Monday, March 26, 2018

Early Spring Fever & Flooding

   When I saw this sketch from My Creative Scrapbook I knew what photo I was going to use. 
   Here is my take on the layout. I kept the embellishments to the minimum. 
Supplies: pattern paper (American Crafts and Photo Play Paper), stickers (Fancy Pants Designs and A Beautiful Mess), sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps), journaling card (Becky Higgins and Simple Stories), stitching template ( American Crafts), typewriter (We R Memory Keepers), and embroidery floss

   I love the look of the imperfection of the typewriter has, no matter how many times I strike the wrong key I keep on typing and don't worry over the misspellings. 

   I love the sequin stars raining from the clouds. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Be Happy A New Range

   Since cooking is a big part of my life and is something that I truly enjoy I thought it was time to document the new oven range we upgraded to two years ago. I used a Let's Get Sketchy March 15 sketch. 
   Here is my take on it. I used some old paper scraps on this page. I still love the first collection I ever got from Cosmo Cricket. 
 Supplies: cardstock The Paper Studi), pattern paper (Cosmo Cricket and My Mind's Eye), stickers (Basic Grey, American Crafts, MAMBI and ?), brads (eyelet company and Crate Paper), frame (?), doily (Doodlebug Designs), embroidery floss (We R Memory Keepers), tools (We R Memory Keepers)


   I used a bunch of different pattern paper strips to create the diagonal design. 

   I am loving the frame punch board so I can't seem to make a layout without using a frame of some sort. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sunday's Best

      The layout I am about to share today originally was going to be about our worst rain in Feb. of 2018 but the papers I decided to use dictated a different path so I had to change photos. I used the Stuck? Sketches Mar. 1 challenge 
   Here is my take, as you can see a rain/flooding picture wouldn't have worked that well with all the colors I chose.
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Fancy Pants Designs and Crate Paper), die cuts (Heidi Swapp, Pretty Little Studio, and Chic Tags), embroidery floss (We R Memory Keepers),  foam squares, foil (Heidi Swapp), tools (Minc), stickers (Fancy Pants Designs and A Beautiful Mess), doily (DoodleBug Designs), and mist (Tattered Angels) 

   The layers here just make me my heart happy. I hand cut the circles and flowers and add some foam adhesive to give it a little dimension. I add a stitched circle to ground the design. 

   The foil butterfly was done with the Minc. I love that machine but wished it didn't draw so much energy, it also causes my lights to flicker. Now I either run during the day so that is the only thing on or a night with a flashlight, aka tablet light. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lemon & Custard

   Last month was the yearly making of Packzi, baked filled doughnuts.  I try to document this baking treat every year. It is the only time of the year there are doughnuts in the house. 
Supplies: pattern paper (Crate Paper and American Crafts), stickers (Fancy Pants Designs, Pink Paislee, A Beautiful Mess and Pink Fresh), ephemera (Canvas Corps.), doily (DoodleBug Designs), flair (Clique Kits), die cuts (Pretty Little Studio), frames (Crate Paper and Heidi Swapp), tools sewing machine and Minc) and sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps)

   Here is a closer look. I am loving the mirror stickers.

   I love the splatter, sequins scatter and the mix sewing machine stitching. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Valentine Card Recap

   Last week was Valentine's Day. I made some special cards for my family. In addition to the cards, I made each family member a special sweet treat. For dinner, I made heart-shaped pizzas and chili. 

   This was my mom's card. Her sweet treat was chocolate brownies with frosting. 
 Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Pink Paislee and American Crafts), die cuts (American Crafts and Crate Paper), chipboard (Maya Road), washi tape (Scotch Expressions) and wood veneer (Crate Paper)

   This pop-up box card was my dad's. He also got lemon biscotti. 
 Supplies: cardstock (My Mind's Eye), pattern paper (Crate Paper), die cuts (Crate Paper), chipboard (Simple Stories and Maya Road), wood veneer (Crate Paper), and washi tape (Scotch Expressions)

   The last card was for my brother to go along with his oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Studio Calico and Crate Paper), die cuts (Crate Paper), chipboard (Maya Road), and Wash tape (Scotch Expressions)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Happy Wish Card

   I am back today to share a card with you that I created for the Scrapbook & Cards Today monthly sketch challenge. 

   Here is my take on it. That butterfly tag is super old, it is from American Crafts Gardenia collection. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Pretty Little Studio), die cuts (Pretty Little Studio), tag (American Crafts), stickers (Crate Paper), baker's twine (My Mind's Eye), border punch (EK Success), foil (Heidi Swapp) and Minc

   From an angle, you can tell the abstract line paper is foiled. I like how this card came together and it is a little different for me with so many bold patterns and colors all together. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

So Stuffed

   Over the weekend, I finished scrapping my last batch of printed photos of the main 2017 events. The page I am about to share is for the Scrap Our A Stash Jan.15th-29th Blend-A-Sketch Challenge. 
   I scrapped some of the food photos of Thanksgiving. I blended the sketch by using 4 photos and the journaling area from the first sketch and the angle and title placement from the second sketch. 
 Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Photo Play Paper and Fancy Pants Designs) die cuts (K&Co., Jilllibean Soup, Pretty Little Studio, My Mind's Eye, Scenic Route), stickers (Simple Stories and American Crafts), journaling spot (Making memories) , brad (My Mind's Eye), enamel embellishments (Crate Paper), rhinestones (?), embroidery floss (We R Memory Keepers), doily (DoodleBug Designs), typewriter (Typecast), stitching template (American Crafts) and washi tape (My Mind's Eye)

   I ended up using a really old journaling spot on this page, it was from Making Memories. I used a mix of stitching and Thickers for my title.
    I love the doilies peeking out from the edge and accented by the rhinestones and enamel shapes. 
    That tag is a free printable from Pretty Little Studio's collection Sweet Life. I printed it on parchment paper which gave it a softer tone.