Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Open Road

For the KLD blog hop click here.

SWAT Drill #38
For this drill I used photos of my drive to and from Jackson, Wy.
I got some great shots through my windshield of the sun rising and setting.
~ The Open Road ~
I used Page Drafts Sketch #33.3 for inspiration.
I turned the sketch once clockwise.
Stop by the blog and see the other choices for this collection!
Paper:Bo Bunny, EP
Cardstock and Flowers:Recollections, CTMH
Alpha and Hex mat:Cut with Silhouette Cameo
Red Flourishes:Making Memories
Spray Ink and Stickles:Ranger
Washi Tape and Gems:Michael's
Shape Punches:Kreaxions

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kiwi Lane Designs Blog Hop

Welcom to my blog and thanks for joining the KLD hop for this month.
I was sent the Playtime accessory set.

The dragonfly caught my eye and I decided to use it with a bit of glitter and shine. First I traced the dragonfly on transparency and just the wings on glitter netting. Then I traced the dragonfly 3 times on blue patterened paper and 3 times on gold glitter netting.
~ dream ~
To form the flowers I tucked the "head" under the body and crimped the paper so that there was no gap between the wings. I stacked the gold netting on top of the blue paper and then added purple Stickles and a black center gem.
Grab yourself a set of these great designer templates and see how you are inspired!!!
A random winner from ONE of the 10 blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), will be given a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop, for leaving a comment.
Here's the order of the blog hop:
4. (You are Here!) Charity  
6. Connie Wallenbrock
I'd love it if you would join my blog!!!
Project Supplies:
Frame and Lace:Thrifted
Paper:Color Bok, CTMH
Netting:Webster's Pages
Glitter Glue:Ranger
Title:Heidi Swapp
Border Punch:Kreaxions
Dragonfly Template:Kiwi Lane Designs

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Top Knot

Here is my entry for the August layout sketch.
This series of hilarious photos were taken a couple of years ago.
My children thought my boots looked better on top!
~ Top Knot ~
Paper and Cork:DCWV
Steampunk Botanica
The Cork Stack

Monday, August 18, 2014

4th of July Surprise

Paper Girls Challenge Blog Drill #62:
Jessica is offering us this template for inspiration.
I chose to use the left vertical strip.
I didn't have any "official" 3x4 cards so I cut two pieces of scrap paper to 3x4 and cut stars into the top one. I also cut my photo to a 3x4 size.
~ 4th of July Surprise ~
These beautiful lily's were left by previous renters.
They bloomed on the 4th.
What a lovely thing to wake up to!
I used Page Drafts Sketch 33.1 for a little more inspiration.
Stop by the blog and check out the other options for Release #33
Paper:Simple Stories, Glitz, Teresa Collins, MME
Trim:MME, May Arts, Hobby Lobby, Stash
Modeling Paste and Gesso:Liquitex
Milk Paint:Recollections
Stamps:Glitz, Clear Art, Stash
Spray Stencil:Heidi Swapp
Mettalic Rub:Inka Gold
Star Dye:Momenta
Butterfly Dye:Kreaxions

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Shine Shimmer Sparkle

 I just LOVE playing along with C'est Magnifiques Sketch Challenge when I get a chance.
This month life was a little slower and I got messy!!!
 ~ Shine Shimmer Sparkle ~
 The background paper is from an earlier C'est M. kit.
Paper:Pion Design, Glits Design
Cardstock:DCWV, CTMH, MME
Lattice:Silhouette Cameo
Transparency:Little Yellow Bicycle, 7 Gypsies
Pearls:Kaiser Craft
Rub-Ons:Ranger, Michael's
Spray Ink:Ranger
Acrylic Paint:Craftsmart
Washi Tape:Recollections, MME
Milk Paint:Recollections
Pigment Ink:CTMH
Gesso, Modeling Paste, Texture Gel:Liquitex
Metal Charms:Momenta
Trim:Creative Charms, May Arts
Alpha:Prima, Authentique
Flower Punches:Martha Stewart, McGill
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions
Punch:Kreaxions #305, #604

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sun Dance

Drill # 37 on the SWAT blog today.
We are using the Watermelon Crawl by Tracy Byrd as inspiration.
~ Sun Dance ~
For my layout I choose photos of my girls dancing as well as a watermelon color scheme. I used a star template to add black, white, and gold stars to my papers.
This is my first try using Inka Gold Mettalic Rub. It gave the stars dimension. I just LOVE it!!!
Paper, Alpha:American Crafts
Trim:May Arts Ribbon
Star Stencil:Memory Box
Mettallic Paint:Inka Gold
Scrap On!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Steel Family

Paper Girls Challenge #61

Michele is hosting a super challenge this round!
Stop by to see what the designers have dreamt up.
~ Steel Family ~
A few years back we took a road trip to Georgia.
We asked a stranger to snap this picture of us in Metropolis, Illinois,
one of the out-of-the-way places we toured along the way.
This layout is also my entry for the Scrappy Friends Challenge.
First a color challenge by Kelly,
I used both the blues and the red.
Then Tic-Tac-Toe by Rochelle,
I used top right diagonal:Felt, Circle, Pearls
And finally a sketch by Brenda.
Cardstock:Darice, DCWV
Star Template:Memory Box
Spray Ink:Ranger
Pearls:Kaiser Craft
All Else:Oriental Trading Company