Thursday, July 30, 2020

Goodbye Kitty Pages

A couple more pages made with papers that I was recently gifted.
As soon as I saw these two, I knew what photo 
I wanted to scrap. 
These are last photos of Kitty after she had a stroke.

Now I have a couple of tips to share :

Glad Press 'N Seal to help hold die cut letters in place!

I haven't been able to figure out how to make the
letters connect into one single die cut
on the old Design N' Cut machine I bought used.
Each letter cuts out individually, which can be
challenging to glue straight onto a scrap page.

I read a tip recently to use Press 'N Seal to hold things
in place on scrapbook layouts. Hmmm, interesting. 
I've never heard this tip, or even of the product. 

Surprisingly, when I went to buy some at a local store,
it was nearly sold out! No joke, there were just 5 boxes
of it left on the shelf. It, like so many other products,
are still hard to find at times in our local stores. 

How I did it:
I cut the word out on the old Design N' Cut machine.
I removed the bits from around the letters while
 still on the cutting mat.

I applied Press N' Seal to the die cut letters
then carefully removed them from the mat.

I flipped that over and applied some 
clear drying liquid adhesive, just barely,
to the backs of the letters.

Flipped the entire piece (Press N' Seal with the letters adhered)
right side up and stuck them to the page.

The Press N' Seal was easy to remove,
leaving the letters in a nice row. 
I've done this on two pages now and it worked well.

Tip 2:
I wanted some flower elements to add to my pages,
so rather than cut up another piece of paper, I decided to
cut them out of my scrap page itself!
Back of page in photo above
The photos on the front cover the cut out area perfectly.   
No one will see the back anyway since it will 
have another page behind it! 

I will cut the centers out of card stock mats for photos, too.
The scraps can come in handy. 

Thanks for looking , have a good day =) 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Beautiful Kitty Page

Bo Bunny paper and elements, Tuscany set

Thanks for looking , have a good day =) 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Catitude Page

Lawn Fawn cat stamp image.
Random bits and pieces, unknown.
Paper punches and gray card stock, Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking , have a good day =) 

Monday, July 27, 2020

Pretty Kitty Page

Patterned papers, Close To My Heart
Card stock scraps, unknown
Rubber Stamp images, Stampin' Up!
Number dies, Recollections/Michael's
Spiral edge paper punch, SU!
Acrylic element, unknown

Thanks for looking, have a good day =) 

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Outdoor Kitty Page

Stampin' Up! card stocks, rubber stamp images, border die.
Swirly die, Sizzix.
Patterned paper die cut letters, I think s.e.i. crafts

Thanks for looking, have a good day =) 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Spot of Sun Page

Other than the rub on quote,
everything else on this page 
came from Stampin' Up! long ago.

Thanks for looking, have a good day =) 

Friday, July 24, 2020

Sunbathing Kitty Page

The sunburst was made with the leftovers
from a previous page. I made my own pattern
and hand cut it out.

Other than the metal tag, everything else on this page
came from Stampin' Up! years ago.

Thanks for looking, have a good day =) 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Flower Kitty Page

There will be a pull out journal card behind the large photo
on the upper left. The page was made with an old
scrapbook kit, featuring stickers, I bought long ago.
I made this page way back when,
but didn't put photos on it until now.

Thanks for looking, have a good day =) 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Grumpy Kitty Page

I still need to make a title for this page.

The photos are of a none too happy old cat.
I brought home a new kitten, so she was 
a little upset with me.

The layout was made using an old plastic template
from Deluxe Cuts.

Thanks for looking, have a good day =) 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Crafty Kitty Page

Hanging out in the craft dungeon over the years. 

Everything used on this page came from Stampin' Up!
and are all no longer available. 

Thanks for looking, have a good day =) 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Kitty's Intro Page

This is the first page for Kitty's scrapbook.

Papers and elements are all quite old, unknown.
They were bought at a Big Lots store years ago.
The journaling piece was from a little notepad
filled with tear out prompts, also old.
I rubber stamped the name between brackets
that were preprinted on the journal card.

