Friday, January 29, 2016

The New Sweets - SBC #FBF

   When I first saw this sketch I knew I wanted to highlight the new Christmas treats I made last year. I think the circles for the photos reminded me of cookies. This is flashback Friday sketch for Scrapbook Challenges. 

   Here is my take on it.

Supplies: cardstock (American crafts and The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Studio Calico, Cosmo Cricket and Canvas Corps.), stickers (American Crafts and Studio Calico), washi tape (October Afternoon), marker (Faber-Castell), pen (Project Life), tags (Freckle Fawn and Pretty Little Studio), sequins (Fancy Pants Designs), doily (Studio Calico), ink (Close to My Heart), embossing folder (Echo Park), embossing machine (Sizzix), electronic die cutter software and cartridge (Cricut)

   Here is the journaling. I love that I mixes up the fonts in the word "SweetS". The S's were hand embroider with twine. 

   For the green paper I just did a faux letter press technique. To do this all you need to do is ink up the embossing folder on the raised side place your paper face down and run it throught the embossing machine.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Embrace Today - SBC Trend

   I love the brush script trend. I love seeing everyone's take on it. Over at Scrapbook Challenges this is our current trend challenge. 

Here is my take on it. I used a brush script pattern paper and added my own amateur brush script attempt in the title work. The photos I used were not the best since I took them the day after surgery. I am sure me bandage up like that was no unusual sight for the small town of Brecksville, Ohio. For a small town they have a great eye clinic. All I can say was Clear Choice Laser is a great place and sure makes their clients comfortable. 
Supplies (cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Studio Calico and American Crafts), journaling card (Webster's Pages), twine (Timeless Twine), stickers (American Crafts), die cuts (Basic Grey), wood veneer (American Crafts), stitching template (American Crafts), mist (Studio Calico), paint (Americana), doily (Doodlebug Design), vellum (American Crafts or Studio Calico), button (American Crafts).

   Here is my attempt at brush lettering. I just used some paint and a wet paintbrush to  write "today". 

   This still has to be my favorite color of twine, key lime. The arrow points to the hidden journaling.

   Here is a closeup of the flower and card that my dad and I got from the eye doctor. The flower was for me and the card was for my dad, it had a gift card for Starbucks in it.

Monday, January 25, 2016

After Gifts on December 24th - SBC #468

   This sketch is a fun to work with and super easy to fit your needs. This is Scrapbook Challenges #468 sketch reveal. 

   Here is my take on it.
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill), pattern paper (7 Gypsies, Canvas Corp Brands and Anna Griffith), journaling card (Studio Calico), marker (Bic), chipboard (Studio Calico), stickers (Studio Calico and Glitz Designs), stamps (Inkadinkado, Stampin' Up!,  and 7 Gypsies), tag (Pretty Little Studio)

   The title of this page was easy to come up with since our family tradition is opening of gifts on Christmas Eve. This all started back when my mom was a little girl. 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Recorded 2016 - SBC #FBF

   This flashback Friday sketch is double pager and it is actually the first time that I made a page that used almost 12 inch die cuts. 

   Here is my take on this sketch. 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill and The Paper Studio), pattern paper (The Robin's Nest, Anna Griffith, My Mind's Eye and Studio Calico), stickers (My Mind's Eye), washi tape (Little B), journaling card (Project Life), doily (Studio Calico), chipboard (Studio Calico), electronic die cutter, cartridge and software (Cricut) and pen (Project Life)

   As part of the New Year's decor I cut out giant numbers with the Cricut and hung it on a gold garland. I knew I would never use them again after this day so I thought a perfect way to get double duty out of them was to use them part of the background pattern on a layout. 

   Here is a closeup photo of our late night snack, pumpkin quesadillas. They sound kind of gross but taste great. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Settling In

  I have been busy this past week settling into me Etsy store, again. I gave it face lift with a new banner, shop icon and even made some business cards. I decided to do two different sets so I can slip them in with orders. For the cards I did a paper version first and scanned it into the computer to add the info. So much faster and better looking than anything I ever did on the computer.
This one would go with the people items.

This would go with the pet orders. 

I am slowly adding more items everyday. I have cards that need to be listed and even dog coats.
Here is what the dog coat looks like, socks not included.  I will be offering it in three sizes and two color choices, green camo and pink camo.
 However, at the moment, I am working on this stack of cards that need envelope seals. This is about 200 cards.

   Be sure to like my facebook page to stay up-to-date on shop info and there might be some giveaways posted there in the future. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

On Guard - SBC #467

   At first when I saw this sketch I was not going to do it because I couldn't think of a photo that would work with the design of the sketch. After looking on my tablet I saw the perfect one. this is sketch #467 for Scrapbook Challenges

   Here is my take on it. I am happy to say that I was able to create this page with very little Christmas stash. I went through it with my December Daily so I only had a few items left.
 Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts), pattern paper (7 Gypsies and Graphic 45), transparency (Webster's Pages), stickers (American Crafts), wood veneer (Target), stitching template (American Crafts), washi tape (American Crafts), stamp (K & Co.), ink (Memento), doily (Doodlebug Designs), twine (Timeless Twine) and embroidery floss. 

   the "on" was hand embroider with one of the Amy Tan stitching templates. I still love those. 

