Monday, February 24, 2020

February Sketch Challenge from Creative Scrapbooker's Sketchy group

I'm enjoying the sketch challenges from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. This is the second of the pages I'm putting together as my hubby and his friend are starting a plane build in our garage. The Urban papers work perfectly but are discontinued. I should have gotten many packs when CTMH did a Bring Back My Pack. What was I thinking!?

Here is the sketch. There is a lot of latitude to interpret so it is up to you to work it. 




Other February Specials are running till the end of the month include:


Stamptacular Sale  this is fabulous! Check it out! Huge savings!!!

Be Mine an adorable wooden banner.

All Around Creativity  Create a beautiful, wooden décor piece with these easy-to-use wreath kits!

Oh My Heart   Feel the love with this exclusive paper packet and stamp set, made especially for Valentine’s Day! I have used it for non Valentine's pictures like my son with his little bunny pet Bun Bun. It is perfect with this paper!!

Thanks!!!

XOXO

Dots

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Mojo and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges for February

I purchased a manly stamp for my husbands cards. It will be available March 1. It is called Dreams take Flight. I used it for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. 


My interpretation


Here is the Mojo Monday sketch:


For the Mojo Monday challenge I used the February Stamp of the Month. 



Here are a couple of ideas from CTMH:


Here is my Mojo Monday card 


I always decorate my envelope to match my card so I used a portion of the bouquet and stamped it in Ballerina. The bouquet was colored with the TriBlend markers using the various shades. 

Supply List:

The Mix-in papers are so easy to put together and the quantities are running low since it is the end of the catalog this week.

Other February Specials are running till the end of the month include:


Stamptacular Sale  this is fabulous! Check it out! Huge savings!!!

Be Mine an adorable wooden banner.

All Around Creativity  Create a beautiful, wooden décor piece with these easy-to-use wreath kits!

Oh My Heart   Feel the love with this exclusive paper packet and stamp set, made especially for Valentine’s Day! I have used it for non Valentine's pictures like my son with his little bunny pet Bun Bun. It is perfect with this paper!!

Thanks!!!

XOXO

Dots

Thursday, February 20, 2020

A Better Spinner Card Demo

So I read over the instructions included in the Spin Card Thin Cuts set. I found one misleading item regarding the placement of the words on the spinner (not a big deal but it could be confusing). The reason for the 2 small disks actually makes the spinner more spinable (is that a word?) and makes placing the front piece onto the card base easier. The way I did Jim's card worked but placing the front piece was very awkward and clumsy looking.

In addition to creating a better spinner, I used the Color Dare Color Challenge #381 as an inspiration for my color choice.




Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A Close To My Heart Rainbow Spinner Card

I am making a spin card for my hubby, who is in the process of building a plane in the garage, again! With the rainbow and clouds stamp set it is a perfect backdrop for a plane. I just got both of the stamp sets Rainbow Wishes and Dreams Take Flight and wanted to use them. As per usual I read the instructions after the fact and found I was supposed to make 2 of the small round disks to put in front of and behind the larger disk. I don't seem to have a problem with the spin cycle of my card, though. Below is a list of everything I used. If you click on the links, you will be taken to my shopping website.



Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Spruced Up Cards from the Jan-Feb 2020 Catalog

The cards shown on page 6 of the Jan-Feb 2020 catalog uses the Spruced Up paper and the Spruced Up Cardmaking and Thin Cut Stamp set. The cards are lovely and perfect with these papers. I'm so glad one of my club groups decided they want to make them because that means I HAVE to make them. I love them. I show you how to make them including the sizes of the cut pieces.


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Save Space in Your Scrap Room! Stamp Set Envelope Snap Removal

After reorganizing my office, including my collection of Close To My Heart acrylic stamp sets, I saw that I still have lots of stamp envelopes that have the snaps on them. All the new stamp sets no longer have the snaps. The flap just inserts into a slit taking much less space in our large organizers. I did one of the 4 sections of a large organizer which held a snug 12 stamp sets. After the snap removal, 5-6 more stamp sets can fit into the same space. I'm not taking out the paper parts or the foam stamping sheet from each envelope, but if you did, I would estimate you could probably fit 10 sets into the same space. I used an old Radio Shack 100 watt soldering gun to melt and remove the snaps. It was easy!! I did 12 sets in 14 minutes including cutting a slit. This was a far better way to remove the snaps than my previous way which was a wire snipper. Snaps went aflying that way!!


Friday, February 14, 2020

Reorganization of My Scrapbooking Office 2020

I can find stuff now!!! Some people are so good at organization, I, sadly, am not one of those. My friend Sylvia is GREAT at organization. I've had to spend some money and add some hanging files and more Stamp n Storage boxes to help me with all my scrapbook supplies. All of the discontinued papers, inks and cardstock that have been in a "stash" are now readily available to my scrapping friends when I have a crop. Hopefully, I haven't made you dizzy with my handheld Go Pro. ;-)




Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Thanks for watching!!

XOXO

Dots