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It’s all about that view!

Well, hello! It’s wonderful that I’ve gotten so many pages created this month and all because of a scrappy getaway at the beginning of the month. Such a blessing!

My layout today began on my scrappy weekend, but I finished it later – had to pack up, clean up and head home finally! It was nice to have an idea what I was going to do, though, so it came together quickly in the end.

I’m entering this into  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes. 

I found a fabulous sketch on Susan Stringfellow’s blog: Sketch Savvy

This was perfect for my two landscape photos. Here’s what I created:

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No watercolor or stamping on this page, but I did use quite a few fun embellies, including a favorite new one – the Faber Castell Clear Texture Gems – it’s how I created those awesome clear drops (yes, those are dry and perfectly round and wonderful!) Can you tell I love the look? And they were so easy to do!

I used a quote from Ali Edwards Give Sunday  (thank you so much, Ali, as this was just what my page needed), printed it on vellum after tracing the png file in Silhouette Studio and making the color a lovely teal. I used a scalloped rectangle digital die cut file for the outside (and yes, I did this as a print and cut.) The patterned papers are from Bella Blvd as is the washi tape, some of the enamel shapes and some of the cardstock stickers. I just love that Bella Blvd uses the same colors in their different collections so it’s easy to mix and match to create the look I want on my pages!

Thanks so much for stopping by and following along with all of my pages! I won’t have another page to share for quite some time, probably, but hopefully I’ll have some cards and gift card holders to share with you as Christmas draws nearer, that is, if I’m not too busy creating like a crafty elf! 😉

Wishing you a wonderful, magical and blessed month of December!

Ruth

Supplies: Cardstock – Doodlebug Design Inc; Patterned Paper – Bella Blvd; Wood veneer – Chic Tags, Studio Calico; Enamel shapes – Bella Blvd, Freckled Fawn; Washi tape and flag – Bella Blvd; Cardstock stickers – Bella Blvd, My Mind’s Eye; Clear embellishing liquid – Faber Castell; Pen – Sakura; Adhesive – Scotch Quick Dry, Xyron, Zig, Die cutting machine and software – Silhouette; Digital die cut files – Lori Whitlock, Megan Hardy Designs.

I’m the Guest Designer for Die Cuttin’ Diva’s Weekly Challenge

Hi, there! I was so honored to be asked to be a Guest Diva for Die Cuttin’ Diva’s Weekly Challenge. I chose to do challenge #234 – Scarecrow or Pumpkins, which starts today, because I had plenty of projects and awesome digital die cutting files to play with for those shapes.

Here’s my page:

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So, I think you can see what I mean about lots of awesome files to use. Yep, almost every cut is from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons (I couldn’t resist the cuteness!) Let’s take a closer look at the details:

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Obviously, the title has the cutest little pumpkins I used:

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I adapted the title to say pumpkins by ungrouping the title, copying the word Cutest and the background layer, cutting the “s” from both of those shapes and then welding the “s” onto the word Pumpkin as well as the background layer – pretty easy and I think it turned out great!

This is from my son’s field trip to a local fun farm and since they also did a hay ride I wanted to include the awesome tractor and trailer from:

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I just mirrored the whole image so the trailer was on the right. I will definitely be using lots of the fun images from this set to tell the story of our fun times doing corn mazes, when those stories get scrapped.

Let’s continue our trip around my layout to one of my favorite parts:

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I am so in love with this border! It is just so wonderful in so many ways! I was the perfect element to anchor the area with the photos and title, here’s the file, which has five different wonderful fall themed borders I almost used them all!Fall Borders Cutting Files

Next onto the upper left corner:

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It’s another pumpkin (this was an alpha I got from the Silhouette store) with a K for Kindergarten on a couple of oak leaves from:

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I used Doodlebug Designs Happy Harvest papers, cardstock and embellishments (except for the white, black and silver cardstock.) The title words were cut with Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles Vellum (I couldn’t resist those dots and it cut beautifully on my Silhouette!) The fabulous sketch I used is from ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday:

Thanks so much for visiting today! I’m so happy you stopped by! I sure hope you’ll join in this fun challenge! I’d love to see all things pumpkin and scarecrow! Be sure to stop by the Die Cuttin’ Diva’s Weekly Challenge blog to see all the rules and to enter!

