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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - August 2013

I loved all the color combinations to choose from in the August Papertrey Blog Hop, many of which I would have never thought to put together.  I chose to use this color combo and sketch:
I did one card so far, but I really want to try combining some of the other color combinations.  Here's my take using the colors Enchanted Evening, Plum Pudding, Simply Chartreuse, Royal Velvet & Hawaiian Shores...

I used Rosie Posie  stamp sets, 1 & 2 along with Stitched Sentiments, pop dotted a few leaves and flowers, stitched around the green Graphic 45 pp, and added some bakers twine.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Papertrey Ink Stam-a-faire Scratch 'n Smell Cards

This was really fun for me....creating a scratch and smell card during Papertrey Ink's Stam-a-faire.  I creating a cherry tag/card using a 'Fruit Fusion' stamp set, I also use background patterned paper from the Bitty Star Basics paper pad (the background tag is a large Heidi Swapp tag.  I also watercolored inside the leaves using ripe avocado ink pad.  I've also added a better image of my first card for the stamp-a-faire (with no pink background :)
I will add the 'scratch and smell' sentiment after I get the stamp set :)  And I'm already thinkinf of other scents I can do :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire Today

Hi there, have been trying to participate in Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire that is happening today!  Good timing for me, as DH is gone bow hunting.  I chose my sketch and the color combination using royal velvet, lavender moon, ripe avocado, scarlet jewel & raspberry fizz.  I used their 'Birds & Blooms' stamp and die set along with some zing leaf embossing powder.  Love this color combo, as I would have never put them all together!  Here's my card:  (should not have photographed it with a pink background, that is that is not part of the card :)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Friends Of The Children

My brother-in-law and sister started a foundation for at risk children 20 years ago.  It was their 20 year anniversary fundraiser last Thursday night.  I worked with one of my other sister's to pot 75 orchids and I don't know how many geraniums, along with table 'fluffing' for 6+ local chef's and making 15+ huge flower arrangements to be auctioned off.  It was a long three days, but well worth the effort after they raised close to 2 million dollars for the foundation.  Many of the kids and their mentors (who are dedicated to them for a minimum of 12 years)spoke and it was really moving to see  and hear how 'Friends of the Children' has changed their lives so profusely.  Most of the graduates go on to college or trade school and have promising futures and careers to look forward to.  Most importantly, they are no longer 'at risk,' they are fully functioning, active members of our society.  So proud of my BIL and sister for beginning this program!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Having Some HUGE Scrapbook Supply Sales!

Hi everyone!

Just a quick update, we are tentatiely thinking about moving out to our property and begin building.  In thinking about living in a shop and our trailer, I thought, "I have got to get rid of some of my scrapbooking supplies!"  What better way than to have some huge lots up for sale, right?

My first box has 150 12x12 pieces of designer papers, flowers from Prima, Heidi Swapp, some chipboard elements, letter stickers (thickers included).....tons of embelishments and fun goodies.  I had to go through the video very quickly, but if you are interested or have any questions, please ask away.  I am asking $50 which includes s/h (I figured a flat-rate box was my best bet, since it will be heavy, and the size that fits 12x12 costs a little oer $15).  Check out my video if you are interested in some goodies!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Day of Crafting & Christmas In April

HI everyone, had a great day here of crafting.  My husband, one of my dogs, and oldest son (we just celebrated his 28th birthday last night with his very pregnant wife :) went out shed hunting, which means I had the entire day to create!  I started the day looking at sheets of very cute Christmas stickers from MME and Simple Stories.  I always have a hard time using pre made embellishments, but these are so cute, who could resist!  I also used a stamp and die set from PTI, 'Stitched Sentiments'....I love how the little embroidery frame turned out framing some old stamps from an older Art Warehouse set..

Also, a new video on tags, a very cute set of pink and brown tags, and mycrafting style.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Finished Wedding Layout and a Charity Gift Basket

Hi everyone, just a quick post with an updated view of one of my daughter's wedding layouts, and a glimpse at a charity gift basket.

