Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Basic Grey Warehouse Sale Haul

Oh Em Gee!!
This is the second year I participated
in their warehouse sale
and I'm not disappointed - and it wasn't the
first time either which is why I did it again.
Swoon.
The first out of the box is this lovely assortment of
embellishments, chipboard, tags, etc and 
a 6x6 paper pad.
 The second pagckage is a card making kit that has instructions
(always a plus) envelopes, and assorted do-dads.

But wait!
That's not all in the card making package,
there are these dynamite alphas and several pages of
12x12 white cardstock papers and TWO more 
6x6 page pads.

Moving along all of these sticker pages from
various lines.
 And then this stack of papers from all collections 
it seems. The stack is about 2-3 inches high.
 The B sides.
 I have always loved Basic Grey and I still have a bunch
from back in the day - and from last year.
The cool thing about BG is that all papers no matter when
you purchased them - work together.
The dye lots are the same.

It was $38.00 plus S&H.

They don't mess around!!!!
IIn full disclosure, I'm still working with the papers and
embellies I got from last year, but I'm
actually running low.

Can't wait to get started.



Monday, June 29, 2015

Sticking with the same line

and Shimelle's line rocks.
I do have trouble with some of it
liking somehow working in "Oh Rubbish"
 and some of the travel to England but on the whole
I love it and its especially neat for girls.
 I used scraps for die cuts and embellishments.
I used her diecuts many times even on non-Shimelle papers
because they're fun.
The globe and the "lovely" are diecuts from her collection and I really
love the "lovely" because its script which really really really
has me leaning toward some sort of scan and cut machine - still
researching and looking for a deal.

The itty bitty globe, camera and glasses were fussy cut from
one of the papers in the collection.
Aren't they adorable?
Ms. Amelia is quite the diva pulling off her alter
ego when she's not being a super hero.

The mists belong to Heidi.

And OMG! 
I'm swooning - Shimelle liked it on my instagram.
How cool is that.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Changing course when you're not feeling the love

I love this sassy photo of Ms. Annie-girl and of course it was for
Memorial Day that just happened to be a pretty day in the
northern tundra.
I chose those papers and just wasn't feeling it.
Red, white and blue - don't get me wrong - I love the colors, I love
our flag and I'm as patriotic as the next.
But it was just too much.
And remember these papers were chosen for another project here that 
was kitted for a crop I attended and it didn't feel right then either.
I'm really really sure they'll get used someday. However,
that paper is gonna get its feelings hurt soon. LOL.
Rejected once again.

I decided to take matters in my own hands and
 make my own background paper starting with
some white bazzil cardstock.
I misted with red Heidi Swapp and then decided that it needed a bit more dimension
 which required a trip to Hobby Lobby because I did not
have a star stencil.
Starstencil Starstencil Starstencil (say that 3x's fast)
And of course they didn't have THE star stencil I wanted, however,
I found this Jenni Bowlin stencil that assured me it was a star BURST.
I could work with that.
And I needed navy blue ink of course.
Then I found the most adorable film strip stamp for under $2.
(that wasn't used here-but coming soon).
 I also ordered from Paper Issues - those adorable stars and arrows -
a cupid collection - that works soooooo well.
 And my homemade enamel dots - I know you'll be surprised
that I'm running out of some colors.
I'm debating as to whether I want to bake up more or just buy some.
Another Lawn Fawn badge purchase made it to the page and
I used up some old Authentique stickers by placing them around
in key places saying awesome things.
Of course I did dither around with the title
and you know how well I do titles.
I didn't want it to be real obvious and then decided
why not??
Bella Blvd stash was perfect along with some navy Jillybean
Soup alphas I purchased forever ago and never used.
Bought those adorable striped envelopes in different colors from HL
and it seriously worked very well with the doily.
Alot of new and old stash getting used.
Gotta love that.

I'm really quite happy that I changed directions because using that
other paper when I wasn't "feeling" it would've made
me crazy.
Short trip I know - but this is supposed
to be fun and how much more fun can it be doing it from scratch
getting all inky and misty
and then getting a Hobby Lobby run out of it to boot :D





Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Choosing between titles

I was going for "cheers" as a title and it was in my head but
when I saw the packet of titles in my
Studio Calico kit  I found one I
really liked better.
I loved the size, the font and the color worked perfectly.
It just says Studio Calico on the packaging
and its sort of a rubbery enamel.

You tell me :)
 So of course I used Studio Calico papers from
last month's kit. I inadvertently mixed 
them sooooooo
surprise!
And that card to the right is called "Amelia" from SC of course
had to have it because of that.
They are really cool journaling cards SC had on sale
(bonus) and they come in different colors.
I whacked this down to fit
on this 8x8 page.
 Then the perfect Lawn Fawn badge landed on my desk
in the nick of time - these I ordered from another sale and the name
escapes me - Paper Issues!!! whew!
 I picked up the pink color from that itty bitty edge of the 
paper on the left. It was the branding strip
and it was necessary to make the mat big enough for the
photo - which is instagram love.
I thought it looked odd at first however, it has actually grown on me.
Of course the orange mist was supposed to be closer
to red orange. Sigh.
Whatya think?
I love her smile and laughing eyes.
Cheers? or
So good.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A soft and sweet look

This is a bit different from my other pages
and I like that.
It's good to get out and play and do different
styles and looks.
(This sort of resembles Soaphouse Mama's style)
 Teal and white is a soft palette and it works
so well with this photo.
It truly lets the photo shine.
I was able to use the cute fox and I actually
had ink in my stash that really went well to use for the date stamp.
 Since the fox was sort of orange I brought the color
down in the camera using my homemade enamel dots and another
itty bitty enamel sticker is on the banner tag that also has a bit of orange in it.
There is a bit of watercolor behind the photo that I totally managed to cover up.
Shocking I know.
I used all Studio calico except for bits and
pieces from the Paper issues swag bag
and Lawn Fawn badge of course.

Sam is adorable and you just wanna smoosh his cheeks.
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