Thursday, January 19, 2017

Lover's Key

Here's a layout I did for an inspiration challenge over at Creative Inspiration. The mood board used for the inspiration was pictures of beaches and all things summer. So I decided to do a layout about Lover's Key in Florida.


This was a quick and easy page. I took 3 different metallic gellatos and scribbled on the white background paper and then dipped my finger in water and went over top the gellatos to blend them together.  The shells on here are from Lover's Key and I used some of the Best Glue Ever to get a good strong hold. Love that glue!

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Luray Museum

I've got a layout up today at the ScraPerfect Blog.  We took a trip in October of last year and headed up to the Boston area to see the kids and on the way home we drove down Skyline Drive in Virginia and stopped at Luray Caverns. We found the Luray Museum next door and just had to take pictures of us sitting in this chair made from the base of a huge tree trunk.


I started by getting a little messy using a stencil and modeling paste to create a wood grain looking background. Then I added a few rust colored splats using Lindy's Stamp Gang starburst dauber. I love those things, they are so fun to play with!
While that was drying, I matted my photos with some corrugated paper. I've always had a hard time getting things to adhere well to that type of paper. I used the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap and it worked so well. I was able to get fine lines of glue along the raised parts of the corrugated paper using the  No Clog Writing Cap with the fine tip.


For two of the corners I cut some really thin strips of Core'dinations paper and ran them through my Cuttlebug using a wood grain embossing folder and then sanded them to get the green to come through. Again, I used the Best Glue Ever along with the No Clog Writing Cap with the fine tip to get just the right amount of glue on the tiny strips of paper.


The title is made from stickers and I never have luck with them sticking. So, just in case they don't hold on their own I added a dab of the Best Glue Ever to the back of each letter.  I dare them to fall off now!! lol


Then I decided to add some flowers so naturally I used more of the Best Glue Ever and even used it to hold the twine and strips of paper under the flowers.


Here's another look at the finished layout


Thanks for stopping by and please stop by the ScraPerfect Blog and see all the different things you can do using their fabulous products. 


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Trees

I had a project up at The Robin's Nest Blog several days ago and wanted to show you my project. This photo was taken along Skyline Drive in Virginia last fall. I love old trees like this...it just makes me wonder how old it really is and why it managed to live so long while all the others around it are all gone.


Robin's Nest Products



Other Products
Gesso
Texture Paste
Stencils
Gelatos
Wood Veneers
Green and brown cardstock

To start I decided to get a little messy and broke out the Gesso and Texture Paste. I took the Pinetrees Glitter Cardstock and painted a stripe across it using some white Gesso. Once that dried, I mixed some texture paste with some brown and green gelatos and then using stencils, I added the colored texture paste across the white strip of gesso.


I then worked on matting the photo. I took the Forest Trees Speciality Paper and tore it on 2 sides to fit the photo and then added a brown and green piece of cardstock behind the Forest Trees Speciality Paper. As you can see in the photo I let the matting show only on 2 sides of the photo.


I popped up the photo and matting to give the page some dimension and added 2 of the Leafy Green Cards to the photo also.


I then took 2 of the Outdoors Stickers and patted the sticky backs of them with the Perfect Crafting Pouch by ScraPerfect to get rid of the stickiness and popped them up for more dimension and placed them on top of the stenciled area. I also added some wood veneer pieces that I colored with a brown gelato along with some Blackforest Mini Dew Drops and  Riverbed Tear Drops. To adhere them I used the Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect and some of the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect. It still amazes me that you only need a tiny little drop of that glue and it holds so well and doesn't show through the dew drops.


Here's another look at the final project


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Valentine's Day Card

I've got a stash challenge up today at Creative Inspiration. You need to use nothing but paper scraps for your project except for the base and any embellishments. Here's my example:


Everything except for the white base card, the XO washi tape and the red Nuvo drops is scraps from an old Echo Park collection I've had for a couple of years. You can make a card, layout, ATC or altered project just as long as you use up some of your paper scraps and I know we've all got a big stash of scraps!

Thanks for stopping by and have a scrappy day!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Another Sneak Peek!

I've got a post up at The Robin's Nest Blog today and wanted to share a sneak peek with you!


