Happy Easter! Here is my card for Operation Write Home's sketch #166. In lieu of the three corner embellishments I used one of Stampin' Up's new "Hung Up Cute Clips". The sentiment inside the thought bubble is a rub-on and the labrador retriever was cut using my silhouette.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
I really liked Shimelle's sketch to scrapbook page this week. The theme was "Using Triangles" which I thought would be a great opportunity to use some bold graphics. To balance the page I used a partially black and white photo that I edited in PSE11. This page was made using Stampin' Up's MDS software.
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Sunday, March 24, 2013
Here is this week's sketch from Operation Write Home. The background paper is a kraft card stock with a clear embossed pattern that I distressed slightly with chocolate chip ink. The scalloped border was punched from a metallic patterned paper (retired) and the natural trim ribbon, which is my all-time favorite, was distressed and tied with the magic bow maker.
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Friday, March 22, 2013
Here is this week's layout for Shimelle's sketch to scrapbook page titled "Scrapbooking with a Central Focus". Although I didn't have great photos of this particular leg of our trip, I knew I had to document the crazy birds that we encountered that night. It was truly something out of a movie and so unbelievable that we still laugh about it to this day.
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Sunday, March 17, 2013
When I saw this challenge I knew immediately that I wanted to create a floral bouquet. I used pieces of patterned fabric, canvas and cardboard as the basis for each flower. I then applied various products from sprays to glitter to create a distressed look. I used large brads to secure all the pieces and then wired each flower to twigs that I cut from lilacs growing in my front yard.
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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Saturday is my niece Sydney's birthday and I thought it would be cool to put together a scrapbook page for her using one of Shimelle's sketches...Making A Banner With Photos. The background papers and many of the tags are from Stampin' Up! The font was a freebie from Persnickety Prints.
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Sunday, March 10, 2013
Here are sketches #163 and #162 from Operation Write Home. I'm not sure how I forgot about last Sunday's sketch. Anyway, I used what I had left from the "In Full Bloom" Simply Scrappin' Kit to make these two cards. I had originally opened the kit for a Tim Holtz tag that I posted earlier this month and I'm really surprised at how far I've been able to stretch all the components. Hope you enjoy!
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Saturday, March 9, 2013
My swap group is finally back up and running this year and we were tasked with doing a twisted card. I'm not sure that I really like the look and I felt like I was wasting a lot of card stock but if you're interested in making one you can follow along with Kelly Gettelfinger.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
This week's sketch from Shimelle is titled "Scrapbooking with a patterned paper you don't want to hide." For my page I used the Travel Journal DSP as the focal point and accented the page with other sheets from the set. Although this is a digital page, I actually have this paper and I had been saving this sheet because it was just too nice to use.
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Saturday, March 2, 2013
The theme of this month's tag is Easter. I started by cutting the bunny and the grass with my Silhouette. I then covered the bunny with Stampin' Up's dazzling details, although you can't see the glitter coating in the photo. I placed the bunny on cardstock cut using a framelit from the Labels Collections. I distressed the seam binding ribbon and all the edges of the cardstock. I covered the background paper with a piece of vellum to mute the colors. I then finished off the tag by using sticker embellishments from the "In Full Bloom" Simply Scrappin' Kit and added a rub on sentiment.
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