Friday, February 23, 2024

Flower Shopping

 Hello there!

Today I am sharing my take on sketch #602 at Sketches In Thyme. I used Echo Park A Slice of Summer collection along with Creative Embellishments chipboard for this page:


I used inks to color the Flourish Set 3 and plced them under my photos. I inked the Daisy Set 3 and placed one in between the two upper photos:


I added some fussy cut flowers and butterflies:



I added the Mini Berry Wreath to the top of the lower left photo:


Here's the sketch:


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!





Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Love

 Hey there Friends!

Happy Valentines Day! 

Today I am sharing a sweet Valentine's layout of Sierra and her boyfriend. This picture was a selfie taken while they were in Chicago. I used Creative Embellishments chipboard along with Doodlebug Designs Love Notes collection:


I added watercolor to my white, textured cardstock. When that was dry, I used the Distressed Text stamp and black ink and stamped on the background. I colored the Love Heart Arrow Frame with acrylic paint and then backed it with patterned paper from the Love Notes collection. I added a few stickers:


I painted 3 of the Hearts and backed those with papers as well. I added some stickers from the Love Notes collection:


I added a fussy cut postcard to write my journaling on. Then finished off my layout with a few more stickers:


Here is another Heart I painted and backed with patterned paper:


I popped up the "hello there" sticker with craft foam to add dimension:


This was such a fun page to create!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Crazy 4 You

 Hello there scrappy friends!

Today I am sharing my take on case file #428 at CSI. I was inspired by the colors and love theme and created a fun and whimsical layout of Greg and I:


On my white cardstock background, I used a few stencils from Creative Embellishments. I took Distressed Oxide Ink and put it through the Distressed Grid Stencil.  Then I took the Ledger Stencil and added Heidi Swapp  Black Metallic Texture Paste. Finally I added black watercolor spatters. I diecut some trees and added watercolor to them. I placed them to the right and under my photo. I added the pink paper (Echo Park Yours Truly) under my photo ripping the left side. I added the Doodle Bug "sweet" tab sticker and the "monday" tab from Pink Paislee. I fussy cut the clouds from a Doodlebug Love Notes paper. The little yellow bird is a sticker from the Doodlebug collection:


For my title, I used the "Crazy" diecut from Pink Paislee. The 4 is from Dear Lizzy and the "you" are Fancy Pants alpha stickers. I fussy cut the bike from a sticker in the Doodlebug Love Notes collection:


Here's another look at the trees. I added the Crate Paper "My Valentine" sicker and fussy cut some envelopes from one of the Doodle Bug papers. The bike is also a Doodle Bug sticker:


I fussy cut the "XOXO" from one of the Echo Park Truly papers and added the "I Love Us" sticker from that collection as well. I fussy cut the flowers and added those on top:


Here's alook at the bottom cluster. The paper is from Doodle Bug Love Notes and then I added little bits and pieces down here:


Here is a quick look at the case file. To see the complete file, check out the CSI Facebook page:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!




Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Grand Ole Opry

 Hi there Scrappy Friends!

Today I am sharing my take on sketch #598 at Sketches In Thyme. I used Creative Embellishments chipboard, rub-ons from my stash and Dear Lizzy stamps for this fun page:




I added watercolors to my background using the smooshing or kissing technique. I heat embossed all the chipboard pieces. I added my photos along the Music Note Border. Then added the Guitar on top of the bottom of it. I added a Heart Music Notes along with a few chipboard hearts:


I used a few of the Dear Lizzy stamps and stamped the flowers and then fussy cut them. For my title, I used old rub-ons from my stash- I think they were from Scrap Works? I also added another heart and Heart Music Note:


To the left of the upper photo, I added in the Makin Music chipboard piece. I tucked in a Music Artist Trading Coin above the first and second photos:


Here is the sketch:


Hope you find some time to play along with us this month.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

 


Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Life S'more Fun In The Woods

 Hey there Creative Friends!

Today I am sharing a layout I created using a Creative Embellishments chipboard title and lots of trees I made:


I traced a circle on my white cardstock background and added some watercolor. I used a black fine tipped marker to outline the circle. I drew the trees on white textured cardstock with a black fine tipped marker. Then I added watercolor to them. Once they were dry, I fussy cut them:


I placed my photo down and then added the trees to both sides of it. For the Clouds, I added a coat of white acrylic paint. once it was dry, I scribbled on them with a Gelato and then dipped my finger in water to smooth out the Gelato:


I used the same technique on the title, Life S'more Fun In The Woods, as I did on the clouds:


I added a few word phrase stickers and the arrow from Simple Stories and Echo Park:


I added a small cluster of trees here:


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Friday, January 12, 2024

Hello Lovely

 Hello Scrappy Friends and happy Friday! 

