Monday, May 15, 2017

Magical Fun: Let's Scrap Sketches Design Team

Hey friends!! It's time for another sketch reveal over at Let's Scrap Sketches!

Here is the sketch:


And here is my take on the sketch:




I decided for this sketch just to make a one page layout.

I used my Silhouette and a free cut file from Paper Issues to make my title, the arrow and the star. I found the Mickey head online and cut it on my Silhouette as well.


For the strips at the bottom of the page, I used a combination of washi tape, ribbon and patterned paper. I cut the yellow tickets out of a piece of paper as well.


I added  three embellishment clusters all featuring those adorable Mickey head shapes.




I added a few stickers in a couple of the clusters and some gems and enamel dots as well. I finished off my layout with some black Heidi Swapp 'Color Shine.'

I hope you enjoyed my take on the sketch and that you will join us at Let's Scrap to play along!!







Happy Girl: A 12 x 12 Scrapbook Layout

Have you ever used supplies on your scrapbook layouts that once were other products? For example, my sister brought me a Mother's Day gift in an adorable gift bag and it was stuffed with some super cute tissue paper. I knew right away that both of those would end up on a scrapbook layout...and here is that layout!


Those flowers came from the gift bag and those polka dot circles are the tissue paper!

I started this layout with a white American Crafts card stock. I used a circle template to trace the circles on my background. I then used distress inks in peacock feathers, picked raspberry, chipped sapphire, and festive berries. I simply smooshed some of the ink onto plastic packaging, added some water and the ink became like watercolor paint. I wanted my circles to have that watercolor look so you can see that some of the paint is outside of the lines. I also used a glimmer mist in copper for since the leaves and stems have the copper color. 

Once my paint was dry, I added the tissue paper circles using some soft gel matte medium. I then used a Heidi Swapp stencil and some modeling paste to add more texture to my circles. 


I fussy cut the flowers out of the gift bag and once my photo was in place, I added my floral pieces in my three areas.




For my title, the word 'happy' comes from the Jen Hadfield 'Homemade' sticker sheet and I cut the world 'girl' from pink card stock using my Silhouette. The font for the word girl is called Lemonade Tuesdays. 


I finished my embellishing using a few word label stickers and some puffy hearts.

I hope you enjoyed this layout and that you will think outside of the box when it comes to scrap-booking supplies.








Thursday, May 4, 2017

Right Now: A 12 x 12 Layout

Does the first Saturday in May mean anything special to you? To me it's always National Scrapbook Day, which means lots of scrapping fun!!!

Scrapbook.com listed their National Scrapbook Day challenges last week, so I decided to get a headstart and play along.  I created this layout for their Mixed Media challenge:



I had a general layout idea in mind, so I laid out my photos where I wanted them and drew a few pencil marks so I could get my mixed done around the photos. My background paper is just white American Crafts card stock. I used a Tim Holtz plus sign stencil and some Artist Loft modeling paste as my first step. Once that was dry, I used Tim Holtz distress ink pads in the colors dried marigold, spiced marmalade and ripe persimmon. I smooshed some of the ink onto some packaging and added some water to make it more like paint. I also slightly misted my card stock in the area where I wanted the ink. Misting your card stock helps the medium flow down the page better. Then I simply started painting on the ink. I let it dry between each color so that the colors wouldn't become muddy. I also added in some splatters. I used watered down black paint for my black splatters. 


Once all of that was dry, I started my stamping. The big circles are made from the top of an empty paint tube. I just dabbed it onto a ink pad and made the circles. The small circles are from a straw. There are paint splatter, dots, diamonds, plus signs, lines and words all stamped on the background.  I used an archival ink for stamping so that it wouldn't smear if it got wet. 



The messy circle die cuts are a cut file from Paper Issues that I cut on black American Crafts card stock. 

I used some various washi tapes, enamel dots and  stickers from my stash.


The title is a chipboard sticker from the Dear Lizzy 'Hello' Thickers pack. 




I hope you have been inspired to 'get messy' and create a fun layout of your own. I also hope you find some time to enjoy National Scrapbook Day!!


Monday, May 1, 2017

Autumn Fun: Let's Scrap Sketches Design Team

Can you believe that it's already May? And May 1 brings us a new sketch over at Let's Scrap!

Here is the sketch:


And here is my take on the sketch:


I used mostly the "Hello Fall" collection from Simple Stories for my layout. I cut out the hexagons from one of the patterned papers to use on my two tags and then pieced them back together. 



I cut the leaves, branches and the You & Me on my Silhouette Portrait. I layered an orange and blue cut file up for the subtitle of my layout. 

These pictures are from 2005 so the quality isn't the best, but it's still a memory that I wanted to get documented.



