Monday, November 26, 2012

Mosaic Moments meets Doodlebug papers

Our second challenge for November was to use Mosaic Moments RTC papers these Ready To Cut grids are sized to perfectly fit in the new hybrid style scrapbooking 
I chose to make a mini album with photos of my granddaughter that was born earlier this year. Taking her name and using a 4"x6" size paper I was able to do one for each month of her first year...two photos still to be added. Using several different Doodlebug Papers, and many colors of Mosaic Moments Paper Tiles this book came together fairly quickly.

All folded up and ready to carry
For more details and close-ups visit me over at Journella
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

DeNami Design Blog Hop "Thoughtful Thank Yous"

Greetings! So nice to have you stop by on today's
DeNami Design Blog Hop
Thoughful Thank Yous! 
If you began at the beginning on  the DeNami Blog then you've just visted with Tammy Hobbs or you can head back to the beginning and begin there. But seeing as you are here now, please take a quick look at my card for the hop and leave a note if you will. Here's the details!!
When:You have until November 12th, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize)

Why: To be inspired by fun DeNami Design creations and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!

Prizes: We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!    
Now to the card!!
Three DeNami Stamps were used: Mini Starlet, Sending God's Blessings and Grapevine.
Inks/chalks that were used: SU Close to Cocoa; Versa Color: Paprika; and DewDrop VersaMagic Chalk Ink: Tea Leaves; Encore! Ultimate Metalic Ink:Copper.
Embossing Powder:  from American Crafts Brand: Zing! copper.
Color Pencils: Prismacolor: Yellow Ochre, Pumpkin Orange, Terra Cotta, and Moss Green.
Ribbon: olive green from Offray.
Cardstock: Hollos rust
card design inspired by DeNami Design August Sketch Challenge
 I appreciate your comments...won't you leave a note before heading over to  see the wonderful creative work of...
...she is sure to have somethng WONDERFUL for you to enjoy!
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DeNami November Blog Hop

Friday, November 9, 2012

Doodlebug Baby Page

Good Intensions...all the things we intend to do if we have the time. Time has flown by quickly since this precious little one joined our family nine months ago. I should be working on a scrapbook for her, intending to keep up with it better than the ones I started for my own children...but at least I do have a start with this page. If I had time this would have been completed to be considered for a spot on the Doodlebug Design Team...but time only got to the plannning stages!
For this layout I used Bazzil cardstocks and Doodlebug Design Paper from the Sugar & Spice Collection and Dot/Grid Petite Prints cardstock.  Doodlebug Design Twines were also incorporated. EK Sucess scallop punch was used to edge the main photo frame. My Cricut got a workout with several fonts used in the name/title. (Jumbo, Jack Sprat, Doodletype, Tear Drop)
alphababies girl- double-sided cardstock

For the embellishments I went with a few items in the paper. I used a paper yoyo to dot the "i" in Isabella and...

the ladybug on the "L" has a folded layer to represnt wings.

A xylophone frame seemed a good way to incorporate an element from the paper and display three additional photos. Because I forgot to pick up white brads when I went out for them I decided to try out a tip I saw on Pinterest. I took plain brass brads one at a time and secured them in a pair of locking tweezers. I then took my heat gun for embossing and held the brad close to the heat source for about 50-60 seconds. Then immediately dip into white embossing powder. If it is hot enough it will immediately melt, it it remains in powder form hit it briefly with the heat again and it will glaze over. This is something I will do again to be able to color match any design for my cards or layouts. Foam mounting tape is used to raise the piece to give it more definition.

I had a lot of fun working on this layout and look forward to putting a few more pics into this album.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...drop by on Sunday for the Blog Hop

see you then....

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Acorn Hollow

 Another Little Yellow Bicycle collection is featured today...Acorn Hollow. This is a perfect collection for a fall look or masculine touch. I just loved this paper! I so wanted to do a page featuring my youngest son, as he loves all things plaid...he is my flannel guy.
Now for a couple of close ups. The top edge of the portrait section done inWalnut Woodgrain has a strip, cut from Bountiful Bands. Then the triangle sections is from  Fleur de Lovely, the reverse side of the Walnut Woodgrain are used to imitate a quilt design with the buttons and floss for a little color and texture.
Stamp from Our Daily Bread, and antiqued brass brads.

I used Spellbinders Venetian Motifs to cut these "leaf-like" motifs in Textured Teal, the reverse side of the Bountiful Bands, and ran them along the bottom edge of this section. The letters for his name are from a set of rub-on letters by American Craft's Trademarks: Jack in brown.
Well, that's all for today,
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"The Escape" to Scotland


Do you need a day away...far away from all the stress of the past few weeks? Well, I do! So today I'm sharing a layout I put together for an application to Little Yellow Bicycle for one of their Collection Design Teams. Needless to say, I did not get a spot on the Winterings Team, but as I have applied before, I will continue to try out from time to time. This layout features their travel themed Collection "The Escape" I took several of my favorite photos, from  my favorite spots on the trip back home to Scotland in 2010. I'm going to take a "five minute trip" and dream away. Hope you enjoy the views!
close up on some of the embellishments from The Escape collection.
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fab Three Runner Up!

Made the Fab three with this card posted the other day...

guess I'll go celebrate by buying a few new stamps??
Go to DeNami Design to see the winner and the other runner up...oh and a talented young lady....a budding artist who received Honorable Mention!
for now...
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