Picture Perfect

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Today you'll find me posting on the Creations Galore blog using We R Memory Keepers Notable Collection to document a picture of some crazy lady at a concert.......... So I'm the crazy lady. And it was fun. Hop over to the CG blog to see more pictures and a supply list. 

Card Making Monday : True Friends

Monday, April 21, 2014

Each Monday, I create three new cards and coordinating Make N Take kits for Creations Galore. Today was no exception, and I chose to get a little messy... 



The technique for this card actually just LOOKS messy. It was my first time using gelatos, and I'm hooked!

I created a mask for the clean, white rectangle center, adding images and splatters over it. Before stamping the image, I added gelatos directly to the stamp and misted it with water. A few splatters of Glimmer Mist added another layer of color. Once dry, I lifted the mask and stamped this beautiful sentiment in black ink. 

A simple but breathtaking technique!

SUPPLIES :: Paper Cut White & Black Linen Cardstock / Avery Elle Petals & Stems / JustRite Friendship Vintage Labels Seven / Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist / Faber-Castell Tropical Gelatos / Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

TOOLS :: Water Mister / Tonic 12" Guillotine / MyStik Permanent Adhesive / Scor-Pal / Acrylic Block 

Hippo Birdie!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Good afternoon! Are you having a great Saturday? Today I'm sharing a quick card using Lawn Fawn stamps. 

I can't get enough of Lawn Fawn's adorable images and recently picked up this stamp set. I stacked the stamps on the set to create the party scene, coloring the images with my favorite Copic markers. The coordinating sentiment is just too perfect!

Thanks for checking out today's project!

SUPPLIES :: Lawn Fawn Year Four Stamp Set / Paper Cut Cardstock / We R Memory Keepers Game Day Patterned Paper / Copic Markers / Memento Tuxedo Black Ink / Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen

Project Life Update : Week 11

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for another Project Life update. Man, I'm loving this project. It's become so simple to get all those memories documented. Today I'm sharing Week 11, which follows March 12th through March 18th. 

This spread includes: 5 cell phone pictures, 3 camera pictures, 1 shower invite, 1 flyer, 3 web photos, and 1 concert ticket. 

What happened this week: Became accidentally hooked on Downton Abbey, my bedroom curtains fell on my head, attended a close friend's bridal shower, found a new favorite comedian, drank lots of coffee, played with Sweet Stamp Shop's new release, enlisted a child helper at work, enjoyed a concert and an award winning movie. 

This poor title card. I originally put the marks on the wrong dates - of a week already completed of course - and I tried to save it. I'm just so in love with this card (from the Studio Calico Office Hours Project Life Kit)! 

I created a 3x4 template in Photoshop this week to print out all of my journaling. This helps me gather all of my thoughts and makes sure I can get everything onto one card. While the typewriter is great for exact placement of the words, the computer excels with the delete button! Oh how hard life must be when the biggest decision is which piece of technology I'd like to use. ha!

I discovered Attach Me Stickers from BasicGrey this past winter while creating my December Daily album, and they're still one of my favorite accessories. It's so easy to add things to the album. Here I've added an invite and a flyer with the ticket adhered to the back. 


If you're curious about that journaling card on top, it's a quote from Chris Porter about Starbucks. My bestie, who works at the famous coffeehouse, and I had a good chuckle. 

Rather than cover up the photos with my usual white label, I printed captions onto a piece of vellum. They were cut down and adhered to the photos with my favorite tiny attacher. 

That's a wrap on Week 11. Another one in the books! How are your Project Life albums coming along this year?

SUPPLIES :: Studio Calico Project Life Kits, Office Hours 4x6 Paper Pad / Becky Higgins Midnight Core Kit / Pebbles Journaling Cards / Paper Cut Vellum / BasicGrey Attach Me Stickers

TOOLS :: Becky Higgins Design A Page Protectors, White Leather 12x12 Album, 0.1 & 0.5 Marker, Date Stamp / Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher / StazOn Jet Black / HP Photo Printer

Easter Egg Decorations

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hi Everyone! The weather here in Wisconsin looks like Christmas, but I've been going crazy with the Easter decor inside. It's going to be a fortress of Spring.

Most recently, I've been filling bowls and jars with plastic eggs decorated with my scrappy supplies. You can check out the floral and pearl eggs I created on the Creations Galore blog today where I'm showing a quick tutorial. Click here to see the full how-to.

You can also see a tutorial for these glitter eggs by clicking here. I'm not sure which set I love more! 

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