Friday, September 29, 2017

It's A Winner - show truck scrapbook page

Today I'm sharing the scrapbook page I've been working on this week 
for the scrapbook I made of my parents show truck. The album has
photos of most of the trophies and awards it won over the years that
they showed it. I've also made a couple of pages showing the two big
road trips my husband and I took it on the past year since the truck was
given to me after Dad's passing. It's a really nice road trip vehicle !

I took the truck to a car show this summer at the urging of my uncle
who was debuting his recently restored 50's Chevy. 
He really wanted Dad's truck parked by his beautiful car.

It was a bittersweet (and very hot, humid!) day.
Mom even showed up at awards time - where I was
totally surprised that the truck won first place in it's class !

Page details:
I edited the photo of the cars to add a "ghost"image of Dad behind the wheel
(it didn't print out well, looks much better on the computer screen).

Stamp images from Stampin' Up!
   Classic Convertibles (2003)
   Classic Pickups (2005)
   Antique Autos (2001) , Route 66 sign image
   Tire Tracks wheel  (2000?)
   Bold Alpha numbers (2002), 1
Creamy Caramel ink, Stampin' Up!
Memento black ink
Silver Encore ink
Gold and silver colored pencils
Diamond Plate embossing folder, Darice
Assorted card stocks
Cuttlebug Quilling Scallops die
Joy Crafts Gears dies
Stampin' Up! Tool Box (?) dies, screw and nut
Silver embossing powder and small circle punches to create faux screw heads
Dash Plaque from the car show

I'm entering my page in the current challenges at
Retro Rubber Challenge #72 - transportation
     (All of the stamp images are 12-17 years old!)
Use Your Stuff #281 - old and new
     (Lots of old stamp images and new to me this summer Tool Box die set as well as
        the metal dash plaque I received at the car show)
Love To Scrap - anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes

Thanks for looking =)

Monday, September 25, 2017

Family Gathering Digi Kit

Family Gathering is the newest digital kit by
and available at
Each portion of the kit is sold separately
and is on sale for $1 per pack
for a limited time. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Simple Halloween Card 1

Simple enough card I made with the leftover piece when I
die cut the word "happy"for the fuzzy scarf wreath project
 that I shared yesterday.

Stamp image, card stocks and eyelet, Stampin' Up!
Decorative papers are from Die Cuts With A View

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fuzzy Scarf Wreath

Cleaning out closets last week,
I came across this scarf that belonged
to my daughter several years ago. 
I've hung onto it hoping she may want to 
wear it again at some point, 
she does really like scarves after all.
This type of scarf is no longer trendy, 
and it's too colorful for her style now,
so she'll probably never wear it again.

Sooooo,  I made it into a simple, silly wreath !

I stamped and die cut card stock to create a
decorative banner greeting for it. 

All card stock, inks, stamps and dies were 
from Stampin' Up!

Background piece was Close To Cocoa
stamped with Woodgrain background stamp
and Itty Bitty Backgrounds with Espresso ink.
I also lightly rubbed a Creamy Caramel ink pad across it.

Happy is die cut from Peach Parfait card stock
 Fall is die cut from Ruby Red card stock.

The leaves were made by coloring the Lovely Leaves
 stamp set directly on the rubber with markers.
Stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock, hand cut
then slightly bent for dimension. 

How to make the wreath base:

Foam wreath from Dollar Tree

"Eyelash yarn tube scarf" that was so popular
several years ago

Simply wrap the scarf around the wreath,
pinning in place as needed

Decorate !

I will take this apart at months end,
reusing the banner on a scrapbook page
and probably donating the scarf to a local charity
- unless I find another use for it ;) 

Stop by tomorrow to see the simple Halloween card I made with the leftover piece of card stock from die cutting the word "happy".

Thanks for looking ! 

I'd like to enter my wreath into the following challenges:
SUO Challenges - #183 Autumn Colors
Retro Rubber - #71 Anything Goes (Itty Bitty Backgrounds is 20 years old ! I'm not sure of the age of              the Woodgrain stamp, maybe 7 years old ?)
Use Your Stuff - #279 Fall Is In The Air
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes Sept 12th

My wreath was a top pick at Use Your Stuff

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

BeHootiful Digi Kit

I created the projects above with the
 "BeHOOTiful"new kit by JMC Designs
now available at With Love Studio.
Each portion (below ) is sold
individually and currently on sale for $1.00
each for a limited time !

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Let's Do Fall Twice

Ahhhhh, fall is in the air here this week :)

Today I'm sharing a digital scrapbook page
I created with an upcoming digital kit by JMC Designs
and using the My Memories Suite software. 

I also created my own word art for this piece.
I saved it as a png with a transparent background
so I can use it on any number of projects
(I have a hybrid project to share using it in a few weeks).

