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Thursday, July 27, 2017

The International Scrapbook Garden



This is a brand new blog and kit site featuring international papers. They are having a DT call. Go check it out!!!!

Give a Crafter a Cookie: Santa Treat Bag


This week at "If You Give a Crafter a Cookie" we have a Christmas theme.


I found these adorable treat boxes at Treasure Box Designs. 
Going to make the other designs soon to give to my son's 
5th grade teachers this year. They were super easy to make!!!

The gold is Stickles glitter glue - gold.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Freedom

Hello again!! I decided to join in with the Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe challenge for July. I used 
Red, White, & Blue, stars and a tag column.

I also made this layout for three other challenges at Scrapbook.com: a sketch challenge, sewing (use three different colors) and wooden embellishments challenge.

In my opinion, the American courthouse symbolizes our freedom and laws just as much as 
our flag does. The right to have a jury by peers is definitely a "new age" law that we 
Americans take for granted. Until I served jury duty in my late twenties, 
I really did not understand the importance of this law and freedom.

These photos of my family were taken in an older courthouse 
in St. Louis, MO. I was particularly fascinated by the angles of 
the railings as well (which is why they ended up on the layout).

Thanks for stopping by today!!!





Supplies:
~~Paper:
~~BoBunny - Anthem Collection
~~BoBunny - Anthem die cuts
Silhouette Studio - title
Sewing Machine - red, white, & blue thread
Wooden Stars

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Studio Challenges: Explore

Today is new challenge week with Studio Challenges: Scrap about anything but a person.

First, let me just say that I'm aware that my photo editing is not all that great. I've updated my computer, etc etc etc . . . so I have a new program that I am learning. The first pic is about my fourth attempt to get it right. The following pics have entirely too much blue . . . but I'm hoping you get the idea.

This layout is about "signs" even though I used the title "explore". We were exploring Europe so . . . *shrugs*.

Imagine a time where 98% of the population could not read. So how would you communicate your business? With symbols or "picture" signs!!!! We found this cute little town in Germany called Dinkelsbuhl. Although modern, the town tried hard to show the history of Germany and Bavaria with small touches like these signs.

I found the large floral flower file from JustNick. I LOVE how it all turned out!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!


The flower was getting lost in the layout so I stitched all around it with blue
thread to outline the flower.

The blue mist is Color Bloom Summer Sky spray mist. It's not
actually "teal blue". Bad photo editing, sorry.

If you asked me what I struggle with the most in crafting, it would
have to be titles. I could have a layout nearly done but still spend so
many more hours coming up with a title.

Supplies:
Paper:
~~AC White Yardstick
~~Pretty Little Studio: Let's Go Collection
Die cuts by Pretty Little Studio 
Floral Flower Die Cut (background) - JustNick Files
Color Bloom Summer Sky Spray Mist
Sewing Machine - blue thread
Silhouette Machine - flower and title
Cork Stars

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Studio Challenges: Dream

Today's challenge over at Studio Challenges is to scrap lift a fellow team member.

I chose Rachel's layout from June 6th. We both have the same free file from Paper Issues
and I have been wanting to play with it for a while.

Several years ago we had family pictures done and I have yet to scrap
about them. I have been tackling those pictures recently and am loving 
the results!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

I have been playing a lot lately with making layouts that are not made with "squares".
All my cards are square, but I am loving getting away from it for my layouts.

Hand-stitched clouds for texture

Pretty Little Studio has a Woodland collection full
and adorable critters like this one. Too cute!

Supplies:

Paper Issues - Free Cloud File
Hand-Stitching
Echo Park - Spring (Beaming Butterflies) = background paper
Brads
Random wooden button

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Studio Challenges: Dreaming With Eyes Wide Open

Hello there! Today is a new challenge at Studio Challenges. The challenge is 
"near and dear" to me as it's my idea: NOT TO BE SQUARED.

Basically, make your background anything but squares and rectangles. 
Reach for your cutting machines and mat files or reach for your 
punches. In this case, I reached for my triangle punch.

