Saturday, March 29, 2014

Continuing with Scrapping Outside the Pocket

I am behind of course but still enjoying what I am learning and making.  Below is the "L" layout using again pocket cards to form the shape along with photos.  I used CTMH Skylark print for my base paper.  That in itself is a piece of art.  I hated to cover up the birds and other details so I made my "L" backwards.  I added embellishments some of which are stamped and others already made like the metal bird paperclips on the nest box photo.  Loved to be able to finally use them.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Jen's March Card Sketch Challenge

Jen just keeps coming up with awesome sketches to push us to cleverness over on PAO.  Here is my submission.  I used all G45 materials mainly from Ladies Diary.  No stamping at all on this card…that's a first for me.

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It's all about the glasses

Week 3 of the Scrapping Outside the Pocket lessons are about layers.  This particular LO represents layering with pocket cards as well as embellishments.  I am not generally big on loads of embellishments as you can see in this LO.  But I did manage some dots and some labels with words.  The pocket cards are from Project Life "Kraft" kit.  Don't you love the card with the glasses?  I pulled out cards first before having any idea of what I was going to scrap.  However, as soon as I saw the card with the glasses I knew I had to tell some story about my mom's glasses collection.  That sent me down memory lane searching for the perfect photo to scrap.  It came together very quickly and I am very pleased (if I do say so myself) at the results of this LO.  I think my mom would be also.  In my mind I can hear her chuckling over this.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Graphic 45 Ladies Diary card

I am often overwhelmed by the gorgeous prints of Graphic 45 paper.  But yesterday Ladies Diary collection really came through for me when I needed inspiration in making a special birthday card.  Pairing all G45 paper and chip board with Karen Burniston's accordion album die did the job for me.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Week Two SOTP Challenge: Design

We have 3 challenges for Week Two.  My first of the 3 is the Grid Design using the cards to make a grid pattern.  As simple as this was supposed to be, I must have looked at this LO for 3 days before applying glue to paper and committing it to the base.  Then things started flowing and I used a Stephanie Barnard's Birds and Tree die to add to the design as well as My Mind's Eye Dots.  Cards are from PL core kit Jade.  I am finding that that kit seems to be my favorite.  It's actually going down!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Clean & Simple 3 Card Class

Lesson one is a collection of cards that look clean but are not so simple.  Take this one for example.  The object is to make assorted die cuts but have them all embedded within the card front or panel.  It really isn't all that difficult but it was time consuming.  I like the results though after I added the sequins I wished I had done something else to dress up the card.  

Monday, March 10, 2014

Pocket Card Bonus!

Not only am I scrapping again thanks to Project Life and pocket style scrapping but those 6x4 and 3x4 cards are great backgrounds and mattes for card making.  So as I was cleaning up last night from my flurry of LOs for BPC's Scrapping Outside the Pocket class I saw a card in the making with leftover items on my desk.  I have been tutoring myself in Copic coloring and had this cute little colored up girl all ready to use and some perfect cards for a background.  The girl is from MFT's Pure Innocence:  Little Gardener.  The pink framed card is from PL's Jade core kit.  To that I stamped the weeds and added white gel pen dots and
"thank you".  A fast card to put together.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lesson #3 Interactive LOs

This was  the tricky one I saved for last in this week's assignment.  The point is to add flaps to a 12x12 LO that will reveal more space for journaling and photos.  I am happy with the end result but doubt I will make one like this again.  However it is a great way to use up those pocket cards and create more space for scrapping.

Layout in the closed position:

Layout with the flaps open:

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Lesson #2: Hidden Journaling

I am on fire, LOL.  After not having done any scrapping for pretty much 2 years I can't seem to do LOs fast enough.  The goal of this exercise was to create some kind of hidden journaling in order to leave the page more available for everything else.  Well, I couldn't quite bring myself to doing that.  There was a lot of good memories about this photo so some journaling is hidden and some not.

This is a Short-Eared Owl and this guy was a life bird for me the day I digi-scoped this photo.  He was very accommodating for photos, moving from post to post looking for rodents.  He was quite successful I might add.

Authentique base papers with PL cards from Honey and Cinnamon.  WPlus9 feather dies cut from a 3x4 card from Honey.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Scrapping Outside the Pocket

I have joined Big Picture Classes' "Scrapping Outside the Pocket".  The point to this class is to USE up the fabulous 3x4 and 6x4 cards that come in all the pocket style kits like Project Life.  I thought this would be a great way to give me that extra boost to scrap as well as use those cards for other purposes than the typical pocket style scrapping.  I will be combining both styles throughout this class and hopefully into the future.

This is my first LO from Lesson 1.  Very simple usage of the journaling cards.  I chose the Authentique papers that complimented this beautiful Western Meadowlark.  The houndstooth check mimics the Meadowlark's plumage rather well I thought.  I also got to use my stamp of the same bird and add some Alisa Burke feathers.

Second page in the more traditional pocket style which has nothing to do with this class but will help me to pursue the PL style at the same time.  I used the large polkadot paper to carry over the similar look of the above LO and used PL cards from the same core kits, Midnight and Honey .