Monday, January 17, 2022

Creative Memories January Virtual Crop


 I am so happy to have been able to participate in the virtual crop that Creative Memories hosted on Facebook.  I decided to make this weekend like a normal crop and be "away" from Friday at Noon until Sunday evening.  I used the time to participate in the CM challenges, I was able to complete all 6 challenges and get them posted to the FB group in time. I only used digital paper from CM and the packs are listed with each sketch. 

Sketch #1 - #CMVirtualCrop1Jan2022 

 Vitamin Sea & Snowbound for the "sand"


Sketch #2 - #CMVirtualCrop2Jan2022

Top layer

Botton & middle layer

Bottom layer on right hand side

For sketch #2 it took a ton of time, I got into making the pages. I will be printing the pages then layering the pages using peek-a-boo pockets and an 8x8 page protector to make an interactive layout.  It I cut everything just right the background will match up. I used only Snowbound for these layouts. 

Sketch #3 - #CMVirtualCrop3Jan2022

Sparks of Magic & a Mickey Image

I absolutely ADORE Mickey and all things Disney.  I am going to be doing an entire book just on our Disney Vacations. I have 1000's of photos to sort and scrap from Disney.  

Sketch #4 - #CMVirtualCrop4Jan2022

Book Smarts & Love Each Other 2

Sketch #5 - #CMVirtualCrop5Jan2022

Love Wins

Sketch #6 - #CMVirtualCrop6Jan2022

Book Smarts & NSD 2021 with a running shoe icon

I cannot wait for until next month to do it all over again!!


Thursday, January 13, 2022

Halloween Cutie - CM Full Moon

Today in preparation for the upcoming virtual crop that Creative Memories is hosting on January 14th & 15th I decided to get some of CM's digital paper packs.  I played around using Full Moon as the main kit.  I do have a thing for Halloween. I did bring in a border from the Totally Tonal Red & Orange and I layered a photo mat from Sparks of Magic to make the black paper stretch across the page.  I am not sure who will be in the photos, but I do like it. I will add it to a file for base pages.  It has a spot for 1 5x7, 1 4x6, & 2 2x3's. 




I do like digital scrapbooking. I didn't have to worry about not having the right size die cut, not having enough of an element or too many, the only thing is I don't have the ability to use my specific tools to shape my papers. I will definitely be going digital for doing our Disney vacations. I have so many photos to do and have just been putting off because making 3 coordinating pages uses SOOOO many supplies. I have tons of bits and bobs from all the kits I have used that I don't have enough to make a set of pages for us. I am sorta kicking myself in the rear for not starting earlier with digital, how many kits that I would have liked but missed out on.  

I will be adding this to Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.  I honestly did not expect to work with the Halloween kit first but that is the one that drew me.





Saturday, January 8, 2022

Incy Wincy Challenge

I was browsing PaperPlayful and came across the Incy Wincy Design Challenge while I was pondering how & what to with this challenge, either pastels or the sketch.  I came across my pouch with Stamps of Life Hippo2Stamp & Die set with the matching Solids4Hippos Stamp. 

I decided to use the sketch along with the stamp set to make a birthday card and coordinating envelope.  I did use pastels, but they were not the ones that were in the colorway.


Front

Inside


Envelope

Everything use was Stamps of life the paper is from the Blessed Card Kit -February 2019, the balloons are stamped from sets balloons2cut, party animals class set, banners2cut, happybirthday4HSN & minidoublebanner2stamp.  the squiggly balloon I used a banner for the print and cut a balloon from the party animals class.  I do like how all of Stephanie's designs can work together.  

The card base is cut from a piece of Cherry cardstock.  

The blue polka dot paper is cut at 4" x 5.25"
The tag/banner is approximately 1.25" x 4" cut with a notch
The yellow gingham is 2.5" x 3.5"

Colors used are Cloud, Sage, Kiwi, Sunshine, Cherry, Razzleberry, & Bubblegum



Friday, January 7, 2022

Counterfeit Kit - On the Go & Going Slow (Traci Reed Designs)

 In the Counterfeit Kit Challenge January the kit that was picked is On the Go & Going Slow by Traci Reed Designs


When I saw the kit I knew I had a bunch or stamps & dies that would work.  I browsed through my paper binders and landed on a Quick Quotes paper kit - Sweetbriar, few papers from Hobby Lobby, and scraps from Quick Quotes from Let's Party, #essential, Farmhouse & Tapestry.  I normally like to use dies or stamps for my alphas, but I am adding some of the alpha stickers that are in my stash. I do have my enamel/epoxy shapes, wood, & mixed media in an easy access place when working so I did not add them in the kit.  





