Thursday, April 18, 2024

Toucan Cap; PCC Project

This is probably one of my favorite projects I’ve made this year! I used the Tropical Toucan E4562 cut file from Printable Cuttable Creatables for the emblem/patch and the baseball cap/gift box was downloaded from the Jennifer Maker website. 

Once all the pieces for the toucan were cut, I layered them before adding adhesive. I like to do this to avoid putting adhesive on the wrong side and to know where to place the pieces. This is especially helpful when there are tiny pieces.

I used liquid glue with a fine tip to get to those small pieces! Once the cap was assembled and the toucan, I used dimensional adhesive and more liquid adhesive to attach it to the cap front.

Some close ups and different angles:

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

You Had Me At

This is a pink on pink on pink card and I love it! What a great way to recognize your bestie than giving her a Lucy & Ethyl inspired card! I stamped & colored the images with alcohol markers and added some white gel pen marks here and there.

I love the idea of them taking a selfie specially since that was definitely not something that someone would have done back then. Can you image, Lucy taking some wacky ones!

This card was created using random stuff on my desk - yes, this is another card from the Card Making Frenzy Series on YouTube. Make sure you check out the video:

Friday, April 12, 2024

TGIF; Thankful Friday #313

My mama's in town. That makes me thankful! We didn't do a whole lot. I'm working so I couldn't take time off but we still go to do some things.

Monday = the eclipse
Tuesday = started our new floors so we went out for dinner
Wednesday = cemetary visit (there was live music there)
Thursday = crafts in the backyard
Friday = drive to the Bay Area to see my nephew & niece

She'll come back in a few days and hopefully I'll be able to take some time off so we can really hang out!

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Card Making Frenzy Last Round

So much fun creating these cards and I still have stuff to make plenty more! I decided to stop the Card Making Frenzy series just because I'm ready to either toss or put away those pieces on my desk. I can't believe I made 25 cards just from scraps left on my desk! Here's one of the cards with a really easy fun fold:

If you are ever in a stump, I highly recommend playing around with this idea. I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't put things away!

Be sure to watch the final  YouTube processing video to see three of the cards and a flip through of all the rest of them!

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Bubbles Layout

This is one of my favorite things to do when creating a layout without a specific theme. Gather all things pink (in this case) and just layer and layer stickers, die cuts, etc

I went through my die cut embellishments and just had fun with them. This layout used three small photos of my granddaughter using her bubble machine. 

Left side and right 

I used patterned papers from CTMH and no solid cardstock!

See the YouTube process video:

Friday, April 5, 2024

TGIF, Thankful Friday #312


his was a short week since we had Monday off and I took today off as well. We're on a road trip to Indio, CA for a family vacation. So, my foot has been hurting all last weekend and through the week so I'm really thankful that it's getting better and better as the new weekend is approaching.

That's what I'm thankful for this week. Healing...

What about you? What are you thankful for this week?

Sketch n Scrap Card Sketch #263

I'm working with another great card sketch from Sketch n Scrap. It's funny because when you first look at card sketches, you're first thought might be...hmmm that seems too simple. But then you also get to do WHATEVER YOU WANT with it.

Here's the sketch:

And here's what I did with it:
I used paper scraps that are on my desktop. I have them organized by color in a container to make it easier to use them. This is a double sided paper and mixed with a red scrap was perfect!

I also had the colored lobster that was just left on my desk looking for a home!

A stamped sentiment and an enamel heart are the finishing touches for this nautical birthday card.

I liked this sketch so much that I created a second card.  This one has a curse word so don’t check the YouTube video if you’re sensitive to it.

Check the video here:

And be sure to click over to the Sketch n Scrap blog and/or Facebook page to see more sketches!

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Christmas Cards Layout

On this fun layout, I included all the photo cards we receive for Christmas as well as any handmade cards we receive. I think these cards are fewer and fewer each year which is sad. 

The main focus of this layout is to get them in my album so I wasn't too worried about any of the normal parts of a layout...title, journaling, embellishments, etc.

This is the final page of my 2021 scrapbooking album! It's good to get another year completed and now I'm off to 2022!

What do you do with your photo cards? Do you add them to your album?

Check out the YouTube video to see how I gutted my paper and how I took advantage of a flip flap in order to see both sides of a card.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Feeling Groovy

The theme for April on the Printable Cuttable Creatables blog is RETRO. There are so many choices of cut files for this theme that I had a hard time deciding. But I did and I decided to use the Feeling Groovy T333 file for my project.

This is a pretty easy cut file and like most of the cut files on the PCC site, has many different ways you can cut it out. Your choice will depend on your project and what type of products you will be using.

I have decided to make a groovy card using the Feelin Groovy sentiment as the focal image. I stamped the card base using a tie dye stamp set from Hero Arts & some bright fun ink colors; added the sentiment along with some fun twine and then finished with some sparkly Stickles for sparkle.

