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

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hey, Gnomie!

     Just a little card using the Stamps of Life Gnomes. I'm not sure what the attraction is to gnomes, but gnomes do attract. I did some paper piecing for the gnome on the front of the card. 

    I used this card sketch by Lisa Hidy over at Sketch N Scrap. 
Card Sketch #170
      The gnome on the inside of the card was stamped and colored with Copics. 

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Card Stock: Scraps of Brown, White, peach
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Playground
     Stamp: Stamps of Life - Gnomes 2 Stamp
                                         Tropical 2 Stamp
     Dies: Stamps of Life - Gnomes 2 Stamp
     Ink: Gina K - Denim Blue
                         Chocolate Truffle
     Copics: YG25, E31, E89
     Stencil: Dutch Doobadoo - Burlap
     Embellies: Lime Twine

Monday, May 11, 2020


     Here is a time fusion project. I have definitely mixed the new with the old. I purchased this Bo Bunny paper years ago while at a crop in Tyler, TX. The paper was old then. I was purchasing the last dregs of it - one piece at a time. The scrapbook store is not there anymore, but then that has been happening a lot. So sad. 
     The stamp and die set is relatively new (January) called Marci with Pen. It included 3 Little Pigs writing and delivering the mail.
     This was the perfect way to frame my granddaughter's handwriting lesson for the letter N.

     This sketch is part of a collaboration between Cookin' Up Creations and Sketch N Scrap.

Sketch #82 by Lisa Hidy
     I colored Marci and the pigs using Copics. I cut them out and made mats with the Silhouette to make the characters pop.

     The "WITH LOVE" sentiment was included in the die set. These are such handy dies, because the letters that pop out of the die can be used independently.

     There was an envelope border die.

     I used my Silhouette to make the "Doodles" and "My Darling" titles. I had a lot of fun doodling on the letters of the titles.

     On the second page are photos of my granddaughter learning to write her name.

     In the corner are a pen and ink bottle, also cut from dies.

Both pages together - no pics

Materials List:
     Card Stock: My Colors - Deep Indigo
                                        Black Magic
                       Bazzill - Nathan
     Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny - Zip-A-Dee Doodle
                                               (Zig Zag, Doodle Ink, Doodle Abstract, Layered Chipboard)
     Stamp: La La Land - Marci w/Pen
                                   Happy Mail
     Dies: La La Land - Ink w/ Pen
                                Envelope Border
                                With Love Label
     Silhouette Font: ScrapNfont - pn doodle little
     Punch: Notebook Edge Punch
                1 inch Corner Punch
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Copics: Skin - E000, 00, 11, R20
                Hair - Y21, YR23, E15, 37, 47
                Vest - B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
                Dress - G41, 43
                Heart - R81, 83, 85
                Hooves - C5
                Scarf - B95
                Piggies - R11, 30, 20, 32 (white gel pen)
                Spica Markers - Gold, Sky Blue

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Fun in the Sun

     When Lisa Hidy asked me what previously used sketch from Sketch N Scrap is your favorite, I immediately thought of Card Sketch #125. Not only did I enjoy constructing the first card with this sketch, but I was truly impressed with all of the cards that were the result of it. Here is the card I constructed using the sketch for the second time.

     I started with Echo Park Playground patterned paper. I used a Stampin' Up 3D folder called "Tufted" to make a background for the flowers. The flowers are from a Stamps of Life die set called "Spring Flowers". 

Card Sketch #125 by Heather Hall

Inside of Card
         Here are the cards designed for July 5, 2018 by the Design Team. I think that this particular sketch was a true inspiration for some beautiful cards. If you are interested you can also go here to see even more cards made as entries for the monthly contest at Sketch N Scrap. Commenting on the cards created by those entering the contest, is when I realized that this was truly a wonderful motivation for some creative cards. Also, why not go check out some of the new cards added today by the current Design Team?

By Me

By Stacy

By Heather

By Tina

By Naomi

Materials List:
     Card Stock: Scraps of Orange, Purple, Green, Pink
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Playground
     Dies: Stamps of Life - Spring Flowers Die Set
     Embossing Folder: Stampin Up - Tufted 3D
     Embellies: Green & Turquoise Enamel Hearts 

Friday, May 1, 2020

Fall . . .

     I pulled this pic off of the one photo pile. This was taken last September at a school carnival. 

     Our last RV trip was to Carlsbad National Park -long ago- last November. We took a day trip to Roswell just north of the national park to see the Alien Museum. There really isn't anything else to do in Roswell. We decided to walk up one side and down the other to find some lunch and window shop. We came across a store called Imagine That - A Scrapbook & Gift Store. From the outside it looked more like a gift shop, so as I walked through the door I had no expectations. I was greeted with 7200 sq. ft of scrapbook wonderland. This layout is a direct result of this shopping spree. 

     The owner of this store buys out discontinued products and inventory from businesses going out of business. She has a very healthy online business as a result. If there is something from the paper crafting past that you wish you could get your hands on, there is a possibility she has it in her store.

     It may be hard to tell from this picture, but the "Fall..." and "Choosing the best ... carving pumpkins." is cut from a 12 x 12 acetate sheet of fun anecdotes. 

     One of my favorite finds of the day, were the long-discontinued Bazzill In Stitch'z Borders. They are templates for piercing patterns for sewing on paper. I bought all three sets. I chose to use this loopy pattern as a border on this layout. 

     I also found the We R stitching templates. These pumpkins were pierced on orange and green card stock, fussy cut, and popped onto this layout.

     For this layout I used this sketch from Sketch N Scrap by Lisa Hidy. I love this sketch, once again, because it has a lot of opportunity to use several patterned papers.

Sketch #200 by Lisa Hidy

    Materials List:

     Card Stock: Bazzill - Safari
     Patterned Paper: Farm House Paper Co - Sugar Hill Paper Pack (Autumn)
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Stitching Templates: We R - Holiday
                                    Bazzill - In Stitch'z Borders
     Embellies: Recollections - Wooden Dots