Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Selah Banner


A home decor project that is finally done!
I purchased the cross a couple of years ago from an occasional store called Nostalgia Cottage.  One of my favorite little stores that I was sorry to see go out of business.  The frame came from a lot of 5 frames I purchased on Craigslist.  I had the idea to hang the cross inside the frame (which Randy did for me right away) and then I was going to make a banner to finish the project off.  Ok ... I didn't know it was going to take me almost two years to finish this project!  First I couldn't decide on a word to use for the banner and then I couldn't decide on the type of banner or the materials I wanted to use.  First I made a white on white embossed banner, but it just didn't seem to work.  Next I tried a Kraft banner and that didn't work either.  So through trial and error I finally decided on the paper and embellishments and a word for the banner to finish the project.
The word Selah - praise, lift up, and pause. 
When I see this banner I'll be inspired to pause and praise God for His mercy, power, sustaining grace and sufficiency.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Heat Wave

Sharing another page I completed using the Alcohol Ink and Foil Technique. 
I cut out the title "Heat Wave" using my Cricut and the Life is a Beach cartridge. 
I then went to work with the Alcohol Inks until I had a look I was satisfied with. 
 
 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Alcohol Inks


 

As paper crafters we all have those supplies that we seldom use.  I am always searching for new ways to incorporate those seldom used supplies into my projects.  Alcohol Inks are one of those supplies I have that are seldom used. They sit on the shelf waiting ... calling my name.  I have found a fun and easy technique using Alcohol Inks that I can incorporate into my scrapbooking layouts.
 
 

For this project you'll need regular foil, a chipboard piece you'd like to cover, glue or other adhesive you like, Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and Blending Solution by Ranger and the blending tool with felt pad and a pair of sharp scissors or a craft knife.
 
 
 
 

1)  Dot the alcohol ink and blending solution onto the felt pad of the blending tool.  I used Alcohol Ink in the following colors:  Eggplant and Butterscotch.

 
 
 

 



2)  Dab the blending tool over the foil. 
You get different results every time
you dab, so keep going until you like
the results of the alcohol inks on the foil. 
 




3)  Put adhesive on the FACE of the chipboard (not the back).
I smeared liquid glue over the surface, but you can also use
spray glue, a glue stick, or a tape runner.

 
 
 

4)  Turn the foil over so the ink is on the underside.  Glue the FRONT of the chipboard to the BCK of the foil so that the alcohol inked part of the foil is now attached to the chipboard.  Then use a pair of scissors or a craft knife to cut the foil around the chipboard.  Make sure to use a sharp cutting tool or you will rip the foil.  Now the face of your chipboard will be covered with alcohol inked foil.  After you cut out the chipboard piece, flip it over and clean up the edges by gently using your fingers to fold any foil edges sticking out over the side of the chipboard piece.


 
 
 



The finished piece of chipboard.
  
 


 
I completed this layout of sweet Jacob and adorable Faith-Anna and used the foil covered piece of chipboard as an embellishment.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

TTT at Turtle Soup


I have the Tools, Tips and Techniques Challenge share today on TurtleSoup.
Sometimes when I'm scrapbooking I come across photos where I just know that less on the page will be more.  These action shots of Elisha and Randy are some of those photos.  So I decided to use minimal embellishments and go for a lot of layering.  Not only did the layering add texture and depth to these pages but it also directs the eye towards my focal point, the multiple photos.  Plus it helped use up  some of those scraps left over from other layouts.  I'm issuing a little challenge ... create a project and use the layering technique.  Check out the details at Turtle Soup.


 
You Game?


 
Bring It On!
 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Leaves are Falling


Today I'm sharing a Design Team project for the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches blog.  Can you believe it's going to be fall!  Where did summer go?!  With that thought in mind I thought I would get a head start on some fall cards.  I created this card using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #918 to make a border strip.  I also used the Kreaxions Punch Mate which makes punching soooooo much easier.  Be sure to check out the blog and be inspired by the rest of the design team's creations this month.  And don't miss the Design Team Reveal on the 30th.  The theme will be anything Halloween, orange or pumpkins.
 
 

 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sunday Visits


Today is September first and that means there is a Design Team Reveal up on
 
(The Mood Board Challenge for September)
 
 
The September Sponsor is:
 
 
 
 

Our son, his wife and our grandson come to our house for lunch almost every Sunday after church.  On those sunny Sunday afternoons we usually go to the park and while Randy, Jesse and Charlene play basketball on the court, I spend time with Vincent at the playground.  These Sunday visits are truly cherished.  For the challenge I used a photo of Vincent from one of our park visits.  I used left over paper from other scrappy project and found enough embellishments in my stash to complete the page.  I added modeling paste, paint and ink to wrap it up.
 
 
 
My take on the September Mood Board - Sunday Visits
 
Be sure to visit the blog and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team.
 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

DT Rveal - Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches


Today the Design Team Reveal is up on the Just Imagine Crafts/KreaxionsPunches Blog.
The Theme this month is: Fall/Red/Apples
I created this card for one of the grandson's teachers. 
All the supplies were leftovers from other projects in my stash
 ... gotta love using up your stash! 
I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #311 to make the
border strip at the top of the card.
 






Be sure to check out the blog to see what the rest of cards from the design team.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Turtle Soup August Mini Crop:


Today I have a challenge up for the August Turtle Soup Mini Crop. 
Be sure to check out the forum for the rest of the Design Team's
fun and inspiring challenges. 
Since the theme this month is school, my challenge is to
create a card, layout, tag, ATC, or altered project
and use the word teacher, teaching or teach on it.
 
 

 
I made this card for one of my grandson's teachers. 
I distressed the edges of the card and tag and inked them
to add some texture.  I also fussy cut the books
from the leftover  paper for the tag.
 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Teachers make a difference!


 
August!?   
I better get busy making the grandkids teacher's gifts! 
What teacher doesn't like getting a note of appreciation? 
 
 I'm sharing a card I made for my Design Team project for
 
For this card I used the Star Stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #305 with the A insert.  I distressed and inked the edges to add a little texture.
 
 
 
 

 
I love the details this punch provides.
 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Can I get a Yee Haw?


Today there is a Design Team Sketch Reveal up at TurtleSoup.  Bev Code has again provided the design team with an inspiring sketch to work with.  Be sure to check out the forum at Turtle Soup and see what the rest of the design team came up with.
 
 
 
August Sketch
 
 
 
My take on the sketch
 
 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Counting My Blessings


Today there is a Design Team Reveal up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog.  The theme this month is "Yellow/Butterflies".  I created this card using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #309.  I used the negative punched piece.  I also used the Kreaxions Circle Cutter and the Butterfly Die.  Be sure to check out the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team did.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Turtle Soup Birthday Bash Crop

I have finally found some time to play along with the challenges
 
 
July 9th - shaped card
 


 
 
July 3rd - a sketch challenge
 
 

 
 
July 13th - using numbers