Saturday, August 1, 2015

Life Is Sweet

Hello and Happy Saturday! This past week I had a Word Up Wednesday challenge up on the MSAM forums!  I asked participants to use the word "SWEET" on their page!  I finally broke into my American Crafts' Shimelle True Stories collection. I had been hoarding the beautiful papers and embellishments!  

I used a wooden veneer title from Evalicious'  Life's Sweet collection.  I am so happy Audrey  brought this awesome company into the store!  

I used one of the tags from the Die Cut Cardstock Shapes for my journaling. Also, from the Shapes, I added a bright yellow ruler and cute heart.  The flair and bakers twine are from my stash! 

I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe on both the B side of Grey Floral  and Specialty Vellum "Earl Grey".

I'm also loving the die cut clouds!! Super cute accent to your page!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Check out the newest collections at the My Scraps and More Shop!! 
Have a great day!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Be Silly!

Happy Friday, friends!  Have you seen the latest sketch over on the My Scraps Sketch Blog?  The awesomely talented Juliana Michaels is the Guest Designer this month, and her sketch is so much fun!

Here's what I came up with.  I pulled out the Amerian Crafts Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy collection for this.  I decided to go mixed media for this one, so I started with some white gesso on top of the black dotted patterned paper.  I used watercolors and gelatos to create the color splotches on the background.  For the circles in the sketch, I traced some of different sizes and then used gelatos to shade in some yellow.  I was excited to use one of the transparency papers in the collection...I really love how it looks!

Here's a close-up of one of the circles.  Gelatos smooth on very nicely if gesso is down first.  I just colored it on like a crayon and then used my finger and a touch of water to smooth is around the circle.  You can also see the transparency here as well as some stitching I did.

Here's another angle of one of the circles.  I splattered some black Color shine at the end to bring in a little more pops of color.

Gold foil....hello!  I cut this from one of the specialty patterned papers and added a gold arrow paper clip.  Sometimes the best embellishments come straight from patterned paper!

Layers and more layers :)  I layered in patterned papers, tissue paper, stickers, chipboard and tangled thread.  I finished off my photos with a cute little yellow bow sticker.

One last close-up of the title....and it's shiny gold!  These Thickers are gorgeous!  I layered them right on top of the transparency and added a die cut under it.

Be sure to visit the My Scraps Sketch Blog every Friday for a new sketch! And be sure to check out the STORE...there are SO many things coming in!!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Missy :)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Ring

Hi there, Lisa S here today to share a layout I created for our Tuesday Trigger Challenge over in the FORUM.   One of our triggers this month is celebrations so I'm sharing this page I made about my daughter's Bat Mitzvah ring.  It's a family tradition that each child gets a ring for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah from their Great Aunts and Uncles, so I had to mark this milestone with a layout. I used Crate Paper Journey Collection mashed up with some Confetti for this layout. I LOVE these  sticker letters!!
Your challenge for this trigger is to use alphabet stickers and GOLD on your layout!!  Hope to see you sharing some of your celebrations, too!

The ring

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Happy Hump Day!

Lisa here today to share a layout with you. I am sharing the layout I created for my Tuesday Trigger challenge over on the forum at MS&M.
Our themes this month are: July Celebrations, red, white & blue, stars or patriotic. I chose stars for my layout and used Amy Tangerine Plus One along with a star cut file.

I used an orange Gelato and colored the cut file and then added a little water with my finger:

I used an Amy tangerine frame to frame one of my photos. The "My" stickers are from my stash as well as the baseball, which I tucked some thread behind.

I used some Thickers for my title and the arrows are fussy cut from one of the Amy Tangerine papers. I finished the layout off with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist spatters.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pumpkin Coloring.

Hello and good morning...

Happy Tuesday!!!

I'm sharing a very non holiday themed layout with you with some halloween photos of my lil one, while she was pumpkin decorating. I used the Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely collection for this layout.
I went with very nontrational colors- using pinks and aquas, which is also probably one of my fave color combos. But there is a bit of orange through the page also.

I actually used a Sharpie pen and colored in some of the spaces in the patterned paper on the top black and white paper. Then added lots of fun wood pieces and enamels on the page:

I also popped in a bit of random twine and added some to the tags:

But with tons of new holiday collections coming out, there will be a ton of holiday papers and embellies to choose from. I just like to mix it up and scrap non themey holidays pages too sometimes..

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

Monday, July 27, 2015

I Scream, you scream....

There's nothing better in summer than having a yummy cold ice cream on a hot day....except for the fact that it melts SUPER fast!

I used the new Crate Paper Poolside collection for this page.   I added my strips of papers, washi tape, and card stock diagonally, and added some vellum behind my photos to help ground them a bit. 

I added a few embellie clusters....

and a few more gold bits to balance the page.....

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

I have reordered some embellies from Crate Paper Wonder collection, and there are a LOT of new goodies and collection coming in mid to late August, including Cedar Lane from Pink Paislee, new lines from Simple Stories, and lots more!!!

Be sure to use code REDWHITEBLUE20 to save 20% off for the rest of June!

***********Got Talent Contest********

Our Got Talent contest is just about half way over!  But there is still plenty of time to join in!  You can check out our challenge on Facebook OR on our forum:

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Stay Scrappy My Friends!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hello Mr.Seal with old school/new school October Afternoon

To me summer screams outdoor fun and water tones and yellows! I wanted to create a layout with lots of water tones and a hint of sunshine yellow.
I created this layout for this weeks Throwback Thursday on the forum, mixing older product with newer product for a fun, harmonious look!
To really make my papers pop, I started by converting my photos to black and white. This helps to not need to work with the colors in the photo and use correct papers to tell my story!
I started with mating my page in basic cardstock to help add more focus to my patterned paper. I than used the Shipwrecked Coast paper found in the new Treasure Map collection to create folded squares for a fun base! I than used the older, Reference Section paper from the Public Library collection to pop out floating circles. I love how it softens the shipwrecked paper and mixes so well together!
I added some more circles with some vellum paper from Crate Paper. For just the right detail, I used some Public Library border stickers to my photos and page borders.
Using some Public Library mini market alpha stickers to complete my journaling, I completed my happy, well mixed page!! I hope this inspires you to play with your collections, mixing them up together!