Thursday, August 24, 2023

Almost Like A Fairy Tale

Hello Scrappy Friends!
Today I am sharing another layout with you that I created for Creative Embellishments. These photos were taken in the Stockyards Station in Fort Worth Texas last January. I am a huge fan of using lights to decorate and thought this area was so pretty! To create my background, I added light modeling paste through the Twinkle Star (upper) and Crackled Brick (lower) Stencils. Once it was dry, I added watercolors. I let it dry again and added some white acrylic paint spatters. I added a strip of torn wood grained patterned paper from PaperHouse and stitched it in place:


 I inked a few of the Spruce Clusters, added white acrylic paint spatters. I added them to my background. I also tucked in the Christmas Light Strand 1. I inked this as well. I added my photos which I matted on black cardstock:


Here is the  Spruce Cluster on the right side of my photos. The "be happy" and "my life" chipboard are Mambi chips from my stash:


 I used Prima, HipKit Club and Thickers from my stash for my title, machine stitching some:


 I used white acrylic paint and brown inks on the Horse & Buggy. I added it under my photos:


To finish off my layout, I added some white acryluc paint spatters, my journaling and some Tim Holtz and Simple Stories word phrase stickers:


 I had a blast creating this fun layout! I hope I have inspired you in some way. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Loving Life!


Greg and I are really enjoying our retirement so far! We have done some traveling and are seeing some awesome sites! The photos on this page were taken in Nashville in May- We have been there 3 differents times since we retired!

Today I am sharing a layout that I created for Sketches In Thyme using sketch # 578 by the talented Rochelle Spears. I used My Minds Eye Collectable collection along with a guitar from Creative Embellishments and Simple Stories embellishments on this travel page:

I added patterned papers to my white textured cardstock. Then added some machine stitching. I hand cute the tage and added some Divine Twine to it:

I added the chipboard Guitar from Creative Embellishments and then added some diecuts from Simple Stories:

I added the chipboard from on top of  the left photo. I also added the chipboard leaf. I finished the page with some paint spatters and my journaling:

Here is the sketch:

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

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Texas Longhorn

Hey there Creative Friends!
Happy Birthday to my Mom! She turns 87 today!
I am back to share a layout with you that I created for Creative Embellishments. On our trip to Texas last winter, I got to see my first longhorn! We were walking through Stockyards Station to get to the rodeo and came across this beauty:


 I started my layout with black textured cardstock and added white acrylic paint spatters to it. I added inks to a few Grunge Mini Frames, placed them on my background and then added my photos on top:


 I added a Recollection flower along with some die cut leaves on the right side of the photo:


On the lower left side of the photo I created another cluster  consisting of diecut leaves, a flower and the cowboy hat, boot, rope and longhorn are from the Cowboy Set. I inked them and added white paint spatters. I also added a Barbed Wire Border that I inked. For my title, I used Making Memories alphas from my stash:


 I inked and cut another Grunge Mini Frames and added the pieces on the top left and lower right side of my page. I created clusters in both of these spots as well: 



 I love how all these elements pop against the black background. I also love how this page came out! I think it is my favorite! 
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 

Monday, August 7, 2023

Live In The Sunshine

 Hey everyone!

Today I am sharing my take on case file #416 at CSI. I used Simple Stories Hello Summer and Making Memories alphas for this fun beach page:

I stuck some washi tape to white cardstock and then used a scalloped punch. Then machine stitched it to the top and bottom of my page. I fussy cut clouds, sun and title from the Simple Stories papers:

I added strips of patterned papers ( i used the wave punch on one) and machine stitched through those. I added 3 photos. I added the fussy cut flamingo and the chipboard starfish and banner:

I added the "just chillun" die cut, the "life's A Beach" sticker, some fussy cut sunglasses popped up on foam and my journaling:

I used some Making Memories alphas from my stash and the fussy cut "summer" word for the sub title. I added the bucket and pail stickers along with some fussy cut flip-flops

Here's a quick look at the case file:

I was inspired by the colors and used: small dots, woodgrain, stripes, summer/beach themed elements, sun, clouds, waves, palm tree, banner, flip-flops, sunglasses, spatters and a cursive font.

This was such a fun layout to create! Not only that, but I used all items from my stash!
I hope you find some time to play along with us this month.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Sweet Georgia Peaches

Hello there Friends! 
Today I am back to share another travel page with you that I created for Creative Embellishments. Since Greg has retired, he has worked a few weeks at a time at a mill in Georgia. I went with him on all  3 of his trips- it was a great way to break up the Wisconsin winter. Our second trip, we found a peach and pecan orchard store and stopped in. It was in December, so there weren't any fresh peaches, dang, I was looking forward to them! I used the Peaches chipboard pieces along with PaperHouse Productions Discover USA collection for this page:


 I added strips of papers on the right and left side of my page. I added some machine stitching. I colored the Peaches with inks. I used Cloud 9 and Jenni Bowlin alphas for my title:


 I added a 4 x 6 card and placed my photos around it. I added more Peaches here and also stitched through the alphas.


 I fussy cut some of the shiny blue acrylic pieces and added those to my page. I also added another Peach:


Here's another look at the 4 x 6 card and a peach slice:


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