Monday, October 5, 2020

Boo Crew Too

Materials List:
      Card Stock: My Colors - Black Magic
                       Bazzill - Sugar Wafer
                       We R - Bewitched Goblin
     Patterned Paper: Heidi Grace - Witch's Words & Plaid
                              Cloud 9 - Witch's Brew
                              Graphic 45 - Frightful Folly
     Dies: Burniston - House & Fence
                              Halloween Scene
                              Halloween Elements
                              Snowman Twist Circle
                              Midnight the Bat
             Sizzix - Circles
             Die-Namiccs - Blueprint #18
     Silhouette Font: Bubble and Brew
     Edge Punch: Martha Stewart - Ooze
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black


2 Crafty Critter Crazies - with a Critter - #76 - June 26
Friendship Challenge - Animals #30 - June 30
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Not a Card - #26 - June 13
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Anything Goes - #36 - June 12

Monday, September 7, 2020

Crow About

Materials List:
      Card Stock: My Colors - Parrot
                      Bazzill - Sugar Wafer
                                  Pumpkin Pie
                                  Date Swirl
                      Canvas Corp - Kraft 
     Patterned Paper: Heidi Grace - Plaid
                              Graphic 45 - Frightful Folly
     Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Labels & Circles
     Silhouette Files: Stinkin Cute Paper Piercings - Crow Holding Sunflower Fall
                                                                         Crow Standing with Pumpkin Halloween
                                                                         Something to Crow About Title
                              Hero Arts - Pumpkin
     Ink: Gina K - Stormy Sky
                         Tomato Soup
     Embellies: 2 gems - gray


2 Crafty Critter Crazies - with a Critter - #76 - June 26
Friendship Challenge - Animals #30 - June 30
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Not a Card - #26 - June 13
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Anything Goes - #36 - June 12

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Plane of Happy Thoughts

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Carta Bella - Old World Travel
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Honeycomb
                                   Sugar Wafer
     Stamps: Gina K - Country Roads
                               Hippo Bird Day
                  Lawn Fawn - Cruising Through Life
     Ink: Stampin Up - Smokey Slate
            Distress - Hickory Smoke
     Die: Our Daily Bread - Stitched Circles
            Echo Park - Vintage Plane
     Embossing Folder: Carta Bella - World Map
     Stencil: Clouds
     Embellies: Gray Enamel Dots


Die Cut Diva's - Die Cuts/Men & Boys - #9 - September 30
Pixie's Crafty Workshop Challenge  #296-7 - Snippets - #21 - September 16
StampInkPaper Challenge -  Colors - #3 - Winner!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

You're So Sweet

      Today is my granddaughter's 6th birthay. She is nuts over Papa Huey's new blue Jeep Glaciator. She loves riding in it with the top off. I mixed in some more of her favorites: unicorns and ice cream.

     The Jeep is completely covered in Elizabeth Craft ultra fine glitter and colored with Copic markers.

Inside of Card

Materials List:

      Card Stock: My Colors - Snowbound
     Patterned Paper: Simple Stories - Summer Farmhouse
     Dies: La La Land - You Are Sweet
                                Long Flags
                                Safari Jeep
             Elizabeth Craft Designs - Stitched Ovals
     Stamp: La La Land - Marci with Ice Cream
                                   What's the Scoop?
                Impression Obsession - On Your Birthday
     Copics: Face - E50, 51, 53, 93,     R22
                Hair - Y21,     YR23,     E15
                Skirt, Headband, Shoes - R00, 01, 02, 08
                Shirt - BG13, 11, 10
                Cone - E31, 55, 37
                Ice Cream - RV21, 34
                Unicorn - C0, 1, R20
                Mane - BG11,13   Y18 19.     V12, 15
                Horn - Faber Castell - Gold 1,5
                          Gelly Roll - Gold Sparkles
                          Micron - Black - 03
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Jeep: Cool Diamond Glitter
              Copics: RV23.    Y18


Craft Rocket Challenges - Birthday - #65 - *
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges - Summer Fun - #17 - *
Creative Inspirations - Summer Fun - #36 - *
Creative Knock-Outs - Finish the Inside - #7 - *
Cute Card Thursday - Bright Colors - #41 - *
Dies R Us - It's Hot Outside - #3 - *

Saturday, June 20, 2020


     I put this card together using stamps and dies from Stamps of Life. I love a card with a toucan and these tropical flowers are lovely too.     

                       I used this sketch by Lisa Hidy from Sketch N Scrap.

