Egg Hunt

Egg Hunt – Created for the More Than Words June 2019 Main Challenge!

I started scrap-booking way back in 2009 when a friend asked me if I wanted to come over and scrap with her one night. At the time I was only thinking it would give me something to do…well, I haven’t stopped since! Honestly, at the time, I thought it was just putting photos down on paper and I think I might have actually said, “you know, they make photo albums for that!”

Anyhow, I have often wanted to go back and “fix” my earlier layouts and More Than Words gave me the perfect motivation this month! Truthfully I have been wanting to go back and “fix” this particular layout for a while (the before photo is a bit further down!). At the time I made it (mid-2010, according to the date of the photo of the layout), I hadn’t been scrap-booking very long, maybe 7-8 months. I didn’t have a lot of supplies, I think all my paper still fit in a single Iris 3″ Scrapbook Case! Then I found out people sew on their layouts! “SEW!!! Why didn’t I think of that! I have a sewing machine! I’m gonna sew!”

This months More Than Words Challenge is “Favorite & Scraplift Yourself.” 
What does the word FAVORITE inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project 
or simply be inspired by it. Please explain in your blog post 
how it inspired you if it isn’t obvious in your work.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens – are these a few of your favorite things? As an extention to our word inspiration this month, we want you to find a favorite old project of your own and SCRAPLIFT YOURSELF! You can copy the design, the colours or any part of the project, so long as the project was created by you. Please share the original project in your post so we can see both the original and the scraplifted pieces.

The word “favorite” has a two part inspiration for me.
  1. Sewing is still one of my favorite techniques on layouts.
  2. These are some of my favorite photos! Especially the look on my sons face while the eggs are being counted! (No, that’s not me counting them with him in the photo! I was the one behind the camera!!)

As for scraplifting myself, I lifted technique (sewing), and colors (I actually used paper from the same DCWV stack!)

I took “Reinvent and old favorite” very literally! LOL!!
Ok…are you ready now? Ready to see the original?
Here it is:
The original, and my VERY first time sewing on a layout!

The original paper that the original title had been cut from!

What a difference nine years of “practice” makes!

Cut Files & Fonts (new layout):

  • Silhouette Store
  • Sweet Pea Sketch (Font) #86121
  • PN Flittering Bold (Font) #191827
  • SG Easter Egg Dingbats #256084
  • Chevron Easter Eggs #121232
  • Easter Eggs #24502

Products (new layout):

  • Shimmerz
  • Vibez
  • Hermit the Frog
  • Coloringz
    • Don’t Citron Me
  • Studio Calico
    • Large Alpha Used For “HUNT”
  • Pink Paislee
    • Paige Evans
    • Oh My Heart Ephemera
  • Hip Kit Club
    • Day Dreams
    • Puffy Stickers
  • American Crafts
    • Creative Devotion
    • Texture Stickers
  • Dear Lizzy
    • Date Stamp
  • Prima
    • Water Brush
  • Die Cuts With A View
    • Holiday Stack?? (around 2009-10)
  • Bazzill
    • Avalanche
  • A Flair For Buttons (Etsy)
    • All three buttons … at least I’m pretty sure because my collection was “manhandled” by a 2 & 6 yo in April when my niece & nephew came to visit! But who can resist colorful, shiny objects?!?!
  • 13 @rts
    • Ayeeda  Ink
  • idea-ology
    • Tim Holtz
    • Mini Stapler
  • Ranger
    • Archival Ink
    • Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Oxide
    • Peacock Feathers
    • Squeezed Lemonade
  • Silhouette
    • Cameo 3
    • Pen Holder
  • Uni-Ball
    • Singo (Micro 207)
  • Liquitex
    • Clear Gesso
  • Krylon
    • Workable Fixative
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Threads
    • Washi Tape
    • Tissue Paper
    • White Cardstock (scrap pile!)
    • **All the other patterened papers. (They came in a SSS kit at least two years ago, but SSS “tears” off random chunks of pads …)
    Original Layout Products & Fonts (that I can remember):
    • Cricut
    • “53 Eggs” came from a Cricut Cartridge. I don’t know which one, it’s been a long time! I want to say it had the word “Basic” in it …
  • Die Cuts With A View
    • Holiday Stack?? (around 2009-10)


