Thursday, October 8, 2015

Capture The Moment-Cocoa Vanilla Studio

I was invited to an event that started on Facebook for snapping a picture and "capturing a moment" on 9/26/15 at 6 PM Central time and then you were to share it on Facebook/Instagram/etc.  So, I set an alarm and participated!  It was kind of fun just to grab a random picture and then scrap it. Over 4000 people all over the world participated and it was fun to see their pictures.  The next one is on Dec. 24, 2015. We decided it was so much fun, that it would be neat to make it a seasonal thing. If you are on Facebook and would like to join in, the event info is HERE.

I had gotten my little crafty hands on the new "Life is Beautiful" collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studios and it was calling my name to put it to use.  It just happened to fit this picture to scrap perfectly! This collection, ok, EVERY collection, from Cocoa Vanilla Studio calls my name every time there is a new one! 

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Wood Veneer, Tags, Stickers, Flowers-Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Doily-Doodlebug Design; Stamp-October Afternoon; Silhouette Cameo

That "capture" is actually "captured" so I just stuck a butterfly on it!  Hey it works right?!

And I never seem to think ahead to size my photos the size of frames, but who needs to do that when you can see if they will fit at an angle!

Ok, it's Friday, the weekend is HERE! I have a hair appointment and no idea what I am doing, but I better figure it out quick!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

InstaDogs-A Maya Road Kit

9:00 PM people, 9:00 PM!  That is when I have been going to bed or just about to head that way.  I am usually not in bed before 10:30 or later.  I think it's hibernation mode, I am like a bear!  Ok, let's get to the crafty stuff now.

Remember when I said I was working on a big project? I am sharing it today here.  If you didn't know, Maya Road has a kit club that releases mini album kits and card kits thru out the year. No commitment, just purchase if you like them.  There is a Facebook group for the kit chatters and also you get sneaks of the kits before release, etc.  You can find the group HERE.   These peeps are a lot of fun when the sneaks start appearing. 

So the latest release was a mini album kit and I was asked if I wanted to contribute a sample for the release.  Who says no to an offer like that?!  LOL  The kit is called Always Together and you can find the link to buy it HERE.  So, let's get to the pics!

All supplies are in the kit, except for your basic adhesives, inks, paints, etc.  And I have a ton left over from this kit also.  My full gallery of pictures, which include close ups of each page you can find HERE.   If you would like a printable PDF of instructions to complete the album you can find them on the post HERE.  They are after all the add-ons that you can purchase to go along with your kit. 

You know it had to be chunky right?! Lots of ThermOWeb Foam adhesive action going on in this!


There are also free cut files to use along with the kit. The butterfly was calling to me to use it for sure!


Lots of fun trims also. I couldn't decide what to use first. And all those kraft envelopes are to die for!



So, between this, CSI at Scrapbook Generation and the auditors coming for their yearly audit at work, I have been a busy girl. 

Plus, it's FALL!  That means cooler weather, pumpkin patch and going places with the dogs.  Oh, let's not forget taking pictures!   Ok, that's all for today, Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hello My Name Is....Scrap Our Stash October Guest Designer

After participating in a sketch challenge over at "Scrap Our Stash", they asked me to guest design for the month of October! So, I am sharing my layout here on my blog and their blog today for one of their October Challenges!

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Die Cuts, Chipboard Letters, Stickers, Wood Veneer-Jillibean Soup; Letter Stickers-October Afternoon; Twine-May Arts; Enamel Dots-My Mind's Eye; Keys-Fancy Pants; Stencil-Studio Calico; Modeling Paste; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Pan Pastels; Ink-Studio Calico, Faber Castell Gelatos

They have a few different challenges and this one was to use an item in your stash for each of the following letters:  I.N.K.S.  You think it's easy, but I was stumped for a bit! I really wanted to use something other than "ink" for I, but I just couldn't figure anything else out!

So, here you can see I used the following-Ink (I), name tag for part of my title (N) and then I used a stencil (S) for my background.  NOTE: This was the first time Carleen used her AARP discount!  We went to see Jurassic World.

And I just attached some gold keys (K) from the Fancy Pants collection "Office Suite" here as an accent. And that little flair button from {a flair for buttons} was too adorable not to use. That space needed a little something and it fit right in there. 

Crazy, I cannot believe it is October 1st?!  But that means-cooler temps, colorful leaves, and FALL!  Plus "Pets and Pumpkins" is coming up in a couple of weeks and we cannot wait to take the dogs.  We have a blast and they do too.  Happy Thursday and make sure to play along!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Boo Crew-Therm O Web and Crate Paper

Ok, every year I make a Halloween layout of the dogs and I always think it's my favorite. Then the next year comes along and nope, THIS is my favorite layout! This one, I will say took me a lot more time than previous ones, because I just kept adding to it.  It's a fault I tell you...and a sickness!

This was on the Therm O Web blog yesterday and I have a lot of DecoFoil goodies on here, with different techniques and different looks. This Crate Paper collection was my favorite Halloween collection that came out this year, but it definitely needed some color!

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Wood Veneer, Vellum, Chipboard-Crate Paper; Cardstock-American Crafts; Letters-Crate Paper, American Crafts; Twine-May Arts; Adhesives, DecoFoil-Therm O Web; Tag-Crate Paper, Maya Road; Embossing Folder-Lifestyle Crafts; Silhouette Cameo with Cutting Files

I first added a touch of color here, by using gold DecoFoil for the lid of the wood veneer jar. I actually used two different foils here, the gold and opal.  I used the liquid DecoFoil adhesive on my wood veneer and then just covered each area with the color of foil I wanted to use.  Super easy, super just have a little dry time for the liquid after you put it on.

