Sunday, August 23, 2015

Arizona Cactus

We went out to Sedona, AZ back in 2008 and saw some of the strangest looking cactus. On our way from Sedona to Phoenix we just had to stop and take some pictures.

I kept this one simple also, really hate to distract from the photos. I just double matted the photos, added some stickers and some journaling.

This is also for the Botany themed challenge at the Turtle Soup Mini Crop.

Happy Scrapping!

Silica Dome

Here's a layout about our trip to Las Vegas back in 2007. We had such a good time when we headed out to the desert. We enjoyed that much more than being on the strip!

These rock formations were just amazing so I didn't want the lo to be too busy. I just used some texture paste and a stencil and then did some light smooching on top of it.

This is also for the travel challenge over at the Turtle Soup Mini Crop. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Back 2 School

Here's a layout of my granddaughter's school picture from 1st grade. She loves having her picture taken and is always ready with a cute little pose.

This is for a challenge at the Turtle Soup Mini Crop. Our theme this month is all about school and this challenge is Back to School Memories.

Please stop by and play along with our school challenges!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Formica Tiles

These tags were made using Formica samples you can get for free from Home Depot. They're kinda small to work with but it was fun putting them together.

This was for a challenge over at Turtle Soup. Stop by and check out all the other formica sample tags!

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Anniversary Card

I've got another challenge up at Turtle Soup today. Actually, it's a tutorial I found at Splitcoast Stampers that uses your stencils in a different way. You can check out the tutorial here.

This is what I created after watching the tutorial

And here's the card I made with it:

I love how this came out and I can't believe how easy it was. I will definitely be using this technique again!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Danger Zone

I've got a challenge up at Turtle Soup today. We have another wonderful sketch by Bev Code to work with.

And here's the sketch

I used some Lindy's Stamp Gang products for the background and then used a crackle stencil and gesso on a couple of the corners. I thought the Halloween washi tape was perfect for these signs.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Snowman Card

I just love snowmen so when I saw this card on Pinterest I just had to lift it. This also fits a challenge at Turtle Soup. You had to use one of your pins from Pinterest for your inspiration.

Isn't he just the cutest little snowman!

Everything on this card was embossed using my Cuttlebug. The background blue piece was embossed using my new Anna Griffin snowflake folder. I love it! The snowman's hands are branches that I cut out on my Cricut.  This was so quick and easy that I made several more of these cards.

Make a Wish

Here's a card I made for the Cards In Envy Birthday Card challenge.

This was an easy one to put together. I cut out the red scalloped shapes on my Cricut and embossed the background on my Cuttlebug. Then stamped the butterflies and sentiment. Very simple!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Congrats Card

I've got a card sketch challenge up today at Turtle Soup. We have a fabulous sketch from Bev Code to work with. I couldn't wait to work on it!

Here's the sketch:

First I took a stencil and inked the background paper. Then I added some texture paste to the left side, dragged my scraper tool through it and inked it lightly with black ink. The squiggly circle is from a new die that I was dying to try out. Then I stamped the sentiment and added the wooden arrow that I had inked up.
Hope you get a chance to drop by Turtle Soup and play along with some of our challenges!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Happy Days

Here's a layout I did for a TTT challenge at Turtle Soup. I got to try "smooching" for the first time! I watched a you tube video by Missy Whidden, whose work I love. Then I sat down and proceeded to get messy!

I started by using some texture paste with a stencil and then painted over it with a thin layer of gesso. I used mist and ink to do the smooching part and I love how it came out. I'll definitely be trying this technique again!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Things to Remember

I've got a challenge up at Turtle Soup today. It's Wednesday so that means we are trying to crash our stash, which we all know will probably never happen but it's still nice to try, right! For this challenge you can only use solid color cardstock scraps. No printed paper allowed!

I started with a white background and used stamps, gesso, stencils and even added some doodling around the edges. All the layers under the photo are embossed and inked. 

If your looking for some fun challenges come join us at Turtle Soup.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Let it Snow

This is a layout of my 2 granddaughters this past winter. They had so much snow in their area.....I think they broke records. Anyway, they were trying to help with the digging out. They had received Elsa and Anna shovels for Christmas and they were eager to try them out.

This is also for a sketch challenge at Turtle Soup. Here's the sketch:

I just love this sketch and couldn't wait to work with it. Love how it turned out!