Wednesday, August 4, 2021

So many fun images to fussy cut in the Penguin Playmates designer series paper.   I have a feeling these guys are going to make it on my Holiday card this year.    The best part was earning the designer series paper for free.    How beautiful are the images and the patterns in this paper pack.   The sentiment comes from the Merriest Moments set.    The finishing touch was the baker's twine. 


Love the Penguin

So I am in love with the little penguin in the Penguin Place stamp set.  He comes with so many cute accessories to dress him up and don't get me started with the very cute sentiments.     The best parts are the coordinating punch and the designer series paper called Penguin Playmates that you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration!!!

The finishing touch was strips of card stock and heart punches from a retired Heart to Heart punch. 



More Poinsettias

Another Merriest Moments and Peaceful Prints card.   Very similar, but not quite the same.   I decided to make the foliage a background and layered the poinsettias in this project.  The Scalloped Contours die was used along with some metallic pearls and linen thread to complete the project. 


Merriest Moments and Peaceful Prints

So the Sale-a-bration mini has some fabulous designer series paper that you can earn for free.   There is a fabulous Peaceful Prints that has an amazing color palette.   Garden Green, Cherry Cobble, Real Red, Sahara Sand and Basic Black they just scream Holiday fun and projects.   With knowing I wanted the designer paper, I wanted to get a stamp set that would work well with the paper as well as have some sentiments on hand that would coordinate with what was already in my shopping cart.    So Merriest Moments made in the cart.   I am happy it did.   How great is the foliage in this set as well as the beautiful poinsettias.     The dies that were used in the project were Scalloped Contours and Stitched so Sweetly.   Enamel dots and linen thread complete the project. 


Loving the Little Ghost

So how adorable are the little ghosts and sentiments in the Cutest Halloween stamp set!!!  The whole line paper, punch and stamps are fabulous!   I can't get enough of them.   I stamped the sentiments and then just cut them out with my paper cutter.   How great is that the coordinating punch punches out the little ghost.     I dressed up the border with the Stitched with Whimsy stamp set.    Enamel dots complete the project.  


Romance and Halloween

So why not pair up a little romance with some Cutest Halloween.    The designer series paper comes from the Holiday Mini catalog called Whimsy & Wonder.    Some strips of black card stock cut at a diagonal and heart punch and some matte black dots complete the project. 


Cutest Halloween

So I am excited to share with all of you that the Holiday Mini has arrived and it has some really cute and fun holiday images.    The best part of the Holiday Mini it coincides with Sale-a-bration.   Yes Sale-a-bration.    The Holiday Mini runs until the end of December and Sale-a-bration goes until the end of September.    Perfect time to get your stamps, dies and paper to get started on Holiday projects and earn free products.  

Here is the very very cute designer series paper called Cute Halloween with an even fabulous coordinating stamp set called Cutest Halloween.   Did I tell it even comes with a fabulous punch.    I fussy cut the little ghosts from the DSP.    Some heat embossing of the sentiment and some Cute Stars Sequins complete the project. 


Floral Square Silhouette

Floral Square dies called out to me.   I just knew I was going to enjoy using the beautiful silhouettes on projects.     Here I put them on a Mango Medley background.    I did a direct from ink pad to a stamping block and then sprayed some water and then put the block to water color paper.   Viola instant background.     Then came the die cuts, True Love designer series paper and baker's twine.   The bold sentiment came from the Biggest Wish stamp set. 


Timeless Tropics

Since I had some leftover florals from my scrapbook page using the Timeless Tropics stamp set I decided to put them on a card.    Some florals, designer series paper from the Tropical Escape set and enamel dots complete the card. 


Milestone Birthday

So I just celebrated a milestone birthday.   I decided to remember this moment in time by writing down some thoughts.   Who knows who will ever read them again besides me.   I hope that my nieces one day will find this and get a glimpse into my life and hopeful maybe even inspired or help them guide them.   Like I said wishful thinking but you know I am probably the only one who will read it.     The page came together fairly quickly after I wrote my words.    The florals came from the Timeless Tropics stamp set.    The word celebrate from the Create with Friends.   The fifty was die cut from the Playful Alphabet.    The designer series paper was the retired Tropical Escape.    Enamel Dots and strips of card stock complete the page. 


In the Tropics

So the In the Tropics die has been on my wish list for a while.   I finally broke down and purchased it.  I wish they had it when my nephew was going through his Spongebob stage.   You know it would have been a necessity!    Just the same I have a feeling this will come in handy on a variety of cards and scrapbook pages.   Just something about it called out to me.   It doesn't hurt that I am a big beach person.      The first thing was the watercolor background with my aqua painter and the old olive ink refill.    Then it was just die cutting and putting the card together.   The finishing touches was the You're a Peach designer series paper and Opal Rounds. 


Happy New Home

So this week's Global Design Project theme is Flower Power.   To say the least you will see a handful of projects from me on this theme.   Flowers just make you smile.   Here I paired the Wreath Builder die to make a gift bag for a good friend who just bought a new home.     I cut out the florals from the You're a Peach designer series paper.    The words came from the Word dies and Home from American Crafts Warm & Cozy stamp set.   

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop July 2021

It's the little things in life.    Finding time to craft, time to scrapbook, making a scrapbook page that makes me smile.      I would like to think that one day the kids will look back and see the pages and be thrilled to see actual photos on a page versus thousands of digital files.    I know it is like with an actual magazine and books.   There is something satisfying about turning pages and seeing things unfold in front of you.     Also if you are anything like me, reading glasses have become a necessity that I am not crazy about at all!    So doing things on a bigger screen, seeing them on a page makes all the difference.   

This month Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop challenge is Four Seasons.    You could scrapbook all four seasons on a page or pick a season.    I decided to pick one and I thought of the Shark Frenzy set and knew I wanted to scrapbook pictures of the kids at the pool this summer.    Also it makes me smile because my niece loves sharks so I know she will enjoy seeing her and her brother on a shark page.

I can't believe how much they have grown in their swimming skills.    It's like one minute they are timid in their floaties and then the next minute underwater swimming like champs!  

I am also impressed that I was able to fit 7 photos on a page!!!     The ingredients for the page are:   Shark Frenzy stamp set and the coordinating Shark Die.    The alphabet die cut is the Handlettered Prose.    The border above the title was free form cut.    Strips of Pacific Point complete the page.

If you are blog hopping, you just came from Marga Maakt.    The next stop is Cheryl Taylor.  The full blog list can be found below if you get lost.    

Enjoy the hop!   


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Flowers of Friendship

So I saved one of my favorites for the last project today to post.    The beautiful florals come from the Flowers of Friendship stamp set.     The DSP comes from the You're a Peach and Pattern Party.    Simple Baker's Twine completes the card. 


Color & Contour

Here is the Color & Contour stamp set paired up with retired plaid paper pack called Plaid Tidings.   I was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch of the week.   I of course had to change it up a little bit nothing is ever the same after I envision and start playing.    The border comes from the Basic Borders die.      Baker's Twine and Matte Black Enamel Dots complete the project.