Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Pirate's Life Digi Kit

A Pirate's Life is a fun new kit by
 available at Plain Digital Wrapper
It is sold in seperate portions
and is currently on sale for a limited time. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fairy Jar

This is the second fairy jar/lantern
that I've made.

My daughter saw the first one I made and thought it was neat.
She chose this particular die cut to use out of the several I bought
from a vendor at .
See yesterdays post for the coordinating luminaria easel card.

The jar once had a candle in it.
My mom cleaned it and gave it to me
to find a new use for it. 
It worked perfectly for this fairy jar!

It was covered with white  tissue paper
adhered with Mod Podge glue.

I brushed more glue over the top then sprinkled on
chunky old clear glitter from my stash. 

The die cut is adhered inside with Mod Podge as well.

I tried to use a Xyron machine/adhesive applicator
but it didn't work well. The fibrous top layer
was being torn off as I tried to removed the die cut
from the paper backing.

I hot glued on several items from my crafty stash.
The butterfly is a rubber stamped and colored image
that was then paper punched. 
Image and stamp were from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking =) 

I'm entering my jar in the current challenges at
Through The Craft Room Door, Anything Goes
and Love To Scrap, Fall or Halloween.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Luminaria Easel Card

This is the fun card I created to coordinate with the
fairy jar I made for my daughters birthday.
Visit my blog tomorrow to see the fairy jar/lantern.

Side view

Back view

It wasn't much more difficult than making a regular easel card. 
I needed to cut out the center of the back piece so the 
battery operated tea light would fit .

The front of the card also had to be cut out
then a piece of vellum was adhered
so the candle light would show through.

Opened up, laying flat so you can see
the front and the back of the base.
The photo below shows it flipped over,
the insides of the card.

I adhered the chipboard fairy die cut to vellum paper
with clear tacky glue - but that was not a good idea.
It left bubbles and the black from the die cut reacted
with the glue, making an orange-ish mess.

I tried to use a Xyron adhesive machine first,
but the fibrous nature of the die cut was tearing
while trying to remove the paper backing.

Because the die cut looked awful glued to the vellum,
I traced over the top of it on the front 
with a black Sharpie marker.

Should I try to make another one of these,
I'll buy and use spray adhesive. 

Several die cuts and paper punches plus a corduroy button
and some twine were used to embellish the front.
The die cuts were accented with water color using ink.
The butterfly is a stamp image that I colored in
and punched with the coordinating punch.

The brown frame was embossed with a Texturz plate.

The Riding Hood Red large die cut scallop circle
was bought precut. It is really large and came with
coordinating XL square brown envelopes.
Many of the supplies I used were bought from
Stampin' Up! several years ago.

Thanks for looking =)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Paisley Scrapbook Page

What is the old saying, putting the cart before the horse,
when you do something one step ahead ? 
I made the page with no photos in mind. 
I just wanted to get some things used up, created.

A scrap page completed from an old kit by
Creating Keepsakes. The page in the kit was supposed
to be a 6 x 6, I changed up the layout and made it
into a 12 x 12. 

The white flowers were colored with ink from a reinker
and water using an aquapainter.

I sponged pink ink along the edge of the tag and
paper pierced around the brown scraps behind the flowers.

The brown ribbon knot and metal buttons came from my stash.

Now to find some photos to place on this page......

Thanks for looking =) 

I'm entering my page in the current challenge at
Use Your Stuff - use PINK for breast cancer awareness

Saturday, October 14, 2017

White and Pink Florals Scrapbook Page

A pretty, dimensional, scrapbook page.

The floral embossed white paper on this page
was in an old kit by Creating Keepsakes.

I trimmed it down, lightly sponged pink chalk around the edges
then mounted it to a  piece of 12x12  pink card stock.

I added my own florals, ribbons, etc.
collected from various sources over the years. 

I intend on making a tag with a small matching cluster
on the lower right portion of the page, 
placed at the edge, once I have a photo mounted.

