Monday, May 26, 2014

SBC #395 Reveal

Happy Memorial Day. I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has risked their lives to protect our country. For our family our hero's were my grandfather's. They both served during WWII. One grandfather was only in the navy for a year and the other was there during D-Day.
Now, onto sketch #395 reveal over at Scrapbook Challenges. Unlike, last week I fell in love with this sketch.

This page is corresponds with the previous layout I showed using last week's sketch. As you can see this building is getting better. Looks can be deceiving though. The outside looks great but the inside is a wreck. Hopefully, it wouldn't be like hat for long since my dad has been working every chance he gets to work on it. I try to help as much as I can but somedays I just can't do that and take care of Buster and do my normal routine.
Here is a close-up of my mixed media work.

I love modeling paste and gelatos. The mask I used here was a great find I picked up at Hobby Lobby clearance section for about $2. Because this page has some mixed media work on here I was able to incorporate one of the two challenges this week.

SBC #394 Reveal

It has been awhile since I scrapped photos of our family big project, aka warehouse and storage. I love how I this wonderful hobby allows you to document everything. Since this place was in so rough shape I want to remember it the way it was and to the road to the finish results.
For this page I ended up switching the sketch up. To be completely honest I didn't care for the sketch. The size of the pics and those circles threw me off so much that I almost didn't hand in a layout for it.
Supplies: pattern paper (Studio Calico and Crate Paper), washi tape (Hazel & Ruby), stickers (American Crafts, My Mind's Eye and October Afternoon), project life card (American Crafts) and enamel dots ( Studio Calico)
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back later this afternoon for the latest sketch  reveal for Scrapbook Challenges'. 
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day. Thanks to all the brave men and women who protect us. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Etch a Sketch Inspired

This week is the second reveal over at Child's Play Challenges. The toy for this round has a love hate relationship with a lot of people. It is none other than the Etch a Sketch. For my it was a 50/50. I loved playing with it but only could draw a basic house. 
Anyways, when I saw this challenge I knew I wanted to use a pencil sketch photo I had of myself. To create it the image I just used the sketch setting on my older camera. 
 Supplies: pattern paper (My Mind's Eye, Crate Paper and Studio Calico), washi tape (My Mind's Eye, Doodlebug Designs and Hazel & Ruby), sequins (Hazel & Ruby), gelatos (Faber-Castell), stickers (American Crafts), wood veneer (Maya Road),  paint, doily, stitch template (American Crafts), twine (Timeless Twine), pom-pom trim, and photo filter (Studio Calico kit)
I basically, design my layout around the project life card. I loved the camera that was printed on it. I just painted with the gelatos. I also cut the heart a little bit so I could slide my photos under it. 
 Here I got a little creative with my title. I didn't have any S's in the set of Thickers so I took out my craft knife and cut one out of an 8. I also was feeling a little lazy when it came to the word "Sketch". I wanted to cut out a welded title from my Cricut but it was late and I didn't feel like fighting it so I took out my paint and  wrote it out onto my layout. I was scared that I was going to mess up since that was the last thing I needed to do. I am glad it came out great.
Be sure to pop by Child's Play Challenges to see the full reveal. Also, while you are there you might want to play along for a chance at winning some ephemera by Fancy Pants Designs or you might want to check out our design team call.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Kaisercraft Design Team 2014 Entry

   This post is about my latest creations I made with the Attitude 6 1/2" paper pad  by Kaisercraft. I love this /collection because it is the perfect guy collection. Which everyone knows that guy collections are hard to find. 
   I created three projects for the application, card, bag and a layout. 
Supplies: pattern paper (Kaisercraft), die cuts (Kaisercraft), gems (Kaisercraft and Prima), mask (Studio Calico), twine (Timeless Twine) , stitch template (American Crafts)and modeling paste
 I didn't want to use plain alphas on this card so I took out my needle and twine to stitch "DAD". It adds a little more texture to this card.

 Up next, is a Father's Day bag. I took a plain kraft bag I got at Target to create this great gift bag.
Supplies: pattern paper (Kaisercraft), die cuts (Kaisercraft), gems (Kaisercraft), mask (Studio Calico), stamp (TPC) , ink (Stampabilities and Quick Quotes), washi tape (Fiskars) and modeling paste
 My last project is a layout of my brother's birthday this month.
Supplies: pattern paper (Kaisercraft), die cuts (Kaisercraft), mask (Crafter's Workshop), twine (Timeless Twine and My Mind's Eye), stamp (Deep Red Rubber) ink (Stampabilities and Quick Quotes), wood veneers (Studio Calico),sequins (Studio Calico), glatos (Faber Castell), stapler and modeling paste
Here are some close-ups. 
 I love how the stamp image can still be seen under the modeling paste.
Thanks for stopping by to see my application projects. Thanks.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


I know a late post for me but I wanted to share a layout I just completed for The Two Midwest Scrap Girls Challenge which just happens to end within the hour. The challenge was to scraplift a page. I knew whose page I was going to. The creator of the page is Maggie Holmes. I am head-over-heels in love with her style and products. My style is like hers and so I found very easy to lift her page. 

 Here is my page.
Supplies: pattern paper (Crate Paper and American Crafts), twine (Timeless Twine), enamel dots (My Mind's Eye), stickers (Lily Bee Designs), stamps (Glitz Designs), ink (Stampabilities) flower (Pebbles Inc.), photo filter (Crate Paper), sequins (Hobby Lobby) and doily (Hobby Lobby)
Here is a close-up

I love how this page came out. The only Maggie Holmes paper I have are the 6x6 pads. I ended up piecing four sheets together to create the base for my layout. I am still working on the Dear Lizzy Enchanted collection so I mixed those papers in. 
This page is of the tulips I gave my mom last weekend. They are her favorite flower and she had no idea I was getting them for her. 
I will be posting another blog post later tonight. This time it will be for the Kaiser Craft design team application. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

NSD & Sketch Reveal

If you are a scrapper chances are you know today is National Scrapbook Day. Over at Scrapbook Challenges we thought it would be a good time to do another sketch reveal.
 Here is what I did with this sketch #391
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Studio Calico), twine (Timeless Twine), sewing machine, black thread,, modeling paste, stitching templates (American Crafts) sticker (My Mind's Eye), diy enamel dots, mask (Crafter's Workshop), washi tape (?) and mist (Heidi Swapp)
 I just bought some more of these fabulous stencils by Amy Tan at Scrapbook Steals. I bought two sets and I am loving them both as you can tell since both are in use on this page.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope after this weekend I will be back into my scrappy mood. I am aiming to get 40 projects down this weekend. Wish me luck