Monday, August 07, 2017

Scrapbook Layout - Favorite Birthday Gift

Having fun with more of my older pictures and older Stash.  I've create mini kits I put them in little pouches and pull them out randomly to scrap.  I've combined a couple of scrappers techniques for creating these kits like Nicole Jones and Katie Scott.  I love the way they kit for Crops or events like Calvin Ball.   Plus it is so easy when I have a bit of free time to pick up a kit and just get to work. 

This is from Emily's Birthday when she was so into Vera Bradly she got a matching everything in her favorite pattern.   It was nice to be able to use up literally SCRAPS from my scrap bin for this one.  The papers are just strips leftover from past projects.  The flowers are Pebbles and the word Birthday are Thickers.  I did stamp with a mini alpha from Stampin' Up.   The tiny word stickers are from Bella Blvd.  I love how the backpack pops with these colors!

Ok only a couple  of more weeks until school starts we are full swing school planning and Band Camp is kicking our buts!  Oh well it will soon be over and they will be off to school each day!

I appreciate every visitor I hope you are enjoying the shares!  Have another Wonderful Week HUGS!

Friday, August 04, 2017

Scrapbook Layout - On To Fort Sumter

A lot of our Family time is spent traveling with Daddy to his various Cival War events.  He loves doing Living Histories in places like Fort Sumter South Carolina.  We were on our way there and got a chance to stop by this amazing battle ship only a few miles from there.  The girls have learned our history very early on and continue to do so every chance we get.

The papers here are Simple Stories there are some Studio Calico wood veneers and the alphabet is Heidi Swapp and I cut my title with my Silhouette.  I generally take way too many pictures so I love it when I can do a layout incorporating a ton of them.

Sometimes you just have to do 2 pages and since this is both girls and Daddy it will go into the Family Album.

Thank you as always for Stopping by to Visit!  Hope your having a Great Day Hugs!

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Floral Thank You Cards

Well it seems my inspiration is product driven for the most part.  I got a new set of stamps at Michael's from Hampton Arts called Flower Amaze.  I love the 2 step techniques I always have.  It makes a card no matter how simple seem somehow complete.

I love how this one turned out with the Pink seam binding and pink polka dot paper layered on green. Again I took advantage of my stamp press to make multiple cards.  

I appreciated everyone that stops by for a visit here feel free leave a comment so I can Thank You in person!!!  Hope you have a Wonderful Day Today!  I will be back later in the week with some more scrapbook layouts!  

Monday, July 31, 2017

Scrapbook Layout - Sad Baby

Awwww this very Sad Baby.  Abbi had a couple of days like this and with a Baby you just don't know teething, colic, gas??? It could be anything.  I put her in the bouncy seat to try to get her to calm down but nothing seemed to work.  I still just wanted to snuggle her and make whatever it was all better.  Like a good scrapbooking Mom I took pictures because well that's what we do we document everything even the Sad times.  These are our memories and now they have photos to go with them.

I used a ton of different product on this page.  The papers are Echo Park and really old American Crafts paper.  The embellishments are Echo Park, Simple Stories, among others.  Nothing really goes but it all goes it's so colorful.  And I had a moment where I had an urge to use ORANGE so this made me Happy!  It's a simple layout but effective for the photos!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!  Thanks so much for joining me today!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Christmas Cards - Christmas in July

Who'd have thunk it Christmas in July is almost over.  I've been meaning to share these cards.  I created sets of them for my Etsy shop for this month and going forward.

The stamp set is a retired one from Stampin' Up called Seasons of Friendship.  I love it for so many reasons.  I really utilized my stamp press with this one for the first time since I made a ton of sets.  The background paper(red) is  stamped with a Dot Background stamp and the word Joy is from a die cut.   I've always loved Red and Brown together for the Holidays it's warm and inviting.

Thank you again for stopping by!  Here's hoping everyone has an Amazing Weekend.  If your so inclined you can stop by my ETSY SHOP HERE and check out my other crafty items as well.  Toodles!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Scrapbook Layout - Painted My Face

OK this layout cracks me up mostly because Abbi is so HAPPY to have her face painted by her Dad.  We were at the Zoo and they had a station for face painting in the Children's Zoo.  She was thrilled she instructed  and helped him to do it and what colors to use!  She is so pleased with herself!

