Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wine label Card

I was staring at this label on the wine bottle at dinner the other night, so I brought the bottle home and soaked the label off. To make this card, I scanned the label, printed it out and distressed the edges, and created this card around it. I enhanced the design on the label with my copics.

This is my entry to the #109 color challenge at Markerpop. I've included all 5 colors.  The wineglass and grape  stamps are from Heartfelt creations and the greetings are from Your Next Stamp. Images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo black and colored with copics in E50, E51, YR30, YG61, BG93,R59, and 0. Background papers are from Paper House. 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bike Journey

While in the Netherlands, my husband and older son took a long bike ride to this castle. 36 km each way with a huge headwind on the return. My son had never ridden anywhere near this far before and it was more about the journey than the castle.

I used this sketch from Stuck?! Papers and inks are from Quick Quotes, stamps from Unity.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bike Utrecht

As I mentioned in a previous post, my husband went on Sabbatical to Utrecht Netherlands. He and our older son went first. On their first day, they bought used bicycles to get around. The upper photo shows them riding on our street and the lower photos show where they locked the bikes behind the apartment.

This is my entry to the November Tear-it-up challenge at Quick Quotes. I tore the bottom of the chevron paper. Most of the product on this layout is from the Quick Quotes Baggage Claim collection and edges are inked with their wonderful Powderpuff inks in coal miner and sunset. I used sketch #166 from sketch-n-scrap.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Destination: Utrecht

My husband took a Sabbatical in Utrecht, Netherlands. He left with our older son and then the other 2 of us followed a couple weeks later. This page shows them heading into the airport when I dropped them off and then in front of the apartment on their first day.

I used sketch #117 from sketch-n-scrap.  Papers are Basic Grey Carte postale and Graphic 45 Come Away with Me.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thanks is for Giving

My parents always spend Thanksgiving with my sister on the West Coast while I spend it here in the East with my in-laws. I like to send them a card out there.

This card is my submission to the Give Thanks challenge at Markerpop which can be found here. I stamped and colored the leaves on the background paper as follows: the orange maple leave leaves were stamped with Memento Morocco ink and colored with Copic markers  YR02 and YR000. The brown leaves are stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copic markers E23 and E25. Finally, the green leaves are stamped with Nick Bantock Chartreuse Leaf and colored with Copic YG03 and YG61.  All stamps are Hero Arts, sweater paper is Simple Stories and the greeting is Basic Grey. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Mitzvah Trip

The word Mitzvah means commandment, and can also be used to refer to a good deed. For my Son's Bar Mitzvah, we traveled to Israel where we volunteered with Leket, the Israeli food bank and food rescue organization. One of the places we volunteered with Leket was in an overgrown field harvesting Leeks that would otherwise go to waste. Leket then distributes the food to food banks and poor people who wouldn't otherwise get fresh produce. Here is a page I made about Leket. I used the color scheme from color challenge #52 at Your Next Stamp which can be found here. I used YNS stamps for the little flower in the lower right and the mushroom in the lower left. Papers are Basic Grey Offbeat collection.

While we were in Israel, we also spent time relaxing in Tel Aviv and touring in Jerusalem. I made this double page for my sons with all photos of him with famous site in Jerusalem.  I used this sketch from Let's Scrap. Papers are from Heidi Swapp No Limits collection.

These 2 pages will both go in his Bar Mitzvah album. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Change of Plans

We were traveling through Europe and we planned to spend a few days in this Mediterranean village, but bad weather was coming in and we didn't like where we were staying, so we took a little walk and left before the bad weather came. I like my kids to learn to be flexible about travel plans, even if you spent a lot of time making plans. Here is a page I made about this with the few photos we took.

I used this sketch from Stuck?!This is my entry to the Kaisercraft October Blog Challenge, which can be found here. I chose the top row across which includes fussy cutting (the word enjoy), 3 patterned papers (all from the Sandy Toes collection so they blend well, but there are 3), embossing (the lifesaver is dry embossed), and quote (stamped quote from Thoreau). I used the Kaisercraft Sandy Toes collection for the 3 papers and stickers and the Kaisercraft Nautical stamp and die set for the anchor and lifesaver.