Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink April 2018 Blog Hop

Papertrey Ink's April 2018 Blog Hop inspiration picture. Since I'm doing 100 days of scrapbooking, I made a layout.

I started with a light blue piece of cardstock and drybrushed it with a mixture of white acrylic paint with a drop of Peeled Paint Distress Ink reinker.


stamps: All Booked Up, Art with Heart, Stitch in Time Borders, Stitched Alphabet, Stitching Garden, Type Strips
inks: Picked Raspbery Distress Ink, Worn Lipstick, Forest Moss Distress Oxide, Blueberry Sky, True  Black, Versamark
embossing powder: Stampendous Chunky Gold
Stickles: Gold


Getting ready to do another layout (100 days of lol). Day 22. In the back is my embroidery sampler with a bit of fun foam on top, as one does lol). The coffee filter is for catching embossing powder at less than a penny apiece, they are my favorite and unless it's an especiallly glittery embossing powder, I use them repeatedly.

This is the pile to my right. The Harry Potter 7 pt. 2 layout still in the works (see all the little books in the making? lol). Also the pictures for today's effort which is also doubling as my Papertrey Ink Blog Hop contribution (a love letter to my giant tea cup aka my favorite bowl so big a regular teacup fits into it with room leftover), as well as some velvet ribbons, a jar of pickles (part of a present lol), papers and rub-ons.

This is my box of Ranger, Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi embossing powders including a number of Distress Embossing Powders that are sadly no longer made. If you don't have any Wendy Vecchi embossing powders, run out now to the store and buy some!

This is my bin of miscellaneous embossing powder including some scratch and sniff made myself by combing instant coffee and clear and my especially treasured Glow-in-the-Dark embossing powder. Stampendous chunky and glittered, Zing!, etc. Except my UTEE which is stored separately.

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School Picture Dilemma

We have a relatively small family and there were usually lots of leftover photographs especially the wallet size photographs. The quandary is always what to do with the leftover photographs. Three down! : D.

 Another dilemma was the alphabet sticker. I really wanted to use this retired (?) Pink Paislee Old School Glitter set, only I was missing a lower case m and an o. So I used an upper case m, and the inner circle from two o's (with extra sticking power from Tim Holtz' Collage Medium).

  Originally I had used this stamped die cut from Papertrey Ink's Be Mine, Valentine. But I felt it was out of scale.

 So I restamped it on some Shrinky Dink and shrunk it down : D.

It also serves as the slide indicator for the pull out journaling. (I LOVE pocket journaling).

One of the most ingrained lessons of my childhood is that photographs must be handled carefully, held at the edges. So I challenge myself to alter photographs. If I have many, I'll alter an original, otherwise I alter copies. In this case I used a poker to scratch a halo and "smile" and then added a rub-on from a Three Birds kit purchased in 2010ish.

My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy papers
Pink Paislee Old School Glitter Sticker Alphabet
Tim Holtz Tape Postal (grid and ruler tape)
Tape Works - polka dot
Rub Ons from a very old kit by Three Birds
Shrinky Dink 
Papertrey Ink stamp and die: Be Mine, Valentine
Wendy Vecchi Inks: Orange Blossom, Coffee, and Rose Mader

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).

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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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