Sunday, January 12, 2014

January 2014 - Non-challenge related

I seem to typically only post my projects up when they are related to a challenge but I wanted to get some things posted that I have created in the last few weeks.
First off here are my Christmas 2013 items:

 Supplies for the card are:

  • PTI White and Winter Wisteria cardstock
  • Snowflake Medley stamps and die
  • Think Big Favorites #20 for the inside sentiment
  • SSS Falling Snow Stencil
  • White Dreaweaver embossing paste
  • Wink of Stella clear on the front snowflake
  • Ink - PTI Winter Wisteria and Soft Snow. 
I couldn't help but add in this photobomb pic - thanks to my cat Gracie:
For years I have been wanting to make my tags for the gifts we give and I hadn't done so until this year - the picture is from my cellphone so it is not great:
Supplies for the tags are:
  • PTI Polka Dot Parade #9 die 
  • DCWV Christmas Creations stack - various green paper sheets
  • PTI Pure Poppy cardstock for the tag itself
  • My Creative time XL Label Borders and die
  • Martha Stewart White Embossing powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Mistletoe trimmings 
 Here are a few scrapbook pages I have made so far this year:
  •  DCWV The Spooky Time stack:

  • DCWV The Pumpkin Patch stack and The Rustic Stack

Thanks for looking.  I am so excited that I have completed 4 scrapbook pages so far for 2014.  They might not be the most current pictures in my pile but they are now completed pages and I am getting my mojo going again.  Leslie


PTI Make It Monday #147: Multi-layer Images from a Single Stamp

This weeks PTI challenge can be found here.  The goal is to create a multi-layered image from a single stamp.  That was hard for me to do because what I admire most about the PTI line of products is that they are designed to be step stamped - meaning each layer is it's own stamp so you can build the way you want.  Not all of their stamps are that way but 99.9% of the ones I own are either buildable or single image/sentiment. .

Finally I decided to use the Big Ticket Basics and corresponding die.  The inks are:  Soft Stone, Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice & Hibiscus Burst.  The paper is White Stamper Select and Hibiscus Burst pattern in stripes.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!  Leslie 

DCWV - January Stack-a-holic Challenge

Post 2 for January 12, 2014.  I am just rolling with my blog posts today.  This post is related to DCWV Diary January challenge found here.  I completed a project using both the page sketch and the card sketch.
 The page sketch is:
My project used the Crafty Christmas stack that was out in December 2012 (I think).  My goal this year is to use supplies I already own and complete more challenges and scrapbook pages.  The page is of my nieces Brooke and Peyton by their Christmas Tree for 2013.  The stickers are red glitter Recollections from Michaels and everything else is from the Crafty stack.

The card sketch is:
Miss Peyton turned two yesterday so I used this sketch to create her birthday card.  I love the bright colors in the Birthday Wishes stack so I chose that one for this project.  The stamp is Papertrey Ink Quilled Elegance stamped in Raspberry Fizz ink and the button in the middle of the flower is a Raspberry Fizz button (all PTI).  The stitching line was cut using PTI's Stitched Lines Die and threaded with some We R Memory Keepers floss.  I found a great video on YouTube (here) showing how to make these accordian style flowers - I tried my own first and it didn't work well and the first one I tried after watching the video was great but it was about 6" wide which was too large for the card.  Third time's the charm!  The card size is 6" x 6" and I made a custom envelope (not shown) with my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch board - this is a great contraption!!! 
Thank you for taking a look and have a great day!  Leslie
**********EDITED TO ADD - 1/31/14 - please check out the Top 10 for January here.  My card was in the top 10 and I was one of the two random winners of some great DCWV prizes.  DCWV really treats their customers well. 

Stuck on U Sketches - January 3rd Sketch

I am doing good this year so far - I don't make resolutions exactly but I do set goals for myself and so far I am thrilled that I am keeping up with my goals.  Here it is the 12th of January and I am posting my second blog post for the year and will be posting three more posts after this all before the end of the day today.  Crazy for me but very exciting!!
Some of my goals related to crafting for 2014 are:  do more scrapbooking, use supplies I already own, complete challenges instead of just looking at them and moving on and post more on my blog.  Another goal that will tie in with my crafting (mainly scrapbooking) is to take more pictures.  I remember the camera when I go to family events, etc, but I never remember to use it.  Hence taking more pictures will turn into more scrapbooking pages.
Ok, enough rambling.  I saw the following sketch posted over at Stuck on U Sketches on January 3rd and got inspired to working on the stack of photographs my sister has given me of my nieces (her girls).  Here is the sketch:

The picture I used is from 2012 and is from July 4th while out preparing to watch the local firework display.

The paper is all DCWV that I have on hand...various stacks.  The stripe and stars is from a christmas stack from a few years ago, the solid blue and the blue pattern is from one of their ultimate stacks and the Independence Day was cut on my Cricut using the Graphically Speaking cartridge with some while glitter DCWV cardstock.  The red rhinestones are from my stash.  It has been forever since I got out my Cricut to work on a project for myself - I have used it for things for others but not myself.  Thanks for looking and I am so excited to have one scrapbook page down for this year (even though the photo is from 2012 this still counts as a 2014 success).