Monday, September 24, 2018

Love is the Greatest Refreshment in Life...wedding layout

I am scrapping the last few pics of my wedding.  This is the last page of album #2.  Yes, my wedding "album" is really a set of 3 albums.  I hope to do a vlog about it when it is finally done...deadline Oct 12 (my anniversary).  I was very pleased with how this page turned out.  I actually picked this background paper up at the thrift store.  Here in Cincinnati, we have an ART thrift store, The Indigo Hippo.  Luckily, it is only a mile or so from my house, so I try to visit every few weeks.


Here is the sketch I used from Sketches in Thyme:


Here is a close up of my photo.  I had to put it on pop dots on one side to level it out as the pearls sewn into the ribbon are about 8mm.  I put the Creative Memories champagne glass sticker on card stock so I could pop it up on the same level with the photo.


I tucked the pearl flourish behind the sticker and layered the sentiment sticker directly on the background paper.


Ingredients:
World Win Pearlescent Swirl Gold paper
Creative Memories stickers
Tattered Angels Walnut Gold
Heidi Swapp white embossed paper
Recollections ribbon
pearls and pearl flourish



thank you for reading today

Alicia


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Wedding Invitation layout using K & Co vellum

Another fancy wedding page...this is so much prettier in person. Most of the papers are vellum and it is so elegant.  I added plenty of gold and pearls to dress up the page as well.


Here is the sketch I used from The Scraproom blog


Here is a close up of my invitation, you can find my original post HERE


Ingredients:
K & Co English Floral Accents printed embossed vellum background paper
gold printed vellum 
gold shimmer paper
Creative Memories sticker letters
Recollections stickers, pearls and flourishes
chipboard inked with Quick Quotes Plum Powderpuff chalking ink

the invitations
Creative Memories Divine Cricut cart
gold swirl paper
gold and plum shimmer paper
Recollections pearl flourish

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

(my wedding ceremony was in my hometown even though we live 400 miles away)




thank you for stopping by today

Alicia

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Creative Memories Diva layout #2

Here is page two from pink layout.  I just love this paper. I also used plenty of stickers from the kit including the sentiment sticker. 


Here is the sketch I used from Sketches in Thyme:





I layered a string of pearls on the CM Delightful paper ribbon.


Creative Memories Delightful Heart buttons thread with fiber.


Ingredients:
Creative Memories Delight Shopping Diva paper and sticker kit
Creative Memories Delightful paper button hearts and ribbon
Martha Stewart lace butterfly
pearls, sequins and fiber
black shimmer paper and white card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



stripes or polka dots
circles or squares
wood veneer or washi tape
enamel dots or sequins
hearts or stars
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Friday, September 21, 2018

If there ever comes a day...Eeyore card

I made this Eeyore to experiment with my Frantic Stamper edger die.  I had this great sentiment stamp but no Pooh stamps.  I did, however, have some old Winnie the Pooh stickers.  I really like using the Eeyore image for this card.


I layered all the stickers on white card stock and fussy cut so I could pop them on dots.


Ingredients;
TPC Studio Clear stamp
Adirondack Denim ink
Creative Memories sticker
Frantic Stamper lovely arched loop edger die
echo park walking on sunshine blue/white paper
Coral card stock and printed paper
Quick Quotes Blue Jean and Coral chalking inks
Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched rectangle dies

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Creative Memories Diva layout

Hi bloggy friends...I just had to use a couple of pink pages in my wedding album and the "getting ready" pages were the perfect place to use pink!  I cracked open a very old paper pack which I have never used...I was hoarding but if my wedding album wasn't worth it, what is?


I used the Freaky Fast Formula from the The Scraproom Facebook page.


Here is a photo after I cut my sizes.  The smallest 12" strip is vellum.


Sleeping beauty




Ingredients:
Creative Memories Delight Shopper Diva paper and sticker kit
Martha Stewart lace butterfly sticker
washi tape, sequins 
glitter sticker letters
vellum and shimmer paper


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

The Scraproom Facebook Group Freaky Fast Friday Formula


Thank you for stopping by today

Alicia

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Creative Memories Reminisce Wedding Layout

Creative Memories Reminisce Wedding layout.  This page is actually the first of a two page layout.  I posted page two HERE.  All the papers, stickers and flowers are from the CM Reminisce collection. I added a few gems, brads and a Tim Holtz charm to the layout.  My husband would have preferred Slayer paper but I just don't have that in my stash.


