Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DCWV card

Today, I decided to make a fall card despite the high temperatures outside! Maybe, if I make it, Fall will come! ;)
Well, here is my card made for a few challenges to do with fall and orange, so I used a doily die, as well as, fall leaves from a stationary store which are normally used for confetti but we know how our scrapbooking minds go!!! I colored my Magnolia stamp using mostly oranges, Sitting Tilda, with Copics and all the papers are DCWV, from The Magnolia Way, and the Serenity cardstock stacks which had metallic, glittered and textures using the orange color schemes. The sentiment is just something I found in my stash. Hope you enjoy the card!
Simply Create Too-Use Orange or Halloween Challenge #72
My Craft Creations-Anything goes
Here is the PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday Challenge Week #72
I was "inspired" by:
1. All the orange shapes and used the leaves for that, as well as the golden orange doily, I made with The Serenity Stack from DCWV.
2. The yellow in the magazine background, I made with the DCWV The Magnolia Way for the yellow patterned background.
3. I also used the top border and turned it to put mine on the side.
4. And last, I used the adorable Tilda for my "face".
Love all the Magazine Mondays from Paper Crafter's Corner blog for inspiring me to go further.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Scrapbooks & Cards Today WCD Challenge Card

This is the sketch for the Scrapbook & Cards Today's World Cardmaking Day celebration 8:00 A.M. with Marla Kress, Challenge for Saturday, Oct. 4th.  It was suggested to create this look with a cutting machine so I used my Cricut, Gypsy and cartridge called Cindy Loo which had this adorable doily shaped square as one of its images.  My first sentiment was too long and didn't cut out well, so I thought that I would use this fantastic die from Simon Says Stamp HERE. Hope you like it!
Materials: All papers are K&Co and the Hugs die was Simon Says Stamp exclusive. Cricut cutting machine and Gypsy to line things up for size, and Cindy Loo Cartridge for this design.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Webster's Pages Family Traditions Card for SCT WCD 7:00pm sketch

From the Scrapbooks & Cards Today's 7:00pm Sketch, I used Webster's Pages Family Traditions and made this card. I used Thankful for the background and then Funny Stories for the strips, and one of their Mini Craft Bags for the envie. The sentiment was on the bag so I didn't add anything more since I wanted that to be the center of attention and added wire stars wrapped in washi tape to cover the wires. Also, added a designer paperclip at the top. All products were from the same Webster's Pages Family Traditions collection.
I am also posting this for the fall challenge on Paper Crafter's Corner Magazine Monday Week #71.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Paper House Productions New York City Travel layout

I had a fantastic trip to New York City!! I did so much in just a few days, I don't even have enough time to tell you! I was even at NBC's Morning Show. Not great pictures so didn't add those. But while I was up early and standing outside that Saturday in February, an empty parade float came speeding by. That's when I realized it was Chinese New Year's and this was headed to the celebration. It is a fabulous event where everyone celebrates an old tradition and to be able to attend it in the infamous China Town, New York City, was fantastic! I still had to pack my bags to leave early that evening, so ran back to my hotel in Manhattan, I left them with my concierge, and took a taxi straight into China Town area, walked around and had so much fun! That's why I included my picture with the man dressed in the Dragon head. I took a selfie while on the subway coming back. Other things on my travels were to go to the also famous Russian Tea Room and take a picture with the gorgeous Doorman. Can you tell it was freezing outside but he didn't seem to mind at all.  Also, went to the Broadway Musical Wicked, and loved it. Also, got to shop at the hugest store in the world, Macy's Herald Square! What fun I had!! Can't wait till my husband can come with me!
Scrapbooking supplies were:
Paper House Productions New York City Map 12" Scrapbook Paper
Paper House Productions New York City Cardstock Sticker
Scrapbook Adhesives 3L Mounting Squares
EK Success Powder to de-stick some of the stickers.
Paper Crafter's Corner Magazine Monday Week #70
I was inspired by the bold headline that ‘frames’ the content and the neutral background.  I just couldn't leave so much white space and chose to add little "bits" everywhere. I also added a bank of pics under instead of over the center picture.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Echo Park So Happy Together Layout for Paper Crafter's Corner Challenge Week #69

This layout is of my son's first return home from college after 3 months!! We had such a great time. My journaling was: "There's nothing like all of us together again!" The paper ironically is called Echo Park So Happy together. The layout is from Scrapbook Generation's idea sketch and sample from over a year ago.
I thought of doing it after the Paper Crafter's Corner Challenge with all the houses and pictures. Reminded me of the patterned paper's houses so drug it out, and went blank! So after some help from Pinterest!!!! I was inspired! Love my Pinterest boards, and all the delight of finding something I have saved for another time to do. It worked great and I even have more sketches to do yet!
Paper Crafter's Corner Challenge HERE
Hope you try your hand at it too! Love Steph's blog!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

DCWV Butterfly Garden Card: September Stack-a-holic Challenge

I love how this came out using DCWV The Butterfly Garden Stack of scrumptious designs. I popped up 2 butterflies, and added various pearls. The print was so pretty, I didn't want to cover it up so used a sheer ribbon. Martha Stewart border punch was used on the piece beside it. The sentiment is by Doodlebug designs. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

My Mind's Eye Layout: Paper Crafter's Corner ChallengeWeek #68

I really went all out to make this fabulous layout! These pics are of my daughter's 5th grade project in which she was to choose an "American Hero" she wanted to do a report on. She chose Amelia Earhart. She, and another lady hand sewn an aviator's cap, and matched up odds and ends to make her costume. She really enjoyed that and put on quite a show.
  The pattern papers I used are mostly My Mind's Eye Lost & Found, and then the small pieces showing on the top and bottom is Foofala with vintage air planes. I felt it would refer to the composition. Green sparkling tulle, Prima flowers, Tim Holtz bingo pieces and ticket, metal corner on the upper left corner on the left page, and a few pearl swirls and added pieces through out. And yes, I used my Cricut with my Gypsy to make another banner which is attached to a black plastic straw with brads! Ha! So clever, I think!!
Here is the inspiration piece:
 Paper Crafter's Corner blog here.
Inspiration: Soft fall colors of burnt red, different geometric shapes and two title banners.