Monday, March 31, 2014

Chaos and Sketch Reveal

I can't believe it has been two weeks since I did any paper crafting and that long since I blogged. I took a little hiatus due to the fact I have been in spring cleaning mode. I have painted 2 ceilings, 2 bedrooms, 1 closet, 1 desk, 1 clock and touch-up some walls. I am currently redecorating my bedroom. I can't forget about the trim I need to still do. After that I want to redo my bath.  I am still not sure what I want to do in there. All I know the blue/gray has to go. Today, though I am taking a decorating break because today is my birthday.
Anyway, here is the newest sketch reveal over at Scrapbook Challenges.
 This pages came together very quick. I think it was done within an hour.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (American Crafts and Studio Calico), stickers (American Crafts, Jillibean Soup and Simple Stories), chipboard (Um Wow Studio and My Mind's Eye), wood veneers (Studio Calico), twine (Timeless Twine), floss, stitch template (American crafts), 
 This is actually the first time I use the stitching template with embroidery floss.
 I love mixing fonts for the titles.
Thanks for stopping by here and be sure to stop my SBC to see the full reveal and link up your take on this sketch for guest design spot and a prize.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mother Goose Challenge

Today is the start of the second challenge over at Child's Play Challenge. The theme is Mother Goose, for me this was a hard challenge.
I searched online for a rhyme to inspired me. I ended up finding one entitled winter. This reminded me of a photo I took years ago at the historical society at their Christmas open house. I also use the the same color palette on my page as the book has. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper ( Fancy Pants Designs, American Crafts, Pink Paislee and Studio Calico), mist (Ranger), twine (Timeless Twine), stitching template (American crafts), wood veneer (Target), doily (Hobby Lobby), gold pen (Faber-Castel), and electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft).
This page came together very fast. The journaling is kind of snarky if you live in Okemos. The day I made this page I heard on TV the top 10+ tourist spot here and this was #1. It was funny to me since this historical village is small and half of the places are closed when you go there. The other places on that list were very sad. If you see the list it would make you never want to stop here to visit. LOL 
Thank for stopping by and hope you have a great day.
God Bless. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sketch 384- Did You Say Smile?

It is Monday and that means another sketch reveal over at Scrapbook Challenges. Sketch #384 is one of my favorites at first but it soon turned to be a hard to complete I also incorporated one of the added Scrapbook Challenges challenge, I used gold on my page.
The reason was the triangles weren't cutting it for me. I ended up changing them out for a chevron mask, chipboard and wood veneers.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Studio Calico), stickers (American Crafts and Simple Stories), wood veneers ( Studio Calico and Freckled Fawn), flair (Studio Calico), tag (Elle's Studio) chipboard (Um Wow Studio), gelato (Faber-Castell), modeling paste (Liquidex), mask (Studio Calico), chalk inks (Stampabilities and Quick Quotes), stamp (Jenni Bowlin Mercantile) sewing machine and black thread 
I smeared a gold gelato on the background paper, added some modeling paste, inks, chipboards and veneers to my trouble area. I love the interest it added to my dead space.  
 This photo was taken 20+ years ago of my Jido. He knew he was getting his photo taken so he acted like a nut and did this face. That was the king of man he was. He didn't care how he looked or acted but had a super big heart that made you love him.
Be sure to play along this month at Scrapbook Challenges for the chance at winning the Freckled Fawn prize and a guest design team spot for the month of April.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Two Late Reveals

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The last two Scrapbook Challenges reveals got overlooked when it came time of posting them here. Today, I am going to share the details of  them.
Sketch #382

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp and My Mind's Eye), tags (Elle's Studio, Bo Bunny and Pink Paislee), Chipboard (Bo Bunny),cording (Crafty Steals), project life card (American Crafts), sequins (Treehouse Company), twine: (Timeless Twine),wood veneer (Studio Calico and Target), doily (DoodleBug Design), washi tape (American Crafts), sewing machine, black thread, electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft), ink (Stampabilities), stamp (K & Co.) and envelope (?)
I ended up flipping the arrow on the sketch so it pointed at the photo instead of off the page.
This page I did was to document my first experience being apart of a scrappy Secret Santa that some online friends do every year. It was very fun and I love that it is a mystery. I love a good mystery. I did guess who it was. I remember it came on a day I needed a little happy thing because my family and I were worried over Buster. He was fine now but never figured out what was really wrong.
The next page is based on sketch #383
On this page I used almost a whole package of the dimensional stickers from Bo Bunny.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park), washi tape (Scotch Expressions) modeling paste (Liquitex), mack (Studio Calico), ink (Quick Quotes), stickers (Bo Bunny) twine (Timeless Twine) and border punch (EK Success)
I  love adding twirled twine to the top of a banner. It grounds it to the page so it doesn't look like it is floating.
When I did the masking on this page I was too impatient to wait for the paste to dry so I used my heat embossing gun to speed up the process. It held in one spot long enough so the paste puffed up. The gives it a smooth finish. After this I ran my chalk ink across the top.
This page is entitled "Click" only reason is I couldn't think of any better title. Also, because my uncle is holding a camera. It is one of the few photos I have of my Jido and uncle together.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Create Challenge

The current card challenge on the Create blog is all about wood veneers. This is one trend I hope never goes away. I love these little pieces of wood. I really want to expand my collection but don't like paying regular price so I keep checking places like Tuesday Morning and Marshall's for them. Yes, I am still kicking myself for not getting them at Christmas when they were there.
Supplies: pattern paper (Fancy Pants Designs), diecuts Fancy Pants Designs and Basic Grey), mask (The Crafters Workshop), mist (Heidi Swapp), wood veneer (Studio Calico) pearls (Eyelet Outlet) and doily (Doodlebug Design).
When it was making this card I realized that it was starting to look a little too much like a Valentine card. I ended up adding the navy blue banner diecut to change the direction of it.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Oh We Are So Sweet Together - Card

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I am so happy I got to play with the current challenge over at my friend,Heather, blog. Even, though I wasn't crazy over the colors in the color I thought it would be fun to do.  
This is my second card I made for this challenge. The first one might never see the light of day again. It was turning into a train wreck so I thought it was best to start over before the challenge beat me. 
Supplies: pattern paper (Fancy Pants Designs), sticker (American Crafts), chipboard (Crate Paper), transparency (Webster's Pages), tag (Elle's Studio), veneer (Studio Calico), sequins (?), doily (Sunny Side-up Bakery), card base (Studio G) washi (Target), twine (DoodleBug Design.) and ink (Prima)
I am so happy how this came out. I love the shape of it and the all the fun elements. I think my favorite element is the card base. I got them from my Secret Santa last year. The holes were already there but I wanted them to pop so I covered the inside with a solid paper.

Monday, March 3, 2014

SG Lovers Hop Ninth Stop

Welcome to the Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop for March, if this is your first stop, you might like to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link.
 Lately, I have been working on photos of my Jido (grandpa) uncle and his family's trip of twenty years ago. They went sightseeing while at a Big Red 1 Infantry of WW II. Because I had a good amount of photos I decided to do a two page sketch from the Travel book. I love how this came out. It is simpler than my usual pages but it still has a big impact. 
Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts), pattern paper (October Afternoon and Studio Calico), stickers (American Crafts), mist (Studio calico), wood buttons, twine (Timeless Twine), border punch (EK Success) and stitch template (American Crafts) 
Here is a close up of the stitching.

You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out.

Next on the hop is Lori S., leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store. The winner will be drawn on Monday, March 10th, so you have one week to leave a comment.

In case you get lost at any point, here is the list all the blogs
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