Sunday, January 5, 2020

Hello Yellow

     I dug out some old stuff to make this card. I used an old stamp set and rummaged through the "black" drawer for some embellishments.

     I used this sketch by Heather Hall over at Sketch N Scrap.

Card Sketch #161 by Heather Hall
      Old embossing folders were used for two of the mats. The row of gems in the background, the circle of gems in the center, and the bow are all out of my embellishments stash. 

Inside of Card
    The inside of card started off with a die cut black circle and a fussy cut bird that were originally for the front of the card; but in the course of designing, they ended up on the scrap pile. I used the same basketweave embossing folder here but left 1 1/4 inch of the card stock sticking out the bottom. I scored two lines to make a border. This leaves a smooth place to sign the card.

     Earlier in the post, I mentioned the "black" drawer. Well, I actually have 16 embellishment drawers - in this order - purple, blue, turquoise/teal, green, yellow, orange, silver/gold, red/white/blue/patriotic, red, pink, brown, gray, ivory, black, white, wood. I used to have all of my embellishments in two drawers and every time I wanted something, I would have to empty them both to find anything. I also had a separate drawer of just gems, pearls, and dots. Funny thing is that I can't even remember WHERE I put my ribbons before this system. I started using these drawers when I moved to this house 3 years ago.

Turquoise, yellow, pink, ivory, black drawers open.
Blue, green, pink, brown drawers open.
Close-up of purple drawer
     Some might thing this was a royal mess, but I love this mess. When I want "something purple", I can refine my search to just one drawer of goodies. Each drawer contains ribbon, lace, paper and silk flowers, twine, and anything else that I come across that is purple.

     Thrown in on top of each drawer is a 9 x 7 clear zippered case containing gems, pearls, and such.

     Here is the tower of 16 drawers. I got them discontinued at Michael's. With coupons and % of and such, they were a huge bargain.

Materials List:
     Card Stock: Gina K - Lemon Drop
                                   Black Onyx
     Stamp: Stampin' Up - Merry Moose
     Dies: Sizzix - Circles
             Burniston - Word Set 1(Greetings)
     Stamps: Stampin Up - Betsy's Blossoms
                  Gina K - Sun-Kissed
     Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug - Polka Dot Spots
                                 Darice - Basketweave
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
            Gina K - Lemon Drop
     Embellies: Prima Marketing - Say it in Pearls
                     Mark Richards - Crystal Stickers
                     Heidi Swapp - Bows
                     Ribbon - 1/4" Black Satin

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

1 - 2 - 3 Look At Me

     Here is a layout of my granddaughter doing show-and-tell. They bring something to pre-k every Friday. There is a letter of the week and she usually brings something that starts with that letter. 

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     I started out with this sketch by Lisa Hidy at Sketch N Scrap. Just love the two strips down the side. Also it holds 4 - 3 x 4 pics. Makes a great layout.

Sketch #192 by Lisa Hiday
     I constructed a 1-inch border from heart patterned paper. I then trimmed a sheet of green polka paper to fit inside the frame leaving a 1/8-inch border. There was some rainbow striped paper, which I used to make the two paper strips on the left side. 
     Fun thing: there are Silhouette files to match this paper collection. I measured the stickers for the camera and the "look at me". I was able to make two mats for the camera perfectly cut on the Silhouette. I used the shape tool to make 3 rounded corner rectangles. I welded these plus the outline of the "look at me" sticker. This made a one-piece title.

     I used one of the journaling strips from the 3 x 4 cutouts. The mini camera is a little wood veneer which I colored with Copic markers and added a fancy gem. I repeated the gems in the center of the flower and one on the bottom of the paper strips. 
     My daughter called this am to say that she particularly liked it. I guess that was my true intent anyway. 

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Playground
     Card Stock: Coordinations - Black Iris
                       My Colors - Ivory
     Copics: B95,97, 99
     Embellies: Recollections - Navy gems
                                           Paper flower
     Silhouette File: Echo Park - Camera
                                             Look At Me

Friday, December 20, 2019

Christmas Moose

     Here is a quick little card. I wanted to use my new Stampin Up moose punch. This paper is quite a few years old. I got this 6 x 6 pad in a Gina K card making kit. I trimmed this border and added the three cardinals.

     The cardinals and the birch trees are from a Lawn Fawn die. The sentiment is from a Karen Burniston die. 

Card Sketch #160 by Lisa Hidy

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Gina K - Sparkling Christmas
     Card Stock: Gina K - Ivory
                                    Warm Cocoa 
                                    Cranberry Tart
     Stamp: Stampin' Up - Merry Moose
     Dies: Lawn Fawn - Birch Trees
             Burniston - Word Set 3 (Holiday)
     Punch: Stampin' Up - Moose
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Baby Grand Christmas

     This card was commissioned by my husband for his piano teacher. Yes, Huey is taking piano lessons. I have always wanted to make a card shaped like a grand piano.

     I started with a Silhouette piano card file. After assembling the piano, I used this sketch from Sketch N Scrap by Heather Hall to decorate the top of the piano.

Card Sketch #159 by Heather Hall

     This poinsettia die is one of my all time favorites. I used two of the petals to make the gold leaves. I particularly like this gold metallic paper from Paper Mill. Two of my cropping buddies split a pack three ways this summer. I popped the cellophane on it for this project. 

     I used a stamp set from Recollections for the sheet music for Away in a Manger. Huey is going to slip a Texas Roadhouse Gift Card inside and present it at his next lesson.

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Card Stock: My Colors - Black Magic
                       The Paper Mill - Gold Metallic
     Stamp: Stampendous! - Nativity Carol
     Dies: Elizabeth Craft - Poinsettia
     Silhouette File: Piano Card by Lori Stevens
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Markers: Sakura Gel Pen - Gold
                   Spica Marker - Pitch Black 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Food + Fun = Family

     I know this is kind of an odd topic for a scrapbook page. I took these pics at the grocery store as we watched the food for a 3-day RV trip with the grandchildren to Jellystone Park go through the checkout. When I looked at these items coming down the conveyor belt, I thought we never buy this kind of stuff - hot dogs, pizza rolls, taquitos, pizza, ham/cheese croissants, sausage/pancake breakfast sandwiches, tater tots, Rice Krispies Treats, Cake in a Mug, etc, etc, etc.

     I turned the sketch on its side to accommodate pic of the receipt.  
Sketch  #190 by Lisa Hidy
     This Authentique paper collection is perfect for the Jellystone layouts, but it is long ago retired and hard to find. I had some leftovers, which I used for this page. Anything with picnicking as a theme is perfect for Yogi Bear.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Authentic - Cheerful
     Cardstock: My Colors - Snowbound
     Stamps & Dies: Stamps of Life - Picnic 2 Stamp
     Embellies: 2 Black Brads
                     Yogi Bear Coloring Book (images)