Monday, February 24, 2014

Of Love Layout

At the beginning of the month I saw this sketch challenge over at Page Maps that I wanted to do. I saved it and did it this evening. Usually, I save it and forget about until the challenge is over. I actually scrapped this year's Valentine's Day already. 
Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts and The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Crate Paper and Fancy Pants Design), chipboard (Um Wow Studio), tags (Elle's Studio, Project Life, and the blue one is off a pair of jeans), washi tape (Studio Calico and Doodlebug Design Inc.), trim (American Crafts), veneers (Studio Calico), doily (Sunny-side Up Bakery), sequins (The Treehouse Company), twine (Timeless Twine), gems (Queen & Co.) sewing machine and black thread. 
 Note to self: when stitching make sure nothing is in the way when you do. I had the Project Life card I wanted to use and I ended up sewing it in place. I had to rip it to get it free. To fix it I just trimmed the card down.
 I love those little chipboard arrows.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Today is Your Day... Card

Here I am again with another card I made for my third week of participating in the Northridge Publishing' Create blog. This challenge was to do a shaped card so I went with a circle.  
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (American Crafts), doily (Doodlebug Designs), tags (Elle's Studio),  house die cut (Jillibean Soup)sequins (The Treehouse Company) and electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft)
  On this card I mixed some old with the new. My old item was the pattern paper from the Dear Lizzy Enchanted collection. I had this collection for awhile now and only have few pieces left so I am going to try to finish it off before my birthday. The new was the doily and tags that I just got last week from Craft Junction. 
This was a fast card to make only took about 10 minutes to put it together and 20 minutes to get the circle cut right. For some reason the Cricut blade kept cutting where it wasn't suppose to.
This is such a spring looking card perfect to brighten up anyone's day. Especially, when with this crazy weather we have been having lately. I heard another Polar Vertex is hitting again this week.



Fill In

I know, I posted the reveal for Simple Sketches last week but I am here today posting another one for this week's reveal of sketch #26. I am helping a fellow design team member this week. There won't be a sketch reveal for the next two weeks due to a super busy life of our sketch creator. Anyway, here is this week's sketch.
This was a fun sketch to work with. I dug through my digital photos files and found these photos of my brother's birthday that were taken 10 years ago. I figure it was tie to get these baby scrapped. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio),  pattern paper (Adonit and Crate Paper), ribbon (?), chipboard (Um Wow Studio), diecuts (Basic Grey and Jillibean Soup)), stickers (Crate Paper, American Crafts and SEM) mist (Heidi Swapp), mask (Studio Calico), flair (Studio Calico), metal (?), envelope (?), diecut machine (Provo Craft and Lifestyle), canvas (Canvas Corps.), sewing machine, black thread and diy enamel dots.
I love this misted banner. It was a little too big so I cut the top off. 
Here is my usual element to my pages and that would be layers.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to catch the full reveal here


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

February's Challenge Slinky

The second challenge theme over at Child's Play Challenges has to do with a classic toy I loved when I was little. That toy is the Slinky and to this day I still have it.
For this challenge I drew inspiration from the color and the coils that make this toy so fun.
Since my main color silver I decided to scrap some New Year's Eve food photos.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (American Crafts and Studio Calico), twine (Timeless Twine), stickers (Fancy Pants  Designs, Freckled Fawn, October Afternoon and American Crafts), metal ring (Making Memories), chipboard (Um Wow Studio), diecuts (Fancy Pants Designs), pen (American Crafts), washi tape (Scotch Expressions), ribbon (The Robin's Nest) and stamped tag.
The little metal circle is from the Making Memories tag maker.  That stamped image with the sequins sewn onto it was from an online scrappy peep, thanks Heather H.
 My favorite element on this page has to be to twine coils. They add movement and are just plain fun.
Stop by Child's Play Challenges to see the full reveal and our other current challenge.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Goal Came True

Remember, I posted before one of the things on my bucket list was to be published in crafty magazine. While, this month a card of mine was published in the Scrapbook Generation Create online magazine. It is featured on page 227. It is a birthday card entitled Hey, There Cupcake.
http://issuu.com/sgcreate/docs/create_-_issue_1_-_february_2014/227?e=10435885/6678684
Here is a little peek of it.
Be sure to look through the whole issue to see many more great projects.

