Sunday, December 6, 2020

My Blue Period

 So Picasso has nothing over me...I can also have a blue period!  I have been so enchanted by Serenity, a paper suite from my favorite stamp and scrapbook company.  So far I have done several cards with it and am looking forward to finding pictures to blend with the papers for layouts.  I am happy to share these cards with you...

Inspired by Cards by Christine Mystery Card Class

Layout by Cards from Christine
created for Mary Gunn Funn Craft Roulette

Card designs by Close to My Heart
I changed out the sentiments to meet my needs.

It was good to concentrate on cards for a little while, but I think I need to get back to layouts.  I don't think I will ever get caught up on my scrapping, but keep on trying.

So what paper crafting projects have you been doing?   Feel free to share in a comment below...I will love to hear from you!

Take care, stay safe, and for goodness sake, wear a mask!

Talk with you soon...Sue

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Halloween Layouts

 Last week I promised some layouts, so here they are.  These Halloween layouts were so much fun to make.  Of course, I had some awfully cute subjects in my pictures!  I used a kit and instructions from Close to My Heart.  The kit included a sticker sheet and a stamp set that made the embellishing a breeze.  Other than a few minor changes, I was loyal to the instructions.  I hope you enjoy the layouts.

Until next time,

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Blue Belle


I am writing a short post tonight. I just want to quickly share the card I made to submit to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week.  I was inspired by the parameters given on Friday night's Mary Gunn Funn Craft Roulette.  This is a gate fold and opens to the sentiment inside.

The blue panels were dry embossed with snowflakes while the focal snowflake was heat embossed with silver detail powder and colored with a Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend marker.

I finished several layouts this week.  I will share when I get the photos ready.  It is looking more and more like we will be, or at least should be, staying at home.  I am glad I have my paper crafting to help fight the blues.

Take care and stay safe.


Thursday, October 29, 2020

More trip layouts...

I am still plugging along on vacation layouts...I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for the European trip. Today I am sharing more layouts.

Design credit to Page Maps
I love the picture of the lady crocheting, so I cut doilies on the Cricut to embellish this layout.

Design credit to Allison Davis
Allison showed cutting hexagons for the background.  Ha!  I cheated with paper with the shapes already done! 

Design credit to Becky Higgins
Not seen on the picture are gold sparkly gems on some of the dots of the stamped images.  They add a lot.

Design credit to Allison Davis
This one was fun and easy because it used all 6 x 6 inch squares for the background.

With the Covid cases increasing everyday, I hope you are all well.  I am planning on spending most of my time at home for the near future.  It is a good thing I have a sizeable stash of paper making supplies to keep me busy!

Take care and keep safe!

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 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