Monday, June 05, 2017

a gudrun sjoden paperdoll :)

 this was fun :)

gudrun sjoden is a super fantastic, fun, fabulous clothing line from sweden.
this is a paper doll art page inspired by their request for painting dots, stripes, gudrun(!), whatnot...

the main outfit is straight out of their summer catalog.
the other pieces and paper doll are julie nutting stamped images,
watercolor penciled and inked.
(the only parts of the page that I actually painted)  :)

the lovely striped rainbow cardstock is from altenew,
along with many of the embellishments on the page.
other pieces are from prima, queen and co., jenni bowlin, and project life.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

#tbt - scattered seeds : )

so, when I was creating the card with the Eastern Palace Suite (see post below), I remembered these flowers that came out so pretty way back when...

yes, I know they're totally different, but they still reminded me of them : )

from March 2007 for a very fun "traveling scrapbook" where a bunch of us all added pages...

#throwbackthursday #tbt

{hello, eastern palace}

with Stampin' Up!'s new release,
Eastern Palace Suite

 this is my project for the monthly get-together of Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends,
who have let me stay on with them even though I'm not a demonstrator any longer : )


for supply list and a couple of tips,
please see upload to my splitcoast stampers' gallery : )

Thursday, May 11, 2017

tbt: scraplifting the amazing Ngai Bartlam :)

#tbt #throwbackthursday

some paper prettiness from back in the day

2008 was an awesome, favorite year creatively - so many fantastic products were being created, the forums, blogs, websites were bursting with energy, there was a flow back and forth between the scrapbookers and designers and magazines and manufacturers - there was much creative fun to be had.  good times :) 

totally scraplifted - which is a nice way of saying totally rode her creative wave ;)
love to Ngaire Bartlam  xx

from the mojoholder challenge HERE

Sunday, May 07, 2017

only 364 days until the next national scrapbook day!

Yesterday was so much fun!

I be-bopped around lots of blogs and websites.  So many companies and designers put so much effort into making great challenges and inspiration for National Scrapbook Day.  I loved all of it!!  Thank yous to everyone who went all out :)


I made this page using Scrapbook and Cards Today's National Scrapbook Day sketch inspiration from their blog.   I'm usually always up for a two-page layout, but I liked the way this one came together much better as just one page.  I used mostly their amazing, amazing, amazing Hello Beautiful scrapbook kit.  It all fits so nicely together and is just perfect for these favorite gnome photos!!


I have actually had that large "paintbrush" sticker embellishment (Rebecca Sower, I believe!) for probably more than 10 years!  I've almost donated it a few different times, but it finally found its forever home on this page.  So fun and perfect to go with Lil Monet's paintbrush behind his back :)


That "delight" word is in acrylic, and it's so fantastic!  I love it.  I want a hundred words like that : )


The three hearts are actually a pre-made embellishment from Crate Paper - also a part of the Hello Beautiful kit.  They looked like they needed full shaker hearts, so I took the lazy way and made them faux-shaker hearts by gluing sequins randomly : )  (A little tip from me that you can snag!)


The tags behind the hearts have journaling on the backsides.  The gnome was designed by Richard Chappini of Ohio and was a part of a "Gnome and Garden" exhibit in the Holden Arboretum back in 2011.

One more Happy National Scrapbooking Day (er... Weekend!) to everybody!!

Supply list:

from Scrapbook and Cards Today's Hello Beautiful scrapbook kit:
Bazzill Basics Lily White cardstock
Simple Stories:  Love and Adore - Hello Beautiful patterned paper
Simple Stories:  Love and Adore - Sealed with a Kiss patterned paper
PhotoPlay Paper:  Bloom Stickers
Crate Paper:  Maggie Holmes' Chasing Dreams Ephemera
Crate Paper:  Maggie Holmes' Chasing Dreams Vintage Buttons
Studio Calico Seven Paper:  Puffy Alphabet Stickers
Acrylic word
Simple Stories:  Love and Adore Enamel Dots

other supplies:
Prima Marketing Rossibelle Flower
Stampin' Up! Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment Kit
Stampin' Up! Linen Thread
Rebecca Sower Designs:  Nostalgiques Sticker


Saturday, May 06, 2017

{mixed media challenge on}

joining in on a mixed media challenge on for national scrapbooking day #nsd

got hands just somewhat messy with this one!
the grungeboard hinges are gesso-ed and then inked and spritzed.
the photo is painted with an acrylic dabber and stencil.
the edges of things are distressed with a paper-edger-thing. :)

and, yes, I am still stuck on birds and keys! : )

*extensive* supply list:

idea-ology Wallflower paper stash
idea-ology Grungeboard - Elements
stampers anonymous Layering Stencil - Speckles
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo and Tea Dye
Distress Paint Dauber - Picket Fence
from Prima:
Color Bloom spray mist - Tea Stain
Say It In Crystals
Whisper White cardstock 12x12
Hodgepodge Hardware
Kraft Rope Trim
Roller Date Stamp
Journaling Pen - black
White Gesso primer
Jawbreakers - Candy Shoppe enamel
Pure Luxury Cardstock - pure white 8.5x11
from various etsy shops:
Somitape washi tape (I think!)
styrofoam birds' eggs
bronze key

*gesso hands*

it's here! it's here! {National Scrapbook Day}

It's the most wonderful time of the year...  sing with me! :)

Mike's in charge today so that I can scrap my heart out, as he phrases it!

First up, a challenge on the Creative Memories facebook page.
Creative Memories is where it all started for me with scrapbooking and crafting 16 years ago
(thank you, Cristal G.!!), so I can't have National Scrapbook Day without it.  Just wouldn't be right!

 This was a sketch challenge.  I saw it with only 25 minutes before it was due.
So, took about 20 minutes to put together, start to finish, after printing the sketch out and grabbing the materials (new Woodland collection for boys).  What an adrenaline rush!!

Unfortunately, I missed the deadline by 2 minutes, so I went ahead and edited the photos and watermarked them before posting :)
But still so fun!!
I love Creative Memories.  Great people.  Great quality.  Love :)

Thursday, May 04, 2017

tbt: Happy National Scrapbooking Day (almost)!

#TBT - ("Throw Back Thursday" for those of you who, like me, might have to ask their tween what a fleek is...)
National Scrapbook Day (International now?!) is coming!!  This Saturday!  I have much cleaning and organizing to do if I'm going to be able to create anything this weekend.  So, here is an old post with a little paper love : )   Do you have any links to share to some of your National Scrapbook Day fun, old or new?

I'm so excited!
Ellie and I are on the home page of SplitCoastStampers!
My "rock star" layout is heading up the notice about National Scrapbook Day fun at SCS :)

How cool is that?! (and how cool is my little rock star?! LOL)

I love National Scrapbook Day, because, even if I don't have time to scrap that day, it's still a great time to reflect on the awesome friendships, support and inspiration that can be found in this amazing hobby! I hope you have a great one!!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

inspired by sct sketch

inspired by the
Scrapbook and Cards Today April Sketch Challenge
(Sketch by Becky Fleck of PageMaps)

continuing my fun with challenges : )

 a lot of beauty in the nature elements,
a little light-hearted-ness thrown in here and there...

Roll Call 12x12 page

"Control Tower” by Cameron Hockenson
art installation at Villa Montalvo
Saratoga, California

Supplies (mixing new and old once more!):

Altenew papers, cardstock sticker, epoxy button, diecut, veneer shape (from their Reflection Scrapbook Kit)

Stampin’ Up! cardstock (Chocolate Chip and Whisper White); scalloped notecard (Chocolate Chip); ribbon (Baja Breeze stitched grosgrain); felt (Flower Fusion II); mini clothespin; Stampin’ Write markers (Soft Sky and Crumb Cake); jewels - rhinestone and basic pearl

Queen and Co. Twinkle Motifs (rhinestone swirl); Candy Shoppe Jellies (Lt. Blue)

Prima Marketing – Ingvild Bolme resin bird; flower embellishment

My Mind’s Eye 24/7 Cards – journaling card

7 Gypsies key

Lion Brand yarn (Bon Bons –Nature)

Misc. crown embellishment