Friday, September 28, 2012

Love My Tapes Washi-Scrapbook Steals

WOW, it's my very last DT assignment for ScrapbookSteals.com.  The three month term has flown by and I am so sad to see it end.  BUT, I can't wait to see what the new team does.

Kerys, Regina and I all participated in the main ScrapbookSteals.com blog post. We were all sent three rolls of Love My Tapes Washi Tape to see what we could come up with!  Here are my three projects.

First up an altered canvas that is small and I can hang anywhere to remind me of this every single day!


Supplies: Canvas-Michaels; Letter Stickers-October Afternoon; Cardstock-American Crafts; Washi Tape-Love My Tapes Washi Tape; Adhesive-Multi Medium Matte Gel (Ranger)

I was trying to come up with different ways to use wash, because we ALL have a lot of washi in our scrapbooking supplies...well, I do!!  I found this tile coaster idea on this blog.  And those tiles....wait for it....13 CENTS!  The only thing I did different was to use my multi medium gel to seal the tiles.  BTW, that mug is one that Carleen made.  LOVE her mugs!


Supplies: Tile-Home Depot; Washi Tape-Love My Tapes; Adhesive-Multi Medium Matte Gel (Ranger)

Then I just covered some cardstock with a lot of washi and used my Cameo to cut this card out!


Supplies: Cardstock-American Crafts; Washi Tape-Love My Tapes Wahsi Tape; Twine-May Arts; Adhesive-Scrapbook Adhesives

Silhouette Cameo with the following cutting file:

Design ID #20505

And that concludes my last design team posting for ScrapbookSteals.com.  It has been so fun to get to know the girls on the team, Kristy and Brittany.  I will be back later in the week for more fun!!!






Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dogfest Weekend Fun

Just a quick post to post some pics from this weekend.  It was the annual DogFest at the park and we decided to be brave and take all four dogs!  They all did amazing and we are so happy that we took them as a group.  We considered taking them 2 at time...just so we didn't freak everyone out!

Sorry this post is short and sweet.  This week has not been a good one and I am adjusting to a new normal.  I am healthy, C is healthy and the dogs are all well and I am realizing that is the most important thing most of all.  Not everything else!  And there comes a time when you do realize who your true friends are.  

Me and the crew...

Jetson and Higgins...Jetson was having fun!

C. and the crew...

Sheldon and Higgins.  Sheldon did great for his first 
"many dogs everywhere" outing!


Will have an update tomorrow with more things scrappy!!!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Days Like This-Photo Swap using Cocoa Daisy Kit

There is a a story about this page, but it's not what you think.  A very talented scrapper Charity, who I met thru ScrapbookSteals. com (it's a community over there!) hinted about doing a photo swap.  She wanted to scrap those baby bunny pictures and some of the dogs.  So, I told her just to pick out some pics and send them to me.  SHE being the good scrapper has all mine done...me being the "better late than never" just have this one done (well, two pics!)

I pulled out the Cocoa Daisy kit from September and got busy.  The tag worked perfectly for a title on the page.  I do know these pictures were taken along the Oregon coast.
Cocoa Daisy Sept 12 Main Kit and Pattern Paper Add On

Supplies: Cardstock-Pattern Paper-October Afternoon (Woodland Park), Echo Park (For The Record 2), Basic Grey (Handmade Quilt/Flannel Suit), Lily Bee (Fussy Cut); Garland-Basic Grey (Clippings); 

Not included in kit: Adhesives-Scotch ATG, Scrapbook Adhesives and Fabri Tac; Doily-Wilton; Punch-EK Success/Fiskars; Ink-Prima Chalk Ink; Roller Stamp-American Crafts (Amy Tan)

Silhouette Cameo with the following cut file:
Design #11654

Closer look at the clouds and garland.  I thought it looked a little like a plane had just went thru with it dragging the garland behind!



Just a close up of the punched borders.  I used that Prima ink on them.  I am in love with the white on the darker papers!


It's a bittersweet week for me since I do my last design team posting for ScrapbookSteals.com on Friday.  The team has grown really close and it is so sad that our term is up.  We are all in denial!  So, that will be coming up, plus I will have a couple of other updates in week.  I don't know if I will get an update everyday, but at least three!  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Party Animal-Yippee #3!

