Saturday, June 24, 2023

Beach Mini Album

Hello Friends! 
I have another mini album to share with you today. I used the Beach Mini Album from the Creative Embellishments store, lots of CE chippies and Paper House for this beautiful beach album:


 A few close ups:


The back of the mini album:


 A few more close ups:


 I used modge podge to adhere the patterned papers to the chipboard. Then I cut them using a kraft knive. I uase a sanding block around the edges and then applied ink to the edges. I prepared the chippies by applying ink to them. Finally I added them to my album along with some Paper House stickers and embellishments. 
 Here is what I used: 
  On The Beach Word Set (swimming) 
  Beach Word Set 2 (beach bum) 
  Summer Wood Veneer (swimsuit) 

I had a blast creating this album and hope I have inspired you in some way!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, June 23, 2023

Our Garden

 Hey there Friends!

Today I am sharing my take on sketch #570 at Sketches In Thyme. I used Simple Stories Simple Vintage Farmhouse Garden for this page of our garden last year:

I tried to stick close to the sketch. I only have the 6x8 paper pad in this collection so instead of paper layers like the sketch has, I added some hand stitching using embroidery floss. I placed my 3 photos on the watercolored background. I popped this cute sticker banner up on some craft foam to add dimension. I used some Bella Blvd. stickers from my stash and machine stitched through them:

I fussy cut the peas and added lots of stickers from the Simple Stories collection, popping a few up with foam. I added a torn strip of black paper along with some machine stitching at the bottom of the page:

I fussy cut that cute windmill srom one of the papers:

Here is the sketch:

Thnaks for stopping by and I will see you again soon!

Monday, June 19, 2023

Hello Summer

 Hello Scrappy Friends!

Today I am sharing my take on case file #413 at CSI. I used Crate Paper Oasis & Wild At Heart along with Echo Park Summer Fun for this page of me sitting by the ocean in South Padre Island:

I added watercolor to my white cardstock background. I fussy cut lots of leaves and flowers to create a wreath. I added a few palm trees from Creative Embellishments. I colored them with inks. I fussy cut the bird and popped him up with craft foam: 

I fussy cut a pineapple and the word "sun". I added in the "our paradise" sticker on top of the left photo:

I added a few fussy cut flamingos, a few stickers and the "hello summer" ribbon. The "flip flops" is a chipboard piece from Creative Embellishments:

I fussy cut the swimsuit and the word "fun" and tucked those in too:

Here is the case file:

I was inspired by the colors, wreath, palm branches and flamingos. For evidence, I used: wonky dots (spatters), summer themed items, wreath as a page design, circles, flamingo, bird, palm trees, leaves, flowers, fruit (pineapple), pleating and cursive font (hello on ribbon). My testimony is to document something about summer.
Check out the CSI Facebook group to see the full case file and to submit your take on it.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Rainy Day

Hello friends!
Today I am sharing a layout I created for Creative Embellishments. I used some chipboard pieces from the CE store along with JilliBean Soup Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup collection. 

For my background, I added light modeling paste through the Raindrop Stencil on white cardstock. Then added some watercolor:


Here is a closer look at the stencil work. I colored some of the clouds and raindrops from the Rainy Days Wood Veneer with ink and added those to my page.  I added an Umbrella that I colored with ink as well:


 I added the second Umbrella to the right of my photo and added the Rainy Day title piece that I heat embossed:


 I fussy cut the banner pieces from one of the patterned papers and machine stitched it under my border. The Raindrop Stencil has raindrops and it has a few different puddles on it. Here is a close up of one of them:


 I added the third Umbrella under my title. I added a tag, some fussy cut flowers and a few stickers:


Here's a closer look at the borders and fussy cut flowers:


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Memorial Day Weekend

 Hello Scrappy Friends!

Today I am sharing my take on case file #412 at CSI. I used mostly Simple Stories Happy Trail along with a Creative Embellishments stencil and some of their chipboard for this camping page. I made a matchbook to hold extra photos from the weekend.

I added watercolor spatters to my white cardstock background. I fussy cut some clouds and machine stitched them in place. I used the Burst Stencil from Creative Embellishments along with a Distressed Oxide Ink to add the sunburst peeking out from behind my photos:

I placed my photos and added some stickers from the EP collection, popping some up with craft foam:

For my title, I used the Memorial Day Weekend chipboard piece from Creative Embellishments and used a brown ink pad to add some color:

because I had so many pictures from this weekend, I made a matchbook to hold them. I added a sheer bow to it. I added the bear and binoculars stickers, a fussy cut tree and a Compass from Creative Embellishments:

Here's a look at the matchbook when it is open:

I added a cluster of embellishments- stickers, fussy cut items and diecuts- to the bottom right of the layout. 

I love how this page came out!
Check out the case files for this month on the CSI Facebook page. We would love to have you play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Licensed To Grill

Hey Creative Friends! 
Wow! I can't believe it is June already! I love sitting on the patio and grilling out in the summer, especially when Greg does most of the cooking! Today I am sharing a layout that I created for Creative Embellishments. This photo was taken last summer while Greg was grilling. The title piece, Licensed to Grill was perfect for this page:


 I used an ink pad to color the Licensed to Grill chippy. I used Webster's Pages papers from my stash. I added a few papers, a frame and some machine stitching in navy:


 I added a few borders as well as some fussy cut flowers and the grill and tongs are from the Barbeque Set. I colored these chippies with ink too:


 I cut strips of papers, added them down the side of my page. I added some machine stitching in navy. I fussy cut the banner piece from one of the papers, popped it up with craft foam and tucked in the fork chippy from the Barbeque Set:


This was such a fun layout to create, plus I finally used some of this Webster Pages collection! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!