Sunday, April 13, 2014

Birds of a Feather April Kit

Check out this fantastic kit from Birds of a Feather Kit Co!  I love the bright colors in this kit!!



This first layout is of Seth & me last spring … when he finally passed me in height!  



Next, is a layout of our current home … must have been a great day to take photos against the gorgeous Colorado sky!



Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Friday, April 04, 2014

Challenge at Scrapy Land

Come join us at Scrapy Land and play along with this week's challenge:

This week's challenge is to use Stitching and Arrows on your projects (layout, cards, mini-album, home-decor...).

The contest ends Midnight April 8th.
Winner will be announced April 9th.

Can't wait to see your submission!

~Carolyn

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Bird of a Feather Kit Co's April "tweet" sketch and kit are here!

Come join us this month at Birds of a Feather Kit Co and play along with our sketch challenge!!



And while you are there check out the AMAZING April kit!!  I cannot wait to play with all of the fantastic goodies included!



Can't wait to see what you create!!

~Carolyn

Monday, March 31, 2014

Scrapy Land Online Crop layout

On Sunday evening I participated in Scrapy Land's online crop - I completed one layout & played along with a few trivia challenges!!

Here is the sketch challenge & my layout that I played along with:



Seth & Oswald on Christmas morning:



This layout adds to my challenge to complete 50 layouts ... this marks layout #20 of 50 since Feb. 8th when I started scrapping again!  Love being on a creative roll!

Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Scrapbook Express March Challenge #3

Here is another layout for the March challenge over at Scrapbook Express - come play a long for your chance to win weekly and monthly!!  This is your last chance to enter for March!

The challenge is to either use this sketch and / or die cuts.  I was (once again) inspired by the sketch and I managed to use some older items in my stash!  


This week I flipped the sketch:




I took these photos in February when we were in a major cold snap with temps not even warming up to zero!  Here are some photos from when it was about -19 degrees outside and Seth was shoveling the driveway in the shorts that he wore to school!!  





Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Birds of a Feather Kit Co March 'tweet' sketch

Birds of a Feather Kit Club has a new monthly sketch!  You can check out the details on the Birds of a Feather Kit Co blog!



Here is my take on the sketch … I used some Karen Foster Design "What's Cookin'" line mixed with The Birds of a Feather March Kit - love how it all worked together!  I cut the title with my Silhouette Cameo - I think it was supposed to be a vinyl wall saying - but hey it worked here too! :)


Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Birds of the Feather March Kit Technique

This very cool Crafter's Workshop Life Bits stencil came in the Birds of a Feather March Kit - head on over to the Birds of a Feather Blog to see my tips on using this stencil to create my layout below.








Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Scrapbook Express March Challenge #2

Here is another layout for the March challenge over at Scrapbook Express - come play a long for your chance to win weekly and monthly!!

The challenge is to either use this sketch and / or die cuts.  I was inspired by the sketch and I managed to use some older items in my stash!  

Since our Cancun trip in January, I have had travel on my mind … going back to the warm beaches of Cancun, planning future vacations and realizing that I have not scrapped a lot of our past vacations - so here are some photos from our road trip to Mt. Rushmore in June 2009 (yup, the same road trip as my "don't speed in WY" layout below! :)





Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Birds of a Feather March Kit

I have two more layouts to share today featuring Birds of a Feather's March Kit !

The first layout I have to share today is a photo from a few years ago on a family road trip from CO to SD.  We were no more than a few miles across the WY border when I was pulled over for speeding!  Instead of letting the ticket and the hefty fine ruin our vacation - I leaned back and snapped a photo of the police car.  Even as I was working on this layout both DH & DS laughed at the memory of how our road trip started ... making me even happier that I took the photo!  Photo: June 2009

Don't speed in Wyoming:


The second layout I am sharing with you today is a photo of my son on our trip to Houston - it was his second time flying so he was super excited! Photo: May 2007

Houston Bound:

Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Birds of a Feather March Kit

Today is my first reveal of my first kit at Birds of a Feather Kit Co and OHHHH I am IN LOVE!!

