Friday, March 27, 2015

Our Merry Christmas Tree

   I can't believe I have waited so long to play over at LCOM. It has been two years since I was on their team. I just happen to see this great sketch in my Bloglovin' feed and knew I had been missing out on the fun over at my old stomping grounds. 

   Here is my take on the sketch.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park and American Crafts), stickers (Echo Park), sequins (Fancy Pants Designs), die cuts (Fancy Pants Designs), and doily (SRM Stickers)

Here are the closeups. 

   Thanks for stopping by. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cork Challenge - SBC

   This week's challenge over at Scrapbook Challenges is a trend challenge. Right now, cork is such a popular thing so we are giving its own challenge. For me, cork has went a little under my radar. I only had one 6x6 sheet of crate paper from about four years ago. That goes to show you trends always come back.  
Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts and The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Studio Calico, Kaiser Craft and Crate Paper), washi tape (Scotch and Studio Calico), sticker (October Afternoon, American Crafts and Basic Grey), gelato (Faber-Castell), electronic die cutter, cartridge and software (Provo Craft), chipboard (Crate Paper), mists (Tattered Angels) stamp (EK Success), stamp ink (Memento), journaling card (Project Life) enamel dot (?) and pen (Project Life) 

I love project life cards. They are perfect to use in layers and as a spot to ground a quote. I had my dad (I did this page on the week I couldn't wear my new contacts because they became too small and painful. I decided to have my dad cut it. With double vision in one eye I knew I wouldn't be able to cut this straight.) cut out part of the diamond on this card so I have it go over the top pattern paper. 

   I used the cork paper as the mat for my picture and I created a  little tag out of a scrap.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Our Love & Joy

Let's Get Sketchy March week 1 

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park), stickers (American Crafts), doily (Sunny Side Bakery), mist (Tattered Angels) and electronic die cutter, software and cartridge (Provo Craft)

   After I created this page I only had a small pile of scraps from the "Time & Seasons" collection so I set out to eliminate that package from my stash. I am happy to say I got three cards and matching envelope seals from the scraps. 

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park), doily (SRM Stickers), stamp ink (Memento), mist (Studio Calico) and stamps (The Paper Studio, Peachy Keen Stamps and ?)
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park), doily (SRM Stickers), mist (Studio Calico), stamp ink (Memento), embossing machine and folder (Sizzix) and stamp (The Paper Studio)

   I can say I now have my dad's Father's Day card. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Report: Play & Eat - SBC #433

   Scrapbook Challenges sketch reveal #433 is a great simple grid style. I have found out that I love grids but I don't seem to do them that often. 

   Here is the companion page to Buster's birthday layout I posted here. Yes, it is an 8x8. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Studio Calico and Studio Tekturek), journaling cards (Project Life), stickers (Elle's Studio and American Crafts),  wood veneers (Studio Calico), washi tapes (Scotch Brand and We R Memory Keepers), enamel dot (My Mind's Eye), sequins (Hazel & Ruby), stitching template (American crafts), twine (Studio Calico kit) and doily (SRM Stickers)

Here is the hidden journaling. 
 I love the the title cluster.  It draws your eye to what would be an overlooked element.

Friday, March 20, 2015

You're Invited - CCB

   This week over at Canvas Corp. Brands blog the creative crew members are sharing easy to mass produce invitations. These cards are ones that you wouldn't mind creating 50.
   Mine you just need a few supplies. You could get 6-8 cards out of two sheets of pattern paper. In other words, cost is very reasonable.
Supplies from Canvas Corp Brands:
Stamp ink (Memento)
Stamp (Studio G)
Doilies (Doodlebug Designs)

   Click on collage to get a closer look at my process. 
Step 1: Adhere pattern paper with liquid glue to card front.
Step 2: Adhere doily.
Step 3: Fussy cut out one of the vintage polaroids, apply the paper tape to the bottom and adhere to card.
Step 4: Stamp sentiment onto tag and adhere.
Step 5: To decorate the envelope just adhere the paper tape to the flap of the envelopes. 
Here is the finish product. Simple to create but they look stunning as if they did take a long time.
Thanks for dropping by and be sure to head over to the Canvas Corp Brands blog to see what the whole crew created for this challenge.  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Christmas Pajamas Are You Kidding Me?

I have been a long time fan of Paper Issues and last week I got to play along with their sketch #06

Supplies: pattern paper (Heidi Swapp), chipboard (October Afternoon), die cuts (Fancy Pants Designs), washi tape (American Crafts), doily (Doodlebug Designs), mask (Prima), modeling paste (Liquitex), sequins (Studio Calico kit exclusive), mists (Heidi Swapp and Tattered Angels) punches (EK Success and Fiskars), tag (Pebbles Inc.), tag (Elle's Studio and K & Co.), stickers (American Crafts and Elle's Studio) and twine (Timeless Twine).

