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GDP197: Terracotta Pears by the Seaside

The colors in #GDP197 challenge are fabulous this week, and I used them to get some more scrapbook pages done in my Random Thoughts and Memories Book. Yummy colors aren't they?  The terracotta reminded me of a picture I wanted to scrapbook that had terracotta tiles in it.  Two of my young friends (I actually consider her to be a daughter since she is my oldest daughter's best friend and spent so much time in our home) went on a missions trip to Honduras recently.  They worked at a orphanage and gave as much love as they could - you can see they gave a lot! I started the left page first.  To make the bg, I stamped some little hearts from the retired SU! Tiny Tags set using watercolors.  Then I sponged on some white acrylic paint and did watercolor washes with the seaside spray and pear pizzazz colors. I did a little sponge of white paint over that as well.  I didn't have any terracotta paper so I painted over some colored paper with watercolors and that is how I got t

Fish Again?

Hello friends. I am still in scrapbooking mode, so I have another scrapbook page done.  It kind of reminds me of a card which is why I love these smaller 6x8 pages.  I ordered a travelers journal with very skinny pages to try next. The Love to Scrap Challenge for July is Anything Goes.  DRS Designs is sponsoring the challenge so I thought I would play along and do a scrapbook page.  Most people do cards in the challenge - using scraps works too. This was a super easy page, I just typed up the title and the journaling and printed the page out.  Then I did an ink, spray, smash technique using some Distress Ink.  I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the fish from the DRS Designs 4 in 1 Ocean Designs stamp.  I have used most of the images from the stamp on creations previously - I love this particular fish.  I printed out the picture on my Sprocket and then matted it with a scrap that I sponged in the ink from the ink, spray smash section. This is my daughter's lovely view from

Some Weekend Projects

I had a little extra time to craft this weekend so I did the featured stamper challenge on Splitcoaststampers and also played in the VSBN Scrapbook challenges too.  It was a fun and crafty weekend.   The Featured Stamper challenge was to case Lee Ann.  I cased THIS pretty card. I kept close to her colors but changed the image, sentiment, the sketch (a bit) and added acrylic dots.  I am still loving the Good Morning Magnolia set - I promise I will take a break from it soon! I stamped the main flower, colored, then masked and stamped the flower again.   There were a few challenges on SCS involving stripes and this is the page I did for those challenges. The stamp is from the new Sailing Home set and the paper is from the matching dp. I used the same stamp set on this two page layout (it was from a sketch challenge).  The fish are from an old SU! set - Very Punny. I masked over a strip in the pages with a torn paper so I could make a little river for the fish to swim in

Dream It, Do It Scrapbook Page

I am still having a fun time working on my Random Thoughts and Memories book.  This morning, I did a page focusing on a vintage junque flea market booth we had for a few years.  We really enjoyed that booth but it got to be too much when people started stealing things and damaging things in other booths.  We may try it again in a higher end flea market when I retire. Two things inspired this page - the first was a picture from Hometalk showing a R/W/B garden table: My other inspiration was the Virtual Scrap Book Night challenge on - the first challenge was use red, white and blue on your page. The striped paper is from the new Sailing Home dp at SU! as are all the flowers.  The other papers are from my stash. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Scrapbooking Magnolias

So, have I told you how much I love the new Good Morning Magnolia set from SU!?  It was the perfect set for the #GDP196 Challenge - Case the Designer: Connie Collins: A bunch of ideas popped in my head when I saw Connie's awesome card, but the Magnolias won out again.   My daughters just got back from a trip to Charleston, and I wanted to capture some of my favorite pictures they took.  Most people would want to capture the city scenes and landmarks, but the pictures I loved most were pictures of my girls and their loves.  Since both of them are Southern Belles, the magnolias seemed fitting.   This is going in my Random Thoughts and Pictures (6x8) album.  I am having so much fun putting it together and using pictures printed on my Sprocket printer.   I stamped the flowers, lightly water-colored them, and then did some fussy cutting.  All the journaling and titles are computer generated. The background to the top panel was made by masking half of it


Hello friends. I have been having so much fun playing with the Good Morning Magnolia set from SU! I water colored the panel and the flower on this and used a favorite sentiment from IO (I believe these words and need them in my life right now!).  Next, I experimented by stamping the image on a sheet of paper that I let red and blue water color run down on.  I like how it came out, and I used it in my 100 days of Less Hustle and More Jesus devotional journal.  Thanks for stopping by!!!! Hugz