Monday, January 25, 2016

January Sketchy Thursday with the Just a Girl kits

It's a new year and we always say we will get more pages finished this year and catch up on our scrapping. Sketchy Thursday is the last Thursday of the month at Scraptastic Club and it is a great way to make sure you get one more page finished each month. Sketches always speed up the creative process for me. I hope they help you out too. Here is this month's sketch

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For my example I used the Just a Girl kit, add on kit, and stamp set

I wanted to soften the background a little so I added a sheet of clear vellum from my stash. I used the glassine pocket that the flair comes in to make a little confetti pouch using punched paper scraps and I wrote my journaling using a pencil directly onto the vellum

Now look at this blue vellum piece from the kit, it looks like a dab of paint and its just so perfect to put under another element like this chipboard heart. I wish I had a little stack of these in every color now. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

"Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow!"

LOL! It's one of my favorite Mulan quotes and I really just wanted to use it on a layout. I have these silly shopping photos of my husband and my friend's husband at Epcot China and I thought it would be perfect. As I was looking for paper to use I was so surprised when the New BasicGrey Dear Heart collection was exactly what I needed for scrapping Epcot China!

Isn't that asian print just perfect and so cute too! I thought it needed some gold accents so I added gold tags and splattered mist

and of course a hidden mickey

Noel - Cranberry Christmas DCWV

My Noel is almost 15 years old and has renal failure now for the past couple of years but she is one sweet, fierce, cuddly cat. I wanted to do a page using a couple of photos from last month with a QR code that would allow us to scan it with our phones and be linked to a little video of her playing. Its not a great video, just from my phone, but its typical Noel. I LOVE the DCWV Cranberry Christmas Stack! It's gorgeous and it has a Noel card that just worked perfectly with my photos.

As always it is tough to really get a photo of these beautiful gold foil accents but I think you kind of get the idea. Here is a close up to really show you some of these papers. I also added a piece of my favorite DCWV gold foil vellum.

The 4x6 Noel card in the stack is perfect to cut out a bit and make a frame for a 3 x 4" photo. I printed the QR code small as to not really mess up the look of the page. If you would like to put a qr code on your layout to one of your youtube videos, just google search for a QR code generator and you will simply copy and paste your link and it will give you a code that you can then save to print out as you like. I think they print best on photo paper.
I also used some cranberry colored and tiny clear DCWV gems ,  along with some sequins

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Cut file background with Just A Girl kit *Scraptastic

I love a cut file and this month the Digital Cut file for the Scraptastic Club Just A Girl kit is this awesome star pattern. I have used it three times already! It is not very fun to take it off the mat after cutting but it is so totally worth the trouble. I used the Just a Girl kit, Add on kit, and Digital Cut File.

I love the way this cut file looks with pieces of the patterned paper behind. I decided not to put paper in all of them. 

and the Thickers glittery foam alpha in this kit appears white but on angle or in the sun, it has alot of iridescent color. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2 layouts using the Just A Girl kit

Today I thought I would share my first two layouts using the Scraptastic Club "Just A Girl" kit, Add on Kit, Digital Cut file, Color Add On, and Stamp set. I also used the Plan on it stamp set.
For my first layout I decided on the charcoal cardstock for the background and then I used the cut file with the white cardstock. I will tell you that when you cut this starry cut file, you need to plan to take some time getting it off the mat, but it is very worth the time it takes.

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Since my page is about sorting by color and this kit had the two perfect alphas for the words "darks" and "multi", I pulled the white Thickers from my December "All I want for Christmas is You" kit and used that for the word "whites". I thought the chipboard days worked great for laundry too

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One of my very favorite things this month is the "Just a Girl" number stamps and if you have the "All I want for Christmas is You" alpha stamps, this is the same font, which is super cool. I stamped and embossed in yellow on vellum and cut it out. I also stamped the little "the GOAL_______" image directly using black ink

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For my second page I had planned to also use the cut file in white and I loved it on grey so much that I pulled a light grey sheet of cardstock from my stash to use as the background. I splattered with the mists from the "Just A Girl" Color Add on on both layouts.

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I used some more of the little stamps from the Plan on it set and one is a check box that I stamped directly onto my photo using black ink.


Thursday, January 07, 2016

Alpha Challenge Thursday at Scraptastic

Today is Challenge Thursday at Scraptastic Club Blog and Jennie McGarvey I are challenging you take those alphas that come in your kits and mix them up!  Use them together and use them up.  We are so lucky to get so many gorgeous alphabets each month but they can pile up, so lets use them on our pages! Check out Jennie's Page HERE

I decided to use the "Ain't No Sunshine" kit and Add on kit and there is a nice black foam Thickers alpha and a gorgeous gold puffy Thickers alpha. Then I added the white glitter foam Thickers from the "All I Want For Christmas is You" kit. With these really decorative alphas in the kits, they become part of the embellishment of the page.

