Here is my take on The Scrap Gals sketch for August. Most of the embellishments came from free sources like digitalscrapbook.com.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Sunday, August 22, 2021
R.I.P. Cousin Haddy
This past week the girls had to say goodbye to Cousin Haddy. Since 2016 she lived with Aunt Mary where she had an awesome life being an only child. A constant shadow with tons of attitude. She will be missed.
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Procreate Tutorial Art
Over the last 6 months or so I've really gotten into digital artwork using the Procreate app on my iPad. So far I've been following @tatyworks on YouTube and recreating her pieces through her tutorials. Here is what I've done so far.
Monday, May 31, 2021
Happy Birthday - 52
Sunday, May 16, 2021
The Scrap Gals - NSD Challenge (Stitching)
Guess what guys? I won the random Scrap Gals challenge!!! Here's the layout I did for the stitching challenge (1 of 7).
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Happy Birthday - 14
Here is the last of three masculine birthday cards for this month. This was actually the first card that I made in the series. Same papers and ephemera used on the other two.
Monday, May 10, 2021
The Scrap Gals - NSD Challenge (Cluster)
On National Scrapbook Day I made seven digital layouts following the prompts posted by Tiffany, Tracie and all of their wonderful guests. The challenge for this layout was to use a cluster of embellishments. "The View" is from my office window and the star of the show in my opinion is the paper.
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Happy Mother's Day!
Beautiful sticker sheets from papergame.co served as the base for this card. While they were advertised as Japanese, the writing is most likely Chinese. The washi tape and the butterfly/moth rub ons are from Cocoa Daisy. The sentiment is from SU.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Happy Birthday - 73
Here is birthday card number 2 for the month. Same papers and elements. The sentiment is from Heidi Swapp.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Happy Birthday - 64
This month my family is celebrating three birthdays. Here is the first card that I made using paper from a Tim Holtz Ideology paper pack (I think) and ephemera that I've had for years. All three cards were made on the same day and have a similar theme.
Sunday, April 25, 2021
The Scrap Gals - April Challenge
Here is this month's sketch from The Scrap Gals. This is a spring ski trip that my husband took with his best friend to Mammoth Mountain and as luck would have it he ran into another friend that he's known for 30 years. ...small world.
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Sympathy Cards for Men
I guess you would say that these cards are not your traditional sympathy cards but what can you really say when a husband loses a wife at such a young age? One that loves fishing and the other with a new found appreciation for golf. May you rest in peace Teresa and Libby.
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Double Diamond Fold Card
Last week was my niece's 16th Birthday and I thought this double diamond fold card from Lisa Curcio at Lisa's Stamp Studio would be really cool and unique. I also made an accompanying St. Patrick's Day card using the same papers and stamps. The best thing about Lisa's card is that it fits in a standard A2 envelope and doesn't require extra postage.
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Dragonfly Birthday Cards
This is one of the first stamps I ever bought from SU. For these cards I stamped the image on watercolor paper with archival ink and then used a mixture of watercolors and misting sprays to get the desired effect. No matching die here, just a lot of fussy cutting.
Saturday, March 13, 2021
The Scrap Gals - March Challenge
It's been a while since I posted but I wanted to share this layout that I did for the The Scrap Gals. If you haven't listened to their podcast on pod.fan I would highly encourage you to do so. It's not free but totally worth it. This particular page was done in honor of my sister-in-law that passed away from cancer on March 3rd. Unfortunately we've had two other close family deaths occur in 2021 and I hope to honor those women as well.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
2020 Christmas Cards
For the last 20 years or so I have been making Christmas cards for approximately 50 of our friends, family and business acquaintances. Each year there is a lesson to be learned and never repeated again. This year's lesson was to not make the card so bulky that it is classified as a small package by USPS. What a nightmare! To think that I could send this card to Ireland for less than it cost to send it in the US is absolutely absurd. Kudos to the staff at PostalAnnex+ in Yucaipa, CA for hand typing all the addresses into the postal machine. You are Saints. The wood slices came from Rustic Wood Supply and yes, the wood slice is an ornament than can be removed from the card. Merry Christmas to everyone. Be Safe!
Sunday, December 13, 2020
O' Christmas Tree Layout
Although we are always traveling over the holidays, we put up our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. Almost every ornament is different and most have a story behind them. Enjoy! For this layout I used a sketch from Rochelle Spears.