Card Sketch #172 by Lisa Hidy

Inside of Card

Materials List:
      Card Stock: My Colors - Black Magic
     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Safari Adventure
     Stamp: Stamps of Life - Tropical 2 Stamp
                                         Sloth 2 Stamp
     Dies: Stamps of Life - Tropical
     Ink: Gina K - Chocolate Truffle
     Copics: 100, Y18, YG23, B93, YR27, G94

Friday, June 5, 2020

Homemade Pizza

     Making homemade pizza can be a family affair. Brooklyn and her daddy made very cheesy pizza together. I used La La Land Crafts Marci with Pizza to document the occasion. 

     I chose my patterned papers first and colored Marci and her little friends to match the colors in the paper. I usually take the patterned paper and note one Copic color match for each color in the paper. Then I sit down to color.

     I wanted to try to get all of the dies that came with Mari on the layout as well. When I die cut these cheese blocks, I had no idea how I could use them. They ended up making great back drops for each of the characters. 

     The title is made using my Cameo Silhouette. This one is kinda simple, but I was pretty happy with it. 

     There was quite a bit of work that went into the pizza paddle. Unfortunately you can't really see what was done. I placed two equally spaced score lines down the paddle. I then took a pad of white pigment ink and drug ii down the paddle. Next I dragged a pad of dark brown ink over that. It makes the wood look weathered.  I am going to include a chart of the card stock and ink I used in making this pizza. I am going to put the chart here so that the next time I want to make this pizza, I will have all of the information to do it. I really like the way this turned out, and would probably do the same way again. 

  Card Stock Ink
 Cutting BoardPrickly Pear White Pigment
Dark Brown
 CrustIvory Sandy Beach
Warm Cocoa
Charcoal Brown 
 Sauce & CheeseWild DandelionPrickly Pear
Faded Brick 
 MushroomsWhisper Soft Stone 
 TomatoesTomato Soup Faded Brick 
 Bell PepperGrass Green Fresh Aparagus 

Materials List:
      Card Stock: My Colors - Expresso Bean
                                        Lemon Sorbet
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Happiness is Homemade
     Dies: La La Land Crafts - Pizza Die
                                          Cheese Block
                                          Paddle with Mitt
             Sizzix - Circles
     Silhouette Font: ld big bold brown nose
     Stamp: La La Land Crafts - Marci with Pizza
     Copics: Face - E50, 51, 53, 93
                Hair - Y21, YR23, E15, 37
                Dress - BG11, 53, 57
                Pizza - Y15 77, R29, 59, E31, 33
                Shoes - RV32, 34, C0, 1
                Mice - E40, 41, 42, 43, 44, E02, R20
                Shirt - BG11, 53, 57, R24, 27
                Hat - 0, T0, T2
                Pizza Paddle - W3, 5
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
            Distress - Cracked Pistachio
            Gina K - Red Hot
                         Jelly Bean
                         Fresh Asparagus
                         Stormy Sky
                         Warm Cocoa
     Embellies: Twine - Dark Brown


2 Crafty Critter Crazies - with a Critter - #76 - *
Friendship Challenge - Animals #30 - *
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Not a Card - #26 - Top 5
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Anything Goes - #36 - *

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Strawberry Picking & Dipping

     The day before Mother's Day, my daughter's family went strawberry picking. They took pictures of Brooklyn picking strawberries. The next morning Brooklyn and her daddy dipped the prettiest strawberries in chocolate as a Mother's Day gift - another opportunity for pictures.

     The strawberries and leaves are die cut from white card stock. At first glance one might think that the edges are inked with a very dark ink. In fact I made 1/16 inch mats for them using the Silhouette. 
     To make the banners, I used the Silhouette to cut the words "PICKING" and "DIPPING" from black card stock. I then used one of La La Land Crafts' Long Flags to die cut while centering the titles.

     FYI: this basket of strawberries weighs a ton. There are so many layers here. The basket is a die-cut - double thickness - and a mat which is also a die cut. All of this coupled with strawberries and leaves makes for a sturdy addition to this layout. 

     These enamel dots are part of a collection specifically made for this paper line from Carta Bella.

     As soon as I saw the pictures from the strawberry field, I went on-line searching for a cute image to color for a layout. This little sweetie was released in July of 2015. I was able to find a new, never-used stamp on ebay. 

