Friday, August 19, 2016

Sail Away With Me Blog Hop



If the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility...



Now that video should really set the mood for our trip across the water!  Sail away with us to view nautical creations of all kinds by our lovely line up of crafters.  Today's hop should be smooth sailing! If the sails were set correctly you should have arrived from JEARISE.  Should you veer off course the first stop on your hop is Alicia and she can get you back in the right direction. 


We'd like to say a HUGE THANKS to our sponsor today.
Theresa is giving away a $20 Stampin' Up Gift Certificate to one lucky winner AND
take 10% off any order placed through her (not available on website) by August 30th. 
Email her at scrapsbygracie AT gmail.com with your order. 

All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.
That's it! It really is easy.  
Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too. 

Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).
Now on with the hop!
 I decided to make a layout of myself standing on the edge of the ocean. The paper is from MAMBI/ Me & My Big Ideas Ocean kit as is the Relax sticker and the chipboard design at the top. The photo mats are Recollections kraft 4 x 6 stack collection. I bought the sequin trim from The Vintage Rose Emporium- it's a closed Facebook store/group, but I can request for you to join if you'd like. Kim's prices are reasonable and she sells some awesome scrap stuff! I used my XYRON Create a Sticker 150 to attach the trim and somehow it flipped when I ran it through. I decided not to include any journaling since the pictures speak for themselves. I would title the layout Down by the Sea Shore as imbedded in the bottom left corner of the paper.
Your next destination is KIM.  We hope your enjoying your journey!

If the currents have drifted you can find the full line up here:



Thursday, August 18, 2016

UNCW Graduation

I made the following layout using the sketch above from Scrapping Everyday Miracles August Layout Sketch Challenge.
The paper is Reminsce Papers- Graduation Celebration- You Did It, the light blue border is from Martha Stewart Crafts Punch Pad and punched it with my We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 Floral Burst Punch, the 3 flowers in the top left corner are punches from the light blue paper, the yellow photo mat is from Colorbok 12 x 12 Pimary Pizazz Textured Cardstock Pad, and the border pieces are from Page Accents Scrapbooking Memories Reversible Cardstock Borders. The title- UNCW Graduation is from 2 collections- the letters which stand for University of North Carolina at Wilmington are from my stash and graduation was fussy cut off of Reminsce The Graduate 12 x 12 cardstock. The colors of UNCW are navy, teal, and gold so I got the closest I could with the colors I used. That covers my layout! Please come back tomorrow to hop with me as I participate in the Sail Away With Me Hop. It's going be to a short, but fun hop! TFL!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Birthday SMASH Entry 2016

Here's this year's entry of my birthday cards SMASH entry in K&Company SMASH Eco Pad. 
I decided not to add any background paper since I loved the peacock feather background. The Happy Birthday stamp is from Stampin' Up Remembering Your Birthday collection and I used VersaFine Onyx Black Fine Pigment Ink to stamp it on typing paper and fussy cut it with decorative edged scissors. The heart sticker and the banner sticker are from Echo Park Capture Life Element Stickers. I wrote on the banner the date of my birthday- June 27. The celebrate sticker is from a Recollections Birthday Dimensional Sticker Collection. The bottom image is from Unity Stamp Company & Phyllis Harris Always From the Heart stamp collection. I used VersaFine ink and typing paper again. I colored the image in with Spectrum Noir Essentials Blendable Professional Pencils. The envelope my cards are in is from K&Company SMASH.
close-up of the Unity stamp and the journaling- the journaling block is from Simple Stories Happy Day 6 x 6" Paper Pad and I attached it with washi tape from my stash- I forgot the name of the collection. TFL! Please come back later for a layout I just recently made.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Let the Sunshine In

I ma de this card to mail to a new pen pal using the sketch above from Stamp Ink Paper for Sketch Challenge #58. The challenge ends at 8:00 pm Sunday, July 31, so you still have time to play along!
I decided to flip the sketch horizontally and put the sentiment on the tag. I used Basic Grey Iris Vivienne Patterned Paper- both sides. The card is from that one sheet of patterned paper. The tag was manila and in my stash. I painted it with a combination of water, Shimmerz Vibez Jeni B Bleu and Razzledazzle Berry, Shimmerz Inklingz Pugnacious Purple, Shimmerz Celery Non-toxic paint, and Shimmerz Shimmeringz Goldie Lox- all from Spiegelmom scraps Scrap Shop, None of them are on sale anymore, but Jody has a lot more now! The paints are about a year old. I don't use them that often! The twine is from a Recollections lace and trim collection. The stamp on the tag- Let the Sunshine In, the sun, and the doll are all from Julie Nutting Cling Stamp Sunshine set. I used Spectrum Noir Essentials Professional Colored Pencils to color in the doll and the sun. I adhered the top half of the card and the doll on the typing paper with Scotch permanent tape runner. I used my Xyron X 150 Create a Sticker Maker to adhere my tag. I'm going to write a note on the inside and possibly add a piece of typing paper to the inside first since the inside is just like the pink strip on the front of the card. TFL!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas in July Blog Hop Day Two

Welcome to day two of Christmas in July.

