ABC’s Blob Hop ~ O

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog HopFor this hop we will be featuring the letter O.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their O element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’S Blog  then you are in the right place.   The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Linda’s blog HERE.

For my “O” element I decided to focus on a layout based on my son’s OUTFIT.  I was able to pick up a few other “O”s along the way ~ OUTDOOR DENIM, OVERSPRAY and OTHER PAPER Co.  Here is the layout:

ABC's O ~ Overspary ~ airplanes ~ catscrapbooking.comI love Close to My Heart cardstock as the colors will complement almost any paper pack.  I was able to uses Colonial White, Glacier and Outdoor Denim with this layout.  The paper pack is one I have from my stash ~ Rough & Tumble by Bella Carta.

ABC's O ~ Overspray detail ~ airplane ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is a close up of the overspray.  I used Glacier re-inker mixed with a little alcohol and used our Spray pens to create the overspray effect.  It is a great way to add a little color or texture to solid cardstock.

Now it is time to hop on over to WENDY KESSLER’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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First Flight

I guess I have been on a bit of an airplane theme as I have another one for you.  I am not sure if I mentioned it here but I got a Cricut Expression 2 for my birthday.  So I have been playing with it and learning as I go.  I purchased the Artbooking cartridge as I loved the fact it was perfect for scrapbooking.  When I was flipping through the images trying to decide what would be my first Artbooking project, one of the first things to catch my eye was the airplane overlay on page 38.    I realized this would be perfect to scrapbook my son’s first flight.  Using Cricut Craftroom I was able to size it so it would cover most of my 12″x12″.  Here is how it turned out.

Airplane Layout left

I backed all the airplanes and border in Outdoor Denim and the clouds in Colonial White.  I used the Charming Chevrons stamp set and inked colonial white with those to beck the chevrons on the overlay.

Airplane Layout_right

On this page I used the Charming Chevron stamp set and the arrows are from the overlay from the other page.  The longer airplanes are Cricut cuts from page 39 of the Artbooking cartridge.  The tag is also on page 39.

Airplane Layout_using Artbooking

I really enjoyed using my Cricut and the Artbooking cartridge.  I look forward to trying some more of these overlays so stay tuned!

Happy Crafting!

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