Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Purrfect

Today I created a layout for a challenge for the mini crop at Creative Inspirations as well as for the new sketch at Sketches in Thyme. The Challenge at Creative Inpsiration is to have a pet in your layout and I incorporated my baby Oliver (Ollie) in the sketch, to cover both challenges.

Ollie has been sick for over a week and while he was sick he would only sleep on the floor at the end of the sofa, so when he jumped up in my lap the other day, I knew he was well on the road to recovery and I was so happy it was hard to hold back the tears. Ollie has been the most loving cat I have ever owned. He wants to be with me wherever I am and whatever I am doing, especially if I am scrapping, so when he didn't want to get up with me, it hurt to know that he was hurting that bad. He had a lot of fluid in his upper abdomen cavity, but we don't know how it got there and he didn't eat for a and didn't drink so he became dehydrated requiring IV fluids and several blood tests and X-rays over time to keep check on his abdomen to see how the fluids were doing in his abdomen. It required a lot of medication and if you have ever had a sick animal you know that these things come with a high cost. So I was very happy when every thing was cleared up, so was my bank account.

These photos show the first time after he was ill that Ollie came and jumped up for some loving, which I was very happy to give him. :)

For this layout I used Photo Play Roxie and Friends papers.


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Jackie


Busy busy busy

Although I haven't been making any posts, I have still been busy. The mini crop has been going on over at Creative Inspiration which has kept me pretty busy. Plus I have had a sick pussy cat on my hands which has had me pretty worried and has kept me side tracked quite a bit.

Here are some of the mini challenges that I have completed so far for the mini crop.
My challenge to you today is to use circles;

For this one I used Photo Play Imagination papers, I popped the circles with pop dots.


my challenge for you is to add Squares or Frames to your Project


My challenge is an easy one- use leaves on your project. These can be diecuts, fussy cut leaves or leaves on your patterned papers. Any leaves count.


My challenge is to use buttons on your project.


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Beautiful

Beautiful is a good term to describe this lady. My future grand daughter - in - law.
I created this layout for a sketch challenge at Stick it Down.  I love how it turned out.
Since it was so late when I did it, I was too tired to take individual photos of the steps I took to create it.  I used Kaisercraft Papers, The flowers and lace is unknown. The ribbon is Floral Garden.



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Jackie

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

YES!

My oldest grandson just got himself engaged to a beautiful young lady and I have the priviledge of scrapping their engagement page.  I suspect I will have the priviledge of scrapping all their pages in the future and I am really looking forward to that.

I have used the Monday sketch challenge from Creative Inspiration to create this layout. I choose S.E.I. Black Orchid papers for this layout.

I started with a sheet of black Prism cardstock and I used a piece of cardboard stencil that I found lying around, I don't know where it came from. I mixed Daler-Rowner Simply acrylic Mother of Pearl Structure Gel with Gelatoes and used it with the stencil to form a border on the lower left of the page.

I then used my Kreations circle cutter and Kreations stencil to cut the frame for my photo, and glued those together.

Then I fussy cut some flowers from the paper to use. I wanted a bit of a variety.

Here is the finished layout.

Here are some close-ups of the finished layout. Click on the photos to see a larger version.


These are the products I have used;








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Jackie

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Mommy and me

Such a gorgeous Saturday morning here with the sun brightly shining but it is cold, very very cold.
I decided yesterday to do another one of Sketches in Thyme sketches. I really loved this sketch. I am starting to like these layouts with lots of empty space instead of the heavily loaded pages. I never used to like them, I always felt that something was missing.


I started with a sheet of pale yellow Prism cardstock, and used a TCW stencil with Simply Acrylic Mother of Pearl Stucture Gel.  Once that was dry I smudged on some Lindy's Maidhair Fern Green ink.  Then I cut a couple of strips of PhotoPlay Roxie and Friends Paper. I distressed the paper a bit and adhered it to the cardstock. I cut a couple of flourishes from a cut file from the Silhouette store with my Cameo and adhered those, then I made a couple of flowers with a cut file with my Cameo and picked some from my stash and adhered those, until I thought it looked good. Then I cut the title with my Cameo and adhered that to complete my layout.



