Monday, February 19, 2018

You're So Tweet Card

 Hey peeps!  This is the bonus sketch over at Scrapbook.com for the February Card Sketch Challenge.  This is my 5th attempt at making a card in my lifetime and the one I love the most.  I almost kept it for myself instead of sending it to my aunt as a thank you. lol
 I used different embellishments in place of circles which I thought was pretty creative, especially when I used hearts to pour out of the watering can.  I hand stitched around the paper and used some old gems for the centers of the flowers that I inked to make them stand out more.
 These hearts came from the punch work inside the card.
 This die cut came from amazon, that I cut apart.  I used some 3D dots to make it pop.
 More die cuts from the bundle that came from amazon.  The black flourish was a left over piece from another layout.  The small white silk roses are from my old stash.  I used 3D dots on the heart and watering can.
 The postcard has a real old stamp and is a Prima journaling card and I used some 3D dots to make it pop off the page along with the bird and heart.  The clock is a Tim Holtz die cut.  
 I stamped the "Thank You".
 The bird came from the amazon die cuts.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wave Pool

 This page was created as my example for the Love To Indulge In challenge I am hosting over at scrapbook.com.  I went crazy with the twist which was to stitch on the page, I did it around the border, the sun and the seahorse paper.  I'm about 15 days late, but at least I finally have it done lol.  I love to indulge in buying season passes to our local waterpark every year.  It opens in March and closes in October so we definitely get our moneys worth.  Plus we live in the freaking desert so it is sure hot during that time.  The photo was taken by the wave pool which is one of our favorite attractions in August 2015.
 These flowers were from the Dollar Tree.  I added some beads in the middle of each one.
 I went a little crazy stitching on the circle to make it into a sun.  The paperclip is holding on to the journaling that is behind the photo.  The beads on the paperclip spell out SUN.
The seahorse paper and two of the background papers were from eBay.  They are fun but very thin, so not the best of quality.  The yellow one is Graphic 45.

These fun waterpark stickers were from Joann's.  I used a real seashell by the sentiment "Enjoy the Moment".

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to see you over at the challenge with your rendition of what you Love to Indulge In.  A random winner will win a RAK from me.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Just the 2 of Us Card

 Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  Here is another card from the February Monthly Card Sketch Challenge over at scrapbook.com.  I turned this sketch around for my rendition of the card. 
 I used the Immortal Love DCWV Papers from long ago.  This rose was cut out and glued on with 3D dots.  I finally used some of my pretty old stash.

 This is the Inside of the card.  The sentiment is "Always".  

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Be Mine Card

 Well I had another go in attempting at making a card.  This is my 4th try in making a card.  But this time I used one of the sketches over at Scrapbook.com in the February Card Sketch Challenge
 Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner I made a card using that theme for my number one client from Etsy for her to use as a thank you from me on her last purchase.  Cards are still pretty difficult for me to make since I am so used to always making 12x12 layouts and cards are so much smaller.  I can definitely appreciate card makers and how at ease they are in making their creations.
 This large heart was cut out from a goodie bag I had snagged a long time ago to use as a real scrap. I used some 3D dots to make it pop! The "love" paper and the lace was from a dollar bin I got a long time ago as well.
 I used the DCWV All Dressed Up paper pack that I have had since forever ago.  I am so glad that I have finally busted it out to use after all this time.  Plus some of those hearts are some stickers that I have had in my stash from long ago as well.
To go along with the front of the card that says "Be Mine" I found a sticker for the inside that says "Today Tomorrow and Forever".  This heart was also from a goodie bag I kept to cut out and use.  I feel like the inside was a bit plain in comparing to the front of the card, but sometimes simplicity works more in your favor when the message speaks for itself and is loud and clear.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

My Guy

 Hey fellow scrappers!  Can you believe it's already February?  I feel like I have slacking off since I didn't get much scrapping done for January...before I knew it, the month was already over.  I created this page for the Scrap Your Pet challenge over at SB.com.  The twist was to use pawprints, which I think I managed to get a "couple" on this page lol.  This is my dog, nicknamed Guy, in October 2017.  The heart of pawprints die cut was gifted to me from a previous win from this challenge.  I worked this whole page around it.
 The tag says "You will always be my Furever Guy". Both tags are Kaisercraft die cuts and so is all the other die cuts on this page, which I got from Joann's.  The flower is Prima.
 The metal gears came in a huge bundle from Amazon.  The bones are Doodlebug Design Odds and Ends from Joann's.
 I just got the pawprints border edge punch for Christmas from Joann's.  The layers of papers are all by Tim Holtz.

