Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Enchanted Wings

Red Carpet Studio #96
Magical Fairy Tale Theme
I must admit that fairies, mermaids, and unicorns are something I never will grow out of! I am THRILLED to see this as a theme over at RCS. My girls told me I'm much too old to make such a card. I just smiled and painted my stamped wings with a touch of Dylusions and a paint brush!

Paper:Craft Smith, Scrap Berry's
Cork Corners:Studio Calic0
Stamp:Hot off the Press
Embossing Powder:WOW
Pigment Ink:Clear Snap
Border Punch:Kreaxions #905

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Love You To Pieces

This photo of my boy was taken on a lazy summer day. We had stopped at a favorite park and everyone was relaxed and happy. This is how summer should feel!
~ Love You To Pieces ~
To add a splash of color to this green frame I used my Funfare lego stencil to make yellow and black blocks. Altogether it's a simple piece that will make me smile each time I see it hanging on my wall.

Paper:Echo Park, Craft Smith
Punch:Kreaxions #917
Alpha:Silhouette Portrait
Lego Stencil:Funfare
Pigment Ink:Clear Snap
Embossing Powder:WOW

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pirate Ship Bookends

For the Scrapping Our Stash blog hop please click here:Shimmer
Special Ops on SWAT today.
Stop by the blog and see the instructions to spiff up a pair of ho-hum bookends.
The pirate ship stencil is from Funfare.
View the Etsy shop for purchasing information.
 Here is a full page view of the map paper from Craft Smith.
It can be purchased from Michaels in the Paper Pad aisle.
The fish are from using Kreaxions punch #606 to make a stencil.

Paper:Craft Smith
Pigment Ink:Clearsnap
Embossing Powder:Wow
Flocking Powder:Martha Stewart

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Share The Shimmer

Welcome to this months Scrapping Our Stash blog hop.
These papers have done their time waiting to be used.
Now they are having the time of their life helping a little girl
~ Share The Shimmer ~
 Bo Bunny Glitter Paste is perfect for that touch of glitz or for turning stars from shapes into dreamy night lights. A gem here and there brings out the shine.
 To enhance the dream like quality of this layout I used Kreaxions Punches to make circular frames. A scattering of the left over pieces adds to the star theme.
This layout is my entry for

(flipped horizontally)
Audrey Yeager
Be sure to stop by each blog for inspiration and sign up for a few freebies on the way!
Here is the order of the blog hop:
Jennifer http://livethemoment-jen.blogspot.com
Wendy C www.stampingrules.com
Katrina http://paperscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/
Suzanna  http://lifestrivialities.typepad.com/
Paper:Echo Park, Scrap Berry
Washi:Love My Tapes
Wood and Cork:Studio Calico
Bark Stars:Prima
Grunge Board Stars:Ranger
Alpha:Prima and Making Memories
Metallic Rub:Inkagold
Mask:Memory Box
Glitter Paste:Bo Bunny
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions
Punch:Kreaxions #920

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Easter Jars

Today's Project is the result of my jar collection.
I am always saving jars for some future project. The ones with fancy shapes become candy jars. But the salsa and pickle and olive jars???
~ Easter Jars ~
The plain jars are the easiest for wrapping tape.
They have their chance to shine as Easter Jars...to replace the hours of boiling, coloring, and hiding eggs!
Stop by the Love My Tapes blog for tips and close-ups.
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Happy Caterpillar

One summer we visited my sister in Oregon. The area is well known for it's produce and we went out to see for ourselves. After picking MANY flats of berries we began the process of preserving them. One of my children, dressed in her cousin's costume, stopped for a taste.
~ Happy Caterpillar ~
This paper from the Craft Smith, FlutterBloom collection was meant to simplify the scrapping process. It offers a pre-decorated title portion. To dress it up a little I added gold embossed rings with a mask and a triplet of butterflies.
For the photo mat I layered strips of washi that complimented my title cluster. A few more scraps from the Flutter Bloom collections and a touch of kraft gave my photo some height. The lime green gears were perfect for clustering and so quick to cut with my dies and punch.
This layout is my entry for the 
Scrap Our Stash
(horizontal and vertical flip)
Karen Gerber
Paper:Craft Smith
Washi:Love My Tapes
Trim:Petaloo and May Arts Ribbon
Gear Die:Echo Park
Gear Punch:Stampin Up
View Finder Cuts:Silhouette Portrait
Flowers:Basic Grey, Recollections
Mask:Memory Box
Embossing Powder:WOW
Pigment Ink:Clearsnap
Border/Corner Punch:Kreaxions #901
Mist:Tattered Angels and Dylusions
Alpha:Bo Bunny

