Tuesday, January 28, 2014

More ATC's

Here are the last of the ATC craze I was on earlier in the month.  I had previously embossed this inchie back ground with a black magic embossing powder but was at a loss with what to do with it.  I colored a discarded Jerry Garcia stamp from my discarded bin.  I colored him with my alcohol markers.  I am not very good yet.

The side view shows the glittery embossing.  I also added some sparkle to his hair with a pen.

Frieda with washi tape and monkey

Collage back ground with embossed sun and moons.

I embossed on the collage prior to cutting it up into ATC size.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Mojo Monday sketch using The Paper Loft Shades of Gray

These card use The Paper Loft Shades of Gray collection.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut and emboss the scalloped circles. As usual I used Brilliance Graphite Black for embossing ink and Judikins black detail embossing powder.

Here's the sketch I used from Mojo Monday:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Snowflakes...Blog Hop

Welcome to...
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'

Our group is here to inspire you every month with many different projects that have been made by some of the most amazing crafters that I know. We are dedicated to be here to inspire you every single month, on the last Saturday of the month, all year long. Whether it be a specific theme, season, or event.  So, grab yourself a Latte and hop along with us while we proudly show off our projects to you each and every month.

Your first stop along this hop will be with...

Robin Lane with Create-A-Latte 

Here is my project:

This is my first attempt at a digital card.  I used Creative Memories Winter Breeze Digital Kit and sized the project to be A2 size.  I can't wait to print them!

Now, for some candy. This month we will be giving one lucky person a Becky Higgins Project Life Season's Mini Kit. For your chance to win this amazing blog candy you must hop through each one of our talented crafters blogs, be sure to leave everyone a little blog lovin', and if you are not already a follower please become one to each of ladies so that you do not miss a single project that they make.  

Your next stop will be with...

Lori Apgar  @ http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/

If you get lost along the way here is the entire 
line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project. And don't forget to leave everyone a little blog lovin' and become a follower for your chance to win some blog candy. 

1.  Robin Lane with - http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com

3.  Aisha Hall with - www.londonskyedesigns.net

7.  Ann Strecko Koeman with - http://annmakes.blogspot.com

8.  Cathy Derouche with - http://cathyplus5.blogspot.com/

9.  Candice Fields with - http://stampinpearls.blogspot.com

10.  Tami Smith with - http://scrappinmykids.blogspot.com/

12.  Lucy Kelleher with - http://love2createitall.com

14.  Robin Scott with - www.scrapandchat.blogspot.com/

15.  Jessica Wilson with - http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

16.  NannĂ© Harry with - http://nannes-creations.blogspot.com

17.  Angela Chamness with - http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

18.  Jearise Havenga with - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com

Thank you for hoping along with us today and helping us to start our hoping year with a bang!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Paper Loft Shades of Gray ATC's

Here is a set of ATC's I made from The Paper Loft Shades of Gray paper collection.  I was part of an ATC swap with the theme being collage.  I used scraps of the paper to create an 8.5x11 page of collage.  I stamped some swirls in black and embossed some in silver.  Then I went back and stamped some in grey.  I used a leftover glitter heart for the first one and the sentiment comes from Shades of Gray with Tim Holtz tinsel twine and musical washi tape.

This one is my favorite.

I am entering these in the following challenges:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ATC Series One of 2014

  I have a little basket of random diecuts and stamped images that I made but didn't use for some reason.  I started digging through this basket and made these guys!

This is the first ATC I made this year.  I used Stampin Up stamps and ink, Groovy Guava.  I was just playing around with this new stamp set when it arrived and created all these images.  I thought it was a fun way to use them.  I popped some up on pop dots and the "sunshine" is an embossed image from a card I did in a card swap.

Leftovers again, an ATC I cut for a breast cancer swap but didn't use.  Still a cutie with felt, washi tape and bling.

I cut this piece from a sample of braying ink.  It is beautiful ink on glossy cardstock and I had just purchased these peacock feather clear stickers and epoxy flower brads.

To this leftover Xmas sentiment I added earthy owl washi tape and mushrooms to a wood paper.  I love my mushroom stamps I bought on ebay a few years ago.  They are from all of the world and all have mushrooms on them!  Then I added a neat lil mushroom slick sticker.

More wood paper with spare diecut gears.  I spritzed a couple with some different inks.  I think they turned out neat.

Playing with spritzed backgrounds.  All the butterflies are diecuts and stamps from playing around too!  The diecuts are from Spellbinders.  I added a DCWV chipboard sentiment and bling!

