Thursday, August 15, 2019

Ring Around the Rosie

     Here is another layout from our camping trip to Jellystone Park. The kids were waiting for a train ride. My daughter was entertaining the kids by playing "Ring Around the Rosie". 


     When I first saw this sketch I was wondering what I could do with it. I just love these Stamps of Life "Squiggles", so I used them. I actually love squiggles so much that I have an iron one above my fireplace.

Sketch #183 by Heather Hall
     It is very hard to find Yogi Bear "stuff". I think he is a bit obsolete. I purchased a Yogi Coloring Book at the Jellystone gift shop. I colored with pencils and fussy cut this image - perfect for "Ring Around the Rosie". 


     One other thing that I liked about this sketch and layout was that it is going to look fabulous facing my last layout in the photo album. What do you think? It's kind of a co-inkidink (coincidence) since the sketch artists for these layouts are not the same.


Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - The Wild Life
                              (Forest Flora, Wildlife, Under the Stars)
     Cardstock: My Colors - Dark Molassees
                     Bazzill - Holly
                                 S-Mores
                                 Burning Ember
     Dies: Stamps of Life - Scribbles
             Cuttlebug - Music Note #1
                              Music Note #2
     Prisma Colored Pencils - Yogi - Spring Green
                                                  Beige
                                                  Sienna Brown
                                                  Poppy Red
                                        Boo Boo - Light Umber
                                                       Copenhagen Blue
                                        Cindy Bear - Cool Gray
                                                           Beige
                                                           Light Cerulean Blue
                                                           Poppy Red
                                                           Canary Yellow
                                                           Pink
     Silhouette - Font - Bubble and Brew
     Embellies - White acrylic paint
                      1 inch wood veneer circles
                      Green chevron ribbon
     Page from Jellystone Park Coloring Book

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Candy Bar BINGO

     I have a feeling you are going to be seeing a ton of layouts from our June trip to Jellystone Park in Burleston, Texas. We took two of our grandchildren up with us in the RV. We did so many activities and had so much fun. I have 87 scrapbookable pictures. I hope to get them all on to pages. 
     The first thing we did after setting up the RV was head over to the Bear's Den to play Candy Bar BINGO. As you can see, my grandchildren rock at BINGO. Lucas won first and they said he could have 5 candy bars. He took all of the Skittles. I won next and gave my BINGO card to Ellie so she could get some treats too. She won 3 candy bars and took all Cookies 'n Cream Hershey bars.
     Lucas purchased a Yogi Bear stuffy at the gift shop, so we took a pic of him posing with the BINGO cards.


     I am using Lisa Hidy's sketch from Sketch N Scrap. I had so much fun with this layout.

Sketch #182 by Lisa Hidy
     I went through all of my stash looking for some of those Tim Holtz BINGO pieces. I don't know if I have ever had any of those or not. If I did have them, I certainly don't have them any more. What I did find in my stash were some chipboard circles and stars.

     I used white acrylic paint on the chipboard shapes. I used the Silhouette to cut orange circles and letters, which added to the shapes made BINGO pieces. I laid out the BINGO markers, "Candy Bar" letters, and stars on the Silhouette and made a tan and a green mat to pop them on.

     Here you can see the 3 embellishments I made with the chipboard stars. I used chevron ribbon, smaller orange stars, and green flowers with clear gems in the centers.


Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - The Wild Life
                              (Forest Flora, Wildlife, Under the Stars)
     Cardstock: My Colors - Dark Molassees
                     Bazzill - Holly
                                 S-Mores
                                 Burning Ember
     Dies: Sizzix - Nesting Circles
     Silhouette - Font - Bubble and Brew
     Embellies - White acrylic paint
                      1 inch wood veneer circles
                      Green chevron ribbon
     

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Celebration Blooms

        I just love this Gina K stamp set. I was able to use Lisa Hidy's sketch for this card.  



Card Sketch #150 by Lisa Hidy

     I stamped the jar and handle and one large bloom on the card. I added some leaves and other greenery. I finally stamped four flowers on separate paper. I used Copics to color all 3 flowers, plus two extras for the inside of the card. I used blues to give the jar depth. 
     The stamp that looks like paint splatter makes the entire stamp worth every penny. 




Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Cardstock: Gina K - White
                                  Black Onyx
                                  Lovely Lavender
                                  Wild Lilac
     Ink: Gina K - Jet Black
                         Fresh Asparagus
                         Jellybean
     Stamps: Gina K - Hello Beautiful
                               Doodle Sayings
     Copics: V12, 15, 17
                 B0000, 000, 00
     Dies: Burniston - Word Set 2 (Birthday)
     Punch: Recollections - Lace

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

TN: The Ballet

     Huey and I got an invitation to attend the ballet with the members of our diner group. We saw "Marie", which depicts the life story of Marie Antoinette. We enjoyed complimentary beverages and hor d'oeurves. We were treated to a backstage tour and got to stand on stage looking out into the seats. In this pic, we are up on scenery used for the presentation.


TN Sketch #6 by Lisa Hidy

     I know that I had committed to using Bo Bunny's "Calendar Girl" collection for my traveler's notebook this year. I absolutely could not resist digging DEEP in the closet for an envelope of Graphic 45's "Gilded Lily" leftovers. I taught a class using this paper back in 2016. I had quite a bit of it left and had a good time making a journal page using this collection.
     I loved the fact that this journaling card was titled "AN INVITATION". I am quite partial to the drawings of Marie Antoinette scattered throughout this paper. I framed 3 of them in this layout with doilies.
     I am entering this in Lori's "HOT" challenge, using items that start with these letters.
  • H = hats
  • O = on-stage
  • T = tag (my husband said I should use torture) He didn't really like the ballet. I think he was a little shocked that there were absolutely NO words in the entire production.









Materials List:      
     
     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Gilded Lily
    Card Stock: Coordinates - Black Lilly
                      Ivory
    Dies: Spellbinders - Asian Accents
            Elizabeth Craft - Alphabet Caps I
            Burniston - Word Set 7
    Punch: 1/2 inch circle
    Ink: Gina K - Dark Chocolate
    Embellies: Starfoam Stickers

Challenges

TN Time with Lori - Use HOT - #2 - Random Winner
TN Time with Lisa - Sketch #6 - #2 - *



Monday, July 1, 2019

Love you MOM

     The picture on this layout was taken right before church at my daughter's church in Fort Worth. They always set up a place for photos on Mother's Day. I was there last year for Brooklyn's dedication and got to be in the pic. That pic is in Brooklyn's baby book.



Sketch #180 by Lisa Hidy

     I started this layout by making the flowers to match the patterned paper.  I cut toilet paper rolls open, fringed one end, and rolled them up to make a paint brushes. I loaded each up with acrylic paint and twirled it onto the paper - letting each color dry before adding another (a heat tool speeds up this process) I then die cut a flower from each swirl of paint.



This pic shows before I added the white paint.
     After die cutting the flowers, there were flower centers laying on the table. They were hexagon-shaped. I die cut extra centers from the patches of paint left on the paper. I used these and a white pen to make the 2 flourishes.


     Finally, I added a different type of brad to the center of each flower.





Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Authentique - Glamour (One, Three, Four)
                                                   Black Jack
                                                   Caribbean
                              Bazzil - Sugar Wafer
     Dies: Burniston - Word Set 9 (Love)
             Stamps of Life - Shabby Chic Flowers
     Acrylic Paint: White, Rain Gray, Bahama Blue, Desert Turquoise
     Ink: Gina K - Blue Lagoon
     Embellies: Miscellaneous Brads
                     Uniball Signo Pen - White