Friday, November 27, 2020

TGIF; Thankful Friday

 TGIF! This week I’m thankful for all the Thanksgiving helpers this year. I hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving and had a wonderful day!

(Our oldest son went to AZ to enjoy the holiday with my mom and sister)

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Junk Journal Page and Video; Rainbow

Hi there! I just posted another YouTube on this junk journal page:

Like I mentioned in the video, I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it...I may go back and do something different, but for now, it’s good.

I did want to stress that sometimes that does happen. I just enjoy the process and playing with the different mediums and techniques. That’s why I decided to keep filming this. Not every project is going to be perfect or what you envision, but in the end, it does become something you like!

Products Used:
Acrylic Paints: Apple Barrel - Key West, Bright Magenta, Bright Yellow, Black & White
Sprays: Distress Spray Picked Raspberry (Ranger), Sour Lemon Color Splash (FSJ) and Heirloom Blue (Mister Huey’s)
Ranger Texture Paste; Transparent Matte
Modge Podge
Acrylic Gesso
Stencil; Joggles
Paint Pen:  Posca White Bullet Tip
Black Archival Ink; FSJ Black Licorice
Papers: all from my Junk Journal stash

Monday, November 23, 2020

BBTB2: Coffee

It's time for another two week challenge at the Bitten By The Bug 2 (BBTB2) challenge site. Click on over and see the great DT submissions and join the fun! The current challenge topic

What a great time to create a Cricut inspired coffee project. The days are getting cooler and nights are definitely colder! 

Here's my project:

My daughter bought a sweatshirt and I challenged myself to do something similar. It looked like it was bleached but it looked different than the bleached shirts I've done before. So I googled it...there is such a thing as reverse tie dye. Basically, you "tie dye" with bleach to remove color.

I used a black sweatshirt that I already owned and gathered sections with rubber bands
then sprayed & poured bleach.

Once I was happy with the new "color", I removed the rubber bands & soaked the shirt in cold water to stop the bleaching process.
There were lots of spots that were still too black so I dripped some bleach here and there until I liked it.

I washed the sweatshirt before adding the HTV. I went to Design Space and searched for "coffee". I selected the image/words from Drink Up image #MB356503. I didn't want it to have a big contrast so I used blush HTV from Cricut. I also like how the pink gives it a feminine look too.

I hope you join this challenge and link your Cricut made coffee project to the BBTB2 site.

Friday, November 20, 2020

TGIF; Thankful Friday #154

Happy TGIF; Thankful Friday! This week I'm thankful for my daughter and my decision to join the 49 in 49 Challenge; Virtual Marathon this year. It really did encourage me to walk every day. It ended last weekend, but I'm still walking - hopefully, I'll continue.

The weather may not agree with it, but there's still the treadmill.

Here's a photo of my daughter and I with our shirts & medals.

We did it!

Have a great week and leave me a comment on what you are thankful for this week.

My granddaughter also turned ONE this past weekend. They didn't get to have the big party that they wanted, but it was still fun and she's such a cutie!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Cheers to 60 Years Layouts & Video

I filmed another YouTube video talking about making base pages for an event. In 2019, we had a 60th birthday party for the hubby and it was a beer theme.

I purchased this paper pack specifically for the party. It came with great patterned papers and a 12x12 sticker sheet which I used for most of the embellishments for the layouts.
Check out the video here:

Now, read on for more details:

For the First Layout: I made the masculine embellishments years ago for a swap & finally had the chance to use them. They were made with a variety of punches and stamps. Take a look:
 I used a ticket punch for the base & stamped the beer mug & cheers to create the fun 3D embellie. You can't tell, but I also used liquid crystal effects for a glass feel.

 This one was also on a ticket base. Even though the image & sentiment are one stamp, I stamped them twice in two different colors and then cut them apart.
This one, I added some tiny brads. In the center oval (covered with the mug) is actually a car stamp, but it didn't work for this layout so I adhered a mug that I cut from one of the patterned papers.

I also stamped the white w/black labels. The green & yellow circle stickers were left over from another sticker sheet and housed in my sticker book. Each cluster has a little bit of all to tie them all together.

Another thing to note, the four photos on the right were originally 4x6, I trimmed them down to 3x4. The title is a combination of stickers and Cricut cuts. I handwrote "years" on one of the mugs.

The Second Layout:

With the exception of the beer mug on the top left, all embellies were from the sticker sheet - even those black and yellow dots/triangles.

Each cluster was grounded by a black circle.

I purchased the 8x12 flip flap from CTMH and the craft beer kit from

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WOYWW #598

 Happy Wednesday and Happy WOYWW! Click over to Stamping Ground to read more about the WOYWW linkage and go take a peek at others’ creative stations.

My desk as of last night:

I finally brought out my old jewelry box and decided to sort through it. I got rid of missing or broken pieces, created a pile for my granddaughters and reacquainted myself to some pieces I completely forgot about.

I’ve been watching The Home Edit on Netflix and those ladies know how to organize! Now I’m not going to organize like them, but they have some wonderful information and tips - sure did encourage me to sort through some things around the house.

Come back later this afternoon as I will be posting another YouTube video. This one is about scrapbooking so if you’re interested in watching that, come back! You can also subscribe to my channel and receive notifications. I’m really getting into a groove with the whole posting videos thing. It’s fun!

Until next week...enjoy the weather in your parts and stay safe & healthy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Baby Girl & A Pineapple

Boy, I sure get some interesting combinations when asked to make a custom card. This time is was a baby girl baby shower incorporating a pineapple.

I don’t have a pineapple stamp so I knew I’d have to use my Cricut for the card. I used the Cricut for the pineapple and the flower but used three different sentiment stamps to finish the card.

I layered two different patterned paper for the card base. I used a light brown marker to create some interest to the pineapple along with versamark ink and “think pink” stamp within the yellow portion. I also used a glitter marker to add some sparkle to the leaves. 

Add a cute baby sentiment and some rhinestones to finish the card! I used a simple “congratulations” to the inside of the card.

I rarely make 5x7 cards but I did this time since it’s for a group gift.

I’m entering this in the Always Fun Challenge this week. Click on over to see the Anything Goes cards.