Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Welcome to the Masquerade Ball Blog Share!

Welcome to the Pep Rally for October! I am so glad to be here sharing with you today!!  

Our Challenge this month: Tell us or show us in a project why YOU are glad to live in a world where there are Octobers!

The kit this month is a WOW kit full of color and texture, it's amazing and I'm so happy to be working with these vibrant papers, they have really got me in the mood for fun and cutesy Halloween.

I have cards to share for the hop this month, because really I love thinking about Halloween in October! I haven't really participated in a lot of Halloweeny stuff the past few years but that is a story for another time, but I LOVE thinking about it!!! This year I actually got some cards made to send this month! Here are two of them:

The images here are from a Paper Smooches Stamp set called Spookalicious. I LOVE the way they look on these 4x6 cards from the kit (side note I did cut down the 4x6 cards to 4x5.25). I loved using the flair and stickers and Pinkfresh chevrons and those amazing STAR  sequins from the shop, and I LOVE that twine with the sparkly gold!!! Ok, so to stop myself gushing, I'll go ahead and share the blog hop list. but really, LOVE these cutey images that I colored with copic markers and I think they look so sweet and REALLY go with these papers!!! The card base is a red cardstock from my stash, but everything else is from the kit! I finally did some fun stuff this month but I REALLY REALLY wanted to share these cute cards... LOVE all the color in this kit!

If you just popped by to check in on me today, please hop along and comment, you could win a cool prize! Start at Clique Kits and ENJOY!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More for the Special Order Baby Book

So my first post of May was this Baby Book that a co-worker of mine commissioned. Her baby is ADORABLE and she has been very busy filling out the book and thinking up pages she wanted to add. Here are the ones she ordered from me to round out the book:

I seriously loved digging out my box of Sassafrass Lass oldies but goodies and making these pages. I hope she likes them and I can't wait to see them all filled out!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Try Again

I've been debating in my head if I should share this layout or not, but I've had it ready to post for a few weeks, I used my September Clique Kits to put it together. I haven't had a lot of sunny days for photographing when I haven't been at work lately so I'm behind taking pics, but I have some more things to post very soon, including a PRIZE WINNING LAYOUT from a crop I attended in Tennessee!

This layout is based around a copy of an email that I was sent about not quite making the cut for a design team, I've scribbled my feelings around it and the fact that I'm going to keep applying! I love how this turned out, and I have to admit I was very sad to not make it, but it's ok, it just means it isn't my time!

Everything in this layout was from the September Clique Kit except the unicorn, I stamped this unicorn from Critters Ever After by Lawnfawn and watercolored it one day when I just felt like stamping and coloring, I had made some New Year's cards from the images but this unicorn was left over so I used it on my layout. I love that unicorn!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Clique Kits September 2014 Pep Rally!

Welcome to the monthly Pep Rally!!!

Our theme for September was "Be Daring" and I gotta tell you, letting myself be photographed in a bathing suit... to me, is DARING! ;)
I got to visit the Outer Banks over an extended Labor Day holiday and as part of playing on the beach and in the water, I got some silly photos made of myself and ONE of them I LOVED! I was so excited to use the September Kit, Study Abroad to scrap this photo... this heart print was one of my favorite papers in the kit and I loved using the chalkboard paint as a backdrop for my photo.

There were so many delicious goodies to add in the way of embellies and I LOVE them all... the only thing I added was a splash of Maya Road mist and some DIY thickers... but I left the thickers white because I love how they pop off that blue tag from the kit. These sequins are the yummiest size and colors... I love how they accent all the papers in this kit. I also think the comic book origami hearts are FANTASTIC!! I have another waiting to be used... and I have an idea for it already!

Here is the lineup for the rest of the Pep Rally! So much inspiration to be had so have fun!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Week 3 Sept 21-27

It's working! I'm playing along with my favorite challenge sites and coming up with some creative projects!! Today I'm playing along with the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge for Week 3 Sept 21-27 and it's an:

In my trend of making New Year's Cards for the upcoming holiday (Starts Wednesday the 24th) I decided to use the Paper Smooches set Kibitzing Icons and started stamping and playing. I knew I wanted to color this image with my copic markers, and I stamped it out over and over again and tried different color combinations and decided what colors I liked best, and then decided that because it IS a holiday card, it needed some bling... and I stamped my image in veramark and GOLD embossed it. Then I colored the image with my favorite combo of colors and cut it down, I inked the edges with distress ink. I grabbed my Clique Kits September Kit for some paper, I dug around in my older stash and found this making memories frame and some twine and put it all together for this:

I just love how this image turned out! I'm not the best copic artist but I'm really, really pleased with the coloring. Thanks so much for dropping by!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Critters Galore Lawnscaping Challenge ... Take 2

Wow, ok so I have watercolored SEVERAL images this week of critters and today I have put together 2 cards... ok the first one I put together last night... but this one I put together just now and I loves it! This is another entry for Lawnscaping Challenge 90

It's another New Year's Card...

I used distress inks for coloring the polaroid image and the background as well as stamping the sun. My cloud is actually some card surgery that I think turned out rather well, I created it with Perfect Pearls Mist. The fox image is watercolored with regular watercolors. 
PLEASE let me know what you think... I like it! (OH the scripty part of the polaroid is an io stamp I picked up from SSS and I think it adds a little oomph to the polaroid, I think the Say Cheese set is my most used LF set!)

Critters Galore Lawnscaping Challenge #90... take 1

I love Lawn Fawn and I've been in a bit of a creative slump... I have a BIG project that I've started but I got stuck and haven't gotten to share it with you (if you follow me on IG then you have seen some sneakiness of this beachy project). But I've been sitting around staring at supplies, I did get an AWESOME layout finished that I'll be sharing on Wednesday the 24th for the monthly Pep Rally with Clique Kits but for today... I'm playing along with the current LAWNSCAPING CHALLENGE!
This week's challenge is all about critters, or images that work as critters!

Rosh Hashanah is almost upon us and I wanted to make a cute card to send to some friends... and what is better for a New Year's card than a yeti?... NOTHING

I stamped out my Yeti image Yeti, Set Go and colored my images with just a cheapie set of watercolors that I picked up at Michaels months ago. I have been watching tons of videos by Jen McGuire making lovely starry interstellar backgrounds lately and wanted to try making one with these same watercolors, I think it turned out great. The stars are both splatters of white watercolor and splatters of Perfect Pearl mist. The banner is from Home Sweet Home and I had to creatively mask and extend the banner from the set to fit my sentiment. The pink watercolor makes the greeting a little tiny bit dull looking, but I think it looks ok. I could always go over the greeting again... or I could have stamped it after painting the paper. I used the same pink watercolor to color the paper I punched for my border. The sentiment is stamped with Smitty's ABC's which is my favorite all time alpha from Lawn Fawn!