Friday, September 20, 2019

Obey the Rules

     I have been working to get all of my dies, stamps, stencils, and embossing folders into a data base. The original reason that I started this was so that I wouldn't purchase the same thing twice. Another reason was so that I could search for a particular sentiment. For instance, not too long ago I was looking for the words: it's your birthday. I was able to locate every stamp that I own that says that.

     The reason I am mentioning this now is because I am also coming across stamp and die sets that I have all but forgotten. The Crazy Birds is one of them. I was typing it in to my data base and it made me want to make another card using them. I happened to have Simple Stories Bloom paper out, so I color-matched some inks to the paper and sponged them onto my Crazy Birds. I made four different birds. I ended up making two cards using two birds per card.

     I used this sketch by Lisa Hidy. As you can see, I did not put the banners on the card. I tried to, but with the big polka dots, it was just too busy. 

     Recently I have been taking a scrapbooking class with lots of sewing on the layouts. For this card I decided to do some sewing. I pulled out my stack of sewing templates and chose the candle and the gift.
     These birds certainly allow opportunities for using some of these odd sentiments that I have accumulated over the years.

Inside the card
Inside the other card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Simple Stories - Bloom
     Cardstock: My Colors - Black Magic
                                       Spanish Moss
     Stamp: Tim Holtz - Bird Crazy
                 River City - Obey all the Rules
                 Gina K - Wild at Heart
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
            Gina K - Prickly Pear
                         Sandy Beach
            Distress - Pistachio
                           Tattered Rose
                           Worn Lipstick
                           Fresh Asparagus
     Embellies: Gelly Roll - Stardust 
                     Stitching Template - We R Holiday
                     DMC Floss #503, Yellow, Pink

Saturday, September 14, 2019

The Trading Game

          I signed up for a fun class at the Scrappn' Savvy called "The Trading Game". Using Simple Stories' Happy Haunting paper collection, we were supposed to bring 3 scrapbook titles and 9 scrapbook page elements. We rolled dice to make trades and pull 12 x 12 pieces of card stock out of the "kitty". Here are the titles and elements that I took to the game to made trades with. After the game we all stayed to make layouts with the pieces we each had stacked up. I decided to pair up my swaps with the layout they ended up on. Please note that I made all of the swaps in the pictures, but only one of the layouts was created by me. You will even notice on the layouts that there are titles and elements that I didn't make. The layouts are mix and matches of things participants brought.

     At the end of the game, this web was the only item I had left that was one that I had originally brought. It went around the table a couple of times, but ended up on my pile of stuff.

     These border clusters seemed to be the hit of the trading game. They were stolen over and over again. They ended up not being placed on a layout after class.

     These four layouts don't contain any of the elements that I brought to the trade.

     These 8 layouts are the only ones that I know about. There are many more scrapbook elements still out there that may contain things from this game. I will probably never know.

     I do want to note that these 8 layouts are excellent examples of the projects completed by amazingly talented people that come to shop, create, and play at Scrappn' Savvy.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Think Pink for Halloween

     I signed up for a fun class at the Scrappn' Savvy called "The Trading Game". Using Simple Stories' Happy Haunting paper collection, we were supposed to bring 3 scrapbook titles and 9 scrapbook page elements. We rolled dice to make trades and pull 12 x 12 pieces of card stock out of the "kitty". I made this cute pink pumpkin and didn't end up using it in the swap. These spider webs were extra cuts from a title that I took to the class. I added the die cut spider and used a SNS sketch. Here is the result: 

Card Sketch #153 by Heather Hall
     I went out on a limb with the pink jack-o-lantern, but it looks perfectly cute in the corner of this card.

     I made some border clusters for elements to trade. I made this die cut flower and didn't like it at the time. Before adding it to this card, I did some shaping and gave it the 3-D look. Now I know that it would have looked amazing on the border cluster. Oh well, it ended up on the scraps pile, then ultimately here.

     The the inside of the card, I used the same spider and a different, larger web. 

     Check out my post tomorrow to see all of the items I took to the trading game, as well as all of the layouts there made as a result of the trades. This link will get you there. The Trading Game.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Simple Stories - Happy Haunting
     Cardstock: My Colors - Black Magic
                                      Pale Blossom
                                      Cloak Gray
     Dies: Burniston - Halloween Charms
                              Autumn Elements 
                              Burniston Word Sets 1 and 7
             Sizzix - Tattered Flower Garland
             Rococa - Wicked Web
             Our Daily Bread - Double Stitched Circles
     Stamp: Gina K - Give Thanks
     Ink - Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Silhouette Files - Boo Halloween Title by Stinkin' Cute Paper Piercings
                              Halloween Title by Miss Kate Cuttables
     Embellies - Black Button Brad

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Pic-a-nic Basket

     Here is another layout with pics from our trip to Jellystone Park with the grandchildren. 

          I used this sketch by Lisa Hidy. I took the 4 x 6 photo mat, enlarged it just a pinch, and turned it into a spot for two pics. 

     Funny thing - we returned from the Jellystone trip on June 27 and 4 days later I found out that my monthly die/stamp club set from Stamps of Life was going to be a picnic basket. I was thrilled and knew that I would be putting it in the hands of the one and only Yogi Bear. These cute little ants are also from this die set. 

     Yogi is another page from the coloring book I purchased at the Jellystone gift shop. The "YOGI" title is a refrigerator magnet. I knew as soon as I spotted it at the gift shop that it was going on a layout. I took the magnet off of the back to thin it out a bit. I used a piece of twine to dangle Yogi from the title.

     The "PIC-A-NIC" word is die cut from a Burniston die set and basket is from an Easter words set from Silhouette. Love this bright paper line. This was certainly an easy layout. It came together very quickly!!!

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Doodlebug - Home Assortment
     Cardstock: Bazzill - Truffle
                                  Sour Apple
     Dies: Stamps of Life - Picnic to Stamp
             Burniston - Alphabet
     Prisma Colored Pencils: Yogi - Spring Green
                                                  Sienna Brown
                                                  Poppy Red
     Silhouette: Easter Word Set - Miss Kates Cutables
     Embellies - Lime Twine
                      Blue Enamel Dots
                      "YOGI" magnet
     Page from Jellystone Park Coloring Book