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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge

I made this card for this week's Mojo Monday Challenge (193).  The papers are from K&Company, and the center image is cut from an antique postcard.

Beach Card / H2H Challenge

This week's H2H Challenge was a sketch:
I turned the card horizontal and took the word "image" literally for this beach card--the photo is from my 2010 gulf coast vacation.  I used papers from CTMH's Magnifique paper pack and stamps from CTMH's Daydream stamp set.  The umbrella is paper-pieced and fringed with paper from Magnifique.  The top of the umbrella is raised.  I used watercolor pencils to color the shovel & pail image and the sun.  All the papers are edged in CTMH's Pacifica ink.

Golf Birthday Card

The B&T papers for this golf-themed birthday card are from Karen Foster Design.  The flag is one of the stamps from Unity Stamp Co.'s stamp set Vintage Banners.  I used a row of bling for the pole.  "Happy Birthday" is from Close to My Heart's "Say It in Style" set.

Happy Anniversary to Me! (and Tom)

25 years ago today--and they said it wouldn't last....

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Orange Beach Layout

Another layout from my February vacation.  This is Orange Beach, Alabama.  We've been there before, and I have dozens of pictures of it in another scrapbook, so I just wanted to highlight my favorite photos from this trip.  I used paper from CTMH's Fanfare paper pack for the background with white cs for matting the pics and a stripe of outdoor denim cs for the stripe on the right page.
I love this picture, and it's obviously the highlight of the layout.  The worn look of the Fanfare B&T paper looks beachy to me.  I sewed (by hand) around the pic and added various buttons in blues and whites.  It's all very simple, except the sewing is tedious.  I got the layout idea from the book Playing with Paper by Angelia Wigginton.

I drug out the CTMH white daisy ink for the title.  It's pigment based, so it's a little messy to use, but it always looks great.  I think it adds to the weathered, beachy look of the layout.  I used CTMH's Delightful Alphabet stamp set.  The outdoor denim cs strip is water distressed on its vertical edges.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Big Easy Layout with Wings

Finally...back to scrapping.  I used CTMH B&T papers from the Wings collection for this layout from my recent New Orleans vacation.  I wanted to show the dark and ominous feel of the French Quarter, so I used the black cs as a background.  The layouts are inspired from the book "Playing with Paper" by Angelia Wigginton.

This page highlights one of my hurricanes from the famous Pat O'Brien's.  The straight lines in the background are colored pencil (as well as the white flourishes & "the" before Big Easy.)  I stamped "Big Easy" with CTMH's Token Alphabet stamp--one of my new favorites--and punched it out.  EASY!  The fleur de lis and ticket stamps are from the You & Me stamp set from this month's CTMH special kit.  The six large flourishes are freehand cut from various Wings B&T papers.

This page shows a couple French Quarter street scenes and a couple more pics from Pat O'Brien's (the flaming fountain and the tray player from the piano bar).  Again, the fleur de lis is from the You & Me stamp set.  I also used the Hope for Japan stamp at the top.  The white writing and flourishes are all white colored pencil. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'm still here! / Beer Can Hat

I thought I should post in case any of my followers thought I left during the rapture.  I've been busy making lots and lots of graduation cards, however, I forgot to take pics.  I'll try to do better.  Yesterday, I made this little gem though, reminiscent of the late 60s early 70s. 
I remember these crocheted beer can hats from the 70s used mostly PBR, Hamms, Schlitz & Budweiser, but I chose Jimmy Buffett's LandShark Lager, of course.
Here's my finished product.
It's a little tall because my LandShark was in tall cans, but the pattern it was loosely based on makes more of a bucket hat.  It's easy to do.  You can find the pattern HERE.  

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fins Up in Kansas City

The crowd at Saturday night's Jimmy Buffett concert during "Fins."  I now know I prefer seeing him at outdoor venues, but it was still a GREAT show and a fun weekend trip to Kansas City.  Fins Up!