Friday, August 17, 2018

Be Awesome Hybrid Layout

Hey there!  I am back today, amazing right?  I swear, just when I think I have gotten all of it together, then I don't.  And it's not that I am ok with that, but that's just the way things are happening and I am just rolling with it.

I have a hybrid layout to share with you today.  The Lilypad has added some new designers to the store and let me tell you, their stuff ROCKS!  Like makes me want to scrap all the time rock!  I used Rachel Jefferies collection Wake Up and Be Awesome for this layout today.

AND for this layout, I did not use my Silhouette to print and cut.  I cut those elements out by hand baby!  If you choose the right elements, then you can easily do this.  I just printed everything out of Photoshop and went to work.  SO, there is NO reason for you NOT to do hybrid!  

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Supplies: Digital Kit/Bundle-Wake Up and Be Awesome by Rachel Jefferies: Adhesive-Therm O Web; Ribbon-May Arts; Enamel Dots-Unknown; Doily-Hobby Lobby; Epson Wide Format 1430 printer

Now...one of the things I LOVE about hybrid is the fact that I can do "artsy" things to my papers and if I mess up, I just hit delete and redo it before I print anything!  I know, I know total cheat method, but I don't do the artsy enough to be ok with the "where ever it falls" idea!

And I LOVE the black in the collection with all the other colors.  Those black leaves are actually what drew me to the collection and working with it.  I could see me using this kit over and over, because what I used on my page is a fraction of what was in the kit! 
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I loved the font the "be awesome" was in so it had to go on my page!  And if the picture on the layout looks familiar, it was taken along with those other sunflower pics!  I can tell in this picture that I was having fun, but my momma was on my mind.  These were in July of last year, so I was working thru some things.  Who am I kidding, I am STILL working thru things.  Losing a parent changes you, and when your parents are both gone, then it takes a little getting used to.  It's like a fog that you just have to work thru. 

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So, in short, I have been working thru things and the scrappy mojo just hasn't been available to do much more than my design team stuff.  And blogging, well forget that. I think the new normal is setting in, so I won't deny that I am happy about that and feeling like things are falling into their new places.  

So, that's all for today from me!  Have a good weekend and maybe there could be a blog post or a few next week?!!  HUGS

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Therm O Web and Gina K Designs Fall StampnFoil Release Blog Hop

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Hey everyone!!  Welcome to the Fall Release Hop for Therm O Web and Gina K Designs new StampnFoil release!  That is some yummy goodness right there!  You should have arrived at my blog from Juliana Michaels, but if not, no worries!!  I will have a complete blog list at then end of my post.
AND

There are prizes involved, so you are going to want to do the hop, comment and have a chance to win some goodies!  


I think everyone else on the hop may have made cards, but I decided I wanted to do a layout today for the release.  Those sunflowers were calling my name for these pictures I have from when we went to the sunflower farm last year.  It's a little north of town, so we took a road trip!

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Supplies: Cocoa Daisy July 2018 Kit; Gina K Designs/Therm O Web-StampnFoil, FoilMates; Adhesives-Therm O Web; Ink-Gina K Designs; Wood/Enamel Dots-My Mind's Eye and Simple Stories

Are you ready for some close ups?  First up all those flowers!  You can either stamp them, stamp and foil or just foil them.  Everything is sold separately, so you can tailor the items to what you like to do or want to try!  I will say, foiling with the FoilMates is super, Super, SUPER easy and a great way to try foiling.  

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If you look closely, the center of the solid yellow sunflower is stamped in brown ink and the teal flowers outsides are just stamped and not foiled.  The rest of the flowers are a combo of foiling and stamping.  They all look good either way!  And I tried masking for the first time on those stems and leaves.  I was excited how they turned out! 

Next up, I taped two of the patterned FoilMates from the release together using the Purple Tape from ThermOWeb on the back, to make a bigger sheet of patterned paper.  I used some water and Gina K ink to do a light wash of a couple of colors over the sheet. I ran the sheet thru the laminator after it dried to flatten the warping some. Then I foiled in in the turquoise color that you can see.  If you want to try this for layouts or cards, just be careful to not use a lot of water!

