Friday, August 01, 2014

Time for the Scraptastic 4th Anniversary Crop!

Are you ready for a weekend of cropping?! Well you just need to visit Scraptastic for their 4th Anniversary Crop starting today. There will be lots of challenges and a chance to win a prize for each one, plus a grand prize which is a 3 month membership! 

I was in charge of the first challenge that was posted this morning so you have to go see. HERE is the link to the Anniversary Crop.  And this is my layout example for my challenge. I used pieces from several Scraptastic kits. The wood embellishments and sequins are from the current This Life Noted kit HERE. You will be seeing more of this kit from me very soon :)

Friday, July 25, 2014

New DCWV Sea Worthy and Foiled Vellum stacks

Ok you guys are going to love these new goodies from DCWV! First, here is the page I created with all the goodies using Sketch #126 at Sketch Savvy HERE

 I used the new Sea Worthy stack with it's awesome gold accents and then I added a few pieces from some of the new 6x6" stacks: the Printed Corrugate stack, Cork Stack and my favorite - the Foiled Vellum Stack! The foiled vellum stack has some gold patterns, black patterns and even some plain vellum. You will be seeing alot more of that stack in my layouts.

The octopus and sign were one 4x6 block on the patterned paper. I cut it apart and cut the edges of the woodgrain to look like weathered wood. Then I added some gold eyelets and cotton yarn because I am not sure I can do a nautical page without those. LOL! Oh the strip of red is from the Travel Adventure Stack and the kraft colored paper with arrows is from the Gilded Stack.

Shopping info - The Sea Worthy stack at Hobby Lobby and the other stacks are from JoAnns. :)

July Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic

Time for another Sketchy Thursday challenge at Scraptastic Blog HERE. So pull out your papers and play along for a chance at the monthly prize!

For my example I used the Either Way kit, Add on Kit, and both the Either Way Stamp Set and the Summer Nights Stamp Set. Seriously if you like these goodies that I have been using for my layouts this month, check it out because they are all on sale! Actually Scraptastic is having a big sale so stock up. Anyway, I love the gold accents of this collection and that along with the colors, made me think of Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty's Castle. I love this photo of the back of the castle.

I used the spiral note paper top stamp with gold embossing powder on vellum and after I cut it out, I poked a hole where each spiral hole was with a large needle and then tore outwards like it was torn out of a spiral. I have a tough time photographing the gold accents but the title, stars and the stripes and some dots in the papers are all gold. Oh and the paper clip too. In person this is really so much better. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Carta Bella Moments and Memories

Have you seen the new Carta Bella Paper Moments and Memories collection? Its really just so pretty and the stamp set is great too.
Just for fun I scrapped a couple of photos of my brother and a Pooh Bear topiary at Epcot. I cut some frames from the patterned papers and used red and blue like the union jack. I added some vintage shell buttons, alphas, and a doily.


Red, White and Blue

This layout is for a July Red, White, and Blue Disney Challenge. I actually do have photos from Liberty Square or America Epcot but I wanted to scrap these photos. I used some Teresa Collins Stationary Noted collection and added a bunch of silver to go with Spaceship Earth. Not the greatest photos but Alex and I love this ride so much and we were taking a few photos and riding the ride when the other guys were away doing something else.

Scraptastic Button Challenge

Today I am going to share some inspiration to get you guys thinking about using buttons on your pages. Then you should visit Scraptastic's Blog HERE for the Button challenge and a chance to win the gift certificate this month.

For both of my layouts, I have used the July Either Way kit and Add On kit. I added cardstock from my stash for the background. Then I stamped and used gold tinsel embossing powder to heat emboss on vellum with the Either Way stamp set. 

My favorite way to use buttons is in a title in place of the letter "O". It's a simple thing, but I do like the fun of it. Seemed to add whimsy to my goofy troll layout. I tied the embroidery floss thru the button, tied a bow, and then attached it to the layout using adhesive dots, but sometimes I just stitch thru the page to secure a button.

 For my second layout I wanted to make my own button card to go with the vintage textiles in my photos. The buttons in this kit are super cute. I just tied string thru the buttons in different ways and again attached with an adhesive dot.

Monday, July 07, 2014

July Either Way kit from Scraptastic Club

Hey everyone today I wanted to show you the kits I got this month from Scraptastic Club and 2 of the layouts that I created. I used the Either Way kit, Add on Kit, and both the Either Way Stamp Set and the Summer Nights Stamp set. First let me show you the kits:

Either Way  Add on Kit 

For my first layout I stamped and heat embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder on vellum, using the globe stand and also the hearts. Then I stamped the globe using aqua ink onto cardstock and adhered it to the globe stand using adhesive foam tape. If you look at the small banner strip in the lower left, I stamped the background using aqua and then stamped the words over the banner and cut it out. 

