Sunday, August 21, 2016

PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday #157

    Yesterday I decided this wasn't going to get done.  This morning I woke up with a simpler idea that just maybe I was up to completing.  And I did!
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 157 Inspiration Piece (image)
     My first thought from PaperCrafter's Corner's inspiration piece was the obvious:  children going off to school.   I only got this one picture of Sequoia's first day this year. . .and I think it's the same view I got last year, her standing by the chalk drawing of the school's puma mascot.  The title piece and slide are svgs from the generous #misskatecuttables.  Where I got discouraged was putting them into Cricut Design Space and finding it was going to take about 20 mats.  I'm physically not up to that this week, especially after taking a fall (in that messy family room I scrapped last week!).  But this morning I came up with the idea of doing a "print and cut."  That took all the work and worry out.
     The background paper, which looks like school paper, is from #DCWV Magnolia stack.  To fill the page, I had to stay simple so I went with the stars in the title, punched a bunch and scattered them around.  It looks better in person.  It actually turned out pretty cute.  :o)
    Edited:  While I was working on the cut-and-print part of this, my 20-month-old grandson turned off my computer.  I gave up for the day.  The next day when I tried again, I somehow switched the cuttable from Miss Kate to the kindergarten one!  This is first grade!  It hit me hard the day after I posted.  It all got fixed before it went into her scrapbook.  :o)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Two Challenges in One

     Amazingly, I was able to bring together DCWV's August Stack-a-holic challenge and Papercrafter's Corner's Magazine Monday.  Without thinking!  If I would have had to think about it, it wouldn't have happened.  I just immediately knew what I wanted.
Papercrafting Challenge:Magazine Mondays - Week 156 Inspiration Piece (image)     PCC made it easy.  This week's inspiration showed a messy house which looked a lot like a picture I took last week when "Los Tres Nietos," the three small grandchildren were here.  The rays of sun in the DCWV sketch reminded me of where I wanted those little ones to play: Outside!  The Kidlet stack had the perfect paper with words describing the day Outside!  


    Steph, do you remember how excited I was that the Cricut allows me to cut any words and just the size I want them?  That's what I did!  The font I used for "Outside" is a freebie called Black Fat.  I like that it doesn't have thin areas that might get messed up in the cutting.
     The sun was a free svg from the talented Juliana Michaels at 17 Turtles.
     With a quieter house once again, I was able to work on this for short periods each day.  Very therapeutic and great fun!  Writing this blog may have been the most difficult part!  :o)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

PaperCrafter's Corner, Magazine Monday #155

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 155 Inspiration Piece (image)
Magazine Monday Inspiration
     It's been so long!  I am making very slow recovery from a complicated back surgery that kept me in the hospital for 36 days.  I have a hard time staying in one place very long.  I can't get comfortable or stay comfortable, but. . . this was my son's first week back from commercial salmon fishing in Naknek, Alaska.  He was home to watch the little ones.  (He had the boys, 1 and 3, with him, too, besides 6 year-old Sequoia.)  I had DH put a latch inside the craftroom, so know one else could get in, and I was able to craft a little bit each day or so.  What fun!  The result was a very simple card, but it met the criteria for PCC's Magazine Monday, a starry background!  The sentiment is from #Apex Cuttable Designs.  It was a free svg file, but I actually used the jpeg that came with it.  I printed it out in gray scale.
My background was a sheet of paper I found in my stash.  Perfect!  It was all about simple, but I am so happy to have been able to craft a wee bit.  Thanks for the inspiration, Steph!

