Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate with Stampin Up Cool Treats and Sketch N Scrap sketch

Good morning, I am still playing along with Sketch N Scrap's 7th Birthday Bash Bingo.  Here is a sweet birthday card using Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate 6x6 paper stack. I also used Stampin Up Cool Treats stamp and matching dies.  I have had this set for a couple of years and finally pulled them out.  I found the sprinkles die was very hard to line up and I ended up coloring them with a pen.  Both of the other pieces were not completely lined up but very easy to ink the edges to cover any white edges.  I tried cutting and embossing the cone, I found simply cutting is enough as this example shows.  The crosshatch is very distinct with just one pass through the die cutting machine.




Ingredients:
Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate 6x6 paper pack
Stampin Up Cool Treats  stamps and Frozen Treat framelits  
Martha Stewart Bamboo ink (ice cream)
Stampin Up Wild Wasabi ink (sentiment)
Quick Quotes Latte PowderPuff Chalking Inks (cone)
Stampin Up Off White Confetti card stock
Distress Walnut Stain pen
pearl gems and twine

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



Thank you for stopping by today

Alicia

Monday, May 20, 2019

My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Blush stack with Sketch N Scrap Sketch #145

Good day, I had this sweet little paper stack out on my desk and decided it would work very well with the card sketch from Sketch N Scrap from May 5.  I have four nieces, any of which would love this card for a pick me up.  I love to surprise them with my hand made cards.  Oh, my I just realized one has a birthday coming up, another perfect reason to play along with Sketch N Scrap's 7th Birthday Bash Bingo!


Here is the sketch I used.


Ingredients:
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Blush 6x6 papers
Stamplorations Cutplorations Amazing die
Stampin Up scallop border punch
resin flower (Stampin Up?)
card stock



Thank you for stopping by!

Alicia


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Celebrate: My Mind's Eye My Girl and Sketch N Scrap's 7th Birthday Bash Bingo

I am playing along with Sketch N Scrap's 7th Birthday Bash Bingo.  I picked some pretty papers to compliment the pink shimmer card stock I used for the background.  The theme of this challenge is Celebrate.  I used a Spellbinders Phrase Set Two die for the sentiment.

 As part of the challenge, you must use an past Sketch N Scrap sketch.  I went waaaaaay back!  This is Sketch #10!!



Ingredients:  
My Mind's Eye My Girl 6x6 papers
Spellbinders Phrase Set Two
metallic and shimmer paper
circle die cut-generic brand
Recollections gems

If you would like to play along, there's still time!



I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/05/anything-goes.html until 5/29

Thanks for stopping by!

Alicia

Friday, May 17, 2019

Have a Righteous Day! with The ScrapRoom's Freaky Fast Formula

I just love The ScrapRoom Blog's Freaky Fast Formula's!  I find them so much fun with which to work especially when you have some great double sided papers. I used papers from a ScrapRoom kit.  And if you read yesterday's post of the corresponding page you would know the photo is of vegetarian biscuits, sausage and gravy, yum!




I cut a 2" circle from black to spruce it up I added enamel dots.  I inked all the edges with black chalking ink.


I made a pocket out of the 4x12 piece.  I then adhered the 4x4 piece on the left side. My 4x4 just happened to be the size of a journal panel.  I used the label included in the embellishment pack of the kit to designate the menu.


Ingredients:
The ScrapRoom Single Shot kit:  Fancy Pants Designs Good Fellows
enamel dots included in kit
Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions Powderpuff Chalking ink
orange pen

Thank you for visiting today.

Alicia

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Rise...Breakfast in Nashville

Good morning!  This layout was of a bright February morning in Nashville.  We were staying downtown and found this fabulous breakfast spot.  I absolutely loved that they had a vegetarian biscuits and gravy!!!


Here is the sketch I used from The ScrapRoom blog:


I found this great piece of flair in my stash that was perfect for this layout.


Ingredients:
The ScrapRoom Single Shot kit:  Fancy Pants Designs Good Fellows
enamel dots included in kit
sunshine flair from my stash
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink
die cut letters (from Kroger?!?!? many years ago)
fancy corner rounder and hole punch (to create tags)

I am entering this in The ScrapRoom sketch challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Alicia

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Get Well Soon: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Good morning, I have been scrapping a lot lately but it is once again time for an Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and a new card.  I recently sent out a get well card and noticed my stash was very low.  I decided it was a theme of which I need more.  On top of that, I recently purchased some used craft goodies from the Nextdoor ap.  I scored this swiss dot embossing folder and the Spellbinders Label Three dies!  I literally grabbed scraps out of a nearby bin and whipped up this card.


