Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Rockstar! Creative Memories Reminisce layout

This one is a really simple layout.  I just love the photo of my husband, knowing my sister is the photographer makes it all the cuter.  He is picky about his photo being taken but this was wedding day...he had to be completely available but I am sure by this point he was tired of the photos.


I cut a bunch of scraps from this paper collection with my concentric star dies.




I used my Cricut to cut the title from another scrap piece.


To jazz it up a little I flung spots of Heidi Swapp Color Shine on top of the pieces.  


Ingredients:
Creative Memories Reminisce power palette
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Bronze
Cricut title from Rock Princess
Our Daily Bread Designs Double stitched star dies
sketch from pinterest




I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


thanks so much for checking out my post!

Alicia

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Celebrate! Quick Quotes July Club Q Layout

Hello, Alicia with you today, showing off July Club Q and my precious nephew.  I am also sticking with this month's challenge: use red, white and blue.  There were so many neat pieces in this month's kit.  I just had to chalk the stars! I used Capri Blue and Barn Board chalking inks to do the job. 


Quick Quotes pretty much does all the work besides chalking, however, I will provide the steps I used.
  • Ink all edges and the chipboard stars
  • Layer the pre-cut squares centering as you go
  • Adhere 3 large inked stars to 3 small pre-cut squares
  • Crop pictures and create mats (I used an additional sheet of paper)
  • Arrange and adhere photos
  • Arrange and adhere 3 star/square embellishments
  • Adhere banner to bottom white space
  • Add sentiment
  • Randomly adhere remaining stars



Here's a close up of my inked star on the square.  How cute is that?  Quick Quotes creates some fantastic kits that are super easy to use.




I used my Canon printer to print these vibrant photos.  One of my favorite qualities of the Canon inks is how fast they dry.  I can print and cut within minutes without a problem.


Quick Quotes products:
Powderpuff chalking inks:  Capri Blue and Barn Board

Canon Products:

other products:
rub-on sentiment

Thank you for stopping by.  Don't forget to play along with this month's Quick Quotes challenge open until 7/25.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Those shoes...wedding layout with Let's Get Sketchy

I am continuing to work on my wedding album.  I was delighted with my creativity on the day I created this one.  I also created the its a guy thing layout on that same day.  I love both of these layouts.  It helps to be inspired by great sketches.  Yes, I got the title from the Eagles song.


Here's the sketch I used.


I am in love with the details.  Especially, the silver foil paper in the back with the tiny white flowers.  I have literally had that scrap of paper for 25 years.  I used a bit of it for paper beads in the 90's.  I just thought it was the prettiest and someday I would find another use for it. Finally, it will be remembered forever here in my wedding album.  The perfect spot! 


All this silver and grey match my silver shoes which of course by this time were killing my feet as well as sinking into the moist ground.  My dress was long enough to cover my feet in the photos so it is not noticeable.


Lots of bling just like my shoes.  They have a brooch looking embellishment on them.



Ingredients:
Creative Memories Divine paper and circle cutter
Little Yellow Bicycle die cut paper
Stampin Up fancy corner punch
K & Co glitter letters
Mrs. Grossman sticker letters (yes, I believe these are older than my child)
Magic Mesh
various silver metallic papers including DCWV
Smooch Silver spray ink
Prima flowers 
various embellishments including DCWV wedding ribbon
bling

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

My wedding was only 5 years ago, but I still consider it a glory~ous day!



Thanks for stopping by 

Alicia

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Cricut Iron-On baby girl items





Ingredients:
Cricut Craft Room, Home for the Holidays Spring and Summer, Billionaire font (onesie) and Vivaldi font (bib)
Cricut Iron-on vinyl, foil and glitter


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:





Thanks so much for stopping by today

Alicia

It's a guy thing...Creative Memories with Sketches in Thyme #332

I do hope my regular readers are not getting bored with my continuous post of wedding layouts.  This one...well, I must say I am in love with it.  I had so much fun creating this using the great sketch.  I began with the mat which was just lying next to the picture...a perfect fit.  I decided to continue with the black, white and shades of grey and silver.  A perfect combo for this masculine layout with a black and white photo.


Here is the sketch from Sketch in Thyme:


At first I thought the clusters were going to be difficult, but in the end I had to stop myself.  Clusters are so much fun.  I started with the Jolee's tuxedo embellishments.  I didn't want to add too many flowers but I did find some black and grey which worked great with my monochromatic scheme.  Not sure if you notice the gear behind the black flower?  It is metallic silver and hard to see in the photo.


The shoes are Creative Memories stickers.  I tucked lots of grey bling around and dotted with Spectrum Noir metallic pens around all the edges.


This is the first opportunity I have had to use these Tim Holtz plastic letters that I purchased on discount at Tuesday Morning.  Very masculine indeed.


Ingredients:
Creative Memories Black and White power palette 
More Creative Memories papers and stickers
Tim Holtz letters and gear dies
Magic Mesh, buttons, flowers, bling, mosaic glass, brads, and other embellishments
Spectrum Noir metallic pens
Jolee's embellishments
Hot off the Press silver frame stickers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



Thanks so much for stopping by today

Alicia




Saturday, July 14, 2018

Oh Snap! Blog Hop


Welcome to the Oh Snap Blog Hop


This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired Cameras, which we all LOVE!

