Tuesday, May 20, 2014

An Enchanted Evening

I was so disappointed about an error I made in the Photoshop preparation of this digi/hybrid layout that I became blocked about finishing it and posting it. I didn't want to fix it and spent another couple of bucks at Costco to repair it so I am posting it as is. Let me know if you see my mistake. Insane I know, but these little things (mistakes) in my scrapbooks make me crazy. I'm such a perfectionist.

So I created the template in Photoshop. Used Club Scrap Tribal paper for the background and cut the shapes on my Silhouette. The Hello Story lesson in Week 5 is Mathematics. Ali's layout used plus signs to link a series of photos. I pretty much copied her design directly but her layout seems much more impressive. Oh, well......it's done. On to the next one.

Thanks for dropping by. I also used this layout for the monthly scrapbook sketch over at Paperartistsonline.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sherry

I was on a roll with these water colored cats so I made two cards, just to give her Dad a choice as to which one to send to his daughter. I think he chose the other one. This one is actually my favorite. Same techniques. Same stamps. Same papers, as my post last Tuesday. This one follows the May sketch for Paperartistsonline. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Good Eats

For Week 5 of Hello, Story, Ali Edwards suggested using Mathematics as our story structure. In the digital package, she provided shapes and PSD files using math symbols to tell our story. This is another combination layout, using a traditional page on the left and a pocket page on the right. I used the PSD file to mask three photos and the title on the left side. The right contains tiny photos of all the places we ate on our Cambria trip. Paper from Recollections. Thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


This is the title page for the section covering our recent trip to Cambria. I am still plugging away at my Hello Story class. For Week 3, Ali gave us these cool arrows in our digital element package. I really like the results although my dear hubby pointed out to me (once the layout was completed) that the two solo photos of us should have been on the same side, pointing at the photo of us together. Oh, well, it's done and I'm still happy with it. Club Scrap paper. Office supply metal-rimmed tags and gold Hardcover Thickers are my only embellishments. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Kooky Kats

It's that time of year to make a birthday card for my step-daughter. She is a confirmed Cat Lady so it was a MUST to use cat stamps. I used this same set from Gourmet Rubber Stamps last year for her birthday card, but I did use them in a totally different way so I hope it's all right to repeat the set. My dear friends Nancy and Farley are both taking the current Onlinecardclass featuring watercolor techniques. I couldn't be left out in the cold so I did my best to replicate what they are learning in their class, based upon their samples, and those of others around the Internet. Nothing new under the sun, just a reminder of all the various techniques available to rubber stampers. On the cats, I used a combination of Inktense pencils and Gelatos. The background was done with Ranger Distress Inks. Cardstock from Club Scrap. I used my old Hexagon punch from Creative Memories. Ever the multi-tasker, this card is being posted for the weekly sketch  at Operation Write Home. This one is #224. They used squares but I'm going with the hex look. Thanks for dropping in.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Make A Card Monday

As I've mentioned in the past few months, I am trying to return my focus to scrapbooking. I've done quite well at it so far but my card making is falling behind. So I've decided to have my own Make a Card Monday where I will try to get a few cards made to put in my stash for holidays and birthdays. Unfortunately, this week, I was rather tired and cranky and just didn't have my mojo. But I stuck with it and here is the result. I am posting this over at Paperartistsonline for the monthly card sketch challenge as well as at My Favorite Things Get Sketchy challenge MFTWSC174. I used papers from my stash and the DC Heart Balloons set from MFT. Thanks for looking.