Holiday Gifts

Today is another great sketch reveal over at Scrapbook Challenges. If you like scrapping with more than two photos this is perfect for you. You can find the sketch here
Yeah, it is still winter and I am scrapping last Christmas photos. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Heidi Swapp and American Crafts), sticker (Pebbles Inc.and  My Mind's Eye), mist (Heidi swapp), stamp (Deep Red Rubber), gelato (Faber-Castell), doily (Doodlebug Designs), twine (Timeless Twine), button (Teresa Collins), ink (Close to my Heart), stamps (EK Success), pens (American Crafts and Uniball), and ribbon
I stamped and misted some naked chipboard letters for the word "holiday". I applied red gelato on the corrugated kraft letters.   

 Don't you just love that little leaf with Santa. I also love the pen stitching along the the fussy cut circle.
Check out the full reveal here and be sure to play along for a chance at winning this month's prize from Freckled Fawn.

Army Reunuion

I don't know what happened but I had this post typed up and scheduled and found out it never posted and it disappeared.
This is Saturday's Simple Sketches reveal of sketch #25
These photos were taken in 1992 when my Jido (grandpa) went to a Big Red 1 infantry reunion. Even though I was only three I still remember the day when him, my uncle and his family left the train station for the event.  
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (My Mind's Eye and Glitz Designs), mist (Studio Calico), mask (Studio Calico), sticker (American Crafts, Echo Park and Simple Stories), project life card (American Crafts), leather tags (Heidi Grace ), washi tape (7 Gypsies), and brad (Karen Foster)
To make those arrows i cut some leather tags into squares.
Be sure to check Simple Sketches blog to see the full reveal.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Seating For 4

It has been a couple of weeks since I posted a Scrapbook Challenges reveal. I took a couple weeks off and now I am back with sketch #380.

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio),  pattern paper (Heidi Swapp and Crate Paper), stickers (American Crafts), punch ( We R Memory Keepers), sequins (Treehouse Company), brad (Bo Bunny), stamp (K&Co.), ink (Stampabilities), washi tape (American Crafts), and doily.
I took this photo right before we sat down to our Christmas dinner. I normally don't take this type of a photo without the main course on the table but I think if I did it that way it would have been too busy. I used the bokeh paper from Maggie Holmes' Signature collection seem fitting with the tree. That little banner was printed on the paper already but I didn't want the punched paper cover it up so I took a craft knife and cut part of the banner so the paper could slide behind it.
Be sure to stop by  Scrapbook Challenges to see the full reveal.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Last of the Valentine Cards

As I promised, here are the rest of the valentine cards I made last week. These cards are going to be entered in Just Two midwest scrap Girls Challenge valentine challenge.
This one is for my mom. I had the letter stickers for a while and I haven't used them in a couple of years because so many of the letters were gone.  Just played letter doctor to my needed letters for the card.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and A Muse Studio), pattern paper (Crate Paper and Pink Paislee), stickers (American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, and K &Co.), punch (EK Success and We R Memory Keepers), diecut (The Robin's Nest), twine (Timeless Twine), mask (Studio Calico), mist (Heidi Swapp), sequins (Treehouse Company), stitch template (American Crafts), ink (Stampabilities), stamps (Stampin' Up!), washi tape (Doodlebug Design Inc.) and doilies (Sunny Side-up Bakery and Doodlebug Design Inc.)
This one is for my brother. The heart was fussy cut from the paper I used on my dad's card.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and American Crafts), pattern paper (Crate Paper), twine (Timeless Twine), sequins (Treehouse Company), stitch template (American Crafts) washi tape (Doodlebug Design Inc.), ink (Close to my Heart, Prima and Stampabilities), stamps (Stampin' Up!), embossing machine (Sizzix), embossing folders ( The Paper Studio and Sizzix) and flair (Zappy Dots)
The last card is for Buster. Yes, he is a dog but he is a very special part of the family so he gets a card too. It might surprise people that he actually looks at it and wants it by him so he can see it.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio, American Crafts and A Muse Studio), pattern paper (Crate Paper), stickers (Jolee's and Paper House Production), punch (We R Memory Keepers), ink (Stampabilities), stamps (EK Success), washi tape (Doodlebug Design Inc.), marker (American Crafts) and doily (Doodlebug Design Inc.)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope I got you in the mood for the upcoming holiday.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Altered Punches Card

