Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ruby Slippers

I am always on the hunt for that exotic pair of sandals while I am out shopping. One day this summer I hit shoe-Queen GOLD!!! These lovely, strappy, confections of red and braided cord were the cherry on my ice-cream tuesday. 
(Cause that's discount day at my fav place!)
~ Ruby Slippers ~

I knew the focus of my layout needed to be the bright red of the sandals. I added Dylusions mist in Postbox Red, Inka Gold Metallic Rub in Lava Red, and Echo Park Tiny Type and Alphas from Merry and Bright.
To compliment the red I added doilies and flowers in kraft and placed it all on a grey toned sheet from Craftsmiths Dip Dyed paper pad.
 Supplies:
Cardstock:Recollections 
Patterned and Craft Paper:Craftsmith
Mist:Dylusions
Metallic Rub:Inka Gold
Pigment Ink:Colorbox
Dye Ink:Close To My Heart
Alpha and Tiny Type:Echo Park
Circle Cutter and Doily Punch:Kreaxions
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Twine:My Mind's Eye
Flower Centers:Ranger Stickles and Enamel
Flower Punches:Martha Stewart, McGill
 
Scrap On!

~charity~

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hello Love

Scrapping Our Stash 
BLOG HOP!!!
Once again the ladies have pulled together beautiful samples of product that has been stashed far too long.
~ Hello Love ~
For my project I used Pink Pasilee and Crate Paper.
To add a little definition to the center I stacked letters on either side and brushed the area with ink.
A little stitching, a few diecuts, and strips of washi tape finished off my project.
This page is my layout for Scrapbook Steals Lilac1 Sketch
 ~ Melodee Cloud ~
Here is the order of the blog hop:
Christine Meyer http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com
Katrina Hunt http://paperscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/
Majken Pullin http://chocoscrapaholic.blogspot.com/
Wendi Robinson http://scrappydayinparadise.blogspot.com/
Sandy Ross http://itsafamilyaffairwithscrappynana.blogspot.ca/
Suzanna Lee http://lifestrivialities.typepad.com/
Laura Cox http://scrapaddict4life.blogspot.com/
Lyne Schnable-Blodgett http://lynnseverydayideas.blogspot.com/
Audrey Yeager http://audreysreflection.blogspot.com/
Wendy Bergeron Coffman http://stampingrules.com
Charity Hotrum http://menemenetekeluniversity.blogspot.com/ <<<<>>>>You are Here!
Lee-Anne Thornton http://lee-annelovethejourney.blogspot.com
Alison  http://alisondaydesigns.com/

Be sure to sign up for any prizes along the way! 

Supplies:
Paper:Pink Paislee
Diecuts:Crate Paper
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Stickers:Heidi Swapp
Ink:Ranger
Alpha:Stash

Scrap On!

~charity~

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mini Album Blog Hop

Welcome to a Mini Album Blog Hop!
For this event I made a mini of our duckling.
We only had our little sweet pea a few days, but we enjoyed every minute of it.
~ Little Duck Lost ~
 I decided on a simple mini-album and used cardstock back-to-back for my pages instead of covering chipboard. Craftsmith paper has wonderful texture and patterns and is heavy enough to use mixed media throughout. The Terra Nova paper pad has just the right tones to bring out the emotion in the black and white photos I used.
For this album I added depth with modeling paste and stencils. I also used embossing powder, wood bits, and plenty of washi tape, from Love My Tapes. The print paper doilies are made from an assortment of Kreaxions punches and Circle Cutter.
Because this album was essentially a farewell piece I wanted something special for my photo mats. I picked up an art biography on Monet while out thrifting. The full color photographs of his art work made fitting tribute to the sweet creature we hosted.

BUT.......
Enough about me!
Here's the Blog Hop List. 
Stop by each designers blog for inspiration and sign up for any RAK's along the way!!!

1.   Kelly Jean - kelsterjean designs
2.  Amanda - Random Sweetness
3.  Nubia - The Papercutting Nerd
4.  Beth - Scrapping Wonders
5.  Heather M - Heather's Crafty Heart
7.  Charity - Scrappin' Chaos <<<<<< You Are Here!
8.  Mandi - Kraze of MJ
9.  Heather S - Coffee and Pretty Paper
10. Kristin - rukristin papercrafts

Scrap On!
 
~charity~


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Feathers and Poppies

There's nothing like a good quote and a clever friend to inspire creativity.
The idea for these frames came from my Instagram friend: @perfectducks
~ What if I Fall? ~
"What if I fall?"
"Oh but my darling 
what if you fly!"
~ Erin Hanson
I'm ecstatic to have finally moved back to the Northwest. On one of my first walks I picked this poppy. The feathers I appropriated from my neighbors chickens.

Slip over to the Love My Tapes blog for a quick tip on setting washi tape on straight.

Supplies:
Paper:Craft Smith
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Tiny Type:Authentique

Scrap On!

~charity~

Friday, July 3, 2015

The Cat's Pyjamas

Today's project combines one of my favorite paper companies with my favorite clothing style.
The 1920's flapper dresses were all about she shimmer and flow of the material and the unusual hem and neckline accents.
~ You're the Cat's Pyjamas! ~
The teal foundation paper of my card as well as the purple I used for the photo shoot are Craft Smith: Terra Nova. The patterns are so delectable!!!

Supplies:
Paper:CraftSmith, DCWV 
Border Punches:Kreaxions #305 & #906
Alpha:Silhouette Portrait
Liquid Pearls:Ranger

Scrap On!

~charity~

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

That 'stache

Thrilled to be playing along with Scrap It Girl today!
This layout of my daughter uses washi tape to focus on the graffitti we used as a back drop. The greys of the industrial setting are echoed in the pleated trim.
It's been awhile since I had the pleasure of using one of Shawn's sketches.
Her work is always an inspiration!!!
Supplies:
Paper:Authentique, Bazill
Alpha:American Crafts
Trim:Webster's Pages
Flowers:Pebbles, Prima
Sequins:Studio Calico
Shape Stickers:Heidi Swapp
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Mist:Dylusions
Ink:CTMH
Circle Punches:Uchida, CTMH
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions
Border Punch:Kreaxions #918

Sketch:
Shawn Lahr
Scrap On!
~charity~

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Birthday Tags

Today is my birthday!!!
I'm celebrating 41 years of just being me.
I made a couple gift tags to share how I feel about life.
Sugar and Spice ...
Everything Nice ~
Stop by the Love My Tapes blog for close ups and a little inside info on my tag bases.
Supplies:
Paper:Farmhouse Paper, Petaloo
Washi:Love My Tapes
Twine:2 Berry Creative
Roses and Brad Base:Recollections
Ribbon:CTMH
Pins:Fibre Craft
Titles:My Minds Eye
Scrap On!
~charity~