Would You Like a Cup of Tea?

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This sketch is so useful for those fuller sentiments. This stamp was crying out for me to pick it. I tried to pass it by, but, here it is. There are a couple of sweet ladies who would enjoy receiving this in the mail, I’m thinking. May have to make another card and send to both of them. Anyway, I used white embossing powder with the SU doily on the card as a backdrop for this sentiment stamp by FSJ. I stamped the little swirls lightly and added some sequins. The clock is a wooden piece that I added Versamark to and then heat embossed it with the white powder. I thank you for stopping by, hope you hop over to the Sketch N Scrap blog to see all the lovely creations, bot cards and scrapbook layouts.

Peace be with you all!

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Dream Big with this Soft Card

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For this soft look I chose scraps: solid light pink which I dry embossed and lightly inked, a pale pink with fine glitter, and a pretty pattern. I wanted the pinks with the kraft I used for the main image and sentiment, both were create3d with white embossing powder.

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Two Cactus Beauties

My submission for this week’s sketch went live on the Sketches in Thyme blog today.

Here is the sketch used.

There is still time to enter your page to win a prize over there! Lots of options for this sketch. I went with letting this sheet from a pad work for me. I went heavy on the flowers and stamped cactus cutouts over the banner of washi. More bright and happy to go with these shots my granddaughter took of her 2 older babies.

Some of you might be getting into the cooler weather, so this will remind you of how the sun feels – lol

Who loves Meerkats?

Me! And here is a scrapbook layout using Let’s Get Sketchy sketch for September.

The cross stripes are washi tape. There is an extra vertical piece that wasn’t on the sketch, but I felt it brightened up my dark background. I have repeated the hexagon shape, smaller ones are punched from vellum and attached with brads. Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy my page and that it will bring back your own memories of having seen these interesting animals at your zoo.

The Fun Of Homemade Vellum

A friend on ScrappinPeeps blog shared a video on how to make vellum from our own paper. I watched a few more and had to try it. After searching for some vintage-looking images I printed a few on regular computer paper, just the thin 20# weight.

Worked out pretty nice. I used cotton balls and rubbed the paper with baby oil on my glass mat, both sides. Then laid out a dish towel and rubbed both sides with a wash cloth to remove as much oil as possible. They dried over night.

Today I made a card with a cut from one. Using Stazon I stamped with a #RGstudio360.com background stamp. To be safe I heat set the ink. To adhere to the card base I pasted just the left and right edges, because I would add paper strips along there. The flower and sentiment are also from RGstudio360.

What do you think? I’m really liking the look of the soft look of the vellum.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a blessed day.

Hugs, Joyce Ann

Sketches in Thyme August Layout

This is my page for this fun sketch this month. There is always inspiration to be found here – Sketches in Thyme!

Used Sketches in Thyme sketch #386

The base papers are from a DCWV pad, plus a solid. The top flowers were fussy cut from a sheet of patterned paper. The big fabric flower was in my stash. I used glitter paper for a large sprig and a few little ones using a punch.

I was fascinated with the sketch calling for vellum. Always love the look but rarely use it. That’s because it is not handy – out of sight, out of mind. Plus, it is perplexing when it comes to adhering it down so it doesn’t show. In this case, it is layered under the photos, for one, and then with the added elements on top it was easy to stick some glue under there.

Hope you are inspired to scrap a layout today!

Be safe, be brave – the storm will pass. Trust God and follow the teachings of Jesus.

Hugs, Joyce Ann

Double the Projects

I made a greeting card with papers used to make a scrapbook layout. Efficient. With my supplies already out, why not?

For both I followed Sketch N Scrap sketches. Sketch are a great source of inspiration.

The scrapbook page was also made from an older sketch from Sketch N Scrap. Loved this one, well proportioned and just the right amount of layers to make a quick but pretty page.

The paper pad is by DCWV. The film strip stamp is by Crafty Individuals-Inky Boarders. The hearts were made with punches and the flower I fussy cut from the paper. Title was cut using Cricut Explore Air. I was further challenged at A Cherry on Top and hope you will check out their challenges for inspiration, too.

A Card from Scraps

I can’t throw anything away. I save scraps, possibly even pieces that are too small, hoping I will make something useful from them. Today I made a card from scraps and used the Sketch N Scrap card sketch #151.

So this is the sketch I used. I turned it, but I think you can still see the original theme of the sketch.

Three different pieces of patterned papers. I kinda like the weirdness of the different prints together, a bit romantic or nostalgic a bit. Anyway. The stamped image is by Unity Stamps. I used circle punches to make the rings by punching the smaller punch first then sliding over the paper where I made the hole with the slightly larger punch. The gems are actually lighter for real, couldn’t get the shading right for the photo. Hope you get an idea of what it looks like.

It’s always nice to have some general cards ready to send. This can work for a nice little message to a friend for what ever occasion arises, or just to let them know you are thinking of them. Taking the time to send a “paper” note is way better than just a digital email or text, don’t you agree?

I’m excited to have been picked to be the Featured Scrapper this month at Sketch N Scrap – my page that I entered in July was selected, what an honor! Check out their blog – really great selection of scrapbook layouts and CARDS! I encourage you to go and pick a sketch and make something!