On the layout, the Quikutz font I used was Vixen, the crystal and pearl stick pins, I got on etsy,here:Junque Art.  I have heard sequins are the new gemstones in papercrafting, so I used them on
this layout in a cascade, along with some pearls, and I love the effect.  The dimensional roses in the
bottom corder are from Papertrey Ink, the Rosie Posie set, some are pop dotted for dimension.  The
die cut label and dimensional sticker are both from Making Memories.

The stamp and die set I used for the thank you notes in the gift basket are Framed Out #1 from PTI
and the stamps used on the birthday invites are all from Technique Tuesday, the chevron die is
also from PTI.

The video is very short, enjoy, and thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Layouts Using Simple Stories

HI all,

A bit behind, had a delay last week as I was at the hospital three days in a row. Went in for my regular infusion, and my port was broken, so I had a bit of surgery to remove and replace the port in my chest. As a result, I am sore, bruised and swollen....but feel good otherwise. I was fairly immobile, but not so much that I couldn't papercraft!

I have been feeling compelled to use some of the cute stickers that are available on 12x12 sticker sheets. The recent ones I have picked up are from Simple Stories and Echo Park. The first set is from the 'Take a Hike' series by SS. I had some (many) camping photos. The first layout uses this sticker sheet as well as the stamp set, 'Movers & Shakers,' from Papertrey Ink, all the papers are OLD :) I also used the PTI chevron die cut (I think I need to stamps to go along :) anyway, these are my beautiful weimaraianers, Fritz and Trail, and my DH, Stan...

Last, but not least, I am sharing two older layouts that feature stitching, Silhoutette dies, Jenni Bowlin papers and layering;

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Papercrafting On The Road

Hi all, just a little something about our week-end camping.  We went to a Resevoir in the hopes of fishing.  Stan did fish, I was to cold to go out and put my pole up, the winds were horrendous, we even thought we were going to lose the awning on our trailer the first night.

While Stan was braving the elements, I was cozy in the trailer, holed up with my favorite crafting supplies.  I compiled a video and list for those of you who enjoy crafting while on the road.  Here are my must-have items:
  *cardstock and patterned paper (it doesn't have to be much, and it can also be just a stash of scraps if
    you are working on smaller projects like tags and embellishments)
  *paper trimmer
  *a small assortment of ribbon
  *hole punch (the one thing I forgot this trip)
  *a small comination of stamps
  *acrylic block
  *a small sampling of inks (the small 1X1" pads are nice for traveling)
  *a folded holder containing 12 small pockets, it's called a 'String Envelope,' but I can't find the
    manufacturer on the container, I show it on the video.  This is great for travels, I separated the
    pockets by colors, adding various embellishments to each pocket.
  *I also add my cuddlebut along with a few dies and embossing folders
I know this sounds like a lot, but all fits nicely into a  'pac accessory carrier' that measures approx
24"x15" X 7" high, which fits under the sofa in the trailer perfectly.  Generally I just gather pieces I have worked on that are on my desk (such as die cuts from my silhoutte that I have yet to use, die cuts from new dies that I have 'tried out,' and the same with stamping images..... I can always make embellishments, tags or cards out of these, especially along with the supplies I have brought.  If I want to work on specific projects, like a  scrapbook layout, it takes a bit more planning, I gather the photos I want to scrap, choose background papers and a handful of patterned papers I am thinking of adding.  With these basics I can at the very least get the background of my page finished.

I hope this is somewhat helpful for all of you that want to travel and still make some time for your papercrafting.  You don't have to take 'the whole store' to get some projects completed!  If you want to see more of the process, please watch my video here:
Thanks so much for stopping by, and i hope you have a fabulous Monday!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Addition To More Mini Tags

I couldn't figure out how to combine adding photos and a video. So here are the photos of my mini tags:
Thanks so much for stopping by, if you want to see more on my tags, please see post below.
Have a great day!

More Mini Tags

Yeah!  I just got a shipment from Papertrey Ink full of stamps and dies.  Love their coordinating stamps and dies, so fun!  The only problem is that my shopping cart is ALWAYS full, and my wishlists go on forever.....

I've been busy making more mini tags, with more in the process along with some scrapbook pages.  One thing I am always on the look out for are stamps that aren't meant for ard making only, ones that are a bit more versatile that can be used for scrapbooking as well as tags (that can be used on scrapbook pages) and cards.

