Saturday, January 24, 2015


Drill #48 is on the SWAT blog today.
with this mood board:

I do love these colors and recently found a photo of my oldest as a baby.
I set myself a challenge to make this layout mostly white with out using white cardstock.
~ Seraph ~
I've been altering metal and resin pieces to complement my projects. This metal piece was originally grey. I used white pigment ink and embossing powder on the center. Then I edged it with black pigment ink and clear shimmer embossing powder. A strip of the original grey is still peaking through between the white and black.
This sweet resin flower is inked and embossed with white. The background of my layout is modeling paste scattered with white embossing powder and white pigment ink. Modeling paste bubbles up funny when you heat it, but the texture is unique.
This is my entry for Sketchabilities #131

This is also my entry for RCS #87
Frozen: Use something glittery
Gems on the flowers and scattered across the page.
Doily, Flowers, Brads, Gems:Recollections
Metal Accents:Basic Grey, Spare Parts, CTMH
Resin Flower:Basic Grey
Chipboard:Carta Bella
Alpha, Sticker:Echo Park
Tiny Type:Authentique
Twine:My Minds Eye
Mist:Heidi Swapp
Modeling Paste:Liquitex
Embossing Powder:Zing, WOW
Pigment Ink:Clearsnap

Scrap On!


Sunday, January 18, 2015


We spent an afternoon at our local greenhouse enjoying the warmth and taking photos. Stepping into All Seasons from our frozen winter land is such an amazing difference. Everything is alive, blooming, and full of color. Lori grabbed a fallen bloom, slipped it in her hair and was picture perfect!
 ~ Vibrant ~
The gears are primed with lime pigment ink and then embossed with both lime and gold embossing powder. The chain circle is painted with Lindy's Magicals and dusted with gold embossing powder.
 I used Kreaxions punch #902 for the circular photo mat.
I love that it looks like a gear.
 The letters were fun to alter. I used two colors of pigment ink as well as black embossing powder to create the parfait look.

This is my entry for C'est Magnifique Kits

Debbie Burns

Paper:The Paper Studio, Blue Fern Studios
Chipboard:Prima, Blue Fern Studios
Flowers:Prima, The Paper Studio
Washi:Japan, Crafty Steals
Mist:Tattered Angels
Tint:Lindy'd Stamp Gang Magicals
Stamps:Pink Paislee
Dye Ink:CTMH
Pigment Ink:Color Box
Embossing Powder:WOW
Modeling Paste, Texture Paste:Liquitex
Punch:Kreaxions #902

Scrap On!


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Eyes of Gold

My oldest daughter has GORGEOUS golden eyes. Depending on her mood and clothing choices they range from light brown, to tawny amber, to bright yellow. While taking a selfie one morning she caught her eyes at their bright yellow stage. Was it her colorful clothing, purple hair, or a happy moment? Whatever the cause I was thrilled to have a copy of her photo.
~ Eyes of Gold ~
The chipboard in the upper corner of this layout is coated with a combination of Color Box pigment inks. I used Gold, Violet, and Cyan in layers. I topped it with clear shimmer embossing powder.
To create that lovely scratchy circle I removed the mister from my Smooch Spritz and drew on the paper. It took several dips, which created those lovely blotchy splatters!
The resin flowers on this layout are inked with pigment ink then embossed with clear shimmer embossing powder. I tried to use only the ink, but it wiped off the resin without the heat and powder to set it.
Here is an assortment of resin flowers in before and after stages of altering.
The title for my piece was cut using my Silhouette.
I used the cut away as a mask and applied black pigment ink. Next I dusted gold embossing powder onto the letters in a scattered fashion. The letters with too much powder I brushed off with a paint brush before heating.
This is my entry for Red Carpet Studio's
Use things in sets of 2.
The white and yellow resin flowers as well as the purple gem flowers have twins.
I also used the same photo twice, once in color, once in B/W.
Paper:Craft Smith
Ink, Chalk:Color Box
Embossing Powder:WOW
Flowers:Basic Grey, The Paper Studio
Mist:Smooch Spritz
Washi:MME, Japan
Metal Medallion:Basic Grey
Chipboard:Blue Fern Studios, Recollections
Staples:Making Memories
Paper Clip:7 Gypsies
Title:Silhouette Cameo

Scrap On!