I'm not really very happy with this page,
I should've maybe used it for my male cat.
These are photos of a little girl kitty,
I should've made it more feminine.
The colors did go with the photos, though.
I'll make up for it on some other pages!

Thanks for looking, have a good day =)

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Back to Scrappin'

I was finally able to get back to scrappin' 
photos for the pet albums - 
with a little "help" at times!

I have such a looooooong
way to go with that project,
plus a list at least an arm long
of other things I want to get done.
You know how it is ;) 

I haven't been scrapping in any 
particular order, just trying to get
pages done as time allows.

The first page I'll share is the one in the above photo.
It's part of a simple pocket page.
Patterned paper and embossed paper strips
behind the photos plus a die cut circle tag with
ribbons for the date.

It's actually the back of this page:

Old patterned papers and element, unknown.
Solid card stock and ribbon from Stampin' Up! matched well.
Word strip is a rubber stamp image from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for looking , have a good day =)

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thanks For The Support

I had a request to make a "funny" card.
Something to show support to the recipient.

So I googled ideas. For nearly an hour!
I finally came across a tutorial image 
in google search posted at Pinterest.
It was the only bra/bikini top image like this I'd seen
and I thought is was cute. Plus, I had all of the 
supplies to make one! I showed the basic idea to
the person that placed the request and she loved it.

Mine isn't nearly as cute and is misshapen
compared to the original since I didn't have 
an image of it at my work space.
I just noted how to make the basic design
on a piece of scratch paper.

My first step was to find narrow ribbon in my stash 
to see what colors of paper to use,
then I could make the rest of the card from there.
I had a narrow light blue with white polka dots.

Next I paper punched the cups with the 
ornament and large circle punches
following the instructions I found (below).

I stamped white flower images onto
the Bliss Blue card stock with white craft ink.

I used the eyelet ribbon border punch
rather than dies for my lacy edges.
Regular printer weight/copy paper
was used so it could curve better.

A miniature Prima flower and rhinestone
finish the bra image off.

It is attached to the polka dot 
pressure embossed card front with dimensionals.

The inside has a computer generated sentiment
and matching stamped, paper punched details.

Everything, other than the flower and ribbon,
came from SU!

I don't know that I'll ever need
such a card design again, but if I do,
 I hope I remember how to make this.

Here is the original idea and instructions

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Calm Seas Sympathy

This is the card I made for the widow of  my hubby's coworker.

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!
Calm Seas
Old World Map
Lasting Lily
Subtles EF

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Dog Sympathy Card

I made this card for my long time 
 "pen pal" that had to said goodbye to
her fur baby  :(

I probably should have left the polka dots off.....

All supplies (other than the mini heart banner die cut)
were from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking, have a great day !

Monday, July 6, 2020

Puppy With Balloons Birthday Card

Birthday card I made for my daughter's long time friend
who loves dogs. 

I stamped the balloon a couple of additional times,
hand cut them out and adhered them
behind the main image.

I added extra lines with a black pen.

Image colored with inks from ink pads
and an aquapainter. 

I should have heat embossed the "happy birthday"
on the black card stock, the white craft ink seems to
have faded a bit when it dried.

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!
Bella and Friends stamp set

Thanks for looking, have a great day!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Evermore Patriotic Card


Here is the final patriotic card I made.


Rubber stamp, oldie from SU!
Stripes embossing folder, SU!
Stars embossing folder, Cuttlebug
Lawn Fawn Stitched Squares die
Star die, SU!
card stocks and ink, SU!
Ribbons and star brad , unknown

Thanks for looking, have a good day=) 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Celebrate Stars Card

The second of three patriotic cards I made recently.


Folk Art Star punch, SU!
Lawn Fawn Stitched Square die
Scalloped Square punch, SU!
Stripes embossing folder, SU!
Celebrate (portion of a stamp inked
and heat embossed), SU!
Card stocks, SU!

Thanks for looking, have a good day=) 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Patriotic Bear Card

This is one of three patriotic cards I made recently.

Stamp image, card stocks and inks all from SU!
Stars embossing folder, Cuttlebug

Thanks for looking, have a good day=)