Monday, March 2, 2015

Lasting Memories Challenge -Partners in Crime

Here is my layout for the March  Friendship Partners in Crime this week at Lasting Memories. This doesn't have to be people!  It could be animal friends, pets/owners.. 
be creative and have some fun with this.  
For my layout I had tons of pictures of my two grandkids that I watch daily Monday through Friday.  Since I spend so much time with them I am always catching them into making messes or being silly. The title definitely fits Trouble x 2.  
The first couple pics are them making messes.   On the right they are using Mr. Potato head teeth to make big smiley faces so I added a conversation bubble saying Our disguises.   
The car at the mall is  their getaway car.  
The title is from Silhouette and I used a Chevron punch.  
Remember you have till the end of the month  to link your layouts and there will be a new challenge each Sunday this month with the friendship theme.  For more inspiration check out the Lasting Memories blog.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Let's Scrap Sketches Challenge for March 1st

So excited today as I get to  post my first layout as part of the  Let's Scrap  Sketches Design team.  
It is an honor to be a part of this team with so many 
creative ladies from all over the world.  
This is our  first challenge for the Spring team. 
 We will have challenges each month on the 1st and 15th.  The sketches that are coming up are amazing and I know you will have a lot of fun using them.  
I hope you will join in and take on the challenge of creating with us.  

The first sketch was for the Design Team application.    
The paper I used is Hey Kid from Pink Paislee.  I used the paper and embellishment kit.  
The paper line has papers for both boys and girls.  
The pictures are of my grandson Micah who is two.  
For the banners I used a chevron punch from Stamping Up. 
I also used the Tim Holtz Rosette maker.  
The title I cut using my Silhouette.  
This is the awesome sketch for the March 1st challenge.  So what is your take on this sketch?  
Link up your pages at Let's Scrap Sketches.  

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Howdy Partner layout with Julie Nutting dolls

This is something I have wanted to do for awhile and it was so fun.  I love playing with Julie Nutting paper doll stamps.  This was the perfect picture to create a layout using my new bitty doll stamps.  
I have created little girls to match my granddaughters dresses but until recently there weren't any boys so this is the first time I was able to do a boy too.  
This is my grandson Micah 2 and my granddaughter Kenzie 4 
dressed up for Western day at preschool.  
I hunted through my stash to find papers that matched their clothes as much as possible.  
I am entering this in two challenges:  
                  Handmade flowers and recycled materials!
                                       Frosted Designs
The flowers are hand cut circles of paper and sewing patterns.  
For the  recycled part of the challenge I used the sewing patterns, 
veggie bag net, and grocery bag torn and rolled for frame.  

Die Cut challenge: Clothing

Stuck on U Sketches
The little girl stamp had fancy shoes 
so I cut boots out to match my granddaughters.  
The clothesline is a Silhouette die cut I cut three times.  
The title Howdy Pardner is also a Silhouette cut and I used a Martha Stewart punch for the fan.  I sprayed with Glimmer Mist, used denim ribbon from Michaels, tiny clothes pins, and cork embellishments.  
Thanks for looking at my project.  I would love to hear your comments.  
Happy craftin!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lets' Get Sketchy challenge week 2- Believe in Magic

Over the weekend I created a layout for the Let's Get Sketchy Week 2 Sketch Challenge 
I used the new Simple Stories Say Cheese II for the paper.  
I added a die cut of Mickey's head.  The pictures are of my oldest daughter and her two kids at a recent trip to Disneyland.  

This gorgeous sketch was created by Laura Whitaker
Here is the double page layout completed.  
 



Friday, February 20, 2015

I am now a part of the Let's Scrap Design Team

  I can now announce I am part of the Let's Scrap Design Team.  I have found out a few weeks ago and it has been very hard for me to be quiet.  I am so excited and I am super thrilled about all the wonderful creative ladies on the team.  Here you can read about the team at Let's Scrap.  There are ladies from all over the world and I know they will inspire us all.  Our first challenge will be March 1st and then after that we will have challenges each month on the 1st and 15th.  The sketches that are coming up are amazing and I know will be a lot of fun.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

My tag class for April through June with Julie Nutting dolls


I love playing with my Julie Nutting doll stamps!!!!!  These are for my upcoming tag class at Busy Bees Studio in Newbury Park.  The class is March 25th if you would like to attend.  
These are the April, May and June tags.  
The first is an Easter theme using Doodlebug Easter paper,  
The second one is April showers bring May flowers also with Doodlebug ,
And the last tag  is the Beach Boy with Bo Bunny.  
The little girl and boy doll are done with stamps.  
The stylin rain girl is done with Julie Nutting die cuts and the umbrella cut with the Silhouette.  

Monday, February 16, 2015

Frosted Designs Challenge-Use two messy items


Frosted Designs is having a great challenge this week to 
 include two "messy" items on your card, layout or off the page project! Messy items might include: paint, inks, mists, gesso, molding paste.
I decided to get a little messy and create a layout for the challenge with some new Kaisercraft paper the Sandy Toes Collection.  This is a picture of my youngest daughter and my youngest granddaughter Brittany together at the beach.  
For the background I used Golden Fiber Paste to make two dimensional palm trees with a stencil.  
(One of the trees got covered up on the right)
I  then used Glimmer Mist Patina and Crushed Shells to spray over the paste and two stencils.  
On the bottom of the page I used Viva Stone Art to make the sand texture.  
After distressing the paper I used Ranger Ink Vintage Photo to ink the edges.  

Closeups: 
For added texture I used netting, shells, starfish corrugated paper, burlap and cork paper.  

Here you can see the texture of the fiber paste.  
If you like to get messy check out the challenge and what the design team has done at Frosted Designs.  Lots of inspiration and fun!