Saturday, November 17, 2018

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Layout

I love this colorful collection that screams yummy desserts by Graphic 45 called Cafe Parisian!  I decided to blow up the pictures of these yummy homemade donuts we had at a cafe in Prague one cold and windy night. Our drink was made by melting chocolate and adding cream!! Yes, that hot yumminess with these delicious homemade donuts!! It screamed, scrapbook layout!! So I obliged. It was the day we had landed after a long flight and walked all over the city to find ourselves just off the main drag from Charles Bridge in the Old Town. Great find and highly recommended plus they were still open after 8 PM though not as many to chose from at that time of day. Everything was so romantic and even a bit poetic to finish our first day of the trip. See the heart in the foam! So sweet of her!
To recreate this layout is quite easy:
3 sheet of Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian: Bon Appetit, Creme' de la Creme', and Cafe' Parisian. Cut strips off the right side of Cafe' Parisian and the squares. Use on the Bon Appetit as the background paper for the right page. Cut squares apart and fussy cut the centers with the desserts out. Then using 3D foam adhesive, pop up onto the "pink squares". I also popped those up so double popped!! This is the right page in the double layout.

For the left page: Using Cafe' Parisian paper, I fussy cut out almost the whole scene with the umbrella and waitress. The once done, I positioned my 5x7 pic where I wanted and used more of the strips from previously and added at both sides of the photo so as to ground it. I then added a vintage doily my girlfriend had given me from a collection of different sizes and this one seemed to mimic the tablecloth in the photo. Viola'! A simple and fun layout to add to my album of my trip! I don't want to miss remembering this wonderful night and all of the fun we had. Enjoy!

Double D Challenges: Wishes are Possible-Inspired by the blue and pink for the picture matched togehter. My dream of a vacation moment!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Frilly Fall Thanksgiving Card

 Am so thankful for this upcoming Thanksgiving when I will see my three adult children all together. But realistically, God has truly blessed me and am so thankful for His presence and love!  

Inside Message: Wishing you a fabulous Thanksgiving!
Using Echo Park The Story of Fall quote, I built this card around it.  I started with Neenah cardstock, and dry embossed it with Tim Holtz 3D Alteration folder. I blended the top with Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs and Distress Ink Walnut Stain. I then added torn "book" paper with more walnut ink applied and glued to the background as well.
  Other supplies included medium brown seam binding, Spellbinders stitched ovals and floral oval dies, bleached burlap, Fiskars 12 inch trimmer, scissors, Platinum 6 die cutting machine, Tool N One, brown cardstock and flowers and bling by Prima Marketing.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving #32

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make your own background #129

Frilly and Funkie: A Harvest of Gratitude Challenge #5

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes #360-361 #49
Double D Challenges: Wishes are Possible-inspired by the top left picture and the message inside.

House Mouse Berry Christmas

Stampendous House Mouse Berry Christmas
Copic Sketch Markers: R27, R29, R39, E00, E02, E33, E37, E39, E53, E59, C1, C3.
Stampendous Frantage Embossing Powder in Shabby White
Embossing heat gun.
MISTI tool
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.
Michaels foam snowflakes
Target twine
Little Yellow Bicycle "Merry" title (cut apart)
Carta Bella Snow Fun: Snow Globes paper
Spellbinders Ornamental Arch die
Spellbinders Platinum 6 machine
Spellbinders Tool N' One
Crystal Glaze glue
Fineline glue applicator
Fiskars scissors and 12 inch trimmer
Neenah Bright White #110 paper

This card was chosen as the House Mouse Winner for the prize.

#thedailymarker30day Coloring Challenge
HMFMC # 278 - Anything goes/Optional Theme 'Show Us Some Snow'
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Double D Challenge: Wishes are Possible-Inspired by the lower left picture
Message inside: Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Autumn Graphic 45 card

Loving this fabulous Graphic 45 collection and making this M&T at my resent Scraptique Retreat I attended in October 2018. Check out her fabulous kits and next retreats. Well worth the cost and had so much fun with super nice ladies and one boy! Hoping to attend next year too!!
Dragonfly Dreams: Autumnal Colors
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes #356-357

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Cupcake Wars

Using Stampendous Birthday Chick stamp I masked the chick and stamped only the mouse with the cupcake. I then made several tags for upcoming birthday presents. Using Spellbinders oval dies, Penny Black Celebration sentiments, Elizabeth Designs Tag dies and others made it tons of fun to make these fun celebratory tags. Other supplies included: Echo Park Party Time 6x6 papers, Mirror gold cardstock, Twinery Caribean blue for the 1st tag. Translucent, party confetti, and the same papers from the first for the second tag. DCWV Turquoise glitter paper, Core'diations embossed cardstock in yellow, and Ranger Distress Platinum Glitter and Sparkle and Sprinkle turquoise glitter used with Fineline glue tip for the 3rd tag. Many ribbons: magenta silk and tulle (Hobby Lobby), gold and ecru ribbon from Target, Turquoise sheer organza from Recollections.
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #276 Anything goes or Fall

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Altenew Balloon Thanks card

Using Altenew Baby Balloon Stamp and die set along with my Platinum 6 die cutting machine, made this very easy and relaxing to die cut and color. The Sentiment is from Altenew Signature words die cut in black and yellow and then layered on top of each other. The balloon pattern paper was a piece from a scrap pad I was given. I added the yellow cardstock piece to add to the design of the card.
Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day 2018
Winnie & Walter WCMD 2018 | Clean and Simple (CAS) Challenge

Craft Area

After Foot Surgery. Looking good!!
  Craft Area while healing from foot surgery
After ALL Day cardmaking!!

