Saturday, July 15, 2017

So Sweet

     I spent two weeks in May sitting with my 4 month old granddaughter, Brooklyn, while my daughter finished the last few weeks of school. As a treat my son-in-law, Steven, took me out for ice cream at the most popular spot in Fort Worth. 

     After polishing off my ice cream, I took a final photo of the CURLY'S sign. That is when I knew these pics were headed for a scrapbook page. This sketch from Sketch N Scrap worked perfectly. Now it is your turn to pop over to the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page for the Crop Challenge and upload your layout. I'll be watching to see your ideas for this sketch.

     To form the title I welded an ice cream sundae with the words "So Sweet" on the Cameo Silhouette.

     The tag below the pic is removable and contains the journaling for this event.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper:Pebbles - May Bouquet
     Solid Paper: Bazzil - Sugar Wafer
     Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Tags & More 5
               Ice Cream Cones (no idea where they come from)
     Stamps: Gina K Designs - Sweet Things
     Silhouette: PPbN Designs - You're So Sweet
     Markers: Copics - YG17, BV25, BG72, R27, V20, Y15 (sprinkles)
                     Versa Marker
     Chatter Box: Journaling Genie - #6 Freeflow
     Embellies: Yellow Twine

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Blue "O"wl

     My daughter received an invitation for a 3-year-old girl's birthday party and asked me to make a card. The theme of the party was Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood - NEVER heard of it!!  I checked it out on Google. I thought the little girl would be able to relate to something that resembled a character on the show. I chose the owl. BTW: His name is "O".
     This July sketch from Sketch N Scrap is the perfect framework to make this card. You have ALL month to try out this sketch and enter it for a prize. This card is posted on the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page as well.
Card Sketch #101
     The chevron print down the left side of the card is not on the sketch. In my defense, I didn't really add it, as the chevron is the border provided at the bottom of the confetti paper. It is just a happy accident that it came up there on the paper.
     You are seeing my infamous 1/8 inch strips of paper as embellishments. You see it a lot in my work. I find that on this card it adds interest and sometimes (not here really) elegance to a card. 

Card and Envelope

     Here is a pic of the character I was trying to immulate: 

     There is another 1/8 inch strip on the inside of the card to made the illusion that the cake is dangling on the card. As usual I used a scrap here. There were some owl die cuts laying on the table when I finished.

Inside of Card
     Oops - a party hat left on on the craft table - mustn't waste!!!

Back of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Birthday Wishes
     Ink: Stampin' Up - Pacific Point
     Stamps: Gina K Designs- Friends 'Til the End
                                               My Anchor
                   Stampendous - 15 Candles
     Die: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Owl
                                                       Tags & More 1 (Lace)
             Karen Burniston - Word Set 3 (Birthday)
             Sizzix - Celebration 2
     Gelly Roll Pen - White

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippets - #60 - Top Three

Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Birthday - #22 - July 15

Thursday, June 15, 2017

My New Adventure

     I am excited to announce that I have joined the Sketch N Scrap Design Team. I will be part of the Social Media Team with Julene (from Australia) and Meena (from India). I didn't realize that I would be joining such an intercontinental group. There is a lovely introduction to the Design Team on the website.

     I have been playing along with the Sketch N Scrap challenges for a few months now and I am overjoyed that I decided to put my name in the hat for the design team. 
     You will see me on the Sketch N Scrap's Facebook page at least twice a month with a scrapbook layout and a card. I encourage you to head over and "like" us and join the group. Participate in all the challenges or just when you are in the mood. Julene, Meena, and I will be checking out all of the Facebook entries!!! For a head's up you can note that I will be posting July 6 and 13 for my first contributions.  

Stylized Birthday

     I found this Spellbinders die set on the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago. I thought it would be fun to work with. I have to say it was just as much fun as I thought it would be.  My fave part were the berries on the card and especially on the envelope.

Card and Envelope
     I die cut all pieces on white. All of the color was added using ink on daubers. For the berries on the card, I inked with Jelly Bean Green, then placed the metal die over the berries and daubed Wild Lilac thru the die. As a final touch 3 sparkly dots were added to each berry with a Sakura Copper Gelly Roll.
     For the berries on the envelope, I used the negative of the berries' die cut to ink with Jelly Bean Green, then inked Wild Lilac thru the die and added the dots of Sakura Copper Gelly Roll. Lastly, I inked around the outside of the dies using Powder Blue. 
     The leaves are inked with Jelly Bean Green and the identical offset leaves are inked with Fresh Asparagus.
     I created a layered tic-tac-toe background using card stock and patterned paper.
Inside of Card

Back of Card

Materials List:    
     Dies: Spellbinders - Stylized Flower
                                      Standard Circles
              Elizabeth Craft Designs - Happy Birthday
     Card Stock: Gina K Designs - Wild Lilac
                                                      Powder Blue
                                                      Luxury White
     Patterned Paper: Gina K Designs - Parisian Garden
     Ink: Gina K - Wild Dandelion
                            Lovely Lavender
                            Fresh Asparagus
                            Jelly Bean Green
                            Wild Lilac 
     Punch: 1/2 inch corner punch
     Embellishments: Gelly Roll Pen - Copper
                                 Brad - Yellow Velour         


Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Use Snippets -  June 24
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bike on the Bridge

     For this card I am using Theresa Momber's "Country Roads". Copics were used to color the covered bridge and placed on the card off set by a Silhouette cut using Fresh Asparagus ink. 

Card and Envelope
      The stripes are cut from Fired Brick card stock. I used the Ranger Distress Marker Spritzer Tool. My Faded Brick Distress Marker was dry so I used a Marvy LePlume English Rose marker. These markers are skinnier than the Distress markers, but it still worked in the spritzer tool. This is good to know since I have many of these markers. 
     Finally I added the metal bicycle. I was thinking what fun it would be to ride that bike through that covered bridge on to points beyond.

Inside of Card
Materials List:
     Card Stock: Gina K Designs -Fresh Asparagus
                                                     Fired Brick 
     Ink: Gina K - Fresh Asparagus
                           Warm Cocoa 
             Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Stamps: Gina K Designs- Country Roads
                                               Better With You
                                               Made With Love
                   Impression Obsession - On Your Birthday  
     Silhouette Cut: Using PixScan Mat to form offset mats
     Tool: Ranger Distress Marker Spritzer with Forest Moss and English Rose 
     Embellishments: Metal Bicycle         


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