July 28, 2014

Sail away with me

So, what happens over at The Rubber Cafe is that I am asked to create 4 cards in one month with their Creative Cafe Kit of the Month.  Often times, just three of those cards are used during the month and if needed the fourth will be pulled and used.  Since my fourth will not be used this month, I thought I would fill in a day on my own blog and share my "Sail away with me" Nautical card.

I stamped the sailboat on several different colors and paper-pieced the sail together in the colors that I wanted.  Since the heart was sooooo small to fussy cut, I used a small heart stamp that I had on hand. Not loving the paper-piecing, I got out my doodle pen and started tracing around each piece of paper that I had placed down.  This helped a lot.  You can see at the bottom of the page, I added the twirled ribbon in an ombre effect, trying to replicate water.  The seagulls are hand drawn with my doodle pen.


Since I have returned from second camping trip this summer, I want NOTHING to do with water unless it is my own pool.  NOTHING to do with boats unless its smaller than me and can be played with in my own pool!  Matter of fact, I want NOTHING to do with being outside unless it is in my own backyard.  But of course, nothing I have just said will be honored since I am off on another journey tomorrow and will be near water, boats, and the outdoors.  ugh, I give up!

Thanks for dropping in today.  See you again real soon.

July 26, 2014

Under the Sea

I am sharing this super cute Submarine card over at The Rubber Cafe today.  
I made mistakes but this card came out super cute.  
Head over to see how I fixed them.

July 23, 2014

Featured Designer over at Fancy Pants

Gulp, I am still beaming with excitement as I type this blog post.  The other day I opened my facebook to an invitation to the be Featured Designer in the July Newsletter over at Fancy Pants!  When they asked, I hesitated for effect and then replied with a definite YES!  Who wouldn't?  I have been a fan for sometime now and am completely honored with the challenge of providing TONS of information within 4 days:o)  Forget about grocery shopping and laundry, I have creating to do!

So folks, you can view the absolutely free eMag.....HERE!  
Plus you'll get to see my black and white face in their newsletter!

Here is a little peek at what they are featuring with my creations.  
You gotta go there for the rest!

The story told in this layout is precious.  The photo is even better.

July 22, 2014

Floatable Lego

Summer is flying by this year.  We have had a commitment every day since school let out. I have had very little time to scrapbook amongst all the company and traveling we have been doing.  Plus, each available sunny moment MUST be spent out by the pool.  With that said, I quickly created this page, just a couple days after taking the pictures.  This Lego is SOOOOOO  cool, it floats!  Of course the base of the Lego is one piece to allow for floating but the rest had to be built!

I created this layout starting with the triangle cutting on my Silhouette Cameo.  It was tricky but I recently took a class with Studio Calico that seriously walks you through step by step instructions.  It is very cool.  Even for people like me, with no extra time to spare!  Check it out HERE!

The papers come from my recent kit of the month with eclectic Paperie.  I may be biased because I select all the papers and embellishments but it really is a fun kit to be a apart of.  My friend from PA recently signed up and she is scrapping like crazy!  You can sign up HERE!

So, the other embellies that you see come  from Freckled Fawn - Oh Deer Me Kit of the Month.  I just am a buyer and hoarder of their kits!  The just provide you with little bits and pieces that help embellish you scrapbooking pages.  You can get that HERE!  I seriously should get paid for all of these commercials!

See those red and white candy buttons?  Those were part of the eP kit but they are produced by Queen & Company.  

"These Moments" was a printable that came with the class I am taking over at Studio Calico.

This was really fun to put together and really fun to share.  Hope you like it, come back again soon.