Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Robots At State Layout

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It was a great robotic season for Aaron this year. He grew and matured so much. Jeff and I are so proud of him. These photos were taken at the Minnesota State Tournament, the last of this season:


This layout was inspired by the mood photo at Creative Embellishments, with the colors, circular & shinny metal elements. The gears are by Creative Embellishments. The pattern papers, metallic corrugated paper, ribbon and tags are by Recollections. The title & fussy cut robots are from papers by We R'. The letters stickers are by Tim Holtz. This layout is based on a design by Let's Get Sketchy.

This page is entered in:
  • The "It's Hip To Be Square" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp - there is a square photo and the entire page is square. 
                   

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Jazz Band Layout

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I saw a great layout by Jamie Waters where she filled her page with word sticker around her photo. I wanted to try something like that. So when this great design came up at Let's Get Sketchy, I knew it would be a good fit especially with this photo:


The word stickers are by K & Co. Square journaling block is Simon Say Stamp's Quadrangles die cut. The pattern papers are by Fancy Pants. The letters are by Thickers and Elle's Studio. The trumpets are a die cut by Ellentina. The layout is based on a sketch at Let's Get Sketchy.

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Hope you find some inspiration to use your letter sticker stash,
-june

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Last Day Layout

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Yesterday I treated myself to a day at the craft store picking through their stuff and created my own "kit." It was so much fun. (I also have a new appreciation for all of those kit companies; it's hard work, too.) As my son & hubby were gone all day, I got to sit down and create.

Love this picture of my son after he finished his last day of 9th grade. Oh, the joy! Jeff & I always celebrate with him by going out to Coldstone Ice Cream and playing Alice Cooper's "Schools Out."


The pattern papers, tags, flowers & wood are by Recollections. I also added silver thread, October Afternoon rub-ons, Sizzix journal diecut and Martha Stewart's border punch. The title was embellished with Ranger's black Liquid Enamel. The splatters were made with Heidi Swapp's Color Shine (gold, black, white) on Bazzil's gray cardstock. At this point I thought my clusters needed more "pizazz," so I added Simon Says Stamp's Loopy Circles diecut - love them. This layout is based on a sketch by Stuck?!  Sketches.


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Hope you can be this happy today,
-june

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Happy Mom Day

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This was such a happy day. Love looking back at the fun and love of my wonderful family.


All of the pattern papers are from Elle Studio's Little Moments collection. Love how Cheery Lynn's Sunflower die can double as gerber daisies. I added doilies behind the flowers to accent them. I also used Cheery Lynn's Mini Fanciful Flourish for the greenery. The title was created from dies from Heidi Swapp and Lil' B. The boarder accents were made with a punch by Martha Stewart. Colors were inspired by the Art for Inspiration challenge at Challenge YOUrself. I finished this page off with Ranger's liquid enamel dots around the flowers.

This page is entered in:
  • The "Summer Fun" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp
                   

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Summer Loving Card

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This is my last card for Camp Create at the My Favorite Things blog. It is also my inlaws anniversary, and as they live out in the country, I thought they would like this card:


The background is the My Favorite Things Sun rays die cut, which by following the Divine Dry Emboss video, I was able to emboss on yellow cardstock. The cows are from MFT's Whole Herd stamp set and were colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut. I also added a bow tie & a twine bow to dress them up. The cloud is MFT's Stax Die-namic. The sentiment is from the Coffee Helps set by Verve Stamps. I was inspired by colors and how the sun here looks like the dream catcher.

This card is entered in:
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  • The "Summer Fun" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you get a chance to try some of the techniques at MFT's Camp Create.
-june

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Happy Day Floral Card

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I loved the card Gayatri did for the Rerun challenge over at Winnie & Walter's blog. Although I do not have W&W's In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet, I was able to do something similar with W& W's In Bloom: Ann's Flora. Here is my take:


I also used Ellen Hutson's Bokeh Dots stamp set for the background. The sentiment is masked from holiday greeting by My Favorite Things Trim A Tree set. The vase is a die cut by Lifestyle. I finished off this card with sequins, silver thread and Ranger's Liquid Pearls in the center of the flower.

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Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Shadow Stamping

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Today I tried a new technique, shadow stamping. It is part of My Favorite Things' Camp Create.


I used My Favorite Things Celebrate Big stamp set for the sentiment. I liked how this technique looks with words. The flowers are by Raisin Boat Stamps. The inks are by Taylored Expressions, Hero Arts and Stampin' Up.

This card is entered in:
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  •  The "Summer Fun" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,
-june