Creatively Me

Just another day in my life

The Cake.

Been to the Red Carpet Studio blog yet?  You might get hungry if you do!  Our challenge this week is Food!  We are basing our theme this go round on the movie Julie & Julia!

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I did a wedding layout this week.  This was our wedding cake.  I had originally wanted it to be blue & green, our colors but Neil disagreed.  So, we went with an all white cake and decorated the table instead.  It turned out great and the cake was delish!!!!20141115_1604031

I hope you will join our challenge this week as we have a prize sponsored by Jack Bear Stamps which is pretty darn cool!

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Can’t wait to see what you create!

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Simplicity

A simple card.  That is what I have for you today to go with our new challenge at Use Your Stuff this week.  Our theme is ‘DOILY’.  Incorporate a doily somewhere on your project, it can be an actual doily, a stencil, a stamp etc.  I have only 1 doily stamp and I really do love it because it is so versatile.  I needed to make a simple nondescript card that I could write a quick note in and mail off to a friend, so it also cannot be too bulky to mail.

I decided to do a bit of resist embossing.  Simple but some nice texture.  I stamped the image in my Versamark and then went over it with white embossing powder.  I added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in peeled paint and shabby shutters.  To finish it off I just added some ribbon and a couple of flowers.

We hope you will play along with us this week on the blog and we can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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The Pound Puppies.

I can’t even remember the last time I did a layout with the dogs.  I think it is when I first started scrapping, the early years.  So I had to re-purpose the photos from an early layout that I just didn’t like to make for this one.

Our challenge at Use Your Stuff this week is Pets/Animals.  It’s ok if you don’t have any pets, you can create a project that is pet related.

Take a look at my pound puppies…Tonka (the bijon) is 14 and Pickles (the pug) is 12 but you would never guess it.  These two, who are the best of friends are as frisky as you can imagine.  They run around the house all the time and are just as loud as they ever were. :)

Join us this week on the blog and play along in our challenge.

All of my DP is from my stash (oh I had to dig for my animal themed paper let me tell you!) but I based the layout on Sue Sykes’ October sketchy challenge over at Canadian Scrapbooker! 

Here is the sketch!

 

 
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And then my layout!

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Thanks for stopping by!

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My Pumpkin

Sunday!  The start of another week.  We’ve been busy over here, as I am getting ready for my craft fairs coming up next month.

Have you stopped by the Red Carpet Studio blog today?  You will see we have a new challenge up!

Our theme this week is drawing inspiration from The Haunted Mansion!

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We are wanting to see your Hallowe’en themed projects this week.  Here is a layout I created about my little munchkin in his very first Hallowe’en costume.  I loved this costume.  I thought it was just adorable on him.

 

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Most of this was created from just bits and bobs out of my stash.  I don’t make a lot of Hallowe’en projects so I tend to have a lot of left over paper.  The jack o’lanterns are just some dollar store stickers I had and the pumpkin in the corner is made from my cuttlebug die.  Some thickers finish it off.  Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to drop by the blog.

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The colors of Autumn

Ahh fall is here.  The leaves have started to drop, the colors are changing and the air is getting cooler.  Our new challenge at Use Your Stuff this week celebrates all that is fall!  The sounds, the sights, the smells..show us what fall means to you.

I love making autumn cards because I love all those rich hues.

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I just wanted to make a simple autumn card for a swap-bot swap that I am doing.  More layers than bulk and I love using my favorite pumpkin stamp!  I hope that you will play along with us this week.  Can’t wait to see what you create!

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Captain America

is in the house…well kind of.  Our theme this week at RCS is to use superheroes!  We are supporting breast cancer month and all of those real live superheros that battle a disease or personal hardship each and every day!  We salute you.  We want to see your projects that salute the superheros you love, fictional or real!

 

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I had a bit of a struggle with this challenge until I went to trusty ol Pinterest and found a great source of inspiration.  I found a great card to case, and I of course cannot find where it was I got it from, so if it looks familiar and you know who the source is, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due!

