Friday, November 28, 2014

Doodled Background Tutorial - Boys Rule

Hi there,

I want to share a technique with you that I used when creating a recent page for Boys Rule Kit Club,  I wanted to add a little extra Halloween goodness to this fabulous Simple Stories paper but you could try this with any theme of course.

 For starters a chose a fun small scale coordinating sticker.

 And I laid it on the page.

 Then I traced around it with a black Sharpie.

 It has great impact, I repeated this process several times in random locations on my page rotating the sticker as I went.

As you can see, I was able to re use the sticker, too!

I think it turned out really fun, I have a few more ideas for doodled backgrounds that I would like to try now.

Thanks for visiting!

Sketching for ScrapMuch?!

Hi there!

I am sharing a sketch created for the newest challenge at ScrapMuch?, you have until December 29th to play along.



This sketch is based on a layout that I created several years ago, but it still struck me as a fun design.  i hope to see you enter!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Retreat Class Sharing - Canvas

Hi there!

I thought I would share a few classes that I created for the ScrapMuch? Fall Retreats. Today I am sharing this canvas....






It is a little hard to tell in this photo but it is done shadow box style.  I used some pretty MME and Kaisercraft papers, I love the colours and can't wait to put a photo into mine!

I had several lovely ladies, at both weekend retreats, join me for the class.  I love that part it is much easier to connect with the croppers that way.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Silhouette Mat Cleaning Tutorial

HI there!

I thought that I would share another tip for cleaning a really dirty silhouette Mat, with you all.


 It may be a little hard to tell from this photo but this Silhouette mat has lost all its stickiness, I am trying to get it to stick to my hand with no luck.


So grab some rubbing alcohol, a few baby wipes and a heat gun or blow dryer.


Apply a liberal amount of rubbing alcohol to a baby wipes and begin scrubbing your mat in a circular motion.


 You can see how much gunk I was able to take off the mat.


And look how clean it is!  The next step I didn't photograph but you will want to rinse it with some warm water.


Now go ahead and dry it with your heat gun, make sure you do not burn or melt the mat.  Keep moving the heat tool around.


Look how sticky my mat is again.  I was able to use it a few more times, so this is fantastic when you run out of mats and are in a pinch.

Thanks for joining me today!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Altered Owl Twine Holder

Hi htere!

I found this sort of cute little twine holder in my Mother in Laws laundry room after she passed away.  I hung on to it but stashed it away, because it was sort of cute in an ugly way!

The other day I fished it back out and had my husband give it a coat of white spray paint.

Now it sits on my craft table holding my button twine!

Before / After

PS. I recently got a scrapbook room again, I am hoping to have lots of storage and decor photos to share once it is all set up.  I have just been too busy to put everything away and decorate.

Thanks for visiting!

A Freebie cut File - Trick or Treat Title

Hi there!

I am sharing a new cut file with my friends at ScrapMuch? today, I would also like to share it with you!

Had I known that winter was coming early I would have prepared a more appropriate cut file, but I hope you can make do with this one for now!

https://app.box.com/s/r7enfnsqnnixo9irp6ob
click on the image to go to Laura's download page

Thanks for joining me today!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A little birthday card to share!

Hi there!

I created this little card for my son's girlfriend who is having a birthday this weekend, I also played along with the "Layer it Up" challenge over at Little Red Wagon.


Copic Colours used:
skin E000, E00, E11, R20
clothing BG13, BG11, BG10, R20, R22
banner Y28, Y23, Y21
shoes E70, W3, W1, W00
hair E77, E25, E23

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Exciting News!

Hi friends!


I have some exciting news to share with you!  I am joining the Evalicious Design Team for another term!  I was just thrilled when Eve invited me back and I am looking forward to sharing some projects with you all using her amazing goodies!


I am super excited about all the new wood elements Eve has added to her shop, have a peek at these!  You will love them!


Here is a little sneak at some of the goodies that I received!


I can't wait to start playing!!

I have a surprise for you too, but it will have to wait until next week as I am just running off to a scrappy retreat weekend.  But I will give you a hint - it involves some goodies Eve gave me to share!

You should pop by the Evalicious site to meet the rest of the team, so much talent!

So glad you visited!

Sketching for ScrapMuch?

Hi there!

I have a new sketch up on the ScrapMuch? blog, I hope you will pop over to see what the DT created and play along!






So glad you stopped by!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Discover - Boys Rule - Bo Bunny

Hi there!

I have a new page up on the Boys Rule blog today, using the latest kit!  I picked out all of the great Bo Bunny papers to create this page, which is based on the November sketch on the Bo Bunny blog.


I loved the colours in these papers for my photos, and even though these are travel papers they are just fine for this day trip layout.


How much do we love this geo tag / heart paper clip!!


And these fab stickers that look so much like rub ons!


I also love these cork hearts, which I have doodled on for this page.

Here is the Bo Bunny sketch in case you want to play along!


Thanks for visiting!