Here is the sketch:


The sunflowers are leftover scraps from a photo I took.  I used some brown scraps to layer the photo die cut and strip. The lighter tan paper is actually an old Creative Memories 8x8 printed scraps.  I stamped and embossed my sentiment and punched it out.



Here are both cards together.  I really like to distress edges and well I like making that embossing pop!



Ingredients:

Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder
Happy Little Stampers Rainy Days sentiment
Stampin Up Modern Label punch
Spellbinders labels three
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink Mocha Moma
Distress ink Antique Linen
Stampin Up Crushed Curry embossing powder 
photo scraps
scrap papers

I would like to enter these in the following challenges:

http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-109-use-more-than-one-die.html until 5/16

http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-110.html until 5/19

http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2019/05/ch-420-flowers-andor-mothers-day.html until 5/19

http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.com/2019/05/get-well.html until 5/27

https://mycraftingcorner-jo.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-4-floral-frenzy.html until 5/30

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2019/05/may-2019-tempting-techniques-showcase.html until 5/30  Embossing and highlighting the texture with ink

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



Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by today

Alicia

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Marcus King at Bogarts with DCWV Glam Rock

This DCWV Glam Rock stack is getting used a lot lately.  There is just so many great colors and patterns.  This is a photo I took of Marcus King at Bogarts 9.23.18 


Here is the sketch I used from Rochelle Spears blog:



A close up of my title:



I used some ephemera cut from an embellishment page in the stack. 



Ingredients:
DCWV Glam Rock stack
Recollections doilies
metallic card stock die cut frames and mat
starburst brads
Creative Memories silver sticker letters
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink Midnight Confessions

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:


Thanks for visiting today

Alicia

Monday, May 13, 2019

Lukas Nelson DCWV Glam Rock layout with Cricut cuts

Good morning and welcome to the Bitten By the Bug 2 Music challenge.  You can link up any project following the theme of music and using a Cricut machine for the next two weeks.  I have created a layout for your inspiration for this challenge.  These photos are from my vacation this past January.


The Hannah Montana Rock Star font had an optional second layer which I used to fill the stars in with a white glitter paper, a great match to the glitter stars in the paper print.



Here is a close up of the guitar from 3 Birds:  Life's a Party and the black shimmer music note from Hannah Montana.


Ingredients:
Cricut cartridge:  Disney:  Hannah Montana (music notes and Rock Star font) 
and 3 Birds:  Life's a Party
DCWV Glam Rock stack
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink
misc card stock including black shimmer paper

Don't forget to play along with us at Bitten By the Bug 2

Thanks so much for stopping by today

Alicia

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Tea Time Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
The Tea Time BLOG HOP



This is a blog hop featuring projects based on a hot cup of tea.
So grab a nice cup of tea and sip along while you hop!
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! But you should have arrived from Charlotte's blog
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 three awesome sponsors for this hop!!

 has graciously donated this beautiful Tea cup and saucer



AND


is giving away this gorgeous Set of 8 Ribbons!! WOW!

AND
is giving away 2 wonderful Stamp Sets from CTMH



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. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

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 5/15/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I decided to play with my HSN Crafter's Companion purchase.  I got suckered into a CC's set last year and of course, I had to get all the subscription sets.  This Tea Party Create-a-card was one of those shipments.  There products are great but I found absolutely no instructions on this particular set, so I was really winging it considering this was the first card I produced with ANY of the Create-a-card sets.  I did make mistakes but we all know how easy it is to cover those up, I hope you can't figure out my mistakes and this card looks perfect now!





The inside of the card, great pop up but NO instructions...I have created several Karen Burniston Pop-up cards so I used that knowledge to assist.




Ingredients:
Quick Quotes Windsong and Chiffon papers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink
Crafters Companion Tea Cup Create-a-card Dies
Our Daily Bread Designs stitched circle die
Spellbinders label Twenty dies
Technique Junkies Alice in Wonderland Quotations (sentiment)

be sure to hop over to my friend Sue N.


