TBT – Jubilee

It’s Thursday time for another throwback and I don’t even know how long ago this paper pack has been in my stash, but I will tell you – it must have been a favorite because it was barely used.

I paired the Jubilee paper with a large flower from the Girls Rock stamp set (also retired) for a fun birthday card.  I thought the Blue Burlap ribbon would be a fun accent to this very country themed card.

I wasn’t able to completely bust this stash of paper, but it’s fresh in my memory and will probably get used for some scrapbook pages soon!

 

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Unabashadly Stamp Lifted – Color Dare #212

Happy Friday…it’s time for a new Color Dare and if purples are your thing this is your week!  Color Dare #212 challenges you to use White Daisy, Black, Eggplant, Thistle and Pansy…sounds like a fun challenge to me!

I was spending  wasting some time on Pinterest when I ran across this card which I fell in love with for several reasons #1 it uses hexagons, #2 it has a simple sentiment #3 I could easily duplicate it.

My hexagons are stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento and Pansy.  When stamping with solid stamps it’s best to have your Versamat turned to the spongy side so you get good coverage.  The sentiment was stamped with Eggplant – it’s such a nice deep purple and that sentiment love the combined script & print!!  The flower is stamped in Thistle – it’s probably my favorite of all our purples.  I wanted to keep the look clean and simple so I just added touches of purple accent (a glitter gem in the center of the flower and a glitter heart at the end of the sentiment.

Now hop on over to the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog where you will find some other wonderful cards from the Design Team.  I love that we all have such different ideas.  Won’t you take some time and play along?  It’s super easy to link up your creation – all the instructions are right there on the sidebar of the blog.

Thanks for stopping by…see you next week.

 

 

 

Everything ABC Blog Hop “O” – OWL Always Love You!

 Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “O”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “O” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda’s blog ~ Scrappy Therapy

My O is OWLS

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This week my husband and I celebrated our four year anniversary.  I love making him cards for all our special and “non-special” occassions.  Since I recently made a box card that I was pretty happy with I decided that for a little extra punch I’d try another!  I used the Lollydoodle paper, paired with the OWLS and GIRLS ROCK stamp sets along with Cricut Art Philosophy cut hearts.  When the box is open it looks like the hearts are pouring out and I sort of wish that I’d added them to the second tab and put the flowers in first, but it’s all the same and packed full of love!  I told him I was confiscating it back to display on the shelf above my desk – it’s just to cute to be stored in his memory box!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my “O”…Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Lauren’s CTMH Craftings.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

2014 My Year to Catch Up

At the end of 2013 I made some decisions to focus a little more on what brings me happiness and spending MORE time in the craft room was at the top of my list.  When my husband runs out of socks will someone please come do the laundry! 🙂

I was wandering around some Blog Challenges that I have bookmarked and thought I’d take a look at the Heart to Heart Challenges, it just so happens that they have scrapbook challenges which was right up my alley this month.  You can find their blog here.

Our January challenge is Sentimental January.

  •  * 12″ x 12″ page Layouts involving a sentimental moment with friends, family, or pets (past or present)
  •  * Must use a CTMH Exclusive Stamp Set featuring a sentiment and let’s see some journaling. 
  •  *At least one photo

Brooke and Granddad stop to smell the flowers

These pictures are two-fold in fitting the theme of a Sentimental Journey.  Our sweet granddaughter has been absent from our life for almost three years.  I had started a scrapbook of the times that we had spent together and put it away because of the pain it caused to look at the pictures and have such a void in my heart.  We were reunited with her in December and I took her unfinished scrapbook in hopes that it would show her how much love we have for her.  It also encouraged me to start scrapbooking her pictures again so that I can show her again the next time we get to see her.

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I am trying to use up most of my old paper packets and thought this Claire would be perfect without being too “girly” for grandpa!

My sentiment or title is from the Frosted Scrapbooking WOTG  and the flowers were cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and then stamped with the Girls Rock My Acrylix stamp set.  I wanted to keep my accessories simple so just used an assortment of Clear Crystal Sparkles in the flower centers.

I’d love to help you scrapbook your sentimental journey!

Happy Crafting!

Tracey