Monday, September 29, 2014

Just a Couple of Crazies / My Scraps & More

Happy Monday, friends!  Just popping in to share a layout I created for a challenge last week at My Scraps & More.  I've been trying to use up some of my Glitz stash, and this was made using the Color Me Happy collection.  I decided to really change up the black and white triangle background by covering it with gesso.  I then added random stamping, some watercolor paints and some circles.  I used gelatos to get that colored shaded look inside them.  I was just in the mood for messy and colorful, and I love how it turned out :)


I love the giant rhinestones in this collection.  I decided to add a few of my own smaller ones to add a variation of color.  I also added lots of washi tape here and there.


Here's my journaling,  more rhinestones, more tape, more gelatos...more of all of my faves!


Here's a good shot of the layering and stamping.  Sometimes it's just fun to get messy and not really have a plan!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a great Monday :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fly Me Away / My Mind's Eye Jubliee

Hey, y'all!  I'm back today to share a layout I created for My Mind's Eye last week.  As soon as I saw this bright and colorful map paper from the Jubilee Tangerine line, I knew I had to scrap some airplane pictures!  These are from the plane on our way to Las Vegas back in August.  The chipboard "Fly Me Away" piece was perfect, and everything just came very easily for this since I knew exactly where to put my photos.

It was strange not using any watercolors or paste or gesso on this, but it clearly didn't need any!  I love how this turned out...so fun and vibrant!


I added some chipboard pieces, some stickers, some decorative tape and some enamel shapes to this little cluster in the bottom corner.


Lots of layering here, as usual :)  Paper, stickers, chipboard, flair, die cuts...I love the challenge of combining all the pieces of a collection.


The colors in this range are so gorgeous...I wanted to add a bit more onto this heart.  The enamel dots were perfect.  I reached into my Necessities collection for the word stickers.  They're perfect for adding little touches to any project.


Have you ever really been inspired by one single sheet of paper?  This map paper really spoke to me, and I really love the end result.  I hope you are inspired by this in some way :)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hello Las Vegas / My Scraps & More

Another Las Vegas layout....I know!  Haha!  I can't help it...I have so many fun pictures from a few trips out there this year, and I love scrapping them.  These photos are from back in March.  A few friends and I went out there for a Les Mills event (the company that creates BodyPump and lots of other workout programs).  I teach it, and so it was technically a "work trip."  Either way, we had a blast working out and exploring Vegas.  My friend Jennifer had never been, so we had to go check out the Bellagio and Caesar's Palace :)

I used a lot of American Crafts for this, as well as a little Basic Grey and Bo Bunny cardstock.  I created this for a Friday Favorite challenge at My Scraps and More last week, which is a scraplift challenge.  I lifted a page by Alissa, which featured an awesome grid design.


Lots of layering...I just love it!  I even added in some drywall tape as a layer here as well as some gold thread.  I love curling the edges of my paper, too...it gives great dimension.  Here you can also see the pretty watercolor I added to my background.


These alpha stickers are so old...they're Storyteller stickers from Webster's Pages.  I still think the cursive font is so pretty, and the colors I have matched this perfectly.  Isn't that drywall tape so neat?  Get it at Home Depot!


These gold shiny Thickers are SO cool! And if I make a Vegas page, I feel like it's required to use something blingy or sparkly :)  I love this big chipboard Hello circle.  I just can't get enough layering!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a great Tuesday!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Creative Scrappers #278 / It's P!nk!

Hey, friends!  I hope you're ready for some awesome sketch inspiration today because Creative Scrappers is up with a new one again!  I just love using sketches to get started on a layout.  Usually once I finish a layout, I look at it and think, "I would never have come up with this design on my own."  That's what I love about sketches...they help you go in a direction you likely wouldn't have even thought about in the first place.  This one here is one of those....it has an awesome grid design.  Check it out!


I just had to scrap some of the phone photos I took of P!nk during her concert in January.  We got to see her in Las Vegas, and it was unbelievable.  She is such a great performer and singer....all while flying through the air.  And she doesn't lip sync.  She sounded perfect, and we really enjoyed the show.

I used mostly papers from the Studio Calico Print Shop collection with a little bit of American Crafts Plus One thrown in.  Actually, I even used a bit of AC Sketchbook and a few others as well.  I keep all my AC stored together and I can't remember what line some of the embellishments go with!  I knew I wanted to use the obvious color here....pink.  I love this & paper, and so I decided to use orange and black as strong colors here as well.


I cut one of these tags from patterned paper and the other from cardstock.  I used distress inks and stamps to make it match.  I used a Jillibean Soup camera stamp here and added some inks to it, too.  I love handmade embellishments!  I used some AC stickers and some Tim Holtz rub-ons, and then my new fave!  Machine stitching!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!  Soooooo happy I finally learned how to do this.


Okay, here I pulled out other goodies to use....more stamps, chipboard stars that I embossed with silver powder, cute flair buttons and washi tape.  I love how so many random bits can come together so nicely.


Here you can see how I raised the photos up for dimension and was able to add some thread underneath as well as that big orange doily sticker.  I layered some stars, stickers and stamping on top of it.  That snapshot stamp is from Elle's Studio.  I love how the texture of the cardstock shows through!


