Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tall Tale

I received a large kit of October Afternoon:Public Library from Memorable Seasons.
I have so many photos of my kiddos reading books that this collection will be gone in no time!!!
~ Tall Tale ~
Silas LOVES be read to. He is fortunate to have two older sisters who are ready to read to him anytime. He brought Traction Man home from the school library. He loved it so much we read it
three nights in a row!!!
Trim:Memorable Seasons Kit
Mist:Heidi Swapp, Ranger
Enamel Dots:Teresa Collins
Modeling Paste:Liquitex
Stamps:Pink Paislee
All Others:October Afternoon

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Open Road

For the KLD blog hop click here.

SWAT Drill #38
For this drill I used photos of my drive to and from Jackson, Wy.
I got some great shots through my windshield of the sun rising and setting.
~ The Open Road ~
I used Page Drafts Sketch #33.3 for inspiration.
I turned the sketch once clockwise.
Stop by the blog and see the other choices for this collection!
Paper:Bo Bunny, EP
Cardstock and Flowers:Recollections, CTMH
Alpha and Hex mat:Cut with Silhouette Cameo
Red Flourishes:Making Memories
Spray Ink and Stickles:Ranger
Washi Tape and Gems:Michael's
Shape Punches:Kreaxions

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kiwi Lane Designs Blog Hop

Welcom to my blog and thanks for joining the KLD hop for this month.
I was sent the Playtime accessory set.

The dragonfly caught my eye and I decided to use it with a bit of glitter and shine. First I traced the dragonfly on transparency and just the wings on glitter netting. Then I traced the dragonfly 3 times on blue patterened paper and 3 times on gold glitter netting.
~ dream ~
To form the flowers I tucked the "head" under the body and crimped the paper so that there was no gap between the wings. I stacked the gold netting on top of the blue paper and then added purple Stickles and a black center gem.
Grab yourself a set of these great designer templates and see how you are inspired!!!
A random winner from ONE of the 10 blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), will be given a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop, for leaving a comment.
Here's the order of the blog hop:
4. (You are Here!) Charity  
6. Connie Wallenbrock
I'd love it if you would join my blog!!!
Project Supplies:
Frame and Lace:Thrifted
Paper:Color Bok, CTMH
Netting:Webster's Pages
Glitter Glue:Ranger
Title:Heidi Swapp
Border Punch:Kreaxions
Dragonfly Template:Kiwi Lane Designs

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Top Knot

Here is my entry for the August layout sketch.
This series of hilarious photos were taken a couple of years ago.
My children thought my boots looked better on top!
~ Top Knot ~
Paper and Cork:DCWV
Steampunk Botanica
The Cork Stack

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