Saturday, December 29, 2018

Authentique Masculine Party Layout

Loved these papers and made this fabulous Masculine Party layout!! I used the Authentique Party papers. The Cake was fussy cut from the journal papers and then added to a doily. The man's balloons were fussy cut as well as the banner so that the large 5x7 photo could be tucked under them. The bow was from the older Teresa Collins Celebrate ribbons in which I made a double bow. Love these plaid and bold teal papers. The journal sentiment was cut from the tab of paper at the edge of each sheet that shows the UPC tag. Loved making this and happy to get it posted finally!!!
Simon Says Monday: Party Time

Friday, December 28, 2018

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Advent Calendar

Instructions for putting the Wooden MDF Advent together: Using a 13x13 Kaisercraft "Beyond the Page" Advent Calendar I purchased a long time ago, I used scissors to cut apart the mdf wood pieces. The pieces were easy to assemble. One like this can still be bought on Amazon if you wanted to make on like it. Also, Button Farm Scrapbooking company has these papers and kit to make it as well. I used theirs as inspiration but since I owned the mdf advent as well as loved the Graphic 45 papers, I chose to make it myself. I used a red ink pad to ink the edges of each box so as to match with the papers.
                                 All the numbers were apart of the kit and were painted white.
                          Using the red striped papers made it look cohesive in the center area.
Using the Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Collection, I assembled the boxes and centerpiece. Am in love with these papers and it was a joy to use as my decoration this Christmas! The project flew together without any trouble and I look forward to having this keepsake displayed every year!
Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #366-367

Echo Park The Story of Fall Double Layout #3

Using the same Echo Park The Story of Fall collection again, I made yet another layout of Thanksgiving 2018. I tend to make 4 layouts for each of the family so as to add them to their albums. That way they can look at their happy memories any time they choose.
With the 3 die cut pumpkins, I used my Copic Sketch markers and TH Walnut stain with blender to make them more realistic. 

Echo Park The Story of Fall Double Layout #2

Again, I used the same package of Echo Park The Story of Fall collection and added the embellishment package as well. The Buttons are all from my stash as is the twine. The cuts were strategically so as to match on either side. Enjoy.

Echo Park The Story of FAll Layout

Using Echo Park The Story of Fall Collection: Wood Floral, Journaling card, Orange Leaf, and orange cardstock to match. Also, printed flowers, star stickers, Recollections gold cardstock, black cardstock, brown seam binding, Fiskars scissors, and trimmer, and Spiritual Die Cut sentiments.
Challenges: December Journaling Challenge; Scrap with your Scraps; and Tic Tac Toe.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes #112
Word Art Wednesday #366-367 #144

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Echo Park Fall Cards

Have been so busy these last two months, I haven't posted as I should have. Here are my Fall Cards I love making. Sadly they were sent out so fast, I almost didn't have time to photograph them.

Using Echo Park pattern papers from the The Story of Fall collection by Lori Whitlock, I made a stationary set to mail to all of my friends and family. Other supplies included medium brown seam binding, Inspirational die cuts, Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Blender, Twine, Fiskars 12 inch trimmer, scissors, Platinum 6 die cutting machine, Tool N One, Cardstock for cards and to match.
 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes #30
Word Art Wednesday #366-367

Dessert Cookie Pizza and recipe

                                     Cookie Pizza Recipe: Use one package of ready to cook Sugar Cookie Dough, pint of blueberries, and strawberries, 8 oz. Cream Cheese, and 1/2 cup sugar. Take the cookie dough and cream cheese out of the refrigerator and rest until they are at room temperature. Spread the dough out thinly onto a round cooking stone*. Leave at least 1/2 inch from edge of stone for the dough to rise and spread out. Cook 20 minutes at 350 degrees until it looks golden brown. While that is cooking, mix the cream cheese with the sugar until all is incorporated. Put that back in refrigerator. After taking out the cookie dough when it is that golden brown, let it cool. Next, using an all purpose spreader*, spread the cream cheese mixture onto the cooked cookie. Cut Strawberries with an egg slicer* and place onto the cream cheese. Put blueberries in the center. My family were all too impatient and made me stop before I had put all the strawberries on. I took the pictures and then sliced it with a Pizza slicer that rolls which allows you to cut it and not mess up the fruit.
*All cooking utensils are Pampered Chef including the classic batter bowl, and a pastry blender that was used to mix the cream cheese and sugar. 
         This cute kitty was seen at Webster Flea Market and was not for sale. How adorable is that?
                                  Some new Spellbinder's Dies I received for Christmas from someone that was listening.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Sugarpea For You Tag

I absolutely love the Sugar Pea Designs For You tag die set!!! I made all of these matching tags to bags that are being gifted. It makes it so easy and customizable!!! Love that and am particularly happy with the 3D bow!!! The bows come out so cute!!! I used a reversable tweezer that locks down on the pieces needing to be adhered and holds them till the glue drys. Then just add the circle over that! So cute and easy!
Word Art Wednesday: #366-367 Anything Goes (Am #69 on the link up)

For the stitching on the center square of each tag which has stitch lines. (I'm #83)
Sugarpea Designs: Mix it up Challenge #50 (I'm #16) Am using am Mixing it up and using the "hanging" inspiration as well as the colors of Green, White, and Red. I am using their tag die.