Hee hee, I just realized I said something about posting a card "tomorrow" and instead I posted a layout on Friday...whoopss!!!  And I don't have any cards in the queue either.  Guess what I will be working on tomorrow night?!  I need to do that anyway!  

This is the third layout from the Sept. Gossamer Blue goodies that I received.  Only one more and then I will have my four done!  And yes, Ella is wearing a party hat.  This is from the pet modeling session that we had and April is so kindly letting me use the pictures on my layouts!


Supplies in kits: Pattern Paper-My Mind's Eye-(Bluebell Lively), October Afternoon (Woodland Park 8x8 pad), Pebbles (Sunny Days); Echo Park (Chevron Woodgrain); Journaling cards-Echo Park (Everyday Eclectic); Label stickers-My Mind's Eye(The Sweetest Thing);Masking Tape Stickers-Pebbles; Label Sticker-October Afternoon (Woodland Park); Die Cut Label-October Afternoon (Woodland Park):Chipboard Banner piece-My Mind's Eye (The Sweetest Thing Bluebell); Washi Tape-My Mind's Eye; Letter and Today Stickers-Echo Part (The Sweetest Thing)

Supplies used not in kits: Flair-{a flair for buttons} Etsy;  Adhesives-Scotch ATG, Fabri Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives; Punch-Fiskars (Star) EK Success (Border)

Photo by April Turner @ UTurn Studios 
All Rights Reserved
used with her permission


I wanted to tie in the purple on Ella's hat, so I had this piece of purple star flair that worked perfectly to do that.  

And I thought the raccoon tag just kind of "fit" with Ella!  

I may just post some random pictures from the weekend tomorrow!!!  Have a great day!



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bowling Shoes ROCK!

Since the girls came down, there are quite a few more pictures to scrap.  I LOVE the fact that these teenage girls have no problem making silly faces and are OK with the way the pictures are.  On the other hand, you will NOT see pictures of me making silly faces or weird ones anytime soon.  Well, maybe, we will just have to see!

I was flipping thru the pictures that I had taken to ScrapAPalooza and saw that those "fun" bowling shoes had grey as one of the colors. And then I found the  grey Jillibean paper. I usually don't worry about matching my paper to my pictures, but it just worked in this case.  So, I decided to go all out and do a girl layout with with the very boy line, Macho Nacho Soup from Jillibean Soup.  It actually worked out well with the red and blue also.

Supplies: Pattern Papers-Jillibean Soup (Macho Nacho and Soup Staples); Border strip-Jillibean Soup (Macho Nacho); Tags-Jillibean Soup (Silhouette file and Macho Nacho); Letters-Jillibean Soup (Neapolitan Bisque and Corrugated Alphas); Canvas Stars-Jillibean Soup; Adhesives; Scotch ATG, Fabri Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives; Pen-Zig Millenium; Punch-EK Success

Silhouette with the following file:
Design #30966

It took me about 20 seconds to come up with the title.  I even had the title before I started the layout.  I love it when it works out that way, because I get stuck on titles sometimes!  I also had these canvas stars that I had gotten in the Jillibean warehouse sale and hadn't had the perfect thing to use them on yet.  I know the "text" is not going in the right way, but I liked the way the star looked at that position.

And that die cut "WAHSSUP?" was adorable with the face she was making!

So, get those "themed" collections out and use them for something else.  You know I love to do that!



Monday, September 17, 2012

Strike a Pose Cocoa Daisy Sketch Challenge

I was a little caught up with things and decided to play along with the sketch that Emily had over at Cocoa Daisy this past week. I was drawn by how she had her title in the sketch. I have missed playing along with the last few challenges, time just got away from me or the mojo was lacking.  

I changed the sketch up a bit, you know I always do!  I added more pictures and spread out across the page more than the original sketch has things, but it just worked with my pictures.  And I know I keep saying it, but I have had these printed for awhile.  I just print pictures and think I am going to use them, then...whoops on to other pics!

