Friday, November 20, 2015

Thank You Butterfly Card * Scraptastic Club kit

So you know when you need a card for someone and you just don't think you have time to make one? I am bad about not making cards so I decided to buy some cheater cards. I got basic thank you notes that had a big open center and I could just add some nice embellishment. Today I needed a thank you for a sweet friend and I used some of the extra goodies from the Scraptastic Aint No Sunshine kit and Add on Kit. I love layering embellishments and a couple of scraps of patterned papers were exactly the size I needed too.

Friday, November 13, 2015

& Piglet Too! Scraptastic Aint No Sunshine

This month I just had to have both of the Scraptastic Club kits and I just totally love everything about the Aint No Sunshine kit and Add on Kit. For this layout I also used a couple of stamps from the Aint No Sunshine Stamp Set and Feels Like Home Stamp Set.

Oh I just noticed I also used the cute scalloped frame from the Feels like Home Kit. The metallic gold in this kit really adds so much to the layout but it doesn't photograph well at all. 
  I really love these two stamp sets for adding a little bit to any layout. I stamped the geotag on my journaling card at the top and the "I want to remember these Moments" at the bottom. I stamped the circle tag image on vellum and heat embossed with gold and I was happy to find that it is exactly the perfect size for flair to go in the center. I will have to stamp a bunch of these and punch them out so I have them ready for other layouts.

Pretty Fall with Scraptastic's Feels Like Home kit

I don't really get nice fall color except for a couple of pretty trees in my yard and they turn just before Christmas. Last year I got a very nice photo and the blues and corals were perfect for the Scraptastic Club November Feels Like Home kits.

I used the Feels Like Home Kit, Add on Kit, and the Aint No Sunshine Digital cut file. 
I just love the metallic washi tapes in this kit, but the puffy fox has to be my favorite thing.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Pinterest Monday with the Scraptastic Feels Like Home kit

 I hope you are ready for some scrapping because my fellow Scraptastic Design Team member Kay Rogers found this fun Pinterest image that will get your scrappy gears turning. There are so many elements that you can pull from this design to inspire your layout. Visit the Scraptastic Club Blog here for lots of Inspiration and to see Kay's Page and the cut file she created to share with everyone.


For my layout I was inspired by the over all linear design, gorgeous fall colors and woodgrain. I used the November Feels Like Home kit and Add on Kit, and I began with this woodgrain background paper.

Walking Miss Bella 

I love the way the grid design in the inspiration piece has gaps between the shapes so I left a gap between my blocks. I also like the look of it being broken up with the circle shapes so I cut into one of my rectangle strips and inserted a heart. I always like to use the little envelopes from the flair in the kits. They make fantastic confetti pockets.

walking Miss Bella 2 
Inspired by the circles a bit more, I used circles punched from patterned papers to take the place of one of the triangle shapes.

Walking Miss Bella 1 

Monday, November 02, 2015

October Sketchy Thursday *Scraptastic Club

Time to share another Sketchy Thursday...a bit late.  This one was fun for me and I hope you guys will find time to play along for a chance at the monthly prize.  

2015 10 Scraptastic 

For my example I have used the This is Halloween Kit, Add on Kit, and Digital Print and Cut files.

And a little close up because the bits and pieces in this kit are just too fun with sparkle. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Catching up

Sometimes I forget to post some of the layouts that I just do for fun. I thought I would share a couple of recent layouts today that are disney pages that I don't think I have posted here. Not alot of info here or close ups, just sharing quickly because I thought you might like to see them.

Bioluminescent: This one is just fun and I love the title. LOL!

Chef Mickey's : Have to share this one with a close up because the "Sweet Girl" collection from EP is so cute but also because I played with my Fuse tool. Super fun

a close up of my confetti 20

City Sidewalks: I am trying to use more photos on pages so that my Albums don't take over the world. It's tricky to put three large photos on one page and not get all cluttered, but I like this one. Did you notice there isn't a title? not sure how I feel about that

Heigh Ho: this one that I totally copied from my scrappy friend Orlanda. Great paper choice and layout so I just did what she did.

