Sunday, August 24, 2014

Today's pleasures

 
Hello all!  Happy Sunday!
 
I started my day by taking the ALS ice bucket challenge with my husband. 
You can see our video here.
 
Then Ashlyn and here friend Amber did their challenges.
You can see it here....
 
 
I wanted to take just a moment and share the warning signs of having a stroke because they can happen to anyone! And it's so important to get help as quickly as possible.  Minimizing the time before help can save valuable time in making a difference in how severely one is affect. 
 
 
Now on to my art shares for today.  I made these two cards for this weeks
 
 
These stamps are SU!, the anchor is
 Studio Calico, jute is from my stash and cardstock is GKD. 
 
 
This vellum with shells I picked up at my local stamp store. 
If your ever in Middleburg PA you need to stop by and visit Nora in her little store. 
She is the sweetest lady.  I used vellum adhesive but you can still see it more then I like.
The stickers are Simple Stories and the cardstock is GKD. 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Antique Embossing

OK, so I strayed a bit and didn't use a frame for this challenge but this set just needed some love. 

 
I die cut the image from Harvest Berries then stamped with Versa Mark and embossed with gold embossing powder.  The stamp just reminds me of vintage material patterns.  Love it!

Velvet Stamping

Ok, so I am just not grasping some of these techniques! 

But here is my card using the Velvet Stamping Technique. 
All products are PTI with the exception of the Zing White embossing powder.   

SAF Ancient Rome Part 2

This challenged visited Ancient Rome and was to creat a faux mosaic. 
 
 
Supplies:
PTI Cardstock in White and blue
Patterned Paper from the SAF Ancient Rome Kit
Mosaic Die from the SAF Ancient Rome Kit
PTI Banner Die
Button and twine, PTI
 

SAF Ancient Rome Challenge

This challenge was inspired by Ancient Rome.  You can read the details of the challenge HERE. 
 
Part 1 Faux Frescos.
 
 
 

 
 

Good morning blog world friends!

I am up and hard at this years Stamp A Faire.  If you would like to play along with any or all of the challenges today just stop by the Papertrey Ink Blog for all the challenges and prize details.  The event is going on all day long but you have a few days to complete and post your entries in the challenges.  So just because you can't play with all the challenges doesn't mean you shouldn't try a few, or even one!  Make sure to let me know if you play along so I can see what you made! 
 
The first challenge is a color inspiration and sketch challenge.  I chose this color palette
 
and this sketch.
And this is my first project of the day. 
 
 
Enabler list...
The stamp set is a free set you can get for ordering from today called Filled With Joy. 
Inks- PTI  Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry and Hawaiian Shores. Momento Gray Flannel, Pistachio and Tuxedo Black.
 
Today will be a post heavy day as I'll be posted all my projects from each challenge in separate posts. 
 
Thanks for stopping by and have an joyful day!
 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Stamp A Faire Welcome 2014

 
 
Hi everyone and welcome to SAF 2014. If you don't know what SAF is visit the Papertrey Ink Blog for all the details and join me in scrapping the weekend away!  Woohooo! 

We are all set to begin.  Jaec has his favorite squeaky toy ready to entertain himself and I have all my favorite toys and plan on entertaining myself as well! 


video
We call that his Whale mating call.  He is so funny. 

And here I am reading all the details one more time to make sure I have everything ready for all the challenges tomorrow. 

 
And lastly, here is a quick video tour of my craft room. 
 
I forgot to have my husband take a good still photo so I'll add a selphie and post a good one tomorrow. 
 
 
 
And here is a tour of my messy craft room!
 
 
 
 
Have fun everyone! And see you on the forums!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's a beautiful day....

To do some quilting.  Today I made this lovely quilted card for the StampTV Hello Fall Challenge.  The challenge is to use fall colors and a fall image on your project.  For the patterned paper I used GKD Ang and Me.  I just love the pop of teal with the fall colors.  The stamped image is from GKD Stippled Nature and the sentiment is GKD Beyond Baskets.  The paper is GKD Luxury Cardstock. 

 
 
 
 
 
I just love the pop of blue with the warm fall colors! 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome week!
 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

One more for today.

This is another try at a Masculine card for the Mod Squad challenge blog.  I just don't have much in the line of masculine so here is what I came up with.  Very CAS. 

 

Hey blog friends!

Hope your enjoying the last weeks of summer.  I gotta say it's crazy cool here for this time of year.  But I love the fall so I'm not complaining. 

Today I made a card for the Mod Squad challenge blog.  The challenge is to make a Masculine Birthday card. 

