Monday, December 15, 2014

The Pretty Lights- Child's Play Challenges

This is the last Child's Play layout I will be posting. Child's Play Challenges has decided to shut it's doors. For this last challenge the theme has to do with a great classic kid's toy I wished for. 

   Lite Brite made me think of Christmas lights so I scraped some poor quality photos from a couple of years ago. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (American Crafts, Studio Calico and Basic Grey), tags (Bo Bunny, Pink Paislee, and Jolee's), doily (Sunny-side Bakery, The Paper Studio and Doodlebug Design)), stickers (My Mind's Eye, American Crafts and October Afternoon), journaling spot (?), washi tape (American Crafts), chipboard (Bo Bunny) and pen (Project Life)

   On this page I ended up doing two journaling spots on here. The first one is hidden due to the fact it was a lot to the story. Plus, writing this post I just realized it. LOL. I never said I was fully on the ball.

   The last journaling spot just was written on washi tape. It just name were each photo was taken.

   I am sad to say farewell to this inspiring team but I am glad I was able to be called a game player for a year. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Studio Canvas

   I rarely show my canvases on my blog. The reason I think is that it is a non-design team project and I feel that I always have a mile long to-do list  and not enough time to do just for fun posts. That will soon change. I want to start blogging more and not just assignments. 

   This summer I came across this quote from 

   When I saw it I knew I need to d o a canvas for my studio because over 50% of the time my studio is a MESS. That is the only down fall of having a room just to create in. You can close the door when it is a mess. 

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Fancy Pants Design and Ruby & Hazel), stickers (The Robin's Nest, Pebbles Inc. and Making Memories), transparency (American Crafts), modeling paste (Liquitex), mask (Studio Calico), gelatos (Faber-Castell), washi tape (Ruby & Hazel), electronic die cutter and cartridges (Provo Craft), mist (Tattered Angels), sequins (Tree House Studio), gems (Bo Bunny), charm (?), pom-pom trim, sewing machine, black thread, canvas, and mini clothespins.  

   I first started by covering the canvas by covering it with paper. I then colored it with gelatos and mists. While, it was drying I stitched the transparency to cardstock and filled it with sequins.  The next step was doing the finishing touches. Modeling paste, trim, clothespins, gems, and a charm. The final step took a little time. I die cut letters and colored stickers black and adhered them to the transparency. The finish results were something I love and it now hanging proudly on my studio wall. 

   Here are a couple of close-ups. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Same Building, Really? - Scrapbook Challenges

This is the last sketch reveal for this year for Scrapbook Challenges. The great owner and sketch designer, Brynn Marie has given the design team time off to celebrate the holidays with our families. Be sure to catch Scrapbook Challenges at the start of the year with more inspiration.  This page was inspired by sketch #423
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and Core'dinations), pattern paper (October Afternoon), sticker (American Crafts, Basic Grey and October Afternoon), washi tape (Scotch Brand), wood veneers (?), tage (Pink Paislee), brads (Recollections), stamps ( EK Success and Deep Red Rubber) and  ink (Stampabilities).

I used three photos of the same building over the span of a year.  The first photo is of what it looked like when my family bought it. BAD.
This is what it looked like after a few months we had it. BETTER.
This is what it looks like after we had it for a year. BEST. 
Close up on the title.

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Double Five - Scrapbook Challenges Reveal

I posted this last week that my dad had a birthday the Sunday before  Thanksgiving. This means this is the fastest I ever scraped his birthday, usually it would be almost a year before I attempted his birthday pics. When I say the sketch 422 from Scrapbook Challenges I knew I wanted to scrap a layout about my dad. 
Supplies" cardstock (Core'dinations), pattern paper (Studio Calico, Webster's Pages and Crate Paper), tags ( Chic Tags, Studio Calico and Elle's Studio), die cut (Studio Calico), chipboard (Um Wow Studio), stickers (Basic Grey, American Crafts and My Mind's Eye), journaling cards (Project Life), punch (Fiskars), sequins (Studio Calico) stamps (Peachy Keen Stamps), ink (Stampabilities) wood veneer  (Maya Road) and pen (Project Life)

Close up on the title work.