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I die cut the oval from the Large Oval set of Gina K dies and then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set int he middle of it. I felt like there needed to be something in that area, and that was the option I came up with!

Now, for the rest of the hop information!  There are lots of chances to comment to win so follow closely!!!
  • Comment on all the blogs on the hop!  There will be a random blog selected for a winner and then a random comment from all the blogs.  SO TWO chances to win there just by hopping and commenting.  You can win either the Graphic Sunflowers OR Thankful Leaves.  PLUS, Therm O Web will include adhesives, 3 packs of cardstock and 3 packs of the Fancy Foils in Grass Green, Sweet Mango and Wild Dandelion!  These are valued at over $100.00 each!
  • When you comment on the Therm O Web Blog you will be entered to win the ENTIRE RELEASE!  
  • Also, check out Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for more chances to win.  Be sure to follow, like, and subscribe or additional chances.  

Now, a list for the hop will help your chance tremendously I think!!!  Also Gina K Designs will be having there own party and you can find that HERE. 


Alright, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win!!!  And thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a wonderful week full of fun, laughter and crafting!  

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Waffle Flower Crafts and Therm O Web Team Up

Hey there!!!  Therm O Web has teamed up with Waffle Flower Crafts this week to mix things up a bit.  I am MORE than a little excited, since Waffle Flower has become a new obsession of mine! 

They have some of the cutest stamp stuff around and I cannot get enough of it!  I created a layout and a couple of cards.    ALSO, head over to the Therm O Web blog HERE and get in on the giveaway!!!!

Here's the layout I made.  I stamped and heat embossed in white over some Canson Mixed Media paper.  If I do this again, I will use the Canson Bristol paper, it's a little thicker and I liked how I could blend colors on it.

Supplies: Deco Foil, Adhesives, Clear Toner Sheets-Therm O Web; Stamps/Dies-Waffle Flower Crafts (Bouquet Builder 1 and Happy Days); Pattern Papers-Simple Stories, Jillbean Soup; Embossing Powder-Hero Arts Whiteh; Bulldog Clip-Maya Road; Vellum-Unknown; Zig Markers; Mixed Media Paper-Canson


I wanted a light, soft, colorful look to this and I think I got it!  These pics were taken at the last vet visit for Ella.  It's a monthly visit now for cancer checkup and to see how she is doing.  She is still in remission, so YAY!!!


*Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers Used for Layout
  • 22 Carmine Red
  • 26 Light Pink
  • 33 Persian Green
  • 42 Turquoise Green
  • 45 Pale Green
  • 48 Emerald Green
  • 50 Yellow
  • 51 Lemon Yellow
  • 81 Light Violet
  • 202 Peacock Pink
  • 222 Pink Flamingo
  • 803  English Lavendar

The cards are basically the same design concept, except the sentiment on them, but I have a video on how I put them together and how I colored them on the Therm O Web YouTube channel!  You can find the video HERE. 
Supplies: DecoFoil, Clear Toner Sheets, Adhesive-Therm O Web; Stamps/Dies-Waffle Flower Crafts (Let Love Grow/Doily Square); Cardstock-Gina K Designs for Therm O Web; Ink-Gina K Designs; Watercolor Paper-Canson Bristol Paper


These little garden sprites are so darn cute, I just want to keep coloring them!!!  



And here is a list of the markers I used for each section.  In the video, you can see what order I colored in and how I did the blending. 

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers Used

*Leaves and Body
33 Persian Green
42 Turquoise Blue
49 Green Shadow

*Strawberries
21 Light Carmine
22 Carmine Red

*Eyes
92 Blue Grey

*Flowers and Body
51 Lemon Yellow
52 Bright Yellow (this is the orange color)

*Flowers on Body
220 Tea Rose

*Background
302 Haze Blue (for blue card)
25 Pink (for pink card)


Thanks for coming by today!  And make sure to head to Therm O Web's blog for the giveaway!!  