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Friday, November 10, 2017

Disney

Well last night I decided to do the challenge from Sketches in Thyme .  Here is the sketch they gave us to work with.

I chose to use only three photos.  I used Photo Play Plaid4Fun papers. Scenic Route Chipboard stars which I first coated with Gesso, and then embossed with Stampendous sunny yellow embossing powder. I then coated them with Stickles Frosted Lace.  I cut the title with my Cameo and did a little "faux' Stitching around it with my Pitt Artist pen. I used Bazzil cardstock to back my photos. The admit one sticker is from the Photo Play package, I mounted it in some chipboard to give it some dimension, the rest of the stickers are also from the same package. I also used a Martha Stewart punch to create the edge.

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Jackie

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Home made Buttons

Well Ginni gave us quite the challenge for today at Creative Inspiration,  she posted these pieces of wood for our scraplift challenge.

To be sure I have no little pieces of wood sitting around here anywhere so I had to come up with something else. Now sometimes my imagination is totally missing but today it was bursting with ideas. So my first thought was all the sheets of chipboard I have sitting doing nothing.

So I cut some circles from my Chipboard and coated them with Gesso and set them aside to dry.

Next I choose some small stamps that I might like to use.


Once they were dry, I start stamping them.  I choose some Gelato colours that I wanted to use and rubbed the colours on a piece of waxed paper and added some drops of water to mix the Gelatos to make them into a bit of paint to paint my stamped images.



Once I had all my buttons stamped and coloured, I used my Inkssentials, Crackle accents to completely cover the buttons and then set them aside to allow them to dry.



These are my finished buttons. I can now use them on a layout or a card as an embellishment, or I can poke a hole through them to put string through them to  hang them on a tree.


A very easy project with a very pretty outcome.
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Happy and Merry Christmas

Yes, it is that time of year again. I am afraid I couldn't stop it from showing up. I did try to avoid it, but I guess my skills in avoidance need to be worked on. Anyway, after giving it some thought I took on a new client last week. I was somewhat worried that maybe I wasn't really better just having a spurt but then I realized that this was no spurt. I have watched a little TV but really have no desire to watch it anymore and I am always anxious to finish whatever I am doing so that I can get back to scrapping.So, yeah, I am back to full time scrapping. Anyway this is going to be fun to say the least. My new client has 2 young boys while the client I have been working for also has 2 boys, not to mention the fact that I have 3 grandsons. Designing pages for males, as you know (if you are a scrapper) can be quite challenging as there are so few embellishments you can use.

Anyway, I completed two layouts today. One for the Tuesday Tools, Tips and Technique challenges and one for the Wednesday stash challenge at Creative Inspiration.

This is my new clients youngest son celebrating his very first Christmas in 2013


This is her eldest son celebrating Christmas 2013
I used Bazzil cardstock, I marked the circles with my white gelly roll pen. The paper is Bo Bunny A gift of Love.The snowflakes were cut with a cut file from Sihouette by my Cameo and then I used Stickles angel dust on them. The title stickers are from the Dollarama. The stamps are Martha Stewart. The ribbon is unknown. The brads are unknown. I inked the paper using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. The Faux stitching on the papers were done with a Faber-Castel pen.

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Jackie

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

My Fair Lady

The Monday sketch challenge from Creative Inspiration was a fabulous sketch and I choose a photo of my niece to work with. If you like working with sketches I suggest you hop on over there and take a peek.

I started with a border stencil(no name), using Liquitex Natural Sand which I brushed with silver ink once it was dried.
Then I used some netting from a bag of oranges and a doily which I also coloured with the silver ink and the flowers were from RAKs from the Flying Unicorn so I have no idea what kind they are.  The beads were from the Dollarama. I cut the Title using a set of dies from Art-c. The cardstock is all Bazzil.

