Monday, June 18, 2018

Cherished

Today I made this layout of my adorable granddaughter inspired by the sketch from Sketches in Thyme! Last month I won some fabulous papers from Stacy and here is a layout I did using those papers from Bo Bunny.


Here is the awesome sketch by Bev Code from Sketches in Thyme!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Son's First Love, Daughter's First Love

Hello, today I did this layout based on a sketch from Lets Get Sketchy. Since it is Fathers Day it is so fitting I honor my son by doing this layout of him and my grandchildren.

 
Here is another great sketch by Breshevia at Lets Get Sketchy.

 
Thanks for stopping by
Donna

Puppy Love

Hi there, Donna here with another creation using White Rose Crafts LLC products.
Today my layout is all about inking, and I want to show you how I made the blue flowers using velumn, embossing powder and ink.

 
I have two types of flowers on here. The white ones are Recollections which I inked with some Scrapberry Light Brown ink, as well used the brown ink on the edges on the scallop.I also used Tim Holtz China Blue Distress Oxide inks on the edges of the flousishes.
 

A close up of the upper right cluster. Interested in those flowers? Well keep scrolling down.



First grab a flower stamp and and stamp away on a sheet of velumn! I made about 16. Emboss with white embossing powder, but I think any matching color you want will work.

 
Next press the backside of the flower onto the ink pad.
 
 
I wanted to show you what it looked like in the light - it doesn't have to perfect, as a matter of fact I prefer it that way.
Next I spritzed with a light mist of water and used a heat gun to dry. Then cut out the flower.

 
On this one I stacked and glued 3 flowers and squeezed the tops of the petals together. For the center I glue tiny pieces of velumn scraps to the center with glue.
 
 
There are so many possibilities and I hope you enjoyed the tutorial
 


Products used:
ScrapBerry Pigment Ink Pad Mini - Light Brown
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink Pad - Broken China
LemonCraft Gossamer Blue Paper kit
LemonCraft Gossamer Blue Matching A4 Ephemera Sheet
Recollections Dimensional Paper Flowers - White, 12 pcs

Thanks for stopping by
Donna

Friday, June 15, 2018

Birthday Wishes

This layout was inspired by a sketch from Sketches in Thyme.  I got a little carried away with the stars! lol

 
Here is the sketch by Brenshevia, she does a great job with sketches!
 
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Sketches in Thyme to get some awesome inspiration!
Donna

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Jump & Play


Here is my take on a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy. The organza flowers I made last year and just never used.

 
 
Here is the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy by the very talented Brenshevia
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today
Donna

Monday, June 4, 2018

You are loved

Hello, today I did this layout of my granddaughter using the sketch from Sketches in Thyme.

 
Here is the fabulous sketch by Jenessa Franco.

Be sure to stop by Sketches in Thyme.
Thanks
Donna

Sunday, June 3, 2018

First Post for White Rose Crafts Design Team!

Hello everyone, I am super excited to be part of the White Rose Crafts Design Team!  This store has some very unique items you just can't find in the USA! This week we are featuring Lemon Craft. This Polish company  make some beautiful papers!

Here is my layout - aren't the colors and papers just gorgeous! And for those of you who think you need special tools to distress I have a great tip down below. The base paper was so pretty I didn't want to hide the flowers so I took the wood grain paper and tore it to expose the flowers.

I love how the papers matched my granddaughters shirt!

 
 
Here I made a "Faux Flair" by cutting out a 1 inch circle and adding an epoxy circle to it. Also tucked some of the ephemera into the tears. The Lemoncraft Ephemera Sheets is a  perfect embellishment!
 

I love to get white flowers because then I can add color anyway I want to match my projects. On these flowers I just added some Glimmer Mist to give it a slight color and sparkle. It's hard to see in the photos but the flowers have a little bit a sparkle.


I lifted up the flowers  with some pop tabs and the butterflies I folded in half and just added a bit of glue down the body of the butterfly to adhere it.



Now for my tip. I never can find my distresser when I need it, and you don't need a special tool to distress edges.  I always have scissors laying everywhere on my desk it is just as easy to use them.  Just run your scissor blade along the edge to get the same effect.

 
 
Products Used:
 
                                   LemonCraft Gossamer Blue Collection 12"x12" Paper Set
                                      Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink Pad - Broken China
                                         Other items, Burlap, epoxy dots, chipboard title, bling. Tim Holtz words
 
Thanks for stopping by
Donna Coughlin
 
 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Today I did this layout based on sketch from Lets Get Sketchy.
 
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I added some stickles to some of the butterflies and the chipboard title

 
Here is the great sketch by Brenshevia!

 
Be sure to visit Lets Get Sketchy!
Thanks
Donna

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Splish Splash

Today I made this layout of my granddaughter at the beach using the sketch from Sketches in Thyme by the very talented Bev Code.
I had those metal license plates in my stash I think from the time I started scrapbooking and I found them when looking for embellishments to do this layout. Finally used them!


Here is the awesome sketch by Bev.
I can see me totally using this again!

 
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Sketches in Thyme

Thanks
Donna

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Summer

Here is a layout I did of my granddaughter last summer enjoying the outdoors. I did this layout based on a sketch from
Sketches in Thyme.
 


Thanks for stopping by
Donna


Friday, May 18, 2018

My Paper House Mini Album

This mini album was actually a flip album from Paper House, that I tore apart (more on that later) The cover I used a large bottle cap and some3-d stickers.

For the center of the cover I started the center and added a shadowbox with sand and shells, but then I went crazy around that and put more shells, glued sand around added some beads and some fishermans netting.I also stained the bottlecap with blue ink


Side view of the bottlecap
 For the side of the album I added some twine, and anchor charm, a seashell with a "pearl: and a small bottle filled with itsy bitsy shells and sand.
 
I had to have some to keep the book closed so I simply took a piece of twine and made a round circle large enough to fit around the bottlecap.


The album was made from this which I won from Scrapbook.com last year along with other items from Paper House! SO COOL! The album I carefully separated the frame apart so that became my front and back of the album. The flip part was on the inside. Then I used the packaging and cut it to make two inner pages using the side of the package for the frame. Wish I took pictures, but at the time I didn't know how it was going to turn out.



Inside of the book has a fold out and pull out pictures.

The two center pages was the flip album packaging repurposed!


 
Journaling the time in the ocean with Pop Pop

 
The two center pages have pull out pictures as well.



By adding a sheet of cardstock to the packaging I was able to create the pockets that hold  4x6 pictures.


 
One of the pull out pictures has journaling the uses the word never FORGET

 
Thanks for looking and as always I love reading your comments.

Donna
 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bed Time

This is a layout of my granddaughter with her new car bed. The layout is based off a sketch from Sketches in Thyme. 
 
Here is the sketch from Sketches in Thyme.
 
 

Thanks for stopping by
Donna

Thursday, May 10, 2018

#So Proud

Today I did this layout of my granddaughter receiving an academic report. I am so proud of her!!!!
I based the layout off a sketch from Sketches in Thyme.

 
Here is the sketch.

 
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Sketches in Thyme.
Thanks
Donna

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Adorable

Here is my adorable (but feisty) granddaughter. I used the sketch from Lets Get Sketchy Blog for my inspiration. I just bought this sheet of  Bella Blvd paper and when I was looking for pictures for this sketch I saw these pictures and the flowers on the paper almost match her dress!


 
Here is the sketch from the Lets Get Sketchy Blog

 
Thanks for stopping by
Donna