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

You know that last post about how I was excited that I had an extra long weekend?  Well, it turned into a day longer weekend, because I ended up sick!  What the heck?!  It started on Friday, just being kind of blah.  I couldn't sleep well that night and then Saturday I felt horrible off and on all day.  By Saturday night my throat was so sore, I was whining!  Sunday, I started coughing and then slept most of the day Sunday, not to mention a fever.  Monday I just laid around and then Tuesday I called in because I still didn't feel good and my head hurt like someone had smacked me with a hammer.  I laid around all day, until this evening when I made myself get up and at least pay the bills!

But after all that, I do have a layout to share.  This was on the Lilypad blog yesterday, so I thought I would share it here today.  I asked the hive of creative minds what kit they would like to see done in hybrid and they picked a kit I had been eyeing anyway!!

Supplies: Digital Kit-Just Jaime Like a Boss Storyteller May 2018 Add On; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Silhouette Cameo with print and cut; Paper-Red River Linen; Doily-unknown; Tiny Attacher.


This definitely is NOT my usually color scheme, but I LOVE the look of this kit and everything about it!


And all that that paint, splatter and fun stuff!  It's so much easier for me to do it in digital!  LOL  I just did all of it before I printed out my page.  Trust me, I fussed with it a lot in Photoshop before I got it to look the way I wanted!


And it was the perfect kit to use to document starting my YouTube channel!  Plus grid paper, I am kind of loving lately, because it makes my journaling look halfway straight!  LOL

Have a great day!  I will be back tomorrow with a post for Therm O Web and one of my new favorites-Waffle Flower Crafts!  




Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Jillibean Project Share

Hey scrappy peeps!!  It's Wednesday and I am so not excited that it's a long weekend. HA!  Yep, and I am taking Friday off to make it even longer!

I thought I would share my projects that I did for the Therm O Web/Jillibean Soup swap from a couple of weeks ago.  I was sent the Bohemian Brew collection and some Mix the Media products to work with.

First up the layout I created.  I seem to be on a "square in a square" kick after looking at my last few projects!  But that's ok, I can mix it up now that I have noticed it!



To see step out photos and how I put this layout together, visit my post on the Therm O Web blog HERE.


Supplies: Pattern Paper, Die Cuts-Jillibean Soup; Twine-May Arts; Adhesives, DecoFoil, Clear Toner Sheets-Therm O Web; Doilies-American Crafts

This was one of the pictures from our photo shoot after we found out Ella had cancer.  The pink in the foil made those pink flowers pop in the picture.  Not to mention my purple hair!  LOL 


Then you know me, I love to have fun with my titles.  Doesn't matter if it's a play on words, or if it's just the arrangement on the page!  I wrapped some twine thru this one!


Then I had received a hanging canvas to work with. So I took the Woof, Woof, Meow fabric collection from Moda that I had received awhile back and used that to make my canvas.  BTW, this is a NO SEW project!  


Supplies: Hanging Canvas, Felt Flowers, Pattern Paper-Jillibean Soup; Adhesives-Therm O Web; Fabric-Moda; Silhouette Cameo with cutting file; Sharpie Pen; Font-Lobster.


I used my Cameo to cut the letters out of the fabric.  After I got them ironed on, I wanted the white letters to stand out more.  So, Sharpie pen to the rescue!  It works on layouts, so why not fabric?!!  


Shhh...I may have a stockpile of those felt flowers!!  LOL  I added some pattern paper vines, since some of the flowers don't come with leaves.

That's all from me today!!  I probably won't be back until next week.  But then again, I may surprise you!  Have a great Wednesday!!  








Sunday, May 20, 2018

Delightful You with Channel Announcement!!

I did it!  I set a goal for this year and it's taken me five months, but I finally have a youtube channel WITH a video to share on it!!!  A little excited, a little nervous and a whole lot of work to do in my future, but at least I have started!!!!

