Monday, July 27, 2015

Banner Day

Sometimes a layout will get put aside for a variety of reasons, but sometimes that works out to my advantage and I go in a different direction that I like even better. as in this case. I dropped the idea of  banner mats, used more pattern papers and some Papertrey Ink vellum (distressed with a scissor on the right side).  And fussy cut some arrows from Papertrey Ink's Get to the Point set. Glossy Accents dots over the letter stickers.

Until recently this was as far as I had gotten since I placed all the pieces together on August 25, 2012 to mull it over while I worked on something else.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

i CAN HAZ ice cream!

A layout inspired by several weeks of information at May Flaum's Camp Scrap documenting my 11 year old dog's range of joy after eating her first dish of soft serve ice cream from an ice cream shop. Best 99 cents I ever spent : ). I had to clean the two dots of ice cream off her nose when I figured out she just wasn't going to lick them off.

That ermergerd face cracks me up. When she's really happy her ears are slicked back like she got into some vintage Brylcream.

The Echo Park Summer Days Alpha Sticker set didn't have an exclamation point, so I turned and "i" upside down. I love the low key "best day ever" rub on for the last picture.

Papertrey Ink Lemon Tart cardstock, Alpha Block stamps stamped with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.
Echo Park Summer Days Alpha Stickers, "lick, lick, lick", the "i" and "ice cream!" in i CAN HAZ ice cream! and "perfect picnic".
Pink Paislee Sweetness glitter stickers "ermergerd"
Amy Tangerine Other Half Aqua Glitter Foam Thickers "CAN HAZ"
Maggie Holmes Open Book rub on "BEST DAY EVER".
K&Company Best of Brenda Walton patterned papers
We R Memory Keepers Foil/Glitter Pack (rub on) "Happy" "Sweet" and decorative elements.

Simon Says i scream for. Simon also Says Sparkle and Shine.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink July 2015 Blog Hop

Papertrey Ink's July 2015 Blog Hop the inspiration is butterflies. I used the larger butterfly stamp from the Make It Market kit: You're A Masterpiece. The mat is Aqua Mist stamped with Aqua Mist. The colorful butterflies were stamped with Wendy Vecchi's Cornflower Blue Archival Ink, painted with Twinkling H2Os and fussy cut. ThWe frame is made with more stamps and dies from the kit stamped with Wendy Vecchi's Orange Blossom Archival Ink and painted with Gold Nugget Twinkling H2Os. The sentiment is stamped with Black Soot Distress Ink. The card base is Spring Rain.

Simon Says Sparkle and Shine because the Twinkling H2Os really do sparkle.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Less than 15 Days

I don't know what it was about this dog. The look in her eyes? The furrow in her brow? She had less than 15 days to adjust to life in one of the highest kill shelters in the country and then she was killed despite the fact that a lot of people were pulling for her. And it. just. broke. my. heart. So I scrapped it.

When I made the page back in 2012, I could barely get the foundation down. But I've been looking at it again for a few months, and even though it still makes me cry, I finally feel I've conveyed what I wanted to say.

I removed the heart embellishment from the top of the pocket and reattached it to the pull out card. I used gold paint on the top of the card. RIP Boo is written on Papertrey Ink White Shimmer cardstock edged with gold paint on the edges. I cut off the points on the side of the mat, and added a pair of gold foiled scissors and leafy boughs from Maggie Holmes. I used Dr. Ph. Martin No Bleed White for the lettering and details around the mat. Then used Gold Stickles to embellish the blue pattern paper.

 The front of the pull out has all of her shelter info on it. .

My journaling is on the back.

Simon Says Sparkle and Shine, there is a LOT of gold paint (two tones), Gold Stickles and White Shimmer cardstock.

If you are looking to add a pet to your family, please consider adopting from a shelter or rescue.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Putting the finishing touches on a layout started in 2011/2012. I swapped out the solid paper I was going to use for the patterned paper, ditched the test shapes for plain strips and suddenly I was back in motion on it. My little sausage child meeting the cousins "pose" "pose" "pandemonium" "She's cute, but she bites" lol.

The week was slower than last week, but that's okay. No dancing off into a train for me lol (Red Shoes reference). Tomorrow I'll be printing out a bunch of pictures for the next set of layouts.

Head over to our head desker Julia's Stamping Ground for more crafting spaces : ).

Monday, July 20, 2015

Loaded and Ready to Go

Simon Says Get In Shape (as in shaped cards). I used an image from Campin' Critters cartridge and welded the base level at the roof top to make a card. The front extends over the fold. All the layers are cut out of kraft cardstock and then colored with Distress Paint. The sentiment inside is from Club Scrap's Destination kit and says "Those who say you can't take it with you never saw a car packed for a vacation trip."

Van Go card

Simon Says Get in Shape as in shaped cards. This card is made by welding together two VW van images from the Bits and Pieces cartridge and changing the details layer to a drawn image rather than a cut image. I used Zig Clean Real Brush Markers to color in the red, yellow and black, and Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White for all the white parts.