eleven, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hello friends!

Today, I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog as a part of 1 product 2 ways featuring Elle’s Studio Bits & Pieces from the May Take Note kit.  Stop by the blog to see how Diana and I used the embellishments!

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Also, my daughter is 11, and is about to graduate from the 5th grade!!!  How on earth did that happen?!  She is growing up way too fast…I mean look at those pictures!  It still feels like yesterday when her Daddy and I walked her into her kindergarten class on the first day of school.  We love this girl to pieces!  She loves school, loves books, loves food, loves music, and loves her friends and family!  She is a social butterfly, and wears her heart on her sleeve.  She is going to do great things!  #proudmamma

Happy Tuesday y’all!

3 Christmas layouts…playing catch up for iNSD!

Hey friends!  Tomorrow is International Scrapbook Day (iNSD)!  I have a lot of scrappy catching up to do, so I started with some Christmas layouts.  I always like to scrapbook our yearly Christmas cards, and I was 3 years behind.  I find that since I do a December Daily album, I loose steam with my 12×12 December layouts.

I set a little time for myself, pulled out some of my Christmas supplies, mostly from My Mind’s Eye and Pinkfresh Studio, bought a few cut files from theCutShoppe, and went to work.

Working backwards, here is 2016:

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I love this intricate cut file from theCutShoppe!  It’s the Stained Glass cut file that I resized.  I used the My Mind’s Eye Sugar Plum collection, and some Pinkfresh Studio ephemera.

Next up is 2015:

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I made this layout with My Mind’s Eye’s Comfort & Joy collection.  The Santa is actually a gift tag.  The cute file is from theCutShoppe, and is called the Geo Globe.

Finally, is 2014:

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For this layout, I used the My Mind’s Eye Sugar Plum collection, and various papers from my stash.

Do you guys have scrappy catching up to do as well?  I need to catch up on Halloween layouts, and school photo, both individual and class, layouts.  #alwaysplayingcatchup

Happy iNSD!  Check out my Instagram tomorrow.  I will be part of the Scrapbook Circle blog hop; hop along…there will be a giveaway!

Happy Friday y’all!

 

a little farm moo-sic, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hello friends!

Today, I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog with a Tech Tip layout using the May Take Note kit.

I scrapbooked my daughter’s 1st grade music performance.  The theme was farm “moo-sic,” and the kids were so adorable!  My somewhat shy kid got a solo, and a speaking part too.  We are so proud of her!

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I hope you like my layout!  Don’t forget to stop by the Scrapbook Circle blog for more pics and a tip!

Happy Wednesday!

 

Altenew blog hop giveaway winner!

Hey friends!  I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend.

It’s time to announce the winner of the Altenew Celebrating Parents blog hop from my blog!  (Altenew will also be drawing 3 winners, and will be announcing it on their blog on May 22, 2017.)

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The winner is:

Linda Anderson

“Lovely cards. The colors on both of the Father’s day cards is so fun and bright. The Mother’s day card is just lovely as well. Those two pink inks work so well together ( and I have both)!”

Linda, you should have an e-mail from me!

Happy Sunday!

 

100 days of 1st grade, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hey friends!  Shoutout to my hubbie on his birthday!  Love you!

Today, I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog with a layout using the April Our Story kit.  I am absolutely loving the Pinkfresh Studio alpha stickers!!!

Back in February, the first graders at my daughter’s school celebrated 100 days of school by dressing up as if they were 100 years old.  Ellie looked so darn cute!  I wanted to take some pics of her, and she sure isn’t shy in front of the camera, lol.

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TGIF y’all!

Grow up, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hey guys!  Today I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog with a layout using the April Our Story kit.

My oldest daughter is growing up so fast, and I wanted to do a layout featuring this quote by E. E. Cummings.  I cut the quote out of navy cardstock on my Silhouette machine (which I am still loving!).  I’ve got a little hidden journaling on this layout; a tag behind the larger photo.

Here’s my beautiful girl:

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Happy Saturday!

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hey friends, and welcome to the Altenew Celebrating Parents card drive blog hop + giveaway.  You should be arriving from May Sukyong Park‘s blog.

Today, I have a trio of cards to share with you:

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My first 2 cards feature Altenew’s Best Dad stamp and die set.

