Thursday, September 3, 2015

Love of My Life

My sweet Lori never traveled far without her thumb. She was a fussy infant but early on learned the thumb would heal all woes. I learned to dress her with types of cloth she liked the feel of. It wasn't till she was four that she was diagnosed with Autism and the fussy behavior fully understood.
~ Love of My Life ~
To reproduce the dripped ink/paint look from the sketch I decided to make verical rips in my background paper. It took a few tries to get the look I wanted, then I used Distress Ink on the edges. I also dripped mist over the area. A lovely dotted gold pattern peeks through the tears.

Supplies:
Paper and Burlap:Craftsmith 
Trim:Hobby Lobby
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Mist:Colorsnap
Ink:TimHoltz

Scrap On!

~charity~

Friday, August 28, 2015

Furry Friends

Little girls and kittens are always a sweet combo.
Here we found a batch of kittens at the county fair. 
We were thrilled to snuggle them for awhile.
~ Furry Friends~
 The leaves for these metallic flowers were a cinch with Resist Canvas from Prima. I inked them in a complimentary color and slipped them under my bouquet.
 This layout is my entry for the August Scrappy Friends Challenge.
Rochelle: Tic Tac Toe (Canvas flours, Metal Medallion, Washi Flagged Paperclips)
Kelly: Word Challenge (Friends in Title)
   
Supplies:
Paper:Fancy Pants 
Flowers:Prima
Enamel Dots, Medallion:My Minds Eye
Washi:Love My Tapes
Alpha:American Crafts
Ink:Close To My Heart
Glitter Paste:Bo Bunny 
Stencil:Kite
Vellum Overlay:Crate Paper
Punch and Circle Cutter:Kreaxions

Scrap On!

~charity~

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tic Tac Tape

As the summer winds down it's time to start thinking about indoor activities to keep the kids busy. Children learn to play tic-tac-toe quite young. Soon hash marks begin showing up on every scrap of paper, including the sidewalk, the car window, and eep! the electric bill.
Make a large version of the game to ward off the curse of the hash marks and entertain the littles. Stop by the Love My Tapes and Just Imagine Crafts blogs for tips and close-ups.

Supplies:
 Paper:Recollections
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Cork Board:Michaels
Letters:Recollections and Art Minds
Border Punch:Kreaxions #913
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions 

Scrap On!

~charity~







Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Glamorous

Finally cutting into my Blush Glam paper from Craft Smith Co.
The chalk pink and the gold foil are the ultimate in sophistication.
They set off these sepia tone photos perfectly!
~ Glamorous ~
To tone down the masculine effect of the mustache paper I used pink and aqua mist on the wood bits. The sprays go on bright but fade nicely while drying. Having an assortment of Washi Tape on hand doesn't guarantee I will always have the perfect accent, but it sure does help!

Sketch:
Melodee Cloud

Supplies:
Paper:The Paper Studio, Crafts Smith Co.
Flowers:Prima
Wood Veneer:Art Minds
Mist:Dylusions
Ink:Clearsnap
Embossing Powder:Zing
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Stamp:Scrappy Cat Designs

Scrap On!

~charity~

Monday, August 17, 2015

Me Hearty

Finding a wall with a skull and cross bones is a treasure indeed.
The boy made his "grrrrr" face and insisted on a photo.
~ Me Hearty ~
I keep a collections of pirate items at the ready. They range in age and company as well as style. These are scraps from earlier pages but all work together to make the boy fierce!

Sketch:
Melodee Cloud

Supplies:
Paper:Carta Bella, Bella Blvd, Craft Smith co, Oriental Trading co
Ink:Close To My Heart
Washi:Love My Tapes
Alpha:Making Memories
Wood Veneer:Art Minds
Stickers:Stash

Scrap On!

~charity~

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Hugs and Kisses

I enjoy scrapping all the poses from a photo shoot, but eventually I run out of titles. To distinguish between the various layouts I add journaling blocks or preprinted titles of a generic theme. It helps the page look complete without overwhelming my albums.
~ Hugs and Kisses ~
 The pastel pinks and greens in these papers are the perfect foil for the black doily and punched pieces. The stark contrast gives this layout a chalkboard effect.

Sketch:
Melodee Cloud for Scrapbook Steals

Supplies:Paper:Authentique, Crate Paper, Recollections
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Twine:Two Berry Creative
Border Punch:Kreaxions #913

Scrap On!

~charity~

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bloom

Today is a PERFECT day for a tea party. Don't have a hat? Make your own!!!
 I snagged this one at the dollar store and only spent a couple hours decorating it.
~ Bloom ~
 The flowers on this hat are made from Love My Tapes washi.
The leaves were made using Kreaxions punches.
Stop by the Love My Tapes blog and the Just Imagine Crafts blog for close-ups.

Supplies:
Paper:Craft Smith 
Washi:Love My Tapes
Mist:Heidi Swapp, Dylusions
Hat:Dollar Tree
Scrap On!

~charity~