This would make a pretty gift instead of keeping it for myself !

Thanks for looking =) 

I'm entering my page in the current challenge at
Use Your Stuff - use PINK for breast cancer awareness

I'll be sharing a second page I made for the above challenge tomorrow.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween Card 7

My final Halloween card share this year.

Rubber stamp images are oldies from Stampin' Up!
and water colored with ink from my ink pads.

Papers are from an old Die Cuts With A View paper stack.

Thanks for looking =)

I'm entering my card in the Halloween challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Halloween Card 6

Rubber stamp image is an oldie from Stampin' Up!, water colored with ink from ink pads.
The purple layer is card stock that I rubber stamped (also Stampin' Up! supplies).
Black decorative paper is from an old Die Cuts With A View paper stack.
Ribbon, unknown.

Thanks for looking =)

I'm entering my card in the Halloween challenge at 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Halloween Card 5

Rubber stamp images are oldies from Stampin' Up!, except for the tree which is unknown.
The flower and ticket paper punch are also from SU!;
the leaf punches are unknown. 

Papers are from an old Die Cuts With A View paper stack.

Cuttlebug spiderweb embossing folder.

The tree was stamped onto glossy card stock that I sponged ink onto
as well as rubbed ink pads directly on it.
It reminds me of a photo I took last year of a barren tree
in the middle of a field, shrouded in fog.

Thanks for looking =)

This card is being submitted to the Retro Rubber Challenge, Boo!
I have no idea how old the tree image is or where it even came from.
It was gifted to me several years ago.
The Happy Halloween ticket is from Stampin' Up!, 4 years old.
I had to giggle as I looked up the age of this set,
it is one of the newest rubber stamps that I have used
I think in the Retro Rubber challenge ;)
Oh, I also lightly used the Sanded background stamp
on the tree and Autumn for the veins on the leaves,
both of which are well over 5 years old from SU!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Halloween Card 4

Todays card was made with the old (1995) Stitched Witch stamp set
from Stampin' Up! The greeting is from the All Around Argyle (2006)
hostess set from Stampin' Up!

The mini flag paper punch was also from Stampin' Up!

The papers are from an old Die Cuts With A View paper stack.

Paper punch button, ribbon scrap, hand cut banner, 
faux stitching to finish off the water colored image.

I have a few more Halloween cards to share the next few days.

Thanks for looking =)

I'm entering my card in the new challenge at Retro Rubber - Boo!
I don't have any "scary" rubber stamp images,
but plenty of old cutesie Halloween images.
This particular stamp is 22 years old ! Wow.......


Love To Scrap Challenge - Frightfully Fun


Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Monday, October 9, 2017

Halloween Card 3

Rubber stamp images are oldies from Stampin' Up!

Papers are from an old Die Cuts With A View paper stack.

Thanks for looking =)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Halloween Card 2

Simple enough to make Halloween card.

Sentiment from Stampin' Up! was heat embossed black.

I ran a stylus on a scoring board around the edge of the stamped panel
to create a raised edge.

Papers are from an old Die Cuts With A View paper stack,
punched with a small flag paper punch from Stampin' Up! 

Thanks for looking =)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Halloween Card 1

Happy World Card Making Day !
Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day, too ! 

Today I'm sahring the first of several 
Halloween cards I made recently.

The images are from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment was heat embossed black then punched out
with the coordinating paper punch.

The hedgehog/mouse image was water colored.

The decorative papers are from a Die Cuts With A View paper stack.

Thanks for looking =) 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Repurposed Items Fall Decor

UPDATE 10/11/2017
I just discovered today that the 
Making Memories blog is gone from the internet
as are anything else related to the blog owner!
There was no notice given to the design team.
No explanation whatsoever at this point.

For those that like entering crafty challenges,
there are many more to be found in blogland.
I happen to DT for another Anything Goes
craft challenge, Love To Craft Challenge
Please visit us soon ! 

The October challenge at 
Making Memories Crafting 
is to be inspired by the photo below:
Autumn/Halloween Anything Goes.

