September 20, 2015
September 7, 2015
1. Bazzill cardstock - Mustard dots cut to 4.25 x 5.50
2. Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz "Travel Blueprint"(CMS148) - Camera
3. Stampin Archival Ink Black (#140931)
4. Fishers small corner punch
5. Tim Holtz Distress Stains - Broken China
6. Copic markers - BG72 Broken China
7. Stamping Up washi tape
The following items were used to create this card:
1. Bazzill cardstock - Grey cut to 4.25 x 5.50
2. DCWV cardstock "Cafe Mediterranean" cut to 4.5 x 6.5
3. Michael's Recollection cardstock - White cut to 3.75 x 5
4. Julie Nutting stamp - Mindy
5. Stampin Up Archival Black ink #140931
6. Copic Markers:
- E11 Barley Beige
- BG13 Mint Green
- BG72 Ice Ocean
- BG09 Blue Green
- E57 Light Walnut
- Y19 Napoli Yellow
7. Fishers Large corner rounder
8. Stamping Up 1 3/4 scallop punch
9. Marvy Uchida Extra Jumbo 1 1/2 circle punch
1. Bazzill cardstock - Red cut to 4 x 6
2. Tim Holtz Distress stains - Barn door
3. Stamping Up clear mount stamp - Word of Art #134114
4. Stampin Up ink: Bashful Blue, Regal Rose, and Pear Pizzazz
5. Michael's Recollection cardstock - White cut to 5.25 x 3.25
The following items were used for this project:
1. Michael's Recollection cardstock - Red cut to 5.5 x 5.5
2. Michael's Recollection cardstock - Yellow cut to 1.5 x 5.25
3. DCWV "Silky Smooth" cardstock - Brown cut to 3.5 x 5.25
4. My Mind's Eye " In Bloom" - cut to 5.25 x 5.25
5. Bazzill cardstock - Grey cut to 1.5 x 5.25
6. Tim Holtz's Distress Stain - Mustard seed and Vintage photo
7. The Stamps of Life " Coffee 4 Two and Coffee 4 two die set
8. Stamping Up "Stamping Write" marker - Gumboil green and Chocolate chip
9. Sizzix Big Shot machine
10. Ranger Archival ink - Black
Heidi Swapp Marquee Letters
This was my first project back to scrapping in a long time. I have seen these letters all over YouTube and I wanted to give it a try. I did not realize that they are made out of a heavy cardboard material. I did paint the inside front and back with the Claudine Hellmuth paints (which I love) and it held up really well. Greatly impressed. The kit came with everything you see below in the 1st picture except you have to add batteries. The additional material issued was:
1. Lavender duct tape (used on the sides the letters)
2. Recollections 12x12 glitter cardstock (Light green)
3. Claudine Hellmuth paints (yellow pastel and landscape green) were mixed together to make a lighter shade of light green to match the cardstock.
I heavy duty glitter yardstick was a challenge to work with since it gives very little for wiggle. I had to cut the letters slightly smaller in order for it to lay in the recesses of the letters. Also you will have to cut the holes as well. I used my small crocodile to cut out the holes. However you still have to make the holes extra large to accommodate for the light bulbs. If you are not extremely careful you can ruin your letters. I used the end of one of my paint brushes and twisted it through to make the hole larger for the bulbs to go into the holes. Some videos had members painting the whole letter in different colors. Some members chose light weight paper and others chose to leave it white but change the bulb color. I am thinking of changing mine to a purple color but not sure as of yet. I scrap room colors are light green, light purple and beige. These colors are very peaceful to me. I plan on completing more projects like this down the line as well as focusing on creating page layouts to become more proficient.
September 1, 2015
It has definitely been a while since I have made a blog post but I'm happy to say that I'm back. I made a couple of cards and I'm currently working on a couple page layouts.
Life has been challenging and full of lows the last couple of years. My kids and I moved to a new place. My new craft space is a small section of my closet. Most of my craft items are located in the garage in a storage closet due to lack of space. If I need an item I go to the garage to get it. I only store tools out there. I had to re-think how I keep my items stored.
For now I am trying to get my mojo or get my groove back. I'm trying to get the creativity flowing in. That is the biggest challenge other than trying to find time as a single-parent working with teenage girls and a full-time job. So it going to be slow getting back into crafting but I definitely looking forward to this challenge to be creativity and have a source of relaxation.
Scrapbooking has always been a love of mine. I maybe I can get some more followers; take part in more scrap challenges but that's definitely a term goals are working towards. I'm not going to stress myself out with trying to meet a whole bunch of deadlines or anything like that. I just want to keep focused on doing things that make me happy.
I'm not by any means an expert I haven't taken any classes. The things I make are very simple. I watch a lot of YouTube scrapping videos to give myself inspiration and to learn something new. The biggest thing about this crap that I love so much is that it's your own spin on. It is your own creativity and you don't have to be an expert to produce something beautiful and meaningful cuz in the end it's all about crafting what you love crafting.
Another goal of mine is to make videos for my youtube channel. I've only posted two videos it is definitely a steep learning curve for me but I am up for the challenge. Hopefully I can bring more people along with me on this journey that I am happy to be on even though it has taken me awhile to get here anyway this was too short and sweet and I just want to say thank you all for coming along with me on this great new adventure.