Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cardz TV Gallery Design Team - September 2015

I'm just loving the new "Basic Borders" stamp set! I used the zig zag stitch for this card. I've also used the "Thankful for You" stamp set for the sentiment.

Go check out all the stamp sets on:

There are a couple of techniques that I wanted to share with you. I used a score board to make a subtle border around the edges of the card. For the border stamp I used a progressive inking where I used the Momento pens first coloring a third of the stamp with "peanut brittle", the middle with "bamboo leaves" and last the "espresso truffle".
I stamped the border directly on the card but stamped the leaves on the gold paper. This way, you can see the gold color through the leaves. I then fussy cut all of them. 

Materials used:
Card base: Recollections (A2)
Leaf paper: Recollections
Cardz TV Stamp sets: Basic Borders and Thankful for You
Other stamp set: Cloud 9 Design Leaves
Momento pen ink colors: peanut brittle, bamboo leaves, espresso truffle, sweet plum.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Vacation (sort of)

Hi everyone!

My mom is coming to visit on Thursday 9/10! We'll be celebrating her 78th birthday on Friday, then going up to visit my Grandma for a few days. We'll be back on Monday but on the 19th I'll be flying home with her, until the 21st, just to spend some mom and daughter time plus I need to make sure everything is ok at her house. She lives in Nevada and I don't get there but once or twice a year.

I have a couple of posts scheduled for the Cardz TV and Just-A-Scrappin Design team otherwise, I'll catch up with you all after the 21st!



Sunday, September 6, 2015

Birthday Card - Stampin Up "Wildflower Meadows"

Due to technical difficulties (aka crash computer) I'm not able to upload the video and for some reason my laptop is not compatible with my microphone head set. Technology can be so wonderful...NOT. Done ranting....

I missed my friend's, Linda, birthday. It was on the same day as my sisters so not sure why I forgot. Gosh I've been friends with her for over 10 years. Oh, my brain these days......

Here's how I made it:
Card Base: Recollections cream colored card stock. A2 size.
Layer 1: Dark green. Cut a little under 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. The paper was something I bought off of a really nice lady who was moving and de-stashing all her crafting supplies. 
Layer 2: Gold card stock. This is cut at 5 1/4 x 4. I had bought this paper from the "nice lady" as well but I'm pretty sure it's recollections It's has speckles on it. I've seen this in the 12 x 12 paper they sell there.
Stamp: Stampin Up Wildflower Meadows.

I used 3 different finger daubers. I used Gumball Green for the leaves, Summer Starfruit for the flowers and Midnight Muse for the hummingbird and butterfly. I also used the finger dauber for the Swiss dot background using Gumball green again. 

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Scrapbook Layout - Kyle's 20th

I came across this paper and chipboard embellishments as I was going through my boxes (and boxes) of crafting stuff in my garage. I knew I wanted to scrapbook Kyle's 20th birthday and thought this would be perfect.
This is My Mind's Eye paper.

On this page there is a 12 x 12 base with lots of numbers on it. I seemed to have covered most of it up. Then, I cut a strip (4" x 12") of the chevron and placed it on the left side with a bit of off white baker's twine wrapped around. The "20" is from the card I made him. I completely dissected the birthday card I made him for this layout. Over to the left are 3 bottle caps (Oriental Trading) that I put a 1" circle punch and the chipboard buttons that came in this kit. The "Party" was in the kits as well. I put seam binding through the slits.
Typically, I would put a journal tag on each photo but found this one in my stash and was able to write everything on it.

This is a close up of the "20" and seam binding I put in the slits of the "Party" chipboard word.

Now, I really dissected the card I made him for this layout. I cut the sentences in strips and placed them on the page. The journal tag was in my stash and I put the sentiment from us, his family, on it. 
The Friendship tag was in my stash as well. I found the chipboard "photo" word in the clearance bin at my local craft store. I inked it with Vintage photo distress ink then put glossy accents on top. The pin wheels came from the kit. I added the white in the back so they'd pop off the page a little bit more.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thank You Card

Thank you for joining me for the Just-A-Scrappin design team weekly challenge. This week the challenge is Labor Day. Now, this is a holiday that most people don't quite know what it's all about. You see the same colors as 4th of July and Memorial Day. So, what is it all about and why do we get a day off from work?

"Originally, Labor Day was used not only as a day to celebrate the worker but as a time to put forth objections and to strategize how to address injustices against workers. Labor Day celebrations began with street parades, concerts and picnics to honor workers. Over time, Labor Day morphed into a day free of work and filled with festivities that include speeches, displays, sporting events and public activities." Quote from I'm sure there's more info than this.

Now for the card.....

To stay in tradition with the Red, White and Blue colors I made this card using copic markers (B24, B26, YG93, YG67, Y38, Y18, R35 and R46), copic paper that I bought through Simon Says Stamps, my new Stampin Up "Corner Garden" stamp and a sentiment from the "Circle of Spring stamp" and dies that I bought from Janis Lewis
The white card base is 110 pound Recollections. I added a layer of red from American Crafts then the copic paper. 
I felt like it needed just a little bit more so I used my Wink a Stella clean pen on several of the pedals and Ranger white opal liquid pearls.

Note: I did a video but due to unforeseen circumstances it turned out really, kids, etc.

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