Thursday, July 24, 2014

Beach Babes & Good Times - Paper House

I'm so not used to working with papers with full images on them like the Paper House papers but once I got started it really wasn't as difficult as I thought. 



The alphas started as just plain chipboard. I airbrushed some Copic markers on them and sprayed some Iridescent Gold Tattered Angels on them. You can also see the Tattered Angels that I sprayed on the background paper.


Product List:

Patterned paper: Paper House Endless Summer
Embellishments: Paper House & Recollections
Stickers: Paper House
Alpha: Maya Road
Ink, embossing powder, paint: Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold, Copic Markers
Miscellaneous: Burlap


I fussy cut out the flip flops from one of the papers in the collection. 



Product List

Cardstock: Bazzill 
Patterned paper: Paper House 
Embellishments: Paper House 
Alpha: Thickers 
Ink, embossing powder, paint: Distress Ink 
Ribbon/fibers: Twine

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sneak Peak - ACA

A quick sneak peak of one of the AMESOME cut files being released at A Cutt Above on Aug. 1st. You will definitely want to add this one to your cut file collection!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Love this Face - MSAM Sketch #87

Happy Friday! Today I have a layout I did using the My Scraps & More Sketch #87 that is on their blog today. It's always a challenge for me to use so many pictures on a page even though I really need to do it more often for a lot of pictures I have so this sketch was perfect for me.
Instead of using paper for the background strips I decided to paint some corrugated paper and stamp it onto the background. I like making my own backgrounds.


I airbrushed the tip of the flowers with Copic markers.


Product List:

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Meology
Embellishments: Heidi Swapp Credit Card Flowers, Cloud 9 Rain Dots, Recollections wood veneers, DCWV camera, blue flowers unknown 
Stickers: Fancy Pants
Alpha: Fancy Pants
Ink, mists, paint: Adirondack Black Paint, Gesso and Viva Pink Tattered Angels to make pink paint
Miscellaneous: Washi tape
Sketch Designer: Tammi Bennett
Challenge Site: My Scraps & More

Thursday, July 17, 2014

First Day of 2nd Grade

I was given these 4 cute cards to use and this is what I came up with. To get the look on the background paper that I got, I used some Gesso, modeling paste, watercolors, mists and perfect pearls.




Product List:

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned paper: Scenic Route Blue Grid
Embellishments: Queen & Co., Pink Paislee, AC Project Life Honey Edition cards
Alpha: American Craft & Heidi Swapp
Ink, embossing powder, paint: Gesso, Modeling Paste, Tattered Angels, watercolors, perfect pearls
Writing Tools: Zig
Ribbon/fibers: May Arts
Miscellaneous: Washi tape, TCW, Dear Lizzy Rub-on, Heart shaped paper clip

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Birthday - TS

Today's challenge that I am hosting over at Turtle Soup is using this Birthday cake picture for your inspiration. The colors in the picture and the shapes on the cake are what inspired me the most, besides that the cake looks REALLY yummy.



 The inspiration picture.

Product List:

Cardstock: Bo Bunny Orange Citrus Dot
Patterned paper: Bo Bunny It's My Party
Stickers: Bo Bunny
Stamps: Heidi Swapp
Ink, embossing powder, paint: Water colors, Gesso, Memento
Writing Tools: Zig
Ribbon/fibers: unknown
Challenge Site: Turtle Soup

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

go See do - ACA


I am excited to announce that I am one of the new design team member for a new Etsy store and challenge site called A Cutt Above.  A Cutt Above's Etsy Store offers great die cut embellishments for use in your electronic die cutting machine. The files come in PNG, Studio and SVG. There will be a new challenge on the 1st of every month, so make sure to stop by so you can play along with us.
Now I have to be honest, its been a few years since I have brought out my Silhouette and Cricut, I actually had to dust them off a little. I am so glad that I did though, I forgot how much fun they are. For my design team reveal I used the cut file "go See do." on  my layout. This title just seemed to go perfectly with my daughter jumping off of a 2 story pier into the ocean. She didn't even stop to think about it, she just went.



