Friday, 4 May 2018

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge kit - May

Welcome to May!

The Urban Scrapbook's May Kit

This month's kit contains the beautiful chipboard pieces along with paper from Simple Stories.
Plus a little challenge as well...
The layout isn't complicated. I painted the chipboard with Prima paints which added a nice iridescent  sparkle
and for the challenge element in the kit? A shaker card!
I created a background on the card base using the Sizzix transfer sheets and a butterfly die from Memory Makers. Then I inked the card with the same colors as my background paper on the layout and assembled the card.
NOTE: make sure your plastic shaker piece is adhered really well to the paper. I had sequins everywhere! It was more like an explosion card when I shook it. sigh
anyway, happy National Scrapbooking weekend. Let's make sure we include a little creativity and play time into our Weekend. 
bye for now.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Wildflower Saloon - A Trunk Full of Hibiscus

Hi everyone,

I took the Wildflower Saloon box card and made a trunk full of hibiscus using Heartfelt Creations stamp and die sets.
I used some of the leaves from the SVG file, but mainly, I stamped and cut out the hibiscus and leaves to fill in the box card.
What do you think? I like it a lot!
I colored the flowers by sponging pink distress ink on them and then coming in with a copic marker to darken the centers. The leaves were colored with 2 shades of distress ink (Lucky Clover and Peeled Paint)
thanks for looking, see you soon!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Wildflower Saloon - Tropical style

Howdy my friends.
Check out this new kit from SVGCuts.  I love everything about this kit, and I had a blast putting it together. Of course, I had to put a bit of a tropical twist on it so that it would fit in with my home decor.
The trunk of wildflowers - I love this box card. I cut the flowers out with white cardstock, and colored everything with copic markers or distress inks.

the whiskey barrel - well now it's a rum barrel, looks awesome. For the metal bands around the barrel, I took a silver ink pad and smunched it all over the black strips. Easy peasy.
For the lantern, I wanted clear "glass". I didn't have the little candle lamp, so I had to improvise. I created a clear tube of plastic to fit in the holes, wrapped a string of 10 LED lights around it and inserted the whole bandle inside the clear plastic lamp.

here it is all lit up. Oh and I made my own paper as well, I printed white cardstock with a copper patina pattern
oh and this awesome cowboy hat...what can I say about that? I thought it reminded me of Indiana Jones' Fedora. Again, I printed my own paper texture- it looks almost like suede. pretty cool! A tropical hat band and "flamingo feathers" finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by the blog, I really enjoyed making all these projects from the kit. Bye for now.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Dog selfie

Did you ever make a project that just makes you smile? This one did for me.
I made this birthday card for my friend/co-worker/dog lover.
It started with the instant camera box card SVG file. You can  purchase it from the Parkside Row kit over at

I used an absolutely fabulous picture from artist Howard Robinson. He has a number of animal selfie pics - all of them are so fun.

Parkside Row SVG Kit     ⬅Parkside Row 

The embossing folder used was Sparkles from Tim Holtz. The rest was colored and assembled as per the instructions.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed this fun box card. See ya soon...

Friday, 6 April 2018

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - April

Hello everyone.
Here is my layout for Urban Scrapbook's monthly kit. It features paper from "Twilight" by One Canoe Two. You can see the kit in detail here.
I used everything in the kit. The only "extra" thing I used was a coral colored marker (copic) for my letters. You can check out the other layouts from the team over at the blog using the same link as above.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Lucky Dogs

How about a really late St. Patrick's day card I made?
The box card is from "Springtime Box Cards" at
Springtime Box Cards SVG Kit
So What did I do? I cut the box card base and panels. For the clover, I used a png graphic file Ipurchased from the hungry jpeg instead of the SVG.
I replicated the clover - resizing as needed - and cut those out. Luckily, there was some flowers in the png selection as well. (I have a TON of graphic files on my computer) I couldn't even say which one it was.
The dogs are a file I purchased from the Silhouette Store. I set them up as a print 'n cut.
Once everything was printed, I cut out the pieces and assembled the card.
Lastly, I cut out a clover wreath (memory box) using a die that I have and embellished the front of the card.

Thanks for dropping by, I am really behind on my blogging, but better late than never.
See ya soon...

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Flamingo Wardrobe Decor

I wanted to share my little home decor project I made to hide away some of the junk that accumulates on my kitchen counter.This project took me quite a while to make, but I really love the way it turned out! I was inspired by the painted furniture I see on Pinterest.  

This cut file is from Snapdragon Snippets, purchased on the Silhouette Design Store.
I opened the file in Silhouette Studio and my first reaction was "oh my..."
Once I started ungrouping things and rearranging pieces, I ended up using about 10 pieces of paper for the armoire itself, and then an extra 3-4 pieces for trim and prettiness.
the assembly tutorial is very helpful and I referred to it quite often. You can check it out here
I did make a couple alterations. I wanted my flap to be part of the door, so I made a paper hinge that is hidden under the left side. (Jody's wardrobe opens the other way)
I layered the keyhole and then embossed it with silver embossing powder.
I also added a dimensional 8 point star on the top embossed with silver as well.
The inside was decorated with paper and elements that I had made a long time ago. I always seem to keep a lot of little things - just in case. ok maybe I'm just a hoarder, but you never know lol!

I think it turned out pretty great. A lot of work, but worth it. It looks pretty cool on my counter.
thanks for looking! See you soon.