Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Forever Friends

I made the following card by following the tutorial on Unity Stamp Company blog as demonstrated by Heather Hoffman of Houses Built of Cards.
I used Phyllis Harris ...always from the heart stamp set with VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink and stamped it 3 times on 3 different sheets of Colorbok Boardwalk 12 x 12 Paper Pad that I trimmed down to fit a Recollections A2 card base. I placed the sentiment stamp- forever friends- and the bigger stamp on each piece of paper after I stamped it on typing paper to test the image and sentiment on the card base. I must admit the dimensions are not even all the way around, but I did pretty good to eyeball cut all 3 sheets. I used my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to stamp the image and sentiment at the same time. I then trimmed each sheet into 3 pieces all at one time- eyeballing again. It was hard to not color in the image and think outside the box, but I did it! Even the paper doesn't completely fit the colors of each section like it should. I saved the other pieces for 2 more cards. I added washi tape- Studio G- at the top of my card to cover up pencil lines that wouldn't erase. I added each strip with Elmer's Glue Bond permanent tape runner. It's easy, but a MISTI or Tim Holtz Platform is a must have to make this type of card. That's all I have to share. I'll be participating in a Generations of Love Blog Hop September 8, so please follow me if you're not a follower and come back to hop with me and some other scrap friends. Have a great day!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sketch #277 Happy Birthday

I made this card using the above sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for Laura. Her birthday is coming up this September. The card base is Recollections 4 in x 5.5 in card pack, I trimmed a sheet of 12 in x 12 in acid free paper from Recollections Tropic Vacation Paper Pad to fit the card adhered down with Elmers Bond Permanent Tape Runner, the stamp is The Stamps of Life Butterfly2Stamp stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Pigment Ink that I placed using Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, the cactus and pineapple washi tape is from a swap, the arrows washi tape is Recollections, the sequins are also from a swap and I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to attach the sequins. This is the simplest card I have made in awhile. I used too much glue on the sequins, but I may add a light piece of paper between the card and envelope before mailing in case it's still sticky. Laura and I went to Arizona for Scrap and Stamp Expo last September so that's why I included the cactus washi tape. I thought the pineapple washi tape looks good with the sentiment and the color of the paper. TFL and have a great weekend!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Tropical Bliss Blog Hop

Welcome to the Tropical Bliss Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the tropical sun and fun of summer!

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! You should have hopped from Kim's blog-

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.

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One lucky winner is going to win all these goodies!!

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 8/15/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Now on to my project. I decided to make a scrapbook layout since I haven't made one in a while. I just recently visited my friend, Laura, and her husband, Doug in FL and had a great time. I will be scrapping more pics from my vacation soon! Anyway, back to my layout. The patterned paper is from Recollections Tropic Vacation 12 x 12 paper pad. I looked at several papers I have with palm trees on them and they didn't seem to go well with the pictures. I always struggle with finding the right paper. Please tell me I'm not the only one! This paper fits so well since the palm trees on the paper are so small. I didn't add a lot to my layout so you could see them! The photo mats are from the same 12 x 12 sheet of a set of 8 Making Memories Neon and Kraft Specialty Cardstock. The title- My Fave Snapshot is a cut-out from the Recollections Tropic Vacation pad. The journaling mat I believe is Creative Memories cardstock. I was trying to use a few Stampin' Up products since the picture of Laura is of her in her new Stampin' Up apron and thought the cardstock was Stampin' Up, but I just realized it's not. I typed out the journaling on my computer- I went to visit Laura in Okeechobee, FL in mid-July. We had just returned home from a Stampin' Up workshop that she taught. She just became a demonstrator a few months ago. She had just received her apron in the mail the day before the workshop so I wanted to take her picture. She took the picture of me and told me to strike a pose! I decided to add the flower stamp at the top to have something from Stampin' Up on the layout! It's from Stampin' Up Be Happy wooden block set- it may be discontinued since her cousin gave me the set, but I may be wrong. I stamped it with Stampin' Up Rich Razzleberry water based ink on typing paper. I actually came up with an idea for one of the cards for her workshop, Doug came up with another card, and she came up with the third one. I posted what I made 2 posts down from this-  Stampin' Up Cards- it's not a very detailed post just details about each card. Laura's Stampin' Up link is also mentioned at the end of that post if you're interested and don't know a Stampin' Up demonstrator. She gave me her Tim Holtz Stamping Platform since she now has a Stampin' Up Stamparatus, which I didn't use on this layout, but I love it! You can use clear and rubber stamps on it and it helps so much in card making and all your scrapping needs! I must say this is not my normal layout style. I guess you can say I'm learning the less is more method!
close-up of the stamp- I didn't want to cut all the white paper off around the stamp

That's all I have to share today. I must say I have enjoyed hopping with Connie and all these ladies and will miss hopping with them. This is Connie's last hop if no one has mentioned it yet.
Be sure to head over to my friend, Rebecca- where I'm sure she has something awesome to share!

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.