Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Go Big.

Hello and good morning...

Honestly I am in LOVE with the Fancy Pants Everyday Circus line. I know when I picked it out, that I didn't have ANY circus photos. We went years ago, but I don't even remember if I even took many. But I could see how versatile this collection was, and that it could really work with any themed photo.

I knew when I pulled the papers out, I went right for my son's baseball photos and wanted to dig in and scrap them with the papers.

I used several of the Label Stickers through the page along, with enamel dots.

I cut up the Big Top paper, and then added stitching around the edges and adding a few ink splats.

I also border punched the brick paper to add a bit of "grunge" to make the layout more "boy"

So if you can't see past this Everyday Circus collection being just for Circus photos, keep looking... It's there, you just have to let your mind wander a bit....

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!

This week marks the LAST WEEK of your 12 week Got Talent Contest!  I can't believe how fast the 12 weeks have gone by!  ALL ENTRIES MUST BE IN BY MIDNIGHT, AUGUST 31, EST, to be eligible for the Grand Prize of the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine collection!

My challenge for this last week was to create a page that uses ONLY patterned paper (with the exception of one piece of cardstock for the background if desired).  This was  HUGE challenge for me!  It was really tough.  I used the Crate Paper Notes & Things collection for this page:

I even used patterned paper for my title.  I wrote the word "summer" backwards in cursive on the back of a piece of patterned paper and cut it out by hand!    Hope you can join us for the last challenges!

****************Store News****************

I have  been busy ordering LOTS of new products for the fall!  Here are few that are coming in soon!

American Crafts
-Autumn Crisp

Echo Park
-Creative Agenda (August 2014)
-Christmas Cheer (September 2014)

Bella Blvd
-Hello Autumn (Sept. 2014)
-Tiny Tots (Sept. 2014)

Jillibean Soup
-Soup Staples 3 (September 2014)
-Holly Berry Borcht (September 2014)
-Halloween Mini Collections
- NEW mini placemats

Lawn Fawn
-Sweater Weather (August 2014)

Fancy Pants
-True Friend (September 2014)
-Oh Deer (September 2014)

Elle's Studio
-Sycamore Lane
-Good Cheer

Gossamer Blue
-Gramercy Road
-On My Desk
-Get Happy

Is there anything else you would like to see come in???  Please let me know!

************Weekly Giveaway**********

For a chance to win a $10 credit to the store, leave a comment on each blog post this week.  I will choose a random day and then a random commentor on that day to win!!!  Winners have 7 days to claim their prize.

This weeks winner is:

Please contact me at info@myscrapsandmore.com to claim your prize!

Have a nice week!

Friday, August 15, 2014

She Explores / Fancy Pants

Hello there, My Scraps fans!  It's Missy here with you today.  There is a new sketch up over on our Sketch Blog today, and it's a really cool one.  If you like a challenge, then this one is for you.  You can go check it out HERE for the full design team reveal.

The big arrow-type designs at the top and bottom are a big part of the sketch.  This design was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I went with it and tried to be creative.  I used papers & embellishments from the Me-Ology line from Fancy Pants.  I pulled out a 6x6 Crafter's Workshop template and some coordinating acrylic paints.   I took a small paint brush and simply painted inside the stencil to create this multi-colored grid on the top and bottom.  Once it was dry, I traced over each shape with a black pen to make it look a bit sharper.  

I like the way the arrow shapes dry the eye to the photos in the center.  I layered a few papers, some washi tapes, a few die cuts, and some thread.

Layering is one of my favorite techniques.  I think every layout I create has some sort of layering on it, and this one is no exception.  I especially love making fun cuts with my Cameo to layer in, like the white circles here.  I also like the look of layering Thickers...on top of paper and on top of each other!

Another angle of the layering.  I love adding in embellishments once the layers are complete :)  Isn't this flair pin adorable?

Now up close you can see that the painting isn't perfect..  It smudged a lot, but I kind of like that it's messy.  I just decided to try something different, and I wound up liking the result.

I hope this inspires you to get out of your comfort zone and try something you're kind of hesitant to try.  I found the sketch a little intimidating at first, but once I got my arrows created, the rest was easy.  I hope you are able to get creative with the sketch!  Go HERE to see it!

You can also see what the rest of the team came up with....there are LOTS of different ideas!

Have a great weekend!

Missy :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Going Embellie Crazy!

Most of the time I pick a collection based on the paper and then choose embellishments I like to go with it.  When I saw this Cloud 9 collection by Chic Tags it was the embellishments that caught my eye and then I chose the paper I wanted with the embellishments.  I really loved these clips.

I used a Creative Scrappers sketch to create this page of Autumn's birthday trip to the American Girl store in Dallas.

Here is a close up of some of the wonderful embellishments.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fun In The Sun

Happy Wednesday peeps!
Today I am going to share a layout I made using the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine collection, sketch #88 from the sketch blog and a Kreaxions Punch:

                                    I added a few borders and some stitching. Here is a close up:

My kids enjoyed swinging from this rope at the lake on the 4th of July. I was across the lake taking the photos and had my big zoom lens on, plus I did a lot of cropping to bring them in closer.
Have a great day!


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Photo Op.

Hello and good morning...

I was totally inspired from using the Fancy Pants Me-ology collection- all the fun, bright colors, the bold prints and mix of patterns. I used this photo of my husband and daughter at the father/ daughter dance for elementary school back in February. Something that she was really looking forward to.

As soon as I saw the Loving Life paper, I knew I had to cut the shapes right up.
I also decided to "get messy" with the page. I actually used my finger for the gesso, to spread it exactly to the places on the page I wanted to. Then added some misting on top.

I always love the fun Label Stickers, that seems to always have the perfect quotes to add on the page. Along with some border punching, added in layers

I felt like a fun page, also needed a fun font for the title, and used some of my AC Amy Tangerine thickers.

So make sure to check out the fun AND funky Me-ology collection... It's too fun to work with....

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Summer days are winding down!!!!

Oh my gosh I haven't even made a DENT in my summer photos yet!!!  We have been so busy with all kids of activities.  And there are some awesome collections that came out this summer, too.

I used the recent Crate Paper Notes & Things line for this page:

I used the direction of the lined background paper to inspire the "downward" motion of my page, echoed by the downward motion of my kiddos in the photos, too.  I added a few more additional triangles pointing down to add even more to this effect.  I machine stitched in each woodgrain triangle with yellow thread.

I wanted to keep the other elements to a minimum, so I just added a frame with some paper in the background for my journaling, and a brad and a sticker.

******************************Store News***********************

I have restocked some of the embellishments from the Pink Paislee Solstice collection and they will be here tomorrow!!  Check the store then!

Also, these two beautiful gold glitter papers from the American Crafts Shimelle collection just arrived!  The papers are very thick and the gold is just gorgeous!!!

Finally, the Echo Park Creative Agenda line is slated to ship out to me this week, so it should be up in the store early next week!  I am so excited about this collection!

***************Weekly Giveaway*******************

For a chance to win a $10 credit to the store, leave a comment on each blog post this week.  I will choose a random day and then a random commentor on that day to win!!!  Winners have 7 days to claim their prize.

This weeks winner is:

Congrats!  Please email me at info@myscrapsandmore.com to claim your prize!