Thursday, January 29, 2015

Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be back sharing another Scrapping Our Stash project this month. You could be arriving here smiling from BOBBI'S BLOG, Vintage Muse Designs - welcome! I've been doing a series of Wall Art Hoops inspired by this fabulous "stash only" blog hop you hopping. My wall of hoops is getting to look more like an actual inspiration wall instead of just a few random non-matching projects! I added two hoops this week, and this is one of the new additions.
This time I covered the inner hoop of my embroidery hoop with strips of Washi Tape, just looking to make a solid surface to glue on since I knew you wouldn't even see the fabric. Plus, I couldn't find my bag of fabric scraps. Ahem. Then I grabbed my huge bin of paper flowers and started gluing. I covered the base with lots of the scraggly can't really use them white flowers that I also couldn't bring myself to purge. Then I added anything I could find in pinks, purples, a few yellows, and teals. Some are slightly altered from previous projects with marker or glitter. Even the butterfly was a leftover from another project, already inked and glittered. Then I dug into my sparkles stash and glued on a variety of odds and ends doo-dads I had leftover from well, everything.
I used some really old rub-ons on scraps of Lagoon paper to make up the words of my quote. Each word was trimmed out and detailed with a sketchy little hand-drawn border. Then WINGS is white mostly because I didn't have enough black letters, but then I decided I liked it and gave it a bit of a glitter border too.  I glued the words onto the flower bed with Liquid Glass and was happy to find they didn't fall off come morning even without foam tape.

I'll share my other new hoop early next week - it's black and white and polka dot and very, very sparkly! The next blog on the hop is Monica over at Scrap Inspired. I hope you'll be inspired to hit up your stash for hidden treasures, too!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Love This Boy Layout

So while I was at retreat I started a scrapbook page using the February SOTM and the Sketchabilities Sketch #131 with the White with 1 cross challenge. I didn't quite have time to finish all the details I wanted, so I tucked it safely into my album until, well, today! I like working with the Sketchabilities sketches. They have an arty, inky slant to them that I really love. 
I knew the cool blue and white of the layout would be perfect for the Paper Issues Say It Ain't Snow Cold Challenge. 
I built some flowers out of A Happy Hello images stamped in Black onto Glacier Cardstock. I trimmed some banners from the cards printed in the Year: Noted kit, I added a few tiny black cricut flowers and used some rub-ons from my retired stash to add in a subtle title for one of my favorite Max pics ever. The big swirl is hand doodled, and I added a doodled border to the banners and some pen accents to the stamping. I distressed the background with Glacier Ink direct from the pad. 
I had embossed some of the banners. Stitched around the layout. I added sparkles...and bitty sparkles...but I wasn't done yet. I needed something...something more. Then I saw the new CTMH Inspiration Bingo Game and I almost had a bingo!
So I worked down the 4th bingo column: 
1: Tearing/sanding, since I distressed the edges of all the CS and B&T
2: Doodle work with my big spiral and black stamped accents
3: Stamping unconventionally by using the sentiment stamp to fill in the sketch area indicated for spritz or ink. I also used it as a border in the bottom banner area.
4. 4 patterned papers: Seaside Dots, Seaside Woodgrain, Chalk It Up (I fussy cut that star swirl in the flower spray), and Arrows from Year: Noted.
5. Punched Border: the chevron rows I stitched over.  

And now I love it! I'm gonna order the Colonial White Scrapbook Frame for my craft area, so Max can shine his love down at me while I craft!

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Happy Hello

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend an Inspired Creations Weekend by Sheryl Hammons, who is just about the sweetest gal you'll ever meet. For my birthday weekend I scrapped, giggled, got an amazing massage, and basically whooped it up CTMH style, all arranged by the lovely Sheryl. She even brought in super delicious gluten free birthday cupcakes! If you ever have a chance to go on one of her retreats, do it! 
While I was at the retreat I got out my February SOTM (called A Happy Hello) to play around a bit. I created this card using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch 92. It's a sweet but simple sketch with lots of possibilities! It was fun to layer the pieces of the flowers with lots of bright colors. I used Pixie, Sunset, Lagoon, Flaxen, and Slate. I'm linking up to the Runway Inspired Challenge.
Then I went back in with my Stardust Gelly roll pen and drew on the frame and added shimmer accents to the flowers. I added a few sequins and sparkles to finish off my card design. I'll have a couple more February SOTM projects this week. Thanks for popping by!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Holiday pics scrapped!

Since I got a bunch of photos printed in Studio J recently using the Express Collection quick photos, I have pics on my holiday pages already! I used Yuletide carol for this set of pages.

Supply List:

Additional Supplies:
Clear Sparkle Jelly Roll Pen

Saturday, January 17, 2015

SOTM Love Hip Pics Pages

A few weeks ago I shared this little Album cover for the January SOTM Blog Hop.
Today I'm finally sharing all the inside goodies. This is an album of the Instagram pics I took of my kiddo during his first month of obsessive tuxedo wearing. He wore it everywhere. He did everything in it. If I'd let he he would've slept in it. He still wears it a couple times a week. Best $20 I ever spent on eBay!
Super fun, right? I just love these little pics, but now I'm gonna have to make an extra one of these for my little fashion plate. He constantly wants to see his Tuxedo book!


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