Wednesday, April 24, 2019

April Challenge on Darkroom Door Inspiration FB Page ~ embossing!

Hi guys!!
I have a fun scrapbook page to share, that was created for the
Darkroom Door FB challenge.  The challenge for April is ~embossing!!!
I embossed some stamped images and used them for the embellishments
of the page.

Stamps were used to create a mixed media type background.  Stamps are
 great to use like that!!!  Darkroom Door has many to choose from~
The embossed stamped images.  They were stamped using Distress Oxide and
 then embossed with a clear high gloss embossing powder.

Products used:
Darkroom Door/ stencils: Lrg. Mesh and Lrg. Diamonds
Ink: Distress Oxide
Stampers Anonymous: #hashtags
Scrapbooking Adhesive/foam squares
embossing powder/high gloss clear

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

New hobby~succulents!!!

Hi guys!!
Kinda of changing it up~
I have been dabbling in succulents for about a year.  They are
 really addicting to try and grow them yourself.  I have
had a few successes at propagating but it is hard in the country.
Varmints are working against you all the time.
 You have raccoons at night and cats during the day.  They have
been dug up and turned over.  But I will overcome this~

I don't know all the names of the plants~
I just love to grow them and watch them take off.
Most of my plants are from clippings.
A couple of plants are all the way from Montana~ remember these?
Hens and Chicks from Montana 2017 ~I still have two:)
Big one is flap jack from a cutting~

The middle  pot ~ mother of  thousands  Bought this one didn't even know what it was.
It was one I have been wanting  ( remember having these in a flower bed at our family home)

Most of these are called donkey ears. They are so fun.
 They get a new plant at the end of the leaf .

A cement flower pot that was from my folks house.  Love it!!!

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Stargazer with Paper House Productions~

Hi guys!!
 I'm so excited to share my first project creating with
 Paper House Productions amazing products.  I had the opportunity to
 use the Stargazer Collection and it is
 pretty cool ~ on so many levels!!!!

I used cardstock stickers, washi, die cut paper and border paper all
from the Stargazer Collection.  Makes it really
 easy to create a good looking page.

A filmstrip was created from the die cut images that are in
 the Stargazer Collection.   You can easily create the filmstrip look
 from paper or a filmstrip stamp.  The journal strips were created in Word, trimmed
into strips and then adhered to the page.
Check out the Paper House Productions Blog for all the details~

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, April 15, 2019

Quick Quotes & Joy Clair~ scrapbooking!

Hi guys!!
Glad to be back~
I did a scrapbook page using the new paper from Quick Quotes and added some
Joy Clair stamps, for embellishments.  Hope you like~

This one is done very simple~
I had one focal photo and so it was made the star of the page.  Papers
were layered behind the photo for dimension.  Added in the colored stamped
 images for embellishments. Added title and  wrote the story. 

Products used:
Quick Quotes: Hibiscus Collection
Joy Clair: Blessed Harvest
Scrapbook Adhesives
alcohol markers
Archival ink/Jet Black

Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, April 8, 2019

Card set created with Clear Scraps!

Hi guys!!
It is my turn on the Clear Scraps Blog I have created three (4" X 4")
cards using the 6" Swallowtail Butterfly Stencil by Clear Scraps.
The butterfly seemed so perfect to help bring in Spring!

The card front is created on canvas using stamps, distress oxide ink and the
Swallowtail Butterfly stencil.  The canvas was then matted on white
 cardstock and then a folded Kraft card base.  Vintage lace and buttons, along
 with the sentiment, was added to complete the card.

Check out the Clear Scraps stencils, they carry many stencils that would
be excellent for this card design.

Thanks for stopping by~

Saturday, April 6, 2019

A Whale card with Joy Clair!

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Joy Clair Blog.  I will be showcasing the
"I think you're S'whale" set by Joy Clair

This is such a cute set and I love the play on words!!!  You will surely
 get some laughs on some of these sentiments.  Perfect for friends!

This card was created using Distress Oxide to get desired background.
I used several different blues and kept adding them until the ocean look
appeared.  The sand is two different brown tones from the
 Distress Oxide ink colors.  The sea moss was stamped out on white cardstock
and then cutout.  Sea shells were stamped in the sand.
 The sentiment and twine were added to the bottom of
the card. to complete the swimming in the ocean with a
smiling whale.
Such a fun set to create with!!!

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, April 5, 2019

Wood Mini Pallet Shapes, ideas with Clear Scraps!!!

Hi, guys!!!!
It is my turn on the Clear Scraps blog.  Today
I will be showing you some ideas for the Wood Mini Pallet Shapes.
I used the Bunny and the Mason Jar.  For details check out the
Clear Scraps blog.~
These were painted with acrylic paint, sanded down and then the
 6" Plaid Stencil by Clear Scraps was applied.
Mini Bunny Pallet Shape and Mini Mason Jar Pallet Shape  

Here is a couple more examples of how these Mini Pallets can be decorated
and added to projects or used as a stand alone embellishment.  So many ideas!!

Thanks for stopping by~