Monday, January 15, 2018

Celebrate Summer

I'm up today on the Sketches in Thyme blog with a bit of a summer themed layout. I've had enough of all the holiday and winter projects and thought maybe a summer one would warm me up! lol


Here's the sketch we are working with this week


Mine really went off in a different direction from the sketch. I was really inspired by the background but I still didn't follow the sketch. That's the beauty of sketches and I love seeing how everyone interprets sketches differently. Stop by our blog each day this week and see all the different takes on this sketch and play along with us.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Celebrate Card

I've got a challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. It's a card sketch challenge and it's a great sketch. You can do so much with this sketch.


Here's the sketch


For my card I used some watermark ink and stamped flourishes all around and left the center blank so I could stamp the sentiment. I also embossed the sentiment to make it stand out more. Then just added the lace trim and the flower with a dot of purple stickles in the center. Clean and simple!

I hope you'll stop by Creative Inspiration and play along with us. We have all sorts of fun challenges going on!

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Summer Colors

I've got an Inspiration Challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. I was getting tired of working with all the holiday and winter colors so I decided to use some summer colors as my inspiration. Here's my summer layout.


And here's the inspiration


I pretty much used everything from the inspiration photo on my layout. I loved the mix of bright colors so I used several different colors of plain cardstock and tore the edges. I was going for a kind of wave effect, not sure I really achieved it, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it! I used a wave stencil and did an ombre effect using 3 different shades of blue ink. The rest is just different ephemera I found in my stash. I also added one of the beach tags from our trip to Ocean City, NJ.

If you'd like to play along with the challenge please visit us at Creative Inspiration. We have lots of fun challenges going on and would love to have you join in!

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Thinking of You

I've got a challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. I was looking for tutorials using Distress Oxide Inks and found a great one on Split Coast Stampers.
Here's the link to their tutorial www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/watercolorimprints/.


I took a piece of watercolor paper and inked it up using 2 different colors of Distress Oxide Inks. I sprayed it with water and placed a stencil on top of it and let it dry. Waiting for it to dry was the hardest part because you don't want to lift up the stencil before it's dry. (Believe me, I tried it!) Once it's dry, remove the stencil carefully because the stencil is still full of ink. You can mist another piece of paper and reuse the stencil and you'll get a lighter version of the 1st one. Then I just added the sentiment and stamped image. I love this technique!

Please stop by Creative Inspiration to play along with us!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Cards

I thought I'd take some time and share some of the Christmas cards I made this year.

For this one I took some watercolor paper and tore all the edges and then used some Prima watercolor paints around part of the paper. Then cut some snowflakes and the Merry Christmas out with my Circut and added a few silver stickles. Not your typical colors for Christmas but I'm happy how it came out.



I love how this next one came out. The star is a piece of corrugated cardboard that I've had forever. I die cut the leaves with my Cuttlebug and the holly leaves are from Hobby Lobby. I added some red Nuvo drops and ribbon on top. 


This one was so simple and came together so quickly. I used several different sizes of snowflake stamps and just randomly stamped them using gold and silver ink. Then stamped the sentiment in red and mounted it on a grayish piece of printed paper. 


This one is for one of my granddaughters. She's just been learning to skate so I think she'll really like this. I started by cutting the pond out of white paper and used some blue watercolor paint to add some depth to it. I then stamped the trees and again used some blue and green watercolor paint for the background. The snowman, little bear and sentiment are a stamp and die cut set that I colored with watercolor pencils.


I made more Christmas cards and will upload them in the next couple of days if I get a chance. I hope you enjoyed these cards and if you did I'd love for you to leave a comment.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Merry Christmas To All

I've got a layout up on the Sketches in Thyme blog today. We have a great sketch to play with this week. I decided to finally scrap some pictures from Christmas last year.


And here's the sketch


I had fun with this sketch. I loved using several different Christmas themed printed papers and pairing them with the gold glitter paper. 

I hope you'll stop by and see all the different takes on this sketch by the Design Team and please play along with us. 

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Count Your Blessings

We've got a Design Team sketch reveal up today at Creative Inspiration. We had a beautiful bold sketch to work with that I just love. And all the different takes on it by our Design Team are just amazing.


Here's the sketch


I just fell in love with this sketch and thought it would be perfect for those large fall colored flowers I've been hoarding for many years. 
I hope you'll stop by and play along with some of the challenges we have going on this month including our 12 Days of Christmas Mini Crop. Hope to see you there!

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Cupcakes Forever

I hope that everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and was able to spend time with family, friends and enjoy some good food. Today I was able to take a break and play in my scraproom. I happened to come across a card challenge blog called Cardz 4 Galz and they have a cute challenge going on so I thought I'd play along. They are also looking for some new DT members so I thought I'd apply for one of their open positions. It sounds like a great DT to be on. Anyway......here's my card for their cupcake challenge.


I started with a black card base and layered some blue paper from Lawn Fawn on top. I embossed some cream colored paper with a birthday embossing folder and then inked over it with some pink ink. I die cut the postage stamp pieces and stamped the cupcakes. I used Prima watercolors to color in the cupcake wrapper and then added some Sparkle N Sprinkle Snow Glitter for the icing. The cherry on top is a drop of red Nuvo Drops. I stamped and die cut the Cupcakes Forever banner by Lawn Fawn. It's hard to see here but I popped up all three pieces to give the card some dimension.

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Christmas Card

It's that time of year again and here come the Christmas cards. This one I did for the Cards In Envy challenge. You had to make a card using only paper and no other kind of embellishments. Here's what I came up with.


Santa's sleigh and reindeer were all cut out on my Cricut and then popped up on top of some snowflake embossed paper.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pandora

I've got a layout up today over at the Sketches in Thyme Blog. It's a great sketch but one I usually have a hard time with since it had 3 photos. That's a problem for me because I don't print my own photos so all of mine are 4x6 and they just don't fit on the page. So I searched for some I could cut down and found the perfect ones. These photos were taken when we got to go to the Sneak Peak of Walt Disney World's new section of Pandora at the Animal Kingdom. It was so much fun seeing it before the general public. Anyway......here's my layout.


Here's the sketch 


I hope you'll stop by our blog and play along. You have all month to post your take on this sketch.

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