Friday, December 2, 2016

'Tis the Season: Stampin Up Peaceful Pines card

I have been working on this card all week.  I just don't have enough time on weekdays (after work) to play between dogs, kids and dinner...uh!  I was so inspired but didn't finish in time for all the challenges I intended on joining.

I used this sketch from Sketch Saturday:

Here are details of the card.

Here is my first version.  I made a few refinements that I think improved the card but I wasn't sure of the sentiment, so I am showing you both.  Let me know below which version you like.  I would gladly be inclined to send a little candy to one lucky person who follows and comments.  I will choose someone right before Christmas.

I like the sparkle snowflake behind the sentiment on this one.

Stampin Up Peaceful Pines stamps and embossing folder
Stampin Up Festival of Trees (sentiment on card #2)
Sizzix Evergreen embossing folder
Versamark ink and Sparkle N Sprinkle tinsel embossing powder
Our Daily Bread Designs stitched rectangle dies
Quick Quotes Plum Crazy chalking ink
scrap papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

I also used this inspiration but missed the deadline:

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sketch N Scrap December Layout sketch

Can you believe it is the last month of 2016?  Time seems to move faster and faster.  Today I am still working on my honeymoon album from 2013.  I am using the latest sketch at Sketch N Scrap.  I tried some stamping on this page which I don't often do.

Here's the sketch:

Some of the details:

Basic Grey Spice Market paper
Bazzill textured card stock
Coordinations card stock
white card stock
Creative Memories sticker letters, border maker wave cartridge, old wave paper
The Paper Studio flourish stamps
Stampin Up ink

I am also the prize sponsor at Sketch N Scrap this month.  Here is the prize, you must participate over at Sketch N Scrap to win.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Don't forget to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap this month!


Spellbinders Christmas Gift Box

Alicia here today with some Christmas gift box inspiration! This little box is perfect for jewelry or other little trinket gifts you might have to give this season.  

To create the box I follow these steps:
  1. Cut the box and decorations using double sided cardstock
  2. Cut the tag using printed paper
  3. Ink the exposed edges
  4. Score all edges
  5. Place adhesive on the corner flaps
  6. Assemble box
  7. Add paper decorations and pearls
  8. Add ribbon to tag

The theme of the box is easily changed by using different papers, the possibilities are endless!  The Spellbinders box shape I created is sold out but we still have this one:
CLOSEOUT - Spellbinders Boxes - Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box
Spellbinders Boxes

Other ingredients:
Want 2 Scrap Sage green pearls
echo park paper
Tim Holtz Christmas stack (Santa tag)
Quick Quotes barnboard and green with envy chalking ink

Thanks so much for stopping by.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

For My Little Monkey-child birthday card

This is the card I made for my nephew's first birthday.  I have been saving this stamp and die set from Our Daily Bread Design's for this occasion.  I also really like how the embossing folder made a simple but perfect background.

Stampin Up punch
Darice embossing folder
Mix'd Media truffle ink
misc alcohol and distress pens
Quick Quotes Green with Envy chalking ink
Bazzill paper
white cardstock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

The vines and cute animal/sentiment were inspiring.  Instead of coloring I used an embossing folder to create my surrounding leaves.  

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Creative Memories Simply Beautiful with Stuck?! sketch

I told you I made a lot of layouts this past weekend.  Here's another where I had already completed the opposite page.  I choose the same Creative Memories power palette which to complete this one.  They don't match but they compliment.

Here's the sketch:

Some of the details of my layout:

Creative Memories Simply Beautiful papers and embellishments
wood flourishes and misc brads
Quick Quotes Java chalking ink
border maker

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Creative Memories Peacock and Stick it Down double page sketch

Good morning!  I told you I would be back with more pages from my honeymoon album.  I used a sketch from Stick it Down for these pages.

