Showing posts from January, 2018

ISBG: Be Authentic

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I'm sharing with you a new layout using the Toolshed kit: Winter Adventures from International Scrapbook Garden.
This page is inspired by long perusals thru my Pinterest page. I liked several techniques by various artists and decided to try them on this layout. I admit I was rather nervous with how this was going to turn out. It's so rare for me to not follow a sketch or even to lift from another scrapper's page.
I will say I was greatly inspired by Sivan Amedi Shem-Tov.
The photo is of my former exchange student. He is an excellent young man and we still keep in contact with him to this day. But, he was still a 15 year old teenager at this time period. You know, it's freezing outside and snowing and he's checking his phone and has no gloves on. Then complained about it how his fingers were so cold. (insert eye-roll here)

Most of this layout is from the Winter Adventures kit and bonuses. The kits do not come with solid card stoc…

PDE Challenges: Life is Good

Today is a new challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy. The theme is to use a "mouse".
The little critters at Treasure Box Designs make it so easy to put together  something quick for a card. I actually pieced this mouse together ages ago and  put it away for later use.
Thanks for stopping by today!


ISBG: Backyard Boy

Hello there! It's new kit time at International Scrapbook Garden!!!!! The new toolshed kit is called Winter Adventures.
It very much has a blue jeans theme going on mixed with lots of shades of blues for winter layouts too.
For my first project I went with the "all boy in his jeans" layout. I wanted to make sure I used three specific items on this layout . . . the title, the square mat and the mica flakes. I did very little "mixed media" because I felt that with this paper it didn't need much.
The layout is of my son, on his 5th birthday. Daddy made a zipline across our huge yard and since most of the children were small, they all played on it during most of the party. Definitely a huge hit and my son still talks about that zipline and his birthday party to this day (he's now 11).

The title comes in the chipboard extras kit. I heat embossed with my own colors using Lindy's embossing powders using Morning Glory Azure and Desert Moon Copper Teal. I d…

ISBG Reveal and Mood Board challenge

Mood Board/Sketch Challenge Hello Everyone! Today is reveal day!  We have some jam packed kits this month to help get you through those dreary winter days.  But I am also excited to announce our FIRST mood board/sketch challenge which coincides with our January kits Kisses and Snowflakes and Winter Adventures

Come join our Facebook Group if you haven’t already, create a layout/card/project using the mood board above, and post it to the folder in our Facebook group.  You are not required to use our kits to create your project, but you will receive an extra entry if you do.  A winner will be chosen at random at the end of the contest on February 15th for a $25 credit in the ISBG store.   Here are the other requirements and details for participation: - Your layout must be new as of January 2018
- No Digital Layouts
- Follow our Blog
- Post your entry on your blog and Facebook page with a mention and link back to this challenge on the blog and Facebook
- Open to anyone, subscribers and non-s…

ISGB: Spells & Fortunes

Hello and welcome!!! Today I'm sharing with you another project using International Scrapbook Garden's Toolshed kit . . . The Spider's Web.

I think it's comical that we crafter's can use more supplies to make a card or tag than an actual scrapbook page. Do you?

For this tag, I really wanted to try and use the web stamp that comes in the main kit but I couldn't figure out how to make it "look good". Well, I've been watching a lot of mixed media tutorials lately and there is something I've forgotten about . . . embossing powders!!! Duh!

I hope this tag inspires you. Basically, just make a fun background and layer your embellishments. Piece of cake!

Kit Supplies: ISB: Spider's Web Main Kit ISB: Spider's Web Embellishment Kit ISB: Mixed Media Kit
Extra Supplies:

Glitter Tulle (craft section at Hobby Lobby)
Spellbinder dies and punch for foliage
Black Embossing powder
Black Thread
Background "word&…

PDE Challenges: Cocoa Cafe

Hello there! It's time for a new challenge today at PDE Linky Challenges.
The theme is 'Anything Goes'.

Sometimes it's best to have "generic" cards in your stash, because you never know what you might need them for.
The snowman and cocoa cup is a paper piecing file from Scrapping Bug Designs.
The patterned paper is by Bobunny.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thankful (New Year)

Hello and welcome to my blog and 2018 . . . this is going to be a long post as I thank the many people and ideas that led to this project.

First, International Scrapbook Garden is a new kit club (in which I'm on the DT) and the owner has generously provided mixed media as part of her kits. I have been dabbling in mixed media and have felt it was time to really take the plunge! I have been watching a lot of videos lately.

Secondly, I completely fell in love with the YouTube canvas tutorial by Gabrielle Pollacco. My project is very much based on her work and am incredibly grateful that she makes videos. (Cause I really don't make videos).

Third, Christmas came. I had a package of goodies picked out by . . . me. Enough said.

Finally, I browsed around looking at alternate projects and came across Linsey Rickett who led me to The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

What better way to show off my mixed media project!? Everything about it is "new". New goodies, ne…