Tuesday, November 17, 2015

CREATE & Memories-Scrapbook Generation and Pink Paislee

The new issue of CREATE magazine is up and running.  Sadly, this will be the last issue and I am going to miss creating projects for it. Be sure to read the Editor's letter from Debbie for details.

I have this project in the "Product Challenge" section.  I played with Gelatos (yay!) and some Texture Paste from Faber Castell, along with some stencils. I dug into Pink Paislee's Cedar Lane collection for the layout and I loved working with the colors in the collection.

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Canvas Tag, Transparency-Pink Paislee; Cardstock-American Crafts; Gelatos, Texture Paste-Faber Castell; Stencil-Wendi Vecchi; Flair-{a flair for buttons} Twine-May Arts; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Resin Owl-Maya Road

So, for my challenge, I colored Texture Paste with Gelatos and then smoothed them over a stencil. I then hand cut out the stenciled image and used them as embellishments on my layout!

Believe it or not, I did this at a crop I went to!  I honestly thought I was crazy, but luckily there was room to spread out, get messy and let things dry!

I took my leftover paste/gelato mixture and just spread it on a strip of white cardstock to create a pattern paper piece I could use as an accent on my page. Great way to use up the left overs!

Here is a shot of the cover of the magazine.  So fun as always! Head over to download the issue on the Scrapbook Generation website. You can find the link to download HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Fall Picking (Take 2)-ThermOWeb and PhotoPlay Paper

Well, if you popped by the ole blog last week, I had a post up about some cards on the ThermOWeb blog for our swap with PhotoPlay Paper.  I also mentioned that I was sharing a layout here on my blog.  UHHH.....I forgot that I had scheduled the post and hadn't added in the pictures yet!  So, we are going to try again!

This layout was a lot of fun to create and just play around with placement of things. I even used the animal print foil for a couple of my leaves!

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Stickers-PhotoPlay Paper, Cardstock-American Crafts; Adhesives and DecoFoil-ThermOWeb; Twine-May Arts; Silhouette Cameo with cutting file

The leaves were created with cardstock adhered to one side of the Hot Melt adhesive by running it thru the laminator.  Then I placed that into the Silhouette to be cut (or you could cut manually) and then after cut, ran back thru the laminator with the foil transfer sheet!

I loved the little berry vine sticker and thought it would look fun coming out from under a cluster of leaves!

Thanks for stopping by today and so sorry about the mix up.  I was fighting some migraines off and on all week and I just forgot I didn't have the pictures loaded!  Come back tomorrow, the new issue of CREATE should be live and I might share a project from it!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hello There Fred-The Cut Shoppe and American Crafts

How did it get to be so far into November??  I am not sure I am ready for the holidays at all, let alone everything that needs to be done for them!

Sharing this layout that was over on The Cut Shoppe's blog Friday using one of the new cut files in the shop. This was when we went to the pumpkin patch and they had some cut outs that really have NOTHING to do with Halloween, but hey, Fred, Scooby and company fight ghosts, etc so that works!


Supplies: Pattern Paper, Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Slice-American Crafts; Doily-Wilton; Corrugated Tag-Maya Road; Flair-{a flair for buttons}; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Silhouette Cameo

Endearing Eyelets 12 x 12

I just kept this layout pretty simple with all the flair going on in the middle of all the eyelets.  I did manage to get those layers behind my photo though! And this is a GREAT way to use flair, buttons, brads, etc.  Flair from {a flair for buttons} is my personal favorite, but there are quite a few ways to use this idea!

I snuck in one of the new Maya Road corrugated tags.  I LOVE these things and I am constantly grabbing for them trying to figure out how to get them on a layout. Plus, it gave a little texture to the layout, since I didn't use as many layers.  And I had to get a doily in there!

That's it for this Monday! Not sure what will be coming up on the blog this week, so stay tuned! Happy Monday!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Fall Picking-ThermOWeb and PhotoPlay Paper

Whee!!!  It's Friday the 13th and I am super excited about it!  LOL  And I am up over on the ThermOWeb blog today sharing some projects with DecoFoil and PhotoPlay Paper. If you haven't heard of PhotoPlay Paper, you can find their website HERE.  They are brand new in the scrapbooking arena and have some cute stuff out!

I have some gratitude cards up over on the ThermOWeb blog and you can find those and all the details on them HERE.  But I thought I would just share a fun fall layout for you today here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fall Card-Maya Road and PhotoPlay Paper

I am going to start by thanking all our current and past military members.  Today is Veteran's Day here in the US and we would not have the freedoms we have or that are currently being protected without these brave men and women. I didn't do anything "patriotic" for today, but I did want to honor them in this post today.  Thank you so much for all you do for us!

Fall cards and Maya Road's kraft embellishments, are a match made in heaven.  Warning I am on a card kick, so you may be seeing quite a few cards on the blog here in the next little bit!

I was up on Maya Road's blog on Monday with this fall card I made from PhotoPlay Paper's Autumn Memories collection.  If you want details and links to find all the good stuff head over to the Maya blog HERE to find my post.


