Friday, January 18, 2019

True Love Mixed Media Keepsake with Karen Jiles

Karen here, sharing a “True Love” Keepsake using Southern Ridge Trading’s Words of Christmas and Abstract Hearts chipboard sets. I loved creating this Keepsake with the versatile chipboard that I chose. They were perfect with the love themed papers I selected. I complimented the papers and chipboard with some vintage embellishments that really gave this piece a classic look. This Keepsake measures 5 x 5 and the size is super fun and easy to create with. Take a peek at my tutorial below:

Step 1: Using a foam tool, apply Lilac Lavender Embellishment Mousse to edges of wooden box, chipboard abstract heart and “Love” chipboard from the Words of Christmas Chipboard Set. Heat set and set aside.

Step 2: Trim patterned paper down to layering sizes and sand edges with sanding bar.

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Step 3: Begin layering patterned papers together using adhesive.

Step 4: Create a card effect using coordinating patterned paper and adhere to Keepsake. Note: This effect adds an opportunity to add journaling and a sweet photo.

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Step 5: Adhere velvet ribbon, focal layer, abstract heart and Love chipboard to the Keepsake.

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Step 6: Add velvet bow and paper straws to the Keepsake.

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Step 7: Punch hearts from patterned paper and adhere to the Keepsake. Add sentiment and pins.

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Step 8: Add charm and tap on gesso to enhance the overall design. Note: I punched a 1 inch circle from coordinating patterned paper and cut it half. Each half was positioned at the top and bottom of the keepsake creating a tab effect.

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Step 9: Continue embellishing as desired.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies:

Other Supplies Used:

- Valentines themed patterned paper
- Wooden Box
- Sanding Bar and Scissors
- Gesso (White)
- Lilac Lavender Embellishment Mousse
- Foam Tool
- Beaded & Decorative Pins
- Paper Straws
- Charm
- Small Heart Punch and Small Circle Punch
- Trimmer
- Heat Tool
- Paintbrush
- E6000
- Hot Glue

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Love You Card with Karla Yungwirth

Hello friends! It’s Karla back today with a sweet Valentine Card with matching envelope using the Southern Ridge Trading Company 6x6 Heart Stencil and the Heart O Graph Doily Chipboard. I can see myself using this heart stencil for so many different projects! 

I coated the top of the Heart O Graph Doily with Emerald Creek Magical Mysteries Kiss Of The Fairy Embossing Powder to give a beautiful pink shine. The ombré pink heart background on the script patterned paper was created using the Heart Stencil and Distress Oxide Inks. Cocoa Vanilla papers and embellishments coordinated nicely!

I stamped sentiments on the front and inside using the Ranger Letter It ‘Loves’ stamp set and decorated a kraft envelope by stencilling the pretty hearts again. I added a few more SpiegelMom Scraps and Studio Katia sequins inside and this card is ready to give to someone special!

You can see just how I created this card in this process video here. 

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies:  Magical Mysteries - Kiss Of The Fairy Embossing Powder and  Aroma - Black Cherry Embossing Powder
- Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Inks, Matte Medium and Letter It ‘Loves’ Stamps
- Sequins by SpiegelMom Scraps and Studio Katia
- Cocoa Vanilla: ‘Midnight’ Collection Papers and Diecut Ephemera

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this card gives you some ideas on how you’d like to use the gorgeous goodies in the SRTC shop to create your own valentine card!   Have a crafty week my friends!


Saturday, January 12, 2019

F-Cancer Scrapbook Layout with Laura Gilhuly

Good morning!
I am going to share a lot that was probably one of the hardest layouts I have ever made -  not because of the products or techniques but because of the subject matter

This is my husband....

I used some Blue Fern Studios paper that is grungy to match the mood I was trying to set for this layout

For the F – cancer title I embossed it with black and cut out the 'U' and replaced it with a Tim Holtz skull and cross bones from my stash

I sprayed the Scroll borders with red and black mist to keep with the darker theme...
I also sprayed some flowers from my stash as well as some cheesecloth to add more grunge.

 On the side I used another scroll border, misted flower, metal gear and a fabulous Soda Fizz stencil from SWTC that I used black in with.

