New Year Hand-Out Cards

So far I have made 16 of these little 3 x 3 inch cards to hand out while visiting Tokyo next week.

The front is stamped with a Stampin’ Up! set called “New Year Celebration”. It says “Happy New Year”, of course. For the Mt. Fuji stamp I used an old background stamp (Bamboo from SU) to lift off some of the ink before stamping. I used the Stamp Platform to make the job go better and faster.

Taking a sheet of 12 x 12 inch white cardstock I cut 3″ strips, then cut those in half at 6 inches before using my Score-Pal Buddy to score the fold to make 8 of these little cards. Each sheet made 8 cards. I have made 16 so far and would like to make more before I go, if I have the time.

The Kanji inside and on the back is from a CTMH sramp set. Inside – Much Happiness”, back – Thank You.

I got this idea from my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, who also showed me the flyer where I could order this stamp set as it isn’t in the USA catalogues.

I will be with my granddaughter in Japan for 7 weeks! Can’t wait to share their beautiful family time with them. especially the holidays. Yet it will be hard to leave my daughter, too, her birthday is Christmas Eve. And, no scrapbooking! But we will be shopping in Tokyo where some of my favorite supplies originate! How awesome is that?! And, their fabric is such a high quality I usually look for it when I visit my local quilt shops. I want to pick up some pretty purples to make for my daughter’s quilt.

Baby Girl

Sketches in Thyme Blogspot

If you are like me, you welcome a good sketch for starting a layout (or a card, or any crafty idea). Today I’m sharing a page a made of our newest baby girl and some family photos turned into a memory page using a sketch from Sketches in Thyme blogspot. I used a Kaisercraft pad for the base papers and layers, fussy cut the butterflies from some Prima paper.

Hope you come by the blog and play when you have time!

Today is my birthday and I am looking forward to becoming one with my craft room for a little while! I have all necessities purchased for Thanksgiving diner so I have a little time to relax and craft something. I even put away some previous layouts I had stacked up. I keep adding completed pages to Iris cases for 2018 and 2019. Currently I’ve filled 2 for ’18 and have a really stuffed one for ’19. Those aren’t in albums yet because I do not scrap chronologically. This morning I moved pages around in the 2017 albums to squeeze in two. Not too hard because I’ve gone to the We R Memory Keepers D-ring albums.

Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving! Know that I count all of you to stop by to take a peek at my blog from time to time as a blessing, too.

It’s Always Time for Play-Doh

We have a very fun sketch today at Sketches in Thyme blog. I chose bright colors to go with this photo of my Littles on the table with their Play-Doh toys. The are always happy to put their imagines to work.

Sketches in Thyme blog

My supplies: BasicGrey base. Plain white cut down , then a layer of metallic DCWV in silver. The circles were cut with Spellbinders die on smooth red and a shimmer blue. I added a gold glitter and dark red banners up top and a scrap of a nice blue pattern on the bottom. For the title I downloaded the logo and fussy cut it. Once I added a glitter heart and some sequins I was ready for the date stamp.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog. Hope you find inspiration for your crafty endeavors. Check out the uploaded pages over on the blog and make a memory page for your album, too.

Would You Like a Cup of Tea?

See the Sketch N Scrap Blog for more cards and details!

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!

Dream Big with this Soft Card

Visit Sketch N Scrap Blog for this creative sketch!

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.

Thanks for stopping by. If you want to see more of the cards created for this sketch, please pop on over to Sketch N Scrap Blog.

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