Back in March of last year, I finally saw Reba in concert! This has been on my bucket list since I was a teenager. I loved Terri Clark as a teenager too and she opened for Reba, so I got to see them both! Terri came back out on stage during Reba's performance and they sang a few songs together. I used Creative Embellishments chipboard, papers from my stash and Thickers (hello Lovely) for my title:


I added a torn strip of papers down the middle of my page and added some machine stitching. I added some watercolor splotches under the photos. I heat embossed the Feel The Music bar and added it to my page. I heat embossed a Disco Ball and tucked it under my right photo:


I heat embossed a Microphone 2 and added that under the left photo. I added some Heart Music Notes colored with mists throughout my page. I fussy cut some flowers from a Recollections paper and added them:


I used Thickers for my title and added the heart Thicker and Best Day Ever Thicker:


This page was so much fun to create and I hope I have inspired you in some way. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Sunday, January 7, 2024

King For A Day- CSI Birthday Layout

 Hello there friends!

Today I am sharing my take on case file #426 at CSI. I was inspired by the colors and birthday theme. I used Echo Park Magical Birthday and Birthday Boy for this page of Austin:


On my white textured cardstock background, I added texture paste through the Twinkle Star Stencil from Creative Embellishments. I tore strips of patterned papers and layered them on my page. I pleated the red one. Then I added some machine stitching. I heat embossed the Distressed Clock and tucked that under the left photo:


I added some stickers and the flair is from Fancy Pants:


I added some corrugated cardboard from Fancy Pants under my photos. I fussy cut the cake from one of the papers, popped it up with craft foam and added some gold tangled thread under it:


For my sub title, I wrote the word "Happy and #". I fussy cut the word "birthday". I finished the layout off with a Tim Holtz word phrase sticker (black) and a word phrase sticker from Bella Blvd (pink):


Here is a quick look at the case file. You can check out the complete case file on the CSI Facebook page:


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!






Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Chilly

 Hey there!

Today I am sharing a winter layout I created using Creative Embellishments chipboard. These photos were taken last winter. 


I added a strip of torn patterned paper from Echo Park to my white cardstock background and stitched it in place. I added some watercolor. I used a Nuvo Glitter marker to color the Snow ATC Frames and placed them on my photos and fussy cut them. I added a few Simple Snowflakes. I used a Lindy's mist to color them. I added in a few tree stickers from Echo Park:


I used the word 'Chilly" from the Blizzard Word Set for my title. I used white acrylic paint and mist to color it:


I also added in a few Frosted Pink Acrylic Snowflakes:


On top, I added part of the Snowflake Banner. I colored that with acrylic paint and mist as well. I added a Chipboard Snowflake here that I colored with the Nuvo Glitter marker:


I tore strips of white cardstock and added that to the bottom of my page to create a snow scene. I added stitching and watercolor to the drifts. I tucked in a Snowman that I colored with paint and marhers. Isn't he the cutest?


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, December 28, 2023

Retired Mini Album

 Hey there Creative Friends!

Today I am sharing another mini album I created using Paper House Productions & Creative Embellishments chipboard. I also made the mini album using a tutorial from Bev Code. This album is part 1 of our first trip we took after retiring in December of 2022. 


I decided to add a photo on the cover of Greg and I. It was taken in the car as we were leaving home. All chipboards were colored with inks and/or mists. I used: Retirement Set
and Authentique & Jenni Bowlin alphas:


Page 1: Nashville



Page 1 holds a booklet that opens like this:


Page 2 also has a booklet that holds many photos:


A closer look at page 1:


A closer look at page 2:





A closer look at page 3:


A closer look at page 4:


Page 3's booklet, opened:


Page 3 and 4 both have booklets that hold lots of photos:


Here is a look at page 4's booklet:





Page 5's booklet:


Page 5's booklet, opened:


Page 6's booklet holds lots of photos too:


I put 78 photos in this mini album and there was room for more.
This was such a fun album to create and I will treasure it!
Stay tuned for part 2.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!