Friday, September 5, 2014

34 Years

   I can't believe it It is Thursday night and I have three days off from working with my dad.  This is super rare. Last time it happened was in June.I am excited to finally write ten + blog posts and have a little sewing fun. I have to start my parents anniversary present. I am planning on making His & Hers toss pillows for their bed. I have to have it done by the 12th. Wish me luck and I hope it don't take so long to cut the letters out of the fabric. At least, I have the card done.
   Here it is. It took a little longer than I planned. The reason was I am out of card making practice. I  think it has been like two months since I created a card. Crazy I know but will soon to change.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Crate Paper and My Mind's Eye), sticker (My Mind's Eye), tag (Elle's Studio), twine (Timeless Twine), sequins (Studio Calico), flair (Zappy Dots), punch board (We R Memory Keepers), gelatos Faber-Castell), chipboard letters and doily
    
   Since my dad's name start with a "S" and my mom's a "J"  I thought it would be a cute little personal touch. I just took naked chipboard and colored it with the gelatos. 

 I love those starts. I just found them in my stash from a Studio Calico kit I got a few months ago. I just ended up putting them on a cake stand and forgot about them.
This card was perfect to enter in current challenge over at Just Two Midwest Scrap Girls. It was to use all the letters in the alphabet. I am glad I had that alphabet paper from My Mind;s Eye. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Modeling 4 Fun - Scrapbook Challenges

   I can't believe it has been almost a week since I have posted anything. This time I have a reason. Since last Saturday our internet has been wonky. It has been super slow or out at night time. This is the first day without any problems. That is good because I am sitting here waiting for the washer to stop. As soon as it dried I will sew the anniversary pillow close. not a moment to soon to get that done. Tomorrow is my parents special day. 
   In the meantime I want to share with you  layout I did for Scrapbook Challenges. 
   I stayed true to this sketch. I found it kind of odd I did since grids seem to mess my brain up. LOL. When I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to try my hand at stitching the grid onto my page. I love the way it came out. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (American Crafts, Webster's Pages and Crate Paper), stickers (My Mind's Eye and American Crafts), sequin (Hazel & Ruby),gems (Prima), electronic die cutter and cartridge (provo Craft), flower ( K & Co.), twine (Timeless Twine), journaling card (Project Life),doily, black thread and sewing machine.

   I just wanted to share my favorite grid from this page. I love that memo sticker ontop of the Project Life card. 
There goes the washer. Thanks for stopping by. God Bless and remember to be thankful of what you have and to remember those who have lost it all on 9/11 and those who protect our freedom. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Stuffed Happy Ending - SBC

Today is day 8 of sketched reveals for Sizzlin Summer at Scrapbook Challenges. This page is the second half of a double page spread about our Thanksgiving from last year. 
 With this sketch I stayed true to it. I love the different size photos. Luckily, my printer does a passport size and 3x4. I just trimmed one down to make it a 4x2.
  Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts and The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Teresa Collins, Echo Park and My Mind's Eye),stickers (American Crafts,Studio Calico, Me & My Big Ideas and October Afternoon Inc.), washi tape (My Mind's Eye and We R Memory Keepers), punch (We R Memory Keepers), glassine bag (Bella Creationz)
I finished this page late last night and I so super tired. I wish I didn't because now I realized that I added too many D's to the word "Ending" Good thing I didn't glue them down with glossy accents. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Building #1 - Scrapbook Challenges

It has been a while since I posted any pages about our storage renvo. I talk about this place a lot but I rarely share any photos of it. Today you get to see how bad it was inside.
Today's layout is about building one out of nine.
This uses sketch #7 from Scrapbook Challenges for sizzlin summer. 
 I did another photo change on this page. Because I have a very old printer (10+), it don't hook up to a computer anymore and has a limited printing sizes I had to rework the photo sizes.
 Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Prima and KaiserCraft), diecuts (Jillibean Soup), buttons(?), enamel dots (My Mind's Eye), flair (Studio Calico kit) stickers (October Afternoon and American Crafts), chipboard letters, journaling card (Project Life), pen (American crafts and Uni-ball), mist (Heidi Swapp and Studio Calico), gelatos (Faber-Castell), black thread and sewing machine.

   First off I wish I bought more of this canvas resist paper from 2 Peas closed. I got it at a great price. This was the first time I ever worked with a resist canvas. I am now hooked. Now, I am going to have to experiment with my embossing powders to create my own. 
Here is a little tip if you don't feel like threading sting through  the button holes. Take a pen and draw the string on it. I did on this page. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Forever I Do - Scrapbook Challenges

   While, it is later but later than I planned for this post. Sizzlin Summer #6 sketch reveal is on I change a bit. 
 On this page, I change the the photos from portrait to landscape and only use one photo.
Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts), pattern paper (Teresa Collins and Webster's Pages), diecuts (Teresa Collins), sticker (American Crafts and Glitz Design), gelato (Faber-Castell), bling (Eyelet Outlet, Jolee's Boutique, and KaiserCraft), punch (We R Memory Keepers), journaling card (My Mind's Eye) and doily. 
In the little cluster I first started with a doily, layered a frame diecut that s colored with a gelato. On top of that I cut this cute little banner quote from a journaling card. Instead of my usual sequin scatters, I opted for some pearls. 
That is it for me tonight. I am signing off before my alarm (my dad) goes off in the morning.

Later

My post for Sizzlin Summer sketch reveal for Scrapbook Challenges will be posted later today. I didn't have time to write it up this morning.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Super Best Awesome Time

   Good morning everyone, while I should say afternoon since this post will be live at noon. I am sitting here eating my usual breakfast (scramble eggs) and think how tired I am and all the work that needs to be done. . It is super cloudy here and we are expecting some storms. 
Today's, agenda:  
  • Paint or help with the flooring
  • Make cabbage rolls. That takes over 2 hours standing in the kitchen before they even cook.
  • Do some scrappy work.
  • The most important thing on the list is to play with my little furry. 
   Here is my reveal for the Scrapbook Challenges Sizzlin Summer sketch #5.
When I first saw this page I knew I wanted to do a beach photo from 60's of my mom.  
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Studio Calico and Crate Paper), stickers (October Afternoon and Studio G), frame (Hazel & Ruby), embossing folder (American Crafts), inks (A Muse Studio and Prima), grommet (We R  memory Keepers), embossing machine (Sizzix), doilies, black thread and sewing machine. 
   Here are a few close-ups.  Whe you don't have any journaling it is fun to go wild with stickers. 
Even though this paper has a wild pattern I still needed something on the side to fill in the white space.
   The things I am happy I used on this page were this grommet that I have been holding onto for almost 10 years and the other thing was the embossing. I got the embossing machine last year and don't use it enough.
Tell me what you think of the Sizzlin Summer sketches from Scrapbook Challenges? Do you think I will do all 20?