I used this challenge over on the Scraproom Facebook Group page.  Of course, my husband is one of my favorite things and MUSIC.  


Here's a close up of the Tim Holtz charm.



A close up of the Reminisce sticker letters. 



Ingredients:
Creative Memories Reminisce Power palette
Tim Holtz Charm



Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sending you Prickly Hugs with Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch

Hello and welcome to this week's Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch inspiration.  I was playing with the Close to My Heart Stuck on You stamp set and plenty of stitched dies.  I came up with this card.  I was playing around with some cacti themed washi I had in my stash.  I die cut the washi panel.  I used the same die to cut the sentiment.


Here is this week's Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch:


Here is a close up of my cacti.  I stamped in Midnight Muse on green card stock.  I used the same green card stock as a mat.  



Ingredients:
Close to My Heart Stuck on You
Our Daily Bread Designs Stitched Rectangle dies
Tutti Stitched Nesting banner dies
Stampin Up Midnight Muse ink
washi tape, flowers, sequins and gems
misc card stock

Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week.
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Monday, September 17, 2018

Bonsai in Art Nouveau Lotus pot for Bitten By the Bug 2 Anything Goes Challenge

Hello, today I am making my debut with Bitten By the Bug 2 design team.   I decided to mix up some carts for a fairly intricate card.  I just love it when all the little pieces cooperate.


I used the Art Nouveau cartridge for this lovely water lily bowl.  I thought it looked like a fine planter for a couple of Bonsai trees from the Pagoda cart.



All the papers are from DCWV Far East stack but the dark brown tree trunks.  It really added to the overall Asian feel of the card.  I inked all the edges generously with Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks.



Ingredients:
Cricut carts:  Pagoda and Art Nouveau
DCWV Far East papers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks:  Dusty Rose, Green with Envy, Midnight Confessions and Vanilla Cream

Don't forget to play along at Bitten By the Bug 2 this week where the theme is Anything Goes!


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:






Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Trendy Leaves Card with Quick Quotes

Hello, Alicia here and I have some fall inspiration for you today.  I picked Harmony 101 paper for a background.  I created several ombre stamped leaves and spread across the brick background I cut just a quarter inch smaller than the A2 card.  I inked the edges of all the pieces with Warm Gray Powderpuff Chalking ink.  


Creating the leaves was super fun.  I began with the lightest color of ink Lemon Sorbet and stamped randomly on the clear stamps using my stamping platform.  I graduated the colors lightest to darkest among the four stamps which I stamped multiple times before die cutting.  


I stamped my sentiment in Barn Board Powderpuff Chalking ink using my MISTI.  I stamped three times to insure a solid image.  My final step was sprinkling sequins among the leaves.



Quick Quotes products:
Powderpuff Chalking inks:  Barn BoardMango Mai TaiOrange SliceLemon SorbetDesert Sun, and Warm Gray

other products:
shimmer paper
sequins
stamps and dies Stamplorations Trendy Leaves 2
sentiment stamp Close to My Heart Fall Harvest

Thanks so much for stopping by

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Creative Memories Wedding layout

Good morning!  I am so close to finishing my wedding album.  Here is a layout I completed this week.  I just happened to have this picture printed twice in different sizes so when I saw the sketch I knew I would use it plus it is a favorite pic!


Here's the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:


I die cut the title from coordinating papers.  I used the Reminisce sticker letter ampersand.


I used Recollection gems in the center of the Creative Memories paper flowers.  The frame and sticker word are also from the collection.  I created a background from scrap paper for the frame then added the sticker.


I love these photos.  The groom's cake was a total surprise for my husband. He loved it.


Ingredients:
Creative Memories Reminisce power palette
Recollections gems
Frantic Stamper Dance Sing Rock dies
Quick Quotes Warm Gray Powderpuff Chalking ink


I would like to enter this in the following challenge:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Alicia