I had fun stepping out of the box and I still have a few more series of ATC's I did after this being watching!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Vintage Scale Baby Card using Sizzix embossing folder

You know how the packaging always makes the die cuts look so neat?  I decided to try and recreate the image on the packaging of my latest diecut.  Actually, it was a set of a diecut with an embossing folder from Sizzix.  It was in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby for $4.31!  How could I pass up such a bargain, but now what to make with it?

A baby card!  I wanted to put varying amounts of effort into a couple of different diecuts.

I still ran three different pieces of paper through the Big Shot on both versions, but on the version below I made the "stem" metallic as show in the packaging.

Here are the two completed versions:

Was it worth the extra effort?  In this case, no, I tied a bow on the "stem" so it is not really noticeable.  Let me know what you think.

I used an old D.O.T.S (CTMH) set Oh Happy Day! for the baby feet and the sentiment inside.  I used Recollections green and ivory shimmer, Creative Memories vanilla, DCWV metallic silver cardstocks.  The inks I used were American Craft blush and Stampin Up Bordering Blue and I edged all the green pieces in Colorbox silk green.  I added buttons with floss and a soft fiber bow and a snippet of lace ribbon!

Girl version.

Boy version.

I layered the inside with the same ivory shimmer stamped more images.

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Graphic 45 Wedding Thank You Cards

Most of my wedding thank you's have gone out now, so I can show off my most beautiful!  I just love this series!  I used Graphic 45 Le Romantique Collection, My Beloved.  I tried to cut the paper to get a good section for the card mats.  

On some I added copper stickles, Recollections bling, ribbon, flowers, and miscellaneous buttons laced with floss.

The paper layers are amber metallic cardstock from The Paper Company and more Graphic 45 from On the Boardwalk.

I embossed with Judikins metallic copper.

The card base is ivory shimmer from Michael's.  All the edges are brushed with copper metallic ink.

Thanks for stopping by today!  And thank YOU for everything!  I will be announcing the details of my 100 follower giveaway soon!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In the Zone by The Paper Loft Boy & his dog layout

Another Kerrick layout, this time with Webster.  I have used In the Zone papers Adrenaline, Exhilarating, On Target, Second Gear.  I used a couple of accessory sheets:  Fun & Family.  I stamped all the paws with Stampin up Close to Cocoa and TCP Studio stamps.

I am entering this in the following challenge:

http://onceuponasketchblog.blogspot.com/2014/01/happy-new-year-with-our-january.html until Jan 31

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Paper Loft Everyday Life Boy Layout

It feels like it has been a while since I have scrapbooked.  I have been making cards and some ATC's most recently.  But, I just printed over 600 pictures at Walgreen's because I had scrapbooked all my printed pictures for my chronological album.  I printed the last few months of 2011!  I find this past year using challenges and sketches has definitely improved my scrapbooking.  First of all you must know, I use the Creative Memories Power Layout method.  I can layout a entire years worth of photos.  One year is usually about 4 albums, I have the albums (not yet in actual albums) stored in 4 iris containers.  When presented with a sketch or challenge I started looking through my "power layout" boxes, as I go through I put the papers and embellishments or just a note reminding myself of what I want to use with those particular photos.  So when presented with a sketch say for one photo, I can go through my power layouts and find such a page.  I don't do too many layouts with just one photo, I take so many photographs and I love each one.  However, this particular event was a cell phone pic taken at Joe's Crab Shack.  It was not a special occasion, just a treat on a cool October evening.

I have used The Paper Loft Everyday Life collection.  You may have noticed my new button, I am a new design team member!  Yeah!  Here I have used the following papers:  No Excuses,  Greener Pastures and both sides of Sky's the Limit and Forward Progress.   I used the Good Times Accessory Sheet and Cosmic Alphabet.  I fussy cut some arrows from Forward Progress and put them on pop dots.

I am entering this layout in the following challenges:

 until Jan 30

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Paper Loft In the Zone Boy Layout

Happy Birthday, today is Kerrick's birthday.  He is 15 today so this picture is a little old from 2011, but this is where I am at in my chronological scrapbook.  This layout is made from The Paper Loft In the Zone collection.  I used On Target as the background, In Sync as the mat, the layers are both sides of Automatic, Adrenaline and Stay Focused.  I used the Authentic Accessory Sheet.  I used my Creative Memories CCS circles to cut the circles from On Target and put them on pop dots.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

http://www.letsgetsketchy.blogspot.com/2014/01/its-new-year-of-sketches-and.html until Jan 31