I have been thinking about a makeover for the blog and then I realized I had make a channel header for youtube. Make them match came to mind! So the blog is slowly getting a makeover. I have to thank Becca Bonneville for allowing me to use her products to decorate with!  

Here is the layout that I did the video for.  Just a "for fun, no assignment" layout.  This is a fully traditional layout, no hybrid involved.  Not even a cut file on this one!!

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Supplies: Pattern Paper, Stickers-PinkFresh (Dream On); Adhesive-Therm O Web; Wooden Button, Heart, Envelope-Maya Road; Enamel Dots-My Mind's Eye; Twine-May Arts; Doilies-American Crafts


Here are a few close ups of my layout
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AND here is the video!  And I would love it if you would subscribe if you like what  you see!!

Link to channel!
Katrina Hunt-Paper, Scissors, Glue and Hybrid Too 



Sunday, May 6, 2018

Art Journaling-Let's Try New Things!

Confession time, I have "bought" things before to art journal, but have never really done it.   Pretty paint, check....book to do it in, check....stencils, markers, stamps, check.....  Fact is, coloring tends to stress me out.  Add any sort of drawing to that....you see where this is going right?!  LOL

So according to sources, you have to practice coloring to get good at it.  I have been trying to practice as you can tell from a few posts that I have made.  So, it's not stressing me out quite as bad as it used to.  

Which leads to my project share today.  My first art journal page, but it's a hybrid one!  This eliminated my fear of drawing things, just print, color and glue them down!  Add things digitally to the background until I like it and wham!  LOL  

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Supplies: Digital Supplies-Dawn Inskip, Little Butterfly Wings, Lynne-Marie (all from The Lilypad); Paper-Canson Mixed Media; Printer-Canon Laser Printer; Glitter-Target; Ribbon-May Arts; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Markers-Zig Clean Color; Silhouette Cameo with print and cut

I had an idea and I wanted to see if it would work and it mostly did!!  I printed my background just on my regular sized Epson inkjet printer and also did some print and cut elements with my Cameo.  Then I took the black and white .png element files from the digital kits I used and printed them on some mixed media paper on my laser printer.  I knew if I used the inkjet, the black would just bleed if I tried to watercolor on it. Since the laser printer is an actual toner, I thought it might work and it did!!!  There was a "little" smearing but nothing that you can really tell!  This I can do!  

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So, the girl and the hush bubble were what I printed on the laser printer and then I just hand cut them out.  The mixed media paper is key (or something similar) because you want it to hold up to water.  Here are the marker colors I used:
  • 24 wine red
  • 26 light pink
  • 36 light blue
  • 49 green shadow
  • 69 blush
  • 71 flesh
  • 82 purple
  • 83 lilac
  • 97 pale green
And then I decided I wanted glitter on it.  Don't ask me why, I try to stay away from the stuff.  So, I smeared a little glue around in spots and then just poured the glitter on the page.  I put a piece of paper over it and then smashed it down.  I did tap the excess off (or parts that didn't stick) into the trash can...well, mostly!   Added a few more things and called it good!

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And this page was a page to me, reminding me to calm myself and it will be ok.  I am just going to say, I have been having some issues with anxiety over the past few months since Mom passed.  I have never had trouble with it before and it took a few months for me to realize what was going on, but I can say it's not fun.  I have been working thru it and have been doing things to help reduce it.  It's not all the time and it's not really triggered by anything that I can tell.  It just happens. And it stifles my creative side, which gives you a little insight as in what has been going on. 

So, have a great week and I will be back with a few projects using Jillibean Soup this week!  

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Happy NSD!!! Paw of Approval-Hybrid Layout

Hey there scrappy peeps!  Happy NSD.  I meant to get this post up last night, but the schedule didn't work!  Opps, I think it was my fault!

Anyway, I have a couple of hybrid projects to share with you today that I did for a challenge over at The Lilypad.  You should come and play, because my challenge there is a 10.00 gift certificate up for grabs to a random person that plays!!

You can find my challenge HERE. 

And here is my first project, just a hybrid layout with some old pictures of Higgins.  Gosh, I miss that boy.

