Thursday, August 23, 2018

Summer Scrapping Series Wander Hybrid Layout

Hey there!  I am excited to share with you today that I am participating in Audrey Yeager's Summer Scrapping Series on YouTube.  It's been a week a month summer series of videos encouraging people to scrap those summer photos!

You can find Audrey's channel HERE.  And Cheryl from FiddleDeeDee Designs and I used the same digital template and you can find her channel HERE. 

I did this hybrid layout, along with a video showing some of my hybrid process (or a lot, depending on how you look at it!).  I also used a digital kit from Becca Bonneville.

The video is at the bottom of this video!  I would love it if you wanted to head over to YouTube and subscribe!!  

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Supplies: Digital Kits-Let's Get Lost (Becca Bonneville) and Fun in the Sun Dressed Up (FiddleDeeDee Designs); Adhesives-Therm O Web; Foil-DecoFoil (Silver and Champagne; Twine-May Arts; Sequins-WeRMemory Keepers; Paper-Red River Linen; Printer-Epson 1430; Silhouette Cameo with Print and Cut

I think this corner is one of my favorite parts of the entire layout.  Actually each section is, but hey a girl can have choices right?!!  
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There is a funny story about these sunglasses.  I hadn't told anyone or shown Audrey my layout yet and she posted a layout today where she used DecoFoil on sunglasses!  LOL  Great minds!

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And trust me, if you take me on a trip for directions you are going to take a scenic route and probably NOT on purpose!  So, I had to use that phrase strip.

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And here is the video!  Be sure to tell me what you like or would want to see and I will see what I can do!

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.
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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!