Thursday, September 30, 2021

Kindred Stamps Gal Pals Birthday Card

Welcome to my blog today.  I am showing off my SIL's birthday card.  She is a big fan of the gal pals.  I loved it and I can't wait to send her a card with more of the gals. I did color a round of all the gals and this is number 3.  I will be sure to post the fourth project when it gets completed.


I enjoyed coloring the gals.  I feel like I need to work on skin tones.


Ingredients:
Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched rectangle
paper from my stash

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thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Kindred Stamps Everything Irie! with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello, today I am using the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch, Kindred Stamps images and a variety of alcohol markers to create a special card.  I sent this card to a friend I met in Jamaica.  He really enjoyed the card.  We are headed back in January.


Here's the sketch:
 

Ingredients:
Kindred Stamps Travel to Jamiaca
My Favorite Things Double Stitched Circles
Stampin up Decorative Label punch
Various alcohol markers
misc card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for the next week.

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Monday, September 27, 2021

Cricut Witching Hour Bitten by the Bug 2's Witches and Ghouls

Hello and welcome to the latest challenge for Bitten by the Bug 2's latest challenge Witches and Ghouls.  My favorite time of year, October and more specifically Halloween.  I am so excited to present my first holiday card this season.


Here's a close up of my cuts.  I let my cuts do the speaking and layered them on a starry background paper.  The lime green just pops!


Ingredients:
Cricut Mini Monster images and Access witch costume
misc papers and card stock

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Join us for Bitten by the Bug 2's Witches and Ghouls challenge for the next two weeks.  Thank you for stopping by

Alicia
 

Karen Burniston Ms. Claus and Penguin Season's Greetings card

Hello, this is my final card for the Inspiration Team today.  I jumped ahead a season to create this Karen Burniston winter card.  I have always had so much fun playing with her animals and characters.  The first time I use one of her dies, I will go to Karen Burniston YouTube channel and watch her assembly video.  This is my first time using the Winter Animals set so I watched that video. 


I very much enjoy her tips such as using the die as a stencil.  I used it here to detail the hat on the penguin with a white gel pen.  I used the same plaid paper for Ms. Claus's suit and the penguin's hat and scarf.


I layered some trees cut from a green patterned paper on white glitter stitched hillside border.  I used the same white glitter paper for Ms. Claus's trim and the penguin's pom on his hat. I colored Ms. Claus's cheeks and cut her glasses from silver metallic paper.  I layered all the pieces on patterned paper.  I layered the the snowy hill cut on the patterned paper then die cut the stitched rectangle for a uniform look.

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

DCWV Boy layout with Sketches in Thyme sketch

Hello, I do hope this adorable face brightens your day.  Regular readers will recognize my sweet nephew.  I have had this photo on my desk for a while and I was so excited to finally scrap it.  I loved all the fun circles and strips in this week's Sketches in Thyme sketch.
 

You can find the sketch and enter HERE.


The DCWV paper stack I used really is great for boy layouts.  It has cowboy, astronaut and pirate themed pages in addition to these super hero papers.


The super hero is perfectly placed here.


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Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to play along at Sketches in Thyme until the end of the month.

Alicia

Monday, September 20, 2021

Altenew Gradiant Stripes Die for Dies R Us

 Hello, I have several cards I created with the Altenew Gradient Stripes die.  This die really lends itself to using the negative pieces.  Therefore, it works great in creating many cards in one sitting.  I used pattern paper to make the cards even more interesting.

All of the cards use Quick Quotes double sided designer paper, using double sided papers is another great way to stretch the negatives.  This first card uses the inside of a pattern paper.


This card uses the outside filled with a more solid but still patterned paper.  I used a coordinating solid paper to die cut the sentiment.


This card uses the same paper collection with a different paper.


Another view.  I just love how the inlaid pieces fit perfectly.


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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Quick Quotes Sympathy card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Welcome to this week's inspiration for the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I am low on sympathy cards so I took the opportunity with this sketch.


Here is the sketch:






Ingredients:
Quick Quotes papers
Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched rectangles
Savvy stamps sympathy stamp
Stampin Up Baja Breeze ink
Spellbinders Grommet Tags die
fiber

Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for the next week. 
Thank you for reading my blog today.

Alicia

Monday, September 13, 2021

Bitten by the Bug 2's Celebrating Grandparents challenge

Hi there and welcome to my project for Bitten by the Bug 2's Grandparent challenge.  I have created a layout of my grandmother.  She is/was one of my heroines.  She did so many brave things in her lifetime.  One of the first was to continue high school despite the fact she married.  It was war and my grandfather was over seas, so she continued her life as usual including participating on the girl's basketball team.  She said she was booed for being a married woman continuing school and continuing sports.  Shocking for the early 40's I suppose.  I always loved that story.

 



Cricut cuts: Bicycle and Just like riding a bike
GCD/Melody Ross Homespun papers and embellishments
misc card stock

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Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Bitten by the Bug 2's Grandparent challenge for the next two weeks.

Alicia

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Kindred Stamps Rock On - Happy Birthday Freddie

Today I want to celebrate what would have been the 75th birthday of this legend. I actually made this card for a friend and he loved it.  I am super happy about the renewed interest in Freddie thanks to the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody.  That reminds me of the scene from Wayne's World in the car...lol  I really wish I owned that Kindred Stamps set.  If you are about my age I don't need to say anymore, if not here's a video.


I colored my image to match a photo, next time I will change up the clothing colors.


I threw it together pretty quickly but I like how it turned out.


Ingredients:
Close to my Heart Rock On stamp set
DCWV Rockstar paper stack
Stitched Hex dies
Frantic Stamper Stitched Corner Cut tags
misc alcohol markers including Spectrum Noir Pewter
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
silver card stock

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Thanks so much for stopping by

Alicia