Friday, April 24, 2015

Crocheted EOS balm pouches

Hi there!

I thought I would pop in quick and share these little EOS balm pouches that I crocheted for some friends.

 This one has a sweet little flower on it that I also crocheted.

 This is supposed to look like an owl for my owl loving friend.

 A little felt butterfly, love the pop of aqua and on the black pouch.

Then I decided that I needed little gift boxes for them, so I created a cut file for a butterfly topped box.

Here is a little close up.

Thanks for visiting!

Sketching for ScrapMuch?

Hi there!

Today I am sharing a page with my friends at ScrapMuch?.

I would love for you to pop on over and check out the DT reveal, and stick around to play along!

Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tickle My Fancy | Evalicious

HI there

I am sharing a new DT project for Evalicious, I have been having so much fun with the Field Notes collections it has been just perfect for documenting all our little adventures!

This layout features photos taken at a zoo near our trailer, this funny camel loved to be tickled and then tossed his head back and laughed every time, it was the cutest thing!

I really wanted all the colours in the embellishments to pop, so I started with a white background, adding some Distress Ink and then mounting it onto this fun MME polka dot paper.

You can see my trademark of lovely little clusters of embellishments around the page. These wood veneers are just amazing!

Clips, puffy stickers and page tabs adorn both sides of my central focal point.

A bit of stitching and doodling, round things off.

I love how the colours in this collection, play off my photo.

Evalicious Product list: (click on the images to be taken to the shop location for these items)

Other products: Patterned paper - My Mind's Eye; Cardstock: American Crafts; Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Amy Tangerine floss; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Smooch Sprtiz; Staedtler pen.

Also, I wanted to let you now that whenever you place an order with Evalicious, you can type in the code LAURAWHITAKER15 to obtain 15% off your order.  Just a little perk for following along with my crafty adventures and sharing my love of Evalicious goodies!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

mini album page insert | Tutorial

Hi there!

When I shared my latest reveal for ScrapMuch?, I shared a mini album that I created using the amazing "I am" collection by Simple Stories .  I thought I would share with you how I created this bonus page, it is really easy and adds a bit of extra dimension to my album.

I started out by measuring the height of the page, figuring that I would like it to come to the mid point between the 2nd and 3rd rings on my album.  This is 5.5 inches in my case, but yours could vary.  So I cut my patterned paper to 5.5 x 12 inches.

 Next I measured the width of my pages, which is 7 inches. This became my score line. 

 Thus making my page have a really great flap effect.

Next I rounded the 2 outer corners on the right, and punched my holes using another page as a template.

I decided to add a peek a boo effect on my page, so I choose a heart shaped die close to the size I was going for and ran it through my Cuttlebug, eyeballing the location.  I should have been more specific, but it turned out okay.


And closed....

And in the album....

 And closed and embellished...

This is what it looks like opened and embellished.

Super fun and super easy!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sketching for Let's Get Sketchy

Hi there!

I am sharing this sketch with the DT over at Let's Get Sketchy, the DT has created some super amazing pages to inspire you.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sneak Peek and a discount - Evalicious

Hi ther!

I am just popping in quick to share a little sneak peek with you, for an upcoming special project for Evalicious.

Also, I wanted to let you now that whenever you place an order with Evalicious, you can type in the code LAURAWHITAKER15 to obtain 15% off your order.  Just a little perk for following along with my crafty adventures and sharing my love of Evalicious goodies!

The  Evalicious DT has some super fun stuff lined up for you in the next little while so be sure to check back for more details.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

Let's Find Beautiful Things | Boys Rule

Hi there!

I have a new project created for my latest Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit Club DT assignment, that I would like to share with you today.

Are you surprised?  Yup, this is totally my first ever 8.5 x 11 scrapbook page.  I just really wanted to try it.  I honestly found it a little harder.  I like it, not enough to make the complete switch, but you may see more of these in the future.  I like the interest it adds to my album in mixing up the page sizes.  Weird? Maybe!

The story behind the photos, I challenged Timmy and some other kidlets at the trailer park to find a list of items found in nature for an impromptu scavenger hunt.

