Friday, March 27, 2015

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Crazy but true, I have another layout to share!

These photos are from the girls' Frozen birthday part this summer.  This was the Insta-Snow activity which was a ton of fun, but didn't last that long since the kids (mine especially) quickly decided that actually making it snow was a lot of fun.  The stuff was all over the deck and the kids were 'ice skating' in it, but it proved a bit treacherous for the adults so we had to sweep it away.

I started with The Underground scrapbook kit from Studio Calico, using the a patterned paper from the base and then that blue cardstock.  It fits with the theme and pictures perfectly.  Added a large doily from my stash and then stamped and fussy cut some Lawn Fawn alphas.

The journaling is hidden under the center photo.

This is another layout for the Paper Issues online crop.  I love these types of events because they help get me jumpstarted and back into my scrapbooking.

I'm so excited it's Friday.  Next week is spring break and I'll work part of it and hang out with the girls/family for part of it.  Hope you have a great weekend!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  American Crafts - Black Cardstock
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn - Quinn's ABCs
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other:  Studio Calico - The Underground Scrapbook Kit; American Crafts - Chap tab; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Xyron - 1 1/2" Sticker Maker; Misc Doily from stash

Thursday, March 26, 2015

One more Stretch Your Dies card

Hey everyone, just popping in really quickly to share one more card for the Stretch Your Dies class.  I have several additional techniques that I want to try, but it's been such a crazy month, I haven't been able to do as many 'extra' projects as I'd like, plus I've been in the mood to scrapbook and I've learned that if that's the case I should try and get as many layouts done as possible before the mood departs!

Anyway, I really wanted to try this technique for small dies that my friend Jen Rzasa taught.  You create some water color washes on cardstock (I used Strathmore Mixed Media paper) and then die cut your small dies.  Then you adhere them to create a background/custom patterned paper.

I found this a really fun and relaxing technique.  I love the wash from the colors.  Jen's card for class was very bright and festive, mine is bit more soft and calming.  I love how you can use the same technique for vastly different looks/feels.

I used Ellen Hutson's Hearth & Home dies and the sentiment is from their Cozy Christmas set.

That's all for now, I'll have another layout to share with you tomorrow.

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Avery Elle - Silver Fox, White, and Chocolate cardstock; Strathmore - Mixed Media Paper
Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen - Cozy Christmas
Ink:  Versafine Smokey Grey
Other:  Essentials by Ellen - Home and Hearth dies; Derwent - Inktense Pencils; CTMH - Clear Embossing Powder; Tombow - Mono and Multi Mono Adhesive; AC - Foam Adhesive

2014 in Books

Don't be shocked, but I have another layout to share!

I did a similar layout last year, but that was much more labor intensive since I did a little write-up for each of the books I read.  Given the fact that I read more books this year, I was looking for a simpler way to scrapbook the topic.

Anyway, as soon as I saw this sheet of paper from October Afternoon's Public Library collection last year I knew I was going to use it for this year's layout.

I trimmed down the sheet to create the card catalog for my layout.  I fussy cut some of the drawer fronts from the rest of the paper to use on the front of my fold out drawers.  Inside I listed the books that I read based on how I rated them.

I'm happy to report that I read more books this past year than the year before, and I got back into fiction too.

That's all for today, hope it's a good one!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  October Afternoon - Public Library; collection; Fancy Pants - Swagger collection; CTMH - Colonial White Card-stock
Other:  Pebbles - Thickers; American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Translucent Letter Sticker, Black 03 Journaling Pen; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

MFT Color Challenge #18

It's time for another Color Challenge at MFT.

This month we're collaborating with SRM Stickers.

Here's a little sneak of my project.

Head over to the blog to check out the whole thing and see what the other girls made.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Guest Designing for Taylored Expressions - Week 3

Hey everyone!  It's my last week guest designing for Taylored Expressions.  Here's a little sneak of my card.

My last post is up over on the blog.  This is just a little sneak.  Head over to the TE blog to see the whole thing.

Thanks so much to the folks at TE for having me this month, I had a great time!

MFT Sketch 221

Last sketch of the month!

This time I challenged myself to go a little outside the box and create a one layer card.  Intrigued?  Here's a little sneak.

You'll have to go over to the challenge blog to see the whole thing as well as the rest of the DT projects.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Water Play

March has been such a busy month in terms of crafty commitments, but it's winding down, and I've been itching to get some scrapbooking done.  There's an online crop going on at Paper Issues, so it seemed like a great way to jumpstart my scrapbooking.

This is for the no cardstock challenge, which is pretty rare for me actually.  I almost never create without some cardstock.  I cheated a little as I used some 'patterns' that are more solids, but this is still pretty good for me.

These are some photos from this past summer when the cousins were in town and we took the kids to a little plaza area in front of a local movie theater.

The journaling cards are Simple Stories.  Short and sweet today.  Hope your week is going well!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  BasicGrey - Spice Market, RSVP; Echo Park - Alison Kreft Love Script paper
Other:  Simple Stories - Say Cheese 4x6 SN@P cards, I Heart Summer 4x6 SN@P cards; American Crafts - 03 Black Journaling Pen, Black Chipboard Thickers