Sunday, April 22, 2018

Seasons Springtime Calendar

     Here is the first of 4 seasonal calendars made with Graphic 45's "Seasons" Collection.

Spring Calendar

      I decided on an easel card to better display the calendar. One thing that you can't really see, is that the calendar is for the Spring months only. Under the month of March 2018 is April 2018, May 2018, March 2019, April 2019, and May 2019. The brads allow the calendar to be extended to later years as those calendars become available. I downloaded these calendars from Print-a-Calendar.

     To brace the card there is a row of Burniston's flowers with gem centers.



     I will be making 16 cards and 4 calendars with this Graphic 45 Seasons Paper. All of these SPRING cards can be made using:

  • one sheet of each of the spring patterned paper 
  • one sheet of each of green stripe and green floral from Prints and Solids
In order to make All Seasons cards and calendars, you only need purchase the following items once:
  • Tags and Pockets
  • Chip Board
  • Ephemera
  • Stickers
Stay tuned for more cards this year.
Spring
Spring Calendar - You are here!

Summer

Autumn

Winter
  
Materials: 
     Die: Burniston - Flowers & Bee
     Ink:Distress - Frayed Burlap
     Embellies: Ivory Twine 
                   Gems - Clear (3 mm and 5 mm)
                   Brads - Brass

Challenges

Test 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Molli Visits Houston

     This was a super enjoyable card to make. The sketch made it easy. My friend Gigi lent her "City Mollie" stamp to play with. The word "city" just jumped right out at me. I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut the Houston skyline. BTW: there are tons of skylines in their Design Store. Not too long ago I looked up all of the cities that have major league baseball teams and only two of them were not there (Baltimore and San Diego, I think). 
     I really enjoy dressing these girls. I am using the Maja Designs Celebrations collection. It is a challenge to figure out the order to place the clothing, so the perspective is just right. It is a simple card, but Mollie has enough details to give it interest. 
     I will also mention that the scripty writing across the top is part of the paper. I liked it and made sure that it was visible. I have gotten several comments like "What does it say?". I'm pretty sure that it is Swedish - really - because this paper is made in Sweden.

Front of Card

Sketch #120 by Lisa Hidy


Inside of Card
Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Maja Designs- Celebration
                                                   (Party, Anniversary, Welcome, Festivities)
     Card Stock: Bazzill -Graystone
                      My Colors - Soft Blue
                      Gray Textured (from stash)
     Ink: Distress - Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Copics: Skin - E000, 00, 11, R20
                Hair - E23, 25, 27
                Shoes - C6
     Silhouette File: Houston Skyline by Ginny Nilson
     Stamps: Hero Arts - All Hearts Go Home for Christmas
                 La La Land - City Molli

Challenges

Cute Card Thursday - Shades of Pale - #9 - April 26
International Art & Soul - Paper Piecing - #2 - April 29
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Anything Goes - #46 - April 29 
Stamping Sensations - For the Girls - #130 - May 2
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Dimension/Ink/Patterned Paper - #2 - *
https://tictactoechallenge.com/tttc044-featured-designer-jeanie-stark/


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Seasons Spring Center Step

     Here is a spring mantle card made with Graphic 45's Seasons Collection. The base of this card is a center step with kraft card stock.

Front of Card
     The card features a handmade window embossed with a wood grain folder. The window pane is die cut from a Stampin Up die on an antique gold paper. It is pop dotted to the card using double thick dots.

Trellis Window

     The card is embellished with die cut flowers, organza ribbon, champagne pearls, and Graphic 45 ephemara as well. The butterflies were fussy cut from the patterned paper.



Inside of Card

I will be making 16 cards and 4 calendars with this Graphic 45 Seasons Paper. All of these SPRING cards can be made using:
  • one sheet of each of the spring patterned paper 
  • one sheet of each of green stripe and green floral from Prints and Solids
In order to make All Seasons cards and calendars, you only need purchase the following items once:
  • Tags and Pockets
  • Chip Board
  • Ephemera
  • Stickers
Stay tuned for more cards this year.
Spring
Spring Center Step Card - You are here!
Spring Calendar - Go live April 22

