Thursday, April 19, 2018

Distress Oxide Ink Card

Hello again!
Today I am sharing a card I have up over on the Off The Rails Blog. There's a tutorial for a technique with it, so I hope you will check out my post over there.
With Austin graduating this year, we will be going to lots of graduation parties so I wanted to get a little bit of a head start on some cards.

I used heat embossing and Distress Oxide Inks on my card. I had a blast playing with them! Please go check out my tutorial.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Bloom & Grow

Hey there!
We are finally dug out after the almost 20" of snow over the weekend. No school yesterday meant some extra scrappy time for me!
I played along with the CSI case file No 252. I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe along with a mixture of papers from Amy Tan's  Rise & Shine, Stitched, Cut & Paste and  Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm and a paper from Shimelle. I have to admit, The color combo of the case file scared me a bit. I don't use the colors black and yellow by themselves because it reminds me of a bumblebee. I do love how this page turned out, so you may be seeing it more often, LOL!

I backed the flowers of the cut file with all different yellow papers. I added some enamel dots to the centers of the flowers. These are from Simple Stories and Cocoa Vanilla. I added in 3 flair buttons from Darcie Heater Designs. These have been in my stash for at least a few years.

I hand stitched the title with embroidery floss. I love how it looks!
I fussy cut a mason jar, punched a circle, added another flair and then finished this cluster off with a Simple Stories phrase sticker. I added some black machine stitching under the title and then fussy cut the small yellow flowers:

I added a few layers of paper behind my photo and then added some washi tape, I think it is from Michaels. I added a fussy cut flower, tangled thread, fussy cut hearts and another flair:

This layout took me almost a day to do, but it kept me busy during the blizzard! and I love how it came out! 

Monday, April 16, 2018

A Mixed Media Tag

Hey there scrappy friends!
I have my first post for Whisker Graphics and I am beyond excited to join this talented group!
I created a mixed media tag for my first project:

I started with a Large White Tag and used a Creative Embellishment stencil to add some Light Molding Paste with a spatula:

Once I finished, I removed the stencil and this is how the tag looked:

I colored some Creative Embellishments chipboard words and wood veneer stars with Nuvo Glitter Markers and let them dry:

Once the molding paste was dry on the tag, I sprayed it with a variety of blue, green and silver mists and then sprayed it with a little water to mix it:

I dabbed it with paper towel to soak some of the liquid up, dried with my heat gun, and this was the result:

Finally, I added some black ink through another stencil:

I also used mist to color this Sweet Sticky Label and added it to the tag:

I took some Divine Twine in green and wrapped it around the bottom of my tag and tied it in a knot. Then I mixed these Divine Twine colors: Green solid, Green Apple, Blueberry and Navy and looped them to the top of the tag:

My son is graduating from high school soon and we are invited to many graduation parties. This will be perfect to add to a graduation gift!


Birthday Card

Hey there!
Happy Monday!
There's a new challenge up at Cards In Envy today. The challenge is: It's Birthday Party Time- create a birthday card.
I used Simple Stories Let's party for this fun birthday card:

I loved that sentiment when I saw it and just had to use it!
Hope you will take some time and play along with us!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Day of Caring

Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!
Every fall, the school participates in the day of caring. Students volunteer to rake the elderly's yards in the community. Austin has participated all 4 years of high school.
I used an old BoBunny line for this layout along with a Creative Inspiration sketch:

I added some watercolor to my background.
I added some dimension to my page by popping stickers up with foam:

I used alpha stickers from the collection for my title:

Head on over to Creative Inspiration to check out Bev's sketch and play along!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Soul Sisters

Hey there!
I have a layout up on the ScraPerfect Blog today and wanted to share it here as well.
I am sharing an easy way to add twine to your project. The easiest way I have found is using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever along with the No-Clog Writing Cap.
I used Pebbles Girls Squad for this layout of Sierra and a few friends.
Here is my layout:

Lay your twine where you want it on your layout. Put the No Clog Writing Cap that is attached to the bottle of the Best Glue Ever on the layout where you want to adhere the twine. Add a small thin dot of glue. 

Place the twine on top. Easy Peasy!

The glue dries clear so you won't notice it if you add too much. But remember, a little bit goes along way. Here are a few close ups:

I also used the Best Glue Ever to adhere my embellies on this page.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Mama Llama

Hey there!
I am sharing a layout I created for case file #251 at CSI.
I used the January Hip Kit Club Kit along with the Rosey Posey cut file from The Cut Shoppe for this layout about me:

I added watercolor to my background. Then fussy cut the frame and cut it in half. I added a few layers of patterned paper under my photo and placed the frame under that. I used the fun Thickers to create my title. I fussy cut the tag from one of the papers and added some of the flower diecuts:

You can see the beautiful cut file here. I cut on white cardstock and then used watercolors and Gelatos to add some color to it. The lighter llama was fussy cut from one of the papers and the other one was fussy cut from a Paper Issues card:

I have been meaning to do this layout for some time and when I saw  the llama in the kit, I knew it was perfect for this story!

Here is the case file:

I was inspired by the llama and colors. I used a solid background, llama and flowers for evidence.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Miss You

I am back today to share a card I created using today's card sketch at Creative Inspiration.
I used Webster Pages Citrus Squeeze for this fun card:

Besides the background and doily, all of the items on here were all fussy cut from the papers. For my sentiment, I added an SRM sticker.
These were all items from my stash. It feels so good to use them!
Run on over to Creative Inspiration and check out the sketch!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Creative Inspiration Blog Hop

Hey there!
A bunch of the design team at Creative Inspiration are doing a blog hop and sharing spring projects.

Please Hop along through all 10 designers blogs. Please follow each one, leave a comment so we know you took time to visit. Be sure to finish at the Creative Inspiration Blog where you will be entered for a bonus ballot to win a Blog Hop prize.

I used a photo of myself in Vegas over spring break a few years ago. I used Simple Stories You Are Here along with the twinkle stamp from Creative Embellishments for this layout:

I used watercolors to create my background and then added some stamping with black ink. I fussy cut the pineapple from one of the papers and popped it up with foam. I used an Amy Tan stamp to stamp the words "enjoy today" and to add the date. I added some diecuts:

I had a bun of the chipboard frames from this collection and those pretty much inspired this layout:

I added some Authentique (green) and Bo Bunny (teal) mini alphas along with the fussy cut "travel" to create my title. I used a few of the pennant diecuts and added some machine stitching:

Here I added a few more diecuts and frames:

My challenge for you is to create a spring layout and use frames on it.
Here is the order of the hop in case you get lost along the way:

Lisa Moen ***YOU ARE HERE***
If you choose to play along with our challenge then play along with any one or as many of the projects you saw in the blog hop. Post your project in the comments section and tell us which one you played along with. You have all month long to play along. Can't wait to see what you share with us!

Now off you go to Tracy's blog to see her project.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Bunny Trail

Hello and happy Friday!
I am sharing a layout I created for the April moodboard at The Rubber Buggy and the spring challenge at Paper Issues.
I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe along with some JilliBean Soup and Echo Park stash:

I added watercolor to my background and backed the cut file with papers from JilliBean Soup. The yellow one is from Echo Park. I added some JilliBean Soup stickers and some stitching:

I fussy cut the bunny from one of the papers and popped it up with foam. I added some more stickers here:

I fussy cut the word "you" from one of the papers and added in a few more stickers:

Here is the mood board:

I was inspired by the springtime theme and colors.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!