Thursday, February 28, 2013

Home Is Where You Park Your Cart

Another Curvy layout for PSL. And another which was created several years ago using Assembly Line Scrapbooking. I felt these photos worked great with the elegant reds on this layout. All papers are from the Club Scrap Gratitude kit with the exception of a single sticker from Comfort Zone and an arrow cut on Silhouette with vellum. Pictures show the room Chrissie and I shared in September at the Courtyard Marriott in Campbell. Thanks for looking.

Kentucky Quilt Barns

In the fall of 2011, my Mom, sister Chrissie and I drove to Cumberland Falls in south central Kentucky in search of the elusive Moonbow. Along the way, we snapped photos of many of the Quilt Barns we saw from the roadway. You know me. Always thinking out of the box. I used the Common Threads quilt-y kit from Club Scrap to create this layout. Another layout to suit the Curvy challenge for Week 3 of PSL. I used some die cuts sent to me by my scrappy sister Chrissie, made with the Stampin Up Lattice die. Perfect for this layout. I was going to go to the trouble of designing a tobacco quilt shape (as shown in one of the photos) to represent Kentucky, but I felt this ready-made die cut resembled that shape to some degree and, hey, I used my stash. Another BPC Double Take sketch, too. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

In Search of the Elusive Red Crossbill

Trudging along during PSL's Curvy Challenge week, this is a layout which was originally assembled in 2010. Assembly Line Style. I have finally added photos to it along with some cute feathers cut on the Silhouette. The kit is Birds of a Feather from Club Scrap. As always, thinking waaaaay out of the box (not!) and using a bird kit for photos from a day birding with my friend Farley. She was in search of an elusive Red Crossbill so we visited the Oddfellows Cemetery in Sacramento. No luck and it was a FRIGID day in Sacramento. But we had a good time and got some nice photos. That's a successful day for me.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sweet Treats

Back to multi-tasking. This is a Double Take sketch used for Week Three of the Pro Scrapbooking League contest. The challenge this week was to use curves on our layouts. This layout has many buttons. Clear ones which were colored with alcohol ink as well as two bingo buttons. There's a lot going on here as I was trying to follow the examples set in the Double Take class. This was the first sketch from Week One of the class.  I like it a lot and will be using it again. I used washi tape and strips of paper for the strips. A Martha Stewart punch to get the doily look on the border. The papers used were all from Club Scrap's Sprinkles kit. Thanks for looking. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Weekly Chronicles - Week 8

Big week for birthday fun. I finished this layout and just plumb forgot about the PSL stencil requirement so it was posted in the one-point category. The Club Scrap digi kit used was Up Up & Away, my new favorite kit. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pretty as a Peacock

Another submission for PSL. This one is a real paper layout. Ever the imaginative gal, thinking out of the box  (ha), I used Club Scrap's Peacock kit for these photos taken at Casa de Fruta in Hollister. The challenge this week is to use a Club Scrap stencil. On the left side, I used the Peacock stencil with Ranger Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. On the right side, I used a Pearl Paint Dabber. I really like the look I got with the paint. This layout was also submitted for the Monthly Sketch Relay challenge. I like this sketch. Simple but sweet.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Love you to the Moon

Participation in PSL continues. This week, I made a digital card for hubby for his birthday. I used digi supplies from the Up Up and Away kit. In Photoshop, I painted the balloon graphic with various colors to create the rainbow effect. Once I printed this image, I did create a hybrid card with it which I may or may not eventually photograph for the blog. It's a simple card but I like it. I'm not very talented in the digi card department. Happy Birthday, Roy!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Another layout using THREE of an item. This time I chose to punch some chevrons with my old quilt punch. These photos are on an ALSB using Club Scrap's Road Trip remix kit. They show my sister Chrissie in Campbell and Santa Cruz when we were Letterboxing in October. Good times. Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Scramp Camp Classes

Back to PSL, the challenge for the first week was to use three of the same items on each page. For this layout, which was assembled in June of 2009 in Miamisburg, Ohio, when I attended a Club Scrap event with my sister Chrissie. I used three screw brads on each page. The photos depict classes taken at West Coast Scrap's Scramp Camp and include photos of Nancy and Farley, as well as Chrissie and myself. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Weekly Chronicles - Week 7

