Monday, February 5, 2018

Sapporo, Part 5: Mount Moiwa

Scrappy Monday, y'all!  The packers come on Wednesday so we've got a lot to do between now and then, some of which I'll get started on when Ryan goes down for his nap here in a little bit.  But for right now, let's check out some scrapbook pages!

See the pics here.  Umm, I think I love blue and pink together.

This time I cut the title out so my pink would show up on the blue background.  And also more snowflakes because it's Sapporo.

Today's super-fun color palette is Pacific Point, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White.  This layout was super simple and pretty fast to put together, but I think it's still reasonably cute.

I'm off to play with Ryan until he's ready for his nap, then I'll go work on getting my craft room ready to pack up.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Tall Tales Alphabet, Calendar Alphabet & Numbers, Snow Swirled
Ink:  Pacific Point, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
Paper:  Pacific Point, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Fruit Stand DSP
Accessories:  hexagon punch

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Adventure Awaits

Surprise Saturday post!  I've been working really hard on the China scrapbooks and I'm now just SIX pages away from being completely done with them!  And today I had to share this one from the start of the book.

We had a bit of adventure right from the start, when Bennet forgot his leave paperwork and the airport personnel in Okinawa almost didn't let him on the flight, and then when we got to Hong Kong for our connecting flight he got stopped for having a fever.  Managed to talk his way onto the plane to Shanghai by saying it was his cap that made him read like he was hotter than he really was.  And that was just the start of our China adventure!  Oh, see the dragon stamp?  That is the FIRST stamp I remember ever using on a scrapbook page, from back when I was in college!  So it was kind of the start of my stamping adventure, sort of.

So I think this layout fits with the Global Design Project theme.

As Anne Shirley would say, there's a lot of "scope for imagination" in that theme.

Today's color palette:  Barely Banana (real blast from the past there!  It's very similar to So Saffron but it's a clearer color where SS is kind of muddy), Poppy Parade (I think I've used this on like four layouts in a row), Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Basic Black.

Have a great weekend, y'all.  We're starting to pull pictures off the walls and get things prepped for the movers that get here on Wednesday!

Stamps:  Rough Type, non-SU dragon
Ink:  Poppy Parade, Basic Black
Paper:  Barely Banana, Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade, Myths & Magic DSP
Accessories:  lettering template

Friday, February 2, 2018

Sing It With Me...

I showed this card to the hubs and he got it immediately.

Love potion number niiiiiiiiiiiiiine!  I had this idea for the Message in a Bottle stamp set *months* ago and I'm glad I finally got to make it.  Twice actually; I wasn't thrilled with how it turned out the first time so I tweaked some things and made it a second time.

Here is this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

I took a few liberties with the sketch but all the elements are there.  And I had to revisit the Sunday Stamps color challenge:

This time I used a Painted with Love pattern that has alllll the colors in it :)

Happy Friday, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Message in a Bottle, Labeler Alphabet, Labels to Love
Ink:  Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Painted with Love DSP
Accessories:  Dimensionals

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Showers of Happiness

Hey y'all!  So hubs got the Mac back yesterday and spent quite a bit of time getting it set back up...and this morning found that it had done a restart on its own overnight.  So it's going back to the Apple store and I'm still on the laptop and I just discovered if you have the fingers on one hand one key to the left of where they're supposed to be then you can't type in English :)

But I made a pretty card yesterday to share today!

Okay I know the Myths & Magic suite is far and away my favorite in the Occasions catalog...didn't use any of the stamps this time, but I did use the patterned paper and washi tape!  (Lookit me using washi tape!)  And I busted out Weather Together, which I got a long time ago and haven't used nearly as much as I thought I would.

I used the Fab Friday sketch:

I'm just under the wire to enter this over there!  And this fits in with the Global Design Project theme too:

I think this could be used as a baby shower card OR a bridal shower card.  Either way, that's a new beginning.  And finally, check out the Color Throwdown:

I used Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Pool Party.  I had actually intended to use Melon Mambo, but I was kinda on autopilot and didn't think about it until I had already cut the Berry Burst scalloped circle and stamped the sentiment, so I just decided to go with it at that point.  I did the umbrella twice though...the first time I colored it with markers, and it just seemed to harsh, so I restamped it and watercolored instead, then just glued the new piece on top of the markered one.  I'm driving my computer crazy, it doesn't think that things like "restamped", "watercolored", and "markered" are words.  I laugh in the face of wavy red lines under my words!