I hope you'll stop by the blog and see the rest of my project!

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Magnolia Stamped Card

I just got my first Magnolia stamps and I was so eager to try one of them out. I also have a card sketch challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. It was a perfect sketch to try out my new stamps.


And here's the sketch


It's a very simple card but I wanted the stamp to stand out. I love these stamps....they are so crisp looking! I colored the stamp using watercolor pencils and chalk for the background. I think I'll be using this as a Valentine card.

Please stop by Creative Inspiration and play along with some or all of our challenges! Hope to see you there!!

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Altered Tin with ScraPerfect

I've got a New Year's project up at the ScraPerfect blog today. I found this plain tin at Tuesday Morning and thought I'd try dressing it up for the New Year. It was the perfect size for a hostess gift for a New Year's Eve party we were invited to.



Here's what I started with. Just a plain black tin with a clear top. It definitely needed some TLC.


I wanted to make some sparkly balloons and what better to use than some of the Best Glue Ever.
I cut the balloons out with my Cricut and then went to town on them with the glitter.

I started by putting some of the Best Glue Ever on each balloon and then spreading it around. You can use a paint brush or sponge but I like getting messy so I used my finger.

Then I sprinkled some gold glitter on two of the balloons and some silver glitter on the other two. I tapped off the excess and then just pressed down on the glitter with my fingers to make sure it really stuck to the paper.


I let them dry and then added a light coat of the Best Glue Ever over the top of the glitter so it wouldn't flake off. I was going to put some food in the container and I didn't want to get any glitter on the food. I let it dry overnight and it was still a bit tacky but I figured that would be better than having pieces of glitter flake off onto the food. 


I then took some number stickers and removed the adhesive from them using the Perfect Crafting Pouch. I just patted the back of the stickers and no more stickiness. Stickers never seem to really stick to a glittered surface and as this was a gift, I wanted to be sure they stuck. So of course I used some of the Best Glue Ever and glued each sticker to one of the glittered balloons. I took some gold string and glued it to the back of each balloon to make the balloon tails and then gathered them together and tied a bow around the tails. 
I wanted to dress up the bottom of the tin but didn't have much room as this isn't a very deep tin. I found some gold sparkly ribbon and glued that around the base using the Best Glue Ever


For the inside of the tin I cut a piece of gold and cream paper just big enough to show through the clear part of the lid. I found some black sparkly paper in my stash that was just perfect for cutting out the Happy New Year on my Cricut. Then it was time to assemble everything on the lid. I glued the balloons using more of the Best Glue Ever and then decided to pop up the sentiment which also helps keep the balloon tails in place. 

Here's another look at the finished project


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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Winter

I had a project up at the Robin's Nest Blog a few days ago and wanted to share it here. These photos were taken during an ice storm we had when we lived up in Maine. It was absolutely gorgeous but we lost power for about 3 days. Thankfully we had a gas fireplace to keep us warm!



Robin's Nest Supplies




Other Supplies
Stencil
Cranberry Ink
Washi Tape
Glimmer Chips

So I started with the Black & White Pine Tree Glitter Cardstock and decided I wanted to add some color to it. I used a tiny circle stencil and some cranberry ink and just randomly placed the stencil across the middle of the paper.


I then double matted the photos using both the Red Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock and the Robins Egg Glitter Cardstock. I also added some of the white Ace of Diamond Dew Drops, one in each corner of the matted photos.


I decided I wanted even more color behind the photos so I added some strips of red and white polka dot washi tape behind them. I also added some red and white striped washi tape in both the top and bottom right corners. Over the washi tape in the top right corner I added several banners using the Red Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock and the Robins Egg Glitter Cardstock. I also added a few snowflake glimmer chips on top of the banners using some of the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect.


The title was done using 2 completely different types of embellishments. I used the back side of one of the Rosy Cards and fussy cut it out for the beginning of the title. I also inked the edges with the cranberry ink.


The second part of the title was from the Crimson Winter Stickers. I wanted to pop them up so I patted the backs of the Winter letter stickers with the Perfect Crafting Pouch by ScraPerfect to remove the stickiness. I also inked the edges with some more of the cranberry ink.


