Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Heartfelt Creations Sunkissed Fluer with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Good morning!  Today I have a pretty Purple Floral card.  I used Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps.  I first created a background panel with Distress inks.  I then stamps, embossed and cut the flowers and dragonflies.  Finally, I colored them with alcohol markers.


Here's the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:


Close up of my coloring:


Here are the alcohol markers I used to color the stamped and embossed images.


Spectrum Noir and Copic brands


Ingredients:
Heartfelt Creations Sunkissed Fluer, Delightful Daisy (leaves) and Enchanted Dragonflies stamps and dies
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide (background) with a smidge of Weathered Wood (not oxide) to dull the blue a little
Recollections blue and purple shimmer embossing powders with Versamark ink
Alcohol markers (above)
misc card stock and vellum

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



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


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Thank you for stopping by today!

Alicia


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Welcome Pineapple card with Quick Quotes

Today I am playing with my new Sizzix Pineapple fold a long die.  I had so much fun playing with this tropical beauty. It took quite a bit of die cutting for all the panels and decoration but well worth it for the finished product. 

Here is a view from the front while closed.


On the back you can see I added some The Robyn's Nest Sun Shower Tear Drops acrylic gems.  I won these on a blog or part of a hop some where along the way.  I shared them with some crop buddies back in October when I first got them.  This is the second project on which I have used my winnings.  The first was a canvas for my son.



I used a button on one side and a large heart brad on the other along with floss to create the closure for my card.  I made several of the small layered flowers. It was a great way to use up the pretty printed Quick Quotes paper scraps.


 I stamped and die cut a sentiment for the inside.  I then layered that on the oval die that was part of the set.  I sprinkled more gems and added a tiny die cut heart to help keep the oval panel in place.



The back fully extended.  I cut a dozen leaf sections to cover both the front and back sides of the card.  I also fully decorated the back with the matching oval dies.I split the two side panels down the center for an easier fold.



Ingredients:
Sizzix Fold a long Jen Long Pineapple die
Our Daily Bread Designs Stitched circle die
Stampin Up Welcome stamp and Summer Sun ink
Quick Quotes Sonata and Spring Showers papers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks:  Mango Mai Tai, Green with Envy, Desert Sun, Barn Board
large brad, button and floss for closure

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

At the Beach with Scrap the Boys

Good morning!  I am still working on my nephews album and with this layout I was just kind of winging it, no sketch.  Pretty simple and old school but I was trying to bust out as many as I could before Xmas.



My title did not turn out the way I wanted it.  I recently purchased We R thickers alignment templates at Tuesday Morning.  I have the old Creative Memories sets and have used them so much.  The curves looked nice so I decided to try this one.  It is really my fault, I should have used the small version with the same curves and the would have been more curve to the title.  In this case I used the full 12" wave template and it didn't look as good since my title was so short.  Lesson learned.


Ingredients:
The Storytellers Club kit
Creative Memories Sticker letters
We R Memory Keepers thickers alignment templates

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alicia

Monday, January 14, 2019

Let it Snow! Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge inspiration

There's a new challenge on the Bitten By the Bug 2 blog today.  And some changes...you can now use any images as long as you use a Cricut cutting machine in your project!  So many more options to choose from, hop on over and play along with us.

I created a mix of electronic and manual die cut images for your inspiration today.  I used the Cricut Holly and Ivy cart for the snow globe.  I highlighted the "snow" with a metallic silver pen.


I also ran a piece of silver metallic card stock through my Big Shot for a neat snowflake emboss.  I used my Spellbinders machine for the thin Stamplorations die sentiment.


Ingredients:
Cricut Holly and Ivy cart
Let it Snow Stamplorations die cut
Stampin Up Snowflake embossing folder
Bazzill, metallic, and other card stock
Creative Memories silver metallic pen

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Thank you so much for stopping by today and don't forget to play along with us for the next two weeks at Bitten By the Bug 2!

Alicia

Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Magical Moment Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
This Magical Moment Blog Hop!


Who doesn't love Disney? We sure do!!
This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Disney Characters or the Mouse himself! 


You should have arrived from Rebecca Ann's blog but if you didn't head over to
Connie Can Crop , she is the beginning of this Special 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 two awesome sponsors for this hop!!