I made this CAS card using GKD paper and stamps.  I stamped the frame from GKD Poster Board with GKD powder blue ink (what doesn't say masculine like powder blue, even for big boys;) and the sentiment with Momento Tuxedo black.  I then fussy cut the frame.  For the card front I stamped the circles and lines from Pretty Patterns.  Then popped the sentiment and added a few blue pearls for the finish. 

 
And there you have it a masculine birthday card.  Something I rarely make, so it was a definite challenge for me! 
 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Good morning sunshine!

Happy Wednesday!
 
We will see if my enthusiasm for this beautiful morning lasts all day!  Why would I say that you ask? Because I have been up several times last night and up for good at 5:27am.  I DO NOT see those hours of the day! 
 
Note to self......
*Just because Ed is away isn't a good excuse to eat junk food late at night, even if it is delivered and is made with spinach and chicken.  It's still a Calzone!
 
But hey, it's a good time to blog as that doesn't happen to often these days....so here goes.  This week has been an awesome week to be a member of Split Coast Stampers Fan Club.  Let me just tell you about the awesome event that is going all right now.  The Fan Club is a place where each month 12 of the most awesome card makers are selected to join what is affectionately is know as the Dirty Girls.  These girls are given a them and post all their amazing projects for in a gallery where only SCS Fan Club Members can see it.  It's truly an honor to be part of this elite group of crafters.  Something I am aspiring to be someday, maybe.  This week they hold an awesome event for just Fan Club Members.  The event is a week long challenge where each day between  August 2nd and 8th 5 and 8 challenges are posted and you have until the 11th to get them all completed and uploaded. Why participate in this torturous event you might ask.   Why because it's a great excuse to get dirty and stamp lots of awesome cards all week long as well as win some pretty nice prizes from SCS Member Companies. 
You can join the Fan Club Here, or if you haven't already become a member you can join SCS Here.
 
Now on to some of the projects I have created this week. This is my second card using the sponging technique.  This is actually my favorite technique right now.  I love playing with my new sponged.  Who knew that this could actually be so easy. 
 

 
And then there are the late night cards where you are to tired to think any more and thankful for a challenge that lets clean and simple prevail.
 
 
And cards using techniques that are not your normal style.  But are fun anyway.
 
 
And cards that are just to funny....
 
 
And cards that let your sassiness show....and get censored! 
 
And finally even with the time crunch and goals to finish all 57 challenges you might even end up with a few that are keepers....
 
 I'll stop there this morning but you get the idea of the awesome time I'm having skype-ing with friends and getting dirty with the dirty girls at SCS.  My challenge to you is to come and join, take a look around and even one challenge completed makes you eligible for some pretty fun prizes! 
 
Have a great day! Hugs, Joyce
 
 
 

 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mod Squad Challenge has given me the blues!

Hello everyone! 
 
I should be actually blogging my room organization this month. I have been working on getting things in order for the start of Dare To Get Dirty at Split Coast Stampers.  If you like making cards and love lots of challenges that is the place to be starting this Saturday August 2nd.  We are talking 5-8 challenges every day and some awesome prizes.  Stop on over and Split Coast and join the fan club to play along. 
 
This weeks challenge on the Mod Squad blog  has given me the blues.  The challenge is to use blue and brown that is. I stamped on GKD warm cocoa with blue ink using the beautiful Heart Blooms stamp and sentiment.  Then added blue buttons for a bit of dimension. 
 
Thanks for the fun challenge Lee:)   
And thanks for stopping by today:) 
 
 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Your so Sweet!

And yes I'm talking about YOU! 

I was thinking about this challenge going to bed last night. 
The challenge is from the Mod Squad Challenge blog.  
The challenge was to use black, white and kraft on your project and the added twist was to use fruit.  
The colors weren't an issue but the fruit was. I don't have much in the line of fruit to choose from. 
Then I remembered this cute little cherry set.  Perfect for this time of year and this challenge. 

Enablers list. 
Patterned Paper- Studio Calico
Cardstock- GinaK
Stamps- PTI
Kraft cord- May Arts
Kraft Twine- PTI
Ribbon- Stamp Simply
White Pen- Signo
Embossing Folder- Tim Holtz





Monday, July 14, 2014

Birthday Flowers


Yay! Another card this week. 
I made this card for this weeks stampTV challenge.
The challenge was to stamp then emboss your background. 


Enabler list:
GKD Poolside Patterned Paper
Kraft card stock
Momento Ink
copic markers
flowers and swirls embossing folder
GKD Heart Blooms Stamp






Saturday, July 12, 2014

TCP Tuesday sketch.

