Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Get Well card made using washi tapes and sketch design for layout and mini kit

Wish for better health




after editing: little chipboard green butterfly added to sub for the flower shown on the sketch



UYS  #351 link for current posts=


SNS #141 link for the card sketch challenge for March 2019= 



CKC link from the beginning of March to start picking papers from my stockpile to make my copy cat kit: (from my kit: background green floral CS and 3 washi tapes)



More pics:
before editing (missing the butterfly which I subbed for the flower on the sketch):


Suppliers/vendors notes:
a. buttons = my stash
b. dark green, green tonal stripe, and peach floral washi tapes plus the green floral CS = MME's Splendor
c. white glitter and micro thin mint green tapes; "Wish"; sticky note shaped like butterfly and green butterfly stick-ons = my stash
e. marshmallow CS for card base = Colorbok

Keeping commentary short for this posting. 

Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S


More pics from before the editing process=




Anniversary card made with need for washi tape and a sketch and a kit

Love Forever


Forever Love...#30 for my sister and brother-in-law




 after editing photo; sketch-wise reversed the layout; due to lots of prints, I moved the sentiments to above the heart/circle shape

UYS  #351 link for current posts= 5 tapes used

http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-351-washi-tape.html


SNS #141 link for the card sketch challenge for March 2019= 
https://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com/2019/03/card-sketch-141.html



CKC link from the beginning of March to start picking papers from my stockpile to make my copy cat kit: (from my kit: background green floral CS and 3 washi tapes)

https://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-2019-counterfeit-kit-challenge.html


More pics:
before editing (missing the butterfly which I subbed for the flower on the sketch):




Suppliers/vendors notes:
a. buttons = my stash
b. dark green, green tonal stripe, and peach floral washi tapes plus the green floral CS = MME's Splendor
c. heart sticker = Shimelle/American Crafts
d. white glitter and micro thin mint green tapes; and script stick-ons = my stash
e. marshmallow CS for card base = Colorbok

Keeping commentary short for this posting. Stay tuned for a get well card that I made with the combination of challenges that will be the next blog.

Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Layout about Rowena and 8 of her greats using CKC Mar 2019 kit and SNS no 173 sketch

If you have followed my blog postings this month you should have seen 2 other layouts featuring Rowena, my maternal grandmother, with some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. This layout shows the 8 'greats' posing and being silly.


Currently the oldest one in this group will be turning 29 soon and the youngest is now 14. 

Rowena passed about 2 years after this gathering, so as these 'greats' get older, I'm hoping that they will be pleased that I took time to take photos of them then and taking time now to scrapbook.



Grandma Rowena liked pink. Even her wedding dress was a dusty mauve pink. Though she's not in these snapshots but was seen in the previous 2 LOs, I wanted to have lots of pinks to honor her.



Link for SNS # 173 sketch design=


sketch created by Heather:


My tweaks to this reduced size layout (8.5" x 11" not classic 12" square): journaling is on a separate section/pocket card; title is smaller; top border was added; flower embellishment that I subbed with the cuckoo clock pocket card occupies more space; plus more embellishments scattered around. I mounted the 2 photos and the journal pocket card in order to get a little more color and pattern onto the LO. I just had to have the cuckoo clock included on some layout involving my maternal grandparents because they had one in their home.


Link for CKC's March 2019 Challenge #1 to 'frame it up'= Frame 1 I'm counting as the teal frame that embellishes the cuckoo clock pocket card. Frame 2 is the black and white swirly edge die-cut that embellishes the journal pocket card. If you consider photo backing/mounting papers to be framing the pics, then I would have 3 more frames.

https://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-2019-challenge-1-frame-it-up.html

Most of the papers and embellishments were seen in mini kits #1, #2, and #3 that I made a few days ago. Look at these photos:


At the very top of the right side of the file folder (in the above photo), the sticker sheet of different roses that came with the My Mind's Eye Splendor small kit is seen. I used a yellow rose and a dark pinkish red rose for the layout. About half of the MME Splendor kit was used in my March 2019 CKC blog kit. And approx. 30% of the layout is MME Splendor: 2 rose stickers, rose border washi tape, the peach floral print washi tape, the cuckoo clock pocket card, the large floral CS section, & the Moroccan tile CS strip.


The journal card shown on the LO is the reverse side to the one in the bottom L of the above photo that has soft mint green striped bordering. The teal frame, cuckoo clock pocket card, the peach floral washi tape, the mint green and white print paper (used for photo backing), the dark blue/teal CS, a section of the pink and white zig-zag was also used for photo backing, and a small section of the very large floral CS was used near the bottom edge were all creatively arranged onto the pale pink CS base!

The few small strips with swans' CS used on the R side of LO is the reverse side for the blue and pink Moroccan tile patterned CS.

The rose border washi tape and a long strip divided into 3 sections was taken from that Moroccan tile CS to use for the LO.



Summary:
Who?: 8 of my maternal grandparents' 30 great-grandchildren
What?: layout features 2 pics taken to document their attendance; I've used 2 blogs' challenges to help create and tell the story (SNS for the layout design inspiration and CKC for creating a kit and emphasizing frames)
Where?: activity room at grandma's assisted living facility where she was staying at that time
When?: January 2006
Why?: were able to gather in January 2006 to celebrate MY maternal grandma's #92 birthday.

Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Friendship theme card 2 combines Sketchy Saturday and SOS and CKC blog challenges

Celebrating friendship



Isn't this so sweet?!!! I haven't decided who to mail this to yet, but I love the little doily section at the top...and the soft pastel plaid paper section, the little lady bugs border sticker, the teal pearl gems, and ….

Some of the suppliers/vendors are:
a. peach floral washi tape and pocket card = My Mind's Eye
b. metallic ink stamp pads = Hampton Art
c. Bloom Where You Are Planted quote, leaves, stems set = Paper Sweeties website
d. teal blue pearl gems and teal blue flower stick-ons bought at Dollar Tree
e. "Marshmallow" white cardstock for the base of the card = Colorbok


Link-up participation elements for submissions to the following:

CKCB: March 6th was mini kit challenge; March 12th was Challenge #1 for frames

For the March 2019 challenge, instead of photographing 1 large kit, I took time to divide items into 6 mini kits. This photo shows March mini kit #1 from which most of the supplies for this card came from.
Would you consider the tape/sticker corner pieces to be a frame for the pocket card?

SOS #391: very subtle silver metallic stamped quote over the stems and leaves says "Bloom Where You Are Planted" ; inside which I didn't photograph is simply stamped "With love" in gold metallic ink


SK SAT #43: use the sketch design shown; for the sentiment, I didn't want to cover up this subtle design pocket card so I didn't put a message on that side of the sketch layout https://laurelseabrookdesigns.blogspot.com/2019/03/sketchy-saturday-with-i-heart-us.html


Tip the sketch design to its left and then cut off the bottom or right side white space and you should see my interpretation for the shaded areas shown on #43 Sketchy Saturday. The pocket card already had the peach stripe in the center of the card so I'm letting that represent the narrow rectangle shape on the sketch. The large outlined rose on that same pocket card fills up the circular shaded shape on the sketch. The plaid scrap section represents the lightest gray section shaded on the sketch and the doily helps represent the mid-gray section that extends up above the light gray section.


The base paper was stamped with gold metallic ink (leaves and stems), silver metallic ink (quote: Bloom Where You Are Planted), and white metallic ink (large circular rose-like flowers). For this card I decided to place teal blue flower stick-ons above the stamped stems. It does cover most of the white metallic ink stamped roses, though. 


If you pay close attention to subtle differences, this above pic shows the white circular flower shapes and you can see some silver but may not be able to read the words. I didn't want exactness. I wanted abstract.


Making cards in pairs seems to keep me better focused and getting more done in about the same time as I use most of the same kit supplies and stamping both backgrounds together. Yea! With the sketch, the friendship theme, the mini kit, etc. this card was made in about 1/2 hour!!! This is such a sweet friendly spring card!



                             A lovely card for my lovely best friend forever! This card shown above and the focus of my last blog post was also made from the same mini kit for CKC blog for March 2019.

Crafting in the wacky weather of north central IL, Becca S

Friendship theme card 1 for Sketchy Saturday and SOS and CKC blogs

Bloom Where You Are Planted expression is the creative driving force for this 1st friendship card


It will be given to my BFF when we meet in about 3 days! YEA! We live about 3+ hours of driving apart. The distance has been farther over the years since childhood. Being in the same state for the last 15 years has been better for both of us. So I'm really looking forward to seeing her!


Isn't this just the cutest spring floral mixed media special card that you've seen? Pearl gems, washi tapes, a rose wood veneer shape, and stamping with soft to mid-tone muted hues.



Look at the depth of layers and textures! My Mind's Eye is the producer for the green and peach washi tapes, corner tabs, and pocket card (was part of a full cut-a-part sheet). Black and white grid washi tape is by Dear Lizzy/American Crafts; and bff letter stickers are also American Craft product. Stamp set is from Paper Sweeties website and the metallic ink stamp pad set from Hampton Art. The base card color is "Marshmallow" by Colorbok.


Link-up participation elements for submissions to the following:

CKCB: March 6th was mini kit challenge; March 12th was Challenge #1 for frames

For the March 2019 challenge, instead of photographing 1 large kit, I took time to divide items into 6 mini kits. This photo shows March mini kit #1 from which most of the supplies for this card came from.
Would you consider the tape/sticker corner pieces to be a frame for the pocket card?

SOS #391: small teal blue letters "bff " were added to the bottom right of the pocket card; inside which I didn't photograph is simply stamped "With love" in gold metallic ink


SK SAT #43: use the sketch design shown; for the sentiment, you can consider the "Bloom Where You Are Planted" or "bff"


Tip the sketch design to its left and then cut off the bottom or right side white space and you should see my interpretation for the shaded areas shown on #43 Sketchy Saturday.



The base paper was stamped with gold metallic ink (leaves and stems), silver metallic ink (quote: Bloom Where You Are Planted), and white metallic ink (large circular rose-like flowers).


If you pay close attention to subtle differences, this above pic shows the white circular flower shapes and you can see some silver but may not be able to read the words. I didn't want exactness. I wanted abstract.



                             A lovely card for my lovely best friend forever!

Crafting in the wacky weather of north central IL, Becca S

Carol of the Birds theme Christmas card no 2 with black lettering

"When rose the eastern star, the birds came from afar...." song written by Joan Baez


Singing Christmas hymns and carols is a favorite way to express joy and merriment during the advent season! 


This card is sharing some merry with cute birds, glitter, and some mixed media embellishments:



3 challenges were combined to make this black-lettered version:
a. Jingle Belles 19:06 "Rockin' Robin" or use of any bird on Christmas/New Year holiday card

b. 12 Months of Christmas Link Up blog March 2019 challenge using 3 brads, buttons, and/or bows (or mix and match)

c. Sketchy Saturday #42 challenge by Laurel Seabrook Designs

sketch #42=


my sketch interpretation in card form with a slightly different angle than the top photo--



Design notes:
a. For Sk Sat= I have 3 sections created by 2 kraft snowflake accented tag labels (YES! So easy to apply!) with a sticky note type tag for the sentiment "MERRY"
b. Instead of the shamrock, I have a red glitter bow sticker in opposite location
c. I have a base cardstock (called "marshmallow" white) with a dark green watercolor/mottled cardstock section and a pink dot on red print paper section on top of that.
d. JB's theme was a bird and I have birds on the sticker and I stenciled the bird in the bottom section
e. 12 M of C theme was 3 of brads, buttons, and /or bows= I've used (1) black thread tied bow; (2) red glitter bow sticker; and (3) red glitter heart on gold clothespin that is acting like a brad fastener.
f. a subtle little difference I added for this card was to mark a little black dot in the center of all the white snowflakes on the kraft tag labels. So they are not daisies, they are actually snowflakes (I just have a lousy cell phone camera function!)

