Sunday, December 4, 2016

16 Enjoy the Ride Card

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Today is my son's 16th birthday. It's a BIG one as he is really looking forward to getting his driver's license. He is scheduled for his test in 3 weeks, and then look out world! To celebrate his birthday I wanted to make him a special card that captures the fun and freedom driving offers. This is the card:


I recently ordered the "Joyride" stamp set from The Cat's Pajamas knowing that I would be making many cards featuring a driving theme. The set is FABULOUS! It was so fun making this card. The bunny & bike are colored with Copic markers and Glossy Accents was added on the motorcycle's mirrors and lights. The sentiment is from the same set. The big numbers are from The Cat's Pajamas' Number Plate Cutup. The pine tree is a Tim Holtz diecut. The pretty stitched border was made with Simon Says Stamps' Bundle Of Stitched Shapes diecut. The background was make with chalk inked snowflakes and clear sequins.

This card is entered in:
               tcptuesday328

Thanks for sharing this fun evening with me,
-june


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Hey! Happy Holidays Tag

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Things are really getting busy with the holidays upon us. There is also a lot of great inspiration for fun crafting projects. Handmade tags are very trendy and Ellen Hutson is having the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2016 challenge in December. Here is my first entry:


This tag will also be entered in Ellen Hutson's Mix It Up challenge, combining her products and Art Impressions. Laurel did a fabulous tag on Day 1 with a step-by-step tutorial making a similar tag. I was so inspired, I just had to follow along. I used mostly the same products as Laurel, except the sentiment "Hey!" is from Ellen Hutson's All Inside stamp set and the owl is Art Impressions' Whoots. Following the Color Challenge, I used Copic markers to color the images. Other products include: Lawn Fawn ornament die, white Liquid Applique, black Glaze Pen, and Wink Of Stella.

This tag is entered in:

Thanks for stopping by,
-june


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Happy Holidays Card

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With the holidays upon us, it is time to get Christmas cards ready to be mailed! Here is my latest one:


The cute puppy image is by Gerda Steiner Designs, and was colored with Zig Clean Color markers. The sentiment is also by Gerda Steiner. The Snow Scribble frame is by Poppy Stamps. The background stars are a Winnie & Walter stencil, colored with Distress ink.

This card is entered in:

Happy holidays!
-June

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fast Pages with Quick Quotes and Stuck?!

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It's fun playing around with paper and embellishments, but sometimes you need to get pages DONE. Right now I've got dozens of summer photos I really want to scrap, but the holidays are upon us and it's snowing! So, it is time to get a bunch done and in the book.

Ideally, I want to get pages done quickly, but still have them look great and enjoy the process. Here is my step-by-step on how the achieve this feat creating this page:



First, I gather the basics - photos, a favorite paper collection, a few embellishments, and a sketch. One of the paper lines I like to work with is Quick Quotes pattern papers, because they are designed to enhance photos, not compete with them. It is a big time saver for me when I don't have to "fight" the paper. Today I will be using Quick Quotes Whistlin' Dixie line.



Also, by using a sketch, a lot of the design work is already done for you. It is just a matter of putting it together, another big time saver. Today I am using a Stuck?! sketch - there are many fabulous free designs available in the Stuck?! Sketches archives.



Next, use white (or kraft) paper as your 12x12 base. It looks good with almost all photos and pattern papers, and it is one less thing to think about. Then, create the "top" layer that holds your photos. This saves me time as now I only have one element, instead of several photos & papers, to handle. Plus, I can set it aside so I don't get goop on my pictures.

Design Tip:
  When photos are dark, mat them with a white boarder. It brightens them up and helps them stand out.



Add the pattern papers, following the sketch design. I chalked all of the paper's edges with QQ's Feather Gray Powder Puff Ink. I used Creative Embellishment's brick chipboard for the decorative edge to add some texture.



The title and journaling were created on Quick Quotes Whistlin' Dixie strips with hand written text, both big time savers. I ripped several edges, which adds texture. It also keeps you from having to worry about keeping everything square and straight - another big time saver if you're a perfectionist like me.

Design Tip:
  When using photo and papers with lots of different colors, incorporating striped pattern paper with those colors (as I did in the title area) ties everything together.

Design Tip:
  Large plain background areas can draw your eye away from the photos. In this case, I added gray background stamping to break up the white background.



I finished up the page with chipboard embellishments by Creative Embellishments including the column, leaves, apple & butterfly. Some were colored with QQ's Powder Puff Inks. For interest, DCWV cork and silver thread were added by the journaling.


Hope you find these ideas helpful for getting your pages done fun, fast and fabulously!

This page is entered in:
               
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  • The "Trio-Tastic" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp - I used three photos

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping,
-june

Friday, November 25, 2016

Joy Joy Joy Card

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There is a fun and fast one day challenge at Papertrey Ink with a beautiful inspirational photo. Plus there are always great challenges going on at Simon Says Stamp - this week items in three's (joy) and Christmas dies (joy). Here is my card for the contest:


This card is made with Papertrey Ink's Star Scribbles stamps embossed in gold. Papertrey's Wet Paint diecut "enjoy" which I trimmed to say JOY. I finished this card off with Ranger's Liquid Enamel dots. This card was also inspired by the beautiful color combination at MFT.

This card is entered in:

  • The "Trio-Tastic" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp
               

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Deer Be Gone Page

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I love to garden, but the deer have overrun our neighborhood and have made growing plants almost impossible without fences or chemicals. That is until my clever teenage son and my husband created the Deer-Be-Gone! (You can see it in the upper left hand corner of the photo.) It shoos the deer away without hurting them and keeps my plants safe. Many of our neighbors have asked Aaron to make one for them, too. And check out these beautiful Day Lilies:



I created this page using Adrienne's recipe challenge over at Pinkfresh Studio. The "5 ingredients" include: 3 pattern papers (Pinkfresh's Felicity and Life Noted collections), 2 title fonts (Pinkfresh's Life Noted), gold (3 chipboard elements with gold lettering from Pinkfresh's Life Noted), 3 circular elements (Pinkfresh chipboard & Tim Holtz gears), and use a punch (photo corner). I also was inspired by Simon Says Stamp's Trio challenge and used 3 Pinkfresh chipboard pieces, 3 diecuts (deer, gears & pine branch) and 3 different Pinkfresh pattern papers.

This page is entered in:
  • The "Trio-Tastic" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Happy Thanksgiving,
-june

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Holidays Card

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With all the wonderful Christmas card inspiration out there now, it is so fun creating. I really wanted to use Winnie & Walter's Happiest Of Holidays set, so here my latest creation:


The sentiment and cute bird are from Winnie & Walter's Happiest Of Holidays stamp set. The bird was colored with Zig Clean Color markers and fussy cut. The "happy" is  W&W's Cutaway from The Big, The Bold and The Happy. This card is based on a sketch by Your Next Stamp. The pattern is by Lawn Fawn and the sequins are by Pretty Pink Posh.

I really wanted to make the snowflakes extra sparkly, so after diecutting these three Memory Box snowflakes, I added Crystal Stickles and topped them with white glitter. You almost need sunglasses! Here is a close up:



This card is entered in:
               ynssketch52
Thanks for stopping by,
-june