Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sketchy Saturday with Fancy Pants

Time for another Sketchy Saturday sketch and today I have used some Fancy Pants goodies.  When I saw the Bright Side collection by Fancy Pants I had to have it.  When it arrived, I had to play right away!

I decided to create a fun shaker card.  I love the scooter ephemera, reminds me of our Cruise in the Mediterranean last summer.... sigh, I need to go back.  Anyways.  I had to use it. 

I mounted the scooter and the small cloud (which the white clouds are just the pieces I cut out to create the shaker, I just turned them over) on foam squares for dimension. The spring die is from Echo Park.  

Friday, March 23, 2018

Tracking my progress in a fitness journal

I am up on the Unity Blog with the next phase of my fitness journal.  The cover I posted here. These are the pages where I will track my weight loss.

I have used a number of different Unity stamps along with the Posh collection by Simple Stories

The star die, for the milestone numbers, is from The Stamps of Life - and yes, I will reward myself with each milestone :) more details on my next pages. 

In case you are wondering how I will be tracking.... I have punched 20 black stars from card stock.  I will adhere as I go.  That button of course is from A Flair for Buttons

For more information and detail be sure to hop on over to the Unity Blog


Thursday, March 22, 2018

One of a kind

The new Inspired By challenge is up and it is a pretty one!  Bright and sunny for spring! Be sure to play along this time as there is a fun prize up for grabs from Technique Tuesday!  Yep - a stamp and die of your choice!

For my project today, I pulled out the colors of the inspiration photo.   I used the new Love You to Pieces stamp and Pieces of My Heart die set.
I kept the card very simple as I really wanted the colors to stand out.

I cut the heart out and mounted on foam squares.  The washi is from SU!

Super simple card for me today.  Now hop on over to see the amazing things the design team and our guest have done for this week's inspiration.  Of course, play along for your chance at the prize!


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Staying motivated... title page of fitness journal

I have my first post as a DT member for A Flair for Buttons up today (although, not the first time using AFFB ;) )

I shared the cover of my fitness journal here. Today I am sharing the inside page.  Stay tuned on some future posts as to how I am organizing the journal.

For this page I have used the Dream Big collection by Fancy Pants - only I'm dreaming small ;) along with the Hopes & Dreams stamp set by Technique TuesdayLosing weight is not an overnight thing so it can be hard to keep on track.  I have lost 30 pounds, and still working on 20 more.  I need to remind myself to keep focusing and thinking about where I want to be. 

I like this sentimet: It won't be easy but it will be worth it....yep so true!

I must stay focused....

I added a little button from AFFB for some interest. 


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sketchy Saturday

Happy Saturday or should I say Sketchy Saturday. I have used the Farmhouse Stew collection by Jillibean Soup.  Anything farm/country related... I'm a sucker for.  I think in my former life I was a farm girl ;)

I die cut the chair using a Poppy Stamps die and then wanted the cup of tea to look like it was with a napkin or cloth, so I just cut a scrap piece of paper and adhered it on.  The chair and jar (which was fussy cut from pattern paper) are mounted on foam squares.  

Sigh... I wish I had a porch.

I swayed a bit from my sketch, but I always use sketches as a starting point and sometimes, like today, it is a bit swayed.  The sketch has 2 rectangles in the center.  I have 2 main images in the center, but one is a square and smaller.  The sentiment in this case is a jar.  But trust me, I did start with the sketch :) 

Here is the sketch:  

Friday, March 16, 2018

Creating a fitness journal by altering a notebook

I am up on the Unity Blog with my Friday Favorites.  Be sure to head on over for more detail on how I created this altered notebook.

I have lost 30 pounds this last year but wanted a little more motivation for the last 20 so I am holding myself accountable by getting it on paper... and showing you ;)  

The main image was paper pieced and mounted on foam squares for dimension.  

I also added some SRM Stickers and a button from A Flair For Buttons to complete the theme. 

I have a lot more detail on the Unity Blog


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Inspired By.... H is for Hoppy - Fwee

Another Inspired By challenge is up and it is such a pretty one.  I was inspired by the 'springiness' and the colors.  I also pulled the 'H' but instead went with a 3 (or fwee as my grand daughter says ;) )

I used the About a Little Girl collection by PhotoPlay Paper. It was perfect for documenting this photo of my grand daughter on her third birthday.  I can't believe she is 3 already!

I added some SRM Stickers to the photo... I love the look of the white lettering on the black and white photo.  The giraffe is actually a sticker, but I adhered him to cardstock, cut him out and then mounted him on foam squares.  I used him instead of a bunny. 

The strips of paper in the collection worked well for the theme of the page.  I cut the 3 and the fwee with my Silhouette.  I stitched around the 3 for interest, then mounted it on foam squares. 

Here is the Inspired By photo, I hope you come on over (click photo) and see what the design team has created... and of course play along.  

Also playing along with: 

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