Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Last Wednesday in June Calendar Layout-Cherish

June 2019 my brother's calendar layout-Cherish

PP and some stickers by Creative Memories.
Cork stickers by Simple Stories.
The patterned paper says it all and not much more is needed.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Multiple layered Flower Pink Card

I can't totally explain the pictures because I have PT. Let's just say getting the gromet and the brad in the middle was a challenge because I could not use my Crop-o-dile.

The sentiment stamp is from a dollar bin from Michael's and stamped in white pigment ink by SU

The die-cuts-Spellbinders

The patterned paper is by Sunborn

The master plan has been set as you can see in the photo below.

And here is the pretty card again.

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Monday, June 28, 2021

Manly Monday Wall Senior pictures of Spencer

I have a layout for Manly Monday as well as a chatty post.
This is my nephew Spencer. I replaced his 11th-grade picture on the wall with his senior pictures on this layout. Honestly, I don't like the layout for the wall. It's too busy. But I don't have time to replace it, so it is what it is.

Patterned paper-MAMBI, Close to my Heart, and Tim Holtz.
The pennant stickers were by Jolee's. They were the last ones in the package. It felt good to finish a package of stickers.
The handmade pennants use scraps of paper by Creative Memories.
The "class of" letters are Lawn Fawn.

The Spencer stamp is by...I can't find it. Do you remember when they had things with your name on them? As kids, my siblings and I always looked for our names anywhere they had things with names on them. My sibling's names were easy to find, Brian, John, and Jenny. Although, Jenny could only be found as Jennifer and my name was a challenge to find Cindy, not Cynthia.

Well, I found the names of family members on stamps. I bought all of them that I could find. 

You don't see names on things anymore. With so many unique names and the way people spell "normal" names not the normal way, I can only imagine that name stamps are a thing of the past.
My niece's name would be in the group of normal names spelled wrong.
Evelyn, right? No.

Sorry I have been MIA.
My dog had to be put to sleep. That was big and really hard. But I can say, it is getting easier. Yet there are certain things that cue a tear or two.
Next thing,
My nephew's open house was last weekend and I FINISHED the books on time!!!
I was really proud of myself and proud of the books. They turned out fabulous. Like, I'm really excited to have completed the books on time, ON TIME!
I will have a lot to post and I hope you like them.

But for today, thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Calendar Layout Wednesday Picnic area at the Cottage

June 2019 Cottage calendar-Picnic Area
Background pp- EK Success
All other paper behind pics and accents-The Paper Loft

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Calendar page Wednesday Daddy Layout

I have so many calendar scrapbook layouts that I haven't posted and would like to.

So Wednesday will be my day for the calendar layouts and will coincide with that month.

I will be posting calendar pages from 2019, 2020, and 2021 calendars. I make calendars for my brother, for our cottage, and for our home. You might even see calendars from earlier years.

I posted one last week and here's week 2:

June-The Paper Studio and Sunborn patterned paper. Cardstock by Coordinations, Recollections, and Oriental Trading Co. Cricut title.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Puppy Thinking of You Up-cycled Card

This first card:
The background paper is a Kleenex box. 
The dog stamp is an old one by Stampin Up. I colored him with Copic markers and then cut him out with a square punch.

The triangle pattern around him is a border sticker by Mrs. Grossman that I cut down to match the shape of the square die-cut that is by Spellbinders.
The white die cut is unknown.
The card is jam-packed with layers but, I think someone will like it. I want the sentiment on the inside to say something like sending you happy mail.


Second Card:
The puppies and the sentiment are from a store-bought card
I used a dog foot stamp for the bottom 

This last card,
A long time ago while standing in line at Michael's I found this dog stamp in the dollar bin that was perfectly placed where a waiting customer could look through it.

I colored it in with Copic markers

The background patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View 
The patterned paper on the tag is by Provo Craft (Very, Very, Very old paper! Look at me, using my stash. Oh yay!)
I cut out the tag with my Cricut
The brad is by Around the Block
The doghouse and bowl buttons are by Dress it Up
This card will need to go into a padded envelope with extra postage.

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Manly Monday Rockets and Stars card

There are no stamps on this card. I did use distress ink around the edges.

The star die-cuts are by Gina Marie 

The patterned paper is by October Afternoon and Provo Craft.
Nothing special. I made it for a birthday card request on the Facebook group. A little boy likes space and planets and this is what I was able to do. 

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Arizona Trip 2010

A scrapbook layout today.
The border stamp on the left lower white cardstock is by TPC Studios in SU ink.
I had to put the alphabet letters to spell Arizona to cover the seam. 

The word Riley is Lawn Fawn alphabet stamp set.
Family Vacation, Having Fun and the little dots are stickers is by Cloud 9
Word swim is chipboard by Queen and Co.