   I did a little modeling paste work in the first square. I love the lace mask from Prima. I am so happy I got that one at Christmas. 

To add a little more interest to these packaged diecuts I did some pen stitching along the white border of the deer.
I used miss to color in the printed sentiment that was on the background paper.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Full House Challenge - SBC

   This week's challenge over at Scrapbook Challenges is a "Full House" theme. I am in love with this challenge's items it focused on. 
   Here are the items

   I used all the items and it made me realize I need to dust of my stamps off more for my layouts. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Crate Paper), stickers (American Crafts and October Afternoon), flair (Studio G), twine (Timeless Twine), tag (Pebbles Inc.), stamp (Studio Calico), ink (Close To My Heart), mask (Studio Calico), mists (Tattered Angels) and electronic die cut machine, cartridge and design software (Provo Craft)

   Here are some closeups.  The title for this page came from my friend Christy who provided me a link to Peter Pan quotes.  I thought the quote "All children except one, grow up" was perfect with this photo of my mom when she was in a Peter Pan production. 
   I used stamp ink close to the same as the mist to make a subtle design.

   The tag is a pocket tag that holds the journaling for this page.  I used the 3x4 journaling card as filler behind the photo.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sunny Yellows and Blues Color Challenge - CCB

   This week's color combo spotlight is something nice and sunny. It has blue and yellow tones. Perfect color combo because the first day of Spring is this week. 

Supplies for Canvas Corp. Brands:
Other supplies: 
Ink (Stampabilities and Close to My Heart)
Mask (Prima)
Punch (We R Memory Keepers)
Sequins (Hazel & Ruby)
Wood veneer alphabets (Studio Calico)
Stickers (October Afternoon)
Doily (Doodlebug Design)
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Stamp (Deep Red Stamps) 
   This time instead of posting each photo of the steps separate. I created a collage. Just click on the image to make it bigger. I just realized some of the photos are out of order. I am sure you will be able to figure the right order from the written steps. 

Step 1: Mist cardstock with the canary yellow. I didn't care to wipe the mask off when it got covered in between sprays. I like how it left yellow blotches to the paper.  
Step 2: Adhere tissue paper and paint edges with the stain glass. 
Step 3: I took the green swirl paper from the paper pad and changed the color of it with the mists and stamped a honeycomb design in blue ink. Let dry.
Step 4: Punch paper with shape punch and adhere.
Step 5: Cut out the Tattered Tangle. Color with mist and stain glass. Adhere
Step 6: Paint the edges of script paper with the the daffodil mist. Adhere.Tip: I just unscrewed the bottle and used the stem of the pump as a brush.
Step 7: Adhere a square of burlap, journaling card, tag that has been cut into a dovetail and doily.
Step 8: Adhere sequins. 
Step 9: Mat photo and adhere.
Step 10: Add title

Here is the finish result. My favorite thing about this was that I could alter all my items with the Tattered Angels paints and mists. This allows one to stretch their supplies but get totally unique project.

Monday, March 16, 2015

We Made It - SBC #432

Scrapbook Challenges sketch reveal #432. This sketch might be tricky for some but please give it a try. 
   At first I was going to pass doing this sketch because I was stumped on the photo strips but decided  I was not going to back down from a good challenge that allows me to expand my design knowledge. 
Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts and The Paper Studio), pattern paper (My Mind's Eye), die cuts (American Crafts), twine (Timeless Twine), stitching template (American Crafts), stickers (Basic Grey and American Crafts), flair (Studio G), doily (Doodlebug Design) and washi tape (My Mind's Eye)

   I know I have used this sun stitch template a lot but I still am in love with it. I think it added the perfect filler for this corner.  The flair I used on here was something I got from my parents on Valentine's Day. 
Here are just a few more detail photos.

Thank You Cards

   Since my last eye appointment, I really wanted to give the ladies at the contact lens department and eye doctor a card to say thanks. I will hand deliver them later this week when I pick up my new contact lens for my left eye. The doctor said it was a perfect fit over a week ago but my eye decided to cone a little more so the lens kept lifting. 
  For the card for the ladies I decided to use sketch #114 from CAS(E). I love that their sketches are so clean and simple which was what I was looking for in this card.

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and American Crafts), pattern paper (Crate Paper and Studio Calico), diecuts (American Crafts), stamp (My Sentiment Exactly), ink (Memento), sequins (Tree House Studio) and punches (EK Success) 

   This card I created for my optimist. Even though I am suppose to wear contacts I had to use the eyeglasses chipboard piece.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park) journaling card (Project Life), tag (Elle's Studio), chipboard (My Mind's Eye), stamp (Studio Calico), ink (Memento), and sequins (Studio Calico)

   What do you think of these cards? Do yo give cards to doctors and staff? I decided to because after nine trips there within two months I wanted to show my appreciation to them for helping me deal and correct my vision in my keratoconus eye.