Thursday, June 22, 2017

Love My Boys | My Creative Scrapbook

Hello! I am back sharing another project for My Creative Scrapbook, I had some of the June main kit contents left over so I thought I would create one more page.

I was a bit stumped with some of the Fancy Pants embellishments from this "Family & Co." collection as the patterned papers had pops of red, but some of the puffy stickers were decidedly orange.   This page came about in an attempt to embrace the orange.

This is a photo of my older two boys, taken in the late 90's, I have pulled out several older photos to scrapbook and this one was pretty neutral so it seemed a good choice for my self imposed challenge.

I used some Gelatos and a Distress Crayon along with a mask to add some mixed media to my background, via the baby wipe technique.  I also added splatters of mist in black and blue.  As a final touch I used the same mask and a Sharpie to add a few heart outlines to my background.

I went large with my title pulling some puffy stickers and some of the chipboard alphas.

From there, I just had fun pushing around embellishments until I hit on a grouping that worked for me.

I also added in some random doodling, just for fun!

You can watch my process video below or on my You-Tube channel here.

 Supply List: (From the Kit) Fancy Pants "Family & Co." patterned papers {love at home, family matters, here with you},die cuts, puffy stickers, chipboard alphas and chipboard stickers; rustic twine. (From my stash) Shimmerz oh say can u sea"; black Mr. Huey's mist; black Sharpie pen; Distress Crayon {spice marmalade}; Gelatos { blood orange, tangerine}.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fall Moments | Stash Bash

Hey there!  It's time for a new Stash Bash You-Tube hop, and this month we are focusing on twine or ribbon! I opted to de-stash some floss, since I seem to keep acquiring it, and I am okay with hoarding my twine - because it is nice to look at!

Keep reading to the end for a list of the talented ladies hopping this month.

While I am not ready for summer to be over, as it hasn't yet officially begun, I did feel like scrapping this Fall page.  Mostly because I thought it would be fun to de-stash a photo that has been in my "to scrap" pile for a while.  Two birds, as they say!

As you can see, I opted to die cut my title and used the floss to stitch around it.  It is a fun look that is super easy to create, even if you do not own a Silhouette Machine!

I created a couple of layers behind my photo, using up almost all of the scraps I had left from these two Simple Stories collections!  And then I added a fun embellishment cluster to my photo, as well. That flair is from many years ago and it was nice to use it up!

I also opted to add a bit of embellishing to a couple of the letters.  I think they look super cute!

Final steps included adding journalling, stitching and a bit of brown mist splatters!

You can see my process video below or on my You-Tube channel here.

Here is a list of those of us participating this month, for your hopping pleasure!

Supply list: Simple Stories Hello Fall and Gather Together patterned paper:  Simple Stories Hello Fall 4x6 stickers, cardstock stickers, chipboard, ephemera: Simple Stories Posh enamel dots: Echo Park chipboard; Jillibean Soup kraft paper; Fancy Pants flair; Sharpie pen;  Mr. Huey's brown mist; DMC floss.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Paper Lantern Swag | Free Cut File

Hey there!  For some reason this cut file came to me as I was contemplating what to create for you this month.  Likely because we have been cooped up for days at a time this month due to loads of rain.  It's like we get one nice day and then four crappy days.  Oh well, at least you can't feel guilty about creating on yucky day!

Hope you enjoy the file!

As always, click on the image to be taken to my download page.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fathers Day Card | Fancy Pants

Hey there!  I am sharing a super quick and fun Father's Day card today.

I love the colours of this "Good Fellows" collection by Fancy Pants, even though black and orange are represented heavily the teal and while keep if from looking like Halloween.

My card layout is pretty basic, but I had fun with the necktie die cuts and some machine stitching!

Supply List:  Fancy Pants "Good Fellows" patterned papers, and ephemera; Staedtler felt tip pen; Maya Road wood button; Recollections cardstock.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Greatest Dad Ever | Stuck?! Sketches

Hey there!  I am sharing a new sketch, layout and a process video for the June 15th challenge at  Stuck?! Sketches, today!

Here is a look at my sketch:

This sketch has a fairly simple design with a suggested pop of masking in the background.

I decided to layer two masks to add some ink to my background.  I love the effect I just wish I had chosen different masks so that the shape was a little more defined.

I also added some splatters of mist to my background.  I am loving the colours that I am pulling from this collection!

From there I layered papers, washi tape and embellishments around and behind my focal photo.

I seriously had so much fun!

I even added a bit of a bonus cluster!  Machine stitching is a final touch.

We have two amazing and super supportive sponsors this month over at Stuck?! Sketches

As I mentioned, I have a process video for this page, you can watch my process video below or on my You-Tube channel here.

