Friday, February 23, 2018

Stay A Little Bit Wild

 



I followed the above sketch from Paper Issues to complete my layout. The main patterned paper is from Pink Paislee Wild Child 08 and the title- Stay A Little Bit Wild is from Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream Journal sheet. I purchased both from Paper Issues, but the Wild Child set is no longer available. The photo mats and date strip are from Scrapbooking Memories Reversible Cardstock Borders & Accents. I used Studio Calico Dear Lizzy roller stamp and Versa Fine Onyx Black pigment ink to stamp the date- Sep 17, 2017. The heart sticker is from Glitter Foam Stickers Collection from Dollar Tree. The picture is of me at the Grand Canyon for the first time and that's what the journaling states that I typed on my computer. I made this layout as simple as possible since the background paper is so busy. You still have until March 4 to enter a layout in with the sketch if you are a member of the Paper Issues Facebook group. TFL and have a great weekend!

Friday, February 9, 2018

So Sweet Blog Hop


 Welcome to the SO SWEET Blog Hop
This is a blog hop featuring projects full of yummy treats!!
You should have arrived from (ALICIA http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/)
but to start at the very sweet beginning head over to
Connie Can Crop (conniecancrop.blogspot.com)
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.
Rebecca Ann Designs (http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/ ) is our sponsor for this hop!!

One lucky winner will win a beautiful stamp from Close to my Heart.
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 2/14/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
I decided to make a Valentine's Day card for this hop since Valentine's Day is coming up. My sweet item is a cupcake stamp from Unity Stamp Company ...so glad you were born February Unity Sentiment Kit 2016. I stamped it with VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink on typing paper and colored it in with various sets of colored pencils. The card base is Recollections 4 in x 5.5 in Value Pack Cards & Envelopes. The patterned paper is from Recollections 6 in x 6 in Home Basics Paper Pad that I trimmed down to fit the card. The Happy Valentine's Day stamp is a Craft Smart stamp that I also stamped with the same VersaFine ink on typing paper and colored with some of the same colored pencils. The heart sticker duo is from a Paper House Productions 3D sticker set. I wanted to keep the card CAS (Clean And Simple) since the paper is kinda busy. That's all I have for you today. Have a great weekend and Valentine's Day!!


Next head on over to (REBECCA http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/) I'm sure she has something sweet and awesome to share!


Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.
Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Amanda- https://salnclts76.blogspot.com/
Rebecca- http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com
Cindy- https://cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com/
Sandy- https://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com/
Shannon- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/
Veronica- https://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com/
Kim- www.pinkzebrapapercreations.blogspot.com
Holli- http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com

Monday, January 22, 2018

Say Cheese

 I just recently developed this picture and thought I'd never find paper to put it on. I remembered that I bought this paper- The Paper Studio Cameras w/ Floral- recently from Hobby Lobby and thought it fit! I decided to go with Say Cheese as the title, because the picture was basically a snapshot. The title is actually a journaling block, but can be used as both. The title and the photo mat are both from Colorbok 12" Paper Signature Hopscotch and the journaling mat is from Prima Marketing Moulin Rouge 6" x 6" paper stack. The journaling states that the picture is of Jenn and I after the first day of Stamp and Scrapbook Expo at Mesa, AZ. Jenn is Laura's cousin and was willing to hang out with me for a little bit when I arrived to AZ and while I was waiting on Laura.
a close-up of the title

I wanted to keep this layout as simple as possible since the paper is busy enough. TFL!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Snow Fun Blog Hop




 
 Welcome to ...
the SNOW FUN
Blog Hop
This is a blog hop all about those white fluffy snowflakes and all the fun you can have in them!
You should have arrived from (Miranda http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/) but if you happened here by mistake then head over to
Connie Can Crop (http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/) she is the beginning of this hop!
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented elves.

Connie Can Crop is your sponsor for this hop!!
One lucky winner will win a beautiful stamp from Fun Stampers Journey.