   Here is a the journaling.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Under Construction - SBC #FBF

   If is Friday, and that means it is time for a flashback Friday post featuring an updated sketch from Scrapbook Challenge's 
   Here is my take on this sketch. I ended up documenting the kitchen remodel my dad started in May. I am not surprised to say that it isn't complete. My parents still need to pick out counter tops, figure out the placement of everything, refinish the old cabinets, hopefully a new range (minute timer is broken and the oven door hinge keeps breaking), etc. Luckily, it is put together enough that it is still workable. 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill), embossed cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Studio Calico and American Crafts), journaling card (Project Life), doily (Doodlebug Designs), stickers (American Crafts and Studio Calico), mist (Studio Calico), wood veneers (American Crafts), die cut (Teresa Collins and Studio Calico), button (American Crafts)

   I had to add this title card to this page since most mornings I felt like doing this when my dad was doing the kitchen remodel. He started super early, which I am by no means a morning person since I stay up way to late. 

   I should of use my little tweezers to remove those orange stickers off the backing since I ribbed a few of them.

   I love this little cluster of things.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Today if in Doubt CRAFT - SBC Challenge

   This month's challenge is a new type for Scrapbook Challenges. This one you have to get in touch with your inner artist and be messy. It all has to do with stencils. 

   This page was highlighting the short run I had on a planner team for SHE Glossy. I wish they didn't fold because I really loved being part of a planner team. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park Paper, Fancy Pants Designs, Studio Calico and American Crafts) doily (Doodlebug Designs), stencils (Studio Calico), mist (Heidi Swapp and Tattered Angels), stamp (American Crafts), ink (Memento), journaling card (Project Life) photo filter frame (American Crafts), sewing machine and black thread. 

     Here is a close up of the hidden journaling. Lately, I have been playing with my print writing. I am trying to change it up a bit since I don't like the way it looks like. Odd thing, is that I love my cursive writing. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wedding Prep - SBC Jan. Mood Board

   This month's mood board at Scrapbook Challenges is perfect to document New Year's celebrations or any type of celebration. I love this color palette. 

   For this page, I ended up scrapping some photos of my Mom when she was part of my late aunt's (her soon to be sister in law) wedding. 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill)e embossed cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (7 Paper, Studio Calico, and Crate Paper), velum (7 Paper), doily (Doodlebug Designs), stickers (American Crafts, Studio Calico and We R Memory Keepers, sequins (Tree House Studio and Studio Calico), mist (Heidi Swapp), gelato (Faber-Castell), and paint (Americana) 

   Most of the items I used on this page were from the Black Friday sale that Studio Calico had back in November. I love the gold grab bag. 
   The flowers that were printed on the background paper were colored in with mist and gelato stick. I love the watercolor look they have. 

   The embossed wood grain paper was given a white wash look with some white paint. Just did the paintbrush in the paint rub some of the paint off until it dry and brush it across the paper.
    Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Love Because That is what Awesome is Made of - SBC #465

   Last Monday's reveal for Scrapbook Challenges was based on this sketch. 

   Here is my take on it.I have to be honest but I  was hating how this page was working but I am glad with the end results. I blame it on the fact I had a month break from scrapping when I started it so I was not in the right mood. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and Bazzil), pattern paper (Studio Calico, Crate Paper, and American Crafts), stickers (American Crafts), doily (Doodlebug), die cut (was a Fiskars freebie), journaling card (Project Life), washi tape (Scotch Brand), electronic die cutter and software (Cricut) and diy enamel dots.

   Here are a few close ups. That "Love" circle is actually a die cut I got in a Paper Crafts magazine years ago.

   I am loving that little typewriter.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Thanks For... - SBC #466

   I have been working on finishing up my 2015 albums. I was shocked on how little details I have scrapped for that year. I only have one album filled and I usually have two. I can say I am solving that problem this month. 

   I am working with today's sketch reveal for Scrapbook Challenges. 
   Here is my Thanksgiving page. I usually have very few photos of this holiday since it is a lay back day for us (while not me, I do the bulk of the cooking) and everyone else is usually in their pajamas. 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill), pattern paper (Echo Park), stickers (Karen Foster and Studio Calico), dies (Studio Calico and Spellbinders), stamps (Inkadinkado and Karen Foster), ink (Memento), journaling card (Project Life), washi tape (We R Memory Keepers), doily (Doodlebug Design), manual die cutter machine (Spellbinders) and pen (Project Life).

   For Christmas, I got a real manual die cut machine and I am so happy with it since I had dies and the only manual machine I had to use with it was the squeeze by Quickutz. 

   The doilies were on the our Thanksgiving table and I had everyone write on one to say what they were Thankful for the year. This is something I do every year.