Friday, May 6, 2022

A Few New Cards

Hello all! I have some new cards to share today! First up is a set of Mother's Day cards I made for my mom, my mother-in-law and my grandmas. I was inspired by the current challenge at Fusion:

I'm a sucker for a beautiful blue color pallette like this, so I had to use it for my cards. It ended up being a little more green, but I got the butterflies on there. To make my cards, I started with a full sheet of white cardstock. I took a brayer and some green Distress Inks and rolled the ink onto my  paper. Then I pulled out a butterfly, dragonfly, and scroll mask. I laid them on the paper I had created and used a blending brush with green and blue inks over the mask. I then cut the paper into 4 panels. At this point, I felt the color scheme was too green, so I pulled out some blue spray mist and sprayed a few pumps over each panel to give it some more blue color. It had to added bonus of adding some shimmer. I then pulled out some patterned paper and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. To add more butterflies to the cards, I stamped some butterflies on may banners as well and then attached them to my cards. I finished them off with some sequins. 

 Next up is a birthday card for my nephew. He is into KiMudo, so I found a Cricut cut that would work. I used some kraft cardstock and an embossing folder for the brick wall background- I really love the texture that folder creates! I cut and assembled my guy and cut a balloon as well. I stamped the sentiment and then drug the black inkpad over the string. Since the paper is textured, it didn't make it totally black and I needed to go over it with a black marker. I attached the balloon with foam tape for dimension. I finished things off with a few puffy stickers.

Saturday, April 30, 2022


Hello! I had time to create yesterday and made this fun layout! I started with this sketch from Scrap Our Stash:

My photos were different shapes, but I made them work with the sketch. I cut the patterned papers from various manufacturers and collections. Since this layout is about splashing in water, I did some mixed media on the background with some Picket Fence Distress Stain and white spray ink. I fussy cut the stars from another sheet of patterned paper to embellish the layout. I used my Cricut to cut the title. To embellish the layout, I used some irridescent gold star and dots of Glossy Accents to look like water droplets.

 I am also entering this in the Lasting Memories challenge to use triangle.

Thanks for checking out my layout!

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Winter Frolic

Hello! Well, it still feels like winter here, so why not one more winter layout? I combined a couple of challenges for this one. One of the Paper Issues challenges was to use mixed media, so I did some smooshing with grey and blue inks. Lasting Memories' challenges this month centered around shapes. The week two challenge was to use circles. I cut a bunch of circles from patterned paper and layered them behind my photos. I also found some circulare stickers to embellish my layout. The title is a mixed of a sticker from the collection and a Cricut cut. I finished off the layout with some sequins. 

 Thanks for checking out my layout!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Making the Cut- Sketches In Thyme

Hi all! I have a new layout to share today! I started with this sketch from Sketches In Thyme:

I had these sweet photos of my son getting his hair cut, so I arranged them on the page. I used a couple of strips of striped patterened paper down the sides of my layout and used scraps in coordinating colors (from several different manufacturers and collections) for the triangles. I stamped some splatters with Distress Oxide inks. For the title, I cut it using my Cricut. I finished off the page with buttons and a couple of stickers.

 Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout!

Monday, April 25, 2022

May Calendar Page

Hello! I have my May calendar page to share today! I started with the current double page sketch from Stick It Down:

I pulled out some PhotoPlay  and Bella Blvd. papers to work with because of their flowers and pretty  spring colors! We are still dealing with not-so-springy weather here in Minnesota, so it was fun to work with these colors. I followed the sketch pretty closely, but I did split a few of the photo spots to add more photos. I fussy cut a bunch of flowers from the leftover piece of the floral paper on the right hand page. I layered those over some Pink Paislee floral die cuts for my flower clusters. I found a chipboard alphabet tha had the needed letters for my title. To embellish the page, I used some stickers, gold ink splatters and light green Nuvo drops.

 Thank for checking out my layout!

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Dinosaur Train Party- Take 2

Hi all! I have a new layout to share, but some of the elements and photos may look familiar. I scrapped this event for my younger daughter's album earlier this month and now created a page for my older daughter's album. I was also inpired by this Paper Issues sketch

I started with kraft cardstock for my background. I wanted to add some interest so I had selected some brown and orange Distress and Distress Oxide inks to blend onto the background. When I was looking for blending sponges, I came across the sponge for white and decided to use a pebble mask and white ink over my browns and oranges. I really like how it turned out! I then added my photos. The title and embellishment cuts are the same ones I used for my other daughter's layout. I liked how they looked, so I figured, why not? I used a little washi tape under my title and behind my photos, along with a branding strip behind the photos. To embellish the page, I used those Cricut cuts, fussy c ut some presents and used some stickers and puffy stickers. I found a coordinating tag for my journaling and tied a bit of ribbon through the hole. This is a fairly flat layout, but I did use some foam tape to add a bit of dimension. 

 Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout!

Friday, April 15, 2022

Birthday Cards

Hello all! I have some birthday cards I created earlier this week to share! I pulled out my "card kit" file to make these. That file has smaller pieces of collections that I've mostly used up, but are big enough for cards. They all have a very similar design- it tends to be my go-to! First up is a card for my niece who will be turning 6. I used a few different patterned papers and layered them together. For the flower element, I decided to make a shaker. I used my Cricut to cut the flower and then cut a circle from clear packaging to glue to the back of the flower. I created a circle with some foam tape and put a bunch of sequins in there. I may have filled it a little too full, because they don't move a whole lot, but I still like the look of it. I cut a banner and stamped the sentiment to finish off the card.

Next up is a couple of birthday cards from an old Basic Grey collection. I again layered some patterned papers on the background. For this card, I cut the flower from gold foil cardstock and backed the openings with different patternd papers from the collection. I left the out sections open so the background could peek through and add some dimension. I added the flower with foam tape. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in gold and finished off the card with clear gems.

This final card was pretty quick and easy. I used the same collection as above and found this 3x4 card that coordinated and used it as my sentiment. I roughed up the edges a bit for dimension. I finished things off with a sprinkling of sequins.