Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Turning Fifteen birthday card

Supplies: cardstock (unknown), patterned paper (Carta Bella), pearls (Melissa Frances), ribbon (unknown), Silhouette

Today I am sharing how I made this card on Samantha Walker blog.  It is made using only Silhouette cuts - no stamping involved!

I really like how it turned out. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Samantha Walker Creative Team November Blog Hop

Welcome to Samantha Walker Creative Team Blog Hop! This month's theme is Thankful!

You should have arrived here from Aimee's blog. This month's giveaway is the Carta Bella Paper Giddy Up Boy 12x12 Collection Kit!

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The winner will be announced on Monday, 11/18 on Samantha's Facebook Page.

Now to my project.  I am thankful for my parents.
I used this picture of my mom and Eli taken during my parents visit this past August. I wish we would have more moments like that.

I used Samantha Walker Traditions paper collection for Carta Bella.

I took three sheets of 6x6 paper, curled the corners and used them as my photo mat. I tied them together with twine using the pre-punched holes in the paper.

I added few stickers from the same collection, handcut flowers and pearls.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Sky's the Limit

In the last week and a half I am organizing my new scrap room/home office - unpacking, moving furniture, deciding what goes where.I think I am about 80% done. I forgot how great it feels to have an organized space. The work is not done yet (where are my crafting mats and my Revolution??) but I felt like I have to "test" my new space and make a layout.

I picked a picture that Eli brought from school. His speech teacher Mrs. Peterson took it and sent it home (I already love Mrs. Peterson!). I used sketch 31 from "Yotzot mehakavim" blog and new "Rough and Tumble" collection by Samantha Walker for Carta Bella.

Supplies: patterned paper, chipboard (Carta Bella), envelope (Recollections), stencil (Jenni Bowlin), sparkle texture and paint (Martha Stewart)

I added an envelope behind the picture for hidden journaling. I want to write down how Eli and I are adjusting to the kindergarten and all the conflicting thoughts I am struggling with right now.

I used Martha Stewart sparkle texture medium with some metallic paint to add a little interest to the corners.

Creating does make me happy and with my new scraproom I also feel like the sky's the limit ;-)

Monday, November 4, 2013

Scrap It Girl November challenge

Hello my dear blog readers.Weeks pass by and I still can't get back to that place where I was able to devote few hours a week doing what I love the most - playing with paper. But today I do have something to share. I really stepped out of my comfort zone here and made 4 mini canvases. I was inspired by a special person I know. Her name is Carrie and I made this thinking about her. I am not sure what I think about the final results. I have this strange thing, I always like my layouts but usually I am very critical of myself when I am trying to do something different. But I enjoyed working on this project very much.

This month I host the Scrap It Girl Challenge. The challenge is to use stencils (check the picture of the prize pack on my left side bar!) I used 4 different types of stencils here, one of them (letter C) I cut out using Silhouette Cameo. I used Faber Castell gelatos, glitter glaze and modeling paste, mist, inks and sharpie.

I snapped few pictures along the process.

Check what other DT members did using stencils and don't forget to submit your project.