Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cookin' Up Creations Design Team Layout Share

Sharing another layout I created for a challenge over on Cookin' Up Creations. I really enjoyed this one. I got to bust out the rub-ons from the stash and use them up. Yeah!
I am not sure why It looks so cream or yellow on here -- the background cardstock is white. I misted the background with 2 different masks one is Studio Calico and the other was one I came up with - it's leftover packaging from a game. Them applied the rub-ons and I even used my foam stamps for the title and the heart and swirl in the background. I used scraps for the layers behind the photo and the paper cut out are from the new Dear Lizzy Charmed Collection. Then did some stitching.

Here are some close-ups of all the details.

I hope you join us over at Cookin' Up Creations. If you do create a layout be sure to leave me a comment and a link to your layout I would love to see what you created.

Friday, April 26, 2013

One of Those Days......

Today has turned into one of those days. You know the kind.... Were things go wrong and right all in one day.

First, it was my daughter -- She woke up so sick today. Poor girl has had a bad go of things health wise this year. Then, my son woke up with a sore throat. All I can say it looks yucky in there. Then, I bashed my knee on the tub. It was fun -- NOT! very painful.

On the best thing about the day -- Today is Hubby and mine anniversary of our first date. We celebrate it every year.

Finally, I got Layout of The Week on Cookin' Up Creations.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Again  over  at Cookin' Up Creations we're going Around the World in 30 Days. I am trying to fill up my passport with as many stamps as possible.

Next stop- Was map reading (using a Sketch)

This the sketch given

Here is the layout I created. I turned the sketch and added a thing or two. I used Scraptastic Kit Everything I Am (March). Amy Tangerine Stitch Templates for the heart and arrows. 

Some close-ups of all the details. I handstitched the heart and arrows under the title.

 Leave me a comment.

Layout to Share

Sharing a layout I created for the challenges over at Cookin' Up Creations. I will be add a few more soon.

Doing my best to earn more stamps in my passport.

Lake Hillier, Western Australia
This is the layout I created for this challenge. We had to use a negative somewhere in the layout and the color pink. I cut out the heart and back it with a watercolor pink ombre heart I created. I also used a stencil for the wings and painted with Heidi Swapp Teal Color Shine to highlight them. Then hand stitiched around the heart.

All the details close-ups.

Be sure to play along with us.  Leave me a comment.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Layout to Share

I completed some of the challenges posted on the Cookin' Up Creations forum. We're going around the world in 30 days.  Let's see I have my passport  stamped for England (see previous post), Santorini, Greece & St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Place: Santorini, Greece

A Lovebird named Phoenix
Journaling reads:  Phoenix came to us, we didn't go out and buy him. He flew into our front screen door and almost knocked himself out. Rowynn spoke to him in hopes he wouldn't fly away, He didn't. Then she , Liam and Fran brought him into the house and took care of him. No one has claimed him. So, now he is all ours. Welcome to the family.

Hand drawn feathers, Water colored them in.

 Close up of title

 Close up of title continued

Close ups of the other details.

Items use are: American Crafts white & Light Blue cardstock,  Faber Castell Watercolor pencils, Lilybee Design Pinwheel Label stickers, Zig Millennium Pen Black,  Pattern paper : Orange dot - Cloud Nine, Teal mix old from my stash, Journal box Tweet tweet printable from www.splendidmissm.blogspot.com , Thickers Broadwalk Fireberry Glitter, My Little Shoe Box Mini Alpha Sticker Blue, My Little Shoe Box - Muse Cardstock alph stickers Newsprint, Teresa Collins - He Said Enamel Dots - Blue and Orange, Studio Calico Tweet bird wood veneer, Sequines : feather & circles gold 

Place: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Dynamic Duo

Close up of title

Close up of Mist stamped and Gesso background

 Close up of stitching
 Close up all three clusters

Items use to create this layout are: Bazzill Cardstock - Quicksand & Lagoon,  Pattern Paper:My Mind's Eye - Playful Mischeif (Blue & white), Echo Park - For the Record Doily (yellow dot), Heidi Swapp - Champion (Blue Star & large grind cream), Studio Calico Mask - Intertwined circle, October Afternoon, Lagoon mist, Mr. Huey's Mist: Taxi & Watercooler, MME - Enamel Dots - Sweetest thing Bluebell smile, Heidi Grace - Metallic Dots, Studio Calico wood veneer hearts, arrows & Speech bubble, Heidi Swapp - Color Shine Gold, Freckle Fawn - Doily, Vellum, Fiskars Seal of approval punch, Washi Tape : Green, Gold, Airmail stripe multi (green, blue, yellow), yellow. DMC Floss - Yellow, Thickers Eric - Yellow, & Amy Tangerine - Weekender-Truffle,   Elle's Studio journaling box, Stamps: Arrow & 100% Fun are Scraptastic Club Exclusive - Mr. Brightside (March Kit), Dear Lizzy date stamp. ***Note: All papers use are from Scraptastic Club Kits (these are from October's Blue Skies kit)*** 

Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to leave me a comment and stop by the Cookin' Up Creations Forum and play along.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Doctor Is In...Cookin' Up Creations Design Team Work Share

This month over at Cookin' Up Creations we are traveling around the world in 30 days. Each DT member is issuing challenges influenced by different countries. Today was my turn to offer a challenge based on a country - the country I chose was England.

I chose it because of my daughter Kaitlyn - she loves Beatles and Dr. Who. She watches the television show Dr. Who faithfully (on BBC America). She recently attended MegaCon and made sure to take pictures with the other attendees dressed like the cast of Dr. Who and of course the Police Box.

This is the layout I create to honor her love for the Good Dr. Who. (Please note that the sub-title is correct - You see the doctor has 2 hearts. So, in keeping with the theme of all things Dr. Who - the sub-title reads: My hearts belong to the doctor)
The items used to create this layout are: Bazzill Cardstock, Silver, Red & White, Number, and newsprint, Blue dot Washi Tape, Wood Veneers - Freckle Fawn, Mistable Stars - Studio Calico,  White & Silver (Heidi Swapp Tinsel) mist, Red - DMC Floss , Red & white letters Basic Grey, Blue Foam letters - Target, Digital Freebie -papers by DIGITAL FREEBIES™ here: http://geekcrafts.com/dr-who-scrapbook-kit/ , Digital printable The weeping angel here:   http://franticallysimple.com/2012/02/dr-who-free-printable-valentines/

I hope you will join us for some fun.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Cookin' Up Creations New Month - New Theme!

For April we over at Cookin' Up Creations will be going Around the World in 30 Days. I hope you will join us for a new month of fun challenges.