Sunday, March 19, 2017

I'm back in the craft room

Yeah...Girl scout cookie sales are over for another year.  I have to thank my amazing new daisy leader for coming to my rescue this year and helping me with cookies.  Brande did all the money collecting and was my second pair of eyes.  Which came in handy twice to find missing cookies.  I have a great system as long as I don't forget to do an entry or two.  Which is really easy to do now that we are a troop of 50+.

Anyway enough of the blabbing.  I was just over on the DT blog at Lasting memories updating my challenges for next month.. Can't wait to get started with some spring themed challenges. So come back soon to see what they are.  I can tell you this much that I'll definitely be using my new TSR kit "echo park- Celebrate Spring/Easter"



Now to go and find just the right photos for such fun paper.  I'll be back soon to show it off, but in the  mean time know that I am happily crafting away

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Use your Stuff- dry embossing


Hi there, It's my turn to host the challenge at Use your Stuff.
If you're an avid paper crafter then chances are you have a bunch of embossing folder that you just had to have and now don't use.   This week we are asking you to break them out and create a project using dry embossing.  No folders no problem you can hand emboss with a stylus and stencil or just break out the pre embossed paper from your stash.
 
 
For my project I tried a technique I've see but never done.  I inked my sizzix wood grain folder from stampin up with distress ink then ran the paper through.  I love the end result as it almost looks like barn wood.

Pertty much everything on this card I've had in my stash for a long time.
The wood veneer "hi" is rubbed with blue chalk ink as well as the fabric ribbon. got the veneer in a pack from Michael's when wood phrases were just becoming hot.  The chalk is from the target dollar spot from 4yrs ago.   The adorable little bird is actually from a valentine card kit that I also picked up from target 2 years ago.  Bought it post holiday thinking the youngest would like making her own cards with them for next year.  Totally wrong.
 
The tiny flowers have been living in a cute glass jar for at least 10 yrs, so glad to use up a few more.
 
And there you have it my last creation for the Use your stuff team. 
I've had fun playing along with the challenges.  I'll probably pop in now and again as time allows as I'm coming up on my busy time of the year for scouts with trainings and camps
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join us at Use your Stuff

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thanksgiving with Stuck

I'm working my way through the box of photos in the scrap room and am up to November of 2014.
I decided to tweak the Stuck sketch a little to fit my photos theme but otherwise it is pretty similar.


Loving the giant Turkey. 
I used some more of my TSR kit simple stories " hello Fall " from the Oct 2016 kit.
Only have a few scraps left so you might be seeing another project to us it up.  Just need to find the time.  My weekends have been consumed by girl scout cookies.  2 weeks left
 
Thanks for stopping by to take a peak
 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Lasting memories "in the name of love photo challenge"


Welcome to the fourth and final challenge for in the name of love challenges.
 This week we are challenging you to use this photo for  inspiration for your layout.

 
I initially wanted to go with the red and black but my photo and papers available in the kit I was working from took my in another direction.  I did use the black, but that's it color wise.
 
The cluster of plates and candles reminded me of a butterfly so I went with that as an embellishment
 
And here it is:
 
 
I based my layout on the show us your stuff sketch challenge for February

 
I tried using a die and embossing plate with my cuttlebug. 
It is part of a prize pack I won last month.  Haven't figured it out just yet and the embossing didn't stand out on the busy pattern so I added glitter glue.  So kind of hand made but not.
 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join us at lasting memories
 
 
 


Design team call at Use your stuff

While I have enjoyed my time as a DT with Use your Stuff it's time for me to move on.  I'm headed into a busy camping and training season for girl scouts and don't think I can commit the time to crafting.  I'm having a rough time right now as we are just starting cookie sales and I help oversee the a troop of 50+ girls. 
 
The design team is a super supportive and creative group
and the best part of all is You don't have to have DT experience.
  You can be a scrapbooker, mixed media artist, ATC creator, card maker, bible journaler, project lifer, or anything in between....if you love to create and can make our challenges work within your medium then please apply.

 You do need to have a blog or FB page where you can highlight the challenges to others.  Our whole purpose is to motivate and inspire others so we want to get the word out there.   You  also need to be a FB member as our communication, challenges, etc are discussed in a FB group.

Your DT term would be from April until September with the option to return for a following term creating a minimum of 2 projects a month (ever other week).  You will also be hosting a challenge about once or twice a term depending on the rotation.
 
So if you're interested in joining the team here's what you need to do:
email Tammy at tampatha01@gmail.com with the subject line UYS DT Call.   Be sure to include a little blurb about yourself and your crafting as well as a link to your work or some examples.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Bingo with Use your Stuff

Happy Monday and welcome to use your stuff BINGO challenge
 
 
I used: brads, pink, hearts and ribbon to create this layout
of my husbands Aunt Diane funeral. 
 
 
I was inspired by  Scrap-n-sketch # 122
and paired it with my latest TSR kit fancy Pants " sweet nothings"
The papers are perfect for this challenge as it has the Pink and Red for the challenge.
 
I never thought I'd go with a valentine style paper to document a funeral but it works because Diane loved my children like they were her own grand kids.  She'd take them out for special one on one dates, taught them to crochet and tend roses.  She was truly special

 
I went with a solid piece to back my title work as the paper is rather busy.
I used multiple die cuts here: Wonderful banner, heart and don't forget.  I also have the brads holding it all in place

 
for my last two bingo items I have the different hand cut and wire clip heart as well as grey ribbon and a paper ribbon die cut for the bottom cluster
 
Thanks for stopping by to take a peak.  For more inspiration stop by Use your Stuff to see the other designers creations.
 
 
 

Friday, February 10, 2017

February Guest at Stick it down

I'm so excited to be featured as the guest double page designer for Stick it down.
 
I created another girl scout layout and featured last years world thinking day as February is the month that girl scouts celebrates the World association of girl guides and girl scouts.  There are over 144 countries involved in WAGGS, so it's a great time to learn about our sister scouts and the countries they live in.
 
 
 and here's the sketch that I used to create this months layout
 
 

For the left side of the layout I altered the photo sizes to fit the subjects
and on the right side I went with a larger Journal block which I swapped out for a smaller photo on the outer edge, however the general layout is pretty much the same.
 
 close up of the journaling as there was quit a bit to tell
 
Thanks for stopping by to take a look. 
You can find more inspiration from the Stick it down design team on the blog
 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Arrow and Hearts at Lasting memories

 This months "All in the name of Love challenges continues with using HEARTS or ARROWS.
Use one or both of these shapes on your layouts.  I used both for mine.
 I went with the heart paper as I was looking for some red to pull from the color of the Quad and it fit the challenge.  I used Creative Memories a year to remember paper line.  The arrows and paper bits are all from CM except for the blue cardstock.
 
 
I used the February Jump start from TSR
 
My layout has three photos as I squeezed in two pictures on the vertical photo spot.  I like how I was able to crop out the background and get more of the kids with their uncle. 
 

I wanted the title to stand out from the background paper so I mounted it onto solid card stock.
The letters are perfect too, as they are red and the J is topped with the heart.  I also did a bit of hand written title work too.  Finished the whole thing off by throwing in some sequence and a few enamel dots too

 
Close up of arrow cluster
 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join us at lasting memories