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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

PDE: Smile

Hello and welcome! Today is a new challenge day at Pause Dream Enjoy.

I made this card using a resist technique with Lindy's embossing powders and Tim Holtz distress inks. I'm very happy with how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Lindy's Embossing Powders: Morning Glory Azure and Desert Moon Copper Teal
Tim Holtz Distress Inks:
--Victorian Velvet
--Gathered Twigs
--Rusty Hinge
--Broken China
Wooden Smile (embossed with Morning Glory Azure)
Background stamp by Carabelle (SA60208)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

ISBG: Take the Scenic Route

Good morning crafters!! I'm here today with a new layout using International 
Scrapbook Garden's toolshed kit: Winter Adventures.

Did I mention how much I love this kit?! It's perfect for baby boy, school,
playing in the mud, and winter layouts of our boys (yes yes . . . even girls).

But honestly, girls get a lot of attention in the crafty world. *smirk*

I used SCAL4 to create a negative cut on the top page, distressed the edges,
then added the second layer behind it. Easy as pie!

Thanks for stopping by today!

I add stitching to nearly every layout. I love how it brings an
ordinary page to life!

I added layers of distressed scrap paper behind the photo. 
This is a new look or "technique" for me and I love how it really
adds to the personality of a boy page.

Most of the cluster is from the kit. I added buttons, the 
hash tag and thread from my stash. Oh, I added the stamped
date from my own stash too.


ISBG: Toolshed Kit: Winter Adventures Main kit
ISBG: Toolshed Kit: Winter Adventures Bonus Paper
ISBG: Toolshed Kit: Winter Adventures Embellishment Bonus

Sewing and thread
Wooden Hashtag
Stamped date

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Scrap The Boys: Adventure Camp

 Hello! Can you believe it's March already? It also means it's a new challenge over at Scrap The Boys challenge blog.

For this month, we are challenging you with a sketch provided by Laura Whitaker.

This sketch has all kinds of goodies and room for interpretation! I hope you play along this month. For me, I decided to use a different large shape, rather than the star. I purchased the campfire from an Etsy store called PureMerakiDesigns. I then hand-stitched the whole thing, which took about an hour.

You know those layouts that come together so quickly and just "flow". Yeah . . . this wasn't one of them. LOL! I know this layout doesn't look complicated, but my brain was having some serious roadblocks trying to put it together. Ever have one of those?

Once I decided on the campfire background, the rest of the layout finally came together . . . slowly. The paper is from an older line by Elle's Studio.

"Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed." Robert Gallagher (October Afternoon)

I used that quote on this layout cause it was quite the headache trying to get 11 boys to go to sleep at adventure camp. Let's just say "been there, done that . . . got the t-shirt". 


Friday, February 23, 2018

ISBG: Love This Life

Hello again! Today I'm sharing with you a new page from International Scrapbook Garden
I used the toolshed kit Winter Adventures. This kit is so versatile for just about any boy page you want to make. It has a lovely mix of blue paper by Maja Design, snow, hearts, and other masculine touches. Seriously, this kit has it all!!

I dabble in two unique styles. One is using large die cuts on my pages while still incorporating negative space. The other is mixed media, which I have shown in previous blog posts. While mixed media is "new" to me, die cuts is my first love as I've been using them for years.

The hearts is a background die cut found on the Silhouette online store by Paige Evans. I then cut out a few hearts (using the same file) to make the background more interesting.

I tried very hard to stick to the kit. I did add a bit of lace from my stash, 
as well as die cut leaves and thread. These just help make the cluster
a bit more "full" looking.

On my previous pages, I heat embossed the chipboard. I felt like the heart was 
perfect for this page as it was.



--ISBG: Toolshed Kit Winter Adventures
--ISBG: Toolshed Kit Winter Adventures: Bonus Chipboard
--ISBG: Toolshed Kit Winter Adventures: Bonus Paper
--ISBG: Toolshed Kit Winter Adventures: Bonus Embellishments
--ISBG: Toolshed Kit Winter Adventures: Mixed Media kit (mica flakes)

Silhouette Cameo - large background die cut heart and leaves (filler)
AC White Card stock
Blue Thread

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

ISBG: Mixed Media Winter Canvas

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you my mixed media canvas using Lindy's Stamp gang limited edition January set of winter colors and many of the awesome embellishments found in the Winter Adventures kits.

This project is ALL about texture and color. I am a huge fan of Gabrielle Pollacco's work and this canvas is definitely inspired by her blog and videos. My media is nearly all sprays and textured paste. Soon, I hope to incorporate more types of mediums into my creativity.

The beginning:

I created the design using much of the embellishment and 
main Winter Adventures kit.

I added a few extra elements such as buttons, lace and cheesecloth.
I did not end up using the large lace flower.

Shown here is everything covered in gesso, both individually and together.

Here it is before I added bling.

If you are making this kind of canvas, it really doesn't matter what 
color everything starts out as if you are covering it all in gesso and 
spray inks.

I did end up adding eyes to the wooden snowman.

Here is a close-up of the cluster in the upper left corner.


ISBG: Winter Adventures Main Toolshed kit
ISBG: Winter Adventures Embellishment Bonus kit
ISBG: Winter Adventures Chipboard Bonus
ISBG: Winter Adventures Mixed Media

(Basically I used nearly everything but the actual paper).

Extra Supplies:

8x10 canvas
Kraft Card stock
Silhouette Studio files (using the Kraft Card Stock)
Ranger Perfect Pearls powder
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays:
--Tainted Love Teal
--Azure Sea Asters
--Fuzzy Navel Peach
--Cowabunga Copper
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio:
--I'm Late, I'm Late Slate (incredibly light color)
Arrow from the Summer Concert Toolshed kit

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ISBG: Valentine Notecards for Boys

I recently watched a process video by Keren Tamir featuring Artist Trading cards. I thought, 'I can make this for my son for Valentine's day month'!

Our young men need encouragement and love the same as our young women.

I have been making notecards for my son for a couple years, but they have been "cute" in nature using die cuts and paper piecing as the main theme. Karen Tamir's video was a huge inspiration for me to use more of the first Toolshed kit at International Scrapbook Garden called Summer Concert.

I also made these notecards for this week's challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy . . . Valentine cards or treats!

Without further ado, here they are! Hope you like them!

I made enough to send my son one to school each school day until February 14th. My son is rather sentimental and has saved all his notecards from the previous years.

Thanks for stopping by today!

ISBG: Toolshed Kit - Summer Concert Main kit
ISBG: Toolshed Kit - Summer Concert Embellishment Bonus kit

Extra supplies:

49 & Market Circle Stitch Stamp
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder - Vintage Photo
Arrow punch and cork sheets
Distressing tool