International Scrapbook Day 2019 with Therm O Web

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Hello, Crafty Friends! Happy International Scrapbook Day! Today is a fun day for those of us who love papercrafts, whether it’s preserving precious photos and memories on scrapbook pages, or simply cutting and pasting pretty papers and embellishments together on cards, altered art, or journal pages. Hope you all have a few moments to get crafty today!


Earlier this week I shared one of two cards that I made for the Kindred Stamps collaboration on the Therm O Web blog, and today I’m back with the second. Once again, this is the cute The Great Outdoors stamp set, along with a basket weave background made with Therm O Web’s new iCraft Deco Foil Metallix Gel. This time, I used White Pearl Metallix on kraft cardstock for the reverse look to the fishing card.


I pulled in several elements from the first card to create a matching set, like the puffy white clouds, baker’s twine ties, and patterned paper strips. I made my own patterned paper with the duck image from the set, and for a bit of a different look, I placed the basket weave panel at an angle. The images were colored with Copic markers. Made my first attempt at camo patterning on my little sharp-shooter friend.


I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for creating these cards and the Metallix Gel backgrounds up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more. And there’s still time to enter our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift card to the Therm O Web e-store, so be sure to enter the rafflecopter drawing while you are there.

And if you’re looking for some fun and inspiration for International Scrapbook Day today, be sure to stop by the Therm O Web blog for a sketch challenge, ideas, inspiration, and another great giveaway. Details are HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy scrapping!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackLawn Fawn KRAFT Cardstock LF1747Kindred Stamps BASKET WEAVE Stencil 4492828Fiskars - Squeeze Punch - Large - CloudTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Metallix Gel - 2 Ounces - White PearlTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Stencil Pal - 4 x 5.5 - 2 PackTherm O Web PIXIE SPRAY iCraft Removable for Stencils 3397

Kindred Stamps: The Great Outdoors stamp set
Patterned Paper: Daisy Bucket, American Crafts
Ink: Stampin’Up Old Olive
Copic Markers
Twine: $Store

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Projects From the Scrap Pile- A Hocus Pocus Tag Set

Hello Crafty Friends! Happy, happy Friday!
Today is “projects from the scrap pile” day!

As many of you know, I have been making a serious effort this year to use up some of my old craft supplies. I’ve got drawers that haven’t been opened for years, and boxes stacked up in my closet that are almost impossible to reach. Time to thin the stash. There is definitely some great stuff left in there…. but sometimes, I wonder why on earth I kept these things.

audreypettit-hocuspocustags4Recently, I re-discovered a whole stack of old DaisyD’s rub-ons, like these grungy Halloween ones here. And I thought, ohmyword I will never use these. I mean, they’re a wee bit spooky and creepy, with those skulls and all. Maybe I should just toss them? Hmmmm

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But I do like a good challenge. And I knew my friend, Paige, would love these little guys. So I made her a set of tags to use with her clay creations, using up every last bit of these rub-ons in the process. Boom!

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I had an old box of Avery marking tags in my stash, too, and used those for the base. They’re a bit thin for the Distress water treatment I gave them, but they’re quick and easy, and already came with the string attached. A super time saver for a simple project like this.

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I dragged the tags through a mixture of wet Distress inks on my craft sheet, and then splattered them for some extra grunge. Then simply added the leftover rub-ons willy nilly all over the tags. It felt great to throw away that completely empty packaging, when all was said and done. And just as I expected, Paige did love them. A total win-win!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a very wonderful weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

DaisyD’s Halloween Rub-Ons

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Con”grads” with Authentique

My good friend, Michelle, let me “borrow” a photo of her son to scrap while we were off cropping at our new scrappy happy place last weekend. It was taken last year, at his 8th grade graduation, and I am so glad that she happened to have it with her….cause what a perfect match it is for Authentique’s new celebration collection, Accomplished.

AudreyPettit-Accomplished-CongradsLayoutAll you kraft-lovers out there are going to love this new line, and if you have a big occasion to celebrate like a graduation, wedding, or retirement, Accomplished is for you. Each double-sided paper has a black print on one side, with a matching white pattern on the reverse, in the popular chalkboard-look that is all the rage right now. Not only that, the scale is reduced on one side, giving you even extra design options.

AudreyPettit-Accomplished-CongradsLayout2I combined several 12×12 papers with some from the 6×6 Bundle here. Added in some neutral distressed black Foundations paper, and long border stickers from the Details sticker sheet. A 3×4 journaling card from the Enhancements Cut Apart paper is a good anchor for my title lettering and cluster of embellishment and journaling stickers. Then a few additional stickers and a die cut banner flag finish things off.

