Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Ink Road Stamps Don't Poke the Dragon with Distress inks for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Today's card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was super fun to make.  I really wanted to use my some of my latest stamps.  I used two different dragon sets.  I loved the dragon's eye from one set with the sentiment from another.


Here's the sketch from Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge.  I reversed the sentiment and image because of the direction the dragon's eye faced.


I began this project by stamping and embossing the sentiment and image.  I then used various Distress inks to create a mixed green background.  I added strips of gorgeous foil papers to the edges. The final touch was a black lace ribbon.


Ingredients:
Sentimentally Yours Wings Collection Dragons stamps
Ink Road Stamps Don't Poke the Dragon sentiment stamp
American Craft Black Pigment ink
PSX Black detail embossing powder
Judikins Mattekote paper
Distress inks: Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint and Rustic Wilderness
paper and fiber from my stash

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:









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


Thanks for stopping by

Alicia


Monday, July 25, 2022

Creative Memories Cheerful Power Palette with Sketches in Thyme sketch

Welcome to my month Sketches in Thyme inspiration.  This time around I am scrapping my January 2022 vacation to Jamaica.  This is us with our besties.  The story behind the photos is a fun one.  Would you like to know more about Lance in the Pants?


First, here is the sketch from Sketches in Thyme.


So another friend of ours, found these lovely crocheted pants.  She decided it would be a hoot to get Lance to wear the pants for charity.  He had no idea she had purchased the pants and brought them on vacation. He was floored when he discovered the plot his wife and friends had planned.  He had no choice but to go along.  We took donations and for enough money, one could have their photo with "Lance in the Pants".  I believe we raised over $1000 for Jamaican charities. All in all it was fun day except for poor Lance who had to wear the pants for hours.  He did rock them well!


Ingredients:

Creative Memories Cheerful Power Palette including paper, stickers and die cuts

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

Alicia

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Miss Kate Cuttables Summer Day layout

Happy Summer! I can't believe it's been 4 years since we took this trip.  This is a pretty simple layout and really focuses on the photo. My husband was so happy in this moment. I used a subtle chevron patterned paper. The grass is also a subtle print of green polka dots.  


I haven't used my Cricut in 6 months but I have turned it on once again!



Cricut cuts:
Miss Kate Cuttable title image
grass cut
stitched circle

other ingredients:
Little Yellow Bicycle paper
misc papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:


Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Tim Holtz Simple Plaid and Kindred Stamps Make Limoncello for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog today.  I was in a bright and cheery mood when I created this card.  I have a friend who makes limoncello regularly.  This would be perfect for her. I had yet to use my Tim Holtz Plaid die and I thought it would be a great twist on the sketch.  I cut this out of white paper which set the way for a small print pattern paper.  I found this lovely lemon paper in my stash.  I have no idea what brand it is.  I searched my stash (on Evernote) and found the lemon's in this Close to my Heart set.


Here is the sketch:


Here's a close up of the details. I stamped the lemons with Stampin Up pens to keep the yellow and green separate.  I used the green to stamp the Kindred Stamps sentiment.  I then die cut it with a stitched sentiment strip. 


Ingredients:
Sizzix Tim Holtz Simple Plaid die
Close to My Heart One in a Melon
Stampin Up Daffodil Delight and Call me Clover ink
Kindred Stamps Sea Monster's sentiment
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Sentiment Strips
papers from stash

I would like to enter this in the following this card in the following challenges:



Play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday.


Thanks for stopping by.

Alicia


Monday, July 4, 2022

Happy Fourth with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Good day and welcome to my blog on this American Holiday.  This morning I am using the latest sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge. I am fond of making two-fer's but this sketch was a no brainer to create two considering the diagonal cut in the papers.


Here is the sketch.


Here's card number two.  I have to say how impressed I was with myself for using some extremely old paper...I mean this has to be close to 20 years old. Ya, I am a hoarder but it feels so good to use it up!!!


It's hard to determine in the photo but the white fiber has some shiny elements.




Ingredients:
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Old Glory and Movers and Shapers Mini Old Glory
My Favorite Things Double Stitched Ovals
EK Success Fiber Adornments
misc papers and card stock

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:






Don't forget to play along with this great sketch until Sunday at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Alicia


Saturday, June 25, 2022

Island Getaway Layout for Sketches in Thyme

Welcome to my latest Sketches in Thyme inspiration.  These photos of are myself and Tonya from The War and Treaty.  I don't often like to have my photo taken especially in my swimsuit but I could not resist the opportunity to meet this special woman.


Here is the sketch.


A close up of my cluster.  I used a swath of netting, paper flowers, die cut shells and starfish, real shells, stickers and a brad.
 

I die cut the scallop circle and used the CM custom cutting system on the rest.


I stamped this sentiment.


Another view.