Happy crafting!

Ruth

Doodlebug Doilies are so pretty!

It’s the end of the school year and I’ve got a whole lot of projects to create! My son is going to be heading to high school next year, so I’m really making good bye gifts for the staff at the school he’s attended since kindergarten. It’s bittersweet. Some people will be missed dearly others he’s glad to be moving on to have new experiences and learn new things.

Most of the teachers I’m making gifts for he’s known for at least 3 years. Some of the teachers, he’s known for longer so it’s nice to make gifts that are more than just an end of the year generic gift. I’m trying to personalize.

Today I’m sharing the gift I created for one of his favorite teachers. I purchased a set of Doodlebug doilies from Paper Issues recently and put a few of them to good use making a plain, kraft notebook (and pen) look more bright and pretty!

Take a peek:

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Doesn’t that look pretty? I wanted something that would be durable, but also feminine and the doilies adhered with Claudine Hellmuth Multi-medium worked very well for that! I added some other Doodlebug stickers, buttons, flowers, gems and sequins to pretty it up just a little bit more. Do you want to see the inside?

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I wrapped part of one of the doilies around the pen that came with the notebook and adhered a gem to the end of the clicker and some sequins and voila, pretty pen!

This is on the back:

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Couldn’t let the back not be pretty, too!

Doodlebug has a challenge to share projects made with their doilies, so be sure to check that out!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy crafting!

Ruth

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.

 

Scrapping our Stash Blog Hop

Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Hi! It’s been a while, but I finally have some stash-busting projects to share on the Practical Scrappers Scrapping our Stash Blog Hop! You should have come here from my friend Brenda’s blog. If you would like to start the hop from beginning, stop by Wendy’s fabulous blog.

It is such a good feeling to create something with items from my stash and today I’ve got three fun cards to share with you in honor of National Parents and Siblings Birthday Month. You didn’t know there was such a thing? Well, maybe I made that up because there are five sibling and parent birthdays in February between my hubby and I and it certainly feels like it should be nationally recognized! I’ve already sent out two cards, today I’m sharing the parent’s cards.

So, in birthday order, we have the fisherman:

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The elegant mom:

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And last the purple-loving mom:

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Did you notice that the two mom cards are the same design, just different papers/treatments? I love how they are so different and still beautiful! That’s the magic of paper-crafting for me – how much room there is for choices to change things up!

The flower cards were both too bulky to fit into the A2 sized envelope that they are designed to fit in, by the way (the flowers all stack in the same spot when folded and I added a LOT of dimension there, even with just the buttons.) Also, I assembled the purple one with the right side flower in the middle instead of the back and that makes it stick out too much when folded so it needs a wider envelope. I suggest doing a trial run with your project before gluing! Liquid glue is awesome for good hold when working with 3D projects, along with wiggle room while they are still wet, but they are not forgiving when dry.

Files and supplies: I used a couple of different files from Lori Whitlock and Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons (Layered Labels 1 Cutting Files), patterned papers from Close to My Heart, Echo Park (Lori Whitlock designed) and Trimcraft, Cardstock from Carta Bella, Close to My Heart and Recollections, sequins from Doodlebug and Pretty Pink Posh, Twinery Twine, Buttons from Stampin’ Up!, pens from Silhouette and Zig, ink from Close to My Heart, adhesive from Glue Dots, Scotch, ScrapPerfect, and Xyron.

Thanks so much for visiting today! I’d love to hear from you if you’ve got a busy birthday time of the year in the comments below. Be sure to head to Alison’s blog next! 