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You can see more details, along with a complete supply list, on the Authentique blog, if you’d like to learn more. Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

CSI Special Agent- Case File #119

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I’m excited to be playing along this month as a Special Agent over at the CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration blog. Case File #119 is now open for investigation.

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The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a layout based on the case file using all five colors from the color scheme, at least two clues from the evidence, and one clue from the testimony. Here’s how I solved this week’s case.

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This week’s case file has a palette perfect for scrapping those guy photos, so what a perfect opportunity for me to finally scrap these photos of my boy from back in August. These were taken on my first visit to see him at university, while he was giving me a little walking tour around campus. I’ve been thinking about my boy so much lately. Still trying to adjust to the fact that he’s actually in college already. I guess it’s taking me awhile to wrap my head around it, ’cause in just a couple of weeks, his school year is over. 😉

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Clues I used:
Wood
Metal
Maps
Tags
Leather
Frames

AudreyPettit CSI#119 Onwards&Upwards3The papers and alpha stickers I used are a mixture of Authentique lines… most from the new Abroad collection, with the teal chevron being from their winter line, Glistening. But although the papers are more recent acquisitions, I’m once again giving myself bonus points for using some super old stash items. Like this leather frame from Lil’ Davis Designs. I think that may actually qualify as ancient. But if there was ever a time to use it, it is now. Not only is it leather, to fit the case file evidence, but it actually has kiwi stitching, to fit the color scheme. Serendipity.

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And for my evidence, I chose to journal on a tag, which is tucked into my little krafty bag.

AudreyPettit CSI#119 Onwards&Upwards5I added my title lettering onto additional snippets of tags and tucked them into frames…both leather and super duper old metal. Wood buttons. Old embellishments from an October Afternoon ephemera pack. Old die cuts from two different Little Yellow Bicycle collections. Smeary paint and lots of stitching.

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I’ve had so much fun playing along with the team over at CSI this month! To learn more about the fabulous Color, Stories, Inspiration challenges, and to see how the rest of the detectives solved this week’s case, be sure to stop by the CSI blog. And thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful day!

CSI Special Agent- Case File #118

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I’m excited to be playing along this month as a Special Agent over at the CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration blog. Case File #118 is now open for investigation.

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Along with the lovely color palette and case file clues, it’s sketch week, too. The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a layout based off the sketch using all five colors, at least two clues from the evidence, and one clue from the testimony. Here’s how I solved the case.

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Here are my two kiddos. My sweet, adorable, goofball kiddos, posing for family photos on Christmas day. I don’t ask for much….just a couple of decent pictures, that’s all. And I guess I did get one. But there’s a weird magnetism between those two. They just can’t sit next to each other for more than a moment without some kind of shenanigans kicking in. Some wrestling, or tickling, or squashing, or in this case, a good old poke in the eye. Seems to be how they show affection for each other. I do believe it must be love.

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Not sure how expertly I cracked the case this week. I seem to have had a wee spot of trouble with the color scheme. What looked in my scraproom to be Eyeshadow – seafoam green, taken from her eyeglasses -, and Eyeliner – bright teal, taken from her headband  – in fact just look like one color in the true light of day…..and what I was convinced was Blush – dark cantaloupe, taken from her hair  –  now appears to be simply tones of pink. But hey….besides that clear epic fail of the color scheme, I would say I nailed it! Haha

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The clues I used:
White background
Arrows
Doodling/ Pen work
Fabric

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And for my testimony, I chose to hide my journaling in a pocket behind the first photo.

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Even with a bit of a miss on the color palette, I had a ton of fun working with this week’s case file.  And I’m happy to say I once again managed to use some super old items from my stash. To learn more about CSI Case File #118, and to see how the rest of the detectives solved this week’s crime scene, please visit the Color, Stories, Inspiration blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Things That I <3 with BasicGrey

 

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BasicGrey’s Capture pocket scrapbooking system is the perfect format for scrapping the tons of photos and memorabilia I collected from our family trip to Washington DC last summer. I’ve been wanting to put together an album for Pete as part of his graduation present, but I’ve been hesitating taking on such a big project. For an instant-gratification girl such as myself, a whole album seems like a lot of work! 😉 But I’m happy to say that I finally took the plunge, and created my very first ever pocket style scrapbook pages using the adorable Highline Collection for the BasicGrey blog this week.

