Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Giggly Girls

Hi there,

Today's layout was submitted at The Paper Mixing Bowl for their January 2013 Recipe Challenge.  All entries are due by February 14th.  This is the recipe:

 This is what I created:
These photos are of our cute little nieces.  We went into the Hobby Lobby store for the umpteenth time the two weeks we visited my sister.  I brought my camera every time we went anywhere.  When we walked into the store this particular time the girls decided to have some fun in the floral department.  There was never a dull moment with these two giggly girls!

I used the color palette and sketch.
For the "Utensils" I used wet medium, bling and metallic rub ons.

Supplies used:
Paper: Colorbok
Black Felt & Silver Stickers: Forever in Time
Fonts:  Cricut Opposites Attract & Stamped
Swirls traced from template
Silver Beads
Silver Cording
Color Mists: Wilton
Folk Art Paint - Black
Folk Art Extreme Glitter Paint - Silver
Mister Huey's Color Mists - Dewey
Metallic Rub ons - Silver

The black felt and silver stickers were tucked under the photos.  Gems were added randomly... actually by just dropping the gems onto the page and adhering them where they landed.
I used a silver metallic rub on around the edges of the background cardstock and in a few places on the layout... which you really can't see in any of my photos.  If you look at the full layout photo, you can see a little "smudge" above the heart and in the upper left corner of my page.
The background cardstock was misted with several mists and splattered using a toothbrush.  First I mixed water with the glitter paint, then I mixed black paint into it for a new affect.  Love how it turned out.

I used two Cricut fonts for the title.
Here's a closer look at the stickers, background misting and gems.

The two swirls were traced from a template, hand cut and the edges distressed.  Then they were placed into a heart.  Isn't it cute?
I tied the strings of the banner onto the heart.
 Here's a look at the left side of my page.
 I gathered several strands of silver string to thread the beads onto.  The beads are adhered so they will stay in place.


Here's the right side of my page.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you will stop in again!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I Made 1st Runner Up!

Hi there,
I have a little bragging to do.

I made 1st Runner Up at The Paper Mixing Bowl for my layout entitled "Love U."
Here's the layout:
This is the sweet photo of our grandson sitting in front of our Christmas tree.  Such a cutie!

I am thrilled my layout was chosen!  What an honor!


Hello everyone!

I have a sweet layout to share that was submitted at The Scrapville Blog for their Jan/Feb Sketch Challenge.  This is the sketch:

And here's what I created.  I had so much fun with this sketch.
This photo was taken the summer my sister and her girls visited us.  What fun it was!
In this photo is my sister and I, my son and her two girls.

Supplies used:
Paper: Colorbok
Paper Lace Doily
Chenille Rick Rack
Bauble Word: Miss Elizabeth's
Title Sticker: K&Co.
Gems: Forever in Time
Mister Huey's Color Mist - Dewey
Perfect Pearls Mists - Perfect Pearls, Sunflower Sparkle & Mint
Pop Dots
The flowers were misted and gems added in their centers.
 My flower grouping consists of various flowers and gems.  All the flowers were misted.

The title sticker was matted several times to it would stand out better.
This chenille rick rack is so cool.  A little bulky, but if you don't mind bulky, then this is it!
I layered a couple of the larger flowers and added the bauble for the center.  Another item I've had for ages and "revived!"  
Here's a better look at the paper doily, which was misted with several different mists.
I used pop dots under the top portion of the banner to it would be even with the rick rack.  

 These two cardstock pieces were also misted.  The shape was traced from a template.

Thanks for taking a peek at my blog.
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Raggedy Ann & Andy


My layout for today was submitted at Scrappy Sketches for their Mid Week Sketch 04-13.  Here's the sketch:

This is what I created: 
Julie and I dressed up for Halloween.  We made the costumes and had so much fun wearing them!  
I decided to go with a "normal" theme rather than a Halloween theme.

Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV, Colorbok
EK Success Circle Punch
Perfect Pearls Mists
Pinwheels: Hand Made
Gems: Glitterazzi & Forever in Time
Sharpie Marker
Ink: A la mode Red
This pinwheel was misted with a button for the center.  Smaller flowers were added with gems.

 My journaling block.  I traced a die cut that I recently "found" and distressed the edges.

Various flowers, a puffy fabric heart and smaller pinwheel flow along the bottom of the photos.

I misted the white cardstock strip.

The bracket was traced from a template and distressed.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!

The Cat's Meow

Hi there,

I have a layout to share that was submitted at Scrap Much for their Sketch-y Friday sketch challenge.  This is the sketch:

And this is what I created:
 This is our very spoiled cat, Geri.  Since we are empty nesters, Geri gets her own place on the couch, with her own fluffy blanket!  There's no one around to keep moving her "bed" so she has the the best life!  Can't get much better than that.  Doesn't she look comfy?

Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV, Colorbok
Gems: Forever in Time
Clear Sticker Title: Miss Elizbeth's
Pop Dots
Rub on Stitches: DCWV
Glitter Button
I added a couple of rows of rub on stitches in the upper left of my page and added a flower/gem.
The sticker was adhered onto cardstock, distressed and matted.
The flower was cut from pp and adhered to the page in the corner and pop dots were added under the petals for some dimension.
The original die cut shape under the photo was smaller, so with some creative tracing, I made it larger and matted it.

Isn't this the sweetest button?  Love it!
The large pink flower is from a lei that was purchased from a discount store and a button was added in the center.  Light yellow flowers were also added with gems in the centers and around the grouping.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Spring Fling Dance


It's Sunday already!  Where did the weekend go?  How was your day?  Hope you had a relaxing one.

I have a layout to share that was submitted at Soul Scrappers for their Theme Challenge (THC58).
The challenge is to use the word "Spring" on your layout, birds, butterflies and flowers.
Think Spring.

I used a sketch from Becky Fleck/Page Maps (Oct 2012).
Here's my layout:
 This is our daughter before the Spring Fling Dance with her friend and at the Dance with the boy she went with.  Where has the time gone?

Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV
Satin Ribbon
Rosettes: Hand Made
Gems: Glitterazzi
Butterflies, Swirls & Birds cut from pp
Font: Cricut Stamped
Sharpie Marker
Self-adhesive Pearls
Journaling Block traced from template

I folded wide satin ribbon and tucked it under the strip of paper.
 Title was cut from patterned cardstock.  The small black flowers already had the gems on them... what a deal!  Black gems were added around the flower grouping.

The birds and butterflies were cut from pp.  The butterflies were adhered in the centers, leaving the wings lifted off the page.  I gently curled the bird wings and head for dimension.
The swirls were cut from pp and tucked under the photos.  
 Here's my flower grouping.  Various flowers, gems and hand made rosettes, finished off with a butterfly adhered onto one of the rosettes.
 Here's a closer look at the flowers and gems.

The journaling block was traced from a template and the edges distressed.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!