Friday, May 15, 2015

Sharing a Z Fold Card and a layout

Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches:

I have a design team project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog today. I have a long list of crafty techniques and ideas that I would like to try someday. I finally got to check one of those ideas off my list … a Z fold card. The perfect way to finish the card off was to punch the edge with the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch # 918 with no insert.



 
I love the detail that the punch added to this card.

 
 
 
Turtle Soup:


With all the personal die-cutting machines on the market, the options for using die cuts on your scrapbooking/paper crafting projects is endless. Die cut titles can be custom made to match your project and are easy to make.  I have a challenge up at Turtle Soup for the May Mini Crop. Be sure to check out the details in the forum.  My challenge is for you to create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project and use a die cut title on it. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

For this layout I used my Cricut and the Graphically Speaking cartridge.  Using the oversized die cut title on this page makes a BIG statement.




 
 
 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Little Princess

I’m beyond EXCITED that I made the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Design Team!  Be sure to check out their blog to meet the rest of the new design team and to see their inspiring work. 


I finally had some time to get out my “messy” supplies … oh how I love to play with them. And what’s even better is that all of these supplies where in my stash. So with an adorable photo of Gracelynn, a piece of Kraft cardstock, some Gesso, a stencil, Modelling Paste, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Versa Magic Chalk Ink, Alcohol Ink and some Prima resin frames and treasures along with some flowers from The Paper Studio (and a little of this and that) … voila! I have a layout fit for a princess.


 



 

 


Monday, May 4, 2015

May Design Team Sketch Reveal at Turtle Soup

There is a Design Team Sketch Reveal up at Turtle Soup today. Bev Code provided us with another amazing sketch to work with this month.



                                                                             May Sketch
 

I switched it up a bit and turned the sketch upside down. I got into my messy stash for this page, using a stencil and some super heavy Gesso along with some mist from Heidi Swapp
and Tattered Angels.  Be sure to check out the Turtle Soup Forum to see what the rest of the Design Team did with the sketch.




 
 
 

Friday, May 1, 2015

3 projects to share today ...

I've been busy!  I have 3 projects to share with you and some news ...

1) I’m more than a little excited to have made the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Design Team! I’m looking forward to working with this group of amazing designers. Be sure to check out the
Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog for the challenge details and to be inspired by the rest of the design team.

2Crafty Chipboard is the sponsor this month. They are offering the lucky winner a mixture of their gorgeous chipboard.

 
Below you will find the May Challenge Mood Board. When I saw the colors I knew exactly what photo I would be using on my layout. I love this sweet photo of my son Jesse and grandson Vincent. So with the perfect photo, some Gesso, paint, ink, a stencil, a stamp and some embellishments from my stash I got to work. I created a funky page with a little retro vibe going on.


 
 
 


 
2) I have a Design Team project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog today. I created this page for Sweet Baby Isabella’s album.

I used the
Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #303 with no insert to create the border strip behind the photo. I used the circle cutter, the B Stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #905 with the 6.8 (small) Positioning Parts to create the doily.   I love all the detail these punches add to a project!



 

 
 
The perfect heart punch for this "Sweet Baby" page.
 
 
 

3) In honor of National Scrapbooking Day I have a challenge up at Turtle Soup. Be sure to check out the forum for the challenge details and the rest of the challenges from the design team.


I love using paint on my scrapbooking pages. Paint is inexpensive, readily available and easy to use. It’s also a fun way to add an artistic edge to your pages. For this page I added paint to my Gesso. I then used a stencil and randomly applied the tinted Gesso. I also used some chalk paint to make splatters on my page. So use some paint on your project and create some magic!




 

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring Has Sprung

Today there is a Design Team Reveal up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog. I hope you can stop by the blog and check out all the inspiring projects from the  rest of the Design Team.

For my “spring” themed project I created a card using the Circle Cutter (one of my favorite tools) and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #304 (for the border strip). I live in Ohio so “spring has not sprung” yet. I can wish can’t I lol!

 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friends Card

I have a Design Team project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog today. In my arsenal of paper crafting tools punches are pretty much a staple.  One of my favorite ways to use my punches is to create border strips.  I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #305 with no insert to create these detailed border strips. The border strips add the perfect fancy edge for this card.

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TTT at Turtle Soup

I’ll try any technique at least once and I think I’ve found one that I’ll be using again and again. Using cotton fabric and Alcohol ink to create flowers … love this idea! I’ve been inspired to use all those Alcohol inks I have sitting in a drawer (that are never used). Tina from ScrapDiva Tina shared this on the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog.

I have the Tuesday Tools, Tips and Technique Challenge at Turtle Soup today.
My challenge to you is to create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project that has a flower on it. You have to use ink (any kind) on the flower. You have all month to play along. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!  Check out the details at Turtle Soup.

 
 
 
 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Relax

Last week I had a staycation (don’t do that very often). I not only got the spring cleaning done I had time to play with my Cricut and the Life is a Beach cartridge. I made a card for my challenge at Turtle Soup (Saturday All Sorts) staying with the tropical theme.
  Hope you can join us for this months challenges at Turtle Soup!

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday All Sorts Challenge at Turtle Soup

Welcome to Saturday All Sorts at Turtle Soup:

With all the crazy cold weather we have had it’s hard to imagine anything tropical for this year. But the fact is I’m seeing large floral prints, pineapples, pink flamingos and palm trees in everything from fashion to home decorating ideas … a trend for 2015. So my challenge to you is to create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project with a tropical theme. You have all month long to play along. Be sure to post your project in the gallery and link it back here to share with us. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.


 
I created this card using my Cricut and the Wild Card and Life is a Beach cartridges. 


Friday, April 3, 2015

Blog Hop & A Design Team Project


Turtle Soup Spring Blog Hop

April 3 - 9
 Please follow us and leave a
comment on each blog to win ballots for a random prize.
You will finish at the Turtle Soup Magazine Blog
Be sure to watch for the winner to be announce Friday April 10th.
 

 Hop with us going through the list below.


1. Bev   http://beeceecreativity.blogspot.com/
 2. Colleen  http://scrappingranny-colleen.blogspot.com/
 3.  Phillis  http://justfindtimetoscrap.blogspot.com/
 4. Stacey http://spaceystaceyscrappygoodness.blogspot.com
 5.  Karen  http://calmcreations.blogspot.com
 6  Chris http://ole682000.blogspot.com/
 * 7. Joan http://thegovsplace.blogspot.com/ (you are here)
 8. Tracy http://tracysscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/
 9. Ginni http://ginniscrappyworld.blogspot.com/
 10. toni http://memoriesonpages.blogspot.com/
 11. Lisa: http://lisasscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/
 12. Cheryl: http://cherylndesignscreate.blogspot.com
 13. Ashley: http://marklandandmain.blogspot.com/
 14. FINISH: Turtle Soup Magazine Blog:  http://turtlesoupmagazine.blogspot.com/

For my Design Team project I made a spring banner.

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I also have a Design Team Project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/ Kreaxions Punches Blog today. I created this page for Gracelynn’s album. Every thing I used was from my never ending stash of supplies. I created the circle using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter (one of my favorite tools) and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #921. I also used the A Stencil and the 8cm (small) Positioning Parts
I love the details this punch provides!
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Friends Forever

There is a Design Team Reveal on the Just Imagine Crafts/ Kreaxions Blog today.

I created this card using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #905, the Circle Cutter, Stencil A and Positioning Parts 8cm (small).

 

 I love the detail this punch provides!
Be sure to check out the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team Created. 
I’m sure you’ll be inspired!

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.