Thursday, July 9, 2020

Quick Quotes Lost at Sea layout

Hey there, how are you today?  I had a very relaxing 4th of July.  I got a lot pf crafting completed over the holiday weekend.  I began to scrap this trip to Boston from 2018.  I found a great sketch and started cutting!  I loved the uniqueness of this sketch from The Scraproom Blog.  

Here's the sketch:

This was a sailing excursion on Salem Sound on a recreated frigate.  It was a good time and I learned a lot.

Quick Quotes Anchors Aweigh papers and embellishments
Quick Quotes Navy Powderpuff Chalking ink

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Stampin Up A Little Hello with Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge

It's time again for Team B inspiration at  Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I was intrigued by the bird in the sketch.  I don't use nearly enough bird images so I found this Stampin Up image with a bird in a cage.  In fact, I pulled a lot from my Stampin Up stash.  I used inks, stamps, punches and an embossing folder from Stampin Up.  

Here is the sketch

A close up of the pierced cloud embossing and stamped images.  The papers I used, however, are not Stampin Up but a couple of 6x6 Graphic 45 pads.

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian and Birthday 6x6 stacks
Stampin Up Badges and Banners stamps (2017), badge and banner duo punch, cloud embossing folder and Pool Party and Marigold Morning inks
Our Daily Bread Designs Pierced Circle die
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink
washi tape

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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

Thanks for playing along


Monday, July 6, 2020

Sesame Street and In the Stars-Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge

Happy Monday and welcome to the latest Bitten By the Bug 2's In the Stars challenge.  The challenge is to use at least three different size stars on your project AND use your Cricut machine.  I used Sesame Street images to make these great kid's cards.  I paired the primary colored images with some old Creative Memories Primary paper.

Elmo is a super fun character to cut.  He looks great with the fun papers.

I cut a Big Bird on a star too.  I layered both of these cuts on black card stock to make them really pop off the primary papers.

This yellow paper cut so beautifully, I can't remember what brand it is though...

Cricut Sesame Street Celebrations image set
Creative Memories Primary Power Palette photo mats
Our Daily Bread Designs pierced circles
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink Midnight Confessions
misc card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget you can play along with the Bitten By the Bug 2's In the Stars challenge until July 19.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Stampin Up Something just for you card

Hello, I created Something just for you...and it's sweet!  I used a sketch and grabbed a stack of 6x6 papers to make this vibrant card.  I topped it off with a Jolee's 3D sticker cupcake.

Jolee's cupcakes
Stampin Up Label Something stamp (at least 6 years old if not older)
Creative Memories hex punch
Stitched hex nesting dies
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 7/6 until 7/10 until 7/31

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Creative Memories with Sketch N Scrap

While I had this old Creative Memories paper out, I found a few more photos that lend themselves to the colors of this paper collection.  Found this sketch from Sketch N Scrap and it went together pretty easy.

I was also inspired by The Scraproom Group's Color Challenge.

Creative Memories Croptoberfest Season paper and embellishments
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking inks
Creative Memories sticker letters

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Criss Cross Pocket card with Stampin Up and Quick Quotes for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

I must admit I created this card a few weeks ago and yes, I did get it to my mother before Mother's Day.  As soon as I saw this sketch I was reminded of this criss cross pocket card.  I made these once before for Xmas cards and loved them.  I was so happy to revisit this fold.  Of course, I didn't remember and had to find some videos.  I still kind of did my own thing here to fit the sketch.

Here's the sketch.

The insert includes a Quick Quotes coordinating embellishment.  The card is used one 8.5"x11" piece of paper instead of half of one but still creates an A2 card.  Cut the paper in half creating two A2's (;long) and score at 5.5".  Then cut a triangle from the "front" half of the card.  Overlap the back solid panels and adhere.  This will leave you with the two triangular fronts.  The mats and inserts are simply cut down by increments to fit.

 I love the combination of Quick Quotes Farmhouse and Stampin Up Dusty Durango I had to make another one.  I criss crossed the other way on this one and also it doesn't have the Mother's Day theme.  I used dies to create the layered center piece.

The inside of this card.  I stamped a large bold sentiment from Stamplorations.

Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers and embellishments
Stampin Up Dusty Durango paper and ink
Close to My Hearts sentiment
Stampin Up punches
Petaloo flowers
Stitched scallop dies
Stamplorations sentiment stamp (card 2)

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

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


Monday, June 22, 2020

Miss Kate Cuttables Sunshine for Bitten By the Bug 2 Sun Challenge

It is time again for a Bitten By the Bug 2 challenge~Show me the Sun challenge.  Summer Solstice was this past Saturday, the official start of the summer season.  It has more hours of daylight than any day of the year.  I found this great photo of the summer sun over Walden Pond.  I dug out some really old papers with great colors to highlight my photo.

Here are my cuts.  The MKC title was cut with a different sun but I didn't like the colors or style of the sun so I cut another one from Art Philosophy.

I used this sketch from The Scraproom Group on FB.

This is a 3-D embellishment sticker is way more that a year old...from 2013!

Cricut Close to My Heart Art Philosophy-sun
Miss Kate Cuttables-Summer (title)
Creative Memories Seasons paper and embellishments (2013)
Creative Memories tag punch
Distress. Creative Memories and Bazzill card stock
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink Midnight Confessions

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along with Bitten by the Bug 2's Sun challenge until July 6.  Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, June 21, 2020

Steampunk Happy Father's Day card

Happy Father's Day!  I hope all the men get to do something nice today. I had several cards to make this year.  I think I like this one best of all.  I used a hodge podge of die cuts and embellishments and the great sketch below for inspiration.

Here's the sketch from Paper Craft Crew:

Sue Wilson Industrial Chic Mixed Essentials & Swirl
Spellbinders Label Ten
Stampin Up Thoughtful Banners
Colorbox Brown Cat's eye
Brilliance Cosmic Copper ink
misc papers and card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Steampunk DAD card

If you have been reading my blog the past few days, I described my artistic block.  This was the first card that I tried. It sat on my desk for days. I began by stenciling a background with Distress inks.  Then it sat for a few more days. I didn't want to layer too much on top of my handiwork so I used a scrap of paper behind the silhouette die cut.  This is the card I sent my dad.

Tim Holtz Sticker letters 
Distress ink Vintage Photo
Clear Scraps gears stencil
Sue Wilson Industrial Chic Mixed Essentials & Corner
kraft card base
misc paper and card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Graphic 45 Proper Gentlemen with Stampin Up Truly Tailored card

Here's card number two using the combination of Graphic 45 Proper Gentlemen and Stampin Up Truly Tailored.  This time I used the stamp and coordinating punch. I also went with the green papers instead of navy. 

Here is the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday:

Stampin Up Truly Tailored sentiment and punch
Graphic 45 Proper Gentlemen papers
Tim Holtz Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die Bow-Tied
Brilliance Pearlescent Olive ink
Creative Memories card stock and misc card stock and papers
Colorbox Olive Pastel cats eye for edging

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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