Here are a few of my tags;

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New Short Video Featuring Mini Tags!

I did this little video showcasing little mini tags using rubons.  This will be the first part of two, I will further show you how to embellish these little gems that are so versatile in papercrafting.  They can be used as gift tags, in scrapbooks, on cards, as journaling spots, tied to the neck of wine bottles for a hostess gift...the possibilities are endless!
Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink Bloghop

Once again, I am late for the PtI bloghop...I a on pacific standard time....I always miss the cutoff...darn...anyway, here is my sequin infused project. I used an older Narratives transparency by Karen Russell that I stitched to some glittered embossed 'Recollection' paper, adding some silver heart sequins before I finished stitching it up (they look bicolored in the photo, but they are silver :) Stitched together some felt Jenni Bowlin Hearts, and layered a Spellbinders die with a Pti sentiment in the center. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

PTI Two-Toned Stamped Flower Challenge

Hi there! I have been wanting to try Melissa Phillips challenge from over at Papertrey Ink to stamp some two toned flowers. Didn't know if I was going to get it done, due to the fact that I am working on a huge mini album project that I have put off for far too long....then I realized I could make an accent piece using this technique. I made a little banner chipboard tag, added some sewn pleated bookplate, and used Rosie Posie and Stitched Sentiments stamp sets, with some of the dies and pop dotted a flower, along with Pti Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel and Dark Chocolate inks. Here is the resulting tag, along with some little peeks at my gated album.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March 7, 2013 More Mixing the Old With New

Hi everyone!  How is our March going?  We've had quite a mix here in Central Oregon....some 60 degree days and some snow days...but always cold at night here on the high desert!

OK, I'm still pugging along with youtube series 'Mixing the Old With New.' This time I did it with scrapbook pages.   I know I already have a 'dislike', but this truly is a learning process for me, and I do need to grow some thicker skin :)  My only goal is to show people how to mix older products while still enjoying all the new goodies, and also, my church is trying to convince me to do some classes of sorts (I wasn't even good at these when I owned my own LSS :), so I figure overall it is a good life lesson for me).   I don't know how to edit, I know not all my angles are great, sound, if you have some suggestions, I would love to hear them here on my blog :)

Here is the video:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

PTI Challenge - Glitter Borders

Hi guys....I'm here with a new card that I used some new techniques on (new to me :). I'm also advocating using new products with old. I had a brick & mortar scrapbook store for many years, and I saw first hand how people (myself included) eat up new product, usually more than they can use. So my way of encouraging using old and new is to mix both together. I loved the technique of using score tape to adhere glitter, so this is the way I adhered the glitter to my card, I was amazed how well this worked. I also used some alcohol inks to make the background on a shiny card surface. I tried using another technique I saw on YouTube making layered ribbon die cuts, however the ribbon didn't cut through all the way with my cuttlebug. If anyone knows of a technique that works for this, I'd love to know. Finished off the card with some Stewart Superior Memory Mists (also an old product I had in my store...this was way before 'Mr. Huey' and the other new 'chic' mists, but they work just as well :). Used a stamp from PTI 'We Go Together' set (I love all the sentiments in this set, I'm sure I'll be using them a lot)!

Here's my card and a link to my video:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink Bloghop!

This project made me realize why I am obsessed with PTI, their stamps and dies.....I used a very old stamp for this, which is oval...not even an oval die worked with it (you can see the unevenness, I ended up scalloping the edges, and not so straight:), I used a PTI mat stack 4 die, some twine tied with a button and grosgrain ribbon, oh, and the alpha stamps are Technique Tuesday....sorry, after owning a store...which, at the time TT was the IT thing.....I am NOT lacking in alpha stamps :) The challenge was for a monogram set....I made a card with my initials...Suzanne Bruce Webb....(I will fix the unevenness of the bottom :)
Also, my first try at copic markers....I'm trying all kinds of new things this week!!!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Playing Along Over at 'Festive Friday'

I ran across this blog, 'Festive Friday,' which is encouraging a Christmas card every week. Since I never have my cards done on time, I thought this would be a great opportunity to get a big jump start. I loved this weeks inspiration piece, which was a bit rustic, and I love that feel. My card is pretty simple for me, but I wanted to jump right in. I used a kraft cardstock base, a die cut label, and some stamps that added some stickles too. Wrapped the card with some twine and a button....pretty simple :)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Feb. 21-13, Lots of New Projects

I feel good if a few days go by and I am able to get 'a few' crafty projects done. The last few days have been just that, have completed a couple of card, many of which I've used my latest stamps and dies from PTI. The quality and precision that their products continue to amaze me. The first card is one made with the 'Happy Hexagon' stamp set and the die plate. I really couldn't quite figure out exactly how to use these in an artistic way....until I watch Nichole's video that shows you three different ways to use the products. I can't find it again to link it for you, but if you have these PTI sets, it's worth looking for. Next, I really want to make a dent in my stash, and I KNOW I can makes things with my stash, so I am determined :), so I made these cute little gift cards using an old set of Am. Crafts rub-ons and and older set of Basic Grey brads, combined them with a new PTI 'Half and Half' stamp set and some bakers twine. The third card I used my new 'Rosie Posie' stamp and die set, and an old set of Autumn Leaves journaling stamps, the sentiment is from PTI Think BIg Favorites #22." I used a lot of layers of the flowers, stamped in PTI's scarlet red, autumn rose and a light pink Colorbox ink, then popped them up with pop dots. I embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder, and finished it off with some twine.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Monday, Feb. 16 & Pinwheels!

I have wanted to make pinwheel embellishments for a long time, and finally got around to it from a challenge from PTI. I love how it turned out, and how easy it is to use PTI products on any given project, and how it's opened my little world of crafting! First I stamped my square that I used for the pinwheel with a background mesh stamp, gathered it together with a little mulberry flower and pearl. I slightly curved up the edges of the pinwheel to give a little more dimension. The background paper is cut from a Simple Stories strip, then layered with some cardstock. I used the 'Think Big Favorites #19' stamp set and backed it with a popped scallop. The top is tied with some twine. I think it would be super cute tied to a hostess gift!

My second card, I stamped on a Spellbinders tag, die cut it twice and popped it up after stamping a round sentiment from an older Narratives stamp set (that I still love). Lots of layered papers in the background along with some ribbon.

The finished projects:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day and 'Boutique Accessories'

Hope everyone had a fantastic Valentine's Day. I sure did, besides having my wonderful husband of 32 years, I also got to go with him to give our daughter-in-law his valentine to her (he has always gotten our daughter, Ashley, and now our daughter-in-law chocolates for Valentine's day. This year, he addressed the card to our daughter-in-law to 'Sammy and Baby.' I'm so excited for our new little baby Evelyn to come in May!

I have really just avoided (because of lack of subject matter) baby/child/children/mother related crafty supplies for several years. I'm so excited to have a reason to use all the cute stamps, etc. again that relate to babies and children!

At first I didn't think I'd use Papertrey Ink's new 'Boutique Accessory' line, because I don't make jewelry, or hair accessories....then I visited each of the designer's blogs and saw the cute accessories they made, and a light bulb went off....'Evelyn is going to have hair,' and she is going to need some cute accessories!!! Perfect excuse for more creative time :) I started out making this broach....and I really appreciated Maile Belle's little tutorial on how to put it together, so thank you Maile!

I used the closest thing I had to a handmade stamp from the 'Button Boutique' stamp set by PTI. I added a little but stick pin you could use with the broach or separately on any kind of paper crafting project.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Watercolor Stamping Challenge @ PTI

To say the least....for me, this challenge was very much coloring 'outside the lines,'.....I like a clean look, so it was fun for me to play with this technique, and I like how it turned out. I cut chipboard tags with the 'Half and Half' dies...stamped the sentiment from Flower Fusion #6, along with the flower. I fussy cut the stem that was stamped with ripe avocado, and the flower with autumn rose, the center with scarlet jewel. I used a water color pen to get the water color effect, backed the stems with some vintage bookplate and popped up the main flower. I also shadow stamped the main flower in the background. Like I said, a challenge for me, but I like the end product :)