27 November 2013

WRMK - Guest Designer

Hello everyone!
Happy Wednesday (aka FRIDAY for many). I'm excited to share some projects I made way back in early fall. This summer I applied for a guest designer position with We R Memory Keepers and they contacted me to create some projects using their Harvest collection!

Check out their blog for other awesome inspiration and see my projects there as well!

I created three projects using this paper line. First this simple Thanks Card.
Supplies: WRMK (Harvest Papers, Embossed Designer Stickers); American Crafts (Kraft Paper); Mister Huey's Inky Black)

The second project I created is a layout featuring a photo taken at my wedding this past summer. The colors of this paper line matched some of the colors in my wedding (Grey, Navy, Mustard and Tiffany Blue).
Supplies: WRMK: Harvest Paper (Work Bench (Layout background), Floral Spray, Garden Shed); WRMK: Harvest (Embossed Stickers); WRMK: Harvest Tags (You & Me with Frame); WRMK: Sew Easy Thread (Glitter Primary); American Crafts: Kraft Paper; Prima Flowers; Studio Calico: Wood Veneer Hearts; Studio Calico: Misty Huey’s (Gold); Technique Tuesday Stamps: Label Maker (Kit Club); Fiskars: Scallop Boarder Punch; Gold Washi Tape; Acrylic Paint; American Crafts: This to that Tab Adhesive Circles; Stickles: Cinnamon; Tim Holtz: Distress Stains (Tarnished Brass); Gold Embossing Powder; Ribbon: Gold

The final project I created is a frame. I die cut the frame with my Silhouette machine. It features a picture of my youngest nephew from fall 2012. I die cut the leaves also with my Silhouette Machine. I cut some in patter paper, glitter paper and than plain white paper, which I jazzed up with inks (see below).
WRMK: Harvest Paper (Rusty Drawer (Frame Base), Country Plaid, Maple Leaf); WRMK: Harvest (Embossed Stickers); American Crafts: Kraft Cardstock; Tim Holtz: Distress Ink (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain); American Crafts: This to that Tab Adhesive Circles; Tim Holtz: Distress Glitter (Antique Linen); Silhouette Die Cuts: 3 Fall Leaves (Lori Whitlock); Water Bottle; 3d Bracket Shaped Frame (Lori Whitlock)

Here are the leaves that I die cut with white paper and made them my own.
I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads and rubbed them on my craft mat. I then sprayed with water and laid my white leaves on top of the ink and even dragged the leaves across it a little till I got the look I wanted. After they dried I inked the edges with Walnut Stain (Tim Holtz).

There you have it! I've been holding onto these projects for awhile, so I'm super excited to finally share them!

Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by.

26 November 2013

30 Days, 30 Cards - Day 26

Well today I'm right on track. Well mainly because I'm hosting today's 30 Days, 30 Cards event!!

The sketch I choose to work off for Day 26 is from Mojo Monday.
Here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies: Glitz Design - Hello December (12x12 Pattern Paper - Floral, Title & Accent Stickers, Flair); Gold Doily & Natural Twine (Spiegelmom Scrap); American Krafts - Kraft Cardstock.

Join in the fun! There are still a few days to enter your card(s) based off the daily sketches on the MemoryWorks blog! Check out the 30 Days, 30 Cards tab for more information on the MemoryWorks Blog.

Also, don't forget to join the TeamWorks team in December for some December Daily inspiration! I will kick off the even on December 2! Here is a sneak peek of my album cover.
Thanks for joining me today, check back tomorrow for more projects! This time projects using the We R Memory Keepers products! I'll be featured on their blog tomorrow! Don't miss it!!!

Happy scrappin!

20 November 2013

Day 12 - MW 30 Days, 30 Cards Event

Happy Wednesday! I'm back with another card from the 30 Days, 30 Cards event over at MemoryWorks! Today, I'm going to share day 12 card (yes, I'm out of sequence). If you have not, please join in the fun! Check out the daily inspiration and submit your own cards for a chance to win a prize package from the MemoryWorks home office! Check HERE for details on participating.

Day 12 Sketch (hosted by Cathie)

My take on the sketch:
Supplies used: Echo Park - Reflections Christmas (6x6 Paper pad, Elements Sticker), Kraft Cardstock, Sequins, silver ribbon.

I just have to say I love this event. It's a great way to get a bunch of holiday cards completed. Sketches make it a little quicker at this time of year, which I appreciate. I'm not creating from scratch, but have a starting point.

Have a GREAT Wednesday!

15 November 2013

Day 5 - 30 Days, 30 Cards

I'm back for more. Okay this may be a record set for 2013 and most blog posts by myself in one week! Today, I share Day 5 sketch and my card. Day 5 was hosted by Megan Peacock! Check out her post for some inspiration!


My take on this sketch.
Supplies: My Mind's Eye - Vintage Christmas (6x6 Paper Pad, Stamps); Fancy Pants Designs - Merry Little Christmas (Flair); Gold embossing Powder; Zazz Glitter Glue (Gold); Kraft cardstock.

If you want to join in the 30 Days, 30 Cards event, check out the page on the MW Blog with information! There is a prize package up for grabs!!

Have a wonderful Friday!

