Showing posts from November, 2017

Give a Crafter a Cookie: Merry Christmas

New challenge up today at Give A Crafter a Cookie.

I decided to make this box card by SVGCuts using Echo Park's Merry Christmas line.


PDE: Penguin Treat Box

Hey there! It's new challenge time at Pause Dream Enjoy!
Today's challenge is "winter weather".
P.S. Sorry for the crappy photo . . . things just weren't going right for me that day.
Treat box is from Treasure Box Designs.

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ISBG: October 31st

Hello there! I'm Vivian Lake and today I would like to share a layout using the Toolshed Kit "Spider's Web". I actually used elements from all the bonus kits on this layout. The only item I used from my own stash is machine stitching . . . . which is just something I LOVE to do.
I loosely followed a sketch from my pinterest board for this layout. Overall, it went together pretty easily. I did like how I added fussy cut butterflies to the web. You know, spiders do need to eat. Bleh!

I loosely used mixed media here. Probably did not need gesso, but I'm still learning. The title is Kaiser Craft spray ink 'Charcoal' and Texturez 'Tidy Widy'.

The web and title are part of the chipboard bonus kit. The web is covered  in Texturez 'Tidy Widy'. 

Isn't this spider awesome!? Although the paper came with printed splatters, I wanted a little more color so I added Lindy's Starburst spray 'Amethyst' from the bonus media kit.

International Scrapbook Garden: Vanishing Visitors

When I received this awesome new Halloween kit by International Scrapbook Garden, I KNEW I would be making at least one large 3-D project.

I was greatly inspired by Patricia Hugs Vintage Halloween Art Tag project from a few years ago. I do not have my own process video, but just watch hers. Hint: It's a very large tag that she makes. You'll want to play all day like I did.

I did follow her closely as far as technique, but this project took a life of it's own. I really had so much fun putting it together. Patricia Hugs uses much more dimensional objects for her project, which I simply did not have. But that's OK, I was looking for inspiration and not necessarily wanting to copycat.

When I started this project, I wasn't sure what the overall theme was going to be. As I was building this and playing around - skeletons, poison and graveyards became the theme.

There are a few minor things not found in the kit, like the apothecary jars, but over all I tried really hard …

Studio Challenges: Fall

Today is new challenge day at Studio Challenges.  The challenge is - make your own background. It can be die cuts or mixed media, or some variation.
Die cuts for the win! File found at the Silhouette Online store.

--Paper: --Carta Bella - Autumn paper and stickers --Simple Stories - SN@P Basics --AC Cardstock (behind flower and leaves) Wooden embellishments Machine Stitching Prima Botanical mix flowers Brads

Give a Crafter a Cookie: Oh Happy Day

Hello there! It's new challenge time at 'Give a Crafter a Cookie'.

I made this paper piecing quite a while ago, from Scrapping  Bug Designs. I thought it was perfect for this challenge.
I thought I throw in a little humor with the phrase "Oh Happy Day". Sorry, you do have to squint to see it.

Patterned papers from Fancy Pants 'Golden Days'.

PDE: Thinking of You

Hello there!! It's new challenge time at PDE Linky Party. The theme this week is 'Clean and Simple'.
I really did put this card together in record time. Die cut pieces are all by DoodleBug Designs: Flea Market.
Bow is handmade by me. I did pre-make a bunch of bows a while back so I just have to reach for what I want.
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Spooky 2017

Hello everyone! Can you believe this page is NOT for a DT project.
Yeah . . . me either.
But I did make this page for a variety of challenges, including the mood board challenge at Scrap The Boys.
The photo is of my son, his best friend and his little brother. The three of them together can be quite the whirlwind!!!
This page was not my usual "let's take hours to make it" page.  Sometimes, a crafter just wants to be simple . . . it's like going back in time!
I did manage to make the title on my Silhouette and add machine stitching.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Supplies: --BoBunny - 'Wonderfully Wicked' line (paper, ephemera, and embellishments) Creative Embellishments - chipboard piece Kaiser Craft - Mists 'charcoal' Silhouette Cameo - title Machine stitching

International Scrapbook Garden: Boys 2 MEN

Hello there!! I'm here today to show you a another page I made using the  International Scrapbook Garden's 'Toolshed' kit.
This layout came together in steps. Step one: Find a sketch I thought I could be happy with (by Par Victor). Step two: I practiced several times mixing various mediums and colors before committing to a style I liked. I think I practiced on 4 art journal pages. Step three: Hold my breath as I got started. I love the Aria Story line that is  in the kit, but you only get one of each. Didn't want to mess it up. Step four: Use at least four different glues.
I am really happy with how this turned out. The photo is from 2.5 years ago of my former German exchange student and son.
The little goofball is my kid. I could have chosen a less goofy photo, but then we all wouldn't get a good laugh. Boyhood is all about being weird when mom has the camera pointed at you.
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International Scrapbook Garden ' Toolshe…

Studio Challenges: XoXo

Hello there! Today is a new challenge for the next two weeks at Studio Challenges.
The theme is 'Mirror Image'.
I did use a bit of creative liberties as mine is not exactly a mirror image. However, whatever I did on one side of the photo, I did on the other side. Since it's also a mixed media layout, it's not 'spot-on' exact.
I'm having a lot of fun playing around with Gelatos, stamping and stenciling. Who knew, as I have always avoided stamping in the past.
I also ended up making my own circle background on SCAL4. Everything I found from different sources were not mirror images.
Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Pretty Little Studio: Woodland paper and embellishments Gelato: pastels Background stamps and stencils Machine Stitching Wooden Embellishments

Give a Crafter a Cookie: Sweet Baby Boy

Hello! It's time for a new challenge at 'Give a Crafter a Cookie'.
Here is the theme.

I chose to go with a paper pieced bear by Treasure Box Designs. Paper is Echo Park: Bundle of Joy.
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PDE: Count Your Blessings

Hello there! Today is a new challenge at PDE Linky Party.  The theme is "Thanksgiving".
I went super-simple this time, using stickers and paper from the  'Autumn' collection by Carta Bella.
Thanks for stopping by today!!!