Before I show you one of the valentine cards I made this week I want to remind you of the new sketch reveal over at Simple Sketches.  Next week you will see my layout reveal.
When I saw the punched shape challenge on Northridge Publishing Create blog I knew I had to get creative since my shape puch stash includes a flower, star and square. Plus, the only valentine card I had left to make was for my dad. It was hard, but it came out great.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Crate Paper), stamp (Gelatins)ink (Stampabilities), gelato (Faber Castell), punches (Fiskars, Epiphany Crafts and EK Success), veneer (Studio Calico), gold sequins (Treehouse Company) and  twine (Timeless Twine)
 To make the banner I cut the punch squares in half. I used my craft knife to cut out one of the hearts that were printed on the paper so the map paper beneath could be seen.


For the pretty blue edge I cut the punched flowers in half. After I did these elements the card looked to feminine so I colored the printed hearts with the watercolor technique using a blue gelato.
Since this was a square card and I don't have any envelope that size I used the We R Memory Keepers envelop board punch to create a matching envelope.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the rest of the valentine cards that I made this week.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Supreme Scrapbook Tournament Week 1

This week was the start of an international scrapbooking and card tournament that is being held online, I am in both. For awhile I didn't think I was going to play since the  USA participants was I and another lady and we need ten people to qualify. I put a little cry for help to  my scrapping peeps and they came in filled those spots. Thanks ladies. 
Anyway, it is a weekly challenge that the players vote on. That means not all f us will move to the next round. If I don't go on I don't mind because I love my page and wouldn't change a thing. 
Here were the challenge rules for this week. 
Make a double layout or double mixed media project that shows where your live. 
But it all has to be within 1000 steps from your home!!!!
You can not use any spray inks!
You will have to use at least 3 photos on your project (scrapbooking and mixed media!!)
You will have to add a visible journaling of at least 50 words
Here is my page. I did lots of layers and I kept adding and adding. If the deadline was not tonight I would probably still be adding. LOL. I did a double spread of the lake/pond that is less than 1,000 steps from my home. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and American Crafts), pattern paper (Crate Paper and Sassafras Lass), stickers (American crafts, Target0, My Mind's Eye, and Jillibean Soup), stamp (Paper Bakery Kit Club and 7 Gypsies), ink (Quick Quotes, A Muse Studio and Stampabilities), stencil ( Crafters Workshop), punch (We R Memory Keepers), brads and eyelets (We R Memory Keepers and Basic Grey), die cut (American Crafts), card (Becky Higgins Project Life), electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft), washi tape (Target), sequins (Treehouse Company), and doily). 
Here is my journaling. I love that little push pin that was stamped onto a scrap paper.

The challenge for the card was to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card) with the theme Home. Along with that there were some do's and don'ts 
There has to be a title/quote/wish on the card
You can not use any spray inks or flowers
You can not use any kind of cutting machine
You can not use any image with a house on it (that is a challenge huh!!!)

Hope to see you next week with the next round. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Ice of 2013

I know I am a bad blogger. I was suppose to post this Sat. but life got busy and I completely forgot. I have been in knee deep of cleaning my studio and it is all because of this beauty that came.
R├ůSKOGKitchen cart, turquoise from Ikea

Enough of my excuse, here is the latest reveal for Simple Sketches and it uses #23 sketch.

When it came time to use the sketch I knew that those circles had to go but I love where they were on the page. I ended up changing them to snowflakes.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Cosmo Cricket, Studio Calico, I Lowe Scrap, and My Mind's Eye), brads (Eyelet Outlet), stickers (American Crafts, Jenni Bowlin and Studio Calico), washi (American crafts, Scotch Expressions and Bella Blvd.), chipboard (Um Wow Studios), doilies and manual die cutter and die (Lifestyle Crafts)
 Here is a close up on the journaling. Here is a tip: if you mess up while you write just cover it up with a bit of washi. Add bits of washi throughout the journaling so it looks like it is suppose to be there.
 I love how this title came out. The chevron is made from washi.

Be sure to stop by Simple Sketches blog to see the full reveal.
p.s this was made when I saw this date stamp challenge over at Scrapbook Circle, so I am entering it on there.