Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happy Family - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
This months designer challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs is using hexagons! AND ECD has two different hexagon dies to choose from!  The Stitched Hexagons (which I used) and the Fitted Hexagons

Here is my layout...
I wanted to keep it bright and fun and happy!

 To create this layout
Step 1 - gather supplies - one full 12x12 sheet  of patterned paper, and coordinating pieces of patterned paper (I used 7 Dots cotton candy dreams) stitched or fitted hexagon dies, happy (from the happy holidays die), Stitched rectangle die, adhesive and scissors

Step 2 - die cut 29 hexagons from coordinating papers in various colors and ink outside edges

Step 3 -  cut one paper at 3 3/4 x 12 and another at 3 x 12, and three different sizes of pennants and fussy cut an image from the paper and ink outside edges

Step 4 - ink the outside edges of the 12x12 paper

Step 5 - adhere the 3 3/4 x 12 paper then the 3 x 12 in the center of the page

Step 5 - adhere the hexagons in a diagonal fashion going from the lower left side to the upper right side leaving small gaps in between. 

Step 6  - die cut a rectangle for your photo mat and the word 'happy' and ink the edges

Step 7 - adhere photo mat and photo, pennants, fussy cut image (lower right side) and title to the layout 

Step 8 - enjoy!

Here are some close ups

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Beach Day with Dad

A while ago we were lucky enough to spend some time as a family in Florida....
We found a sweet little beach near our hotel and I was lucky enough to catch this shot of our boys and my hubby at sunset....

I began by painting the chipboard pieces.
I painted the Vintage flourish set one and the square stamp frame with crackling colour.  I then painted the 'I'll be there' title piece with Art C metallic paint

here are some details

I am also entering this in the Off The Rails Scrapbooking June challenge
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Masculine thank you card

Good morning!
Our youngest son is just finishing his co op at our local metal recycling yard, through his high school. I made this card to thank the owner and staff for being such great hosts!
To create this card:
Step 1 - create card base for square card measuring 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 Step 2 - using the dashing square die that measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 cut a pice of patterned paper and then ink and distress the edges Step 3 - cut a pice of coordinating paper at 1 x 5 1/4 then ink and distress edges Step 4 - adhere your double sided tape sheets to white cardstock Step 5 - die cut the 'flying high' die Step 6 - using a sharp craft knife trim the cover sheet around the clouds so the plane of the die cut still has the cover sheet still on and remove cover sheet Step 7 - pour the cool diamond microfine silk glitter over the clouds and shake off excess and return to container Step 8 - remove the cover sheet off of the pane and cover with sand dunes silk microfine glitter Step 9 - using the stitched circle die - die cut one circle at 4 1/2 Step 10 - die cut the 'flying high' die out of brown cardstock Step 11 - using your craft knife remove the center of the die leaving only the circle Step 12 - die cut the word 'Thanks' from the 'Words 2' die set Step 13 - adhere the die cut square and small pice to the card base. Step 14 - using double sided tape adhere the glittered flying high die cut to the die cut circle, then the brown cardstock circle to the glittered flying high die cut Step 15 - adhere the die cut assembly to the card base Step 16 - add the thanks die cut  
Here are some details


For the inside I I used a few scraps of paper for accents and I die cut the 'Flying High' die out of coordinating paper, inked and adhered it!  
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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sketch challenge - Scrap Shotz

Good morning!
Working with sketches really inspires me....I have fun creating sketches and the layout after!
I used our June sketch and the fabulous May kit for this months challenge to create this layout

the sketch calls for lots of layers - but you don't have to use only paper - you can use a mixture of mixed media, stickers, ephemera - whatever you have on hand

I chose to layer with the Kaisercraft Pen and Ink paper and stickers from the main kit and the ephemera pack also from the main kit

If you would like to enter into out sketch challenge you can enter here
and here is this months sketch

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Friday, June 1, 2018

A little grungy and steampunky

Good morning!

This months challenge at Creative Embellishments is so fun....

Here is the layout I created for it!

The challenge at Creative Embellishments is to use  this image as inspiration and you can read all about on their blog

I was inspired bu the gold, brown and steampunk feel of it

Here are some details

 For all the pieces of chipboard - the steampunk corner, Gears, Steampunk Gear Panel and the Cross Stitch border I inked them in brown then added some gold and black embossing powder

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Happy Birthday Card - Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Good morning!
I have a lot of wonderful men in my life that I enjoy making cards for!
The fabulous hot air balloon from the Vintage Balloon Race is perfect for a masculine card and the new pebble blue glitter from the Beach Micro Fine glitter is the perfect accent!

 To make this card:

Step 1 - Create you base card at 5 x 6 1/2
Step 2 - place a small doily 
Step 3 - cut a coordinating paper at 3 1/2 x 5 and adhere over doily
Step 4 - cut the large ballon from the die set
Step 5 - adhere the double sided tape sheet to a piece of cardstock and die cut the inside piece for the hot air balloon, basket and the happy birthday
Step 6 - peal off the cover to reveal the tape of the die cuts and cover with micro fine glitter. shake off excess
Step 7 - assemble your card

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Beach Bum layout - Creative Embellishments!

Good morning!
Being a family that loves to spend time at the beach provides a lot of great photos over the years!

For this sandy layout I tore some of the Penelope Dee papers



I painted then inked the Leafy Vine Frame, the anchor and the seaweed
For Distressed Chicken Wire Border and the Beach Bum I painted them with Blue mist
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