Saturday, July 19, 2014

My Hero

Swat Drill #36:Mood Board
The inspiration for this project lead me in several different directions before I finished here! I was finally able to organize my thoughts and complete a page when I found Page Drafts most recent release. This is option #4. Find the other choices here!
~ my hero ~
These photos are of my Grandfather during WW2. He served in the navy, although he longed to be home, working on the farm. Carta Bella's Ahoy There collection was perfect for catching the flavor of these memories.
Paper:Carta Bella
Stickers:Carta Bella, Echo Park
Chip Board:Farm House Paper
Grunge Board, Spray Ink:Ranger
Flowers:Webster's Pages, Michael's
Wood Flourishes:Momenta
Twine:The Twinery
Stars:Bead Landing
Sequins:Lawn Fawn
Enamel Dots:MME
Gems:Pink Paislee
Alpha:Making Memories
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions

Friday, July 18, 2014


 I took this photo while on vacation in Wyoming.
The wings of the butterfly are so thin you can see
the blades of grass right through them!
 White With 1 is challenging participants to use duck egg blue this month. My photo of this butterfly worked perfect with that color scheme!
(Find that blog post here!) 
~ flutterby ~
To add visual interest to the photo I dry-embossed with an embossing folder and dabbed with pigment ink, to frame the butterfly.
Paper:Echo Park, Crate Paper, Color Bok, Kaiser Craft, MME
Dimensional Stickers:K and Company, WeRMrk
Shape Stickers:Heidi Swapp
Butterflies:American Crafts, Pink Paislee
Pearls:Spare Parts
Stick Pins:LYB, Fibre Craft
Trim:Webster's Pages
Ink, Liquid Pearls:Ranger
Embossing Folder:The Paper Studio
Border Punch:Kreaxions #303

Monday, July 14, 2014

Doggy Bed

This great photo brings back so many memories of our dog Phantom and his side kick, Tiny Mickey. We fostered Mickey for 9 months and Phantom took on the responsibility of caring for this feisty little mite from the beginning.
~ doggy bed ~
 While sorting through photos one day I showed this to my daughter. She giggled and said, "Doggy Bed!" I knew right away that was the title of my next layout!!!
Paper:Carta Bella, MME
Ink:Ranger, CTMH
Stickers:Carta Bella
Die Cuts:Fancy Pants
Trim:May Arts Ribbon
Stiching Supplies:WeRMrk
Embossing Folders:Darice, Provo Craft
Border Punch:Kreaxions #304, #917

Monday, July 7, 2014

Have Turtle, Will Travel

Paper Girls Challenge #59
Red, White, and Blue 
 The single page sketch in SG Create March issue was so square and exact it had me coloring outside the lines from the get-go. I knew right away I wanted photos with lots of "awwwwww" appeal but simple color schemes. These photos of my youngest two children's train ride were just the ticket.
 ~ Have Turtle, Will Travel ~
To allow more room for the strong colors of my washi tape I chose kraft paper for my background.
I started by laying strips of washi on the kraft paper, then I misted with London Blue Dylusions, added modeling paste, and dripped Postbox Red Dylusions over it all.
I used the very necessary drying time between layers to cut my black frame and title card as well as punch my banner pieces.
I'm super thrilled with the opportunity to use my travel washi tape.
It is definitely time to quit hoarding and start using!!!
Paper:DCWV, Recollections, Darice
Ricrac, Tickets:Stash
Wood Pieces:Prima
Stencil:The Crafters Workshop
Chevron Ribbon:May Arts
Twine:The Twinery
Washi Tape:Crafty Steals, Target, Anrich, MME
Corner/Border Punches:Kreaxions #902, #909, and #910


My turn to offer a challenge at Memorable Seasons. Stop by the blog and see the photo progression of this embossing technique.
~ cuteness ~
Paper:Bella Blvd
Trim:May Arts and Webster's Pages
Title and Shape Stickers:Heidi Swapp
Sequins:Lawn Fawn
Ink:Color Box
Embossing Folder:The Paper Studio
Stick Pins:LYB and Fibrecraft
Liquid Pearls:Ranger
Butterflies:American Crafts
Cork Border:DVWV
Border Punch:Kreaxions #917
Shawn Lahr for Nuts about Sketches

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sandy Shade of Blue

Drill #34 on the SWAT blog today:
This time we want to see those piggies!!!
I'm quite fond of the toes in the sand look and even fonder of blue nail polish.
This photo was taken on my Birthday, at the Oregon Coast. It was a good day, and my feet were SO happy to be in the sand.
 ~ Sandy Shade of Blue ~
Paper:Heidi Swapp, MME
Modeling Paste:Liquitex
Mask:Studio Calico, The Crafters Workshop
Spray Ink:Ranger
Ink:Color Box
Sequins:Lawn Fawn
Twine:The Twinery
Die Cuts:Silhouette Cut Files

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Happy Selfie

Drill #33 on the SWAT blog today.
This time we want you to display your selfies!
We all take them, social media demands it...but do we print and scrap them?
~ Happy Selfie ~
This is my favorite selfie by far! I was totally loving the look of my freshly died, blue hair and happened upon a full length mirror. I whipped out my Galaxy S4 and snapped a photo.
Be sure to link your layouts to the SWAT blog.
Paper:Recollections, MLS, MME
Die Cuts:Silhouette Cut Files
Alpha:Making Memories
Ink:Close To My Heart
Corner Punch:Kreaxions