AudreyPettit BG Highline Capture HelloPocketPagesDid you know that all of the new BasicGrey collections also come with coordinating products for the Capture album system? Here I used two different styles of 6×8 pocket pages along with lots of fun Highline Capture embellishments and papers to create a double page layout of our first stop of the trip, the National Air & Space Museum.

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I had quite a few photos from our day in the museum, and wanted to include as many as I could. With the pocket pages, I was able to include six photos, and still had plenty of room left over for embellishment. That is one of my favorite things about the Capture album system…there’s plenty of room for everything.

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The Capture Snippets journaling cards work perfectly with the pockets, and are super fun and easy to cut apart and layer to create custom embellishments. I layered two pieces of Snippets, along with a die cut arrow and alpha stickers from the Waterfall Theme Pack for the title block pocket here. I like to add machine stitching, too, for a bit of extra texture and detail.

AudreyPettit BG Highline Capture HelloPocketPages4Another 3×4 Snippets card layered with Highline cardstock stickers and tape strips makes a creative space for adding journaling. Used a woodgrain Polaroid frame from the Highline Photo Frames around one of the photos, too.

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For a bit of extra interest, I added a few embellishments to the top of the pocket protectors, like chipboard, brads, and candy buttons. A bit of Capture vellum date tape, too.

AudreyPettit BG Highline Capture HelloPocketPages6Capture Attach Me stickers. I know those are going to get a lot of ton of use in my DC album to hold all the maps, pamphlets, and brochures we collected along the way. They are so perfect for adding in those little extras that don’t fit into the pockets.

I’m so glad I finally finished my first DC pages! Hopefully…someday….I’ll get around to page two! 🙂

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Supplies:

Capture Journaling Binder – ImaginationCapture Printed TapeCapture Attach Me Stickers – Emerald/SeafoamHighline 6×6 Paper PadHighline Waterfall Pack, Highline SnippetsHighline Frames with Acetate Overlays, Highline Sticker Shapes, Highline Title Stickers, Highline Printed Chipboard Shapes, Highline Vellum Tape, Highline Mixed BradsBasics 4334 Candy Buttons

 

CSI Special Agent- Case File #117

After a malfunctioning alarm clock, and a  mad, frantic, last-minute dash to get to school on time, it seems that spring break has officially come to an end, and we suddenly find ourselves back in the old routine. The Little Miss tried to use the late alarm as an excuse to go ahead and take one more vacation day today. She does make me laugh, that little one, but of course I won out in the end.  And fortunately we have enough wonderful memories of this past week to smooth out any bumps along the road this morning. Well, for me at least, anyway…

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I am so excited to say that I am joining the CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration team as a special agent for the month of April. Case file #117 is now open for investigation.

CSI117flatThe challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to create a layout using all five colors from the color scheme, at least three clues from the evidence, and one from the testimony. Here’s how I solved the case.

AudreyPettit CSI#117 WinterStoryI know that most of us are pretty darn sick of winter by now, but it’s still a pretty hot topic of discussion around here. With seven days of school closings due to snow, and two more due to ice, this winter is one for the record books. Definitely scrap worthy. And I just couldn’t resist playing with these cutie pie snow pictures of my two favorite girls.

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Circles, metal, ransom lettering, rub-ons, chalk/pastels, and arrows.

AudreyPettit CSI#117 WinterStory3For my testimony, I tried to write a poem…..
Please don’t judge too harshly! 😉

AudreyPettit CSI#117 WinterStory4And although not part of the challenge case file, I’m giving myself extra points for using some super old stash goodies…from that pile I’ve left in the middle of my desk. Like the round journaling cards from LYB’s Clothesline collection, and the ancient winter rub-ons from Melissa Frances. The old Teresa Collins paper, too. I have to say, leaving things in plain sight to drive me crazy does seem to work.

AudreyPettit CSI#117 WinterStory5Besides all the old, I used some new paper and word stickers from Authentique’s Elegant collection, and journaling tablet pages and arrow stamps from BasicGrey’s Capture line. Added lots of stitching to the page, highlighted with chalk pastels. Another oldie but goodie from my stash.

