Monday, December 31, 2012

Behind the Scenes @ the Photo Shoot-Gossamer Blue Dec #3

Ok, I am working on tweaking a few things here on the blog.  Just a warning, if things look different or out of sorts!  The main thing I am wanting to fix is how big my pictures are and I think I have that figured out!  I hated that they seemed so small, so I widen the blog width just a bit.

I also enlarged the font some to make it easier to read.  I am not sure what happened, but the font size seemed to have changed at some point.

Here is a layout with my December Gossamer Blue kit.  These were "backstage" pictures that April had gotten at the pet model shoot of Jetson and they were too cute not to scrap!

Supplies in Kit: Pattern Paper-Simple Stories (Snap-Polariods), American Crafts (To Do List), Pebbles (Walnut Grove), Crate Paper (Couture & Style), KI Memories (Timeline);  Stickers-Simple Stories (Fundamentals, Typeset, Letters); Vellum Garland-Crate Paper

Supplies not in Kit: Flair-{a flair for buttons} Etsy shoppe;  Adhesive-Scotch ATG, Scrapbook Adhesives and Fabri Tac; Pen-Zig; Punch-EK Success; Letters-American Crafts Thickers

Photos by April Turner of UTurn Studios
Used with permission 

Flair X3!!!  I thought these looked cute along this strip.

And just played with the title some.  I had fun mixing the fonts and colors up.  

Hope everyone has a safe and fun New Year's Eve!  Me, I am staying in and nursing this darn cold that is back.  And I am planning on maybe getting something scrappy accomplished!

My Top Ten blog hop giveaway is still open!  So, if you haven't entered head over to this POST and comment!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Top Ten of 2012 (Along with a blog hop!)

Wow, the year has flown by.  It's been a year of change for me, that is a definite.  I hate cliches and see I told you's, but I have to say the following:  When one door closes, another one opens.  And I truly think it is always for the better.  You may not see it at first, but it eventually comes.

You probably came here from Audrey Yeager's blog!  I am the last stop on the hop.  

So, here are my ten favorite projects from the past year.  It's hard to narrow them down.  Some I knew wouldn't make the list, but then others I couldn't decide between.  In no particular order, here we go!  And I know it looks like I am favoring Ella, but I swear I am not!  LOL  These are all favorites for one reason or another, which I will list out to the side!

Original Posting HERE-First time trying the sunburst technique

Original Posting HERE-First time doing a patchwork design

Original Posting Here-Love the randomness of the layout

Original Posting HERE-Ok, these are just the pictures! 

Original Posting HERE-Loved this layout the minute I finished it

Original Posting HERE-First time getting really creative with my Cameo.

First time Featured Project at Two Peas!!!!

Original Posting HERE-Love all the elements to the page.

Loved the colors in the kit and actually this picture of me with the dogs isn't too bad!

First time trying to get really "artsy" on a layout and one of my first Basically Bare projects

So, leave me a comment about which project is your favorite and from all the comments I will randomly pick a winner for a scrappy goodie prize.  I haven't decided what it will be yet, but I know it will be good!

I will leave the giveaway open until midnight on New Year's Eve and will announce the winner here on the blog, Jan. 2, 2013. 

NOTE:  You must leave a way to contact you in your comment.  If I don't have a way to contact you and you are drawn, I will pick another winner.  

Now there are a lot of other scrappy peeps participating in the hop, so make sure you check them out!!  I am at the end, so if you got here before the others, make sure and start at the beginning!

First blog on the hop is Liz Chidester, so start at hers!  

Friday, December 21, 2012

Taking a Christmas Break!!!

Hey everyone!  I will be taking a Christmas break from blogging starting today, December 21st thru at least the 26th.

I will definitely be back on the 28th for a list of my favorite Top Ten projects/posts that I have done in 2012.  In fact, we are having a blog hop of sorts with some fun peeps participating.  I might even have a mystery giveaway for a commenter!

Have a Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Celebrate Your Inner Elf!

If you haven't seen, Basically Bare and Art Anthology have teamed up this week.  So, I got some fun goodies to play with!  And my colors were perfect for a Christmas theme, so I went with it!!

Warning, this post is picture heavy, more than my usual three!  Just thought I would give you a heads up that it might take a few seconds longer to load.

Supplies:  Pattern Paper-Carta Bella (Merry and Bright); Cardstock-American Crafts; Stickers/Brads/Deco Chipboard-Carta Bella (Merry and Bright); Banner Pennants-Basically Bare; Doily-Wilton; Flair-JC Penny; Stapler-Tim Holtz; Mist/Sorbet paint-Art Anthology; Adhesives-Scotch ATG, Scrapbook Adhesives, EK Success Glue Pen; Punches-EK Success 

Silhouette Cameo with the following file
Design ID# 35425

You can see the paint dimension here.  Yes, that is me in an elf hat!  And I am pointing to "Totty the Sonic Elf".  I am so sad that Sonic doesn't have him back this year.

Close up of the title work.

That free JC Penny flair they were handing out went perfect with the blue mist color!

Just a shot of how I "hung" the ornaments on the page.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure to check out the Basically Bare blog and the Art Anthology blog for lots of great ideas on using these products together.  I can tell you...I already ordered more!  

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Cookies with Jillibean Soup

I have to say, this one came together pretty quickly.  The thing that took the longest was all that layering around the cookie picture!  Even though Grandma's Lima Bean Soup isn't a Christmas collection it worked well for this layout. 

