January 20, 2017

A Day in my Life

It's been 12 years and my first attempt at a wedding album is at the bottom of a closet somewhere - but some challenges in the past week for some reason inspired me to give it a second try to create something to look at to remember that occasion.  For those of you in a crafty slump - these challenges can help you out.  For today's layout, I decided to use the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy (January, Week 3)...I turned their sketch upside down.  The hard part is already done for you!  Happy Crafting!

January 19, 2017

A Fond TKO Salute

Challenges at Grand Diva's Creative Corner and Rochelle's January Inspiration Challenge seriously wows me! The sketch from Grand Diva and colors from Rochelle's photo inspiration - all of it perfect for my wedding album. Take a look at my entry for these challenges.

Rochelle Spears Photo Inspiration
Used first two colors (green and lavender)
Grand Diva's Creative Challenge - Sketch













Challenges

January 17, 2017

Winter Sunshine

As you know, I'm a huge cardmaker, so I love a quick and simple card.  This card has just a few pieces of paper, some borders and an image.  The background paper and the snowman's hat and sweater are from Winter Sunshine (We Are 3).

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It's CAS(E) this Sketch!

I have a clean and simple card today!  I love outline stickers and glitter, but seldom take the time.  I was definitely inspired today!  Here is my card using a sticker from Elizabeth Craft Designs Dragonfly and stunning glitter.
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Inspiration from Featured Stamper

The work of this week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers is gorgeous!  For some reason, her gallery inspired me to start working on my bridal album - after 12 years of marriage!  My layout today focuses on fittings for my wedding gown. Colored wedding gowns are common today - but it was back in the 70s when I saw a blue wedding gown and decided mine would be green.  Little did I know that it would be 30+ years later that I would be in search of my green wedding gown...and how difficult it would be to find.  I love it when fate steps in and I found my wedding gown designer as my hubby-to-be was channel surfing one day.  My gown is one of a kind with 300+ piano pleats in the exact color I dreamed of for 30+ years (Is her gown green or white?)

January 16, 2017

Thank You

I am back with a card inspired by the challenge at Outlawz Challenges - Distress It!  Once the watercoloring is completed, this is really a clean and simple card using Thank You included in the Card Phrase Set (Miss Kate Cuttables).

January 15, 2017

January Release - Winter Sunshine and WOW Snowman

For today's card, I used the digital stamp Wow Snowman and digital papers Winter Sunshine - both from We Are 3. I added a Christmas tree freebie from Scraps of Mind.  For the background, I shrunk Blue Snowflakes to provide me with a small pattern of snowflakes.  Next I printed a larger version of Blue Snowflakes for the background circle - the fun little snowflakes were cut separately, glittered up, and popped up.  I used Primary Snowflakes to pattern the snowman's hat and scarf.

January 14, 2017

Ball Pit

Give me smiles - especially grandson smiles....and lots of bright colors!  Unfortunately, I can't share my grandson's photo - but for this layout, he is all smiles as he's relaxing in the ball pit we gave him for his birthday.

January 12, 2017

Twisted Pop-Up Card

Hello! If you love fun folds, then I think you are going to absolutely adore Splitcoast Stampers tutorial for a Twisted Pop-Up Card! I used the wonderful digital stamp Grow Old 4 Square and Toasty Warm Neutral patterned digital papers.  I especially love how the four squares of the Grow Old stamp fits perfectly on the inside pop-up. I adorned the flowers with pink bows.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
Card Front

Inside of Card

Challenge

January Release - Toasty Warm Collection

I'd like to share a card I made with the amazing January release from We Are 3 - the Toasty Warm Neutral Collection.  It may be difficult to see in this photo, but the Toasty Warm Collections are a knitted sweater design - appropriately named Toasty Warm.  I love the knitted look on the bird's beanie.  The bird is from the Scents of Christmas Collection - Miss Daisy Stamps/We Are 3.  The sentiment is from Faery Ink.

We Are 3© Digital Paper - Toasty Warm Neutral Collection. Includes all 8 sheets per collection. We Are 3© Digital Paper - Toasty Warm Collection. Includes all 8 sheets per collection. Scents of Christmas Card Kit includes the sweet image Holly Birdie, a set of 3 digital papers and a bonus sentiment.

January 10, 2017

January Sketches in Thyme Challenge #258

This is the final page of my first personal scrapbook.  The book is just the beginning of my memories of train excursions I've taken...with this first page commemorating my hour as a train engineer on the 1225 - the train immortalized in the move The Polar Express.  The layout is based on the Sketch Challenge #258 at Sketches in Thyme.

January 9, 2017

We Are 3 with Kit and Clowder - Freebie

Digital papers are such a fun way to bring your cards to life.  Today I am sharing a card using We Are 3's Loving Winter digital papers.  These papers make it easy to use because you can select and print only the papers you need - rather than purchasing an entire paper pack that adds to your stash.  You can also vary the size of the paper patterns to fit your needs.  With a little bit of practice, you can achieve great results.  Today's card is a shadowbox card framing a pretty deer.  The photo does not do this card justice, unfortunately - the snowflakes, glitter, and bling frame this deer beautifully - with Bits of my Heart in the background.
Challenges

January 8, 2017

Free Dog Easel Card

Simply Crafty SVGs' Dog Easel Card is a freebie - and a wonderful card for your friends and family that love their furry friends!
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Sympathy Card

Hi, Everyone!  Today I have a card I created using the AMAZING Climbing Clematis (Power Poppy).  I just love these flowers.  I used some Tattered and Worn Paper Collection (Paper Studio) for the papers.  This is a nice card to let someone know you are thinking of them.
Challenge:

Pretty Petals 1

Today's card is one I truly felt creative making - even though I was casing a card from the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers.  I love how her card was a simple card to case - but using Inspirational digital papers from We Are 3 and Pretty Petals 1 from Miss Daisy - I just love how they all fell together.  And the colors of these papers?  Dreamy!

January 7, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Elf

Think of all the simple, fun things you can create with ribbon!  Really Reasonable Ribbon's current challenge #155 is Anything Goes.  For a scrappin' Christmas gift swap, I received an embossing folder with great witch's feet.  Probably because I was in the midst of making Christmas cards, I started seeing elve's feet....so here is my card with elve's feet and silky skirt ruffle made from ribbon.  Also on my to-do list are princess feet and bride's feet.

Use an Animal with Pattie's Creations

Happy New Year, Scrappers!  I hope you had a relaxing and wonderful first week in 2017. 

To create today's card, I decided to use digi paper from Holiday Thank You (We Are 3).  I then added a glittered deer and Christmas Lights (Pattie's Creations).  Although all these elements are leftover scraps, the mix gives me a beautiful card.
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