Tuesday, December 12, 2017

We're Funny Periodically Layout for S.I.T.

There is a nice, simple sketch at Sketches In Thyme this week. It could make a layout full of negative space or open to lots of interpretation. I really wanted to scrap this picture of my colleagues so this sketch was a good start.
Here is the sketch:
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I knew there was a good reason to save this periodic table paper! I finally get to use it. I have no idea where it came from but I suppose it is a Halloween collection. This was a great stash buster.
DCWV - grey cardstock, Homework Stack, All Dressed Up Stack
Green cardstock
Bella Blvd - Tiny Tots Alphas
Unknown tag and periodic table paper
Black Sharpie
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Joy Layout for Paper House Productions

Are you getting excited for Christmas?! I sure am! I'm back today with a scrapbook layout using the Christmas Joy collection from Paper House Productions. There are so many fun stickers and pretty papers, this layout was easy to make.
Supplies for Christmas Joy Layout: Christmas Memories 12" Double Sided Scrapbook Paper, Merry and Bright 3D Sticker, Christmas Magic Cardstock Multi Pack, Christmas Flake Stickers, Christmas Puffy Clips, Christmas Stick On Pockets, Peace Joy and Love 12" Double Sided Scrapbook PaperChristmas Joy Tags 12" Double Sided Foil Scrapbook Paper.

I began with these two pictures of super excited children eagerly awaiting their gifts. I really love the Christmas Memories paper so I used it as my background. I cut out the wreath with my Silhouette Cameo using the Peace Joy Love paper. Next I layered the stripe paper behind my photos. On the other side of the photos, I used the poinsettia stick on pockets. The holly leaf stick on pocket is perfect for holding one of my pictures.

 Can you find the flake stickers on my layout? They blend in so perfectly, it is hard to tell they are not part of the pictures. The star on the tree, the Santa hat, the holly leaves and four of the presents are flake stickers.
To finish the layout I used a 3D title and pulled the puffy clip present off the clip to add dimension. There are also cardstock stickers for some sentiments, the date and star embellishments.
Make sure to stop by the Paper House Shop to pick-up some Christmas goodies! Have a wonderful, scrappy holiday season!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas Joy Cards for Paper House Productions

Hello! I'm here to show you three really fun Christmas cards. I used the Christmas Joy Life Organized collection by Paper House Productions. All three cards required my Silhouette Cameo and corresponding files from their store to cut the images. I just love how they turned out!

Supplies: Christmas Puffy Sticker, Christmas Epoxy Sticker, Christmas Rice Paper Border Sticker, Peace Joy and Love 12" Double Sided Scrapbook Paper, Christmas Memories 12" Double Sided Scrapbook Paper, Christmas Joy Tags 12" Double Sided Foil Scrapbook Paper, Merry and Bright 3D StickerChristmas Magic Cardstock Multi Pack.

This snowman card is a piece of 12 x 12 white cardstock folded and then cut in half. I cut a square of the stripped paper and a slightly smaller square of brown paper. The first layer of the snowman is brown, then white, then red. I finished it off with some buttons and google eyes from my stash and Life Organized puffy stickers.

The window card is a layer of red paper, then white, then brown. The reindeer, trees and green strip are from the rice paper border stickers. The stars are a mix of epoxy and puffy stickers and the sentiment is from the cardstock multi pack.

The candy cane card is a layer of brown paper that I back-stitched with embroidery thread before adhering it to the white cardstock. I cut those candy canes a few times before getting the stripes to line up the way I wanted! The center stickers are 3D and the surrounding stars are epoxy stickers.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Now I just need to decide who gets to receive these cards!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Baby You Can Drive My Car Layout

I had some time to scrap but little inspiration so I went over to Paper Issues and found what I needed. Stacie Dietz has a fabulous layout for Scraplift Sunday. I love this rainbow trend. I also got to use a variety of products.
White cardstock
American Crafts  - Hello Sunshine Paper Pad
Amy Tangerine thickers, Hustle & Heart ephemera, On A Whim ephemera
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Bookworms Layout

This is one of my favorite pictures of my daughter as a baby. It shows so much of her personality and how much my dad loved to spend time with her.
I used Paper Issues Take 5 Tuesday challenge as a guide. I used yellow, patterned paper, animal, circle and a title.
Shimelle - Little By Little
Pink thread
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
Paige Evans - Oh My Heart chipboard
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Marco Polo Layout at S.I.T.

