Monday, December 28, 2020

Festival of Trees Layout

 Hello Friends!

I was very inspired by the sketch at Stick It Down.  I love that wreath on the second page of the layout.  I also love Paige Evans-I am in her facebook group and she shares projects using her die cuts and paper lines.  So I saw the wreath on the sketch and my mine was like I can use a Paige Evans die cut.  So I did!

I am also submitting this layout to Challenge YOUrself-Anything Goes #84. I'm on the second page ;)

Here's my layout followed by the sketch:

I used an old Stampin Up kit called Christmas Jingle.  It was perfect because I was having problems matching all of the the other Christmas paper I had. LOL. The Merry Christmas Paper is from Hobby Lobby.  The border on the left is also from the kit. For the journal block I used decorative edge scissors. I have a lot of them, and I am trying to use them :) So yay! Then there are various brads and stickers and a tree button and a Making Memories square there to decorate. 

Here is the die cut wreath before I filled in with little papers. I am just happy my silhouette cut it out LOL. I know that sounds silly but I don't always have luck with intricate cuts.  I took the speed down by one and maybe that helped.  I was very proud of it LOL.

So here are the insides of the images.  They are so cute! I wanted to save them but I do no possess the patience for such an undertaking. I started and realized this. LOL.  I watched a video on Paige's youtube where she offers a few different ways to back the die cut. I chose flipping it over and tracing the paper I wanted it to go on (traced on the backside of it). Then cut it out with a border so I could glue it onto the die cut outline.  It took a few days a couple of hours here and there.

Ta Da! I used glitter paper, pattern paper, scraps, and even a paper where I had sprayed a pretty color on (the bell).  It was fun.  My husband wanted me to make it into a real wreath. He's so sweet! :) It's a little small but maybe that is an idea for later down the road. 

I have to show you one more die cut on this layout:

I got this as a little gift from Taylored Expressions for an order. I love it! And thought it fit perfect here.  They send the cutest little thank you gifts. I have others that I think are great. They didn't pay me for this advertisement but I think you should know!  :)

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

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Thank You For A Doctor Card

 Hello Friends!

I made a simple card this evening.  I have had some medical stuff and my doctor has been fantastic.  So I created this card as a thank you and happy holidays.

The dark panel is a dark navy blue and I am not sure if that translated on camera.  But that's ok because the stethoscope sparkles (Paper Studio Glitter Paper)! I made that using my silhouette cameo.  I white embossed the sentiment from Stampin UP. And I used a silver marker to edge the navy blue panel.

Have you made your doctor a thank you card or given them any kind of gift? I am thankful that I haven't really had anything until now. And that I see the same doctor because sometimes with dr groups you see who is available. 

I am submitting this card into the challenge at Watercooler Wednesday: 301 Dawn's Challenge All About Occasions.

Thank you for stopping by today! :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Rainbow Card Challenge

 Hello Everybody!

I hope that your Thanksgiving was great.  Hopefully you got to do some crafting!

This month we are creating rainbow Christmas cards at the Rainbow Card Challenge.  I thought this would be easy-lol however for me it was truly a challenge.  But that's the wonderful thing about challenges right? to push creativity and to look at our wonderful supplies in a new way. 

Here is my card:

I used: Paige Evans Star stencil
Distress Oxide Inks--picked raspberry, wilted violet, peacock feathers, abandoned coral, citron, spiced marmalade
Distress Ink-Squeezed Lemonade
Hero Arts stamp and sentiment from 2013 
Stickles for his scarf and band on hat
Random star jewels
Prisma Color Markers

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you join this colorful Christmas challenge!
Until next time my friends-always be crafting! :)