Friday, April 17, 2015

Derp Mode-Cocoa Vanilla Studio

I have found a new company in the scrapbooking arena that I have fallen in love with! Cocoa Vanilla Studio.  They are based in Australia and have two collections currently. As soon as I saw them, I was hooked. Then I realized that Zoe Pearn (aka creator) has designed for My Mind's Eye and I loved some of her collections for them.  So it makes perfect sense!

This is the boy themed collection, Flying High. There is also a girl collection, Sugar & Spice. I had a hard time deciding which collection to break into first.  And I had a hard time cutting paper, once I did!


Supplies: Pattern Paper, Stickers, Flair, Wood Veneer, Cork Embellishments-Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Cardstock-American Crafts; Punch-EK Success; Letters-WeRMemory Keepers; Silhouette Cameo with cutting file; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Ink-Prima

So, there is a loaded sticker sheet, flair, wooden AND cork embellishments that are in the collection. I just started layering a bunch of things together.

The cork stars come in different sizes.  I think four different ones, but I would have to look for sure. And the wooden embellishments are so fun with the darker accents.

I thought I should explain the title in the journaling, because no one except corgi crazy people would get it.  I love doing journaling on my Cameo. I know people want to see actual handwriting, but mine is not the best and hard to read. For longer journaling I like the Cameo just fine.  I spend more time finding a font than I do actually coming up with what to write. 

And just like that another week is gone.  I have a post up over on the {a flair for buttons} blog today also.  Here is a peek of that project!  Come over and say hi, you can find me HERE.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

8 Details-Gossamer Blue and Paper Issues

Well, I skipped Wednesday, but I am back today.  That darn stuff I was coming down with hit me hard and I was out for the count pretty much all day Tuesday and most of Wednesday. Hoping it is just a cold and will take a while to get over it. 

I still have a few projects from the Paper Issues online crop to share, so I thought I would share one of them here today.  That crop was a great way to get me to use up some of the Gossamer Blue kits that I had stashed and not really used.  This was for a "scrap yourself" challenge.  Warning, I am loving circles lately!

Supplies: Pattern Papers-Teresa Collins, Gossamer Blue, Chickaniddy Crafts; Doily-Elle's Studio; Embellishments-Teresa Collins, Gossamer Blue, My Mind's Eye; Twine-The Twinery; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Mist-Heidi Swapp

Watch out, I used a rub on!  Actually, it wasn't too painful and I like how it looks.  I need to use more of them, instead of staring at them and just passing them on by.

This was one of my first selfies after I chopped all my hair off.  It's still one of my favorites!  I was in the "trying to figure out how to work this hair" mode.  Pulling bangs to the side is a great option!

Ok, off to take cold medicine and hit the bed.  I did the old wives tale of Vicks on your feet with socks and I really think it may work.  Although, it was actually Mentholathum, not Vicks!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Saturday Socializing-CREATE Magazine and Echo Park

This is a quick share today of a layout that is in the March issue of the CREATE magazine.  The May issue of the magazine is right around the corner and I have been working on a few projects for it! If you want to check out the March issue you can find the download link right HERE.

This was for the "theme" challenge and I choose the friends version.  All puppies need friends! 
Supplies:  Paper, Chipboard, Stickers, Brads-Echo Park; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Silhouette Cameo

The letter stickers in the collection were all different colors, so I just decided to go with it and use them!  Chances are if I didn't, they possibly would not get used. 

I love adding things in obvious, but not obvious places.  Like this flair piece as the lens.  

Alright, that is all I can do for this Monday.  I have been fighting something all weekend, that made me have a fever Saturday night.  So I have been pretty wiped out.  I will be back probably on Wednesday!  Happy Monday!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bed*Hogs-Fancy Pants Design Sketch

I always seem to "miss" when Fancy Pants has a sketch out, but this time I happened to catch it!  And with a little time to scrap I played along. You can see the sketch on the Fancy Pants blog, HERE.

I didn't change this sketch up much at all. It worked with my picture and everything just fell into place. And sadly, this just about uses up my True Friends collection (insert sad face here). This has to be one of my favorite collections over the past year. The colors are great, the embellishments fun, and it was just so easy to work with. 

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Die Cuts, Stickers, Tags-Fancy Pants; Hanger-Maya Road; Letters-American Crafts; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Punch-Martha Stewart

I am in love with creating clusters.  Here I added a "back" to the tag and then placed some fun die cuts and that sticker on it.  I found the little hanger from Maya Road at my LSS and just had to add it there. I popped the star stickers up with some of my favorite foam adhesive.  

