Sunday, October 8, 2017

Owl in the Oak

     Here is a fun fall birthday card using a Sketch N Scrap Fall Fun Crop sketch. Make your own card and enter it by downloading a picture of your card under this sketch. Click here to find just the right place to put it.

Sketch #2
     I used my Copics to color this wise owl and then mounted him on a circle mat. I dug out the Die-namics Blueprint #18 again (You'd think I would have had enough of that die when I made 6 cards using it last month.) to make a background with a diagonal cut.
Card and Envelope
     I love coloring these acorns using E27 on the top and W5 on the bottom. I then take the colorless blender (0) to make a plaid-like pattern on the top of the acorn.
Inside of Card
     I colored two owls in case one wasn't good enough to put on the card. The second one turned out OK. I hated to waste him, so I put him on the back of the card.

Back of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Gina K - The Simple Things
     Card Stock: Gina K - Ivory
                                    Dark Chocolate  
     Stamps: Gina K - Give Thanks w/ coordinating dies
                               Wise Old Owl w/ coordinating dies
                               Stitched Leaves w/ coordinating dies
                               Genevieve Giraffe
     Ink: Gina K - Grass Green, Fresh Asparagus
                               Honey Mustard, Tomato Soup
                               Dark Chocolate
                  Momento - Rich Cocoa
     Die: Die-namics - Blueprint #18
     Punch: ek - Fall Leaf
     Embellies: Green Twine
                    Gold Sakura Gel Pen
                    Wooden Dot
     Copics: Owl E31, 33, 35, YR27. E47, 49. C0, 1, 3. 
                Acorn E27, Blender Pen. W5

    
Challenges

Crafty Addicts - Autumn Colors - #46 - October 31
Creative Friday - Dies & Punches - #38 - October 12
Gem of a Challenge - Birthday Card - #61 - *

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Christmas Magic

     I made this card using the scraps from Dreaming of Snow. It is basically a card on top of a card. When you untie the bow a gift card holder is revealed. 








Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: PhotoPlay - Festive
                                               Frosty
     Card Stock: My Colors - Dark Molasses
                                        Snowbound
                                        Dare Devil                                    
     Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Hardware I - Hinges
             Burniston & Riley - Word Set 3 - Holiday #1022
                                         Snowman #1017
                                         Gift Card Label #1019
     Embellies: White Ribbon
                    2 Red Brads
  
    

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Boo Crew

     I love this sketch. You have all month to try it out, post it to the Sketch N Scrap blog, and then be entered for a prize.

Sketch #138

     I had a stack of Halloween pictures of my grandchildren in their costumes. I decided to use Karen Burniston's new Halloween dies and some treasured patterned paper to document them. Midnight the Bat - which includes the small bat - is one of Karen's older dies. The rest of the elements in the Halloween scene are from her new release.


    
     Some of the fun tidbits are:
  • Title - I used my Cameo Silhouette to make this. The neat thing is that the "Boo!" is the die cut directly from the Big Shot. With the Silhouette PixScan Mat, I was able to make it fit onto the mats perfectly.
  • Stars - The stars are die cut from the "Spooky Stars" patterned paper. 
  • House - The die has a stencil feature. I was able to sponge over the die to get the bricks on the house. I elected to tear the shutters to give a haunted look.
  • Patterned Paper - My fave part about this entire layout is the paper. There used to be a scrapbook outlet store in Destin, Florida. We vacation there every year and I looked forward to visiting this store. As of 2 years ago, it is no longer there. I got 5 sheets of this collection several years back and every time I pulled it out, I didn't want to cut into it to make one card. For this layout I used almost all of it. I used the scraps to create a Halloween card that I will be posting October 28.



The Tag
     I know that I warned my Sketch N Scrap friends that I would be boring them with pics of my grandchildren. I was definitely right about that!!!

