Monday, May 20, 2019

Sketches in Thyme - Sketch 373

Here's the latest sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

I used some old Echo Park and BoBunny papers on this, along with a photo back from 2003.  It's nice to get some of the old stash used up!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Vintage Christmas challenge

The current challenge at Jingles Belles is to create a vintage Christmas card, either with actual vintage items or vintage-feel items.

I recently bought a box of misc. items at an antique store, and found a vintage Christmas card in the box.  I fussy cut around the image, added various colored stickles for sparkle, and then mounted it on this card with foam tape.  The background papers are from Graphic 45.

From other items in the box, I'm guessing this card is from the early 60's.  I like to think that this old Christmas card will finally get in the mail this year to spread some Christmas cheer! 

such silliness

I guess my oldest grandson is a typical six year old boy - for every "good" photo I get of him, I get 100 silly photos!  Of course I don't delete those silly photos, and used a few of them on this scrapbook page.

The inspiration for this page came from the new challenge at Lasting Memories  -  to use small stamps on your page.  I used a couple of small emoji stamps from BoBunny for my border around the photos.  The title and rick rack trim were cut with my Cricut.  

Friday, May 10, 2019

Lasting Memories Challenge #445

The new challenge at Lasting Memories is to use your pattern stamps to create a background or layering strip for your scrapbook page.

I used a couple of Cas-ual Fridays snowflake stamp sets to create my background.  The snowflakes were stamped in white ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

The title was cut with my Cricut, and then I used a border punch for the bottom borders.  

Stamp and scrapbook

The May challenges at Lasting Memories Scrapbook challenges are focusing on stamps.  The first challenge is to use alphabet stamps on a page.

I haven't used alphabet stamps for a few years,  but I got out a really old set for the title on this page.

I also used some baseball themed stamps on the left side of this page.  This page also works for the Stamp of Approval challenge at Paper Issues this month.  I bought a mega Misti a couple of months ago when Gina K had a special offer, and it really makes it much easier to stamp on a scrapbook page and line up alphabet stamps.  One reason I stopped using alphabet stamps years ago was because they were hard to line up correctly.  Now with the Misti taking care of that, I might have to start using alphabet stamps again!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Jingle Belles sketch challenge

There's a new challenge at Jingle Belles, and it's a sketch challenge.  Here's the sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch, using some Bella Blvd papers and Paper Smooches stamps

I added a little color to the snowman with Copic markers, and then added Stickles to his pom pom and nose.   I used Memento Tuxedo Black and Lawn Fawn Lobster inks.  Doesn't that little snowman make you smile?   

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - May Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog.  This is our 10th challenge, so we're getting close to that one year anniversary!

For my project this month, I tried a technique that I haven't done for a long time.  I diecut images from double sided adhesive tape, then covered the diecut image with glitter.   It's a little messy, but definitely adds a lot of sparkle to a Christmas card!

I used Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided adhesive and her silk microfine glitter, but you could use whatever double sided adhesive and glitter you might have.

First, the white cardstock backgrounds were dry embossed, just to add a little more texture to the card.  Then I diecut the double sided adhesive, leaving the backing paper on both sides.  After cutting, I laid the diecut in a coffee filter (it's anti static) and carefully removed the adhesive backing paper from the front of the diecut.  I liberally sprinkled the exposed adhesive with glitter, lightly tapped and brushed off any excess and put the glittered diecut in a clean coffee filter.  Now you can pour all the excess glitter back into the container so you don't have any waste. 

I flipped the diecut over so the glitter side is down, then removed the adhesive backing from the plain side of the diecut piece, and adhered it to the card front, glitter side out.  If desired, you can add embellishments to the glittered piece or to the card front.

One thing that's different with the Elizabeth Craft Designs silk microfine glitter, is that after you have adhered it, you gently rub all over the glittered image.  This removes any excess glitter that may not have adhered well, but it also polishes the glitter and really brings out the sparkle.

We'd love to see your Christmas projects at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog this month.  Please join us!