Tuesday, March 27, 2018

ISBG: Authentic Gentleman

It's brand new kit time at International Scrapbook Garden!!!! Oh my . . . . I can't even begin to express all the happiness coming from this new toolshed kit 'Colorburst'!!

Thank goodness I recently went on a trip and took pictures that will go well with this kit. Cause that's why I go on trips . . . so I can scrapbook!! LOL!

Other than glue, dimensional paste and gesso, I only reached for one extra stamp from my own stash to make this page. I did use 13arts grained grit and microspheres from the previous toolshed kits on this page as well.

I love that International Scrapbook's kit designer used 49 & Market for much of this kit as well. I have never used their products before and it's love at first sight!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

I used black gesso on the creative embellishment pieces. I also reached for 13@rts Black Microspheres and Fine-Grained Grit from previous kits to add a little more texture.

I love the two stencil templates that come with the kits. They are such versatile shapes to be used on a variety of projects.

I first added Lindy's Flat Fabio C'estla vie Cerise as the base color. I then added Lindy's magical shaker Time Travel Teal twice for extra color burst. I followed all of that with a touch of Shimmerz Paste-eez 'Hold the Mustard'. All of these colors are provided in the kits.

Here you can see the many layers I added to the background for color and texture.


ISBG: Colorburst Main Kit
ISBG: Colorburst Bonus Paper
ISBG: Colorburst Bonus Chipboard
ISBG: Colorburst Bonus Mixed Media
ISBG: Summer Concert Bonus Embellishment
ISBG: Summer Concert Main Kit

Random stamp from stash
White and Black Gesso

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

PDE Linky Party: Relax

Hello there! Today is a new challenge day at Pause Dream Enjoy!

Today's challenge is this photo for inspiration.

I know most of us would be thinking "mermaid" and "birthday". Let's just say I 
don't have any "mermaids" in my life. Also, I seriously shy away from making actual 
birthday cards . . . so I went a different way.

I decided to make this cute Doodlebug Designs' dolphin
for my card, purchased from the Silhouette online store.

Also, I was hugely inspired by this card found on Pinterest. 
It's absolutely the cutest in it's simplicity.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

PDE: Smile

Hello and welcome! Today is a new challenge day at Pause Dream Enjoy.

I made this card using a resist technique with Lindy's embossing powders and Tim Holtz distress inks. I'm very happy with how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Lindy's Embossing Powders: Morning Glory Azure and Desert Moon Copper Teal
Tim Holtz Distress Inks:
--Victorian Velvet
--Gathered Twigs
--Rusty Hinge
--Broken China
Wooden Smile (embossed with Morning Glory Azure)
Background stamp by Carabelle (SA60208)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

ISBG: Take the Scenic Route

Good morning crafters!! I'm here today with a new layout using International 
Scrapbook Garden's toolshed kit: Winter Adventures.

Did I mention how much I love this kit?! It's perfect for baby boy, school,
playing in the mud, and winter layouts of our boys (yes yes . . . even girls).

But honestly, girls get a lot of attention in the crafty world. *smirk*

I used SCAL4 to create a negative cut on the top page, distressed the edges,
then added the second layer behind it. Easy as pie!

Thanks for stopping by today!

I add stitching to nearly every layout. I love how it brings an
ordinary page to life!

I added layers of distressed scrap paper behind the photo. 
This is a new look or "technique" for me and I love how it really
adds to the personality of a boy page.

Most of the cluster is from the kit. I added buttons, the 
hash tag and thread from my stash. Oh, I added the stamped
date from my own stash too.


ISBG: Toolshed Kit: Winter Adventures Main kit
ISBG: Toolshed Kit: Winter Adventures Bonus Paper
ISBG: Toolshed Kit: Winter Adventures Embellishment Bonus

Sewing and thread
Wooden Hashtag
Stamped date

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Scrap The Boys: Adventure Camp

 Hello! Can you believe it's March already? It also means it's a new challenge over at Scrap The Boys challenge blog.

For this month, we are challenging you with a sketch provided by Laura Whitaker.

This sketch has all kinds of goodies and room for interpretation! I hope you play along this month. For me, I decided to use a different large shape, rather than the star. I purchased the campfire from an Etsy store called PureMerakiDesigns. I then hand-stitched the whole thing, which took about an hour.

You know those layouts that come together so quickly and just "flow". Yeah . . . this wasn't one of them. LOL! I know this layout doesn't look complicated, but my brain was having some serious roadblocks trying to put it together. Ever have one of those?

Once I decided on the campfire background, the rest of the layout finally came together . . . slowly. The paper is from an older line by Elle's Studio.

"Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed." Robert Gallagher (October Afternoon)

I used that quote on this layout cause it was quite the headache trying to get 11 boys to go to sleep at adventure camp. Let's just say "been there, done that . . . got the t-shirt".