Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Card Monday

It's Monday and time for a Christmas Card. I now it's nearly Christmas but I have one more to share for this year. I already have plans to start working on Christmas cards for next year. LoL!!

I was scrolling through my FB groups and one of them issued a challenge for December to use washi tape. So I thought I would make a Christmas tree from washi tape to use on a card. So here is what I came up with. I added some pearls to act as tree ornaments.

Simple stamping on the inside and the front of the envelope using CTMH stamps.
 
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Sunday, December 21, 2014

April 2014 CKC--You Crack Me Up Sweet Chick A Dee

For throw back Sunday I am sharing a layout that I made a long while ago using my April 2014 CKC kit.
 
I love the overall feel of this page along with all the really bright colors! I used Sketch 48 from Sketch-N-Scrap.
 
I love that I was able to use several different fonts and some random stickers and bits of chipboard.
 
I was even able to use a couple of cut apart journal spots , they are layered up here, I even used lots of scraps to make the banners along the bottom right.
 
 
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Saturday, December 20, 2014

2014 Birthday Cards

These cards are actually 2 years old. LoL!! I started them 2 years ago and then with them in partial completion I put them away and promptly forgot about them. I found them right before we left for vacation this year as I was digging through my card bin, where I keep my card bases and envelopes.
 
I grabbed them up and actually took them with me on vacation and finished them up.

The scraps were from a kit that I put together for a Shimelle challenge for national scrap booking day in 2012.

I had put one completely together and then put all the elements on the inside of that one.

I still had to fussy cut all the stamped cakes, so I did that on vacation.

I had already stamped the sentiments on the patterned papers and inside the cards.

I added some washi tape to each one on top of the pattern paper.
 
I also popped up each of the cakes with foam adhesive.
 
After I photographed these cards I went back and added some wink of Stella to each candle flame for some added dimension.
 
 
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas is in the Air--Layout #7

I'm sharing another layout from 2012. I feel really bad for not being caught up on scrapbooking, but I love that I have photos to scrap right now that are related to the season! LoL!!
 
I was inspired to make this layout using a sketch from Pagemaps January 2010, I tried to copy but the page maps listed on the January 2010 post were actually from January 2011. So sorry I can't show you the sketch.

Pretty simple layout with lots of fabulous embellishments. I even added another branding strip down the side, can you tell which one it is?

The green tag had joy & delight on it but because I used a sticker with joy on the top cluster I covered the bottom joy up.
 
 
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas is in the Air--Layout #6

I've used papers that I pulled to add to the cardstock that I had left over from the initial stack of papers I pulled to make Christmas layouts. I even used a couple of leftover scraps from the CTMH Pear & Partridge paper that I made embellishments from.
 
I was inspired to make this layout using a sketch from Pagemaps January 2010, I tried to copy but the page maps listed on the January 2010 post were actually from January 2011. So sorry I can't show you the sketch.

Lots of rub-ons here from the Pear & Partridge got used on this layout.

The "Christmas is" is part of a branding strip that I cut down.
 
I added another leftover or two here, the birds on the tag is actually a cut down tag from a Christmas card from a few years ago and the "Christmas is a time for giving" is another branding strip from the Pear & Partridge papers.
 
The snowflake wood veneer is a new purchase from this year with a scrap piece of paper behind it.
 
 
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas is in the Air--Leftover and Next Papers

I should of taken a photo of the CTMH Pear & Partridge paper that I pulled this month to work with along with the stack of embellishments, but I didn't. Oh Well...
I did, however, take a photo of what was left of my CTMH Pear & Partridge scraps and leftover cardstock and exactly what I did with them.
 
I had 4 sheets of cardstock left and 4 branding strips left, all the pattern paper I cut down using several dies in my big shot. All of these embellishments I have added to my bin of goodies that I am working with this month.
 
Now what am I to do with those 4 sheets of cardstock? Add more pattern paper of course!
 
I had these papers, sticker sheet, punch out page and cut a parts in one bag in my Christmas stash. Initially I thought it was all Teresa Collins but once I pulled it out and looked I saw there are numerous manufacturers.
Teresa Collins--Christmas Cottage
Chatterbox--artsy.licious
Echo Park--Tis the Season
Studio Calico--Magical
Echo Park--Dots & Stripes
 
So don't forget to come back and check on my blog to see what I have created with all this beautiful paper!!
 
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas is in the Air--Layout #5

This is the final layout from my 2012 CTMH Pear & Partridge paper kits, I had the scrapbooking and the card kits. I still have some leftovers, there are a couple of dimensional stickers, rub ons and paper scraps and a few sheets of cardstock, but I have plans for those so stay tuned.
I was inspired to create this layout using a sketch from Pagemaps February 2010. Since I only had scraps of paper left I used all of the larger pieces along with some washi tape and a branding strip to create the background. paper.
 
I embellished the upper right corner to balance the lower left corner.
 
There is actually a gold "Merry Christmas" sequin beside the stocking, it shows up well in person.
 
I used larger brads here to get them used up.
 
Finally found a use for these larger glittered embellishments, they have been in my stash for years.
 
Nope...I'm not done with Christmas layouts, I'm still in the mood to create them so I've pulled another partial pack of Christmas paper and stickers from my enormous Christmas stash! So stay tuned and check back for more!
 
 
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Monday, December 15, 2014

April 2014 CKC cards

Finally here are the final cards I made with the April 2014 CKC kit and since I don't have any Christmas cards to share today, I figured these would fit the bill!.

I finally used the cork paper that I had put into the kit along with tons of scraps from the kit.

I used CTMH inks and stamps for these cards.

More scraps on the inside.
 
 
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

April 2014 CKC--Just B Fabulous

Here's another throw back Sunday, I created this layout a long while ago and I am just now getting around to sharing it.

Here is the first layout I created with my April 2014 CKC kit.
For this layout I used Sketch #200 from the Creative Scrappers blog.

The title was originally a 12 inch long strip and I cut it down to finally be able to use it. I made it prolly 6-7 years ago at a scrapbook convention as a make and take. The butterflies were originally part of the title as well.
 
My friend Wendy make lots of foam clay embellishments and I was lucky enough to be given a whole bowl full of them. They are made from an air dry clay and are extremely light and a bit foamy feeling.

I love when I can journal directly onto the paper.


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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Art Journal

I'm not entirely sure what to do with an art journal but everyone that I watch on you tube seems to have one.
 
I must say that I am very left brain (logical, OCD, I like math ok), scrapbooking is my attempt to allow my right brain (creative, flighty, artsy/fartsy) to work...I think I do fairly well with that! But that being said, my scrapbooking allows for lots of left brain antics like balance and symmetry...you get where I'm going with this right!
 
The whole concept of an art journal is total right brain to me, I have no idea what or how to work with it but I am going to try. Here are my first attempts, nothing glamorous here....
I have been playing around with one I bought recently. Basically I painted and stamped the background and then glued lots of randomness down.

I also spray misted a couple of pages, not sure where to go with these next, but I'm sure I will try something random on them...or maybe I will just glue in more randomness!!
 
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