Friday, September 26, 2014

T'is the Season....

Hi and welcome to my blog! Jingle Belles current challenge is called Three Kings, which I though was going to include gold, myrhh ( hmmm, did I even spell that right??) and frankenscense ( another word I've  probably misspelled!!!) , but nope, I was wrong! This week's challenge is to use three different patterned papers from your stash. Well since my Xmas paper is in desperate need of purging this is  perfect timing for me!!!

Here's my card ( with 3 papers from my stash , of course)......

Two of my papers( background and red strip) are from Stampin' Up! and the third ( brown) is from Crate Paper. The sentiment tag is from Heidi Swapp and the cute little girl is from Little Miss Muffet Stamps , colored with my Copic markers. I fussy cut the girl out, added some green rhinestones ( Silhouette brand), and some Liquid Applique , puffed up with my heatgun, for her hat pompom and coat trim. The flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts - originally it was a light blue, but I misted it with some Ranger Delyusions ink ( Cherry Pie) and added a bit of Tim Holtz Tarnished Brass Distress Stain to the edges. For a bit of greenery , I added a few twigs of pine leaves cut from my Silhouette ( for another project) and a few Doodlebug Designs sequins to finish the card off.
I had a lot of fun participating in this challenge...and I just love how my card turned out!!!
Thanks for stopping by.... have a wonderful creative day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

hanging out layout

Hi and welcome to my blog! I have a fun summer layout to share with you today. Last summer my niece and nephew visited for several weeks - we had so much fun with them. This layout features two silly cousins having fun together! 

I played along with the current sketch over at Let's get Sketchy blog for my layout. Here's the sketch....

Instead of a photo strip . I added a strip of pretty floral paper for my page, but I followed the sketch design for the rest of my layout.

I used paper and stickers from Crate Paper, stencils from The Crafters Workshop, enamel dots /stars from October Afternoon, chipboard stickers and ink from Prima, washi tape from Bella Blvd and a flower from Petaloo Flowers and stickers from Doodlebug Design. That's a lot of brands on one layout, but they all went so nicely together!!
Thanks for stopping by .... have a wonderful creative day!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy thoughts for your birthday

Hi and welcome to my blog! It's been awhile since I lasted posted..... almost a month! The kids started back to school at the beginning of the month  and a few days later I had a mini vacation visiting my sister in law across the country! I started a new project for me, wreath making, and it turned out that I made and sold several of them! Here's a sample of one I made....

I made eight of these and a bunch of fall and Halloween wreaths! That left little time for papercrafting!!! I have a whole bunch of scrap goodies that I purchased on my trip that I've been just dying to play with!!         Soon....** sigh***
I managed to spare a few  moments to play along with the current card sketch over at Cardabilities. Here is the latest sketch:
And here is my interpretation of this sketch........
I started off with a kraft cardstock base and then a chocolate brown cs layer. My patterned paper is from Basic Grey called Paper Cottage,which I distressed and inked. I used a chicken wire stencil (The Crafter'sWorkshop) and some gold embossing paste ( Dreamweaver Stencils;Studio 490).... I love the texture of this paste. For a bit more color, I splattered inks from Ranger's  Dylusions line in yellow and gold. The journaling block( distressed and inked) and flower are from Prima and the sentiment is rom C.C. Designs. I adhered a scarp of burlap , just because !!! A few Doodlebug Designs sequins and my card is finished!
Thanks for visiting my blog today.... have a wonderful creative day!!!