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. 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Santa All I Want....

   I am getting closer to finishing scrappy 2017 photos. I only do one Christmas layout for my album since I do a December Daily mini album. This page was based on a Sketch Savy sketch that a scrapbook group used for their monthly scrapbook challenge. 
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Echo Park Paper Co.), die cuts (American Crafts, Pretty Little Studio) manual dies (Sizzix), stickers (Echo Park Paper Co. and Simple Stories), flair (Fancy Pants Designs), trim (American Crafts and Ladybug(?)), sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps)

   Here is a closer look at the corner cluster.

   I meant to type the journaling but remembered after I already adhered the card to the layout. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Best Wishes Card

   I am stopping by today to share a quick card that I created today for a challenge on a scrappy board. This card took only a couple of minutes to whip up. I love the 6.5" x 6.5" paper pads from KaiserCraft because they have cute element punchout embellishments. This will make a great guy birthday card. 

Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Kaiser Craft), stitching template (American Crafts), wood veneer (American Crafts), embroidery floss (DMC) 

    Here is a closer look at the stitching.