Tuesday, September 29, 2015

One Cute Dude

Hello, everyone.

I did this layout in response to the Hip Kit Club's Weekend Challenge, which was inspired by the color palette in this layout by Irit Landgraff - hot pink, turquoise, and yellow, with a bit of grey and black.

As cheerful as this layout is, it's actually bittersweet for me. I'm saying goodbye to this little dude and his parents today, as they set off on a grand adventure in a new state. I wish them the very best.


Supplies: Paper: Dear Lizzy (Documentary), Crate (Journey), misc. tissue paper; Alphas: October Afternoon (Daily Flash); Ephemera: Crate (Wonder); Enamel Dots: Amy Tangerine (Finders Keepers); Die: The Cut Shoppe; Stencil: Heidi Swapp;  Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (mermaid lagoon); Spray Ink: Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz (pearlescents); Gelatos

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Treetop

Just in time for fall I have finished my Autumn Blush shawl by Joji Locatelli, knit in Lisa Souza BFL worsted in the Rooftop color way.




Thursday, September 24, 2015

Paris From Above

Debbie Hodge has expanded the Get It Scrapped membership to include sketches and templates.  This layout was based on this sketch made by Debbie for her Product Play class. For the sketch, and more fabulous layouts, check out the blog article here.


Supplies: Paper and Alphas: Carta Bella (Rustic Elegance); Stamps: Technique Tuesday (Big Timber); Dies: Tim Holtz (rosettes), Simon Says Stamp (hearts); Die-Namics (tags); Punches: EK Success; Flowers: Petaloo; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (tea dye); Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop; Other: modeling paste, embroidery floss; buttons, doily

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Beep Beep, Vroom!

Hello, everyone!

It's always fun when a new kit comes in the mail. I've been subscribed to the Hip Kit Club for nearly a year and I've been thrilled with each kit.  This was the first layout I made from the September kit. A lot of the papers had blues in them, and I really wanted to pair that with the yellow/green from the Dear Lizzy heart paper. I reinforced the color palette with some green and teal inks behind the pattern paper, and I repeated the hearts from the pattern paper with a Heidi Swapp heart stencil.


Supplies:Paper: Elle's Studo (Thankful), Dear Lizzy (Documentary); Alphas: October Afternoon (Daily Flash); Ephemera: Amy Tangerine (Finders Keepers); Die: Simon Says Stamp (banner); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (mermaid lagoon); Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp Color Shine (teal, citron); Stencil: Heidi Swapp; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye (Marketplace)

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Reflect

Hello, everyone.

Today I am scrapping several Instagram-style photos.  The photos are reflections of the city skyline in puddles.  I walk the same route to and from the subway day in and day out, and I'm constantly looking around for something new to see. Most tourists to NYC spend their time looking up. I recommend looking down as well.

I printed these square photos 3x3 and placed two at the top right and one at the bottom left. Layers of papers and ephemera adds interest to each photo cluster.


Supplies: Paper: Teresa Collins (Life Emporium), Tim & Beck for Studio Calico, Studio Tekturek; Alphas: American Craft Thickers (Charm); Ephemera: Teresa Collins (Life Emporium); Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop; Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp Color Shine (blush); Ink: Tim Holtz Distree Ink (walnut stain); Wood Dots: My Mind's Eye (9 & Co.); Punches: EK Success; Twine: Lawn Fawn

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Cranberry Ice Cream

Mmmm... that actually sounds really good.


I just finished Bonne Marie Burn's Derica Kane cardigan in Tosh Merino DK. I love the rich red of the Byzantine color way, it reminded me of cranberries.  But since it was August when I knit this sweater, my mind was more on ice cream.   I altered the pattern slightly, using an i-chord bind off for the neckline.  The final touch was finding the perfect buttons on a trip down to the garment district yesterday.


 



Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Weekend Fun

Hello, everyone.

A busy weekend meant I needed a design that would fit a lot of photos on the page. I blocked out a band for three vertical photos, then a narrower band for two smaller photos, title and journaling. This layout has a "Z" flow, reading from left to right across the top, diagonally down from the upper right to the bottom left, then from left to right across the bottom.


Supplies: Paper: Elle's Studio (Let's Eat), Simple Stories (Simple Basics); Alphas: Crate Paper (Journey), American Crafts Thickers (Charm); Ephemera and Enamel Dots: Crate (Wonder); Dies: Tim Holtz; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (pumice stone); Punch: EK success; Twine: Lawn Fawn

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Dancing Ewe Farm

If you want an amazing dining experience, with fresh, locally sourced cuisine, then you really need to take a trip up to Granville, New York and the Dancing Ewe Farm.  Located to the east of Lake Gorge, it's a bit of a drive from just about anywhere, but it is definitely worth it.  This family-run farm raises sheep and produces sheep's milk cheese. While many other ingredients are locally sourced, the family also has ties to Italy and import amazing olive oils and cured meats. We joined my family and close family friends for a Sunday lunch there at the end of summer and had one of the better dining out experiences of our lives. 












While visiting family in Saratoga Springs, I took an early morning walk at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve's Old Glick Farm.  There's so many beautiful places to wander upstate and I'm glad I have access to them.