Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Away We Go


I made this layout following  Sketches In Thyme Sketch #528. The paper is Make A Wish from Simple Stories Say Cheese 4 12x12 Collection Kit and so is the title, Away We Go. The music notes border sticker is from Echo Park Paper Company Magical Adventure Element Stickers. I couldn't find a broom sticker so I used a party whistle from Photo Play Paper Company Cake for the broom. The journaling sticker is from Heidi Swapp Sun Chaser 12x12 Paper Collection. I wrote Silas & Zach are riding the broom around the room. Campers chanted for Silas to Ride the Broom and Zach joined him for more humor! Smartnick Cafeteria Roanoke Christian Camp 2nd Intermediate Week. The chant was Ride the Broom Around the Room Silas Ride the Broom Around the Room Silas We won't shut up until you get up Ride the Broom Around the Room Silas. It was loud and annoying at times, but this time wasn't.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Sending You Snail Mail

I made this card following the above sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I decided to make my card horizontally instead of vertically like the sketch shows. The card base is Ginger Snap from The Stamps of Life as well as the snail- snails2stamp/die and the sentiment is from the same stamp set. I stamped the sentiment with Ranger Archival jet black ink and the snail with My Favorite Things Extremely Black  acid free ink. I colored in the snail with Spectrum Noir duo blend markers and accented it The Stamps of Life Cantaloupe and Mint Chip 3D ink. The pink/red paper is from The Stamps of Life Happy Hello Collection and the green strips is from one sheet of Stampin' Up 6x6 designer series paper. I just flipped the middle piece. The epoxy dots at the top are also from The Stamps of Life. I'm going to mail this card to one of my girls from camp. Have a great week! TFL!


Saturday, August 6, 2022

Hang In There

I stuck to the sketch as close as I could. I used Pretty Little Studio Wildflowers Collection. I didn’t want to make the background too busy since the picture is kind of dark. I took it with no flash, but the sun was bright that afternoon. I decided to use a picture from camp. I’m glad I still have the original picture on my phone to zoom in to see who is actually in the photo! Lol. Crizma, pronounced like Charisma, is the one in pink. I need to get back to writing the girls next week. I have written 3 of them and need to write the other 3. I had 6 girls in my room. I wish I would have gotten to know the boys more, but they all stayed to themselves. The girls didn’t like boys and vice versa. Lol. I fussy cut the heart out of one of the papers in this collection and the border as well. The title and puffy sticker isn’t from the collection. The puffy sticker is from The Stamps of Life Hang in There collection. The title is from Reminsce Quote Book Kit. The sun flair button is from Pretty Little Studio. This collection doesn’t have embellishments with it so I improvised! The paper I used for the journaling is actually the back of the purple- Lilac Blooms and the main paper is called Honeycomb. I wrote From Left to Right: Macie, Mallory, Trinity, Lukas, & Crizma hanging on the monkey bars for part of a Photo Hunt during 2nd Intermediate Week at Roanoke Christian Camp. The photo hunt was like a scavenger hunt, but you take pictures instead of finding items. The strip at the bottom, where I stamped the date with a Amy Tangerine rotary stamp with Gina K Amalgam black ink, is also from Pretty Little Studio. I will be scrapping more today and add some more recent projects later so please come back. TFL and have a great day!

