Saturday, May 24, 2014

She's Got Ideas

Bubble wands and chandeliers seem the stuff of dreams to me.
For this layout I found some old photos of my daughter sitting on the couch. She looks so intent, as if her ideas are parading in front of her.
~ She's Got Ideas ~
First I edited a Silhouette image to get the flourishes for the chandelier mask then added circles for the center. Lots of Liquid Pearls and some gems gave the misted shape an oppulent look. The bubbles are cut with my Kreaxions Circle Cutter from transparencies and attached with hot glue.
I fussy cut the figures from the photos and placed her on the bubbles so that it looked like she was "riding the ideas in her mind". The bubble wand suggests the size while the chandelier in the background gives the layout an etherial quality...the tiny subject is floating high in the room.
The doilies that drape the corners were a snap to make with my Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch. The journaling is hand lettered, under the bubble wand.
Paper, Brads:WeRMrk
Ink, Liquid Pearls, Trim:Ranger
Gems:Michaels, The Paper Studio
Sequins:Lawn Fawn
Stick Pen:Little Yellow Bicycle
Twine:Too Berry Creative
Laser Cuts, Flower:Petaloo
Mask and Flourishes:Silhouette cut file
Bubble Wand:toy box
Circle Cutter and Punch #303:Kreaxions

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Field Trip

 One of a Kind Page Drafts Challenge
This month Page Drafts and Imaginarium Designs are inspiring us to record that event or someone that makes life special. There are 5 sketches to choose from and a fabulous prize as well.
~ field trip ~
I choose a single page, multi photo sketch. It was perfect for these photos of my daughters end of school year field trip. It had rained for a week straight and then the day of the field trip dawned sunny and warm. How nice it was to hike the trails at Turtle River State Park, have a cook out lunch, and just enjoy nature. Definitely a one-of-a-kind day!
 I slipped a bit of hidden journaling in. A brad and lace trim create a pocket so my journaling card can be read or tucked away as part of the design. A mini clothes pin makes a sweet little handle.
Paper:Bo Bunny, Echo Park, October Afternoon
Flowers:Prima (Misted with Dylusions)
Trim:May Arts, Coats and Clark
Wood Accents:Momenta
Mini Clothespin:Stash
Phrase Stickers:Echo Park
Mist:Tattered Angels, Heidi Swapp
Circle Cutter, Punch #904:Kreaxions

Page Drafts

Monday, May 19, 2014

Bus Boy

Paper Girls Challenge #56
Michele has a fun sketch up for us this week.
Stop by the Paper Girls blog and take a look, then get creative!!!
~ Bus Boy ~
When my son was about four he had quite a thing for school busses. He loved playing with them, packing them for trips, and taking pictures with them.
Paper, Stickers, Alpha:Echo Park
Gems:K and Company
Trim:May Arts
Border Punches:Kreaxions

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Follow Your Dreams

Drill #32 on the SWAT blog today:
I'm still enjoying my ribbon from the last May Arts challenge.
The seafoam green sueded ribbon definitely has my heart. It is as delightful to touch as it is to see. For these flowers I gathered 5 inches of fabric with a basting stitch and tucked the ends.
~ Follow Your Dreams ~

The frame I used for this project was a black metal affair, that had been stepped on and the glass broken. After a little sanding, Cafe au Late acrylic paint, and a coat of Glossy Accents I had a new surface to decorate. The map paper was a gift from my mother...she knows me well!
Paper:The Paper Studio
Trim:May Arts
Ink:Color Box, Ranger
Frame:Second Hand
Paint:Delta Creative
Glossy Accents:Ranger
Dimensional Glitter:Hampton Arts
Butterfly and Corner Punch:Kreaxions

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Basic Training: Brick Wall

SWAT Basic Training
This month I'd like to recognize all the hard work and dedication of the gardeners out there.
We love our plants and find that working our plots of ground is peaceful and rewarding.
The step-by-step tutorial you'll find on the SWAT blog offers a GREAT way to add structures to your paper projects.
Here is how I used my bricks:
Paper:Farmhouse Paper Co
Trim:Creative Charms
Ink:Ancient Page, Ranger, CTMH, Color Box
Glossy Accents:Ranger
Embossing Powder:WOW
Title Stencil:cut with Silhouette Portrait, Sunday Font
Doilies:Kreaxions Circle Cutter, Star Template, Punch #305

Monday, May 5, 2014

Fireflies and Memories

Paper Girls Challenge #55
Deborah is hosting today's challenge. She chose a subject that sparked so many childhood memories:
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
afternoon meals on the back lawn
conversation and laughter reaching into the twilight
fireflies winking in and out across the grass
hide and seek in the dark
dusty, tired feet in warm, soft pajamas
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~ Cherish This Moment ~
Paper:Pink Paislee
Sticker:Echo Park
Trim:May Arts
Mason Jar Printable:Sweetly Scrapped

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Fly High

Drill #31 on the SWAT blog today.
This time we are offering a color challenge!

Although the blue and yellow are EASY to see, the pink is there,
right around the edges of the Butterfly.
~ Fly High ~
For this card I used a fun sketch by Bev Code:
Paper:American Crafts
Punchs:Kreaxions, CTMH
Tiny Type:Echo Park


Friday, May 2, 2014


The Paper Bakery's Pastel Mood Board
is the yummiest thing EVER!!!!
check out that link HERE.
I fell in love with it right away and decided
 to combine it with Sketchabilities # 114.
 ~  #screenshot  ~
For my three pastel colors I chose
pale blue, mint green, and beige.
I used an old fashioned telephone as my image.
The title is cut from acetate with a Silhouette Portrait using arial font. I roughed the back of the acetate with a nail buffer then inked and attached it with hot glue.
I arranged the title myself and would love to share the cut file with you, just leave me an e-mail address in the comments.
The frames around the screen shots were made with
Kreaxions punch #304.
 (flipped vertically)
Karen Gerber
Paper:Bella Blvd, WeRMrk, Webster's Pages
Flowers:Prima, Petaloo
Gems:Prima, Recollections
Die Cut:Bella Blvd
Mist:Tattered Angels
Trim:Webster's Pages
Border Punches:Kreaxions