Monday, August 18, 2014

4th of July Surprise

Paper Girls Challenge Blog Drill #62:
Jessica is offering us this template for inspiration.
I chose to use the left vertical strip.
I didn't have any "official" 3x4 cards so I cut two pieces of scrap paper to 3x4 and cut stars into the top one. I also cut my photo to a 3x4 size.
~ 4th of July Surprise ~
These beautiful lily's were left by previous renters.
They bloomed on the 4th.
What a lovely thing to wake up to!
I used Page Drafts Sketch 33.1 for a little more inspiration.
Stop by the blog and check out the other options for Release #33
Paper:Simple Stories, Glitz, Teresa Collins, MME
Trim:MME, May Arts, Hobby Lobby, Stash
Modeling Paste and Gesso:Liquitex
Milk Paint:Recollections
Stamps:Glitz, Clear Art, Stash
Spray Stencil:Heidi Swapp
Mettalic Rub:Inka Gold
Star Dye:Momenta
Butterfly Dye:Kreaxions

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Shine Shimmer Sparkle

 I just LOVE playing along with C'est Magnifiques Sketch Challenge when I get a chance.
This month life was a little slower and I got messy!!!
 ~ Shine Shimmer Sparkle ~
 The background paper is from an earlier C'est M. kit.
Paper:Pion Design, Glits Design
Cardstock:DCWV, CTMH, MME
Lattice:Silhouette Cameo
Transparency:Little Yellow Bicycle, 7 Gypsies
Pearls:Kaiser Craft
Rub-Ons:Ranger, Michael's
Spray Ink:Ranger
Acrylic Paint:Craftsmart
Washi Tape:Recollections, MME
Milk Paint:Recollections
Pigment Ink:CTMH
Gesso, Modeling Paste, Texture Gel:Liquitex
Metal Charms:Momenta
Trim:Creative Charms, May Arts
Alpha:Prima, Authentique
Flower Punches:Martha Stewart, McGill
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions
Punch:Kreaxions #305, #604

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sun Dance

Drill # 37 on the SWAT blog today.
We are using the Watermelon Crawl by Tracy Byrd as inspiration.
~ Sun Dance ~
For my layout I choose photos of my girls dancing as well as a watermelon color scheme. I used a star template to add black, white, and gold stars to my papers.
This is my first try using Inka Gold Mettalic Rub. It gave the stars dimension. I just LOVE it!!!
Paper, Alpha:American Crafts
Trim:May Arts Ribbon
Star Stencil:Memory Box
Mettallic Paint:Inka Gold
Scrap On!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Steel Family

Paper Girls Challenge #61

Michele is hosting a super challenge this round!
Stop by to see what the designers have dreamt up.
~ Steel Family ~
A few years back we took a road trip to Georgia.
We asked a stranger to snap this picture of us in Metropolis, Illinois,
one of the out-of-the-way places we toured along the way.
This layout is also my entry for the Scrappy Friends Challenge.
First a color challenge by Kelly,
I used both the blues and the red.
Then Tic-Tac-Toe by Rochelle,
I used top right diagonal:Felt, Circle, Pearls
And finally a sketch by Brenda.
Cardstock:Darice, DCWV
Star Template:Memory Box
Spray Ink:Ranger
Pearls:Kaiser Craft
All Else:Oriental Trading Company

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Robin's Egg

Early this summer my son found this beautiful egg on our walk.
He kept exclaiming, "Poor little fella!" Their was no consoling Silas until I reminded him that at least now it would never be cold or hungry. We decided to take it home and keep it with our collection of feathers and bird's nests. Now it won't be lonely either!
~ robin's egg ~
To get the edges of color on my photo mat and punched pieces I poured a bit of Dylusions into a plastic lid and dipped the edges of the paper. To prepare the photo mat I tore the edges.
Paper:Fancy Pants, Bazill
Trim:Memorable Seasons Kit
Spray Ink:Dylusions
Die Cuts:Fancy Pants
Wood Embellishment:Momenta
Stick Pin:Little Yellow Bicycle
Tiny Type, Word Stickers:Jillibean Soup
Hexagon Punch:Fiskar's
Flower Punch:Kreaxions #309

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Un Beso

I'm up on the Memorable Seasons blog today with a pet challenge.
Stop by and check it out!!!
~ Un Beso ~
Paper:Fancy Pants, Basic Grey
Stickers:Basic Grey
Sequins:Lawn Fawn
Glitter Glue:Ranger
Frames:Fancy Pants
Alpha:American Crafts
Punch:EK Success

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My Other Hobby

Today's project is from a recent challene at Memorable Seasons.
Scrapbooking is my favorite past time for sure, but there are many other things I love to do. Gardening is one of them. This photo is my hollyhocks, planted from last years seeds!!!
 ~ my OTHER hobby ~
Paper:Fancy Pants, Bazill
Trim:Memorable Seasons Kit
Stickers:Jillibean Soup
Spray Ink:Dylusions
Alpha:Little Yellow Bicycle
Punch:Kreaxions #303