Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thinking of you card

Hi and welcome to my blog. Have you checked out the latest sketch from Cardabilities- its another great one! Of course, the DT has great samples for your inspiration too!

Here is the current sketch:

And this is my interpretation of the sketch:
I started off with a charcoal grey cardstock base and then a 6X6 dp from Recollections. I used a diecut from Silhouette , which I inked with Prima Fluid chalk inks ( dusty attic) and edged with Tim Holtz stain ( vintage photo). I cut a piece of the flourish and adhered it to the bottom of my card, then added a few Prima small flowers and a larger Petaloo flower, a couple of beaded stickpins and some sequins. The sentiment is from Verve stamps called Small Phrases. Oh, and  used my favorite distressing tool from Prima to rough up the edges of my dp. This card was quick and simple!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog today! Have a wonderful creative day!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happiest girls layout

Hi, I am back again today with another post! This time I have a layout to share . Its of my two beautiful girls... it only seems like yesterday that they were little girls and now they are young ,beautiful women. I couldn't be more  proud of them!

I started off with a pretty floral paper from a Recollections paper stack. The photo was matted on leftover glitter polka dot paper , also from Recollections. I then used a large Prima Bloom Girl stencil called Gardenia , and some heavy Gesso . I used a variety of inks from Tim Holtz, CTMH and Stampin Up! to create some color around the girl and the edges of the page. An assortment of  Petaloo flowers and a blue leaf stickpin , a couple of happy face tickets  ( Jenni Bowlin) and a orange fabric diecut leaf ( Silhouette) , which I had cut for a previous sewing project. The title is a cutfile that I got from the Silhouette online store , and its cut on a brown wood grain paper ( Authentique), which does not show all that well in this pic . A few splatters of Glimmer Mist, a little bit of bling and this layout is done!!
I am entering this layout over at Color Me Scrappy for their color scheme challenge.
Don't you just love those fall colors!
Thanks for visiting my blog today- have a wonderful creative day!

Feeling Wicked, for Halloween!

Hi and welcome to my blog! I knew October was gonna be a busy month for me but I really didn't expect to go three weeks between posts!! I have been busy crafting, especially Halloween crafts. This year, I added to my décor with a Halloween wreath. Take a look:

I love this sign ( I found at local $$ store!) ..... some days it suits my mood perfectly!!! lol  I used deco mesh( leftovers from last year) and accents ( sign , hat , black leaves) all found at out local dollar store to make this quick and easy wreath. The best thing about it, its  durable enough for our windy fall days!!! The , work wreath form,flextubing and purple ornaments were bought at Michaels.
I am entering this wreath over at Shopping Our Stash for their Halloween challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful creative day!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sketchabilities #124 ... All boy layout

Hi and welcome to my blog! Can you believe it's the first of October already?? The kids have been back to school for a month now and now that the days are much cooler, I'm finally getting some time to do a bit of scrapping. I love the latest sketch from Sketchabilities.... it has so many of my favorite elements .

Here's the sketch:

I pulled out my Hexagon dies from Spellbinders, stencils from The Crafter's Workshop, Thickers and boy themed papers from Simple Stories for my layout. take a look......
Lots of ink and sprays were used for my page... this page has black Gesso, Ranger sprays, October Afternoon spray, Prima Fluid Chalk inks and some good 'ole blue acrylic paint, watered down and splattered throughout the page! The "boys rule" tag and banners were fussy cut from a coordinating pieces of paper from the Simple Stories Aweso{ME} collection. The gear was cut out on my Silhouette machine. I had almost as much fun creating this layout as my boy had getting stuck in the mud!
That's my Sketchablities layout .... hope you enjoyed it!
Thanks for dropping by my blog today.... have a wonderful creative day!!