Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lindy's Stamp Gang September Color Challenge

Hey everyone! Got another lay out here for Lindy's Stamp Gang September Color Challenge. Have you paid a visit to Lindy's yet? No? Well heck, get there. Just click on their name to check out the store and on the challenge to see their blog!

The colors this month were olive, purple, violet, and pink.  You have to use at least two.  I love what I did this month.  It is absolutely me!!  The pic is just awesome of my granddaughter Aelyn, and it just begged to be scrapped.  My daughter Victoria took it when we went cherry picking with her phone, and man it was just a great shot.  I photo-shopped it to make her color and the rest black and white, giving it kind of a dreamy effect, which fits the lay out theme perfectly.  Check it out -

I made the flowers, leaves and vine with my cricut, the title was chipboard which I cut with my cricut and used distress dauber in white picket fence, then crackle in white picket fence.  I sprayed it with My Mojito Green from Lindy's.  The rock wall was a Prima stencil with homemade texture paste, sprayed with mojito again and swiped with a bit of Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Sunflower.  I also went around the stones with my brown pencil for some definition.  The flowers were sprayed with Cosmopolitan Pink and A Bit o'Bubbly.   In the center of the petals is distress stickles in orange marmalade.  The stamped sentiment is from Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous line. The paper is also sprayed with the cosmo pink and Va Va Va Voom Violet which has no link.  The top paper was white, the bottom paper had the colors for the challenge and is from Bo Bunny Jazmyne line.  A pretty little butterfly fussy cut from a printable in the upper corner there and it's done :)  Hope you like it!

Thanks for visiting,


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

CSI Case File...My First!

Hi everybody :)  Another project to share with you all.  This is for CSI, Color....Stories....Inspiration. Please click on the title to find out about this awesome site.  Each Friday another "case" is introduced for us to crack.  This is my very first time participating, and the whole file was just fun.  Check it out -

The rules? Use all five colors, two clues from the evidence, and one clue from the testimony.  Again, this helps you spread your wings creatively and with journaling.    Hurry, go see what they're all about! You won't be sorry :)

Here is my piece -

As you can see, I used the five colors. For the evidence I used four items, stripes, a heart, tied, and something that was once hot but now not ;) the felt star, arrow, brackets, and picture corners.  Now, not that those pieces are no longer trendy, but felt is not as in as it once was.  My testimony was five facts about the subject. Well the subject is my baby boy Santino who isn't a baby anymore and five facts for this character was easy peasy!

A few words on the style of my lay out.  This is not the traditional style of what I normally would do.  I was reaching for something a bit more masculine, I tend to be more frilly, shabbyesque.  That said, I couldn't resist manipulating and rolling the page in two spots and distressing like I love to do.  I am loving playing with texture paste and stencils, I wish I would have let it be more "free" around the edges instead of so straight-lined.  This is more stark than I do, and that's ok, the purpose is to come out of my comfort zone when I create, so voila :)

I used distress ink in orange marmalade and broken china on texture paste, then spritzed it with Lindy's twinkling tinsel.  The paper was two lines, Three Birds was the orange red, and the felt pieces, heart and orange button from a giant kit purchased about five years ago!  The stripe was Recollections Hollywood and Vine, had that at least as long as well.  The journal piece, hipster, and Be Different came from the CSI case file, and the title is Thickers.

Hope you liked it, remember to pay them a visit and thanks for coming by.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Quotes To Live By

Hi everybody.  I made my Godmother a gift for her 70th :)  I could've ordered something from Harry and David's or Wolfermann's, or maybe a special bouquet from Proflowers, but I thought this would be SO much better, and ya know what?  It was. When I spoke to her on her day (the 16th) she was so happy with it, and said the quotes in there brought tears to her eyes.  I collect all these witty little diddies on Pinterest and have amassed quite a collection of quotes.  That place is so amazing!  I love Pinterest and all the things you find on it.

I made the album out of toilet paper rolls.  The cover is matchbook style which I got from Ginger of My Sister's Scrapper.  Just click on her title for the link to her channel.  All in all, most of the album and binding techniques you find out there now are either from Laura Dennison or Kathy Orta.  Each artist tweeks them to fit their own taste and needs, but all of these gals have tuts on their channels on how to do various albums and bindings.

For the cover I used paper from the DCWV Tattered Time Stack, and the pages were Kaisercrafts Timeless paper pad.  Inked the edges with Distress Vintage Photo and Black Soot, some stickling here and there, coupled with fussy cutting and page distressing and it made for a really nice gift.

Here are pics -

I made the card with Prima's Pastiche collection.  The quotes I printed out on cardstock then cut them out distressed and inked the edges, then adhered them to tags. On the box, I used some metal from my stash, a little crown and clock, butterfly printouts and some dyed seam binding threaded through eyelets so it can be tied closed.  Cool beans :)

I find my scrapping is like my reading.  It ebbs and flows, what I'm in the mood to do at that time, read a romance or mystery?  Do a layout or mini?  Hey that jives :)  At one point I was mini-album obsessed! Hadn't done a layout in like a year, and now, I find that I am back to layout mode, though not as drastic as not wanting to do albums anymore, just finding I get a bit bored since I tend to be on the slow side with my creating and if something is taking too long I get antsy.  Layouts are almost instant gratification.

Anyway, can you believe it's the first day of Fall!!?!!  What the heck, time is moving at record pace. My kids are in school for a month and a half already!

Thanks for stopping by friends, have a great week :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Once Upon A Sketch - September

Once Upon A Sketch's layout prompt this month is Lucky.  My layout is of my hubby and me :)  Here is the sketch -

As always you must have journaling on it somewhere.  This was fun for me and here's my take -

The paper was Kaisercraft's Curiosity line, so pretty!  I fussy cut the flowers and leaves from one sheet, the "so very loved" from another and the words on the bottom were the back side of the piece you trim off the papers since it has the description and brand name on it. Yes that's me and the hunky hubs at 15 and 17!  Thirty three years later and there we are.  The prompt of lucky was perfect.  My journaling went behind the little tag, which wasn't part of the collection, but from I.O.D.  It reads - Lucky, that's me.  Together since we were 15 and 17, he is my heart.  I'd be lost without my guy. Sometimes I can't believe all the years have past.  Love this man!

Products used -

Kaisercraft Curiosity
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays -
Twinkling Tinsel
Rudolph's Nose Red
My Mojito Green


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