Monday, August 31, 2015

Recycled Packaging Shabby Chic cards

These are some cards I made for a recent swap with recycled materials.  I used paper crafts packaging.  I think they turned out really pretty.

Stampin Up Perfect Pennants
Anna Grifin Chalkboard ink green
Michael's trim
vintage buttons
handmade pins: beads
packaging: 7 Gypsies, Jenni Bowlin, Crate Paper, Coats and Clark
Quick Quotes sage shadow and midnight confession ink
Spellbinders Label 4
paper scraps

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



Friday, August 28, 2015

Make it Masculine Blog Hop

Welcome to the

Get ready for some great ideas on cards, layouts and other crafty goodness for the men in your life.
We'd like to say a HUGE THANKS to

and they are giving away

All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.
That's it! It really is easy. 
Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too.

Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).
You should have arrived here from Sarah!
Now on with the hop!

I did a layout of my boys hiking.  Only one is my biological son, but I am spent a great many hours with the other two!

Creative Memories Earthy Outdoor Additions paper and sticker
Kiwi Lane templates: Elements 1 & 2, Cedar Trails 3A, Explore 2T, Clara Lane 1A, 2A
Martha Stewart Rub Ons
GDT Camo paper
washi tape
CM brown paper and other misc card stock
Paper House sticker

Don't forget to comment on this post from your chance to win.

Your next stop is Tristan!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Another Fairy Garden

For last month's Guest Designer spot at Unstampabelles, I create a second fairy garden.  The one contains no succulents and is in a vintage pot from my grandmother.  I added a little gnome to this one.

Thanks for taking a look!


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sketchabilities sketch with Creative Memories Earthy Outdoor papers

I just started scrapping my "hike" pictures with the dogs and I just couldn't stop.  First there were the "Javin" pics and now my boy's pics...well one.  He doesn't like to smile for me.

Recollections Splat stamps
Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress ink
Creative Memories Earthy Outdoor scrap papers
Creative Memories cement paper
Impression Obsession stamp (trees)
Anna Griffin Chocolate ink
Mixed Media leather ink
Quick Quotes Mocha Moma, Khaki, Blue Hawaii
Stampin Up Banner Punch and Ticket Punch
Heidi Swapp Chartreuse spray ink
Tattered Angels Tattered Leather spray ink
Cricut Old West font title
TCP Studio The Great Outdoors stickers (compass, title block and fox)
Martha Stewart stickers (trail)
washi tape
CM brown pen

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 24, 2015

National Dog Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Dog Day Blog Hop! 

If you came from Kim at Katydid Cards' Blog you are in right spot. But you if you just happen to come to my blog you want to start the fun at Haidee's Blog to start the fun!!!

We are excited to have you hop with us! Each blogger participating in this hop is featuring a crafty project having to do with "Dog(s)".

You'll find unique ideas that have to do with Dog(s). We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way. 

Be sure to leave a comment at each hop to show some Bloggie Love and to qualify to win a Prize.

It would be nice i you could follow their blog too but not a must.

The prize will be a $15 gift card to your choice of the following stores:

Now unto my  Doggie crafty project..

I did two layouts today.  One of my dog, Webster and one of his buddy Walter.  I used my Cricut Design Space subscription so forgive me for not noting the cartridges used.

I finally got a chance to use my 12" pawprint embossing folder!  I got it for a $1 one year at Mega Meet in Michigan.

KI paper overlay
Basic Grey 25th and Pine paper
Cricut Cuts
black and cream card stock
DCWV Pet mat stack
Darice 12" embossing folder
Recollections washi tape

Here's Webster helping me create layouts:

Now on to Webster's best buddy Walter!

I used some clear iris stickles on the title to make the teal match the glittery teal in the DCWV mat stack.  I added Antique linen distress stickles to the hearts to tone done the red.

Paw print acetate overlay
DCWV Pet mat stack
Cricut cuts (dog is a Collie but I changed the coloring and thought he looked close enough to a Sheltie)
tan, teal, black and red card stock
metal photo corners
chalk board doily

Your Next stop is Nana's Scrap spot!!

Here is a list of the line up. Just in case if you get lost:

Come back to Haidee's ( Blog, Thursday August 27 to see IF you are the WINNER.


I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 8/28x until 9/5x

Thanks Alicia!

