Saturday, June 27, 2015

Summertime Fun

Today I have another layout to share using the Simple Stories - 100 Days of Summer collection.  Like I said last time, I really love this collection.  The colors make me happy and the distressing on the paper is beautiful.

Here is a picture of the overall layout.  This is the companion page to the one I posted about from Wednesday. 


For this cluster I cut out a sun from the cut-a-part sheet (the outline that was left over was used in the previous layout - see last post).  I also cut the outline of the card (the black outline to add even more dimension.  The enamel dots are homemade using Pearler Beads.  The word stickers came from the collection.   


For the bottom right picture I added a flair that I got from Two Peas in a Bucket before they closed :(, more word stickers from the collection, and more homemade enamel dots.  The blue swirls are from a transparency that I layered up with the other paper layers.


The banners were made using twine that I had in my stash and I cut the banners from paper in the collection. Last, but not least, I added journaling about the day.



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Saturday, June 20, 2015

A Bootiful Night

Hello everyone.  I hope you are having a good week.  

Today I am back making Halloween layouts and yes, they are from 2013 :).  This page was made using some very old stuff that has been hanging around my stash for quite some time.  I was so glad to use it.  It is fun to use the new stuff, but so gratifying to use up something you have had sitting around since 1985 (or maybe it hasn't been that long, but sometimes it feels that way).

For the background I used my spray mists to "grunge" it up a bit.  I really like the color combination and think it goes well with the Halloween theme.


For the top of the page, I cut up some of the papers and made tags.  I inked all of the edges in the Tim Holtz - Black Soot Distress Ink.  I added twine to the holes I punched in the tags.  The collection I was using came with some rub-ons that I thought for sure would be a pain to get down, but they worked really well.  I was very impressed.  I also inked up the wood veneer arrows/chevrons to bring your eye into the page.


For the bottom cluster I repeated the elements that I used above.  I also added a haunted house brad.


The title was made using Thickers and a Recollections glitter font.


Have a great day.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

I Want a Mustang.

Hello, I'm back with another 12x12 layout.  This time I used a Studio Calico kit that I got in a Mystery Kit.  

To ground the photo and cluster, I added some gesso in the background and then layered the photos and paper on top.  There is not a lot showing through, but I like that you can see the edges and it gives it a fuzzy look.  


In the kit came a piece of paper that I mostly cut up.  It has tickets and other fun things that added a lot of texture and detail to the layout.  I basically just kept sticking the different layers until I was happy with the results.

The Thickers are chipboard and also from the kit.  The smaller letter stickers did not come in the kit.  They are from Glitz Design.  



The last thing I added to the page was the splatter of ink (Heidi Swapp Color Shine -
Black).


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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Pre K Graduation

Hello everyone.  Hope you are having a wonderful day.  Today I wanted to share a 12x12 layout with you of my daughter's Pre K Graduation.  For this page, I used the Teresa Collins - Memorabilia collection.  I have been struggling a bit to use this collection, but I have found a few events to scrap.  I really love the golds in the collection, but I am having issues with the other, more ornate details.

Here is a picture of the overall layout.  I kept this one pretty simple adding a "shelf" for the picture to sit on.  I used my Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine for the misting on the page.


The cute, little envelope holds the journaling.  I also layered up some stickers and die-cuts from the collection.  For the shelf I used one of the die-cut boarders that came in the collection and well as some of the paper elements that I cut out into a banner shape.



I added another cluster using more of that pretty gold, glitter to the top right of my photo and a few more stickers from the collection.


Hope you are getting some crafting in today.  Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Love & Hugs

Welcome back everyone.  Today I have a layout to share using items from my stash.  The photo is a picture of my daughter and her friend (face blocked for privacy).  One day her friend's mom gave me a call to see if the girls wanted to go out.  Of course!

Here is an all over picture of the layout.  For the background I splattered it with some of my homemade brown ink and Gold Heidi Swapp ink.  I also added some stamping using Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up! ink.  


For this layout I mostly stuck with "flat" emblishments using paper to create most of the texture on the page.  I used various papers, stickers, and die-cuts layted to give a chunky look to the pictures. I inked all of the edges with Tim Holtz - Walnut stain.


The title is made using foam Thickers and I really like how the color of the title pops on the page and brings out some of the aqua colors from the paper.



On the right side I added a banner for some visual weight and grounding of the picture and just kept tucking paper, stickers and die-cuts.  To bring the aqua of the Thickers around the page, I used the asterisk that came in the pack in the embellishment clusters.

I also added more stamping around the layout using phrase stamps from Technique Tuesday - Ali Edwards line.  I really like the little added detail that it provides.  Not to mention, I'm using my stamps on my layout which I sometime struggle with.


That is it for today.  Hope you enjoyed.  

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Process Video - Using My Rub-Ons

Today I have a process video to share with you where I used almost an entire package of rub-ons.  I have never done that before and never really want to use up an entire package of something on one layout, but I find with run-ons I sometimes have a hard time using them. I use one here or there and then the package sits around.  So today, I did something different.  

Here is a picture of the overall layout.  This time since I only wanted to scrap 1 photo and use the rub-ons, I decided on a 8.5 x 11 layout.







I first made the background by adding some gesso.  Then after it dried I added my run-ons and on top of that, watercolor.  I didn't like how dark the watercolor went on, so I wiped some away using a baby wipe.  


Once everything was dry, I added on my photo, paper layers, die-cuts, and minimal embellishments.



I also got to use of the wood veneer flowers that came in a Scraptastic Kit (finally, I have been trying for a long time to get that on a page).


I topped it off with some homemade enamel dots and that is about it.


Here is the process video where you can see me create the background and put this page together.


Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Process Video - Little Bookworm

Hey guys.  I'm back with another process video catch-up blog post.  For this one I have a layout of my daughter showing off her reading certificate from last summer's reading program at the library.  The picture quality is not all that good and I probably could have reprinted, but since I was at a crop when I made this layout, I just wanted to get the page done.  

Here is the overall page. I used an old Heidi Grace paper collection for pretty much everything on this layout.  The only thing outside of the collection was the doily and the wood veneer.


Here are a few of the close-ups of the clusters.  I really like the fabric covered flair that came in the kit.  I like the different texture it adds to the layout.  


The fabric birdies are too cute and I almost didn't want to use them and hoard them forever.


Here is the process video.  If you have any questions please let me know and if you haven't already, please subscribe to my YouTube channel. 


Until next time...have a great one.