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!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Communication BREAKDOWN!

I went on a little vacay over Labor Day, down to the Outer Banks in NC. It was amazing, and relaxing... I reached a state of relaxation that I wasn't sure I could reach without wine. It was awesome, and hot. The ocean was beautiful and the beach was uncrowded. I walked around Manteo, Duck, Kitty Hawk etc... and there was a scrapbook store!

It's called Beach Memories if you want anything to scrap your beach vacation, she has it! If you want a selection of stuff that maybe you haven't seen before... she has it. She carries the stuff you don't see at the box stores, and she carries things she loves and uses!

AWESOME. And I picked up some stuff for myself of course. Here is a quick peek:

I got two of those Tim Holtz folios (one of each size). Some crinkle ribbon which I have had in the past but have been out of forever. I got some Kaisercraft Sparklets in clear and I got the 8x8 pad of By the Sea (by Graphic 45) and some Scor Tape which I hear is AWESOME! Can't wait to get started on my beach book! I have TONS of pics of birds on the beach!

OH and as soon as I got home, my computer crashed and it took me almost 24 hours to get it back up and running, I wanted this post up first thing this morning, but life doesn't always turn out the way you plan. And I'm happy to still be in some of that relaxed vacation haze so that I can just roll with it.

It's the best way to be!