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye - Spooked Circles, Spooked Stars, Spooked Stripes
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Papaya Puree
                                  Sugar Wafer
                                  Honeycomb
                                  Black   
     Dies: Burniston & Riley - House & Fence Pop Up #1015
                                         Halloween Scene  #1014
                                         Halloween Elements #1013
                                         Snowman Twist Circle #1012
             Elizabeth Craft Designs (Burniston) - Midnight the Bat #1203
             Die-namics - Blueprint #18
     Punch: Martha Stewart - Ooze
     Silhouette Font: Bubble and Brew
     Embellies: Gray Twine
                    Silver Eyelet

    
Challenges
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Halloween Scary/Cute - #6 - October 31
Pixie's Crafty Workshop Challenge - #301-2 - Snippets - #15 - October 16
Scrap From Your Heart - Halloween - #1 - October 31

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dreaming of Snow

     For this layout, I used a sketch from Let's Scrap Sketches. I've had it finished for a while, but I forgot to enter it and the deadline was yesterday. I'll just blog about it anyway.




     I was planning to put a huge snowman head in the lower left corner with the snowman tipping his hat, but he just didn't look that great without his hat on. I ended up making my own Silhouette cutout of a snowman for this layout. 



The snow globe is a a combination of two purchased Silhouette files. I used Karen Burniston's new snowman die inside the globe.


The hat and scarf on the title are from an old Elizabeth Craft Designs die. 

 
The mittens are from Stamps of Life. 

Left Page


Right Page

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: PhotoPlay - Festive
                                               Frosty
     Card Stock: My Colors - Snowbound
                                        Dare Devil
                                        Stonehenge
                                        Dark Molasses
                                        Black   
     Dies: Burniston & Riley - Snowman #1017
             Cheery Lynn - Snowflake Set
             Elizabeth Craft Designs - Snowman #929
             Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large
                                 Petite Scalloped Circles Large
             Stamps of Life - Mittens2Stamp                                      
     Punch: Ek - Snowflake Edge Punch
     Silhouette Files: - Lori Whitlock - Dancing is Like Dancing
                              Sarah Hurley - Dreaming of a White Christmas
                              Samantha Walker - Card Snowman Snow Globe
                              Miss Kates Cuttables - Snowman Snow Globe
                              Sandi Idleman - Polka Dot Alphabet
     Embellies: Clear Rhinestones
                    Screw Brad
    
Challenges

The Cat's Pajamas Challenge - Fall or Winter - # - October 2

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Spooky Kitty

     One of my favorite things to do is to watch "Watercolor Wednesday" videos from Artistic Impressions and follow along as Bonnie turns stamping into pieces that resemble original watercolor paintings. This project was inspired by the "Evening Scene" that can be found on YouTube.
     After Hurricane Harvey left us, we had a few days of cooler weather. This was the perfect time for venturing outside. Normally southern Texas weather is extremely hot this time of year. 



     The best thing about the watercolor projects is that all of the items needed fit into a shoe box. Watercolor Wednesday and Zentangle are my favorite things to do when traveling for this very reason. Anyway I grabbed that shoe box, my IPad and set up shop on the back patio (with the love bugs and mosquitoes). You'll notice in my picture there are two lapdogs. The tan and white one is my dog Riley. The blue one on my lap is a handy Lapdog Craft Tray that I received for Christmas 2 years ago. It is amazing for working away from the craft room.

Card & Envelope
      When I complete the Watercolor Wednesday projects, I always feel so successful. I immediately wanted to frame it. I used an Elizabeth Craft die set to highlight my work and constructed a flower for the corner.

Inside of Card
     The inside of the card is made from the pieces that were left over from the front. I was going to do a bit more of the watercolor stamping, but while I was at the Scrappn' Savvy yesterday I saw this cute little "Pumpkin Scene" die set and thought it would be good for the inside of the card.
     Finally, I stamped another kitty on the envelope and added some teeny tiny grass.  

Materials List:
     Card Stock: Bazzill -Forget Me Not
                       Gina K - Edible Eggplant
                       Watercolor Paper   
     Stamps: Artistic Impressions - Tree Set
                                                 Foliage Set 2
                                                 Tuscan Village
                                                 Foliage Set 1
                                                 Cats Set
                  Burniston - Halloween
     Markers: Marvy - Black, Violet, Sepia, African Violet
     Ink: Stampin Up - Elegant Eggplant
     Die: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Fitted Frames Rectangle - Lace
            Rococo - Pumpkin Scene
     Embellies: Mark Richards - Crystal Stickers (10mm Purple)
                    Michaels - Flowers - Melodies & Lace