Saturday, October 21, 2017

CI October Mini Crop Challenges

I've had some time to create a few projects for the October Mini Crop at Creative Inspiration.

Bev has a challenge up for using layers.
My take on the challenge

Tracy has a challenge up for using die cuts.
My take on the challenge
And my challenge is up for using layers which I created another layout for.
 Life With Faith-Anna

I hope you have some time to check out the rest of the challenges from the design team and participate.

Friday, October 20, 2017

CI October Mini Crop

Today I have a Design Team project up for the October Mini Crop at Creative Inspiration.  My challenge is for you to create a card, tag, layout, ATC or altered project using a "family" theme.  This can include siblings, parents ... anything to do with family.  You must also use some layering on your project. 
Be sure to check out the forum for the details and see the other challenges posted by the Design Team.
 I used a very sweet photo that my daughter
took of Faith-Anna and Leah. 
All the materials I used were in my
never ending stash supply.
I love to add layers to my scrapbooking pages because ...
layering adds visual interest, texture and dimension
layering lets you add a lot of cute and
meaningful embellishments
layering is a way to have fun and play
with interesting patterns and images





Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Easel Card

Annie's WCMD Mini Crop challenge over at Creative Inspiration was to create an easel card.  She has a tutorial posted ... check it out here.

My take on the challenge


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

WCMD Card Sketch Challenge

Another challenge completed for the WCMD Mini Crop at Creative Inspiration.

This ones for Bev's "Card Sketch Challenge".
The Sketch

My take on the sketch

Monday, October 9, 2017

Lisa's WCMD Challenge

For Lisa's WCMD challenge { Bling or use a die cut machine} over at Creative Inspiration I created this card.

I used my Cricut and the Creative Cards cartridge. 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Gift Card Holder

Creative Inspiration has a World Card Making Day Mini Crop going on this weekend and I decided to play along with a few of the challenges.

First Up:  Linda's challenge was to make a gift card holder.
Outside of gift card holder
Inside of gift card holder

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Handyman's Holiday Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us on the Handyman’s Holiday Hop. Make the rounds and be inspired.
The next stop is at Scrappin Granny.

  Anytime you get lost a list of blogs is on D’s Paper Studio.
Debby Lewis D's Paper Studio
Bev Code  Bee Cee Creativity
Peg Rounds Peg's Crafting Corner
Jean Marmo Pages In Time 
Connie Mercer  Crafty Goodies
Joan Borgelt The Gov's Place (you are here)
Colleen Lovette  Scrappin Granny
Roni Johnson Ink Stains
Beth Williams Guest Designer at D's Paper Studio.

Our “Be Inspired Giftaway” is featured at D’s Paper Studio.  Check out Debby's blog for the details. Four winners will be chosen from the comments on all the blog posts in the Handyman's Holiday Hop. 
Thanks to our generous sponsors:
Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company

Heartfelt Creations 


 D’s Paper Studio


I love creating altered art projects so when Deb from D's Paper Studio asked me to be a part of the Handyman's Holiday Blog Hop I was beyond excited!  For me altering a paint brush with a Thanksgiving theme took some thinking ... outside the box.

1)  I started with a $2.89 3 inch paint brush from Lowe's.

 2) I wanted the bristles removed, nothing a pair of pliers couldn't fix. For this step I enlisted my husbands help.


3)  My process for creating is to gather my paper and embellishments, anything I think I might use.  What will work and what won't ... it's a process of elimination.

4) I covered the brush handle with several light coats of white Gesso.


5)  I then painted the handle with distress paint, adding layer after layer until I was satisfied with the results.  The hardest part was the waiting for the paint to dry.  That's when the heat gun enters to speed up the drying process.


6)  The handle was just to plain for me so I used distress embossing ink and gold embossing powder and stamped on the handle.


7) I selected the paper I wanted for the cover and cut it at 2 3/4 inches to fit inside the metal band on the brush handle.


8) To make a match book for the rest of the paper to fit in I scored the cover at 4 3/8 and at 4 5/8 inches.


9) Then the adventure began to find just the right paper for the insert.  I found a paint chip strip in my stash and some lace along with some burlap and tags that worked perfectly.  I adhered the paper to the cover with liquid glue.


10) I kept the embellishments simple and just added some lace, seam binding ribbon, a flower and my sentiment.





Monday, October 2, 2017

October - Design Team Sketch Reveal

Today the October Design Team Sketch Reveal is up at Creative Inspiration.

Hope you can join us for this challenge.  Check out the details in the forum.

October's Sketch
My take on the October sketch

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Cards

I'm up on the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog today sharing two cards I made during my latest card making frenzy.  I found that my Cricut machine and my Gelli Printing Plate are a great combination when it comes to making cards. 

1) Apply several colors of acrylic paint to the Gelli Printing Plate


2)  Roll the paint into a thin layer using a brayer


 3)  Create a design by placing a stencil on top of the paint


 4) Place a sheet of paper onto the stencil and gently rub the paper with your hands to transfer the paint


5)  Pull the paper up to reveal your print

6)  Remove the stencil and follow steps 4 through 7 to make another print

* I thought if I was going to make two prints I might as well make a stack of them for future use.


 7) Die cut a variety of fall themed images


 8)  Emboss die cuts with an embossing machine if desired


 9) Cut cardstock for your card base and matting and cut your Gelli print to fit on top of you matting

10) Assemble cards using adhesive


Here are 4 tips to making multiple cards at once:
a) keep it simple
b) use the same formula
c) add little details
d) use the same medium



Friday, September 15, 2017

Steampunk Canvas

Today I have a Design Team project posted on the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog.  The mood board is up and the theme for September is "Steampunk", which by the way I LOVE!  I started going through my never ending stash and found all these goodies to complete my canvas.  Being in my new scrappy room playing with lots of paint and ink ... so relaxing and so much fun!  Be sure to check out the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog and see what the rest of the Design Team did this month.  We have two sponsors this month; Memory Maze and Stampin Up.  Hope you can join us and play along.