Close up on the journaling.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hot Hot Hot - Child's Play Challenges

The first challenge this month from Child's Play Challenges has to do with one of my favorite Christmas movies, The Polar Express. I remember the first time I saw it was at NCG theaters. I loved it and the graphics are so life like that one would forget that it was animated. One My family's favorite scene was the Hot Cocoa scene.
Naturally, I thought of scraping by brother's love to cocoa and my take it or leave it love of it. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (American Crafts, Basic  Grey and Studio Calico), journaling card (My Mind's Eye), trim (American Crafts), sequins (Tree House Studio), stickers (Heidi Swapp and American Crafts), punch (We R Memory Keepers), wood veneer (Target), diy enamel dots, twine (Timeless Twine), ink (Quick Quotes) and stitching template (American Crafts)

I am still loving the stitching templates by Amy Tan. I don't think i will get tired of those things. 
The journaling card was from the antique collection by My Mind's Eye. I just inked the edges with chalk ink.

Be sure to hop on over to Child's Play challenges to see the full design team reveal.
Also, if you like these coasters they are for sale on my Etsy store.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fifteen Minutes

Hope every one had a great Thanksgiving week. We sure did and this was our first one with no turkey. That is right, we skipped the big bird and opted for two organic chickens. The reason is for this is because of this article. So now my family only eats organic chicken. Plus, this year we didn't do can pumpkin. I processed eight organic pie pumpkins last month and froze it. The pie and cheesecake came out great and I think it has a better taste than the can.
Anyways, before Thanksgiving we had a birthday party for my dad on Sunday. I ended up creating a great guy card in just 15 minutes for him.

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Studio Calico), color mediums (Tattered Angels), stamp (Deep Red Rubber and Peachy Keen Stamps), ink (Stampabilities), journaling card (Project Life), chipboard (Um Wow Studio and My Mind's Eye) and enamel dot (My Mind's Eye)

I am linking this up to Crafty Steals monthly challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Past Scrapbook Challenges Layouts

It has been awhile since I shared my layouts for Scrapbook Challenges.  The pages I am posting today are for three the last three sketch reveals. 
Sketch 419
This page has to be my favorite. I was able to use some old Glitz Design papers that I got in a prize package from Creating Keepsakes about four years ago. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Authentique, Echo Park and Glitz Design),  journaling card (Project Life), stickers (October Afternoon, Authentique, American Crafts, Me And My Big Ideas, 7 Gypsies and Studio G) twine (Timeless Twine), doilies (Doodlebug Design), gems (Prima), bingo card (Jenni Bowlin Studio), washi tape (7 Gypsies), mist (Tattered Angels), stamps (Karen Foster), ink (Stampabilities), sequins (Studio Calico) sewing machine and black thread. 

This pages is just simply cute. I created a little file folder to store my journaling and contest ephemera. The photo was taken at Petco costume contest this year. I made his alien costume in two short evenings. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and American Crafts), pattern paper (Glitz Design, Fancy Pants Design and Echo Park), stickers (Authentique, October Afternoon, Studio G and Basic Gray), chipboard (Um Wow Studio), sequins, journaling card (Project Life) and doily (Doodlebug Design) 

This page was a fast and simple. I am not too crazy overy this page but at least I have these photos scrapped. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Crate Paper and Cosmo Cricket), washi tape (Scotch Brand), stickers (Studio Calico and American Crafts), mist Studio Calico and Tattered Angels), tine (Timeless Twine), mask (Studio Calico) and wood veneer (Maya Road)

Thanks for stopping by hope you are having a great thanksgiving week. Tomorrow is my big day of cooking. I do more cooking tomorrow than on Thursday. Pie, cheesecake, meat fataya, punch, cranberry salad, cranberry sauce, dip, and maybe a cheese ball.