Ingredients:
Scrapbook paper from Megameet. I remember this lady was an artist and she made her paintings into pages.  It was not marked.
Kindred Stamps Travel to Jamaica stamp set
Momento Tuxedo black ink
Paper House stickers Tropical Paradise
Sizzix Hello Kitty Starfish and shells die
Creative Memories tag punch and custom cutting system dies
Martha Stewart paper flowers
netting, shells, chipboard sticker and a glitter seashell brad
Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles
misc card stock (Bazzill) and papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:


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

Alicia












Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Alcohol Ink Panel with Stampin Up Tin Tile embossing folder for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Happy Summer Solstice and welcome to my latest post for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. This week we are partnering with Double Trouble challenge with a twist to create your own background.  I did double duty on the twist. I embossed the yellow paper and added a piece of alcohol background.

  

Here is the sketch:




This version I created for my SIL's birthday last week. 

 

The embossing folder is 6x6 so I was able to snip a square from the leftovers on which to mount the butterfly.


I used a die cut sentiment for both, I placed this one inside of the card.


Ingredients:
Alcohol inks on mixed media paper
Stampin Up Sizzix Tin Tile 3D 6x6 Embossing folder
K & Co paper butterflies
Karen Burniston Word Set 1 - Greetings (card 1)
Spellbinders Phrases set one (card 2 inside)
misc card stock
ribbon and gems


Don't forget to play along with this great sketch until Sunday at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.



Thanks for reading my blog today.

Alicia


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Ink Road Stamps Just too colorful for words with Kindred Stamps for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog, I wanted to get this month kicked off with something bright and fun for my Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge inspiration.  What better way than using my Kindred Stamps Rainbow Pride paper pack along with a Kindred image and Ink Road Stamps sentiment.


Here's this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch.




In this photo you can see the Judikins Diamond Glaze I used on the eyeglasses. I also added a few highlights of metallic gold to the glass rims and shoes.


Ingredients:
Kindred Stamps Rainbow Pride 6x6 paper and Rock On stamp
Ink Road Stamps Magnolias sentiment stamp
Creative Memories paper
various alcohol markers
metallic gold pen
Judikins Diamond Glaze
Colorbox Black Pigment ink
Judikins Clear and Black Detail embossing powder

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:










Don't forget to play along with this great sketch until Sunday at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.



Thanks for reading my blog today.

Alicia

Friday, May 27, 2022

Kindred Stamps You're Just a Ray of F'in Sunshine Cards (Warning Profanity)

 Hello Sunshine!  I just love these cards but I am fond of the f word. I sat down and created a series of these experimenting with various stencils as backgrounds.  I used various colors of Distress inks.

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Ingredients:
Kindred Stamps Cursive Curses
Colorbox Mix'd Media Black ink
Judikins "northwoods" mix*
Distress inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber and Mustard seed
Tim Holtz Rays stencil
white card stock 
yellow A2 card base

Ingredients:
Kindred Stamps Cursive Curses
Colorbox Mix'd Media Black ink
Judikins "northwoods" mix*
Distress inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber and Mustard seed
Sun die from Darice Summer Vacation set
stencil and yellow paper from my stash
white A2 card base

This is my least favorite, I was trying to balance the rays and I feel I did succeed with that element. However, they don't radiate correctly for my eye.
We are often our own harshest critic. Tell me what you think below.

Ingredients:
Kindred Stamps Cursive Curses
Colorbox Mix'd Media Black ink
Judikins "northwoods" mix*
Distress inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber and Mustard seed
Sun die from Darice Summer Vacation set
stencil and yellow paper from my stash
white A2 card base



http://snarkystampers.blogspot.com/2022/05/soss-210-f-is-for-f-words.html until 5.27.22





Thank you for stopping by today.

Alicia

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Creative Memories Nancy O'Dell Hummingbird Beautiful Baby Page with Sketches in Thyme

Welcome to my latest Sketches in Thyme inspiration.  For today's page I used some vintage Creative Memories papers and embellishments.  Do you know how you hoard the prettiest papers for just the perfect pictures...well, today's photos deserve ALL those papers.  These photos are absolutely gorgeous.  Obviously, they are professional but I was happy to scrapbook such precious moments. 


Here is the sketch.




I added plenty of flowers and bling to the page.



The paper butterflies were part of the coordinating embellishment pack.


Die cuts, paper flowers and buttons.


More pearls and bling, paper flowers, a button and a resin bird.


Ingredients:
Creative Memories Nancy O'Dell Hummingbird collection including papers, die cuts and sticker letters
misc embellishments including bling, resin, paper flowers, buttons
Spellbinders Label die

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:
https://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/lm-598-wedding-inspiration-something-new.html (new baby)


Play along until the end of the month with Sketches in Thyme.  Thank you for stopping by today.


Alicia