I had to think about the title for this page. Wellllll, not really! We call them bed hogs all the time. The more bed, the better for them. At least they think so. 

And that wraps up Tuesday here on the blog.  Hoping to be back on Thursday, if not before! Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Twin Adventure-17turtles and Paper Issues Team Up

Hey there!!!   First of all, I have a sweet layout up over on the 17turtles blog using the Heartfelt Background, which I cannot wait for you to see! You can check that posting out HERE. But on my blog I am sharing this layout for the 17turtles and Paper Issues team up that is going on over on the Paper Issues blog.   You can find out more about the team up and a chance to win a gift certificate to 17turtles on the Paper Issues blog. 

I used my Gossamer Blue March kit, along with some stuff from my never-ending stash!  And whoa, I even stamped a little!  

Supplies:  Pattern Papers-Gossamer Blue, Pinkfresh, Pink Paislee; Cardstock-My Mind's Eye; Embellishments-Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye, Doodlebug Design; Stamps-March Gossamer Blue; Letters-Pink Paislee; Silhouette Cameo; Ink-Memento; Adhesive-ThermOWeb

17turtles Die Cut File
Eggcellent Adventure

This technique you can do with any type of cut files!  Just create an offset that is slightly bigger than the original file.  Select NO CUT in the cut lines setting for the offset and cut for the word (in this case), and then use your sketch pen.  Once that is completed, select NO CUT for your word and then Cut for the offset.  This will then just cut the outline around the sketched item! This particular word cut file is a great one to try this with.  

These two cuties crack me up!  And I wanted to use this 3x4 card, but it just didn't flow with the layout.  Nothing a few embellishments couldn't fix.  The heart and the bloom tied everything together.

Here is a sneak of what you will find over on the 17turtles blog for my project.  Hope you enjoy it!


Thanks for stopping by today.  I will have a fun Fancy Pants layout up for tomorrow!  Have a great Monday.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Don't Forget To Be Awesome-DecoFoil and ThermoWeb Fun

April 3, really?  Ok, the month is already flying by and it just started. I have so many projects lined up to share, but this one is the pick for today!

I have this card up over on the ThermOWeb blog HERE. There are some step out photos and a little about the process I used to make this card.  So go check it out if you want to see the "details". I also talk a little about the DecoFoil process that I used, how it works and what to expect. 

Supplies:  Cardstock-American Crafts; Pattern Paper, Embellishments-Teresa Collins; Ribbon-Bazzil; Twine-May Arts; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Foiling-DecoFoil by ThermOWeb

My card theme was "New Job", so I thought this sticker from the collection was a perfect addition.  Instead of just your ordinary "congrats". And I cut the doily with my Silhouette from a sheet of toner paper that I had made up at Kinko's/Fed Ex.


My gold DecoFoil stash is getting down to about nothing! So I worked with what I had and I actually like this distressed look that I got by the pieces of foil transfer sheets that I choose. I pieced this together pretty much, but it still looks like one piece of foil. 


That wraps up another week on the blog here. I will be back on Monday with a 17turtles layout for the team up with Paper Issues. More on that later. Have a great weekend and a Happy Easter. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Life Is Short & So Are Our Legs-Echo Park and Paper Issues

Be prepared, fair warning, I will be sharing a few more layouts that I did for Paper Issues online crop.  Hey, at least I have new projects to share!  And I feel like they brought me out of the "rut" I was in.  Which is definitely a good thing.

This was for the Alphabet Challenge, so I went with a quote and made it BIG.  I scoured Pinterest for some ideas of word art and dogs.  Ok, corgis!  And this quote jumped out at me.  The picture was taken by April from UTurn Studios and was one of our outtakes.  But Ella with her tongue sticking out is priceless!

Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Stickers, Die Cuts, Brads, Chipboard-Echo Park Paper Co. (Anything Goes);  Letters-Echo Park Paper Co, American Crafts; Wood Veneer-American Crafts; Doilies-Doodlebug Design; Enamel Dots-Teresa Collins, My Mind's Eye; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Silhouette Cameo

And a close up of the money shot...Ella sticking her tongue out.  Seriously the cutest ever.  And Sheldon just looking innocent!

I attached my doilies and then trimmed them off.  It was easier that way.  I tend to try things the hard way and then find out, hey there is a better way!  

And that's a wrap for this Wednesday posting.  Try a big title, you will love it!  And seriously, I am beginning to think I have to use the "entire" space on my layout.  I guess it's just my style, but it makes me happy!  Have a great one.