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Supplies: Digital Kit-Becca Bonneville & Crystal Livesay (A Dog's Life); Paper-Red River Linen; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Silhouette Cameo with print and cut; Doilies-American Crafts

Here I just sized down that journaling card to fit mostly in that framed area.  Isn't that pupper cute?!!  Love him!

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And this alpha, swoon!!  I love that it come in two different colors.  And bonus, I won't run out of the letters I use all the time!!  Win, win I think!  You could make these look even more like chipboard letters and just cut them out a couple of times and adhere the layers with the iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive.  I used the DecoFoil Foam Adhesive here, but I am doing the layers next time!

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That's all today, tomorrow I will share my first art journaling page.  It's a hybrid for the challenge, but it's the first time I have attempted anything like it!  Have a great and scrappy weekend!!!  

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Amber LaBau Designs Template Challenge Hybrid Layout

Hey there!  I am back today to share my hybrid layout that I made for the template challenge over on Amber LaBau Designs blog!  You can find the challenge template HERE.   And you can find Amber's products in The Lilypad digital store HERE.   You might even recognize some of the designs, because she does some work for Fancy Pants!  

So here's my hybrid take on the digital template.  I actually just followed the template picture and cut everything.  I didn't use my Silhouette or Photoshop to put the layout together.  I already had the papers from My Tribe printed from previous layouts, so I just ended up needing to print some of the elements from the digital kit to add to my project.

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Supplies: Digital Kit-Amber LaBau Designs (My Tribe); Paper-Red River Linen; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Silhouette Cameo with Print and Cut; Epson 1430 Wide Format Printer

One of my favorite things I have started doing is to print two of elements that I want to use and then stack them with foam adhesive.  It give them a little fun and unique look.  
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Here I actually started with the butterfly on the picture and then just started tucking stuff in behind the picture after that!  I had no plan, well, I usually don't!  LOL  
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And then I thought it needed a little journaling, so I just took some scraps of paper, a pen and went to work!  I like outlining journaling strips like this.  I just wish I could doodle better!
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Well, that's all from me today.  Hope it's a great one!  And try the template challenge, it's a fun one!  


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Deco Foil, Therm O Web and Brutus Monroe Share

Hi my scrappy peeps!  Therm O Web has teamed up with Brutus Monroe and we are all sharing our projects over on the Therm O Web blog.  I made a couple of cards that I wanted to share here today.

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I made this card and totally did not take any step out photos!  I got so involved with coloring and trying not to mess up that I just forgot!

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Supplies: Cardstock-Gina K Designs; Watercolor Paper-Strathmore 400 Series: Adhesive-Therm O Web; Sequins-Unknown: Wooden Enamel Dots-My Mind's Eye; Foil-Deco Foil in Spring Green; Deco Foil Clear Designer Toner Sheet-Branching Out; Circle Dies-My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn; Ink-VersaFine Onyx Black; Stamp-Brutus Monroe; Markers-Zig Clean Color Real Brush

Now, I am going to say coloring just hasn't been my thing, but I really have been trying at it (not really showing anything unless I have too!)  It stresses me out and just is not relaxing for me.  I had bought a few of the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers back when they first came out and I ended up giving them to my bestie, Juliana Michaels, who can rock the coloring!  Then I decided I wanted to try again not long ago, so I ended up buying the entire set.  Honestly, I think it makes it easier for me to have every color, so I don't overthink how I am going to do something!

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AND I even wrote down the colors I used!  LOL  Here's the list:
  • 64  Oatmeal
  • 92  Blue Grey
  • 97  Pale Grey
  • 70  Orange
  • 36  Light Blue
  • 31 Cobalt Blue
  • 68 Deep Brown
  • 45 Pale Green
The thing I found is that I need to use a paint brush with them and a little water.  It makes it easier for this "herculetta" to work with!  I tend to press hard when I write, color, etc and a very small paint brush makes it easier for me!

And here is my other card.  You can find full step outs over on the Therm O Web blog HERE.  I used Catherine Pooler inks for the background and stamping.  I think I love them!!  