In a unique step for me, almost my whole card was made using just cardstock.  Only a small strip of DP was used.   I hope you like it and please, come and play along with us!

 

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The Maple Leaf

I’m a day late with this post.  Sorry about that.  Lots of home stuff to deal with.  Our new challenge is up at Use Your Stuff and we are talking food and drink.  This is a great easy challenge to play along in.

I created this fun layout about a trip to the Maple Leaf Pub in London England.  A great place for Canadians to hang out and get a little taste of home!

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I  used some Hot Off the Press DP that I have had for pretty much forever for this layout.  The journal card is from Sn@p and there are a couple types of leaves, some punched ones using some bits of left over cardstock which I then stamped with a script as well as some paper ones that I picked up at Michaels.  I also added in just a few brads as well.  I hope you like it and will come and play along with us.

 

Entered into these challenges:

Craft Room Challenge: Seasonal Colors

Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Fall

Make it Monday: Diecuts/Punches

Crafting for all Seasons: The colors of fall

Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

Jellypark Challenges: Autumn/Fall

Love to Scrap: Anything Goes

Creative Inspirations: Autumn colors

 

 

 

 

 

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Robin Williams Tribute-RCS challenge

It was a sad day when Robin Williams left this earth.  My comedic hero and the only person who could really make me laugh so hard I could pee and cry at the same time!  I was so sad to hear that he had died.  I honestly think we will never see a comedic genius like his again and the world has lost such a tender soul.  We could all use more laughter in our lives and to see such a candle extinguished makes my heart sad.

At Red Carpet Studio this week we are paying tribute to Robin, by challenging you to be inspired by the man or his movies/television career.

 

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We want to see you projects that had a Robin influence on you.  He had such a full career that there are so many to draw your inspiration from.

I chose Happy Feet for my inspiration.  A wonderful film that I enjoy watching with my son and always puts a song in my heart and a smile on my face.

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I always thought that this penguin from the Creative Critters cartridge was kinda cute.  After I cut him out, I just outlined him a bit with some broken lines to make him stand out more.  The DP is just from my stash and I added some crackle accents to the balloons for a little added texture.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.  I hope you like it and I do hope you will play along with us this week.

 

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Preschool

Hello, hello hello! Monday already?  Challenge day at Use Your Stuff, but you knew that right?? :)

Back to school is in full swing now and so that is this week’s Challenge!  We want to see some of your wonderful BTS creations.

I am happy to be getting back into layouts again.  I had forgotten how much I missed doing them.  My project this week is a layout using a Sketch from Creative Scrappers.  I have one of her AWESOME sketchbooks (Volume 1)  that I got a couple of years ago and is my go to, when I need to get started.  The sketches on her site are fabulous and such a variety!

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Everything is from my stash…..The DP is from October Afternoon & Fancy Pants.  I also used a bunch of bits and bobs from my stash and the wooden stars I just inked up with some ink for color.  The crayon diecut is from Simply Charmed.  The lettering is thickers.  I hope you enjoy it and play along with us at UYS this week.

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A Simple Thanks

Now that little man is in school and I’ve got some extra time, I am hoping that I can get crafty again.  It feels like I’ve not done much lately.

Border punches.  We probably all have a bunch but just don’t use them that much.  I love them, and I don’t use them that much. LOL

That is our theme at Use Your Stuff this week.  Break out the border punches.  The more you use the more fun you will have!

I only used one for this card, but my idea was to keep it simple.

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I used the Serene Silhouette stamp set from Stampin Up for this card.  I’ve not used it in awhile. I did some generation stamping for this one and I loved how it turned out.  A technique I’ve not used in awhile.   The sentiment is also from stamping up and the ribbon I picked up in a ribbon grab bag at a Scrap Shotz crop so not sure which manufacturer it is.  The bling is from the  $$ store.

I hope you like it and please stop by the blog and play along with us.

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