Friday, November 17, 2017

Creative Memories Enchanted Masculine layouts

Today I have a couple of more wedding layouts, instead of the bride, I have the guys...

The first sketch from the Creative Memories Virtual Crop.

Challenge 1

And the second layout:

Here's the sketch I used:

Challenge 2 

Creative Memories Enchanted Power palette
Creative Memories Black and White Power palette
Creative Memories black shimmer card stock
Creative Memories circle cutter
Creative Memories sticker letters
Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies
Recollections enamel dots

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Creative Memories Reminisce Wedding Layouts

More layouts from the Creative Memories Virtual Crop.

Here's the sketch:

Challenge 4

Creative Memories Reminisce power palette
Creative Memories border punch (cut into pieces)
Quick Quotes vellum quote, Powderpuff chalking ink Slate

Here's the sketch I used during the virtual crop:

Challenge 5

I just love how I used the punched photos.

Creative Memories Reminisce power palette
Creative Memories punches
Recollections pearls
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Maraschino Cherry

Thanks so much for reading today!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

To Have and To Hold: Creative Memories layout

I created 5 layouts for the Creative Memories Virtual Crop.  I kept the momentum up and completed about 10 pages this past weekend all part of my wedding album.  I have about 9 pages left in the first album!

Here's the sketch from Creative Memories Virtual Crop that I used over the weekend.

Challenge 6

Since this is my wedding album I didn't want to use the ripped papers so I went with a fancy cartridge for my border punch.

Creative Memories Reminisce power palette
Creative Memories Heart punch
Tim Holtz Sizzix dies
Prima bling
Spellbinders Story of Us dies
border punch
Quick Quotes Slate chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:  until 11/18  until 11/25 until 11/30

I used twine, punch and pattern paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Season's Greetings! Atlantic Heart Challenge with Tim Holtz Stamp and die set

Good morning!  I believe today is my first holiday card of the season.  I have been wanting to use this stamp and die set for a while since last year.  As soon as I the sketch for this week at Atlantic Hearts Challenge I knew I would finally try it.

Here's this week's sketch:

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I stamped  and embossed this image a total of four times.  First was the base image, then two more green and one red.  I used the various dies to cut out portions of the wreath for layering.  I still ended up fussy cutting some pieces to achieve the look I desired.

Tim Holtz/Sizzix Season's Greetings stamp and die set
Wow embossing powder clear
American Craft Pine pigment ink
Versacolor Cardinal pigment ink
Recollections gems
kraft and red card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

(die cut, free, leaf)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Laughter and Smiles: Creative Memories Divine Wedding layout

Hello and welcome to my next layout.  I was on a roll this weekend after the Creative Memories Virtual Blog Hop.  I found a sketch to highlight my next photos in my wedding album.  I have also been using Dear Zae monthly challenge round up as a resource for scrapbook challenges.

Although the challenge has expired I loved the sketch I used:

Amanda's Scrapbook Pages

I also used the following mood board from Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog.  I didn't use the pink but definitely the sparkle, wedding, quote and attitude. 

Creative Memories Divine Power palette paper and paper ribbon
bling, sequins, iron on patch
Tattered Angels Black Magic spray ink

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Lasting Memories November Guest Designer: Creative Memories Reminisce Family layout

Hello, today I am guest designing at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge blog .  I am still working on my wedding album.  With this layout I honed in on my mother's dress and used rich warm colors, it was an October wedding after all...

I found this Maya Road chipboard over the summer at Tuesday Morning, I believe.

I used Spellbinders ribbon/buckle charms to cut these shapes out of chipboard.  I then inked them up and heat embossed them for a shine and sturdiness.

Here's my wood veneer, I also inked it up a bit.

Hot off the Press paper
Creative Memories Reminisce power palette
Recollections gems
wood veneer
Maya Road chipboard silhouette
die cut chipboard
Spellbinders buckle die
Cricut Soiree Olivia Fancy font

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

For more recipes don't forget to play along at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge blog this month!