    “Transition” – My entry to the February Mixed Media Place Challenge
    When I first saw the challenge board for the February Mixed Media Place Challenge I was immediately drawn to the mushroom. I don’t know why, but I love mushrooms…artistically. For food I can tolerate them to an extent. A very small extent! (except the white ‘button’ mushrooms, those are just a big ol’ NO!). Okay, that’s all besides the point, so back to my canvas.
    I loved the color of the mushroom, and I am so over winter that I had no desire to do a winter themed project, but I also love the sepia of the top left photo, the close up of the water drop (I think that’s what it is) in the top center photo, and the color of the leaves of the top right photo. The mushroom and the three top photos were my main inspiration for my project. At first I had thought I would somehow use mushrooms, but after I did the paint pour I realized I needed something more. I don’t know how I came around to gears and rust paste, but it was something like this:
    “I like the sepia and gold leaves, they look old. Those leaves look metallic. Rust is old. I have rust pastes. I also have some gold wax…and some metal flowers…and I made a bunch of resin gears & butterflies to have on hand…”
    Basically, I think in run-on and/or incomplete sentences. The thoughts just go sometimes, and this time I went them!
    I added the cabochon’s because the white space needed something, but I didn’t need more color! (Plus, they are what I thought of with the top middle photo!)
    Mixed Media Place February Challenge Board (Feb. 19 – Mar. 19)


    • Creative Embellishments
    • Baby’s Breath Chipboard
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Rust Effect Paste
    • Brown, Red, and Gold Rust
  • Metallique Wax
    • Vintage Gold
    • Peacock
  • Mould
    • Mechanica
  • Heavy Body Gel
  • Ranger
    • Dina Wakley
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Peacock
  • Cell Creator
  • Liquitex
    • Pouring Medium
  • Daler Rowney
    • Acrylic Colour
    • Mixing White
  • 7″x14″ Stretched Canvas
  • White Gesso
  • Master’s Touch
    • Acrylic Paint
    • Gold
  • Beacon Fabri-Tac
  • JudiKins Diamond Glaze
  • Art N Glow
    • Casting and Coating Epoxy Resin
  • Amazing Cast Resin
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Cabochons
    • Metal/Filigree Flowers

    Spring Fling Tag Swap at Reneabouquets!

    Over on Facebook, Reneabouquets hosted a “Spring Fling” tag swap for May! This is the tag I came up with for my partner! (Well, I added to what I had been thinking of, because I had daffodils on the brain as soon as I signed up! LOL)

    The daffodils are cut from a thin Mulberry Paper and after I put them together I coated them in (watered down) Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze and added the stamen. And actually, I didn’t have the right shade of yellow for them, so after cutting the trumputs out I soaked them in Shimmerz: Creameez “Daffodil” (that was just a lucky coincidence the color I was looking for was also appropriately named!) 

    Product List:

    • Reneabouquet Products: 
    • “Silver Pink” Glitter Glass 
    • Beautiful Board Small Quilling Flourish 
    • Tiny Treasures Sweet Pea Lavender Premium Paper Glitter Glass Butterflies 
    • Mini Pink Lemonade Mulberry Roses & Leaves Set 
    • The gardenias were pulled from different rose sets I had from Reneabouquets 
    • The paper is from Blue Fern Studios: Spring Parade, and you can purchase this from Reneabouquet! 
  • Silhouette Cameo 3
  • PixScan Cutting Mat
  • AutoBlade
  • The lattice cut on the background and the daffodils are both files from the Silhouette store (Design IDs #40858 and #112756)
  • Ranger 
    • Multi Medium – Matte
    • Glossy Accents
  • Scotch ATG
  • Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchamey
    • Sparks Acrylic Pain – Fairy Wings
    • Opal Magic Wax – Royal Robes
    • Art Basics – 3D Gloss Gel
  • Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze
  • Shimmerz: Creameez “Daffodil”
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide “Shaded Lilac”
  • JudiKins Diamond Glaze