have (my next post is proof!).

So I was looking through Pinterest and many things always catch my eye.  So between something there and some cheesecloth-I created this...

I cut some watercolor paper to card size.  I used mod podge fabric glue to adhere the cheese cloth.  Once dry I used some spun sugar distress paint and watered it down and painted it.  I mixed a little spun sugar paint with modeling paste and used a tim holtz stencil.  

I added buttons, a wood clock, a clay butterfly, a wooden lady silhouette-and I painted all of them with the spun sugar.  The thanks sentiment is a flash card from Tim Holtz.  And lastly I added little silver micro beads here, there, and everywhere! :)  No all of them stuck onton the card lol.  

I made this card with a certain friend in mine-so hopefully she likes :)  

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Watercolor Wednesday: WWC218 Marsha's All About Occasions-When someone does something special for me-it is a wonderful occasion for me to make them a card showing appreciation. :)

Here are a couple of closeups:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...mix it up! :)

Monday, April 15, 2019

Epcot Layout

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Today I'm sharing a layout I created for Stick It Down using the single sketch challenge.  I am also submitting this layout in the Use Your Stuff Challenge for Easter or Spring.  The flowers are very springy and this happened at the end of our spring break.

This was at Epcot at the Flower and Garden Show. 

The background paper and pattern papers are from an old Stampin Up kit called Just Delighful.  I also used some matching purples and pinks cardstock to make flowers.  The larger flowers are die cut files from Paige Evans on my Silhouette and the smaller flowers are from Tim Holtz Funky Foliage thinlits dies.  I used differently brads to go through the centers for the flowers.  I also used some enamel accents in white to add dots around.  The title is Thickers.

Here is the sketch from Stick It Down.  It had circles-which I had cut some but I didn't like it.  Then what I think was a brainstorm-I swapped out circles for flowers.  The banner would have been too much if I added it so I just put a little banner under the picture.

I also enlarged my middle photo.  

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, enjoy the spring! :)

Friday, March 29, 2019

Abstract Fun Layout

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A few days ago I posted a layout about the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.  As I went through pictures for that layout I came across these two photos which worked great for this page.

I used paint (Golden fluid naphthol red light and carbon black) to make the background.  I used different papers to back the photos.  I have been watching youtube videos where people just glue there picture and cut the pattern paper around the picture.  They use scissors!  LOL!  I love this.  I feel like I'm using more paper and it feels a bit more organic.  If it's a trend-I like it! :)

I used a silhouette font for the title.  And used pop dots.  

Here is another close up of the splatters and journaling.  I used these dots that seem to be made of a rubbery material.  And I used them up-woot!  

I would like to enter this layout into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...stay artsy! :)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Festival of the Arts Layout

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I am sharing a layout I made for a Facebook Challenge group.  It's called Confessions of a Paper Addict and a super talented lady named Virginia Walker.  You can also see her on Instagram and YouTube and she has an awesome store on Etsy with cut files!

So I used her messy circles cut file for this layout out. 

I have been wanting to do a rainbow effect for awhile so this seemed to all come together.  I sponged Distress Paint on the main cardstock.  And when I cut those letters (silhouette store font Fun) I painted those also.  

The little bits are chipboard pieces from EK Success-a disney set of them, and then Pebbles from a loonnngggg time ago.  LOL  And some Queen and Company gems.  

I'm trying to do my own challenge which is to make 30 scrapbook pages before I buy anything new.  This is my 10th one.  I haven't bought anything new (woohoo!) I don't always post the layouts but I'm definitely trying to stick with it.  :)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...stay colorful! :)

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Art at MOMA

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Today I am sharing a 2 page layout using the 2 page sketch from Stick It Down.

Here it is...

Here are close ups of the flower clusters:

Those are oooolllldddd flowers from Making Memories-I think like a wedding collection.  I used 2 brads!  Woot Woot!  Only 31754 to go LOL

Washi Tape is from Queen and Co.
Candi circle things
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Types
Prima Paper 
Stampin UP Night of Navy Cardstock for the letters
Ravie is the font type from Silhouette
Metallic Purple pen my friend Dawn gave me
And Distress Oxide worn lipstick and weathered wood 

Here is the sketch of inspiration:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...Love some art! :)

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Red and Yellow Layout

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Tonight I was inspired by a sketch and washi tape.  I will be honest-I looked all through my washi tape and found two red designs.  I put the washi on the cardstock and then I went and looked for a picture.  Usually I have the picture first and build the page around it.  There was something very fun doing it a bit backwards-but I don't know if I can do that all the time!

I am working on using my stash-I have set a goal of making 30 pages before I buy anything new.  (I know!  But I am trying to stay strong!) lol!  This make page 7.

I would like to submit this to the following challenges:

Some Product Details:  I used Golden's Diarylide Yellow paint to make the background dots.  Washi tape from Recollections (Michaels).  I made the gears from some of the left over mat paper.  Chipboard bits from Pebbles and the red stars are from ScrapYard 329.  The red letters and & are Hot off the Press and Yellow is Thickers.  And then there are some things I just found in my stash that worked.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...stay in color! :)

Monday, March 18, 2019

Lucky Card

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I made this card and forgot to post it yesterday!  

