Sunday, February 10, 2019

Another Challenge from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine February 2019 Sketchy Challenge

I did another Challenge from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Challenge. This is the February 2019 sketch challenge. I created this one using the Feels Like Home papers and the February Stamp of the Month.

So here's where I started:


And here's where it ended with the help of the February Stamp of the Month which I used as the title:




The great thing about the stamp is you get to color it to go along with any papers you are using! LOVE IT!!! I used my colored pencils to color the flowers and leaves. I pulled out my new thin cut square frames and made the mats and frames. Theses are wonderful!! It makes easy business of making picture frames. The flowers are off of the Feels Like Home Complements. 

Supply List:


  1. Feels Like Home Paper Pack
  2. Thin Cuts-Stitched Square Frames
  3. Watercolor Pencils
  4. Sugarplum Glitter Gems
  5. Feels Like Home Complements

Thanks for coming by my blog!

XOXO

Dots


A Challenge Card using Newer Colors

I've just completed another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge in combination with the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge. There are many good reasons for me to do these challenges. Among them are using the many tools and supplies that I have, challenging me to pull together new things I haven't used yet along with things I haven't used in a long time. Coloring the flowers and butterfly had me taking the cellophane off of my Mint, Peach and Caroline ink pads, using CTMH's waterbrush, and digging up my scallop punch now discontinued. Adding the sentiment got me to open the February Stamp Set to see if there were any sentiments I could use for the card. I found this one to go well with the card because what butterfly doesn't appreciate a flower!  


Thanks to my friends at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and Color Dare Color Challenge to help me stretch my wings!


Supply List of Available Products:
  1. Linen Cardstock
  2. Carolina Cardstock
  3. Peach Cardstock
  4. Mint Cardstock
  5. Thin Cuts Frames Stitched Rectangle
  6. Waterbrush Small
  7. Carolina Ink Pad
  8. Peach Ink Pad
  9. Mint Ink Pad
  10. Cards and Envelopes Value Pack

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XOXO 

Dots



Saturday, February 9, 2019

Feels Like Home Shortcuts to Eliminate a lot of Measuring

After making a mistake in measuring, and not noticing the mistake till I completed the heat embossing, I came up with a way of making sure I won't have that problem again. UGH!!!!

Here is my video to show you an easier way of creating all the diagonal lines from project 3, without having to measure each line!



Hope you like this idea! Let me know in a comment at the bottom.

Thanks!

XOXO

Dots


Feels Like Home Project 4

This is the fourth project of the Feels Like Home Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop. Both the Workshop Your Way and the Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop have been completed. I got an additional paper pack just because the papers are so versatile and beautiful. I guess I like it! I've always loved pinks and greens together and working with the Ranger Silver Tinsel embossing powders adds technique as well as beauty to each layout!

Feels Like Home papers and CTMH layouts:

My completed project 4 from the video:





Here is project 4 of the Feels Like Home Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop video:




Supply List:
  1. Feels Like Home Deluxe Scrapbooking kit (with stamp set)
  2. Feels Like Home Deluxe Scrapbooking kit (without stamp set)
  3. Feels Like Home paper pack
  4. Heating Tool
  5. Ranger Silver Tinsel embossing powder
  6. Versamark
  7. Versamat
  8. Anti-Static pouch
  9. Blocks
  10. Aluminum Cut Rail Trimmer
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XOXO

Dots

Feels Like Home Project 2

I love this paper!! I've purchased and completed both the Workshop Your Way and the Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop and I got an additional paper pack. I guess I like it! The pinks and greens together are beautiful and working with the Ranger Silver Tinsel embossing powders adds so much to each layout!

These are the images of the Deluxe pages from CTMH:


Here is my finished version:


This is the paper pack showing the fronts and backs of the papers:
Other ideas of what can be created with the Feels Like Home papers:


My video of how I put project 2 together:


Supply List:


XOXO

Dots

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Reverse Our Papers for a Completely Different Look!

I am using the Mojo Monday sketch along with the Color Dare Challenge to make some Valentine's Day cards for a friends friend that delivers cards to nursing homes. 

Color Dare Challenge colors:

  Mojo Monday 508:

I decided to take the same papers from I Heart Us and reverse them making the same card design. This was fun to do just to see how different the cards would look by reversing the papers. 

Here they are:



Supplies:


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XOXO

Dots 


My Solution to Re-Inker Organization

So a month ago I started going through my re-inkers knowing I had some to add since we had new colors added last fall. I was going to use the system I've been using for my papers and stamp pads. I took my catalog and copied the color palette enlarging as needed. So I got my new January 1, 2019 catalog and put it on my HP printer and hit copy. And that's where it ended. I got a message saying the printer head died :-( . So a trip to Staples was necessary because I was going to buy a new printer head. Silly me. A printer head costs more than a whole new printer. It seems like my HP wasn't even that old and as luck would have it, I just purchased a full set of ink. Isn't that the way things work?!!!!


Bottom line, I purchased an Epson Workforce Pro WF-3720. I worked with Epson printers and liked them, so, Epson, I'm back! 

After all this decision making, I clearly blew some brain RAM and forgot what I was doing with my little project. I guess I put away my re-inkers because unboxing the printer and getting rid of the HP took up a lot of space (BTW-Staples takes back printers and gave me a reimbursement for the unused inks).

Yesterday I was looking for a re-inker and remembered my little project. So this is why I made my video. Now I know what I have in my re-inker inventory and also know what I need to purchase over a period of time to fill in the blanks. I also know that if you don't keep track of what you have, there is a tendency to buy more than 1 of something. I have 3 Cashmere re-inkers and that color is discontinued!!! 

You will save money by checking your stash and keep things as simple as possible. Keeping all like things together, allows you to easily take an inventory and check off what you have to minimize duplication. Take it from me, little (not really) miss (not that either) 3 Cashmeres, 2 Glaciers, 2 Smoothies, 2 Pomegranates, 3 Blacks...

Hope you enjoy and get motivated by the video, that I finally remembered to make. Your list doesn't have to look like mine, just something to check off your colors.

Here is a link to Close To My Heart's Re-Inkers:


GO FOR IT!!!!!

XOXO

Dots