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Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, Pretty Perfect shape!

Hi! Thanks for visiting today! I’m sharing a project that is posted on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog today and I know lately I’ve been using an endless supply of files from the shop. My project today, though, uses just part of one. I was inspired by a sketch and this shape was just what I wanted to create my page!

Here it is:

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I used the waves from this file:Playing in the Waves Title Cutting Files

Those waves fit perfectly with my pictures from a spot in Hawai’i where the waves were crashing against the lava at the shoreline sending salty spray into the air. I decided to make the waves big and bold, like the waves in my pictures. There was so much spray that I was very glad my camera was waterproof! All I had to do was clean off the lens every once in a while and I was good to go!

I used Distress Ink and Stain to do the watercoloring in the background for my page as well as for the die cut waves. I added a touch of Glimmer Mist to the top wave layer and the splatters around the page – I love the shine this added. Here’s a closeup:

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It was so wonderful to have the layers of the wave so I could glue down the bottom two layers and let the top curl rise up with some dimension.

The sketch I used is from Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine’s 2015 Fabulous Fall” call for submissions

SCT was looking for fall themed pages, but I was so inspired by the sketch that I had to create my page about Hawai’i with it!

I couldn’t be happier to have this page ready for my album. I’m usually a lot more structured about how I create pages for a vacation album, so it’ll be interesting to see how this one all comes together! Will I have the same kind of flow that I usually like? Only time will tell! I am super happy that I’m letting the inspiration drive what pages I create when, though. I feel that energy will really be a great part of this album. How do you scrap your vacations? Do you usually create a separate album or do you include it with all your other pages for the year? I love creating one album for the vacation because it gives me a goal and gives those pictures a definite home that anyone can find quickly and easily.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love hearing your comments, so please leave me a few nice words below!

I hope you’re going to join in on the Under the Sea challenge that we’re having right now over on the PPPR blog. Check out all the details here: Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons monthly challenge.

Happy crafting!

Ruth

Supplies I used for my layout:

Cardstock – Bazzill; Watercolor Paper – Artist’s Loft; Watercolor medium – Ranger, Tattered Angels; Letter Stickers – American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye; Wood Veneer – Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico; Markers – Bic; Twine – The Twinery; Sequins – Doodlebug Design, Inc.; Adhesive – ScrapPerfect, Xyron.

ETA: I forgot to link this up to the Lasting Memories challenge #248 Together. This is the only picture I have of all four of us together on our vacation and I’m so happy to have it on this layout!

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Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons, Pretty fast and easy

Hi! It’s my day to post over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. I don’t tend to take the fast and easy route very often, but to be honest, I ran out of time for my more complicated project so I’m sharing with you just how easy it is to get a cute, simple card ready very quickly.

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My daughter’s friend loves giraffes and she thought it’d be cute to use the giraffe from this collection:

Safari Love Cutting Files

Safari Love Cutting Files

You will notice the balloon is different on our card. I just switched out the balloon from this collection:

Birthday Panda Cutting Files

Birthday Panda Cutting Files

resizing the balloon for the size that worked well with the giraffe, added the numbers, picked the papers (mostly following the colors of the design), and got cutting. My daughter did all the gluing and she really thought it was super easy to put together compared to other designs she’s done. That’s one of the things that I love about playing with Lisa’s files – they are so easy to work with.

Not much of a story here! I used velvet paper for the nose and cheek pieces – because for me that adds to the cuteness and pearl papers for the balloon and numbers and real twine for the string, because I love twine!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll join in our Get Cookin’ challenge (the birthday cake or cupcake from the Birthday Panda cake would have qualified this card!) Click on the name for details! Also, we had a blog hop yesterday with blog candy as well as a freebie. Be sure to check my post for yesterday for all the details about that before the goodies are all gone!

I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Happy crafting!

Ruth

Supplies I used: Cardstock – Doodlebug Design, Paper Accents, Recollections, Stampin’ Up!; Velvet Paper – SEI; Twine – Twinery; Adhesive – ScrapPerfect, Zig.

 

Oh, Baby! (plus not so “RAK”)

Yep, it’s time for another Creative Cutting Challenge and this time the topic is Baby!

I have to admit this one had me going in circles. I couldn’t do what I had set out to do, but I figured it out and got all my rubber duckies in a row!

I received the Baby Set from the Creative Pointe. There are six different, fun baby images in this set, I just let the inspiration come.

Baby Set PV

My idea was to create a tag to indicate the age of the baby. I thought the baby bottle would be a great way to measure the baby’s age, so I put the black Silhouette Sketch Pen in my trusty Cameo and wrote the numbers one through five along the tick marks on the bottles. Then I created layers of milk that would go up to the numbers. I like to leave options open, so the numbers can be for days,weeks or months, etc. Here are some pictures of my son as a baby with the tags:

The one is for one week and the two is for two days!

These are one month and two days old!

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Three, four and five are months. What a cutey, huh?

Three, four and five months. He loves his sister and she was so good with him!

I used an older collection from Fancy Pants called Baby Mine. The stickers, die cuts and chipboard elements make nice additions to the bottles. The “milk” is Stampin’ Ups Glossy White paper.

I sure hope you’ll take up the challenge to use a digital cutting file (other than Cricut) to create a Baby project for The Creative Cutting Challenge!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Ruth

P.S. Are you still there?  Good! I have a fair amount of embellishments (some partially used) and a few papers left of this collection and would like to give my “leftovers” as well as my five baby bottle die cuts away to one lucky blog commenter. This will be based on what you say. I’d like to know what you will do with my goodies if I were to send them your way. Please be sure that you leave an e-mail where you could be reached. The giveaway will close on February 24, when I will choose who I think I’d like to give my goodies to and send them that wonderful “you won” e-mail!

So much Baby goodness! It's Mine, but it could be yours!

Some really great Baby goodness! It’s Mine, but it could be yours!

****I love all of your comments! Please don’t worry if you don’t want the giveaway, just say that you don’t want to be entered or just leave regular blog love!

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