Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Oopsie Daisy Blog Hop

Welcome to Club Scrap's Oopsie Daisy Blog hop! I'm so glad you're here. If this is your first stop, you might want to go back to the beginning at Club Scrap's blog. You won't want to miss any of the stops.

I was looking at past hop's that I've done and July seems to be a month for altered art for me. Last year I did a canvas with the Wisteria kit. This year is no different. But this time the altered canvas is for me! I also will share a digital layout I did and a couple of cards. I rejoined Club Scrap, but this time with the Stamp kit. So I used the stamps and some of the paper for my canvas along with my Silhouette.

First up is the digi layout I did. I used a free template from Scrapping With Liz. Everything used is from the digital kit. The alpha is altered. Since it was patterned and didn't show very well on the layout, I selected it and filled it in with a matching color. The background paper has an overlay on it that I flipped and then changed the blend mode.

Next up are the 2 cards that I made. When I made these I had no intention of getting the Stamp kit. So I cut out a couple of the daisies on my silhouette making a stencil. On the first card I took the cut out daisy and colored around it with Club Scrap Earth ink. I then used the stencil to color the inside. The base paper for both cards is Culinary green (March 2004). The mat on this first card is actually gold and is from County Fair (July 2004).

The 2nd card I used glossy photo paper and colored with Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Big Brush markers to make a background. I then took the large daisy I cut out and drew around it and hand drew the inside lines to make it look like a daisy. It is matted on Private Eye green (October 2008) and then on the Culinary green card base. I left the card plain since everything I tried on it didn't look right. It has a stamped sentiment on the inside from Oopsie Daisy UM Collection stamps.

For the canvas, I'm not going to show every step, but the main ones. First I painted my canvas. I used straw, white and gold acrylic paint. I then used the stencil that came in the Wisteria kit, I really like this trellis, using gold acrylic paint to stencil it.

I had a doily that I must have bought 20 years ago and never used for my sewing projects. I thought it would look nice on the canvas. I then sprayed gold and bronze glimmer spray to 'antique' the doily.

I cut the flowers out of the Oopsie Daisy Stamp kit paper on my Silhouette. I decided 3 layers were enough. I assembled them and then sprayed with gold and bronze glimmer spray to give them a bit of shimmer.

I used the black ribbon that came in the kit to anchor the flowers on the doily. The mat isn't attached at this point I was playing around to see where I thought it would look best.

And here is the finished project. The stamp sentiment came in the Vogue (December 2010) kit. I don't remember which kit the white paper came out of. Maybe Color In Black & White (April 2006) or it could have been Serengeti. I love the texture with the smooth finish and it stamps really nice. Whenever it was I stocked up when the paper was available. Under the sentiment I stamped the framed daisy stamp from the UM Collection stamps. I have a close up, but the camera couldn't seem to catch it. Even though it is stamped in CS Sandstone ink you can see it in real life. Makes a nice subtle texture in the background. I finished it off with a bead 'earring' using beads from past kits and 4 copper brads from the kit. Some day I will have all those beads used up.

Thanks for coming and looking! Your next stop on the way is Debby!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Club Scrap's blog hop! I know that there will be lots of inspiration. Here is a teaser of what I'll have. See you tomorrow!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

County Fair

My middle son's family went to the county fair. Fairs are so much fun and my youngest grand daughter is the perfect age to start going.

This layout uses a Scrap Orchard Collab kit called Blue Ribbon. The template is by fiddle-dee-dee designs from Blue Ribbon 2 set.

I may be scarce the next few days. I'm finishing up my project for Club Scrap's Oopsie Daisy Blog Hop. So don't forget to come back Wednesday!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Big Girl Room

My youngest grand daughter has a big girl room now. She loves it. I love the colors and the Scandinavian designs her mom used.

For this layout I used bits and pieces of Pickleberry Pop's March Pickle Barrel. I used pieces from Indigo Designs Spring Blossom, Fanette Designs Primavera,  Lara's Digi World Marzipan Obsession, LoriM Embrass Happiniess paint overlays, PrelestnayaP Designs Spring Garden, Tiramisu Design's Let's Paint Spring, Tami Miller Designs Springtime, and Sarahh Graphics. I used Little Green Frog's free June template.

Friday, July 18, 2014

June Life 365 layouts

It has taken me some time to get these layouts done. My computer is in the basement and it is hard to remember to take my camera downstairs to download pictures. But I got it done. Everything used on these layouts is from Weeds & Wildflowers.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Autumn Leaves

Not sure why I was drawn to the Autumn pictures today. Maybe it is the weather we have been having. Foggy/cloudy in the am and hot in the afternoon and cool evenings. Sounds like Autumn to me! The pictures are not from any one year.

I used Autumnal Aura by designs by Megan Turnidge and Fuss Free: Freebie 97 template by fiddle-dee-dee designs.

Monday, July 14, 2014


A new layout of my youngest grand daughter. I hope you don't mind seeing so many layouts of her. I have lots of pictures.

I used Willow by Etc by Danyale and Template Revisted #24 by scrapping with Liz.

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, July 11, 2014


Another layout in the ongoing saga of my youngest son's bike trip with his dad. Some day I will get it all done.

For this layout I used the free July template from Little Green Frog Designs. The Colorado Byways kit is by Studio Sherwood. Love the muted colors. I also used a word art from Scrapbook Graphics Impressions of Travel kit.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Some more darling pictures of my youngest grand daughter.

For this layout I used FussFree Freebee Template #94 by fiddle-fee-fee designs. The kit is Take Note by Tickled Pink Studios in this months Daily Digi pack. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Beach Trip

Last month I spent a week at the beach with my girlfriends. We had an awesome time. The weather was fabulous. Only one day with rain. Very unusual for the Pacific ocean.

For this layout I used Studio Dawn Inskip's the Deep kit. I also used a photo mask by Studio Rosey Posey.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Chihuly Glass Museum

Last summer hubby took me to Seattle for our anniversary. One of the things we did was go to the Chihuly Glass Museum. It was incredible. If you're ever in Seattle you will want to take it in. I used one of the pictures I took for this layout using Club Scrap's newest digi kit called Oopsie Daisy. I love all of it and wish I could buy all 3 paper kits instead of the digital.

Friday, July 4, 2014

July 4

Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday.

kit by Julie Billingsley (retired) - Home of the Brave

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sweet Sunshine

I fell in love with these pictures when I first saw them. I have always loved playing in the water and it makes me happy to have grand daughters who do too.

I used Lemonade Stand by Mommyish for this layout and the free MSA June template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Clothes for Nicola

My oldest grand daughter was in desperate need of some new clothes. She has been growing so quickly that her mommy can't keep up. I had some time when I went to the beach with my girlfriends (and I took my sewing machine with) so I cut out some summer play clothes and sewed them up. I love how they turned out and Nicola loves them too!

Just wanted to show what else I had been working on besides digital layouts. The first outfit, then pants have ruffles on the bottom in a matching yellow gingham. So cute!

With the first and third tops the ribbon ties in the back. I then sewed it down so that it never comes untied. Nice for a little girl who is extremely active. The middle top has a contrast fabric band sewn down.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I'm back from vacation! I'm done running around and being gone for the summer. I have lots of things to do, but I'll have time to post more often.

Today's layout uses pictures of my grandson. His mom took them when he turned 5 months old. He is such a sweetie and is as happy as his daddy was.

I used a template by Our Misadventures and a kit called Strut Your Stuff by Heather Roselli. They were both in June's Daily Digi.