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)

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Gobble, Gobble

     This card is about as close as I get to CAS. I find myself putting as much as I can possibly fit onto every project. This funny little turkey is from one of Karen Burniston's die sets. It is certainly fun to dress up the animals from her collection. 

     The sentiment is from a stamp set, but I do not know which one. It was stamped on a card in a class that I took. I printed a whole row of these and put them in my "Feathered Animals" die set for future use. I just grabbed the oval punch and punched one out for this card.

     As soon as I saw this sketch from Sketch N Scrap, I knew that I was going to be using this card stock that I had from the "Happy Haunting" collection by Simple Stories. When it came time to choose colors for the striped background, I just let the paper do the work for me.

Card Sketch #158 by Lisa Hidy
from "Happy Haunting" collection by Simple Stories
     I guess the "word bird" in this case is "gobble"! The inside of this card is extremely simple as well.
Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Simple Stories - Happy Haunting
     Card Stock: My Colors - Black Magic
                                       Dare Devil
     Stamp: SOL - Pilgrims 2 Stamp
     Dies: Burniston - Feathered Animals
                              Tiny Accessories 2
     Punch: Stampin' Up - Ovals (2 x 1 3/8) (1 3/4 x 7/8) 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Candied Butterflies

     My mother-in-law is hosting her Pokeno group next month. She usually asks me to give her 16 cards from my stash to hand out as party favors. This time we decided that I would design a special card for the occasion. All of the players will get the same card. Here is the card I designed using Graphic 45's Garden Goddess Collection. 

     I chose to make a Box on Card. I made the card base and mat using the Cameo Silhouette, because I wanted the card to be scalloped. 

     I selected some 2-part butterfly dies. I placed Elizabeth Craft Designs double-sided adhesive on a pink patterned paper. I then die cut the butterflies. Each butterfly was dipped in Ultra Fine Diamond glitter. I think the paper looks like candy, hence "Candied Butterflies". 

     The box on top is a simple 2-inch cube. I recently learned how to make paper beads. I made earrings using the same paper found in the card. 

Silhouette Earring Holders


     Everyone asks how to get the box inside the envelope. The answer is that you don't. I place the box on the envelope. After opening the card, it can then be displayed with the box on top.

Inside of Card

Back of Card
The Earrings
I ended up making 21 of these cards.

     My mother-in-law doesn't wear earrings, so I made her a bracelet to wear to her party. Don't look too closely. I was winging it. I have never made a bracelet before, and I was too lazy to look up the proper way to do it.

     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Garden Goddess Collection
                                                    Garden Goddess
                                                    Seeds of Kindness
                                                    Shine from Within
                                                    Fields of Flowers
                                                    Thoughtfully Planted
     Card Stock: My Colors - Lovable
                                        Spanish Moss
     Die: Spellbinders - Les Papillons
            Sizzix - Detailed Butterflies
            Burniston - Word Set 1
                             Butterfly Accessory Dies
                             Gift Card Label
     Embellies: Ric-Rac - mini Hot Pink
                     Elizabeth Craft Designs - Double Sided Adhesive
                                                         Cool Diamond Ultra Fine Glitter
                     Pearls - Pink 7mm and 4mm


Crafty Calendar - Girly and Cute - #29 - *
Creative Friday - Shaped Cards - #11 - *
Dream Valley - All That Glitters - #19 - *
Graphic 45 - A Card - December 2
My Time to Craft - Not a quadrilateral - #15 - *
Paper Girls - 3 Manufacturers - #3 - *
(Graphic 45, Minds Eye, Spellbinders, Sizzix, Burniston, Elizabeth Craft)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Peace . . . On Earth

     I have been itching to do some Ai Watercolor painting and I had a card due for the Sketch N Scrap design team. Even though I knew the proportions would be off, I decided to combine the two. 
     The Ai Watercolor Swing Set is my newest stamp set and I completed the project using the YouTube video. Of course my painting hardly even looks like the example. In fact, I did 3 of these and none of them looks the same - that would be impossible.

