Monday, February 23, 2015

Ice Storm 2009 - Day 1, Venturing Out

I felt like scrapping a series of photos that tell a story.  

It's time for a double page spread!

I love the reflection of my husband's work gloves in the windshield of the truck.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

MSM's T-2 Cat

More stashbusters!  For this one, I dug into my stash for a cat scrapbook kit I knew I had. I wanted to do a cat themed layout with a grid of circles.  

Here's the challenge:  Stashbusters - February, Week 1

1.Dry emboss and distress an accent. WHAT I DID: The gray circle at the upper right is dry embossed and covered with Prima chalk ink. I also rubbed distress ink on the die cut cat in the lower right.
2. Use a shaped photo. WHAT I DID: I die cut two photos into circles. The one of my cat (in the middle) and the one of the ball of twine. I wrapped some twine around a die cut circle, photographed that and die cut the photo. 

3. Ribbon. WHAT I DID: I tied ribbon around the neck of the wood veneer cat and attached ribbon to the paper clip for a flag.

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Paper: SU! Basic Gray; Karen Foster Cat Scrapbook Kit; PTI White
Ink: Prima Chalk Edger Old Road; SU! Distress Ink Tea Stain 
Accessories: from Studio Calico - Wood Veneer Cat (Sandlot Card Kit), Small Cat Veneer (Here & There Collection), Large Black Letters (Cirque Scrapbook Kit); from SU! - Gray Satin Ribbon, Circles Framelits, Square Lattice Embossing Folder; other - Gold Paper Clip (Staples), Thickers Good Tidings Gray, Pop Dots

Friday, February 20, 2015

Ice Storm 2009 - Day 8

Using the stashbusters challenge, I'm scrapping another set of photos from the Ice Storm of 2009. These photos are from Day 8, which was a mild day.  I was cooking supper outside on the picnic table, using the generator for electricity, watching Dale & Phillip haul water to the cattle in the barn.

Here's the challenge:  Stashbusters - February, Week 2

1.Use Red as your main color.  
2. Incorporate parentheses or brackets in your layout. 
3. Photo Corners. 

Well, other than missing the red as the main vs accent, I still pulled items from my stash in addition to attempting to use up the Cirque SB kit.  I doubt I've used photo corners for a while and the brackets are from this cute set of chipboard alpha / numbers I have yet to use.  This is probably the first time I can remember using a PL card on a SB page.  Note the mix of rounded and square corners.  I really do love the bold black letters form the Cirque SB kit.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

MSM's amazing GLAZE - Ice Storm of 2009

We're snowed in with about 10" of snow and 10 - 15" snowdrifts, so I thought I would scrap the photos from the 2009 Ice Storm.  LOL.  I probably should be documenting the Big Snow and Deep Freeze of 2015.  We, in Kentucky, were in negative double digits - air temp - overnight.  At midday, it's warmed up to 4 degrees.  With a minus 8 windchill. OY!    

My scrappy mojo has been gone for a little while; I found it over the course of a few days looking at the scrapbooking challenges over on SCS.  Finally, last night, WHAM! it hit me!  whoo whoo!  The stashbusters challenge speaks to my counterfeit loving heart.  My stash is fairly current, so I found myself substituting for the older items we are challenged to use.  This is ok, as it's also in the spirit of stashbusters - use what you have - don't go out and buy it!

Here's the challenge:

1. Create a border of the oldest metallic accents you've got in your stash! You should use a minimum of 6 items but feel free to use more. These can be brads, eyelets, rivets, clips, or metallic words. You can also create a border around a photo, a journal block, or the entire page. 

2. Use at least 2 different ribbons. 

Here's my page:

WHAT I DID: I created a border using the SU! Tasteful Trim die - I love that die, I don't use it enough. I did not have any suitable metallics in my stash and I purged most of those types of embellishments long ago. My substitute was those chipboard circles from Studio Calico's Copper Mountain scrapbook kit and some mini clothes pins from my stash. These are things I don't usually reach for - I was happy to find a use for them.