I've been not so patiently waiting for things to get back to some resemblance of normal around here. It's really crazy how one little kidney stone can throw things off your normal routine. And trust me I'm a routine person! So when my routin wasn't possible my craft time slipped away. So I finally put it back. I decided it was time so I took 1⃣5⃣ minutes a day and just started by making my craft room look presentable again, you know, into the kind of pace that you want to spend time in. And it happened, by the end of the week I made my first card in 6 months! Yay me!

I used the a TCP Tuesday challenge. This weeks challenge was a pretty sketch. You have plenty of time to play along, so come join me! 

And there you have it. Let's hope this starts a trend.  I truly believe in being creative every day! 

Enjoy your day! 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Studio Calico Color Theory project

I'm taking a class at Studio Calico this month called Color Theory with Lisa Truesdell.
Each week we are given a lesson and video showcasing that lesson and a technique. 
Our first assignment, before the class even started was to choose a inspiration piece.
I immediately went to pinterest and found this photo.
 
 
We then had to use the photo and pull together products that represent the colors in the photo.
For the second assignment we had to use the product to create a project.
 
 
The first technique showcased was the use of water colors.  This is my first page using water colors.
I like the water color affect, with the exception that its hard to get bold colors in water colors.
It's also my first page using the stamp from the Studio Calico stitched class. 
 
I should have had at least 4 post with the class so far, but unfortunately I have been dealing with a kidney stone that seems to visit way to often.  I'll be so glad to have it gone after tomorrows surgery!
 
If I don't feel up to posting again this week, I'll surely be back after next weekends trip to NYC to the Momma Elephant and KP class.  So looking forward to some time with some of my scrappy friends:)
 
Have an awesome week!
 
 

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Pocket Source Blog Hop!


Hi everyone and Happy Friday!  It sure is a TGIF for me.  I have been having a week that's for sure so hopefully the weekend will bring good health and cheer for all! 
 
Today The Pocket Source blog is hosting a blog hop. Have you visited The Pocket Source yet?  It's a great new site just for pocket scrap booking topics. You can pop on over to the home page and see what's happening right now. I have found the forum to be awesome, lot's of current topics and a general love of scrapbooking shared every day, you'll need to sign in to chat with us but would love to see you there:)  Or if you prefer to just stop by the gallery it's loaded with tons of pocket pages to get your mojo flowing.  And don't forget to add the blog to your blog roll, they have awesome give aways and lots of great tutorials to help get you started.  Hope to see you there:) 
Today I thought I would share with you a look back at my very first pocket scrapbook. I bought my very first kit.  I loved that the one kit had I needed for the entire year, plus extras I'm still using and for a very reasonable price.  Thus began Project 365 in December 2008.  My goal was to take a photo every single day for the year and put them in the album. 

And that is exactly what I did that year.  Some days just have the photo and nothing else, but most of the days I did manage to journal something about the photos. 
Then I took a little break, ok it was a few year break, but now I'm determined to get photos in albums again.  So this year I've started again with a goal of doing at least two pages of photos in my album along with 12 by 12 pages. 
This is the album I've chosen.  Actually I purchased the album a few years ago (2011) while shopping with some friends at Hobby Lobby but life got in the way and I didn't do more then a few pages over the past few years.  So I decided just to continue with this album.  Just adding and making it mine.  Here is the page I'm working on now.
As you can see I'm adding fun stuff into my album.  Cards and letters from friends and pages of photos I just like.  And PenPal photos and letter.  Makes for a fun look back:) 
So that's my history of pocket paging. 
Do you pocket page? 
Link me up, would love to see what you do! 
Hop details.....

You should have arrived from the lovely blog of Colie

                                        You are currently at My Blog, Paper Scissors Sew

And now you go to visit the very talented Krista's Blog

Have a great weekend,
Hugs, Joyce 
 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Birds of a Feather February kit reveal!

This month has been awesome guest designing with the fabulous kit from Birds of a Feather.  I've had so much fun playing with this fabulous kit.  There is only one kit left so if you are at all considering you need to jump on it NOW! 
 
For this page I actually used the paint from the kit and drew a heart, around the heart I chose some of my favorite tags, then embellished.  My husband loves to take selfie photos of us when we are on vacation. 


 
For my second project I made my husband a framed collage for Valentines Day. 
 
 
I played along with the sketch challenge for the Love Birds crop and came up with this cute page.
 
