Monday, July 21, 2014

Ella XOXO-A Gossamer Blue June Layout

Taking time out from scrapping tonight to write this quick blog post! I got one layout done and then things came to a standstill in the part of my brain that is creative.  Guess I needed a break!

Ella and I usually go on a Tuesday to the hospital for pet therapy.  Since we get done around dinnertime (let's clarify, MY dinner!), sometimes I run thru a drive-thru on the way home.  This night the wait was a little long, so I just put my phone up and started taking pictures of her.  

The tongue is cracking me up!  I had no idea I captured that shot, until I got home and looked thru the pictures on my phone.  Maybe she was mad, because she didn't get anything!

Gossamer Blue June 2014 Main Kit and Add-ons 
Pattern Paper-Gossamer Blue (Canterbury Court *green/white striped-Faded Dots *teal and white polka dot-Back and Forth *yellow strip and grey/white zigzag pattern), Basic Grey (Mon Ami Fleur *flower paper), My Mind's Eye (Market Street Gardens-Red/Cream Polka Dot): Wood Veneer-Basic Grey (Highline), Chic Tags (Let's Go Places); Stickers-Jillibean Soup (Sightseeing Stew), My Mind's Eye (Market Street); Enamel Dots-My Mind's Eye (Market Street);Flair-Evalicous (Hello 2014)

Not in kit:  Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Pen-Sharpie

Silhouette Cameo with the following cut file:

The Cut Shoppe

I thought it would be fun to add the Chic Tags wood veneer on top of the Basic Grey wood veneer.  Then it just needed something, so I added the enamel dots.  I love how it turned out!

My "o's" needed a center!  I added the flair to one and then enamel dots to the others.  I have decided that I am going to USE things and not hang on to them.  Embellishments are meant to be used!!

Thanks for coming by.  I am hoping to start sharing on a more regular basis.  I would love to blog Mon-Fri, but I don't always have something that I can show.  So, then, that creates a problem! Maybe I need to do a schedule type of thing.  I know me though…that probably wouldn't work!  

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Team Cheeto-June Gossamer Blue Kit Share

Moments, as a hobby photographer I try to capture them.  I AM NOT always successful!  I have a hard time focusing on anything (no pun intended) in basic life, give me a camera and it doesn't get any better.  Although, the camera has made me slow down when I have it in hand and think about what I am shooting.  I am much better when things are still and planned!

If you read here, you know that I do go to dog shows.  Shows like Westminster, but without all the glitz and glam.  Just owners/breeders showing their dog in their breeds hoping for placements, points and ribbons.  BUT, they also like to have fun with their dogs.  And I managed to capture this moment with Krystal and Finn at ringside.  Honestly, I cannot remember if it was before or after they had been in the ring, but it doesn't matter.  This is what showing dogs is about for 99% of the people out there that are showing.  Spending the time with their dogs.

Gossamer Blue June 2014 Main Kit and Add-Ons

Supplies in Kit:  Pattern Paper-Gossamer Blue (Faded Dots *teal and white polka dots-Back and Forth *yellow and grey/white zigzag pattern-Vintage Floral *red/blue/orange floral-Canterbury Court *red tulip paper), My Mind's Eye (Market Street Ashbury Heigts Vingette *red/cream polka dot and pink), Basic Grey (Mon Ami Jardin *grey blue and yellow floral paper-Mon Ami Rue *grey cityscape background); Flair-Evalicious (Hello 2014); Wood Veneer-Chic Tags (Let's Go Places); Letters-Jillibean Soup (Alphabean Board Letters); Puffy Stickers-Evalicious (Hello 2014); Arrow Sticker-Jillibean Soup; Digital Files from Gossamer Blue; Tag-Chic Tags (Let's Go); Cardstock-American Crafts; Pie Chart-Gossamer Blue Cut File

Not in Kit:  Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Letters-American Crafts; Pen-Sharpie

I used some of the digital files on the layout, just as little touches here and there.  

Cheeto is Finn's nickname and it's been "Team Cheeto" ever since.  The travel theme of the kit worked well with the dog show theme!  And I finally used a pie chart on a layout, thanks to a push from Gossamer Blue and a little contest.  

