Sunday, April 30, 2017

Renea-licious ATCs!

Hello Everyone!  I just had to share these ARTIST TRADING CARDS (ATC) as I tried a new technique.  I had made a card this past summer and scaled the idea of the slider into an ATC.  These are 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" cards that I trade with people all over the world.  Somehow I became addicted oh about 5 years ago (LOL!)

Anyway, the strip pulls out via the "string" but I attached a (click ->) Reneabouquets butterfly. 
Have you seen her handmade butterflies (and other beautiful products!)????  I used to "hoard" them but why?-they are so beautiful and fun to use and everyone loves them!

Thanks for stopping in to take a peek!


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Your "BREW" for today...

Hello!  "Your Brew for today":  That was the caption on the left photo on Facebook on 4-7-17.  My step daughter rescued Brew and is totally obsessed.  I am making a monthly layout to culminate into a book for this coming Christmas.  I used a sketch from -> Stuck?!Sketches.
 Thanks for taking a peek today!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Grandsons & Popcorn!

Hello!  We finished our Easter celebration so I thought I'd  come here with a page I created yesterday of (who else?)-my grandsons, Brian & Talan.  We had a little fun at the local mall last weekend and voila--a page! LOL!  The sketch is from Stuck?!Sketches;  I think Laura's sketches are always fantastic and her work is inspiring! I used some elements from SCRAPS OF DARKNESS COLLECTION (the BG paper and TITLE)

The Sketch:

MID-MONTH Still time to JOIN IN at Creative Embellishments!

Hello to all!  It's the middle of March!-You have time to join in to the monthly challenge at -> (click & go right there!) CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS for a chance to win $50 in these fabulous products!  Today I have created a page of my sweet little grandson, last summer.  I promised him an ice cream cone-this is a picture of him ENJOYING IT (who wouldn't?!) in my back seat, in his car seat!

I used the following creative embellishments products which
you can click on an go right to the store!
THE BEST selection/price for ->FLAIR BUTTONS
I inked and glossy accented the ice cream-it looks real! -> ICE CREAM CONE
THX GR8-> Word bubbles (my g-son said "GATE" for "Great"!)
I cut off the "IRISH" from the hashtag and added the die cut word CUTE!
This cluster consists of lots of texture, stenciling/paste, stamping, flair and popped arrow.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April 15th at Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello! I loved doing this sketch at -> Let's Get Sketchy (click & go right there!).  I immediately thought of these photos of my niece, Marrah when she slept over last month.  She LOVED my big bathtub and didn't want to get out! The circles reminded me of bubble in the photos immediately!  This was the 1st time in 3 years and 10 mos that she was away from her parents! We had a lot of fun!  Hope you have some time to join us! IN ADDITION, there is a mood board to inspire you too!


 (the journaling is on the tag hidden in the photo that says "today")

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Crafting with PreSchoolers! Challenge YOUrself!

Hi Everyone!  I had so much fun going to my grandson Talan's class to do a craft-I had to keep it simple since they are only 4!  I found this on Pinterest and thought it was perfect for spring.  All of the kids really enjoyed it--probably me THE MOST LOL!!!  I have created this page for several scrapbook challenges one of which you can find here-> ScrapYOUrself (you also had to use the word INSPIRE)  I used this week's sketch from HipKitClub too....

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Make it Monday -join us at THE MEMORY NEST!

Hello fellow crafters!  I am here today with a layout for the 2nd of 2 monthly sketches at (click & go right there->) THE MEMORY NEST.  For the photos I used a gift my husband got me for the holidays-a FUJI film printer-it makes mini polaroid type photos.  If you have a chance, please join us-you have all month to complete either of 2 sketches or both!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 3, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY @ The Memory Nest!

Hello! It's April  and here is the 1st of 2 sketches at (Click & go right there!->) THE MEMORY NEST.  My Sister-in-law turned 75 in February (although she does NOT look it!).  We celebrated with a girls luncheon and had a blast!  The following is the sketch-you have all month, so I hope you will get a chance to join in!

Thanks for stopping by!

Petaloo & Creative Embellishments!- April 3 -10!

Hi this is Marci! It doesn't get any better than this!->  CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS <-( click & go right there!) -> and PETALOO are teaming up from April 3-April 10th with a "Mother's Day Theme" Challenge- Come and join us for fun and a chance to win some great prizes!

Here is the project I created!  It is of my mother and myself at Mir-a-lago in Palm Beach Florida this past January for a fundraiser for Bascom Palmer eye Institute.  It was fun to get a glimpse of this famous place!
Creative Embellishment products:
smile (happy word set) , Flourish circle frame, and "shine" flair
I LOVE natural chipboard so I left both natural to add a "pop" to this page!
Petaloo Products:
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

ATCs + Creative Embellishments=AWESOME!

Hello everyone!  Today I have a set of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) using the large unicorn from-> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS products.  These were such fun to create.  I used all different chalk inks as well as glossy accents,  microbeads, and a small gear on the unicorns. The background of these ATCs are made from embossed cardboard colored with gelatos.

Actual Creative embellishments used:
Here is a close-up of 1 of the cards:
*Don't forget you have all month to join in for the chance to win $50 in wonderful CE products just by joining our monthly challenge! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Christmas Page in April at Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello! Aren't you forever on and off, scrapping a holiday?!  Since they are repetitive, I like to just do them occasionally!  Here, I did a Christmas page for the 1st of 2 monthly sketches at -> (click & go right there!) Let's Get Sketchy.  If you have some time-give us a try!

Thanks for stopping by!


Hello, its Marci bringing you April's Challenge at -> CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS.  If you have some time, please join us for a chance to win $50 in their wonderful products!.

(twist is to use a flower)
I was inspired by all of the colors and immediately thought of this photo of my grandson Talan,
going off to school last week for WACKY WEDNESDAY dressed in most ALL
of these colors.  So, I continued and incorporated all of the colors into the page!
I used (click & go!->) GEARS & Hashtags  from Creative Embellishments.  I used a layer of gesso and once dry, I used Tim Holz distress paint to color those gears for a playful effect.
I cut the title on the Silhouette Cameo and added
the twist of flowers and used  (click & go->) March & Spring FLAIR; I am
 having a love affair with flair buttons! LOL!
Thanks for stopping by!