Saturday, August 19, 2017

Screw It & Do It Challenge last week

This was only a 15 day challenge, so I have a few left to show.
Day thirteen:
 I'm not a big fan of this one. Sunday was a bad day, and it just didn't turn out great, but I got it done. I feel this should just be a the scraps on my desk challenge, because that's all I use. Anywho, again they are all scraps from my desk. The marbled washi was something I picked up at a garage sale.
Day fourteen:
 I really love how this one turned out. The background is a scrap from a loaded bag swap and it fit almost perfectly on the page, I added some holographic looking tape to cover the paper, that I picked up at a garage sale. The banner at the top has been layered on some pink paper (it's from Hobby Lobby). I also added some bling from a swap to it. The 'peachy' is a rub on from Target, it was an afterthought.
Day fifteen:
This one is ok. It's all just random scraps that I put down. I colored the heart with some dye ink.

I won the Challenge, I'm not sure what that means, but I was to send my email address to the group's hostess.

I'm excited to do the next one. Ever since I started doing it in the notebook, I think it's a little more fun.

Back To School Pocket letter

I really wanted to do a back to school pocket letter until I got into my stash and realized that beyond background paper, I didn't exactly have a lot of back to school stuff. I did find some images in a free images book I picked up from the library, and found a few other things that worked.
Here's what I made:
 The background paper is from a Hobby Lobby, I had a few more candidates (books, school supplies), but I chose this one to sorta go with a few of the images I picked out. The corner pieces and all the black and white images are from those free images books (you're really supposed to photocopy them, but I'm lazy). I could only find 4 images from one book and two images from another book, so I chose a few stickers from my stash that I thought coordinated with the theme.
First row: first card: I found this sticker in my stash and thought it worked great. Second card: image is from that book. Third card: image is from that book, but I added a sticker from Dollar Tree.
Second row, first card: This sticker is from Hobby Lobby (I'm pretty sure kids these days have no idea what a typewriter is, I never used one in school but I did have an electric one at home). Second card: this image is from that book, I added some brown washi to make it look framed. Third card: this is a Hobby Lobby sticker that I added the 'hello' sticker to.
Third row: these three images had chalk boards behind them, but they were blank, so instead of filling them in, I added these stickers that had a college theme from a sticker book from Michaels. I tried to add a little color to the images. For the light bulb in the first one and the milk and banana in the second one, those stickers are from Amazon, they were clear, so I put them on white cardstock and cut them out. I thought the last card was ok with the corner piece.
The goodies:
Our instructions were to add things that you would need to go back to school. I added some of the images I used on the front, paper clips, erasers, sticky notes, washi that was school themed, page flags and some stickers that were office supply themed.
I really like how it turned out.
Here's what my partner sent me:
 The back:
 The goodies:
It's really cute. I don't know about the red flag things on the right side. There was no letter so technically, it was just a piece of art in the mail.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Screw It and Do It Challenge 2, Week 2

Day six:
 More scraps from my desk. I used thin washi to cover the seams. Got the stamped image from a swap. I wanted to add something to the corners, and remembered this box of random sequins I got in a swap.
Day seven:
 I really liked the color of this envelope. I wanted to use some some unicorn stickers I bought, but didn't like how they looked on the background. This unicorn was a wish granted. I picked out some washi for it to lie on. I liked the word believe from the unicorn sticker sheet, but not the speech bubble it was in so I spelled it out with some alphas I got.
Day eight:
 The cherry blossom scrap just fit on so perfect I knew I needed to use it. I just added some pink to cover the rest of the page. I noticed the fairy die cut and added her with a little green glitter pen as repair. The letters are something I'm trying to get rid of.
Day nine:
I wanted to use my "found relatives" Tim Holtz ephemera. I just added the chevron paper as background with a rub on sentiment from Target and heart stickers from a Valentine's sheet from Hobby Lobby.
Day ten:
 No plan here. I saw the background piece and it fit. The washi was on the desk (from a swap) and it matched. I saw the rub ons (from Target) and added those. Also saw the sequins (from Hobby Lobby) and liked the pop of color, had to add a little bling (from a swap) to cover the holes.
Day eleven:
 Found this card on my floor (from a swap long ago), used the red washi to cover up part I cut out for a tag. Thought the jar sticker (from Walmart) looked good. The hearts and you & me are from a Valentine's Day kit (from Hobby Lobby). I layered the you & me on some pink for more color and added the butterfly (from Dollar Tree) to cover a spot.
Day twelve:
I had the background with the circle cut out of it. I added the doily to it to cover the empty spot. Who knows where the banner came from. I stapled it on and added a puffy zebra heart from a swap. I added an arrow on top of another one. The polar bear was part of a birthday RAK, I attached it with foam tape. I think it would have looked better without the doily.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Under the sea flip book