Summer

Autumn

Winter


Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Seasons
     Card Stock: My Colors - Brown Eyes
                                        Kraft
                                        Concord Grape
                      Metallic Gold
     Die: Burniston - Flowers & Bee
           Sizzix - Frameworks (Trellis)
           Stampin Up - Cheerful Tags
     Embossing Folder: Darice - Woodgrain
     Punch: EK - 1/2" corner
     Stamps: Gina K - Stately Flowers 9
     Ink: Distress - Frayed Burlap
            Stampin Up - Crumb Cake
            Adirondack - Expresso
     Markers: Micron Fine Tip - Black
                  Permanent Chalk - Gold
     Embellies: Bronze Pearls - 5mm
                    Eyelet - Small Purple
                    Ribbon - 3/8 in. Ivory Organza
                    Twine - Purple & Cream 
                    Gems - Starfoam Stickers (Pink)
                    Paint - Deco Art (Dazzling Metallics - Purple Pearl

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Above Rubies

     Here is another layout for the 50th anniversary mini album. I finally figured out the titles on the pages for the book. I have already removed all of the previous titles and changed them to bible verses. 

2-Page Layout
     I am really enjoying taking these one-page sketches and turning them into 2-page layouts. One reason that this works is because the second page can be adjusted anyway I please to accommodate the pictures I have left. 


Sketch #150 by Lisa Hidy


     My brother and his wife had a long distance romance. She was from Ontario, Canada and we lived in northern Illinois. 


     Hey, I am in this bridal party pic. I am the second from the right. This was a special day for me as well. This is the only time I ever served as a bridesmaid and it was my first long dress. I felt very much like a princess that day. I remember at the rehearsal as I walked down the aisle, my brother Lyle said that I had natural poise for this sort of thing - he worded it differently. You never forget moments like that. Kind makes you think about remembering to say something nice/complimentary to people whenever you get a chance.


     I have always thought that they were the perfect couple. They were very lucky to have found each other.



Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: BoBunny - Bella Rosa (Damask, Shutters)
                                               Double Dot (Wine, Island Mist)
     Ink: Gina K - Cherry Red
            Distress - Frayed Burlap
     Dies: Stamps of Life - Hearts 2 Die For
     Punch: ek - 1" Corner
               Martha Stewart - Alphabet
     Embellies:  Silver Enamel Dots
                     Ivory 1 inch Lace Trim

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Seasons Spring Seed Packet Holder

     Here is the perfect spring card. It has a pocket up front that is the size of a seed packet. Anyone would be happy for receive a packet of flower seeds at this time of year. 


     The sentiment is a sticker matted on brown eyes paper - "Life Began in a Garden". The sentiment is flanked by copper mini brads.
     Decorating the pocket are three stamps on stakes which are embossed with a wood grain folder. The stamps looks very much like seed packets themselves - the kind used to mark seed rows in the garden.


     Here you can see that the pocket is only 1/4 inch deep. Actually there is plenty of room to for two packets of seeds.


     The card is complete with a piece of ephemera or journaling card. This is a great place to add a handwritten sentiment and sign the card. Inspired by: Gloria Stengel.

Inside of Card
This pocket fits nicely on an A2 card.
I will be making 16 cards and 4 calendars with this Graphic 45 Seasons Paper. All of these SPRING cards can be made using:
  • one sheet of each of the spring patterned paper 
  • one sheet of each of green stripe and green floral from Prints and Solids
In order to make All Seasons cards and calendars, you only need purchase the following items once:
  • Tags and Pockets
  • Chip Board
  • Ephemera
  • Stickers
Stay tuned for more cards this year.
Spring
Spring Seed Pack Holder  - You are here!
Spring Calendar- Go live April 22
Summer

Autumn

Winter

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Seasons
     Card Stock: My Colors - Brown Eyes
                                        Kraft
                      Bazzill - Sawdust
     Ink:Distress - Frayed Burlap
     Embossing Folder: Darice - Woodgrain
     Embellies: Ribbon - Seam Binding Ecru
                    Brads - Copper

Challenges

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Spring - #44 - *
Dream Valley Challenges - Spring Colours - #44 - *
Everybody Art Challenge - Spring - #6 - April 10
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Spring Flowers - #24 - Top 5
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/challenge-208-top-5-guest-designer.html

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Anything Goes - #46 - *
Simply Create Too Challenge - Green - #74 - *