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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Stash Busters March Week 4 - Sea World

Another Stash Busters Challenge coming your way! Click on the link below to play!

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This month, I am challenging you to use up certain items from your stash and then link your completed layout at Splitcoast Stampers so we can all get excited over it! I'll post a new list each Thursday this month, and you have until March 31st to scrap your layout using the products. If you complete all four layouts, you will get an honorable mention for the month. This month, I thought I'd include some neglected tools, so be prepared to dust off some tools you haven't used for a while!

Please use:
• 1 piece of Mulberry paper & 1 patterned paper or 2  patterned papers
• Alphabet stickers
• Embroidery floss
• An embossed item (wet or dry)
Recipe:
Under the Sea & With Love stamp sets
Dreamin' & Passages Level 2 papers
Pacifica, Sky & Sunset cardstock
Pacifica, Sky, Cocoa & Versamark ink
Sunset & Goldrush markers
Color-Ready Cork Alphabet
Tan embroidery floss (Making Memories)
White embossing powder
Liquid Glass
Pattern: EMS Sketch 52
Challenges: Heart to Heart's Pantone Color challenge (I used Pacifica, Sky & Sunset)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Despicable Me Card

For my son's 9th birthday, he wants a Despicable Me party, complete with an army of minions! Of course, I had to create minion invitations to go with the theme, so I got to work using Cricut Craft Room and my Art Philosophy cartridge, and welded shapes together until I had my perfect minion. Hope you like. Now I'm off to create decorations and plan how to take over the world!
My hard work paid off - I was featured on 4 Crafty Chicks!
Recipe:
White Daisy, Buttercup, Indian Corn Blue, Goldrush, Slate & Black cardstock
Black marker
Googly eyes (JoAnns)
Artbooking cartridge: top secret title
Art Philosophy cartridge: all other shapes!
Challenges: 4 Crafty Chicks no patterned paper

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Stash Busters March Week 2 - Come Out & Play

This has been a busy month for me, so I have some little elves helping me post the Stash Busters challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. Thanks, Lela, for helping out with week 2.

Here is Lela's list:
• 2 patterned papers
• Ribbon
• Bling or buttons
• 1 stamped image


Recipe:
Life's a Jungle, Spot On Backgrounds & Geometric Backgrounds stamp sets
Wonderland Level 2 papers
Cashmere cardstock
Cashmere, Chocolate, Bamboo, Crystal Blue & Twilight ink
Chocolate, Crystal Blue & Twilight marker
DE Monograms chipboard alphabet & Hearts
Lily White chipboard "&" (Doodlebug Designs)
White Daisy rub-ons
Chocolate craft buttons
Chocolate organdy ribbon
3-D foam tape
Pattern: EMS Sketch 47
Challenges: Splitcoast Stampers Stash Busters March Week 2; Child's Play Mother Goose rhymes (I chose "Girls and Boys, Come Out to Play"); Lasting Memories Alpha Wars (I used a bunch of different alphabets on my title); 1-2-3 Get Scrappy board (I used the bottom row - my chipboard started off plain white so I stamped and sponged it all, I used rub-ons for the writing on my photos, and my oval shape is the O in Out)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My Work Here is Done Layout

I've been really busy this month with non-scrapbook related activities so I'm easing back into scrapping with this simple layout. I was inspired by sketch 263 over at Creative Scrappers. Although it called for a 6"x12" photo, I thought it also worked well by adjusting it for four 4" x 5.5" photos.

I love the sticker because it says everything I secretly believe my kids are thinking!
Recipe:
Later Sk8r Level 2 papers & My Stickease
Pear & Slate cardstock
Outdoor Denim & Slate ink
Craft buttons
White Daisy embroidery floss

Friday, March 14, 2014

Lollydoodle Cards

I haven't posted to my blog since last week because I've been super busy creating a fun card workshop using the adorable Lollydoodle papers! I used quite a variety of stamps, some old, some new, and all the die-cuts were cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I was inspired by various sketches and challenges, so hopefully I don't forget to give anyone credit. Here we go.

Pattern: Mojo Monday Sketch 336

Pattern: Sketch-n-Scrap card sketch 21
Challenge: Little Red Wagon - Truly  Dimensional (the butterfly's wings are not adhered, so she is truly 3-D

Pattern: Seize the Sketch 15

Pattern: totally cased from this card by Jen Shults

Pattern: Deconstructed Sketch 142
Challenge: 4 Crafty Chicks - Trees (it's a tree branch, so hopefully that counts!