 These alpha stickers are by Tim Holtz.  I used 3D stickers to make the title pop off the page.
 I hand stitched the zigzag lines.  I blended a ton of Old Paper and Vintage Photo inks to really distress the torn paper and then the graph paper.


Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Believe in Yourself

 This page is super special to me...so I took my time in putting it together, trying to do Jasmine's photo justice.  I am so very proud of her being just months away from graduation.  Life hasn't always been easy or kind to her in the past, so accomplishing what needs to be done in order to graduate is huge! She just turned 18, which still baffles me because now I am a mother of an actual adult!  So crazy!
I took her senior pics in November 2017 and this photo is one of my faves.  I laced up the torn area and added a cameo charm at the bottom after adding a floral vine in the background.
 The bead that is holding back the paper to reveal the lace was clear and I used a black sharpie to color it.
 I hand stitched around the whole border of the page.  The butterflies and metal flowers are all by Recollections.
 I cut the photo mat with scalloped decorative scissors.  I also hand stitched around the picture.  This clock is by Tim Holtz I used a crystal to girly it up and soften it.  There's a couple of layers behind the photo of Prima journaling cards.
This chipboard was first applied with molding paste for texture then painted black. I bought it in a package of 4 by some unnamed brand.  The trinkets are Prima.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Our New Home

 This page was made as an example for the Most Memorable Memory of 2017 challenge I am hosting over at Scrapbook.com for a chance to win a RAK.  For me, it was the day we got the key to our new house in July.  We went through a ton of issues trying to find/get a house that was right for us.  There were tons of headaches and heartaches trying to get to this day.  For Andrew, it was difficult for him to let go of the old house, since it was the only house he ever knew.  We lived there for 13 years so there were a ton of memories, good and bad, in every corner of that house.  Our hearts were empty without having the girls living with us anymore and it was painful living in the shadows of my ex.  Moving into our new home was a breath of fresh air, the beginning of our new lives, just the 2 of us.  It was a downsize, which was welcoming and its a very lived in home, so it's needed some work, but it's ours so we can do as we wish to it.  Also, it is in a another city, so it has been refreshing to not run into people who know us and not have to be reminded of what our family once was.  Andrew is now in a new school and doing better than he has ever had before with almost all straight A's.  I found my passion for scrapbooking again which is huge!!!  I lost it for several years, but found happiness here in our new home, which gave me my desire to create again.  I turned our dining room into my own girly space with part of it being a library/reading nook and the other part as a scrap room instead of having a traditional dining space.  I decorated it super girly chic, something I could never have done before.  Our new lives began here, the day we got the key, which has been nothing but positive for the both of us.
 I got all these "new home" stickers from Joann's.  The tags are 7 Gypsies.  I used a Prima brick mask to blend in some ink to the background paper.
 This was the actual key the day we got it.  I of course had the locks changed since then and kept the old key to use as a real scrap.
 Here are some actual old, used stamps from my stamp collection.  I have enjoyed  using them on some of my recent pages and found them very fitting for this Tim Holtz's Parcel Post Rate Chart background paper.  I punched half circles in the background to make it look like one huge stamp, adding hand stitches around the entire page twice.
 All the flowers are Prima.
 The bg paper had this United States map.  I outlined CA and marked an X for our new city on it.  The flash card, finger pointer and the hole punch reinforcers are all Tim Holtz.
This Noteworthy card is by Tim Holtz.  I clipped it with a silver clip and created a pocket behind the photo to keep this journal entry.

Thank you for allowing me to share this most memorable memory of 2017 with you.  :)