Tuesday, November 28, 2017

9 Months of Growth

Hello all! I have a new layout to share! I hope to be getting to some more creating that I can share soon!

This is a layout documenting my growth through my 4th child's pregnancy (he'll be 5 in a little over a month, but who's counting...). I ended up leaving this layout pretty simple since there are so many photos. I started by cutting a full page background in a similar color to my background. I cut that in half and glued it to the center of my pages. I then took strips of striped patterned paper (which ended up being mostly covered) and added those to either side. I then splattered a few colors of ink over my background. I stamped the little labels for the stats and then wrote them out. The number in my title is a chipboard number, the rest was cut with my Cricut. I finished off the page with some star stickers and enamel accents.

I'm entering this in the current challenge at Challenge YOUrself: use ink or spray and include a photo of yourself. I am also entering it in the November 19 challenge at The Studio Challenges: create your background.

Cardstock- Die Cuts with a View, My Mind's Eye, American Crafts
Patterned Paper, stickers- Echo Park
Chipboard- Pink Paislee
Enamel- Pink Fresh Studios, Bella Blvd
Inks- October Afternoon, EK Success, Tattered Angels
Pen- Sharpie
Die Cutter- Provo Craft
Cartridge- Makin' the Grade, Edge to Edge

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Making Multiple Cards

Hello again! I was so busy the last month and a half, I wasn't able to make cards for all of the birthdays! I used some already made ones from my stash and got some help from my daughter for one as well. Once we hit November, I didn't have anything that would work for several events, so I had to crank a bunch out quick one evening.

First up is a set of birthday cards I made for 2 1-year-olds and a 2-year-old. For these, I stamped the giraffe with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink on dark brown cardstock. The balloons we stamped in a coordinating color and heat embossed. I fussy cut all of those pieces before adding them to my card fronts with foam adhesive. I added some stamping in the bottom corner in a coordinating color to add some interest. After stamping the sentiment, I used some twine and tied it around the giraffe's tail before gluing it down on the card front.

Next up, I made two anniversary and a sympathy card using some Altenew stamps. I inked the edges with brown ink and stamped the sentiment in the same color. I added some dots of gold glitter glue on the anniversary cards for some sparkle.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

November Calendar Page

Hellooooooo! It's been very quiet around here for a while. I've been busy taking and editing family photos. I also had another wrench thrown in this fall that I will talk more about in the near future. ;) I am here today to share my November layout. I started with the two page sketch from PageMaps from August 2016.

I loved how many photos I could get on this layout and even figured out how to get a few more on than the original sketch suggested. I used Basic Grey "Grand Bazaar for my paper and many of the embellishments. I kept things pretty simple on this one since there are so many photos.

Cardstock- My Mind's Eye
Patterned Paper, flowers, wood veneers- Basic Grey
Stickers- Basic Grey, American Crafts
Sequins- Jenni Bowlin
Liquid Pearls, Ink- Ranger
Pen- Sharpie
Stamps- KI Memories

Sunday, September 24, 2017

October Calendar Page

Hello! I have a scrapbook page to share today. I got my October calendar page done ahead of time this month! As you may know, I am a family photographer, and it gets really busy this time of year. I will be spending a lot of time over the next month taking and editing photos, so I wanted to get this done! I used the double page sketch from Stick it Down:

I started with cream cardstock and added the patterned paper across the bottom. I then cut out the big leaf using my Cricut. I decided to use both the cut and the negative cut. I then splattered some inks on the pages. I added my photos. I dug out a bunch of different embellishments and made a few groupings around the page. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Cards- CAS(E) This Sketch

Hello! I have a couple of card to share today, both using CAS(E) This Sketch sketches. First up is a wedding card I made based off of this week's sketch:

The invitation we received for this wedding was black with gold dots, so I decided to work from that for the card. I layered some acetate with gold dots over some black cardstock. I then took a piece of kraft colored paper and used Versamark and gold embossing powder to make the edge gold and layered that underneath. I stamped some flowers on my white card base and then attached the layered pieces. I finished off the card with a die cut "Congrats" that I inked and heat embossed to match the gold.

Next up is a card using the sketch from two weeks ago. 

I was inspired by the changing leaves and decided to try some watercoloring. I stamped and heat embossed my leaves and then painted them in with a generous amount of water. I dropped the color into the flowers and let it spread. I then painted a light coat of blue over the entire background. I finished it off with my stamped and heat embossed sentiment and some gold paint splatters.

Friday, September 8, 2017

September Calendar Page

Good morning! I figured that since we are now over a week into September, I should share my calendar page for the month! 

This month I was inspired by the two page sketch at PageMaps for July. I used a bunch of October Afternoon papers and embellishments from various places. 

I was also inspired by the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Scrap Our Stash:

I did the bottom row: arrow (middle left embellishment cluster), wood grain paper, and circle (patterned paper on left side of page).

Cardstock- My Mind's Eye
Patterned Paper- October Afternoon
Chipboard- My Mind's Eye, Fiskars, October Afternoon
Stickers- Simple Stories, Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, October Afternoon
Flowers- Prima, KaiserCraft
Wood Veneer- Basic Grey, Project Life, American Crafts
Enamel Dots- October Afternoon
Pen- Sakura
Material tape- Making Memories
Ribbon- Michael's
Brads- Doodlebug, Basic Grey 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

You Are Awesome birthday card- Altenew

Hello! I have a new card to share! I made this one for my niece who turned 20 earlier this week. I was inspired by the current challenge at Altenew:

I used the Painted Butterflies set. I started with the block watercolor technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated in this post. I used Distress Oxide inks since they are so fun to work with. I stamped the block onto my kraft cardstock background. I dried that with my heat tool and then stamped my butterflies. I picked up on the pinkish purple in the inspiration piece and used that for my butterflies. For the sentiment, I ran the same pink ink over white cardstock and dried that with the heat gun before silver embossing my sentiment.  I added a bit more sparkle with the silver sequins.