Wednesday, January 28, 2015

February calendar page and a card

Hello! I'm a few days early with my calendar page. I used this sketch from Stick It Down:

I started with some pink and grey papers from October Afternoon's Woodland Park collection. The 1/13 Tuesday Trigger challenge at My Scraps and More was to use snowflakes on a layout, so I cut a snowflake background using my Cricut and the "Edge to Edge" cartridge. I tried to round the piece a bit by cutting off some of the snowflakes in the corners.  

I took those snowflakes and added them a couple of other places on the layout, along with some snowflakes and swirl rub ons.

For the title, I used some tiny letter stickers and some more snowflakes to bring attention to it.

Cardstock: Die Cuts With a View, Bazzill
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Basic Grey
Rub Ons- October Afternoon
Stickers- Fancy Pants, October Afternoon
Bracket Journal Paper- Bo Bunny Press
Pen- Zig
Glitter Glue- Ranger
Die Cutter- Provo Craft
Washi Tape- My Mind's Eye

Also, I have this card that I made a couple of weeks ago that I never got around to sharing.  I used the gear embossing folder I bought a while back and embossed a piece of cardstock I can wrapped in aluminum foil. I then dropped alcohol inks on it, adding colors until I was satisfied. I cute the sentiment with my Cricut and covered it with Glossy Accents.

Friday, January 16, 2015

My Scraps and More Sketch #98

 Happy Friday! There is a new sketch up on the My Scraps and More Sketch Blog today.  This week's sketch is by Heather Leopard:

Isn't it fun? It isn't technically my week to do a layout, but I had to do something with this sketch! I made a Halloween layout for my older son's album. I used papers from Bella Blvd, and October afternoon.

I made this cute little puppy with my Cricut and the "Doodlecharms" cartridge. I was also inspired by the 1/5/15 Mix It Up Monday challenge on the boards. The challenge was to use patterned paper, enamel dots, and a die cut. 

Cardstock- Bazzill, American Crafts
Patterned Paper- Bella Blvd., October Afternoon
Ribbon- Target
Enamel Dots- Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye
Stickers- Bella Blvd.
Pens- Zig, Signo Uniball

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A couple more cards...

I made a couple more cards this week for birthdays.  First up is a card for my mother-in-law's birthday using this month's card sketch from Stick it Down:

I used some Pinkfresh Studio washi tape.  I used a black card base because I love how the bright colors and gold contrast with the black. I attached a strip of light blue vellum over that.  The flower and scroll design was cut using my Cricut and the Holiday Cakes cartridge. I cut it in a tan color and the shimmering pink.  I went over the tan part with some gold acrylic paint to make it match the gold on the tape. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed on black cardstock and then mounted on the shimmery pink.

I made this card for my son who turned 2 this week.  The train was cut with the "New Arrival" cartridge, and the "2" with the "Boys Will Be Boys" cartridge. I have still have some mulberry paper, so I used a water pen and drew my hill and tore the paper along that line. A quick punched scalloped circle and a stamped sentiment finished of this card.

Happy Birthday- Cardabilities #114

Hi all!  I'm back with a card that I made last week using this sketch from Cardabilities:

I had just bought a set of Distress Markers and wanted to try them out.  I used them to stamp the large flower and to add the details to the petals of the small flowers.  I also added some Stickles to the center of my flowers.  For the circle in the sketch, I used my sewing machine and stitched on my card front. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January Calendar Page

Hello!  I have my January calendar layout to share today! I started with this sketch from Stick it Down:

Fun, right? I had picked up several new supplies in November from the October Afternoon Warehouse sale and from My Scraps and More and I used this opportunity to pull some of them out.  I started with the dot paper by October Afternoon and pulled my colors from there.  

I was inspired by the cloth brad to use gold on my layout.  I edged my papers with gold paint and used some washi tape with gold stripes. It is hard to see here, but I also sprayed a bit of gold Glimmer Mist on the canvas pieces.

I used some phrase die cuts and gem die cuts to accent my page. The give the gem die cuts some dimension, I used some foam adhesive to lift them off the paper and then put some Glossy Accents over the top.

For the title, I used my Cricut and the deep cut blade to cut some chipboard. I'm still figuring this one out because I ended up having to cut through the bottom layers of the chipboard with a scissors. I painted the letters gold to match my accents.  To draw a little more attention to the title, I used a bit of tape and some brads.

The Free for All Friday challenge for 1/2 at My Scraps and More was to use some of your newest stuff, so here it is!

Cardstock- Die Cuts With a View
Patterned Paper- Gossamer Blue, October Afternoon, Chatterbox
Fonts- Fairfax Station, Pharmacy
Brad- Basic Grey
Die Cuts- K and Company
Canvas- Prima
Markers- Ranger
Spray Ink- Tattered Angels
Tape- Pink Fresh
Paint- Delta

Friday, January 2, 2015

My Scraps and More Sketch #97- Sisters

Hello and Happy New Year! There was a new sketch posted on My Scraps and More today! This week, we have this fun sketch by Audrey:

I made a layout for my younger daughter's album of my two girls together.  I'm behind, so these photos are all from almost 4 years ago!

For the papers, I used some October Afternoon Woodland Park that I picked up at their warehouse sale a couple of months ago.  It is an older collection, but it is so pretty, I couldn't resist. I fussy cut several butterflied from one of the patterned papers. I also did a little stamping, with the hearts and scrolls. 

Included in the brad pack was this cute little tag that I stamped and added some eyelets to. For a couple of my butterflies, I used Stickles to create the body.

I cut the title with my Cricut. I brushed a bit of paint behind the title to make it stand out more.  I used Stickles for the butterfly trails as well.

Make sure you head over to the My Scraps and More blog and check out what everyone else did!

Cardstock- Die Cuts with a View
Patterned Paper- October Afternoon, Fancy Pants Designs
Stamps- Hero Arts, Hampton Arts, Autumn Leaves
Ink- American Crafts, Tsukineko
Brad- October Afternoon
Glitter Glue- Ranger
Pen- Marvy
Die Cutter- Provo Craft
Software- Crafter's Edge
Font- Curlmudgeon
Eyelets- making Memories
Paint- Delta
Transparency- Die Cuts With a View