Here is where I added some major color with purple DecoFoil!  Again I used the same technique as above, but instead of just rubbing the foil with my finger to adhere it to the glue, I burnished it with a bone folder.  Notice, it's shiny, just a different kind of shiny!  I loved the purple color for this piece and area of my layout.

And the bats!  These are my favorite part of the entire layout!  I used the DecoFoil Hot Melt adhesive and a laminator to make these.  If you aren't familiar with the Hot Melt, it is similar to fusing that you can use in sewing.  It's double sided adhesive.  I took a piece of cardstock the same size as my Hot Melt sheet and adhered the Hot Melt to my cardstock by running thru a laminator.  Once you do that, then you can die cut your cardstock/hot melt just like you would cardstock.   Then remove the protective top layer on the adhesive, add foil and run back thru the laminator!  After foiling, I then embossed a couple of the bats!

That's all I have for you today!  Hope I didn't drive you "batty"!  Heehee, I couldn't resist.  Have a great Wednesday and I will be back tomorrow!

Monday, September 28, 2015

6 Favs-Fancy Pants Designs and CREATE

Have you checked out the new issue of CREATE yet?  Well, get going if you haven't! I thought I would share a layout today that I made for the journaling challenge for this issue.

The challenge was to use an interview as your journaling.  So, I did a little different take and did a "current favorites" interview and listed them all on journaling tags around the layout.  I love how this turned out. And it's a great way to use those fun tags that Fancy Pants had in one of their embellishment packs for Office Suite!
Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Die Cuts, Letters, Tags-Fancy Pants Designs; Twine-Maya Road; Cut File-The Cut Shoppe; Pen-Sharpie; Silhouette Cameo; Adhesive-ThermOWeb

And on this tag, I still have half of it to use! Great way to stretch your supplies.  Although, I could probably use a few "less" supplies and more projects done!

Lots of fun with this title work.  Run out of room, just stack your letters on top of one another slightly!

The gold on those tags makes them stand out, don't you think?!  I was just lucky that the one tag was long enough for her favorite food!

AND, if you are local or want to road trip, Scrapbook Generation is having a warehouse sale at the store here this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Watch their Facebook page for more details!  I don't even know any more than that!

Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Waiting for Mom-Scrapping Our Stash Hop & WeR Memory Keepers

Hey there! It's like I checked out for the week.  BUT I had a good excuse, I was on a deadline with a pretty big project that I will be able to share soon.  So, I had to get it done!  I wasn't sure I was going to participate in the hop this month, but managed to squeak out this layout at the last minute with some of my OLD stash!

You may have arrived from Majken's blog, which is great!  But if you didn't, I will have the entire hop list at the end of my post. We have a small one this month, so it would be great to grab a cuppa and hop thru in a short amount of time!

I pulled out some old WeR Memory Keepers for this one and I am not even sure of the name of the collection. I actually have only made a card from this, so this layout was fun to do. I do remember that the collection came out back when the chalkboard phase was first beginning, if that helps any!

Ella had her checkup with Dr. B a couple of weeks ago. I had opened my hatch on my Element to put Ella in and the bag of food we had gotten and Ella was waiting for Carleen to finish up paying the bill. I had snap a quick pic of her with my phone, because she was just so darn cute!

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Stickers-WeR Memory Keepers; Cardstock-American Crafts; Wood Veneer/Bingo Button-Maya Road, Unknown; Flair-My Mind's Eye; Chalkboard Tag-Maya Road; Letters-Pebbles, Pink Paislee, Simple Stories; Vellum Hearts/Arrows-Studio Calico; Stamp-October Afternoon; Doily-Doodlebug Design; Silhouette Cameo with cutting file; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Twine-May Arts

One of the fun things about the stickers that came with the collection, is that they are somewhat embossed. I just tucked some things in here and there to make my little corner!

Love these chalkboard tags from Maya Road.  I just used a white marker to make some dots on it.  

Ok, here is the complete hop list for this month.  Head over to Cheryl's blog and see what she has up her sleeve!  And take time to go thru the hop and get inspired!  I will probably be doing that on Sunday.  Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Selfie-The Cut Shoppe and Cocoa Vanilla

Whee!!  Friday I am ready for you this week!!  And I am so excited to share this layout also, it's up over on The Cut Shoppe blog today.  If you want "details" I am going to head you over there to grab the scoop.  You can find the post HERE.

Here let's just share the good stuff!  The project and the close ups!  Love this girl!  Jessica is a wonderful soul and has a wonderful family.  They came down here and we all went out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. I got her to snap a selfie with me really quick before they headed back home. And watch for pics with the kids too!

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Bows, Wood Veneer, Enamel Dots, Die Cuts, Flair-Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Paint Pen-Viva Decor; Doily-Doodlebug Design; Cut Files-The Cut Shoppe

Funny thing about this picture.  Well, not quite this picture, because I had to retake it. I took my project pictures and didn't decide to edit them until later that night. As I pulled this project up, when I got to this picture there was a green clover bug on the letter "f"!  Then I got to looking and he was in every shot I had taken.  So, I had to do a retake the next day!  Darn bugs.

I love this collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Actually there isn't a collection that Zoe has put out that I don't fall in love with immediately.  I am waiting on the new ones to get here and I cannot wait to play with them. 

If you are wondering about the cut files I used, here they are.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  I will be back next week with some more goodies. Have a great weekend.