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.


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?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Good Eats - Sketch #406

When it comes down to any holiday meal my family turns it into a big feast for the four of us and a dog. However, on Thanksgiving we have cut back from years past. We use to do an lebanese dressing but ended up using those seasonings in the meat fatya. Because it has changed I thought it would be worth documenting how our Thanksgiving feast is now.
 Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts and The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park and My Mind's Eye),stickers (American Crafts, Me & My Big Ideas and Pebbles Inc.), washi tape (My Mind's Eye and We R Memory Keepers), flair (Zappy Dots), sequins (Hobby Lobby), wood veneer (Studio Calico kit), border (Fancy Pants Designs), enamel dots (My Mind's Eye), chipboard (Um Wow Studio), pen (Project Life), journaling cards (Project Life), punch (We R Memory Keepers), ink (Quick Quotes)electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft) and doily. 
   Here is a closeup on the title. The "Good" I created a little banner with washi tape and outlined it with a pen. Because I have a lot of packs of stickers with letters are missing and mixed the stickers together but kept them in one color but with different tones. 

Thanks to my friend's great genius mind (Kelly), she shared how you do a mini album with journaling cards and washi tape. I translated that to my layout so I could write down the recipes of the food on each card. Now, I just have to figure out how much of stuff goes into my dressing. I do a lot of eyeballing when I cook. In other words, I am the only one who knows how to make it.
That is it for today, I need to hurry and finish typing this so I can get ready to do some work with my dad. He is putting flooring in and I am painting. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014


   Last Wednesday was the reveal day of this month's first challenge over at Child's Play Challenges. The theme was Weebles. When I thought of them the only thing came to mind was the famous saying, "Weebles wobble but they don't fall down". That didn't help me because it didn't inspire me. Thanks to my great friend Kelly, she went to wikipedia and saw the definition and the term roly-poly was in it. When I think of that term I think of my little roly-poly, Buster. 
Here is the inspiration photo. 
Now here my page of my little Weeble. 
Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts nd The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park and My Mind's Eye), gelatos (Faber-Castell), modeling paste, mist (Heidi Swapp and Studio Calico), stickers (American Crafts and Jolee's), washi tape (Scotch, Bella Blvd. and We R Memory Keepers), journaling card (Project Life), twine (Timeless Twine), stitching template (American Crafts), electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft) and frame (?)
I am in loving this photo of Buster with his yarn wig I made last year for his Hippie costume. He is so use to wearing things that he likes it and if you try to take it off he has a fit. This page was created with 90% non-Halloween theme products. I like doing that so I don't have a ton of supplies laying around my stash that only gets use a couple of times a year. With those gelatos by Faber-Castell you change the color of items in your stash easily. I use them on that spider web paper, it use to be white now it is an ombre of oranges. 
While you are reading this I am probably painting, cooking, creating more layouts or sleeping. That is what my life has been like the last two months. LOL. Thanks for dropping by.