Monday, March 31, 2014

{heart} this-A Gossamer Blue Layout Share

I just realized that I have a TON of Gossamer Blue layouts to share.  I held quite a few of them because I used them for articles for the Scrapbook Generation CREATE magazine.  This one appeared in the February issue of the magazine.  If you would like to view the magazine or download it, you can see all the issues HERE.

I actually created this one in January at the crop in St. Louis!  It seems like a long time ago and it feels weird to have not shared it before now!

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Supplies:  Pattern Paper-Pink Paislee (Hey Kid), Gossamer Blue, Simple Stories (Daily Grind), Studio Calico (Printshop); Cardstock-American Crafts; Die Cuts-Simple Stories (Daily Grind); Flair-October Afternoon (Daily Flash); Vellum Stars-Studio Calico; Overlay-American Crafts; Adhesives-Therm O Web; Punch-Martha Stewart; Silhouette Cameo with Cutting Files (“love” this and pocket file)

Ella and Sheldon do this a lot when we are sitting on the couch.  Actually, Carleen is probably chewing ice and they are begging for it.  Sheldon is definitely an ice monger!  At the breeder's, her husband used to give the puppies ice, so the entire litter loves it!
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I used my Silhouette Cameo for a lot of this layout. I used a library pocket file to create a place to put my picture in.  Then I also used another cut file, a font and a sketch pen to create my journaling spot. 
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Try using a library pocket on your page with your photo.  I just enlarged this one quite a bit, but I like the look and will probably try it again.

I will be back with a 3 Bird's layout tomorrow that is a companion piece to a pocket page that will be on their blog!  Check back!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Let's Do Cupcakes with 3 Birds Design!

Today is all about cupcakes!  Well, the card kind anyway.  I sure could eat a cupcake right now also, if we want to talk about it.

I am up over on the 3Birds Design Studio Blog today with a quilled cupcake card inspired by Pinterest.  I also have some step out photos of how I made that card. You can check out that posting HERE.


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Supplies:  Pattern Paper-3 Birds Design (6x6 mini pad, 12 x 12 paper pad, 6x6 foil pad); Tag-3 Birds Design (3D Embellishment Kit); Ink-Prima Chalk Ink; Cardstock-American Crafts; Adhesive-Therm O Web

All 3 Birds products are from the Graceful Season collection. 

Silhouette Cameo with the following cut file:
A2 Cupcake Shaped Card
Design ID #44133

I love the 3D Embellishments Kit.  These are so well made and all the work is done for your when you use them!
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I used the green foil paper to give my cherry fun little layer in the background.  And oh my gosh, I INKED!  I hardly ever ink anymore, but it definitely added something to this card.
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And call me (maybe-HA!) naive and not thinking things thru, but I was always amazed at how people created shaped cards, but was at a loss as to how they do it.  Well, here you go!  As you can see the file was layered, one to make the base and then the rest to build the cupcake.  SMH, seriously, that easy?!
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So, now do you want cupcakes?!  I am off to a crop this weekend, which I should be packing for right now.  I am planning on spending Sunday doing a lot of pre posting for the blog, so I should have some regular posts on a more regular basis.  

Don't forget, you can get 3 Birds Design collection, Graceful Season, on HSN.  You can find the collection HERE.

Ok, off to pack!  Have a GREAT Friday and a fun weekend!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Summer CHA '11 Mini Album

Oh oh, I think Spring is here!  Which means Summer is just right around the corner.  Frankly, let's just let Spring stay awhile and skip over Summer!  Too hot!

Speaking of Summer, I am sharing a mini album that I did for Therm O Web adhesives, using some Imaginisce Perfect Vacation.  The album base is a Maya Road linen mini album.

I kept this pretty simple.  I used lots of the ICraft adhesives to attach my paper to the linen, which worked perfectly and less messy than a liquid adhesive.  I also threw in lots of the Glitter Dust Photo Corners in Black Nickel, because I just love the "old" look they have and it worked perfectly with my white bordered pictures. 


If you would like to see step out photos, you can find them on the posting over on Therm O Web!
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Supplies:  Pattern Papers-Imaginisce (Perfect Vacation); Die Cuts-Imaginisce (Perfect Vacation); Letters-Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon and American Crafts Thickers; Wood Embellishments, Twine and Mini Album-Maya Road; Wood Veneer Camera-Studio Calico; Star and Flower-Paper Bakery; Adhesives-Therm O Web (ICraft, Zots, Foam Squares and GlitterDust Corners)

Two sweet girls that I am now on the Therm O Web team with.  
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It was SO SO HOT in Chicago during this CHA.  Highest temps they have had in years.  
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Dear sweet Lanie was my road trip buddy.  She is still going strong and she is going to beat cancer I just know it. 
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Back shot!
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Alright, short post.  I will be back on Friday with a cupcake themed something!!  Have a great Thursday!

