Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Silly Swimmers.

Hello and good morning..

Happy Tuesday!!!

Today I am sharing a layout with you created with a 6x6 pad of paper, no 12x12 papers were used on the layout at all. I've done it before several times, esp when I love a line and only have a 6x6 pad... they aren't just for card making. I used a Basic Grey Adrift 6x6 pad for this page. 
I scrapped my kids from the previous summer being silly while they were swimming at their grandparents pool.

I added some half circle accents at the top with some bold black stitching:

I also pulled out some wood pieces to add to the layout:

I then used two different blue mists for splats to give a "water" feel to the page, and punched out some circles to add also:

So pull out a 6x6 pad and challenge yourself to use it on a layout.. It's pretty fun.

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

Monday, October 5, 2015

On an Adventure (Simple Stories So Rad)

Hello, TinaGale here! Today I have a layout using the  Simple Stories So Rad collection and then lots of things from my stash.
Using 6x6 pads is a great way to get a sampling of all the paper in a collection as well as I love the smaller prints so you can really use a lot of different patterns on a page. Be sure to come back each day this week for more inspiration from the Design Team using 6x6 paper pads!

Here's a look at the process

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I love layering up all kinds of embellishments and mixing collections. I mixed the cork word from the Journey collection and alphas from the Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection.

Tucking in labels and circles are a great way to build up a cluster. Adding enamel dots is the perfect finishing touch. I loved this quote in the Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome sticker sheet.

Tags are another great way to start out a cluster embellishment. The twine adds some great texture and dimension to your layout.

Supplies Used
Crate Paper Paper Doll Collection
AC Dear Lizzy Spring
MME The Sweetest Thing Tangerine
Jillibean Soup Red Raspberry label stickers
Heidi Swapp Puffy chat bubbles
OA Girl Talk diets
Fancy Pants Be Different small tags
Crate Paper Journey Cork stickers
Sewing Machine


Sunday, October 4, 2015

You are my fav with Crate Paper

Good morning friends!! Yesterday was World Card Making Day for the scrapbook community!! Cards filled social media and our team took part in creating some fun inspiration to share. So many of you played along. It was so awesome to see all the amazing and creative cards ya'll made!! I chose to create a Halloween themed card, perfect for the month of October.
I used up the new Crate Paper Halloween line; After Dark .  I started my base of the card with the fun polka dot ,witching hour specialty paper. It was the perfect contrast for my lighter paper strips on top of it!
I created a fun shaker box to fill with the confetti that goes with this line. The confetti is a mix of bats, stars and orange sequins, just perfect to sprinkle around your page or card!
I added a fun cluster to the bottom of my shaker card with a wooden star from a coordinating embellishment and a spider sticker from the fun sticker sheet. You can find a similar sticker sheet in the shop. This is one of my favorite Halloween lines released this season. With so many fun parts to it you cant go wrong with your festive projects!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Hello! Happy Saturday! It's also World Card Making Day so don't forget to check out the design team's challenges on the forum as well as on our Facebook page!  

Today I'm sharing a layout I created with Pink Paislee's new Memorandum collection!  I am just loving the fun prints and colors of this line!  They are so fun to create with and it goes with practically any theme!

I added a light layer of modeling paste over the top and bottom of my page as well as added in paint splatters.  To accent, I used epoxy shapes from Evalicious.

I cut a small 3x4 piece of the Memo print to place behind my wood veneer frame. I love the multi-colored triangles of this paper!  I also fussy cut a few of the labels from the aptly named Labels print to jot down some info about my photo!  

A close up of the modeling paste and epoxy shapes!  

I used a cute flair badge from the Evalicious Photo Shoot line to accent some pennants I added in the upper right hand corner of my page.  

Showing another label as well as epoxy shapes to accent!  You can also see the many layers of different prints from the Memorandum collection!  

Thank you for stopping by! Check out the MSAM shop to see this collection plus much more! Have a great day! 

Friday, October 2, 2015

ScraptoberFest Challenge

ScraptoberFest Challenge

Because we love to challenge ourselves and other scrappers, we have teamed up with 3 other great scrap challenge sites to bring you an ultimate challenge with a chance to win multiple prizes!

This is how the challenge works:

Each challenge blog is hosting a challenge on their blog for a chance to win a prize. :)

Now here’s the fun, challenging part… If you create a layout, combining all (4)challenges together, and link it up to each participating blog, you will be eligible for a chance to win the ScraptoberFest BONUS prize! 

Here are the challenges:

Rules for all challenges:
  • Must be new as of October 2, 2015…no back linking
  • Layouts only ~ No Cards
  • No Digital Layouts
  • Participants are allowed to complete or combine one or more of the challenges, but to be entered into the BONUS prize drawing, they must combine all (4) challenges.
  • For each challenge you complete, you MUST upload to the blog that hosted the challengeto be eligible for that sites prize drawing.  
  • All entries due October 31, 2015
  • Please add your entry as a comment to this blog post!

Bonus Prize: The Bonus Prize will be a $40 gift card generously provided by all (4) challenge sites. The winner of the Bonus Prize will have (2) options for their gift card:

(A) $40 gift card to shop with one of our sponsors…winners choice  ~OR~
(B) (2) $20 gift cards to shop with any two of our sponsors…winners choice

Here's how some of the My Scraps & More team used the color combo:


your first haircut
Lisa M

Jennifer H.

Wendy R.

Brianna L.

Miss Hot Wheels

It's Friday!  Yay!  Missy back with you today, and I'm sharing a layout that I created for last week's Throwback Thursday Challenge over on the forums.  I challenged our members to create a layout using older product, old Thickers and a shaped photo.

I pulled out some older Studio Calico papers from the Wanderlust and Brighton Pier collections.  I did a lot of mixed media work on the background.  I began with clear gesso and then used blue, green and yellow gelatos to create a watercolor effect.  I used my 1.5" circle punch to punch out a bunch of circles from various patterned papers and then cut them all into fourths.  I mixed and matched them all, creating a lot of little uneven pie charts.  All the colors and patterns were really busy, so I went over a lot of the background with white gesso to tone it all down.

I love how white gesso blends and fades away some of the brightness and pattern.  You can still see it, but it's just not as bold.  I also used a circle stamp from my stash to stamp around some of the circles, and I machine stitched some criss cross patterns on some of them as well.

I have been wanting to use this "Love" Thicker ever since it came out, but it just hasn't worked for whatever reason.  This was the perfect design to finally use it!  After I added these strips of paper, I went over them with white gesso and some pink gelatos.  I added in some washi, some flair buttons and a few stickers from Simple Stories DIY Boutique.

I used a 3" punch to create some layers behind my photo, and I machine stitched around it.  I love all the color going on here and the dimension from the pop dots under the photo.

Here's one more close-up...I added in more machine stitching and tangled thread.  I think I may have a thread addiction :)  That cute arrow clip is from Evalicious.

You can check out my process video if you'd like to see how this layout came together from start to finish.  I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Missy :)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

You and Me

Hi there, Lisa here today to share a layout I created with a mash up of Crate Paper and Pink Paislee...these lines work so well together! Check it out...

The Craft Market by Crate paper and the Pink Paislee floral paper (I fussy cut all of the flowers from this paper) along with the cute puffy stickers worked so well together! 

How cute are these cork bows?  They are sold out so I'm sure many of you got them..they are such a perfect accent.  Also, I used a gold Wink of Stella pen to add touches of gold to the fussy cut flowers...it's such a pretty little glimmer in real life!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you sharing your pages in our My Scraps and More Gallery