Two blog posts in one week. I love this time of the year, as it is the only time I really have to craft.
I just now got around to creating this page, even though I took these pictures 2 years ago. They are of my cousin Alexis. I wanted to use the colors in her shirt, which is a beautiful aqua color; it looked so fantastic next to the bright blue Texas sky. I found a paper pack by DCWV with three shades of aqua, that were a perfect fit for this page. I cut the waves out of the paper using my cricut and attached them to a solid white background. Then I added the pictures, the title (which is a rub on) and the sheer ribbon just for some texture. I love the colors and calm of this layout.
Paper: DCWV - Brillants and Brights Textured Cardstock Stack
Cricut: Craft Room Basics
Title: "Beautiful Smile" - My Minds Eye
Ribbon: Simply Sheer White by Horizon Ribbon
Take a look at the pictures from the photo shoot.
I took these pictures in June 2012 at the Fort Worth Water Gardens.
I am a bit sad, for I am going to miss Halloween with my family. I will be in Galveston, Texas for the Texas Council for the Social Studies meeting. Though I see the value of attending the event, for work, I am missing Halloween with my now 7 year old son, and our neighbors. At least it gives my son and husband some father-son time and I know that they will have a great time. I decided that since I will not be able to be there, that I was going to make all the kids that we usually go trick-or-treating with a little goody bag.
I have been working so much lately, that I haven't had time to do much crafting. If feels so good to be able to spend just a couple of hours in my craft room, and to just relax and do something I love. Just because I have not had time to craft, doesn't mean that I have stopped buying new product. (Scrapbook hording at it's best!). So, I wanted to use some of the new products that I have purchased.
I started by making the bags, using my new We R Memory Keepers gift bag punch board. It was a bit confusing at first, and I totally messed up the first one, but I got it after that, and it was really easy to use, once I learned the correct pattern. Next I used some of my new Lawn Fawn stamps and coordinating dies. All the rectangles were cut using the Large and Small Stitched rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn. Then I cut out the tree from the Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather die set, and stamped and cut the tombstone and cute little ghost using the Spooktacular Stamp and die set.
To make the background I used my Stamps of Life ink pads in Plum and Cornflower. I just used a blending tool to put the color on, layering it over and over, until I got the look I wanted. I used the same technique to make the black hills, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I was able to make the top darker than the bottom, to make it look like it was further away.
To cut out the hill, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside die. I think this might be my favorite new die. I have so many ideas of cards to make using this set. I love the stitched detail on all of the dies, I think it really adds a little something to my projects.
I stamped the sentiment, from the Spooktacular Stamp set, using versa mark ink, then heat embossed it using white embossing power. It really pops off the black cardstock, and I love it. I think the kids will really love the gift bags. I filled them with some Halloween treats and glow bracelets, so they can all glow and be safe while they are out trick-or-treating.
Lawn Fawn: Large and Small Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Hillside Border Dies, Sweater Weather Dies, Spooktacular Stamps and Dies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Stamps of Life Plum & Cornflower inks
Bag: We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board
Paper: Recollections cardstock and The Paper Studio All Seasons II Pack
Spectrum Noir: IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, & Blender Pen
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My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Forney, Texas with my son, Dallas. I am a High School teacher and Cheerleading Coach. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
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