Monday, August 3, 2015

Albert Docks

Scrappy Monday once again!  Today's scrapbook layout goes along with last week's Liverpool one:  Liverpool's Albert Docks.

See the original pics here.  If you go to Liverpool, you will definitely be spending time in Albert Docks, and that's where our hotel was:  I could see the entrance to the Beatles Story Exhibition from our hotel window.  Oh, and that pic on the bottom of the right page?  It's the Fab Four rendered in Jelly Bellies.  Which begs the question how many "defective" Jelly Bellies were eaten in the course of the creation of that piece.

My colors are similar to last week's:

Only I used Taken with Teal for my page base rather than Tempting Turquoise. I still used a houndstooth pattern though, love that.

Well, I've got my cuppa English Breakfast tea and a couple of muffins, so I'm all set to get my day started.  Hope you have a great one too.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, mostly SU!
Stamps:  Notable Alphabet
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Black marker
Paper:  Taken with Teal, Riding Hood Red, Urban Oasis DSP
Accessories:  Beatles stickers

Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Flashback: Sweet Serendipity

Happy Friday, stampers!  It is time once more for a Friday Flashback, and today's stamp set is Sweet Serendipity, a set of six cool sentiment stamps plus a few little images.  Let's go!

Also features Bronc Buster and Flannel Plaid
 I'd say riding a bucking bronco would be an adventure, wouldn't you?

The Sweet Serendipity stamp I used on this layout says "Live each day with laughter/enthusiasm" which seemed perfect with the picture of my friend Sarah on a carousel in Florence.
Also features Pretty Amazing and Pretty Petals
You saw this one earlier this year in the Pretty Amazing Friday Flashback.

Also features Happiness Always
And this one was in last week's Happiness Always Friday Flashback.

Also features Fabulous Flowers, Sanded, Paisley
 Oh hey, Fabulous Flowers had a Friday Flashback already too.  This is still one of my favorite cards.

Also features Snow Burst and Paisley
The sentiment says sparkle, and this card delivered!  The whole top panel is covered in Iridescent Ice EP, which is hard to photograph but looks awesome and sparkly in real life.

Also features Pretty Peony and Sanded
This was the first card on the Pretty Peony Friday Flashback, and it's another of my old favorites.  I love that Sanded background stamp.   That's it for the flashback part of today's post (and the flashback to prior flashbacks, if you followed all the links), it's time to see what's new!

I had Sheltering Tree out on my table for a different project so I thought I'd use it for today's post too.  I used the Fall-To Layout #22 from Clean & Simple Stamping:

And the softer color combination from Colour Me...!

But since I was on a roll in my craft room, and there was a whole 'nother color challenge on there, I had to try the bold combination as well:

I added a bit of Sahara Sand to both color combinations, I couldn't help it :)  For this one, I also used the sketch from the Paper Players:

Hope you enjoyed today's extra-long Friday Flashback.  Have a great weekend, peeps, we're painting again!

Supplies, Sheltering Tree card:
Stamps:  Sweet Serendipity, Sheltering Tree
Ink:  Tip Top Taupe, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, Sahara Sand
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder DSP
Accessories:  Oval & Scalloped Oval punches, Dimensionals

Supplies, Secret Garden card:
Stamps:  Sweet Serendipity, Secret Garden
Ink:  Night of Navy, Whisper White
Paper:  Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories:  Secret Garden Framelits, Spring Flowers EF, ticket corner punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Awesome Superhero

You know what?  I love superhero movies.  So of course I had to get Calling All Heroes when it was released, even though I haven't used it much.  Had to dust it off for today's card.

I have some trouble with photopolymer stamps and the new firm foam ink pads sometimes; my pads are still relatively new and really, really extra juicy which sometimes makes for uneven edges on the solid stamps like this.  I wish I'd used the retired Starburst Framelits for behind my superhero instead of a plain circle, but I didn't think of it until I already had the Dimensionals on the regular circle so it is what it is.

I used the current sketch from Freshly Made:

And this superfantastic color combo from the Color Throwdown:

Love those colors!  That's it for me today, peeps.  I've got several things I want to do today so I'd better get a move on.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Calling All Heroes, Flower Patch
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories:  Banners & Circles Framelits, 1 3/4" circle punch, Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thankful Dragonfly

Mornin', peeps!  How's it going this fine Wednesday morning?

I took a break from baby books yesterday to work on some other projects, including today's card.  And you knew I wasn't going to stray far from the butterflies and dragonflies for long, right?

I do totally love this stamp set.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I was going to get it first thing.  All of the stamps I used today are from Awesomely Artistic except for the "so much" part of the sentiment, that's from Crazy About You that goes with the Hello You Thinlits.  I thought about adding some pearl accents to this, but I decided I liked it the way it was.

This awesome color combo is courtesy of the folks at Fab Friday:

Of course, I added Sahara Sand to balance out those three strong colors.

Okay, I'm off to work in my craft room again.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Awesomely Artistic, Crazy About You
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand
Paper:  Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories:  Hello You Thinlits

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Nachos: Balloons, not Butterflies

Hey, stampy friends!  It is time once again for a rock-your-socks Nacho Average Color Challenge!  This one's a great one too, check it out:

By now you probably recognize those colors from the Cherry on Top DSP.  Of course I used that on today's card, but I thought I'd mix things up and make a card with balloons instead of butterflies this time :)

All of the stamps I used on this are from past My Paper Pumpkin kits; the greeting is from a different kit than the balloon and string stamps, but I don't remember which months.  I stamped the three balloons with different colors of ink, then stamped over them again with Versamark and applied some Iridescent Ice embossing powder for some fun glitz.

Now it's your turn to play with this specfabulous color combination!  Don't forget to share your beauty with us on the Nacho blog.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  past My Paper Pumpkin kits
Ink:  Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versarmark
Paper:  Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cherry on Top DSP
Accessories:  Iridescent Ice EP

Monday, July 27, 2015


Scrappy Monday, peeps!  It's raining here today, which makes me think of England even though I'm 900% sure it rains more here in Virginia than it does in England.  But let's have an England layout today anyway!

See the original pics here.  On our anniversary weekend in 2013, the hubs and I took a road trip to Liverpool.  The Beatles are awesome and my mom is jealous we got to see things like the actual Strawberry Field (in reality there's just one) and all the landmarks from the song Penny Lane.

All the accents on here are stickers that I got YEARS ago of Beatles album covers...I got them well before we moved to England or had any idea that I'd get to go to Liverpool and they were the perfect accents for these pages :D

Today's color palette:  Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise (which I haven't used much lately, I need to revisit that color), Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun, and of course Basic Black.

Hope you have a great Monday, peeps!  I'm off to get things done.

Supplies, mostly SU!
Stamps:  Notable Alphabet
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Basic Black marker
Paper:  Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Night & Day DSP
Accessories:  Beatles stickers

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Flashback: Happiness Always

Happy Friday, peeps!  Hope you've had a good week.  Today's Friday Flashback is for an old hostess set called Happiness Always.  For some reason, a lot of times I don't use hostess sets a whole at least they're free?  Let's flash back!

Once again, I did the Splitcoast index card for this stamp set.  It's kind of sad when I feel the need to include the index card in the flashback.

Also features Sweet Serendipity

And here's the only actual card I made with it back in the day...I was trying out the ink-spray-smash technique (and that might be the one and only time I tried it).  So that was's the new project for today!

I do actually like this card and it's in the mail already to my friend Sarah.  I used the sketch at Create with Connie and Mary:

I actually stuck pretty close to it this time, go me.  And I had to play along in the three hundredth challenge at ColourQ:

Of course, I added a fair bit of Chocolate Chip to the palette, I just needed it to ground the bright colors on my card.

That's it for me this week, I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  Happiness Always, Friendly Words (unmounted wheel)
Ink:  Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Ginger Blossom DSP
Accessories:  Oval Framelits, Daffodil Delight 1/8" ribbon, Regals Candy Dots, Dimensionals