 
For one last tip I wanted to share how to combine pocket page scrap booking
 right along with my 12 X 12 pages.
 

 
I don't think there is a right or wrong way to scrap.  I find it more about getting photos into albums in a creative way that makes you happy.  So be free to experiment with your art and make sure to share all your fabulous projects with us in the Birds of a Feather Gallery!
 
 
And finally I sent Hershey Bars to my Scrappy PenPals for Valentines Day. 
Of course it still hasn't arrived in Singapore, but I think she will be in for a treat when it does!
I wonder if they have Hershey chocolate in Singapore? I'll have to ask in my next letter. 
 
 
Can you tell I had an awesome time guest designing this month?!
Thanks so much for letting me share this month with you!
 
And thanks so much for stopping by!
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Love Fest! Woohoo!

Hello everyone, I thought I would pop on for a quick update as to what's been happening here.  This month I've been playing along with Split Coast Stampers Love Fest Challenges and have make a few cards this week.  Just click the blue link for all the challenges, and there is still time to play along with one or all of the challenges!

Here are a few projects I made this week. 




 
And finally today, my workspace.  I'm just getting ready to work on a post for a blog hop Friday all about pocket scrapbooking so my workspace is my computer.  But as far as projects go I have some ATC's that need to be finished so they are up next.  And I may do a page with that photo.  Just because it's cute:)  And there is my Studio Calico color theory cards because they are just awesome!
 
 
And what have I been doing with my color theory cards you ask....
I've been getting my inspiration/resource book all ready for the Studio Calico Color Theory class to start in March.  Here is a sneak peak of my book.  There are only a few more days to register is you are interested would love for you to join me:) 
 
 
In the process of making my book I cleaned out my ink drawer and know what colors inks I need and what colors I'm good with.  As you can see I think I'm good with red.  But don't have a single light pink!  That will be remedied soon! 
 
Have a great week!
 
 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Getting back into the swing of putting photos in albums!

Hello everyone!
 Happy Friday!
I'm starting off my weekend with scrapping some Valentines Photos.  One of my goals this year is to do at least one page in my Project Life album per month.  This month was easy because Valentines day gave me lots of pretty pictures.  And the pictures worked great for the very first Papertrey Ink Monthly Moments kit. 


 
And that's what I've got for today. 
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!

 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Another card challenge, and this time a matching envelope!

My second post for Valentine's Day!
I couldn't let the day go by without a card for the Papertrey Ink's final Anniversary celebration. 
 
The challenge was to make a special delivery by making your envelope to match your card. 
 
 
 
I made this card starting with the inspiration from this sketch at the

Birds of a Feather Lovebirds Crop! It's all about Love Challenge!

Happy Valentines Day everyone! 
I'm so excited to get to post this page, it was so fun taking the photo for this page.  My daughter and I did photo collages for our Valentines this year and yesterday we ventured out in the snow to take a few pictures.  I just love the perfect white back drop the fresh snow adds to a picture. 
 
This challenge was to use at least 5 hearts on your page.  That was rather easy, even though they are very soft in this page.  The patterned paper are from PL kit Flea Market edition.  The paint and embellishments are from the Birds of a Feather February Kit. 
 
 
And there it is, my Love layout on this Day of  Love!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

100 X 100 31

Today I am playing again playing along with the festivities for Papertrey Ink's 7th Anniversary Celebration.  I thought I would use a set I haven't used often.  But I think is so pretty.  It is a limited edition set from CHA 2010 called Four of a Kind. 
 
 
I stamped the image on vellum. I love the white on white look.
And who would think to use orange and green? But I love how it turned out. 
This card is off to the PTI warehouse to thank them for taking such great care of us customers and wish them a very happy birthday PTI style! 
 
 
So this is the challenge...
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/
 
As you can see, many of the projects today were all about birthdays!  Now it's your turn!  Take some of the inspiration you have gained so far this week and create a birthday card for Papertrey!  We would love to see both your card and a photo of you holding your card!  Not only would this give you TWO entries for one card, but these photos will also be combined with Papertrey stories shared in the comments section to create a special slideshow at the end of the celebration!
You are also encouraged to mail your card to our warehouse employees in Cincinnati so we can create a heartfelt display board for them to enjoy each day while they are picking and packaging your packages!  It isn't very often that they get to see what all of the crafty supplies are used for and it would bring a huge smiles to their faces!

So...for the second part of the challenge....Here is me holding my card...no I didn't do my hair, put make up on or even my contacts.  And that's how snow days are supposed to be!

 
Enough of that crazy stuff for now!
See you soon!