Friday, December 8, 2017

I Wish I Were A Fish

     My granddaughter had her first visit to the aquarium. She sure seems to be concentrating in these pictures. I think she has made some new friends. 
Sketch #70
     This sketch is from the Be Merry December Crop on Facebook this month. I started this sketch with out turning it, but then realized I needed some seaweed. I used my Cameo Silhouette to create the title and the fish. I had the celery border on the back as a mat, but then brought it to the front to hide the bottoms of the seaweed. Except for the sheets of Black Iris and Celery, this page was made from my scrap pile. 

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Pebbles - Home Grown (Family Tree, Flower Garden, Home Sweet Home)
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Celery
                       Coredinations - Black Iris
     Dies: Spellbinders - Open Book
             Our Daily Bread - Double Stitched Circles
     Edge Punches: Martha Stewart - Vine Trim
                           ek - Dotted Wave Small
     Silhouette: Miss Kate's Cuttables - Cute Fish
                                                       Happy Fish
                      Font -
     Embellies: Googley Eyes


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Get Well Roses

     My sister has been suffering with bronchitis. I thought I would make her a card using this sketch from Sketch N Scrap. She loves roses so I started there. You should try out this sketch as well. You have all month to try it out, post it to the Sketch N Scrap blog, and then be entered for a prize.

Sketch #111
     For this card, I used an edge punch to make a double layer of the same border. Under the roses there are two 1/8 inch strips (light blue and silver) to ground them. 

     On the inside of the card, I stamped a cluster of roses and placed a die cut one for the largest on in the corner.
Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Authentique - Alpine 6
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Coastal
                       Coordinates - Black Iris  
     Stamps: Gina K - Rose Bouquet
     Ink: Gina K - In the Navy
     Die: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Rose
            Burniston & Riley - Katherine Label Pop-Up
     Punch: Martha Stewart

Saturday, November 11, 2017


     Here is the beginning of my very first attempt at making a mini album all by myself. This Sketch N Scrap Sketch is just perfect for this book. 

Sketch #92
     I turned the sketch, then flipped it. I changed the two photos to one larger photo. A tag is added behind the photo as well as a 4 inch flap. It was easy to take a sketch intended for a 12 x 12" layout to 8 x 8". 
     The photo frame is actually a 4 x 6" foiled vellum piece. I used a circle die to remove the center, which is a wooden wheel. I added a wooden button and silver glitter enamel to the middle.  

     This sketch was just right. I'm hoping the December sketch will give me more inspiration for another page in the book.


Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: BoBunny - Bella Rosa (Whisper, Reflection)
                                               Double Dot (Wine, Shadow, Island Mist)
     Ink: Gina K - Cherry Red
            Distress - Frayed Burlap
     Dies: ECD - Tags & More (Lace)
             Spellbinders - Standard Lg Circles
                                  Orchard Harvest
             Sizzix - Tattered Flower Garland 
     Punch: ek - 1" Corner
                       1/4 " Circle
                Fiskars - 1/8" hole punch
     Embellies: Wooden Button
                     Silver Enamel Dots
                     Bo Bunny Brads
                     Bella Rosa Foil Vellum
                     Wire Word - Family


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Monday, November 6, 2017

Peeking Sunflowers

    This November sketch from Sketch N Scrap is a fun framework to make a card. You have ALL month to try out this sketch and enter it for a prize. This card is posted on the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page as well. 

Sketch #109
     This card is made using some Graphic 45 Time and Place paper I had sitting around. I die cut the corner of the card using a circle die, then used that same die plus the next larger nesting die to make a border.

    For the tag I used a craft knife to slice along the lower right corner of the border, then peeled it back. This made a peek-a-boo for the sunflower on the inside of the card.

     The envelope is made using the Envelope Punch Board. The corner design was strategically placed so that it shows when you open the envelope.

Materials List:
    Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Place in Time (August)
     Card Stock: Bazzill - black  
     Dies: Our Daily Bread - Stitched Circles
     Ink: Distress - Vintage Photo
     Embellies - Metal Sunflower


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Thankful for You

     Karrie, from Scrappn Savvy gave me a stack of Moxie: Autumn Glory patterned paper. She asked me to design and kit a fall card for the Subs and a 6-Pack Class (Subway sandwich and 6 card projects). This is the card I came up with.

This paper had a distressed look with a collage of flowers and swirls in the corner. This isn't the sheet of paper a card maker usually grabs. I stamped and die-cut the leaves and sunflower from this paper. I also traced the lines on the leaves and sunflower with my Sakura gold gel pen to add a bit of sparkle.

     For the inside of the card, I used the corner of the patterned paper.

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Moxie - Autumn Glory
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Malt Ball
                       WeR - Bewitched Goblin  
     Stamps: Gina K - Give Thanks
                               Pressed Flowers 2 (coordinating dies)
                               Year of Flowers 2
     Dies: Stamps of Life - Pumpkin Fold It
             Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large
     Ink: Momento - Rich Cocoa
           Gina K - Dark Chocolate
     Embellies - 7 green gems
                     Gold Sakura Gel Pen