More details about my project:

I created my own png word art with a gradient
using Photoshop Elements 14 software
and the font Sprightly.

I repurposed several items for this project:
wood "frame" from the window in a door,
chipboard from craft project packaging,
"silk" leaves previously sewn onto a scarf,
scrap of wide wired fabric craft ribbon.

Woodgrain background stamp with Crumb Cake ink
Itty Bitty Splatters stamp with Soft Suede ink
Smoky Slate and Creamy Caramel ink pads for swiping
across the Very Vanilla card stock
Stem Silhouette stamp with Ruby Red ink

Scoring board, stylus, Smoky Slate marker
and ruler were used to create the faux planks.

Just a little dab of low melt hot glue
was used to keep the leaves in place.
I flipped the piece over once they were all
glued down then trimmed the excess off.

The frame was well weathered from being
part of an exterior door originally.
I decided to keep it as is since the
art piece is kind of weathered, messy looking.
I did paint along the exterior side edges since they
were not stained.

I had to staple the finished piece,
glued to lightweight chipboard first,
into the frame since there wasn't enough
depth to use points.

The bow was hot glued in place on the front
and I added a saw tooth hanger to the back.
I also finished the back off, after stapling
the piece in, by covering it with a piece of
paper to fit. Doing this hid all of the
unfinished wood edges and staples.

A closeup to try to show the debossed lines
and inky details.

Thanks for looking ;)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Rt 66 Festival Scrapbook Pages

A simple enough two page spread.

The paper is unknown, more from an old set I bought
at Big Lots years ago. The city streets background paper
was near perfect for these pages as the car show the photos
were taken at are held on downtown streets !

The "green" letters and numbers were cut with a Cricut Create
using the Library Font cartridge.

At first I didn't think I was going to have the right shade of "green"
to coordinate. I totally forgot about the never used color 
Summer Starfruit by Stampin' Up! from years ago in my stash! 
It was the perfect odd shade I needed
and looked even better with the Basic Gray shadows.

I also used Baja Breeze for mats under the photos. 

Only one stamped portion on this page,
the word FESTIVAL.
It was made with Snap Stamps from about 2005.

A few home made faux screw head brads to finish it off.

Thanks for looking =)

I'm entering my pages into the current challenge at
Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes
Use Your Stuff - shades of blue

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fairy Card

Stamp image, card stock, inks from Stampin' Up!
Stickles Diamonds glitter glue for accent on wings.
I made this card to somewhat coordinate with the
fairy lantern I made and posted two days ago.

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Halloween Computer Screen Calendar

Todays' project that I am sharing with you
was created for the new challenge at
create a 100% digital project with the colors
black, orange, purple, green and/or a Halloween theme.

I designed a computer  screen desktop background.
It was made with the My Memories Suite V8 software
and a digi kit by JMC Designs, Bewitching Hour. 

How to:
Create a "custom size" project in the software
and type in your computer screens resolution.
Mine is 1920x1800.

There is a neat calendar feature in the software
that makes it easy to add calendars
to your digital projects.
You can edit the calendars in various ways, too.

I added various elements and papers from the digital kit,
basically making a digital scrapbook page sized to fit
my computer screen - and with a calendar page on it !

If you like creating digital projects
(nothing handmade), we invite you to 
play along with our challenge.
You have until November 3rd to enter
your family friendly Halloween themed project
at Digitally Made !

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

House of Cards Challenge October

for October is now live ! 
This month we are challenging you to 
create a hand made card using the theme
Halloween and/or colors in the photo below

I made a 
Stand Up Card
altered from basic instructions found in the book
Cards That Pop Up, Flip and Slide
by Michael Jacobs

Decorative papers, Die Cuts With A View
Stamp image, Stampin' Up!
Embellishments from my crafts stash

Folded flat for mailing

Opened, standing up

Side view, folded


Thanks for looking =)

Be sure to visit the rest of the design team members' blogs for more inspiring ideas !