Sunday, August 24, 2014

Scrap Cards: Hello

This card was made with the scraps from my "I Believe I can Fly" layout.

I Believe I Can Fly

Swimming with dolphins has been a lifelong dream of mine.  Opportunities to do so came my way through the years but I often talked myself out of it, letting the cost stop me.  I had known then what I know now, I would have done this many times over by now.  It's truly one of the coolest things I've ever done! 
High speed cameras used to take these photos by the team at Maroma Adventures the the Riviera Maya. Capturing every heart-pounding second! 
People tell me I have an expressive face.
No idea why they think that.  
This one was created using the Scraptastic Club kit for May. I may have gone a little overboard using the fun little die cuts, but oh well!

Supplies by: Scraptastic Club Kit
Cricut cartidges used: Calligarphy Collection & Splish Splash
Basic Grey sketch by Susan Stringfellow

Scrap Cards: You are the Best

This card was made with the scraps from my "Puerto Vallarta" layout.

Puerto Vallarta

It seems I've inadvertently gone with a Mexico these in my scrapping this summer.  Which is great as it's getting me to scrap some wonderful memories from the trips that I've taken through the years, beyond the Disney Destinations.
July's Scraptastic Club kit offered colors that I just adored! But I was stumped for the longest time about the photos I should use.  Then the gold started speaking to me. Streetlamps at night often have a golden hue in photos.  So how about a night shot of the gorgeous Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Puerto Vallarta. And the rich colors of these papers will remind me of this area's many glorious surprises.

Supplies by: Scraptastic Club Kit

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Scrap Cards: Good Things Are Going to Happen

This card was made with the scraps from my "Into the Sunset" layout.

Into the Sunset - Two Ways!

This card was created for some friends who have owned and operated a Western-themed bar & grill for many many years, but have now decided to retire. As I created the quilted star and played with the embellishments in this October Afternoon collection, I noticed the phrase "Into the Sunset" on one of the pieces. Is there any more appropriate phrase for a retirement card? 
Especially a Western-themed retirement card???
 Supplies by: October Afternoon (Sasparilla), Tim Holtz, Bazzill, and Maya Road

A few weeks after I made the card, I started playing with my July Scraptastic kit and found that the colors felt warm and inviting. They made me think of the sunset in Los Cabos, Mexico while Sonni and I went horseback riding on the beach.  As the layout came together, I found myself struggling for a title. I couldn't get "Into the Sunset" out of my head because it seemed perfect here as well. It felt strange to use the same title yet again. But I eventually caved in and realized that no one would actually care!

Supplies by: Scraptastic Club Kit

Scrap Cards: Hello There Sunshine

I'm trying to get back into the habit of immediately creating a card with the scraps I have leftover from a finished layout. I'm too quick to just stash the scraps away and think, "I'll make a card another time." That thought process has left me card-less! Which isn't good when I need a card and just don't have the time to sit down and create one at that time.  I need a stash of finished cards to grab and send when the occasion arises. Don't we all???
This card was created with the scraps from the "Come Sail Away" layout.