Cocoa Daisy Sept 12 Main Kit and Pattern Paper Add On

Supplies: Cardstock-American Crafts; Pattern Paper-October Afternoon (Woodland Park), Echo Park (For The Record 2); Garland-Basic Grey (Clippings); Label-Jillibean Soup (Neapolitan Bisque); Wood Veneers-Studio Calico; Ribbon-May Arts; Button-Unknown; Letters-American Crafts Thickers (Aqua)

Not included in kit: Letters-American Crafts Thickers (red/white) and Jillibean Soup Corrugated Alpha; Adhesives-Scotch ATG, Scrapbook Adhesives and Fabri Tac

I need a spot for the "A" part of my title, so I just cut out the arrow from one of the journaling tags from the Echo Park sheet and used it to mount my "A" on.  And this kit had a LOT of the little people, so I am using them where I can find spots!

That garland was a fun little addition to the kit and I didn't know that Basic Grey had this!  Tip on taking it off the sheet...GO SLOW!  And you might try to pre punch out those shapes before trying to "tear" the garland off the page!  

Hope you have a good Monday...trust me, I am hoping I do too!  


Friday, September 14, 2012

3 Corgi Car Ride-Lily Bee Sketch

I had my Lily Bee papers still out from the layout that I done of Ella and decided to do the sketch challenge Lily Bee had posted on their blog.  You can find all the details here:  Sketch Challenge  

I did change it a little but not much. Left a couple of things out, added borders and extended the the bursts all the way down instead of leaving them at the top.  And yes, you guessed it...this is a picture that I had printed a while back with some others.  I had this left over, so I decided to use it up!

Supplies: Pattern Paper-Lily Bee Design (Double Dutch & Buttercup); Index Card-Lily Bee; Sketch-Lily Bee; Letter Stickers -Lily Bee; Flair-{a flair for buttons} Etsy; 
Adhesive-Scotch ATG and Scrapbook Adhesives

Silhouette Cameo with the following file
Design #9359

The sketch has rays on it with some stars above.  I decided to leave the star detail off and just create a ray pattern with some various banners out of the 6x6 mini pad papers.  I added a die cut and a flair button for a little fun touch.

Close up of the title/journaling card.  I loved that this card had a 3 on it and I could incorporate it into my title.  Bonus factor was that I had enough room for some journaling on there also.  

This basically uses up the Double Dutch collection that I had on hand!  Now to get started on that Buttercup collection that I adore, but subconsciously cannot hardly use because it's too pretty!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

You Are Here-Gossamer Blue #2

This was actually the first layout I did from my new Gossamer Blue kit.  It took me FOREVER, because I was at ScrapAPalooza and could not concentrate or even figure out what I wanted to do.  Plus, the morning is always a rush of getting your stuff in, get set up, get my demo/class stuff where it needs to be and figure out what time I am to do them, etc.  This time it just took me a little longer to get into a groove of being interrupted!

I felt a little guilty when I did this layout, because Sheldon is not in the picture.  But this was before we got him and I have a ton of pictures like that still waiting to be found and go on some layouts.  

Supplies in kits: Pattern Paper-Basic Grey (Afghan), My Mind's Eye-(Bluebell Lively), October Afternoon (Woodland Park 8x8 pad), Pebbles (Sunny Days); Echo Park (Chevron Woodgrain); Journaling cards-Echo Park (Everyday Eclectic); Label stickers-My Mind's Eye(The Sweetest Thing); Twine-Unknown; Glassine Envelope-Unknown; Bling-EK Success (French General); Washi-My Mind's Eye; Masking Tape Stickers-Pebbles; Label Sticker-October Afternoon (Woodland Park); Die Cut Label-October Afternoon (Woodland Park)

Supplies used not in kits: Doily-Wilton; Wooden Button-American Crafts; Flair-{a flair for buttons} Etsy;  Adhesives-Scotch ATG, Fabri Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives; Punch-Fiskars/Jenni Bowlin Ticket Punch and Star Punch; Tag-Staples

Lexi sewed my bag for me, so that the journaling card would stick out.  
I just punched some shapes and thru some buttons in the bottom of it before she did.  