We just couldn't stop playing with the holiday theme, so we've got a second day filled with great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas. Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two and even a couple great decorating ideas. We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year. We'd like to say a HUGE THANKS to our sponsor today.
Theresa is giving away a $20 Stampin' Up Gift Certificate to one lucky winner AND take 10% off any order placed through her (not available on website) by July 30th. Email her at scrapsbygracie AT gmail.com with your order. All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs. That's it! It really is easy. Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too. Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).
Now on with the hop!
You should have come from SARAH's blog, but if you stumbled across my blog please start at the beginning at THERESA's blog.  I have a 2 page layout of the Christmas Candlelight Tour at Tryon Palace 2015 (this past Christmas) to share. Pictures are not allowed to be taken inside the Palace due to the rules of the site. I'll post more details after the first page.

 The patterned paper is from Recollections Bright and Jolly 12 x 12" Christmas pad. The picture mats are Studio Calico 7Seven Paper Amelia.
Here's a close-up of the title- It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year- from Pebbles Home For The Holidays 12 x 12" Paper Pad.

Close-up of the journaling also from Home For The Holidays. The Pickled Brothers Circus was fun to watch! They performed a fire stick swallowing act & a juggling act. I added the fireworks picture overlooking The Palace on this page since they both deal with fire. The washi tape is from the same roll I used on my card from yesterday.
the photo mats on the second page are from Home For the Holidays as well
Close-up of the journaling. The journaling block is from Craft Smith Olde Time Christmas 6 x 6" paper pad. The horses were outside for guests to pet while waiting in line to tour the Palace. Their were also dogs inside the stables. I included a picture of an empty stable. The stables are usually used, but were used for Candlelight.
That's all I have for you today. You will go to JEARISE's blog where I'm sure she has something awesome to share again! Thanks for all the nice comments and stopping by!

Here is today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way.
Theresa ~ http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com
Kim ~ www.katydidcards.com
Alicia ~ http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
Lisa ~ http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/
Enclade ~ www.nanasscrapspot.com
Holli ~ http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com/
Sharon ~ http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com
Sarah ~ www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
Amanda ~ http://salnclts76.blogspot.com -- YOU ARE HERE
Jearise ~ http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com -- GO NEXT

Friday, July 22, 2016

Christmas in July Blog Hop



Welcome to Christmas in July!




Get ready for some great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas.
Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two 
and even a couple great decorating ideas. 


We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year. 




Theresa is giving away a $20 Stampin' Up Gift Certificate to one lucky winner AND
take 10% off any order placed through her (not available on website) by July 30th. 
Email her at scrapsbygracie at gmail dot com with your order. 


All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.

That's it! It really is easy. 

Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too. 

Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs). Now on with the hop! You should have  come from SARAH's blog, but if not and you just stumbled across my blog please start at THERESA's bl
og.

Here's what I have to share with you today:
I made this card for a swap with a group on Facebook where we had to make a stationary box and include 5 cards of various seasons, birthday, or sympathy. The card base is Recollections A2 card base. The background paper is Craft Smith Olde Time Christmas 6 x 6" Paper Pad. The digital cutting file was a freebie from Lori Whitlock -- it's Kolette Hall Studio Look A Lot Like Christmas tree. It's not available right now, but she does have a few other freebies available. It might be available for a small fee. Feel free to check out her website, she always has some great files and scrappin' ideas to share. The washi tape is from my stash, I threw away the original packaging. I left the inside blank so my swap partner could use it in the future. Thanks for stopping by!  Now you're off to JEARISE's blog where I'm sure she has something awesome to share! :)

Here is today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way.

Theresa ~ http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/

Kim ~ www.katydidcards.com
Alicia ~ http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
Lisa ~ http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/
Enclade ~ www.nanasscrapspot.com

Holli ~ sunflowerholli.blogspot.com
Sharon ~ http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com
Sarah ~ www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
Amanda ~ http://salnclts76.blogspot.com -- YOU ARE HERE
Jearise ~ http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com -- GO NEXT



Be sure to hop tomorrow too for even more great holiday projects and ideas. 
You can start tomorrow at Theresa's blog.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Finger Lakes Region

I made the following layout using the sketch above from Paper Issues and the challenge ends August 1. You get the sketch from their blog and download the picture to their Facebook July Challenge Album. Now with the details on my layout.

I used Simple Stories DIY Boutique 12 x 12" No Worries pattterned paper. The star is a freebie from Paper Issues that I printed out on my printer and traced onto a 12 x 12 K&Company Que Sera Sera Designer Paper Pad. The confetti square and the Simply Amazing square (journaling) are both from Simple Stories DIY Boutique Freeze Frame Cardstock. The pink mat under the bottom of the pics is Basic Grey Vivienne Iris that I bought from Scrapbooking For Less. The mat for the title- Finger Lake Regions- is K&Company Amy Butler Designer Mat Pad and I used a pair of my decorative scissors to make the background look better. The pictures are of a waterfall and the side of a mountain beside it in Robert H Treman State Park in Ithaca, NY. I'll post more layouts from my visit to NY soon. Please come back Friday to hop along with me in the Christmas in July Blog Hop. It's a 2 day hop and is going to be awesome! TFL!