The Cricut cuts:
On the Go is by Boys will be boys
The state of Arizona came from the image set Arizona

The patterned paper is by Francy Pants and Basic Grey

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Thank you Card for my doctor that includes Medical Die-Cuts

I made and sent this thank you card to my pain doctor
The sentiment is by Hero Arts
The die cuts are by Cricut

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

June Calendar Layout Charter Fishing

I'm dedicating Wednesday as a Calendar layout day. I will post June layouts in June and so on but I can't say I will be in order with the years. I'd like to be but unfortunately, I know I won't be able to organize that.
PP-Old MME and DCWV. Font-Quickutz. License plate-Karen Foster. Hooks-Jolee's from 2013. The dates on some of my old products astonish me.
This LO is from the 2021 home calendar.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Lighthouse card with a stencil background

The stamp by SNP. Sorry, but they are no longer in business. I colored the stamp with distress markers and then stamped it down. The die-cuts are by Sizzix and Spellbinders. I inked the paper with distress ink. The patterned paper is actually a stencil sprayed with Glimmer Mist. Stencil by The Crafters Workshop.

Here's a picture of one part of the background. 

Here are a bunch of different looks with this stamp. 
Apparently, I like this stamp.
Thanks for looking

Monday, June 7, 2021

Manly Monday Gabe with his Great-grandparents 2005 Layout

Another layout finished and ready to go into the scrapbook for my nephew.

The letter stamps were bought from Oriental Trading Co. 
The letter stickers are by Freckled Fawn
The vellum sentiment is by K and Co.
The pocket is by Colorbok
The embellishment that says Family and Cousins are from a dollar store.

The circle die-cut with 2005 in it is by Gina Marie

The patterned paper is by The Paper studio (stripes), Basic Grey (blue background), 

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Paper Smooches Snowman Card

Remember when I said I wasn't going to be so chatty on my blog...hmm. The problem is I just get to "talking" to people that love what I love and then I have a hard time stopping. 
I'm trying to get cards/layouts/projects out of drafts, which sounds easy but...I'm not 100% sure that they weren't blogged about. I really don't want to have something posted twice on my blog so I take the time to do a little searching.


The stamp is by Paper Smooches and I heat embossed it in black and colored it in with powdered chalk mixed with paint.

The sentiment in the left lower corner is a rub-on with included rhinestones from K and Co.

The die-cuts are by Spellbinders. I inked the inside of the white rectangle die-cut before removing the paper from the die.
Corner die-cuts might be a punch (?).

The green glitter polka dot patterned paper is by Doodlebug. 
The background paper is originally white with clear heat embossed snowflakes all around it. I thought it better to ink that paper with blue distress ink to bring the snowflakes to life.

>My guess is I made the 2 snowmen images at the same time but did not put them together onto a card at the same time.
I think the similar way the image was heat embossed and colored in with chalk, then die-cutting with the inking inside the rectangle leads me to believe that. 

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

A Snow White card and an Acorn Card using scraps of paper from my stash

I have two similar cards that are I made the frames with scrapes.
The Snow White stamp is by Inkadinkado. I colored her in with Copic markers.
The sentiment is by Mama Elephant.
Frame-It’s mostly cardstock but a few patterned papers By
Cosmo Cricket 
Jillibean Soup
I want to add an apple to the left side where there is a little imperfection in the paper.

The acorn stamp is by Stampin Up. The patterned papers are scraps from my stash. The orange is a Kleenex box.

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Friday, June 4, 2021

Summer Fun 2006 at the cottage scrapbook Layout

This book is of my nephew is coming together. 
In fact, I just scrapbooked his senior picture. 
I'm about to print prom and graduation day pictures.

This layout makes me happy because I was able to use SO many old products from my stash and you can't tell. 

The swimming stamps-Stampin Up 

The sentiment is by-Colorbok (Summer Fun)

There are no die-cut
Border sticker by the sunglasses stamped image-Mrs. Grossman's

Patterned papers by-Crate Papers (shaped background), Provo Craft (wavy blue),  My Mind's Eye (stripes), Queen and Co (polka dots), Unknown (fish paper to the right)

I love the sunglasses stamp. It's on a tab that comes in these ephemera packets and I never use them.
I should find someone to exchange ephemera packs with. I get sick of the same pieces and therefore only use a small portion of them. Anyway, Blah, Blah, Blah.

Distress markers colored on the back of the rubber stamps allow me to get multiple colors on my stamps.

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Deep Red Stamp Selfie Card

The girl stamp is by Deep Red Stamps.
 Colored in with Copic Markers.
I used a Wink of Stella on her earrings and necklace.

Everything else is from my stash.

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