Thursday, August 25, 2016

Stockbridge Scrapped

Hello, everyone.

Blues and greens are the colors I chose. Here, light, happy blues and greens with a big pop of sunshine yellow to celebrate a summer day in the Berkshires.  I was completely enchanted by the Normal Rockwell Museum and discovering the real Alice's Restaurant in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  Both brought back childhood memories.


Supplies - Paper: Crate Paper (Notes and Things), Fancy Pants (Be You), Stampin' Up!; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Dear Lizzy RSVP); Die Cuts and Puffy Dots: Fancy Pants (Life is Beautiful); Wood Veneer: Recollections; Cut File: The Cut Shoppe.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Easton Scrapped

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Playing with die cuts today.  I layered cloud and balloon die cuts from the Fancy Pants Life is Beautiful collection along a diagonal to create a playful summertime feel, helped by pops of bright colors.


Supplies: Paper: Fancy Pants (Life is Beautiful, Meology), BasicGrey (Capture), Shimelle; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Dear Lizzy Woodland); Stamp: Shimelle; Tags and Die Cuts: Fancy Pants (Life is Beautiful); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (black soot); washi

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Steep Rock Scrapped

Hello, everyone.

Today's layout is all about simplicity. Almost tone on tone title and layers, with a simple, graphic design, make the photos really pop off the page.  The black at the edges frames the page and adds a bit of interest. 


Supplies - Paper: My Mind's Eye (DIY Shop), Pink Paislee (C'est la Vie); Font: Adobe Gothic; Dies: Spellbinders (label), Tim Holtz (rosettes); Ink: Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst (cosmopolitan pink); Twine: Stampin' Up!

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Monday, August 15, 2016

"Just Like Heaven"

Hello, everyone!

Today I'm working with cell phone photos that I took at a concert at Madison Square Garden. They're not great quality, but they do capture the feel of the evening, which was a great deal of fun.  Dark photos lend themselves to dark papers, but I did not want to weight the page down.  I decided to place the photos along a dark band of black and gold, but kept the rest of the page light and bright with white cardstock, given a bit of interest with some modeling paste.


Supplies - Paper: My Mind's Eye (DIY Shop), Fancy Pants, American Crafts; Alphas: Cosmo Cricket (Tiny Type); Chipboard: Crate Papers (Maggie Holmes); Die Cuts and Wood Veneer: Simple Stories (Life in Color); Die: Spellbinders (rectangle label); Punch: EK Success; Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (black soot); Miscellaneous: modeling paste

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Lovely

Hello, everyone!

Sweetness overload. Adorable toddler and the cutest kittens ever. I went back into my stash and found some great papers and embellishments from various Maggie Homes collections that I used to create a soft, sweet feel to the page.  Stenciled modeling paste, doilies, and twine add layers of texture.


Supplies - Paper: Crate Paper (Maggie Holmes Shine & Open Book), My Mind's Eye (Necessities), Pink Paislee (C'est La Vie); Die Cuts and Ephemera: Crate Paper (Maggie Holmes); Dies: Spellbinders (rectangle label), Shimelle (banners); Doilies: Bo Bunny (large), Recollections (small); Enamel Dots: Doodlebug; Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (pumice stone); Miscellaneous: modeling paste, crochet thread 

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Trés Chick

Hello, everyone! I'm back with another layout and a new sketch.

I'm switching gears and working with a new color scheme today.  I captured some great shots of my sister hanging out with her chicks (all eighty or so of them!) Unfortunately, the light inside the barn had a yellow cast.  I decided to work with this, using a rustic color scheme of kraft, navy, and orange.


Supplies - Paper: Authentique (Spectrum II), Bo Bunny (Shabby Princess), Recollection (kraft cardstock); Alphas: Jillibean Soup (Corrugated Alphas); Twine: Tim Holtz; Feathers: Studio Calico (Mistables); Wood Dots: Recollectoins; Ink: Tim Holtz Distres Ink (ground espresso)

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Good Morning Tumblewood

Hello, everyone!

It's wonderful to be able to escape the City for a weekend upstate. Country living, however, isn't necessarily restful for the locals. My sister and her husband start the day at the break of dawn, making sure all of their critters are taken care of.

I used Kiwi Lane stencils on this page to add some interest and movement to the background. The yellows, blues, and greens reflect a golden summer day.


Supplies - Paper: Simple Stories (I Am, Homespun, December Documented), Webester's Pages (Nest); Alphas: Freckled Fawn (Oh My Deer), Simple Stories (I Am); Stickers, Die Cuts: Simple Stories (I Am, Life in Color); Washi: Recollections; Stencils: Kiwi Lane (Cascade Trails, Bracket); Ink: Time Holtz Distress Ink (wild honey, chipped sapphire); Enamel Dots: Simple Stories (Life in Color)

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Frick Pond Loop - Scrapped

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Yellow and blue! I can't help it. This is my happy place right now. Bright blue skies, filled with golden sunshine, and lots of green.

I scrapped these photos along a band at the top third of the page, but placed the embellishments and journaling along a downward diagonal. A sketch is available below.


Supplies - Paper: Webster's Pages (Nest), Pebbles (DIY Home); Alphas: BasicGrey (Spice Market); Stickers: American Crafts Thickers (Beautiful); Enamel Dots: Studio Calico; Dies: Spellbinders (rectangle label); Designer Dies (hexagon); Punch: Martha Stewart (butterflies); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (wild honey, cracked pistachio); Doily, Washi: Recollections; miscellaneous label

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Teatown Lake Reservation

Hello, everyone!

I was super happy to be out hiking again this weekend.  I was too busy earlier in the summer, and the last few weeks have just been way too hot. But this morning it was in the 70s and thunderstorms weren't forecast until the afternoon, so off I went!

Keeping with my recent activity levels, I picked an easier hike closer to the City.  I set out to explore the Teatown Lake Reservation (which I discovered thanks to Hike Hudson Valley).


I arrived at dawn and followed the orange blazed Twin Lakes trail around two small lakes, Vernay Lake and Shadow Lake.  This woods trail was well worn and easy to traverse, with a small amount of elevation gain.







After finishing the Twin Lakes Trail, I headed past the nature center and down to Teatown Lake, following the blue blazed Lakeside Trail.  This is a fairly level, well-worn trail, with a boardwalk over one segment.



I spotted numerous water fowl along this trail.





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