Friday, March 27, 2015

Share The Shimmer

Welcome to this months Scrapping Our Stash blog hop.
These papers have done their time waiting to be used.
Now they are having the time of their life helping a little girl
~ Share The Shimmer ~
 Bo Bunny Glitter Paste is perfect for that touch of glitz or for turning stars from shapes into dreamy night lights. A gem here and there brings out the shine.
 To enhance the dream like quality of this layout I used Kreaxions Punches to make circular frames. A scattering of the left over pieces adds to the star theme.
This layout is my entry for

(flipped horizontally)
Audrey Yeager
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
Paper:Echo Park, Scrap Berry
Washi:Love My Tapes
Wood and Cork:Studio Calico
Bark Stars:Prima
Grunge Board Stars:Ranger
Alpha:Prima and Making Memories
Metallic Rub:Inkagold
Mask:Memory Box
Glitter Paste:Bo Bunny
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions
Punch:Kreaxions #920

Scrap On!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Easter Jars

Today's Project is the result of my jar collection.
I am always saving jars for some future project. The ones with fancy shapes become candy jars. But the salsa and pickle and olive jars???
~ Easter Jars ~
The plain jars are the easiest for wrapping tape.
They have their chance to shine as Easter replace the hours of boiling, coloring, and hiding eggs!
Stop by the Love My Tapes blog for tips and close-ups.
Scrap On!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Happy Caterpillar

One summer we visited my sister in Oregon. The area is well known for it's produce and we went out to see for ourselves. After picking MANY flats of berries we began the process of preserving them. One of my children, dressed in her cousin's costume, stopped for a taste.
~ Happy Caterpillar ~
This paper from the Craft Smith, FlutterBloom collection was meant to simplify the scrapping process. It offers a pre-decorated title portion. To dress it up a little I added gold embossed rings with a mask and a triplet of butterflies.
For the photo mat I layered strips of washi that complimented my title cluster. A few more scraps from the Flutter Bloom collections and a touch of kraft gave my photo some height. The lime green gears were perfect for clustering and so quick to cut with my dies and punch.
This layout is my entry for the 
Scrap Our Stash
(horizontal and vertical flip)
Karen Gerber
Paper:Craft Smith
Washi:Love My Tapes
Trim:Petaloo and May Arts Ribbon
Gear Die:Echo Park
Gear Punch:Stampin Up
View Finder Cuts:Silhouette Portrait
Flowers:Basic Grey, Recollections
Mask:Memory Box
Embossing Powder:WOW
Pigment Ink:Clearsnap
Border/Corner Punch:Kreaxions #901
Mist:Tattered Angels and Dylusions
Alpha:Bo Bunny

Scrap On!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Free To Fly

SWAT Drill #52
5 Random Facts
1) Lime green is my FAVORITE color
2) I wish I could for real!!!
3) I prefer Emeralds to Diamonds
4) Stars are my favorite shape
5) I have glasses because my left eye doesn't always focus
~ You Are Free To Fly ~
This layout is my entry for the March Scrappy Friends Challenge
Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe
The center vertical row:
Polk-a-dot Paper, The Color Green, Something that Sparkles
Kelly's Color Challenge
I used all the colors
Brenda's Sketch:
I flipped the sketch vertically
Paper:Craft Smith
Washi:Love My Tapes
Sequins:Lawn Fawn
Resin Flowers:Basic Grey
Cork Stars:DKP designs
Star Punch:The Pape Studio
Scrap On!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lucky Bird

This weeks posts are all about our chance meeting with a man and his bird. My daughter took this photo of the parrot. He was bright, friendly, and so pretty. Not to mention simply
ADORED by his owner.
 This is my entry for Red Carpet Studios #95
~ Lucky Bird ~
I have been tying to figure out how to make a bubble look on my layouts that enhances a shiny spot of color. For this project I used Photo Bead Dots with circles of silver paper.
This layout is my entry for

I used washi tape to replace the border strips on this sketch as well as add vertical interest under the photo.
This is also an entry for The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #10
This theme is illustrated on my layout by the photos, wood birds, bird medallions, and bird washi tape.
Paper:Craft Smith, MME, Echo Park, Momenta, Crate Paper
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Emboissing Powder:WOW
Pigment Ink:Clearsnap
Stamp:Pink Paislee, MME
Alpha:American Crafts
Bird Embellies:Momenta
Large Flowers:Petaloo
Paper Roses:Recollections
Photo Bead Dots, Trim:Stash
Mist:Heidi Swapp
Gold Netting:May Arts Ribbon

Scrap On!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Feather Soft

The Pirate/Wood Worker from my previous post was very proud of his little bird. He showed us his tricks and we applauded delightedly!
~ Feather Soft ~
The blue and green of the photos is replayed on the Craft Smith paper as well as the gears. To get the blue chevron design I lay several strips of washi tape on the back of my patterned paper before punching the gears. When I adhered them to the page I used which ever side of the gear looked best.
I inked the left facing parrot on to my paper then flipped the stencil to get the right facing parrot. To add "branches" for the parrots to sit on I used a flourish stamp.
This is my entry for The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #10
This theme is illustrated on my layout by the photos, wood feathers, and parrot stencil.
Paper:Craft Smith
Washi:Love My Tapes
Wood Bits:Studio Calico
Alpha:American Crafts
Paint:Craft Smart
Tint:Lindy's Stamp Gang

Scrap On!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pirate Sighting

One summer day on a drive across town we stopped to view this mans wooden yard art. The pirate ship was our favorite and he graciously allowed us to take photos on it. Then he brought out his parrot and we took turns petting him and letting him sit on our shoulder. We were convinced we had found the
COOLEST pirate ever!
~ Pirate Sighting ~
My pirate pack from Funfare Stencil came in useful all over this page.
To draw attention to my journaling I traced the pirate straight from the stencil.
I inked the ship on either side of the photo.
To get the reverse ship I just turned over the stencil.
The Jolly Rodger appears twice in this stencil set,
once in full size and once in miniature on the map.
Of course I had to use them both!!!

FunFare stencil set (6 stencils), Pirate theme, food decorating stencils
Paper:Craft Smith
Washi:Love My Tapes
Glitter Glue:Stickles
Punch:Kreaxions #919
Buttons:Oriental Trading
Sequins:Lawn Fawn
Alpha:My Minds Eye
Stamp and Ink:CTMH
Scrap On!