Fun TImes

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hey Hey! It's my favorite kind of Sunday, Scraplift Sunday!  Today at Paper Issues we are lifting Damaris.

I liked of all the circles and thought they could be easily adapted. I had this idea in my head, and it included Carta Bella Toy Box. It got a little out of control,  I but I stuck with it anyway. My photos are larger, so that gave me less space to play with. I still was able to create some clusters up and down the angles of the page. It's just not as clean as my pages usually are. My favorite thing about this page is the ombre thread I stitched with my Stitch Happy machine!

Family game nights seem to be getting more and more rare in our house. I take full advantage of them when I have the opportunity. This one night in particular, Trivial Pursuit became more like gang up on Dad. We all had some good laughs though, and that's what matters. 

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. I've got somethings up my sleeve for this week so stop by again soon.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP, die cuts, stickers, chipboard, brads-Carta Bella, buttons-Daiso, mist-Heidi Swapp, Sewing machine-Stitch Happy


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Good morning! I'm on a roll this week! Cant stop now. I joined the Scrap Soup challenge at Paper Issues today. This month's board is really versatile.

I've been really inspired by the new Pink Fresh Boys Fort, so I started there. It's perfect for my photo anyway. Ten i just played with the rest. I cut three papers into rectangles, there are stickers, die cuts, twine, and wood buttons. One of the stickers is an arrow, and the tag is tucked under one of the papers. Easy peasy!

So my son and husband have been spending a lot more time together lately. It's been great for both of them. It makes me happy to see my son find comfort and be comfortable with Dad by snuggling on the couch.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I'm short and sweet today so I can keep creating! Im really loving this Boys Fort collection. you can get it in the shop now for 20% off when you use DEVRA at checkout.

supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP, die cuts, stickers, alpha-Pink Fresh, twine-The Twinery, mist-Heidi Swapp

Sort, Stack & Spin

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hello hello! I'm back again. See, I told you so. It's Try It Tuesday at Paper Issues. It had been a while,  since I joined this challenge. This was up my alley, so I played along. This month we are playing with  circles. Not just circles but creating them with mixed media.

I'm not a huge mixed media, messy paint person, but I wanted to give this a whirl. A few ideas floated around in my head, but nothing really took shape. This Pink Fresh Boys Fort was still sitting on my desk from another project, when I noticed the Tough circle paper on top of the pile. That's where it started. I fussy cut come pieces out of that paper. I cut the You Rule paper with the Bubbles cut file then I grabbed some circle stamps I've had in my stash for years and years. I stamped over, under and on some of the papers in a few places. It isn't a new idea, or even a stretch for me. But it did add some small details, and is something I don't do often enough.  

My son has this math sorter thing at school. It's become as much of a toy as a learning tool for him. So much so, that his teacher sent home some of the pieces, and I built him the base on which he can  sort and stack to his heart's content. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I'm really enjoying Pink Fresh Boys Fort  way more than I thought I would. You should get some! You can get it for 20% off using code DEVRA at checkout. 

Supplies: Cs-American Crafts, PP, die cuts, wood buttons-PinkFresh, stamps-Hero Arts, Ink-ColorBox, Silhouette, wool felt embellishments-Amy Tangerine


Off the Page!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Good Monday to you. The new Pinspire Me mood board is up at Paper Issues today and it's pretty fantastic. It has color, shape, texture and theme! Everything you could want in a mood board.

Well, I love it. I was inspired by the overall theme of school and learning. I finally worked on a project I've been wanting to do for almost a year. I covered a wood iPad stand for my son. After several projects, I still had plenty of the Carta Bella Toy Box collection in my stash. What better product for this project! I used 3 different papers to cover the front and the back, covering it with several layers of waterproof Mod Podge. Then I added stickers, die cuts and chipboard pieces to make it look more fun. 

Side View
I decorated the back side of it as well. How could I not use a die cut that said 'made with love'?  

My son uses an iPad to communicate. It goes everywhere we do. There was a small stand that came with his case, but it quickly got lost, so we needed something else. He loves letters so I thought this could serve a purpose, but entertain him as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I have stuff planned all week so come back again tomorrow. 

Supplies: Ipad stand-Ben Franklin, paint-making memories, Mod Podge, paper, stickers, chipboard-Carta Bella

Girl Friends

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hey Hey! It's Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues! Yep again. Funny how this happens every week! I love it though. Sometimes I feel like playing with paper but dont know were to start. Boom! The idea is handed to me!

