Sunday, December 9, 2018

Mermazing Cruise with Scrapp'n Savvy!

What do you get when you take forty crafty ladies and put them together on a cruise ship?? A ship load of fun!!!!  (and CRAZY fun shenanigans!!!)

We left on Sept 30 out of Galveston, on the Royal Caribbeans Liberty of the Seas.  I am NOT a seasoned cruiser, so I learned a lot on this trip.  My husband went with us and became our unofficial photographer. He put together a slideshow (complete with music), that he presented on our last day. 

We swam with sting rays, snorkeled and lounged on the beach. Our days at sea we spent in the crop room, which was available to our group 24 hrs a day. 

We had classes with Karen Burniston!! She is incredibly talented and we were so lucky to have her (and her trunk) show with us.  

Karrie Allen from Scrapp'n Savvy taught a super cute suitcase, cruise themed of course, that holds a scrapbook. She also had a store onboard!  You never know when you'll need a new tape runner!! 

I taught a Copic class with LaLaland Crafts Sassy Mermaid Molli and background clam shell. The project included a loaded envelope made with beautiful papers and embellishments.  

Michelle kept us all informed and produced a cruise project booklet that was fabulous, and helped run the store, and helped pack ALL THE STUFF, and made purchases for the cruise and......I'm sure I have NO IDEA everything she did. And guess what??? She's doing it again Feb 9, 2020!  

Karrie has scheduled another cruise in Feb 2020 to celebrate Scrapp'n Savvy's 10th anniversary, and sign up has started. 

We will have Karen with us, Karrie, Jane, and me.  Yay!! Come and join us! 

The crop room. 

Rob and I getting ready for some entertainment!

Me, Michelle(Karrie's right hand gal), Karrie, Karen

Whoa!!Playing catch up!

Oh my goodness I'm so far behind with my blogging.  The only thing I'm farther behind on is cleaning my craftroom, so you can imagine what it looks like.                                                          
                                                    * EEKS!! *

This photo is of the third quarters classes at Scrapp'n Savvy.

On the left is a beautiful Prima stamp from the Princess series named Maia. We colored the flowers as orchids, but they could easily be any color.  We finished it with a frame that we wood embossed and added some pretty pearls and ribbon.  

Center top is the Intro to Coloring by Copic workbook and class kit.  This was a full day of super fun coloring, techniques, and learning about our markers.  If you're interested in this class, I'll be teaching it again in January 2019.  

Center middle and bottom is from Stamping Bellas Snapshot series. We colored both stamps and assembled the cards in class.  The frame is so cute! It is just like the polaroids we took years ago. 

On the right is the Santoro Gorjuss Girl, Little leaf.  We colored her and layered the branch and beehive with dimensional adhesive.  The made the frame by using a die from Elizabeth Craft Design and some pretty printed cardstock. 

I've included links to the products where possible. All projects were colored with Copic Markers.  

One post down!!  Whoop whoop!! 

Until next time, take care, Becky

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Beautiful Dogwoods with Bluebirds

Greetings friends!

I just love this image by Fran, from Stampendous, called Dogwood Birds.  It reminds me so much of the mountains in Virginia!  Pink dogwoods are so beautiful, and many people have never seen one.  I was lucky enough to have one close to my home where I grew up...and bluebirds.  Just perfect.  

I colored this image with Copics, then added some colored pencil over top of the Copics for some added detail.  The background is a Tim Holtz stencil with distress ink.  

I searched the internet for images of birds and dogwoods to try and get as true a representation as I could.  I hope you love it as much as I do.

Until next time, take care,  Becky

Friday, January 12, 2018

Holiday Loaded Envelope swap!

I attended the La-La Land Palooza craft retreat last year and had a blast! I participated in a Loaded Envelope Swap, my first one, and had a great time putting it together.  

I used Christmas Bell Marci as my image for the envelope and colored her with Copic Markers. 

I made the envelope and decorated it with Christmas papers. I made the rosette and found a beautiful red flower with stones for the center. I filled the envelope with tags and goodies.  It was a LOT of fun to make.  xoxo

Birthday Cupcakes! (and a confession)

Ok, I have a confession to make.  I sometimes get so excited and in a hurry to download/print and color an image that I'm not too careful about making a note of where said image came from.  Since it's a digi, there's no packaging to refer back too. (heavy sigh).  This is one of those "said images", but I wanted to show her off, cause I think she's gorgeous!  

If you recognize her, please make mention below so that I can give credit where credit is due. I did an internet search for girl holding cupcakes and I had NO IDEA how many images there were.  Unfortunately, this one didn't pop up. 

Back to the beautiful girl...I colored her with Copic markers and added some shimmer here and there.  I used Nuvo drops on the background to add a little extra sparkle and she was ready to mail to a friend.  (Love you Pat!)  xoxo

Thinking of you Abella

I love this beautiful girl from Stamping Bella.  She is "thinking of you and all of our good times together".  The image and sentiment are perfect together.  There is also a die available for this stamp. 

I used Cryogen white, Curious Metallics paper for this image, so there is a faint shimmer all over. I colored her with Copic markers, added some pretty papers, and mailed her to a friend.  xoxo

Holiday Petals and Loaded Envelope

Ya I know, it's January, but I'm still catching up on my blog posts from 2017.  
I've been slackin!! 

"Holiday Petals" is another really cute digital image from Mariko Creations. I colored him with Copic markers and used him on a tag that I included on a loaded envelope that I made for a friend. He has such friendly eyes!  xoxo