Friday, April 22, 2016

Elle's Studio | Pocket Scrapbooking April kit

Hi everyone, I'm sharing a new pocket scrapbooking page today using the Elle's Studio exclusive April kit + extras.

My daughter’s 17th birthday was just a few weeks ago, and we decided to travel with several members of our youth group to LA to visit an outreach event.

I used two different pocket pages to create my spread.  The page on the left is a 10×12 spread and the page on the right is a 12×12 spread.  I like to change things up sometimes depending on the size of my photos.  I added lots of items from the the Little Moments collection and the Elle’s Studio April 2016 Exclusive kit and extras.

During our trip we visited the Santa Monica beach boardwalk and the event at the Los Angeles Coliseum. I took lots of pictures during our vacation and couldn’t wait to share them in my album.  I added some simple journaling on the right hand side of my spread using the “notes from the weekend” card.  This card really came in handy to help document our trip.

Thanks for stopping by today – I would love to see how you are using ES products on your projects! Make sure you share your projects with us in the ES Member Gallery or on Instagram with the hashtag #ellesstudio!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Scrapbook Circle | April Planner kit

Hi everyone, did you get a chance to check out the new planner kit this month at Scrapbook Circle- Plan on It?

I love the mix of manufacturers and products in this kit!

@gina_lideros @scrapbookcircle April Planner kit


For this spread I am using my Heidi Swapp planner.  I like to use this planner for work and personal use.  I used the April planner kit along with pieces from the main kit and the Stay Cool and Now or Never add-on kits to embellish my pages.

@gina_lideros @scrapbookcircle April Planner kit



I created an insert pocket by taking paper from the main kit, folding it in half, cutting it down to size and then using a hole punch to punch four holes on the left hand side.  The top of the pocket is open and I used it to place a tag inside.

@gina_lideros @scrapbookcircle April Planner kit



On the backside of my pocket, I embellished it by adding a Crate paper fringe heart and  washi tape embellishments and brad sticker.

@gina_lideros @scrapbookcircle April Planner kit



On the right hand side of my spread, I added washi tape pieces, stickers, journaling and suede tassels.  Adding cute tassels and bows and paperclips to my planner is always part of my pages.  I love having lots of cute pieces peeking out.

@gina_lideros @scrapbookcircle April Planner kit

Head on over to the Scrapbook Circle shop to pick up your planner kit today!






Pink Paislee | Thickers

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of http://canoncreativegirl.blogspot.com/.  I do receive financial compensation and material product from Pink Paislee to develop my craft posts, but all ideas and opinions are my own.

Hello and welcome today!  I have a couple of cards to share with you today using Thickers and bits and pieces from the Fancy Free collection.

Cards with Thickers #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

The thickers in the Fancy Free collection are lovely. I decided to use the fancy glitter foam thickers to use as sentiments on my cards.

Cards with Thickers #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee



To create my first card I hand cut geometric shapes from patterned paper #06. This is the paper filled with lots of squares. Perfect for patterned piecing. I arranged the geometric shapes onto my card face and then used my sewing machine to stitch them down.







Cards with Thickers #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

For my second card, I used a cut file called Film Club Background cut file by Paige Evans sold at Studio Calico. The heart shape originally had more pieces, but I cut it down to size us use on my card front.

Cards with Thickers #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee



I used the same patterned paper that I used on my first card (#06) to fill in the heart shape. I dipped a paint brush in white paint and splattered it across my card face. I added the cut file, thickers sentiment , some loose string and a few other embellishments from the collection.

Cards with Thickers #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

What creative uses do you have for using Thickers? We would love for you to share them with us on the Pink Paislee Facebook page.




Collection Used: Fancy Free



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Pink Paislee String Art DIY

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of http://canoncreativegirl.blogspot.com/.  I do receive financial compensation and material product from Pink Paislee to develop my craft posts, but all ideas and opinions are my own.

Hi everyone!  Do you love string art?  I  want to share with you today how I used the string art heart template from Pink Paislee to create this DIY art piece for my scrap room.


tring Art #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee





Did you know that you can use the string art templates on more surfaces than just paper?  I have been a long time lover of all things string art.  I've created lots of scrapbook layouts and cards over the years using string art, and decided that it would be fun to make my own hanging decor.

String Art #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

First, I purchased the wooden sign from my local craft store, and then I used tape to adhere my template to it.  This step really comes in handy so that your template does not slip or move when you are making the holes.

Next, I used a pencil to make a small mark where each nail should go.  After I made my marks, I removed the template so that I could position my nails.

