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

Friday, July 17, 2015

New Ocean Breeze Stack from DCWV

I love all things nautical but I am really having fun with this NEW DCWV Ocean Breeze Stack! Such great designs and then silver foiling for accents. My sister just happens to have the perfect swimsuit for this stack. Stop by JoAnns and pick this stack up.

Here's a little close up of the super cute designs. These little cards are cut from the papers and I added 2 pink gems also from DCWV.

and another angle so that you can see that all of these grey looking parts are actually a silver foil.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

2 more with the July Scraptastic kit

The "Summertime Rolls" kit, Add on kit, Digital Print and Cut files, and Stamp Set from Scraptastic is just so much fun and if you haven't seen them, check them out HERE now. Today I have 2 layouts to share.
This first one was super quick because as soon as I opened the kit and saw the flamingo paper and cards, I knew I had to do an Animal Kingdom flamingo page! Did you know the flamingo island is a hidden mickey? :) I just can not get a good photo showing the shape but I think its cool.

The Ff card is cute but works better with a Mickey punch and do you love the pink camera die cut!

My favorite bit is the flamingo card and the nice flower cluster sticker with the gold foil.

For my second layout I went mostly yellow and blue for a sunny look.

I cut out some more of the digi cut file waves. I just love that wave!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Ah-maz-ing Summertime Rolls kits from Scraptastic

Seriously, the Summertime Rolls kit and Add on Kit from Scraptastic Club this month are AMAZING! Oh and the digital print and cut files and stamp set! but believe me when I say that once some of the designers show you what they have created, these are going to sell out. When I opened up the kit and saw this background paper, I thought "WOW! Great paper, but I don't know how to use it." I decided just to go for it because it's a shame to cut it. It's a perfect background if you add some contrast under your photo so that's what I did.

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I used the cool wave swirls Digital Cut File and duplicated it and then welded it together for a large swirled design and cut it from white cardstock. It is the perfect layer over a patterned paper like this that you still want to be able to see in the negative space. I also love the alphas but wanted a sort of long word in a short space so I broke up the word and made a block title.

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I also layered the cute yellow dot transparency under the photo and it sort of looks like its floating over the die cut and background which works with the photo of my sister and the dolphin.

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Now a little close up of the upper right. One of the things I love about these kits is that they have such great elements that totally make the page special, like the gold foil stickers and these huge enamel dots.

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I had alot of fun with this page. I hope you will try to use a bold patterned paper for a background too.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Summertime and New DCWV

I am excited to share a layout using a new stack from DCWV. Ok yes, there are tons of good stacks but this one is pretty cool! It's the size of normal 12x12" paper stacks but it's called a DIY Project Stack "Mini Albums". It's got coordinating double sided patterned papers in 12x12", some papers are divided into six 4x6 patterned papers, there are 12x12 vellum patterned papers as well as the vellum to cut into six 4x6" pieces, patterned paper and vellum sheets with shapes, labels, tags, and 3 dimension elements to cut out... there are envelopes you can cut out, pockets, a sticker sheet.... AND there are instruction sheets in back if you want to do 2 mini albums! Seriously, it's such a cool stack and I am not even doing a mini album. Check out my layout using only this stack and adding some alpha stickers and mist and one brad. It's like all the embellishments are included. I have been wanting a stack like this for a long time.

seriously watch for it at JoAnns. LOL! Look at the triangle print vellum! See the sunshine? thats a full 12x12 paper that is yellow to white ombre. There are several colors like that. The journaling block under the title is a cut out. 

Now for the very best part... the vellum pinwheel and bow are cut outs that I just used diamond glaze to assemble! Can you stand the cuteness? You will see more of these bows on my pages for no reason at all other than I just have to use them.
 Yes that today vellum element is a cut out! You may not already know this but I love fun vellum. :)

Monday, July 06, 2015

A little extra something from the Crafty Pickle

Today I want to share some fun flair and sequins that I just got from the Crafty Pickle. I love to add flair now and then to my pages and you know I like to play with sequins, round or shaped. Well first let me show you some of the adorable flair I got. I had to have the disney and the kitties. Well there is also this Cinema sequin pack that is ideal for using with photos from Disney's Hollywood Studios  HERE but I forgot to take a photo of the pack.

Ok now here is my layout. I used the Magic flair and the glittery Parade flair.  

 I also used some of the sequins because the movie reel sequin and the large gold sequins are exactly perfect for a hidden mickey!

here is a close look at the glittery flair. 

Pinterest Monday at Scraptastic Club

On Mondays the Scraptastic Club Blog shares Pinterest Inspiration and a couple of layouts or cards by the Designers using that inspiration. Today Jennie and I got to play along and I hope we will inspire you to give it a go. HERE is the Pinterest Pin that inspired us.

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For my layout I used the Summertime Rolls Kit, Add On Kit, and Print and Cut Digital files. When I looked at the image I loved the glass with the fun white fonts over the balloons. I chose to use a white background like the inside of the window. I layered patterned papers, a photo, and the fantastic swirly wave cut file under the yellow dot transparency like the balloons behind the shiny window.

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I cut the digital cut file waves from white patterned paper and watercolored them to match the papers. I love the whimsical white font used in the Pinterest inspiration image so I chose a fun font and filled in some of the letters like the inspiration piece, then cut out my title with white cardstock and layered over the transparency.


One more hint at the window in the lower right corner. I layered this cute pineapple transparency die cut over my date label.  Now visit the blog to see the fun card that Jennie was inspired to create.