Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Vacation Scrapping

 It has been over a year since our Eastern European trip and I am still trying to get it scrapped.  I tend to scrap for awhile and then make cards for awhile. Scrapping can be stressful for me at times as I struggle to find the pictures that best tell my story.  And then it is deciding on a design and papers.  Finally, there is the journaling, title and embellishments.  Whew!  So why do I do it?  Because I love to tell my story...be it about travel, the grandkids or just everyday life.

So while I tend to overthink what I do and set my creativity bar a little high, I want to emphasize to you that there is no right or wrong way to scrapbook.  If you just want to mount your pictures and add some journaling, that is perfectly OK.  Another option is to do pocket scrapbooking or select a small album and select your most memorable pictures. The important thing is to tell your story!

This layout tells the story of our visit to the Dohany Street Great Synagogue in Budapest. I found it to be a very moving experience.

Design credit goes to Close to My Heart.  I did some stash diving for my papers and I love how they blend. The title and embellishments were cut on the Cricut.

I will be submitting this layout to the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge.  Please visit there to see more ways to use color in your paper crafting.

I have a few more layouts going...I will try to share them soon.

Until then...


Saturday, October 3, 2020

Another Craft Roulette project...

 The Craft Roulette live broadcast is held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evenings.  The hubby was helping farm last evening, so I logged in and decided to participate.  I think some of the participants actually do their project in real time.  Not me! I need to check out Pinterest for ideas, my Evernote to decide on my papers and stamps, and then mull  that over for awhile.  This afternoon, I took the parameters of a fun fold card, colors of red, yellow and orange, the use of a butterfly and using some shimmer and created this card.  Everything is pretty apparent except the shimmer.  I used a Shimmer Brush on the butterfly, but it does not show in the photo. 

Until next time...

Monday, September 28, 2020

Fun Challenges!


Welcome to my blog.  I am happy you are stopping by!  Today I am sharing a card that was inspired by Mary Gunn Funn Craft Roulette.  This is a fun online live "class" I discovered a few weeks ago.  Mary uses a roulette wheel to determine what parameters can be used for a project.  This week, the choices were a shaped card, using a bright green and two other colors, utilizing a cup in the design and applying some embossing.  I chose my colors from the current Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge and this is what I created.

All the supplies are Close to My Heart.  The colors I chose are Avocado, Desert Rose and Espresso. I think the card has a Fall feel and I like that.

Talk with you soon...Sue

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Out of My Comfort Zone

 When I decided to create for the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge  this week, I intentionally chose the top row of colors knowing that I might have problem with them.

I used Eggplant and Saffron cardstock as well as white for the sentiment.  My Pixie came in the form of markers.  I also added tones of Sweet Leaf as an optional color. I used a new die from CTMH called Stitched Lattice Background.  I can see it getting a lot of use.

So when all was done, I was really pleased with the card I made using this unusual combination.
I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and see what you can create.  You may be pleasantly surprised!

Til later,

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Back to School

 Here is another submission to the Heart 2 Heart Anything Goes challenge. (Look at the older posts to see the first).  The inspiration came from a Scrapbook and Crafts Today class I am enrolled in.  The Cricut files came from SCT  All the cardstock and embellishments are from Close to My Heart.  The patterned paper is from my stash...pretty sure it came from Michaels, but several years ago. I think these layouts may be a little busy, but aren't they fun?

Just wondering...how are your littles doing school?  These kids are doing remote school.  Their parents have set up individual areas for each of them, and so far it is going well.  They are missing their friends though. 

For more projects from Heart 2 Heart, click here

Take care...talk with you soon.


Party time!

 I love the new Party Time paper suite from the Close to My Heart core catalog.  Here is a layout I created to celebrate my granddaughter's 18th birthday.  As with so many things this year, there was no party, so I had to be content with stopping by with flowers and a gift.

I will be submitting this layout to the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Anything Goes category. Click here to see more great projects.

I hope you are finding ways to celebrate with your family.


Sunday, August 30, 2020

Something to Smile About!

 I am participating in the Heart 2 Heart challenge again this week.  That in itself is something to smile about,but my entry is even more reason.  I am plugging along with my 2019 vacation scrapbook and decided to create a layout to submit to this challenge. There is not much that can make me smile more than a European vacation, art and beautiful music.  I hit the jackpot here in Kovacica, Serbia!

Everything here is Close to My Heart.  The design credit goes to Allison Davis.  I will say that the piecing, stamping, and just trying to figure out my embellishments made this a time consuming project, but I think it was worth it!  

For more projects that will make you smile, please visit Heart 2 Heart Challenges.  

Talk with you soon...Sue