Saturday, November 26, 2016

Echo Park This & That Graceful Layout using Scrapbook Generation


This layout is of my beloved ladies that became my close friends when I attended Bible Study Fellowship. They all had such an important impact on my life and I feel privileged to have had this special time with them. The pics are of a fellowship at one of their houses where we ate, shared life stories and enjoyed each other's company. I feel that those 9 months I attended that Bible study was wonderful with these experienced Christian mentors who taught me so much!  Unfortunately, I am working and unable to go to a daytime study so see them rarely.
  I chose to make this layout this week's project for the challenge on Paper Crafter's Corner because of the the inspiration picture of women/friends working together. Supplies used were Echo Park This & That Graceful papers and chipboard with a Scrapbook Generation layout. Basically scrap lifted from Pinterest!
Paper Crafter's Corner Magazine Monday #165

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Julie Nutting Doll December Daily



I just love making my yearly December Daily!! Using my new Julie Nutting doll, and paper piecing with old, old K & Co. Christmas papers, and Neenah paper to use with my copics, I added her to my 2016 journal. Love how it turned out. Also added a Basic Grey sticker behind her for depth.
#thedailymarker30day

Monday, October 31, 2016

DCWV October Stack-a-holic Challenge



I loved how the photos match up with DCWV's Lace & Linen stack so made this layout using the October Challenge Sketch.
I die cut using my Cricut Explore and their Design Studio which made so many of the cuts you see. The cartridges used are Blackletter for the banner, and large cut behind the tag. Serenity is from the Cindy Loo cart.  The ribbon flowers are from Hobby Lobby. The sequins are from Kennedy Grace Creations called Pink Champagne. Hope you enjoy it!!
                   Was featured as one of the winners on DCWV October Stack-a-holic blog

Sunday, October 30, 2016

DCWV Noel Card


Using DCWV Winter in the Woods, Holiday Glitzy Glitter stacks and the October DCWV card sketch, I made this. Love how cute it turned out. The tag is tied with turquoise lace and white tulle. Added Ranger Crystal lacquer to the letters on the tag, and then added the chunky glitter. To finish it off I add a Little B red cardinal sticker. Just love how cute it turned out!!
Am entering in these challenges:
Paper Crafter's Corner Magazine Monday #164-Wintery Holiday card.
DCWV October Card Sketch

DCWV Linen and Lace Layout





I loved these photos of my daughter and they match perfectly with DCWV's Linen and Lace papers. Love the serenity and dreamy feel of the layout.
To make the layout, I cut apart the preset paper layout, and expanded the width to use 4x6 size of the photos. Added the paper with the stitched seams as the original piece had showed. Added a handmade flower from Maya Road scallop ribbon, gray burlap, and pearls. Added lace butterflies as well. The Dream metal word is an oldie but goodie, from the company Making Memories. All the last items have been in my scraproom for years. If you enjoy what you see I hope you will leave me a comment!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate cards

 Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate Wedding Card made for someone special coming up this month.      
                                         
Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate Birthday card as well. Inked with green on the top part and brown on the bottom, all around all the edges. And a big Green silk ribbon from May Arts Ribbon. Love that yummy color, don't you!! So glad to get my hands on this collection and hoping they enjoy it too!
Challenges
This bottom card reminds of the face on the inspiration photo of the woman staring start at the illustrator and with a demure, straight faced look. Funny how things hit me!!
 Entering for Paper Crafter's Corner Magazine Monday challenge #163 Here

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Colosseum Underground, Rome, Italy Layout


When I was anticipating traveling to Rome, Italy, I wanted to see more than just the average tourist. It was apparent that there were many tours of the Colosseum in Rome, but only one Underground Tour and you must book it prior and by phone. This part is very important because other agencies will resell the tix and cost you over one hundred more! This tour features the dungeons, and other things as well as your tour of the Colosseum itself, and a pass to do the Forum on your own.  I hope you will try and go if you ever travel to Rome. Here is a Tripadvisor advisory of how to book the Underground Tour.  The large picture on the left page is of us next to those dungeons! Pretty cool, eh?  This was a trip of a lifetime taken in 2014!
The layout: Authentique Devotion papers, Petaloo flowers sprayed darker to match papers, and various cardstocks.  The title is cut from on Cricut Explore using the Destination cartridge. I then embossed it using a Versamark pad, and Bronze Zing embossing powder.  I used my Score Pal to crease the cardstock to make it a perfect fold so I could include more pics.  Also, I popped up a vintage sticker from my stash after mounting it to cardstock.
I really enjoy hearing your comments so please leave them.  
Challenges:
Paper Crafter's Corner Magazine Monday #162-For the turquoise and peach/copper colors that lends itself to be vintage feel like the inspiration photo.