Thursday, April 30, 2015

Storm Drain Art- {a flair for buttons} and Jillibean Soup

I said I would be back today!  I am sharing this layout over on the {a flair for buttons} blog today.  I used some of the very first flair that I got from Shelley, back before I was on the team. I have been a long time fan of her flair!

I am digging the new Jillibean Soup "Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup" collection and the papers worked SO WELL with this picture.  I have had this printed for over a year and never found anything that I wanted to make a layout with for it!


Supplies: Pattern Paper, Die Cuts, Wood Veneer, Stickers-Jillibean Soup; Flair-{a flair for buttons} Retro Cameras 1; Letters; American Crafts; Twine-May Arts; Enamel Dots-My Mind's Eye & Teresa Collins; Adhesive-ThermOWeb

I love this particular set of flair.  I think I now have one left out of the six.  It went so well with my picture and the papers, I couldn't help but use three of them.  

And I wondered what I was going to do with all the "rain" themed stuff in the collection!  I don't seem to have a problem using it.  I love that flair goes so well with everything, even wood veneer and crazy pictures of decorated storm drains!


AND there is a sale!!!!  Grab some flair!

That's all from me today!  I will probably be back tomorrow with another Jillibean layout that I did for the Maya Road design team call.  I am in the mood to write, which is a good thing for the little 'ole blog!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Coffee or Tea Anyone?? ThermOWeb and Jillibean Soup

Quick post today for here, but this was over on the ThermOWeb blog last week.  You can find details on how I created it HERE.  This is such a fun and quick gift giving idea!

I used the Summer Red Raspberry Soup collection from Jillibean for this.  So fun and I love the colors.  Tied right in with the basket!

Supplies:  Pattern Paper, Die Cuts-Jillibean Soup; Doily-Doodlebug Design; Ribbon-Unknown; Twine-May Arts; Silhouette Cameo with a cut file; Adhesives and DecoFoil-ThermOWeb

The layer that the bow is tied around it covered in Opal DecoFoil from ThermOWeb.  It was applied to the DecoFoil foam adhesive and then embossed thru my Cuttlebug.  

Here is a close up of the front of the berry basket.  You can pick these baskets up at your local craft store or order online.  I have a few in my stash now!

You can see the layers better in this picture.  

You can see a little of the embossing.  I will say the Opal DecoFoil is a hard one to photograph!  


Alright, I blogged before work and I am off to the daily grind!  Have a great Wednesday and I will be back tomorrow for sure!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Collecting Happy Moments-Gossamer Blue & Maya Road

Ever have a layout that you have the perfect title for, then the layout makes the title go by the wayside?!  Yep, that happened with this one.  The title I had in my head was NOT the one that it ended up being at all.  It was going to be something funny like 4 Ring Circus, Herding the Gang, etc. It came down to "Collecting Happy Moments"!

I used my April Gossamer Blue kit combined with some goodies from Maya Road for this project.

Supplies: Pattern Paper-Gossamer Blue, Crate Paper; Stickers-Crate Paper; Die Cuts-Elle's Studio; Enamel Dots-Teresa Collins; Pins, Bird, Ruler, Canvas Heart, Paper Twine-Maya Road; Adhesive-ThermOWeb

I had no idea what I was going to do with that bouquet of flowers sticker, so I stuck it under something with the flowers just peeking out.  And the canvas heart just kind of went along with the direction I was going.

And yes, this is another of my submissions for Maya Road.  I love this cluster area and actually the layout was built around this and the picture placement.  Once I had these things in place the rest just kind of came together. I purposely stamped the flowers twice before inking my stamp again. I didn't want them completely perfect.

And well, yeah, it's Monday again.  Those just seem to come around too fast.  Although, I am taking Friday off, so technically it could be my Tuesday!  Which ever it is, have a happy one!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Create Happiness Mini Album-Scrap Your Stash Blog Hop, Maya Road and Echo Park

Wow, that's a big title for a posting, huh? It's the monthly "Scrap Your Stash" blog hop and it worked out for me to play along again this time.  You may have arrived here from Juliana at 17Turtles which is great!  If not and you would like to do the entire hop, you can find the complete listing at the end of this post.

I created a mini album for the Maya Road design team call and I happened to use an older collection from Echo Park, Creative Agenda.  It was a perfect fit with the pictures from Carleen and Emily doing their painting date that I got both of them for Christmas.  WARNING-Picture heavy! 

Supplies: Pattern Paper-Echo Park; Embellishments-Maya Road, Echo Park, {a flair for buttons}; Doily-Doodlebug Design; Album-Maya Road; Chalk Paint; Foil-DecoFoil by ThermOWeb; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Twine-Maya Road, May Arts; Punch-EK Success

I  just painted all the edges with chalk paint.  It was easier and faster than trying to ink them all.








