Saturday, August 29, 2015

10 Random Facts

Hello and welcome to the weekend! Jennifer here to share a layout I created for Got Talent Challenge #13!  For this challenge I asked participants to make a list! In honor of my daughter turning 12 this past week, I jotted down ten random facts about her.   I used Simple Stories' I Am collection which is always a favorite and can be used for so many themes!

I used some black foam American Craft Thickers for my title! They go so well with this line! I also added a cute heart arrow from the I Am Wood Veneer Shapes.

I used my typewriter to create my  list! You can also see the self-adhesive Bradz which I love!

I Am also has adorable Chipboard Frames...I included two of the smaller frames on my page!

I am a big fan of banners and I love this gold accent banner from the 6x12 Chipboard Sheet.

Showing more of the Bradz as well as Chipboard Accents from I AM!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the weekly Got Talent Challenges! Play along for your chance to win the weekly prize!  All entrants will be entered to win a Grand Prize at the end of the challenge! Go here to see more information! 
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Life is Good

Happy Friday, everyone!  Missy here.  Today I'm sharing a layout made using Sketch #112 over on the My Scraps Sketch Blog.  The amazingly talented Gina Lideros designed it, and I had an absolute blast designing with it!  Check it out and you can get the free cut file to help you create this if you have a die cutting machine.

I used the beautiful Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss line and a fun photo of me enjoying a fruity beverage in Las Vegas :)  I backed each hexagon with a different patterned paper and then did a bit of gelato work on top of that.  I added splatters of ink in a few colors and did some gold machine stitching around each hexagon.  I really love how it all turned out!

Aren't these colors just yummy?!  I love these fun puffy stickers.  I had to use them for my title.  I love how the light aqua looks against the orange, and that lemon yellow is so pretty!

This collection has some really fun chipboard and die cut pieces.  I couldn't wait to use this picture with these goodies...I need to drink more fruity beverages just so I can scrap them with this collection...haha :D

I couldn't resist using this adorable flamingo, and I had to add a pop of orange with the thread.  I really love how the gold stitching turned out.  It took a while to go around every shape, but it was worth it, I think.

You can check out my process video of this layout if you're interested in seeing how it all came together.  I hope you enjoy and get some inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to join us for the Sketch challenge!

Have a great day!

Missy :)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

It's a Perfect Day

Hi there!  Lisa here today to share I layout I created using a mash up of October Afternoon Summertime and Simple Stories Summer Vibes.  These two lines are just so much fun together...the aquas and yellows mixed with the grid design found in both lines just makes it work!

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And my new favorite product....Summer Vibes Enamel Dots!  They are so cute and add a little splash of color without getting messy! (Because some days it's just not okay to walk around with mist and paint colored fingers!  Am I right??!)
Hope you all are enjoying the last bits of's time to use up those summer lines you've been hoarding!  Be sure to share with us over in the Flickr Group!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Today Was...

Hey there!
Lisa here today to share a layout I created using sketch #112 from the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog along with JilliBean Soup Summer Red Raspberry and American Crafts and Studio Calico wood veneer.

I used the 6x6 paper pad to back the cut file and colored the wood veneer with Gelatos:
I added some watercolors, stickers and thread. The hexagon journaling spot is one of the hexagons cut from the cut file. I just added some lines and inked around the edges:

This line was perfect for this photo of my son picking strawberries!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Long Summer Walks.

Hello and good morning...

Happy Tuesday!!!

Today I am sharing a summer page with you, using non summery papers and colors. I used the Basic Grey Barista collection. Today the challenge up in the forum is all about the Trigger Tuesday word for the month which is "Summertime". My challenge is to scrap something you do in the summer and use non summery papers for your layout.
I am just n love with this collection, and feel like it can be used for pretty much almost any occasion since it has such neutral colors in the line.

I added a few of the Evalicious Life's Sweet Snip Snip Labels, perfect for journaling on:

And then decided to add some pops of red through the page for just a bit of color, and used some of the Evalicious wood pieces too:

So scrap those summer photos and feel free to scrap them in a non themed summer collection.. Make sure to play along with link up in the forum.

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

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Have backpack, will travel with Crate Paper

Happy Sunday sweet scrappy friends! Today I am sharing a super fun layout created for this weeks sketch over at the SKETCH BLOG. Using the sketch and cutfile created by this months guest sketch artist Gina Lideros, I created this layout in celebration of the new school year which has started for many across the united states.

I knew right away that I wanted to use this voyage paper by Crate Paper's  journey collection. I wanted to play on the aspect on travel, without creating an actual vacation or travel subject layout. I see Kindergarten as one big journey for new kids, and thought it quite fitting. I wanted to use the paper, which is dark, and chose to balance it with a lot of lighter elements, including the B side of this paper.

Using basic Kraft cardstock also helped to lighten up the page. I kept to the sketch with my journaling and photo placement, using some October Afternoon mini market alphas in an aqua tone. Adding an extra strip along the cutfile, decorated with lots of embellishments helped to both dress up and lighten the page by choosing lighter elements. I also added another photo for emphasis on my subject.
I just love that "oh the places youll go" tab from the Crate Paper die  cut package. I also added some awesome triangles cut from the Crate Paper Poolside specialty paper which I fussy cut to add.
I hope I inspired you to not be afraid of darker patterned paper and get you excited for the new school year!!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

School Rules

Hello! Happy Saturday!  It's Jennifer and I'm sharing a layout I created with 
Echo Park's Teacher's Pet collection from the My Scraps and More Shop!  This paper collection includes fun prints and stickers perfect for your first day photos!  I made this page as a challenge for a Monday Mix Up on the MSAM forums! If you haven't joined our daily challenges yet, please check them out!

I used black cardstock and a cute cut file from The Cut Shoppe for my tile! 

I also added in the cute globe sticker from the Teacher's Pet 12x12 Elements Stickers as well as letter stickers from Simple Stories and October Afternoon.  The ledger print on the B side of Rulers was perfect for my journaling!  

I used the B side of the Backpacks paper with Rulers and tied it together with the cute black cursive border strip from the Elements Stickers.

I am a big fan of layering and you can see the many fun prints of Teacher's Pet!  

Thank you for stopping by today!  Check out this collection plus much more NEW lines!  Have a great day!