Thursday, January 15, 2015


While sorting a box from under the bed I found this sweet photo of my daughter. Her grubby little fingers, happy smile, and sunflower tell the story. Of course nothing would do but to abandon the real work and begin a bit of scrappy therapy!!!
~ my little kinder 
  Gardener ~
I tried a few new things on this layout.
The first was making mist circles. I opened my mister, and used the end of the tube to draw on my paper. It took multiple dips back into the mist, but the look is JUST what I wanted.
My second exploration involved altering resin flowers. They were just a little too bright for my color scheme. I inked them with pigment ink (white or brown) then dusted with clear, glitter embossing powder. The pink flower I lightly inked a second time and used gold embossing powder.
I'm LOVING the way they turned out!
I will be entering this layout into a new-to-me challenge site.
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #8 is
Paper:Craft Smith
Mist:Heidi Swapp
Washi:Crafty Steals
Pigment Ink, Chalk:Color Box
Dye Ink:CTMH
Embossing Powder:WOW
Flowers:The Paper Studio
Tiny Type:Authentique, MME, Fancy Pants
Trim:October Afternoon
Modeling Paste:Liquitex
Mettalic Rub:InkaGold

Scrap On!


Saturday, January 10, 2015


Drill #47
One Little Word
My focus this year will be on de-cluttering my household in preparation for our move back to the West Coast. I am thrilled at the prospect of going home, however the amount of organization and work this will require is considerable. My word?
~simplify ~
This layout is my entry for the
Red Carpet Studio Challenge #85
Use stars and something new.
My new item was the Neon Yellow Glue Stick.
I love the multi sized "enamel dots" I was able to make with it.
It is also my entry for the
Blue Fern Studios January Sketch Challenge

I used Color Box ink and metallic rub on the honey comb pieces to complement the blue and yellow Montage paper.
Paper:Blue Fern Studios, Craft Smith, Recollections
Chipboard:Blue Fern Studios
Tiny Type:Authentique
Mist:Tattered Angels
Ink:Color Box
Embossing Powder:Wow
Cork and Gems:The Paper Studio
Neon Hot Glue:Ad Tech
Punches:The Paper Studio, Recollections
Scrap On!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

That Smile

My second child is one of those people that struggles to smile. When I get a shot of her smiling I don't care WHAT her surroundings are, I scrap that baby!!!
 ~ That Smile ~
This time we were having a tea party. We always sit on the floor, sometimes with pillows, and spread a pretty cloth for our dishes. The fancy cups with the gold rims come out of hiding and we laugh and joke till all the food is gone...and somebody spills their tea.
That's what building memories is all about!
Paper, Tiny Type:Authentique
Titles:Dove Craft
Enamel Dots:MME
Dimensional Paint:Duncan
Corner Punch:Kreaxions
Ink:CTMH, Color Box
Stamps:Stampin Up, Recollections, Inkadinkado
Embossing Powder:Stampendous
Trim:Memorable Seasons Kit
Scrap On!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hedgie Family

Over the summer my children discovered the joy of sculpting.
Silas made a whole family of hedgehogs with his portion of the air-dry clay. I love the cute little details right down to the tiny button tails!
~ Hedgie Family ~
This months Scrappy friends challenge is up and ready to be entered.
For Kelly's color challenge I used all the colors but majored on the coral.
For Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe challenge I used the bottom row:
Border Punch (Kreaxions) Journal Card (as a photo mat)
The color Gold (on my flower and the fussy cut ribbon)
For Brenda's Sketch Challenge I flipped the image.
Paper:Craft Smith, Simple Stories
Alpha:Bo Bunny, Carta Bella
Wood Shapes:Prima
Border Punch:Kreaxions
Flower:K and Company
Die Cut:Simple Stories
Scrap On!