Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ice Cream - Practical Scrappers Week-end Sketch

There is a great week-end sketch at Practical Scrappers, and it made me think of this picture Kati took of herself and Emme.  Paper is K and Company and Me and My Big Ideas.  Cardstock is DCWV.  Added ribbon, rickrack, punched edging, and buttons.  The ice cream cones are concentric shapes of 2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2" from Stretch Your Imagination.  I added little pompons and beads to embellish and embossed the cones with the Argyle folder.   Attached photo corners to the picture and attached the photo and ice cream cones with pop dots.  Title is Remarks stickers in brown. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Paisley Birthday

The challenge at Practical Scrappers this week is to use stitching.  Hmmm....never done I called on my mom, the seamstress.  She practiced on some cardstock........I created a barebones layout with some great American Crafts Guy's Day paper...and told mom where to sew on it.  Added a great picture of my sister, Serita and some paisley embellishments from Stretch Your Imagination.  Added some little blingy rhinestones, pop dots, and a sticker title.  All in all, I like the look of the stitching and may be calling on my mom again in the near future.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sitting by the Pool - Sketchy Thursday

I've had a great scrappin' week-end.....accomplished lots of projects.  This one was for the Sketchy Thursday Challenge this week....and the BINGO challenge at Practical Scrappers' online crop.  Boy, has that ever been fun!

This is Michael on vacation this summer.   Used Creative Imaginations paper.  Printed the text in a circle...cut it out with wavy edged scissors.  Added three concentric circles to the middle, layered with pop dots, and added 2 1/2" flip flops from Life's a Beach.   Embellished them with a daisy punch and rhinestones.  Used MS punch for the layers and topped off with ribbon from Target $1 bin and a couple of buttons.  Added a sequin Jolee's applique and some 1 1/2" flip flops. 

Football Fun

Don't forget the great online crop at Practical Scrappers this week-end.  This layout is for one of the challenges:  Feast or Football.   Reminded me of these great pictures I had of Kati and Michael throwing ball.  Simple layout....sometimes it's good to let the paper do the talking.   Football is handpieced........lettering is Keystone (a forgotten little cartridge that I love, esp. for sports.)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bicycle Built for Two

I've always loved this picture of my mom and aunt riding their bicycles.  I had this great teal/aqua/coral paper and loved the way it looked against the black/white picture.  Cut the flowers out of the paper and randomly pop dotted them....added rhinestones.   Tucked away some paper flowers here and there.   The coral background is torn, inked, and crinkled.  Finished everything off with some layered ribbon/trim.   what to do for the title....but there in my stash was this great metal "precious". I'm really happy with this one.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kati Finds Nemo! Practical Scrappers Design Team -Acrylic Paint

Over at Practical Scrappers, the challenge for this week is using acrylic paint. For this layout, I used the paper bag/smoosh technique to paint a blue background on white cardstock. I used paper from DCWV Indian Summer paper stack for the rest of the background. Embellishments are from Life's a Beach. Seaweed is cut in regular and layers at 5" and 5 1/2" in light and dark green.......went over them with green dimensional paint. Glued the bottoms only so they would "flutter." Cut the fish border out at 2 1/2"....decorated with dimensional paint and glitter....separated....and hid them among the seawood.

 The waves are LAB's wave border.....covered with an acrylic glaze with blue glitter in it. Then I went around the crests of the waves with some irridescent blue and silver glitter paint. Glued the bottoms only to get dimension. Nemo is a fabric applique I found in a clearance bin. Title is green Thickers and Mickey Font (2 1/2")

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fishy Fun!

