Sunday, March 26, 2017

Chasing Dreams...

Hi everyone, I'm just popping in to let you know I have a new layout to share over at Love is in the Details today.  I'm playing with some new product by Crate Paper, called Chasing Dreams and it inspired this layout.
You can check it out here to learn more about the products used, and my thoughts on chocolate and the tropics.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

papertrey ink blog hop...

I'm in card-making mode this month, what with The Daily Marker coloring challenge going on all month, so contrary to what I usually do, where I just bookmark the inspiration photos to my desktop and never do anything more with them, I actually made a card this month so I could participate in the monthly blog hop going on today with Papertrey Ink!  (My English teacher always red-inked my papers for run-on sentences, but I really don't know what the big deal is...I rather like them actually, and it's how I talk anyway, so...)

Here are the month's inspiration for the blog hop....some gorgeous prints by Victoria Johnson.


And here's the card I made inspired by these prints:

I used the Papertrey Ink Tropics stamp set and heat embossed with a variety of colored embossing powders I've had since Washington was a lad.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hockey, hockey and more hockey....

There's a title you wouldn't have ever predicted reading here....amirite??  I'm sharing a new layout and blog post at Love is in the Details today....and it's sort of about hockey!
A two-page layout!!?  You can get more details about it over here.




Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your day!



Friday, March 10, 2017

Happy Girls...

Hi there, I'm back again today with a layout to share, using a photo I love so much that I've scrapbooked it twice!  I used it first over here at Love is in the Details, but I had printed extra photos (unsure of the size I needed) and they just called to me, especially when I opened up my February HipKit Club package of product and saw the soft colors, pretty butterfly and floral bits, gold and hearts!  All my favorite things!  And perfect for this photo of my great-nieces!

I used some watercolor washes on the background to unify the color scheme and then made a vertical block of photo and embellishments.
Some of the supplies I used are Chasing Dreams by Crate Paper, Collect and Dreamer Thickers, die cuts from Pretty Little Studio and Crate Paper, stickers from Pink Fresh and Canson watercolor paper.

Thanks for stopping by again!  Have a great rest of your day!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Old ways....

Hello there!

Just popping in quickly to share a layout that I've posted today over at Love is in the Details!  It's a bit of a blast from the past from when I would save and include on my layouts, ephemera pertaining to a trip or event.  You can get more of the details and thought process over there.
On this layout I've used alphabet Thickers by Amy Tangerine, and Heidi Swapp for Studio Calico, word and phrase stickers by Authentique and Cosmo Cricket, embellishments by Studio Calico (cork arrows) and Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith (blue enamel heart), stickers by Simple Stories Bloom & Grow, wood veneer from Kaisercraft (love this), and die cuts from the BoBunny Noteworthy line.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

I'm a day early with these cards, but no worries, we can spread the hearts and flowers over a few days, right?  I posted these cards over at Love is in the Details yesterday and you can get the full how-to details there.  

These first four card came about because  I wanted to try out a cool technique to create the very trendy geometric/mosaic look.  I used manicure nail tape to mask off the fine lines and painted with Prima Marketing watercolor paints.





Then I made these cards to showcase the gorgeous Penny Black Valentine die cut.




 Thanks for stopping by today!  Always happy to show you something fun!







Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Gingerbread and little boys...

Hi, hello!  I'm back today with another layout!  This one uses a photo provided by my friend Ellen, the grandma of this adorable little face!  I've posted this at the Love is in the Details blog today, and you can find more details there about the hows and whys of it's creation.
And speaking of gingerbread cookies, I'm pointing you in the direction of some cute holiday tags I made before Christmas and didn't get around to posting here till now.  You can find more info about them here.

Thanks for stopping by today!