Friday, July 23, 2021

Let's Go Camping!

Hey there scrappy friends!

Today I am sharing a layout created for Sketches In Thyme using sketch #478 along with Echo Park Summer Camp:


I added some tree stickers from the collection and popped up the compass with craft foam:


I added another tree sticker and a paw print along with a fern I punched:


I added a few more stickers here along with my title which is also a sticker. I added some machine and hand stitching to give some texture:


Here is the sketch:



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


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

88 and Clear card

 Hey there cardmaking friends!

I am sharing a fun under the sea card I created for 88 and Clear.


I used Sweet Cocoa Sugar Stock as my base and added layers of Sour Guava and Tangy Peach Sugar Stocks. I used the Ring Layers to cut a circle from Sour Guava and added that on top. I used the July card Club Digital Stamps- Drifting By and colored them with Caliart markers. Then I fussy cut them and the sentiment out. I popped some of the digi stamps up with craft foam to add some dimension. Then I topped it off with some white paint spatters:


Hope I have inspired you to create a card or other project today!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Friday, July 16, 2021

Ice Cream Yum

Hey there friends!

Today I am sharing my take on case file #361 at CSI. I was inspired by the colors and ice cream theme. I used Echo park Summer Dreams for this layout of me:


I used watercolors to add some color to my white textured cardstock. I added layers of patterned paper under my photo. To the right of my photo, I used foam Thickers for my title. I added some chipboard pieces from the EP collection, a puffy sticker from Dear Lizzie along with some Tim Holtz word phrases:


Under my photo, I added some trim from my stash, an ice cream cone sticker and that cute chipboard ice cream truck:


I punched a few different sizes of circles, added them throughout my page. On the left side, I added the chipboard balloonsand another puffy sticker:


On top, I added some speech bubbles. In the upper right hand corner I created a cluster using patterned paper, chipboard, a sticker and some punched circles:


I hope you will play along with us this month!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, July 15, 2021

Best Day

 Hello friends!

Today I am sharing my take on case file #362 at CSI. This is a cold case- meaning use some stash. I used mostly Crate Papers Maggie Holmes Carousel collection for this page of Greg and I:


I used one of the papers as my background and then fussy cut the black and white striped papers and stitched them. I also fussy cut the yellow strips and stitched them. Then I layered bits and pieces, some from the Carousel collection and some from my stash. I added some wood buttons from Hip Kit and twine from Divine:


I fussy cut my title from one of the papers and placed it on the top of my photo in the white space. I added a white frame with gold, fussy cut flowers and the pink paint stripe was fussy cut from Echo Park Dreams paper:


I added a tag to both sides of my photo and used Divine Twine to add bows. I added some diecuts and an enamel heart:


Under the photo, I added another fussy cut flower bunch, a fussy cut banner and some bits and pieces at the bottom of the page:


This was such a fun page to create and I am so happy to do some stash busting!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Yes You Can

 Hey there friends!

I just wanted to pop in and share a card I created for 88 and Clear. I used Tangy Apple Sugar Stock as my base and added a layer of Tangy Grape and a layer of Tangy Gum stamped with Tangy Gum Sugar Cube and the Square Netting Stamp on top. I used the Ring Layers Die to cut a stitched circle on the top layer:


I used the July 5 for $5 digi stamps, Best Day for this card. I colored them with my Caliart markers and then fussy cut them. I tucked them into the circle. I fussy cut the sentiments from the same digi stamp and popped them up with foam. I added a Powdered Sugar Twine bow under one of them Finally, I added some bling and some Dazzling Pat spatters:


I am having a blast coloring digi images and I love how this card came out!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!





Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Good Times

Hey there friends!
I am back to share another layout with you using a cool title chipboard piece (I fell in love when I saw this piece!) along with other Creative Embellishments products:

   

 I added clear Gesso to my background. When it was dry, I added modeling paste through the Small Stars Stencil and let that dry. Then I added a few different mists along with white paint spatters. For my title, I used Good Times Are Even Better... and ran Gelatos over it and used a bit of water to spread it around:

   

 I added a few clouds from the Rainy Days Wood Veneer that I painted with white acrylic paint:

   

 I added a few layers of patterned papers from the JilliBean Soup You Make Miso Happy collection. I also added some diecuts and fussy cut flowers:  

 

I used the 3 Tree Stencil and 88 and Clear Sugar Cubes to add the trees. I love how it looks! I fussy cut the "Life is beautiful" and butterfly:

   

 In this diecut cluster of flowers, I tucked in a few pieces of Flourish Set 10 that I previously added ink to:

 

I had a blast creating this fun friend layout and I love the outcome of it! I hope I have inspired you to dig out your mixed media items and use them. 
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
  

Monday, July 5, 2021

Corona Virus

Hey there friends!

