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

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sleeping Baby

     A friend of mine is going to be a grandma again. This inspired me to make a baby boy card. With this card I am playing along at the Back to School Crop. You can join in as well. Cards are not due until the end of the month. Just download a pic of your card under this sketch on the Back to School Crop page on Facebook.

Sketch 86
     The stamp for this card is 1/3 of the Lili of the Valley "Baby Trio" stamp set. 

Card & Envelope
      I made the mistake of coloring the image before choosing my paper, so I had to stamp and color again. Rookie mistake - lol. 

      I framed the baby with a scalloped mat, then pop dotted it to a homemade tag. I ended up turning the tag upside down, because I liked the way the diagonal at the tag top looked next to diagonally placed wooden letters.
     You will notice in the materials list that I used some Christmas paper. You might wonder where this Christmas paper is. The answer is the turquoise matting is the back of a countdown to Christmas paper. I got a package of 25 sheets of it at Tuesday morning and placed on the pile of turquoise solid card stock. I am officially down to 6 pieces left - yes, I walked across the room to take inventory.

Inside of Card

     The inside of the card is made with scraps left on the table. How about that Joe Houldsworth quote? Couldn't have asked for a better sentiment: "the ONLY thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child". I decided to look this bloke up and see who is making these wonderful quotes about babies. It seems that he is from Australia (if I have the right gentleman) and this is the ONLY quote of his that I could find with a google search. Interesting!!!

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy - Christmas Winter Wish
                              Studio Calico - Storytime
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Honeycomb
     Stamps: Lili of the Valley - Baby Trio
                  Fiskars - Precious Baby Quotes I
     Die: Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large
                                Petite Scalloped Circles Large
            Elizabeth Craft Designs - Tags & More 5 (Sunburst)
            Impression Obsession - Circle Baby Cutout Set
     Copics: E50, 51, 53. R20. BG10, 23, 32. C00, 0, 1. Y23, 26, 28. R32.
     Embellies: Doodlebug Boutique Brads (Bumblebee)
                    Wood Veneer Letters


Crafty Calendar Challenge - Kids/Babies - #41 - *
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Image - #23 - *

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Join the Herd

     I started out with the sketch from Sketch N Scrap.The problem I was having is that the main photo is landscape and I didn't have any landscape photos for this event. I ended up turning it a quarter turn counter clockwise. 

     Now it is your turn to pop over to the Sketch N Scrap Facebook page for the September Back to School Crop. Upload your layout for this sketch.   
     My daughter took 6-month-old Brooklyn to Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-a. If you dress up like a cow you get free chicken. My daughter wore an apron and Brooklyn a onsie with cow spots. I chose this Authentique paper because of the red/black/white colors. I love lime green and was glad to add it as the back drop.

     Yes, I stamped, colored, and fussy cut those 3 cows!!!!

Page 1

Page 2

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Authentique - Cheerful Six
                                BoBunny  - Double Dot Strawberry
     Solid Paper: My Colors - Kraft
                          ??? - Black, White, Lime
     Stamps: STAMPENDOUS! - Cowlik Birthday
                                                     Cowlik Butterfly
                   High Hopes - Charlie Party Cow
     Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs (Burniston) - Hay There Pop Stand
                                                        Barn Pop Stand
                                                        Brownie the Cow
     Copics: C00, 0, 1, 3, 5, 7.  W0, 1, 3, 5.  R20, 21, 22.  YG13, 07.  Y23, 26, 28.
     Faber Castell: Pitt Artist Pen - Gold                             
     Embellies: Black Twine 

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Contain a Critter - #96 - *
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes - #99 - *
Pixie's Crafty Workshop Challenge  #299-300 - Snippets - #15 - *
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes - #120 - *

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Classic Guy's Birthday

     This September 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.
Card and Envelope

Card Sketch #105
     I just received these Lili of the Valley Trio stamps, which are perfect for this sketch. They are called "Vintage Motor Trio". The rear end of an old jalopy on the envelope is an old die of Tim Holtz. I used the front end on the inside of the card. The little black polka dots on the front of the card, fell out of the large gear and onto the card. Happy accident!!! 

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Carta Bella - Old World Travel
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Blue Lagoon
                                 Sugar Wafer
     Stamps: Gina K Designs - Dazzling Dahlia
                 Lili of the Valley - Vintage Motor Trio
     Die: Sizzix (Holtz) - Old Jalopy
           Burniston & Riley - Snowman Twist Circle
           Elizabeth Craft Designs (Burniston) - Circles & Gears
     Punch: Stampin Up - Word Window
     Copics: BG0000, 72, 75, 78.  C00, 0, 1, 3, 5, 6.  W0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7.


Die Cut Diva's - Die Cuts/Men & Boys - #9 - *
Pixie's Crafty Workshop Challenge  #296-7 - Snippets - #21 - *
StampInkPaper Challenge -  Colors - #3 - Winner!!!
 Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes - #24 - *
Tuesday Throwdown - Punches/Dies - #26 - Winner!!!
 Unicorn Challenge - Birthday - #5 - *