I didn't have any ribbons that would look good with ice glazed farm equipment and corn fodder! So, looking into my stash for two similar use items, I found some black / white baker's twine and a roll of American Craft's silver glitter tape. I have several rolls of that glitter tape in various widths & colors. I like it; I need to use it. However, I don't want it on every. single. layout. I thought it provided a nice metallic pop along the border of the main photo.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Solemn Stillness GOLD

The gilded age has returned!  

I love the sparkle, especially the Zing! Glitter Finish Gold embossing powder!  I'm not certain I'm impressed with the Mister Huey Gold.  In the right light, it shimmers nicely; otherwise, meh.  While I wish I had tried it without the Mister Huey Gold, I'm very happy with how it turned out otherwise! Mister Huey plays a big role in this card though.  LOL. Maybe it will grow on me some more.  

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Stamps: SU! Solemn Stillness
Paper: SU! Very Vanilla & Brushed Gold
Ink: Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Versamark
Accessories: SC Mister Huey (Gold); SU! gold cord, Gold Glory EP; Zing Glitter Finish Gold EP

Friday, December 12, 2014

MSM's Solemn Stillness

I need 16 - 20 more Christmas cards.  (sigh)  I thought I had enough.  No worries.  I'm having fun making cards.  I checked in with my go-to challenges over on SCS: CAS, Color Challenge and Sketch Challenge.  I figured I best pick a stamp set first.  So, I picked another go-to: SU!'s Solemn Stillness.  There are so many possibilities with this stamp set.

Next, I chose the color challenge:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Pool Party.  Really? Pool Party. That name so does not go with winter in Kentucky.  LOL.  BUT, adding touches of silver and bouncing off the Sketch Challenge, it made a lovely card.

I made four of this style, which is my favorite number for successful mass production.  I probably could do up to 10 maximum.  But, I did four.  And am very happy with them.

Stay tuned for more variations on Solemn Stillness!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a moo'valous day!

Stamps: SU! Solemn Stillness & Christmas Greetings
Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Pool Party & Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Accessories: SU! Sterling Silver DP & silver cord

Friday, November 14, 2014

MSM's Green Goblin

Virtual Scrapbooking Night challenges are happening over on SCS.  

Challenge 1: Celebrating babies in our lives:  Babies have many different definitions in my mind. I immediately think of newborns. But babies include infants, toddlers, young children, grandbabies, friend’s kids, and even heritage baby pictures. So many of us consider our pets as our babies. I still consider my 25 and 28 year old as my babies. So, your Babies Challenge, is open to include all that you consider your babies.

Challenge 1 Rules: 
• Use monochromatic colors for this page. (All shades of one color such as all blues or pinks, or greens, reds, or blacks.)
• Label the names of the people in your pictures. This can be a title, journal box, label strips, or other creative idea.
• Complete a one or two page layout.
• Add two additional embellishments. 

Here is my interpretation:

The monochromatic orange color scheme with pops of black looks wonderful with the Green Goblin!  My two additional embellishments were the black grid that I cut into three pieces and the black sequins.  In this project, the orange washi tape serves as an paper element, rather than as an embellishment. The "make magic" panel is a silkscreened acrylic paint on watercolor paper.  

It's been quite a while since I have played in VSBN.  I hope to create some more pages.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a moo'valous day!

Paper: Basic Grey for Studio Calico x 2; ProvoCraft Jack O Lantern Spooks; Canson Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Accessories: Studio Calico - (from The Underground kits: black grid, "make magic" silkscreen), CT acrylic paint (Orange County), CT alpha (Inky Black), Sequins (black); Target - orange washi tape; Tim & Beck for SC - Tiny Alpha Stickers; Thickers Sotheby's Charcoal
Techniques: Silkscreen