PaperCrafter's Corner, Magazine Monday #155

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 155 Inspiration Piece (image)
Magazine Monday Inspiration
     It's been so long!  I am making very slow recovery from a complicated back surgery that kept me in the hospital for 36 days.  I have a hard time staying in one place very long.  I can't get comfortable or stay comfortable, but. . . this was my son's first week back from commercial salmon fishing in Naknek, Alaska.  He was home to watch the little ones.  (He had the boys, 1 and 3, with him, too, besides 6 year-old Sequoia.)  I had DH put a latch inside the craftroom, so know one else could get in, and I was able to craft a little bit each day or so.  What fun!  The result was a very simple card, but it met the criteria for PCC's Magazine Monday, a starry background!  The sentiment is from #Apex Cuttable Designs.  It was a free svg file, but I actually used the jpeg that came with it.  I printed it out in gray scale.
My background was a sheet of paper I found in my stash.  Perfect!  It was all about simple, but I am so happy to have been able to craft a wee bit.  Thanks for the inspiration, Steph!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

PaperCrafter's Corner, Magazine Monday #135

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 135 Inspiration Piece (image)     I got my exercise this weekend, stretching the limits of this challenge!  But Steph at PaperCrafter's Corner always says the only rules are that it must incorporate paper and it must be submitted by the deadline.  This inspiration screamed scrapbook layout, but I was determined that I would make cards this weekend!  The magazine cover showed "variety" and "happy."  Those are what I took from it.  :o) 
     This set of cards was made from My Scrap Chick cutting files.  It turned out to be a lot of work.  Maybe that's because Granddaughter arrived unexpectedly and thought I needed her help!  (I didn't!)  There are three different cards, a gift bag and gift tag, which I forgot to photograph. The cards are slightly smaller than the normal A2, so I made envelopes out of regular colored paper which happened to match surprisingly well.  I usually don't start something this involved when I have a lot of "help."  It was frustrating, but fun! 
     Thanks for stopping by!

The ONLY requirements for entering this week’s
Magazine Mondays papercrafting challenge
are that your entry must be a papercraft project –
it must somehow incorporate paper –
and it must be submitted by the deadline.
- See more at: http://papercrafterscorner.com/blog/papercrafting-challenge-magazine-mondays-week-135/#sthash.5WkDtGQZ.dpuf
The ONLY requirements for entering this week’s
Magazine Mondays papercrafting challenge
are that your entry must be a papercraft project –
it must somehow incorporate paper –
and it must be submitted by the deadline.
- See more at: http://papercrafterscorner.com/blog/papercrafting-challenge-magazine-mondays-week-135/#sthash.5WkDtGQZ.dpuf
The ONLY requirements for entering this week’s
Magazine Mondays papercrafting challenge
are that your entry must be a papercraft project –
it must somehow incorporate paper –
and it must be submitted by the deadline.
- See more at: http://papercrafterscorner.com/blog/papercrafting-challenge-magazine-mondays-week-135/#sthash.5WkDtGQZ.dpuf

Sunday, February 28, 2016

PaperCrafter's Corner, Magazine Monday #134


Here's PCC's inspiration photo:  Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 134 Inspiration Piece (image)The background was the most striking to me, bunches of something relating to the subject.  But my mind went here:

     This is my son amid his salmon catch in Alaska last year.  Wouldn't you like to have those in your freezer?  Me, too!  But the price dropped so low last year and the cannery wouldn't take all the catch, so much of it was given to charity, and my son and most others lost money.  Anybody want to buy a salmon boat?  :o)
     Fortunately while I was looking for the salmon picture, I came across one of Sequoia surround by sequoia.  One is my granddaughter; the other is a giant redwood tree.   I decided to go that way.  :o)  I used my sequoia tree stamp to make up the background.  I know that some are slanting.  I think they were growing on a hill.  :o)  I let the Cricut do the writing.  That's a super fun feature!  After I got it all photographed, cropped, etc., I see I put 2015.  It was 2014.  That will be a quick fix before it goes in the album.  Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

PaperCrafter's Corner, Magazine Monday #133

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 133 Inspiration Piece (image)     So happy to find some time this weekend for crafting.  I didn't think it was going to happen, but it sure feels good when it does.
     My son-in-law's birthday is coming up soon.  I knew which card I wanted to make and decided to use the colors from PCC's inspiration piece to make it happen.  The svg file is from My Scrap Chick, definitely one of my favorite places for finding goodies.  Great sales and a freebie every week!
      I plan to gift him with a Costco bundle of steaks.  He's definitely a meat-eater!  Maybe he'll invite me to dinner!  I'm sure I'm expected to make him his annual cheese cake, too.
     Thanks for coming by.  :o)