This piece is based off of the current sketch at
Stuck?! Sketches challenge 
and is an Autumn theme for 
I'm also entering it in a challenge I just discovered,

For those that like purely digital crafting, 
do visit us at Digitally Made
this month for our Fall challenge. 

Sketch my project is loosely based off of

Thanks for looking :)

EDITED TO ADD 9/13/2017:
My printable was randomly chosen as a Top Pick
at PDE Linky Party !

Monday, September 4, 2017

Digitally Made Challenge September

Time for a new challenge at 
fall inspired digital projects !

I created a facebook timeline cover with 
We Are 3 digital shop on etsy,
our generous sponsor for this challenge.

The photograph is one of my own.

I use My Memories Suite V8 software
to create most of my digital projects.
It is easy to create a facebook timeline cover,
simply choose "custom" size and type in PIXELS
of 851 wide by 315 tall to create your cover.
I save as a JPG file,
unless I am creating a template with an
opening for a photo I may want to reuse.
In that case, it is saved as a PNG on
a transparent background.

If you like creating digital projects
(nothing handmade), we invite you to 
play along with our challenge.
You have until September 30th  to enter

your family friendly project !

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

50th Birthday Round Easel Card

Card Details:

Most supplies are oldies from Stampin' Up!, unless otherwise noted

Round card base, Kiwi Kiss

Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Summer Sun, Melon Mambo card stocks
Midnight Muse, Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun inks
Vogue Verses stamp set
Hand Painted Petites stamp set
Bigz alphabet die
digitally created and printed sentiment for the front
Designer Papers set
Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon
diamond glitter glue, Stickles
yellow craft paint, Plaid
adhesives, dimensionals
ribbon edge paper punch

Thanks for visiting today :) 

Challenges I'm entering my card in: SUO Challenges 182- Blast From The Past

Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs Anything Goes

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Black Magic Medallions Card

Today I'm happy to share my first attempt at the 
Black Magic technique !

This is a card I made for my Mom's birthday,
very different from the cards I normally make her.

There are multiple layers stamped and die cut.

I cut circles from fun foam to mount each layer
rather than using multiple dimensionals on each.

The bottom layer has been dry embossed.

All supplies are oldies from Stampin' Up! 

 The inside is a computer generated sentiment
found online. I'm sorry, I have no idea who to give credit to.
I've used my various birthday sentiment stamps
many times over the years, Mom may have duplicates
of the same verse by now so I tried to find something different.

Thanks for looking =) 

I'd like to enter my card in the current challenges at
SUO Challenges 182- Blast From The Past
Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs Anything Goes

Friday, September 1, 2017

House Of Cards Challenge September

Hello there!

Our challenge to you this month at
is to use text and/or the colors
from the inspiration photo below.

Back side, opened up and laying flat

I used various old stamp sets from Stampin' Up!
as well as retired ink and card stock colors
(Bravo Burgundy, Apricot Appeal and Barely Banana) 

I added a little bit of Stickles diamond glitter glue,
Crystal Effects and heat embossing with Iridescent Ice
 embossing powder for fun shimmer. 

The card design is not my own.
It is something I saw earlier this year, 
but do not remember whose design
it was or if there is even a name for this type of card. 

I cut my card stock front two inches wide
then added another two inch wide piece at the bottom.
They are attached together with the vertical panel.
I could have put a piece of acetate between,
but was afraid it would get staticy and attract dust
(cat hair!).

Thanks for looking :) 

Be sure to visit the 
Design Team members's blogs
to see more inspiring ideas !

 Chanya13 | Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather 
Jane | Judy | Karen | Katarina | Merethe
Michele | Mynn Paula | Rocky | Rosi 
Shawna | Shirley | Sue N. | Susan 

Grandkids Canvas

Hello  there! 
Today I'm sharing my Design Team project 
a monthly Anything Goes craft challenge site.
It is a 12" x 12"canvas that I "repurposed"
and gave to my Mom.
I found it at a church fundraising sale
earlier this year that she and I were bargain hunting at.
It's a piece of  decorative "paper" glued to a canvas. 
It was faded and scratched in places.

I was going to replace the paper,
then decided to ink over it first to see if I could revive it.
I sponged on distress ink around the edges of the printed paper
then spritzed it with alcohol to create the "mottled" look.
It covered up the fading and scratches well enough,
creating a sort of grungy, time worn look. 
Not much of the paper showed
after adding the 8 x 10 photo and die cuts anyway.

I slightly curled the edges of a paper punch heart shape 
then added red glitter.
It is attached with a dimensional under the center
so the curved edges "wrap" around the dimensional,
giving it a puffy look.

"My" was printed out onto card stock then trimmed by hand.
"Gandkids" was cut  from silver metallic card stock with a Cricut Create.
The banner was also printed onto card stock then hand cut.

The original piece.

Thanks for looking =)

 Visit  Love To Craft 
to see more inspiring ideas -
and to share your crafts with us !