Thursday, February 26, 2015

More Thank You Notes

I forgot that I hadn't posted the rest of the thank you cards that I made for my surprise shower gifts, I've made quite a few cards this year! I just stamped some of my favorite images and played with different coloring and watercoloring techniques. I did some embossing. I broke out some precious papers that I have been hoarding since Chrismastime. I also broke out some dies and did some diecutting (I got some new Paper Smooches dies I just had to use! LOVE the pinked circles!!!)

Watercolored with Distress inks and the stamp set is Paper Smooches: Cosmos

Background is distress inked and then sprayed with some Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl. I used the Paper Smooches Dies : Pinked Circles. Images on this card are from Lawn Fawn: Yeti Set Go, Here's the Scoop

The Papers on this card are from American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charms 6x6 paper pad, the folded "ribbon" is fabric tape from Maya Road. The twine was a piece of scrap twine just in my stash. The enamel shape is from the Amy Tangerine Stitched Collection, I also used the Paper Smooches Pinked Circle Dies and Lawn Fawn Yeti Set Go Stamp Set.

I'm sure you can tell that I just had a blast coloring the Yeti from Yeti Set Go. I love this little critter! I had also just gotten those Pinked Circle Dies and really love using them, they came on their own magnetic piece and I can't tell you how awesome that is! Great Job Paper Smooches!! The papers again are from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charms paper pad and the glittery pieces are American Crafts Glitter Tape, that enamel dot is from Amy Tangerine Stitched Collection. Those butterflies are from a Martha Stewart Punch that was the best money I ever spent on a punch because I have used it so much!! The Thanks is from the Lawn Fawn Love you a Latte stamp set.

One last card, and I really really love this one (who am I kidding I love them all and had so much fun playing with these stamps and papers. Still papers from Lucky Charms, Glitter Tape from American Crafts, My fav punch from Martha Stewart and and enamel shape from Amy Tangerine (I really wasn't sure if I'd use these shapes and LOVE that I incorporated them into the cards. They came in a Clique Kit and this is why I love kits, they send me things to try I might not have picked on my own.) The Thanks is from Lawn Fawn and their Love you a Latte set.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, thanks to the snow I'm catching up on getting posts ready, this one I thought would be up last week. :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Punxsutawnty Pep Rally with Clique Kits!

 Welcome to the Clique Kits Pep Rally for February 2015! This month's kit is called Punxsutawny and it is LOVELY!!Forgive my photos of my layouts, I'll try to get some better ones as soon as time and daylight permit.

This month's theme was Galentine's Day and I don't know a better time with my girlfriends than at a crop. My friends in Memphis get together all the time and crop, and in October of 2014 I flew back to crop with them! First time we had all gotten together in two years. It was such a special time!

I used the Punxsutawny Kit along with some Shimelle by American Crafts stickers and Rub ons I had been hoarding that I'd picked up in the Clique Kits store. I Used Peacock Feathers and a navy Jenny Bowlin ink for stamping and inking edges using some Elle's Studio Stamps I've picked up at the Clique Kits store as well. I love that Clique Kits stocks items that I want to use over and over again like stamps that work on layouts, cards and project life... and I think I'll be using some of these tiny stamps in my planner also! WOOT!! 

I don't often do two page spreads, but felt this even deserved one. I Love using the same bits of paper on both layouts of a two page spread to tie them together visually. I may add some more journalling at a later date, but I have a few more pics of this event which I think will merit it's own pocket page to go with this one. Love and hugs and have fun at the Pep Rally, of course there is a giveaway so be sure and participate!

Hugs all!


*****Charity *****You are here

Friday, February 13, 2015

Five Minute layout Challenge, FAILED!

There is an awesome youtuber that's also now on the DT at Clique Kits and she goes by OhSnapGonzo. She put out this video challenge over the weekend and I took her up on it.

Here is her video:

I failed making one in 5 minutes as well, but I am really pleased with my efforts! She said the rules were 5 minutes not including journalling. Here is my layout:

I used the February Clique Kit Punxsutawny  for supplies and added a piece of kraft cardstock and some Heidi Swapp Mist. I did film the making of this layout, it looks weird but that'll teach me to check my camera better before recording. Here is the process video:

Thanks so much for watching! Try this out yourself and see how it goes, you might make it withing the time limit, or you might just end up with a layout that you love! Either way it'll be fun!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Quick Little Thank You Notes

So as you know from this post, I had a surprise shower at work, I finally finished and delivered all my Thank you cards to my friends at work, and I wanted to share them with you. I love watching process videos, especially for cards because at times I really struggle with making cards. I started out with my new Paper Smooches Stamp Lovely Thoughts which I think is one of those stamp sets that works for any occasion. I love the designer Betsey Johnson and so I channelled my inner Betsey when I worked on the following cards, some I like more than others, but all of them were made with love!

The background was created using Geo-Graphic and the large thanks sentiment came from Chit Chat.

I colored in my roses with copic markers. I have more cards coming up later in the week, so stay tuned!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine Tag with a process video

I got a glorious new package from SpiegelMomScraps Etsy shop this week (use discount code Charity10 for 10% off your purchase).  I had a project in mind when I placed my order, then when the package came along with my dt goodies I had to sit down and MAKE something RIGHT THEN! And I filmed it!

So without further ado, here is my project:

I just had to use one of those Large Tags.

Supplies used: 
Washi Black and White:

As for the sequins, she gets new ones in everyday so pick your fav!

I promised you a process video and here you go, enjoy! (don't forget to use code Charity10 when you shop at SpeigelMomScraps)

Thanks so much for watching!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

My Hero for Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge this week

One of my crafty goals for this year is to send more cards to people I love NOT for occasions. So this is for my dad. He should actually be getting it in the mail today. And it's just right for Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge this week. it's an:

I've used the Paper Smooches Pinked Circles in two sizes and Images from Super that I colored in with copic markers, I hand cut the banner in the corner and the paper and sticker were in my stash from last year sometime.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Throwback Thursday... Where did your scrapping start?

So one of the members of the Clique that I belong to (The Clique Kits kit club) is going to Walt Disney World this spring and was asking members of the Clique about it and I told her I'd video my scrapbook from when I went. My "big" souvenir from the trip was the pre purchasing of a photopass from Disney ask for the Magic Pictures, there is one featured in the back of my album, and it's my favorite pic!

I got loads of tips for money saving things at disney from Mousesavers and it really helped to kind of plan the things we didn't want to miss.

So here is my throwback album video.

If I had it to do over again I wouldn't have bought the special paper pack at the park because really I hardly used it and I covered up the big pics on the papers with my own pics... I would just use colors and papers that I liked, kind of like I did, but I felt pressure to incorporate stickers and other Disney purchased items that just weren't me. I really didn't know what/how I liked to scrap at this time, but figured some things out along the way and started experimenting. 

Thanks so much!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

You'll never know

I have been furiously making thank you cards for people lately. I think I'm almost finished, and in the meantime I made a card for my spouse, just because. I used papers from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charms Paper Pad and a vow from Maggie Holmes. Some Washi from SpiegalMomScraps  and Pinkfresh Studio. That string on my tag is from LawnFawn and the enamel type accent is by Amy Tangerine.

I used two dies. The stitched Tag is from Paper Smooches and the other shape is from Lifestyle Crafts.

Very simple element layering here and I think the card turned out pretty cute!
Let me know what you think. (I think that black washi just MAKES the card!)