     I used this sketch by Heather Hall. You can see that the rectangle is now a square and I slanted the banner. 
Sketch #157 by Heather Hall
      When I went looking for patterned paper for this card, I immediately went for something in the old leftovers drawer. I have 4 or 5 old Christmas collections to pick from. This paper is three years old. I remember buying it to make gift card holders for a swap. My daughter and I both entered this swap. She made Silhouette Christmas purses and I did a tri-fold. Anyway ---- plenty of houndstooth and this red (that looks like a solid) to make 3 cards. Sad to say: there is still a healthy bit left including a plaid that is to die for. 

Inside of Card
     For the inside of the card, I had three Christmas Pine squares sitting on the table from cutting out the frame for the painting on the front. I love to use the scraps from the front of the card to design the inside of the card.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Carta Bella - Christmas Delivery
     Cardstock: Gina K - Christmas Pine
     Watercolor Paper
     Stamp: Ai Watercolor - Swing Set
                                       Cats Set
                                       Branches Set
                                       Foliage Set
                Gina K - Winter Cheer
     Markers: Marvy - 72 Pine Green
                               86 African Violet
                               28 English Red
                               40 Brownish Grey
                               45 Sepia
     Dies: Sizzix - Holiday Words (Script)
     Punch: Fiskars - Apron
     Embellies: Molotow - Masking Liquid
                     Paper Studio - Gemstones 4mm Pearls

Friday, November 1, 2019

Chillin With Friends

     I took an online class with Stephanie from Stamps of Life this month. We made 3 cards using this exclusive "Arctic Animals 2 Stamp" set and dies.The Igloo Fold It is also exclusive to the class. (You had to be taking the class to be able to purchase this.) In the homework before class we were encouraged to stamp, color, and die cut some extra animals in case Stephanie made a change in the plans. I had several animals left over and I just love to incorporate my stamping into my scrapbooking. 

     I had purchased some glittery aqua paper from Hobby Lobby for the class and had almost the entire page left so I used it to mat the igloo and for the floating sea ice. This sea ice is authentic to our visit to Glacier Bay, Alaska. We even saw mommy otters with babies on their bellies sunning themselves on floating sea ice on the day this pic was taken.

     I used the Silhouette to make the title. I welded together the title and the mats for the walrus and narwal whale. Since I had already made all of the animals before starting this project, it came together super easily. I also welded the two pics in the sketch into one. 

Sketch #188 by Lisa Hidy

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Authentic - Alpine
     Cardstock: My Colors - Aquatint
                     Distress - Chipped Sapphire
                     Paper Studio - Aqua Glitter
     Dies: Stamps of Life - Igloo Fold It
                                     Arctic Animals
     Stamps: Stamps of Life - Arctic Animals 2 Stamp
     Copics: Igloo - C0
                Whale - BG10  11, 13
                Polar Bear - C00, 01, R20
                Seal - C2, 3, 4
                Walrus - E30, 31, 33, 34; W0, 1
     Silhouette - Chillin' Out by Megan Hardy Designs

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Made It a Double

     Have you ever picked up a stamp set for a friend, so that you can drop it by her house as a favor? Well I picked this Stampendous gem up for a friend, but I couldn't resist stamping it a couple of times, before I delivered it to her house. I may have failed to mention to her that I did this and I know she reads this, so she is surely going to know now. Better to beg forgiveness, than to ask permission and be turned down ... right???

     This card is designed using a sketch by Lisa Hidy. When I decided to use this image for this sketch, I really didn't realize that it would take up so much room on the card. As it turns out, all ended well. 

Card Sketch #156 by Lisa Hidy

     I used Copics to color. This paper is from Doodlebug. I got it at Tuesday Morning in a pack that said "Home Assortment". After working with this paper I am wondering if it would be considered "seconds". The paper wasn't cut properly on the edges and I'm not even sure that all of the papers in the collection go together. It doesn't really matter as I got it for a good price and had fun working with it.

     I chose the row of houses for the band. I think it makes it look like he is pedaling down the street. 

     For the inside of the card, I added a Burniston double dip cone to match the one of the front of the card.