Thanks for stopping by today!!



Supplies:
Pinkfresh - Dream On Collection
Hand-stitching
Flares and Enamel dots from somewhere


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Give a Crafter a Cookie: Life's a Beach

Hello there! Today is a new challenge at "If You Give a Crafter a Cookie"

Here it is!


Here's my project! File is from MyScrapChick.


Thank you for stopping by today!!!!

Supplies:
Bobunny - Boardwalk and Beach Therapy
AC White Cardstock
Pearl
White Gel Pen

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Studio Challenges: Baby Mine


Hello there! Today I have for you the newest challenge at Studio Challenges.
It's a sketch based off of one of my previous layouts. Thanks Anna, for
finding my layouts inspirational.

Without further ado . . .


For the layout, I decided to go playful and use negative shapes. That means
that I made a pattern of triangles, circles, etc using SCAL4. Then cut those
patterns out onto my background paper. 

I then cut those same shapes using various patterned paper. Finally, I added 
all the stitching . . . which took about 40 minutes.

The rest came together quickly after that.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!


This photo is one of my favorites of my son at four months. Such a playful
and fun couple of months before teething and crawling began.
He was such a happy and chubby baby.


Love how all the stitching brings everything together. The buttons are
from the Japanese store, Daiso.

Supplies:
Doodle Bug Designs - Sunkissed
Bella Blvd. - Tiny Tots
Echo Park - Spring
Embroidery Floss - Pastel colors
Stickers - Bella Blvd. Tiny Tots
Buttons - Daiso
Random turtle from stash
Silhouette Cameo
SCAL4

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Give a Crafter a Cookie

Hello there! I'm here to present my latest DT project with "If You Give a Crafter a Cookie".

Here's the challenge:



Here's my TACKLE BOX!! I did make this for my dad who loves fishing
and is also very patriotic. Hint: I don't have "fishing paper" so I went 
with this theme instead.


The file is by Lori Whitlock, purchased from the Silhouette
Online store. The file came with a fish, fishing rod, and bobber but
those particular cuts were corrupt and would not transfer to the Silhouette.
First for me.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!!

Supplies:

AC Cardstock - Neutrals
BoBunny - Boardwalk
Wooden Embellishments from Creative Embellishments
Buttons
Star Brads - on the handle
Glue


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Studio Challenge: Sun Sand & Sea

Hello there! Today I'm sharing with you my layout with newest Studio Challenges this week - a color palette! This could easily be Spring or Summer colors.


I had a lot of fun making this particular layout. I actually made it on NSD which had me thinking about my particular style a lot. I love using my Silhouette Cameo and I love stitching. Lately I've been really enjoying cutting background mats for my layouts. They come together like puzzle pieces and look so striking, at least I think so.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Combination of Prima flowers, die cut tropical leaves and shiny brads

Title is from Miss Kate Cuttables. Wooden leaf from Michael's

For a little extra effect, I added stitching (of course)

Supplies:
BoBunny - Beach Happy and Key Lime paper
Silhouette Cameo - heart, title, leaves and ampersand 
Miss Kate Cuttables - title
Paper Issues - free file heart and tropical leaves
Prima flowers by Anna Marie
Brads
Hand Stitching
Wooden leaf - Michael's
Beach embellishments - Michael's
Heidi Swap stamps (lower corner)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Creative Scrappers #306: Webelos


Hello and welcome! Today I'm sharing with you my DT layout using Creative Scrappers #306 sketch. This will be my last project with Creative Scrappers as our term comes to a close at the end of this month! It has been FUN!!

I have learned that when I'm working with a sketch or theme that I find difficult, I need to reach for the old-fashioned stuff. Or at least reach for the papers that I keep dismissing for other projects. This has served me well.

This is NOT a difficult sketch. But if you've been following me for a while, you know that I prefer negative space and to work with large mat die cuts. 

Without further ado, here it is. Thank you so much for stopping by today!!


My son joined cub scouts this past school year. He is in the Webelos pack #612.

I thought the little fire die cut was perfect!

