Tuesday, January 31, 2017

DCWV January Stack-a-holic Challenge

Here is my layout of the sketch from January 2017.
I used the following DCWV stacks:
Treasures-brown for title and mat under larger pic
Autumn Leaves for wood tag bottom right
Green background from Christmas & Winter combo cardstock
Green leaves paper-Garden Charm
May ARts-leaves ribbon
Monkeys diecut from my Cricut Explore using Noah's ABC Animals.
burplap twine from my stash

Here is the sketch from the challenge:
Am planning on framing this layout for my son.
My Layout won top 10 for DCWV January Stack A Holic Results

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Go Rome Go Layout

I LOVE how this layout came out!! The papers are from scraps leftover from my stash. There is a bit of gold washi tape between the black and white paper and the pic's. Do you notice in the last pic above. Also, the stamps are Boys will be boys #659091 Doodlebug clear stamps & Sizzix dies motorcycle car. The title is made with my Cricut Explore using the Plantin Schoolbook. The "GO's" are in bold, and the "Rome" is regular and layered with the black and gold. Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares was used undr the vehicles as well as the gray strip at the top of the pages. Also, those 3 circle emblessments on the top right page are from IOD from 2004!! Finally scrapping this page and using those!!
Travel Info: On this pedestal in Rome the traffic cops have worked here since 1898 and have taken a severe beating in recent years, with increasing amounts of traffic buzzing around. With their distinctive white gloves, helmet, whistles, and pantomime performances, traffic cops at this focal point in Rome's historic centre have become something of a tourist attraction, as well as a part of the landscape in many movies set in Rome (such as Roman Holiday!) This piazza is located at the foot of the Capitoline Hill in central Rome, Italy and at the end of the Via del Corso. It is dominated by two landmarks, Palazzo Venezia, the building that gave the square its name (Benito Mussolini used the building as his headquarter and addressed the people from the palace's balcony. It is now home to the Museo del Palazzo Venezia). The large white building in the background is the imposing monument dedicated to Italy's first king, Victor Emanuele II monument (known to some as the giant white typewriter or wedding cake).

Here is my gallery on Scrapbook.com and this layout is for their Cricut, Sizzix, and

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Basic Grey Origins Double Layout-Ziplining in Central Florida

This was a wonderful double layout I made of pictures from years ago. We spent our Christmas money from a family member to go on this expedition of ziplining in the Central Florida Area. I highly recommend this family fun! We swung through the pine forest outside all the Disney and tourist area. Pretty weather during the Florida Christmas holidays! Hope you enjoy the pictures! Also, I had so many pics that I made a mini album that attaches to the second page. By the way, I made 6 layouts total!! I wanted to put these in my daughter's and son's albums and have one for myself.
Here are list of some of the supplies: May Arts Vine ribbon and 1/8'" green. Basic Grey Origin papers and various other Basic Grey papers and cardstocks are from Bazzill to match. over 20 sheets of BG and cardstocks were used! I really raided my stash for sure!
The Cricut cuts were done on my Cricut Explore or my friends when we were crafting together. I used the following cartridges: Monkeys: Noah's ABC animals; Trees: My Community

Forever Florida Ziplines & Adventures in the Wild - St. Cloud, FL 

Also, here are challenges I am linking with for my layout: 
Scrapbook.com Cricut Challenge Cut three monkeys and one tree
Simon Says Stamp Anything but a card-layout
Simon Says Stamp Spread Your Wings-Ziplining is like flying!
Word Art Wednesday-Anything goes-"I lift up mine eyes-My help comes from the Lord!" Loved that we were doing something that really was scary and I trusted my Lord with my life!! LOL!!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Card

Using Graphic 45 gorgeous papers from Time to Flourish, I made a handfull of cards for thank you's, and birthdays.  So many people I am owing cards!!! Love my new die from Paper Smooches Happy Birthday, and cut it using red cardstocks to match the card. Also, the red edge is from the Strathmore premade cards I love to bring out those gorgeous colors from the pretty cardinal.
To "pop" the accents, I used my favorite adhesive Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Squares. Love using these all the time. Good to mail too. Also added sequins in red and gold.
Here's the Challenges I am adding this to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Winter Birthday#74
Dar2VArtzy Blog-Something New-#10
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes Weeks #264-265-#281

D.L.Art-January Challenge#111

Friday, January 13, 2017

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Cards

Using Graphic 45 Time to Flourish January papers I made a bunch of cards! What fun that was to use every piece of it and come out with 7 great cards. Not all are pictured here.

Used Paper Smooches new dies: Heartfelt thanks, and Love & Cherish. Just got them for Christmas!! Brand new, and loving them!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Spellbinders Sympathy Card

For this square card, I started with a Doodlebug Design Square Cards and then used matching pattern papers to make this Sympathy card. The Spellbinders Gold Label 4 die for the center, and the Stampin Up Sympathy stamp set, as well.
It saddens me to write that one of my husband's friend has died in the prime of his life, at age 51. I sent this to his beloved wife and 4 children under the age of 16. So sad but really what saddens me is that a card really isn't enough to convey our deep regret. There is a fund of course but you know what I mean in that, I wish there was more. Praying for their strength and faith.
Simon Says stamp Monday-Be Square #88

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Julie Nutting Doll Card

 This is one of the many February Birthday cards I need to send so am starting to make them now! Using the Audrey doll, I paper pieced her and placed her on Graphic 45's Time to Flourish February papers. Set a box to the side and used Kennedy Grace Tea Cup which I love! Colored with Copic Markers: YG67, YG07, R39, R20, E19, Y21, and E53. Fussy cutting everything! Used a Strathmore premade card with the red frayed edge. Her hat is another piece of the Graphic 45 but the back side. I thought it matched up well with this week's Paper Crafter's Corner Challenge #167
Side note: I have been off working and not making much so broke open my new Audrey doll, and started with my never used Time to Flourish as well! What fun I am having now. More to post later!
Other challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Start Afresh-using something not openned!! #315
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Something new #349
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge january 2017 #124
DL.ART JANUARY-Anything goes #72
Coffee Loving Cardmakers CASEing -Terri Burson's with the coffee cup in a square and using pattern paper.
Dare2BArtzy Blog January-Something New