My job has been keeping me really busy the past year. Though I have loved working for TSHA, I am sad to say that my time there is over. The organization moved from Denton to Austin, and it was not a move that I was able to make. So, I am on the hunt for a new job. The good news is that over the past couple of weeks, I have had the time to catch up on some scrapbooking and card making.
I wanted to feature some of the best pictures of my son, at his age 7 photo shoot, which I took way back in October 2014. We went up to the Denton County Courthouse and I feel that we got some really great shots. I had recently got a Photo frame die from the Stamps of Life and was looking for a reason to use it. I also used 3 different pattern papers, the first is a text paper under the 3 images on the left hand side, then the other two are the same pattern, but in different colors. I love that it makes the whole page feel cohesive.
Paper: Everyday Moments pack by Recollections and Recollections Cardstock
Stamps of Life: Photo Frame Die
Lawn Fawn: Tag your it Die & Violet's ABCs stamps
American Crafts: Wood shapes & "Smile" Word Die
Spectrum Noir: CT2, CT4, & TB7 (To color the wood shapes)
Other: Memento Tuxedo black ink, Ribbon from stash
Cut it Up
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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I know I said that I would do better, and blog more often, but LIFE keeps getting in the way. Actually, WORK keeps getting in the way. I did get a chance to do some crafting this morning. I made my dad a card for Father's day. He is actually giving me a great present for Father's day, he is taking my son for the next two weeks, so I can go to our Old Stories, New Voices summer camp. It is a ton of fun, and I know that Dallas will have a wonderful time with his Papa Roger.
This was a pretty easy card. I stamped the frog and lily pad using the Stamps of Life Froggy2Love stamp set and the Stamps of Life Artichoke ink. I then cut them out using the coordinating dies. Next, I cut out the front panel using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Journaling Card die and cut the top using the Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble die. I stamped "Hoppy" using the Stamps of Life Froggy2Love set, and the "Father's Day" using the Hero Arts Phrases set (CL498). I ran the speech bubble through my Big Shot, using the Journal Card die as well, so it would have the same stitched border on it. On the card base, I used some green Washi tape from Studio G, then attached the panel on the top. I love how this card turned out, and I really think my Dad is going to love it as well. Plus, I had such a good time playing with all my new stamp and die sets. I had a wonderful time at the Great American Scrapbook Convention yesterday :)
Paper: DCWV Playtime Stack & Recollections cardstock
Stamps: Stamps of Life - Froggy2Love, Hero Arts Phrases
Dies: Stamps of Life - Froggy Dies, Lawn Fawn-Large Stitched Journaling Card & Speech Bubble Dies
Ink: Stamps of Life Artichoke Ink
Spectrium Noir: DG2 & DG3
Other: Black Gelly Roll Pen, Foam Tape, Washi Tape by Studio G
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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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