Sunday, December 25, 2016

Peace & Joy

Happy Holidays to you and your family. May 2017 bring you much Peace & Joy.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2016 (Dec)

Happy December! Here is my twelfth and final tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2016. As with previous years, I relied on my stash and improvised as needed while still trying to stay true to Tim's style. For this tag I used ephemera, inks and sprays from Ranger, poinsettia paper and punch elements from SU, and burlap from an old place setting. On January 1st I will be posting all twelve tags as part of a Year in Review. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Happy Birthday - Masculine Card

It's not often that we make or see masculine cards posted online so I wanted to share this card that I made for my brother. For the top layer I used a piece of red cardboard that was leftover from my November tag. Rather than use the same technique I left the cardboard layers intact. The numbers were created using Stampin' Up! number dies and the background splatter was created using a mica spray.

Friday, November 11, 2016

All American

To say this has been a tough week for our country would be an understatement. That being said, I wanted to share a fun photo of my sister-in-law competing in an All American soapbox derby. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2016 (Nov)

Twelve down and one to go...another great year of tags in the making from Tim.  As usual, I did not have all the supplies needed but I had similar products and utilized Tim's techniques. The rub-ons are just random images from my stash but I really liked the resist effect it created. Unfortunately my letter dies were far too big for the tag so I used a wood embellishment which actually worked well with the fall theme. Now on to Christmas and winter. Yikes.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hello World

My nephew was interviewed by his after school program for a post they did on Facebook. Some very memorable quotes for a 9-year old.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fall Leaves Birthday Card

This week one of my best friends from high school is celebrating her birthday.  She is one of the most caring and strong women I know. Happy Birthday Kim!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2016 (Oct)

For this month's tag from Tim I used a printable mummy skull that I found off of the internet and created my own industrial look using an eyelet tool and foil tape. I applied alcohol ink directly to the pieces of foil and just let it run wherever it decided to go. For the background I distressed some newsprint collage paper to match Tim's patchwork collage technique.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

SBC - Sketch 495

A few weeks ago we rode 25 miles in San Diego's Bike the Bay event.  The highlight of the ride was riding over the 2.1 mile long San Diego-Coronado Bridge. This is sketch #495 from Scrapbook Challenges.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2016 (Sep)

This is definitely a twist on Tim's tag for September.  As you can see I did not have the embellishments or the stamp that Tim used so I decided to go completely outside the box and use Tim's Crazy Dogs stamp set while still using his techniques.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

SBC - Sketch 494

On July 25, 2016 my father-in-law passed away at the age of 92. Pictured below are his children, their spouses, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. This is sketch #494 from Scrapbook Challenges.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SBC - Sketch 493

How about these three guys to brighten your day? These are my husband's grand-nephews from Oklahoma. This is sketch #493 from Scrapbook Challenge.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

SBC - Sketch 492

Last month we saw Peter Gabriel and Sting in concert at the Hollywood Bowl.  Needless to say they were awesome and it was great hearing all of their classics.  While you can't see a whole lot in this photo I thought it would work well for sketch #492 from Scrapbook Challenges.  The background paper was a freebie from Katie Pertiet.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

SBC - Sketch 491

Two of the best people I know; living life to the fullest everyday. This is sketch #491 from Scrapbook Challenges.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

SBC - Sketch 489

I'm definitely behind on my layouts but I wanted to get this one posted before I got too far behind. This is sketch #489 from Scrapbook Challenges.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2016 (Aug)

This has been a hectic month to say the least but I finally got around to making August's tag from Tim. As usual, I had to improvise and do a lot of handcutting since I did not have the honeycomb or the wildflower dies. Hope you like it.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

SBC - Sketch 490

Lots of stuff going on this month including a short vacation to San Diego. For sketch #490 from Scrapbook Challenges I wanted to highlight this photo from Cabrillo National Monument. If you're ever in the area, it's just a short drive from downtown. Hope you're having a great summer!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

SBC - Sketch 488

Here's to a lazy Sunday afternoon. Scrapbook Challenges sketch #488.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Golf Card

It's taken me a while to post this Father's Day card from last month but better late than never. The golfer is a cut file from Silhouette and all the other products are from SU.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2016 (Jul)

For this month's tag challenge I wanted to use patriotic colors in honor of 4th of July and I thought Tim's compass would work well while still staying true to the theme. I covered the stamped image with glue-n-seal instead of micro glaze and it seemed to be a good substitute.  In place of the word die I used flower dies to expose the watercolor paper underneath. The sentiment is from SU.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

SBC - Sketch 487

This is the first summer in 11 years that we haven't vacationed with my niece and nephew from the East Coast. So I thought it would be nice to profile them in Sketch #487 from Scrapbook Challenges.

Friday, June 17, 2016

SBC - Sketch 485

As a massive heat wave rolls into Southern California I thought this baseball picture of my brother and his family attending an afternoon ballgame in DC was appropriate.  This is Sketch #485 from Scrapbook Challenges.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Card

I made this quick and simple card for my BFF from high school. She always said that I had a thing for the "color" black...I have no idea what's she's talking about. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2016 (Jun)

Here is this month's tag for Tim's challenge and what a challenge it turned out to be (i.e., many versions into the trash). Since I did not have the dapper design die I had to go searching my Silhouette library for something manly...a golfer. Next the plaid and what to do without the striped stencil...a ruler and markers. Definitely a dad worthy tag.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Happy Birthday Watercolor Card

Happy Birthday to my wonderful sister-in-law. I hope you have a great day!

Monday, May 30, 2016

SBC - Sketch 484

Here is the last sketch of the month from Scrapbook Challenges. If you live anywhere in Southern California I would encourage you to check out the Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park in Orange County.  We went on a 26 mile bike ride over Memorial Day weekend and had a blast!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Wedding Card

I found the template for this card on Pinterest which eventually led me to The Serendipitous Stamper's website. All of the pink accents were recycled from the original wedding invitation. The sentiment, embellishments, paper and embossing are from SU.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

SBC - Sketch 483

For sketch 483 from Scrapbook Challenges I used photos from a recent air show and paired them with some png files of airplanes that I found online along with some clouds that I substituted for the paint splatters.

Friday, May 20, 2016

SBC - Sketch 482

For last week's sketch from Scrapbook Challenges I substituted a painted doily as the center focal point in lieu of the real thing. The background paper is a sewing pattern which just happened to match the color of the doily. Pictured is one of my BFFs from high school that I hadn't seen in 14 years.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

SBC - Sketch 481

For this sketch from Scrapbook Challenges I wanted to feature these really cool jellyfish photos taken at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. I thought the title "Wanderlust" was perfect.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all the Mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day Mom, I'm glad you liked your card!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2016 (May)

For this month's tag from Tim I used a Victorian era printable off of the internet as the focal point and a flower punch in lieu of the rosette die.

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