Friday, December 27, 2013

Welcome Christmas ~SOUS Die Cut Challenge Snowflakes~


Welcome Christmas

 Oh I sincerely hope you all had an incredible Christmas! Myself, I am a bit in shock that it is here and gone so quickly. I think as we get older, or maybe it's more of having a family that all the family activities, the baking, the gatherings, etc make the time go by much more quickly. I wish I could just sit and savor the days. 

 I haven't been much in a blogging mood lately and really haven't crafted too much this season past classroom gifts for the teachers and Christmas cards. I did manage to make those this year. The blogging part though has been pushed off. Thank goodness for Stuck on U Sketches or I'd be a complete loss...

 Here is my card for our SNOWFLAKE, Die Cut Challenges at SOUS


 I'll admit that I may have thought this a better idea in theory then in actual terms. I do love how simple this card is but with the detail. But the time it took to trim and pop the center pieces of the snowflakes...oh my! Not for the weary, I tell you! =)

 In this photo below you can also see that the foreground was embossed with a falling snow embossing folder. I would have loved the have embossed the top portion but with the cuts and delicacy of that it would have been too hard.

Papers~
Bazzill White
Die Cutting~
Silhouette Store; snowflakes
Stamping~
Papertrey Ink; Wreathes of a Seasons
grey ink
Embellies~
white buttons and bakers twine
embossing folder

 Thanks for stopping in and I wish you all had a very Merry Christmas!

 ~Leah

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Stuck on U Sketches Layout Challenge, December 20


 Ok, I'm not even going there about the date...I mean, we are all thinking it, right?

 So I'll move away from my holiday terror, LOL, and share a rather clean and simple layout. Unfortunately the papers didn't photograph but some of them have a gloss. I thought of adding more detail but surprised myself at liking this the way it was...
 The photo is from last Christmas Eve and is my sister closest in age to myself, her daughter and hubby. Love this picture! Love them! 

 Today's layout was created using Nanne's sketch for Stuck on U Sketches...our team, as usual, did a killer job! Lots of variation! 



 So I'm being a lazy one today and not going to go search out the name of this paper line. Not something I normally use so I can't even think! =( 
 My snowflake die's were cut using my Silhouette and the rest was pretty simple. Buttons and twine. 

 Hope you like and don't mind my rather quicky post! But there's Christmas to work on people! Get moving! 

 xoxo, Leah

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Handmade Is Best Christmas ~SOUS Die Cut Challenge~



Handmade Is Best Christmas

 We have another great day for you at Stuck on U Sketches! First we have another Die Cut Challenge...ornaments! I was hoping to make some 3D ornaments this year but it hasn't happened yet! Maybe this weekend but good intentions don't always happen so we'll have to see! This season has been zipping by for us and at a fast rate, so we'll see what we can do! I made this card a month back at my scrappy retreat (when I actually made all my December projects). Love this little baby so much that I may keep this guy and save to enter in the fair next year...a winner?

 Oh gosh...and today is another important day as our newest Design Team members for our Die Cut team are joining us for the first time today! Exciting stuff! 

 Nanne and I are THRILLED to have you girls join us!


 I created this little shaped card using my Silhouette Designer Edition software. Making first a second layer so I could glitter around the edges! I scoped out paper from almost every other girl at my retreat looking for something for the background! Hard I tell you when you are not at home! But came up with this and did a little text stamping in the background.

 This chunky glitter is crazy gorgeous in person...a little container from a local craft store. Love. And my sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.


Papers~
Papertrey Ink kraft
My Mind's Eye (stripe)
Basic Grey (grid)
solids from stash
Stamps~
Papertrey Ink Button Boutique and Wreath's of All Seasons
Background Basics Text
small hearts from Tiny Tags die
Embellies~
twine
glitter
Distress Ink Vintage Photo

 Hope you adore this as much as I do!
 And another warm welcome to my new die cutting friends! =)

 ~Leah

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Enjoy The Journey ~SOUS December 6 Sketch~


Enjoy The Journey

 Can I say how much I adore today's sketch for Stuck on U Sketches...by my bestie, Nanne! Girl, LOVE this one! And even better...our team killed it with this challenge (well, really...what's new? They are the best every time!) Anyways, you better run over there and check it all out!

 First off, it was really terribly difficult to actually decide to scrap a photo of myself...and one without a shirt. LMBO! This photo was from last Summer while we were in Yosemite. We packed up lunches and gear and took our bikes out until we found a perfect river side spot to hang out. Great memories! 

 Secondly, I have got to share the literal laugh I got at adding that stick...practically perfect in everyway. Cute sticker but damn near hilarious when you add it to a layout about yourself! LOL! Still cracks me up! 



Papers~
Echo Park For the Record 2
Embellies~
Echo Park For the Record 2 stickers
Basic Grey Fact or Fiction chipboard die cuts and acetate 
Papertrey Ink Turning a New Leaf die
Prima and Recollection flowers
My Minds Eye brads
Inks~
Distress Ink Broken China and Walnut Stain

 Hope you enjoyed my project today!
 I've had a new change in our household...I had a baby!!!! Okay, I didn't "have" it and he doesn't belong to me but I've started part time watching a darling little year old baby boy. It's been great...I am such a baby person! However I forget how babies force you to slow down and how hard it is to get stuff done. But worth it! =) 

 Have a great weekend gals!

 ~Leah