Supply List:  patterned paper: Jillibean Soup and Pebbles Inc; Die cuts: Jillibean Soup and Pebbles Inc; Stickers: Jillibean soup; Washi tape: Doodlebug Designs.

Non kit items: Doodlebug enamel dots; Tim Holtz distress inks and masks; Steatdler pen; toothpicks; VersaColour ink.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Birthday Wishes Title - A Free Silhouette and SVG cut file!

Hi there!

I am sharing this cut file with my friends at Boys Rule today, available in both Silhouette versions and SVG for those of you that use another type  of die cutting machine. hope you enjoy it....

Available in both Studio and SVG formats

Thanks for visiting!

Sketching for ScrapMuch?


I am sharing my latest sketch with my friends at ScrapMuch?, I hope you hop on over and join in on the fun!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cards Class

Hi there!

I thought I might share some of the classes that I created for the ScrapMuch? Spring Retreats that took place in March.  Today I am sharing a card class that was fun to create and teach.

I opted for a feminine and masculine birthday card, these are always useful.

And an Easter card, since it was just around the corner.

And bendy cards are all  the more fun!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy | Scrap our Stash | Crate Paper

Hi there! 

I am back with a third post for the day.  I was recently invited to be a guest over at Scrap Our Stash, it was such a thrill to be invited! 

Brenda and Rochelle asked me to create a sketch to accompany their mood board challenge.  Check it out....

And this is their stunning mood board. 

Now I don't get to play with pink often, so I was all over this mood board! And the gold.... sigh!

I decided to use this picture of the hubs and I taken up at our happy place, seeing as we are looking all rosey and happy!

As I mentioned, the pink and gold from the mood board really caught my eye, but so did the geometric shapes and general girliness of the board, not to mention the "happy place' poster.

I had some leftover papers, stickers and chipboard from the Crate Paper "Notes and Things" collection so that seemed like a good place to start, then I added in some randomness in the form of more embellishments from my stash.

Flair, rubons, misting....

 Rosettes, enamel dots and vellum flowers - oh my!

Clips, stickers and stitching, too!

Supply list - Patterned paper, stickers and chipboard: Crate Paper; Vellum flower: Pink Paislee; cardstock: CTMH; flair: Evalicious; enamel dots: Michaels; rubons: Kaisercraft; mist: Smooch Spritz; rosette: American Crafts; 'happy', heart and arrow sticker: Heidi Swapp; doily: Petaloo; floss: DMC; the heart clip came from a local grocery store.

I want to thank Brenda and Rochelle for having me this month, I was super inspired by the challenge! I hope you all decided to play along, you can find out all of the information and link up here.

Thank you all for visiting!

3 Characters | Stuck?! Sketches

Hi there!

It is time for a brand new challenge at Stuck?! Sketches, which means it is reveal time for our mid-month sketch!

We have prizes from two amazing sponsors, too!

This is my fun and colourful take on the sketch....

These photos were taken in 2013, when we made a two day, one night stop over in Disney after our Caribbean cruise, it just seemed like the logical thing to do seeing as flights home on Sundays are so expensive for only a little more money we could stay and play in Disney!  Good math if you ask me!  hehe!

I mixed up a ton of manufacturers, like:  Basic Grey, Bo Bunny, Crate Paper, Echo Park, Evalicious, October Afternoon, Simple Stories. and CTMH - but I think they work so well together.

I have a couple of bins stuffed with packages of random or left over embellishments, it is super funt or aid them when I am creating!


This turned out  to be a bit of a stash busting project! I am loving doing that recently, especially since we may be moving in the next year and if I use it I won't have to pack it! ha!

Product List-   American Crafts Kraft cardstock; Echo Park, October Afternoon (hand cut Polaroid) and Simple Stories Patterned paper; Evalicious Flair; Crate Paper die cuts, bling and chipboard accents; Basic Grey rub-ons; Bo Bunny chipboard stickers; Echo Park stickers; Basic Grey flag; October Afternoon Chipboard; CTMH metal tab; Sharpie and Staedtler pens.

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope to see you linking up at Stuck?!