Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Creative Big Blog Tour Nomination!!!

I am a bit late with this post as it slipped my mind...I am thrilled to be nominated by my fellow Stuck On U Sketches Design Team member Caroleanne Wright at http://theprettypaperpatisserie.blogspot.ca as a Creative Blogger! Caroleanne says it best as follows:

We are joining up as a chain of fun blog hop tours, where we will get to meet new bloggers, get new inspiration and connect with blogs that will open up our creativity.
This blog hop is sure to be a great inspiration. 
I hope you hop along with us.

1. What am I working on?
Right now I am editing photos and printing for Project Life layouts.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Most of work focuses on "everyday life". I always seem to forget my camera for the special events.

3. Why do I create what I do?
I have such a bad memory that I don't recall much about my childhood. I want my kids to be able to look back on their childhood and have answers for them when they want to know what they were like when they were little.

4. How does my creative process work?
I generally start with the photos and/or a particular story I want to tell. I then choose papers that will fit the colours/mood of the photos and add embellishments after that. I handwrite my journaling 99.9999% of the time and try to include at least a couple of sentences on every layout.

Now I get to make a nomination and it's...

Tammy Lever at http://tampatha.wordpress.com . Tammy is a very creative gal on a number of design teams and we met over at Scrap Shotz an online store/community. She has some lovely projects on her blog so make sure you check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

**New** Stuck On U Sketches Project Life Challenge!

Hello and welcome to the latest Project Life Challenge from SOUS:

and here is my page:

you can see I've used twin in a couple of places, one as a border around a note my son brought home from kindergarten and the second on my "title" card for the page itself. You can see I only had one photo from the week so the note from my son and an info letter for my other son became part of this page to fill in.

Participate in this challenge or any of the other SOUS challenges for a chance to win a prize from our August Sponsor

Sunday, August 10, 2014

**New**Project Life Challenge from Stuck On U Sketches!!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the latest SOUS Project Life challenge. This is another fun and easy challenge:

I had lots of quote cards to choose from in my stash but you can make your own as well!

Here is my PL layout:

{Project Life Seafoam Core Kit; Teresa Collins Albums Made Easy for WRMK}

Isn't the 4x6 card sweet? I just love the glittered word! It reads "It's A Wonderful Life".
I was light on photos for this week so I added a tag from an item of clothing I purchased in the far left pocket.

I hope you'll play with this week's challenge as it's a super easy one! Link us up to your project at SOUS and you'll be entered in a draw for this fabulous prize from our August sponsor

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

**Scrap Shotz Summer Kit Reveal**

Welcome to the Scrap Shotz Summer Kit reveal featuring Indian Summer by WRMK!

This is a gorgeous kit and you can check out the details on the kit and the add ons right here.

I was motivated to break out my steel dies for a couple of cards and for this first card I used the Ray of Sunshine cutting plate by Taylored Expressions trimming the die cut frame in half. 

This next card was also created using a Taylored Expressions cutting plate, this time the Proud Peacock plate along with the TE Wispy Wishes stamp set for the sentiment.
The dark brown frame is an Elizabeth Craft Designs Shimmer Sheetz and for the cleanest cut possible you'll need to use a metal adaptor shim.

I wish I could remember the card that inspired this design so I could give it proper credit but I can not recall that info. I love the patterned paper peeking out between the card stock. The butterfly sticker is from the kit sticker sheet and the pearl is from my stash. You could use one of the add on brads in place of the pearl.

I punched out a couple of sizes of circles to go along with this fabulous wood element from the kit that reads "Life is Beautiful". I kept with the circle theme by punching the photo with a circle punch as well. I've misted the patterned paper with Heidi Swapp Colour Shine spray and bordered the paper with twine from The Twinery. The flowers were all created with the Elizabeth Crafts Bunch of Flowers 2 die.

The Proud Peacock cutting plate makes another appearance on this layout as a border on either side of the photo. I've used a few of the remaining pieces from the shimmer sheetz cut used on the card above to fill in some of the negative spaces of the die cut. Those great die cut cards are from the Indian Summer Albums Made Easy cards.

The Scrap Shotz Creative Team was challenged with a showcase theme for this kit instead of a showcase product. I think you can tell by this layout our theme was Summer Fun so I created a layout listing a few of our summer happenings/events so far.

I didn't let any of this kit go to waste as I used the cut out "rays" from the Ray of Sunshine cutting plate and created photo mat corners behind these 2 photos. 

I love these Indian Summer alphas, they look just like leather and they are a clean and simple font super easy to use!

Thanks for stopping by, feel free to ask any questions in the comments and swing on by the Scrap Shotz gallery to see what the entire Creative Team has done with this kit!

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