Monday, September 23, 2013

City Chase Part 2


Second set of City Chase Pages and another four challenges we did.

Soccer Ball - Sports Mania 4.5"
Duck in Canoe - Camping Critters 4.5
                         - Inks used: Tim Holtz - Wild Honey, Evergreen Bough, Frayed Burlap,
                                                                 Pumice Stone
Rugby - George & Basic Shapes 2.5" x 4" (sized with CCR)
Font - Go Canada 1" Letterspacing 2
Pennants - Art Philosophy 1.25"
In Sync - Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake .4"
Signs and Circles for Journalling - George & Basic Shapes
                                                      - signs 2" & 1.5", circles - 4.5" & 2.75"

Have a Good Monday. Fall is officially here.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hello You

Hi Again,

I've had some questions about what I've been doing? Well there's been some wedding planning on the go. Kristen will be getting married next May in Orlando. Her and I took a trip there a couple of weeks ago and officially have a wedding venue and have rented a house for all of us. You have no idea how many houses there are to rent by the week. I was trying to pick something close to Disney, close to the grooms family and close to the venue. After hours of searching on the internet making myself crazy checking distances to all the locations via mapblast I gave my head a slap and said, "Just pick one. It's not the end of the world if somebody has to drive an extra 10 minutes!" And that really was all the difference it was going to make.  Currently looking at caterers. Only thing there we need to stay away from is mushrooms. Groom gets really sick if there's mushrooms. Working through step at a time!

I did a little travelling over the summer as well checking out those states that are close to Texas. Maybe one day I'll actually get around to scrapbooking those.

Today's share is using all Stampin' Up products. Stampin' Up does have some wonderful embossing powder colors.  The flower was embossed and then cut out using SU dies. Stampin' Up has changed a lot over the years to keep up with the current market trends. They have lots of dies that co-ordinate with stamp sets.

I made this card at a card class. I myself have not invested in more dies or stamps. I have quite enough but I do enjoy playing with new stuff once in a while.

That's all I've got today.


Monday, September 16, 2013

City Chase Part 1

Hi There,

Well it's been a really long time since I blogged. Lots of stuff on the go and I've even had projects to post but just needed to edit them. That's the part I have trouble getting done. I want them to magically go from my camera disk to  my blog.

So I finished scrapbooking this years City Chase. Lots of cricut cuts. The journaling tells the story. I made cricut cuts for some of the events we didn't get pictures for.

All pattern paper is from Making Memories called "Chloe's Closet". I must admit I'm getting tired of that paper pack. I bought it at Michaels 5 or 6 years ago. 18 patterns 36 sheets. I think it keeps multiplying.

As I did the pages I wrote down which cartridges I used, sizing and any other special cuts/techniques I used. (See end of post for info).
Gotta love all the bling I added to the letters and the existing flowers. See that time...only two minutes to spare in crossing that finish line!

Corresponding page...more bling. I liked the arch. Was able to manipulate the size and shape using the Cricut Craftroom.
We were pulling a bus but didn't get a picture of the bus.

Vellum windows and glossy accents for the light on the bus.
Sponged the kangaroo for added texture. Used the markers in the Cricut to outline and add more definition.
City Chase - CTMH - Artistic 1.3"
2013 - CTMH - Art Philosophy (layer) 1.25"
Journaling Tag - Elegant Edges
Banner - Art Philosophy 1.25"
Bus - Recess - 5.25"
                      - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
                      - Wild Honey
Kangaroo - Animal Kingdom 5"
                 - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
                 - sponges
                 - Cricut markers
                 - black pearls
Black micron pen for stitching

There are four more pages of the Chase and then I just finished a new page of Korben. I think it was probably a record for time spent on page. Everything just fell into place. Doesn't happen often.
I'd say "See you tomorrow" but you just never know what is going to interrupt my computer time, but I'll try to stop back and post again soon.
Thanks for reading!