I used small panel nails for this project. One at a time I positioned each nail where my marks were, and used a small hammer to pound them in.

String Art #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

Once all of your nails are in place, just use the string (included with the template) and follow the guidelines (on the template) to create your own one of a kind piece.

String Art #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee



I randomly added beads to my string before tying each line down.  Once my piece was strung, I added the Thicker phrase word sticker "wander" and an arrow.  I finished by adding a few chipboard  stickers to the design.

String Art #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

String Art #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

Have you given the string art templates a try yet?  I would love for you to share how you are using them with me!




Collection Used: Fancy Free

Friday, April 8, 2016

Pink Paislee | Adding Watercolors To Paige Kits

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of http://canoncreativegirl.blogspot.com/.  I do receive financial compensation and material product from Pink Paislee to develop my craft posts, but all ideas and opinions are my own.


Hi everyone I'm excited to share a special layout with you today using the Paige kits from the Pink Paislee Fancy Free collection.  The Paige kits in the Fancy Free collection are a great way to create a fun layout in little time.

Paige Kits #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

I loved the die cut paper in the Geo Paige kit.  I decided that I wanted to brighten up my page and add to it by placing watercolors behind the die cut paper.  To do this, I painted watercolors onto watercolor paper and set aside to dry.

Paige Kits #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

Once dry, I cut the watercolors into small pieces and placed behind my die cut paper.  I specifically chose colors that would coordinate with the Fancy Free collection.

Paige Kits #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee



Once, the watercolor pieces were in place.  I swapped out the background paper that came with the kit, and used a brightly colored paper (#12) from the collection instead.  I love that this paper, adds to the watercolor effect.

Paige Kits #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

Next, I added my photo, some embellishments from the Geo Paige kit, and I combined them with other embellishments from the collection.

Paige Kits #ppfancyfree | @gina_lideros for @pinkpaislee

I hope that you have enjoyed my take on the Paige kit today and that I have inspired you to create with your own.




Collection Used: Fancy Free



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

American Crafts | Hall Pass

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The new Hall Pass collection from American Crafts is a great way to express your own creativity.  I used the floral 3 ring binder and several pieces from the collection to create my own art binder, filled with lots of watercolor pieces.




Supplies: Hall Pass (373575) - Adult Coloring Folder Triangles, Hall Pass (373578) - 3 Ring Binder Floral W/Pink Spine, Hall Pass (373594) - Notebook W/Elastic Band Tribal, Hall Pass (373602) - Coloring Washi Tape Sketch Mark, Hall Pass (373604) - Paper Clips 2" Multicolor, Hall Pass (373605) - Paper Clips 4" Multicolor, Hall Pass (373617) - Magnetic Memo Pad, Dear Lizzy Happy Place (3733671) - Acetate & Cardstock Ephemera, Dear Lizzy Happy Place (3733672) - Die-Cuts Cardstock & Watercolor Phrases, Dear Lizzy Happy Place (3733675) - Suede Tassels



How To:
Use watercolor paints to paint the outside images of your binder, using pink, aqua, yellow and green with a fine tipped paint brush. Set aside to dry.  Next, use a 2" paper clip to hang a Dear Lizzy Happy Plce tag  and tassels from a magnetic paper pad.  Place inside art binder.  Use watercolors to hand paint outside of tribal notebook, set aside to dry.  Use watercolor paints to paint a Dear Lizy Happy Place "Be Daring" watercolor die-cut.  Set aside to dry and then clip onto the top of tribal notebook with a 2" paper clip.  Next, use watercolor paints to paint the front of a triangle coloring folder, set aside to dry.  Once dry, place 3 ringed folder into binder.  Clip in pieces of art work.  Use paper clips, watercolor word die-cuts, tassels and washi tape to decorate art work and folders throughout binder.











Thursday, March 31, 2016

Crate Paper | Receipt Holder

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of http://canoncreativegirl.blogspot.com/.  I do receive financial compensation and material product from Crate Paper to develop my craft posts, but all ideas and opinions are my own.



I recently put together this altered receipt holder using the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Bloom collection and I wanted to share it with you!





This was such a fun project to work on!  I wanted a spring project to help brighten up my home.  The Maggie Holmes Bloom collection is perfect for this.  I added tags, ephemera and bits and pieces from the Bloom collection.  I added some simple machine stitching with white thread and left several of the ends long to a homemade effect.




I also added some loose threads behind some of my embellishments.  Epoxy stickers, rubber charm pieces, suede tassels, and tiny paper flowers.







This project is sure to brighten up any room in the house.  Thanks for looking today!