Green is the background-I took the picture of the card on a white paper lol.  I cut Yupo paper on the Silhouette.  Then I used the old school Ranger inks to color the shamrock.  I cut glitter gold paper using Tim Holtz letter dies (I love these!).  The white panel is a shamrock embossing folder-this is the first time I have used it.  Woo Hoo! :)

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends! :)

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Yellow Card

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There's a new challenge called Rainbow Card Challenge and this month the color is yellow.  I thought I love yellow!  I can do that easily!

Ha! It was not that easy-even though I brought out all things yellow.  I inked Ranger Chrome Yellow ink on a Crafter's Workshop stencil. 

The overall feeling was whimsical so I thought I would free hand Nuvo Crystal Drops.  It's whimsy-I'm not sure if it conveys that to other people.  I had a Happy Birthday sticker and this chipboard flower from Pebbles.  I added some Stickles in the middle.  

I have to say the Nuvo really holds up.  It's cool to run your finger on the raised dots.  :)

I would also like to submit this card to the following challenges:

Until next time my friends!

Cute Desk Card

Hello Everybody!

I have made some cards and I am so excited to share them with you!  This card I made for my dad-who is a little hard to make cards for.  He doesn't fish or play golf-he is more into computers.  I wanted to make him something cool so this is a cut file from the Silhouette Design Store.

This is the inside of the card-on the laptop it says Happy Birthday.  I used little brads for the knobs.  I used enamel accents from Ranger for the center of the flower.  The paper on the "wall" and "floor" are from K & Company.

I always see these cards and wonder what people put on the front of the card.  So I had to use my own creativity (lol) and created this:

This embossing folder and the little letters (die cutes) are Tim Holtz.  I used scrap paper (woo hoo! trying to use those bits up!) I love these little letters!  

Unfortunately, I'm not the greatest paper engineer there is-so when I folded my masterpiece-it did NOT fold right LOL.  So I pushed the card as far down as I could (hoping the desk will be ok) and had to use a larger envelope and some bubble wrap.  

I am submitting this desk card to:

Thank you again for stopping by!

Pink Layered Card

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I have been creating but not posting-time is just flying by!

I have seen and bought a couple of these layering files from the Silhouette Design Store-if you use the design store I'm sure you have seen them.  They are layered files that create depth.  So cool!

I put a light pink on the bottom and a bright pink in the middle to give it some pop.  This card is for a sweet lady who's mom passed away.  Her mom was 101!  What a blessing that is!  Her mom's request for everyone attending the service was to wear pink.  So a pink sympathy card was what was needed.  It was a Celebration of Life and not a funeral-it was a very special event indeed. 

I have some more cards I will be posting so stayed tuned! :)

Until next time my friends...stay pretty in pink :)

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Soccer Layout

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I'm using the double page sketch over at Stick It Down to create this fun layout.  Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on the sketch.

I used Doodlebug pattern paper, green cardstock from Craftsmith and some letter stickers.  I used my Silhouette to make the soccer ball.  And I used a few little soccer stickers from Paper Studio that are a bit sparkly and squishy-so fun!

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...Goal! :)

Monday, January 28, 2019

Hello Santa Layout

Hello Everybody!

Today I finished a layout page using the single sketch at Stick It Down.  I love the triangles!  And thankfully one of the team members-Melissa Kay-told how to make these triangles.  You make a 4 inch square and cut it in half.  What??  Yeah that easy--and thank goodness because until I visited her blog I had no idea.  LOL  Geometry and I have never gotten along--especially since high school.  But that's a story for a different day.

I used a glitter paper from Recollections.  Most of the papers, letters, and stickers are from Doodlebug.  I don't know what the collection is called but it was one of my favorites from a few years ago.  Also, there are some Tim Holtz stars at the top, clear rhinestones, a bling candy cane from Hobby Lobby and some Thickers (the red metallic corners). 

Here's the sketch.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...keep that Christmas spirit coming even if it's January! :)

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Happy New Year!

Hello Everybody!

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone has had a great couple of weeks!  I have had a great time with family and friends-and hope for more of that in 2019 :)

I got to be a little crafty-and I didn't realize how much I missed it!

There is a Facebook Group Challenge to do a Tim Holtz tissue wrap tag.  I had to dust off my supplies (yikes!) and then retrain myself on how to use the paints and stuff.  Very sad I know.  But there is a happy ending.  I made this cool tag and got a few more papers going because I poured out too much product.  A little goes a long way-LOL  It's all good though!

This is about 99% all Tim Holtz.  Here's what I used:
Ranger Tag
Distress Paints: Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Salt Ocean, Picked Raspberry
Distress Oxide Ink: Picked Raspberry (on the 2019 cardstock under the glitter, around the edges
Melange Tissue Paper
Distress Spray Stain-Picket Fence
Lower Case Sizzix TH letter dies (663074)
Rubons-Life Quotes, Botanical, Words
Big Chat Stickers
Distress Glitter Spun Sugar
Glossy Accents
Mirrored Stars
Natural Trimmings Ribbon

The butterfly takes center stage on this cool background.  I didn't want to cover up that part of the tissue paper.  I added water to react with the paints also.  

Like I said-it has been too long since I made a tag so hopefully there will be more in the future.  :)  There are a few backgrounds in the making from this tag-so be sure to check back!

Until next time my friends...Get your wings and let's fly!