A Glimmery Pumpkin!

I made this lo tonight using the 52 Sketches sketch challenge #35. I used dp by Basic Grey called "Indian Summer". This weekend I took 2 classes at the Somerset scrapping convention with Jen Starr using Tattered Angels products. I tried to incorporate some of the glimmer mist techniques Jen taught us in the class onto my lo. In the bottom left corner, I used a pumpkin mask from the Halloween Hauntings Glimmer Screen set. I sprayed "Golden Terracotta" glimmer mist over it. I then took the screen which had the glimmer mist on it, added some "Suede" glimmer mist and 'stamped' the screen next to the masked pumpkin. For the circle border, I used a Crafter's Workshop template, and "Cherry Limeade" glimmer mist to paint with my aquapainter. I also glimmer misted some Framed Fonts chipboard with "Sunflower" for my title.

Here's a close up of some of those things:
I love learning new things, and I find the easiest way to remember them is to use the idea right away! Join me in using some of that glimmer mist I'm sure you own!

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Go Giants!

I made this lo using the 52 Sketches #34 sketch for last week. These pictures are from a Giants game last year. I went to the pre-season game last night, and sadly we lost. I can't remember the results of the game from this lo, but it was a fun memory! I used mostly supplies from the August Scarlet Lime kit, and added the letter stickers and journaling tag from Jenni Bowlin, and some dp by Melissa Frances. For the circle surrounding the #1, I wrapped ribbon around a chipboard circle. It looks pretty neat!

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An August Halloween!

Hello everyone, and happy Monday! This is my last full week off before school starts up next week. I'll be in my classroom most of the week starting tomorrow to get things ready. On Friday and Saturday, I'll be taking classes and shopping at the Somerset scrapbook convention here in NJ. It'll be the last big scrap hurrah of the summer!

I was in Michael's on Saturday, and they had a whole display of new Martha Stewart Halloween punches. They even had some really large ones, larger than I've ever seen. I picked up the large haunted house, witch, and the graveyard border. I immediately began to see a Halloween scene.

I found this great sketch from the Mojo Monday blog that fit my Halloween scene perfectly. Mojo Monday celebrated 100 sketches, and in honor, each designer made their own sketch. This sketch was made by Janette. Most of this card was punched, with very little stamping. The patterned paper is by Basic Grey, called Eerie.

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My, oh, my that Flopsey is CUTE!

Hi everyone! I just can't help it, that Flopsey is too cute! I remember at first, I wasn't too crazy about Flopsey, but boy has he grown on me. Here he is reading some of his favorite books in a cozy spot. I made this card following the MFTSC95 on Splitcoast. To make, I cut a scalloped oval from my Sizzix die cut and then stamped Flopsey on the oval. I paper pieced him with some Basic Grey paper, and then paper pieced 3 of the books with the Cosmo Cricket's Girl Friday paper. I used more Girl Friday paper for the rest of the card. The bottom strip of paper has been punched with the SU! eyelet border punch. The ribbon is from Making Memories. The sentiment continues inside of the card to read "let you pick up where you left off".

Thanks for stopping by! Off to celebrate Sara's bday!


Tea With Flopsey

Here is a card I made today for the MFT My Favorite Challenge on Splitcoast (whew, what a mouthful!) The challenge was to use a set you've never used before. Sadly I've had this Flopsey for a few months and had never used him! I followed the sketch challenge on Let's Scrap this week for my layout.

I used mostly Basic Grey June Bug dp, but also some more solid images from other packs. For the fun border, I used a Fiskars border punch. The ribbon is from SU!, one of the new in-colors (Crushed Curry). For the Flopsey image, I paper pieced Flopsey, and the tree. For the tree, I cut out a scalloped oval from my nestabilities, stamped part of the tree on it, and layered it on top of the blue paper.

I also decorated the inside of the card to finish the sentiment that was on the front (A cup of tea, a shady tree...Wish you could keep me company).
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Home Sweet Home!

Hi everyone! I'm finally home this week. I spent the last 10 days in Vancouver and Alaska, on a wonderful cruise! Yesterday, I was able to catch up a bit on my scrapping and all those sketch challenges I've missed. I made this layout following #33 on 52 Sketches...52 Weeks. This features a photo from Key West, FL. This is the Southernmost point of the United States, and if you were to travel 90 miles West, you'd reach Cuba. In fact, from here we were closer to Cuba than we were to Miami! I used almost entirely supplies from my August Scarlet Lime kit. The only thing I added was the letters that spell "Cuba", some crackle paint and cardstock. The letters are by KI Memories, and they were originally bright colors. I pulled out some Tim Holtz distress crackle paint and added a THICK layer on top of the chipboard letters. I let it dry for about an hour, and these awesome cracks appeared. I used the same technique for the fun flower stem (which came in the kit).
Here are 2 close ups of the title, and of the flower embellishments:
The second half of this layout doesn't follow a sketch, but uses the same supplies as the first. I used the distress crackle paint on the photo corners.

Thanks for stopping by today...hopefully I'll have more for you to see soon!