Friday, July 15, 2022

I'm Here For You

I made this card for a friend who just had a son die Wednesday at 17 of cardiac arrest due to asthma and went into a coma. He passed out at a friend's house Saturday morning and never woke up. A police officer came to my friend's house to let her know her son was in the hospital Saturday morning. He was given CPR and had brain damage from it. His organs began shutting down Monday and Tuesday they gave him a blood transfusion to help his organs so they could be donated. The plug was pulled at 10:37am Wednesday morning. He just turned 17 on July 6, a week before he died. I didn't mean to start this post out so morbid, but I wanted to share the reason I made this card. The stamp set- image and sentiments- are from There For Her from Unity Stamp Company. I stamped the image and sentiments with Ranger Archival black ink, actually the sentiments are on one stamp I just cut the main sentiment off the inside sentiment after I stamped it. I colored in the image and sentiments with ColorIn Watercolor Twist colored pencils and I used a Gelly Roll Star gel pen on the girl in the dress on the far right. The patterned paper is from  Pretty Little Studio Wildflowers Honeycomb 12x12 paper that I trimmed down to fit on the front of the card. I found out about Pretty Little Studio from Jeanne . The bling and the card base is from The Stamps of Life. I tried to give a sunset effect with the background around the image. Sherry has had to be strong for her parents before they died and now for her children and grandkids still living. I can't imagine sending my child if I had one which I don't to a friend's house and not ever interacting with him again. Hug your loved ones daily and keep them close, because this proves you never know when this could happen. Have a great weekend! TFL!

Saturday, July 9, 2022

It's Good To See You


I followed this sketch to create this 2 page layout. The main patterned paper and the journaling blocking is from Simple Stories Say Cheese 4 12x12 Paper Pad. The black strips is from a12x12 pad in my stash. The banner stickers on the sides and the middle are from Echo Park Paper Company Magical Adventure Element Stickers. The title block- It's Good to See You- isn't the giraffe cute, lol, is from Reminisce Quote Book Kit. The sequins in the bottom corners are Smoothie Mix from SpiegelMomScraps.  I typed the journaling on my computer- Emily, Mama, and Anna Beth help BG open his gifts. The water table, sand, flash light, and Paw Patrol bag was from me, Mama, and Mr. Ray. Carolina Hurricanes hat from Dustin. TFL and have a great weekend!

Friday, July 1, 2022

Best Day Ever


I made this layout late last night. I did cut the strip off after I took the picture. I made it in a hurry to get it in a scrapbook group I’m in before midnight for a Rainbow Pride Month entry for June. I had to use either rainbow on the paper or in the pictures so I did both and included rainbow twine on the tag. Lol! The title, cloud, and the Smile tag are die cuts from Bella Blvd Squeeze the Day Collection. The journaling tag is from the same set as the background paper- Heidi Swapp Sun Chaser. I wrote on the tag: Dinosaur Egg Hunt at BG’s Birthday Party 5-21-22. Emily, his mom, (my sister) was showing him the price eggs- all included huge dinosaurs. He & Anna Beth were having fun after the hop was over.
 I ran out of room on the tag, but it had just stopped raining is why BG’s hair was wet. They had the hunt in the rain and since there was only 3 kids at the party they had help hunting and found most of them. BG found a few in his play area a few days later. TFL and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Make Today Count and Toucan

I made this layout for a Selfie Layout in Scrappin' 'n' Chattin', a scrapbook group I'm a part of anyone is welcome to join if you scrap or make cards. Back to my layout. The patterned paper is ModaScrap Fly & Scrap 03. The photo mat is from Stampin' Up Daffodil Afternoon 12x12 Designer Series Paper. They're having a free shipping sale on last chance items today only. The picture was taken with my iPhone. The title, Make Today Count, is from Heidi Swapp Journal Studio died cut shapes and so is the journaling tag. I wrote Selfie Sunday! I was getting used to my new smile and decided to take a quick selfie 5/1/22. The heart in the photo frame is from Amy Tangerine bits die cut chipboard shapes. The crystal bling and twine is from The Stamps of Life. This is a great family owned business and if you join use me as a referral and we both receive club points! The hearts are from OhDeerMeKit. Now onto my easel card.
I made this card for a swap, but I don't think she follows me. I found the tutorial for the easel swap on Pinterest and https://youtu.be/yAsPQDwH87A. All of the products used- Watermelon cardstock, toucan2stamp/dies, tropical2stamp/dies, enamel dots, the felt border
 paper- Sweet Moments Collection and powdered sugar, and Tropical Leaf stencil- are from The Stamps of Life. I used Ranger Archival Jet Black ink on all the images/sentiments and Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Twisted Citron on the stencil. TFL and Happy 1st day of Summer for those in the Northern Hemisphere!