Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday Stash Challenge at CI


If you're a scrapbooker than you surely have a "stash" of supplies.  You know those little bits of left over paper, those half used packs of embellishments and die cuts and those stickers from years ago ... and the list goes on.  Today my challenge for you is to create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project using items from your stash.  So start digging through your hoarded supplies, I mean stash and have fun discovering things I bet you didn't even know you had.  Check out the forum and play along.



 
 
 


I created this adorable layout of Gracelynn using supplies I had in my stash.
For some reason I find it relaxing and comforting to dig through my stash looking
for items to use on a layout.  More times than not I find things I forgot I had or
that perfect little something the layout needed.

 
 
 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday Sketch (5/13) at Creative Inspiration


I have a Design Team layout up at Creative Inspiration
 for the Sunday (May 13th) Sketch.  Be sure to check out
the forum and be inspired by what the rest
of the Design Team did with the sketch.

 
 
 
Sunday Sketch (5/13)
 
 

 



 
 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Inspiring Sketches


There is nothing like an inspiring sketch to get your mojo going.
I decided to use a couple of the sketches from Let's Get Sketchy.
 

First Up: The sketch from April 15th
 
 
 
My take on the sketch:
 
 
 
 
 

Next the April 1st sketch:
 
 
 
My take on the sketch:
 
 

 
 
 
 


 
 
 

Friday, April 20, 2018

April Mini Crop


The Mini Crop starts today at Creative Inspiration and it's all about color.

I have a design team challenge up and my color is pink.  You can create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project ... just use pink as the main color on your project.  Be sure to check out the forum and see the rest of the inspiring challenges from the design team.
 
 

 

 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Captured


I completed this layout for the April 15th -  Sunday Sketch Challenge over at Creative Inspiration.   Be sure to check out the forum for the rest of this months challenges.
 
 
Captured
 
 
 
April 15th Sketch
 
 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Colour Bombing at Off The Rails Scrapbooking


Today is April 15th and the Mid-Month Design Team Reveal
This month it's all about "Colour Bombing".
 
 
April's Mood Board
 
I created this canvas using a saying that my friend had posted on FB ... so true!  Be sure to check out the Off The Rails Scrapbooking blog and be inspired by what the rest of the Design Team has done.  And a big Thank You to our sponsors this month ... The Wise Old Owl, Narelle Fasulo - Stampin Up and Carol's Paperie.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 



 

Friday, April 13, 2018

CI Thursday Stash Challenge

The Thursday Stash Challenge at Creative Inspiration was to use up paper scraps in your stash.
This was any easy challenge ... who doesn't have paper scraps in their stash?!
 

 
 
Twinkle Twinkle
 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CI April 8th Sketch Challenge

I completed this layout for the Sunday Sketch Challenge (4/8) at Creative Inspiration
 

This photo had a busy background to work with.  I focused
on the colors in the chair. 
I just love it when you go to work on a layout and
you find all kinds of goodies in your stash that pull it all together.
 
 
 
 Hello Handsome
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
April 8th Sketch
 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Creative Inspiration Spring Blog Hop

 
HI ... Welcome to the Saturday April 7th Creative Inspiration DT BLOG HOP challenge.
Please Hop along through all 10 designers blog challenges. Please follow each one, leave a comment so we know you took time to visit. Be sure to finish at the Creative Inspiration Blog where you will be entered for a bonus ballot to win a Blog Hop prize.
 
 
You can play along with as many of the blog hop challenges as you like.   Post your projects in the comments section and tell us which ones you played along with. You have all month to play along. Can't wait to see what you share with us.
Have fun.
 
 
I created this "Sweet" layout using spring colors .  Use this layout to inspire you. 
You can create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project.
 
 
 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Picture Perfect / Noah


I completed this layout for the April 1st -  Sunday Sketch Challenge over at Creative Inspiration.   Be sure to check out the forum for the rest of this months challenges.
 
 
Picture Perfect
 
 
 
Sunday Sketch / April 1st
 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Alchohol Inks


I'm sharing this tutorial at Off The Rails Scrapbooking today.  Be sure to check out the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has been sharing this month.
 
My alcohol inks sat unused on a shelf because I thought you could only use them on non-porous surfaces.  But what if ... you used them on a porous surface?  What if  you used them on watercolor paper?  Guess what ... it works!  Mixing alcohol inks with water creates a vibrant marbled effect and the possibilities are only limited by what you are willing to try.

What you will need:
plastic container
warm water
alcohol inks
watercolor paper
paper towels
latex gloves

 

1) fill your plastic container half full with warm water
 

 

 2) place a few drops of alcohol ink of various colors in the water
 
 

 3) dip the watercolor paper in the water
* I wear latex gloves to prevent the ink from staining my fingers
 
 

 4) shake off excess water and place on a paper towel to try naturally
 
 
 
 
 
 
* Use bright hues of inks for more vivid colors on your paper
* Don't be afraid to be liberal with the alcohol ink  
* Experiment with different colors

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 



 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

TTT 3/13/18



I have seen some expensive burlap home decor pieces lately. As much as I was tempted to buy them, I thought I can make that.  So a while back I did a lamp shade and a lamp for our bedroom nightstand.  I think it turned out better than the pre-made pricey one.  To complete the look for the bedroom I created a "Sweet Dreams" banner for above the bed.  I love the look of burlap and all the texture it adds to a project. 

So my challenge is for you to create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project and use burlap on it.  Don't have burlap ... use some type of fabric or lace.