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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

If you're happy and you know it......

Today is my day to post a project on the Frosted Designs blog.  There are so many cool things in the store right now that I had a hard time deciding what to use!  I started with the Jillibean Soup mini placemat, since that could double as my title and an embellishment.  Then I added some papers, stickers, twine, and a little bling and ended up with this page of my almost-always-happy grandson!


I started by adhering the mini placemat to yellow patterned paper. I added some pen stitching around the edges, then colored in the words "HAPPY" and "YOU" with a yellow glitter marker, to add a little sparkle and emphasis.  After adhering the chipboard stars, I added a little bit of Mercury Glass Stickles to them for more sparkle.  Here's a closeup:
 
It's always nice when different manufacturers and collections work well together.  The colors in the navy polka dot paper served as my base, so I pulled from those colors for my papers and stickers, and keeping them against a white cardstock base kept a clean and bright feel to the page.  Check out the Frosted Designs store for these products and so many other new items!
 
 
 
 
 

Fusion Challenge #8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I really liked the Fusion challenge this week, both the inspiration photo and the sketch.
 
 
 
 

I ended up using the sketch option of the challenge for this Easter card.  All the little ovals in the sketch reminded me of Easter eggs, so that was my inspiration for this card.

 
I used the Tim Holtz spritzer (available here) to make the blue and green mists of color behind my stamped image, and then colored the images with a combination of Spica and Wink of Stella glitter markers.  Stamps are from Stampendous.  The Fusion challenge is open until April 22nd, so you have time to play along!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #252

 


Unscripted Sketches is celebrating their fifth year with a blog hop this weekend, and a new sketch!
Sketch #252 came just in time for me, as I needed some inspiration for a wedding card.  Here's the sketch:
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And here's my card from the sketch.  I used an acrylic frame and a Rebecca Sowers Fresh Cut that have been in my stash for years, along with some DCWV cardstock and some Pink Paislee patterned paper.

 
I'm really happy with the way this turned out, and so glad those pretty items from my stash finally found a home!
 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Love to Scrap Challenge #27 - Anything Goes

It's time for another "Anything Goes" challenge @ Love to Scrap!  Seems like these challenges are very popular, as we always get a lot of participation for them. 

Our sponsors this week are Sweet Stamps and Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet.  I used the "Bowl and Pitcher" image from Sweet Stamps for this card.

 
The circular frame was cut with my Cricut, and I added half of a lace doily behind the digi image so it would look like the bowl was on top of a lace tablecloth.
 
Link up your project to the Love to Scrap blog for a chance to win one of the prizes from our sponsors.  Don't forget to add "DT" to your name on the entry if you'd like to be a guest designer at Love to Scrap!
 
 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sketch #74 from My Scraps and More


 


I used sketch #74 from the My Scraps and More sketch blog as the inspiration for this layout.  Since we're getting close to Easter, it would be nice to get my Christmas photos scrapped, don't you think? I got five of them on this page.

Here is the sketch:

 
 
And here is my page based on the sketch:
 
 
If you haven't checked out the My Scrap & More sketch blog, you really should - they have some great sketches every month, and great prizes, too!
 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

My Scraps and More April Sketchathon

My Scraps & More is hosting a Sketchathon this month.  There will be daily sketch challenges (but with a twist!) and a great prize at the end of the month.   We'd love to have you join us in the forum and play along!

Here's my layout for the first sketch.  The twist on this one was to use the word "first" or "1st" on your page.  I went back a few years to 1983 for these pictures of my kids on their first plane ride.  I remember my son was so excited because the stewardess pinned some pilot wings on him when we got off the plane!

 
I used some Simple Stories papers and stickers on this one, and some Mr. Huey's mists for the splatters.  I'm entering this page into the March challenge at The Crafty Scrappers,  to use paint or mist on your project.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Let's Celebrate!

It's the first warm, sunshiny day we've had in Ohio in a long time, and it made me want to break out the bright colors and create something cheery!  I used some stamps and dies from Paper Smooches and some neon inks from Hero Arts to create this card.

 
Paper Smooches:  Balloons dies, Kissables 2 stamp set, Geo-Graphic stamp set, Off the Charts stamp set, Scripty Sayings stamp set -  Hero Arts neon orange, pink, blue and green inks - Ranger archival ink in black - Rock Candy Distress stickles
 
I die cut the balloons from white cardstock, stamped them with neon inks and adhered with foam adhesive for a little dimension.  The background for the sentiment was stamped with blue neon ink, and then the sentiment was stamped over top with black archival ink and fussy cut.  I added some doodled balloon strings, a twine bow, and some little plastic dots made from melted perler beads.
 
I'm entering this card in the Paper Smooches Sparks "Anything Goes" challenge and the Sentimental Sundays "Add a Doodle" challenge.