Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sketch n Scrap Card sketch

 I just loved how this little card turned out! 

The sentiment stamp is Stampin Up and I used the emboss resist technique again.  I used SU Summer Sun, Wild Wasabi and Groovy Guava.  The embossing powder is Judikins pastel which is more of a pearl.  I used a Scrapmart Spellbinders exclusive die for the gloss on glossy card stock.  I think the paper is Jillibean which I cut with a Kiwi Lane Designs template.  Other ingredients:
Creative Memories shimmer card stock
Bazzill textured card stock
W R washi tape
Queen & Co Bling
Green fiber

I layered the washi on white card stock to make is clean and bright.

Here's the sketch

Here's all three cards together:

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The Creating Blog Hops Cafe Wedding/Anniversary May Blog Hop

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this month's blog hop
The Creating Blog Hops Café

This month's theme is... Wedding or Anniversary. We have made some wonderful projects to share with you and to give some inspiration for those upcoming summer weddings.

Our Hostess for this hop is...

Our wonderful Sponsor for this month's hop is...

Alicia is giving one lucky person a wonderful
wedding themed page kit from Mambi.

So, sit back and grab yourself a Latte' as we dare to amaze you with our projects.

I made today's project in a class from Clear scraps at Great Lakes Mega Meet earlier this month.  I took the class knowing my recent wedding photos would be used!  I am going to punch holes in them and string a black ribbon for hanging.  I am creating a wall of our wedding photos including the one everyone signed at our reception.

I am pretty sure we used a My Mind's eye collection.


Page 2

Here's my double page layout:

Here's the class example:


Destination 12x12 Acrylic Layout
Instructor: Susan Frase
Sponsored by: Clear Scraps
Clear Scraps has put together this beautiful double page 12x12 acrylic layout class
Special requirements: 
3 N 1 adhesive both by Beacon (You must have a solvent based adhesive) and foam dots. 

As you can see I changed it up a bit once I got home and finished the project. I added some 3-D flowers since this will be a wall hanging. I put the date in a different place and used different stickers.
One of the best tips for using the acrylic sheets was to outline the edge with a paint pen!  It really makes it stand out.  I loved working with the acrylic and purchased several more sheets in their booth.  I can't wait to play more!

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If  you get lost along the way here is the entire line-up for todays hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project.
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Thank you for hoping along with us today and I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on .

Today is the last day for my month of giveaways! Check it out for you chance to win not only today's blog candy but much more!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Judikins Stamp using Emboss Resist Technique

I had so much fun trying the Scrapbook Blessings Emboss Resist challenge.  I watched their video and the next one to pop up was about a more detailed stamp emboss resist technique using Wink of Stella to highlight.  So that is what I did!  As soon as I watched that video I thought of this wonderful stamp from Judikins that I have not used yet.  It makes me think of summer and particularly summer music festivals.

I made three cards and the images all turned out a little different although I used Stampin Up Groovy Guava, Summer Sun, Bordering Blue, Wild Wasabi and Mix'd Media honey inks on all of them.  I dug through my "orange" papers and found this old rice paper which went great with the groovy guava ink.  I also found this neat border stamp which I believe is from hero arts.  I used groovy guava on that image.  I used a shimmer green paper and Kiwi Lane Designs accents template to cut the flower/sun shape.  The flower was some candy from the Scrapbook Blessings FB group!  Thanks ladies!

I also added some Queen & Co green pearl bling and WR washi on two sides of the handmade paper.

Close up of the wink of stella.

All three cards together.

Another close up of the sparkle! 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget my blog candy giveaway ends May 31
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Birthday Cake! DCWV Taj Mahal & GrandDiva's May sketch challenge

 Today I am using a sketch with DCWV Taj Mahal stack.  I embossed some metallic gold paper for the banner.  The circle and tab are cut from Creative Memories card stock.  The circle with the CM CCS and the tab with Kiwi Lane tiny bracket template set.  CM sticker letters for the title.  Accented with gold wink of stella.

Here is the sketch:

Bling and brads from Echo Park and my stash finish off the layout.

This was absolutely my favorite birthday cake EVER!  (that was not made by my mother's hands).

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Model A Steampunk Layout

Whew!  I worked a while on this one!  So many details I don't know where to begin!  First of all this is my uncle's car that he rebuilt/refurbished.  He has completed a few.  He is so very good at it!  
Hot off the Press Time for Fun paper
HOTP dazzles Steampunk stickers
HOTP Steampunk 3-D papier tole die cuts
The Paper Loft Gentler Times Afternoon Tea paper
Jolee's Steampunk gear border
DCWV metallic gold card stock
CM black shimmer card stock
CM sticker letters
various gears, keys, brads and spinners from Stampin Up, The Paper Studio & Tim Holtz
several Sizzix die cuts, label, gears, movers and shapers gears, and Tim Holtz truck
I think that just about covers everything but I may have missed a detail.

Close up of title and layers of gears.

Close up of the Jolee's border

Close up of tag,  I believe it is from Hobby Lobby then I added some dazzles and a gear at the hole.

Close up of truck, gold layered on shimmer black card stock.

Another view

Sorry for so many pictures but I just love this layout!!  I thought the paper fit the pictures so well!

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Altered Letters ~ M is for Morgan

Happy Birthday Morgan!  Today I am showing you Morgan's Christmas present because it is her birthday today!
The letter was white but I had in mind a soft girly camouflage with not pink so I painted crème on top of the white.

Then I began to use a sponge to sponge on some various colors of acrylic paint.

I filled it in for the most part and finally went back with some painted mesh that I pushed down and back up fairly quickly.  It gave this letter just the effect I was looking for!

Added some peachy and brown flowers with bling...

And some great fibers!

Some of the paint is textured.

This is my favorite letter I created for my girls' Christmas gifts.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Paper Loft & Pagemap #3

Today I have used The Paper Loft Everyday Life Collection again.  I used the Page Map #3 from :

I added a few enameled dots here and there.  The "family" title is an old Creative Memories sticker layered on Paper Loft paper.  There is also a Martha Stewart ribbon in there...

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget about my big giveaway!! which ends May 31

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Paper Loft & Sketch N Scrap Sketch

Today I have used The Paper Loft's Everyday Life collection for this awesome layout!  It was supposed to be a regular layout for my scrapbook but I started adding all these light bulbs!  I thought they were appropriate since my husband works with electricity.  This is him and his dad at Christmas in 2011.  I am now going to frame it and give it to my FIL for Father's Day. 

Here's the sketch I used:

Some of the embellishments are Tim Holtz, some are The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby and I bet some are Recollections from Michael's.  I think the spinners are from Stampin Up.  The sticker letters are from The Paper Loft, too.  7 Gypsies paper tape is layered behind the picture.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

DCWV May Sketch Birthday Layout

What a beautiful day and I started the day with a brisk walk of the dog and I have gotten so much accomplished!  I just loved how this layout turned out.  I used the May DCWV sketch and their Taj Mahal paper stack.  I also used a Sizzix folder to emboss some beautiful metallic gold paper!  I was so happy with it!  I cut out the center to make it a frame and embossed a small strip with a different folder for the bottom portion.  Of course, I have added:
Queen & Co felt strip
Queen & Co bling
Resin Flower brads
Fabric flowers
Metallic fibers
Recollections bling
Darice bling
Creative Memories gold stickers & title sticker
Rub on quote
And here is the sketch:
 Close up of the embossing.
Another view:

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