Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It Is Called An Idea Book For A Great Reason

Edit:  I started this blog post yesterday and had to stop to take my 16 year old pug to an emergency vet visit.  He was downstairs howling and he sounded like he was in pain.  After some unpleasant business by the Vet it was determined that Radar (said pug) ate bunny poop from the wild bunnies that get in our backyard and now had an infection and swelling in his rear end.  We have been medicating and cooking a dog version of the BRAT diet to make his tummy rest and "going" less painful.   Today he also got a bath, so he now thinks that his world sucks!  He is sleeping well for the first time so I snuck to the scraproom to try and get some work done.  On the bright side: Since I was downstairs all day because he did not want to be alone laundry is done, the floors are mopped, and I made a killer dinner, along with then cleaning the kitchen.  So today has been productive but not creative productive like my original plan.  Thank goodness I love that little pug! 

Back to the original blog post: 

Every catalog cycle I make a note, literally of what cards and layouts that are featured in the Idea Book that I love and want to re-create.  
This Idea Book was no exception.  

Miss You (page 31)

The original card is 3x3 so I upsized it to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

The original also had the dot stamped in White Daisy ink but I did not have the patience for the ink to dry.  It takes longer for white daisy ink to dry than our other ink pads. So I did a tone on tone with Flaxen cardstock and Flaxen ink.

Supplies Used:

D1668 My Acrylix® Charming Cascades
 X5771 Flaxen Cardstock
X5752 Juniper Cardstock
X5779 Poppy Cardstock

Z2105 Black Exclusive InksTM Pad 
Z2163 White Daisy Exclusive InksTM Pad 
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

I used a black pen to hand draw the lines on the Poppy flag. 

This card was super simple to put together but gets the point across.  It makes me wish Kaela was going off to Girl Scout camp again just so I could send it to her.

The next card from the catalog is a Thank You card.

Thank you (page 107) 
41/4 x 5 1/2

My card has the same design but I used different papers and stamps.  I still used the La Vie En Rose papers just the reverse side.   I will list both the original stamps used and the ones that I used.

Supplies Used:

E1033 My Acrylix® Inked Alphabet
 A1182 My Acrylix® Etched Alphabet 
S1411 It's the Little Things (stamp I used)
C1625 A Thousand Thanks (stamp I used)
D1663 My Acrylix® Floral Banners 
X7201B La Vie En Rose Paper Packet 
Z2105 Black Exclusive InksTM Pad 
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive InksTM Pad 
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive InksTM Pad 
Z2642 Flaxen Exclusive InksTM Pad
 Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment Z3086 
Aqua Shimmer Trim 
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles (I added these)

I was looking for a card that did not have too much bulk because sending cards via USPS is getting expensive if they are bumpy.

 The Idea Book did not let me down.

The final card that I scrap-lifted from the Idea Book is the Sweet Friend Card.

Sweet Friend (page 85)
4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Make It from Your HeartTM Vol. 2: Pattern 26

Supplies Used:

C1619 My Acrylix® So Many Smiles
1385 White Daisy Cardstock 
X5770 Glacier Cardstock 
X5780 Pomegranate Cardstock
 Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z3127 Paper Fundamentals Whimsy
 Z2193 Cotton Candy Exclusive InksTM Pad 
Z2653 Pomegranate Exclusive InksTM Pad
 Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive InksTM Pad
 Z2641 Glacier Exclusive InksTM Pad 
Z2197 Pear Exclusive InksTM Pad
Z3091 Pink Enamel Gems
Z3171 Cricut
® Art Philosophy Collection

This card was a little more labor intensive but so worth it.  If you have a friend that just needs a day brightened then this is the card to do the trick.

I still have several cards in this Idea Book that I would love to recreate and the beauty of it is that I can do that when ever I want.  I have 10 years worth of Idea Books that I have kept just to be able to go backwards and make projects on a whim.

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