 I know you guys have seen me do this before but I love punching confetti to put in the little glassine bag that the flair comes in when you get the kit. I added one of my own paper doilies from my stash.

For my second layout I also stamped using the gold embossing tinsel powder on vellum. It coordinated well with the gold accents in the papers and the gold Thickers glitter alphas. I wish photographing gold wasn't so difficult. These accents are so much better in real life. 

 This kit has some canvas stickers in cute shapes like stars and hearts, for this page I misted the hearts with a pink color so that they would coordinate with the pinks in the patterned papers. I added a couple of tooth picks to make flags.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Paradise Layout using the Scraptastic Sail kit

This is my last layout using the amazing Sail kit, Add on kit, and Sail stamp set from Scraptastic. I just loved working with this kit for all the different nautical themed layouts and cards. I wish I had more to play with. If you haven't picked yours up, they still have them as of right now when I am posting this. This has been one of my very favorite kits.

This layout is my example for the Sketchy Thursday Challenge  on the Scraptastic Blog. Fun sketch, if I do say so myself (lol), so play along for a chance at that gift certificate!

These kraft die cuts in the kit are awesome but I thought they looked even better when I stitched in white. I would have stamped on them in white if I had a decent white ink, but all of mine are terrible and didn't show up.

Since my sister loves the tv show "Friends", she totally loved that I put "you are my lobster" on this page with photos from her honeymoon. Can you stand how cute that little lobster is!? There is also an anchor in this stamp set and the word "anchor" so you can put that instead of lobster.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sneak Peeks of July Scraptastic kits!!!

Summer may only officially be starting but its been in full swing in Texas. It's hot hot hot here! Check out these sneak peeks at the awesome summery kits from Scraptastic. I just got my Either Way kit and I have already started a page.

July 2014 This Life Noted Kit

 Super cute and the Summer and stars wood veneers are awesome!

Either Way

ok this photo is not doing it justice at all! - this kit is gorgeous in person and the gold accents in the papers, gold paper clips, alphas.... you will have to wait to see all of it but seriously, you will love this kit!

Summer Nights

Not much needs saying about this collection - fun fun fun and the cutest wood veneers ever.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Disney Ferry Boat layout *June Scraptastic kit

As promised here is another Disney layout using the Sail kit, and Add on kit from Scraptastic. First I have to say that my friend, Nancy Burke, did a layout where she cut the woodgrain paper to make it look like weathered boards so I just had to copy that idea. Thanks Nancy :)

I used some white gesso and a stencil from DCWV for the dots on the background.  And the ahoy and anchor are 2 of the awesome wood veneers from the kit that I just rubbed ink onto to stain them.

And can you believe I pulled out my old gold brads and gold eyelets from my stash for this layout? When was the last time you used eyelets!? I think they really work well with a nautical theme.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Disney Day 1 layout

These photos are from a trip we took in 2005. I love the photos of my son, but not so much me, still I had to scrap them. I used the Sail kit, Add on kit,  and the Best Day of my Life Stamp set from Scraptastic Club.
You may look at the Sail kits and think they don't look very Disney but the colors and theme were perfect for these photos of us at Downtown Disney by the boats. I know Nancy Damiano did a gorgeous Disney Cruise layout for the blog HERE.  I think they would be wonderful for the boardwalk area and for a few of the beachy themed resorts as well. And I have another disney layout to share with you guys later using these papers.

I am not that great at using kraft paper so at first I was stuck for how to use all the fun kraft die cuts in this kit. Then I stitched on one in white and I love the look!

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Snap layout *Scraptastic june kit

My cousin, Joey, and I were taking some photos down by the bay on Easter and we each took a photo of each other so I had to scrap them. I used the nautical Sail kit, and Add on kit. 
This beautiful woodgrain made a perfect background for the crisp whites in the papers, die cuts, and transparency. The little wavy flair fit perfectly into the large spot of one of the die cut pieces. I used a chipboard camera from last month's kit and the buttons are from my stash.

I really really love whales so that big blue whale had to be on my page somewhere.

2 Cards and the June Scraptastic kits

Ok first of all I have to show you guys the gorgeous kits available for June. To see ALL the June kits visit Scraptastic Club HERE. But I got the Sail kit, Add on kit, and stamp set  - just look how much fun it all is!

So I was making a couple of birthday cards the other day and I used one of my older kits with the adorable whale stamp and Crate Paper Pier collection for one card. For the second card I used Goodies from Carta Bella Paper's Ahoy collection in this kit. The happy birthday stamps are from my stash.

Check back soon for lots of fun layouts from this kit :)