That's it for me today, y'all.  Cheers!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Weather Together, Moon Baby
Ink:  Basic Black, Pool Party, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate
Paper:  Pool Party, Berry Burst, Thick Whisper White, Myths & Magic DSP
Accessories:  Umbrella Weather Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Mini Dimensionals, Myths & Magic washi tape

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Moon Baby Pair

Mornin' y'all!  How's it going?  Still no word yet on our Mac...they'd better hurry up and fix it, we leave in less than two weeks!

I made a pair of super-fast cards to share today.  Pretty soon I'll have to start packing up my ink pads and prepping stuff for the move :p  Anyway, the color on here is still a bit wonky but you get the idea.  My "other sister" (she and her husband are my brother's and sister-in-law's best friends, they're pretty much part of our extended family) is finding out the sex of her baby on February 1 and now I'm prepared!  These came together super fast thanks to the Fall-To Layout from Clean & Simple Stamping:

My image was a little smaller than shown in the sketch, so I just made it a panel on the front of my card.  These also fit in this week's theme challenge at Global Design Project:

I suppose I could have shared the China layout I'm almost finished with, it's from the very beginning of our trip.  Well, I suppose I could still do that tomorrow or Friday!

Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Moon Baby
Ink:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Powder Pink, Berry Burst
Paper:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Whisper White
Accessories:  Iridescent Sequins

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Real Wizards Wear Pink

Mornin', y'all!  This is our last full week in this house before we move; I'll probably post some scrapbook layouts once we're all packed up but obviously I won't be making any new cards for a while.  So of course this week I had to use the last big character stamp from Magical Day.

You know our shiny new iMac that we got less than a month ago?  It's broken.  This time it's not Ryan's fault either, it was doing this thing where it would randomly restart itself every night around 3 a.m.  Then it began doing it more often, like 2-3 times a day.  When the hubs tried to shut it down to take it in to the Apple store, it was caught in a loop of shutting itself down and restarting--I think he finally had to unplug it.  They've had it since last Thursday and still can't figure out what's wrong with it.  All that to say, I'm blogging from the hubs' laptop, and I haven't figured out the photo editing program here and so the colors look a bit off in that picture but what can you do. 

So, the wizard! I colored him in with watercolor pencils and his robes shade a bit from Melon Mambo to Rich Razzleberry but it doesn't show up as well as I'd like.  I stamped his little magic sparkles with Rich Razzleberry and then gave 'em a swipe with Wink of Stella to make them look more...magical.

Let's take a look at the Paper Players sketch:

I switched out the circle for the pink-loving wizard.  He's in pink because of the Sunday Stamps color challenge:

That looked just like the color palette in the Painted with Love DSP, so that's what I used for my background layer.  (Ironically I chose one of the patterns that's just one color and no gold!)  I used Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, and Shimmery White for my colors.

Well, I guess it's about time for Ryan and me to head to the gym.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Magical Day
Ink:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Powder Pink, Shimmery White, Painted with Love DSP
Accessories:  Magical Mates Framelits, mini Dimensionals, Metallic Sequins, Wink of Stella pen

Monday, January 29, 2018

Sapporo, Part 4: Ice Festival

Scrappy Monday!  I'm back with more Sapporo pages and today it's the ice festival!

See the pics here.  I think the colors look a wee bit off in the photo, that page base is Rich Razzleberry.  Snowflakes for this layout are courtesy of the patterned paper and then one stamped snowflake in the right page.

Ignore the bit of stray glue on the E and revel in my awesome two-tone letters!  Once again, I used sponge daubers to ink them up, with Pear Pizzazz on top and Tempting Turquoise on the bottom.  Kind of in love with how this turned out.

I think I already mentioned what today's colors are:  Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, and Whisper White.  Again, the Razzleberry just doesn't look right in that photo, but it does look good with the other colors in real life.  Trust me ;)

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Tall Tales Alphabet, Mixed Medley
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, All Is Calm DSP
Accessories: scalloped circle punch