Friday, August 29, 2014

Lunch with a View

The Creative Team at Get It Scrapped was challenged to create layouts for the recent article "Ideas for Scrapbooking Picnics and Outdoor Meals."  This was a great subject for me, since I'm always eager to spend a day outside hiking.

Supplies: Paper: Studio Calico (Lime Light), American Crafts (Dear Lizzy Daydreamer), BasicGrey (Basics); Alphas: BasicGrey (Marjolaine); Paint: Folkart (warm white); Spray Ink: Mister Huey's (navy); Enamel Dots: Freckled Fawn; Washi: We R Memory Keepers, My Mind's Eye; Other: Studio Calico (cork hearts), A Flair for Buttons (flair)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Around and Around

I will admit, I struggled with this triangle paper that came in a recent Studio Calico kit. I have seen some great layouts using a triangle motif in various galleries, and built on some of those ideas here. I don't think I would have been able to use this paper at all until I took this picture of my friend's daughter. The picture really inspired the layout.

Supplies: Paper: Bella Boulevard (Lucky Starz), Studio Calico (Beach Towel); Alphas and Enamel Dots: Studio Calico; Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp (teal, citron); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (black soot, mowed lawn); Stamp: Heidi Swapp; Ribbon: Mrs. Grossman's; Washi: MME Decorative Tape

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

48-Hours in Arizona

We just got back from a very quick family visit in Arizona. It would have been nice to stay longer, visit more, and maybe hike a bit, but responsibilities drew us home.

Our first morning, we did get up early and take a short walk up on Mingus Mountain in the Prescott National Forest. It was incredibly beautiful, watching the clouds rise up out of the valley.

 And the variety of wildflowers was astounding.

We even saw some wild javelina.

After our walk, we heading into Prescott, where we caught part of the jazz festival.

The next morning we were back on the road down to Phoenix and home.  Even the desert was flowering.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Art Journal Saturday

I think this page more accurately reflects my normal mood than the page I posted last week. I love the colors here.  The background dots were formed by stamping with bubble wrap.

Supplies: Paint: Liquitex; Spray Ink: Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Sprits (blazing sun), Starburst (my mojito green, a bit of bubbly, fuzzy navel punch); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (tattered rose, worn lipstick, antique linen); Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop; Die: Slice (Paper Reverie);  Sequins: Studio Calico; Other: mesh, bubble wrap, Mod Podge, gesso

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Card Crafting

I created this card for a wedding I attended recently. 

I inked the background with Tim Holtz Distress Ink (tattered rose, worn lipstick, and antique linen), then stamped the Fancy Pants flourish and embossed it with white detail powder. I sprayed the card with Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz in blazing sun, then wiped off the excess with a baby wipe.

The flower is Penny Black, stamped with Ancient Page (flannel grey) and colored with Copics. The pearls are Kaiser Craft.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sunday Brunch

My husband and I have a new favorite weekend destination - brunch at Saggio's.  We've been to this neighborhood restaurant before, and enjoyed it, but we recently discovered baked eggs ragu on their brunch menu. We're quickly becoming regulars.

Supplies: Paper: Crate (Maggie Holmes); Alphas: BasicGrey (Curio); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (broken china, shabby shutters); Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp Color Shine (citron, teal, gold); Stamp: Fiskars; Wood Veneer: KaiserCraft; Enamel Dots: SEI; Doily: Bo Bunny; gesso

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Color and Pattern Before Story

Get it Scrapped challenged its creative team to make a layout starting with color and pattern before photo.  The current blog article is here.

I've had green on the brain, partly because of the time of year and partly because we've just got from Iceland where the dominate colors were green, black, and white.  

Supplies: Paper: K & Company; Alphas: Studio Calico, American Crafts Thickers (Rockabye); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (mowed lawn, pumice stone); Spray Ink: Mister Huey's (Shine); Pearls: Freckled Fawn; Flair: Findingnana; Stencil (The Crafter's Workshop); Other: modeling paste

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Art Journal Update

Last week was fairly stressful at work. I wanted to drop down and throw a good old-fashioned temper tantrum. "I don't want to! I don't want to."  Well, I struggled through. And vented some of my stress on paper.

Supplies: Paint: Liquitex; Stamp: Dina Wakley; Ink: Memento; Paper: Pebbles (Front Porch); Stencil: Memory Box; Other: Magic Mesh, Mod Podge, gesso

The tree I sketched by hand.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Seems I'm stuck on a blue/green/yellow color pallet for scrapping hikes this summer. Loving bright green right now.

Supplies: Paper: Bazzil, Studio Calico (Lime Light), October Afternoon (Snapshots), Fancy Pants (Nautical); Alphas, Sticker and Label: Studio Calico; Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop (Ronda Palazzari); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (faded jeans, mustard seed, shabby shutters); Enamel Dots: Doodlebug; Wood Veneer: Freckled Fawn; Punch: EK Success (banner): Other: doily, modeling paste

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