Whew! That's a lot of pictures. Thank goodness for Lightroom making editing them so easy! So, to continue on the hop, head over to Laura! I cannot wait to see her project. And if you need the entire list, here you go......


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Let's Get Together-Crate Paper & Maya Road

I recently picked up the Confetti collection from Crate Paper for an assignment that I had due in May for CREATE magazine. I decide to whip up a card with some of the goodies. And I am also throwing my hat into the design team call for Maya Road, so I mixed the two fun things together!

Supplies: Pattern Paper-Crate Paper; Embellishments-Crate Paper, Maya Road, My Mind's Eye; Doily-Doodlebug Design; Twine-Maya Road; Foil-DecoFoil by ThermOWeb; Adhesive-ThermOWeb

Those butterflies are actually out of kraft paper. They are meant to be put on a pin, but I carefully cut them apart and used DecoFoil to cover them.  The two were the perfect number for my card.


And I love these little envelopes. I know the dots were brown, but I am ok with mixing brown and black, aren't you? Envelopes are good bases to create clusters of embellishments also.  Bonus!


That is my quick posting for today.  I will be back on Friday with a mini album that I made for the call also. Plus, it will be the monthly "Scrap Our Stash" blog hop. Since I happened to use an older collection, it worked out for me to participate again this month. Here is a sneak......


As you can tell, I like them chunky! Here is hoping that I do not cough my head off tonight and can sleep.  Sleep is always a good thing. Coughing, not so much! Happy Wednesday. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Derp Mode-Cocoa Vanilla Studio

I have found a new company in the scrapbooking arena that I have fallen in love with! Cocoa Vanilla Studio.  They are based in Australia and have two collections currently. As soon as I saw them, I was hooked. Then I realized that Zoe Pearn (aka creator) has designed for My Mind's Eye and I loved some of her collections for them.  So it makes perfect sense!

This is the boy themed collection, Flying High. There is also a girl collection, Sugar & Spice. I had a hard time deciding which collection to break into first.  And I had a hard time cutting paper, once I did!


Supplies: Pattern Paper, Stickers, Flair, Wood Veneer, Cork Embellishments-Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Cardstock-American Crafts; Punch-EK Success; Letters-WeRMemory Keepers; Silhouette Cameo with cutting file; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Ink-Prima

So, there is a loaded sticker sheet, flair, wooden AND cork embellishments that are in the collection. I just started layering a bunch of things together.

The cork stars come in different sizes.  I think four different ones, but I would have to look for sure. And the wooden embellishments are so fun with the darker accents.

I thought I should explain the title in the journaling, because no one except corgi crazy people would get it.  I love doing journaling on my Cameo. I know people want to see actual handwriting, but mine is not the best and hard to read. For longer journaling I like the Cameo just fine.  I spend more time finding a font than I do actually coming up with what to write. 

And just like that another week is gone.  I have a post up over on the {a flair for buttons} blog today also.  Here is a peek of that project!  Come over and say hi, you can find me HERE.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

8 Details-Gossamer Blue and Paper Issues

Well, I skipped Wednesday, but I am back today.  That darn stuff I was coming down with hit me hard and I was out for the count pretty much all day Tuesday and most of Wednesday. Hoping it is just a cold and will take a while to get over it. 

I still have a few projects from the Paper Issues online crop to share, so I thought I would share one of them here today.  That crop was a great way to get me to use up some of the Gossamer Blue kits that I had stashed and not really used.  This was for a "scrap yourself" challenge.  Warning, I am loving circles lately!

Supplies: Pattern Papers-Teresa Collins, Gossamer Blue, Chickaniddy Crafts; Doily-Elle's Studio; Embellishments-Teresa Collins, Gossamer Blue, My Mind's Eye; Twine-The Twinery; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Mist-Heidi Swapp

Watch out, I used a rub on!  Actually, it wasn't too painful and I like how it looks.  I need to use more of them, instead of staring at them and just passing them on by.

This was one of my first selfies after I chopped all my hair off.  It's still one of my favorites!  I was in the "trying to figure out how to work this hair" mode.  Pulling bangs to the side is a great option!

Ok, off to take cold medicine and hit the bed.  I did the old wives tale of Vicks on your feet with socks and I really think it may work.  Although, it was actually Mentholathum, not Vicks!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Saturday Socializing-CREATE Magazine and Echo Park

This is a quick share today of a layout that is in the March issue of the CREATE magazine.  The May issue of the magazine is right around the corner and I have been working on a few projects for it! If you want to check out the March issue you can find the download link right HERE.