For the yellow papers, I used a scalloped border punch from Fiskars and a notebook edge punch from EK Success to add some extra interest. 




All of the flowers as well as the stickers are from the "Hello Fall" collection.

I used some distress ink in Gathered Twigs to ink up my papers.

I hope you enjoy this layout and you will head over to Let's Scrap and play along. 


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sunshine and Happiness: Let's Scrap Sketches Design Team



Hey scrappy friends!! It's sketch reveal time again over at Let's Scrap!

Here is the sketch we are working with:


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And here is my take on the sketch:



I started with white card stock from American Crafts. All of my patterned paper is from the Simple Stories 'Sunshine and Happiness' collection. The majority of my embellishments are from that same collection.

These photos are 10 years old and feature my boys playing outside at their grandparents house. Such fun and such great memories.

For my title area, I made banners to go on both sides of my layout and added in a flower from the Doodlebug 'Fun in the Sun' odds and ends pack. The small frames that run down the sides of the layout are also from that pack. 





I used a scalloped border punch from Fiskars to add under each title. 

I decorated all of the little frames using stickers and chipboard. 



I did a little stamping using the 'Emeline' stamp set from Felicity Jane along with some teal ink from Heidi Swapp.  I  loved adding in all of the little bits and pieces around the layout.


I cut this cute heart out of one of the 3x4 cards that came in the collection pack. I added a camera die cut, a chipboard flower and then put a brad in the center of the camera.


This floral piece was another item that was fussy cut from a piece of paper. 



I used a few sequins from the 'Spring Mix' from Spiegelmom's Scraps. She has awesome sequin mixes if you are looking for some.





I hope you enjoyed looking at all of the fun elements on this layout. Join us over at Let's Scrap and maybe you could win a prize!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Be Silly: Clique Kits Guest Designer Layout

Hey scrappy friends!! I have another layout for you using the Jellybean kit from Clique Kits. And I know you will never believe it but it has MORE Snapchat photos!! Ha! What can I say, I love Snapchat!!



I used the ombre pink paper from Pink Paislee for the pink circles. The yellow circles are from a Bella Blvd. paper that is in the kit. I also used the polka dot vellum from the kit and some black card stock from my stash. 

Before placing all of the circles, I knew I wanted to add some mixed media to my layout. I started by using a gelato in the color called banana. I scribbled it on my background and then I used a baby wipe to spread it onto the paper. I used black, white and pink paint from Liquitex. I used a large dry brush and swiped the paint on. I wanted to see the brush strokes in the paint. I love the added texture!


Once the paint was dry, I placed down all of the circles, mainly using the pink ones and adding in the others for just a pop of color. 


I knew I wanted to use the black and white striped bag that some of the embellishments from the kit came in. I layered a doily from the kit on top of the bag and then added my pictures on top. I added some dimension to the photos by placing some craft foam under them. I sprinkled three of the Freckled Fawn foam words around my page and the word 'laugh' ended up on top of my photos. I mean how can you look at those silly photos and not laugh!! ;)  I added the 'she's crafty' flair from the kit and a bow from Bella Blvd. Under my photo area, I used that pink ombre paper again to make a tag. I added in some black and white twine from my stash.



I used the white alpha stickers from Elle's Studio for my title.  Around my title, I added a foam heart from the Freckled Fawn embellishments in the kit as well as a pink punched heart.


To finish up the layout, I used all of the hot pink and black hexagon enamel shapes. I love how they 
look mixed in with the circles.


I hope you enjoyed this layout and that you will stop over and check out all of the wonderful stuff that Clique Kits has to offer.




Saturday, April 1, 2017

Snapchat Love: Let's Scrap Sketches Design Team


It's sketch reveal day over at Let's Scrap. Here is the sketch:



 And here is my take on the sketch:


Yes, I know--me and Snapchat, AGAIN!! What can I say? Those filters are just awesome!! And I like what I like! :)

I used a cut file from Paper Issues for the hearts. I watercolored some of them and on the others I used Heidi Swapp Color shine.


I cut out the gorgeous flowers from an Echo Park 'Just Be You' collection paper. I put a cluster of the flowers on each page of my layout. All of the patterned paper is from that same collection as well. I used a scalloped border punch from Fiskars to make the scalloped strip.



I added in some word strips around the layout that are from Simple Stories.
I used some gorgeous sequins from Spiegelmom's Scraps on the layout.


The alphas that make up my title are from Pink Fresh Studio and they are the 'Indigo Puffy Alpha.'

I also watercolored a few more hearts and placed a few beside the title and then a long strip of them across the top of both pages of the layout.




With a little sprinkle of some mist around the layout, it was done. 

I hope you will join us over at Let's Scrap and play along. You could win a prize for linking up your layout.