Saturday, June 22, 2013

Birthday Blessings

This is for TGF's Garden Variety Tuesday Sketch challenge.
The base is SU's Pear Pizzazz with layers of Very Vanilla, Peach Parfait, and My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up designer papers.  I used a doily and machine stitching.  The image is TGF's Miss Anya Lifts and is colored in copic, with a paper pieced shirt.  I added some freckles and tried my hand at making the balloons a bit transparent.  She is mounted on dimensionals and the sentiment, from TGF's Miss Anya Celebrates, is stamped in Jet Black Staz-On.  Thanks for looking!  April

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer SMASH

This is for TGF's Farm Fresh Friday Summer, TGF Retro-Fresh layers, and Anyone for Anya's layers challenges. 
All the papers are SN@P 6x6 sheets.  The bingo cards are from one of the sheets cut apart and the sentiment is stamped on a scrap of leftover paper from the reverse side of the paper used on the sun and the bikini.  I tore up some pieces of sandpaper to make a beach-y scene for TGF's Oliver & Amelia from the OA Summer Fun set.  Oliver and Amelia are colored in copic and there is a little liquid glass on Oliver's goggles.  I paper-pieced Oliver's floatie and Ameilia's bikini.  The sun is cut from Cricut's Pooh & Friends shape cartridge at 1 3/4".  The clear tab is a leftover from a Heidi Swapp photo file class I took at Archivers and is attached with Tim Holtz tiny attacher staples.  The little scrabble tiles are a printable I found online.  I added a little baker's twine to the tag.  Last, is used a little bit of Gold Glow Smooch Spritz. 
close-up of Oliver & Amelia

Thanks for looking and be sure to play along with the TGF and Anyone for Anya gangs!  April

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


This is a page that I did that I wanted to play around with more art journal elements instead of scrappy stuff.  I used Tim Holtz tissue tape to form a block and then used a thin coat of sky blue acrylic paint.  I used a bunched up paper towel to sponge on some white acrylic clouds.  After that dried, I used a sharpie to doodle in a frame and sketch the balloon, filling it in with red sharpie.  The first couple of words are Heidi Swapp stickers, then the rest of the lyrics to "Little Wonders" from Rob Thomas on Disney's Meet the Robinsons soundtrack.  The image is from TGF's Miss Anya Lounge and colored in copic markers.  Thanks for looking!  April

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Curve Ball Get Well Card

So I learned that a friend of mine was hospitalized and decided to send him a card.  The base is SU Old Olive with layers of Echo Park's This & That Charming 6x6 stack.  The image is Baseball Anya digi from TGF, colored in copic and cut with Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles then mounted with dimensionals.  I also cut the backing piece from the same Nestabilities.  The notebook border punch seen here is from EK Success in Old Olive and layered with scrap pieces of paper that are machine stitched in straight and zig zag.  The sentiment is stamped from and Inkadinkado kids quotes set in Jet Black Staz-On then cut and embossed with Nestabilities Labels One before mounted with dimensionals.  Thanks for looking!  April

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Happiness Always Anniversary Card

This is for a friend's wedding anniversary and I am entering it in TGF's FFF Oh Boy challenge.  The base is SU's More Mustard with layers of papers from We R Memory Keepers.  I have a doily layered with scraps from coordinating papers and hexagons cut from Nestabilities.  The border punch is from Martha Stewart.  The mini paper clip is from Tim Holtz and has a scrap of Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon.  The images are from TGF's Miss Anya Hats Off, Special Autumn, and Sitting Lovely and colored with copic markers and paper pieced.  Miss Anya is a slider.  I have her mounted in dimensionals attached to a piece of cardstock behind the bench.  She slides to snuggle with Ian.  The sentiment is from SU's Whimsical Words. Thanks for looking!  April

shown with Anya snuggling Ian

Disney Cruise SMASH

So, I finally have our Disney Cruise SMASH book finished!  I posted the cover back in December and you can see it here
This is Castaway Cay.  I stacked photos and used washi tape to make little tabs to flip the photos up without touching the photos.  Captions are on the back.  I also used paper clips to add in the postcard, using the back for journalling.
 This shows the postcard flipped and the map of Castaway Cay pulled open.  Behind the map, I left gaps in the adhesive to place momentos, such as the tickets for our day.  We had bike rides, float tubes, and the Stingray Adventure.
 This features our drive from OH to FL.  I printed a map online, then used embroidery floss to chart the drive.  The title is clear stickers on a Disney brand paint chip from Walmart.  The "hello, Mickey" is a freebie I found on Pinterest.
 The images on the left are cut out from DVC promotional flyers found onboard the ship.  We are DVC members and I just asked for a couple of extra flyers to use in the scrapbook.  The coins and rope background showcase our intinerary.  The pocket on the right was recycled from our Cruise info booklet the DCL sent us.  It was a little spiral-bound book with our luggage tags, reservation info, directions to the port, and excursions we pre-registered for.  Again, the cute Mickey & Minnie were from freebies found here, and I have our receipts tucked in the pocket.
 This is inside the back cover.  I have our daily newsletters that were on our bed each evening stored there.  The pocket on the left is a envelope from the desk in our stateroom.  I sealed it then sliced open the top to hold postcards and the kid-cocktails menu. 
 This page has some info on our ship and where our stateroom was located.  I used paperclips to attach the ship maps and it was a great place to feature one of the extra luggage tags we had left over. 
 This shows the map opened and the page with information on the pools onboard the ship.  I found this great Aquaduck poster during an image search on Yahoo! images. 
This page is the for the Mid-ship Detective Agency.  It's a great activity onboard that the families can do.  You pick up a badge and booklet, then follow the clues around the ship to interactive portraits.  I used the notes area on one booklet to journal.  The pocket holds a completed mystery and photos. 
Thanks for looking!  April