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! The pattern papers 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 add that little extra touch. Green sparkling tulle, Prima flowers, Tim Holtz bingo piece, 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.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Paper Crafter's Challenge week 67

PaperCrafter's Corner Challenge Week #67
From Paper Crafter's Corner Challenge, I was inspired by the 52 to think of playing cards and therefore hunted around for a deck I had purchased just for such an occasion. It is slightly larger in size than the typical and seemed like it would fit larger photos so I had bought it months ago. How perfect for this week's magazine cover inspiration!! So, I was moved to make a mini album out of it with a Zutter Bind-It-All. I used cardstock, and rub-ons from my stash and wallet sized pics, I am still adding more journaling, and hope to have it in the mail soon.  I plan on giving it to my son.  Hope you enjoy it, too!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Prima Marketing Layout for PaperCrafter's Corner and Sketches in Thyme Challenge

 The layout on the right is my interpretation of this beautiful Sketch #129, done by Beverly Code, here, from Sketches in Thyme blog. Did you notice my brick stencil I made using Viva Décor Crackle crème through a brick stencil for the background square? I thought it mimicked the brick building of their sorority house, well. 
Paper Crafter's Corner Challenge #66 HEREInspired by all the beautiful faces, and the word in the lower right corner, "College" so here is my layout of college friends with my daughter. Hope you enjoy it.
Supplies: Prima Marketing Steel Toe Mary Jane collection from 2007, with Prima flowers and lace. Viva Décor Crackle Paint in Cream with brick stencil used on right page. Tuxedo Black Momento ink. The layout on right is a direct copy of a Pictures in Time small scrapbook store in north Florida. Great place. I distressed all the edges so easily with a Distrezz-It-All before inking.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

DCWV August Challenge 2014-Chalkboard Stack

 Loved doodling all of the pieces of different chalkboard colored cardstock from this pad!!! It was so relaxing and therapeutic! Love that! Here is my card for the DCWV August 2014 Stack-a-holic card challenge. Used a DecoColor Opaque White Paint marker in extra fine and DCWV Chalkboard Stack, as well. Enjoy! I'll add if they publish it since I emailed my entry, I won't know till they publish the ones they choose.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

American Crafts Neopolitan Layout

I started this layout so long ago and finally made it happen this week. First I didn't have the sky vellum paper for the background and so I just put everything away, until I found a lady on FB that happen to be selling the paper and just received her package last week! So happy that I actually was able to find some still at this late date! Love that when that happens!! I special cut the title with my Cricut, and my Gypsy to turn the letters, and inserted them onto the banner. This was new for me to try and even learned to turn each letter so that they flowed like the banner. No, I haven't splurged for a Silhouette because I still seem to find a way to use the Cricut E-2instead. Anyway, because of Paper Crafter's Challenge for using a variety of fonts and words, and a large title separate from the page, this is the one layout I really wanted to make!!  Adding letters to the scooter, tags with writing on the front and backs, and the title meets those criteria, I think. Also, made a list of When, What, Where on the orange tag, which PCC also had mentioned.
Here's PaperCrafter's Corner Challenge:
Supplies: Cricut Cartridges used: Scooter (Sweethearts), Banner (Wedding), Font (Alphalicious). Paper: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Silver lining (Vellum sky), Dreamy Days (far right side), Various cardstocks for cutting,  Echo Park (Orange dot). Gypsy used to make them the size I wanted and manipulated. Also, Cricut Explore for the scooter because I don't have that one, and done using another friends computer. Don't you love how we all share each other's things!!? Also, tags from my stash, and Scotch tape runner and Scrapbook Adhesive 3L for foam dots to pop up banner. Viva Décor for headlight on scooter.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

PaperCrafter's Challenge Week #61

This week has been super busy while I had carpet laid in all the bedrooms and craft room! That meant EVERYTHING had to be moved!!! Crazy! Well, after moving it out, I managed to get it moved back, and made this layout. Was inspired by Paper Crafter's Corner's inspiration of Week #61, here:
It reminded me of nostalgic times, of family fun days. I used the one word title and the colors of green, blue and red as well for my inspiration. So here is my layout of my 2 boys playing a family game together. This was many years ago, and they are now adults living away from home. Good family memories!
Here is the Paper Crafter's Corner Challenge #61 Link
Supplies used are EK Success Monopoly papers from 2003 which are only sold on ebay right now but I still had in my stash, of course!! ;) And stickers were the same.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

DCWV Stack The Magnolia Way Card for July's Challenge

Here a wonderful CAS card from DCWV's July Challenge for cards.

 I used the Magnolia Way Stack 12x12 because it has smaller prints as well.  I fussy cut quite a few things and added them to my card inside and out, and added a piece using a Martha Stewart Border Punch to add some more dimension. A little of some lace from my stash which I think is Prima Marketing if I remember correctly, went on last. Oh, and a rub-on for my sentiment. I hope you enjoy my card! Beverly