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I used two of the alphas for the title "Piglet Birthday Kiss"


and then added the 3rd type of alpha at the bottom for the "XOXO"


I hope we have inspired you to pull out that stash of alphas from the kits and use them a bit more on your layouts.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy Holidays Sketchy Thursday from Scraptastic

Happy Holidays! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season and I would like to share a sketch and some inspiration. Christmas Eve was Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club Blog and although I know most of you have no time right now to scrapbook, maybe just taking a break for some inspiration will be nice.
Here's the Sketch

For my layout I used the December "All I Want For Christmas Is You" kit and Add on Kit


 I love the acrylic present shapes and the little puffy trees. There are just so many cute elements in this kit. The glittery Thickers alphas made me want more sparkle so I used some Stickles glittery paint for the snowflakes. 

Christmas fun with the All I want for Christmas is You kit

Well we have eaten it ALL! ok there is alot left, but we have eaten to the point of pain. How was your holiday??? Are you ready to sit down and scrap some of those photos? Or the photos from years past maybe. I would like to share a couple of layouts that I just finished, using the "All I Want For Christmas is You" kit, Add on Kit, Stamp Set, and Digital Cut Files from Scraptastic Club.

First is this page using a photo of me and one of my bestest friends, Nancy. We were at the Galleria with the amazing 3 story tall tree that sits in the middle of the skating rink in the Galleria. I added a gold doily cut from a vellum paper from one of my past kits so that I could add a bunch of sparkly gold to my page. I stamped using the awesome alpha in the Stamp Set and used gold tinsel embossing powder. I stamped on vellum and cut it out.

here is a look at that cool stamp set
December 2015 All I Want For Christmas Is You Stamp Set 
I also used the December "This Life Noted Stamp Set" and embossed and cut out
 Image number 'X' for 'product name'

I used the present cut file from the Digital Print and Cut Files HERE

My second layout has multiple photos because we take a bunch of holiday photos and I like to use more photos on a layout lately.

I also used the All I want for Christmas is You Stamp Set on this layout but with black tinsel embossing powder.


Monday, December 14, 2015

Pinterest Monday at Scraptastic Club

It's time for another Pinterest Monday at Scraptastic Club Blog. Today Carol Monson and I have chosen a Pinterest image that has several geometric designs.
 Click HERE to see the beautiful layout that Carol created

For my layout I used the "All I want for Christmas" kit and Add on kit. I loved the look of the two triangles in the top right image that create a diamond shape and the dots between them so I recreated that design on the background of my layout using patterned paper scraps and the puffy sticker dots.

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I thought of these photos right away. I love that the green triangles kind of look like the tree. And just look at this fantastic acrylic snowflake!


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Home for the Holidays *DCWV

Have you seen the new DCWV Home For The Holidays Stack? Its got the perfect reds and greens that you need for your holiday photos but it also has black which I love because it seems everyone likes to wear black during the holidays in most of my photos. This is not a good photo because I was in a hurry. Lots of gift buying left to do. ;)

For my layout I used mostly the Home For the Holidays Stack, but the little piece that I cut from a journaling spot for the title is actually from the DCWV Merry Memories Stack which is also new and it might just be my favorite for this year so you will see a layout soon, I hope. I also die cut snowflakes from some DCWV white glittered paper and of course I added some DCWV gold foil patterned vellum.

and here is a close up because these papers have glittered accents that I am not really capturing well. I cut the poinsettias from one of the papers and just layered. In the upper right I added the words "love it" that I cut from one of the patterned papers that has holiday words all over.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Sketchy Inspiration from Scraptastic Club

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season.  I have been so busy that I had forgotten to share the layout that I made for the November Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club. Visit Scraptastic's Blog HERE to be completely inspired by the amazing layouts from our design team

For my layout I scrapped a layout from last November when we had breakfast with Pooh one morning. I used the beautiful November Ain't No Sunshine kit, Add on Kit, Digital Cut file, and stamps from the Feels Like Home Stamp Set and Foodie Stamp Set which I will share an image of below.

I just love this little place setting stamp and it is exactly the right size for me to punch a white cardstock Pooh to put behind the plate, so I stamped on vellum and heat embossed with gold. I might need to apologize now for how many times I will use that stamp! I also gold embossed a couple of the label image stamps. I cut the digital cut file from vellum and it works beautifully but you really have to be patient when removing it from the mat or it will tear.

Here is the Foodie Stamp set. Isn't it perfect!

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.

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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.

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

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