Saturday, May 23, 2015

American Crafts | Mix and Match


This week on the American Crafts blog is Mix and Match week.  You can effortlessly mix and match American Crafts collections, by picking pieces that match the same color scheme.




Supplies: Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine (RSDS-70011) - Lucy Paper, Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine (370034) -Epoxy Stickers, Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine (370038) - Shapes & Phrases W/ Foil Accents, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369184) - XOXO Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369186) - Summer Breeze Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369187) - One Fine Day Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369191) - Good Vibes Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369197) - Smitten Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369210) - Gold Foil Mini Alpha, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369214) - Stickers Roll, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369215) - Enamel Dots, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369217) - Pleather Bows, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369220) - Watercolor Paper Die-Cuts Words, Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy (370069) - Make A Wish Paper, Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy (370065) - Shenanigans, Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy (370062) - Love Fest Paper, Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy (370073) - Bright Bows Paper, Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy (370082) - Gleeful Paper, Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy (370087) - Accents & Phrases/ Gold Foiled Chipboard, Shimelle (368170) - Roller Date Stamp, Cardstock (AM71-563) - Smooth Kraft, Cardstock (AM710-81) - White



How To: Use Silhouette Studio to cut design background from white cardstock.  Back white cardstock design with different pieces of patterned papers from the Serendipity, Fine And Dandy and Rise And Shine collections, leaving some spaces open.  Back patterned pieced design with kraft cardstock.  Flick black spray mist across the page.  Stamp date stamp on the bottom right hand side of page. Print a small photo and adhere to center of design.  Adhere chipboard "Beautiful Day" sticker directly under photo.  Trim ampersand from Serendipity "Smitten" paper.  Layer ampersand and pleather bow under right side of photo.  Tuck "Happy" sticker from sticker roll under bow.  Spell out the word day with Serendipity mini alpha and tuck under "Happy" sticker.  Adhere camera die-cut shape and Smile word to left hand side of photo.  Finish by adhering epoxy sticker and enamel dots.





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










Friday, May 22, 2015

The Cut Shoppe | Smile


Hi everyone!  I'm excited to be back today and share this colorful layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Stay Focused cut file set.  I love color, and I love mixing and matching lots of patterned papers on my layouts.  Here's a look at what I created, using the Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy collection from American Crafts.



Supplies: The Cut Shoppe: Stay Focused cut file set; American Crafts: Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy Collection: pattern papers, chipboard stickers, metal rimmed tag, die cuts, masking tape roll, acrylic shapes, plastic bows, date stamp; Other: Black spray mist


This was an easy page to do, I simply cut the shutter image from the cut file set nine times out of white cardstock paper and then added different pieces of pattern papers behind them.  I purposely left some of the shutter pieces empty (with no pattern paper backing) to add some white balance to the page.  I added some ink, stamping, journaling and embellishments and voila, my page was done!








Head over to The Cut Shoppe ETSY store to pick up this cut file set and see what other cut files might work for you.  Thank you for taking a look.










Monday, May 18, 2015

Scrapbook Circle Anniversary Blog Hop!!!

This month we are celebrating Scrapbook Circle's 9th Anniversary!  To celebrate, this week we are doing a blog hop around to our design team members' blogs to showcase some of the fun things we have created with the May Hello Sunshine Kit.  The hop starts at the Scrapbook Circle blog


Comment along your way while visiting our team members' blogs.  Each comment will be one entry in a random drawing where we will be giving away FIVE May Hello Sunshine Kits.


Here is the layout that I created for the hop using the May Hello Sunshine kit, Hello Love Add-on, Sweet Day Add-on's




Supplies: Scrapbook Circle May Hello Sunshine kit, Hello Love Add-on, Sweet Day Add-on; Other: black spray mist, date stamp








Next on the hop is the very talented Mona 



We hope you feel inspired today!

Comments close at midnight PST on May 21. We will post the winners on the Scrapbook Circle blog on May 22!  Good Luck!







Wednesday, May 13, 2015

American Crafts | Altered Clipboard Tutorial


This week on the American Crafts blog is all about Mom's.  I have a tutorial that went up yesterday that would be the perfect to celebrate Mom.

An altered clipboard picture frame makes a great gift for Mother's day.  
All you need is supplies on hand from the Serendipity collection to
create this one of a kind gift.






1. To make this Clipboard Picture Frame,  place a Dear Lizzy Serendipity plastic stencil over the clipboard and spray it with a white coat of spray mist.  





2. Print a small photo and mat it with a piece of pattern paper from the 6x6 Paper pad.  Embellish with Accents & Phrases Gold Foil Stickers and Thickers. 



3. Use the metal dies to cut flowers from various papers from the 6x6 Paper Pad.  Roll the pieces up and secure with adhesive to finish the flowers.




4. Finish clipboard by adding an addition flower sticker, and rolled flowers.  Create a bow out of ribbon and adhere to top of clipboard.  



 Your clipboard is finished and ready to gift to that special someone on Mother's Day!




Supplies: Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369228) - Stencil, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369206) - 6x6 Paper Pad, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369209) - Royal/Foil Thickers, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369211) - Accents & Phrases W/ Gold Foil, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369224) - Dies, Studio Calico Mister Huey's (SC1-001) - Opaque White Misting Spray


Thanks for stopping by today!









Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Camera Giveaway Winner!!!

Hi everyone, 
The winner of the Bluebird Chic Camera Strap Giveaway was announced on Instagram tonight and the giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to everyone that played along!!


If you didn't win, don't worry!  Bluebird Chic is running a special discount right now.  Make sure that you stop by and check out their shop, and tell them I sent you. 



There is a wide selection of high quality scarf straps in their shop!  Besides the scarf straps, Bluebird Chic has other products too.  They have padded camera straps in an assortment of fun trendy patterns, neck scarf, key fobs, and this adorable rosette and woodgrain camera strap!  They also have other fun products in the works!! 

 They are running a special right now when you mention my name Code GINALIDEROS for 20% off purchase, shop link: http://bluebird-chic.myshopify.com/









The Cut Shoppe | Amazing

Hi everyone,

I'm sharing a layout that I made for The Cut Shoppe using their free NSD cut file.




Supplies: The Cut Shoppe: Etc. Etc. Etc. cut file; American Crafts: Shimelle True Stories Patterned Papers, wood veneer, stickers, die cuts, buttons, enamel dots; Bazzill: White cardstock; Studio Calico: Mister Huey's Inky Black spray mist

How To: Enlarge the amazing tag, included in the Etc. Etc. Etc. cut file.  Use the eraser tool in Silhouette studio to remove the outside lines of the tag.  Cut file out of white cardstock paper.  Back cut with a photo behind the large "A".  Back white cardstock cut file with another piece of white cardstock underneath.  Use a 1" square punch to punch squares out of different pieces of patterned papers.  Use scissors to cut each square diagonally.  Line up triangle pieces in three vertical lines on each side of page. Flick black spray mist across the page.  Use a sewing machine to stitch some of the pieces down.  Embellish with stickers, wood buttons, die cuts and wood veneer pieces.






thanks for stopping by!





Wednesday, May 6, 2015

American Crafts NSD Blog Hop Winner Revealed!!!

Thank you to everyone that played along with our National Scrapbook Day blog hop!!!


The winner of my NSD blog prize is:











cghundley please email me your address so that I can mail out your prize!

Thank you to everyone that took the time to leave a comment on my blog.  I truly appreciate it!  I have another giveaway going on right now for an awesome camera strap from Bluebird Chic.  Check out this post for the details!