Wednesday, April 8, 2020

WOYWW #566

Here’s my desk this morning:
It’s full of messy goodness again today. I decided to go through my stamps and take inventory and discovered some treasures!

If you’re wondering why I’m sharing a photo of my desktop, it’s all part of the WOYWW challenge at StampingGround.  Come take a peek into all the craft areas/rooms/desks around the world!

Hope everyone is being safe, staying healthy and practicing all these new norms.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Handmade Embellies!

I’m on a roll with the Disney layouts and finally finished our trip. I didn’t take a ton of photos like I did when we went to Disney World, but there were still lots of fun layouts!

I love this two page spread. I made these bursts or whatever you want to call them to add fun to the layouts. I was struggling with this one but those embellies are super cute and exactly what it needed!

How did I make them? I punched circles using multiple punches.  On the back of the largest punched circle, I adhered strips of paper in random lengths to create a fun star burst. The paper strips were scraps that I cut at an angle. I didn’t measure length or width, just cut them up.

The Incredibles icon and masks were cut from the Cricut. I made the Incredibles layout first and then since the Hollywood Studios layout was next to it, I coordinated the embellishments. I love how they turned out. What I don’t like is the white hand drawn Mickey heads on the blue paper. I went too far and had to continue even though I don’t technically like them.

I hope this encourages you to make your own embellishments when you have the chance.

1 3/8”, 1 1/4”, 1” all from SU!
Star punches from my stash
Mickey heads assorted sizes punch from EK Success

Friday, April 3, 2020

TGIF; Thankful Friday #124

Another Friday and I’m still thankful. Wow, two weeks Sheltered in Place and I’m getting a little stir crazy! This week, I’m thankful for the updates and conversations that I’m having with friends and family more often. We’re all in this together #alonetogether is true for sure. I’ve talked to four cousins that normally I only give the “thumbs up” on their FB posts.

I talked to three old co-workers, two nieces and a high school buddy.

People are reaching out and it’s been pretty cool!

I hope you are staying safe, staying in place and finding things to be thankful for this week.

Let me know in the comments, what you are thankful for this week...

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Junk Journaling w/LeAnna

My granddaughter had a lot of fun working in the Junk Journal and did a great job! Here are some photos!
This is how it started:

 She didn’t like the bright red so I gave her the hint about adding white to cover up what you don’t like.
 Look at all that paint goodness!
 When she stamped the sunflower, it didn’t leave a dark enough impression so she used a marker to darken the image.
 Then added some gold foil!
 Some paint splatters and of course, the signature!

The next page:
 Look at that beautiful face! She’s so happy!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog; April - For The Girls

Happy April Fool's Day! The challenge at the LTSCB for the month of April is For The Girls! I decided to do a scrapbook layout of my daughter & I with our scrapbook group of friends at last year's Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. This year's expo is right around the corner and I can't wait!

I used a Scrapbook Generation kit and it was perfect for these photos!
I also used some items that were a freebie from the Expo since we attended the crop.
 Look at that Washi! Isn't it great!
I created some clusters using both the sticker sheet from the kit and dies from the freebie kit. I love that they coordinated.
The stamps were a collection in the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo pack too! They are a little hard to read but they say, "all I can say is it was fun" and "what happens at the crop goes into the scrapbook". Isn't that the truth!
This was a fun page to put together since it included some of my favorite people and my favorite hobby!

Your on over to the LTSCB and link up your "For The Girls" project!

Love to Craft Challenge Blog; April Anything Goes

As always, the challenge them at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog (LTCCB) is Anything Goes.

I've been working in my Junk Journal a lot lately so I am sharing this spread with you.

I am not one to waste supplies and working in a Junk Journal I like to use as many recycled products as possible. I cut out these words with my Cricut for some Valentine's cards and kept the negative for a stencil.
You vaguely see the "mine" but you can definitely see the "loves". I used some Ranger Distress spray for this.

One of things I love about my Junk Journal is that I use it to mop up left over ink, paint and other mediums so when I go to work in it, there aren't many "white" pages. This helps with the fear of a blank page!

If you look at this close up, you can see the remaining piece of a sticker sheet. This was already on the page just wanting to be prettied up!
The heart was cut out from a copy of a previous art journal page and I created a shadow with some honey ink.
The "Bee Mine" letters and bee were cuts from the Cricut that I didn't use for a card. It was sitting on my desk staring at me! I used a white pen to add some doodles on each letter (which I LOVE). Stamped hearts and used my fingers to add the small dark blue dots.
Be sure to click on over to LTCCB to link your Anything Goes project.

If you want to see more pages in my Junk Journal, click on the label to the right.

Monday, March 30, 2020

BBTB2; Easter Boxes, Bags or Baskets, Oh My!

Happy Monday.

There’s a new challenge on the BBTB2 website. It is Easter Boxes, Bags or Baskets - Oh My! or any kind of 3D item.

I made this cute container for the challenge.

The container is the nut cup from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge and the cute chick is from the Simply Charmed cartridge. The nut cup was cut at 5 3/4 and the chick at 2 1/4. The overall size of the cup is a little under 3”. Perfect for a few treats!

Now it’s your on over to the Bitten By The Bug 2 site to add your Easter project! Please be sure to let us know how you used your Cricut and what cut you used. Other than that...have fun!