Monday, July 28, 2014

MSM's Jubilee - Laundry Boy

Here's another layout created using the Jubilee ebook kit.  I created five 12 x 12 layouts and 4 project life spreads with this kit, supplemented with items from my stash.  You can find other Jubilee ebook projects here:  Other Jubilee Projects

The boy was set to go to State Fire School.  He was afraid I would not get his laundry done in time.  (rolling eyes)  So, he announced he was going to learn to do laundry.  I was impressed.


It was quite an adventure using burlap on a layout.  Dale is right, it has a smell.  LOL.  AND, nothing sticks to it.  But I already figured the lack of stickiness part before I got started.  **wink**  The smell started to get to me after a while tho.  

Stitching was oh so fun.  **wink**  Burlap is full of holes.  And I needed to punch the paper.  In a straight line, in the form of a square, from the backside, making sure the stuff that would not stick on while I stitched would fit in AFTER I stitched.  I had way too many tabs open in my mind while I stitched this.  LOL.  But, I got it and it was OK.  Nothing like a good challenge.

I'm so glad the stitching turned out so well.  I stitched down all the veneer that is on the burlap.  Other things were taped to paper that was stapled through all layers.

I love the Signo white gel pen.  Just don't stock up on them.  Get a couple and use them, because they are so nice and smooth when they are fresh.  I purchased these two using a subscriber special / discount during subscriber reveal over at Studio Calico a couple of months ago.  It is the best white gel pen I have used.  Stampin' Up! sells these as well.  A fresh white gel pen is like fresh bread or fresh chips, fresh tomatoes or strawberries or blueberries....can't beat 'em.  

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SUPPLIES
Stamps: Jubilee ebook kit stamps, date stamper
Paper: SU! Soft Suede, Groovy Guava, Pear Pizzaz; burlap; Jubilee ebook kit papers
Ink: Hero Arts Chalkboard, HA Dauber Cup-O-Joe, Tim Holtz Distress Paint Black Soot
Accessories: SC South of Market Kraft Thickers; DMC floss (black); Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Signo Uniball White Gel Pen; Jubilee ebook kit & printables, SC sequins

Sunday, July 27, 2014

MSM's You Make Life Sparkle


July 4, 2006 - I love these photos of Phillip with the sparklers!  

Technique: 12 x 12 watercolor paper was painted with SC Color Theory Deja Blue acrylic paint - I love this stuff! It is a nice thick acrylic paint that dries with a wonderfully rich sheen. It comes in these super cool silver tubes.  I think I'm in love.  With 10 tubes of acrylic paint.

When the paint dried, I flung some drops of Mister Huey Inky Black and added a couple of spritzes.

This is a favorite layout!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a moo'vlaous day!


SUPPLIES

Paper: SU! Basic Black, SC Brighton Pier Wonder Wheel (Side B)

Accessories: SC Color Theory Deja Blue Acrylic Paint; SC Brighton Pier Tiny Type Stickers, Silver Stars Rub-ons, Bucakroo Silver Thickers; Transparency Diamonds (Penny Arcade SB Kit); Silver Foil Labels (Penny Arcade Pinball Card Add On Kit); Basic Grey white letters; Mister Huey Inky Black.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jubilee - SMILE!

During June's "last call" over at Studio Calico, there it was:  the Jubilee e-book & kit, regularly $39.99 on special for $9.99.  EEK!  I snatched it up!  When it was all said and done, I have 5 12 x 12 layouts and 4 weekly project life spreads.  Not too shabby for a $9.99 kit.  The e-book is pretty cool also.  AND, (I know...there's more) the kit & kaboodle came with digital cut files & printables! 

Okey dokey.  Project!  And I'm posting these backwards!  LOL.  So, up first is the last project I made, with the remaining scraps.  heeee!  I didn't waste nuthin!  I squeezed every.  last.  penny.  out of that kit!  I really enjoyed this kit!  I had been eyeing it for quite some time and a couple times almost bought it.  I'm glad I waited. 


I don't normally scrap purple.  But, I had scraps to use up & they were purple.  LOL.  I supplemented the e-book kit items with Studio Calico 12 x 12 paper from the Color Theory collection and some basic Studio Calico grid design 12 x 12 paper; some other color theory items (buttons, sequins, enamel dots); and items from past Studio Calico kits (Thickers & washi tape).

I do love these colors!  Purple was Grandma's favorite; green has always been mine!  And silver...I just love it!  

That's me, back in February 2014, showing off a new haircut.  Danielle is a whiz with the flat-iron! Me, not so much.  And I love my hair flat-ironed!

This makes me smile!  

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

PL Week 22 - Stitching Fun!


Project Life - Week 22:  I felt like stitching!  I used some bright and cheerful paper someone RAK'd me many moons ago.  I cut some 3x4 cards, dug out my stitching templates, DMC floss and got comfy!  It was so relaxing.  Here's a pile on my desk!


 How stinking cute is that fox / cat?


The butterflies were OY! pains to stitch and the arrows so soothing.  Next to the fox / cat, I love love love the flower.  (I know, right?  Mollymoo loves a WHAT?!?!  How many times you seen me paper craft with a **coughcough** flower?)  


Now for the week.  


I was in the drive thru line @ KFC, bored, so I read the bottom of my OPI nail polish bottle. STRAWBERRY MARGARITA.  huh?  Really?  Nah.  I looked again.  dang.  STRAWBERRY MARGARITA.  I immediately texted my manicurist / stylist...I have my FAVORITE drink on my fingernails!  She said I was crazy.  Hmmm...I bet she wondered how long it would take me to realize I had a bottle of STRAWBERRY MARGARITA.  No wonder she looked at me funny every time she told me the name.  I was so not paying attention.  Geez.  LOL.  Anyway,  that day, I also noticed it matches my new summer purse!  Notice also, that I had dripped on my Kindle...hmmm...




What a bright & cheerful weekly spread it turned out to be!  Lovely!  


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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Phillip is FOUR


The birthday boy is FOUR!

This is my second layout in recent days using Studio Calico's 2013 Atlantic Collection.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

almost THREE


Is she cute or what?  

I prepped my paper with gesso.  Then I fussy cut a sheet of patterned paper from the SC Atlantic Collection, a sheet with all those circles.  I adhered the cut out with gel medium and outlined the circles with Neocolor ii crayons.  Using a watercolor brush, blended the color.  I misted the with Mr. Huey, added my photo and embellished with items from the Atlantic Collection.

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SUPPLIES:
Paper: SC Atlantic Collection
ccessories: SC Atlantic Collection, Neocolors ii, gesso, gel medium