I had to make an under the sea flip book. I used a lot of blue chevron paper for the background plus a couple other underwater looking papers.
The cover:
 I had gotten this mermaid suncatcher kit at Dollar Tree awhile back for the paints, I used the suggested coloring chart for another mermaid project and finally got this painted with acrylic paint for this project. You can't tell, but the tail is kinda shimmery.
 left page:
  I used the wavy silver washi throughout the book to simulate waves. I added some goodies to a tiny pocket on this page. The envelope is from Hobby Lobby, I put a few underwater stickers on it and made a paper clip to keep it closed.
Here is the page without the goodies:
I decided to just use a bunch of shark stickers. They are mostly from Dollar Tree, the one with the heart is from Valentine's Day at Target.
Right page:
 I added some sand dollar paper from a swap and some stickers. They are all from Dollar Tree. I added another envelope of goodies to it.
middle page:
 The top flips up. I added some acrylic shells from a swap. The fish on the side are from Dollar Tree, the whale is from Michael's.
Right page:
 I made a pocket at the bottom and added some crab stickers to it. The blue one is from a garage sale, the other two from Dollar Tree. I stamped out two images of a stamp set I have from Stampin Up, it has some fish, a crab, a star fish a jelly fish and a seahorse.
 Middle page:
 I added some foam seaweed and foam stickers to the bottom, they are from a garage sale. The sticker at the top I got in a subscription box. The shaker pocket has gold star sequins, blue sequins, star sequins, and a couple sea themed buttons. The banner at the side is a bunch of sticky notes from Target.
Top:
 I used some blue green alphas to spell out just keep swimming and added a bunch of sea creature stickers.
The back:
I just framed it in this washi and added a handmade by me.
Here's what I got from my partner:


 goodies:
It's very flat. I kinda wish she had added more decoration/dimension. I wish I could do flat, I tried really hard for this one, but as you can see, hers only has 3 pages with one pocket, and is only decorated with die cuts.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Screw It and Do It Challenge 2, week one

I signed up for the Screw It and Do It Challenge on one of my groups.
Day 1:
 I again, decided to go with the index cards. This one has a bunch of scraps as the background. The foam stars are from Goodwill, the felt flower is from Hobby Lobby, the 'hello' sticker is from my stash as is the dog sticker, the black cording is from a swap.
I'm not that excited about this one, but the more I look at it, the more it grows on me.
Day 2:
 Again with the scraps for the background. The clock is from a project life card from Walmart, the frame is a resin like frame it was originally a baby sticker from Hobby Lobby, I put a piece of pink paper over the back of the frame and added an owl key from Hobby Lobby. The trim on the side is from a swap.
Again, not so excited about it.
Day 3:
 The wavy sparkly washi is from a swap. The firework paper was leftover from a patriotic pocket letter. The heart is from a calendar page. The white star sequins and the gold star sequin are all from a swap.
I like this one except for the washi on the side.
Day 4:
The chevron paper is left over from an under the sea flip book. The top blue is actually some skinny washi from a swap. The blue flower is from a swap, I just added a handmade embellishment (also from a swap) on top of it. The pink flower is a die cut from a swap, I have no idea where the white flower came from. The bee is a sticker from Hobby Lobby. The 'wonder' is a sticker from my swap.
I like this one.
Day 5:
I bought a small notebook and have decided to start doing these in there. The background paper is magenta foiled with tiny black cacti all over it, it was used as an address label on a package. The cake I had printed out last July for a birthday flip book. The hearts at the top are a sticker from Dollar Tree as is the circle.

Summer flip book

I signed up to do a summer flip book through one of my facebook groups. The cover:
 I used a yellow background and added the front of a Tim Ree card I got in a swap.
I used a lot of brightly colored patterned paper for the backgrounds, I adhered them all together with the clear scotch tape and put green washi over the seams. I've found scotch tape and stronger tapes work much better at holding flip books together than washi tape. When I folded it all up, the edges were uneven and after trimming them, they looked pretty bad, so I added some washi tape with cute sayings on them to cover it up.
 Close-up of left page:
 I went with an ice cream theme. The two big ones are sticky notes from TJ Maxx, the two cones on the left are from a summer paper kit I picked up at Hobby Lobby. The popsicles in the middle as well as the saying are from Target. The popsicles on the right are puffy stickers from last year's Target dollar spot.
Right page:
 I gave her a lot of sticky notes (you'll see more later), I got all of these in swaps. The top is a cloud, flip flops and then a set of page flags.
 Middle page:
 I used a scene on a 12x12 paper from Hobby Lobby. I got the grill kit from a swap, the swimsuit is from that same summer paper pack.
Right page:
 I kinda went with a picnic theme. The paper made me think of a tablecloth. The small food stickers are from Target. The ants are from Walmart. The bee is from Hobby Lobby. The orange is from a folder in my stash. The taco is a sticky note.
 Third page:
 These flowers are from the spring collection this year from Hobby Lobby. The washi at the bottom is from JoAnn's.
Right page:
 I just added a pocket with some goodies. I spelled out life is better in flip flops on the pocket.
Goodies in the pocket:
 The washi was some I thought said summer and what I used throughout the flip book.
The sticky notes are what I used. I made some paper clips out of that folder from my stash.
Here's what I got from my partner,
The front:
 The first flip:
 Second flip:
 Third flip:
 Very simple, but cute.