Supply List: Fancy Pants "Good Fellows' patterned papers, flair, tags and ephemera; Freckled Fawn wood veneer and washi tape; Recollections enamel dots; Simple Stories enamel shapes; Pumice Stone Distress Ink: Bookworm and Water cooler Mr. Huey's mist; Heidi Swapp mask.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Real Life Epic Fail | My Creative Scrapbook

Hi there!  I am back today sharing my second process video (and third layout) using the June main kit from My Creative Scrapbook!  As I mentioned last week, I was super inspired by this kit, to create all sorts of layouts.  So far I have created a page about my middle son's little family, a second page about home renovations and today's page is about a silly mishap my youngest son had while we were kayaking!

I opted for this bright polka dot paper as my background but kept things from getting too busy by allowing for lots of white space.

This page was inspired by the large chipboard piece that reads "epic fail", I thought it was super fun and decided to pair it with the "real life" die cut to create a title.  I had been wanting to scrap this photo of my son's failed kayak launch from last summer, but I was waiting for the perfect piece of inspiration to cross my desk, and sure enough this was it!

I added three embellishment clusters, this large cluster also incorporates my typewritten journalling. 

The smallest embellishment area is to the right of my photo and is very very minimal, this last cluster at the bottom of my page represents my mid sized cluster.  I have mentioned before that I most often do three embellishment clusters, which also vary in size.

You can watch my process video below or on my You-Tube channel here.

Supply List: (From the Kit) Fancy Pants "Family & Co." patterned papers {love at home, family matters, good times, here with you, our house}, die cuts, puffy stickers and chipboard stickers; Jillibean Soup "Souper Celebration" label stickers. (From my stash) Recollections cardstock; WRMK typewriter; black Staedtler pen.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Summer Publication | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

Hi there! I am thrilled to share that I had a layout published in the summer issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine!

View Life In Colour

This was a page I created during my time on the Simple Stories design team, which was a dream, using the Life in Colour collection!

You can click on the icon above or here to find out how to get a copy or subscription to this magazine.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer by the Beach | Summer Scrappin' You-Tube Hop

Hi there!  Audrey Yeager is hosting a 12 Days of Summer Scrapping You-Tube series, which began on the 8th of June (in case you missed the start).  I will share her channel link below.  As with her Holiday Scrapping series, she invited guests to post along with her, including yours truly!

Today is my turn to share a video, I had a ton of fun creating this page!

I didn't use much patterned paper for this layout other than a piece for matting the page and a  couple of cut apart cards to matt my photos.  But it is still fun, vibrant and beachy - largely due to my colourful die cut pieces!

I wanted to create a scene on my layout to surround these photos of my grandson, so I began by painting a  6.5 inch circle with Gesso.  Then I added a few shades of Gelatos and Distress Crayons to represent the sky. Then I hand-stitched around it with embroidery floss.

After that I coloured several beach themed die cuts, which were cut from white cardstock, with Gelatos.  This is a super fun process, less stressful than adding regular mixed media to a layout, for me at least.

I combined this "summer" sticker from Simple Stories with a rub-on from Scenic Route (yes it is super duper old) to create my title.

I raided a few old sticker sheets to embellish my page.

As I mentioned, I have a process video for this page, you can watch my process video below or on my You-Tube channel here.

You can find Audrey's Summer Scrapping series here on her You-Tube channel.

Supply List: DCWV patterned papers; American Crafts white cardstock; Jillibean Soup kraft paper; Sargent Arts Gesso; Gelatos {blood orange, tangerine, banana, lemon, cotton candy, aqua dolce, squid ink, green tea, gold champagne}; Distress Crayons {salty ocean, lucky clover}; Scenic Route rub-ons; Simple Stories, Echo Park and Bo Bunny Stickers; misc. crochet thread; Simple Stories and Recollections enamel dots; DMC embroidery floss; Sharpie pen; ; Mr. Huey's white; Shimmerz "oh say can you sea" mist; Tattered Angels "sky" mist.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Friday, June 09, 2017

Living on Love | My Creative Scrapbook

Hey there!  I am sharing a new layout today using the June main kit from My Creative Scrapbook, which inspired me to document my recent 30th wedding anniversary.

I opted to begin with a plain white cardstock background as I was feeling like playing with my Gelatos and a mask.

I also added in some gold and black mist splatters.

The patterns and embellishments in the kit, made for super easy layering.  I also added some doodling for fun!

I am in serious love with the little house elements from this kit!  After journalling, I added some machine stitching to a few places on my page, love the texture it adds.

Supply List: (From the Kit) Fancy Pants "Family & Co." patterned papers {love at home, family matters, our house},die cuts, puffy stickers and chipboard stickers; Jillibean Soup "Souper Celebration" label stickers; red rustic twine. (From my stash) American Crafts cardstock; R24 Copic marker; Gelatos {guava, red cherry, metallic melon}; black Sharpie pen; black Staedtler pen; white Signo Uniball pen; Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine; black Mr. Huey's mist; misc. doily.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Making Our Dream Home | My Creative Scrapbook

Hi there! I am back sharing another layout for My Creative Scrapbook, along with a process video! As you probably have read by now, the June main kit for My Creative Scrapbook features a lot of the Fancy Pants "Family & Co." collection, which is super awesome!  I love the fun colours and the versatility of it.  It inspired me to document many different types of themes, just from one kit!

For today's page I combined some of the free cut files that are available on the My Creative Scrapbook website, along with a before and after photo of some renovations we are doing on our family room.  I have been meaning to document some of the renovations we are doing on our house and this kit prompted me to finally start!

I opted to use this pretty blue striped paper as a background and pulled in lots of pops of red onto my page via patterned paper and accents.  The red was inspired by the "after" photo as red is our accent colour in this room.

I also decided to go with a linear central focal area so that I could play with two photos and these fun cut files!

I combined a die cut with the Jillibean Soup alphas stickers to create my title, I love the way it looks - as you know I am a huge fan of titles with more than one font. I coloured the alphas with a red Copic marker to colour match them.

My journalling was typed up on my WRMK typewriter and then cut into strips, it takes up a little more room than I had hoped, but I am glad it is on the page none the less.

I had a little tongue in cheek fun with these die cuts and puffy stickers from the kit, documenting my true feelings of the before and after photos!

I used some of the packaging to make this pretty striped tag, and adorned it with some rustic twine, which was also included in the kit.

Final steps included doodling around the die cut houses and adding some mists.

As I mentioned, I have a process video for this page, you can watch my process video below or on my You-Tube channel here.

Supply List: (From the Kit) Fancy Pants "Family & Co." patterned papers {love at home, all together, our house},die cuts, puffy stickers and chipboard stickers; Jillibean Soup "Souper Celebration" label stickers; twine; MCS cut file. (From my stash) American Crafts and Staples cardstock; Mr. Huey's white mist; Heidi Swapp gold color shine; Shimmerz "Oh Say Can U Sea" mist; black Sharpie pen; Copic R24; WRMK typewriter; brown Staedtler pen.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Happy Happy Birthday | Card

Hey there!

I am sharing a little card I created recently, for a friend's birthday.

I had two pieces of this purple patterned paper in my card stash bin, they measured about 5x7 and had the teal/blue colour on the opposite side.  I cannot remember who made them, as I have been hanging on to them for years.  But I feel like they maybe Quick Quotes, who knows!

After die cutting the word "happy" from one piece, I trimmed it to 4 x 5.25" and layered it over the second piece, with the reverse colour facing up, adhering it with dimensional tape.

I hand cut a small banner shape from a piece of the off-cut and stamped my sentiment onto it. The butterfly embellishments were pulled from my bin of leftover die cuts.  I finished the card off with some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins, layering two different styles together.

I created this card in April and am just now posting it, I feel like it was a lift - but cannot tell for sure or refer you to the original as I accidentally and sadly deleted my inspiration Pinterest board.  Lesson learned, don't try to edit your Pinterest boards when you are distracted :( so much gorgeous inspiration was lost.

Supply List: American Crafts card base; misc. patterned paper and vellum; CTMH sentiment stamp; SpiegelMom Scraps sequins {spring fever mix, and purple rain mix}; Pink Paislee "Take Me Away" button.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Monday, June 05, 2017

We Are Family | My Creative Scrapbook

Hey there! It is reveal day over at My Creative Scrapbook, and that means I get to share this month's fabulous kit with you, and a layout, too!

I had so much fun creating with this month's kit, it has loads of goodies from the Fancy Pants "Family & Co." collection in it!  The bold colours and fun patterns made creating a breeze! Check out the kit contents.

I am sharing one of my recent designs using this kit with you, this is actually the third page that I created and it features a simple but graphic design.  I totally love the way it turned out. I pinched this photo of my son's family from Facebook.  You have to love social media for that!

I seriously heart the plaid paper in the kit, the colours are awesome and it packs a  lot of punch.  You actually do not need to use a lot of it to get a lot of impact, as you can see the layout doesn't have a ton of pattern on it.

I love this large die cut, especially for a title.  I opted to outline it with a white pen.

I began my visual triangle with this large embellishment cluster to the left of the photo, as you know I like my embellishments to nestle together and touch as much as possible.

I often like to attach a smaller, usually the smallest on the page, cluster to one upper corner of my photo.

For me a mid sized cluster of embellishments completes my triangle and rounds out my page nicely.  As you can see, I am definitely addicted to embellishments, and Pam always adds a great mix of them to the monthly kits!

Supply List: (From the Kit) Fancy Pants "Family & Co." patterned papers {loce at home, family matters, good times},die cuts, puffy stickers and chipboard stickers; Jillibean Soup "Souper Celebration" label stickers. (From my stash) White Signo Uniball pen; R24 Copic marker; Staedtler pen.

Thanks so much for visiting today!