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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Happy Boo Day

This little puppy dog is from Simon Says stamp. I used a big ol honkin moon stamp from Papertrey Ink ad the circle die cut it. The graveyard silhouette die is from Impression Obsession.

The Happy letters are from MFTS and I didn't want the typical Happy Halloween sentiment so I mixed a couple of stamps together to give me the BOO Day sentiment.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Boo To You!

Well darn it all, I meant to post this this morning but plum forgot as busy as everything was this past weekend.

So another Halloween card. I have decided I really need some updated Halloween stamps. Still love my Kraftin Kimmie ones so I do continue to use those.

And really lovin this plaid paper that was in my 6x6 pebbles inc paper pad it was a perfect fit for my stamped card.

Also using a nice enamel clay kind of embellishment for the pumpkin. I am always hunting for clearance items after the seasonal period and just hang on to them until the following year. I figure eventually I'll need them.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Happy Trick Or Treating

Well I know here it is barely August and I've gone and done a Halloween card. I couldn't help it, it's one of my favorite holidays and I have no idea why. I decided to indulge my passion and stamped a few images at the expo and colored them which makes throwing a card together afterwards pretty darn easy.

I opted to give Frank here a bit of  a graveyard scene with my Memorybox die. The stamp itself is a way old stamp I picked up at Michaels when scrapbooking and stamping were just amping up to their hey day. I then used my Tim Holtz inks to give a bit of a sunset feel to the background, using candied apple, ripe persimmon, carved pumpkin and some wild honey. My sentiment stamp is newly purchased from Stampendous along with my Pebbles Inc pp. And the stitched die is from My Favorite Things Stamp co.

So there you go one way too early Halloween card.




Monday, August 7, 2017

Disney Love

I finally got around to printing some of my Disney pictures and started scrapbooking them. This was the first one I've done so far.

Not much to say other than this was the trip I took with my hubby to WDW for my birthday. We had an absolutely great time.

I did pick up a bunch of those Paper Wizard titles and laser diecuts. I really love to use them in my pocket pages. This title was just a bit too big like a quarter of an inch and stuck out so I just decided to use it on a layout page.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Altered Rolodex

I was at Joann's one day and spied this Heidi Swapp Rolodex on clearance. Always looking for a bargain I picked it up, not quite sure what I would do with it. So there is sat until I thought it would make a cute gift for my dd and I would use pictures that I have taken this past year watching the boys.

I did have to order her punch so a little annoyed about that but I wanted to be able to add in my own papers.

Right now it's about half full, depending on how much you wanted to slant or lean your cards. My hope is to keep adding to it until her birthday which is in a couple of months.

And best thing about a project like this is for a hoarderlike me all those little bits and pieces I save were used on this project. I knew I was holding on to them for some reason.



Obviously there are a ton of cards and thought I'd share a few because if I did them all it would slow down people's connections trying to load all those images.





So another finished project. Love getting things done and crossed off my to do list.


Monday, July 31, 2017

Altered Frame

This week I will be sharing two altered projects. I have wanted to get a couple of projects done so I took the time at the expo to get a jump start on completing them. 

Up first, I take zero creativity for this frame since I basically was inspired by Shari Carrols's Mixed Media Love project. Hers is certainly beautiful enough to inspire anyone. Mixed Media

I just put my spin on this project because lets face it I didn't have all the same supplies and wasn't going to go purchase them so I did use up what I had. Although I did have to go purchase the overall frame and canvas pieces. Clever me bought a child's 5x7 canvas paint project and then just flipped it over to hold my 4x6 photo. 

I had all the flowers and even those swirls of pearls embellishments that I wrapped around my frame and also up the edge on one side. Although I didn't have nearly the variety that Shari used. But I made do. 


The Love die and butterfly I picked up at the expo, they're from Melissa Frances and had to paint the love die but left the butterfly as is.

And this was some old Making Memories pp that I deiced to use along with some other script paper sitting around in my stash. Two gone and about a 1000 left

I did feel that this pp was a bit more busier than Shari's but I think it worked. And I didn't have much in the way of stencils and do you know I couldn't find any at the expo, so went with what I brought which was a honeycomb design. 



And here it is framed and ready to hang on the wall. And the nice thing about no glass is if I decided to tweak it some more it's simple to do. and the photo I used is of my great grandparents.
Check this off as done, and now I am ready to move on to my other project for my dd.






Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hoping

I felt it had been far too long since I last did a shaker card so I set my sights on making one. Digging through my stash for a die I found this window from Memory Box and it just seemed appropriate. After that I wanted to go with some sort of wallpaper type feel to the background and found some old pp. Then I happened to have an extra wood grain stamped panel so grabbed that.

Definitely liked the feel of where it was going and decided to make it sort of monochrome I say sort of because I used orange both in my coloring and in some of the sequins. Any hoo I finished it off with a stitched banner die from MFTS and opted for the word Hoping because I have a bunch of different sentiments I can use inside, like Hoping this finds you well, Hoping you had a great birthday, Hoping you have a good vacation, etc.