Friday, March 14, 2014

St. Patty's Day Fun with Imaginisce

Celebrating St. Patty's Day a little early here on the blog.  We attended the parade here in town last year for the first time and of course the camera came along.

This layout was up over on the Imaginisce blog yesterday.  I used the Welcome Spring collection with a little Perfect Vacation thrown in for good measure!  And I used die cutting elements out of a Kerri Bradford kit I had purchased a long time ago.  That fun shamrock banner is one of them!

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Supply List: Imaginisce: Pattern Papers (Welcome Spring, Perfect Vacation), Die Cuts (Welcome Spring), Bling (My Baby and i-Rock), i-Rock; American Crafts: Cardstock, Thickers; Adhesive-Therm O Web

Silhouette Cameo with the following kit from Kerri Bradford Studio

And I used the i-Rock tool with the i-Rock bling for the "gold" in the pot!  I just did a base layer of bling and then stacked more bling on top of it.
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I cut the banner out three times and then just layered it.  I even dug out my tiny attacher to attach it to my page. 
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Well, that's all from me today here on the blog.  I will be back on Monday with some more projects.  Have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New CREATE Magazine is OUT!

The new issue of CREATE magazine by Scrapbook Generation is out this week!  I have a few projects in there.  No article this month, but will have one next month.  I took a "vacation" from writing for March!



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

8.5 X 11 Layout Love with 3 Birds

Honestly, I have been in a little of a rut lately with scrapping.  Or maybe it's with blogging?  I have a TON of projects to post that have been in the CREATE magazine using some fun paper lines and I am going to start sharing those this week on the blog and next week.  

Today I am sharing an 8.5 x 11 layout here and over on the 3 Birds Studio Blog.  It's a different layout over there, so go check it out HERE.  I like to mix up portrait and landscape layouts.  I think it gives me a challenge to come up with a design in a different type of space.  

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Supplies: Pattern Paper-3 Birds Design (Graceful Season); Embellishments-3 Birds Design (Graceful Season); Adhesive-Therm O Web; Pen-Sharpie

I love the 3D embellishments in the Graceful Season collection.  They are layered and it's hard to choose which one I am going to use and not hoard!
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And this chipboard element was perfect for the "derp" look in the picture.  I just happened to catch them with their tongues hanging out.  Although, I catch Sheldon with his tongue out A LOT!
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The Graceful Season collection is available on HSN now!  And They will be LIVE on the air tomorrow!  Sadly, I have no cable, but hopefully I will be able to check it out online!


Monday, March 10, 2014

Belly Rubs with Heidi Swapp

I thought I would share one of my layout from the February issue of CREATE using the Heidi Swapp collection, Hello Today.  I am in LOVE with the collection and have used it on a couple of other projects.

I love the mix of the blues, yellows and pinks.  They just seem to jump out and scream HEY!! scrap with me!

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Supplies:  Pattern Paper-Heidi Swapp (Hello Today); Chipboard Circle, Arrow and Tag combo-Heidi Swapp (Hello Today); Sequins-Teresa Collins (Family Ties); Washi Tape-Bella Blvd.; Tag-Chic Tags; Resin Flower-Paper Bakery; Doily-Wilton; Punch-EK Success; Adhesives-Therm O Web; Pen-Sharpie

Just a close up of how I had fun with the photo app from Rhonna Designs.  I love that there are some different fonts that you can play with.
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These sequins went perfectly with the paper collection, so I had to add them in!  
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Thanks for stopping by today.  I am planning on being more "bloggy" than I have been.  You know, you think you are caught up and then BAM, caught up no more!  LOL  Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Card Share with 3 Birds Design

Another week almost gone and it's close to the middle of March?  Someone stop the crazy time train, because I have stuff to do!

Today I am up over on the 3 Birds Studio Blog today with a layout using some selfie pictures.  Go check that posting out HERE.  But I have a card to share here on my personal blog today using the Quilled Cardmaking Kit for the Graceful Season collection.  

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Supplies: Pattern Paper-3 Birds Design Graceful Season 12 x 12 Paper Pad, Card & Tags-3 Birds Design Graceful Season Quilled Cardmaking Kit; Ribbon-May Arts; Adhesive-Therm O Web

I love how quickly I can put together a card with the kit.  The oval frame, purple banner cut and the sentiment are all included in the kit.  I just added adhesive, ribbon, and a little extra paper to complete my card. 

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This is the inside of the card.  I just cut paper to fit and then centered another banner in the window frame, adhered it and then added the banner and sentiment on top of it!  Viola, it's finished!

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And so excited to announce that you can now get the Graceful Season collection on HSN!  There will be a big online show the following week, but you can already order the collection NOW!  You can find it HERE.