Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Sheets of Papertrey Ink cardstock waiting to be chopped into A2 sized bits. Mostly I am in the beginnings of a 100 day scrapbooking challenge lol. I figure if I put 15 minutes or more into scrap related activities that's good for a day. Most of my pages take some time to sort out the pictures, the embellishments (making the embellishments), writing the journaling, etc. I really enjoy the process. I tried Assembly Line Scrapbooking, but it just didn't resonate with me. So I have heaps and heaps of things to scrap, but I feel really connected to the pages I make.

These are mostly going to be various frames on my Harry Potter pt. 2 DVD cover page complete with lots of stamping and inking and you get the idea lol. Also I am really obsessed with heat embossing. in the way back is a container of clear, just out of shot is a bag of clear, nearly washed out in front of the lamp is a jar of Weathered White by Ranger, off to the right is a jar of Zing! Neon Yellow and a new jar of Altenew's Translucent Crisp Pearl that I have yet to open. Perhaps next week I'll show you alllllllllll of my embossing powders lol. Also still loving using the Distress Oxides on dark surfaces because water soluble pigments!

I've actually been really productive, but since none of the posts are for challenges, I am waiting for better light to photograph them. We have had heaps of rain and snow (thankfully not sticking well enough to be a problem).

Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for more crafty sightings! And the 9th Anniversary is a mere 5 weeks away!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


 In the way back are two sorts of baskets I've made from Papertrey Ink's Favor-It Box #9. One made with cardstock and the larger version, the other stitched up with felt. I'm working on a post, but keep getting distracted including 3 hours of no internet due to an error on the part of the people replacing a line... only 6 houses were affected... : /.  I don't play often, but can't pick a winning lottery ticket to save my life lol. Still quieter than last week, and to use one of my favorite lines from Babe, that'll do.

I'm working on another layout. This one has a motion dvd cover cut apart for the focal point. The clouds are stamped on with Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Iced Spruce, Hickory Smoke and that layer restamped slightly off center with Black Soot). The paper is from a beautiful set of flower patterns called Fantasy Florals by Recollection. Ironic that the paper I need to use first is this fabricish no flowers side lol. The lightening is Weathered White Antiquities embossing powder. All the stamps used thus far are from Altenew's Rain and Shine set.

The other "side" of the motion cover with a slightly better view of the clouds. The "frame" is made of some tapeworks lime green polka dot washi and some green American Craft glitter ribbon. Still working out how/where to put in the journaling.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018


This is a picture I took last night for the first day of  100 days of scrapping. We shall see if this works : D. It is dark now, for the day has been a week long and I would up at Tuesday by the end of it lol. The day started with the idea of getting many things done, but official stuff needed to be done, then a trip to the pharmacy and grocery store. The wind started really gusting (shaking the house and alarming the cat several times). And then my day really turned on its ear when I a heard a child calling for help. The neighbors trampoline was being pushed along, and flipped over on his mother (who was okay), but everyone was in danger of being carried along again. Luckily I have some weight, so I helped them drag it to a tree where it was tied up. I was not planning on going out so had only grabbed a coat and was thoroughly chilled with all my woolens left inside.

 I made this card which I am rather fond of (details in the post below). But I did especially enjoy digging out my bin of decorative scissors and hole punches to use the heart shaped hole punch.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Transformation Tuesday

Papertrey Ink has started a new challenge called Transformation Tuesday. I put a strip of 1/4 Scor Tape across the card and applied Pure Poppy Grosgrain Ribbon to it. The mat is die cut with Mat Stack 3, and stamped with the matching image from All Booked Up with Fresh Snow ink. The teapot is from Tea for Two, and the cup is from Tea for Two Additions stamped with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink. I colored a piece of scrap paper with the same ink and used a vintage heart shaped hole punch for the hearts.

The background is mini embossed enamel dots using Stampendous Shabby Blue embossing powder.

My original card is from a challenge for Papertrey Ink's 5th Anniversary.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Snowfolk, Birthday Flower Wearing Style

A shaped birthday card for someone who loves snow folk. And because I'm so ready for spring. I cut two snow folk with Papertrey Ink's Shape Up: Snowman die.

The face is stamped with the matching stamp set. The wreath is die cut from the Make It Market kit: Garden Gate, The tulips are cut from the MIM kit: Market Street. The cake is made with the Tremendous Treats: Birthday set. The cake is colored with Vintage Photo and Scattered Straw Distress Markers and the candles and plate are colored with Cracked Pistachio. The candles have a tiny dot of Xmas Stickles and Mustard Seed flame and glow. The arms are colored with Gathered Twigs spritzed with water.

I added a bit of dimension by shaping the flowers of the wreath before gluing them (Tombow Multi Glue). The cake has 2 layers of foam tape. The hands are glued to the cake and the arms to the body.

 The second die cut is just large enough for this sentiment from Offbeat Birthday.

 And I included a Wallet Size Magnifier : D.

I have the most success die cutting stamped images with a closed die by saving the remainder of a diecut and lining up the stamped image on a cutting plate, and then fitting the die into the template. I am a HUGE fan of Tim Holtz' Sizzix Sidekick for cutting all the little things right at my desk.


Apparently I have neglected to label ALL of my Distress Oxides. Also there is no Spun Sugar Distress Oxide, which has me feeling very distressed but not in the good way. I am considering the card I just made as a candidate for Papertrey Ink's Transformation Tuesday while I work on another card.

I play Pocket Camp on my iPad sometimes. The character originally said don't panic... but that seemed so wrong I photoshopped the correct text : D.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink March 2018 Blog Hop

My take on the Papertrey Ink March 2018 Blog Hop. I started by cutting out the middle of one of the papers from the Nostalgic Notions Make It Market kits. Everything else comes from Forest Floor: Spring. The mat the sentiment is stamped on was stamped in Spring Rain first, then blended with an Aqua Brush. Then stamped again with Blueberry Sky. I only glued the sides and bottom to make the mat a pocket.The sentiment was stamped with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide.

The ferns were stamped with Bundled Sage Distress Oxide, the Snowdrop and Lily of the Valley stems were stamped with Forest Moss Distress Oxide. The Snowdrop flowers were stamped in Spun Sugar Distress Ink and the Lily of the Valley flowers were stamped with Tattered Rose Distress Oxide.