Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Clear Scraps - Summer Fun Acrylic Mini Album

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!

I've had a great time decorating this sweet mini album. 
This is the 6 X 6 Tab Album.
You can find it HERE.

This album comes with a front cover, 3 tabbed pages, and a back cover.
The clear acrylic is covered with a protective film.
You simply peel it off whenever you're ready to get to work! 
An acrylic album requires a little more creative thinking,
and it's so much fun!



I created a Summer themed album.
Instead of my usual charms and ribbon on the rings,
I simply tied a bow of fringed fiber!


I tool distressed all the papers, and adhered them in place.
Then the pages and tabs were decorated with matching stickers.


I left lots of room to add plenty of photos.


Here I inserted one of the journal cards in between the pages.


On these pages, the papers were adhered under the acrylic.
The adhesive was placed in position where it would be covered with the stickers.
Then I added the stickers on top of the acrylic. 
Layering it that way gives it an added dimension,
and it's just fun!


Here I used one of the matching papers to create a 4 X 4 envelope.


 I added it between two coordinating pages.


 It holds several more journaling cards.


 Here is the back page, where I added a date sticker.


 Here's one last look at the front cover, and the tabs. 


Other Materials Used:
Echo Park - Walking On Sunshine Collection;
Binder Rings, Unknown Fiber.

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I'll be back with another project share next week! :o)

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Monday, 18 June 2018

Whisker Graphics - Winter Card Pocket

Hello, my friends!

I'm back to share a fun project created with products from the Whisker Graphics Shop!
I'm also over on the Whisker Graphics Blog today.
You're going to want to go over there and subscribe in the sidebar, if you haven't already done so. 
That way you won't miss all the fun shares from the rest of the DT,
and all the fun ways you can use these great products! 

This was actually a project I created in Winter,
but thought the heat of Summer was the best time to share it! lol

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I just love glassine bags! 
The Middy Biddy Glassine Bags from Whisker Graphics are so much fun to play with! 
They measure 4.75" x 6.75",
 which I thought made the perfect size for this Winter card pocket. 
Here's what I made:



Now I'll show you how I did it.
I began by gathering my supplies.

From Whisker Graphics I grabbed a Middy Biddy Glassine Bag, and the Red Bamboo Divine Twine.
Then I used my Digital Carta Bella Bundled Up Collection. 
I chose the paper and elements I wanted, and printed then cut them out using my Cricut Explore Air.
I also grabbed my Martha Stewart - Aspen Snowflake Punch.



I cut the paper 4.75" x 6.75", then used the punch along the top edge.


The next photo shows how I arranged all the elements.
I adhered them in place.
Then I wrapped the twine around the bottom of the card pocket several times,
and tied a bow. 


This is the back of the pocket.
You can see that I added some snowflakes to the back of the paper.


Here is what the card looks like out of the pocket.
The two banners are stapled to the paper,
and they slip over the outside of the glassine bag.


Here's one final look at the finish card pocket.


This was so much fun...I'll be making lots more of these!
Just a simple change of paper and elements,
 and it would be a brand new project.

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I'll be back again soon with another project share!

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Friday, 15 June 2018

Swedish House Crafts - Lighthouse Love

Hello, my friends!

I have a new project share for Swedish House Crafts!

Living on the Prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada, 
I do not have many opportunities to see the ocean. 
I am a big fan of all things nautical, and love to dream of when I will travel to the coast again. 
I remember seeing my first lighthouse when I was about 10 years old...several years ago! lol 
I've loved them ever since! 
I really enjoyed creating this card, 
and combining this lovely paper, chipboard, and sentiment!


 Of course, the sentiment can apply to us here in Saskatchewan too, 
as we do have the Sun and the Moon! lol Isn't it a fun stamp? 
It would work on so many Summer projects, wouldn't it? 
I stamped it on white cardstock using some red ink. 
Then cut it out with this wonderful Gummiapan die. 
I love this set of dies! 
They can be layered as circles, 
or they can create wonderful frames, as I did with the red star piece. 


 The lovely lighthouse chipboard comes in a set of 6 seashore themed pieces. 
I coloured it with the same ink that I used to stamp the sentiment, before adhering it in place on the card. 
Finally, I added some random red pearls from my stash.


If you're lucky enough to live by the ocean, I am very happy for you! 
For those of us that don't, I wish us sweet dreams! 
We'll continue to enjoy creating fun nautical projects instead! 




Suha is having a wonderful celebration during the month of June. 
Please visit Suha's post HERE for a video where she explains all about it.
 Everyone is invited to join the party. We are all being celebrated no matter what you make.

Suha would love for you to share your makes with us, so she,
 and us DT peeps,can pop in and see your wonderful creations. 
All you need to do is write a short post with your make,
 and then link on your post HERE so we can come visit you.

Suha has made a hashtag you can use if you post on social media. 
She has made it especially to show that we are 'One Special Community' 
and she will keeping watch for you using it, and here it is...

#1SPECIANITY


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

Links to the products I used:

All Dressed Up - Challenge #82

Hello, my friends!

