Sunday, February 1, 2015

delight in life

Hello friends. Happy Super Bowl day for those that follow the sport! I am born and raised in New England, so fingers crossed for the Patriots here.
I am sharing a layout I created for this weeks word prompt on the forum. I chose to use the word "delight" , as we all know how delightful winter weather can look at times! Being new to the winter weather again, I have slim pickings for winter photos, and chose to document a set of photos from a recent trip to SeaWorld. I used a great mix of product for this layout. I LOVE mixing and matching separate paper lines.
I used a mix of Jiliibean soup, soup staples paper and American Craft Seredipity paper as my base. I loved how the were both neutral papers in slightly different tones. I wanted to keep the vibrant blues in my photos as the focal point, choosing to use more muted blues in my embellishments.
I played with a bit more seredipity paper, and old book page from my stash, and a Jillibean soup tag.

I created a fun embellishment cluster with a surrounding title using some fancy pants letters. I am obsessed with tiny letter stickers , and fancy pants are my current go to manufacturer for letters. They have so many colors released with each line, it is worth stocking up the sticker sheets alone!
 I also LOVE natural elements on my layouts through cork or wood embellishments. I rounded off my layout with some cork arrow stickers from Crate paper. T.hey have so many cute shapes in that cork set.

Thanks so much for popping in between your possibly busy day. I hope I inspired you to create something fun, and we would LOVE to see your take on the challenge in the forum this week!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Love You

Hello and Happy Saturday! Jennifer up today on the blog to share a layout I created using
 Crate Paper's Open Book collection!  Open Book is one of the many beautiful collections on sale now in the My Scraps and More Shop!  Today is the last day to use the discount code 20JAN15 to receive 20% off!  
 I've seriously been hoarding this collection since it's so beautiful! I love the pink and blue hues with lots of fun embellishments! 
Here are some additional close ups of my page!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope this inspires you to do some scrapping this weekend!  Don't forget to check out the forums for lots of challenges and inspiration!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Love you, Sunshine!

Happy Friday, friends!  Missy here.  Today I'm sharing my latest layout created for yesterday's Throwback Thursday challenge.  The challenge is to use papers and embellishments at least two years old and to use at least three pieces of wood veneer from your stash.  I have quite the collection of summer lines from Echo Park, and this layout incorporates at least three of of them dates back to 2010!  You can still find some of Summer Bliss and parts of A Perfect Summer in the store.  They all work so nicely together, and I'm a sucker for really bright colors, so they were perfect for this fun pool picture of my little stinker :)

I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil and Tim Holtz distress ink to create those circles on the background and then used some yellow acrylic paint for accents behind my photo cluster and on the right hand side strip.  The rest is paper layers, stickers, thread and washi tape.  I added the SHINE wood veneer after I used gelatos to color it.  I also used them to color the smaller wooden hearts.

I used pop dots under this...I love the dimension it gives!  I can't seem to complete a layout these days without adding tangled thread and machine's so addictive :)

I love tearing my papers...I like that it gives an uneven and messy look yet still neat and organized.  Those cute loopy die cuts are from The Cut Shoppe.  I love the white on white look.

One last close up of the white space...this added touch of hearts and messy thread finished it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We'd love to have you join us on our forums and in our challenges...lots of fun being had with some really awesome scrappers!

Have a great weekend!

Missy :)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A layout in my shopping cart

Hi there!  Lisa here today to share my thought process as I'm shopping in the My Scraps and More Store.  I almost always start with photos when I'm considering what to buy.  Sometimes a collection just speaks to me (you all have seen my obsession with Crate Paper Open Book) but usually, I have photos "in cue" just waiting to be scrapped.  My middle daughter, Jillian, and I visited some colleges earlier this month and it was super cold where we visited.  This brand new Simple Stories Snow Fun line will be perfect for documenting the college visit in Colorado.  I love that the collection kit comes with stickers and an alphabet, too.  So easy to make great layouts that way!

These new Word Strips, also from Simple Stories, will be perfect for adding little bits of journaling.

This Snowflake Paper will be perfect to coordinate with the collection....

 These cute Thickers will make for a great title mixed with the alphabet stickers in the kit.  

And because I love to add more pictures to my layouts, I'm snagging some of these great Photo Flips to my cart as well.  I can see myself using these a lot!!

So that's it for today, I hope you've enjoyed this look at my thought process when I'm shopping! Don't forget to add your coupon code for January, 20JAN15 for 20% off your full price items!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wild & Free!

Happy hump day scrappy friends!
We are half way through the week!
Lisa here today to share a layout I made using sketch #98 from the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog along with Fancy Pants True Friend:

                                                 Here is the sketch by Heather Leopard:

Here is what I came up with using a few photos of my daughter for Homecoming dress up days:
A few close ups:

Hope you will play along with this sketch and share with us on the sketch blog.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Team Argentina.

Hello and good morning...

This season my older daughter had a really great group of girls on her soccer team. Six of the girls have played together for a few seasons, so it's been fun to watch them grow together as a team, and in skill. For this sports page, I wanted to mix it up and add a center focal point on the layout. I decided to work with layering large triangles down the center of the page. I used Amy Tangerine's Stitched collection, which worked well with the girl's team colors.

I outlined the triangles with some stitching and used the Amy Tangerine thickers, along with yellow and blue misting (team colors):

I actually only used a few embellies, some enamels of a few pieces from the ephemera pack:

And then decided to girlie it up a bit with some flower embellies:

If you haven't already checked out the collection, make sure to swing by the store and give it a look-sey.

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

Monday, January 26, 2015

Are you getting snow???

So sorry this post is getting up late today!  It's been one of THOSE Mondays...the kind where I forgot it was Monday!!  

Believe it or not, it's been a relatively SLOW winter in terms of our snowfall here in central NY state.  We are well below average, but that may still be a lot for some of you (as I live in one of the snowiest cities in the US, according to the Weather Channel!)  

Anyways, I love how the white snow in a photo just makes it so so bright, so I used some Gossamer Blue Get Happy with it's bright colors to go along with my photos!

The snowflake paper in the background was a bit busy, so I used a plain white cardstock behind my photos and just a few strips of paper.  The "sweater" looking paper is from the Fancy Pants Oh Deer collection!

 I also used some other bits from my stash, including some old Crate Paper Bundled Up, and some clear snowflakes from Studio Calico.  I stitched two circles behind the photos to pickup on the "snowball" theme!

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