14 November 2013

Day 4 - 30 Days, 30 Cards

Well, I haven't completed day 3 of 30 Days, 30 cards yet, so today I'm skipping ahead to day 4. Day 4 was hosted by Cathie Hollins. Check out the day 3 blog post (link above) to check out Cathie's card. For more information on 30 Days, 30 Cards and how you can participate, check out it's page on the MW blog.

Source - Pagemaps

Here is my take on this sketch.
Supplies: Echo Park - Tis the Season (6x6 paper pad, Chipboard); Black Cardstock, Snowflake embossing folder, Silver embossing powder.

Tips on this card:
  • I first embossed the base of the card with a snowflake embossing folder.
  • Next, I inked around the edges with an embossing ink pad and sprinkled on silver embossing powder, which I set with my heat gun. 
  • I than pieced the paper together.
Thanks for coming by today!! Join me again tomorrow for more card inspiration!!

13 November 2013

Day 2 - 30 Days, 30 Cards

Alright, I'm back with Day 2 of 30 Days, 30 Cards that is being put on by the MemoryWorks TeamWorks. Check out all the details in this post on the MW Blog.

Day 2 was actually posted by myself!! Here is the sketch that I found to use for Day 2 of the event.

Sketch Source

Now here is my take on this sketch...
Supplies: Crate Paper - Bundled Up (6x6 Paper Pad); Glitz Design - Finnley (Giant Rhinestones, Washi Tape); Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes Flea Market (Resin Flowers); Technique Tuesday October Kit of the Month Stamp, Gold Glitter Paper, Kraft Paper, stencil, gold embossing powder.

I love the ray of possibilities with this sketch! Here are some tips for how I put my card together.
  • To work with the ray affect, I first took my ruler and drew lines from a point (I didn't measure, just went for it).
  • The base of the card is kraft paper and I completed the ink embossed section first, so it would not get on any other aspects of the card later.
  • The gold polk-a-dot area was actually done with a template, embossing ink and gold embossing powder. 
Thanks for stopping by today!!! Check back tomorrow with even more card inspiration!

12 November 2013

Day 1 - 30 Days, 30 Cards

So I know it is not November 1st. But I'm playing catch up on my cards. I wanted to start out this series with Day 1.

What is 30 Days, 30 Cards?
30 Days, 30 Cards is a MemoryWorks event. Everyday for the month of November a sketch and inspiration card is posted by a TeamWorks member on the MemoryWorks Blog. Everyone has the opportunity to participate! Just link your blog post with the card and sketch and the day of the sketch to the 30 Days, 30 Cards page on the MW Blog to enter to win a prize package from Home Office. More details on the 30 Days, 30 Cards blog page. So join in. You can submit your cards at any time during the month!

Alright, now for Day 1 sketch (which was posted by Jenn). This sketch was found on the Deconstructed Sketch site.
My take on the sketch above:
Supplies: Fancy Pants: Merry Little Christmas (6x6 paper pad, Flair, Ephemera); Mister Huey Mist; twine; kraft paper.

Stop by again for more card inspiration, which may be out of order. I just pick the sketches that inspire me that day and go with it!

Go post your own take on this sketch to your blog and link it to the MemoryWorks Blog!

11 November 2013

December Daily Kit

I'm an awful blogger. Do I say this every time I post something? Today, I will share with you the kit I put together for the MemoryWorks December Daily event! This will be the last MemoryWorks event as they are closing their doors December 31st (big sad face!!). So we are going to go out with a BANG!!!

9 out of 12 TeamWorks members volunteered to participate in the December Daily event! There will be lots of inspiration on the blog and facebook!

Introducing my kit!

 A Magical Season

Kit Content
Paper Set
Studio Calico: Theme Set - Magical

Studio Calico: 6x12 Stickers - Magical
Studio Calico: Kraft Tags - Magical
Echo Park: Journaling Cards - ‘Tis the Season
Heidi Swapp: Buzzwords - Believe
Simple Stories: Sn@p Set - 3x4 Cards Christmas
Simple Stories: Sn@p Set - 4x6 Cards Christmas
Simple Stories: Sn@p Stickers - Christmas 
Glitz Design: Giant Rhinestones - Hello December

2 Sheets White
2 Sheets Kraft

Simple Stories: Sn@pn 6x8 Pocket Pages - 3x4 / 4x6
Binder rings OR Binding Machine
Chipboard or recycled cardboard (something thin) for album cover and back

Approx Cost

Extras Goodies I will add (in my stash)
Mr Hueys Color Mist (Red, Green, Gold, Black)
WRMK: Bakers Twine - Red
Wood Veneer: Star
Sequins - Gold

Kit Close-ups

Album Assembly
The album will be assembled with Simple Stories Sn@p Page Protectors. I purchased 4x6 and 3x4 / 4x6 combo. I will cut them apart and bind it together with my Cinch (binding machine). If you like the idea and don't have a binding machine, use loose binder rings. The cover will be book board, which I'm using the Simple Stories Album dividers cut up. I have a lot in my stash.

Purchase these products
With MemoryWorks closing their doors, some of these products are no longer available through them. When shopping online I also check out scrapbook.com, they have a wide variety of products.

But if you can support your local scrapbook store! The owners and these shops are here to help provide us scrapbookers with great products locally. So support your local store, I hate to see them go out of business because customers buy at big box stores. 

Check back tomorrow when I start sharing some cards I've created for the 30 Days, 30 Cards MemoryWorks event!