Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Club Scrap June Hopes Blog Hop

Here we are again for another adventure hopping through the Blogosphere. If you are hopping along, you have joined me from Shonascraps. This month we are creating projects from the June kit called Hopes. Here's a link if you'd like to check it out. I made a layout and a card from the digi kit. All digi images were printed with my Canon inkjet printer on Bristol Smooth. 

Another layout using the Allison Davis 6x6 sketch class. I created 6x6 papers using the digi papers in the kit. Then I cut them down to 2 inch squares for this particular layout. I'm just too cheap to print anything larger than 6x6 on my home inkjet printer. I'm also not that impressed with the results of printing "paper" on that printer so I think any future digi work will be ALL digi or else using graphics only. The layout base and square embellishments were from the Rhapsody and Henna kits. I used Distress Inks to ink all of the edges. The card base was also from Rhapsody. The squares were created using my old square Creative Memories Shape Maker. And the Heart is from a Stampin' Up Embosslit.

Thank so much for coming by to see my stuff. If you want to continue on the hop, please take a leap over to visit Debby at Masculine Inspirations. If you've wandered in here while cruising down a rabbit hole in the blogosphere, head back to Club Scrap Creates were this hop starts. You don't want to miss the wonderful goodies prepared by my Club Scrap friends.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Another Sneaky Peeky

Still trying to drum up interest in the Club Scrap Blog Hop on Wednesday, June 26. Hope to see you hopping around the Blogosphere.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Blog Hop Sneak Peek

Another Club Scrap Blog Hop takes place this coming Wednesday. Been working on another layout using the Club Scrap Hopes kit and here's a little sneaky peeky for you. Hope this whets your appetite. Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Don't Forget to Smile

I'm on a roll. This is my first ever card made with a sketch from My Favorite Things for Wednesday Stamp Club. I'm not quite sure I posted it properly over at Splitcoaststampers but I exercised my crafty muscle by making a card for the sketch and attempting to post it. That's all that counts. This card uses the Simon Says Stamp card kit for April 2013 which featured papers from Fancy Pants Park Bench. The stamp is my new favorite little girl from My Favorite Things called Little Shutterbug. I made a weak attempt at paper piecing but still don't have the courage to color the little girl. Thanks for looking. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Operation Write Home Sketch #177

My first card using a sketch from Operation Write Home. This one is for Sketch #177. I used a Technique Tuesday stamp gifted to me by my good friend Farley along with the Fancy Pants papers from Simon Says Stamp April 2013 Card kit. This is a fun card. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

You're a Real Crackerjack

Just a quick card I put together Saturday afternoon for my hubby to give him on Father's Day. I used a new set (to me) from Artistic Outpost called Cracker Jack and this card is a direct CASE of one created by Lisa Somerville in their Gallery. Of course, I changed the hat and shirt to red in honor of our beloved Cincinnati Reds. I hope to make many more cards from this set, my first ever baseball set of stamps. All cardstock is Club Scrap. Ranger Archival Sepia ink used to stamp images. All edges inked with Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. Thanks for looking.

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Sky's the Limit - Sydney Tower

And yes, believe it or not, I'm back to working on my photos from a trip to Australia in 1989. Slow but steady. 

These photos were taken from the deck of what was called Sydney Tower at the time. In 1989, it was the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere. In making this layout, I have learned that this is no longer the case and I believe it's now a poor third. Or maybe even fourth. In any case, the views were fantastic on that June day and I am soooo happy to finally be scrapping these photos. The cardstock is all miscellaneous product from my stash. The buildings, tower and clouds were all cut on the Silhouette. Journaling is computer generated. No challenge. No sketch. Just a scrapbook layout. Thanks for looking. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

We Had It All

Believe it or not, I'm back to my Big Picture Double Take class "skitches." This one is from Week Two, Sketch One. It's one of my favorites from the class and I decided to go way outside my comfort zone by using a lot of patterned paper on this layout. It's a stack from We R Memory Keepers called Travel Light. While I was travelling on a road trip, I chose these papers because I thought the colors went well with the photos. These pictures were taken in Castroville in October during my road trip with my sister. We stopped at a landmark restaurant called the Giant Artichoke. And, of course, we had to get the Sampler Platter. The layout is primarily photos which is why it's one of my favorite sketches. However, I did cut the artichoke on my Silhouette and colored the pieces with neon paint and Distress Inks and sprays. I am happy with this layout. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Papertrey Ink - Make It Monday #119

This is my first ever challenge for Papertrey Ink. My friends Farley and Nancy and I have recently become enamored of this company, their stamps and dies. Haven't yet moved on to the paper and ink. There's still time. 

Anyway, I don't yet own much of their product so I was somewhat limited in how I could meet the challenge. I chose the sentiment from the Year of Flowers Sweet Peas set and the Triangle cover plate. The papers used were from the We R Memory Keepers Travel Light stack which were literally scraps still left on my work surface from a layout I finished last night. The solid colored cardstock is from my POPs stash of Club Scrap paper. The sample card by Dawn McVey used some Mr. Huey's Spray Mist on the card base. I had an epic fail on that technique by using Ranger Distress Stains. They didn't quite create the spots I wanted and I was in too much of a hurry to do it over. It is what it is but I'm happy to finally be taking part in Papertrey's Make It Monday challenge. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


And this is another card following the June Card Sketch challenge at Club Scrap. First time I have inked up these stamps from the Up Up and Away kit. I know, I should be ashamed of myself. A little trick I played: I used my small Memory Box balloon die to cut out a piece of white cardstock. Then I stamped a huge balloon stamp over it, placing it just so with my redneck Position It. Makes it look like I have a stamp to match my die. Then I used my Bic Mark Its to color the basket part of the image in brown. Clever, eh??? Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Hello Hello

Another fun card created for challenges. One at Club Scrap was to use our oldest uninked sentiment stamp. The other one from Paperartistsonline is to use wooden shapes on the project. This meets both of them. Stamp from Club Scrap's Gimme a Ring. Wood veneers are from Recollections via Young Nancy.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Happy Bee Day

And another card sketch challenge. This one at Paperartistsonline. I used a new Darice embossing folder along with my new favorite set of stamps from Simon Says Stamp called Circle Friends. Circle shape frames were cut on the Silhouette.Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Watchin' the Wheels

It's that time of month again. Card Sketch Challenges. This card was made for the card sketch challenge over at Club Scrap. All supplies are from the Club Scrap called Wheel & Sprocket from 2006. One of my all-time favorite kits. For obvious reasons. The rectangle die is from Spellbinders and Memory Box makes that adorable bike. This is a triangle fold card suitable for my latest obsession with foldies and pop-ups. Thanks for looking.