Tuesday, April 25, 2017

All aboard the Parenthood express

It's been a little over four and a half years since we tied up our journey to parenthood. But that doesn't mean we can't celebrate others journeys into the wonderful job of parenting!

For this baby shower card, I used two Scrappy Dew files.

I started with the whale from the 'Little Squirt' file.
 Then I decided he needed some friends from the 'Snorkeling' file.
Just to have something that moves, I added a pull tab so the whale moves back and forth.
I wanted there to be depth in the card. So I added all these little creatures onto a step card.
 I felt the fishing boat was best named PARENTHOOD
On the inside, I added the 'Lil Squirt' baby with an anchor!

Materials Used: 
Scrappy Dew 'Lil Squirts' and 'Snorkling' File
Core d' nations Paper (Joanns)
Sizzix Big Shot
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios Designer Edition
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Teresa Collins Mega Runner

Friday, April 21, 2017

Poppy Seed Shadowbox

What goes better than black and red?! Other than shiny red foil and sparkly black glitter paper of course.
 Black makes a good frame for a shadowbox. So I had to use the glitter black cardstock from Cut Card Stock.
 To make this little shadowbox, I started with a file I had in my library.
The glitter paper cut simply well and did not snag or tear. 
 I always keep a little bowl of clips around to clip the corners on things until they dry so I can move forward with my project while the glue dries.
 I decided that the pedals of the poppy would look best in red. But not any red, I needed a shimmer red so I turned to my Rinea Foil paper.
 Just to bring some flex to the pedals, I maneuvered them around a tooth pick. There was really no art to this step, just playing around until I got the look I wanted!
Assembling the flowers was a fun part. Like a puzzle. 
 Just taking the extra time to play with the pedals gave them more of a pop.
 Next I measured the back of the shadowbox and cut the background paper to size.
 I like the red polka dots of this paper. Ties it all together.
For more inspiring projects and foils, please visit Rinea by Global Crafting.

Materials Used:
Rinea Foil red/gold paper

Cut Card Stock
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios Designer Edition

Thursday, April 20, 2017

It Happens

A little back story to these cards! On Tuesday, I received a phone call from my son's bus driver saying he is sick to his stomach. Now I was really hoping he and I escaped the stomach bug that flew through the house a week ago. Fingers crossed for me still!

But sadly it appears the bug caught my son. I met them outside to find my child lying in a puddle of puke on his bus. I haven't seen this much puke from one tiny little person in many many many years. I felt so bad for him as well as the driver and attendant who were actively cleaning the mess. There was so much puke, the child even had it in his ear.

Now when life throws you this curve ball, you can either find some humor in it or cower in disgust. I found the humor and luckily so did they when I handed them these cards!

 Luckily my son has had the same bus crew for two years now so they get spoiled with my projects. But their reaction to these ones were golden! I was a little afraid that they wouldn't get the emoticon meaning. Turns out, they have a magnetic one on the bus that they use for their not so good days! Again, find the humor in life!
I had to think how can I make a 'poop' card more elegant. Well, throw it on some DCWV paper and emboss the rose quarts paper.

I am happy to report he feels better and they had their day made with my smart aleck cards.

Materials Used: 
DCWV 'Rose Quartz' stack
Silhouette cameo 3
Silhouette Studios designer edition
Teresa Collins Mega Runner
Aleene's Original tacky glue

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Flower Ball

I have had these foam balls hanging around. Moving them from this place to that. Then after seeing this months theme for Rinea Foil, Flower, I decided a flower ball would be appropriate!

 I cut out 72 flowers for this project using my Silhouette Cameo 3.
 I decided to use the 4" ball
 The pins not only are an easy and efficient way to get the flowers to stay to the ball, the pearl makes a perfect flower center.
 After I got the first flower into the ball, I went ahead and grabbed my quilling tool to bend and curl the edges of the flowers.
 The finished results show a shimmery spectacular ball of goodness!

For more inspiring projects and foils, please visit Rinea by Global Crafting

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

On the Hunt

It's hard to believe Easter is almost here! Even harder to believe that we still have experienced snow falls in these parts of the USA. Let's hope that the kids can be able to get out and go on the hunt for eggs without snow on Sunday!
Easter Egg Hunters
For this bendy card, I used Scrappy Dew's 'Easter Egg Hunters' file.
 The little boy and girl that come with this set are just adorable!
 The only thing I added to this file was the tulips.