Here is my finished layout.
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Monday, November 6, 2017

Using dies and stamps

This morning, very early this morning, I decided to play with a couple of new dies and some stamps that I have had for years but never used.

I started with a red background and then embossed a piece of white cardstock with an embossing folder from Sizzix.
 I used a Memory Box die to cut my tree, and an Impression Obsession  die to cut my sentiment. I stamped the Christmas gifts and the candy cane with unknown stamps and used my Kimberly Water Colour pencils to colour them. Once I had them glued to the card, I then used Stickles to give them some sparkle. 

I popped up a couple of the gifts with some pop dots to give the card some dimension.

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Jackie

1st Christmas and others

Oh my goodness, can you believe that it is already the 6 of November?  Where is the time going?  It is just flying by and if I am not careful I am going to be old before I know it. I am going to be over 29 before my daughter's 44th birthday..ouch, that should never happen. 😉

However, I am still young enough to continue playing with my paper and my other toys.  Well of course I have spent a small fortune on them so I have to use them, I have to show my husband how much I really need all those machines and things.  He insists that I only want them so I have to prove their need. 😏

All these challenges were from Creative Inspiration .
The first one was the Wednesday Stash challenge and it was to use Washi Tape on a project.  I don't have very much Washi Tape as I don't use it much because I would prefer to use ribbon or to cut a matching strip of paper.  I created this card for the challenge.


The next challenge was the Thursday Scraplift challenge, this is the one challenge I don't like doing.  I am not good with these and I always have trouble doing them. This is what I came up with.


Up next was the Friday Inspiration Challenge, another challenge I am not good doing.. I did this one once and was so unhappy with it that I tore it up and created another one.  I am still unhappy with this one but will let this one stand.

Saturday all sorts was next on the challenge list. For this one we were to create something other than a card that had the word "Thanks" or some derivative on it. So I created this tag.

Sunday was the Sunday  card sketch challenge, now I love me my sketch challenges so this one was my favourite challenge.


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Jackie

Thursday, October 26, 2017

All Done

I am very proud of myself this month. Things are starting to turn around for me. Before I had the stroke, I never watched TV other than for the news and I scrapped all the time. After I had the stroke, I very rarely did any scrapbooking and all I did was sit and watched TV all the time. My life was turned upside down. The past few months things have been slowly turning around again. I am proud to say that this month I have completed every challenge posted at Creative Inspiration the group that I am very proud to belong to where the people are very nice and inspiring also encouraging.
This card was the last challenge.
For this card I used a cut file from the Sihouette store using my Cameo. The ribbon and stamp are both unknown. I used Photo Play paper, Prima flower, Bazzil cardstock and Pitt Artist pens. The Brad is also unknown.
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Jackie

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Me, Myself and I

Yes, that is correct, this layout is all about me.  The challenge at Creative Inspiration was to do a layout with a photo of myself.  I was lucky to have one, my husband shot this photo a little while ago after I had shed a few pounds. I was feeling pretty darn proud of myself, but as you can see, some of the weight came off my face and I am not too happy about the rolls it left on my cheeks.  Oh yeah, those are NOT wrinkles on my eyes, they are laugh lines :)


Once again I have used my favourite paper, Photo Play.. I can wait til the end of the month or there abouts when I get more of those fabulous papers.  My LSS is ordering in 4 more packages for me.
I am getting "This Guy", "Luke 2", "My Imagination", "and "Roxie and Friends".. can't wait. LOL So far I have only had the two packages of Plaids to work with and I have been getting so much out of them.. just check back over my past posts to check out how much I have been using them. I can't rave enough about these papers, they are absolutely the most versatile papers I have ever worked with not to mention the quality is fabulous as well.  Okay, enough said about the papers, go try them out for yourself you won't be sorry.
I used Bazzil cardstock, the only one I will use, actually it's the only one my Cameo won't mangle. I used my Cameo to cut the flowers and the title. I used my white gel pen to create the circle.
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Jackie


Monday, October 23, 2017

Visitors

With this layout I have killed two birds with one stone so to speak.  I have completed the challenge at  Creative Inspiration to complete a layout with a family theme, and a sketch challenge from Sketches in Thyme. Please visit the links to check them out.