AudreyPettit CSI#117 WinterStory6Huge thanks to my friend, Rebecca, for cutting my winter title on her Silhouette. And another huge thanks to Debbi, for allowing me to join along this month at CSI. The CSI Detectives and Guests did such an amazing job with this week’s case file. To learn more about CSI and this week’s fun challenge, be sure to stop by the Color, Stories, Inspiration blog!  And tell them Audrey sent you!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Knock on Wood

Hiya Peeps! Happy Wednesday! I do hope you are all doing well. I know it’s been a very unsettling week with the bombings at the Boston marathon on Monday. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragic event.

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Today I am up on the Little Yellow Bicycle blog with a fun “knock on wood” project for a feature highlight of the wooden elements from the Naturals collection. I used some of my favorite Naturals wooden buttons, stick pins, and mini clothespins to embellish a little mini album I made for Missy Nik’s recent birthday celebration.

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I love using mini albums to document special occasions, like birthdays. It’s a great way to utilize a lot of photos in one cute little package. Lately, I’ve been itching to try making my own mini from scratch using just a few sheets of patterned paper, totally inspired by this notebook made by my amazingly talented bloggy buddy, Alex at Art Scrap & More.  If you haven’t visited with her yet, by all means……..DO! You are going to love her!

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Some of my favorite pieces from the new Naturals collection are these fabulous etched wooden buttons, so I wanted them to be the main focus of my project. By stringing them together, I was able to create a fun garland to wrap around the frame on my front cover. I love that I was able to use so many of the adorable buttons at once, and create impact from very small elements, too. And I love how versatile the Naturals embellishments are. They look beautiful as is, but are so easy and fun to alter to match any mood. Here I left the stick pins and mini clothespins in their “natural” state, but inked my etched buttons to coordinate with my papers.

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This is the cutie pie Fern & Forest Girl line. I used panels from the 12×12 papers to create my base pages, and embellished the cover with smaller prints from the 6×6 paper pad, cardstock stickers, die cuts, a journaling card, and the chipboard frame. I added a bit of fabric for texture, too. Machine stitching keeps everything snug and secure.

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Here’s my happy birthday girl, on her big day! Will somebody please tell her to stop growing now???

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Be sure to stop by the Little Yellow Bicycle blog for more great inspiration using Naturals wood. And thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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Supplies:
FNG-106 Field of Flowers/Teal Dots
FNG-107 Fairytale Journal/Dark Pink Chevron
FNG-304 6x6 Paper Pack 
FNG-135 Cardstock Stickers - Favorite Pieces - with glitter and embossing 
FNG-279 Chipboard Shapes - with glitter accents 
FNG-305 Paper Crafting Kit 
FNG-134 Journaling Cards - with thermography
NA-WB20 Wood Buttons - Etched
NA-TC20 Tiny Clothespins - Words
NA-SP20 Stick Pins - Wood Beads
Ink: Clearsnap, Tsukineko
Paint: Delta
Trim: Stampin'Up, American Crafts

Home for Christmas

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Things were nice and quiet here, which was very welcome for this time of year. I spent a lot of time working on my Christmas decorations. I still have much to do, but things are starting to look very merry around here.

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On Friday, I had to take my car into the shop to have a sensor replaced. It was my second trip there in the week, and I had run out of ways to entertain myself while waiting. So this time, I brought along my scrappy supplies and made this fun little tag.

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Papers, stickers, button, trim, and die cuts are from October Afternoon’s adorable Holiday Style collection. I die cut the holly leaves before I left, and added the adhesive pearls after I got home.

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I had planned on making several tags, but they were so quick replacing the sensor that I was out of there in no time. They probably wanted to get the crazy lady out of there as quickly as possible. Good tip for me to remember next time….

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Unfortunately, my check engine light came back on Saturday, so that means a more serious problem than a sensor. Major bummer….

I guess it’s time for me to pack up my scrappy supplies again!

Just Scootin’ By…

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I’m just scootin’ by today with a quick post, as it’s a big day for me. I’ve got the girlies coming over this morning for my turn at our annual Halloween Haunted House Tour, and I still have much to do to get ready. But first wanted to share a little tag I made with some adorable Sweet Stamp Shop stamps.

Sweet Stamp Shop is our product partner this week on the Epiphany Crafts blog. My post is coming up in a few days, but I couldn’t resist playing with these cute Scootin’ By stamps now. They so remind me of the Dear Lizzie Neapolitan line with that little scooter, so that’s what I used here on this tag.

Put some sunny yellow polka dotted paper on the background, and paper pieced the scooter and clouds. A sentiment banner, a bit of ribbon and twine, and an easy peesy gift tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Wish me luck today! I’m hoping to bring home the championship one more time! 😉