Ruth

Here’s the list of blogs in the hop, in case you get lost! I know you had to have been inspired by these projects today!

Wendy C www.stampingrules.com

Suzanna  http://lifestrivialities.typepad.com/

ETA: I am entering Simon Says Stamps’ Monday Challenge : No Rules

 

Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbon, Pretty much enjoying scrapbooking!

Hi! I hope life is treating you well! It’s my day to share a project over at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog and I decided I would share some wintery fun.

I loved the Wintery Scene Lisa just released and needed to create a layout with it! Yep, it was irresistible! I had to do it! So, I went digging through my pictures and found some great images that I thought would be perfect!

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I couldn’t resist adding the igloo from Winter Critters to go with the huskies and the title Winter Wonderland seemed absolutely the perfect fit for my story! Where else can you have sled dogs racing around for all sorts of awestruck visitors than in the winter wonderland of the Morton Arboretum?! 

I created all the colored papers with Distress Inks and stains and the white is created using Mister Huey’s and Glimmer Mist – I have to admit, I struggled to get a middle tone for the Tumbled Glass – it looked more distinct when I was creating it than it does in the final igloo. I was inspired to get inky by all the wonderful shades of blue in the renderings of the cut files along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Inky Background.

Here are some close-ups of the different cuts:

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I used a bit of Wink of Stella to highlight some of the areas on the cuts. I love the shimmery, icy look it gave!

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Some shimmer of Glimmer Mist, a little embossing and a sequin = happiness. 

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I just love the title and used the Wink of Stella at the tops of the Wonderland letters to give it a little “pop”. It was fun to see things come to life with the addition of that shimmer.

So, I really felt this image from Paper Issues Pinspire me Monday was perfect with my snowy page:

Gloves, snowflakes, wintery animals, January – all there!

Then there’s StuckonUSketches Die Cut Challenge – Snow, check!

Rochelle Spears has a fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge and I did the top line across: Sequin, 2+ photos and die cut

And let’s not forget Lasting Memories January Challenge #224 – captured moments – January moments, captured and preserved! ETA: Thanks to my friend Tina for letting my know I’d been featured for this layout at Lasting Memories!

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ETA : Linking up with the Paper Issues “Say it isn’t Snow Cold Outside” challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Do you have special things that you’ve gotten to do to help you get out and enjoy the outdoors in winter? I’d love to hear about them or anything else you’d like to comment about!

Have a wonderful day!

Ruth

Other supplies not listed above: cardstock – Bazzill; sequins – Doodlebug; die cuts – We R Memory Keepers, Paper Smooches; embossing folder – Darice; adhesive – ScrapPerfect, Xyron, Zig.

 

 

 

Now you see it…

Today I’m sharing another gift card holder I created for Christmas. This one is with a file designed by Jamie Cripps and the fun part is the window in the front and that it has a tear off inside so you can get to the gift card. I resized and rearranged a lot of it and had a ton of fun designing the front. Here’s a peek:

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Oh, my! It still makes me giggle! The No Peeking sentiment comes from a set of Christmas gift tags by Silhouette. I could not resist putting that over the window for where the gift card was. Then I used a shimmery vellum behind to make it a little bit harder to see the gift card. The patterned papers are super cute Doodlebug papers (the larger red circles are flocked <3!) This was one of those projects that came together so well! I’m so happy with how it turned out.

The inside – well, I didn’t think about the fact that this was single sided paper, with brand information and a bar code on the back so I managed to cut right where all those things were. This created the need to cover that up, so luckily I had some Doodlebug fancy frills I used to fix it up and fancy up the inside.

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For the gift card part I decided that next time I might use a pen to draw the dashed tear line before cutting so that it is more obvious and draw the text for “pull here”, but this seemed to work just fine!

So, another gift card holder created and shared here!

Stay tuned! I should have another tomorrow.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you’re having a wonderful week!

Ruth

I’m entering this project in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog Anything Goes challenge.

 

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