Supplies: Pattern Paper, Sticker-PhotoPlay Paper; Kraft Tag, Envelope, Trim, Twine-Maya Road; Cardstock-American Crafts; Adhesive-Therm O Web

This card was simple to put together, but I love how it turned out. By just adding a pop of color with that Maya Road Rick Rack Vintage trim, it pulled the entire card together quite nicely!

And those kraft corrugated tags, swoon! I grab for them constantly, even if they won't work on my project, I try to make them!  And the twine with the gold shimmer just goes with everything.


I hope you enjoyed this fall card brought to you by Maya Road and PhotoPlay Paper!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, November 9, 2015

MERRY (Christmas) Banner-ThermOWeb and the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop

Therm O Web is participating in the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop this year and I was up on the Therm O Web blog Sunday with my project, but thought I would share it here today with you. You can find all the details on how I made the banner PLUS enter the giveaway for over $600 in prizes on the Therm O Web blog HERE.


Supplies: Pattern Paper, Die Cuts-KaiserCraft; Canvas Banner-Maya Road; Enamel Dots-Freckled Fawn; Adhesive, DecoFoil-Therm O Web; Doilies-Wilton; Ribbon-Unknown; Stars-Making Memories

Let's get a closer look! Some fun die cuts and DecoFoil letters are the accents on all the banner pieces.

And those stars, I dug from my stash!  We are talking Making Memories and I think I have had them since I first started scrapping in 2009!

And I love these canvas banners from Maya Road.  They just work with everything!

So there are a few days left to enter so go to it!!!  You can enter thru Rafflecopter HERE.  And here is picture of the loot you can win!

Now enter and have a fun and wonderful Tuesday!!  

Monday, November 2, 2015

Boo Bag and Card with ThermOWeb and DecoFoil

Hope your Halloween was awesome!!  We actually didn't do much and it was so rainy, we didn't even hand out candy.  It was a nice quiet night at home with a little crafting and watching the Kansas City Royals win over the New York Mets!

I did want to share this last minute Halloween idea that I did for ThermOWeb and was up on their blog last week.  You can get all the details of how I create it HERE on the ThermOWeb blog.

Supplies: Pattern Paper, Stickers, Die Cuts-Bella Blvd; Kraft Bag-Unknown; Cardstock-American Crafts; ThermOWeb DecoFoil-Gold, Pumpkin, Opal; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Photo Corners-ThermOWeb; Silhouette Cameo; Ribbon-Unknown

The purple DecoFoil worked so well with this older Bella Blvd. collection!  And I just had to put the big ole BOO on the ghost!

I used the DecoFoam Foil Adhesive, along with the new black DecoFoil for the eyes.  It made them pop just a little and it's so easy to use. I just hand cut these out and applied the foil.

And then the candy corn card...sigh...my favorite!  I used Opal, Gold and Pumpkin DecoFoil to make this.  I wanted to totally make more cards after this!

I added some Glitter Dust Photo Corners as accents, along with some sequins and just a sticker for the sentiment.  So easy, quick and fun.

You could create a bag for any holiday if you think about it!  A Thankful bag, a Merry bag (although Santa may have that covered), a Sweet bag, etc!  Hmmm...now I have some ideas!  

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Superheroes Unite-The Cut Shoppe and PageMaps Team Up

Thought I would pop in today to share the layout I did for The Cut Shoppe and PageMaps team up for November. I volunteered to take on the double page layout, not sure what I was getting into! I am usually ok with double page layouts if I have a sketch, so I thought I could pull it off.

And after we took the dogs to Pets and Pumpkins, well I had some cute pictures to scrap and enough that I could have made a few double page layouts!

Supplies: Pattern Papers-Crate Paper, Elle's Studio, Bella Blvd; Cardstock-American Crafts; Sequins-We R Memory Keepers; Kraft Stars, Wood Veneer, Kraft Tag-Maya Road; Letters-American Crafts; Marker-Copic; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Silhouette Cameo

Cut Files Used
Right On Target

Let's Make Music

The Right On Target file is the file that started this layout. You can see the sketch HERE that inspired me to use this cut file.  And it was too cute not to pair with a bunch of superheroes!
So serious Mr. Higgins!  He looked like he was so deep in thought, that the Hero cut file fit perfectly over his head!  And I just welded the stars from the Let's Make Music file, to create a longer set of them.
That foam Thicker statement was too white for my page.  Luckily, I was at a crop and Ms. Ann had a Copic marker that the color worked with my layout!  
I added lots of fun stuff around the title area, which included Maya Road goodies!  And Carleen took such a good picture of me, I was excited that I could use it!  (note, I usually take icky pics!).  I did pop the stars with 3D Foam Square from Therm O Web to make them stand out more. 

AND there is a fun discount code for you to use also!  Check out the details in the graphic below!

That's all from me for this Monday.  I will have to say, I am going to be digging this extra hour of sleep we will be getting!  Happy Monday!