We would love to have you play along with us!  You could win a prize from our sponsor, My Creative Scrapbook.  Also, every Wednesday we choose a Featured Layout to showcase on the blog...it could be you!  Make sure you link up on the Creative Scrappers blog by September 30th.

http://www.mycreativescrapbook.com/kits.htm

Also, don't forget to pre-order your new copy of Creating With Sketches V3 by October 15th!   Creative With Sketches will feature brand new sketches and layouts by many past and present design team members...you won't want to miss out on all that inspiration!



Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Happy Sunday!

Friday, September 19, 2014

My Scraps Sketch #91 / Hello Happy Summer

Hey there, friends!  I have a very happy and bright layout to share today, and it's based on the brand new sketch over on the My Scraps and More Sketch Blog.  You can check out the sketch HERE, as well as the rest of the design team's designs.  There is quite a bit of fun inspiration :)

I wanted to scrap these cute pool pictures of my two girlies, so I used the Good Day Sunshine collection from Simple Stories.  I am in love with all of these rainbow colors!  I started off with cutting a large messy circle on my Cameo, and then I built the layers inside of it.  I wanted all the bright colors to be scattered all over the page, so I made sure to even them out.  I like the touches of black, so I added some India Ink and some black stamping.

And this the first layout I'm posting that has something NEW on it....well, new for me.  Machine stitching!  Yes!  I finally caved and purchased a sewing machine.  I was VERY surprised that I actually loaded it correctly the first time (thanks to a YouTube video!) and stitched on paper very easily the first time.  Turns out, it's not nearly as hard as I thought it would be!  I wish I had done this sooner.  I have always LOVED the look of machine stitching but was always intimidated by the process.  I'm still in the practicing phase, but I'm loving it!  On this layout, I just added a few yellow straight stitches and some zig zags for interest.  Since this page, I've stitched on every page I've made...haha!  I'm obsessed!


Love the hombre rainbows in this line...and there are a LOT of pieces that have it.  Just gorgeous!


Stitching....woo hoo!!  It's not perfect, but I think that's okay.  I just love the finished look it gives.  I added in a few enamel dots, brads and die cuts in the two corners.  I love stamping on transparency paper....so easy to cut and place it wherever you want.


The other corner...more of the same.  And more stitching!


I hope you join us and play along with the sketch...you could win the South of Market collection from Studio Calico!  And don't forget to check out all the new goodies in the My Scraps Store!   You can save 20% on your order this month.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Little Trick or Treaters / Chickaniddy Crafts


Hey there, scrappy friends!  I'm so excited to share a fun little Halloween layout with you today!  It's my first layout for the new term at Chickaniddy Crafts.  It was up on the blog last week here.  Halloween is my favorite holiday to scrap because there is just so much you can do with it.  The new Scrumptious collection has a lot of fun Halloween colors, and I love that you can mix and match and use it for general Fall layouts as well.  I couldn't wait to scrap this cute photo of my little girl and our trick-or-treater dolls!  The colors were a perfect fit.

I first selected the patterned papers that I thought showcased Halloween-related colors.  I knew I wanted to use the black and white stars.  I used some gesso to fade out parts of it, and I added yellow paint smudges to pull the yellow from the right side.  I found a cute spider web cut file in the Silhouette store and made that the focal point for my photo.


I love these pumpkin stickers!  They layer very nicely.  I added some lines with a brown and gold marker.  I absolutely LOVE the alpha stamps in this collection!  Check out the amazing shadowing...and the blank space allows you to color them to match!  I used some green watercolors.  So fun and easy!


This collection has a lot of fun labels and sentiment stickers, which are fantastic for layering and adding to a cluster.  All the different styles and colors were perfect for this cluster at the bottom of my page.


Here you can see the layers really well.  I love that each piece of patterned paper is easily coordinated with the next one...everything just goes so well together.  I used a few of the adorable enamel stars...they are SO cute!


Supplies Used: Scrumptious: SC140S07 Nutmeg, SC140S12 Corn on the Cob, SC140S04 Back to School, SC140S03 Pumpkin Spice, SC140S11 Frolic in the Leaves, SC140S06 Autumn Haze, SC14EB02 Sticker Sheet, SC14EB03 Journal Tags, SC14EB04 Die Cut Tags, SC14EB06 Mini Sticker Tags, SC14EB07 Mini Sticker Sentiments, SC14EB09 Enamel Stars, SC14ST01 Alpha Stamps

I hope this gets you in the Halloween spirit!  This collection is perfect for scrapping those Halloween snapshots!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Another term with Creative Scrappers!

Hey, friends!  I'm so excited to announce that I've been asked to return for another term on the Creative Scrappers Design Team!  I love this team, the sketches, and especially Kristine!  I'm looking forward to continue working with her sketches.  We have another awesome Sketch Designer as well...the awesome Juliana Michaels!

Here are a few of my favorite layouts created over my past few terms using sketches from Creative Scrappers.  I can't wait to get creating with new ones!  Yay!


Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Monday!