Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Technique Tuesday September Memory Keeper Studio Layout

Hi there!  I'm back with another Memory Keeper studio layout using some more stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday's Memory Keeper Studio and Fresh Cut Studio.

I feel a bit sheepish that this was actually created for their September release and I'm just now sharing...  I can't begin to express how much I've enjoyed Technique Tuesday's new line of stamps and coordinating dies.  I have had so much fun creating with them!

September's stamp set was called Picture Perfect which featured a fun frame stamp and matching dies.  After searching through my stash of photos I thought it would be the perfect way to document my visit to the Museum of Modern Art in NYC several years ago.

I chose to stamp the frame image on a couple different sides of one single sheet of woodgrain patterned paper.  I can't remember the last time I only used one sheet of patterned paper!  This layout is a departure from my typical style, but I'm happy with how it turned out.  I think the sleek, clean design fits the feel of the subject matter.

The stamp set comes with lots of fun sentiments which were great for inserting throughout my layout.  I love how the words are cut apart to make stamping them in different colors a breeze and how it also gives you the flexibility to mix and match your phrases!

If you are interested you can sign up for an awesome subscription plan or buy these individually through Technique Tuesday HERE.  They are also now available through Scrapbook.com HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Technique Tuesday November Memory Keepers Studio Layout

Happy Friday!  I hope you're staying warm in your little corner of the world.  It is a slippery, icy mess here in my neighborhood.  Crossing my fingers I can make it out of my steep driveway today because I'm feeling a little stir crazy.  ;)

I thought I would share a layout I made using this month's stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday's Memory Keeper Studio and Fresh Cut Studio along with some of my favorite Simple Stories DIY papers.

To cut my tag and arrows I used This Tag die (so in love) and stamped it with alternating colors of ink using the coordinating This Is stamp set.  I achieved this using a little trick I learned from Betsy Veldman where I put scotch tape directly on my stamp over my letters I didn't wanted inked up, inked up my stamp and then pealed off the tape before stamping my tag.

And to stamp the date on my little tab I used a new favorite set of mine called Many Months.  I love how versatile this one is--I know it's one I will be turning to over and over again.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful and cozy weekend.  :)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lori Whitlock's November Blog Hop with Christmas Cards

Hellow and welcome to Lori Whitlock's November blog hop!  You should be arriving here from Corri's blog or if you're just joining us you can start from the beginning at Lori's blog.  :)

Today I created 3 different cards using Lori's cutting files and the beautiful paper collection she designed for Echo Park called Christmas Cheer.

My first card utilizes one of Lori's many popular box card cut files.  I wanted to make use of several of the embellishments from this collection so I used her template for the construction of the card and then embellished the inside with with the mitten and stocking stickers (removing their stickiness by adding cardstock to backs and fussy cutting around them).  

For my sentiment I used Lawn Fawn's Winter Fox mini stamp set.

My next card uses on of Lori's card bases featuring a lace border.  I love red, black and white with Snowflake motifs!  For this card I again embellished it with stickers from the kit and a matching brad.  This went together really quickly and would be a great card for mass producing if you switched to a stamped sentiment and a more generic brad.

My last card uses another one of Lori's popular cards styles:  The Easel card.  I have been making cards for awhile now and I can't believe I haven't tried to make this type of card soon.  It is super easy and so much fun!  I love all the different ways you can decorate the front and how easy it is to fold flat for mailing.

For my card here I cut my wreath using the Designer Dies pairing it with the bow and pennant stickers from the collection.  To embellish I added a little twine, jewels for berries and stamped my sentiment using Technique Tuesday's Christmas Cheer set.

Here's a little picture showing how the card sits like an easel when opened...

To create these unique folding cards I used the following cut files available in Lori's shop:
In honor of our hop today, Lori is giving everyone a free cutting file.  Head over to her blog to check it out, along with a chance to win a gift card to her shop.  :)

This week you can get 30% off all her and Kolette Hall's amazing cutting files and fonts using the code "GRATEFUL" through November 16, 2014.  :)

She is also offering 30% off all her darling digital kits over at Snap.Click.Supply. using the code "LWNOV14HOP", but you have to hurry.  The code is good for today only.  ;)

Make sure to check out all the inspiring projects at my fellow teammates blogs.  Your next stop in the hop is Traci's Blog.

Paper Team:
Digital Team:
Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Doodlebug Friendly Forest & Happy Camper Thankful Layout

Today I have a layout up on Doodlebug's blog sharing everything I am thankful for using Doodlebug's darling Happy Camper and Friendly Forest collections.  I just love the way these two lines mix and match--It's like one giant collection of Doodlebug goodness!

To create my background I was inspired by a sketch (which I'm unable to locate to give proper credit) featuring 16 die-cut hearts.  I sized each of my hearts to be 2-1/2 inches wide and then set to work embellishing each one with similar tone-on-tone colors and adding a little something I'm thankful for to each.  

For my journaling I adhered Doodlebug's new cardstock colors, cut into 1" strips, onto a piece of printer paper using scotch tape (already printed once to see my word placement) and then printed everything out again in one pass.  I then was able to use my trimmer to cut them down into smaller strips while they were still all attached to the larger paper.  It made it super easy!  

I reserved three of the hearts near the bottom of my page to ground my title using Doodlebug's awesome new Chippers.  I wanted to add the word "so" using the teensy type alphabet stickers, but they were a lighter brown and didn't stand out as much as I was wanting.  Guess what?  Going over them with a brown sharpie on a piece of scratch paper totally solved that problem!  ;)

I hope I've inspired you to create your own Thankful" project using these darling collections. Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)


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Friday, November 7, 2014

A Pebbles Inc. Thirty-One Halloween Inspired Layout

I have one last post Halloween project to share with you today using Pebbles versatile Thirty-One Collection (and then we will be done with Halloween, I promise).  ;)

Loopy circles seem to be all the rage lately and this project features an over-sized version which I die-cut on my Silhouette, inspired by a fabulous sketch found HERE.

I created a little scene on my page using some stickers from the collection, popping the girl and pumpkin up with foam tape to add some depth.

The Chalkboard Thickers from Pebbles Birthday Wishes collection were the perfect match for these papers.  I love mixing my fonts so I paired them with a stamped word from a Technique Tuesday stamp I had on hand. 

Thanks for peeking.  Make sure you head over to Pebbles blog to see how you can create your own loopy circle too.  :)

Pebbles Thirty One 12x12 Paper- Dreadful
Pebbles Thirty-One 12x12 Paper- Mystical
Pebbles Thirty-One 12x12 Paper- Hocus Pocus
Pebbles Thirty-One 12x12 Paper- Enchanted
Pebbles Birthday Wishes Chalkboard Thickers
Technique Tuesday Favorite Memories by Ali Edwards Stamps

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