Jillibean Soup
Pattern Paper: Grandma’s Lima Bean Soup/ Dry Lima Beans/Lean Ham/Vegetable Bouillon/Leek Bulb/; Soup Staples II/Red Salt
Pea Pod Parts: Grandma’s Lima Bean Soup
Die Cut Stickers: Grandma’s Lima Bean Soup; Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup
Banner Bites: Priceless and No. 1
Hexies:  Today
Cool Beans: Orchard Buttons
Corrugated Shapes: Arrows
Felt Blossoms: Red
Kraft Accessories:  Coin Envelope
Baker’s Twine: Red
AlphaBeans: Whipped White

Other Supplies: Doily (Wilton); Adhesives (Scotch, Fabri Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L); Silhouette Cameo with cutting file; EK Success and Martha Stewart Border Punch

Ha ha, don't laugh!  It's the truth!

Cut file title work... I want cookies!  These came from Hy-Vee and they were good.  I wonder if they will have them this year?!  Have a fun day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cute and Happy-Gossamber Blue Dec. #1

Whew, whirlwind of a week already and it is only going to get worse until Christmas is over!!  I haven't had much energy to scrap this week, but I have a bunch of projects done that I can share!  I am hoping to get a little scrappy time in at least once this week, but we will just have to see.

I got my Gossamer Blue kit last week and jumped right in.  Within a matter of a couple of days, I had three layouts done, edited and ready to post for the blog.  All of the layouts came together quickly, except for me going thru Silhouette files to use!

Supplies in Kit: Pattern Paper-Simple Stories (Teal), American Crafts (To Do List), Crate Paper (Couture), KI Memories (Timeline); Washi Tape-KI Memories (Patches); Stickers-Simple Stories (Fundamentals, Typeset), Doily-Unknown; Vellum Garland-Crate Paper

Supplies not in Kit: Flair-{a flair for buttons} Etsy shoppe; Twine-The Twinery; Adhesive-Scotch ATG, Scrapbook Adhesives and Fabri Tac; Pen-Zig

Silhouette Cameo with the following file:
Design ID# 31634

Just a little close up!

And another!  It was hard for me to doodle and it not be "perfect" but that IS the point of doodling!  And I ended up loving how it turned out. 

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Hope it's a good one.  And I am hoping for snow!  hee hee

Monday, December 17, 2012

Snow Fun-Little Yellow Bicycle Winterings Layout

This is up over on the Little Yellow Bicycle blog today!  Totally a different type of layout than I normally do.  I broke the page into sections and worked on each one individually.  I like how it turned out, but it did take me a bit longer than normal!

Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Embellishments, Letters-Little Yellow Bicycle (Winterings); Doily-Wilton; Pearls-Recollections; Twine-May Arts; Adhesive-Scotch ATG

I tied some twine around that banner, just for some added fun!

Love those vellum taps-no pun intended!

I would love it if you would leave me some love over there!  I just realized...Jetson will be on my layout for tomorrow also.  I guess it's just his week on the blog!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Always Wear a Fun Hat!-Jillibean Soup

Honestly, I have no idea which layout is my favorite that I have done for Jillibean Soup!  I think one is and then I look at another and decide that is the one!  This one is definitely one of the top two.  I love the pop of orange all over and these pics of Carleen and Higgins are so good!

Jillibean Soup
Pattern Paper: Grandma’s Lima Bean Soup/Leek Bulb/Vegetable Bouillon/Dry Lima Beans; Soup Staples II/Orange Salt/Turquoise Salt
Pea Pod Parts: Grandma’s Lima Bean Soup
Die Cut Stickers: Grandma’s Lima Bean Soup
Banner Bites: Priceless and No. 1
Hexies: Forget
AlphaBeans: Whipped White
Chipboard Alpha: Stained Canvas
Corrugated Alpha: Rockin’ Red

Other Supplies: Toothpick; 1.5 inch circle punch; Fiskars Border Punch; Adhesives (Scotch, Fabri Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)

Close up of the fun flower element I made in the corner.

And I got a little crazy on the title work here, but it goes with the fun "theme" of the layout.

Thanks for stopping by today!! I have been a busy little beaver working on layouts to share with you!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Jillibean Soup and "Our Couch Potato"

Here is one of my layouts from my guesting gig over at Jillbean Soup this month!  I used the Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup collection here along with a few other bits and pieces.  

Note:  Supply listing will be different than normal, I didn't want to have to type it twice! Yes, call me lazy!

Jillibean Soup
Pattern Paper: Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup/Stewed Tomatoes/Garlic Flakes/Fresh Baby Spinach/Frozen Peas/Cheese Tortellini; Soup Staples II/Navy Salt
Corrugated Sheet: White
Pea Pod Parts: Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup
Die Cut Stickers: Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup
Banner Bites: Priceless and No. 1
Hexies:  Today
Soup Labels: Funny Sayings
Cool Beans: Orchard Buttons
Epoxy Buttons: Game Day
Kraft Plain Tag:  Large
Baker’s Twine: Red/Olive
Chipboard Alpha: Stained Canvas

Other Supplies: Adhesives (Scotch, Fabri Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L); EK Success Border Punch

Close up of the fun embellishments

Title work close up

I had a lot of fun with this Christmas collection to make a non-Christmas layout!  I will have more Jillibean Soup projects soon!!