Here are the goodies you get in the March Kit:



Click here for the other goodies that you can add on to your kit, I added on these items, but be sure to check out the store for the other great items that go with this kit:





Finally, here are my first two layouts created with the March kit:



Fun layouts, huh?  Yep told you this kit ROCKS!!  

Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Scrapbook Express March Challenge

This month I will be playing along with the challenges over at Scrapbook Express - come play a long for your chance to win weekly and monthly!!

The challenge is to either use this sketch and / or die cuts.  I was inspired by the sketch but I did manage to use some old LYB clear die cut images (yay for using older items in my stash!)




This layout is of Seth & Rick last year on Father's Day:



Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Karen Foster Winter 2014 Release

Long time no post, eh?  Haven't been scrapping much these last few months, but I do have some recent projects featuring Karen Foster Design's Winter 2014 Release:

























Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn




Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013

HENS DEN "LET'S CELEBRATE FREEDOM" BLOG HOP!!


Let's Celebrate Freedom Blog Hop


July 1 through July 7, 2013



We want you to join us for a week of techniques from the Design Team at The Hens' Den. Each Design Team member will be showing you how they made something and in the process give you a look at different ways of documenting such a wonderful day in the lives of Americans.

The blog hop will start on Monday July 1, 2013 and end at 5pm PST on Sunday, July 7, 2013


Here is what you need to do:

You will start HERE at The Hens' Den Blog; each DT Member will have the next link on their blog that you need to move onto. 

You need to leave a comment on each blog so that we know you where there. The LAST step is to go to our FB page and leave a comment about the blog hop.

Anita Mulcahey http://happypapercrafthappenings.blogspot.com/ 
Moriah Macdonald http://fuzzyslippersdesigns.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Lontin http://carolynlontin.blogspot.com/ (You are here!)

Lori McClellan   http://sentimentalxpressions.blogspot.com/
Janet Bagnall http://lifefullofsunflowers.blogspot.com/
Nicolle Kramer http://nicollelovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
Charlie LaBonte http://charlielabonte.blogspot.com/
Facebook Page for The Hens' Den https://www.facebook.com/TheHensDen


On Sunday, July 7th after 5pm PST, we will pick one random person who visited all the blogs and they will be our winner!!

What do you win you ask???

A bag full of goodies from Tim Holtz , Dyan Reaveley and Claudine Hellmuth, Distress Ink, Distress Stain, Dylusions Ink, Distress Paint, Studio Acrylic paint and a hand full of tags to play with!!

You will have fun getting messy and inky, so have those baby wipes and paper towels handy. 

We hope you will join us and have lots of fun!

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Today I am going to share with you how I use my spray mists - I have always loved inking and distressing so I was thrilled when spray mists hit the scrapping scene! :)


Here is my little collection of spray mists - I have a mix of Glimmer Mist, Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Smooch Spritz and a few that I mixed on my own using Distress Ink Refills and Perfect Pearls.


You can find a great selection of inks, paints and spray mists at the Hens' Den store!










I like to put my papers into an old box so the area around my spraying is protected - every time I have not used the box I have regretted it since I am not as accurate as I think I am when I use spray mists. :)



Next, I like to take a few practice sprays or flicks on scrap paper to see how the nozzle is spraying.



This red Glimmer Mist nozzle has always been clogged and I really have not put a whole lot of effort into trying to unclog it so I aways flick this spray mist - I like the splatter look.



Here is a close up of the three inks I used - you cannot really see the Sheer Shimmer Spritz because it shows up better on darker paper (see next photo).


Here is the Sheer Shimmer Spritz sprayed on a blue background - I really like these spray mists when I want a light effect or for winter photos.  I used it here to add to the sparkle of my firework photos.


This paper already had a little bit of white distressing splatters so I decided to add just a few red splatters.


On the red background I decided to add a little bit of the blue mist.


I set my papers out to dry for a few minutes; the mists tend to dry pretty fast however, since the red is more of a splatter it can run if you carry it when it's still wet.


Here is my layout featuring spray mists and the fantastic Bo Bunny Anthem Collection:









I hope you enjoyed my post about spray mists and don't forget to visit the rest of the DT Blogs for your chance to win!

Thanks for stoppin' by!