Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Starburst Card with My Mind's Eye and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

It's time for a new sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.  This sketch made me recall the Starburst technique.  I decided to go with it but I needed a refresher on the measurements, if you need that here is the video I used.  I had so many pretty 6x6 paper packs in which to use this technique.

Here is the sketch:

I cut the heart using a Tim Holtz die then embossed it with a folder.

Here is another version with a different paper pack.  The background paper was already embossed.

My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Blush
My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender 
Stampin Up Rose Romance
Close to My Heart Just to Say...stamp 
card stock from stash
Lifestyle Crafts Spotted embossing folder
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Love Struck die

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch 


Monday, January 20, 2020

Cricut Easy Press 2-Use Something New Cricut Challenge

It's time for another challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2: Use Something New.  I used my new Easy Press 2 that my husband purchased for me for Xmas.  It was one of the best gifts he has ever given me!  Of course, I was working with an iron prior.  This machine is so excellent, making my projects with perfection now!

I purchased a couple of athletic tees for my son months ago when Joann's had a great sale. His favorite teams are FCC and the Cincinnati Reds. So I purchased those team colors and the appropriate iron on vinyl colors for his teams.  I tried to make something for him months ago but he was disinterested in picking out images.  Well just a few weeks ago both teams signed new players.  Remarkably both Japanese players.  So we completed these projects together.  For the first one, we picked an image of the player and I showed him how to convert it to an svg.  We researched and downloaded some sports fonts from dafont.com that he liked and added the name where he wanted it.   

It's difficult to get pics of tees, so there are a few images.

For the second tee, he downloaded the Cricut app and found an image and created this one himself.  We found another sports font on dafont.com for this tee.  I downloaded the fonts on my computer and we finished the project.  I also showed him how to weed the vinyl and he weeded this one.

Here's another view.  I was very pleased with our mother son project.  It was nice to spend quality time with him since he is away at college.

Don't forget to try something new and join us at Bitten By the Bug 2: Use Something New.  It can be new product or a new technique.  Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

I like the way you roll...Atlantic Hearts sketch inspiration

Good morning!  It's time again for new sketch inspiration over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I had sushi twice in the past week and it reminded me that I have never ever used my sushi stamps!  I loved them and wanted them so bad...I no longer shop that way instead I am focusing on using up my stash.  I also used the floral washi tape for the first time.  

Here's the sketch:

I hope you enjoy seeing me use my stash as opposed to the latest and greatest.  I also pulled out my alcohol markers on which I have invested a lot of money.  More power to spending less and using more!

Spectrum Noir Poppy and Meadow, Copic R46 Strong Red, and Touch G46 Vivid Green
Maya Road sushi stamps
Recollections Cheeky Modern pop (sentiment)
Copic Express card stock
red card stock base
washi tape
Quick Quotes chalking ink Midnight Confessions
Colorbox black ink
Judikins Black detail embossing powder

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2020/01/anything-goes-challenge.html until 1/13

https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com/2020/01/january-2020-challenge-anything-goes.html until 1/31

Don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. 

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Cricut Disney Classic: I'm Late! Clock challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2

Hello and welcome to the first Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge of 2020!  The challenge is to use a clock or part of a clock.  I chose to use an image from one of my favorite cartridges Disney Classics.  Alice in Wonderland is my favorite classic.  I have made most of the images but this it my first white rabbit.

After creating the cut with my Cricut Maker, I stamped a clock image randomly on white card stock for the back ground.  I also stamped the sentiment after positioning the rabbit.  My MISTI makes the stamping job so easy.  I hate to admit.  I have never used these particular stamps and I have had them for several years.  Yeah for me using old stuff though!

Disney Classics Cricut cartridge
Artistic Outpost Alice stamps
Stampin Up Real Red ink
Ancient Page Black ink
various card stocks and papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:


http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/2020/01/389-anything-goes.html until 1/18

Thank you very much for stopping by and don't forget to play along for the next two weeks at the Bitten by the Bug 2 Tick Tock challenge.  I hope to see you use your Cricut and join in!


Monday, December 30, 2019

Wreck it Ralph layout

Another layout of my adorable in laws.  This one uses only plain card stock. This family always comes up with the most awesome Halloween costumes!

I turned the sketch from The Studio Challenges for my purposes.

misc card stock 
Creative Memories alpha stickers and circle cutter
Spellbinders die to create the pointed edge

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Bubbles at Swim School! Stick it Down December sketch

I hope you all (y'all where I am from) think my nephew is adorable as I do, I love scrapping that adorable smile and he gets to do the most wonderful things!  These bubble photos are amazing!  In using up my stash I found some old Storytellers Club die cuts in my summer container.  I found some wacky alpha stickers that may have been from a STC kit as well.

Here is the sketch I used from Stick it Down

I found some chipboard bubbles that I thought would look great embossed with an iridescent sheen.


The Storytellers Club die cuts
misc sticker letters
chipboard bubbles
Versamark ink
embossing powder

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by


Thursday, December 26, 2019

Creative Memories Be Merry layout with Sketch N Scrap sketch

I found these Creative Memories papers in my stash, they are not nearly as old as most of my CM stash.  They actually proved perfect for this play date layout from December when the decorations were already out.  I just love the assortment of trees on the piano.  Amazing pic!  (not mine)  If you are a regular reader you know I scrapped my nephew a bunch of pages for his album.  And...I have a few more prior to the end of the year.

I used this sketch from Sketch N Scrap for my layout.

Creative Memories Be Merry papers
Creative Memories alpha stickers
Stampin Up tree punch

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Happy Holidays!


Mizzou Football layout with Sketch N Scrap

Still scrapping my nephew.  He has had so many great experiences this year.  I haven't gotten around to his cruise but those will be great.  Here is a college football game he attended.

Here is the sketch I used from Sketch N Scrap

misc card stock
Creative Memories football stickers and alpha stickers

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

Thank you


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Freaky Fast Formula from The Scraproom

I love the Freaky Fast Formula on the Scraproom blog they are so fun with which to work.  Here's another layout of my nephew.  I don't remember the brands of products.  I have my stash organized according to the Totally Tiffany system.  As such, I have a summer container that had all of these products but I don't remember the brands.

Here is the formula.

A closer look.

misc papers and die cuts from my stash
Creative Memories sticker letters

Thanks for checking our my share


The Storytellers Club Summer layout

More of this precious little man and using up old stash.  I couldn't even tell you what year these Storytellers Club papers are from, I think I belonged to the autoship program in 2008-9?  I KNOW the pics are from 2019 though, as these are a part of my 2019 album for my nephew.  

N=Navy Blueberry sequins from Jillibean (the exact name!)
A=Alpha stickers

The Storytellers Club papers and die cuts
Jillibean Navy Blueberry sequins
Creative Memories sticker letters
Quick Quotes chalking ink

Thanks for taking a look today.