You should have arrived from Cindy
but if not
 Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!


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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 7/18/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


I felt like making a fun fold for this hop.  Be prepared there are quite a few pictures from the different views.  I just love these little camera paper clips from my stash. I used chalkboard black paper for a neat vintage feel and it looked great with the Authentique papers.


Inside the first fold:



It is ever so noticeable in this view that I popped the lens of the die cut camera out with a small layer of foam.  It is subtle but effective in person.



To create this fold I found a youtube video that I liked.  I find youtube so helpful.



I fixed the sentiment with a brad so it is movable.  



Ingredients:
Authentique Harmony 6x6 papers
Tim Holtz/Sizzix camera die
Spellbinders label die
Misc die cuts
various card stock including chalkboard and metallic
Stampin Up sentiment Pun Intended
Black Soot Distress Ink
Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions chalking ink
camera paper clips


Be sure to head over to Veronica's blog.


Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.


Friday, July 13, 2018

Tim Hotlz Crazy Bird and Double Trouble challenge

I love finding new challenge blogs.  Last week Double Trouble challenge teamed up with Atlantic Hearts challenge and I was introduced to Double Trouble.  And even though this was not my week at AHSC, I am playing along.   


Here's last weeks sketch from Atlantic Hearts Challenge, of course its too late to play over there with this sketch, but you can use the latest sketch to play.  Use either one over at Double Trouble.


Another look at this cutie.  I brushed over the embossing folder ever so lightly with a lilac chalking ink to bring out the embossed image.


Ingredients:
Tim Holtz Mini Crazy Birds and sentiment stamp
Tim Holtz Distress ink Wilted Violet for sentiment and watercolor on bird with a little Chipped Sapphire mixed 
Colorbox black pigment ink
Judikins black and clear mixed embossing powder
Sizzix/Stampin Up Cloud embossing folder
Creative Memories card stock
Ruby Violet Trinkets and Baubles 6x6 pattern paper
Quick Quotes chalking inks:  Lemonade, Lilac, and Cactus


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Recipe:
Three (3) Colors 
Two (2) Word Sentiment (Happy Birthday, Thank You, etc.) 
One (1) Stamped or Digital Image (Flowers, Critter, Hearts, etc.)


Thank you for reading today.

Alicia



Thursday, July 12, 2018

Find beauty in all things...Distress Oxides


This was a really fun make.  I began with the mushrooms.  I die cut them, then colored with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides.  For the red mushrooms I saved the dots to replace once I colored the main cap red.  I completely covered the paper I used for the grassy hills and spritzed with water before die cutting.  I took a short cut with the sky, it is a very old printed paper, I am talking probably 15 years old!  Finally, I highlighted the white dots on the red mushrooms with a pearl drop.




Ingredients:
Frantic Stamper Stitched grassy hill dies
Taylored Expressions mushroom dies
Creative Memories water color paper
Distress Oxide inks: Candied Apple, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint
Pearl drops
white card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:













Thanks for stopping by!

Alicia

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Creative Memories Enchanted with Freaky Fast Formula


Chugging along on my wedding album.  For this layout I used the Creative Memories Enchanted Power Palette and July's Freaky Fast Formula from The ScrapRoom.  Since one piece of the formula was a 10x12 and another was 2x12 I figured I would not show the base so I just used a white piece of card stock.  After playing around with the pieces, I used them exactly as I had first envisioned.


Here are all the pieces cut.  I really like working with matching double sided papers for these formulas.  I can always come up with something good when they are double sided.


My 1/2"x 12 piece covers the joint of the 2x12 and 10x12 piece and the circle is tucked behind the flowers. The flowers and the title are all part of the Enchanted Power palette.  I created the opposite page over 2 years ago, HERE it is if you want to check it out.


Ingredients:
Creative Memories Enchanted Power palette
Quick Quotes chalking ink
bling


I would like to enter this in the following challenge:


Thank you for popping by!

Alicia

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Authentique Harmony with Atlantic Hearts Challenge sketch Inspiration

Good morning!  Time for Team B inspiration over at Atlantic Hearts Challenge.  I perused my stash of 6x6 paper stacks and found some remnants of Authentique Harmony collection.  I won this from a blog hop or challenge a few years ago.  I have made many nice cards with it.  Today's uses some leftover tea cup die cuts and some card stock embellishments with the collection and the latest sketch to create another pretty card.



Here is this week's sketch.



A close up of the tea cups.  I cut the "steam" from vellum.  Oops, looks like the cup maybe a bit askew.  I will have to fix that.  I inked all the edges with Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink.


Ingredients:
Authentique Harmony papers and embellishments
Frantic Stamper Your Cup of Tea dies
Tutti Stitched Nesting Banner die
We R Tape It banner die
various card stock and vellum
pearls
Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:






Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week.
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Til next time!

Alicia