(valid to ship in the US only)
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 1/17/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Now on to my project. I decided to do a layout of snow pictures. The patterned paper is from Pebbles Home For Christmas Patterned Paper Pad. The snowflake ribbon/border and photo mats are RAKs. I also added 2 snowflakes from the ribbon at the end of my title- Snowpocalypse. We don't see much snow here in NC so the town pretty much shuts down so that's why I call it Snowpocalypse. I used the Chiller font on Word on the biggest size font to type my title. The snowman stamp is from my stash- I think it is from Unity Stamp Company, but I can't find it on their website. I colored it in with NPW 50/50 Two-Tone Colored Pencils and Gelly Roll Metallic Pen. I used Versa Fine Onyx Black Pigment Ink to stamp it. I typed my journaling on my computer again and it states that this is about 6 inches of snow in our front and back yards that fell during the early hours of January 4, 2018. It was too cold to make a snowman so I decided to add a snowman stamp.



a close-up of the snowman stamp

I'm the last stop on this hop. I hope you enjoyed my CAS (Clean And Simple) layout!


Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.
Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Shannon- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Sue- http://suek86401.blogspot.com/
Angela- http://mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Rebecca- http://rebeccaanndesigns.com/
Sandy- https://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com/
Holli- http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com
Kim- http://katydidcards.com
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com
Amanda- https://salnclts76.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Friday, December 15, 2017

December A Year of Card Techniques Stamp Your Background Blog Hop


Welcome to the



Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas. This month we’re going to stamp our own background for a unique customized look.  Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try one yourself.  If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
Our amazing sponsor this month is
Claudia Henderson of Close to My Heart
Please take a moment to check out her store here.
And the awesome prize this month is:

We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. 
 Since this is our last A Year Of Card Techniques hop and the holiday season is just around the corner,
we are going to give you some extra time to hop!  The winner will be announced on
 Saturday, December 30, 2017 on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday.
 The winner will have until January 6, 2018 to claim their prize.  If you would like to be notified
 by email, please leave your email address in the comments.
You should have arrived here from Wilma- https://stampintotheoldies.blogspot.ca/2017/12/background.html 
 If you're visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your chances of
winning by commenting on each blog.
I followed a tutorial on YouTube-Stamping A Background to make my card.
I used a small Post-It note where the sentiment is as my masking square. 
The gingerbread stamps- clothes and decorations- are Recollections Christmas Noel and the gingerbread
die at the bottom also came with it. I use Recollections kraft paper to cut it using
my Cricut. I used Recollections Christmas Noel paper to cut the dress- another die- that came
with the stamp set. I used a black Sharpie to draw the face and bends in arms/legs of the
gingerbread doll. I used VersaColor Ultimate Pigment Ink 301 Noel on all the stamps except the jumpsuit and the sentiment. 
I used Stampin' Up! Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad on the jumpsuit and VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink on the sentiment.
The sentiment is from a Christmas stamp set from my stash- I was given the stamp set without the original packaging.
I used a green Sharpie to draw a box around the sentiment.
Now you’re off to visit with Jodie- https://stampin-jodie.blogspot.ca/2017/12/a-year-of-card-techniques-december-2017.html .
Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by.


Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:
Claudia
Debbie
Wilma
Amanda
Jodie

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Tree Waterfall Card

 I made this card from a pin/tutorial I found on Pinterest- My Crafts. The card base on mine is 4 in x 5.5 in whereas the card base used in the tutorial is 4.25 in x 5.5 in so my measurements are off a little. I used Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Collection paper for the background paper, the green triangles to make the Christmas tree are from Recollections Christmas Noel Chalk Holiday 8.5 in x 11 in paper, the cream/tan paper is from Recollections Strawberry Cream 8.5 in x 11 in paper, and the bling is from my stash.
 The tree turns upside down when the pull/bottom piece is pulled to reveal the waterfall effect. The Jingle all the way sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts Christmas Clear Stamp set and stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment ink.
I used a circle die to punch out a circle on my card base with my Cricut since I don't have the old fashion ornament die like was used in the tutorial. The circle shows the back side of the patterned paper on the front of the card and I decided to stamp Merry Christmas in the middle with VersaFine ink again. This stamp is also from the Hero Arts Christmas set. I plan on mailing this out to one of my friends soon. I may add some ribbon or twine to the pull piece before I mail it. I still have to make about 5 cards before I'm done with all my cards! I still have a few gifts to buy and then wrap them all as well. Have a Merry Christmas!