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Supplies: Cardstock-Gina K Designs; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Deco Foil-Shatter Glass Silver; Deco Foil Transfer Gel; Doily-Unknown; Dies-Lawn Fawn: Stamps-Brutus Monroe; Sequins-Unknown; Twine-American Crafts; Ink-Verasfine Onyx Black and Catherine Pooler in Orange Twist, Aquatini; and Party Dress

I used the Brutus Monroe stencil with the Deco Foil transfer gel to create the silver dotted background.  I have to say, the transfer gel is one of my favorite ways to use Deco Foil!

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That's all I have for you today.  Be sure to head over to the Therm O Web blog, there may be a giveaway, I am not sure!!!  Have a scrappy kind of day!  


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

What Would You Want To See?

So, I posted this photo over on my Instagram account.  You can follow me on Instagram HERE.   And well, you should because I post cute dog pics, sneaks for things I am working on and random selfies! LOL

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Yep, that's a tripod to start filming videos of my projects!  Now, I don't know how many videos I will do all the time, I am not going to promise any number a week!  And at first, it may only be one, every once in awhile or for Therm O Web's channel.  BUT I am doing this!  It's been a goal for awhile now, and Carleen got me a tripod beyond my dreams for Christmas so that I can do it!

What do you want to see?  How long of a video would you sit thru?  I am going to say, the videos will be sped up some, because I am slow when I am doing a project and I don't know of anyone that wants to sit thru a three hour video of me making a layout and rambling on!  

I will also being mixing in screen captures, along with the project videos, for Silhouette tips, hybrid, etc.  

So, let me know what you think, want to see, or any ideas you might have!!!  I have the lights, camera, and mic, so now it's ACTION time!!

Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Hybrid Layouts for The Lilypad


Well, long time no blog.  I have found it so hard to sit down and just blog.  I am creating, not at the pace I was before Mom passed, but I am actually doing things and playing other than things that are due for my teams.  

On to more fun stuff!!  I have a couple of layouts to share that I have done for The Lilypad this month.  This first one is over on the blog today, with me talking about why you don't need a fancy wide format printer or an electronic die cutting machine to do hybrid layouts that are not just pocket cards.  Don't get me wrong I LOVE my machines and would go out and buy them today if they broke on me!  But I want everyone to know that doing hybrid doesn't have to be hard if you don't want it to be!

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Supplies: Paper-Red River; Digital Kit-Becca Bonneville Friend's Across the Miles; Ribbon-Gina K Designs; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Silhouette Cameo with Print and Cut; Doily-Doodlebug Designs

This layout came about from scraps from the next layout I will show you.  I am trying to get better about using up scraps of digital kits I have printed.  Let's face it, I usually print all the pattern papers in the kits!  

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This kit is actually "friend" themed, but if you know me, I like to use kits out of their original themes!  As I was putting this together, it screamed for a bow!  So, I put a bow on it....not quite a ring, but a bow!

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And it's a twofer today, since I haven't blogged in so long and I had made another layout previously with this kit. This kit actually screamed to me to use it, because I miss my bestie Juliana!  And I had a picture of us, from when I went to visit, that I hadn't scrapped yet.  So everything kind of fell into place!

And all that "paint/stencil/mist" is an element in the digital kit that I sized to how I wanted it on my paper and then just printed it out.  I am sure that I couldn't get that look in real life with my supplies, no matter how much I tried!!  LOL  

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Supplies: Same as above

Here I had printed this flower element in a couple of sizes, so I just stacked the small one on top of the larger one with foam tape.  FYI, yes that is a margarita and no, I hadn't had too many!!  I was tired from being up at 4am and traveling!  LOL

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I hadn't planned on using that little envelope, even though I had printed it.  At the last minute I got the idea to write on it and tuck it in behind the cluster! I kind of love how it looks!  

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Well, that's all for today!!!!  If you want to know a little more about hybrid without machines, head over to The Lilypad blog HERE to read my post!!