Sunday, August 5, 2018

Hay There

We've got a card and layout DT sketch reveal going on today at Creative Inspiration. Every Sunday we have this challenge and I love seeing all the different takes from our DT members. I decided to use the card sketch this week.

Here's the sketch

I just loved this sketch with the pocket! I immediately felt like I had to do a down on the farm theme with this sketch. As  you can see I turned the sketch. For the pocket I took some Core'dinations whitewashed color core paper and distressed it to bring out the blue so it would look more like a jean pocket. I stitched around the edges by hand and added the rivets to the top of the pocket. I wanted to use some red checked paper but couldn't find any so settled for the blue and die cut the frame with some red paper.  I die cut the rooster, hen and little chick and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I stamped the chicken within the frame and added the little tag and also stamped the tag with hay there. I had so much fun making this card.

I hope you'll stop by Creative Inspiration to check out our reveal and play along with us! 

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Surfer Girl

I got another layout done for the mini crop going on at Creative Inspiration. This challenge theme was summer fun. These photos were perfect for that theme. This was last summer at Ocean City, NJ. My granddaughter really conquered her fears of the water in the week we were there. The 1st day she would only jump over the tiniest waves holding someone's hand but by the end of the week she was actually riding the waves with her surfboard. Can't wait to see what she'll do this summer!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

1st Holy Communion

We've got our monthly mini crop going on over at Creative Inspiration this week and I finally got a chance to play along. I chose to do a layout for the Celebration challenge.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Beach Card

Here's my take on the July sketch challenge at Scrapping For Less. I used the June card kit which was full of beach themed products. I just love the beachy sentiments with this kit!

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Special Day

Here's a layout I did for the Sketches in Thyme Blog DT Sketch Reveal. We have a new sketch every week and each day a different DT Member does their interpretation of the sketch. It's a lot of fun to see all the different takes on the same sketch.

Here's the sketch

I loved this sketch the minute I saw it and couldn't wait to work with it. I started with a very pale yellow and white background and then stamped around where the photo was going. I matted the photos with black to make them pop against the pale background. I added some gold paper behind the main photo but just on one side and used the same paper and mixed it in with some washi tape on the bottom corner and behind the smaller photo. I inked all the hearts with gold ink and the title was cut on my Cricut.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Summer School - Repetition

Here's my last card for the My Favorite Things Summer School session 1. This lesson was in repetition which I don't usually do so it took me a while to come up with this design.

I stamped the flowers using the MFT Circle Scribble Flowers and then used the MFT Scribbles    Die-namics. The sentiment is from Brutus Monroe which I stamped in black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

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Easy Background Technique

I've got a tutorial/tip challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. I was looking for an easy new technique and found this on Youtube by Jennifer McGuire Ink. Here's the link to her video

I had just gotten this stamp with a card kit from Scrapping for Less and thought it would be perfect for this background.  I just love how this turned out!

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Summer School - Complementary Colors

Here's another card for the My Favorite Things Summer School. This lesson was about using complementary colors. I chose to use orange and blue.

This was a quick and easy card once I decided on the colors. I used all MFT stamps and just stamped away. 

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Summer School - White Space

This My Favorite Things Summer School class was about white space. Now I love white space projects but very rarely make a card with white space.

I just love this little guy and that sentiment goes perfectly with him. Both stamps are from My Favorite Things.

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Summer School - Primary Colors

Here's another card I've made for the My Favorite Things summer school. This lesson was about using only the primary colors of red, blue and yellow. This one really took some thinking....not as easy as it sounds!

All the stamps I used on this card were from the Scrapping For Less June card kit. This was such a fun kit with all the beach related items!

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