Thursday, 1 February 2018

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - February

Hello everyone,
Welcome to February. Singles awareness month.  hahaha
This month's kit from Urban Scrapbook features paper from Bo Bunny.

My page features an XO cut file from Silhouette Deign Store, and some word phrase stamps from Tim Holtz.  The rest of the supplies are in the monthly kit - ok I lied, I used some wine color embossing powder for the wooden hearts.

you can check out the other design teams pages over at the Urban Scrapbook blog here
bye for now...

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Happy Birthday Glam

Happy birthday to my beautiful, intelligent, and articulate daughter. She turned 23 years old.  My baby is 23! How did that happen?

I used this fun box card from  Hearts Aflame is the name of the kit.
Great box card Mary! I love how it turned out.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - January

hello everyone,
This month's kit at Urban Scrapbook is one of my favorites.  I love the winter lodge look - plaids and sweater patterns. This paper package is from "Cabin Fever by Carta Bella"

In the kit, you also get glitter paste and a snowflake stencil. I applied the paste on the dark blue paper and also on various parts of the chipboard pieces
the photo is one I got off Pinterest by Gant photography. (Love that picture!)
the only "extra" piece that wasn't in the kit is the plaid deer.  I bought it on the Silhouette Design store and printed it for my layout.
thanks for stopping by, you can check out the other January layouts here.
See ya next time

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

12 Days of Christmas - Winter Fell Gently Over the Land

The final card this month was a last minute purchase from The Hungry JPEG
I try not to spend a lot of money on graphic files (because, trust me, my shopping cart can get a little out of control!) but as soon as I saw this one, I HAD to have it.
you can check out the bundle here
As before, I created the whole scene in Silhouette Studio. I drew a 5x7 rectangle first, to limit the size of my card.
I added a deer silhouette, fill-patterned him, and added a phrase to to front of the card.

Merry Christmas everyone, thank-you for taking time out of your busy days to visit me on the blog.
I will see you in January xo

Monday, 18 December 2017

12 Days of Christmas - Reindeer are always in Fashion

Merry Christmas my Deers!
I purchased this wonderful graphics pack from the Hungry jpeg
I created a pink subtle background and layered the deers in a "runway" pattern.
I love Silhouette Design studio for creating layered graphics. I don't have Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator (which I'm sure might be easier)
Quick, simple, and lots of fun. 

see you soon - one more post for the "12 days of Christmas".

Sunday, 17 December 2017

12 Days of Christmas - Nostalgia in a box

 Hello my friends
We are getting so close to Christmas, I don't know where the time is going.  I am certainly not ready yet, but somehow I manage to pull it off every year.
Aren't these fun?  When Tim Holtz premiered these back in the fall, I knew I wanted these box tops.
I didn't have the wooden boxes for the bottom, so I made my own with cardstock. (that's the most math I've done in a while LOL!)

I have a bunch of miniature things in my stash. The old sled and mini ornaments were perfect for this little box. The retro paper background is from Carta Bella.

I colored Santa and the reindeer with Copic markers and antiqued them with espresso distress paint.
This guy turned out pretty cool, same idea, I colored him with Copic markers and dabbed a little white paint on his neck area.
My other tropical project I made this year. Those flamingos are so cute standing on the mid century modern home. Image from Retro Christmas Card Company.
and finally, a jolly santa wishing you a Merry Christmas (print 'n cut image from Silhouette design store)

Saturday, 16 December 2017

12 Days of Christmas - Jolly Jellyfish

hello again,
you didn't think I could go all season without making something tropical did you?  Hahaha, of course not.
I was inspired by a really pretty glass ornament I bought at Michael's. I wanted to make my own jellyfish ornaments, but I was trying to figure out the cut file that would work the best.
so this is what I came up with... - Cotton Tail Village
I cut the top of the mushroom, embossed the panels and painted it with a gorgeous aqua/pink shimmery paint (Prima). A lunch time shopping trip to the local fabric store found me these great sequin trim pieces. 
I added liquid pearls and some iridescent sequins to the "body"
I think these turned out pretty fabulous. They are pictured here on my Christmas tree.
See you soon