December Daily 2017

Last year I didn’t make a December Daily album, because I was too busy. First Christmas in our new home, and my parents came to visit – it was a wonderful Christmas! So of course I want to document it after the fact. And now it is the time to make it happen!

For this year, I decided to use a passport traveler’s notebook. The individual pages are 4″x6″, which is a great size for hybrid.

The notebook cover is by Foxy Fix and it is just perfect for Christmas! It’s a single passport (size #1) in Sugar Coconut leather, with a gold embossed pine on the front.

I’m now halfway through making the pages (since it’s a traveler’s notebook, I need to work on the first days of the month alongside the last days, so I have days 1-10 and 26-31 done at the moment. :). I’ll be sharing a bunch of pages after the new Document Your December products get released at The Lilypad this Friday!

Slider Card Tutorial for Sweet Stamp Shop

I was a guest designer for the October release at Sweet Stamp Shop, and I have a tutorial to share to make this fun slider card using the Flying Squirrel stamp set.

I started by stamping the images from the set using black dye ink (Memento Tuxedo Black), coloring them with my Copic Ciao markers (YR0000, YR15, YR68, Y15, R22, E11, E31, E35), and fussy cutting them.

Next, I started building my slider card. I have a video to show you how to plan out the card and cut the slot for the slider element.

Next, I made a blended background for my card. Here’s a video showing how I used Distress Oxide ink pads (salty ocean, wild honey, carved pumpkin) with an ink blending tool to make the background.

Finally, I and added the sentiment stamping to the front and inside of the card (not pictured: the stamping of the “Happy Fall” sentiment on the inside of the card) and assembled it, as you can see in this video.

The final result is so much fun! I love how versatile this stamp set is – it’s perfect not just for Fall, but for birthdays and everyday cards too!

 

And I have some good news for you: Sweet Stamp Shop is having an early Black Friday sale, so you can pick up this stamp for 30% off!

November BYOC at The Lilypad

Hello and happy November! Fall is in full swing and I had a blast using the new BYOC products from The Lilypad to scrap this season.

Supplies:
This Is Us – Templates – Designed by Soco
Stop and Look Around: Mixed Media ArtistryStop and Look Around: Trashed PapersStop and Look Around: Mixed Media Paperie and Stop and Look Around: Paper Pieces by Rachel Jefferies
Hand Drawn Alphas No. 4 by Heather Joyce

Supplies:
Cubbage and CooCubbage and Coo BirdsCubbage and Coo CrosshatchCubbage and Coo SnippetsCubbage and Coo Naturals by Rebecca McMeen

I also am happy to report I successfully completed Artober – 31 daily art prompts for the month of October inspired by Jane Davenport.

(I used a template by Scrapping by Liz from The Lilypad to make this collage of my artwork, and artwork by Rebecca McMeen to decorate it).