Monday, February 9, 2015

Daffodil #1

Woo Hoo!

My flu is mostly gone and I am ON TIME with a Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo Sketch!

Life might be ok today...

Here is the sketch:

And here is my 2-page version:

I just mirrored the sketch for the left page. Sooooo easy!

I haven't done this for awhile:

 I printed out the restaurant's logo for my title! It turned out perfect! WAY better than me winging it with Thickers...

I love to journal in strips:

It breaks up long journaling and still allows your cute paper to show through!

I pulled out a bunch of these vintage things called "brads" for this one:

Seriously, where did brads go? Why are they extinct now? I still need them!!

Anyway, the brads on my layout look like the silverware in my still-un-printed photos. So totally relevant!

You still have a tiny bit of time to enter this week's sketch contest! Go to Scrapbook Steals blog HERE for all the details.

Make your own!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

KL Card Sketch #2

I don't know about you guys, but I have piles of cards that I make too late to mail and wait "for next year" and next year never seems to come at a convienent time again so the pile grows and grows...

Just me?

Well Kiwi Lane has a great Valentine's Day card sketch with PLENTY of time to make and mail!

Here is the sketch:

And here is my sample card:

It is a 5x7 card using Close To My Heart paper, Kiwi Lane Sweetheart and Tiny Sweetheart templates, and a Fiskars scalloped circle punch.

To make a sparkly title I just stamped in light ink and traced over the letters with my trusty pink Glitz gel:

I traced my Sweetheart bracket shape along the bottom of the card to add interest when it's opened:

See that little strip of paper inside? It's a POCKET!!! I'm going to be super on the ball and put a Valentine's picture inside!

So not only mailed out in time, but with a PHOTO!!!

Right, I know, we'll see...

Visit Kiwi Lane HERE to enter to win your own set of Sweetheart templates!

Go make your own card!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Layouts for February

That's right, layoutS!

My Close To My Heart scrapbooking group is doubling up this month to make sure we get to do ALL of the cute paper packs this year!

First up is the Hopscotch Paper Packet:

We are using the paper, Extra Thick Pixie Twine, and Flamingo Enamel Dots. Since the twine is so thick, I split it in half to do the stitching. The cute title is done by stamping in a light color and just gluing twine over the top:

 Last up is the Heartstrings Paper Packet:

We are using the paper, retired Heart Chipboard, Red Enamel Hearts, and Pink Shimmer Trim. To cover the chipboard hearts trace them onto your paper, cut out, and glue the paper to your chipboard. The inner hearts are just cut inside the tracing lines to make them smaller:

Happy Scrappin'