Thursday, April 23, 2015

Happy Memories

Gatherings in my family mean lots of food. Lots of very good food.  We celebrate Easter with ham and homemade pierogis.


Supplies: Hip Kit Club April 2015 (Paper: Webster's Pages (Dream in Color), Elle's Studio (Cienna / Confetti); Chipboard: American Crafts Thickers (Celebrate), Crate Paper (Craft Market); Frames, Stickers, and Die Cuts (Amy Tangerine); Sequins (Maggie Holmes)); Other: Spray Ink: Mister Huey's (Shine); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (pumice stone); Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop; Punch: Martha Stewart; Die: Die-namics; Modeling Paste, Gelatos, Embroidery Floss

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Monday, April 20, 2015

On the Farm

I recently spent a day cropping with some good friends, and this is the only layout I made. But I had a great time doing it.


Supplies: Hip Kit Club April 2015 (Paper: American Crafts (Amy Tangerine / Rise & Shine), Webster's Pages (Dream in Color); Alphas: American Crafts (Adorn); Wood Veneer, Die Cuts, and Stickers (Amy Tangerine Bits)); Alphas and Burlap: Recollections; Flair: Finding Nana; Enamel Dots and Washi: Doodlebug; Twine, Stamp, and Stencil: Tim Holtz; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (walnut stain, mowed lawn, pealed paint)

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Road Trip

Roadtrip weekend to Washington, D.C. After a long winter, it was time to come out of hibernation, so we headed south where spring was already in full swing and spent 24-hours exploring our nation's capital.  (And since it was our anniversary weekend, there's lots of iPhone pics of us in the mix).















Our first day we visited the National Archives and the Air & Space Museum. The next morning we took a long walk around the western edge of the National Mall and the Tidal Basin, visiting the various monuments.

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Art Journal Sunday

Hello, everyone.  I'm back with another art journal page. Can't go wrong with finger painting.


After I layered several colors of Golden acrylic paint to create the background, I sprayed some Liquitex ink over a TCW stencil to add some golden texture, then stamped the butterflies and sentiment with stamps from the Unity Stamp Company. I painted in and around the butterflies with Liquitex acrylic paint in gold, and added a bit more interest with washi and torn book pages.




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hello Spring

Three weeks ago it finally warmed up enough for us to venture outside. We spied some crocuses in the park. Several weeks late, but I was glad to finally see signs of spring.  Now, in mid-April, everything is starting to bloom, playing a quick game of catch up.


Supplies: Hip Kit Club March 2015 main kit (Paper: Crate Paper (Craft Market), We R Memory Keepers (Love Notes); Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Marquee); Chipboard: Crate Paper (Craft Market); Die Cuts: My Mind's Eye (Jubilee)); Dies: Tim Holtz (rosettes, tags), Simon Says Stamp (hearts); Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop; Enamel Dots: Doodlebug; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (black soot); Other: gelatos, gesso

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Monday, April 13, 2015

SxSW

Scrapping a page about my husband.  He recently performed for the second time at SxSW in Austin, Texas. I wasn't able to join him on this trip, so the only photo I had to scrap was one that he posted on social media.


Supplies: Paper: Crate Paper (Craft Market), Webster's Pages (Nest): Alphas: American Crafts (DIY Shop); Stamps: Technique Tuesday (journaling lines), Papertrey Ink (tickets); Ink: Ranger Archival (jet black), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (pumice stone), Ancient Page (flannel grey); Dies: Papertrey Ink (tickets), Sizzix (stars), Tim Holtz/ Sizzix (rosettes); Punches: EK Success (1/2", 1" and 1 3/8" circles); Embossing Folders: Lifestyle Crafts; Stencil: Prima; Embossing Paste: Dreamweavers; Enamel Dots: Doodlebug

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Art Journal Sunday

Hello, everyone.  I'm back with another art journal page.


Today's page began as scrap paper for last week's project.  I used a blank page to wipe paint from my brushes and stencil. At the top, you can still see part of the negative image from the Donna Downey flower stencil I was using.   I then went in and added more texture with some joint tape and more layers of paint. I used black embossing paste to recreate the stenciled image, and added a tag with a sentiment from Unity Stamps as a final element.






Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Union, Mississippi

This layout was inspired by Get It Scrapped's Scrapbook Coach.  Scrapbook Coach 10 - Three Acts provides detailed instructions on how to build a page a three-part foundation, e.g.,  three columns, clusters, or blocks. More examples of this technique can be found here

I worked with the block design, which was perfect for adding lots of photos to the single page layout that I was making about a recent road trip my husband and I took down to Mississippi to search out the home of his maternal grandparents.


Supplies:  Papers and Stickers: Kaisercraft (Blue Bay); Alphas: American Craft Thickers; Punches: EK Success (notebook, banner); Die: Die-namics (tag); Doily: BoBunny; Twine: Lawn Fawn; Stamps: Technique Tuesday (journaling lines), Memory Box (flowers); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (walnut stain); Enamel Dots: Viva Decor Pearl Pen; Washi: Simon Says Stamp

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