Saturday, September 26, 2015

Doodling Congratulations

So, this week's challenge from Heart 2 Heart is Doodling. I am not going to lie. I am terrible at doodling! I don't even like my handwriting enough to like journaling on my layouts. I mean, I do journal, because it is important, but I still hate my handwriting! I was stumped with this theme, so I went through my stamps and decided to use the Great Job stamp, which looks like a doodle design, to make a Congratulations card for a friend who was recently accepted to audition for a prestigious talent agency in LA. Since my friend is a guy, I didn't want to do something too girly. Here's what I came up with.

I actually used Whisper, Flaxen, and Lagoon pigment inks for the stamp, and then I heat embossed them with clear powder. I added some star stickers from the new Fundamental Assortment to add some texture. It's a simple card, but I think it was appropriate to the situation.


Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Rock and Roll Layout

Hello readers! Sorry I haven't written in awhile. I have been really sick with a nasty upper respiratory infection that has really been kicking my butt. I am not 100% yet, but I was well enough today to hop in the craftroom and make some artwork.

I created this page for my trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with my best friend, Heather. I wanted this page to have a grungy, yet cute vibe. I used a piece of Zoe for the base, and layered it with Thistle cardstock and some of the retired Chalk It Up. 

To grunge up the page, I did some distressing on the cardstock, and spritz the papers with retired Outdoor Denim ink. Then, I added some splats in Sapphire ink.

To add a hard Rock & Roll edge, I took some basic Aluminum foil and ran it through my Cuttlebug to create a chevron pattern. I did not add a title to this page, because I plan to add it into the rest of my Hall of Fame layouts when I create them. However, I did add in some journaling space that I outlined using the silver foil tape.

I am entering this layout in Heart 2 Heart's Splat challenge.

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Artistry Thank You Card

Morning, Scrappers! Here's a quick post to show you a thank you card I made for one of my hostesses. I used the new Artistry Cricut cartridge and the new Zoe paper pack. The tag was cut from Cricut Art Philosophy.


Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Christmas Cards Preview

Hey there, scrappers! For my monthly card swap this month, we were to create something using the new White Pines paper pack. I'm obsessed with this paper! It is my favorite Christmas/ Winter paper CTMH has ever had! We also have some really adorable stamp sets that match the feel of the paper perfectly.

I used three different stamp sets on the front of the card. The tree is from the White Pines Workshop on the Go. The sentiment is from Season's Greetings, which is actually a really cute penguin stamp set. And, the fox is from Miracle of Christmas, which features several woodland creatures. 

To create the fox, I first stamped the image using Black pigment ink, and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Embossing the image first helps keep the marker coloring from leaking too much, and it adds texture to the card.

For the inside of the card, I used the rest of the sentiment from the Season's Greetings stamp set. Both sentiments are included on a single stamp, but I broke the text up, but bending the text around a stamping block. 

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Smiles Friendship Card

The bokeh card is so on trend right now, so I am a bit late to the party. But, today I created a friendship card using the colors for this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge: Topiary, Lagoon, Glacier, Sunset, and Cranberry.

So, if you don't know how to do the bokeh technique, I highly suggest watching one of the many YouTube videos available. For this card, I created the effect on Colonial White cardstock with Glacier, Lagoon, and Topiary Inks. The focal circles are created using White Daisy. I created a template using Cricut Craftroom, so that I can create more of these. 

I heat embossed the smile sentiment using a shiny silver, and set that on top of a cluster of Sunset washi tape and cardboard that I painted with White Daisy. Finally, I added some bling with Epoxy bubbles.

For the inside, I created a Lagoon patch, and stamped a sentiment from the now retired Happy Everything stamp set.

I am also entering this card in this week's Between the Folds Bling Spark and Shine Challenge.


Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!