Friday, September 19, 2014

Critters Galore Lawnscaping Challenge ... Take 2

Wow, ok so I have watercolored SEVERAL images this week of critters and today I have put together 2 cards... ok the first one I put together last night... but this one I put together just now and I loves it! This is another entry for Lawnscaping Challenge 90

It's another New Year's Card...

I used distress inks for coloring the polaroid image and the background as well as stamping the sun. My cloud is actually some card surgery that I think turned out rather well, I created it with Perfect Pearls Mist. The fox image is watercolored with regular watercolors. 
PLEASE let me know what you think... I like it! (OH the scripty part of the polaroid is an io stamp I picked up from SSS and I think it adds a little oomph to the polaroid, I think the Say Cheese set is my most used LF set!)

Critters Galore Lawnscaping Challenge #90... take 1

I love Lawn Fawn and I've been in a bit of a creative slump... I have a BIG project that I've started but I got stuck and haven't gotten to share it with you (if you follow me on IG then you have seen some sneakiness of this beachy project). But I've been sitting around staring at supplies, I did get an AWESOME layout finished that I'll be sharing on Wednesday the 24th for the monthly Pep Rally with Clique Kits but for today... I'm playing along with the current LAWNSCAPING CHALLENGE!
This week's challenge is all about critters, or images that work as critters!

Rosh Hashanah is almost upon us and I wanted to make a cute card to send to some friends... and what is better for a New Year's card than a yeti?... NOTHING

I stamped out my Yeti image Yeti, Set Go and colored my images with just a cheapie set of watercolors that I picked up at Michaels months ago. I have been watching tons of videos by Jen McGuire making lovely starry interstellar backgrounds lately and wanted to try making one with these same watercolors, I think it turned out great. The stars are both splatters of white watercolor and splatters of Perfect Pearl mist. The banner is from Home Sweet Home and I had to creatively mask and extend the banner from the set to fit my sentiment. The pink watercolor makes the greeting a little tiny bit dull looking, but I think it looks ok. I could always go over the greeting again... or I could have stamped it after painting the paper. I used the same pink watercolor to color the paper I punched for my border. The sentiment is stamped with Smitty's ABC's which is my favorite all time alpha from Lawn Fawn!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Communication BREAKDOWN!

I went on a little vacay over Labor Day, down to the Outer Banks in NC. It was amazing, and relaxing... I reached a state of relaxation that I wasn't sure I could reach without wine. It was awesome, and hot. The ocean was beautiful and the beach was uncrowded. I walked around Manteo, Duck, Kitty Hawk etc... and there was a scrapbook store!

It's called Beach Memories if you want anything to scrap your beach vacation, she has it! If you want a selection of stuff that maybe you haven't seen before... she has it. She carries the stuff you don't see at the box stores, and she carries things she loves and uses!

AWESOME. And I picked up some stuff for myself of course. Here is a quick peek:

I got two of those Tim Holtz folios (one of each size). Some crinkle ribbon which I have had in the past but have been out of forever. I got some Kaisercraft Sparklets in clear and I got the 8x8 pad of By the Sea (by Graphic 45) and some Scor Tape which I hear is AWESOME! Can't wait to get started on my beach book! I have TONS of pics of birds on the beach!

OH and as soon as I got home, my computer crashed and it took me almost 24 hours to get it back up and running, I wanted this post up first thing this morning, but life doesn't always turn out the way you plan. And I'm happy to still be in some of that relaxed vacation haze so that I can just roll with it.

It's the best way to be!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Critters Ever After Congrats

I have what is now an empty box where I keep cards partially made up in case I need one in kind of a hurry for someone. I take the card out, then finish it off. These usually start out as images I want to play with... in this card, I had gotten my first gelatos and wanted to play with coloring some ADORABLE Lawn Fawn Images. Critters Ever After is a stamp set that I reach or over and over again for all sorts of cards.

This card started out as a scrap of Cosmo Cricket paper, on a kraft card base with the dragon and crown from the stamp set in place. 