I loved the sketch at Sketchy Thursdays this week and this set of pictures of Craig and Dylan at the beach would work just right.  All the paper is DCWV Indian Summer stack (I'm using lots of this one....).  The fish are Life's a Beach....cut at 3" and 3 1/2"...embellished with ink, sharpie, and silver metallic gel pen.  Added ribbon, buttons, and red metallic flowers from JoAnne's $1 bin. 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bootiful - SOUS challenge

Stuck on U Sketches had a wonderful sketch this week.   As soon as I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do....but it took until today for me to get some time to work on it.  Used Imaginesce paper and black spider paper is Heidi Grace.  The title is Imaginesce and SYI pumpkins.   The circle is made from witch's hats (PDDU) and then filled in with little Halloween critters from PDDU and SYI pumpkins. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Boom Boom Pow + Practical Scrappers White core Cardstock Challenge

Practical Scrappers' challenge this week is to use white core out comes the DCWV. I used a pretty teal piece from Indian Summer as the background.....distressed the edges with sandpaper....added a teal patterned paper from the "stash" and took a piece of red from last year's Christmas stack....ripped the edges....and added a distressed star effect for the rest of the background. I placed chipboard stars of varying shapes under the cardstock and went over it with sandpaper. The sign is cut from George at 5 1/2" and 5"....added thickers and distressed the cardstock with sand paper. The "POW" is from Indie Art....cut at 4 1/2" in white and teal....distressed and inked with silver metallic ink....and cut the "POW!" out of silver metallic paper. Attached it with pop dots. The photo is matted with teal star paper. Found a green chipboard arrow I I covered it with some striped paper to match. Cut double stars from George in varying sizes....distressed them with more sandpaper....and layered with pop dots. Picture is "Boom Boom" Brown on Halloween!   Head on over to Practical Scrappers and join in the fun!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pumpkin Roll - Chirper Challenge

Chirper Challenge wants pumpkin recipes this week.   I used our family's favorite Pumpkin Roll.  Paper is Autumn Recollections.   Made the pumpkin rolls from various size circles....MS circle cutter.....and the lollipop layering feature in Mickey and Friends.   Lots of ink and pop dots....ribbon and doodling.   Title is American Crafts stickers.  Great, great recipe!  If you would like to try it, check it out here:  Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Halloween '09

My husband's family had a Halloween Bash this year.   Here are the adults!   Paper is a black polka dot glitter from DCWV.  The borders are dimensional stickers from WalMart and the bottom paper is is the rub-on title.  I attached some of the pictures with pop dots for interest.  The haunted house is PDDU, cut at 4 1/2" real dial size.   I added black glittery paint to the windows...and put some little 1" PDDU ghosts in the house.   Used silver metallic ink around the whole thing.  Attached with pop dots.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Look WhoOo's 8! Tri-challenge

Tri-challenge time at Practical Scrappers (use 3 different ribbons), Frosted Designs (put an owl in your project), and Stuck on U Sketches (follow their sketch).   This was a fun layout to do.....decided to use an old birthday picture of Kati....and the owl inspired the title:   Look WhoOo's 8!   Used Imaginesce paper (Cool Summer collection) and yellow DCWV cardstock.   The "8" is from Mickey Font as well as "LOOK".  The flowers are George, double cut and layered with pop dots.   Attached a little birthday hat from Doodlecharms on the owls, who were cut from DCWV Fall Glitter stack (2008).   Everything is inked (I need a case of Cat's Eye Chestnut Roan) and some "bling" was put on the "8"!

Fall Ribbon Tree

My first project for Practical Scrappers was to make a layout featuring 3 different ribbons.    I adore ribbon anyway so this one was fun!  I divided my 12 x 12 cardstock into three sections:   in the first, I put vertical striped paper, the middle is a blue cardstock, and the third is horizontal striped.  I used red rickrack as one border and a brown stitched ribbon as the other.  I then added a moss green thin strip of ribbon down the middles of the patterned paper for interest and dimension.   I cut an 8" tree from Stretch Your Imagination......added interest with a gold gel pen and 3 different colors of brown inks.   I took bits of red, yellow, brown, and orange ribbon....folded them into "v" shapes and attached them to the tree for leaves....trimmed them out with buttons.  Used the maple leaf from Stretch Your Imagination....cut on shadow and regular, in sizes ranging from 1 1/2" to 2 1/2".....gel pen and ink for definition and scattered them all around the left side of the page.  And for Meg Beauchamp and Frosted Designs, I added a little sticker owl I had in my stash.