I tucked a whole bunch of the Echo Park journaling cards in behind a layer.  It just looked a little bare up there and I thought those cards would look fun sticking out.  And again with the flair!  Sorry, no not really, I am loving the flair!


How about a card for tomorrow?  I have a few more layouts that are ready and waiting, but I know I have a card out there also!



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Let's Stay Home Card

Card time again!!  I knew when I saw this Silhouette shape in the online store that I had to use it for a card.  This was even before I knew that it was a Jillibean shape.  I just had to have it.  I am a sucker for a clipboard in everyday life.  So, a clipboard in the store that I could make out of any paper I wanted to use for an embellishment OR a card....sweet!

Supplies:  Pattern Paper-Jillibean Soup (Macho Nacho Soup); Stickers-Jillibean Soup (Neopalitan Bisque); Die Cut-Jillibean Soup (Macho Nacho Soup); Twine-May Arts; Adhesives-Scotch ATG, Scrapbook Adhesives; Ink-Prima Ink

Silhouette Cameo with the following files:
Design #30961

Design #31769

Just a side view!  I actually use the notebook paper pattern and filled the "paper" in the clipboard file!

Close up of the top of the card.  I popped the clip up with, I think, about three pop dots to make it look like you could actually squeeze it open.

Ok, we are back to layouts tomorrow!  That's it on the card front for now.  I do need to post my card/tag class project for the month. (I kind of need to get it done first though...shhhhh, don't tell!)




Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Teething Blues-Gossamer Blue #1 (Sept)

I just adore this picture of Sheldon, even though I know he wasn't feeling good at the time.  He was teething like crazy and just felt miserable.  All he wanted to do was chew.  I caught this picture while I was home at  lunch one day.  He looks so tiny here!


Supplies in kits: Pattern Paper-My Mind's Eye (Bluebell Variety and BlueBell Lively), Basic Grey (Afghan), October Afternoon (Cat Tail Pond & Magpie Field), Pebbles (Sunny Days): Journaling card-Echo Park (Everyday Eclectic); Label stickers-October Afternoon (Woodland Park); Chipboard-My Mind's Eye (Bluebell Bright); Buttons-October Afternoon; Letters-American Crafts Thickers and Pebbles: Velvet Ribbon-October Afternoon

Supplies used not in kits: Doily-Wilton; Twine-May Arts; Wooden Camera-Studio Calico; Flair-{a flair for buttons} Etsy; Letter Stickers-October Afternoon; Adhesives-Scotch ATG, Fabri Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives; Punch-EK Success

Close up of the camera, flair and Sheldon's big ear!

Just a cluster!  I cut that dark blue label in half, so I could get double the use out of it. 

Well, this is the first one for my Gossamer Blue kit this month.  I have two more already done and in the posting queue here on the blog.  One more to go and my four will be done for September.  



Monday, September 10, 2012

His Favorite Sit and Watch Spot

The other day I was lucky enough to catch Jetson at the back door laying down with his little furry feet stretched out behind him.  This is what I love seeing when I come out of the kitchen, into the garage.  The door leads out to our patio and backyard.  It's the perfect vantage spot to squirrel and bird watch for the dogs.  I could not believe that he actually stayed there while I went and grabbed the camera and set up for the shot.  

Supplies: Pattern Paper-Jillibean Soup (Country Pumpkin Chower & Soup Staples); Die Cuts-Jillibean Soup (Country Pumpkin Chowder); Letters-Jilliban (Corrugated Alphas), American Crafts; Flair: {a flair for buttons} Etsy; Twine-May Arts; Punch-EK Success; Adhesives-Scotch ATG, Fabri Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives

The title close up. I actually changed my mind several times on exactly what this title was going to be, but I finally settled on one!  And I had to use that flair for the "o" in favorite!

Close up of the trees.  I cut them out of a sheet of the pattern paper and then just alternated popping them up.  

Alright, I need to go write a few more blog posts!  Have a wonderful Monday!



Friday, September 7, 2012

Sew Ribbon Anyone?