Today we are lifting Rachel's LO that she created for Take 5 Tuesday.

I liked the angles in the original. I brought them in to the center of the page for my LO. That gave me a chance to use more of the delightful Pebbles Girl Squad papers.  I wanted to move the embellishments around, which I was able to do. I do much better with clusters than scattered embellishments. I did stitch on my page, but chose to use my Stitch Happy machine to stitch around the page. I love that thing!

I have a group of crafty friends that I get together with once a year for an always epic weekend. This year was no exception. We started the weekend off right with margaritas at lunch. That is not something I ordinarily do, but what happens at Camp, stays at Camp. Well, not anymore I guess! Oops!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Ive got big plans this week so come back soon!  Don't forget! You can go shopping at Paper Issues any time and use my code DEVRA at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase.

Supplies: PP, die cuts, stickers, washi, alphas-Pebbles, mist-Tattered Angels, Heidi Swapp, Stitch Happy-WRMK

School Day!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Well hello there! Yes! we survived the first week of school! It's Fri-Yay!  It's Also Free File Friday at Paper Issues. We have 2 new FREE cut files going into the shop today. I used the new School & Sports file on my page today

I wanted to do something little different. After staring at this for a while, I came up with the idea to create my own background. I decided to dig out the old Silhouette sketch pens and start there.  My first idea was quickly becoming too complicated. I stuck with the sketch pens, only adding more colors. I cut the title, gluing it down, only laying the word sophomore over it's sketched version for emphasis. Like this so much I just may do the same thing for my older son's first day photos!  

I purposely bought the new Elle's Studio Family Fun for this years back to school photos. If you haven't figured me out by now, I love bright colors! I am a sucker for primary colored papers and basic easy patterns! This collection is just that. 

First day of school morning are a blur around here. This year seemed more crazy than usual and I was only getting one out the door. There was no time to get any before school photos so we had to wait until after school. He was so happy getting off the bus!  He cooperated. For the most part. He smiled. That's a win.  Another first day is in the books.  I can't believe he's a sophomore already. Hope its a great school year for him!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Now that school is back in session, I can get back into my routine. that means consistent craft time, and consistent blogging. This new  Elle's Studio is pretty fantastic. Get some in the shop while you can for 20% off using code DEVRA at checkout. See you soon

Supplies: Cs-American Crafts, PP-Elles Studio, Simple Stories, Silhouette, Silhouette sketch pens, Die cuts-Elle's Studio, enamel pieces-Elle's studio, Bella Blvd, Fancy Pants, Doodlebug Design, KaiserKraft


Monday, September 4, 2017

Well good morning to you this fine Labor Day Monday. Its a new month which means it's time for a New Issue at Paper Issues. Let's Give Them Pumpkin to Talk About why don't we?  Our Issues are so fun. There really are many many ways to interpret the themes. Here are some ideas to get you started:

anything to do with fall (apple picking, fall traditions, pumpkin patch)
favorite thing about fall
use a fall collection for a non-seasonal page......and the list goes on!

I was inspired by fall in general. I had the new Carta Bella Hello Fall to play with as well as some Simple Stories Hello Fall from last year. So that's pretty much where I started. After thinking through some ides, this one kept growing. I altered the Patchwork Pumpkin cut file by erasing the horizontal lines, filling it with larger pieces of patterned paper. The photos were originally one 4x4, but after finding that 'favorites for fall' in the Tags & frames, I cut them apart. I layered some other bits, then added some green for a bit of contrast. I love it and it screams of some of my fall favorites.

There used to be this cute little farm near us that had a fall festival near Halloween time every year. One of my favorite things about it was they had several new varieties of squash I had never seen before, complete with description of flavor and how to prepare them. They were so colorful and unique in shape. I not only took photos, we bought some as well. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. This is a super fun Issue theme and I hope you play along with us, Too can find all of our September challenges in our Facebook group. You have until Oct 2 to enter your projects.

You can get this beautiful  Carta Bella Hello Fall and so much more in the Paper Issues shop. Use my code DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase. See you again soon!

Supplies: CS-Paper Accent, PP-Carta Bella, Simple Stories, photo corners-Queen & Co. die cuts-Carta Bella, clip & enamel dots-Simple stories, twine-Doodlebug Design, flair-A Flair for buttons, spray mist-Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp, Silhouette