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