I had fun using really old BRIGHT papers for this one I cannot for the life of me remember the brand. I layered it onto Kraft that I dropped blue and white paints all over.  The title is done with some old Heidi Swapp acetate letters and the journaling is done with Heidi Swapp sticky notes.  Remember those pads I have tons of them.  Love them for journaling.   I added a Doodlebug doily and some other circles out of  cardstock and enamel dots.  All in all it makes me super Happy to see her little face.  She's 14 now it's fun to go back and scrap older photos and relive the memories.  I love the kits I never know what I'm going to get to work on each time I sent down.
So excited we're starting to prep for school here.  Both girlies will be in High School this year which will be fun.   For them and for us!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look!  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Scrapbooking - Fall Life

This layout came out of one of my page kits.  I have a ton of these set up and ready to go for whenever the scrapbooking bug tickles me.  Each kit usually includes a couple of pieces of pattern paper.  Maybe a specific embellishment or two and some cardstock.  This one in particular had patterned paper cardstock and some scraps.  I got a new tool from WRMK the Alphabet Punch Board, so I was excited to use it as well as a new Heidi Swapp stencil.  I love how the cluster at the top turned out(embellishments not from the kit but from my embellishment box).  As well as the stenciled background.  I love getting back to doing techniques on my layouts.  The title cut from the WRMK Alphabet Punch Board is cut from a very old piece of I think Wild Asparagus paper.  EEEP that is old.   My stash goes back over 20 years some of these things I just can't part with I must use!

The Picture Story - This is how I decorate my porch for fall.  I wasn't expecting snow so early before Thanksgiving this year though.  But I love the dusting on top of my display!

Thank you once a gain for returning.  I'm enjoying working in my craft room again.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tropical Card Series - Tiki Guys and a Bonus Box

 I fell in love with these Tiki Guys from the Tim Holtz Tropical die set.  As I was making this all I could think about was the Tiki Curse from the Brady Bunch episode that totally sucked me in as a kid(did I just date myself like that?).   I do love how these dies cut watercolor paper.  I washed the paper with browns and then inked up the dies after I cut them for more texture.
The tropical leaves are cut out of Echo Park Paper from the 6x6 pad A Perfect Summer.  The blue background is from the same pad.

So to give these cards as a gift I created a Gift Box for them.  I have a tutorial on this box from 2013 which you can find HERE.  I used one of my new 12 x 12 paper pads from Michael's for the patterned paper for the lid and cardstock for the base.  The flamingo is cut with my silhouette and the stamp is from MFT stamps.
This made a lovely Hostess Gift for a Dear Dear Friend from High School that hosted all of our friends for a BBQ this Summer.  It was a wonderful evening with Friends supporting Friends.  

So this is the end of this Series.  I feel like cards are getting a bit boring to me I've made some others for my Etsy shop I will share later but I have an itch to Scrapbook so I think layouts are in my near future!  Not that cards are gone for good but I have to go back and forth to keep the mojo alive!

Thank you for joining me for this Series and I hope you return for everything coming up in the future!  Have a Great Weekend!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tropical Card Series - Pineapples and more Pineapples

 Had so much fun using my Distress Oxide and Distress Ink to make the pretty background for this card.  The stamped greeting is from MFT Clear Stamps Written in Watercolor it is stamped in Versamark and embossed in black.  The Pineapple comes from Silhouette and is cut out of Mirracard Gold.  I've added some mini sequins in various pinks as well.


I love how the watercolor turned out I just need to work on the warping.
 Here we have the same Pineapple as above and a greeting from Hero Arts.  The patterned paper is Echo Park A Perfect Summer.  I've used one of my Daniel Smith watercolors in  yellow for the drops on the white.
Those pink stripes are from some scraps sitting out on my desk.  It definitely needed more color!  Especially with the Kraft card base.

I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer now that we are right in the middle.  My kids are busy with their summer activities but starting to look forward to school again!  Have a wonderful day!  Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Tropical Card Series - Hello Love

So this card was basically the inspiration for this Series.  I received this Watercolor Flamingo in the Simon Says Stamp card kit along with a set of water based crayola markers.  I had a great time water coloring her with those markers and my waterbrush.  I think she turned out amazing!   For a little extra something I added so m very small rhinestones to look like water bubbles and I went over the Hello Love in Glaze Pen.  

The Card Series is moving along at a pretty good clip now.  Only 2 more projects to go!  How exciting!  Thank you so much for hanging in there with me!  I can't wait to share the last project!  See you in a couple of days!