Indiana Jones: And finally this one because I used some digi print and cut files. Gotta do that more. ...and see, 3 photos. :)

Snow Balls: Because it's fun.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

This is Halloween *October Scraptastic Club

Today on the Scraptastic Club Blog I am sharing a couple of my halloween layouts using the This is Halloween Kit, Add on Kit, Digital Print and Cut files, and Stamp Set.  This is a fun kit to play with even if you don't have school aged kids. For my first layout I made a page using 3 photos from last Halloween.


My guys are grown, but they do come over, we hand out candy, watch movies, and have grown up treats. Since we had a apple theme with our food last year, I stamped the row of pumpkins stamp on my journaling sticker and it kind of looks like apples, which is cool. I just love these word and star black glitter Thickers, they are even better in person.

boo 2 

For this page, I also used the October This Life Noted Digital Cut file (here), and I added pieces of one of the patterned papers behind some of the triangles.  Of course the best part is the cute little exclusive vellum die cut ghost.

boo 1 

Now for my second layout I have a little flash back. I had some of my dad's old slides printed and this was one of them. I just love the old retro cookie cutter costumes with those silly masks that you can't see through.

halloween 1968 

I like to make a circle of fun embellishments on pages and this kit has some fantastic little enamel shapes as well as exclusive puffy stickers and super cute die cuts. The stamp set has a row of scattered stars, but I only wanted a few in each spot so I carefully inked only 3 of the stars and stamped around my circle in clusters. I used the black glittered Thickers for a title again and one very cool thing about these is that they are so flexible that I easily made an arc with the title "halloween".

halloween 1968 1 

When I stamped the stars I used a watercolor brush with watercolor pencils to paint them orange. I had to share a close up because the epoxy kitty is just too darn cute.

halloween 1968 2

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Vintage Halloween *October Scraptastic Club kit

Today I am going to share my first layout using the October "This is Halloween" kit, Add on kit, and the digital Print and Cut files. The exclusive digital elements are one of the things that I really look forward to each month with Scraptastic's kits. If you haven't used them, be sure to check them out this month. There is a cut file, a print and cut label sheet, and a print and cut die cut sheet to coordinate with each kit. Of course you can use a die cutting machine like the Silhouette machines, but you can print the labels or die cuts and cut them out by hand as well.

For my layout I used a white cardstock background, a couple of small pieces of patterned papers, and all of the labels and die cuts are the digital files from this kit.

vintage halloween 

I used some Thickers Alphas from a past kit for my title along with the Halloween spider web digital cut file. I cut it from clear vellum from my stash.

Tip: if you cut designs from vellum, you need an older mat or it be too sticky, and when you try to take the vellum off, it will tear. Remove it very slowly and carefully using a tool like a spatula. I have two tears in mine, but they don't really show so I don't mind.

vintage halloween 2 

Around the perimeter of the white cardstock background I drew two lines with a black marker and then filled in with an orange colored pencil.

vintage halloween 1

Friday, October 02, 2015

DCWV October Stack-a-holic Sketch challenge

It's time for the October Stack-a-holic Sketch Challenge at DCWV's Blog. If you love DCWV stacks, CLICK HERE to see all of the inspiration and to play along.

Here's the sketch, #151 from Sketch Savvy

And for my example I used the new DCWV Spooky Delight Stack

I also used gold dot vellum from the 6x6 Foiled Vellum stack, but in these photos it totally looks black, just believe me, its gold :) Also hard to see, the black parts of the patterned paper are sort of shiny like black foil.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

MGM blue! *DCWV Marquee

If you have ever scrapbooked Disney photos, you know the struggle of finding blue paper. I don't mean teal or aqua because every collection has those, but actual BLUE. Think Sorcerers hat blue. Well, I have recently been going back and trying to scrap the rest of my first trip with my guys to DisneyWorld and I found these photos. It was the year of the celebration that was the reason for the hat at MGM studios and I am so glad I have photos from a few trips since it was recently removed.

There is a new collection by DCWV called the Marquee stack that is totally the right blue and will even work for all of those Frozen photos you have because it has light blue and lavender as well. Check it out HERE. 