I love the mixed media approach to getting the challenges combined together. It has certainly made an unique Christmas card!

Becca S

Carol of the Birds theme Christmas card 1 in silver lettering

and heaven and nature sing

"When rose the eastern star, the birds came from afar...." song written by Joan Baez


3 challenges were combined to make this silver lettered version:
a. Jingle Belles 19:06 "Rockin' Robin" or use of any bird on Christmas/New Year holiday card

b. 12 Months of Christmas Link Up blog March 2019 challenge using 3 brads, buttons, and/or bows (or mix and match)

c. Sketchy Saturday #42 challenge by Laurel Seabrook Designs

sketch #42=


my sketch interpretation in card form with a slightly different angle than the top photo--


Design notes:
a. For Sk Sat= I have 3 sections created by 2 kraft snowflake accented tag labels (YES! So easy to apply!) with a sticky note type tag for the sentiment "MERRY"
b. Instead of the shamrock, I have a red glitter bow sticker in about the same location
c. I have a base cardstock (called "marshmallow" white) with a dark green watercolor/mottled cardstock section and a pink dot on red print paper section on top of that.
d. JB's theme was a bird and I have birds on the sticker and I stenciled the bird in the top section
e. 12 M of C theme was 3 of brads, buttons, and /or bows= I've used (1) black thread tied bow; (2) red glitter bow sticker; and (3) red glitter heart on gold clothespin that is acting like a brad fastener.

I love the mixed media approach to getting the challenges combined together. It has certainly made an unique Christmas card!

Becca S

Friday, March 15, 2019

Birthday card made using 3 challenge prompts along with a challenge kit

Lucky U...Special Day...Happy Day...


We need a birthday card for this weekend, so LRW's #488 Boyz II Men challenge was a great opportunity to creatively add-in Inspired By's #63 Dish It Up prompt with photo image and a provided sketch image (if you want to use) along with UYS #350 Stitching--Real or Faux.



Little Red Wagon #488 Boyz II Men post for link-up=


Use Your Stuff #350 Stitching--Real or Faux post for link-up= 


Inspired By #63 challenge from Laurel Seabrook Designs link-up=




and a new addition to the IB challenges--Laurel is sharing a sketch design based on the photo prompt that you can use but aren't required...I was definitely inspired by this one but I didn't do a literal interpretation of it=




Design notes:
a. for UYS= fake stitching around the large circle and the darling circle embellishing with a super long length of black thread...a nod to the stitching theme
b. for LRW= no flowers or ribbons or anything fru-fru
c. for IB= my nod to the dishes are the many round shapes; colors of green, white, and blue
d. sketch= I added the large circle for visual interest then instead of 2 columns of same size circles I decided to have nesting type sizes and to layer up
e. seasonal/holiday= nod to St. Patrick's Day with the shamrock and coin stickers
f. 3 of the papers are in my new March 2019 CKC blog kit and the others have been in my scraps bag or leftover paper from previous CKC kits; and they all started out in my 100 PPC's 2019 starter kit
Here's some photos shown in a post from this morning so you can spot a few of the patterned papers:




Suppliers:
a. green watercolor/mottled base cardstock and 2 of the white and blue patterned papers = Colorbok
b. pale blue stripe paper and blue on cream dot paper = The Paper Studio
c. other papers = ?
d. the washi/paper tape strip = My Mind's Eye Splendor collection 2018
e. gold glitter tape and 2 sets of alpha stickers = ?
f. shamrock and gold coin stickers = ?; bought last year
g. black thread = from my sewing basket



I love how this all came together! The colors, mix of prints, nods to the challenges make this an interesting birthday card for anyone. Below is the 'sibling' card made at the same time. Instead of tracing 1 circle on each patterned paper, two did the trick. I just tweaked the layout arrangement and some of the embellishments to make a difference between them.



Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S