Recipe:
A True Thank You, Frame It Up, Twitterpated, Hot Diggity, Wild About Love, Say It in Style, Enjoy the Little Things, Happy Birthday, Love You Forever & Holiday Tags stamp sets
Lollydoodle Level 2 papers
Pear, Cotton Candy, Juniper, Slate, Desert Sand  & White Daisy cardstock
Pear, Cotton Candy, Juniper, Slate & Cocoa ink
Cocoa pigment ink
Pear, Cotton Candy, Juniper, Buttercup, Chocolate & Black markers
Pink watercolor pencil (Prismacolor)
Clear embossing powder
Flamingo Dots
Color-Ready seam binding ribbon
Woodgrain washi tape
Silver shimmer trim
Liquid Glass
3-D foam tape
Stripe embossing folder (new from CTMH!)
Swiss Dot & Happy Birthday embossing folders (Cuttlebug)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Stash Buster March Week 1 - Who is @ the Zoo?

Another Stash Busters Challenge coming your way! Click on the link below to play!

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This month, I am challenging you to use up certain items from your stash and then link your completed layout at Splitcoast Stampers so we can all get excited over it! I'll post a new list each Thursday this month, and you have until March 31st to scrap your layout using the products. If you complete all four layouts, you will get an honorable mention for the month. This month, I thought I'd include some neglected tools, so be prepared to dust off some tools you haven't used for a while!

Please use:
• 3 patterned papers
• 2 pieces of chipboard
• A die-cut
• A crimped or pleated item

I finally got a chance to do a layout based on my monthly sketch!
Recipe:
Hodgepodge Alphabet, Chocolate Alphabet Small, Distressed Backgrounds & Whooo's Your Valentine stamp sets
Babycakes Level 2 papers
Chocolate, Whisper & Colonial White cardstock
Chocolate, Buttercup, Sunset & Slate ink
DE Hearts & Signage (chipboard)
3-D foam tape
Crimper
Cricut Artbooking cartridge: overlay
Pattern: EMS Sketch 54
Challenges: Heart 2 Heart March Scrapbooking Challenge (I used an overlay from the Artbooking cartridge); Frosted Designs Punctuation or Keyboard Symbol (I used @ and ?)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

San Diego Zoo Layout

Since Monday was the third day of the third month, Heart 2 Heart challenged us to create a triple play. For me, that meant adding three felt shapes to my layout. I'm trying really hard to use up older papers before buying a bunch of new ones, so I pulled out the old Twitterpated paper pack and used some large pieces of patterned paper. I also used my last three pieces of chipboard that matched the Twitterpated papers, plus I added three craft buttons for another triple play. My title has three words in it, I used three patterned papers, and my final triple play is the three stitches near the title. Wow, that's a lot of threes! Don't forget to hop over to Heart 2 Heart to play along with the challenge.
Recipe:
You Are My Happy stamp set
Twitterpated Level 2 papers
Crystal Blue cardstock
Chocolate & Sorbet ink
Chocolate marker
Heartfelt Wonder felt die-cuts
Dimensional Elements Chipboard - Organic
Craft buttons
Licorice Opaques - Black
Chocolate baker's twine
Chocolate embroidery floss
Liquid Glass
Pattern: Nuts About Sketches Week 302

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Orlando Layout

Sketch 'n Scrap had a new sketch I wanted to try, so I pulled out some of my Laughing Lola paper to create one last layout for my family's 2010 Orlando trip, an intro page for our vacation. The pretty blue in the papers seemed a good match for the shade of the water in my pool photo, so I think the papers work even though there's no purple in either photo! I'm trying to loosen up on the matchy-matchy thing (since everyone tells me my colors don't have to match exactly), but it's always a struggle for me to try something new. Anyone else have this issue?
Recipe:
Save the Date stamp set
Laughing Lola Level 2 papers
Crystal Blue & Laughing Lola Gold cardstock
Crystal Blue, Hydrangea & Black ink
Flutter paper shapes - butterflies
Craft buttons
Black & Sunflower embroidery floss
Turquoise ric-rac (Craft Essentials)
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: title, ticket
Pattern: Sketch 'n Scrap 52

Saturday, March 1, 2014

EMS Sketch Challenge 54

Welcome to the March sketch challenge! This month's sketch is a single pager, but it could easily be spread over two pages simply by duplicating and reversing the elements, and exchanging the title circle for a journaling spot on the second page. Enjoy the sketch, and don't forget to link your completed layout based on the sketch below so I can leave you some love. For every five participants, I will choose a guest designer for May!
Due to out of town guests and lack of foresight on my part, I haven't picked up my photos from Costco that I want to scrap for this sketch. I'll try to get my layout done later this week, so be sure to check back!

Please link your completed layout here by 3/31/14 at 11:59 pm PST!