Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hello Summer!

Hey Polka Dotted Bliss fans!  It has been WEEKS since I've crafted but we've finally adjusted to the summer schedule. I found a little time, well a LOT of time, to let the creativity flow this past weekend.  I made a couple of cards for a "Hello Summer" swap with the girls over at Scraps of Color.  Here are the two cards I made for Treva ;)

Pink and green, flowers and ladybugs...they all remind me of backyard bar-be-cue's, eating watermelon and catching fireflies, how about you?

 Thanks to my my good friend DonnaK over at Created by Donna K, I can't seem to get enough of coloring digital and stamped images with my Copic markers...I think the hair is the hardest part though lol!  This cutie-pie pixie is from Whimsiedoodles.  I love that her website has freebies and tutorials, check out her yummy goodness here.

 What could be more summertime than a pretty pink flower?  I just had to add the last bit of my Stampin' Up Celery ribbon to top it off.  I sure hope Treva enjoys her cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

I linked this project up to: Craftin' Desert Diva's Craft it up Linky Party #35

Pixie Digital Stamp - Whimsiedoodles
Dear Friend Rubber Stamp - Michaels $1 Bin
Cardstock - Recollections, Paper Trey
Patterned Paper - DCWV Nana's Kids, K&Company Kelly Panaci Blossom

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebrate 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July creative friends!  I designed today's project for the Scraps of Color Blog.  I have a little secret to share...I have been making mini albums and layouts for other people so much that I have fallen behind in my personal scrapping!  Anyone else in that same boat?  The good news is, it's NEVER to late to document those special times.  I might not get every single picture from my kids' childhoods, but I can certainly capture some of my favorites, right?  For this project, I didn't buy any new supplies; I created my own "kit" from what I had on hand, and I made most of the embellishments to scrapbook these pictures of my daughter's 1st July 4th.

If you work mostly with kits, try something new by going through your stash and pulling papers that coordinate.  I pulled from some Americana, Christmas and Valentine's papers.  And yes, I hand cut all those pennants for the banner...call me crazy, cutting with scissors is like therapy for me lol!

I did use my Cricut for the title and the stars, and added a little faux stitching with a white Gelly Roll pen. 

Not excited about your own handwriting?  I printed out my own journaling for this page.  I printed out the text on the same size sheet of copy paper until I got the placement and font size the way I wanted it, I printed  it on my cardstock.  I could have kept working with this layout, but guess what, it doesn't have to be perfect...it's more important to get it done :)

Are you planning any July 4th layouts?

Supplies: Cardstock - Recollections; Patterned Paper - Heidi Swap Believe, Recollections Valentine, The Paper Studio Patriotic Words; Twine: Michaels; Burlap - JoAnn Fabric; Faux Stitching - Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.

Thanks for stopping by!

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