Check out the YouTube process video to see how I put this together.

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Products Used:
Tie Dye Stamp Set by Hero Arts
Ink Pads: Brocade Blue, Orange Rave, Yoyo Yellow, Gable Green, Cosmic Grape
Black Licorice splatter by FSJ
Black cardstock from CutCardStock 

Monday, April 1, 2024

Little Golden Book Part II; Signatures

I bet you forgot all about this project...well guess what? So did I. I've got so many projects going on because of the craftroom overhaul and this one took a backseat. But I finally decided to work on it and sew in the signatures! 

I gathered 10 pieces of paper together for each signature which makes 20 pages for each signature and this journal will have four.

If you missed the first post, be sure to read/watch THIS to see how the cover and the signatures were created.

Now to stitch them into the journal. I added a layer of duct tape to the inside of the spine to add some more structure to it. I feel pretty confident that this is secure enough to hold all the signatures & any additions as the journal grows. How fun is that zebra print?!

I used a scrap piece of paper the same size as the spine and drew four lines so I knew exactly where to place each signature and to keep them relatively straight. 

I decided to use 3 holes for the binding stitch since it seemed the easiest (to be honest) for this stitching step.  I punched the holes by using this hole punch from Martha Stewart. This was gifted to me from a friend who was getting rid of supplies. 

Watch the process on this YT video:

I am by no means a pro at this. I'm learning as I go and I watch YouTube videos too. This style worked for me and I hope it works for you as well. Either way, it's fun to see something created from nothing and I hope you agree. I may end up covering the spine or adding ribbon but I haven't decided yet.

I haven't really played with my paints and other fun mediums and I am looking forward to it. It's so freeing and I love it!

Friday, March 29, 2024

Snackle Box?

Snackle boxes. Have you heard such a thing? I saw these boxes for $1 at Target and grabbed three! One for each of my granddaughters for Easter. It says they are food safe but dry food only. I plan on putting parchment paper in some of the compartments for the salami and cheese.

I went a little nuts on St Patricks Day so I’m keeping it simple for Easter this year. I plan on filling these up with snacks and then wrapping with ribbon.

Check out the quick video showing how I added their names using vinyl and the Cricut!

These will be perfect for games and road trips too!

Watch this short to see how I filled them THIS

TGIF; Thankful Friday #311

Oh another Friday to be thankful! This week I'm thankful for the new floors that are arriving at our home. We're pulling out the old stained carpet and replacing with new tile (entryway), new Pergo laminate (front room) and new carpet (family room).

A whole new look for our downstairs floors! I'm thankful that we can afford to do it and that we're finally taking care of it!

What are you thankful for this week?

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Joy Layout

This layout was a little tough to create because it brought up so many feelings. I remember this moment and how sentimental we all got. This photo reminds us how my son was in life - fully aware of his emotions and completely fine with showing them.

The layout started with one goal...use as much of this collection as possible. There’s only a little bit left and I didn’t want to hold onto it any more.

I chose to use the pocket insert sheet as the base of the layout and then I used as many of the scraps as possible. The bottom right corner was covered with a tag (that's part of the collection) and that's where the word "JOY" came in.

I handcut and embellished the holly leaves & berries and I stamped the word 'joy' using all sorts of different stamps from my stash.

The idea of multiple stamping was a complete afterthought and one I am so happy with! Check out the YouTube process video to see how it all comes together.

Product Line:  Theresa Collins Candy Cane Lane

Monday, March 25, 2024

Card Making Frenzy Round Two

Hey there, I just want to brag a little...I made an additional NINE cards using stuff on my desktop. You know all those scraps of paper or little items that didn't quite make it on the original project? Well, I decided to make cards using only what's on my desk.

I still have lots of random scraps & supplies left on my desk but now they are more organized. I may have to do a Round Three. I'm always happy to challenge myself and some of these were surely a challenge.

The YouTube video does not show how I made all the cards, but you can see the process on four of them and of course if you have any questions, please leave a comment.

Card One: Rectangles are 1.75x2.5 and then cut diagonally
Card Three: White mat is 4x5.25; Green 3.75x5 and the strips are 
Card Four:  Cut two sets of four 1.25" squares plus one extra.

Raggedy Ann & Pumpkin Spice cards:  Rectangles are 2.5x3.75 and cut diagonally (check out THIS post for more details) As a matter of fact, this card is why I have these scraps on my desk!

Friday, March 22, 2024

TGIF; Thankful Friday #310

It's Friday! YAY! Are you thankful? Yes, me too. But I'm also thankful for the wonderful spring weather we've had all week.

I think it's supposed to get cold again but that's ok. We had a peek and it was nice! 

I was able to get in the garden this week and surprised to see this little guy sprout up. Honestly, when I saw it growing, I thought it was a weed. I'm so glad I decided to wait a little bit before plucking it because it is certainly NOT a weed!

What are you thankful for this week? Share in the comments.