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Free To Fly

SWAT Drill #52
5 Random Facts
1) Lime green is my FAVORITE color
2) I wish I could fly...no for real!!!
3) I prefer Emeralds to Diamonds
4) Stars are my favorite shape
5) I have glasses because my left eye doesn't always focus
~ You Are Free To Fly ~
This layout is my entry for the March Scrappy Friends Challenge
Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe
The center vertical row:
Polk-a-dot Paper, The Color Green, Something that Sparkles
Kelly's Color Challenge
I used all the colors
Brenda's Sketch:
I flipped the sketch vertically
Paper:Craft Smith
Washi:Love My Tapes
Sequins:Lawn Fawn
Resin Flowers:Basic Grey
Cork Stars:DKP designs
Star Punch:The Pape Studio
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lucky Bird

This weeks posts are all about our chance meeting with a man and his bird. My daughter took this photo of the parrot. He was bright, friendly, and so pretty. Not to mention simply
ADORED by his owner.
 This is my entry for Red Carpet Studios #95
~ Lucky Bird ~
I have been tying to figure out how to make a bubble look on my layouts that enhances a shiny spot of color. For this project I used Photo Bead Dots with circles of silver paper.
This layout is my entry for

I used washi tape to replace the border strips on this sketch as well as add vertical interest under the photo.
This is also an entry for The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #10
This theme is illustrated on my layout by the photos, wood birds, bird medallions, and bird washi tape.
Paper:Craft Smith, MME, Echo Park, Momenta, Crate Paper
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Emboissing Powder:WOW
Pigment Ink:Clearsnap
Stamp:Pink Paislee, MME
Alpha:American Crafts
Bird Embellies:Momenta
Large Flowers:Petaloo
Paper Roses:Recollections
Photo Bead Dots, Trim:Stash
Mist:Heidi Swapp
Gold Netting:May Arts Ribbon

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Feather Soft

The Pirate/Wood Worker from my previous post was very proud of his little bird. He showed us his tricks and we applauded delightedly!
~ Feather Soft ~
The blue and green of the photos is replayed on the Craft Smith paper as well as the gears. To get the blue chevron design I lay several strips of washi tape on the back of my patterned paper before punching the gears. When I adhered them to the page I used which ever side of the gear looked best.
I inked the left facing parrot on to my paper then flipped the stencil to get the right facing parrot. To add "branches" for the parrots to sit on I used a flourish stamp.
This is my entry for The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #10
This theme is illustrated on my layout by the photos, wood feathers, and parrot stencil.
Paper:Craft Smith
Washi:Love My Tapes
Wood Bits:Studio Calico
Alpha:American Crafts
Paint:Craft Smart
Tint:Lindy's Stamp Gang

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pirate Sighting

One summer day on a drive across town we stopped to view this mans wooden yard art. The pirate ship was our favorite and he graciously allowed us to take photos on it. Then he brought out his parrot and we took turns petting him and letting him sit on our shoulder. We were convinced we had found the
COOLEST pirate ever!
~ Pirate Sighting ~
My pirate pack from Funfare Stencil came in useful all over this page.
To draw attention to my journaling I traced the pirate straight from the stencil.
I inked the ship on either side of the photo.
To get the reverse ship I just turned over the stencil.
The Jolly Rodger appears twice in this stencil set,
once in full size and once in miniature on the map.
Of course I had to use them both!!!

FunFare stencil set (6 stencils), Pirate theme, food decorating stencils
Paper:Craft Smith
Washi:Love My Tapes
Glitter Glue:Stickles
Punch:Kreaxions #919
Buttons:Oriental Trading
Sequins:Lawn Fawn
Alpha:My Minds Eye
Stamp and Ink:CTMH
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pretty Papers

I have been waiting VERY impatiently for the new paper from Craft Smith. Yesterday I strolled into my Michaels and discovered more paper pads then my budget could hold!!!
I chose just four.
~Dip Dyed~
 These papers are an average thickness, as are the rest of the paper pads. I'd call this color family Popsicle Brights.
There are 4 different fade styles.
1. Color on the lower edge fading to white
2. Color in the middle fading to white on each end
3.Color on each end fading to white in the middle
4. Three bright colors fading into each other
 This paper collection is a continuation of the Popsicle Bright color type. The orange and turquoise pair well with the lime green and lemon yellow. It is the ultimate spring stack with flowers and butterflies and great geometrics. Here are some sample pages including a great one-and-done style.
 ~Tea Party~
 This collection looks like it was made JUST for us. We do love a good party and like to find reasons to pull out the mismatched china. It has lots of coral and teal with pastel yellow, green, and pink as accents.
 Gold foil adds the icing to this cupcake! It is sprinkled liberally across 12 of the papers. Butterflies, birdcages, paisleys, and florals are just a few of the available prints. 
 ~Terra Nova~
This paper pad reminds me of an old library. Maps, alphas, leather, and even a book print are among the pages. The colors are deep and earthy with a nice range of brights and darks.
 Each of the 48 sheets in this pad have a grid texture.
The Hot Buy paper pads will be available for a limited time. The paper pads found in the aisle with the other manufacture choices will be available longer.
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I am one of those people that believe LUCK is hard work and perseverance. But I can't deny that Spring offers an intense feeling of well being. Those days of warm sun and the smell of growing things makes me feel like NOTHING can go wrong with the world.
This banner illustrates just how spring makes me feel:
For this banner I used a combination of Echo Park paper,
Kreaxions Punches, and Love My Tapes Washi.

