Thursday, October 16, 2014

Smile... Family - Child's Play Challenges

   Like many people I like Alice in Wonderland. However, I only care for Disney's version and not the one with Johnny Depp (that one s just too creepy). So this challenge for Child's Play Challenges had to do with this classic. 
  For my inspiration I chose to do with the route of Alice's color palette, yellow, blue, white and black. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Glitz Design), twine (Timeless Twine), chipboard (My Mind's Eye and ?), gelatos (Faber-Castell), punch (EK Success and We R Memory Keepers), mist (Heidi Swapp), modeling paste (Liquitex), journaling card (Project Life), die cut (American Crafts), washi tape (Scotch) and doily.

I used modeling paste to soften to bright blue washi tape border. This was my first page I created in two weeks because all last two weeks I have been working on my cards for PAper Crafts world card making day contest. I am happy to say they made it there Tuesday. Now, I just hope to get a special email on Halloween saying I won. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

WCMD 2014

   Happy World Card Making Day, everyone. I love this paper crafting holiday so much that I have made cards for it every year for the Paper Crafts magazine contest. This year, I will be doing the same thing plus doing some of the challenges that are going to be posted on blogs. I am hoping to get 18 cards done today. I am not sure if that is going to happen since I am a little rusty but this week I did do a couple of card practices. I hoping the few new products I got will speed the cards up. 

Here is what I got from A Cherry On Top.
I also bought some doilies from Hobby Lobby. Since I have a lot of newer papers I decided just to get some embellishments because I have a very small stash of them. 
I am hoping a few cards will be coming of my table today and they will be looking like this. 

Have a great day and I am hoping very little interruptions today. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Meow - Child's Play Challenges

This week, is 1 of 2 reveals for Child's Play Challenges for this month. The theme for this is all about the famous Cat in the Hat
The no brainer plan of my was to scrap the only photo I have of our old neighbor's cat who I sat for every summer. Somehow, that photo disappeared and I was left scratching my head on trying to think of a new topic. Next, topic was an old halloween photo of I dressed as a cat. That didn't cut it either there was no such pic. My plan C was to take a photo of said cat costume and scrap. That is what I did. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park, My Mind's Eye and Authentique), journaling card (Project Life), mist (Heidi Swapp), chipboard (Studio G), stickers (Me & My Big Ideas and American Crafts), twine (Timeless Twine), gems (Prima), washi tape (Scotch), mask (The Crafter's Workshop), doily and diy enamel dots.   
   
   Here is a closer look of the journaling. 
 I love how the gold mist looks on this page. It gives it another pattern without it being so in your face on top of that busy background paper.
Also, I am finding out that I might be addicted to the project life cards. I love to add them to my layers.

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.