Friday, November 28, 2014

BLACK FRIDAY SALE + an inspired layout!

Hey there, friends :)  Missy here.  Are you recovering from eating too much Thanksgiving goodness yesterday?  Or are you out shopping?  I don't have the patience to deal with the crowds of Black Friday...thank goodness for online sales!

Speaking of sales, check THIS out!

This sale also includes Raffle Tickets for the Shopping Spree Giveaway!  All orders over $25 will also receive a FREE PAPER PACK!  This is an AMAZING sale!!

Go HERE to shop!!

Today I wanted to share a cute layout I created for the Pinspirational Crop earlier this month.  I hosted three challenges, and this layout is the one I created for the Children's Toys Challenge.  I chose a pin of a Rubik's Cube...remember those things?  I could never get it straight once I turned it all different directions.  I took my inspiration from the grid of squares on the cube.

I pulled out the beautiful Shimelle line and punched a lot of little squares from various patterned papers.  I took my background paper and added gesso on it. I used my Ingvlid Bolme chalk inks to create my watercolor effect here.  I just dabbed the chalk ink onto a piece of plastic packaging and then spritzed a bit of water on it.  Then I smudged the plastic onto the paper.  It creates such a gorgeous watercolor look!  Plus it's fun because you never know what design you're going to get :)

I stitched my squares down and added a few embellishments.  I didn't want to add to much since the squares really stood out.

Here's a closer lok at the watercolor and the stitching.  Oh how I love my sewing machine!  I still wish I would have bitten the bullet and gotten one years ago...

I love the messy look of the gesso and ink here.

I really love how the red and orange blended together here.  And the black Thicker really pops!

I highly recommend checking out Pinterest...there are SO many ideas there!  I hope this has inspired you in some way...and I hope you get in some scrappy time this weekend!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Missy :)


  1. Awesome sale and awesome page! (And this was one of my favorite challenges in the pinterest crop)

  2. The sale is so amazing!!!! I just LOVE the crops here, they are the absolute best!!!!

  3. Very creative layout. I like the watercoloring and the stitching.

  4. LOVE this page! I adore the title and the way the title is arranged! I love the stitching and the paint/ many fun techniques and it works!!

  5. crazy cool with some simple shapes stitched and whalaa! Always enjoy the process!

  6. This is such a great page! I love that you can find inspiration from anywhere! Love the stitching and your choice of colors!