Magenta Fairy Card

Today, I did a little bit of coloring with my new Copic markers I won! I saw a fairy challenge over at Aud sentiments challenge blog and a great color scheme at Chocolate baroque challenge blog and this card was born!

I used the floral border stamp, Versamark ink, and Judikins clear detail embossing powder for the border.  

Magenta Fairy stamp
American Craft Black ink
Judikins clear detail and avocado twinkle embossing powders
Wink of Stella clear
Copic markers: V12, V15, E00, E35
American Craft Chromatix alcohol markers
glossy white card stock
K & Co Recycled paper (purple)
Stampology floral border stamps
green card stock
Riley & Co sentiment
American Crafts sheer ribbon
lavender bias tape
Mark Richards cabachons
Spellbinders labels (two different)
Quick Quotes: Brandywine & Green Tea

Here's my haul from Cre8ivecindy's blog:

Thanks Cindy!  You have more than doubled my Copic collection!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Current Challenge

I won!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lasting Memories Sketch Challenge with Creative Memories Earthy Outdoors Addition

This is my very last full sheet from my Creative Memories Earthy Outdoor Additions kit.  I have just a couple of photo mats and stickers left.  I thought this last sheet fit perfectly with the sketch challenge at Lasting Memories this month.  Since I didn't have much paper left, I cut a photo mat in half for the blue bottom layer.  

Here is the sketch.  There is also a twist to the challenge: use something with feathers!

The sketch came together so easy, I thought I have to do something else though to make this layout pop.  That's when I remembered a blog post I read just Friday over at Unruly Paper Arts about enameling chipboard.  Please forgive, it was my first try at this technique. I used a mixed color ink pad to get different colors on the feathers then I used several layers of glassy glaze from Stampin Up.  My primary problem was that the feathers were so small they kept blowing over from the heat gun.  I think I will do better next time I try and I can't wait!

Creative Memories Earthy Outdoor Addition kit
CM Sticker letters and leaf sticker
TCP Studio The Great Outdoors stickers
Jenni Bolin Chipboard feathers
Color Box Cocoa and At the Beach inks
Stampin Up Glassy Glaze
Quick Quotes Java chalk

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Friday, August 21, 2015

Quick Quotes Inky Inspirations: State of Mine

Good morning from Ohio!  Alicia with you today illustrating  Quick Quotes Powder Puff chalking inks with a stencil.  Stencils have always been an important tool in crafting but with new and fresh designs coming out regularly they have regained popularity.  When I picked up this great stencil, my mind was racing with possibilities!  The image would not fit on an A2 card so I created my own card bases of various sizes.

To create this image
  • First tape down your stencil with some washi tape.  Tape out your state of choice as well.
  • Ink your stencil with your color choice, mine was Blue Jeans PowderPuff Chalking Ink
  • Reverse your taped out state.  Uncover and washi tape around be sure you have enough coverage for inking your state without transferring unwanted color on the other states.
  • Ink your choice state with color of choice, mine was Red Hot PowderPuff Chalking Ink
  • Remove stencil

Ohio is not my home state.  Which meant I had to make a Georgia map as well.  I also made a Texas version for a friend in Texas.  I added some ribbon and red bling/stickers to the image to give it a pop!

Quick Quotes Products:

Other ingredients:
The Crafters Workshop Map stencil
bling, stickers and ribbon from my stash
white and red card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for taking a look today!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sketch N Scrap card sketch

Good morning readers!  Today is the 20th so I have for you the second card sketch for Sketch N Scrap for August.  I wasn't entirely happy with the fact I could not get my background splattered exactly like the sketch but I think it is still pretty.

Here's the sketch:

Tattered Angels chalkboard spray ink Mantis
Tattered Angels Twinkle Yellow spray ink
Smooch Spritz Sea Kiss spray ink
white and blue card stock
W R feelin groovy paper (green strip)
Spellbinders die and stamp set:  Sunny Days
sentiment: CTMH Rain or Shine
Stampin Up Ballet Blue & Summer Sun
QQ Powder Puff chalk Lemondade, Blue Jeans, Green with Envy

Please visit Sketch N Scrap to enter any of this month's challenges!

I would like to enter this design in the following challenges: until 8/21x until 8/22 until 8/25x until 8/31x until 9/2

I was spotlighted!

Thanks for stopping by!