The journaling block also came from the Crimson Winter Stickers and again I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch by ScraPerfect  to remove the adhesive backing and popped that up as well.


For the final touch I added some snowflakes from the Winter Snowflakes Glitter Chipboard collection. I also added a blue dew drop from the Primary Dew Drops collection to each of the snowflakes. And again I used some of the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect. That glue is amazing....you only need to use a tiny bit of it and it holds so strong!



Here's another look at the final project



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Monday, December 26, 2016

Robin's Nest Sneak Peak

I've got a project up at the Robin's Nest Blog today. I hope you'll stop by the blog to check it out. Meanwhile, here's a sneak peak for you.


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Monday, December 19, 2016

Crafting with my Granddaughters

I've got a bit of a different post today. My granddaughters were here last week and we spent an afternoon crafting. They are 9 and 6 and I was pretty impressed with what they made....though I may be a little biased! lol They even came up with their own ideas on how to make their projects.



The Christmas tree was made by Cadence who is 9 years old. She was going to draw all the scalloped circles and then cut them out until I suggested I use my Cricut to cut them out. She had never seen a Cricut before but she picked up how to use it immediately and pushed me out of the way. She used 2 different colors of green paper and cut 8 circles out of each color and gradually reduced the size. (I think she started at 4 inches and reduced it by a 1/2 inch each time all the way down to a 1/2 inch for the last circle.) For the base she used an empty toilet paper roll, cut it in half and wrapped it in Washi tape. She cut out a red circle for the base and then found this doily cut, cut it using white cardstock and layered it on top of the red circle. For the trunk of the tree she used a wooden skewer and glued it to the base with the Best Glue Ever and then added all the scalloped circles. Of course they didn't stay separated so I suggested she add some Best Glue Ever along the skewer under each circle. Thank goodness for the No Clog Tip which made it so easy to get in between the layers. It also kept her from using too much glue since she didn't believe me when I told her she didn't need to use very much of the glue. 


She then decorated it using adhesive backed gems and glued a star to the top of the skewer using the Best Glue Ever. She was sure it wouldn't stick but I proved her wrong! That was as far as she got before they had to leave and she had no room to pack it in her luggage so I promised to mail it to her. I knew she wanted to make some presents for underneath the tree so I went ahead and made them for her....I know she'll be surprised.

 Here's a good view of the finished tree.


My other granddaughter, Brylie, who is 6 years old, wanted to make a Santa. On her own, while I was helping Cadence with the Cricut, she took the other half of the toilet paper roll and wrapped it in red paper and drew a black belt around it. For the face I used my Cricut and gave her all the pieces and she glued them all together on her own using the Best Glue Ever.  She did a great job and didn't use a ton of glue like her sister did. She was so proud of herself and ran right out and put it on our Christmas tree. She left it here so we could mail it to her and I decided to add the belt buckle, the pompom and some eyes for her. Not sure what those cuts along the bottom are but she insisted they be there. lol 


Then, of course, we had to clean up their hands, the floor of my scraproom and my desk. Naturally I grabbed my Best Cleaner Ever and went to town. I was really worried about my wood floor but it cleaned up perfectly! And since the Best Cleaner Ever is non-toxic I wasn't worried about using it on my granddaughters hands.

And now for my quick project. I had picked up several small gifts for the girls like a couple of stamp and ink sets (mom is gonna love me), stickers, small punch, lip gloss and lotion. Instead of wrapping them individually I grabbed a couple of glossy white gift bags and decided to decorate them as snowmen. I cut out the noses, scarves and all the black circles on my Cricut and glued them to the glossy white bags with the Best Glue Ever and it held immediately. Just love that glue....it works on everything! For the gift tags I took some adhesive backed tags and tapped the Perfect Crafting Pouch on the back to remove the stickiness, punched a hole in them and tied them to the handles. Quick and easy gift bags!


So it just goes to show that these ScraPerfect products are great for crafting with kids. I have to say the Best Cleaner Ever was a lifesaver. I didn't worry about them getting glue all over my desk or themselves because I knew it would clean right up easily. And I was so happy when the Best Cleaner Ever cleaned up my wood floors too!

Thanks for stopping by!