Then I added some Washi from Pinkfresh Studio that I won from participating with Clique Kits. Those letters, They are Cosmo Cricket as well... Tiny Type. Those gold stars are from Pretty Little Studio and came in my August Clique Kit.

This just wasn't enough, I knew as soon as I started looking at the photo... so I didn't get a better one, I just started adding some more stuff. Actually I just added Three stickers from the Highline collection by Basic Grey. And then, I thought it was Perfect!

I JUST LOVE how this turned out! Let me know what you think! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Awesome Camp Mini

I was so inspired by the August Pep Rally. Everyone had such awesome projects, and I've never seen a kit that was so ready to be a mini album. I finally made a mini with Glam Camp... I had a picture in my mind as soon as I saw that little deer that it needed to be featured along with one of those amazing burlap bows on a mini! Here is what I came up with:

I had those kraft thought bubble stickers in my stash, I thought they worked great as journalling spots with this collection.

I'm sending this album to my sister, she is a camp counsellor and youth group leader and they just got back last month from this year's camp. I hope she likes it. The pages are kind of plain, but there is room for photos and journalling on every page, and on the inside of the back cover, I have utilized some of the awesome packaging that our supplies come in to make a pocket that can hold extra photos, personal journalling, scripture or anything else she might want to put inside a pocket. I still have a good amount of goodies left from this kit, so you may get one more mostly Glam Camp project before my next kit comes... I can't WAIT to get my hands on it... you need to see the peeks!!! 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Works in progress 8/23

I've been kind of a busy gal lately, what with getting in my submission to be on the FIRST EVER Clique Kits Design Team if you are reading this on 8/23, you have one more day to submit!! I am anxiously awaiting news... and working on a couple of projects.

I'm making my own mini from Glam Camp which is the August 2014 kit from Clique Kits. Here is as far as I am right now...
I've cut down all the pages and "started" the cover. I've also started another pocket style album. This one is very, very special as it is documenting my own business!!! I'm a consultant for Pure Romance and SO EXCITED about this new adventure in my life! I've had so much fun working on my Clique Into Summer album that I decided to use this style album to document my journey with my own business (let me know if you want more info).

Here is a sneaky of this album:

And on that note, I've also been working on some business stuff with my scrappy goodies. One of the products I sell is a candle that melts into massage oil, it's called Burning Desire. It comes in a chalkboard style candle holder that even has a piece of chalk so you can write on it. I cut some words out of vinyl just for demo purposes, so people can handle the candle and still read the words. 

I'm having so much fun! Tuesday's post should be the completed mini using Glam Camp so be sure and stop by and see how it turned out. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 2014 Pep Rally Featuring Glam Camp!

Hold on to your hats everyone, this kit has me thinking of the 80's and the 60's... in particular the time I'm thinking of the summer that I first saw the movie Dirty Dancing, that floral print in the kit reminds me of fabric of my favorite dresses from that summer and how we combined plaids with florals and polka dots.... yummo just like this kit! I LOVE IT! If you are just arriving from Alisha's blog, welcome! If you were just popping by to see me, then you should REALLY go through the blogroll and catch up!

I have a mini album in mind for these papers and embellies, but first I wanted to alter something that I haven't seen altered in this way, I found some slide carousels at a thrift store for less than two dollars and I bought both of the ones they had, ideas spinning like mad through my mind. They are perfect for holding tiny tags and bits of ephemera and you could use them as countdown calenders, as a roladex, for holding journalling prompts or for holding quotes. LOTS of ideas here...

Here is the box that my Carousel came in:

Here is a view from the top, partially loaded. The tags in the middle are ready to be filled out and dropped in the slots. I've used cut files from Clique Kits and other cut files I had for my silhouette and also tickets and ephemera and scrap paper that I used a punch to make tags for the slots, they are just about two inches wide and I think they are fabulous!

And here is a view from the front. 

I am just TICKLED at the way it turned out! Let me know what you think... I had SO MUCH FUN! 

Here is the blogroll for today in case you missed it: