Friday, February 19, 2021

Love With All Your Heart

 Hello and welcome!

Today I am playing around with Gelatos and resist with the hearts. Love how this turned out and thought it would make a great Valentine's Day card for my husband.


The sentiment was a free stamp by the amazing Vervegirl Julee. I am sad that Verve closed, but still love playing with her designs.

This card is entered in:

  • The February "Love" Challenge at Dare 2B Artzy
               

Thanks for stopping by,

-June

Hello Bear

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I was playing around with a stencil, Versamark Ink and a rainbow of embossing powders today. What to do think of the background?


The cute bear is a stamp by Whipper Snappers. The "hello" is a die by Paper Smooches.

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Thanks for stopping by and stay warm,

-June

A Thankful Bouquet

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We are on our second week of below zero temperatures. That is cold even for us here in Minnesota! To cheer myself up decided to create something pretty with a warm color palette.


I created the card frame by using the partial die cutting method with a Cheery Lynn background die. I used Tombow markers on a Rubber Necker stamp and misted it with water to get this watercolor affect.

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Thanks for stopping by,

-June


Winter Bird Card

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I love playing around with my winter stamps and dies and decided to create this fun card:


I used a circle mask and filled it with tiny stamped snowflakes, then heat embossed them with Ranger's silver powder. I added a cute winter bird stamp along with large gem and blue rickrack. The snowflake is a die by Poppy Stamps and the "hello" is a die by Paper Smooches.

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Stay warm!

-June

Love Makes the World A Better Place

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I wanted to make a Valentine's Day card for a girlfriend and here is what I came up with:


I used Kaiser's Heart Background die and cut out a bunch for hearts from scraps of pattern papers. Each of the hearts are glued only in the center so they raise up on the sides. This adds lots of interest and texture. The sentiment is by Verve.

This card is entered in:

  • The February "Love" Challenge at Dare 2B Artzy 
              

Thanks for stopping by,

-June

I Still Play In Dirt

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We are in our second week of non-stop below zero temperatures. That is even cold for Minnesota! So today I decided to remember and scrapbook a time when things were much warmer. Here is a layout of my garden from Spring of 2019.


I used an older collection of pattern papers by Bobunny. I love all the bright colors and fun designs. This layout is based on a sketch from Rochelle Spear's blog.

This page is entered in:

                              FEB 2021 SCRAP WITH STACY CHALLENGE

Thanks for stopping by,

-June

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Warm Fuzzies

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My son is away at college in Wisconsin. He loves getting my cards. As his nickname is Bear, I thought he would enjoy this card.


This cute polar bear is a stamp by Whipper Snapper. I love how the colored pattern paper really makes the uncolored image pop.

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Thanks for stopping by and stay warm (it is -12 degrees here!),

-June

Happy Valentine's Day

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I love playing around with alcohol inks and love how this background turned out. It has a romantic look so I made it into a Valentine card for my husband.


The glittery, gold "Happy" die is from Memory Box's Share the Happiness set. Love how all these colors work together.

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Thanks for stopping by and happy Valentine's Day,

-June

A Luna Valentine

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I wanted to make a Valentine's Day card for my son and his wife. It, of course, had to include a cute replica of their pup, Luna.


The cute pup stamp is from Simon Says Stamp's Pawsome stamp set. I colored  it with Copic markers. 

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Happy Valentine's Day,

-June

Soccer Star

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My son has loved playing soccer since first grade. We are thrilled he still finds time to play even as an adult. Jeff and I also love that he still calls us to come and watch.


The fun frames, brick and SHARP chipboard pieces are by Creative Embellishment and really make this page pop. I was inspired by their black & white with one color challenge to create this page.

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Thanks for stopping by,

-June

Friday, January 29, 2021

Girlfriend Adventure

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Before the pandemic, Sue and I would go on adventures together every few months. Here we spent the day exploring Wayzata, Minnesota. We always have so much fun together. 


I found an older kit and decided to use it up with this layout. The colors compliment the log cabin and water in the photos. I used Scrap Our Stash's sketch as inspiration.

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Thanks for stopping by,

-June

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Happy Anniversary Card

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I have been seeing a lot of fun inspiration for Valentine's Day and decided to create some anniversary cards too. Here is my latest one:


I used Memory Box's Share the Happiness "happy" die cut along with a cute heart stencil and Verve "Anniversary" stamp.

This card is entered in:

  •  Memory Box Challenge #68 "Hearts"
              
  • The "Layer It Up" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,

-June

Sunday, January 17, 2021

State Fair 2019

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Our family has been doing the Minnesota State Fair together for decades. It was sad that they had to cancel it for 2020. But to cheer myself up, I decided to scrap some of the fair photos from 2019. Keep your fingers cross we will get to attend in 2021.


I was digging through some old bags from Archiver's and found a kit featuring Basic Gray papers. Thought they worked well with the fair theme. I scraplifted a page from Scrap Our Stash and used Basic Gray mixed alphas for the title.

This page is entered in:

               
  • The "Layer It Up" Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by,

-June