Sketch Challenge…so Fun!

Hello, again!

Are you in shock? Nothing for 4 months and now I am on a role! 2 in one day! WooHoo!

So, this is the other card I mentioned in my previous post…same sketch, but I needed to clean it up a bit since it was for the CAS (Clean and Simple) Sketch Challenge and I forgot to read the rules before I began my card! That will teach me!

As much at the white disturbed me originally, I kinda like it better after everything was all put together! I have gotten so used to covering up white spaces, especially in my scrapbooking that I forgot how clean and pretty it can look!

Here is the sketch…

Love the simplicity! Here is my card…

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I used the same colors as the other one…Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Powder Pink, and Perfect Plum (still too dark, but really works for this card!). I shoe the sentiment this time instead of saying Happy 50th. Inside it says Happy Birthday.

Anyway, clean and simple is not such a bad thing! I am sure my friend Jodie will like this card as much as I do!

Which one do you like better? I am leaning toward this one, myself.

On to more cards and challenges after some Costco shopping with the family!

Blessings, June

PS. You can follow me on Facebook to “Get to know Me” better and on Instagram for “Behind the Scenes.”

Challenges this card is entered in:

CAS Colour & Sketch Challenge – Sketch Challenge #235

 

 

Color Challenge – I used SU! colors

Good Afternoon!

WooHoo! I had a very productive weekend in the craft room!! It felt so very good to get back to my card making and playing! I have a bunch of 50th birthdays coming up for friends and family, so I figured I should start there. And, since I was starting up again, I figured I should go whole hog and jump into some challenges.

I found a new Challenge site called Color Throwdown…sounds so exciting! And the color combo was a fun one! White, Aqua, Light Pink, and Lavender…fun and refreshing! From my Stampin’ Up! colors I chose: Tempting Turquoise, Powder Pink, Whisper White, and Perfect Plum…they were the ones I thought got the closet to the color palette they showed.

I chose to do some water coloring because that seems to be the new thing! I also used a sketch from a different challenge, but I used too much background color for that challenge, so I made another similar card for that challenge and will post that after this one.

I think it turned out pretty good for a first time water-color back ground for me. I think I need  to do more of that and see if I can improve my skills…so watch out world! The perfect plum is not as bright as the sample palette, but it is as light as I could make it. Thought about using the Wisteria Wonder, but it seems darker…which is strange because it is in the Subtle category for  Stampin’ Up! Now I am thinking I should have water colored the Wisteria to see if it got lighter. Oh, well. Next time I will know better. I like this card and I am sure my friend Anna will too!

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So, there you have it! I am back in the groove and jumping in with both feet! You will see more of me more often that before! I am making a committment to this and myself to do this blogging regularly! I have so much I want to share with you! I took pictures of packing up all my crafting stuff and want to share how I packed it up for those of you who may be facing the same thing!

So, chat with you soon! Enjoy your day! Happy crafting!

Blessings,

June

PS. If you want to “Get to Know Me” better you can follow me on my Facebook page, Junebug Creations. And, if you want to see “Behind the Scenes” of my craft room, you can follow me on Instagram at Junebugcreations29.

 

Challenges this card is entered into:

The Color Throwdown – Challenge #455

Crafting By Design – August Anything Goes Challenge

 

Long time no see!

Hello, again!

WoW! I haven’t blogged since February! I can’t believe it! Shame on me! However, I have a really god excuse…I moved! I packed up my house and moved from Colorado Springs, CO to Whitefish, MT within 1 week! Yep, fast paced! We moved for my husband’s job with the Railroad. And we are so very happy we did!! It is so amazing here!

When we got her in March, this is what it looked like…

We were excited for the snow, even though we had no time to go play in it! We spent a month in a hotel before we found a place to rent. Our son started school after a week off for the move and got to go skiing for the first time with the 6th graders up on Big Mountain.

And, now our neighboring play area is Glacier National Park! Oh. My. Gosh! So gorgeous! So happy to have such a wonderful place to go hiking whenever we want and it’s only 30 minutes away!

So, now you are all caught up and may forgive me for not posting in 6 months! I am ready to get going again and jump in with a bang!!

If you would like to see some “Behind the Scenes” photos of how I get creative you can follow me on Instagram at junebugcreations29. Or, if you would like to “Get to Know Me” a little better you can follow me on Facebook at Junebug Creations.

See you soon! Happy crafting!

Blessings, June

 

More Yellowstone…SU! style

Hello, again!

Yes, I am on a roll and catching up! Soon I will have to get back to working on creating new cards and pages because my back log of stuff will be used up! That’s a good thing, though!!

Here are some of the simple pages that I did in which I didn’t use the banner punch. I did use stamps from Stampin’ Up!, of course. Not all the papers are from Stampin’ Up! and I really could not even tell you who made them! I finally had gone to storage and gotten my outdoor/camping container, so it has a huge variety of stuff from before my SU! days!!

The 8×8 album is from Hobby Lobby. It’s a post bound. Not fond of them! I always struggle with adding the little bits of posts to make the post longer. They just don’t all fit well. I had to fight a bit with this one and needed a second set of hands. Luckily, my hubby was nearby to help! I had a different 8×8 album from WeRMemory Keepers, but I couldn’t find more pages for it! If I had known that from the beginning, I would have bought a 6×8 Project Life album from SU! and done a combination of Project life and 6×8 pages. That would have really challenged me! I added the Yellowstone sticker that I had gotten on the trip. Loved the #memories on the cover! Very trendy right now!

Some of the stamp sets I used were Glamper Greetings (still available for a short time in the Holiday Carryover), the Star was from the stamp set called You’re So Sweet, the scripted Happys in the picture at the playground was from the Hello You Thinlits and the Love You stamp is from the Friendly Wishes stamp set.

The mountains I used are die-cuts from somewhere. Now they are all used up and I have none for my own album. I am thinking I should invest in the Outdoor Adventure Framelits and maybe the stamp set, which you can see HERE. Otherwise, I will have to draw my own…not necessarily a good thing. Although mountains I could probably do…people and animals are not my thing!

The rest of the embellishments and paper were just ribbon and paper from my stash. All dating way before I learned about Stampin’ Up! Now I work towards incorporating my old stuff with my SU! stuff! I have it, so I have to use it!

 

I trust you enjoyed my simple pages. It just goes to show you that scrapbooking does not have to be hard and major pieces of art! Simple can be just as nice and mixes in well with fancier pieces!

Blessings to you all!

June