 To do this challenge I have used my favourite papers, Photo Play Plaid4Fun. Bazzil Cardstock. I used an EK punch for the borders.  I used my Cameo to cut the flowers from the Silhouette Store. Inks used were Tim Holtz distress inks. The ribbon is unknown as are the stickpins.


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Thank you,
Jackie

Happy Birthday

Today's card is a challenge from Stick it Down. It is a sketch challenge, hop over to their site to see the sketch.  Here is my take on the sketch.


For this card I used: Photo Play paper, Bazzil cardstock, Stamp is unknown, Tim Holtz distress inks, and Pitt Artist pens.
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Jackie

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunny Sunday

I am so happy that Sunday has arrived.  I love Sundays it is my favourite day of the week, right next to Wednesdays. It is church time and I love to listen to our Pastor, he can teach the word of  God better than anyone I have ever heard.  Therefore, I love the days that he is teaching.  :)

I have completed two more challenges from Creative Inspiration . One was to create your own background. Now I have to admit that this one did not turn out as I had imagined it.  Yes, I did do it exactly the way I planned but some how I thought it would be prettier than it is. I thought the colour would "pop" more. I used Golden's soft gel with Daler-Rowney's blue paint on a TCW stencil. The Butterfly is an unknown stencil. The Celebrate and flower sticker are both from Studio 112.


This challenge required the use of a die cut. The frame is my die cut. On this card I used papers from Photo Play. I just can't get enough of these papers. They are most definitely the best papers I have used.  Their quality is remarkable and they are so versatile. As a matter of fact, I have asked my LSS to order in 4 different packages of them for me because right now all I have are two packages of the Plaid4Fun. The frame was cut using a cut file from the Silouette store and cut with my Cameo from plain white cardstock. The lace is Floral Garden. The flower is cut from a cut file from the Silouette store and cut from Bazzil cardstock using my Cameo. The I love you is from the Plaid4Fun package.


I have also done a sketch challenge for Stick it Down
Once again I have used PhotoPlay papers, Plaid4Fun, Bazzil Cardstock, I used my Cameo to cut the flowers.  I used Liquitex Blended fiber's with a Tim Holtz stencil for texture and I used Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pen for the "Faux" stitching.


Okay, that's it for now I am off to see what other challenges I can dig my teeth into.
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Jackie

Saturday, October 21, 2017

My goodness it is so hard to believe it is getting on towards the end of October and we are still having such beautiful weather!  Don't get me wrong, I am loving it and will take it as long as possible.  I am NOT looking forward to winter at all, other than to get it and have it over with. I am not a fan of snow and ice.  I just don't like the idea of time going so fast.

With that said, we are having our mini crop at Creative Inspiration and so far I have completed two of the challenges and hoping to get more of them done today.  I love having challenges to work with.

The first one I did was to create a card using a border punch, this is the one I created for that.
I used a Martha Stewart punch for the edge and I am not sure what the paper is since I received it in a RAK and there wasn't a name with it, but it is very pretty paper. I suspect it is MME. I inked the edges with Ranger Distress Ink "gathered Twigs".  The stamp is from a set of Hero Arts.

The next one was to use layers in your back ground.
I had no problems with using a lot of layers. For this one I used Kate & Co Papers, "Cambridge Court". Once again I inked the edges with the "gathered Twigs" distress ink and did a "faux" stitching to give it a little more depth. The stamp was from the same set from Hero Arts.  The flower was cut with my Cameo  using a cut file from the Silhouette store.

Now I am about to go and check out the rest of the challenges to see which ones I am going to do today.

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Jackie.