Sunday, April 15, 2018

TicTacToe Challenge #43

Here is the current challenge board at TicTacToe Challenges:

I used the middle vertical row for my card:  CAS, kraft and die cut.  

The scallop rectangle die is from Memory Box, the stamps are from PaperTrey Ink and the inks are from Lawn Fawn and Catherine Pooler.  I added a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches - challenge #447

Here is the sketch for challenge #447 @ Tuesday Morning Sketches:

This is my card from the sketch:

The pp is from Bella Blvd and the sentiment is from this month's Simon Says Stamp kit.  The scallop circle and frame die is from Craftin' Desert Diva and the embossing folder is from PaperTrey Ink.

Lasting Memories Challenge #389

The current challenge at Lasting Memories is to use a new paper technique on a layout.  While the technique I used isn't new, it's one I haven't used in a really long time:  teabag folding.

For the flower on this page, I started with 2.5" squares and made a kite fold on each square, then adhered the folded papers on a scrap piece of paper, slightly overlapping each piece for the petals. You can find information on tea bag folding here.

The papers are from a 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye.  The photo is of my husbands grandma, sister, mother, and two aunts.  I don't know the date, but I'm guessing early 1950's.  It was in pretty bad shape, but I was able to clean it up a little bit with Photoshop Elements.  I think these old photos are a treasure and should be scrapped, even if there are some scratches and blemishes.  

You have until 4/28 to join in the challenge at Lasting Memories, so be sure to check it out!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Hunting eggs

I haven't scrapped last year's Easter photos yet, but did get a couple of this year's photo on this page.
The background is a cut file from Paper Issues, cut with my Cricut and then backed with patterned papers.

PP: Lawn Fawn, Doodlebug; misc. flower sequins, Stampendous jewel stickers, Thickers

This is my youngest granddaughter, on the hunt for Easter eggs!  This is for the Free File Friday challenge @ Paper Issues, and also for the current challenge @ Love to Scrap (use flowers on your project).  The challenges are on the Paper Issues blog, but you need to join the Facebook group to play along.  I highly recommend this group!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Gina K Wreath Builder set and Tic Tac Toe Challenge #41

After seeing so many gorgeous projects made with the new Gina K Wreath Builder set, I caved and bought the mini kit, which contains the template and the stamp set.  I used those to create the card below.

The circle and scallop circle are Craftin' Desert Diva dies, and all the inks are from Catherine Pooler.  I always have trouble working with circles, so I think this wreath template will get  a lot of use, because it makes stamping in the round sooo much easier!

I'm entering this in the current Tic Tac Toe Challenge #41, using the top horizontal row from the challenge board:  circle, flower, and die cut.

channeling my inner Fixer Upper

Maybe I've been watching too many episodes of Fixer Upper, but when I saw the Farmhouse Shiplap Background stamp from Whimsy Stamps, I knew it was a must-have!

Here's my first card using this background stamp.  I can easily see using this stamp on lots of projects!

Cardstock: PaperTrey Ink; Stickers: Simple Stories; Ink: VersaFine; Stamp: Whimsy Stamps

I stamped the background with Sepia ink onto white cardstock, then mounted the background onto kraft cardstock.  Instead of stamping, I added some stickers for the sentiment and florals, with some adhered with foam adhesive for a little dimension.  

I'm entering this in the current "anything goes" challenge @ Whimsy Stamps and the "anything goes" challenge @ Crafty Creations Challenges.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Happy Easter bunny

Another Easter card using a Simon Says Stamp stamp set, along with a flower stamp from Paper Smooches.

The images were colored with Copic markers.  The background die is from PaperTrey Ink, and the patterned paper is from Doodlebug.

I'm entering this in the Cute Card Thursday challenge (celebrate!) and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, using this Easter inspired mood board: