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Day 3: Clouds + Cats

7 Aug

Firstly, today pic:

There are several sketch blogs I use to get my creative juices flowing, and today I thought I’d give this week’s grid layout from Elle’s Studio a go, using an old Studio Calico kit, a goldfish die-cut from K&Co. and some Elle’s Studio items, of course.

I have some good shots of our cats from the terrace this summer, and each of them gives a clear insight into their personalities. I thought I’d try writing directly on the photos and I hope this looks as good as I hoped it would?

From top left: Sandor wants attention, Ghost is cuddly, Syrio is weird, Ghost loves sleeping outside, Syrio is shy, Sandor is friendly.

Die-cut doilies had had Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Antique linen” blended onto them and then sprayed with white Mr Huey. I really like the effect this gave.

Thanks for looking!

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You make me smile…

4 Aug

I finally got around to using the hand-stitched exclusive tag from Amy Tangerine!

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Made with sketch from Pagemaps, you might have seen this photo before. Also, please sign up for my giveaway! I’m giving away a red Smashbook, completely free. I’ll ship internationally.

A picture of a layout of a hand holding a picture + GIVEAWAY!

2 Aug

I combined this week’s Sunday sketch and Weekly challenge from Studio Calico today, in a super-easy layout. The photo is a photo of the first photo from my new Instax camera. Wow.. That’s a whole lotta “photo”s! And since this is so meta as you can get, which almost made my husband’s head explode (or so he says), I had to include a photo of me holding the layout with a a photo of my hand holding a photo…!

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Also, I’ll be hosting a give-away. Blog/tweet/post about this giveaway, and then comment on this post with a link to where you’ve posted about it for a chance to win one red Smash book from K&Co.! Also, the more places you post about this giveaway, the more chance you have of winning! Winner will be announced on August 16th 🙂

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Whoop-whoop!

28 Jul

Ok, so after spending the weekend in front of the TV, and having my husband leave on his amazing week long motorcycle ride on Sunday, I needed something to distract me somewhat. I started scrapping again. In addition to having my own room (for office and craft area), I’ve completely taken over our kitchen table (there will be a post on this very soon) as well as the living room table! I tell myself I cannot scrap in the office as I need the desk to be clean of everything scrap so that I can use the computer on it to write my thesis. So, I’ve set myself up on the kitchen table to be close to my husband while scrapping. But now that he’s gone, I’ve started scrapping on the living room table so that I can watch TV while doing so. You don’t have to tell me, I know I’m taking over this apartment!

But! Here is the layout I made yesterday, with yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday photo! It’s based on the latest sketch from Pencillines, using Studio Calico’s June Kit, Paper Moon.

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I also just noticed that I won last week’s Sketch Thursday with Elle’s Studio, one of my favorite manufacturers these days! Guess who’s going shopping?!

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Me-time

21 Jul

Elle’s Studio released this week’s Sketch Thursday, and I decided to join in. I hope this layout is not a too wild interpretation of the original layout/sketch!

I fell in love with this woodgrain design for the Silhouette, and though to have many 2.5″ circles on my layout, but I should have understood that the original size of the design is what it’s intended for. Let’s just say that I spent quite some time picking flossy cardstock off the cutting mat.

The title might seem a bit egoistic, but really… When you think about it: Don’t we all deserve some “me-time”?

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Products used: Elle’s Studio Everyday Journaling Circle Tags, Elle’s Studio Pennants – Turquoise, white bazzill cardstock, 2.5″ circle punch, Cosmo Cricket Ready-set-chip Heart in the Dark, Pinked Circle design.

Thanks for looking 🙂

3 cats, 2 humans, 1 bed

21 Jul

That was the status this morning. Sadly it didn’t last for long, but I got a photo of it (well, except the humans, but you can’t have it all).

Layout made with this sketch from Page Maps.

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Products used: My Mind’s Eye Good Day Sunshine Daytime Digits B-side, Bazzill Kraft 12×12, Elle’s Studio Everyday Journaling Circle Tags, Elle’s Studio Everyday Large Journaling tags, Elle’s Studio Handmade Layers Date & Place Strips, Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe Quilts, American Crafts Peachy Keen Neato, Sassafras Lass Mini Alpha Stickers Cool Gray, October Afternoon Mini Market Stickers Cream & Red, Core’dinations Core Impression Woodgrain, The Girl’s Paperie Vintage Whimsy Vintage Buttons.

Silhouette Designs: Snapshots title by Jamie Koay, Camera by American Crafts/Amy Tangerine.

Tools: Sanding box, Tim Holtz Scissors, Aleen’s glue, Fiskars paper trimmer, Pink ATG, Silhouette SD, Uni-ball Signoe White, Zig 2 Way Glue.

Thanks for reading!

Watching the washer

18 Jul

It’s not the first time, the same happened last year, but then, threats were adequate. Now, nothing. I think we have to realize that we need a new washer. We were going to buy a new one when we move next year, and the timing for this is not the best… However, it did create a fun layout based on this week’s Sunday Sketch from Studio Calico.

Thanks for looking!