Thursday, August 25, 2016

Birthday Explosion box with Basic Grey Plumeria

I have two cards in a box for you today.  Similar but different.  I used the same papers, sentiment and card stock.  I used some different punches and skewed the color themes within the same collection.  I have two very good friends whose birthdays are very close and the same year even!  I think I am drawn to them for a reason!  So Happy Birthday to two of my oldest and dearest friends in the later half of my life.

I mounted the butterflies on acetate so they look more like that are flying.

And the second card is more oranges with hexes.

Basic Grey Plumeria 6x6 papers
misc bling and pearls
Stampin Up Label Something sentiment
Stampin Up punches
Creative Memories hex punch
Ek Success Butterfly punch
misc card stock

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Lacey Vintage card with Our Daily Bread Designs Sketch

I am playing along with Our Daily Bread Designs' sketch challenge with this card I also made for a "lace" card swap.  The base layer of paper from Little Yellow Bicycle is lacey but hard to detect after all the layers and distress I applied with my sponge dauber and Distress Frayed Burlap.  I loved layering the ODBD's pierced circles dies within the doily, a perfect fit!

For the three dots at the bottom I used liquid pearls.

Recollections Ivory Honeycomb paper
Little Yellow Bicycle Feels like Home
Our Daily Bread Designs Pierced Circle dies
Stampin Up Vintage Labels sentiment
Distress Frayed Burlap
Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Wow Clear embossing powder
Martha Stewart ribbon
Ranger liquid Pearls
misc button and doily 
white card stock

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Quick Quotes Off the Page! Topiary in a Teacup

Hello, Alicia posting today with a flower project.  Our challenge this month at Quick Quotes.  I have upcycled a fancy teacup for display.  My mother used to make crafts like this years ago but not with paper, she used real flowers.  As a matter of fact she supplied me with the teacup!

I manually cut and embossed each flower and inked generously with Antique Linen PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  I then rolled the flowers using a dowel to keep them rounded.  Finally I added a dab of hot glue to keep them together.  Here they are after inking:

It took pretty much all of 100 flowers.  You can't tell but this is a miniature teacup.  The Styrofoam ball I used was only 2 1/2 inches.  Because of the tiny dimensions I used the smallest 3-D flower dies I had in my collection.  I though about electronically cutting them but the embossing details added so much texture especially when inked with Quick Quotes powderpuff chalking inks it was worth the effort.  I used pins with pearls on top to secure them to the ball.

I used half a ball at the bottom of the dowel for the base.  It fit in the teacup like a charm!  I covered the top (flat side) with leaves from the same die set, again with a beautiful emboss only more enhanced with Green with Envy PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  I added a few flowers at the base.  I didn't want to wait for paint to dry so I wrapped the wood dowel in gold washi tape that matched the gold detail on the teacup.  Finally, I added a bow with just a little sparkle.  

Aren't the details of the cup exquisite?  I didn't want to actually alter the tea cup so thanks to the perfectly sized Styrofoam balls the topiary simply sits inside the teacup! I hope you have enjoyed this project. Please join us by August 25th for the Quick Quotes Flower challenge.

Quick Quotes Products used:

other products used:
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Martha Stewart ribbon
gold washi tape
pins with pearls
Styrofoam balls
wood dowel
hot glue

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

DCWV Boho Style and Saffron stacks with Stuck?! Sketch

Today I have the companion page to yesterday's.  I used most of the same papers but a different sketch.

Here's the sketch from Stuck?!

Cluster details

DCWV stacks:  Boho Style and Saffron
The Paper Studio glitter sticker letters
Melody Ross clear embellishements
Prima embellishments
Recollections Boho embellishments
Creative Memories heart punch with scrap embossed paper
sequins and doilies
Quick Quotes Mahogany chalking ink

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Monday, August 22, 2016

DCWV August Stack-a-holic challenge

Good morning!  I am still working on my vacation of 2013 scrapbook.  Can you tell I love my niece?  She is full of fun!  

I used the DCWV Stack a holic challenge sketch for this one.

Here I free handed the banners and just used a punch to punch out the star.

More die cuts.

DCWV stacks:  Boho Style, Saffron and Chalkboard
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Crescent Moon and stars die
Creative Memories star punch
The Paper Studio glitter sticker letters
Quick Quotes Mahogany chalking ink
pop dots

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Merida costume fun layout with Stick it Down sketch

Here's the sketch from Stick in Down:

The Paper House Irish paper
Bazzill Black Walnut textured card stock
Heidi Swapp embellishements
Art Nouveau Cricut font
Creative Memories gold strip stickers and misc paper scraps
Recollections gems

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sketch N Scrap card sketch with Little Yellow Bicycle Poppy collection

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I just love this sketch so much I made TWO cards!  Please join us at Sketch N Scrap to play along.  I am sure you will have so much fun with this sketch as I did!

Here's the sketch:

Little Yellow Bicycle Poppy 6x6 papers
Impression Obsession word die
Stampin Up banner punch
velvet ribbon
white card stock
Quick Quotes Orange Slice chalking ink

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Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch penny spinner card

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Welcome to Sketch N Scrap's final sketch of the month.  I created another spinner card.  I can't wait to give this to a cute kid!

Here's the sketch:

Here's a close ups of the fish in his different positions on the spinner.

CTMH Just to say sentiment
SU Fish Frolic
Prima Seashore mini stamps
Brilliance Peacock ink
Quick Quotes Sky blue
Distress ink Abandoned Coral and Antique Linen
white card stock
Creative Memories water paper
misc stamps
two pennies and pop dots

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Sail Away with me Blog Hop

If the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility...

Now that video should really set the mood for our trip across the water!  Sail away with us to view nautical creations of all kinds by our lovely line up of crafters.  Today's hop should be smooth sailing! I am the first stop so let's set sail!  Should you veer off course the first stop on your hop is Alicia and she can get you back in the right direction. 

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I made these cards a while ago for a swap.  I made a few different versions.

Creative Memories Hex punch
Stampin Up Hex stamps and thanks much sentiment
Quick Quotes Anchors Awiegh papers and chipboard
Quick Quotes Navy Blue Chalking ink
Stamplorations True North (sailboat)
Our Daily Bread Designs Smooth Sailing (sentiment)
Spellbinders deckled rectangle die
white card stock
misc anchor embellishments
misc ribbons

Your next destination is with Jearise .  We hope your enjoying your journey!

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A long walk...layout with Scrapping Everyday Miracles sketch

Good morning!  Still scrapping along on my vacation album.  I had done the opposing page ages ago (check it out here) but luckily I had more of the Graphic 45 die cut flowers.  I didn't want the pages to be matchy matchy but enough to flow...hence the titles of each page kind of go together and are the same color and font.

Here's the sketch I used.

Some close ups of my flowers.  I also found a flower from the same felt border from the first page.

I really used some old stash up!  These flourishes and wiggles came from old Creative Memories letters (same as the title), they were various punctuations and doodles left over. 

Echo Park Home for the Holidays Dark Green paper
Little Yellow Bicycle Fern & Forest paper (grey stripes)
Bazzill Black Walnut textured paper
Kiwi Lane template Chestnut Drive 3B
Graphic 45 French Country flower die cuts
Creative Memories card stock, sticker letters and flourish stickers
Tim Holtz/Sizzix tattered leaves die cuts using various green Graphic 45 papers
Distress ink and pen in Hickory Smoke
Stampin Up Love you sew (stitches)
Eyelet Outlet enamel dots
Quick Quotes barn board & desert sun chalking inks

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