Showing posts from March, 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!!!!!!!

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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 c…

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

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!
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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: …

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.

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