This was for the "theme" challenge and I choose the friends version.  All puppies need friends! 
Supplies:  Paper, Chipboard, Stickers, Brads-Echo Park; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Silhouette Cameo

The letter stickers in the collection were all different colors, so I just decided to go with it and use them!  Chances are if I didn't, they possibly would not get used. 

I love adding things in obvious, but not obvious places.  Like this flair piece as the lens.  

Alright, that is all I can do for this Monday.  I have been fighting something all weekend, that made me have a fever Saturday night.  So I have been pretty wiped out.  I will be back probably on Wednesday!  Happy Monday!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bed*Hogs-Fancy Pants Design Sketch

I always seem to "miss" when Fancy Pants has a sketch out, but this time I happened to catch it!  And with a little time to scrap I played along. You can see the sketch on the Fancy Pants blog, HERE.

I didn't change this sketch up much at all. It worked with my picture and everything just fell into place. And sadly, this just about uses up my True Friends collection (insert sad face here). This has to be one of my favorite collections over the past year. The colors are great, the embellishments fun, and it was just so easy to work with. 

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Die Cuts, Stickers, Tags-Fancy Pants; Hanger-Maya Road; Letters-American Crafts; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Punch-Martha Stewart

I am in love with creating clusters.  Here I added a "back" to the tag and then placed some fun die cuts and that sticker on it.  I found the little hanger from Maya Road at my LSS and just had to add it there. I popped the star stickers up with some of my favorite foam adhesive.  

I had to think about the title for this page. Wellllll, not really! We call them bed hogs all the time. The more bed, the better for them. At least they think so. 

And that wraps up Tuesday here on the blog.  Hoping to be back on Thursday, if not before! Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Twin Adventure-17turtles and Paper Issues Team Up

Hey there!!!   First of all, I have a sweet layout up over on the 17turtles blog using the Heartfelt Background, which I cannot wait for you to see! You can check that posting out HERE. But on my blog I am sharing this layout for the 17turtles and Paper Issues team up that is going on over on the Paper Issues blog.   You can find out more about the team up and a chance to win a gift certificate to 17turtles on the Paper Issues blog. 

I used my Gossamer Blue March kit, along with some stuff from my never-ending stash!  And whoa, I even stamped a little!  

Supplies:  Pattern Papers-Gossamer Blue, Pinkfresh, Pink Paislee; Cardstock-My Mind's Eye; Embellishments-Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye, Doodlebug Design; Stamps-March Gossamer Blue; Letters-Pink Paislee; Silhouette Cameo; Ink-Memento; Adhesive-ThermOWeb

17turtles Die Cut File
Eggcellent Adventure

This technique you can do with any type of cut files!  Just create an offset that is slightly bigger than the original file.  Select NO CUT in the cut lines setting for the offset and cut for the word (in this case), and then use your sketch pen.  Once that is completed, select NO CUT for your word and then Cut for the offset.  This will then just cut the outline around the sketched item! This particular word cut file is a great one to try this with.  

These two cuties crack me up!  And I wanted to use this 3x4 card, but it just didn't flow with the layout.  Nothing a few embellishments couldn't fix.  The heart and the bloom tied everything together.

Here is a sneak of what you will find over on the 17turtles blog for my project.  Hope you enjoy it!


Thanks for stopping by today.  I will have a fun Fancy Pants layout up for tomorrow!  Have a great Monday.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Don't Forget To Be Awesome-DecoFoil and ThermoWeb Fun

April 3, really?  Ok, the month is already flying by and it just started. I have so many projects lined up to share, but this one is the pick for today!

I have this card up over on the ThermOWeb blog HERE. There are some step out photos and a little about the process I used to make this card.  So go check it out if you want to see the "details". I also talk a little about the DecoFoil process that I used, how it works and what to expect. 

Supplies:  Cardstock-American Crafts; Pattern Paper, Embellishments-Teresa Collins; Ribbon-Bazzil; Twine-May Arts; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Foiling-DecoFoil by ThermOWeb

My card theme was "New Job", so I thought this sticker from the collection was a perfect addition.  Instead of just your ordinary "congrats". And I cut the doily with my Silhouette from a sheet of toner paper that I had made up at Kinko's/Fed Ex.


My gold DecoFoil stash is getting down to about nothing! So I worked with what I had and I actually like this distressed look that I got by the pieces of foil transfer sheets that I choose. I pieced this together pretty much, but it still looks like one piece of foil. 


That wraps up another week on the blog here. I will be back on Monday with a 17turtles layout for the team up with Paper Issues. More on that later. Have a great weekend and a Happy Easter.