Here's the sketch:


Some of the details:

Creative Memories Peacock collection (paper and stickers)
Quick Quotes Navy chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

DCWV Far East and November Stack-a-holic challenge

I had a chance to scrap this weekend.  I have completed about a dozen pages over the past couple of days.  I have transferred the completed pages of my honeymoon to an actual album.  I have about 18 pages left on the first album.  This vacation will take two albums.  This page is one the first as it was our first evening at the resort. 


I used the sketch from the DCWV November Stack-a-holic challenge.

Here are some of the details.  Expect to see many more pages of this album in the coming days.

DCWV Far East stack and embellishments
DCWV Green Mint Porcelain paper
border punch
heart shaped doily
Recollections enamel dots

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Happy New Home card with Spellbinders Aristocrat

Good morning Alicia here today with a Happy new home card.  As soon as I saw the Die Versions Whispers Grandfather clock I envisioned a scene.  I found the Spellbinders D Lites Artistocrat a perfect fit in my new home scene.  I had fun piecing together several cuts in different papers to create a detail.  I added both cuts to a wallpaper feeling background paper to create my warm home like scene.

I cut both the clock and deer out twice using different papers.  I then cut pieces apart and put them back together mixing the papers.  Some of the pieces were pretty small, I found a precision glue pen the best to adhere.  I also fussy cut a back piece for the inside of the clock out of chipboard.  I used chalking ink to color it brown.  I inked all the edges with the same chalking ink, I find this adds cohesiveness to the piece.

Here are some pictures of the details:

Dies R Us products used:
Spellbinders - D-Lites - Aristocrat
Spellbinders D Lites Artistocrat

CLOSEOUT - Die-Versions - Whispers - Grandfather Clock
Die Versions Whispers Grandfather clock

Other products used:
Creative Memories papers
Stampin Up Holiday Home sentiment stamp
Colorbox Mix'd Media Truffle ink
Quick Quotes Java chalking ink
misc papers and ribbon

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Off the Page: Quick Quotes Altered Letter

Good morning Quick Quotes' readers, Alicia here today with an altered project for you today.  I must admit this project has been in the works for some time.  But when I received the new Quick Quotes Winter Bliss collection, I was finally able to accomplish the project I envisioned.

My nephew's room has arrow accents and it blue and gray.  The new Winter Bliss blue arrow paper was just perfect to cover the chipboard letter.  I distressed it with Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalking Ink and some stencils including the Want 2 Scrap Brick stencil.  I also used some texture paste with a stencil or two to give the project some dimension.  I also added plenty of arrows, some metal and some cut with templates.  I also cut some other shapes out of the Winter Bliss papers and added various embellishments.

I also created a chipboard frame on the letter.  I die cut the frame with nesting dies, chalked it up with Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalking Ink, then attached the frame to a chipboard backing.  Once I cut the picture down to fit, I measured and wrote the dimensions inside the frame so my sister in law can replace the photo as she sees likes.

Quick Quotes Products used:

Want 2 Scrap products used:

other products used:
Clear Scraps 6x6 gears stencil
Tim Holtz Starburst stencil
Tim Holtz Arrows and gears (metal embellishments)
Cricut Fontastic font
Creative Memories star punches
Kiwi Lane templates: Playtime 6, Adventure 1 & 2, Explore 2T & 4T
Art C Silver texture creme
Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched rectangle dies
brads and chipboard

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Grateful Card: Quick Quotes Shades of Grey with Sketch N Scrap sketch

Good morning!  Today is the final sketch of the month for Sketch N Scrap. I used my go to daisy stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations.  However this time I went simple, I used a dye ink (so no embossing) and just die cut the flower.  I thought there were plenty of layers of pretty papers and I didn't need a grandeous flower.  I think it still turned out very pretty with the Stampin Up Dusty Durango on the Anchors Aweigh 101 paper.  

Here's the sketch:

Stampin Up Dusty Durango ink
Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies stamp and dies
Creative Memories tag punch and circle punch
Spellbinders large scallop circle
misc sentiment stamp

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap!