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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Celebrating Altenew's Third Anniversary

Hello, I wanted to join in with Altenew in celebrating their third anniversary and share some of my projects using Altenew stamps and dies.

I have a layout and a few cards:

This first layout I shared in Altenew's first sketch challenge:

This layout features Majestic Bloom.
Next, I have a few cards using Altenew stamps.
The first card features 'Cintage Flowes,' dies and Altenew inks.
Next is a card featuring 'Lotus' stamps dies and , copic coloring.
Next is a card featuring Majestic Bloom with some copic coloring.
Last is another card featuring 'Lotus' and Altenew ink.  I places a doily behind the flowe cluster along with some sequins and an 'Enjoy' sentiment by Papertrey Ink embossed on a vellum banner.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure and visit Altenews blog and visit all the blog hoppers, there is some wonderful inspiration to be found!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Scrapbooking On the Go

Just a quickie, featuring a very quick video I did on Scrapbooking on the go.  I do this often when I'm going out of town.  I know, for instance, that I will be up later รธ than the family members I am traveling with.  In this instance, I went with my daughter to a class she was taking out of town for being a teaching reading specialist.....the location was way out by the I knew I'd have some down time in the hotel with not many resources around to travel to...So I was perfectly happy with my 'on the go' papercrafting stash I brought with me.  A quick view of my must have's when I travel:
I realize after reviewing the video, I said my  storage box was about 1/2" IS about 1/2" thick, and holds 12x12 papers comfortably.  It's just nice and compact, and I can slip it into my suitcase easily.  I didn't mention, but also pack a small shoulder bag (carry-on) with my Cuttlebug, stamps, inks and the tools I show in the video, I put in little zipped clear make up bags...all visible and easily accessible.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Altenew Sketch Challenge #1

I decided to participate in Altenew's first Sketch Chellenge they have up over on their blog:
Here is a copy of the sketch:
And here is a copy of a layout Ashley Horton created using the sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch:
I used Altenew Matjestic Bloom to accent the photo, and the background paper & cut aparts are part of Felicity Jane March Scrapbooking kit.  I also, sponged some Rose Quartz ink on the background to soften up page.  The black border under the photo is crepe paper that I stitched and gathered.  Finished off the layout with a few rhinestones sprinkled here and there.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tag Video How To- Scrapbooking Embellishments

Hello, doing a 'kind-of' follow up video in my tag series, which I haven't done for awhile, so here we go with some examples of tags made, mainly with paper, scissors, glue, stamps and dies,  I
Like to use my supplies, and make my own clusters, so added into the mix are some stickers from kits here and there and whatever I can create using my stamps & dies, papers, copic markers, stitching and whatever else I have in my stash.  It' s all just showing you my process of making embellishments for scrapbook pages, cards and various other paper crafting projects.   Thanks so much for stopping by. You can purchase my handmade embellishments on eBay under fritztrail29, or in my etsy shop at  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hello!  Made a quick Birthday tag using some Simon Says Stamp goodies!  I made two mats using the My Favorite Things stitched scallip dies, die cut and embossed a flowe and leaves from SSS Sketch Ranunculous stamp set, embossed with Ranger fine detail gold and colored in with copic markers.  I decided I needed a bit of texture, so I gathered and stitched a folded piece of black crepe paper, added a strip of gold striped washi tape and some Felicity Jane star sequins.  I finished the tag off by adding the sentiment and tiny heart border from SSS 'Sending & Wishing' stamp set, topped the tag with a crushed velvet ribbon!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, February 24, 2017

MY Favorite Things Color Challenge

Well, this isn't the card I had started with, but I messed up the background and had to add more clouds to cover up, which isn't bad, just a bit more 'busy' than my original idea......for this card I used MFT stamp & die set, Fall Friends, and the dies for the landscape & fence Indint see a name for, I'm assuming they go along with the 'Barnyard Friends' set.  The clouds are from a lawn Fawn die set, the black sequin stars are Felicity Jane.  I used copic markers to color in the images.  The patterned paper I used for the hill is Maggie Holmes Bloom for Crate Paper.  Oh, and that little twiggy tree is a die from Altenew.
And, the inside,
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #321

 Back again, twice in one day!!!  Here with the My Favorite Things sect has challenge #321.  I started out following the sketch exactly....but then my shaker window didn't have the right's still relatively close.... I used MFT's 'The Whole Herd' for this card, and I used a crafter's workshop chicken wire stencil for the background using Tim Holtz distress inks.  I colored in the cows and chickens using copic markers.  I used Papertrey Ink clear cardstock to back the shaker circle (the large one), the black cardstock is Bazzill, the white is Neenah.  I used Tim Holtz sponge distresses to spread the ink out.    I added fun foam to the back of the main panel, and diecut in the same holes to make the shaker component.  The sequins used are 28 Lilac Lane (I love these little tins, they are LOADED with sequins of different sizes and colors in the same family....the price point is great too!).  I even decorated the inside of the card, which I am obsessed with lately....a card isn't complete until I do this.....I used the chicken image again, along with the nest, and water colored a little grounding image below, using Kuretake watercolors.
This card was so fun to create using the My Favorite Things 'The Whole Herd' stamp & die set(especially since we live on a farm :). Thanks so much for stopping by, please subscribe and check out my YouTube channel!

Scrapbook Process Video Using Echo Park Lucky In Love

Hello, everyone, here today with another scrapbooking process video using Echo Park Lucky In Love scrapbook collection.  Love the text paperI used from this pack, for some reason, text papers are kind of hard for me to find, and I do love them!  For this layout I scrapbooker a photo of my husband and myself from our anniversary last December (36 years :), and a wine label I thought was too pretty to throw away, from the bottle of wine Stan got me for Valentine's Day.  I love the use of the gray woodgrain paper from Simple Stories behind the label.  I added a tiny bit of Felicity Jane paper from the February kit (the black Swiss dot).  The only other thing I forgot to add in the video was the use of some old Doodlebug number stickers for the date, and the fact that I used some fun foam to put behind the photo for added dimension.  The 'xoxo' die is from Lawn Fawn, and I can see myself using this die a lot, as our family uses this expression a lot in texts, etc.....

Here we go, please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like (I'm working on getting better and a bit more interesting....still a little camera shy :)
Thanks so much for stopping by, will be back later with some card shares.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Papertrey Ink Celebrating The Past, 2010

Celebrating along with Papertrey Ink, using one of the stamp sets they have highlighted for their anniversary celebration, mYeat Of Flowers, Sweet Pea.'  For this card, I made a top folding card, added a piece of wisteria chicken scratch patterned paper to the side.  I adhered the die cut sweet pea flowers, which were colored with copic markers.  Before I adhered the flowers I stamped and embossed an image from the 'Shine' stamp set for a little added texture and interest.  The sentiment 'You've Been so sweet' is also from the stamp set, which I stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with Ranger super fine embossing powder, mounted on some foam adhesive to get a bit of dimension.  I then added some Nuvo Crystal drops in sweet lilac.  I finished the inside of the card off with a 'a THANK YOU' sentiment from Altenew stamps, adhered to a piece of the same wisteria gingham chicken scratch paper.
It's been fun revisiting these stamp sets, thank you Papertrey Ink!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Papertrey Ink Celebrating The Past 2011

I had just pulled out my 'Tremendous Treats, Valentine' stamp & die set when PTI's post came out 'Celebrating 2011.'  One of the five stamp sets they were focusing on happened to be this set.  I had pulled out this Valentine set to make these cute little treat sacks using Lawn Fawn's treat bag, and the Tremendous Treats stamp & die set...
I die cut and put the sacks together using some fun Valentine patterned papers (I tho k they are Echo Park & Maggie Holmes).  I then die cut  four tags in Kraft, using Avery Elle Postage Stamp die set, and topped with the PTI tremendous treats dies, that I stamped and colored with copic markers.  I think the four little Grands will like these little bags as much as the candy & little treats I am to stuff  inside!๐Ÿ˜‰
Another quick card using PTI's 'Simply Spring stamp and die set:

I love coloring these cute little bunnies soft shades of almost pink copic markers.  I did some sponging on the background with distress ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Scrapbooking Process Video Featuring Felicity Jane

Hello everyone, another video featuring Felicity Jane *(I think this is mainly the February kit).  Also, another snowy day here in Central Oregon, it has been snowing most of the day, just days after our roads because completely clear (still have mounds of snow that  was scraped :).

Back to the video, I used mostly all Felicity Jane papers and cut-a parts with the exception of stickers from a Crate Paper sheet by Maggie Holmes Bloom collection.  I must mention, I didn't realize these stickers were so thin...they were fine when placed flat on my paper, but it they were overlapped on layered paper, you could see the layers of papers underneath.  Had I known, I would have removed the sticker (the deer, in particular, and put foam underneath it, just a little FYI.  I used Distress Inks, Candied Apples & Fired Brick to ink the center of the 2x3 journaling card from the kit, which I stamped with the '1,2 3' stamp from Papertrey Ink Moments Inked   Posted stamp set.  I'm still not a fan of having to fussy cut the 'cut-apart' sheet, wish they were diecut stickers :(. I am really ready for some color changes as well, in this kit....I feel like we've had the same color palette for the last few months......sorry, don't mean to be a downer....I do love the kits, just a few observations on my part.  I HAVE loved every single stamp set!!!!

AT least this time I remembered to do a voice-over....geesh, I can't believe I forgot that last time!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the video!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Scrapbooking Layout Process With A BIG WOOPS

Hello all, here today to share a Scrapbooking layout process...which had several takes to edit, etc......when completed, I uploaded it to YouTube....only to think to myself, ' I don't remember doing a voice-over,' which I didnt' phone was out of memory at that I just let it go......  I almost deleted it, then I thought, 'if someone can gain a teeny tip for their Scrapbooking skills, so be here it is....I used so many old papers, along with the newer Felicity Jane supplies....and some Papertrey Ink stamps and dies......I really can't link to the old supplies....I CAN say, it is SO worth hanging on to your old papers (after all, everything comes back around, I've seen it in the Scrapbooking world 3X :).....I was able to marriage a ver new Felicity Jane kit...Jan. I believe (I tend to put them together..)...along with some very old papers , some old rubons (lily bee, does anyone remember that brand?) and some vintage bookplate, I love the result and how it all coordinates.  I also added some new Nuvo drops!  The flag banner at the top, I hand cut.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Felicity Jane Scrapbook Layout Video

Hello there!  Hope you are all doing well a bs under less snow than we are still experiencing!  The one plus about adverse weather conditions is thatnit allows for more crafting time๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Now here is the video and some still shots of the video.  This is my sweet granddaughter, Caprice and grand-nephew, Teddy.  They are so darn cute together!

All the papers I used for this layout are from the January Felicity Jane kit, with the exception of the black Bazzill cardstock.  The enamel dots were a combination of My Mind's Eye and  Simple Stories, and the stickers used were from a Crate Paper sticker sheet called 'Hello Love.'  Now, here are some still shots and up close photos of the layout. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Birthday Card. Lawn Fawn & Process Video

Hello all!!  Still buried in snow here, what better weather to craft in, though, right?   Here today with a card and a process video.  This card is a 1st Birthday card for my grandson's 1st birthday!!!  The card is made using Lawn Fawn 'Party Animals' stamp set, with a Mama Elephant die cut border, and backed with some Watercoloring on watercolor paper, using Kuretake watercolors.  The inside of the card is also decorated so stay tuned for some still shots at the end of the vide.  Also, not included in the video are the shots after I applied Wink of Stella, clear, to the balloons and the candle wick.  I'm a bit rusty on the video voice-over, so please pardon :)
Hope you all enjoy, please give a thumbs up if you do, and subscribe to my channel.  Thanks so much!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Christmas Tags Recap

Hello everyone, hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas, and are starting the new year off with a bang!  We've been pretty much snowed in for the last couple of weeks with about 18-20" of snow  (it's hard to be very accurate, because it just kind of keeps dumping every couple of days) and freezing temps. 

As always, I made all my Christmas tags using my favorite holiday stamps, embellishments and ribbons, I made some into tiny little shakers, and that was fun!  Here is a sampling of some, then some close ups of a few:

Also wanted to share the gorgeous table my oldest son, Griffin, made foer my craft fits perfectly, and is great for projects you want to work on while standing.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back to share a few cards and scrapbook layouts I've made lately!