I just bought the Echo Park Under the Sea collection and couldn't wait to use it. These pictures of the kids swimming were just what I needed to get started.
I used this week's sketch at Sketches In Thyme.
Here is the sketch:
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Echo Park - Under the Sea collection
Bella Blvd - Hello Autumn alphas
Yellow twine
White cardstock
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
DCWV - Brights Stack
Waves cut file from Julian Michaels
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Zoo Day Layout

I'm loving this Little By Little collection by Shimelle. I've made three layouts this week! I used the current sketch at Paper Issues for this one.
Here is the sketch:

Shimelle - Little By Little
Bella Blvd - photo corners, stars, bow and title
Scallop scissors
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
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Monday, November 6, 2017

Hearts and Feathers Cards for Paper House Productions

I made 6 cards for Paper House Productions using their hearts and feathers project pads.


Paper House Productions
- Hearts Project Pad
- Feathers Project Pad
- Bohemian Friends Stickers
- Color Washed Paper Pad
Brown twine
My Sentiments Exactly - Friendship stamps
Tombow Twintone black marker
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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Cheer Layout

Here is my entry for Stuck?! Sketches. I was truly stuck so I'm glad this sketch got me out of a rut. I also got to cut into the Shimelle Little By Little collection which is soooo cute. This was our very rainy soccer wind-up.
Here is the sketch.
Shimelle - Little By Little
Shimelle - Glitter Girl Thickers
Cocoa Vanilla - Wild at Heart Frames
Tombow black marker
White cardstock
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Skateboard Layout

I joined another challenge in the Paper Issues Fall Crop. The challenge was to use one of their free cut files. I chose to use the brush strokes file.
Amy Tangerine: Hustle and Heart
White cardstock
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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Snow Day Layout

It's crop weekend at Paper Issues and I joined the Fall Back In Time challenge. The idea is to use an old technique. I used inking paper edges but I think most people would agree that they do this all the time anyway! I spent alllll day working on this layout. I had zero inspiration and finally got the idea to build a snow fort.
Simple Stories - Winter Wonderland
Stampin' Up - Grey ink

Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Marvey snowflake punch
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dorothy Layout for S.I.T.

The latest sketch at Sketches In Thyme has lots of possibilities. I used the Wizard of Oz paper pad from Paper House Productions to showcase a picture of my husband with Dorothy at the wax museum. I love how it turned out.
Here is the sketch:
I added a bit more than in the sketch in an attempt to keep the page balanced. How awesome is that brick stamp?
Paper House Productions - Wizard of Oz
Yellow embroidery thread
White cardstock
Fine tip black Sharpie pen
Brick stamp
Yellow ink - Close To My Heart
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

I'm So Scary It's Cute Layout for P.H.P. and Tombow

We get to show off a bunch of cool products this week on the Paper House Productions blog! There is even a 25% off sale happening, so if you would like some Halloween products just use the code: SPOOKYDT17 valid Oct. 8 - 14, 2017 in the Paper House Store.
I used a free spider web cut file from Paper Issues. The title is a cut file from the Silhouette Store. The rest of the products are form the Wicked Good or Life Organized Halloween collection from Paper House Productions. They have the cute pockets (cat and ghosts), puffy stickers, 3D stickers (that skeleton's arm moves!) and cardstock stickers. I just love how this turned out!
Here are the Tombow products I used. The Mono Glue Pen in the picture was fantastic for adhering all those spider webs and the tiny letters in my title. The TwinTone markers were great for journaling.
Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Autumn Layout

A new favourite layout! I sat down to make something for the Free File Friday challenge at Paper Issues and love what happened. I grabbed an cut file and doubled it erasing the flower that came with it. Then I added this picture from my daughter's nursery school class. I decided to use the Pebbles Woodland Forest collection as I had not cut into it yet (common trend I have going). Backing the cuts took forever but Netflix got me through. The next day I used clear gesso to prime the paper and plastic packaged the yellow paint and splattered some orange.
Pebbles: Woodland Forest
Simple Stories: Hello Fall (chipboard)
Bella Blvd: Zoo Crew (tabs)
Tim Holtz: Distress Paint yellow
Heidi Swapp: Color Shine peach
Clear gesso
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy With You Layout

Made this layout just for fun since I'm trying to use older kits and I just made my last layout with this one. More Fancy Pants Happy Place.
Fancy Pants: Happy Place
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
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Happy Swing Layout

I had some time to play with an old (and unopened!) kit this week. I broke out the Fancy Pants Happy Place kit.
I used this sketch from Stuck Sketches?!
I found I didn't have many embellishments in this kit so I grabbed some puffy stickers from the Life Is Beautiful collection.
Fancy Pants: Happy Place
Puffy stickers - Fancy Pants: Life Is Beautiful
Yellow twine
Red tag - Fancy Pants: Attwell
Black embroidery thread.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Great Outdoors Fishing Layout for P.H.P.

I love the new Great Outdoors Collections from Paper House Productions! I used the fishing kit for my latest layout. There is a tutorial on the Paper House blog so please stop by and check it out. Here is the final layout.
We had a great day trying to catch a fish although with no luck. I love the 3D stickers that capture this fun day just the way it happened. The colors are so vibrant - it is a great collection.
Great Outdoors Fishing Paper Crafting Kit - Paper House Productions
Great Outdoors 3D Stickers
Great Outdoors Puffy Stickers
Great Outdoors Flake Stickers
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Monday, September 25, 2017

Bookmarks for Paper House Productions

We have been making off the page projects on the Paper House Productions blog. I made three bookmarks for my project using a variety of new products. I made two bookmarks as thank-you gifts for a teacher and another to celebrate fall. If you have bits and pieces of a collection, this is a great way to use them up and add a handmade touch to a gift.
For the fall bookmark I layered two papers from the Autumn Woods collection. I cut out the sentiment from another paper and decorated with cardstock and epoxy stickers. I used a hole punch and added some matching twine.
For this teacher bookmark, I used the new Great Outdoors papers for the background. Then I mixed a bunch of school themed stickers. I love how the planner stickers, puffy stickers and mixed stickers all look together.
For the final bookmark, I used a paper from the Color Washed Paper Pad. Then I cut the packaging paper off the mixed stickers for the lined paper. I topped it off with a mixture of stickers.
That's it for me! I hope you have a moment to check out all the fun stickers and papers in the shop and don't forget to put those leftover supplies to use!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Together Is Better Layout

Here is a layout I made for the Take 5 Challenge at Paper Issues.
I used gold, patterned paper, cardstock, stitching, and chipboard. I used the free cloud cut file from the Paper Issues store.
Crate Paper - Chasing Dreams
White cardstock
White embroidery thread
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Splash Layout

I really like the sketch by Page Maps for the Scrappy Friends Challenge. I decided to do a summer theme and play with a some ribbons. My daughter had so much fun overcoming her fear of doing the waterslide by herself.
Here is the sketch:
White cardstock
Echo Park - Let's Be Mermaids
Title: Crate Paper - Poolside
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
Teal Color Shine
Clear gesso
Random ribbons
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Keepin' It Real Layout for S.I.T.

I'm on the Sketches In Thyme blog today with this layout. I did something a little different and used an assignment my daughter did in school. I love her answers and having a record of her printing and spelling in grade 1.
Here is the sketch:
This was a real stash buster. I liked the background paper with the world on it so I used the Pink Paislee Atlas collection as my base. Then I used random die cuts that came from garage sales. I added some Shimelle buttons and painted the title.
Pink Paislee - Atlas
Shimelle - Go Now Go Buttons
Blue paint
Pink Paislee - Take Me Away Thickers
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! Hope you'll join us at Sketches In Thyme!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Oh, Hello There Layout

I needed some inspiration so I headed over to Paper Issues and looked at this month's sketch. I grabbed my bag of Amy Tangerine products, found a photo to match and had a layout done in no time. I decided on Amy Tangerine because I recently went to a scrappy garage sale and got embellishments to match to mountain of papers.
Here is the sketch. I stayed pretty true to it.
Amy Tangerine - Better Together
Embellishments - On A Whim and Finder's Keepers
Yellow twine
Pink sequins
Dollarama flower sticker
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Autumn Woods Traveler's Notebook for P.H.P.

I'm up on the Paper House Productions blog today to show you the Autumn Woods Life Organized Collection. Today I have used a traveler's notebook to document a trip through a neighbour's property. He is 95 years old and has the coolest yard in town. We visited during the fall so this collection is perfect for this adventure. I completed three different spreads in the notebook.
I used a little bit of everything in my notebook and mixed in alphas and papers from other collections too. The first spread has some fussy cutting of the leaves and the pretty stick-on pocket. For the second spread, I used Lake Life papers and a cut file to create the background. I wanted something that looked like a maze so this tree cookie was perfect! You can pick it up for free in the Paper Issues store. Again, I think I almost used one of everything in this collection on this spread. The Life Organized products are great for a traveler's notebook since planners are about the same size.
This is my favourite page with the washi tape acting as a border and the guffelwarf pictures! I hope you take a moment to read the journaling and check out how cute the different products look all clustered together.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!