Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Art of Time

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Grandpa Dave's hobby is fixing beautiful, old clocks. So when we discovered the amazing time piece in front of Orchestra Hall (Dave was there to watch grandson Aaron perform), I just had to get a photo and document Dave's craft.


I hit a creative block when it came time to make this layout - masculine pages can be difficult. But after seeing Kasia's wonderful layers video on KaiserCraft's blog, this page came together easily. I mostly used KaiserCraft's Factory 42 collection papers and collectables, but threw in papers from KaiserCraft's Barber Shoppe and 75 Cents collections and added some gems.

The intricate compasses (inspired by CE's mood board), chipboard pieces and clock flair button are from Creative Embellishments.


Gold thread was wrapped around the photo. I used Thickers for the title. The background is Dreamweaver's silver embossing paste applied with Tim Holtz's clock stencil.


This page is entered in:
  • The "It's A Wrap" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp
  • The "Bling It On" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Sunday, September 16, 2018

That's Talent!!

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Aaron is a very talented trumpet player. He plays with his high school marching, pep and concert bands and on Tuesday evenings he plays with the exclusive GTCYS orchestra. Here he is performing at Orchestra Hall.


I used DCWV Performance Stack with worked well with this theme. It even came with vellum paper embossed with gold musical notes. For a clean design, the photos and journaling were placed on a grid pattern.


The stars are die cut by CASual Fridays cut from silver glitter paper. The instruments are die cuts by Cheery Lynn Designs and are popped up with 3L Foam Squares.


This page is based on a sketch from Sketch N Scrap.

This layout is entered in:
                             
  • The "Pop It Up" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Friday, September 14, 2018

Fall Fun with Quick Quotes

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Today I am up on the Quick Quotes' blog with a cool, crisp autumn card.

Fall is in the air with cooler temperatures and the leaves turning all those beautiful colors. I find the autumn colors perfect for making masculine cards, so here is one I created for my husband using Quick Quotes' Spring Showers Collection.


I love the wood grain paper, Spring Showers 102, in this collection, but wanted to give it a more fall feel by darkening it. I used Kokomo and Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Inks. These inks are translucent so the wood grain still shows through.


The leaves were die cut from the flowers on Spring Showers 100 and edged with Terra Cotta, Berry Jam and Seafoam PowderPuff Chalking Inks. I love how the floral patterns give texture and interest to the leaves.


To finish off the card, the sentiment was stamped with Mahogany PowderPuff Chalking Ink and twine was added.

 

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Kokomo, Terra Cotta, Mahogany, Berry Jam, Seafoam, and Mocha Mama

Other Products:
die cut leaves by The Cat's Pajamas
sentiment stamp by Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping today!
-June

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Orchestra Hall

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We are so proud of Aaron, he is a "bandie," but also plays his trumpet with GTCYS (Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony). This year his group got to play at Minneapolis' Orchestra Hall! They sounded amazing and the large auditorium was sold out. Dad, Mom, Grandpa and Grandma were all there to support him and enjoy the beautiful music! Here is a layout from that wonderful day:


I used older pattern papers by Bobunny and Best Creation. The musical instruments are die cuts by Cheerylynn Designs, cut from silver glitter paper and popped up with 3L Foam Squares. I used black ink with musical notes stencil by Echo Park.


The title was created with Thickers and the large trumped die cut is by Ellentina.
 

The stars were created with Dreamweaver's Silver Embossing Paste and a Heidi Swapp stencil. The "music2 my ears" and "just a note" stamps are by Simon Says Stamp as well as the black Circle Loops die cuts. This page is based on the JumpStart sketch from The Scraproom.


This page is entered in:
              
  • The "Pop It Up" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Merry and Bright Xmas Card

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Kaisercraft has a fun challenge to make a Christmas card out of your favorite Kaisercraft papers. I must admit I have been hoarding the fun Gingerbread collection for many years. Here is the card I created from this line:


What I like about Kaisercraft's Gingerbread papers are the cute journal panels that can easily be made into cards with just a few embellishments.

The gifts are preprinted on one of these journal panels. I outlined them with a black pen to give them depth. The adorable stocking were fussy cut from another paper, from Kaisercraft's Santa's List collection. The sentiment and bunny were stamped from Lawn Fawn's Snow Day set. The gold glittered stars are Simon Says Stamps Large Holiday Shapes die cuts.

This card is entered in:
  • The "Stamp It On" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,
-june

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tennessee Travels with Quick Quotes

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My husband surprised us with a trip to Nashville this summer and got us tickets to see Paul Simon! Quick Quotes' Far And Away Collection was perfect to showcase this fun adventure.


Quick Quotes has gorgeous papers and fabulous inks, but did you know you can find hundreds of vellum quotes covering almost every subject imaginable in our shop? You can find them here. I used the vellum quote called "The Journey" on this page. I love how it brings a heartwarming feel to this layout.

 

I really love how the Far And Away papers match the photos. Depth was added to the papers with PowderPuff Chalking inks in Cool Gray, Tropical Punch and Sky Blue.


To embellish this layout, I fussy cut the suitcases from Far And Away 105. The title and musical notes were die cut from Far And Away 101. Glittery stars and black splatters were also added.


Quick Quotes Products:
Far and Away Paper Pack
Vellum Strip: The Journey 
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Cool Gray, Tropical Punch and Sky Blue

Other Products:
title die cuts by Cheery Lynn Designs
star die cuts by Simon Says Stamp
music die cuts by Paper Smooches

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy checking out all the great vellum quotes.
-june

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Family BBQ

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Today's page is about a right of passage. Yes, Aaron has taken over the grill and is learning to BBQ!


This page was a lot of fun to make. One of my goals, being a scrapbooker and card maker, is to use stamps on my layouts. Here, I used Latina Crafters' cute chef's hat from their "Noche, de sushi?" stamp set (this set also includes one of the most adorable dog stamps ever!). Check out how perfect that hat fits on my son's head. The layout is based on a sketch from their blog and our favorite outside place is our backyard!


I also used Poppy Stamp's Hip Halloween Circle Frame die for the journaling and title. I think the circles look like flames - perfect for this page! Black splatters for Heidi Swapp's Color Shine were also applied. The decorative borders were created from a Martha Stewart punch.


This page is entered in:
  • The "Food/Drink" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,
-june