My desk this morning:
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
My desk this morning:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
I created this card using the Winged Masterpiece Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart. I'm entering the challenge at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog which is a challenge site for all things CTMH.
Isn't it so pretty! I splashed a variety of ink sprays on my craft mat and smudged them onto a piece of heavy weight card stock. Once that dried, I heat embossed the two dragonflies in gold using Versamark ink.
I added a white marker and yellow & pink watercolor pencils on some of the flowers within the wings to highlight them a little more.
Once that was done, I added some black and white splatter all over. I stamped the sentiment with black archival ink onto vellum so it wouldn't hide the beautiful background.
After I took photos of the card, I remembered that I had some gold sequins so I added them (in part to hold the vellum to the card front). The sequins are also from CTMH. I love this set because there's shiny gold and matte gold sequins!
Be sure to click over to the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog for their newest challenges!
UPDATE: I was selected as the challenge winner for this card!
Monday, March 29, 2021
I bought these plain eggs/carton from the Dollar Tree and knew I had to do something with them.
Friday, March 26, 2021
I hope you are staying safe & healthy and enjoying the Spring weather.
What are you thankful for this week? Leave a comment and let me know!
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Check out the video below on the process:
I completed the layout using a sketch for the Sketch n Scrap DT that I'm on so I'll be showing it later but here's the paper pad that I used for it and my work area:
I made another card for the Sketch n Scrap challenge blog using sketch #. Be sure to click on over there for the sketch and Design Team inspiration.
Super cute, right?!?
I dug in deep in my "children/babies" stamp drawer to find this cute clown stamp. I need to do another Bash Your Stash series for this drawer. I used Tombow watercolor markers to color the clown and added clear glitter marker over his shirt. I also added white pen dots here and there to add some fun.
The three different primary color panels were scraps that I dry embossed for texture and interest. I think this card turned out super cute.
Click on over to the SNS site to add your project before the month ends.
Friday, March 19, 2021
Oh no, not in my yard. Don't get me wrong. I want things to bloom, but I just don't have a green thumb. But...my succulents survived the winter and are still alive so I'm definitely thankful for that!!
Thursday, March 18, 2021
In 2019, I visited my mom and sister in Tucson and it was during the time when the cacti were blooming. I took a ton of photos - I'm not even lying! Many I put in a scrapbook but there are many that are still sitting in the photo envelope. I pulled two out to add to this spread.
Watch the video here:
Monday, March 15, 2021
- I used my Cricut to cut the title letters. I chose to add the title words to a base to make it easier to adhere and I love the look.
- The "Daisy" embellishment was a leftover cut from the baby shower and fit perfectly on this layout.
- To finish the page, I added pink and white Color Silks from Fun Stampers Journey/Spellbinders.
- With the exception of the dark pink base, all papers and paper embellishments were from my pink scrap stash.
I search "dancer" images in Design Space and found this one from the Dance It Out set and knew she'd be perfect! Then I designed the card using shapes. First a square turned into a rectangle for the card base. Then a circle turned into an oval for the cut out. Since it's a slimline card, the card base rectangle is 7.5x8.5 (once folded the card size is 3.75x8.5).
I made another rectangle 3.5x8 for the card front. I arranged it on the right side of the card base so the oval cut out would be in the same spot.
The ballerina was duplicated and then flipped. With the silhouette design, I probably didn't need to flip it, but sometimes the cut can be different, so I figured, better to be safe than sorry.
Isn't this a fun card! I must make more!
Friday, March 12, 2021
What am I thankful for this week? I'm thankful that I was able to get Round One of the COVID-19 vaccine shot.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Mine for the week:
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Friday, March 5, 2021
TGIF and Happy Thankful Friday! This week I'm thankful for giving, sharing and friendship. I know that sounds like a lot, but let me explain. So the other day, one of my coworkers mentioned that she was taking her family to the snow, within the hour, she had been given enough snow gear for them so she didn't have to purchase or rent anything.
Then, another friend posted that she was collecting clothing for the homeless and I was able to give her some bags of clothing. Since thrift stores are no longer accepting donations because of COVID, they were sitting in our hallway for months. Win for both of us!
My workplace is having issues with coffee - the absence of coffee - and one of my coworkers gifted me and another person some Starbucks gift cards that were sitting in her drawer. Score!
All it takes is someone to ask...does anyone have...can I borrow...etc., to receive a blessing but also allow others to give that blessing as well.
For those people who are lonely, just speak up. Reach out, we're out there waiting to lend a helping hand. I know that can be hard, but it must be harder to sit in silence.
I hope you had a blessed week and have much to be thankful for. Please leave a comment and let me know what you are thankful for this week.
I’m excited to announce that I’m a new DT member of the Sketch-n-Scrap challenge blog. They host multiple sketches a month for both cards & layouts. Check out the site...you’ll be glad you did!
My first project for the DT is a card sketch challenge. The sketch: