Friday, December 18, 2015

Furry Friends by Avery Elle


Hi everyone!  Today's project was created using this adorable puppy from the Furry Friends clear stamp set by Avery Elle.  The background was created using the paw prints embossing folder on white cardstock and distressing the edges with brown distress ink. 

I'm off work today and just completed the Scrapbook Design & Storytelling class at Craftsy.  I loved the class and recommend it to anyone who scrapbooks. 

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving! We are hanging out at home today... thinking of going to a movie and perkins restaurant for lunch! The family is getting together this weekend. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone! Hope you have a great thanksgiving!!!

Today I'm sharing another card in the set I made using the Lil' Jaxon rubber stamp by Whipper Snapper. This little puppy is SO adorable!

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

i {heart} sketch #127


Hi my crafty friends!  Today I'm playing along with the sketch challenge at i {heart} card sketches with a twist.  Below is this weeks sketch and the twist is to use lots of white and add color with the embellishments.  In addition to using the sketch I also did my best with the twist... I used lots of cream and brown and added a splash of blue with the sequins. 

I distressed the edges of the patterned paper and cream circles using chocolate distress ink by CTMH.  The adorable cats are die cut using the Impression Obsession Steel Dies Cat Set.


I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Lil' Jaxon Thank You


Hi everyone! We've been spoiled with warmer weather lately, until this weekend that is! The temp dropped to the 30's a couple days ago... brrr! 

Today I'm sharing this cute thank you card I made for local humane society. The puppy is the Lil' Jaxon rubber stamp by Whipper Snapper. I distressed the edges of the image and patterned papers with chocolate distress ink by CTMH.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sketch Saturday & Catch The Bug


Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't posted on my blog these past couple of weeks. We've been fostering 11 adorable kittens for the humane society. Two weeks ago the humane society had 27 kittens surrendered. There were multiple litters and many of the kittens were too small to have surgery and go up for adoption.

There are only 10 of the foster in the below photo, one was still too shy and was hiding at the time. Today we took 9 of the 11 kittens back to the humane society. Two of the kittens are still too small and need a couple more weeks to grow bigger!


This morning I was inspired to create this card using this week's sketch challenge #356 from Sketch Saturday.  I'm also playing along with this month's anything goes Catch The Bug Challenge.


I distressed the edges of the patterned paper and image using chocolate distress ink and a sponge.  The image was colored in using copic markers.


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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lil' Jaxon by Whipper Snapper


Hi everyone!  I'm back with another pet themed thank you card for the local animal shelter.  The cute puppy is the Lil' Jaxon rubber stamp by Whipper Snapper.


Today I'm playing along with the Mojo Monday 420 sketch challenge. I distressed the edges of the patterned papers and sentiment with CTMH Chocolate ink.


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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Meow Meow


Hi everyone!  This is the last card in the black cat set of cards I made for the local humane society.  I love all the elements on this card and of course couldn't resist adding some blue sequins.


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Thursday, October 8, 2015

50 Years of Love


Hi everyone!  This is the last page in the scrapbook album I made for my in-laws of their 50th anniversary open house.  I found the poem online and thought it was perfect to finish off the album with.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Black Kitty


Hi everyone!  Today I've another black kitty card to share.  I'm in love with sequins and find every opportunity to use them, LOL! 


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Friday, October 2, 2015

Guests


Hi everyone!  This is one of the last layouts in the album I'm making of my in-laws 50th anniversary open house.  The empty chair up front there is where I was sitting that day.  The photo is of family and friends enjoying lunch together.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Feline Creative Sketch #5 (FCsketch005)


Hi everyone!  Today I've another card in the new feline card set I'm making for the local humane society.  The little fish bones and cat are from the NINE LIVES clear stamp set by Paper Smooches.


I water colored a piece of watercolor paper then die cut a circle towards the top.  I used the vellum with black words as a back drop.  Below is the sketch I made of this card design.


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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Family


Hi everyone!  This layout was inspired by the Scrapbook Design & Storytelling class I'm taking online at Craftsy.  It helped me use up some of the scraps of patterned paper I've laying around.  I love this photo of my husband's family.  My husband is the handsome man second from the right side of the photo, he is wearing black pants.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Feline Creative Sketch #4 (FCsketch004)


Hi everyone!  This is the first in a set of feline cards I'm making for the local humane society.  The black cat is from the Nine Lives clear stamp set by Paper Smooches.  The patterned paper is from Close To My Heart.

The white background with black words originated from a sheet of vellum with black words.  Using a standard copy machine I copied the vellum onto white cardstock.  This way I get more miles out of the one sheet of vellum.


This is the sketch I made from the card design.


I'm entering this card in the Paper Smooches SPARKS anything goes challenge.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Food & Drinks


Hi everyone! I'm back with another layout I created of my in-laws 50th anniversary open house. I started with a piece of 8x8 blue cardstock. At the top of the layout I added a piece of red patterned paper layered with a half piece of scalloped edge white cardstock. I used the white cardstock as a base for my title. Next I added two 3x4 photos. 

To give the edges of the photos of finished look I added a strip of blue patterned paper with scalloped edges and at the bottom a premade border piece with strips of patterned paper cut into banners at the bottom. I added a piece of white lace over the banner border. To finish the layout I added a white heart, red flower and gold brad.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Feline Creative Sketch #3 (FCsketch003)


Hi everyone! This is the last card in my puppy dog set I made for the local humane society. The card base is light blue layered with strips of paw print patterned paper distressed around the edges with vintage photo distress ink. At the bottom of the card I added a piece of dark brown cardstock finished on one side using the scallop edge border punch.


On this card I used the original image colored in using copic markers. I then scanned the image and re-printed multiples of the image which were used on the other cards in the set. I wrapped white crochet thread around the image before adhering it to the card base. I finished the card by adding a paw print stamped in vintage photo distress ink and fussy cut using my scissors and bone die cut from blue cardstock.


And here is the sketch I made of the card design.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Cake


Hi everyone! This is a clean and simple layout but looks yummy none the less! I started with an 8x8 piece of light blue cardstock and layered it with a 7x7 piece of yellow patterned paper. After adhering the photos I added some strips of red cardstock and stitched along the edge. The title was die cut from shimmery gold cardstock I used for the invitations. To finish the layout I added a white heart, red flower, gold brad and tiny white dove.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Cute Puppy, Embossing and Distressing


Hi everyone!  This is a clean and simple card I created for the local humane society.  The card base is dark brown cardstock. On it I layered blue cardstock embossed using the Darcie Paw Prints embossing folder then sanded it down to show the white core of the cardstock.  I used vintage photo distress ink on the edges.  I wrapped white crochet thread around the cardstock before adhering it to the card base.


The shadow layer is a light brown cardstock. I punched the corners using a corner punch then distressed the edges. Between the shadow layer and the image I added a strip of dark brown cardstock and using a pair of scissors cut banners at both ends. The image was die cut using one of the labels dies and the edges are distressed with vintage photo distress ink.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Love


Hi everyone! This layout shows the photo boards my sister-in-law created for my in-laws 50th anniversary open house. Not only do the photos show the love they shared but the creation of the photo boards showcases the love the kids feel for their parents.

To create the layout I started with an 8x8 piece of blue cardstock. I added a 1 1/2 strip of yellow patterned paper and added two 3x4 photos overlapping the yellow patterned paper. Below that I added a piece of red patterned paper and several banner strips of coordinating patterned paper. To finish the layout I added a white paper heart, red flower, gold brad and some white enamel dots.

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