Just before we get into today's post,
did you notice that I missed out on the New Release
at All Dressed Up?
Yes, I did!
Through a crazy comedy of errors, I was out of both ink and paper,
at the time of the New Release!
I'll be sharing that adorable image with you at a later date!
Fortunately, I did have some images already colored and ready for the Challenge post.
Although I'm happy to report that both my ink and paper have now been replenished! 
I am back in business! :o)

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at All Dressed Up!
The challenges are always Anything Goes but you MUST use an image from All Dressed Up.
There are freebies available at the challenge blog HERE! :o)

This month I used the lovely "So Pretty" image,
which you can find HERE

Since I felt like making a tag this time,
 I went about finding papers that would match this image,
which I had colored a little while ago.
I pulled out this old favorite Sweet Nectar Collection. 
There were so many of the papers that worked with the image,
and I just couldn't decide which to use...
so I decided to use all seven of them! ;o)


Not that you can see them that well! lol
I started with a kraft tag base.
Then I cut 1" strips of the seven papers,
and adhered them to the tag base.
The top strip is a little bit shorter, and tag cut.


Can you see them better at this angle? 
I matted the image with matching green cardstock,
and mounted it with foam tape.


It's such a pretty image!
Don't you agree? 


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock,
K & Company - Sweet Nectar Paper Pad;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Ribbon: Offray - Picot Edged Satin.

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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Rinea - Vintage Memories Layout

Hello, my friends!

I'm so excited to be sharing my first DT post for Rinea

From the first time I saw these fabulous foiled papers...
I found them absolutely fascinating!
They just happened to be having a DT Call, 
so I immediately applied, and here I am with my first project share!

I was so excited to play with all the products, and see what they could do! 
So I tried a few techniques in my first layout.

I began with the beautiful Magical Foiled Paper Variety Pack.

Here's what I made: 


Isn't all the foiled paper gorgeous?
I began with a 12 X 12 black cardstock base.

First, I took two 6 X 6 pieces of the Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.
Using the Ghost Ink, I stamped the Oma's Postcard Stamp on the center of each piece.
This video HERE shows you exactly how it works!
It is so cool!


Since I wanted these pieces to look like old letters,
I played with them until they did. 
I used a distressing tool on some of the edges, 
I did a little tearing, crumpling, folding and curling!
Now they look like old letters that have been read over and over again, right?
Folded in half they would measure 3 X 6, 
so I created a 3 x 6 envelope out of cardstock. 
I wanted it to look aged too, so I inked it and crumpled it.


I positioned the letter pieces in place on my page,
and tucked the envelope in place underneath them.
What else would be tucked in with an old love letter?
Rose petals, of course!
I die-cut a large and medium rose from the Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper
I cut the petals apart, and curled them up with my fingers. 
This foiled paper holds the shape beautifully. 
I scattered them on the page, and glued them in place. 


For the title of my page, I die-cut "MEMORIES" out of chipboard.
I die-cut it again out of the Ruby/Ruby Starstruck Foiled Paper.
I added two die-cut swirls from the Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.

 One final thing found in an old love letter, along with rose petals,
would be old photos, right?
So I found these vintage wedding photos that fit the page perfectly.
I printed them out and matted them with the Ebony/Ebony Starstruck Foiled Paper.
I adhered the matted photos in place with foam tape, to lift them off the page a bit.


Here's one final look at the finished page:

Other Materials Used:
Papers: American Crafts, Recollections - Cardstock;
Dies: Sizzix - Scribbles Swirls, Tim Holtz - Alphabet,
Spellbinders Tammy Tutterow - Shabby Posies;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;

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Don't these Rinea Foiled Papers look fantastic?
Are you as fascinated by them as I was? 
They really are as wonderful and fun as they look!
I can't wait to share more with you!

Head over to the shop and take a look at all the options.
There are so many gorgeous colors!
There are also MANY different options as far as sizes and quantities.
Don't forget to check out the beautiful inspiration from the rest of the DT!

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Here are the links for you:




Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Clear Scraps - Be Still Card

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!

This week I'm playing with a great chipboard piece.
It's called Pine Trees Chipboard Embellishments,
and you can find it HERE.

It comes in a set of two different trees, and I used one of them on my card.
I began by coloring the chipboard tree with Distress Oxide inks. 
I used Vintage Photo on the trunk, and Peeled Paint on the rest of the tree.


The background of the A2 card was misted with Dylusions London Blue.
Once it was dried, I adhered it to a dark brown card base.
I added the chipboard tree,
and then stamped the sentiment in place, using black ink.
The sentiment is from a Bible journaling set.

Whenever I work with trees, Psalm 46:10 comes to mind.
"Be still and know that I am God."
There's a mighty stillness in the forest, 
It always reminds me of the incredible peace that only God can give us! :o)


Finally, I did a little more inking around the tree,
and then gave a light misting of water over the whole card.
Here's a close-up look:


Clear Scraps has so many fabulous chipboard pieces!
They're wonderful for decorating a card front,
and there are so many options for coloring them.
Here's one final look at the finished card.


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Spray: Dylusions - London Blue;
Inks: Distress Oxide - Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint,
Distress Inks - Walnut Stain, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles,
Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Stamp: American Crafts - Bible Journaling.

From Clear Scraps:



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I'll be back with another project share next week! :o)

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Scrap N' Dipity - June Spotlight along with My Scrap Chick!

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new Spotlight post for Scrap N' Dipity.

This time I'm using the fun "Smarty Bee" image,
which you can find HERE.

I've combined it with a fabulous cut from My Scrap Chick.
I've also used the sentiment from the Bee Greetings Printable PDF.

Here's my card:


Isn't he a cute bee?
I colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers.
The cut file is the perfect card base for him too, isn't it?
The file includes all the layers, including the intricate honeycomb!


I added foam tape behind the black scalloped circle layer,
as well as behind Smarty Bee himself.


Here's a closer look at the image,
and the honeycomb!


This cutting file has so many creative card options!
You're going to want to check it out!
It's one that I'll be using over and over!


Thanks so much for Buzzin' by today!
Have a great day and BEE happy! :o)