Thursday, February 19, 2015

Country Colors

Hello Y'all!

How are you doing? It seems like some of you might be buried in snow based on the news. I'll make a deal with you. Save some of that snow and ship it to me in the summer, and I'll send you some sun. (Ha! Just noticed all the alliteration in this sentence.)  Deal? ;)

So, I'm stopping by to share my latest project for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges.  The new challenge is to use your country's flag colors in your project, therefore I used red, white, & blue.  Truth be told, I wasn't born in the good ole U.S.A.  However, I've adopted this great land of freedom as my home.

Let's begin. :)

See those lines across my picture? That's courtesy of my printer. :(

This layout isn't packed with great embellishments or any fancy techniques.  Many times I struggle with creating layouts because I want them to be "trendy" and cute.  But my whole philosophy of scrapbooking is to document my story and memories.  And when I focus back to my philosophy, I let go of those standards and just tell and my story.
(Supplies: cardstock; washi tape; letter stickers; star stickers- Heidi Swapp; sewing machine)

So what project will you create with your flag's colors?  Have some fun and then link it up here.
Thank you SO much for taking the time to visit me. :D 

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Vintage Vibe

Howdy Folks!

How is your week going so far? What I want to know is: Where did January go?! Can someone tell 2015 to sssssllllooooww down, please? Thank you. ;)

Ok, friends, I'm here today to share my new project for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. The theme is vintage.  You can create a card, layout, canvas, etc. Now, I have a confession: I LOVE the vintage look, but I have a hard time achieving it.  I tried to channel the creative, vintage vibes of Lisa of A Mermaid's Crafts, but my card pales in comparison to her amazingbeautiful projects.

I lightly "distressed" the paper/cardstock by running a blade over the edges. And I added a bit of shine on the leaf vines using a gel pen.

The lighting in this picture isn't the best, so it's hard to tell that the ribbon was "distressed" using a distressing powder.
(Supplies: cardstock- Bazzil Basics; pattern paper- Karen Foster Design; stick pin; vintage sticker- Tim Holtz; ribbon; blade; gel pen; distress powder)

So what vintage-y craft will you create?  We'd love to see what you make, so link it up at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges.  :D
Thank you kindly for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,