Friday, April 29, 2016

This was the simplest card to make!  

The Keep Your Chin Up stamped in Black ink and colored in the leaves with the ShinHan marker in Golden Yellow. The sentiment is stamped in Honey ink.

The Honey paper is from the Paper Fundamentals line.  I used both the front and back of the same paper and added some Black cardstock and Black Shimmer trim at the top.

I also used the Journaling Pen to doodle a line around the sentiment and tree and the card base!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog ends the last day of April!  Beside to get your before it is gone!  The Charlotte paper pack is already sold out!














Below are the things in the Seasonal Expressions 1 that are not retiring as of May 1.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #157

Scraps are the name of the game when you are in a hurry!  I just finished doing a Regatta Workshop so the scraps were in a bag on my table!  

The ombre paper was so pretty and seem the perfect start for this card, with visual interest but not too much pattern.  The sentiment is a part of a zip strip and the anchor and flowers were leftover from the Regatta Complements.  The White and Gold Ribbon was also left from the workshop and was perfect!

In addition I used a little Thin 3-D Tape to pop up elements and add visual interest!  My favorite thing about this card may be that I made it in about 5 minutes with scraps and there was no stamping involved making it accessible to anyone who has the materials!  

I can't wait to see what you come up with when you join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!



Regatta retires at the end of the month along with most everything in the Seasonal Expressions catalog!  Be sure to shop now before it is gone forever!



Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Everything ABC Blog Hop - Letter I


Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!


For this hop we will be featuring the letter I.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their I element will be featured in their post.
 
If you came from Lauren Moore then you're on the right track!










For my I, I chose Ice Cream!  You can't go wrong with Ice cream can you?

My children went to the Blue Bell Ice Cream factory with their grandparents!

Blue Bell's Slogan is "The Best Ice Cream in the Country!"

I use retired Cherry-O paper and the Art Philosophy Font in the Design Space to weld it for easier transfer to the paper!  I also outlined the Blue Bell with faux stitching with our Journaling Pen.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the I's as you hop through!   

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Darlys Recker - Crafty Happy

The complete lineup is at Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking.com in case you get lost along the way :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #155

We have a baby shower for one of my son's teachers coming up so I decided to make thank you notes for him and his wife using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #155.

Georgie paper was my starting place!  The whale is from the Artistry Cartridge, the patterned paper was cut from Artbooking and the thanks from Artiste.

It departed a little from the sketch but one thing I like about sketches is that they are a starting place and can end up looking completely different!


Please join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and share your interpretation of the sketch!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Everything ABC Blog Hop- Letter H



Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter H.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever  the crafter has chosen as their H element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Tonya Whitehurst then you're on the right track!

For my H, I chose Huntsville State Park.  My children and parents went there for spring break a year ago and I am finally done scrapbooking the trip!

This was also one of the PhotoFull classes I teach, instructions by Tami Sanders, and it was fun but required a specific page protector but I think we could do it with the 6 x 12 flip flaps too!

 
In the above layout the right side is where all the PhotoFUll is.  Right not the left part of the page is folded open revealing 6 more pictures!
 In this photo the right side of the layout is opened up revealing another 6 photos!

Showing in this photo is the back of the page again with 6 photos!I used the retired Jackson paper and Picture my life cards for this layout! Picture My Life cards make great embellishments for traditional scrapbook pages and cards too!  
I hope you enjoyed Everything ABC Blog hop for letter H.  

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Catherine Nowak.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #153

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #153 immediately spoke layout to me, however I rarely have one photo.  I love this photo though it isn't the best, I love how the page turned out!

Sangria paper and Complements were used along with a little Kraft paper and the Cricut, of course!  

The title was cut with the Artbooking Cartridge. I doubled the title because it was blending with the background paper too much so I cut the exact same title out of Eggplant and offset it a little.

A cluster of the Sangria Complements were accented with the Enamel and Glitter Duos Purple Hearts for that little touch of bling! Some elements were raised with our 3-D foam tape.
  

One Wacky simple but fun thing I just learned about our  3-D foam tape is that it is tearable!  I am always snipping off little pieces with our fabulous Non-Stick Micro-tip Scissors but that is so inconvenient compared to tearing it!

I hope you will join us at Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge and share your interpretation with us soon!