Friday, May 28, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021
The newest challenge theme on the Bitten By The Bug 2 (BBTB2) challenge site is...flowers. I love a good challenge and this flowers/floral challenge is a good one! I use flowers in so many things, but I thought I'd share this project. I filmed a YouTube video so you can see the process:
Metal roses! Pretty cool, eh?
Friday, May 21, 2021
Happy TGIF; Thankful Friday! This week I'm thankful for an uneventful week. As you know, DS1 is having health issues - he still is, however it's been pretty consistent this week. He texted me letting me know he gained 10 lbs. Isn't that funny! Normally you don't celebrate weight gain, so this is a first!
I was able to use the treadmill a few times this week and actually sit in the backyard in the evenings just chillin' & relaxin' acting all cool.
I spent Saturday at a Farmer's Market with a longtime friend. I bought lots of goodies including some beets. I've never cooked beets before so I had to look it up. I decided to use the slow cooker to roast them. They turned out so good and I was able to make a beet salad that evening.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
I call myself a Scrapbooker who makes cards but lately I feel like I'm a Card Maker who scrapbooks. I'm still scrapbooking 2019 but at least I'm in December so I'm almost done.
Being on a couple of DTs has really helped me as well. I mentioned before that I am currently on a new DT for a new scrapbook site called, Scrapbooking The Day Away with AnnMarie. It's a community for scrapbookers and has a large chat area, tutorials, challenges, zoom classes & crops. It's a lot of fun and I was honored to be part of the FIRST DT.
I've completed a few layouts since there's a new sketch every week. Here they are:
You can tell I'm scrapping Christmas but I did throw in a graduation layout just to mix things up!
When you get a chance, go check out the new site by clicking HERE. There's a free and paid membership available. You won't be disappointed!
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
I did buy a lot! They had such a great variety of products and there was so much, I felt like I was at an Expo. Since we missed two years of Expos, I felt like I actually saved myself some money. smile
I've been looking at the layered stencils that a lot of companies are making so I bought a couple. Wow, they are so fun and easy to use!
I filmed the process of one of the stencil sets I bought. Watch the video below:
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Hello there! I am still scrapbooking 2019, but I'm now in December so things are moving along! It sure does help when you have great sketches to work with! Speaking of sketches...it's time to share another sketch from the Sketch n Scrap challenge blog. This time I worked with this layout sketch:
Friday, May 14, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Check out the video here:
Monday, May 10, 2021
The newest challenge at the Bitten By The Bug 2 Cricut challenge site is...graduation! Perfect for this time of the year. I created this fun step pop up card and used a "Hats Off" sentiment for the main image. For the life of me, I can't remember where I purchased this SVG.
Isn't this a fun card! I used a black/white color scheme so it could be used for any graduate. The tassel is white and can be colored if needed. I also cut skinny strips of acetate to adhere floating stars to the card. So cool!
Friday, May 7, 2021
Happy TGIF; Thankful Friday! This week I'm thankful for my granddaughter, LeAnna. She is so funny! Right now, our house is full of people and when I mentioned that great grandma was here too, she said we were running a hotel. LOL
Her school schedule changed this week so I've been picking her up after school. I love spending these moments with her. It's only about 20 minutes tops, but she's so funny and full of life. I get to hear about her day and her classmates and it's so uplifting.
How about you? What are you thankful for this week? Share it in the comments!
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Hi there, I'm slowly getting my mojo back as things are settling down at the homefront. I have been commissioned to create quite a few sympathy cards this past year and unfortunately needed some of my own too.
I created this card using the Tender Thoughts stamp set from Close To My Heart (CTMH). It was actually pretty simple. I cut an oval on regular printer paper and used it as a stencil to add some ink directly on the card front. I kept it there as I stamped the pine tree branches and pinecones to keep everything within the oval. I also added some tiny pearls (which are hard to see).
I love the way it turned out. I even stamped a branch on the inside.
Heart2Heart CTMH Challenge site. The current challenge is Celebrate Connections.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Hi there! It's time again for new sketches at the Sketch n Scrap challenge blog. I made the coolest card using this clearance stamp set from Hobby Lobby. I wasn't going to buy it at first but then I knew I could make a cool space theme with the stars and planets.
Here's the sketch:
Isn't is cool! Watch the process video below to see how I put it together:
Now it's your turn...link your project using the sketch at the Sketch n Scrap blog. They have two card sketches and two layout sketches a month. You don't want to miss them!
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Happy National Scrapbooking Day! We're celebrating on the Sketch n Scrap challenge site. Go check out the challenge and the DT layouts.
May 1st and time for another challenge at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. The challenge theme this month is...Anything Goes. I was commissioned to create a bright floral birthday card so I decided to make this. Check out the process video below. I love how this card turned out especially with the addition of the sequins!
May 1st is May Day and also time for a new challenge month at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog. I thought of creating a flower inspired project, but hey, I did make a bouquet...just not one with flowers!
I made this super cute, quick and easy candy & lottery ticket bouquet for DS1’s birthday.