Monday, March 23, 2015

This past weekend I put some time aside to work on some of the challenges for the March Mini Crop at Turtle Soup. Phillis has an easy challenge posted - to use a mask and paint on your page.

I completed this page for Joshua’s album … love him in that little monster hat! All of the supplies are from my stash. I’ve had those little monster embellishments for a couple of years (or longer). I knew they would come in handy.

Friday, March 20, 2015

March Design Team Projects

I have two projects to share with you today.

First up is a design team project for the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog. I created this “thinking of you” card using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #906 with the A insert and the Star Stencil.  After punching the star with the punch I embossed it using my Cuttlebug and then cut it in half.  I then added the doily to the top of my banner and added the flowers.  I don’t know about you but I think this card says “Spring” in on the way.



Next up is a design team project for the Turtle Soup March Mini Crop.

For the March Mini Crop I completed a layout. All the supplies I used I had in my stash (still working on using up all those hoarded supplies). I created the mat for the photo by using: masking tape, Gesso, and some Tim Holtz Distress Stain.
My challenge for you is to complete a layout, card, ATC or altered project using tape … any kind of tape.

Check out the details for the Mini Crop here.

I placed long strips of masking tape on an old plastic placemat (from the dollar store).
I then painted the strips of tape with Gesso. I let the Gesso dry completely.

I dapped the distress stain on my craft mat and added a few drops of water to it. 
I splashed and dripped the watered down stain onto the strips of tape.  (I actually propped the mat up and let the stain run down the tape.)  I let the stain dry before I peeled the strips off the placemat.

I adhered the masking tape strips to my paper, tearing the tape and placing it in random order. 
I then added washi tape and the embellishments to finish the layout.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Did you ever see a photo and instantly have an idea of how you were going to scrap it? When I saw this adorable photo of Isabella (Kyle and Marion’s daughter) I knew exactly what papers and embellishments I was going to use (and all from my stash). I love it when projects just fall into place!


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Old books and a tag

I LOVE Tim Holtz supplies and have been stockpiling them … thinking that one day I’d have enough time to play with them. I finally decided that unless I just set my mind to it and put some time aside it was not going to happen. So last weekend I viewed the Tim Holtz Blog and got some ideas. I worked on this tag a little every day this past week (oh how I hate drying time).  Needless to say I had so much fun making this project! All the inking, painting and distressing was so satisfying … it was the creation process that gave me the most pleasure, not the results.
I picked up 3 old books at a thrift store for 30 cents (what a bargain) and tore off the covers. I placed the tag on the top book and wrapped the books in about ten cents worth of twine. Lovin this little home d├ęcor project!


Friday, March 6, 2015

Dress Box 3/6

Today is Friday and I have a Design Team Project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog.

I purchased the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge and was surprised that it came with 2 booklets (the image booklet and an assembly instructions booklet) and very little instructions! Who knew you were suppose to get the Cricut Scoring Tool to use with this cartridge … not I!?

Thank goodness for Google and people who post tutorials ... bless them!  It saved me from being frustrated and I learned a few new things.

So … that brings me to my project. The cute little dress box. I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #903 to take the dress box to a fancier level. I punched border strips and cut them to fit the shape of the dress box. I added some pearls from my stash along with a piece of ribbon and a flower. Wouldn’t these be cute bridal shower favors?! 

Love the elegant detail the border strips added to this project.

Monday, March 2, 2015

March Design Team Sketch Reveal at Turtle Soup

Sharing a Design Team Sketch Reveal for Turtle Soup today.
  Be sure to check out the forum and see what the rest of the
Design Team did with the Sketch - and be inspired.

Sketch by Bev Code
My take on the sketch

Lots of supplies from my stash:
Card stock - Bazzill
Patterned paper - Pebbles & Graphic 45
Alpha card - October Afternoon
Flowers - Prima
Foil - Ranger
Die - Tim Holtz
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Bling -?
Title - Cricut; Create A Critter

Friday, February 20, 2015

Keurig K-Cup Box

Today I’m sharing a Design Team project for the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog.

I created this Keurig K-Cup Box using my Cricut and the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge. I made the doilies on top of the box using the following Kreaxions products:  Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #305 with the A insert and the Star Stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #918 with Positioning Parts 8cm and the A Stencil along with the Circle Cutter. Nine K-Cups fit perfectly in this little box. What a great way to share K-Cup samplers.


Monday, February 16, 2015

TTT/Word Clouds

Today I have the Tuesday Tools, Tips and Technique Challenge at Turtle Soup.  My challenge is to create a card, layout, tag, ATC or altered project with the focus being on "words".  Be sure to check out the details in the Turtle Soup forum.

Word Clouds - I love them! 
A word cloud is a graphical representation of word frequency. I have found several sites where you can make these and have tried several times to no avail. Sometimes I can be a little technologically challenged.  I came across a site (A Turn To Learn) that has the best tutorial (July 24,2012). She spells everything out step by step.  I found the Tagxedo site easy to use and if I can do it anyone can do it lol!

On one of our trips to FL we took a small detour and stopped at Antique Archeology in Nashville, TN.  We purchased this wonderful old typewriter. And the best part was that we happened to see the episode of American Pickers where Mike and Frank had picked it.  As soon as we purchased it I knew what I wanted to do with it ... and almost a year later ... I added the word cloud.

I try to come up with inexpensive teacher gifts for the grandsons to give their teachers every month.  With some frames from the dollar store and the Tagxedo program I came up with this month's gifts.  I chose the rectangular shape and used 10 words that I thought described a teacher best for this word cloud.  I loved the way it turned out.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Chickin ... it's what's for dinner

I have the Saturday All Sorts challenge up at Turtle Soup today.  Be sure to check out the forum for the challenge details and the rest of this weeks inspiring challenges from the Turtle Soup Design Team.

I finally had some time to play with my “messy supplies”. My “Messy Supplies” for this page included: Super Heavy Gesso, a Stencil, Distress Ink, and some Spray Mist.
My challenge to you is to use any of the above messy supplies on a card, tag, layout, ATC or altered project.


Friday, February 6, 2015

U & Me

I love using border strips on my scrapbooking pages, cards and tags. Borders just seem to add a little more style and texture to any project.

Using the Kreaxions punches to create perfect borders every time is easy and fun. I created this Valentine’s Day tag using paper left over from other projects. The chipboard and other embellishments were all in my hoarded supplies … I mean stash. I created the border using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #917. The perfect punch for Valentine’s Day projects.
Be sure to check out the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog to see what the rest of the design team created this week.


Monday, February 2, 2015

Love You Much

There is a Design Team Reveal up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog today. I created a card for Valentines Day using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #917. I used the punch on the edge of my paper before creating the medallion.  To finish the card I found a sequin heart in my stash. I also found some (very old) American Crafts border Rub-ons which I add to the bottom of the card.

Be sure to check out the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog to see what the rest of the design team created.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Got Milk?

I have a Design Team Project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog today.  Be sure to check out the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team created this week.

I'm sharing a layout I did for my granddaughter’s album. I’m sure she learned this trick from one of her 5 brothers ha ha!

I used the Kreaxions Star Stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #302 with the A insert to create the doily. I used the same punch with no insert on the edge of the patterned paper to create some visual interest.