Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Practicing my coloring and TGF

I have got the copics itch again and had the urge to do some coloring.
I'm a little rusty with my alcohol pens so please excuse my lack of Copic awesomeness.  Also a little "unknown to all" fact.  You can't get Copics shipped to Oahu...WHAT!?!  Yes it's true, don't ask me why because I have no idea and it irritates me to the max.  So in short, get new Copics is a hassle or cost a whole lota mullah so I just work with what I got.  In other words I'm in need of face you can tell.
 Sorry about the Copic rant and on to the card.  I use this cute The Greeting Farm stamp to practice my coloring and a little paper piecing.  Also plying with their plaid challenge theme this week.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

May Arts. Simple Stories and Xyron hop

 It's one full week of awesome inspiration from three amazing companies.
The Design Teams from May Arts Ribbon, Simple Stories and Xyron are getting crafty with a whole lot of goodies and prizes to be won.  Need more information on the hop?  Then head on over to the May Arts Ribbon blog HERE.

For me I got a whole lot of sunshine and bliss packed into one sunny layout.
I used simple stories "Good Day Sunshine" Collection kit to make a pocket style scrapbook page.  No I don't actually have the pocket inserts but these fit perfect on a 12x12 page.
 I added simple touches with my May Arts Ribbon.  Stitching a sun with the Bakers Twine in yellow and trimming off pages in their 1/4" Chevron in Turquoise and Celery and also the 3/4" Chevron in yellow.  Behind the stickers is the ever popular Burlap String.
 Everything is held together with my favorite Xyron adhesives.  The super awesome (and pretty in pink too) Teresa Collins Mega Runner and their Double-Sided High Tack Tape.
Don't forget to check out my awesome Ribbonista sistas sharing their projects today too.   Latrice Murphy and Rhea Weigand.
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

You are the best fusion card

 It's a flower and lines fusion card!
 I got all inspired by this super cool Fusion Card Challenge mash up.
 The pretty red and orange flowers, the two tone blue lines and that lovely V cut on the sketch.  I think that all adds up to one make one cool theme.
Alright.  I'm off to camping this weekend so you all have an awesome weekend!
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Clip it layout

Hello friends!
Today I'm on the May Arts Ribbon blog with a scrapbook page idea using string and a little story.
Hope you pop on by and say HI on my Clip it layout post HERE.
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Sunday, July 6, 2014

"You just shine"

A sweet layout for my sweet daughter.
I'm one of those people that can not instantly fall asleep at night.  Thoughts fill my head and I have to wrap myself in them or I'll never get to bed.  A couple of nights ago I started thinking of my daughter in my night time "solo mind convo" (I'm getting all Star Trek-y with naming this time).  I started forming a letter about all the things that make her special to me.  When I woke up I started working on this layout for her and it shines...just like her.
I knew this layout had to be special so I drew and watercolored these flower bunches.  Love the way they turned out (Be on the look out for the tutorial coming soon).
Inspiration for this page came from the awesome Stephanie of Stephanie makes .  She Challenged her readers to create a vertical band on their layout and so I did.  Thought it was the perfect place to focus the photo, embellishments and letter.
The hand painted watercolored flowers and the bold black lines was inspired by this weeks "Runway Inspired Challenge #63"  and this cool dress by Just Cavalli Resort 2015.  I also like all the white space and the cluster of colors in one area.
 This page is so meaningful to me.  It's a reminder of why my baby girl is so special and how I should always praise and love her even through the rough times.
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