I am off to the dentist today and that is an entirely different story in itself.  Terrified, is only one word to describe it.  And it's only for a cleaning.  If I survive, I will be back tomorrow!

OH before I forget, ThermOWeb has a contest going on where you can win CASH!  Whoop!  So check out all the information HERE.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Always Family with Gossamer Blue and NEW CREATE Magazine!

And July 15th, really?  I am just NOT getting where my days are disappearing to at all.  I think I have all this time and then, WHAM, nope, nada, zilch.  

Family, if you think about it, is a strange word.  Everyone thinks that family is this:   a group of people who are related to each other (thanks Merriam-Webster).  But, in reality, family are the people that you surround yourself with, whether you are related or not.  Honestly, I do not have a lot of "family" left that I am related to.  But, I do have groups of what I consider "family" that I am not related to, but at times feel closer to them than my own.  I know this is not a revelation on any level to anyone, but sometimes as I look thru other people scrapping their memories and families, I have to remind myself of this very fact.  And the fact that there is NOTHING wrong with it, just different!

Ok, enough of the being "brainy" on here!  Love this photo of Carleen's aunt and uncle with their grandkids.  I had to steal it off Facebook to scrap it!  And three of those babies are adopted, but loved so so much! 

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Supplies in Kit:  Pattern Paper-Gossamer Blue-(Take a Picture/Camera-Geddon *camera background  Mineral Point *teal/yellow/gray hexagon), Heidi Swapp (Favorite Things *citron triangles *teal background/black & white stripe), Pink Paislee (Hello Sunshine *rain paper); Tag-Gossamer Blue (Happiness, one fine day, ray banner); Arrows-KI Memories; Chipboard-Pink Paislee (Hello Sunshine *letters, hearts, star, speech bubbles, true story, photo corners); Stickers-Heidi Swapp (Favorite Things *flowers, chevron circle, always); Burlap Stickers-Simple Stories DIY; flair-{a flair for buttons}

Not in kit-Adhesive-ThermOWeb

I used some of the digital print files to add details here and there.  
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I am working on the random placements, but it is hard for me!  I think I am getting a little better at it!
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AND the new issue of CREATE magazine went live today!!!  You can find all sorts of inspiration in the issue from the design team and the Sizzix design team as well.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful Wednesday, I am hoping I do!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Quilling Fun with 3 Birds Design Studio

I usually try to have another project over here for the days I post on the 3 Birds Studio blog, but I just have a sneak today.

BUT, see that flower??  Yeah, there might be a VIDEO to show you how to make one similar to it!  You can find that video over on the 3 Birds Studio blog HERE!  So, go check it out and tell me how you liked it!!

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Have a great Thursday.  I have been waiting for Friday all week long, so we are a day closer!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

MeMaw and Sheldon Snapshots with Gossamer Blue

Happy Wednesday!  We had some horrible storms here Monday night.  I knew the weatherman was WRONG when he showed the radar and said the storms would weaken when they arrived here after 1 AM.  Uh, did he NOT see the red and orange on the radar?!  Luckily no damage here, but it kept us all up for a couple of hours during the night.  I think most of the city of Springfield went to work half asleep Tuesday.  

And here is another thing that can keep you up, bringing home a new puppy.  These pictures are from  the day that we picked up Sheldon from Laura's house.  And also the day that we introduced the rest of the pack to Sheldon. Note, when introducing a new furry family member to other furry family members, it is always good to do it on neutral territory.  Laura's house was neutral to our gang, so they did not feel threatened or like Sheldon was going to to take their place.  We just played around for awhile at Laura's then packed everyone up and drove home.  

And if you are a regular reader, you know that Sheldon is named after Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory.  It was a natural thing to start calling Laura, MeMaw.  And she calls Sheldon, her little "Moonpie"!  If you haven't watched The Big Bang Theory, do it, DO IT NOW!  Great show and I have watched since the beginning.  

