Saturday, August 29, 2015

Feline Creative Sketch #1 (FCsketch001)

Hi everyone! I'm back with another cute puppy dog card.  I've been shopping online and got some fun new goodies to play with.   The film strip is from My Favorite Things as is the die cut bone. 

My card base is light blue cardstock layered with dark brown cardstock and paw print patterned paper. I wrapped white crochet thread around the patterned paper and dark brown cardstock before adhering to the card base. Next I die cut the film strip using brown cardstock and added a strip of white cardstock behind it stamped with smaller paw prints.

 The larger paw print was stamped on white cardstock using vintage photo distress ink and fussy cut with my scissors. The bone was die cut from dark brown cardstock. Around the edges of the patterned paper and image I distressed using vintage photo distress ink.

I really like this card design and decided to start a collection of favorite sketches. When I'm inspired by a sketch or card I like to doodle on a small white board so I'm able to carry my ideas from the computer to my craft room. After making this card I drew the sketch on my small white board so I could take a photo of it to share. I'll also add a link to my sketches at the top of my blog. If you are inspired by any of my sketches please leave a link to your project so I'm able to check it out.  I've a couple other projects in mind inspired by this same sketch.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Hi everyone! Today I've another layout to share. The photo is of my in-laws standing next to the banner we had made special for the occasion. As I'm looking at the layout I just realized how well the yellow patterned paper blends with the carpet in the photo. I'm such a genius, LOL!  

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Then & Now

Hi everyone! Today I've more of a vintage looking layout to share. If you recall on the table was an original photo of the wedding party. I took a close up picture of the photo in the frame and cropped it so I got just the members of the wedding party in the photo. The quality of the photo is not great but it worked.

The theme of this layout is then and now. All the members of the wedding party came to the open house. I know, how cool is that!  The wedding party lined up in the same order as they were in the original photo so we took a now photo. What an amazing photo!!!

To give a more vintage feel to the layout I added some black photo corners, the black strip with the numbers to represent time passing, some notebook paper and the title using the same gold shimmer cardstock I used on the invitations.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Hi everyone! I'm popping in mid week to share this creative layout. The table was placed by the entrance and is where family and friends signed the guestbook. On the table from left to right are a small bouquet of flowers, photo frames including a photo of the wedding party, a copy of the wedding program, the guestbook and a box for cards. 

On my layout I added a strip of photos to enlarge the items on the table. The handsome man signing the guestbook is my hubby!

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Playful Puppy - Card #1

Hi everyone!  It's been a GREAT weekend!  I've enjoyed lots of crafty time in my room.  I'm working on making a set of cards with this playful puppy digital stamp for the local humane society.  We took mom and the foster kittens back to the humane society last weekend and suddenly I have lots of time on my hands again.

This is the first card in the set.  The image was printed on white cardstock and colored in using the following copic markers:

BONE/GROUND: E40, E42, E43, E44
DOG: E30, E33, E35, E37, E39

I tried something I've never done before with this image.  I colored the image then scanned the image and uploaded it to photo editing software then reprinted multiples of the image. This allowed me to make multiples of the card for the humane society in less time.  The quality of the image is not as great as the original but is still very nice. 

I finished all the layouts in the 50 years album but haven't had a chance to take photos of them as it's been cloudy and raining here.  I'll share those as soon as I'm able to get photos taken.

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Friday, August 14, 2015


Hi everyone!  The weekend is here, TGIF!  Today I'm sharing the layout of my father-in-law!  It was a little challenging making a masculine layout with feminine supplies but I think I pulled it off.  I added some gold hardware and left off the flowers and lace.  The layout is really clean and simple but overall I love it and it blends with all the other layouts in the album.

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Saturday, August 8, 2015


Hi everyone! It's the weekend again and I've lots of crafty plans on my to do list. It's going to rain here today so is the perfect weekend for indoor activities.

This is one of my all time favorite layouts! I LOVE the sparkle, flowers and butterflies. The base of my layout is a 8 x 8 sheet of shimmery blue cardstock. I added several layers of patterned paper and the glittery red border. The title was die cut from shimmery gold cardstock I used on the invitations.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

50 Years

Hi everyone! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! I'm headed to the farmer's market today to get some fresh vegetables. 

I finished the graduation album for my niece and she LOVES it! It's so fun sharing projects I've made with others. I'm on to a new project now which is finishing the 8 x 8 scrapbook album of my in laws 50th anniversary open house the family got together for back in August 2013. I've a couple layouts to go yet to finish the album and am planning to give it to them next month on their anniversary.

This is the first layout in the album. The photo is of my mother and father in law on their 50th anniversary. Their wedding colors were light blue, red and yellow so I'm using those colors throughout the album. The title was die cut from the gold shimmer cardstock I used to make the invitations for their open house. To embellish the layout I added white lace ribbon, a white heart and some small red flowers finished with a small gold brad in the center.

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