The hanging tags and kraft paper are all Craft Smith.
Stop by Just Imagine Crafts and Love My Tapes for close ups and quick tips.
Paper:Echo Park, Craft Smith, October Afternoon, assorted scraps
Frames:Crate Paper and Glitz Design
Shape Punches:Uchida, Martha Stewart, Kreaxions #604, #306
Border Punches:Kreaxions #913, #915, #916,
Butterfly Die:Kreaxions
Alpha:Silhouette Portrait
Glitter Glue:Stickles
Twine:Two Berry Creative
Wood Bits:Little Yellow Bicycle, Studio Calico
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Vanilla Swirl

Our ferret Chester loved sleeping in circle so that his feet and tail touched his ears. He looked just like a vanilla cone.
~Vanilla Swirl~
This layout is my entry for Red Carpet Studio #94
The challenge was to use different shades of grey,
a touch of red
and a special technique.
 I had an assortment of cream and peach flowers that I inked with shades of grey. I also die-cut pine boughs from grey patterned paper. The border strip and the photo mat are each from a different grey as well as the hearts.
I chose masking for my technique.
I used the negative from cutting the pine boughs as my mask.
I laid it over the title and dabbed with pigment ink.
This layout is also my entry for
Paper:Carta Bella, Echo Park, WeRMrk,
Pink Paislee, Momenta, Crate Paper
Alpha:My Minds Eye
Washi:Love My Tapes
Flowers, Resin Angel:Prima
Ink:CTMH, Color Box
Glitter Glue, Mist:Ranger
Border Punch:Kreaxions #906
Pine Branch Die:Poppy Stamps
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bread Buddy

Our winter gets long and cold with deep snow.
We take pity on the squirrels and feed them bread.
They get so used to the handouts they wait on the deck or come look in my craftroom window to see what happened to the snack!
~Bread Buddy~
This layout is all about showing off the amazing Gradients paper by Craftsmith. I just can't get over the delicious colors and fade in. To get the speckeled background I inked the texture piece, pressed it here and there, then slipped it on the page as a layer.
This layout is my entry for Red Carpet Studio #92
Frame:Pink Paislee
Wood Gears:Momenta
Gear Die:Echo Park
Gems:My Minds Eye
Alpha:Making Memories
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Friday, March 6, 2015

U and Me

 The ampersand is such a fun logogram to use. It comes from the Latin alphabet and has plenty of curves and flourishes. I used a die-cut ampersand as a mask and a bit of aqua mist to get my center piece.
~ U & ME ~

This card is my challenge for the Memorable Seasons blog hop.
The rules are easy, stop by each blog for a challenge requirement, fit them all together on a layout, and post to the Memorable Seasons forum. Further instructions and links are posted on the Memorable Seasons Blog.
My challenge requirement is to
use a mask or stencil.
 Here are the other stops along the hop:
Memorable Seasons
Charity <---- You are here!
Paper:Crate Paper, Maja
Ribbon:Memorable Seasons Dec. Kit
Mask:Crate Paper Diecut
Alpha:Bo Bunny
Pins:Little Yellow Bicycle, Fibre Craft
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Blog Hop Winner

Thanks to all who participated in the Scrapping Our Stash blog hop!
The winner of my blog hop prize is Sue D.
Please e-mail me with your shipping info. by March 15th.
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Monday, March 2, 2015

Those Legos Tho!

Our Chester, mischief in fur and whisker form, loved the Lego box. He played in it like a child does a ball pit. He would jump in and out of the Legos and then drag one or two blocks off to his lair.
~ Those Legos Tho! ~
To reinforce the lego theme I used my Funfare Lego Block stencil with mist, paint, ink, and fussy cutting. I slipped it under and over the layers randomly.
When I had finished with the stencil I began adding layers of gems, ribbon, and Love My Tapes washi tape.
In the end I got a riot of color with a naughty white ferret in the middle. Pretty much describes our boy exactly!!!
 This is my entry for Red Carpet Studio #93
Lots of mist, inking, and roughed up edges on this layout!
Paper:Echo Park, Carta Bella, Glitz, assorted scraps
Ink:Clearsnap, CTMH
Gems:Jolees, Recollections
Enamel Dots:MME
Washi:Love My Tapes
Alpha, Medallions:Basic Grey
Frame, Wood, Metal Charms:Momenta
Trim:American Crafts

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