Friday, September 8, 2017

September Calendar Page

Good morning! I figured that since we are now over a week into September, I should share my calendar page for the month! 

This month I was inspired by the two page sketch at PageMaps for July. I used a bunch of October Afternoon papers and embellishments from various places. 


I was also inspired by the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Scrap Our Stash:


I did the bottom row: arrow (middle left embellishment cluster), wood grain paper, and circle (patterned paper on left side of page).

Materials:
Cardstock- My Mind's Eye
Patterned Paper- October Afternoon
Chipboard- My Mind's Eye, Fiskars, October Afternoon
Stickers- Simple Stories, Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, October Afternoon
Flowers- Prima, KaiserCraft
Wood Veneer- Basic Grey, Project Life, American Crafts
Enamel Dots- October Afternoon
Pen- Sakura
Material tape- Making Memories
Ribbon- Michael's
Brads- Doodlebug, Basic Grey 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

You Are Awesome birthday card- Altenew

Hello! I have a new card to share! I made this one for my niece who turned 20 earlier this week. I was inspired by the current challenge at Altenew:


I used the Painted Butterflies set. I started with the block watercolor technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated in this post. I used Distress Oxide inks since they are so fun to work with. I stamped the block onto my kraft cardstock background. I dried that with my heat tool and then stamped my butterflies. I picked up on the pinkish purple in the inspiration piece and used that for my butterflies. For the sentiment, I ran the same pink ink over white cardstock and dried that with the heat gun before silver embossing my sentiment.  I added a bit more sparkle with the silver sequins.




Tuesday, August 29, 2017

52 Week Photography Challenge- Week 35

Hello! I am back today with my photos for the From Moments to Memories 52 Week photography challenge. This week's prompt was easy, since it is what I do and I had a shoot this past weekend: Portrait! The shoot was a newborn shoot, but her older sister needed to get in on the fun since she will be 2 soon.



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Thursday, August 24, 2017

52 Week Photography Challenge- Weeks 30-34

Well, here I am again, waaaaay behind. I have 5 photos for the last 5 prompts to share.

Week 30- Reflections
We spent last week with my husband's sister's family in Illinois. One of the first nights we were there, I noticed the sky was beautiful and it was super still so the pond in their backyard had a perfect reflection in it.


Week 31- Transportation
I struggled with this prompt the most and I'm not loving this photo for it, but I decided I needed to move on! While we were in Illinois, we went to Legoland. This is my husband and daughter on one of the rides there.


Week 32- Clouds
This photo was taken the same night as the first one in this post, just shooting in a different direction.

Week 33- Morning
A couple of weeks ago, the kids, my parents, and I went to the Arboretum. It rained that morning, and throughout the day, leaving lovely drops on the flowers and plants.

Week 34- Wildlife
The kids and I went to the zoo yesterday. This white cheeked gibbon was howling away while we were there and I managed to catch this shot of it.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What Does the Fox Say?

Hello! I have a scrapbook page to share today! I am not usually inspired by product, but product inspired the title of this page. 

I started with the scraplift challenge at Paper Issues:


I loved the block style of the layout and that I could get several photos on one page. I was also inspired by the Tic Tac Toe challenge at The Studio:

I used the diagonal from the bottom left to the top right. I used papers and wood veneers from Basic Grey's Grand Bazaar. There is a fox motif running throughout the collection that made me think of the song from a few years ago, so I decided to use that as my title for this school page. 


I embellished my page with a border sticker, stickers, wood veneer, wood tags, enamel accents and liquid pearls.

Materials:
Patterned Paper, stickers, wood veneer- Basic Grey
Washi tape- My Mind's Eye
Die Cuts- K and Company
Pen- Sharpie
Enamel Accents- PinkFresh Studios, EK Success
Liquid Pearls- Ranger

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Kid Birthday Cards

Hello! I have a couple of cards to share today that I made last week for two kids that are special to me and my family. 

First up is a card I made for our goddaughter, who turned 4 last week. I was inspired by this sketch from Stick It Down:

For my background, I was inspired by a technique that Jennifer McGuire posted a couple of months ago using watercolors and plastic wrap. I used Gelatos painted on with water for my background. I cut the balloons using my Cricut and then backed them with black cardstock to make them stand out against my colorful background. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed. I finished off the card with embroidery floss strings for the balloons. 

Next up is a card I made for our nephew who turned 3 using some scraps from a recent scrapbook layout. I had printed my journaling on strips and so there was excess paper cut off of each strip. I used those scraps and wove them together to make a grid for my background.  I cut out the dinosaur using my Cricut. I hand cut the banner for the sentiment and stamped the sentiment onto it. 


Saturday, July 29, 2017

August Calendar Page- Stick it Down

Hello! I have my August calendar page to share today! I ended up using the June Double Sketch from Stick it Down:


I used October Afternoon's Summertime collection for my papers and much of my embellishment. I typed up my journaling and cut it into strips, one of my favorite techniques for these month in review layouts. I moved the bulk of my journaling to the top left corner because there was more space there. I finished off my layout with some die cuts, buttons and enamel dots.

Materials:
Cardstock- Michael's, Bazzill
Patterned Paper, sticker, die cuts, badge- October Afternoon
Rub Ons- Making Memories
Enamel dots- Simple Stories, October Afternoon
Buttons- October Afternoon, Oriental Trading Company, American Crafts, other
Ribbon- Michael's, Fiskars
Pens- Sharpie, Uniball Signo
Font- Calibri