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Thursday, July 27, 2017

The International Scrapbook Garden



This is a brand new blog and kit site featuring international papers. They are having a DT call. Go check it out!!!!

Give a Crafter a Cookie: Santa Treat Bag


This week at "If You Give a Crafter a Cookie" we have a Christmas theme.


I found these adorable treat boxes at Treasure Box Designs. 
Going to make the other designs soon to give to my son's 
5th grade teachers this year. They were super easy to make!!!

The gold is Stickles glitter glue - gold.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Freedom

Hello again!! I decided to join in with the Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe challenge for July. I used 
Red, White, & Blue, stars and a tag column.

I also made this layout for three other challenges at Scrapbook.com: a sketch challenge, sewing (use three different colors) and wooden embellishments challenge.

In my opinion, the American courthouse symbolizes our freedom and laws just as much as 
our flag does. The right to have a jury by peers is definitely a "new age" law that we 
Americans take for granted. Until I served jury duty in my late twenties, 
I really did not understand the importance of this law and freedom.

These photos of my family were taken in an older courthouse 
in St. Louis, MO. I was particularly fascinated by the angles of 
the railings as well (which is why they ended up on the layout).

Thanks for stopping by today!!!





Supplies:
~~Paper:
~~BoBunny - Anthem Collection
~~BoBunny - Anthem die cuts
Silhouette Studio - title
Sewing Machine - red, white, & blue thread
Wooden Stars

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Studio Challenges: Explore

Today is new challenge week with Studio Challenges: Scrap about anything but a person.

First, let me just say that I'm aware that my photo editing is not all that great. I've updated my computer, etc etc etc . . . so I have a new program that I am learning. The first pic is about my fourth attempt to get it right. The following pics have entirely too much blue . . . but I'm hoping you get the idea.

This layout is about "signs" even though I used the title "explore". We were exploring Europe so . . . *shrugs*.

Imagine a time where 98% of the population could not read. So how would you communicate your business? With symbols or "picture" signs!!!! We found this cute little town in Germany called Dinkelsbuhl. Although modern, the town tried hard to show the history of Germany and Bavaria with small touches like these signs.

I found the large floral flower file from JustNick. I LOVE how it all turned out!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!


The flower was getting lost in the layout so I stitched all around it with blue
thread to outline the flower.

The blue mist is Color Bloom Summer Sky spray mist. It's not
actually "teal blue". Bad photo editing, sorry.

If you asked me what I struggle with the most in crafting, it would
have to be titles. I could have a layout nearly done but still spend so
many more hours coming up with a title.

Supplies:
Paper:
~~AC White Yardstick
~~Pretty Little Studio: Let's Go Collection
Die cuts by Pretty Little Studio 
Floral Flower Die Cut (background) - JustNick Files
Color Bloom Summer Sky Spray Mist
Sewing Machine - blue thread
Silhouette Machine - flower and title
Cork Stars

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Studio Challenges: Dream

Today's challenge over at Studio Challenges is to scrap lift a fellow team member.

I chose Rachel's layout from June 6th. We both have the same free file from Paper Issues
and I have been wanting to play with it for a while.

Several years ago we had family pictures done and I have yet to scrap
about them. I have been tackling those pictures recently and am loving 
the results!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

I have been playing a lot lately with making layouts that are not made with "squares".
All my cards are square, but I am loving getting away from it for my layouts.

Hand-stitched clouds for texture

Pretty Little Studio has a Woodland collection full
and adorable critters like this one. Too cute!

Supplies:

Paper Issues - Free Cloud File
Hand-Stitching
Echo Park - Spring (Beaming Butterflies) = background paper
Brads
Random wooden button

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Studio Challenges: Dreaming With Eyes Wide Open

Hello there! Today is a new challenge at Studio Challenges. The challenge is 
"near and dear" to me as it's my idea: NOT TO BE SQUARED.

Basically, make your background anything but squares and rectangles. 
Reach for your cutting machines and mat files or reach for your 
punches. In this case, I reached for my triangle punch.

Thanks for stopping by today!!



Supplies:
Pinkfresh - Dream On Collection
Hand-stitching
Flares and Enamel dots from somewhere