Friday, June 16, 2017

Sweet Hearts Layout

I made this layout just for fun. No challenges or design team work. I decided I needed a moment to just step back and do something without any restrictions and I love how it turned out. You really can't go wrong with the Cute Girl collection from Crate Paper.
I took random scraps from my 6x6 paper pad and built the layers at the top and bottom of the page. I tacked them down with some tape and then ran my sewing machine across them and left the thread hanging at both ends. I decided to do the same with all the other tags on the page. I finished it off with some thickers and enamel dots on the ice cream cones. It took me a long time to figure out what title to use and then where to put it.
Crate Paper - Cute Girl
My Mind's Eye - Enamel dots
Thickers - Amy Tangerine
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hello Baby Girl Picture Frame for PHP

Hello! Today I am on the Paper House Productions blog where we have teamed up with Pen Blades. I decided to go off the page and make a picture frame.
I'm so happy with this frame. Take a look at the before picture and you will see why!
Look at that awful frame! I'm so glad I kept it in the hopes that a better idea would come along. The Paper House Productions craft set did just the trick. The papers are actually decals and there are some 3D embellishments and alphas. All I needed to do was trim the decal with the pen blade and add embellishments.
Here you can see that I covered the front with one piece then I cut out the middle and folded it around.
Here is the finished recovering of the frame and the pen blade.
I made the fan by accordion folding a long strip of paper every quarter inch after scoring the paper. I taped the ends together in a circle and punched some circles to cover it. I used a glue gun and pop dots to hold it all together on the frame. I finished it off with some puffy stickers that can be found in the Hello Baby Papercrafting Kit or bought separately.
Frame - Michael's
Craft Kit - Paper House Productions Hello Baby Girl
Puffy stickers and paper - Paper House Productions Hello Baby Girl Papercrafting Kit
Pen Blades
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Your Time To Shine - Sketches In Thyme

I got to work with another great sketch this week by Bev Code at Sketches In Thyme. It had so many possibilities. I decided to use some cut files to fill the empty space and photos taken by my friend Darlene. She was able to get some pictures of my daughter at nursery school while I was at work.
Here is the sketch:
I hope you will find time to join in for a chance to win a great prize!
Simples Stories: Hello Fall
Stickers - Simple Stories: Bloom & Grow and Heart Simple Set
- Bella Blvd: Simply Spring
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
Clouds: Paper Issues cut files
Title: Scrapbook and Cards Today cut file
Sun: Amanda McGee cut file in Silhouette Store
White thread machine stitching
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hugs Layout for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

So super excited to be published again! I just love Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and the Paper House Productions family kit. It was perfect for the grandparents theme.
Here is what it looks like in the magazine:
Paper House Productions: One Big Happy Family
Doily: Michael's
Orange embroidery thread
Silhouette store cut file
White gesso
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Look At Me Layout

I have so many unused collections, it's time to use them. There just isn't enough time to use them all so I haven't bought any of the new lines this year in the hopes of using my stash. It's been fun going through everything and working with entire kits, not scraps. So I've been wanting to use the Crate Paper Poolside collection and now that I have a bunch of swimming pictures, it's the perfect time.
I'm really excited about how it turned out! It was one of those layouts where I had no plan and pieced it together. I chose this awesome cut file by Stacey at Paper Issues as my starting point. Then I chose the font, made some layers behind my pictures and a cluster at the bottom. I had actually planned to line the pictures vertically down the left and the title down the right but once I had all the pieces made and moved them around I decided on this pattern. I'm playing along at Paper Issues with Cut It Up Tuesday. If you haven't downloaded the free cut files at Paper Issues you need to do it now! There are so many.
Crate Paper: Pool Side
Cut file: Paper Issues
Font: Silhouette Store - Shoemaker
Yellow floss
Paper distresser
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Grandparents Layout for PHP and Xyron

This week the Paper House Productions team has joined forces with Xyron. I got to tryout their tape runner and sticker maker. Here is my layout:
Here is how I made the flower paper in the top left into a sticker.

I placed the paper into the sticker maker.

Pulled this paper out and ripped it off.
Peeled the paper off and the adhesive was left on the back of my flower paper.
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Make sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway on both company's blogs for a chance to win this prize pack! Links are at the top of this post.
Paper House Productions - One Big Happy Family Kit and Mixed Card Pack
Xyron Tape Runner
Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker
Brown embroidery thread
Friskar's punch
Green brad
Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to stop by the hop happening on both company's blogs.