Saturday, November 11, 2017

R is for Remember: Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Guest Designer

Please go HERE for the A Day of Thanks Blog Hop!  Thank you very much.

Good morning!  Today I am guest designing at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and the challenge is R is for Remember.  I have chosen to create some Veteran's Day cards with my Cricut.

Here's the front of the card.  I used the negative cuts and the original cut a s a template because it was just too pretty to waste in the luxurious gold paper.

And a close up of the pop up dimension

Here's my second card.  I decided not to cut the traditional version of this but the pocket card.  It is really neat and already in the hands of a Vet.

Close to My Heart Artfully Sent cart
Bazzill Handsome card stock
misc card stock
Quick Quotes Slate chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:  until 11/16  until 11/18 until 11/22  until 12/2

Don't forget to play along with  The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and this week's challenge is R is for Remember.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


A Day of Thanks Blog Hop

Welcome to 
A Day of Thanks
Blog Hop

As we approach the busy Holiday seasons, let us take a few minutes this weekend to stop and reflect on the things in our life that we are thankful for. We bring you this hop as a way to encourage you and inspire you to reach out and say thank you to those who surround you. This simple gesture can go along way!

You should have arrived from Ashley's blog but if you need to start at the beginning, head on over to Connie Can Crop.

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!
One lucky winner will win a gift certificate

Be sure to check out the shop online HERE

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 11/22/17 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

For my project I turned on my trusty Cricut.  I haven't often used the writing feature but since this turned out so nicely, I think I will be using it more in the future.  If you are not in the "know" any American Craft pen will fit in the Cricut Explore perfectly for the writing feature.


Amy Tangerine orange pen
Cricut cards from Close to My Heart's Art Philosophy, Anna's Garden Cards and Embellishments, and Simple Everyday Cards
Queen and Co pearls
Quick Quotes Slate and Sunset Powderpuff chalking inks
Petaloo flower
misc card stock

Please hop on over to Miranda's blog next.

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way

Don't forget to join our current challenge

Connie Can Crop Challenge #64
due 11:59 P.M. Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Pacific Time
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, November 10, 2017

Karen Burniston Happy Home Pop Up card

Hello and welcome to my Happy Home!  Alicia here, I had such a blast creating this little scene.  I love working with all of the Karen Burniston dies, they compliment each other so well.  Here I have used the latest House & Fence Pop Up with the tree and leaves from Tree Pop Up.  I also used the Happy from Word Set 3 Holiday. I used Frantic Stamper Stitched Waves as the clouds across the top.

I followed my own advice and created the mechanisms of this card in basic white card stock first.  I find it so helpful to learn the folds and make any mistakes on plain card stock before I use my good stuff.  I did begin with white card stock.  I inked one side with blue ink to create the sky background.  I layered my clouds across the top.  I used green card stock for my floating platform to make a nice green yard.  I cut and embossed the house highlighting the embossing with some chalking inks to make the stone and siding pop.

Here's a closer view of the house.  So many little details really make for an exquisite card.  I am sending this out to my sister who recently moved.  I tried to use the colors of the home she purchased.  I was just winging the sold sign.  I used some of the left over flocked leaves from my last project to sprinkle in the tree and a few on the ground.  I used a little more of the flocking on the wreath on the door.  I also used a chipboard die cut behind the tree since the wood grain paper I used was paper, not card stock, my tree needed some extra sturdiness.  Finally I inked just a little yellow in the windows to simulate glowing lights.

Dies R Us Products 

Karen Burniston - Dies - House & Fence Pop-Up
Karen Burniston House & Fence Pop Up
Karen Burniston - Dies - Word Set 3 - Holiday
Karen Burniston Word Set 3 Holiday
Karen Burniston - Dies - Tree Pop-Up
Karen Burniston Tree Pop Up
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Waves
Frantic Stamper Stitched Waves
other products used:
Distress ink Broken China
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks: Mocha Moma, Desert Sun, and Coal Miner
We R Happy Campers paper
Creative Memories sticker letters
various card stock and papers

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the DiesR Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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