Monday, November 24, 2014

Grateful | Scrapbook Circle

Hi everyone,

I have a layout up on the Scrapbook Circle blog today that I would like to share with you.  Every month at Scrapbook Circle they do a "lifting you" feature.  They chose a layout that was shared on their Facebook page and designate a Creative Team member to "lift" this page.

The layout that I was given to "lift" was from featured member Rebecca.

I liked the layers of the pattern paper to anchor the fanned-out pictures and the strip of embellishments along the bottom edge to hold them all together.

I used the November main kit Little Moments and the Sweetness add-on.  Instead of using paper strips of various lengths behind my photo, like in the original, I used feathers.  I also grouped embellishments around my photo and added a border around the layout.

I added a few drops of spray mist and some stitching.  The whole layout came together fairly quickly.
If you haven't already - stop by Scrapbook Circle to pick up this great kit!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Love | The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone,

Gina here, today is my first post for the new design team term at The Cut Shoppe and I am excited to share a new layout with you using the Lucky In Love cut file.

I used the Lucky in Love cut file to create my own background paper.  I placed the 12x12 file on my canvas in Silhouette Cameo and then selected sketch to use a black sketch pen to draw out the words.  Once the background was sketched out I used watercolors to fill in a couple of the words.  I also used my Silhouette to cut the Love word a couple of times from patterned paper and then attached them to the layout.  I added a few embellishments to help accentuate my page. 

Supplies:  Lucky in Love 12 x 12 Cut File:  The Cut Shoppe; Patterned Paper, Puffy Stickers, Enamel Dot:  American Crafts; Flair: A Flair For Buttons;  Die Cut Machine:  Silhouette Cameo

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Cut Shoppe & A Flair For Buttons Blog Hop

Hi everyone, 

Welcome to The Cut Shoppe and A Flair for Buttons blog hop!  You should have arrived from Diane Payne's blog. There is a ton of inspiration to share with you today, so I hope you take the time to hop along and visit each blog.  There will also be a giveaway and a Coupon Code for you to save in both shops!

I have a layout to share with you today, using the Doo-Dads cut file from The Cut Shoppe and the awesome Flair set from A Flair for Buttons.

Here's the awesome custom Flair set that Shelley Haganman created for the Hop, using some of the cut file design from The Cut Shoppe.

Here is the full blog hop list.  Have fun hopping!

Next on the hop is: Sherri Funk

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Scrapbook Circle | One Item Wonder

Hi Everyone,

I'm sharing a layout that I made today for Scrapbook Circle using their November kit: Little Moments.  For our One Item Wonder assignment this month we were asked to create a page focusing on the Bella Blvd. sticker sheet included in the kit.

I kept the overall design simple and used large chevrons on the right side of my page as a design element.  I used the Bella Blvd.  sticker sheet to create my title.  I used several of the caption words (included in the sticker sheet) as a way to document and describe my photo.  I also added in a few other stickers from the sheet (blue star & November arrow).  I used both November add-ons on this page (Sweetness and Home Sweet Home).

I really enjoyed working with the November kit this month.  To get yours, stop by the Scrapbook Circle store.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

American Crafts | Thanksgiving Place Card

Hi everyone,

This week on the American Crafts blog is all about place cards.  Place Cards are such a nice way to add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving day table.  I used sequins, foam tape and a few supplies that I already had on hand to make these one of a kind shaker cards.

Supplies:  DIY Shop (366983) - 6x6 Paper Pad, Christmas (95304) - Mini Clothespins, Autumn Crisp (366533) - Sycamore Photo Overlays, Home Made (732621) - Gold Stickers, Autumn Crisp (366518) - Walnut Lane Paper, This To That (AM617-13) - Dots Adhesive, This To That (AMF617-10) - Foam Tab Adhesive Squares

How To: Trim a piece of DIY shop note paper to 4x6.  Use a corner rounder to round edges.  Adhere Home Made gold stickers.  Use a die cut machine to cut a photo frame from light woodgrain paper.  Adhere Sycamore photo overlay to backside with adhesive.  Adhere foam squares to the back side of photo frame, fill with sequins and adhere to 4x6 card.  Use a punch or die cut machine to cut deer head and small tag from dark woodgrain paper.  Adhere deer head to center of frame using liquid adhesive.  Use a white pen to journal name onto small tag.  String tag with white twine and adhere to frame with mini clothespin.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Grateful | American Crafts

This week is Grateful week on the American Crafts blog.  There are so many things that I am grateful for - but I've got to say at the very top of my list is my kids and the daily love, laughs and giggles that they bring.

