Friday, September 17, 2021

1st Place

 I've got a new challenge up today at Cookin' Up CreationsThis month's theme is A,B,C and 1,2,3,  meaning that we are doing challenges that have something to do with letters and numbers.

Since school starts back up in September I chose the letter S for School Subjects. Pick your favorite subject and design your layout around it. My favorite subject was always Math so I used numbers on my layout.


This came together so fast. I cut the baseball diamond with my Cricut along with the #1's and 1st Place. Everything else was from an old stash of softball stickers I'm trying to use up since my granddaughter no longer plays softball. So all in all, this was a very quick and simple layout.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

EPCOT

 There's a new sketch up at Sketches in Thyme today. This week's sketch is by Jenessa Franco and I think it's so pretty. I really enjoyed working with this sketch. I hope you'll stop by and play along with us. There is a prize offered each month.

Here's my take on the sketch


Here's the sketch


The hardest part was figuring out what papers to use. I dug through my stash and found some Bella Bella French Flea Market by My Mind's Eye from 2009. I had forgotten I even had some. All the papers used are from that collection except for the fussy cut flowers, they are from a Dear Lizzy collection by American Crafts.

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Christmas Card

 There's a new card sketch challenge up at Atlantic Hearts Sketches today. We have a new one every Monday and on Wednesday we reveal all the Dt members examples and announce the winner from the previous week. I hope you'll join us and play along. 

Here's my card


Here's the sketch


When I saw this sketch, I knew it would be perfect for a Christmas card and since I'm trying to get a head start on my cards it was perfect timing. I started by embossing a poinsettia and holly embossing folder on watercolor paper. I then used watercolors to paint the embossed portion of the leaves and flowers and used Nuvo Drops for the holly berries and the center of the poinsettia. The tag was cut with my Cricut and the bow is from a punch. I then stamped and embossed the sentiment and added a few more Nuvo Drops.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Fall Pumpkin Patch

 I've got a new challenge up at Cookin' Up Creations today. This month's theme is A,B,C and 1,2,3,  meaning that we are doing challenges that have something to do with letters and numbers. For my challenge I chose the number 4 and turned it into a recipe challenge. I have a list of 8 different categories and you must pick 4 of them and then use at least 4 of each category on your layout. 

Here's my example


For my layout I used 4 types of mixed media, 4 patterned papers, 4 stickers and 4 or more wood veneer pieces. I had fun with this challenge and digging through my stash. I hope you'll stop by and play along with all the fun challenges we have going on this month.


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Friday, September 3, 2021

Halloween Cards

 Decided to work on Halloween cards today. I needed two for my granddaughters.  



I love making Halloween cards and had fun with these. I started with creating the backgrounds using Distress Oxides that I brushed on white cardstock and then flicked some water on them and spritzed them with some Dazzling Diamonds mist from Tattered Angel. The moon with the stars was a freebie from Cricut a few weeks ago....who doesn't love freebies! Everything else was cut using some older dies except for the little flying witch and the Witches Brew which are both stamps that I clear embossed to make them stand out. My one granddaughter is scared of everything so hopefully these won't scare her too much.

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Merry Everything

 We've got a new card sketch up at Atlantic Hearts Sketches today. We have a new one every Monday and on Wednesdays we reveal all the DT members examples and announce the winner from the previous week. I hope you'll come play along with us! Today's sketch is for a slimline card!


Here's the sketch


I thought I would get a jump on my Christmas cards and as soon as I saw this sketch I knew it would be perfect for some snowflakes. And an added bonus for me is that it was all made using scraps....I love it when I can do that!

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Ahoy

 I've got a new challenge up at Cookin' Up Creations today. Our theme this month is It's a Pirates Life For Me. All challenges will be pirate themed yet broad enough for many interpretations. So, in keeping with the Pirate theme, pirates use metal swords, right? So use some metal on your layout!


On my page, my title is metal but I wanted to try to use even more metal. I took some regular
 aluminum foil, wrapped it around some cardstock and then embossed it. I love how it came out! As for the rest of page, I kept the embellishments to a minimum so as not to take away from the embossed foil.

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Peace

 We've got a new card sketch up today at Atlantic Hearts Sketches. We have a new one every Monday and on Wednesday we reveal all the DT members examples and announce the winners from the week before. I hope you'll stop by and play along with us!

Here's my example for this week


Here's the sketch


I decided to make a Christmas card, mostly because I wanted to play with my new snowfall stencil from MFT. I used some Distress Oxide Inks, Wilted Violet and Stormy Sky, to create the background. The star is from a stamp and die framelits set from Sizzix and Peace was cut using my Cricut.

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

VACA

 We've got a new sketch up at Sketches in Thyme today. This week's sketch is by Brenda Ragsdale. I hope you'll stop by and play along with us.

Here's my take on the sketch


Here's the sketch


This came together so quickly for me. I very seldom do multi-pic layouts and I couldn't find 4 pics that went together so I settled on just 3. But that's the beauty of  following a sketch....it can take you anywhere. Other than the number of photos I pretty much stuck to the sketch.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Quaranteen Birthday

 I've got a new challenge up at Cookin' Up Creations today. This month's theme is It's a Pirates Life for Me. Challenges this month will be "Pirate" themed, but broad enough for interpretation on so many levels. Batten Down the Hatches, it's gonna be a fun month! So for my challenge you must use only the colors of the Pirate flag which are black and white. You can use color photos.


I started with black cardstock for the background and then added texture using white Modeling Paste and a stencil. I added some black and white floral paper, some little white flower gems, a big white heart and some Pop Drops also in white.

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