Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Bee Strong

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Crafty Milka is doing a blog hop in support of bees. As this is a cause near and dear to my heart, I thought I would join in.


Several stamping companies are supporting this bee hop with prizes, so I wanted to support them by using some of their products to make this card. The cute bee is a stamp by Gerda Steiner Designs called Bee Strong. It was colored with watercolor brush markers. The pretty plaid pattern paper is by Lawn Fawn. To finish off the card, Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins were added, along with gold thread and glitter glue on the bee's wings.

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Thanks for stopping by and help the bees please!
-June

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Party Bears

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Jennifer McGuire did a great technique video called Watercolor Swiping. It was so easy to make the rainbow background using this method, and fun, too!


After creating the rainbow background, I splattered it with gold, white and black Color Shine so it looked like confetti. Then, using My Favorite Things's card sketch from their blog as a guide, I die cut circles, backed them with white cardstock and stamped the adorable MFT's Bitty Bears Stamps.


The bears are colored with Zig watercolor brush markers. The white heat embossed sentiment is also from this set.

 

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  • The "Happy Hour" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,
-June

Monday, May 13, 2019

Smile

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I love trying new techniques, and Jennifer McGuire has an amazing one called Watercolor Swiping, which is how this colorful background was created. You can see her video here.



For this technique, I used Pink Fresh's Liquid Watercolors on a baby wipe and swiped it across watercolor paper. It turned out beautifully! I did try different papers. Watercolor and Bistrol papers worked wonderfully, but regular inexpensive cardstock didn't blend and warped.


I added Pink Fresh's Circle Frame With Botanicals and Smile Word dies cut from white cardstock. To finish off the card Nuvo Jewel Drops in a variety of colors were added.


This card is entered in:
  • The "Happy Hour" Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp


Thanks for stopping by,
-June

Friday, May 10, 2019

Mother's Day Page

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Mother's Day is such a special day for me as my guys really spoil me. They know I love flowers and this year they went all out!


This page was created with Jillibean's Souper Celebration collection, including all of the pattern papers, the flower Pea Pods and puffy stickers. The tag in the upper corner was created with a stamp from Jillibean Soup's Coffee and Dounuts set.


Recently I received a Scan N Cut machine (thank you Treasure!!!) and I am just now learning how to use it. Jillibean Soup has a bunch of cute and free cut files, so I decided to try it out. And it worked!!! Check out the title! I am very technologically challenged, but this worked slick!


This layout is based on a sketch on Rochelle Spears blog and the pink flowers were inspired by a mood board on Stacy's blog.

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Hope you have a happy Mother's Day,
-June

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Aaron's Band Concerts

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Aaron loves playing his trumpet and is in several band groups. He does lots of concerts during the year, so I made this page with a pocket to hold all of the programs. Here it is:


I used Elle's Studio Shine pattern papers and machine stitched 3 sides. Love the thick, quality papers by Elle's Studio as they stand up to the repeated use of the pocket. The teal alphabet letters and stars are puffy stickers, also by Elle's Studio.

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Thanks for stopping by,
-June

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Coffee and Doughnuts

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My son's favorite place to go for a little celebrations is a place called YoYo's, which is a coffee and doughnut shop. I get the coffee and he gets the doughnuts. That was the inspiration for this card.


I used Jillibean Soup's Souper Celebration pattern paper along with their Coffee & Donuts stamp set. The sentiment is by Altenew.

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Thanks for stopping by,
-June

Spring Blizzard

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It was a brutal winter this year in Minnesota. Record cold days and record snow falls. The kids missed 5 days of school, the most ever. And just as we got a break and the mountains (literally) of snow were melting, with just just 3 weeks to go until spring, this happened:


The good news is now it is May and all the snow is gone! So it is time to finish scrapping this winter. I used a lot of fun products and techniques on this layout. The snowflakes above the title were embossed with Deco Foil Metallix Gel in silver with Memory Box's Winter Snowflakes stencil.


I added a multiple of colors of Deco Foil Transfer Sheet to Creative Embellishment's chipboard snowflakes with Thermoweb's Sticky Dot Adhesive (no heat needed!) for some fun color, sparkle and hints of the spring to come.





The title letters are Thickers attached with Sticky Dot Adhesive sheet (I love this stuff!). The decorative red border is a stamp from Gina K's Season's Greetings set and embossed with red embossing powder. The cute winged penguin is a stamp by The Cat's Pajamas.


This layout is based on a sketch from the Thermoweb blog celebrating National Scrapbook Day. The penguin and colorful chipboard snowflakes were inspired by the mood photo at Creative Embellishments.

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Thanks for stopping by,
-June