Wednesday, September 19, 2018

School Girl

Hi all! I have a new layout to share today! I made this one quick last night between editing photo sessions. I felt the need to play with paper and photos and this was the result! I started with these photos of my oldest from her first and last day of kindergarten (she's now in 6th grade- yikes!). I pulled out the sticker sheet and some scraps of patterned paper from an old Bo Bunny line. I just started sticking everything down. 

When I went to embellish my layout, I was inspired by the either/or challenge at Lasting Memories:
stripes or polka dots
circles or squares
wood veneer or washi tape
enamel dots or sequins
hearts or stars

The challenge was to use one item from each pair. I used stripes, circles, washi tape, enamel dots and stars.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Happy Birthday with More Alcohol Inks

Hello again! I have another card using alcohol inks to share today. I started with this sketch from Sketch Saturday:

For this card, I dropped alcohol inks on a sheet of shiny cardstock and let them run down. I used blending solution too to make them move and gives some shade variation. Once I was satisfied with the colors, I attached a piece of white cardstock to the top and stamped and heat embossed my sentiment on it. I finished off the card with some twine and sequins. 

I was inspired by the stripes of rainbow colors in the inspiration photo for The Card Concept:

Finally, I was inspired by the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge which it to use sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Playing with Alcohol Lift Off

Hello! I have a new card to share and I used a new product on it! I started with this sketch from Stick It Down:

I just got my hands on some Alcohol Lift Off ink, so I needed to try it on this card. I started by inking up  a sheet of Yupo paper with blue and turquoise alcohol inks. I then inked up my bible stamp with Alcohol Lift Off ink and stamped it onto the Yupo. I then stamped it onto the teal cardstock, transferring the alcohol ink. I used a paper towel to reveal the image on the Yupo paper. I don't have a stamp positioner, but I have a stamp press with a grid on it that I used to make sure that both images were in the exact same position on both panels. Then I cut them in half and matched them up for my card fronts. I finished them off with stamped and heat embossed sentiments.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

September Calendar Page

Hello! It's been a while! I wish I could say that it will get better, but we are entering busy photography season, so I don't think it will! I have my calendar page to share today! As usual, I starrted with the double page sketch from Stick It Down:

Since I wanted to get lots of photos on my layout, I split the photo spots, making collages for the right hand page. Otherwise, I stuck pretty close to the sketch. I pulled some random pieces of October Afternoon patterned paper that worked together and got cutting. The plastic owls and wings are several years old and from a Scrapfest class I took. For my title, I used my Cricut and Sure Cuts a Lot to cut some fonts from my computer. I finished off my page with some flowers and gems.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Birth Announcement

Hello all! I teased all of you for long enough, here is the newest addition to our family! He is an absolute joy and his siblings adore him!

I was inspired by a couple of things for this layout. First is the sketch at The Studio:

I swapped the location of the embellishments and used two vertical "images" but otherwise stuck pretty close to the sketch. I was also inspired by the scraplift challenge at Paper Issues. This layout came together pretty quickly. I had recently picked up the papers and die cuts from my local scrapbook store and was excited to use them on a layout.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

August Calendar Page

Hello all! I finally have my August calendar page ready to share! I started with last month's double sketch from Stick It Down:

I was also inspired by the Get Messy challenge at Paper Issues.  For my background, I spread gesso over the white cardstock. I sprayed some Distress Resist Spray on the background to add some texture. Then I smooshed yellow and pink spray inks onto the background. I finished it off with some splatters of navy spray ink. The papers and many of the embellishments were from a Scrap Room kit. I popped up various die cuts to add dimension as well as adding a badge, brad, flowers and pearls.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my page!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Hope Your Birthday is a Splash- Sketch Saturday

Hello! I have a new card to share today! I started with this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday:

I was also inspired by the technique and cards in this post by Jennifer McGuire. While I didn't use any Distress Oxide inks, I did use Distress Inks and Stains to create my pool on glossy cardstock. I stamped and heat embossed the girl and then colored her in with watercolor pencils. For the background, I used versamark and a plaid background stamp on purple cardstock. I handwrote my sentiment with gel pen. To finish off the card, I outlined the pool with dark blue Stickles and added some sequins..