Materials Used: 

DCWV 'Flower Shop' stack
Scrappy Dew 'Easter Egg Hunters'
Easter Egg Hunters
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios Designer Edition
Teresa Collins Mega Runner
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Creativity Box

I have had this stack of Tim Holtz things stored under my desk since January. I knew the general idea of what I wanted to do, but then again I didn't know what I was going to do with it. When I finally took the time to read each inscription on these little medal plates, I knew for sure what I needed to do with it!

I have a lot of little things in a basket that I use occasionally for crafting. So to bring a bit more organization as well as elegance to storing the little things, I decided to make a storage box using SVG Attic's 'Cookie's for Santa' file to make this project.

I had to modify the file slightly to achieve what I wanted.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Crafting Supplies

Let's talk about crafting supplies for a second! It is no secret that DCWV inc. is one of my favorite manufacturer's of paper. No scratch that, they are my favorite! I would say 90% of the paper I own is from DCWV. So when I found out they were coming out with a new line of stacks AND double sided at that, I had to run to Joann's and buy me some! 

I find that the double sided stacks saves on paper waste and I am able to get coordinating projects out of fewer sheets as well.  This set of cards for example is from oh about 6 sheets of paper. When normally it would take double that. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

A Day of Fun!

I am honored to be a guest designer for Miss Kate Cuttables again. For my post, I wanted something fun and colorful because well we could use it in these parts of the Northwest. I'm not complaining because the rain could be snow, but I'm looking forward to the fun days of summer!

 I decided to make up a mixture of the stage card and the center step card

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Party without cake is just a meeting...

 I can't say it enough! I really am enjoying all of the wonderful brand new double sided stacks that DCWV has put out.
 With just two sheets of paper, I was able to make two cards using the sketch challenge from DCWV's March stack-a-holic challenge.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dirty Girls

It is still hard to believe we don't have clip clops of puppy dog nails on the floors anymore. No more dog hair, puppy kisses, or wiggle butts running around the house.

While our girls have joined each other over the Rainbow Bridge in the last three years, I was still able to capture many happy moments that will last a life time on paper!
For whatever reason, this months Stack-a-holic challenge from DCWV made me think of these photos from a few years ago. It was a match made in scrapbook heaven!
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Speaking of heaven made matches, I was able to use a lot of Rinea Copper Foil for this layout. It matched DCWV's 'Rose Quartz' stack perfectly.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I never knew what bravery was...

We all are affected by cancer in one shape or form. Whether it is a family member, a friend, a friend of a friend, or a personal journey. I was honored when a good friend of mine requested a castle card for one of her friends.

After finding out a bit about what he is facing, I immediately thought one of Lori Whitlock's 'Center Box Card' from the Silhouette Design Store was perfect for this project. However, I couldn't find a castle one. So I set out to design my own.

I decided Scrappy Dew's 'Knights' file for the castle and knight was a perfect fit. I wanted to have the castle be 3D in a sense, so that means I had to slice and dice the file.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

No Means Ask Grandpa

I have a fun shadowbox I made for an upcoming arrival of a little baby girl. The client asked me for something in a shadowbox form with a "no means ask grandpa" saying. After picking out the theme from AVG Attic's SDS Rockabye Baby Cards file, I went to the craft shops with a small plan.

After a trip to Joann's and Michaels, I ended up with a Posh & Pink theme. I tell you what, the newest stacks from DCWV are amazing. I cannot get enough of them. They are all double sided so I find that I use less paper and at the same time more of the actual 12 x 12 sheet of paper!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

You make me HAPPY when skies are grey...

Scrapbooking is one of my favorite past times. Probably because I don't have a lot of past time to do it! But when I get the chance, I love it. 

In fact, my time is limited with scrapbooking so much that when my son saw this layout, he asked "who's that kid". He was 3 in these photos (he's now 8) that's how far behind I am!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Hello all. I am here with two projects I made using the collapsible bus card from the JGW Back 2 School file from SVG Attic

A few years back, I created the bus box from the SDS Gearing Up 4 School file for my son's driver at that time. I filled it with all sorts of little goodies that I think a driver needs. Like ear plugs and Advil. 
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Last week was bus driver appreciation week for my son's school. He has had the same driver's for two years and I always like to do something special for them. Remembering the bus box I did a few years ago, gave me the inspiration to do this bus bucket set for their gifts!

Monday, February 20, 2017

So Very Sorry

It's been awhile since I have had the time to participate in any challenges. However, I recently made time to make this special card for a cousin who has lost someone dear to her. Using the DCWV February Stack-a-holic challenge sketch was a perfect match for what I had in mind.