Today I am sharing a layout using some chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments. I used a photo of myself taken on Snap Chat using a filter with a sparkly mask:


I used a black Sharpie to color the Triangles and then backed them with glitter cardstock: 


I used most of the words from the Pandemic Hashtags and colored them with Nuvo Glitter markers:


I added a few of the Virus chipboard pieces. I colored them with a green Nuvo Glitter Marker. I added in a few fussy cut flowers from a Park Lane paper pad. I also added strips of papers from the same pad and machine stitched them:


Here are a few more of the Pandemic Hashtags:


I will add my journaling about the pandemic to the back of my page since I didn't have room for it.
I am happy I created this page and I love how it came out!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Saturday, July 3, 2021

Feel Better

 Hey there friends!

Today I am sharing a slim line card I created for 88 and Clear using the July Free Digital with $25 purchase- Arizona Windows. I added a layer of Tangy Apple Sugar Stock to my white card base and then added a layer of Tangy Berry. On top of those, I added a layer of Sour Mist that I stamped with Sour Mist Sugar Cube and the cactus from the Life Sucks stamp set:


I colored & fussy cut the "windows" from the Arizona Windows Digital Stamp. Then I backed them with vellum from my stash. I popped them up with foam to add some dimension and tucked in some gold thread:


For my sentiment, I used the "Feel Better" stamp from the Life Happens Stamp set and stamped with Black Taffy Sugar Cube on Tangy Berry Sugar Stock.
I love these colors! What do you think?
Hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, July 1, 2021

Red, White & Blue

 Hey there!

Today I am sharing a layout I created for the Creative Embellishments July challenge. This months challenge is a sketch challenge and the twist is to add a stamped image. I stamp


I added strips of cardstock and PhotoPlay patterned papers to my background along with stamping some stars using the Grunge Stars Stamp and blue ink. 


 I used red and blue mists to color the Stars and Stripes Banner and Independence Day Word Set . I also used white acrylic paint to color the ampersand and word "white" above. I adhered the chipboard to my layout using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever. This is the only glue I use for adhering chipboard:


I added a Nested Star under my photo and added the diecut along some Red Mirror Acrylic Stars. I added in the banner and USA stickers from Recollections:



I hope you will play along with us this month!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Ahoy USA Original

 Hey there friends!

I am sharing my take on case file #360 at CSI. I used Simple Stories Sea To Shining Sea and a few other bits and pieces from my stash for this fun 4th of July page of Greg and I:


I fussy cut the chevron border and journaling spot. I added a punched border and a few chipboard pieces from Carta Bella. I also added a Recollections ice cream cone sticker:


I added some strips of patterned papers to the left side along with some machine stitching. Here's a closer look at the Carta Bella chipboard banner:


I added a few stickers from the Simple Stories collection and popped one up with craft foam to add some dimension:


I added some spatters to my background. I love how this page came out!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!




Friday, June 25, 2021

Celebrate Dear Friend

 Hey there friends!

Shout out to my son on his 22nd birthday. Happy Birthday Austin!

I am sharing my last card for 88 and Clear this month using the Free Digital Stamp with purchase- Label Rose. This is such a beautiful stamp and I love the label sentiments:


I used Tangy Grape Sugar Stock for my base and added layers of Sweet Banana, Tangy Apple and Sweet Lavender Sugar Stocks. I colored the flower with my Caliart markers and then added some Dazzling Pat spatters and a bow:


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, June 24, 2021

It's the Most Wonderful...

 Hey there!

I am sharing another Christmas card I created using a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap along with a paper pad from Recollections. I fussy cut the poinsettia and sentiment:


Here's the sketch:


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!





Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Sunshine

 Hey there friends! 
I have decided to stay on at Sketches In Thyme as life has slowed down a bit for me. YAY! I love working with the sketches over there and knew i would miss them.

I used Echo Park Springtime from my stash for this fun camping page of us and our camping friends. We were on a hike and decided to stop by the lake for a few pics:


It's not very often that I used patterned paper for my background, but I used 2 on this one. I added a banner sticker popping it up with craft foam. I added the "blissful" sticker along with a few flowers I fussy cut from the sticker sheet:


I fussy cut the clouds from one of the papers and popped them up with foam too. I added a few patterned papers under the photo on the right. I added the "sunshine" sticker. It originally said, "sunshine makes me happy" I used alphas from the EP collection and trimmed them up to fit:


I added the cloud and journaling stickers along with a pink heart sticker:


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

 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Playing Kubb

Hey there friends!

Today I am sharing a layout I created using a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap along with Echo Park Happy Camper collection. I also added the circle cut file that has been in a drawer that I previously cut and didn't use. I think it is from Paper Issues. 

I used photos of the guys playing Kubb against us girls while camping last 4th:


I fussy cut the trees from one of the papers and added a tent sticker. I used alphas from the EP collection for my title:


I popped up the owl and "Camping under the stars" stickers with foam to add some dimension. I hand cut the trees and then used 88 and Clear Sugar Cubes to create watercolor


Here's the sketch:


This was such a fun sketch to work with!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!