Monday, March 2, 2015

Those Legos Tho!

Our Chester, mischief in fur and whisker form, loved the Lego box. He played in it like a child does a ball pit. He would jump in and out of the Legos and then drag one or two blocks off to his lair.
~ Those Legos Tho! ~
To reinforce the lego theme I used my Funfare Lego Block stencil with mist, paint, ink, and fussy cutting. I slipped it under and over the layers randomly.
When I had finished with the stencil I began adding layers of gems, ribbon, and Love My Tapes washi tape.
In the end I got a riot of color with a naughty white ferret in the middle. Pretty much describes our boy exactly!!!
 
Supplies:
Paper:Echo Park, Carta Bella, Glitz, assorted scraps
Ink:Clearsnap, CTMH
Gems:Jolees, Recollections
Enamel Dots:MME
Washi:Love My Tapes
Alpha, Medallions:Basic Grey
Frame, Wood, Metal Charms:Momenta
Paint:Craftsmart
Mist:Dylusions
Trim:American Crafts

Scrap On!

~charity~


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Special Ops: Storybook Houses

For the Scrapping Our Stash blog hop please click here: Princess
 
Special Ops day at
It's no secret that I love to pickup something for nothing and turn it into a masterpiece. Today's items were found at an after Christmas sale for 50 cents!
Stop by the SWAT blog to see how I made these decorative houses.
Supplies:
Paper:Crate Paper
Washi: Love My Tapes
Stamps:Prima, Inkadinkado, Stamps Happen Inc, J. Mauck
Pigment Ink:Clearsnap
Embossing Powder:WOW
Mist:Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels, Dylusions
Surface Protectant:Mod Podge
 
Scrap On!
 
~charity~

Friday, February 27, 2015

Princess

Welcome to the Scrapping Our Stash blog hop.
The embossed Princess and Crown on this banner were made using a stencil by Funfare. I thought they matched the sweet Eiffel Tower image I've been hoarding since...2011! Not to mention the Making Memories Flowers from 07 or 08.
You can find many other Funfare designs HERE.
That mask I used for the misted background is a vintage tatted collar. 
It fits right in with the bit of vintage lace at the top and the piece wrapped around the Tower. I've spent so much time collecting these bits of lace I have been forgetting to use them!

Be sure to stop by each blog for inspiration and sign up for a few freebies on the way!
Here is the order of the blog hop: 
Wendy C www.stampingrules.com
Suzanna  http://lifestrivialities.typepad.com/
Bobbi http://vintagemusedesigns.blogspot.com/
Monica http://scrapinspired.com/
Follow my blog and leave me a comment saying you did. I'll enter your name in a random draw for these Spring Inspired ribbons and clips.
US shipping only. Winner announced March 3rd.
Supplies:
Paper:Maja Design, MME
Trim, Mask:Vintage Lace
FLowers:MME
Pearls:CTMH
Mist, Pigment Ink, Chalk:Clearsnap
Embossing Powder:Wow, Stampendous
Stencil:Funfare

Scrap On!

~charity~

Monday, February 23, 2015

Forever, My Valentine

Well, the month got away from me and I didn't get all my Valentine's cards posted before the big day. But they are still pretty and so VERY fun to share. These cards were made with my Memorable Seasons Kit for February.
~ Forever ~
I find it easiest to put together more than one card using the same set of supplies, just with a few changes. Clearly these cards share a heart doily!!!
The majority of the paper is Crate Paper: Kiss Kiss with a few bits from former kits. Pink and aqua are one of the few combinations that make me like pink. The extra bit of red just spices things up.
 
Scrap On!
 
~charity~

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Love Always

My oldest daughter was tiny at birth and stayed that way till she hit her teens. In this photo she is wearing a 3-6 month blouse as a dress! She is 2 1/2 months old.
~ Love Always ~
This layout is my entry for Red Carpet Studios
Create a "girly" project with lots of layers.
All Papers and Diecuts are from Memorable Seasons kits.
 
Supplies:
Paper:Crate Paper, Fancy Pants
Die Cuts:October Afternoon, Crate Paper
Flowers:Making Memories
Twine:Two Berry Creative
Pearls:Recollections
Border Punch:EK Success
Puffy Stickers:Heidi Swapp
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Glitter Paste:Bo Bunny
Mask:Momenta
Stamp:Prima
Ink:Clearsnap
 
Scrap On!
 
~charity~


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mercard

Little did I know that when I posted this Mermaid Valentine card using Funfare Stencils that the technique I used to make the ocean and waves would interest so many people!
~ Oceans of Love ~
I am thrilled to share with you exactly how I did it.
It was a long and artsy process so settle in for a LIST of photos. 
 
Paper Supplies in Inches:
Heavy cardstock for card, 4x6
Medium to heavy weight cardstock for image base, 3.5 x 5.5
Scraps of paper for tearing. 7x3
Tear your paper scrap in half. Tear slowly and with lots of "dips".
Don't feel silly practicing this!
The torn paper is the key to the wave look.
 
Coloring Products:
 White embossing powder (Zing), white pigment ink (Clearsnap), and three colors of mist.
I used a mint green (Heidi Swapp), a teal (Tattered Angels)
and London Blue (Dylusions).
For tools you will need sponges or cotton rounds and a pointed stick (mine is for applying rubons).
Adhere the torn paper strip with the strait edge 1/4 of the way from the top. Apply the adhesive just to the ends so that no debris remains on the image base.
Mist the sponge with the lightest color and spread it on the base in a circular motion. The color should cover all the paper beneath the torn strip.
Repeat the process with the medium color but do not cover the entire paper.
Sprinkle the darkest color onto the base by removing the spritzer and tapping the tube. Be sure to cover the top of the base with a scrap paper to catch oops drips. Leave the drops on the paper about 10 seconds before spreading them in a circular motion.

 The base needs to be completely dry before begin this next step.
Using the pigment ink daub the base right at the edge of the torn paper. The width of the ink strip will be the width of the white caps on the waves.

Dust the ink with embossing powder. Tap off the extra and use a paintbrush to remove any unwanted portions. Use the stick to scrape circular lines in the powder. Heat to set. 
Place the mermaid stencil over the ocean and apply ink.
Dust with embossing powder, heat to set.

To complete my mermaid I used Clearsnap ink and WOW embossing powder. The Sentiment is MME and the sticker is Heidi Swapp. All papers used are Craft Smith.
I can't wait to see this technique showing up on projects!
Be sure to share.
 
Scrap On!
 
~charity~

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Remember Today

Red Carpet Studio Challenge #89
Use snowflakes and white paint or modeling paste.
These photos of my mom, brother, and I were taken Christmas Day 2013.
~ Remember Today ~ 
This is one of those layouts that simply does NOT do well on camera. In person the black & white layers stand out sharply against each other. The paint and modeling paste is clearly visible. Even the snowflakes tucked among the flowers make a sharp contrast. It seems, however, that you will just have to take my word for it!!!
 
Supplies:
Paper:Prima
Snowflake Punch:Martha Stewart
Border Punch:Kreaxions #312
Trim:Stash
Flowers:Petaloo
Title, Stickers:Echo Park
Modeling Paste:Liquitex
Paint:Craft Smart
Dimensional Paint:Ranger
 
Scrap On!
 
~charity~