The title is made using font I purchased for SCAL.

A cluster of Tim Holtz ephemera.
Patterned papers are by ADORNit: Timberland Critters

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Give a Crafter a Cookie: FOR YOU

It's time for a new challenge at "If you give a crafter a cookie". Follow the link for more
challenge inspiration and sponsor information.



So many pretty ideas in this photo!!!


I went with SVGCuts "Country Market" box card. I've been meaning to 
make this for quite some time. It can be used for so much!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Supplies:

Authentique Collection: Homestead
AC Cardstock - Earthtones
Faux Pearls
Brads
Stamps by My Favorite Things
Chalk Ink
Don't forget . . . Glue!!



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

GDT: Die Cuttin' Divas - Feminine for Mother's Day

Hello there!! Today I'm sharing with you my GDT project with Die Cuttin Divas!!!

It was the perfect excuse to make this adorable box card for my mom!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!


Supplies:
Mailbox Card: 3DSVG Dreaming Tree
Elle's Studio: You & Me Mixed Dots
Recollections: Shades of Pink
My Craft Spot Stamp
Spellbinders Die
Bling & Pearls

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Studio Challenges: #Fave

Hello!! Welcome to my blog!

Today I'm sharing with you my interpretation of this week's challenge at Studio Challenges: Recipe Challenge.

Use a combination of the following: Paint, Hand sewing, Fussy cutting, A Frame, Buttons, Pink

I did everything except fussy cutting!! I did "cheat" and use my own interpretation of "Paint". I didn't actually use watercolors on this layout. The page is from the Altenew Reflection Kit in which the whole kit is a watercolor theme. Good enough for me!!!

I scrap-lifted this page from Ashley Horton's design.

This layout is about my family's time in Germany, specifically visiting Burg Elke (or castle). It was one of my favorite spots.

Thanks for stopping by today!!





Supplies:
Altenew Reflection Kit: Nearly everything on this layout is from the kit
Thickers: Title
Hand-stitching
Circle template
Twine

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Give a Crafter a Cookie: Just For You

Hello and welcome! Today is a new challenge at "Give a Crafter a Cookie". I have a couple of sunshine cutting files that I LOVE, but have made several times. So I decided to go with tulips from MyScrapChick this time around.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!



Sunday, April 23, 2017

Studio Challenges: A Sister is the best kind of friend

Hello and welcome! Today's layout is part of the new challenge at Studio Challenges: Use a Quote. 

I went "backwards" to make this layout. First, I really wanted to use this new pack by Pinkfresh. Then I went hunting for the right photo to use with it. Finally - the title or quote to go with it.

This is my sister wearing her wedding dress. I was the photographer and together we got some fabulous shots of both her inner beauty and outer beauty. She is my best friend and I would not be the person I am today without her.

When you first look at Pinkfresh's Indigo Hills line, you don't think "wedding photos". But with my sister, it was perfect. It's trendy, has touches of pink everywhere without being gaudy, and still embraces the sensitive side of photos. Note: I don't sell or design for Pinkfresh but have definitely fallen in love with their paper lines.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!



This flower is handmade from a paper line that's so old I don't remember the name.
It's funny how trends and patterns make the go around over time.

I used a blend of Pinkfresh letters for the title. I'm not sure it's a new trend, but
it's definitely new to me to make a layout this way. I usually don't "mix it up".

Supplies:
Pinkfresh - Indigo Hill's paper pack
Pinkfresh - Dream On Puffy Alpha Letters
Pinkfresh - Studio Puffs
More of Indigo Hills alphas
Butterfly punch
Handmade flower
Silhouette Studio - patterned mat (behind photo)
Citrus Kit stamp

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Give a Crafter a Cookie: Bear Hugs

Hello and welcome! Today I'm sharing with you our newest challenge at "If You Give a Crafter a Cookie." Aren't these little guys cute!?






Not only is this card for the challenge, I sent this card to the organization SendaSmile4Kids.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Supplies:
Treasure Box Designs - Chubby Bear file
Heart Punch
Stitching
Bow




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