Monday, June 22, 2015

Must Love Dogs-ThermOWeb, DecoFoil and Glitter!

Who says that foil, glitter and dogs don't go together?! I am sharing a layout that was on the ThermOWeb blog yesterday. You can see all the details and tips and tricks I share on that posting HERE.

And I used the Baxter collection from Seven Paper again!  I just love the color palette of this collection. I promise, I will share some different collection projects later this week!


Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Puffy Stickers, Stickers, Dog Wood Veneer-Seven Paper; Happy Puffy Sticker-Pinkfresh; Butterfly Wood Veneer-Studio Calico; Enamel Dots-My Mind’s Eye; Glitter-Martha Stewart; Flair-{a flair for buttons} Etsy Shoppe; GeoTags-KI Memories; Faber Castell Gelatos; Silhouette Cameo with cut files; Adhesives, Foil-ThermOWeb

I share some cut setting for the Cameo that work with the DecoFoil foam adhesive over on the ThermOWeb blog. They are a good starting point when first cutting the foam adhesive for your projects. You can use DecoFoil with the foam adhesive, of course, but you can also use glitter! The green and orange bones on the layout are done with glitter.


Love this teal color and how easy it was to make these with the DecoFoil. Just make sure you have the foil pretty straight and where you want it before you put it on the sticky adhesive.  And with no wrinkles!

That's all today, just a quick share of this layout. Trying to get caught up from being gone over the weekend and it's not working too well! Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

#Allthetoys-Guest Sketch for My Scraps and More

I was asked to do a guest sketch for the My Scraps and More sketch blog.  Today is reveal day and I cannot wait to see what the design team did with the sketch.  You have to go to the blog to find the sketch.  Find it HERE. 

So, I couldn't wait to play with the Baxter collection from Seven Paper (aka Studio Calico) and I used it for my sketch layout.

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Puffy Stickers, Vellum Heart, Wood Veneer-Seven Paper; Fabric Tape, Star Pins, Mini Clothespin, Twine-Maya Road; Doilies-Doodlebug Designs; Tag-Crate Paper, Unknown; Canvas Stars-Canvas Corp; Letters-Jillibean Soup, Pink Paislee, Simple Stories;

I am loving canvas embellishments on my pages lately.  Here, I paired the star with a star pin from Maya Road.  I just covered the craft start with pattern paper.

You can make plain tags more fun by adding twine and smaller embellishments to them.  I didn't really like this tag to start with, but then it just started working when I started embellishing it.

That mini clothespin just worked!

And PERFECT title for a Jetson page!  He does hog ALL the toys!  This is an everyday sight in the backyard as far as how many toys he has around!

So GO, SEE THE SKETCH and CREATE!  And I would love to see what you create with the sketch. Leave me a comment here letting me know you linked up over there or tag me on Instagram  Happy creating!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

You Are My Sunshine-Jillibean Soup and CREATE

Did someone say Wednesday?!  Whoop!  I hate to say it, but the month of June is going to fly by.  Things seem to just keep popping up that need to be done, even though it seems like we just did them!

Ok, enough of the adult responsibility talking.  I am all about the crafting and I have a layout to share that was in the May issue of the CREATE magazine.  Using the bright Jillibean Soup, Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup collection and some fun My Favorite Things dies.


Supplies are listed in the CREATE magazine, so I am going to skip them here!
Download the issues HERE.

These rectangle dies are getting a lot of use from me right now!


I used an edge die for both edges and then just trimmed off the "hook" off the top edge.  Then using my PixScan mat for my Cameo, I was able to create my journaling and print it using my sketch pens for the Cameo.

And this boy is my sunshine.  No doubt, he can be a pain in the ass when he is barking, but I love him all the same!  

Whee!!!  Quick, to the point and colorful post.  If you have any questions about how I did something, feel free to ask and I will help you out the best I can!  Happy Wednesday and get busy crafting!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Spongebob Squarepaws and Blog Hop Winner

Last Monday I guest designed for The Cut Shoppe and shared a card here.  I thought I would share the project I made for their blog here today.  But FIRST, I have a couple of winners!!!  I decided to pick two, instead of one.  So thanks to we have our two winners!!!

 Carla from Utah

And Ruth G

Ladies, please email me at with your mailing address and I will get your prizes packaged up and mailed out to you!

On to the layout!  I used a lot of Gelatos on this, along with one single cut file, Prickly Pear.  A background idea just kind of came to me, so I went with it.

Supplies: Cardstock-American Crafts; Pattern Paper-Seven Paper/Studio Calico; Journaling Tag-Seven Paper/Studio Calico; Wood Veneer-American Crafts; Sequins-Crate Paper; Phrase Stickers & Puffy Stickers-Seven Paper/Studio Calico; Gelatos-Faber Castell; Wink Pen-Kirkina; Adhesive-ThermOWeb

The Cut Shoppe Cut File

And here are a few closeups


Not sure how I came up with just kind of hit!  And good way to use those sequins up!

The striped paper was perfect to back my cardstock with!

And let's just pack some more fun into this post!  I have an altered project up over on the Maya Road blog today.  I have a sneak below, but you can find the posting on the Maya Road blog HERE.


Thanks for stopping by on this Monday.  I am hoping to have something up again on Wednesday, but you never know, I might surprise you!

Monday, June 1, 2015

U Make 4-Maya Road & Fancy Pants

I thought I would share my first design team project for Maya Road here today.  To say I am a little overwhelmed to be on the team is an understatement.  I love their products and the fun you can have with them. 

