From the kit: patterned paper, die-cuts, stickers, mini clothes pins, craft paper bag, green note card, May Arts ribbon. Other: Love My Tapes adhesive fabric tape, SRM sticker sentiment. I stamped the paper bag with a stamp from the Hearty Hearts Backgrounds Stamp Set by SP & Co. using Colorbox watermark ink. And here is this week's color combo:
Ali has a great sketch posted today at Sketches: Creatively Yours and the design team has added their own personal touches for your inspiration. Here is my interpretation:
Papers by Sassafras Lass (Cherry Delicious and Elle's Tale), Core'dinations cardstock, American Crafts Thickers, Jolee's dimensional stickers, Zig paint pen, Bic marker, unknown journaling spot. I cut the cursive part of my title with my Cricut (Opposites Attract cartridge). Here is sketch 23-11, which I rotated 90 degrees clockwise:
We're having some "quiet time" before the rest of the family arrives for the big dinner, so I figured I'd post my Thanksgiving crafts:
I cut the leaves with my Cricut Expressions 2 (Cricut Essentials and Designer Calendar cartridges) from a bunch of scraps of paper -- Scenic Route (Salem), K&Co., GCD Studio (Lost in Paradise), Jillibean Soup (Staples on Kraft). Sassafras alphabet stickers, Tim Holtz distress ink, Colorbox pigment ink. I adhered the leaves to the vine wreath with my hot glue gun.
Then the kids (and Grammy) made some place holders for the table:
I used scraps of American Crafts cardstock and 2 punches (circle and flower).
Bella Blvd papers and stickers (One Fall Day; Sunny Happy Skies), Core'dinations cardstock, Glossy Accents, Doodlebug Designs jewels, Sakura gel pen, Bic Marker, Sticky Thumb foam adhesive, Therm-o-web adhesive runner. I started out with the Bella Blvd sketch below, but things seemed to want to go their own way...
This weeks Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo was posted today and for my gate-fold card I tried something different -- at least for me: heat embossing. But instead of a stamp, I used the October Afternoon rubber charm that matched the paper:
October Afternoon paper (5 & Dime) and button (Campfire) , Core'dinations/Tim Holtz cardstock, Colorbox watermark ink, Zing clear embossing powder (American Crafts), Sakura white gel pen (I added some Ranger distress ink in Antique Linen to make the white less white.), unknown floss. And here is this week's combo:
I'm in love with Jillibean Soup at the moment, so I subscribed to The Card Kitchen :)
For this LO I used the November 2011kit: Duch Mustard Soup papers and journaling sprouts. From my stash: Jillibean Soup Chicken Noodle Soup paper and sugar pick; American Crafts cardstock, WRMK floss, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, Bic Marker, and Ribbon by the Yard - Faux Suede Orange Stitched. The title was cut with the Cricut Expressions 2 (Opposites Attract cartridge). I'm addicted to this crisscross stitching, which was pierced with Sew Easy (blanket head).
For my card, I dug into my scrap file to look for patterned paper that matched this challenge. Here is what I came up with, quick and simple:
The white card base was bought at JoAnns. The red paper is Cosmo Cricket (Garden Variety); the green paper and scalloped tag are Scenic Route (Salem). I added an adhesive journaling tag (Reminisce) to the center of the scalloped one because it wasn't white. Sassafras glitter alphas. The flowers are a stamp from Woodware USA that didn't really work on the slick surface with the ink I used. When I wiped it off it left a faint outline that I colored with Bic markers then added some Glossy Accents to the center. I really liked the result :)
I hope you can play along with this weeks Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo! And if you are wondering what I meant by "my scrap file" here is a picture:
I bought this a few years ago to store cardstock and paper, but it got too heavy and wasn't really easy to find things. Now I keep my patterned paper sorted by collection in plastic bags in a bin on the floor by my desk. The cardstock is sorted by color in a Kaisercraft paper storage unit on my desk (you can see it in the background of the photo). Leftovers go in the file sorted by color, patterned paper in the front half and cardstock in the back.
Apparently Dada's family (& friends) had never seen this cake-cutting technique where you cut a circle in the center before cutting slices. Grammy took so many pictures -- and everyone was watching me cut that cake -- that I decided to make a LO of the step-by-step:
Bella Blvd - Sophisticates - papers, American Crafts cardstock and glitter Thickers, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, We R Memory Keepers floss, Colorbox chestnut ink, unknown buttons. Stitching holes were pierced with the WRMK Sew Easy (Blanked and Zig Zag heads). Part of the title was cut with my Cricut Expressions 2 (Opposites Attract cartridge). This LO was inspired by Allison Davis' Sketch Support 2-page #22. It's been a while since I made my own embellishments... those flowers and twirls don't really find their way onto my boy layouts :)
It's been a while since I did a layout without a sketch...
Core'dinations embossed cardstock, Karen Foster paper, Jollee dimensional stickers, Thickers, unknown buttons, baker's twine from DKMdiva. I used "3"s instead of "m"s in grammy and I love how they look like hearts :)
For my card I decided to play with the Martha Stewart Happy Birthday punch I got last Christmas and never opened. I really liked the layered effect!
The polka dot paper came with a Klutz Handmade Cards Kit,American Crafts cardstock, Offray ribbon, Maya Road pin, Prima adhesive jewels, Creative Charms flower, mini pearl brad from Eyelet Outlet & Brads. The layers were popped up with foam adhesive (Sticky Thumb and EK Success).
I was going through my printed photos but the sketch reminded me of a wreath so much that I decided to make one:
The title was cut with my new Cricut Expressions 2, which I won at The Scrap Review (I can't even thank them enough!) I used the following cartridges: Opposites Attract and Designer Calendar. The scalloped circles were cut with an EK Success punch. Cardstock: DCWV and Colorbok. DCM floss; eyelets from Eyelet Outlet and Brads.