Here is a close up of the go See do cut file I used. I wanted the title to look like sand so I airbrushed some Copic markers onto them to give a kinda grainy look and then on the very edge I used a dark brown just to outline the die cut a little. The I stuck it down with some pop dots to give it a little more dimension.

Product List:

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned paper: Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph
Embellishments: Petaloo Flowers, Prima Flowers, Eva Creative leaves, Cloud 9 Rain Dots
Stickers: Creative Imaginations
Ink, embossing powder, paint: Gesso, Heidi Swapp paint, Tattered Angels mist, Copic Markers airbrushed
Miscellaneous: Silhouette Die Cutting Machine
Challenge Site: A Cutt Above

A Cutt Above also has a Blog Candy Giveaway going on. Help spread the word and you could win this great Websters Pages collection. Visit A Cutt Above blog for more details.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Circus - LGS

Step right up and lets get sketchy! This page is way busier than what I am used to but I love these circus papers from Fancy Pants. Plus I knew they would be perfect to use for the pictures of my daughter birthday party at the circus last year. I was having lots of fun layering up all the cute die cut pieces and the Let's Get Sketchy sketch was perfect to be able to get several pictures on my page.





Product List:

Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Everyday Circus
Embellishments: Fancy Pants
Stickers: Fancy Pants
Stamps: Heidi Swapp
Ink, mists, paint: Molding paste, Tattered Angels, Memento, Distress Inks
Miscellaneous: TCW
Sketch Designer: Laura Whitaker
Challenge Site: Let's Get Sketchy

Friday, July 11, 2014

Come join us!

Today I am hosting a fun game over at Turtle Soup, in celebration of their 1st Birthday Crop. All you have to do is join their forum and take a wild guess on how many items you think are in this glass. While you are there check out all the great challenges that are being posted daily all month long. Hope to see you there......


Your guesses will not count if placed here on my blog, you must enter your guess on the thread in the Turtle Soup forum.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Birthday Fishes Card - TS

For the challenge today at Turtle Soup for their 1st Birthday Bash Crop is to create a Birthday card. Sounds easy enough, right? Well there is a twist! You need to use some kind of a critter on your card. On my card I used a turtle but you can use any kind of a critter. Examples would be any kind of animal, insect or even a monster of some sort just as long as it's critter like. I would love to see your critter cards and for playing along with us at Turtle Soup you might even win a prize.




Product List:

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned paper: Scenic Route
Stamps: Our Craft Lounge
Ink, embossing powder, paint: Copic Markers
Miscellaneous: Vellum, Glossy Accents, Pop Dots
Challenge Site: Turtle Soup

Monday, July 7, 2014

Holy Meringue - TS

The 1st Birthday Bash Crop and Turtle Soup is happening now. Make sure to stop by and check out all the fun challenges and games that are going on all month long and lots of prizes are being given away to those who participate. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Turtle Soup and check it out.
Today's challenge is a great sketch by Bev Code. This is not my typical scrappy style since flower clusters and I in general do NOT get along. They just never seem to look right to me when I do them. But, since I have drawers and drawers full of flowers I figured I really should try and fix this love hate relationship flowers and I have and try to use them.
For the title I didn't have the right color yellow so colored some white alphas with Copic markers and used a little distress ink on the edges. I also used some distress ink on the edges of the red and tan background paper and also tent small sections on the corners and used the distress ink on the seams to give it more of a distressed look. Behind the pictures I brushed some yellow watercolor paint and also sprayed some mists.
How about a slice of Lemon Meringue?





Product List:

Patterned paper: Studio Calico Lemon Lush, Basic Grey Herbs & Honey
Embellishments: Prima, Petaloo, Cloud 9 Rain Drops, Crate Paper
Stickers: Echo Park, Cosmo Cricket
Alpha: Basic Grey
Ink, mists, paint: Distress Ink, Tattered Angels, Watercolor paints, Copic Markers
Ribbon/fibers: May Arts
Sketch Designer: Bev Code
Challenge Site: Turtle Soup