What I have in my kit is

The dies I have included are

From Stephanie Barnard and the Stamps of Life

In the “Bee” pouch I have a few coordinating sets

               *Bee4Me

               *Hives4Bees

               *Bee Die Set

               * Bee Triplits (Sizzix-559605)

               *MiniHexagonBackground Stamp

               *Hexagons2Love Stamp & Die Set            

               * Cloud & Hexagon Stencil

In the Butterfly Pouch   

    * Butterfly Fold-It

    * Butterfly2Stamp & Die Set 

    *  Patterns4Butterfly Stamp Set

In the Jar Pouch

    *Jar2Stamp & Die Set

    * Sayings4jar Stamp Set

I only have the dies for the snail from Stamps of Life it came free in one of my Die-Hard Club sets. I never was sure if I would use it be now, I am going to get the matching stamp sets.  (Like I really need an incentive to order more)

 I also included the stamp set “Thanks4OneYear” from Stamps of Life

The only non-Stamps of life is Skelton Leaves by Tim Holtz & Sizzix -663094. It is one of my go-to dies when I am working with any florals.  The only thing I wish I could find would be a smaller set and a larger set. We'll have to see what I can make this month.  

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Hello 2022!

 This year I am determined to use my stash up and organize my supplies a bit better.  Ever since Totally Tiffany came out with the Kirstin Buddy Bag, I knew I had found out my solution to keeping things organized.  Somehow, I don't think I am the only one. They are almost always sold out.  I did hear from a little birdy that there was a purple one coming soon.  I can't wait!! I already have the pink & black versions.  I do hope that Totally Tiffany comes out with other colors.  I do like to color code manufacturers. I used to just mix everything together, but it got too hard to remember where each & every item came from.  Some items I have no clue where or who they're from because of gifts given or items found at garage sales and such.   My colors so far for organizing are:

    Pink = The Stamps of Life

    Purple = Crafter's Companion

    Dark Teal/Turquoise = Quick Quotes

    Red = Sizzix 

    Black = Stampin' Up

    Aqua = Creative Memories

    Orange = Close to My Heart

    Grey = Spellbinders

    Minty Green = Echo Park/Carta Bella

    Green = Other Companies or Unknown

    I may change or add more colors as I go into organizing my craft room this year. 


My other goals are 

*To participate in at least 4 challenges a week

*Keep up with my subscriptions and use product with in 60 days of getting it. 

Let's see how 2022 goes. 


Saturday, January 1, 2022

Scrap Saturday - Quick Quotes

December's Club Q finally showed up on Monday.  I knew I was going to dig right into the kit once I saw the amazing papers.  

I ended up making both of the page kits today.  I could not stop working on the layouts.  They were so easy to do.  I did not even make that many changes to the page design, which is HIGHLY unusual for me.  I tend to use kits as a base to make my own version of it. I did however still gut the papers if a large section was covered.  

DP 1245 - Merry Christmas

With this kit the 'snow' die cuts were very thin and did not look right on the page, so I layered the thicker humps across both pages to mimic snow.  I changed the red flower paper to a tone-on-tone paper from the bonus pack. The Merry Christmas is popped up on foam



DP1246 - The Joy of Christmas

This page kit was the one I had the hiccup with- the quote was missing from the kit.  I improvised and used a vellum quote that was included in the bonus pack. The only other change was I used a .5-inch piece of the blue to overlay the top & bottom of the page to look like washi





Saturday, December 18, 2021

Scrapbook Saturday - Quick Quotes DB1236

Last Saturday I broke out my Club Q - November 2021 kit and worked on Blessed- DP1237. Today I worked on Family page kit - DP1236, I made some major changes -flipped paper sides, removed some elements, rotated page a layout, then added new elements


The original design:

  

 My Remix Design:
   


To start I cut the two background pages with a 1.5-inch border & the 5.5"x7.5" mats with a 1-inch. When going through the directions I noticed that two of the laser cut pieces were cut almost an inch bigger with a dove tail on both ends.  I just could not get the page to look right with the size that the large banners were in, and instead of trimming & trying to make both look identical I just did not use them.  Instead, I die cut 2 tags out of one of the gutted brown papers, flipped the back 2 layers to the other pattern, removed the layered columns. 

I fussy cut the vellum quote around the printed frame and used a gutted rectangle to back it.  The quote just seemed to disappear on the patterned paper, I wanted it to pop. 

Supplies not used and scraps from kits pages or punchouts:


I did not do any die cut from the smaller scraps that were in the kit.  I have 2 more altered kits & the bonus paper/ribbon pack that I can play with before my December kit arrives. 


Creative Memories January Virtual Crop

 I am so happy to have been able to participate in the virtual crop that Creative Memories hosted on Facebook.  I decided to make this weeke...