I showed a few ways on how to change the embellishments to match what you are working on.  I will give a few of those tips here also.  I used the new Fancy Pants "Office Suite" for this layout.  Love this collection. 


Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Tags, Die Cuts-Fancy Pants Design; Sequins-We R Memory Keepers; Foil-Therm O Web DecoFoil; Letters-American Crafts; Gelatos; Doily-Doodlebug Design
Maya Road Products
Twine in Blackberry
Kraft Envelope-Rectangular
Mixed Mini Blossom Set
Bingo Motif Pieces
Trinket Pins
Kraft Large Ticket Strips-White
Lisa Uppercase Alphabet
Lace Fabric Tape-Cloud

The wooden bird is an older Maya embellishment, but it's a great idea to cover with glitter.  Cover with some white gesso or acrylic paint then while the paint is still wet, sprinkle the glitter on.  It helps it stay!

And this is what got me to get out my Gelatos in the first place!  This was white lace trim and I just colored it to go with my layout.  For light color, mix the gelato and water off to the side and then brush it on.  For deeper color, smear the gelato on the lace and then brush water across, which is what I did here.

I love to cluster and Maya embellishments are perfect for that.  Here I covered the chipboard with pattern paper and left the edges after I sanded them, without ink.  I liked the way it looked.  I then pair some die cuts from the paper collection in with the Maya embellishments.  Fun, right?!

And the Therm O Web DecoFoil works on chipboard!  Now, I did cheat and use the fusible adhesive spray, not the liquid adhesive, but it worked for what I wanted to do.  And those Maya ticket strips make a perfect area for title work!

And with that, it's a wrap for the blog this Tuesday.  I hope to be back tomorrow with a Jillibean layout I did for CREATE magazine! Have a wonderful day.

OH...don't forget the giveaway I have going on!!  You can enter on this posting HERE.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Aloha-Guest Designing for The Cut Shoppe

I am guesting for The Cut Shoppe today and I have a project up over on their blog.  I used the fun, new Baxter collection.  So head over there and check it out!  You can find the posting HERE.

I used the Prickly Pineapple cut file, which you can find HERE for both my layout for The Cut Shoppe blog and my card I am sharing here today.  I used a few of the same techniques for both, just a few minor changes.


Supplies:  Pattern Paper-My Mind's Eye; Cardstock-American Crafts; Sequins-WeRMemory Keepers, Crate Paper, Unknown; Letters-American Crafts; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Gelatos-Faber Castell (Margarita Mix, Mango, Iced Chai, Orange Soda, Bubblegum, Lime)

And yes, I dug out the Gelatos again!  I cannot stop playing with them.  After I did my layout, I knew I wanted to make a card and the gelatos fit right in again!

I created an offset of the cut file to make the background for the die cut.  


And I used the same technique, but folding the outer leave up just a bit for more dimension and added fun!   This also doesn't create a lot of bulk either!


So, you have seen it all here!  Head over and check out my layout that I did with that darn cute and lovable Jetson on it!  Happy Monday!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Her Calling Me Out Grumpy Face-Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

We have 16 people that are participating this month in getting their stashes down...or at least using up some older product that is laying around!  I am starting to love this once a month, use it up, all paper is pretty don't let it sit, motivation to use some older things from my stash.  You probably arrived here from Juliana's blog.  There is a complete hop list at the end of my posting also!

There is a giveaway for commenting on my personal blog.  A few embellishments that I have a quite a few extras of, some Thickers possibly, many colors of twine and no telling what else I can come up with!  See details at the bottom of the post.

I combined this hop with the Scraplift Sunday over at Paper Issues.  I was short on time and just needed a starting point. I used the Pebbles "From Me to You" collection for this layout.  And everything, including embellishments, etc are older stuff I have held onto.  I have had doilies in my stash a long time....even though I use them all the time, they are a staple!  And I even dug out my Gelatos that I have had forever and had fun with them. These will be seeing more action in my projects, just fair warning!

Supplies: Pattern Paper-Pebbles; Stickers-Pebbles, Simple Stories; Envelopes-Pebbles; Letter Stickers-My Mind's Eye, Simple Stories; Wood Veneer-Studio Calico; Chipboard-Pebbles, American Crafts; Tag-Studio Calico; Canvas Tag-Canvas Corp; Ink/Paint-Faber Castell Gelatos; Enamel Dots-My Mind's Eye, Teresa Collins; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Twine-October Afternoon

And the title is a little hard to read, but I didn't want to use anything bigger than these stickers.  There will be a shot of the journaling explaining the title a little farther down.

Here is a shot of the tag I used the Gelatos on.  I smeared orange, pink and yellow colors on the canvas tag and then brushed water on with a paint brush.  I actually did this a few times, because I couldn't get the blend just the way I wanted.  I love how it turned out!

And a closer shot of that journaling.  Yep, I get a little #hangry when I need (or think I need!) food!  And I asked and had her permission to scrap this pic!  LOL

GIVEAWAY-Open until Friday, June 5th 11:00 PM CST
To be entered for the giveaway, leave a comment on this post.  International is ok, just give me a little extra time to get it shipped!  It will be a random assortment of extras that I have of embellishments, Thickers and definitely multiple colors of twine.

Want to see more goodness and reminisce on older product that you might have laying around?!  Check out the other blogs on the hop!  You should go to Kelly Jean's blog next!  Thanks for stopping by today!