Monday, May 22, 2017

So Happy We Are Friends Layout

It was a long, rainy weekend so I found some time to scrap. I used a sketch from My Creative Sketches and the Bloom & Grow collection from Simple Stories. I love how this green teeter-totter in the picture matches the green in the kit.
Here is the sketch:
Simple Stories: Bloom & Grow
Yellow and red paint
White cardstock
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Little Things Family Flip Album for PHP

I'm on the Paper House Productions Blog today showing the Little Things Flip Album. I made this for my mother-in-law for her birthday. It is a cool little album where she can display a bunch of our family photos.
The album comes with the clear stickers and gold photo corners. Easy peasy!
This is the backside of the top flap.
Unfold the top flap one more time and there is space for more photos.
The second flap has this pocket with a slide out. I used a sentiment from the One Big Happy Family Collection on both sides. 
Here is what you see when you flip up the pocket.
This is the third flap. 
When you open it there is a place for a picture and journaling.
Finally, under the third flap is space for 2 photos. Look at those cuties!
Paper House Productions - Little Things Flip Album
Paper House Productions - Feathers 2" Stickers
Paper House Productions - One Big Happy Family Paper Crafting Kit
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Friday, May 12, 2017

I Love Right Now Layout - Sketches In Thyme

Hello! I'm on the Sketches In Thyme blog today with a layout inspired by a great sketch by Jenessa Franco. I used some older pictures of my daughter. We took so many pictures that day I will never get tired of scrapping them. The colours are so much fun to work with.
Here is the sketch:
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I decided to tear the matting paper and use texture paste mixed with paint for the arrows. I fussy cut the flowers from the High Five collection and decided not to stitch on the layout like the sketch as I didn't think I had room. I used my Cameo and yellow cardstock to cut out a daisy lace background and then cut the daisies apart to back the flowers.
Papers - We R Memory Keepers: High Five
Ranger Texture Paste
Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Fossilized Amber
Paper - Scenic Route Paper Co. - North Shore Barrel
Yellow Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Cut file - Silhouette Store: Doodle Daisies 12 x 12
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have time to add a layout to the link up at Sketches In Thyme for a chance to win a prize.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sweet Cheeks Layout

There were so many great challenges for International Scrapbook Day I tried to squeeze one more in. This one is from Scrap Our Stash and includes playing along with the Scrappy Friends. This is a recent picture of my daughter from our California vacation. We are on the merry-go-round in Disneyland.
Here is the sketch from Grand Diva's Creative Corner:

I fussy cut the bunch of flowers beside the pictures. I used two different border punches on the black cardstock. I also used 3 patterned papers (the pink strip under the photos is the back of the yellow paper).
The final challenge is at Scrap Our Stash to do the above challenges but also include mixed alphas. I used 2 different types of alphas for my title.
My Mind's Eye - My Story
Friskars punch
Martha Stewart punch
Black cardstock
Yellow ribbon
Amy Tan thickers
Provo craft alpha stickers
Pop dots
Pink paint on wood veneer
Enamel heart
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Smile Layout

I just love this month's sketch at Paper Issues. I have a bunch of collections I haven't used yet (I know, the horror!) so I pulled one out to go with the sketch. I don't know what I was thinking, this collection is amazing!
Here is the sketch:
My Mind's Eye - On Trend 2
Pink Thread
Back fine tip Sharpie pen
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Hollywood Layout

Have you been participating in International Scrapbook Day? I have! I found this sketch at Scrapbook and Cards Today on their blog and have been working on it aaaalllll day. Sometimes I wish scrapbooking was a much faster process. I loved the sketch and wanted to use some pictures from a recent trip. I really like how it turned out.
Here is the sketch:
Here are some close ups:

DCWV - The Cherry Limeade Stack
DCWV - The Snapshot Stack
Title: Bella Blvd - Christmas Cheer
Silhouette Cameo and files from the Silhouette Store
White pen
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
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Beach Baby Layout for PHP

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! We are celebrating on the Paper House Productions blog today by highlighting our favourite techniques. Mine is fussy cutting! I think it is relaxing (but within reason). I adore the colours in the Paradise Found Collection so fussy cutting a pile of flowers was right up my alley.
I began by building a background. Here is what it looked like:
I placed a layer of gesso and then placed some wet distress ink on a piece of plastic and rubbed it on top. I also splattered some paint and colored some texture paste and used a stencil to make waves. I sued the same technique to make the path. I used foam squares behind the picture and some of the flowers to add dimension. Then I added some journaling and stickers to finish it off. 
Paper House Productions - Paradise Found Florida Paper Crafting Kit
Paper House Productions - Island Life and The Beach 3D Stickers
Ranger Texture Paste
White cardstock
Brown paint
Heidi Swapp Seafoam and Blue Color Shine
Tim Holtz Blue Distress Ink
DCWV Stencil
Adhesive squares
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great Scrapbooking Day!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Love My Lake Layout

I'm playing along at My Creative Sketches this month by following their current sketch. I used a picture of my daughter at the lake which we take every year. I also used the Bloom collection by Crate Paper which I have so much of I don't think I'll ever run out, or ever get tired of using!
Here is the sketch:

I ended up moving the strip along the bottom to the middle of the page but otherwise followed the sketch.
Crate Paper - Bloom
Ribbon - Michael's
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Discover USA Layout - PHP and SA Blog Hop

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Hello everyone! If you haven't joined the blog hop at Paper House Productions make sure to stop by! There are prizes and lots of inspiration. We have also teamed up with 3L Scrapbook Adhesives so make sure to stop by their site too. We have giveaways on Facebook, Instagram and the blog.
Here is the layout I made using the Discover USA collection. I love this map paper so I dug out pictures from all our family adventures since my daughter was born. I guess we need to get to central USA! I used the puffy stickers all over the layout and a 3D title sticker. The cardstock stickers had the perfect journaling spot and the planner stickers had the small tags where I could label each picture.
The best part of the layout is the adhesive! Seriously, I love the E-Z Runner and will never go to the dollar store again for adhesive! I also used the 2" x 2" clear pockets for a couple keepsakes from our trips. The back peels off so it is well adhered to the paper and has a sticky square to keep the pocket closed. The final 3L product I used were the photo corners. They come in different colours and I used silver and black. 
Supplies from Paper House Productions
Discover USA Paper Crafting Kit
3D Discover USA Stickers
Discover USA Planner Stickers
Supplies from 3L Scrapbook Adhesives
Creative Photo Corners Mix Pack
Keepsake Envelopes Mix
E-Z Runner Permanent Strips
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

I Mustache You A Question Layout

Cassie Box at Paper Issues made an amazing layout and it was the inspiration for Scraplift Sunday. I think this is my new favourite layout.
Background - My Mind's Eye: Cut & Paste
Title - Fancy Pants: Wish Season
Papers - Crate Paper: Cute Girl and Cool Kid
Purple paper - We R Memory Keepers: Urban Chic
Dog - Simple Stories: Posh
Stickers - Bella Blvd: many collections
Paint - Heidi Swapp Colorshine: Amethyst, Teal, Black
Buttons - Stampin' Up
Sequins - Fancy Pants: Oh Deer
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

All Tied Up Layout - Sketches In Thyme

There is a great sketch this week at Sketches In Thyme. It's so easy to use - you can make it really simple or really complicated. I began with my pictures and liked how the colours match the Jillibean Soup Healthy Hello Collection. Since the papers in this collection are quite busy, I decided to keep the layout fairly simple with a plain cardstock background and borders around the papers so they didn't get lost in one another.
Here is the sketch:
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I decided to not use the flag on the left but add some string since my theme was "all tied up".
Jillibean Soup - Healthy Hello
Blue cardstock
Yellow embroidery thread
I hope you can find time to join the challenge this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Embrace Today Flip Album - Paper House

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to share this flip album with you. Paper House Productions has so many cool products - the flip albums are no exception. Our family just got back from a trip to California. It was so nice to have a keepsake from our trip documented only a week later. The best part is it can sit on an end table for easy access and flipping.
Here is the cover of the album. It took no time at all to put this together. It comes with the gold photo corners and clear stickers. I added some 3D stickers for dimension. I'll definitely be making more flip albums as gifts or keepsakes from special events.

Here the top photo has been flipped up. I used lots of stickers from the Paradise Found collection to enhance the album.
Here is the previous photo flipped up to show the next layer. My daughter was obsessed with map reading.
This card slides out of the pocket. This was my daughter's first time touching the ocean.
This is the other side of the pocket and card.
I used a sticker from the Life Organized collection for my journaling and made sure my photo didn't hang out the bottom when the top was flipped down.
This is the inside of the previous image with a nice space for journaling.
Here is the bottom of the album showing what I added underneath.
Supplies - Paper House Productions
Flip Album: Embrace Today
Life Organized stickers
Paradise Found cardstock stickers and puffy stickers
3D Stickers
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