Saturday, July 15, 2017

So Sweet

     I spent two weeks in May sitting with my 4 month old granddaughter, Brooklyn, while my daughter finished the last few weeks of school. As a treat my son-in-law, Steven, took me out for ice cream at the most popular spot in Fort Worth. 

     After polishing off my ice cream, I took a final photo of the CURLY'S sign. That is when I knew these pics were headed for a scrapbook page. This sketch from Sketch N Scrap worked perfectly. Now it is your turn to pop over to the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page for the Crop Challenge and upload your layout. I'll be watching to see your ideas for this sketch.

     To form the title I welded an ice cream sundae with the words "So Sweet" on the Cameo Silhouette.

     The tag below the pic is removable and contains the journaling for this event.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper:Pebbles - May Bouquet
     Solid Paper: Bazzil - Sugar Wafer
     Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Tags & More 5
               Ice Cream Cones (no idea where they come from)
     Stamps: Gina K Designs - Sweet Things
     Silhouette: PPbN Designs - You're So Sweet
     Markers: Copics - YG17, BV25, BG72, R27, V20, Y15 (sprinkles)
                     Versa Marker
     Chatter Box: Journaling Genie - #6 Freeflow
     Embellies: Yellow Twine

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Blue "O"wl

     My daughter received an invitation for a 3-year-old girl's birthday party and asked me to make a card. The theme of the party was Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood - NEVER heard of it!!  I checked it out on Google. I thought the little girl would be able to relate to something that resembled a character on the show. I chose the owl. BTW: His name is "O".
Card and Envelope
     This July sketch from Sketch N Scrap is the perfect framework to make this 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.
     The chevron print down the left side of the card is not on the sketch. In my defense, I didn't really add it, as the chevron is the border provided at the bottom of the confetti paper. It is just a happy accident that it came up there on the paper.
     You are seeing my infamous 1/8 inch strips of paper as embellishments. You see it a lot in my work. I find that on this card it adds interest and sometimes (not here really) elegance to a card. 

Card Sketch #101
     Here is a pic of the character I was trying to immulate: 

     There is another 1/8 inch strip on the inside of the card to made the illusion that the cake is dangling on the card. As usual I used a scrap here. There were some owl die cuts laying on the table when I finished.

Inside of Card
     Oops - a party hat left on on the craft table - mustn't waste!!!

Back of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Birthday Wishes
     Ink: Stampin' Up - Pacific Point
     Stamps: Gina K Designs- Friends 'Til the End
                                               My Anchor
                   Stampendous - 15 Candles
     Die: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Owl
                                                       Tags & More 1 (Lace)
             Karen Burniston - Word Set 3 (Birthday)
             Sizzix - Celebration 2
     Gelly Roll Pen - White

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