Sunday, October 26, 2014

Happy Girls--August 2013 CKC

This layout was inspired by Glitter Girl Adventure 034--Living on the Edge.
I used my August 2013 CKC kit on this layout.
Love, love, love all the layers on this layout!
I have tons of that large green alpha in my stash...I need to get it out and use it up, I love how it looks!

I also haven't stamped on a layout in a long time!
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 2014 CKC--M is for Memories....

Here is another layout from my October 2014 Splendor of Nature kit. I used CSI Case File #143 for the inspiration for this layout. I tried to stick with the colors but when you are trying to do layouts for a newborn baby girl it's not always easy! I did learn with my second grand daughter that I could make non-pink layouts and so I just ran with that notion!!! LoL!!
This is a layout of my 3rd grandee Ele, my mother and older grand daughter were watching her get her first bath in the nursery along with my oldest son Joshua.
This week a sketch was included from Pagedrafts, I love their sketches!!
There were clusters of embellishments down the center of the page. So I used one of the cut apart sheets for my title along with 2 different red block letters.

The silver butterflies are punch outs that were from an old frame set from years ago, I still have tons of those and refuse to just pitch that stuff out, I'm sure if I hold onto them long enough I will eventually use them!
I popped the photos up along with the cut apart typewriter that says "I love you"

I don't think you can go wrong with sequins, bling and wood veneer! The little banner strips were from paper branding strips.

I finally used that flowery leaf border strip  that I threw into my kit. I've had it out to use on several layouts and just haven't managed to get it done till now.
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Friday, October 24, 2014

October 2014 CKC--Memories

I love this layout! Not only for the content but the beautiful background paper that was in my October Splendor of Nature kit!

I love when I am able to use up items that are in my leftover bowl on my desk, it feels like it is finally getting less cluttered. there are several elements from that bowl on this layout.

The white flower and bling brad are from the leftover bowl on my desk.

The flourish piece and white flower are from the leftover bowl.

The larger green brad, white flower, bling brad and arrow are all from my leftover bowl. Can you tell under the pink bling brad that I used some rub ons? they are almost invisible on this page.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 2014 CKC--An Awesome Time Loving You

I wondered and wondered and wondered how I was going to use that paper with the silver glitter, black, pink and red paper that was in my October Splendor of Nature kit but I finally figured it out with this 2 pager.

These are all pictures from the day that my youngest grandee Ele was born.

Left side. I love that quote, it was a sticker that has been in my stash for years and years! As you can see I used lots more strips of paper on this side.

The one strip of paper with the phrase sentiments I cut apart and used all over.

Another one of the puffy paint words, I used my xyron to apply adhesive and then just peeled and stuck it down.
Inside the metal ring is one of the images I stamped for another layout but did not use.

I used the dot and the stripe paper for this one.

I added those metal flowers and then added the chalkboard chipboard over them for added dimension.

I cut a border sticker into sections and used it on each of the polka dot squares.
 I had actually put that chipboard piece in the metal ring for another layout and it never got used, I'm so glad I was able to use it on this layout.
Another stamped image in the metal ring.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What's on My Workdesk

I'm joining the other crafters at Stamping Ground who are brave enough to show their desks today.
Doesn't my desk look so lovely in this photo, with a nice huge spot to craft on....

Look to the right and you can find bits of my October CKC here

And looking to the left you can find more bits of my CKC here

And don't forget to turn around and look behind at the piles of stuff there....

I love that my craft desk and table and stool are full of crafting stuff instead of school books now!
Did I mention that I passed my board exam?
I did!!!
Now I can craft to my hearts content in my free time...
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October 2014 CKC--Happy to be Waiting Together

Here is another layout from my October Splendor of Nature kit.

I started this layout with cutting out a circle from scrap paper and then covering it with lots of strips of paper, they are either cut offs, border strips or from the pieces of paper with border strips on them.

I painted the word Happy in black and sprayed the chipboard bird with Heidi Swapp mist to color it.

Those feathers are ones that I stamped for another layout and then didn't use them, I originally stamped them on white paper and I colored them with CTMH Dutch Blue ink, I even sprayed one with HS ink.

I cut a bigger blue circle to place behind the strip circle.

I also cut a piece of a border strip that was in my kit to make the birds wing.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall Cards 2014

While I was preparing to take my board exam I was listening to review CDs and so I needed something to do with my hands. I spent some time with my Big Shot, scrap paper, a Quickutz pumpkin and nesting leaves, watercolors and glue.
I used my watercolors to paint on watercolor paper and then cut out leaf shapes. I also used my pumpkin die to cut out pumpkins with scrap orange paper.

this card is made from all scraps, even the ribbon is a small bit of scrap.
The stamp set is one that I have had for years and haven't used before now, it's CTMH S1209 Fall Favorites Stamp of the Month. I also used my newest stamp, S1409 Family is forever Stamp of the Month for the sweet moments sentiment.

With the exception of the leaves, the remainder of the paper and ribbon are all scraps.
Again I used the CTMH S1209 stamp and I even added some leaves and a pumpkin to the inside.

I just love how this one came out, it looks like my scarecrow is in the middle of a pumpkin patch. I wish I was better with watercolor pencil coloring, I might have to work on that now that I have more time! I again used the S1209 stamp here.

I actually dove into my October 2014 CKC kit to complete this card. The tag on the front and the stamp on the inside were from that kit. I used up several more bits of scrap paper here. The stamp is CTMH D1455 Blessed. I even dove into my bowl of leftover embellishments that live on my desk to find that little brad on the tag (yah me).
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Christmas Cards 2014

Here is another card that I made for the 2014 Christmas season.
Those little black looking spots are actually bits of bling.

Here's a better picture of the bling.
Paper: Paper Studio, RUM
Stamp: SU Wishing You
Die: Quickutz Snowflakes
Ink: CTMH grey wool, grey flannel

The inside has a couple of center bits from the snowflakes I punched out and some washi tape. I also showed the envelope I stamped.
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Silly Wonderful Funny Faces--August 2013 CKC

This layout was inspired by Glitter girl Adventure 33--Out of the Box.
I also used my August 2013CKC Kit, though mostly scraps from the kit and flower cut outs.

I added lots of brads on this layout!! I haven't done that for awhile, I really need to pull the brads out again!

I love all these layers of cut out flowers!

I love mixing fonts!
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 2014 CKC--Just Born

Here is another layout using my October 2014 Splendor of Nature kit.
Not only did I use lots of stuff from my October kit but I added a few bits from my leftover embellishment bowl that lives on my desk.
That ribbon bow is from my leftover bowl, I just grabbed another leftover bit of ribbon to give the side pieces. You can really tell in this photo how I frankensteined the O, it was originally a Q.

I modified another bow that was in my leftover bowl. I made them several months ago for another kit and just never got them used up.  The brad on the WoW tag is also from my leftover bowl.

The bow is again from my leftover bowl as is the pink tulle ribbon.

I used some green paint and watered it down and then splattered it on my layout.
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