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

Be sure to join us next month for our
Love Sports Blog hop!


I can't thank you enough for checking out my blog today. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!   Scrappy Hugs!  

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2019/05/2019-spring-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop-2/ until 5/10



https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-28-springsummer-with-three.html until 5/19

https://threeamigosbloghopchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/05/three-amigos-blog-hop-challenges-food.html until 5/19

http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-140-teacoffeecocktails.html until 5/23

https://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2019/05/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-243.html until 5/30

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/05/pile-it-on-challenge-154-beverage.html until 6/1

Thanks for stopping by!

Alicia

Friday, May 10, 2019

DCWV Glam Rock Concert Buddies Layout with Sketch N Scrap sketch

Here's another layout using DCWV Glam Rock stack.  The photos are not as recent as I have been scrapping lately.  These are from an outdoor festival a couple of years ago.  It was David Shaw's Big River Get Down in Hamilton, OH.  David Shaw is the lead singer in The Revivalist.  The band behind us is the Marcus King Band.


Here is the sketch I used from Sketch N Scrap:


Here's a close up.  The Jolee's Summer Concert pack was perfect for this layout!


It's hard to see but the sticer of the hands and flames were perfect for this photo.



Ingredients:
DCWV Glam Rock stack
Jolee's Summer Concert 3-D stickers
Creative Memories sticker letters
glitter stickers
shimmer paper

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:


Thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate it!

Alicia

Thursday, May 9, 2019

My Name is Mud: Bourbon and Beyond 2018

Perhaps I should have posted my Bourbon & Beyond layouts in a more chronological fashion.  This layout is of a photo taken Sunday morning at the festival site.  You can clearly see why the festival was cancelled for the day.  The prior day we endured hours of steady rain to see the music.  Not too shabby for old folks.


This layout was inspired by the White with 1 challenge this month - the one being chocolate/brown.  I have used a song title here, if you don't know the reference, here is the Official Video for the song by Primus.


I used white card stock splattered with Tattered Angels Tattered Leather glimmer mist.  I also sprinkled some brown enamel dots around the page. 



Ingredients:
white and brown card stock
We R Storytime paper
Tattered Angels Tattered Leather glimmer mist
Creative Memories sticker letters
metal rimmed tag, stickers and fiber
Quick Quotes Mocha Moma Powderpuff chalking ink


I would like to enter the following challenges:


Thank you for stopping by today

Alicia

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

DCWV Glamrock stack with The ScrapRoom sketch

 This layout is another group selfie from the same weekend as the layout from yesterday...only in these photos it's Sunday night and we are back in Cincinnati.  The festival we were attending was rained out, so we packed up and came back home in time to catch another great show.  Here we are at Bogart's seeing the Marcus King Band.


Here's the iNSD sketch I used from The ScrapRoom Group's Facebook challenge.  I substituted the Spellbinders label die cuts for the circles. I used the Creative Memories Bordermaker system for the edging.  



Here is a close up of the chipboard embellishment.  I tied some silver ric rac in the holes.  I sprinkled some silver star sequins


Ingredients:
DCWV Glamrock stack and Rockstar embellishments
Spellbinders dies
Creative Memories Bordermaker Notebook cartridge
Creative Memories Sticker letters
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink Midnight Confessions
ric rac and star sequins

Thanks for reading this far!

Alicia

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Freaky Fast Formula for iNSD with The ScrapRoom

Good morning!  It may appear I haven't been very busy with crafting from my lack of post but the opposite is true.  I have been crafting like mad and just got backed up on blogging my projects.  I spent the majority of International National Scrapbooking Day scrapbooking.  I played along with lots of challenges on Facebook.  Here is one I created with photos from a trip to Louisville last year.  This was a group selfie in a bar the night before a festival.  Here we met friends from New York.


My inspiration was the iNSD Freaky Fast Formula from The ScrapRoom. I must say using double printed paper from a kit works so well with these FFF.  One has so many choices using that tip.


I used some Tim Holtz letters for the title.


I used Quick Quotes chalking inks to color the wood veneer and then edged with black as I did all the pieces of the layout.


Ingredients:
The ScrapRoom 2017 Doubleshot kit:  KaiserCraft Daydreamer papers, ephemera, wood veneers
Tim Holtz letters
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks

Thank you for stopping by today, have a great one!

Alicia