 I used the background paper and the blue glittered dot paper from that stack, along with lots of other DCWV papers and vellum from other stacks. If you haven't already notice, I love the gold foil vellum stacks. This chevron vellum is from the 6x6 Foiled Vellum stack. I also punched some stars from gold foil on white paper in the Luxe Stack.  And I found the little mickey punched from cardstock in one of my drawers. I don't even have that punch. It must be from like 10 years ago. LOL!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club

Today is Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club. Since the site is undergoing a major upgrade right now, check them out on Facebook to see examples from our Design Team and to play along! Click Here to see the SKETCH from Sketch Savvy. 

For my page I used the September "Centerfield" kit and add on kit from Scraptastic Club

I just love the puffy letter stickers in this kit that look like cork

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Gamers and the Sept Scraptastic Club kits

There are alot of gamers in my house and I am not one of them, because you know it would eat into my scrapping time, right???  So, today I want to share a couple of layouts I made with this month's Scraptastic Club Centerfield kit, Add on Kit, Stamp Set, and Cut file, along with the Skinny Love Cut file and Lunch Notes Stamp Set.

First this is my smallest gamer, Noel. She just loves the games on my tablet where you get to splat the mice. I cut the background paper apart and then reattached it on white cardstock leaving out some of the rows that were white so I could journal and add my title.

For the word Gamer in the title, I used the awesome 8 bit looking alpha stamps in the Centerfield stamp set. I totally loved the cut file from the other kit this month (Skinny Love kit) because its little kitty faces, so I used a piece of that behind Noel's photo with a piece of vellum from my stash

For my second page I used older photos of my husband when we were staying at the Pop Century Resort at DisneyWorld. The exclusive papers and vellum die cuts in this kit were made for photos of Space Invaders. 

I totally loved the pac man  screen looking cut file in this kit so I made it a bit smaller and used it in the upper right of my layout.  

 The title is just die cut from black cardstock scraps, but the little sideways blocky arrows are actually stamped and embossed with black embossing enamel on black cardstock and cut out so they are glossy in person. The lines for the journaling are a great stamp in the Lunch Notes Stamp Set this month. And of course the cute little ghosts and alien are exclusive vellum die cuts that are in this kit. 

Monday, September 07, 2015

Pinterest Monday inspiration from Scraptastic

Every monday we have Pinterest inspiration on the Scraptastic Club blog but right now the site is undergoing a big upgrade so I will share it with you here on my blog. This is the image that Rory and I chose to use.

 I just love the mix of colors and patterns in the quilt of the Pinterest image and I thought it would be a perfect way to use up some of my kit stash, so I chose the scraps from the July Summertime Rolls kit and Add on kit. I created circles by cutting long triangles and then attaching them in the center to a small white cardstock circle punch so that I could machine stitch in a spiral to hold them all together before attaching these circle elements to my page

Friday, August 28, 2015

Black and White with the New DCWV Jet Black Stack

When I saw this NEW DCWV Jet Black stack I knew I would love having all the great black and white papers in my collection but first I had to do a page with photos of my Savvy! I had trouble deciding which papers to use so I picked a design that would let me use several. This year Savvy turned 9 and I took him out to the patio to take a few photos in better light. I found his adoption photo and added it to show then and now. :) Of course I had to add a little paw print flair from The Crafty Pickle.

And for a pop of color to go with my photos, I used a floral print from the DCWV Hello Darlin' stack and the super cute vellum bow from the DCWV DIY Mini Album stack.  

And for a little sparkle I added a piece of the gold dot foiled vellum from the new 12x12 Premium Vellum with Foil stack. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

August Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club

It's time for another Sketchy Thursday Challenge. Create a layout based on this sketch for a chance at the monthly prize at Scraptastic Club Blog. This month's sketch will allow you to use one larger photo or several small photos. There's also space for extra space for embellishment. Visit the Blog to see all of the other creations by our design team.

2015 08 Scraptastic 

For my example I used the "Wednesday Night" kit and Add on Kit. I decided to use 4 photos rather than 3.

I cut my title from the dotty denim fabric paper because I just love that fabric. 

and another close up because the gold foil accents just are not showing up in my photos very well, but they are awesome.