M.A.H. Stamp Set 4x4

AND


Frame Punch Board and Embellishments


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 1/16/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I created a layout for my niece's Pocahontas photos, only I didn't get to print the photos yet.  I left the corner open on the frame for easy photo insertion.



I cut the Cricut images from various card stocks and paper.



Ingredients:
The Paper Loft Funkysaurus papers
Cricut Disney Princess Dreams Come True cart
misc card stock

Be sure to hop over to Cathie!

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




Be sure to join us next month for our
Pawprints on my Heart Themed Blog hop!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://thescraproomblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-jumpstart-sketch-challenge.html until 1/31
Here's their sketch:




http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2019/01/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-january.html until 1/31

https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-challenge-13-anniversary.html until 2/1 (2 of 3)

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/pile-it-on-challenge-150-land-animals.html until 2/2

Thanks for stopping by!

Alicia

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tropical Drink with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Good morning...I am getting in the mood for my upcoming tropical vacation.  I can't wait to have a frosty tropical drink in my hand on the beach!  I used a variety of products to create this sweet tropical drink card.  I tried a water color "splash" background, its kind of subtle but maybe that is a good thing.  I used a water color brush for the cherry.




Here's the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:


Details:


Ingredients:
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides:  Squeezed Lemonade and Fired Brick
Tim Holtz Cocktail Blueprint stamp
Colorbox Black pigment ink/Judikins Black Detail embossing powder
glossy white and other card stock
Quick Quotes Sonata paper and Cool Grey Powderpuff chalking ink
Our Daily Bread Designs pierced circle die
washi tape
water color pen and spray bottle

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

https://thelibrarycraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/challenge-23-anthology-pick-previous.html until 1/11

I was inspired by the cover of this novel and sent this card to one of "sisters" who needed a lift today!





https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html until 1/12x


Monday, January 7, 2019

Bike Ride Layouts with Quick Quotes Savannah Collection

Hello, Alicia with you today.  I created a couple of layouts with the new Savannah papers and Savannah Quotes and Phrases sheet.  I love the checkerboard pattern of Savannah 100 paper and found it a perfect accent to the bike ride photos.


While I love the checkerboard pattern, I found it too busy for the background and the light title really popped on the dark background.  Here are the steps to creating this layout:
  1. Use Savannah paper 100 dark side as the background
  2. Cut shape from Savannah paper 100 checkerboard side approximately 9"
  3. Cut photo mats to fit 3 photos to create .25" border
  4. Cut Savannah paper 103 to 1" x 12"
  5. Cut sentiment strip from Savannah Quotes and Phrases sheet
  6. Cut title from Savannah paper 102 light side
  7. Ink all edges generously with Midnight Confessions Powderpuff chalking ink
  8. Mount photos to mats
  9. Adhere all pieces to background, layer the shape off the page slightly and cut off excess
  10. Add washi tape and mosaic gems strategically to finish layout




To create the second page:
  1. Use Savannah paper 101 light side as background
  2. Cut banner sentiments and title strip from Savannah Quotes and Phrases sheet
  3. Using templates cut border from scrap pieces
  4. Cut mats for photos from Savannah paper 101 dark side
  5. Ink all edges generously with Midnight Confessions Powderpuff chalking ink
  6. Adhere border pieces and photos
  7. Layer washi tape under banner and title sentiments  area and other chosen area(s)
  8. Adhere banner and title sentiments


I ripped the washi tape for a grungy look.



Tips and Tricks:
  • Cut and ink all pieces then play around with the placement before adhering to background.
  • Use scraps when ever possible, on this layout I was able to use the same piece I cut the title from as a couple of the photo mats. Waste not, want not!
  • Don't be afraid to cut it up!  On the second page I cut the 12" sentiment strip in to usable sizes for my title placement.


Quick Quotes Products:
Savannah papers: 100, 101 , 102 and 103
Powderpuff Chalking inks:  Midnight Confessions 

other products:
washi tape:  We R Chevron Raven
font:  AR Julian cut with Cricut Explore Air
bling:  Mark Richards Mosaics
templates:  Kiwi Lane Madison Ave 3A

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Thank you for stopping by