On the back is my journaling – it is long so I understand if you choose not to read it

In April 2018 we received the news that Jon has prostate cancer…The air was sucked out of the room….I couldn’t breathe….The world just stopped…I kept thinking “What???   He’s too young….This can not be happening” Then I looked at my husband and realized he was as scared as I was but he was being strong and he needed me to be too, so I would be.  I remember Dr. Chin telling us that it would be in Jons best interest to have the surgery.  When Jon had his biopsy done previously we talked about all the different options if it came back cancerous….neither of us wanted to risk the rest of Jon’s life and decided if surgery was an option that is what we wanted.  On November 29th 2018 he had the surgery.  We waited for a couple of hours in pre op, then came Jon’s turn to be wheeled away…..and I wasn’t strong anymore…I couldn’t hold back the tears….they ran down my face freely….I was so scared
Cody, Jon’s parents and I waited for what seemed to be an eternity before Dr. Chin came to see us.  I remember the words ‘the surgery went well and we believe we got all the cancer…Jon bled a lot but the surgery was a success and he will be ok’  Relief flooded over me…..I think I started to breathe again
After the surgery Jon was in a lot of pain….He was in post op for hours and no one would tell us anything.  Each passing minute seemed like an eternity and I was getting more and more worried.  I just wanted to see him.  Finally at around 6 pm (his surgery was at 8am) I finally got to see him…he was in so much pain….his eyes were glossy, he hurt so bad….I felt useless….I couldn’t help him.  Here is the man I love….my whole world… so much pain.  I have seen this man almost cut his finger off and just put a paper towel over it and wrap it up with electrical tape and keep going….hit his head so bad that he bled a lot and gave himself a concussion and keep working….have his wisdom teeth surgically removed and go to work within a few hours and he is writhing in pain….crying in pain and there is nothing I can do.  The first day was horrible, he couldn’t sleep unless I was laying next to him – in the little tiny hard bed.  The nurses were all awesome especially Emily who took wonderful care of Jon.  She was kind and caring and knew her job.  She was always on time with his pain medications, brought him warm blankets to lay on his incision and just took awesome care of him.  On Saturday she said she wanted to try something else since the morphine was not working and switched him to Toradol which worked. He was finally able to rest and begin the healing process. I slept at the hospital with him….I didn’t want to leave him and the wonderful nurses understood. On Sunday we got to go home.  I did my best to take care of him, giving him his meds, hot press for his incision, cleaning his needs, holding him, and not letting him see me cry.  He trudged through like a trooper, getting better every day.  On December 21st we received the pathology report saying he was all clear.  It was the best Christmas present we could have received!  I get to keep my husband!  His scar will serve as a reminder to not take life for granted!­

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

F – Cancer Title
Scroll borders
Soda Fizz Stencil

Thank you for stopping by

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Love...You & Me Card with Pam Bray

Hi Southern Ridge Trading Company Fans! Pam here today sharing my LOVE…You and Me Card! I am using fabulous "love" chippies from the Southern Ridge Trading Company store!!! Can you believe Valentines Day is less than a month away BUT... my card would be fabulous for any celebration that you would want to send some "love" to someone! The best part it is super easy to recreate with any paper collection!

Adhere pattern paper and die cut doily to top of 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Kraft base.

Emboss Love WordAbstract Heart Frame, and Demask Corners using Emerald Creek Supplies embossing powders.

Adhere prepared Abstract Heart Frame to top of Ephemera Card. 

Adhere to top of card along with the prepared Love Word and Demask Corners.

Add small enamel dot to corner of card. 

Adhere small flowers and twine bow to corner of embossed heart. 

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

- Authentique: Romance 6"x6" Paper Pad
- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Sweet Valentine Embossing Powder and Weathered Wood Embossing Powder
- Scallop Die
- Enamel Glitter White Dot
- Black Cardstock
- Tan Twine
- Small Craft Flowers
- 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Kraft Cardbase
- Pop Dots

Mat "You and Me" Ephemera Card to black card stock. Add to top of card with pop dots. I hope you are inspired to check out all the chippies in Southern Ridge Trading Company Store to create some fabulous cards through the year. Hugs Pam