Wow, I can't believe that this month marks the end of my ScrapbookSteals.com design team term.  It has been so fun to work with Kristy and the gang over there.  I am sure the new team will be fabulous and I can't wait to see who makes it.

I worked with the We R Memory Keepers Sew Ribbon.  I got the Flower shaped tool and the two different ribbon packs in a purple color. These ribbon packs have a lot of product on them and would be great to have in your scrapbook supplies for a weekend away/retreat.  

I made a card first, using an ombre (graduation of color) technique that is popular right now.

Supplies: Cardstock-American Crafts; Butterflies and Sticker Phrase-Little Yellow Bicycle (Elizabeth Park/Fresh Clothesline); Ribbon and Sew Ribbon Tool-We R Memory Keepers; Adhesive-Scotch ATG, Fabr Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives

Love that crochet ribbon that is in one of the ribbon packs.  


I happened to have the Scallop tool on hand, so I volunteered to do a project with it also.  I decided on a layout, to show some versatility in the tool.
Supplies: Pattern Paper, Die Cuts and Chipboard Embellishments-Studio Calico (Heyday); Sew Ribbon Tool in Scallop-We R Memory Keepers; Ribbon-May Arts; Ink-Prima Chalk Inks; Punch-EK Success; Letters-American Crafts Thickers and Studio Calico Letter Stickers; Adhesives-Scotch ATG, Fabri Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives

Silhouette Cameo with the following cut file
Design #25119


Close up of the Scallop and my bow...

So, as you can see these are pretty versatile to use.  I had only used them on cards before trying it out on my layout.  I think I will be pulling these out a little more!  So, head over to the ScrapbookSteals.com blog and let me know you were there!  So sad this is my last full posting.





Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Her Sweet & Happy Smile

Funny story about the last LilyBee release.  I LOVED Buttercup and knew that I would do my usual two sheets of everything, but I wasn't sure about the Handmade and Double Dutch collections, so I just did one sheet.  Guess which ones I have used the most of?!  hee hee

This is another picture from our pet modeling shoot that April @UTurn Studios did for us.  I thought the Handmade collection was perfect with the background in the picture.  I did have a hard time choosing a picture, because Sheldon has some that are a banner background, but I felt like this one went better.  Ella is just too darn cute here!


Supplies:  Pattern Paper-LilyBee Design (Handmade); Cardstock-American Crafts; Letters-LilyBee and American Crafts; Die Cuts-LilyBee Design;  Button-Basic Grey; Flair Button-{a flair for buttons} Etsy shoppe; Tag-Staples; Doily-Wilton; Index Card-LilyBee Design; Wooden Camera-Studio Calico; Twine-May Arts; Adhesive-Scotch ATG, Fabri Tac, Scrapbook Adhesives and Martha Stewart Glue Pen

Silhouette Cameo with the following files:

Design #30290

Design #28323
(this one is hard to really see, as I ended up tucking in under the doily and above the polka dot index card)

Photo by April Turner @ UTurn Studios 
All Rights Reserved
used with her permission



Just made a cluster!  I found these Basic Grey buttons in my stash that the colors went really well with the papers. I backed the hole in the camera with some paper from the 6x6 mini pad I had.

Little banner under the picture and I had to add a fun flair button from {a flair for buttons} Etsy shoppe!

Really thinking about taking Friday off.  Monday just wasn't enough and Scrap A Palooza is this weekend, so I could spend the day getting ready on Friday! (never ever works out that way, but I would like to think it would!)



Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Smile {smahyl} Card

I warned you yesterday....card festival!  But I got to looking and it's been a bit since I have posted any cards.  Truthfully, I think I was a little burnt out on them, due to the card class I teach and trying to come up with ideas for that class.  

Since I had the Jillibean goods out, I did this one (which is the habit I have gotten out of).  I LOVE the pink text paper and I am picking more up when I am at Scrap A Palooza this weekend.  And the red/pink woodgrain in the Christmas line!  I truly am a pink girl. 


