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.