Layout with pictures
Layout with pictures

Just Getting Started

Materials List:
      Card Stock: My Colors - Black Magic
                      Carta Bella - Summer Market Solids
     Patterned Paper: Authentique - Summer Market
     Dies: La La Land Crafts - Long Flags
             Elizabeth Craft Designs - Strawberries
                                                 Lady Bugs
             The Stamps of Life - Basket Fold It
     Silhouette Font: simply put
                             lucky star
     Stamp: La La Land Crafts - Marci with Strawberries
     Copics: Face - E000, 00, 11, R20
                Hair - E42, 43, 44, 47
                Dress - Y21, 23, 26, 28
                Hat - R81, 83, 85, 89
                Strawberries - R22, 24, 29
                Leaves - YG11, 13, 17
                Basket - E53, 55, 57, 59
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
            Distress - Cracked Pistachio
            Gina K - Red Hot
                         Jelly Bean
                         Fresh Asparagus
                         Stormy Sky
                         Warm Cocoa
     Embellies: Carta Bella Summer Market - Enamel Dots


Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes w/Paper - #101 - *
Country View Challenges - Summer Fields - #3 - June 30
Crafting Happiness Challenge - Summer - #21 - Top Pick!
Diva's That Cut - Summertime Fun - #4 - *
Retro Rubber Challenge - Summer Time - #1 - *
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Spring is in the Air - #56 - *

Monday, June 1, 2020

Braver, Stronger, Smarter, Loved

     I originally purchased this Authentique paper for pics of my grandson playing tennis. When I got these two pics of him shooting a hunting gun with his daddy for the first time, I thought this was the perfect paper. Because of this, this was one of the fastest layouts I have ever put together. 

     Here is the sketch by Lisa Hidy in which this layout is based. I did make a 90 degree turn clockwise.

Sketch #202 by Lisa Hidy

Materials List:
     Card Stock: We R - Bewitched Goblin
                                 Authentique - Cobblestone
     Patterned Paper: Authentique - Youngster
     Dies: Burniston - Clock and Gears
     Silhouette File: Gears by Michelle Renee
     Embellies: Brads - 4 green arrows
                                2 metallic blue
                                1 metallic green

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Muddy Puddle Boots

      "Molli with Umbrella" is the perfect opportunity to make a layout of my granddaughters playing in their rain boots. Since the girls are cousins, they have their own individual scrapbooks. For this reason, I made two of these layouts - identical. 
     When I reached into the envelope of Ecru card stock I found tons of Ecru circles that were leftovers from a layout I worked on last year in May called "Summertime Bicycles". Well I managed to work 6 of them in on EACH layout. Needless to say this was a huge influence on the design of this project.  

     The title was constructed on the Silhouette. I input the shapes of the tulips and the boot in order to incorporate the die cuts onto the mats. 

     This is the first time I have ever used a stencil on a layout. Here Mollie and one of the ducks are taking a stroll after a shower.

     I was going to sit this duck under the tree when I saw that he would look perfect in a swing. The construction for the swing is SUPER simple. I just cut a purple rectangle, punched it twice with a 1/16 inch hole punch, tied the knots under the swing. Pop dotted it to the page - letting the knots show, and used the small punch on the Crop-A-Dile Big Bite to punch the holes in the tree.

     The jean pockets are just right for a tag. I used the second smallest tag in the largest pocket. There are photos on both sides of the tag. 

     Here is one of the layouts with the pictures on it. 

Materials List:
     Card Stock: My Colors - Concord Jam
                       Gina K - Jellybean
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Little Girl
     Stamp: La La Land - Mollie with Umbrella
                                   You Lucky Duck
                                   A Pocket Full
                                   Your Kindness
     Dies: La La Land - Large Stitched Tags
                                Rain Boots
                                Grass Patches
                                A Pocket Full
             Our Daily Bread - Double Stitched Circles
             Sizzix - Circles
     Punch: 1/2 inch Corner Punch
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
            Gina K - Sea Glass
                         Blue Lagoon
                         Lucky Clover
                         Grass Green
                         Warm Cocoa
     Stencil: La La Land Crafts - Tree in Bloom
     Silhouette Font: ZP Whiskey Bold
     Copics: Skin - E000, 00, 11, R20
                Hair - Y21, YR23, E15, 37, 47
                Umbrella/Jacket - BG11, 13, 15, C3
                Dress/Boots - RV32, 34
                Boot Sole - RV25
                Ducks - Y21 23, 26
                Bills/Feet - YR14, 16, 18
                Leaf - YG11, 13, 17
                Tulips - YG13, V06, 09, Y21, 26, BG11, 13
     Twine: Purple