Sunday, May 12, 2019

I love being your mom - Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Being my boys mom is the most wonderful gift I have ever received!
I wanted to celebrate these relationships with a layout I created using many products from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

I started by tearing and layering my papers.  I used a mixture of papers,  the base is from Blue Fern Studios, the top pieces are from Prima, and the beautiful rainbow bark paper (ModaScrap) and Pewter cardstock dove grey cardstock and Pink Peach are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I added some splatters fo dark grey mist

I then began making my flowers using the large flower die set, Big flower die set, Bunch of flowers 3, the small flower die set, and of course the tools.

I added two of the ready to bloom to add more visual insterest

 My final step was to add my title!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A Fun Day at the Park - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!  I am back today to share with you a fun layout I created for Elizabeth Craft Designs

Step one: Trim top sheet of paper to 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 and ink the edge of the bottom and top papers

Step 2: Using the Stitched circles die set cut 1 circle at 3 1/4", 2 circles at 1 3/4", 2 circles at 3", 1 circle at 2 3/4" and one at 2 1/4 out of coordinating paper.

Step 3: Using the Stitched Circles die cut silhouettes using black cardstock of all of the circles cut in step 2 and keep the inner circles as well. Adhere the silhouettes onto the circles.

Step 4: Following the tutorial I have previously done for the pinwheels (found here ) using the 1 3/4" square from the dashing square die set cut and 3 using the 1 1/4" square create 4 pinwheels.

Step 5: Adhere everything together and add a title
Here are some details:

I am entering this in the CSI Challenge for case #279.  I was inspired by the colors, the happy feel of the file, the use of black, and the cursive font!

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Proud Of You - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
I can not believe our youngest is graduating this year!  Where did the time go?  He has become a wonderful and caring young man.

I created this layout for Elizabeth Craft Designs and a few fun challenges.  One for Paper issues where the challenge was to do background work (stamping and stencil) and one for CSI for one of their inspiration challenges - Case File No. 278!   I was inspired by the colors and the globe on the image

So to create this layout I started by die cutting various sizes of rectangles using the Stitched rectangle die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I then die cut a bunch of flowers from the leftover papers from the rectangles using the large flower set, small flower set, and bunch of flowers 3.

 I layered everything and then using a pencil I lightly drew where all my papers would be.   Since I had an outline of the papers I knew where to stamp using the Circles Background stamp from ECD and where I wanted my stencil.

 For the purple paste, I took my purple Faber-Castell gelato and scribbled it on my glass mat.  I touched it with a bit of water from a paintbrush then added some sand texture gel.  I added more purple gelato until I achieved the color I wanted.

And finally, for the globe and title piece from Creative Embellishments I colored it with my purple gelato, then with a wet finger I rubbed it around the chipboard until I was happy with the look.  I added some liquid glue and then purple beads!
I added a few die cuts from the wonderful 7 Dots Studios Garden Party paper line to finish the layout!

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Easter Time - Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Good morning!
Easter is fast approaching and it is almost time to celebrate again!

Today I am sharing a sweet layout I created for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I used their wonderful dies, and Maja papers for this one!

I began by trimming my top sheet of paper to 11 1/2x 11 1/2 and inked the out side edges with white ink.  
I then die cut 30 stitched hexagons using the 2 1/2" and 1" dies using coordinating papers.


I created the flowers using Bunch of Flowers 3large flower set and Small Flower Set.  I used the Trio of leaves die set and the Susan's tool set to shape the leaves and flowers.  I then stamped the patchwork bee and die cut it using the coordinating die set.

 Isn't that bunny adorable! 

 I used the Color My Easter Eggs die set with coordinating paper and the white soft finish card stock for the title (the Words 3 and Words 5) as well.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Final Southern Ridge Trading Company layout

Good morning!

Its a sad day - today will be my final post for Southern Ridge Trading Company - it has been awesome being on this team!

Oh, how time flies - this was our youngest when he graduated Kindergarten - he is now 17!

I used Penelope Dee papers that I tore and layered

For the chipboard flourish and Moments in Time title piece, I painted them in the blue then inked the edges with red ink then added a few gems for visual interest. 

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Summer Fun - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
It feels great to get my creative mojo going again!  I have loved creating and feel like I am getting back to my old self!

I made this layout for Elizabeth Craft Designs using their awesome dies, Tim Holtz papers, and Creative Embellishments chipboard!

I started by trimming my papers.  The second layer I trimmed to 11 1/2 x 11 1/2.  The Tim Holtz Dapper paper pad contains sheets of divided into 4 squares.  I cut 3 of these to use as accent pieces and photo mats

I inked my chipboard with dark brown ink ten applied some Lindy's Gilded Burgundy Brass embossing powder to add depth of color.

I die cut the Sandcastle and palm tree from coordinating papers and inked all the edges before assembly.

I die cut the flowers using the small flower set,  the large flower set, and Big Flower set.  For the branches, I used the trio of leaves.  to shape the flowers and the leaves I used Susan's Garden tools...a must have!

Look at all the dimension!

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Smile - ELizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning! 
 Follow the step-by-step below to see how you can make your own version!

Step 1. Trim papers. You'll need:
  • 1 12x12
  • 1 61/4x12
  • 1 31/4x12
  • 1 23/4x6
  • 1 51/2x51/2
Once you're done the cutting, ink the edges of all papers.

Step 2. Using the Stitched Circles die set, die cut 7 circles using dies that one size apart so you have a silhouette and a full circle. Ink the edges of all circles.

Step 3. Die cut or fussy cut 4 butterflies and ink edges

Step 4. Create your flowers using any small Elizabeth Craft Designs flower die. I used the Large Flower, and Bunch of Flowers sets.

Step 5. Adhere everything together and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

I am entering this in the Lasting Memories inspiration challenge!I was inspired by all the circles