Tuesday, September 30, 2014

One In a Million *Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop*

Welcome to my post for the

Alumni Blog Hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. One participant will be chosen to receive a $25 Gift Certificate. Check the Winner Announcement on Sat, Oct 4th. If you win, send an email to Emma Lou and write "winner of the September Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, Oct 3rd at midnight.

Hello, Purple.
Papers and sentiment on the left are from Delicate Asters Paper Collection. The doily cuts are from Spellbinders. I cut the shape in half diagonally to make it fit with my rectangular stamp piece.

This Classic Rose stamp is retired *sigh*. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils to match the paper. Obviously, my eye really picked up the magenta tones. At first, I was nervous about how bright my roses looked but the Delicate Asters paper balanced it all out.

I made these flowers with the Delicate Asters stamps and dies.

I stamped these flowers on Delicate Asters paper. After cutting them, I sprayed them all with Wheatfields Glimmer Mist and sponged the edges with purple Distress Ink.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

7 Acre Woods

This layout started with a sketch from Citrus Twist. Really. That one. I mostly have American Crafts and Simple Stories going on here- RAKed to me from Wendy.

The die cut is a leftover from my Cricut days. The alphas are Simple Stories.

"Time with you" is a stamp from Pink Paislee.

The arrow paper is fussy cut from Simple Stories and the cloud is from MME. The star border stamp is Recollections from Michael's.

The vellum piece and button are from MME. The ticket is Maya Road.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Back to School

I've got a new homemade kit to share! This one features papers from FarmHouse, Authentique, and Basic Grey. Everything else is pulled from my stash and some items are leftovers from previous kits.

I started with a sketch from Citrus Twist. The background ledger paper is from Journey by Authentique. The scraps for layering are from Persimmon by Basic Grey, Simple Stories (Blue Skies), and Teresa Collins (library card).

Oh, look! I scribbled! Not sure how I feel about this trend. The enamel dots are from October Afternoon. The printed doily is from Maya Road and the brad is from American Crafts. "365 days of brilliant" stamp is from Citrus Twist.

The 123 chipboard is from Crate Paper and was RAKed to me from Wendy. The wood paper frame is also from Crate Paper and the little card is Maya Road.

He makes my heart go pitty pat. As a teacher, this is how I felt about the first month of school. It's like a self portrait.

The chipboard with hearts is from Crate Paper. I love hearts.

Enamel dots AND scribbling. 

I never get tired of these bingo cards from Simple Stories. The clip chipboard is another piece from Crate Paper.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Homemade Kits

The internet is brimming with opportunities to join some seriously awesome scrapbooking kit clubs. But, if you're like me, your own shelves are brimming with opportunities to start your own personal kit club.

Back in 2013, somewhere between participating at Counterfeit Kits and DT work with Memorable Seasons, I fell in love with shopping from my own stash and creating my own kits. After awhile, I developed a system that included pruning from 6 different places in my creative space. These places include paper, stamps, and different types of embellishments. I loaded up 12x12 craft envelopes and little zipper bags to contain all of my rediscovered goodies.

This summer, I joined Scrap Stash Kit Club on Facebook and found even more inspiration for creating kits. I'm using this space to share my August Surf's Up Kit inspired by Scrap Stash Kit Club.

You might have seen it a few times over the last month.

I made 3 layouts and 3 cards before I finally ran out of usable paper. I had about 3 full sheets of 12x12 left, but I'm confident that I'm done with these collections for layouts. So, I cut everything down to 6x6 and filed it along with my 6x6 pads for future cards.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

you are my favorite

I started with this homemade Mostly MME Kit for today's layout.

And some dimensional stickers.

The background papers are from Indie Chic by My Mind's Eye.

The yellow scalloped border was cut from Plantin Schoolbook/Cricut. The sentiment is from Simple Stories. The calendar tag is from So Sophie by MME and the brads are from Stella and Rose. The ruler stamp is from Collectable.

The "hello" tab is from Stella and Rose and the journaling tag is from So Sophie. The pop of red landed on this layout by accident. So glad it did! Really works for me :) I think the red paper is from Scenic Route.

The library card is from Collectable. I wish I had a dozen more of those! The polaroid frame is from Maya Road and the brad is from Stella and Rose.

Yummy brads! I use brads on everything.

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Scrap Our Stash: Back To School: A- lined paper; B- library card, numbers, ruler

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Baby Cards

Still working with this kit.

I followed a sketch from Cardabilities and came up with these cuties for my stash of baby cards.

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hello you

I needed something quick and really liked how Cathy Harper played up Random by Crate Paper. I mixed Random and Portrait.

Looky here I made two.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

#love this

Still working on this kit.

I started with a sketch from Citrus Twist. Lots and lots of patterned paper! The papers are from Caroline Breeze and Everyday Moments by Teresa Collins. The pieces with pink are from Studio Calico.

I love hearts! This heart print is from Snippets by Studio Calico.

The decorative border punch is Fiskars.

Oh looky here! A die cut from from my new Cameo!

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Saturday, September 6, 2014


Once upon a time, I had an extra stamped image and a little pile of pretty scraps... I layered this and that and VOILA! A card!

Papers are mix of The Sweetest Thing and Andrea Victoria by My Mind's Eye. The die cut is by Crate Paper and the decorative border punch is Fiskars. The sentiment stamp is from Hot Off the Press.

This stamp is from Botanical Butterflies by JustRite. I heat embossed the image in black and colored with Pebbles chalk. I used Spellbinders dies to cut and mat the image.

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