Saturday, August 29, 2015

In The Summer Time

Today there is a Design Team Reveal up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog. The theme is “Fun and Bright/Summer”.

For my project I created a card using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter, Stencil A and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #302.




 



All the products I used I found hiding in my stash. Gotta love it when a
project comes together so easy with bits and pieces you already have.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Projects

Today I have two projects to share:

1) A Design Team project for Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches.

The border strips for this “Just For Fun” card were made using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #920 with no insert. I used both the positive and negative pieces along with the bits left over from punching the border strips.

Fun and Easy!


 
 
 

 2) For my second project I’m sharing a layout I completed for a Design Team Mini Crop Challenge at Turtle Soup. The theme this month is “Back to School”. My challenge is to add some type of punctuation mark to a layout, card, ATC or altered project. You have till August 31st to participate. Check out the details in the forum. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

 

 

 



This page is for my granddaughter Gracelynn’s album. 
 I might add that this photo was pre-Faith-Anna lol! 
  They now have 7 beautiful children.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Counting My Blessings

Today I have a Design Team project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog.

I created this card using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter, Stencil A and Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punches 916 and 921.


 

 


to be inspired by what the rest of the Design Team has done this week. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

It's The Simply Things ...

It’s the simple things in life … isn’t that the truth! Sam and Pumpkin are 100% adorable in this photo. I created this layout for a Design Team project for Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches. I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #912 with no insert to make the border strip at the bottom of the photo. I used the star stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch # 906 with the A insert to make the doily under the journaling card. With some messy supplies, a rub on (that’s at least 5 years old), and bits and pieces from my stash this page came together quickly.
 
 
 
 
border punch work using punch #912

 
doily punch work using punch #906

 
love the details these punches provide

 
love finding bits and pieces in my stash to finish up a project
 
 

Be sure to check out the blog to see what the other inspiring Design Team members did this week.

 

Monday, August 3, 2015

A Day At The Zoo

Today there is a Design Team Sketch Reveal up at Turtle Soup.
 Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team
 did with the sketch provided by Bev Code.
 
 
 
August Sketch
 
 
My take on the sketch

 
 

 
 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

My Sunshine

Today there is a Design Team Reveal up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog. Be sure to check it out and see what the rest of the Design Team did for the theme “summer”.



 

I created this card using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #921 with no insert.
I love discovering new ways to use these punches!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Perfect Life

I have a Design Team project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog today. I created this card using my new Gelli Printing Plate, my Kreaxions Circle Cutter and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch # 910. I know I’ve posted this before but really … the circle cutter is the best tool ever! So easy to use and you get perfect circles every time even when cutting through multiple layers.


 

 



First I printed design on a piece of white paper using paint, my Gelli Plate and some stencils. I then cut the circles from my printed paper using the circle cutter. After layering the circles and adding the pearl’s I cut stems from a vintage music sheet and inked the edges. I took a left over piece from my Gelli Plate printed piece and cut a strip long enough to fit across the card. I punched it with the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #921. I had the quote in my stash. Gotta love it when you find the perfect thing in your stash to complete a project! I then adhered everything to the background cardstock and stitched.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Turtle Soup Birthday Bash Crop

It’s a girl thing!

What little girl wouldn’t love a Happy Birthday Makeover Party? And this cute party set is sure to get the party started!

I created this Birthday Makeover Party set with my Cricut and the Girls Makeup Party Cartridge.

I hope you can join us at Turtle Soup for the July Birthday Bash Crop. My challenge to you is to create a “girly” birthday gift box, card, tag, layout, or altered project. You have till the end of the month to play along. Post your project in the Turtle Soup gallery and link it to my challenge thread in the forum. Can’t wait to see what you do!



How fun are these treat boxes that look like eye makeup cases?! 
 ... and filled with a candy necklace, bracelet, a ring and a candy lipstick.

 
A birthday invite that looks like a compact case.
 
 
 
So many fun things ... makes me want to have a party!
 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Turtle Soup July DT Sketch Reveal

During the month of July Turtle Soup is having a Birthday Bash Crop. Be sure to stop by and check out all the fun challenges and games … and the awesome prizes being offered.

Today there is a Design Team Sketch Reveal up:

This is the sketch created by Bev Code:




This is my take on the sketch with a few close-ups.

 

 
I hand stitched around the buttons.
 


 
Lots of texture added with Gesso, Modelling Paste, stencils and twine.

 
Layers of Vellum that has been misted and distressed paper.


I used photos from our grandson Vincent’s first birthday party. How appropriate for the Birthday Bash Crop!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Gelli Plate Printing and a DT Project

I completed this tutorial for the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog.
I think I have found a new favorite tool ... Lovin my Gelli Plate!

What you will need:
Gelli Plate ( mine is 8 X 10 inches)
Craft mat
Cardstock
Canvas bag
Acrylic paints ( I used Ranger Distress Paint)
Rubber brayer
Stencils (variety)

1) When I’m working with the Gelli Plate I cover my work surface with a craft mat and place a piece of cardstock on top of the mat and under the plate.  (For extra protection.)

2) I added a little acrylic paint onto the Gelli Plate. (A little goes a long way.)





3) Using a rubber brayer I spread the paint over the plate blending the colors into a thin layer.




4) I placed a variety of stencils on top of the wet paint.




5) I removed the stencils from the plate to reveal the design.

6) I placed a canvas bag on top of the plate and pressed down gently with my hands.  I turned the bag over and repeated the process.



7) I lifted the canvas bag off the plate and VIOLA! … oh the possibilities!



8) I attached some flowers to the front of the bag to complete it. What a unique little gift bag.

 
Here's another bag I made ... no two ever turn out exactly the same.
 
 
 
I also have a Design Team project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog today. “Life is Good”. I made this card using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter, Kreaxions Stencil B, Kreaxions Positioning Parts and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #905. I will say this punch is one of my favs! Be sure to check out the blog to see what the rest of the design team has done this month.


 
 
 


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Little Princess

It’s July 1st and there is a Design Team Reveal up on the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog. This month there are two mood boards to choose from and both are so inspiring. And be sure to check out the sponsor this month: Imaginarium Designs for an amazing variety of chipboard!

Option 1

 
 
Option 2
 
 

When I saw this adorable photo of our newest granddaughter Faith-Anna, I knew I would be using option 2 of the mood boards to create my layout. 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
I created the background using my newest paper crafting purchase, a Gelli Plate. My new favorite tool! The potential for creativeness with this printing technique is … well … unlimited.