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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Different looks with one kit *Scraptastic Club

I hope your summer has been wonderful and that you have lots of photo memories to scrap. This month's kits might be just perfect for those photos. Some months with a very themed kit, all of my layouts will have a similiar feel. Like a holiday kit or the Summertime Rolls kit, but other times you can really have layouts with a completely varied range just from one kit. I want to share two layouts that I created with the Wednesday Night kit, Add on kit, and the Elastic Heart Stamp Set.
For my first layout I went with lots of the pretty embellishments that were exactly what I needed for a photo of my sister at the flower market the day before her wedding. I chose the white pearl looking cardstock for my background and a layout design that would allow me to scatter some of the fun embellishments down the page.


The photo above just doesn't do these embellishments justice because they have wonderful gold foil accents on the chipboard and die cuts but they are tricky to photograph.

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The Elastic Heart Stamp Set has these great phrases with dots out to the side so you can stamp them on papers and cut them out for banners just to have on hand for layouts, but I stamped and embossed them with gold embossing powder on vellum and they are much more fun. The chipboard heart was gold foil but I sanded it a little to soften the look.


For my second layout I went a totally different direction. Would you know this was the same kit? The sun burst paper in this kit just needed to make a little sunburst on my funny layout. Sometimes people ask why there aren't more photos of me on vacation and this is why. Luckily my good friend Nancy went on vacation with us and she is a pro with her camera so I do actually have alot of photos from my vacation this time, but I still had to include my husband's photography.


Can you stand the coolness of the title Thicker letters in this kit?! I just love them, but with my light background I was afraid they would disappear so I rubbed some teal ink over the surface and lightly wiped it off, so it has a slight aqua hue. Also stamping the phrases on this layout with aqua rather than the more formal gold on vellum, gives it a more playful look. For my background I used ivory carstock from my stash.

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I used the little envelope that the flair comes inside, for a pocket of confetti that I made by punching scrap papers, so always keep those little envelopes :)


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Scraptastic Club Subscriber Challenge August

This month I played along with the subscriber challenge!  This is where the Scraptastic Club subscribers issue a challenge to the designer team members.  This is a fun one because the subscribers get to see projects specifically that interest them and the designers get a creative push.

This month, the subscribers have challenged the designers to mix 2 main scrapbooks up to create a project. 

I chose to mix the "Summertime Rolls" Main kit with the "Wednesday Night" Main kit along with the "Elastic Hearts" stamp set . The colors coordinate perfectly.  I hope you will go see what the rest of the design team created HERE.

I used my silhouette to cut out some palm trees and added the cute wooden buttons to the centers because they reminded me of coconuts. 

You know I have to add a hidden - or not so hidden - mickey to my disney pages so I used a small punch and punched thru one of the label stickers. Before punching thru a sticker, attach a small scrap of tissue paper or computer paper where you plan to punch, or you can rub the back with baby powder. I mounted the sticker with foam tape.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Time to Shop

Well if you are not a Doctor Who fan, this page will not make a whole lot of sense. It's one of our family faves and we were so excited that they are carrying the merchandise in UK EPCOT. I love this Pink Paislee Pen Pals collection for Doctor Who because of the perfect patriotic colors, TARDIS blue, and hearts! (you have to be a geek to get this stuff, sorry ) Then I got this awesome set of Doctor Who flair from The Crafty Pickle!

I found an image on the TARDIS online and cut it out with my silhouette.

And because this flair is so awesome, heres another little close up. :) I painted in a few triangles and I like the look so I will look for papers that work like this again. This paper reminded me of EPCOT's Spaceship Earth a bit.

Rise and Shine *Scraptastic Club

Have you seen the August Scraptastic Club kits? If not, CLICK HERE to see all of the kits, add on kits, digital print and cut files, and stamp sets for this month. There are alot to choose from and they are so pretty this month. Here's my first layout using the "Wednesday Night" kit, Add on kit, and Elastic Heart Stamp Set. I cut the palm trees from a scrap of paper from last month's Summertime Rolls kit.

When I saw the sun burst paper I knew I wanted to cut out rays but then I looked at the back of the paper and there was this awesome multi colored print that I just loved. I decided to use some of the rays reversed so I could have both sides. Since I only used about 2/3rds of this paper, I saved the other section for a 2nd layout with sun rays. I totally love the Elastic Heart Stamp Set and the Remember This stamp is my fave so you will probably be seeing it alot on my pages.

here is a peek at the stamp set.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

It's time for July Sketchy Thursday on Scraptastic Blog

Today is sketchy thursday on the Scraptastic blog so I have a fun example to share with you.
For my example layout I used the Summertime Rolls kit, Add on kit, and Digital Print and Cut files. and I used the negative space of the cut file swirls on this page after using the actual swirled design on one of my other layouts. 
CLICK HERE to jump to the Scraptastic Blog so that you can get the sketch and play along, but also so you can see the incredible layouts that the Design Team have created.

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here is a little close up because this kit is just so awesome. 

I punched holes across the top of the poolside die cut so that it would look like a spiral tear.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Piglet and the new Little Darlin' Stack from DCWV

Have you seen the New DCWV Little Darlin' Stack? It's gorgeous and has the best gold foil accents!
I used this stack for my layout about having breakfast with Piglet. Piglet is tricky but the shades of pink in this stack are perfect. I love the fresh designs and especially the gold accents. The white with gold dots is one of my faves but for this page I love the multi color "honeycomb" with gold paper. 

The tag, today strip, oval block, and floral die cut shapes are all cut from one of the papers. The vellum bow is from the new Mini Album DIY stack. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Chef Mickey and Magic from Queen & Co

Do you love the "Magic" collection by Queen &Co? I just really love the Disney look with great accents without being too themey. I added a neutral background color and some gold, but this collection is just ideal for Chef Mickey's photos at the Contemporary Resort. I think Mickey pages just need a little splatter of black paint :)

Do you love the great blue and red papers, they are exactly the shade you need for mickey and minnie, along with other disney photos. And just look at the mouse gloves! I used a chipboard fork and embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder