February 21, 2013

SOUS Die Cut Challenge - Write

Hello again!

Today's Stuck On U Sketches Diecut Challenge was to use something that had to do with writing... pens, papers, pencils, books, etc. That was the perfect theme to work with this silly photo of our dog, Miley.

Out for Publication!
Check back soon for image to be added!

Papers: Crate Paper, Pebbles, October Afternoon, Bazzill Basics; Die cuts: Cricut (Fabulous Finds), SCAL (Fishsoup Font); Spellbinders (Pagemaps Labels & Tags); Punches: Fiskars, EK Success; Stickers: My Minds Eye, Martha Stewart, Echo Park; Stamps & Ink: 7 Gypsies, Close to my Heart, Studio Calico, American Crafts, Distress Ink; Other: American Crafts Flair, October Afternoon brads, Mr Huey's spray  mist, staples, twine, acrylic paint

Using the Fabulous Finds Cricut Cartridge, I made this clipboard from kraft cardstock. It's a pretty cool diecut because it make the board and the clip in one cut and then you fold over the clip just like in real life. So, to give it more of a realistic feel, I painted it in silver acrylic paint. I also cut two of the paper edges with the same cartridge and the Fiskars notebook punch.

I also used the Fabulous Finds cartridge to make this cute little paper clip. I've had this cartridge since I first got my machine and have always wanted to make the clips, but just never got around to it. I love it so much, you may be seeing it in many projects to come! ;)

I'm not sure if it shows very well in the photo, but I "wrote" the title with my Cricut and SCAL and used the negative space, backed with patterned paper.

Be sure to check out the SOUS blog to see all the other cool pages using this theme.

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!

February 8, 2013

SOUS 100th Sketch Blog Hop Winner!

Hello again!!

Just popping in to announce the winner of the Stuck On U Sketches 100th Blog Hop RAK. (whew! that's a mouthful!)

Of the 44 commenters, picked.......

#25 - Universal Heart

Congratulations! Please email me at as soon as possible and I will send out the package of embellies that I have put aside for you.

Thank you to everyone who joined in the hop and your kind words about my work means the world to me!


February 7, 2013

SOUS Diecut Challenge - Balloon

Hi there!

Today's Stuck on U Sketches Diecut Challenge was to use a balloon.

I chose this "selfie" photo that my daughter uploaded to Instagram to document this time in her life where she is making decisions about the future. My journaling is hidden on the tag behind this photo.
Papers: Pink Paislee, Unknown vellum; Diecuts: Pink Paislee; Title: Cricut & SCAL, Going Places, Indie Art,
Arial font; My Mind's Eye brad and floss; Pumice Stone Distress Ink

Vellum is becoming a hot new product again and I LOVE that! For once, hoarding supplies has paid off for me! ;)

I used my Cricut, SCAL and a Lori Whitlock SVG file to cut two mint and one blue balloon and then three beige coloured pieces of scrap vellum. Then I layered the beige piece over each of the coloured balloons and sewed them onto the background paper. Then I folded the beige pieces up to give them dimension. I know they will flatten down in the album, but they make me happy right now. LOL!

Be sure to stop by the SOUS blog to check out all the other beautiful designs using balloons and be sure to upload your layout or card using die cut balloons!

Thanks for looking!