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.

Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for ganders at other crafty spaces around the world.

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