Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I'm up today with a fun Tip Time Tuesday at Kiwi Lane Designs. I was surprised that we hadn't done the tip of using ink with the templates. The thought came to me when I was doing my blog hop page. I love the look of moving a Post-it Note around a background and inking it to make a cloud background. I thought the scallops would create a great background using the same technique. Head over to the Kiwi Lane blog for more details on how I made this page:
Thank you Stephanie (Stephanie Watkins Photography) for the great photos to work with. They worked perfectly with My Mind's Eye Oxford Lane!
I also made a quick birthday card for my grandma with leftover MME paper and my Brackets 2 template. I have mentioned how quick KLD templates make things, right?
Monday, June 17, 2013
I have spent a lot of time around boats thanks to my grandparents, specifically my grandfather. Every time I see nautical themed projects, I think of him. I took this opportunity to work with some pictures of him from opening day of Balboa Yacht Club yacht club in Newport Beach, CA and his 90th birthday. He was the oldest Staff Commodore on Opening Day and led the whole processional to start the event. Watching this brought a tear to my eyes (and still does when I think about it). The next day was his 90th birthday and our whole family gathered together to celebrate. I live about 2,000 miles away, so it meant so much for us to be there.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Here's the sketch:
And here is my take:
You may recognize the scallops on the side from my Kiwi Lane Blog Hop page. In honestly, it was my test page, where I realized the scallops were too close together. I knew I would recycle it, and here it is! And those loops - they are made with some beading wire. I love the affect it added!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Hi! Welcome back. Practical Scrappers is featuring projects using vellum. I love vellum. It is so versatile. I ran my piece of vellum through my Big Shot, using the Snow Flurries #2 Embossing Folder by Basic Grey/Sizzix. It gives an amazing texture.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
- Kiwi Lane http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
- Omgits Emily http://omgitsemily074.blogspot.com/
- Kristy Mackeen - http://mamasanity.blogspot.com <---- You are here!
- Heidi Trejo http://www.polkadotpixies.com/
- Brenda Smith -http://www.Theimperfectscrapper.blogspot.com
- Leslie Prinkki - http://www.scrapsofmine.blogspot.com
- Karen Weingartner www.paperheartcrafts.blogspot.com
- Ashley Newell - http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com
- Melissa Dehne- http://www.abitofscrappygoodness.blogspot.com/
After a little ink and a beautiful picture by my friend Stephanie, at Stephanie Watkins Photography, and here is the final product.
Kiwi Lane Design Templates: Scallop 2A and Brackets 2
Ink: Stampin' Up 2013-2015 In Colors
Washi: Freckled Fawn
Wood Veneers and Enamel Dots: Studio Calico
Paper: Up & Up (Studio Calico), Vellum (Studio Calico), Pink/Yellow (Echo Park)
Sugar Picks: Jillibean Soup
If you want more information on the technique I used to create the scallops on the bottom, be sure you check back on the Kiwi Lane blog on June 18th for my Tip Time Tuesday. ;-)
Now, about that prize I promised. I will pick one random comment left by 11:59 MST on Sunday, June 9th to win a set of Kiwi Lane Templates. You must be a blog follower to win.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
Sweet Stamp Shop has started a Use What You Have Challenge. I love Sweet Stamp Shop stamps. They are so fun and whimsical. I've had the Under the Sea set in my collection for a while and haven't used it. So I decided this would be a great time - and a fun way to combine challenges. I also used some Fancy Pants' Like Father Like Son paper, ribbon, and a ribbon slide that I've had in my collection for WAY too long. My son picked out the Stickles to add a little extra sparkle to the card.
I hope you play along with the Paper Girls Challenge. You have until June 15th to enter your project on our website. (Join in the Sweet Stamp Shop one as well! They start a new challenge every Wednesday. It is a great way to use some of your older stash.)
I'll be back later this week with some fun 2 page layouts and blog hop (and maybe even a little blog candy to go with it!).