Friday, February 13, 2015

Water Under the Bridge ~ Red Rubber Designs

     Happy Friday the 13th! Here are some photos that I scrapped on a hike through the Eagle Falls trailhead, in Lake Tahoe, CA.

     The February mood board at Scrap Around the World inspired this paper that I made from white cardstock. The design inspiration came from Sketch #132 at Sketchabilities.

      I masked some leaves and pine needles with some sprays, and then stamped the leaves using the  My Sunshine stamp set. Then I used a stencil with some white paint and brown ink. Over the white rings, I used white embossing powder with Autumn Swirls. For part of my title, I used Alpha-Tiles stamped onto vellum. All of these stamps can be purchased at Red Rubber Designs.

     I'm also entering this into the February Four Categories Challenge at, for Category One, to use a wood embellie. I used wood embellies along with real bark from a pine tree, including two photos for the twist. The netting was recycled from some fruit, and the fiber around the circle photo came in a little bag with a sweater I recently bought. I still have a little left too!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Inspirational #207 ~ So Sentimental

     It's time to get sentimental this week, with my new Inspirational #207, at Red Rubber Inspirationals! The theme is to stamp any kind of sentiment on your project. I hope you'll join us!
Here's the sample that I made.

     I lightly misted the woodgrain paper and stamped the background using Vintage Background and Burnt Umber Palette Ink. Then I embossed the rest of my stamping using Ranger's Verdigris embossing powder, which I also used on the brads and copper button.  I made the flowers using Medallions, the border using the For Everything stamp, and the sentiment with the Thank You stamp. Then I stitched the lace on and added the trim. I got even more sentimental by adding the buttons and stone that the trim is through, because it once belonged to my MIL's mother, and this card is for her. I love adding special touches like that!

     Make sure to stop by Red Rubber Designs for a fabulous selection of stamps at great prices!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio 2 Tag ~ FotoBella DT

     I had fun making this quick and easy tag using My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio 2 I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella!

     I started by stamping the tag on the yellow "smile" paper, which I cut with my Cricut Expression using the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge. Then I made the circles with a stencil and some gesso. I adhered the bike sticker, adding the yellow Enamel Dots to the wheels. The Oh Happy Day tag was distressed before adding the Decorative Brad to it.  I also used the grey brad on the banner, and added the twine, ribbons, and hand-made flower from my own stash. 

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio 2 Birthday Card ~ FotoBella DT

     With my only child about to become a teenager in just a few days, of course I had to make him a birthday card. Since the aqua in My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio 2 I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella is his favorite color, I combined it with black and white.

          I cut the aqua strips from the "home" paper, and painted some white clouds on them with a foam stencil brush. Then I distressed the edges and machine stitched around them onto white cardstock, adding Decorative Tape in between. I added the chipboard airplane and number 13, using Enamel Dots to make a banner with the happy sticker.  TH was fussy-cut from the "alphabet love" paper, and I used a Decorative Brad in between 13. Finally, I spelled out "birthday" using the Decorative Alphabet Stickers.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

MME Chalk Studio 2 Wedding Layout ~ FotoBella DT

      I was so happy to scrap some of my wedding photos using My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio 2 I Want It All Bundle from FotoBella! The colors and sentiment on the "Remember" paper were just right!

     I distressed some black and white cardstock adding machine stitching in black and white, as well as on the banners. Here's a closer look!

       The oval floral tag was chalked around the edges using white chalk, and then I attached the grey brads to the chipboard piece with the date, which I wrote with my Souffle 3D white pen. The key and stars are also chipboard pieces that you can get in the Chipboard Elements package. Finally I added the white Prima flower, which I got from my own stash.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Inspirational #206 ~ Love is in the air

     Love is in the air this week, with Inspirational #206, hosted by Lynda, for Red Rubber Inspirationals! The challenge is to stamp a heart, so I created this card for my dear husband!

     I started by stamping the Script Background onto white and black cardstock. Then I stamped the hearts using the I Heart You set, and cut around them with some scallop scissors. I folded them in half and machine stitched them down the middle, adding the silver embossed buttons from the Sew Thoughtful set, in between. I also used silver embossing powder for "I" and "YOU", which is also from the I Heart You set, and can be found at Red Rubber Designs.

Thanks for your visit! I hope you'll join us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!