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Doodle Bug - Home Assortment
     Cardstock: Bazzil - Truffle
     Stamp: Stampendous - Dragon Wheels
                 Stamps of Life - Gingerbread 2 Stamp
     Dies: Spellbinders - Petite Scalloped Circles Large
              Sizzix - Circles
              Burniston - Ice Cream Sundae Pop Up 
     Punch: ek - 1 3/4 inch circle
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
                             Rich Cocoa
     Copics: Dragon - YG11, 13, 17, 67
                              E55, 57
                              Y21, 23, 27, 28
                 Cone - E55  R81, 85
                 Tire - C3, 4, 5, 6
     Embellies: 3 yellow enamel dots

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

See Ya Soon

     I realize that this may give the impression that I have finally completed the daunting task of scrapbooking the 87 pictures from the Jellystone Park camping trip with the grandchildren. Yes these are the final pics from that trip. Huey is walking the kids to the RV, right before we take off for home. I have all of the pics in groups by topic and this is one of the packs of two . . .

. . . and I needed two pics for this wonderful sketch by Heather Hall at Sketch N Scrap. 
     This page came together so easily. I used one of the kids' orange wrist bands across the picture. I also cut the logo for Jellystone off of the vehicle access tag that hung on the rear-view mirror. The pic in the lower right corner is supposed to be very small so I cut away and into an odd shape to give the illusion of a smaller picture. 
     I used another page from the Yogi Bear Coloring Book that I got at the Jellystone Gift Shop. I colored with Prisma colored pencils and smoothed them out with gamsol. I just love the way the coloring turned out. 
     I used the Silhouette to form the title. I welded together the conversation bubble, Boo Boo and "Leaving". 
     So 9 pictures down and 78 to go.

Sketch #187 by Heather Hall

Materials List:

     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Happy Days
     Cardstock: My Colors - Black Magic
     Dies: We R Memory Keepers - Alphabet String
     Prisma Colored Pencils: Boo Boo - Light Umber
                                                       Copenhagen Blue
                                                       Poppy Red
     Punch: ek - 1 inch corner
     Silhouette - Font - Bubble and Brew
                       Font - Yellow Daisy
                       Layered Speech Bubbles
     Embellies - Logo from Car Tag
                      Park Wrist BAnd
     Page from Jellystone Park Coloring Book

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Rocky Mountain Columbine

     Here is the 50th wedding anniversary card I made for my brother and his wife. He lives in Colorado and I wanted to include the state flower - The Rocky Mountain Columbine. I just love the Stately Flower sets by Melanie Mueschinger. I have all 12 set, therefore every state flower. Included in the stamps are stamps of the names of the states and the names of the flowers.This makes it possible to stamp these onto the card as I did on the inside of this card. 

     I used two different embossing folders and heat embossed with gold to make the butterflies and the sentiment.
     Here is a picture of the Rocky Mountain Columbine, which I used while coloring the flower.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny - Chiffon Flourish
                                                Chiffon Chevron
     Cardstock: My Colors - Snowbound
                     Bazzill - Rusted
     Stamp: Gina K - Stately Flowers I
                             Sending Love 
     Embossing Folder: Gemini - Regency Swirls 3-D
                                 Darice - Chevron
     Ink - Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Copics - B60, 63, 66, 69
                 G40, 43, 46
                 C00, 0, 1
     Embellies - Wink of Stella - Clear and Yellow
                      1/8" ribbon
                      Gold Pearls - 4mm & 7mm
                      Gold Embossing Powder

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Hello . . . Little One

     Here is a fun little baby card. Using a Lisa Hidy card Sketch, I designed this card with Stampin' Up's "Animal Outing" stamp set. 

WCMD 2019 Sketch #1 by Lisa Hidy
     I used Copic markers to color the image. All of the patterned papers are from Stampin' Up "Animal Expedition"

     Repeating paper and an image from the front of the card, I created the inside of the card.

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up - Animal Expedition
     Cardstock: Gina K - Chocolate Truffle
                                  Prickly Pear
                                  Christmas Pine
     Stamp: Stampin' Up - Animal Outing
     Dies: Burniston - Ovals Crosshatch
             Stamps of Life - Scarecrow 3 Stamp
             Stampin' Up - Animal Friends
     Punch: ek - 1/2 inch corner punch
     Ink: Gina K - Chocolate Truffle
     Copics: Giraffe - E84, 87
                             Y21, 26, 28
                 Frog - YG21, 23
                 Leaves - G20, 21, 24, 28
                 Branch - E84