Friday, February 5, 2016

Hello Magic

Today is Friday and I have a card up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog.

Did you know Valentine greetings have been popular since the Middle Ages ... and who doesn't like receiving a Valentine?!


I created this card using the following Kreaxions  products:
To make the border strip I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch # 917 with no insert. To make the doily I used the star stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #917 with the A insert. Running the background through my embosser added some texture. The rest of the supplies I found in my stash. 

 

 




 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

TTT at Turtle Soup 2/2

I’m sharing the TTT (Tools, Tips & Techniques) on Turtle Soup today with a challenge. Check out the Turtle Soup Forum for the challenge details.

I Love this photo of Gracelynn in her cowgirl boots. I knew I wanted to create a page for this photo that was “soft” so I was thinking water colours. There is just something about creating your own custom background paper with paint … the possibilities are endless.

 
 
The only problem was I didn’t have any pastel water colours. But I did have some Acrylic paint that I got at Hobby Lobby on sale for 34 cents a bottle. I just watered down the acrylic paint, loaded my foam brush with each colour and lots of water and allowed the paint to drip down the paper. I was in a hurry to see my finished product so after I applied each colour I dried it with a heat gun.

 
 
Using a stencil and some super heavy Gesso I added some texture to the page.   

 
 
 
 
I kept this page fairly simply and just added a few embellishments and some Prima Flowers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Warm Winter Wishes

The Design Team Reveal is up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog today. Be sure to check it out and be inspired by what the rest of the Design Team did for the theme “Winter Blues”.

I created this Warm Winter Wishes card by using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch # 312 and the Kreaxions 3 in 1 punch # 306 to make the snowflakes for the wreath. … and with the cold weather we have been having we need warm winter wishes!

 

 

Friday, January 22, 2016

I Love You

Today I'm sharing a Design Team project on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog.  Be sure to check out the blog and see what the rest of the DT did this week.

Valentines Day is just around the corner and this year I’m making my cards.
For this card I made a border strip and punched both sides with the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #905 ( perfect for Valentines Day). I then ran the strip through my Cuttlebug embosser and backed it with a pop of red. Adding some ribbon, an embossed heart and the sentiment completed this card.  The punch work adds a bit of elegance to this otherwise simple card.

 
 

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

You Are Loved

Sharing my Design Team project and tutorial for Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

I’m a scrapbooker who likes “stuff” on my pages. And by “stuff” I’m talking about all those wonderful, fun embellishments you can purchase or make yourself. I usually start with a little of this and a little of that and end up with a lot of this and a lot of that on my pages.

When I saw this sweet photo of my daughter Jessica and my granddaughter Faith-Anna, I knew I would be scrapping it. But when I started the process of picking out my papers and embellishments I kept thinking, keep it clean. When I look at this page it feels full yet it breathes and it’s so simple ... sometimes less is more



1) I applied modeling paste over a stencil on my white cardstock and let it dry completely.


2) I picked two colors of distress ink and used the smooching technique to add some color to the white cardstock background.


3) I then cut twelve two by two squares from patterned paper and folded up one corner.


4) I applied the twelve two inch squares to the cardstock base along with my photo, some flowers and a diecut (that also serves as the title).




Monday, January 18, 2016

Bed Springs & A Banner

This project actually started last summer when our neighbors were going to throw out an old baby bed. I confiscated the springs and had Randy paint them turquoise. He mounted them on our bedroom wall a few months ago and there they hung … in their unfinished glory. I had a few project ideas floating around in my head and just could not make up my mind on what exactly I wanted to do. This weekend it all came together and I will say that I’m feeling a little Thrifty Chic.  I plan on using this
as a display /  love note message board.
  I have a few things to add but couldn’t wait to share this idea.
 
 

 



 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Easel Calendar

Another version of a mini calendar. I picked up this little easel at JoAnn’s with a 50% off coupon so it was cheap. If I remember right, it was a couple of bucks. My kind of deal! I paired a set of calendar stickers from SRM and the Simple Stories Snap Life Documented supplies to create 12 month’s of cuteness.

Here are a few pages:
 



 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Turtle Soup Janurary Mini Crop Challenge

I’m hosting a challenge for the January Mini Crop at Turtle Soup.
 This month my challenge to you is to create a card, tag, layout, ATC or altered project
 and use a date on it.
  Check out the Mini Crop details in the forum.
For January my grandsons will be giving their teachers little desk calendars. 
 



 
 Be sure to check out the forum to be inspired by the rest of the Design Team and their project.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Gratitude

Receiving personal mail in your “mailbox” (you know that metal box on your porch) not your in-box is becoming a lost art. I’m talking about notes/letters that are sent for no reason in particular. Notes that convey a sense of warmth, friendship or love. Consider how a note/letter would touch someone in your life … now consider sharing that note/letter.  I created this card for just that purpose. 
 
Today I have a Design Team project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/ Kreaxions Punches Blog.
  I used the following Kreaxions products:

 

 

Be sure to check out the bolg and be inspired by the rest of the Design Team’s projects.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Be Jolly

There is a DT Sketch reveal up at Turtle Soup today. Be sure to check out the forum to see what the rest of the talented design team did. Lots of great inspiration from just one sketch. 
 
 
 
The January Sketch - Thank you
  Bev Code for providing us with another great sketch to work with.
 
 
My take on the sketch
 
 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Cowgirl Boots

For the last 6 years Randy and I have gone to Florida to visit our daughter and her family at Christmas. Taking the trip was our present to each other so we did not exchange gifts all those years. Besides if either of us wanted something we got it ourselves. (Ha! That’s what happens when you have been married 36 years.)

This year we went to Florida for Thanksgiving and did our Christmas with our daughter and her family during that visit. So we decided that we would spend Christmas at home and exchange gifts. With the announcement of exchanging gifts I was more than willing to give him a gift list.

I got some of the things on my Christmas Wish List … but I’ll say this … a great gift shows that you care enough about someone to really consider what they might like. Randy definitely thought about my personality when purchasing a pair of cowgirls boots. They weren’t even on my wish list, but something I have always wanted. So in honor of the great gift, I did my design team layout for the January Mood Board Reveal at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

January Mood Board - the theme is "vintage"


 
 
 



 
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Thursday, December 31, 2015

All Things Sparkly

There is a Design Team Reveal up on the Just Imagine Crafts Kreaxions Punches Blog. Be sure to check out the bolg to see what the rest of the design team did for the theme “All Things Sparkly”. I created this {Celebrate} card using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #305 with no insert. I made border strips and then attached them to my card base. The Kreaxions punches make the best border strips … not to mention all the things you can do with the punches if you use the stencils and the positioning parts - unlimited possibilities!





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