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For this card, I stamped the tape measure and tool box images from Altenew’s Best Dad stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink.  Using copic markers, I colored in the images, and then added some details with a white gel pen.  I also stamped a few of the solid stars using yellow ink.  Then, I used the coordinating dies to diecut the images.

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Next, I worked on my background, which is 2 layers.  On the background, I blended some blue distress inks: tumbled glass, broken china, salty ocean, and a little bit of blueprint sketch to create an ombre background.  For the top layer, I diecut a piece of white cardstock using a stitched rectangle die and a large circle die.  I attached the white cardstock to the ombre background using foam tape.  I attached the tool box and tape measure to the center of the cut out circle using more foam tape.  (I cut a little slit into the tool box image to nest the tape measure in a little.)  Then, I attached the whole panel to an A2 sized navy card base.  I finished off my card with a little watercolor splatters, sequins, and stars.

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For my next card, I stamped the mugs from Altenew’s Best Dad stamp set.  I masked off the “BEST DAD” and mustache to create a few plain mugs.  I colored in 3 mugs using copic markers, and I added a little highlight using a white gel pen.  Then, I used the coordinating dies to diecut the images out.

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To create my background, I diecut a piece of white cardstock using a stitched rectangle die.  Then, I masked off the bottom 1/3 of the cardstock using post-it tape.  Using distress inks: broken china, salty ocean, and just a little bit of blueprint sketch, I loosely ink blended the background.  I sprayed some water onto the ink blending, and then blotted with a paper towel, creating a fun background.  I also ink blended a little scrap of white cardstock with mustard seed distress ink to create the strip of yellow.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink on black cardstock, and heat set it with white embossing powder.  I glued the yellow strip of cardstock onto my background, and then attached my sentiment strip with foam tape.  Next I glued on the trio of mugs.  I attached the entire panel with fun foam onto an A2 sized card base that I created out of navy blue cardstock.  To finish my card, I added a few sparkling clear sequins in various sizes.

 

I created my third card using Altenew’s Best Mom Stamp and die set.

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To create this card, I stamped the floral image from Altenew’s Best Mom stamp set using Versamark ink onto white cardstock.  I heat set the image with white embossing powder. Using distress inks, I watercolored the image.  For the flowers, I used spun sugar and picked raspberry.  For the leaves, I used mowed lawn, mixed with a little bit of lucky clover.  Once dry, I diecut the image using the coordinating die.

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For the background, I loosely watercolored using tumbled glass distress ink.  I also used the distress ink to create paint splatters.  I wanted my stamped floral image to blend in with the background a little, so I used the tumbled glass distress ink to color in some of the negative white space.  Next, I stamped the sunshine sentiment using black archival ink.  I attached the background panel to an A2 sized white card base using fun foam.  Then, I attached the floral image on top using foam tape.  I finished off my card with sparkling clear sequins.

Altenew is currently hosting a card drive to bring a little joy to seniors who are in nursing homes or shelters on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  You can find out all about it on the Celebrating Parents Card Drive post on Altenew’s blog.  You can send in cards through May 3, 2017.  I encourage you to create and send in as many cards as you can.

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20% of the profits earned from Altenew’s Best Dad, Best Mom, Penned Rose stamp sets by 6/18/2017 will be donated to Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

Also, Altenew has a special offer on the Best Dad Stamp set and coordinating die through April 22, 2017.  35% off the Best Dad stamp & die bundle, 30% off the Best Dad die set, and 25% off the Best Dad stamp set.  Altenew Best Dad Promotion

As mentioned above, this post is a part of a blog hop.  The next stop in the blog hop is Natalia Zubkova!

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners.  Be sure to leave comments by Sunday April 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm, EDT for a chance to win.  Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on May 2, 2017.

I will also be drawing a winner from my comments for a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store as well. The winner will be announced on my blog on May 1, 2017.

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Joni Andaya

Sveta Fotinia

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Virginia Lu

Emily Leiphart

May Sukyong Park

Jung AhSang  <—-you are here

Natalia Zubkova

Nicole Picadura

Kristina Pokazanieva

Erum Tasneem

Barb Engler

Hussena Cal

Svitlana Shayevich

Vera Yates

Therese Calvird

Nichol Spohr

Lydia Evans

I hope you like my cards, and are inspired to create for the Celebrating Parents Card Drive.

Happy Wednesday!