Monday, July 29, 2019

August Calandar Page- Stick It Down

Hello! I haven't blogged in a while, but that doesn't mean I haven't been creating! I hope to get some posts up in the next few days with all that I've made over the past month. I'm starting today with my calendar page for August. I started with the current double page sketch from Stick It Down:

I started by pulling a bunch of coordinating patterned papers and cutting circles. I attached those and decided it needed a bit more on the background, so I used a stencil and Distress Stains and added the smaller polka dots. I then attached my photos. I wanted to frame my page, so I used my sewing machine and stitched around the layout. 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Hooray! Birthday Card

Hello! I have another card to share today. For this card, I started with a scrap from another card that I made about a year ago. The inked piece on the bottom half of the card inspired me to make this fun card for my nephew. I stamped the cute swimmer boy, colored him and fussy cut him out. I then found the patterned paper for the rest of my front panel. I adhered the inked piece. And then I attached the boy with adhesive foam. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed. I finished off the card with blue liquid pearl and glossy accent water splatters.


Museum Musing

Hello again! Today I am sharing a layout I made last week. I didn't end up completing any challenges with this one, I just played with some new products I bought recently and combined them with some older items from my stash. I started with the fun Jillibean Soup patterned papers and my photos. I pulled out a sheet of stickers and used a couple of purple ones that matches my daughters' clothing in the photos. For the title, I used some of pre cut alphas and then backed them with pink patterned paper to make them stand out more. I finished off the title with some rub ons. My embellishment clusters are made up of flowers, enamel hearts, stickers, rub ons, and sequins. 

Masculine Birthday Card- Fusion

Hello again! Today I have a card to share. I used the inspiration from a few weeks ago on Fusion:

The image made me think of this patterned paper in my stash, so I started with that. For the stamped triangles, I used some banner stamps. I finished the card front of with a piece of orange twine.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Sweet Pea- Sketch Saturday

Hello! I have a new card to share for a new family member! My new neice was born almost 2 weeks ago. I used this sketch from Sketch Saturday for my card:

I used all scraps for this card. I started withe patterned paper for the background panel and chose coordinating papers and inks. I stamped the image and then colored it with water color pencils. I blended the coloring with a water pen and a Wink of Stella pen on the pink parts. I inked the edges to make it stand out a bit more against the background. I finished it off with some green Nuvo Crystal Drops. I used foam tape to add it to my card to give the twine a little space.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Masculine Birthday Cards- CAS(E) This Sketch

Hello again! I have three masculine cards to share. I was inspired by last week's sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch:


If you have been following me for a while, you know that ALL THE PEOPLE  in our families have birthdays between mid June and mid July. I had built up a pretty good stash early in the year by making multiples of cards, but I needed a card this week for my father-in-law's birthday. I figured I would make a couple extra since I have two brothers-in-law with birthdays coming up (realized later that it is THREE brothers-in-law with birthdays). I started by using an embossing folder on copper metallic paper for my backgrounds. Then I found cooridinating scraps of patterned paper to add to the card. I stamped the sentiment and finished each card off with a gromlet.


Friday, June 28, 2019

July Calendar Page- Stick It Down

Hello! I have my calendar page to share, two days early! I started with this sketch from Stick It Down:


I pulled my red and blue scraps for this layout and just started from the corners attaching them. I used some washi tape to fill in as needed. Then I attached my photos and stamped my title with paint. I embellished the page with stars that I cut and punched. I also used some wood veneer stars. I filled in the opening with beads and glitter glue to add some interest. 


Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout!