Monday, July 30, 2012

A Simple Stories Year-O-Graphy Layout

I hope you all had a great weekend!  I am finally getting around this week to sharing some layouts I created over the past few months. 

I made this layout for Craft Warehouse's January/February Scrapbook Club.  They gave us a 1/2 sheet of the 12x12 Simple Stories Year-O-Graphy double sided paper printed with the tape measures and timeline and a small piece of jute cording and were challenged to use them in a layout.

 It worked out to be the perfect compliment to some photos I had printed from the construction of our new house!  I also was excited to have an excuse to scrapbook them and record our past year while the memories were still fresh in my mind.  I had so much to say that I had to shrink it down to a teeny tiny font!  LOL!  :)

I used the circle paper to my advantage with the help of my circle dies.  The title was diecut on my Silhouette and the jute cord became my flower center using my favorite Beacon's 3-in-1 glue.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  :)

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper- Simple Stories Year-O-Graphy
Flower- Prima
Brad/ Snap- Making Memories
Fancy Flourish Stamps/Dies- Papertrey Ink
Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink
Spellbinders Circle Dies
Silhouette Cameo (title)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Two Pebbles Inc. Layouts to Share

Well, I've had time to nurse my wounds from the rejection and thought it was about time that I share some of my projects I made for the Pebbles Design Team tryouts.  Luckily my card already got picked up by Paper Crafts Magazine for their January/February issue so I'm unable to share that with you today, but here are the layouts I made.  :)

This is a layout using their ultra happy "HIP HIP HOORAY" collection

And this is a layout I made using their fun "SUNNY SIDE" collection

The funny part about me trying out is that I didn't find out about the call until a week before the deadline and the night I did find out, was the same day I had just purchased 3 of their latest collections without even realizing I might want to use them RIGHT away.  Well, I am sad I didn't make the team, but I ended up with several layouts I love either way so it's a win-win, right?  :)

I have one more altered project I made for tryouts using their Let Freedom Ring collection, but I think I will hold onto it for a few more months before sharing just in case I can get that one published in Papercrafts too.  ;)

Thanks for stopping by!  I would love for you to leave a comment saying hello.  :D

"May Flowers" Supplies:
Patterned Paper- Pebbles Inc. Hip Hip Hooray!
Kraft Cardstock- Bazzill Basics
Label & Hexagon Diecuts- Silhouette Cameo
Red Alphas- American Crafts Thickers
Stamp ("flowers" word)- Technique Tuesday by Ali Edwards
Red Twine- American Crafts
Flowers- Prima
Corduroy Brads- Stampin' Up
Scalloped Border Punch- Stampin' Up
Ink- Colorbox Chalk Ink, Versafine (onyx Black)
Font- CK_Alis_Writing
Other- Thread

"You Make Me Smile" Supplies:
Patterned Paper- Pebbles Inc. Sunny Side
Cardstock- Diecuts With A View
Bracket "Frame"- Silhouette Cameo
Ribbon- Pebbles Inc.
Buttons- Basic Grey
Ink- Colorbox Chalk Ink
Baker's Twine- My Mind's Eye, The Twinery
Other- Thread

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #75

Hey there Ladies!

I was seriously inspired by Erin Lincoln's "Make It Monday" video challenge over at Nichole Heady's Blog this week (that unfortunately I just got around to watching to watching late Friday night), that I felt the need to get to work right away and stayed up until 3am having fun making this card.

The challenge was to print out this sheet found here and to fill in the blanks with papertrey ink products you own from your stash and then to roll the dice to see what elements you need to use to make a card.  For my focal image section, I tried to pick stamp sets that had a round-ish theme since many of the sketches involved circles, but in the end I rolled the dice and my sketch involved an oval.  Here is what my printout looked like when I filled it out (I circled the ones the dice picked for me).

And here is my card using the above criteria.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  Initially I was nervous because I only had one roll of washi tape that matched my color scheme, but I think it worked out OK in the end.  It was also my first time using my Mehndi Medallion set so I had a lot of fun experimenting and creating my own patterned paper background.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and Thanks to Erin for the really fun challenge.  I really admire her ability to make the card on the fly, all while on video.  Make sure to check out all the other fun takes on this challenge here

Papertrey Ink Supplies:
Mehndi Medallion Stamp Set
Think Big Favorites #1 Stamp Set

Additional Supplies Used:
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Bazzill Lavendar Cardstock
American Crafts Cardstock
Doodlebug Buttons
Queen & Co. Washi Tape
Colorbox Doodlebug Pigment Ink Pads
DMC Embroidery Floss

Friday, July 6, 2012

Knee Deep In Mini Book Pages!

Happy Friday! Can you believe it's here already?! I'm diggin' this holiday in the middle of the week!

I hope you all enjoyed the Fourth of July holiday! We had a very relaxing day with some family over. It was our first time in 14 years to actually stay home to see what Vancouver is all about so that was fun. Our new home has some awesome aerial views of the valley and since for now mortars are still legal in Washington State, we had a front row seat to about 30 to 40 fireworks in the sky at any given moment. The biggest predicament was figuring out the best way to view them as the show in our backyard is very different than our front yard, but they were great from both sides so I guess it was a wonderful problem to have. We all declared it the most fireworks we had ever seen in our life! :)

Today I have a couple mini book 8x8 pages to share... We will be visiting my mother-in-law in Japan this summer so I always try to whip up some quick pages to add to her little albums I've been making for her over the years.

For these, I turned to October Afternoon's 8x8 Paper pads since they were already the perfect size.  :)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the sunshine!  We will be helping my Mom move after 30 years in the same home--Yikes!  :)

Patterned Paper- October Afternoon Fly A Kite & Modern Homemaker 8x8 Paper Pads
Scalloped Punch- Stampin' Up
Circle & Pennant Dies- Spellbinders
Tooth Diecut- Silhouette
"Love" & "Smile" Stamps- Technique Tuesday
Buttons- Basic Grey, Papertrey Ink
Rhinestones & Ribbon- Michaels
Baker's Twine- My Mind's Eye
Ink- Versafine Onyx Black
Chalk Ink- Colorbox
Other: Glossy Accents (on the teeth)
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