Supplies: Pattern Paper-Jillibean Soup (Grandma's Lima Bean); Cardstock-American Crafts; Stick Pin and Smile Tag-Jillibean Soup; Ribbon-May Arts; Adhesive-Scotch ATG, Fabri Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives

I fell in love with this ribbon when I got the neutral striped one in a Cocoa Daisy kit.  Now I am in love with this red striped one also!  This was part of the ribbon that Ribbon Carousel has sent for the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker swap. 
And I {heart} bows like this!

Tip-When you see me use ribbon like this, I make my bows separately.  It is just easier to get a great bow and I love the way it looks.

That's it for this Tuesday!  Check back tomorrow, I promise it's a layout!  






Monday, September 3, 2012

Jillibean Happy 4 Card

Happy Labor Day to my US peeps!  I have always thought it was funny that it is called Labor Day, but most people have the day off.  I am sure there is a story behind that, but I just haven't take the time to look it up.

Jillibean Soup is celebrating four years of being in business this month and they are doing contests, prizes and giveaways.  The first contest was to make a birthday card.  I am sure this isn't a winning card, but it was quite fun to do and didn't take long at all.  I may do another (you can enter multiples), but I haven't decided! Fair warning, this has already resulted in making 3 non birthday cards.  So there will be a few cards on here this week. 


Supplies: Pattern Paper-Jillibean Soup (Grandma's Lima Bean); Cardstock-American Crafts; Scallop Sprout-Jillibean Soup; Letters-Jillibean Soup; Punch-Fiskars; Adhesives-Scotch ATG and Scrapbook Adhesives

I popped up the letter stickers and the scallop ring around the number 4.  I do believe this is the first time in a LONG time that I have not used any ribbon or twine on a card!  

Well, that's it from me.  I am going to enjoy my day off, maybe get out of the house and do something fun.  And you know there will probably be scrapping in there somewhere!  

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Everyday Eclectic/Basically Bare Banner

Hey there!  I figured I hadn't done a banner in awhile, so it was about time to do one.  The Basically Bare albums are perfect for making banners out of if you aren't a mini album person.  (hee hee, luckily I am a little of both!).  I used one of the new Oh So Mini albums for my banner, which contains chipboard, acrylic, cardboard and canvas.  Since the banner is longer, the full picture is a little small, but I have close ups of each banner piece for the details.



Supplies:  Pattern Paper/Stickers-Echo Park (Everday Eclectic); Album Pieces/Clouds/Frame/Gear/Chipboard Button/Chipboard Flower/Canvas Leaf-Basically Bare; Twine and Ribbon-May Arts; Brown Buttons-Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker; Tag-Staples; 
Ink-Prima;  Mists-Mister Huey's; Punch-Fiskars; Flair- {a flair for buttons} Etsy shop;
 Doily-Wilton;  Paint Pen-Zig; Pen-Zig Millenium; Misting Mask-Studio Calico; Adhesives-Scotch ATG, Fabri Tac, Claudine Helmuth Matte Medium, and Scrapbook Adhesives 


The first panel is of Sheldon and set the base for most of my other panels.  I "tied" the panels together by using the jute twine and flair on each panel.  I decided this when working on the next panel. 

On the canvas panel, I wanted to use my hexagon misting mask, since a lot of the pattern paper has hexagons. I did two different colors and sprayed blue/pink/then blue again in strips.  After covering the chipboard frame it still needed something so this is where the twine and flair came in.  I also misted a canvas leaf with green and used it as a mat for my flair button.


I love that Basically Bare's acrylic is so easy to emboss.  You can run this panel thru your Cuttlebug, but it is tight.  I had to do the panel in two passes.  I also didn't worry about the top where the ribbon was, I just left it not embossed.  I covered the gear in a starburst type of pattern added a tag with some jute, a sticker and some flair and called it done.  

I misted some doilies with pink and orange to place behind Ella's picture, along with one of the stickers from the collection.  It still needed something, so I added the strips underneath and then the embellishment cluster at the corner of her picture.  I loved the bare chipboard button just the way it was, but did add a bow with some twine. 

And I have to say, if you haven't tried making a banner, jump in!  They are easy and  fun to do.  And quite frankly, I don't think they take much time at all, especially if you use a collection kit of some sort and go from there.