Ink Road Chin Up Buttercup card


Supplies: The Ink Road Chin Up Buttercup stamp, Ranger Platinum Embossing powder, EK Success Powder tool, Marvy Heat Gun, Misti Tool, VersaMark ink pad and reinker, Gansai Travel paint set, Paintbrush, Neenah White paper for flowers, Ranger Black cardstock.
Joy Clair Stamps World Cardmaking Day 2018: Make and Mail

 Simon Says Stamp WCMD2018

Pinkfresh Fancy Florals Rainbow Card

                                                                     Finished Card
                                                Top die cut layer being colored with Copic Markers
                                         Gluing the two die cut layers together after coloring.
                                              Two layers after being glued to each other.
                                         Mounted onto black background and sequins added
I received the new Pinkfresh Studios releases of their Fancy Florals 1 and 2 dies. Using

Copic Sketch Markers: R27, R22, RV02, RV04, V12, V15, YG11, YG17, Y32, YR15, BG02, BG11, BG15.
Paper: Neenah White and Black Cardstock to mount the two layers onto.
Sequins added with Micro fine glue tip bottle.
Ranger Platenum Empossing Powder for inside sentiment.

Instructions: Die cut two pieces from the two different dies from Pinkfresh Studios.  Color the top layer with the darker of the the two shades of each color. Color the bottom layer with the lighter colored marker. Glue them together with a Micro Tip Glue applicator, then mount onto a black card made into an A2 size. Emboss sentiment inside and add sequins to the front.
Here is my inspiration: Kelly Griglione

This makes a stunning card and is very relaxing to color!
Challenges: World Cardmaking Day Challenge
Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Altenew Climbing Clematis Rectangle Fine Frames Card

Altenew is a fabulous company and I'm so enthralled to buy their fabulous products!!! Here is another Thank You card to send to my awesome friends who are bringing me meals after last week's foot surgery (EPF) since I can't put weight on it till October!!! So I made this with my foot straight up and me laying down!!! Of course I used my remarkable MISTI tool of course!!!!! Really helped even hold the fine frames in place after putting glue on them!! I did get up and used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 to die cut everything though. ;)
Here's what I used:
Altenew Cherry Blossom Mini Ink Cubes
Altenew Tropical Forest Mini Cube ink set
Altenew Climbing Clematis Stamp & Die Bundle
Altenew Fine Frames Retangle dies (The Circles and Retangle bundle is on special today, btw)
Mirror Gold and Neenah White Cardstock
Small Tip Glue Applicator and tip

I layered the color inks with the Layering flower stamps on my MISTI starting with the lightest and moving to the darkest. Did likewise for the leaves as well. Die cut the images out, and the Fine Frames. Arranged on my card and held them on my MISTI with the magnets till I liked where to place everything. Then with my Small tip Glue tool I carefully placed all of them in place. Hoping to feel better to keep making more of these but as we all know, we have good days and bad days, and I have a couple of bad days, unfortunately. So grateful for my family and friends taking care of me!!!
Simon Says Stamp Altenew Challenge Featuring Altenew products while they showcase their new Exclusive stamp from Altenew

Monday, September 17, 2018

Altenew Climbing Clematis Thank you card

I love this 2018 release by Altenew called Climbing Clematis stamp and die bundle which is what I used on this Thank you card. The ink set are their Cherry Blossom ink cube set. For the leaves I used the Tropical Forest mini cube set. I then used the Altenew Fine Frames die set and used the largest I cut out of the Gold mirror cardstock, as well as the Signature Words Die Set.
Note: This card is a direct copy of Lydia Evans except for the sentiment in the middle. I am just learning to use this set and wanted to practice making the layered flowers. Love learning from Lydia's videos especially!!! Here is Lydia's card.
Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp Altenew card
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge: Anything Goes

Cosmo Cricket Western Layout

Well, as you can see I have had some fun in catching up with my old photos, and finally getting them scrapbooked!!! This was a night we went to the Silver Spurs Rodeo in St. Cloud, Florida. The most fun was meeting all of the Cowgirl pageant winners from all the different places!! And they rode in the Rodeo too!! Talented, and beautiful!!! Tons of fun and spent it with my daughter who is pictured on the right page with the other beauties! Somehow my husband and other friends never made it into my pics so weren't in the layouts. Shucks!
Cosmo Cricket Wanted collection in 12x12.
Cricut Explore machine
Cricut Country Life cartridge-made the cowgirl with the guitar and the girl on the horse.
Cricut Old West cartridge for YeeHaw and the hat
Different shades of Cardstock mostly Bazill Basics
Distress inks for shading with blending tool
Fiskars 12 inch trimmer
Copic Sketch marker: E00, E21

Challenges on
Biten by the Bug 2: Anything goes with Cricut cut