Supplies: Autumn Crisp (366516) - Maple Street Paper, Autumn Crisp (366518) - Walnut Lane Paper, Autumn Crisp (366523) - Cedar Lane Paper, Autumn Crisp (366518) - Willow Road Paper, Autumn Crisp (366524) - Poplar Place Paper, Autumn Crisp (366530) - Resin Buttons, Autumn Crisp (366531) - Wooden Buttons Multi, Autumn Crisp (366534) - Wood Veneer Topped Paper Clips, Autumn Crisp (366533) - Photo Overlays, Autumn Crisp (366535) - Remarks Aspen Stickers, Autumn Crisp (366536) - Remarks Oak Matte Puffy Accents, Autumn Crisp (366532) - Cardstock Shapes Foliage, Shimelle (368164) - Letter Stickers, Cardstock (AM710-81) - White, This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive, Mister Huey's (SC1-31064) - Misting Spray Inky Black, Thickers (732564) - Chalkboard Chipboard Letter Stickers

How to: Drop a few droplets of black spray mist against a white cardstock background, set aside to dry.  Using a punch or die cut machine cut out 18 squares out of pattern paper.  Fold 9 squares in half.  Apply a thin layer of glue down the backside of the folded squares, and layer them onto the unfolded squares.  Use your fingers to curl up the edges of the folded squares to expose the bottom layer.  Adhere layered squares to background using a sewing machine.  Cut a triangle out of woodgrain paper and adhere to bottom right hand side of layout.  Stitch down with a sewing machine.  Adhere photo and photo overlay to top right hand side of layout.  Accent with wood veneer paper clip.  Spell out title "Grateful For Giggles" using thickers and letter stickers.  Journal on journaling card and adhere to bottom left hand side of layout.  Trim "Giggles" die cut in half and adhere to left hand side of layout.  Finish layout by embellishing with buttons and stickers.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my layout!

Monday, November 10, 2014

American Crafts | STITCHED

Hi everyone,

This last week on the American Crafts blog was STITCHED week, and I can't wait to share the projects that I made with you using this brand new collection!

The embellishments and papers from the STITCHED collection were perfect for helping me record this memory of my daughter on the Beach.  I especially love the kraft Thicker words.

Supplies: Stitched (368957) - Continued Paper, Stitched (368953) - Flora Paper, Stitched (368949) - High Profile Paper, Stitched (368945) - Map of My Heart Paper, Stitched (368946) - Woodland, Stitched (368940) - Box Pleat Paper, Stitched (368948) - Thrifted Paper, Stitched (368967) - Thickers Lucky Kraft, Stitched (368970) - Stickers Transparent 6x12 Accent & Phrase, Stitched (368973) - Stickers Fabric Trimmed, Stitched (368974) - Stickers Kraft with Gold Foil Team, Stitched (368978) - Enamel Dots, Stitched (368976) - Embellishments Tags Layered & Stitched, Cardstock (AM71-793) Smooth White, This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive

How To: Using a water brush watercolor different shades across a white cardstock background.  Using a punch or die cut machine cut several sizes of triangles from various pattern papers.  Arrange in a pattern along the corners of the layout.  Use a sewing machine to stitch down.  Adhere a small photo and stitched layered tag near the center of the layout.  Hand cut the "Don't Quit Your Daydream" quote from Box Pleat paper.  Finish layout by adhering dream thicker and other stickers and sequins.

The Amy Tangerine Embroidery Stencil Kits have always been a go-to item for me.  I couldn't wait to play with this new criss-cross design included in the Oxford Stencil Kit.  It is a new favorite of mine.

Supplies: Stitched (368978) - Embellishments - Enamel Dots, Stitched (368980) - Embellishments - Ephemera, Stitched (368987) - Embroidery Kits - Oxford, Stitched (368984) - Stamps, Acrylic Day Dream, Stitched (368973) - Stickers Fabric Trimmed, Stitched (368972) - Stickers Puffy - With Love, Stitched (368970) - Stickers Transparent - 6x12 Accent & Phrase, Stitched (368966) - Thickers - Foam Accent Today Black, Shimelle (368170) - Roller Date Stamp Day/Month/Year, Cardstock (AM710- 81) - Textured White, Mister Huey's (SC1-31064) Misting Spray Inky Black, DIY Shop (366900) - Mini Stapler

How To: Brush watercolor paints across white cardstock.  Drop droplets of spray mist across page.  Use embroidery kit as a stencil to create criss cross design nine times across the page.  Use a needle and thread to completed criss cross design.  Adhere a small photo to top right hand side of page.  Adhere title across page.  Finish page by adding stickers, die cuts, mini staples and date stamp.

I hope you enjoyed my STITCHED projects, this collection is becoming a new favorite of mine.  I just know that I will be creating with it again very soon!