April 24, 2015

Live the Life You Love...

Hi there!

This week I'm sharing a hockey page. And this is one of my favourite hockey photos, ever! I love how you can see both Nick's face and his jersey number/name. It was taken by Jamie Fitzgerald who takes photos at all the Golden Rockets home games and many away games, too. She does a fantastic job! You'll be seeing a couple more photos in the next few weeks.

Papers: Teresa Collins, Crate Paper, Unknown; Embellishments: Teresa Collins,
Studio Calico, My Minds Eye, American Crafts; Stamps: Heidi Swapp, 7 Gypsies,
My Minds Eye; Stampin Up Embossing Powder, Glimmer Mist

I am trying to make a dent in my scraps and I found this old piece of Crate Paper that I think was part of their very first line! And the My Minds Eye rub on in the background is very old and was a great way to add a little texture to my photo cluster. I love it when old supplies work well with new supplies.

Thanks for looking!



April 17, 2015

With Brave Wings She Flies

Hi there!
Today I am sharing a very special birthday card I made for my daughter's 19th Birthday.

I was inspired by a card that Tammy Tutterow posted on her blog. I just loved the quote and thought it was perfect for my daughter who is just finishing her first year of college and has done so well.

For the background, I coloured one side of an embossing folder with some Gellatos. I sprayed the folder quite liberally with water and ran the paper through the Cuttlebug. I used a wet paintbrush to blend in any white areas that the Gellatos didn't colour and let it dry.

Once it was dry, I tore the edges, and used my Distress Tool and Vintage Photo to make it look grungy. I stamped the butterfly with Archival Ink and filled in the blue with Gellatos and a water brush. Then to give it a little shimmer, I used a Wink of Stella brush pen.
This is such a fun technique and I love how I started with a white piece of cardstock and finished with this dramatic card.
Thanks for looking!

April 12, 2015

Fan Favorite

Hi there!

Now that Nick's hockey season has been over for some time, I thought I had better get the rest of his hockey photos scrapped. His graduation is coming up in only a couple ofmonths and I know that those hockey pics would never even get printed, never mind scrapbooked!

So, here is the first of three hockey layouts that I wanted to get done. Which, is funny, because it really isn't much of a hockey page, per se.

Papers: Echo Park Designs, Embellishments: Echo Park, Simple Stories,
American Crafts, Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp, EK Success; Stamp: Heidi Swapp;
Photo courtesy of Jamie Fitzgerald

This is an older collection from Echo Park, but I love the masculine colours of this line.  I haven't done the journaling on this page yet, because the story is kind of personal. It's funny how I find that empty journaling card so glaring!

I have had the "Favorite" acrylic stamp from Heidi Swapp for sometime and I knew it would work perfectly for my title, but I didn't want to risk stamping over the layers of paper. So, I stamped it on paper, wet embossed it and then fussy cut around the word.  I love it!

See what I did with this embellishment cluster? He played for the "Rockets". And he won a "fan" award. LOL! I giggled to myself the whole time I put that together. ;)
Thanks for looking!


April 2, 2015

Angry Bird

Hi there!
I'm not much of a "theme" supply scrapper. And I usually don't do cutesy either. But for some reason, this travel album is very themed and cutesy!  Oh well, I'm going with it and I'm really liking the results.

Papers: We R Memory Keepers, Fancy Pants: SVG Cuts: Kerri Bradford,
Scrapbook & Cards Today; Miscellaneous: jute, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Like last week, I used up some really old papers from my stash. These We R Memory Keepers papers have the little birds on them and I thought that if this wasn't the perfect layout for the subject, I didn't know what would be.

And I can't help but smile when I see this page.

Thanks for looking!