Sunday, October 4, 2015

Eat Your Veggies - digi kit

Quirky, fun new kit by JMC Designs,
Eat Your Veggies ! 

Kit available at
The alphabet is not shown below, but it was used on the Scooter page.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Frightfully Scary- digi kit

There is nothing scary about the adorable new digital kit
from Jodi at JMC Designs
There are so many fun digital/hybrid projects you could make
with this large kit.

This is a greeting card front. 
It would be fun to print out then add some real embellishments.
Print the sentiment again separately, then adhere on top of the card
with dimensional pop dots. 
Attach real ribbon in place of the printed ribbon and 
for a final fun touch, print out an extra bat,
carefully cut it out then adhere it with a pop dot
on top of the printed one. 

Here are the many components to the kit found at

Friday, October 2, 2015

Play The Music - digi kit

What a lovely new kit by Jodi at
So many great digital / hybrid projects could be make with it!

A printable card front

Scrapbook page-
I have some old photos of my children in a band concert
many years ago that need to be found, scanned and inserted ;) 

The "vellum" fancy shape under the photo blocks
is not included; it is a shape in the program I used to design the page. 

Play The Music  Bits N Pieces kits at

Thursday, October 1, 2015

House Of Cards - Color / Texture

Here we are, the first of another month (this year is flying by !) 
which means it is time for a new challenge at House of Cards
 colors and/or textures from the inspiration photo above. 

My card uses similar colors - and texture !

YES, that is a real crackled paint background that I painted then scored, 
making debossed lines on to resemble old weathered wood boards. 

Trying to capture the crackled paint with "fly specks".

How To:
Coat heavy card stock really well with crackle medium
(I bought mine years ago in the craft paint section).
Allow to dry thoroughly before applying paint.
Depending on how thick or thin you put the paint on,
the cracks will be larger or finer. 
Do not go back over the paint once it is on,
that will alter the cracking process.
I used a cream paint over a dark green card stock.
"Fly specks" were created with a speckled background
stamp from the old Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp set, Stampin' Up!
I  normally use an old toothbrush to splatter on paint for speckling. 
NOTE: Color may "bleed" through from the card stock,
altering the color of your cracked paint layer. 

I stamped leaves from the old Lovely Leaves stamp set
by Stampin' Up! with multiple colors onto Vanilla card stock:
So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz
More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie
I also added a few specks of Espresso to them.
I then hand cut them out and bent them slightly
(I should have stamped the backs, too !).

They are adhered with hot glue over loops of thin twine.

I added a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock that I
distressed the edges of and added piercing to.

A small little Happy Birthday stamp from Stampin' Up!
was stamped with Handsome Hunter ink. 

The burlap "ribbon" is actually a strip cut from some
old fabric in my stash and adhered with double stick tape.

Thanks for looking at my fall colors/textured card =)

Be sure to see the rest of the amazing cards my fellow team mates 
at House of Cards have made and play along with us.
Please read the House Rules first ;)
You have until October 31st to enter ! 


Monday, September 28, 2015

Dad's Truck - Scrap Page

This is a scrapbook page I made in memory of my Dad who recently passed away 
and his show truck he spent several years making one of a kind.
The page was created to display in his truck along with a note about the truck.
I also displayed the hat he wore to many car shows.

I had a few hours to make this page last Thursday since it was decided that day
we would be driving his truck to a HUGE weekend long car show 
rather than taking one of our own classic vehicles.
We have gone to this event that celebrates America's Mother Road,
Route 66, every fall for the past several years.
My Dad was never able to attend due to his failing health. 
We left early Friday morning and arrived home late yesterday evening.
It was a bittersweet weekend for me, as you can imagine.............

DAD'S was die cut from lightweight chipboard with a die set
that I bought from Stampin' Up! years ago. 
The apostrophe was hand cut since the die set has none.
The edges of the die cuts were lightly inked.

TRUCK was stamped with the old Alphadots stamp set by Stampin' Up! 
with black ink on kraft card stock then paper punched out. 
Each letter is attached with a pop dot / dimensional. 

What do you think of my wheel and tire embellishment?
 Did you know that is what it was supposed to be ? 

I die cut a scalloped circle from black card stock then trimmed the scallops off .
I cut out the center of the circle, this makes the tire.
I've done this technique on several projects over the years.

I add die cut circles from silver card stock and hand cut pieces that are 
accented with ink pens to recreate the look of a wheel.
They are all glued into place then attached to the page
with pop dots / dimensionals. 

Three assorted scraps of ribbon and ric rac were hot glued into place.

A "gear" was die cut from silver card stock then lightly inked.
It is one of a set of four from Joy crafts that I bought at
a couple of years ago. 

I hand cut the banner that was stamped with an image from 
a set sold by Stampin' Up ! ( I do not remember the name of it). 

Two of the photos are mounted with black corner photo mounts,
the other is matted onto textured black card stock and glued in place.

The decorative papers were all leftovers from a set I bought
years ago at Big Lots. I have no idea of the name or manufacturer.
If I looked back through my old posts, I may find it since it was used
to make some scrapbook pages of this truck for my parents years ago 
and I'm certain I shared them here on my blog. 

There is the page, sitting on the dash

I can't bring myself to say that it is "my" truck;
I probably never will. 
I have yet to drive it myself, much less bring it to my house.
He wanted me to have it, as does my Mom............... 
Sniffle. It's only been a month.

Thanks for looking =) 

I'd like to enter this page in the
and the
optional twist is to use your favorite technique.
I like to make masculine/car relatedprojects,
so coming up with the tire and wheel 
technique some time ago has been one of my favorite
(along with faux black and white photos!) .

EDITED October 4, 2015:
My page was the random winner at Scrapbook Blessing Club for September !