Back to my Weekly Chronicles. No, I'm not this far behind on making them. Just posting them. This one was created on Club Scrap's Love Ink digi kit. It also fulfills the weekly challenge on PSL to include three of the same items on the layout. Three little cherish hearts in the middle bottom box. Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 15, 2013

So Long, Farewell

My first entry for the 2013 Club Scrap Pro Scrapbookers League. This season, I am a Tripod. This is a sketch from Double Take, a Big Picture Class in 2011. The Club Scrap kit used is Raku. The star paper is from a DCWV pad called Stardust. All edges inked with Seedless Preserves. The gold spray is Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle. The title and stars were cut on Silhouette. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Owl Always Love You

The last of the Valentine cards made on my crafty day with Farley. She generously allowed me to use her too-cute owl Sizzix Framelits stamp and die set to create this adorable card for my hubby for Valentine's Day. Thanks so much, Farley. Patterned paper and card base are from a Simon Says Stamp Card kit. Thanks for looking.

Live Laugh Love

For this card, I embossed the panel in my Cuttlebug and then lightly inked it. Stamped the heart (a new Wendy Vecchi stamp which was a Christmas gift from Squirrel Nancy) several times on different colors of cardstock and then cut them out to reassemble. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cupid, Draw Back Your Bow

Still with the Valentines. I cut this cupid and hearts on the Silhouette. Stamped the panel and ticket on my crafty day at Farley's last month using some of her stamps. I know the Ticket is Tim Holtz but not sure of the huge background stamp. Also ran some Club Scrap paper through a new Cuttlebug quatrefoil embossing folder to get this uber-cool design on the background. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Admit One

Another card from my Use Your Stash frenzy. The stamp is Farley's Tim Holtz ticket. same old quilt punch. And papers from my stash. Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Going Postal

This Valentine was made from supplies that have been in my stash so long I cannot identify. That includes the quilt punch which I have owned for years and just recently started using. The current Chevron trend did not hurt. I cut the postmark on the Silhouette. The card is actually black. I photographed it on red cardstock. Thus the weird look. But the red is JUST in the photograph. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Pocketful of Valentines

This week, I thought I'd post a few of the Valentines I have made this year to send to my sweethearts. Most were made on one of my scrappy days with friend Farley who kindly let me use her awesome WPlus9 Pocketful die and stamp set to make this card. Stamp is from Tim Holtz. Base is from Club Scrap. Panel papers are from a Simon Says Stamp card kit. Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Clean and Simple Card Making - Day Two

On Day Two of our Clean and Simple class, we learned techniques for masking and reverse masking. I chose to use a stencil of a California poppy. The design was actually created on the Silhouette by my sister Chrissie who shared it with me. I had whined to her about the fact that I could never find a great stamp of the beautiful California poppy, our State flower. She graciously created this for me. I used Distress Inks in Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade for the flower, and Mowed Lawn for the stem. The border around the card is a stamp from the February Simon Says Stamp kit. Love it. The sentiment is from my stash. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Clean and Simple Card Making - Day One

I'm taking another class over at Onlinecardclasses. This one is called Clean and Simple Card Making 2. I suppose the name is self-explanatory. On the first day of class, we were challenged to make a card with a stamped image inside an aperture as well as masking and spraying the front panel. This is my offering. I used Bristol Smooth cardstock for the card base and panel. My stencil for the pointy circles is from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer for Crafters Workshop. I used Dylusions spray in Pure Sunshine . The stamped stars are from the September Simon Says Stamp card kit. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Homage to Oz

Always multi-tasking. I created this card for the February Card Sketch Challenge over at Club Scrap. I used the Faux Artist technique learned from Jennifer McGuire in Day Two of the Clean and Simple Card Making 2 class going on right now at Card, panels and graphics are all from Club Scrap. I wanted to make this card a sort of vague homage to Oz, thus the green for the palace and yellow for the brick road. My Faux Artist technique isn't spectacular so I will keep working on it. But I had this idea floating in my head since Tuesday and just had to try it. First time ever using my new Inktense pencils. I think I'm going to like them.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy Anniversary

Another card from the fabulous February kit from Simon Says Stamp. The stamps used are from the November kit (heart) and the September kit (border). Little hearts were punched with my Stampin' Up Fashionable Hearts Embosslit. Papers all from Simon Says Stamp. All edges inked.