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Gossamer Blue May 2014 Main Kit and Add Ons

Supplies: Pattern Paper-Gossamer Blue (Fit to Burst *background  Mineral Point *scalloped borders/square background with hexagons, Take a Picture/Camera-Geddon *grey and multi color cameras), Lawn Fawn-(Hello Sunshine *pink square background *yellow honeycomb strip); Tags-Gossamer Blue (the story of Today & the blue tag under the title); Chipboard-PInk Paislee (Hello Sunshine *hearts, snapshots, {heart}this, perfection); Canvas Pieces-Simple Stories (DIY *flowers, camera, &); Sequins-Lawn Fawn

Supplies not in kit:  Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Pen-Sharpie; Punch-EK Success

Journaling card and yep, I messed up!  That's what I get for journaling in a hurry, so I just had to patch it and fix it!
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I did not plan on making a "title" card, but it just worked out that way.  I love how it turned out.  And those canvas embellishments are a little hairy!  They had little strands coming off, kind of like fraying, but not coming apart.  
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That's all I have for you today.  There will be something new tomorrow, so check back!  Have a happy happy Wednesday aka HumpDay!!!!  

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Little 4th Of July with ThermOWeb

I was up on the ThermOWeb blog yesterday with this fun little project.  I have step out photos and a tutorial over there on how to make this project.  You can find that posting HERE.

ThermOWeb and Echo Park are teaming up and I received the Getaway collection to work with.   The colors are a little darker than I usually use, but my posting was around the 4th of July, so I wanted to do something with that theme.

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Supplies:  Pattern Paper-Echo Park; Stickers-Echo Park; Punch-EK Success; Ribbon-Unknown; Craft Sticks-Hobby Lobby; Easter Grass-Hobby Lobby; Adhesives-ThermOWeb ICraft, Sticky Tape Mini Runner and Zots Singles in Medium.

This was my arsenal of adhesives to use for my project.  I always try to have picked out what I am going to use, so I know what direction I need to go!  If you aren't familiar with the iCraft Tape Adhesive, it just a tape adhesive that is double sided.  SUPER easy to tear and  place.  If your local LSS doesn't have it, tell them to get it!  And a lot of ThermOWeb products are available in the bigger box stores (Michael's, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's, etc) OR you can order online at ThermOWeb.

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Here is a close up of one of the rockets.  These are really easy to put together.  
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And just a shot from the top.  My favorite is the blue one I think!
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I just used an empty jar to stick them in.  I decorated it with a little ribbon, star and some stickers from the collection kit.  
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That's all today!!!  I think these would be so cute in other colors for summer parties.  I usually don't get excited about party decor too much, but these I am!

Monday, June 30, 2014

It's a 3 Birds Day On The Blog!

It's a 3 Birds Design day on the blog today.  Which means I have a post over on the 3 Birds Studio blog that has a different project!  You can see that project HERE!  Go check it out and say hi while you are there!

As you can tell, I have been making a lot of my personal 3 Birds blog projects cards.  Well, I have decided that I can stockpile these and give them out at work!  We all have mailboxes and there is a birthday list that is posted.  So, it's my goal to give everyone a card on their birthday!

This card features the Midday Medley collection with the Nestable Festival Sticker set and a NEW sticker set that will be debuting on HSN in July.  Let me tell you, I am IN LOVE with it.  I went to a crop and I played with that sticker set almost more than paper!  And can you say "mini alphas"??  Yes!


Supplies:  Pattern Paper-3 Birds Design (Midday Medley); Cardstock-American Crafts; Glitter Paper-3 Birds Design (Midday Medley); Stickers-Nestable Sticker Festival & Sticker Flair Kit; Twine-May Arts; Adhesive-ThermOWeb (3D Foam Squares-Mini Tape Runner-Zots (Medium)

Silhouette Cameo with the following cut file:

a2 Scallop Birthday Card
Design ID# 61678

Today Chevron Overlay/Frame
Design ID# 55489

Back photo of the card.  The paper wraps around the front.  This is one of the papers in the collection that I love!  I think it's because it's different AND it can go girl or boy.  More boy, but trust me, I can girl it up!

Closer look at the front of the card.  The sticker on the front is a frame sticker from the Nestable Festival Sticker collection that I just trimmed down to fit the card.  It need a little kick on the front since there was a lot of tone on tone going on. 

AND, I got ambitious and did the inside of the card also.  The two stickers in the center are from the Sticker Flair pack that I was talking about.  

Everyone have a great Monday.  Or as great as a Monday can be!  I will have projects on the blog all week!