Monday, January 19, 2015

Using Project Life Cards for layouts

Today I am going to share some inspiration to pull out those cards for pocket pages and use them on your layouts or cards. If you are not a pocket page scrapper, that should not keep you from taking advantage of some of the great products in the Scraptastic Store like these Animal Project Life Cards by Becky Higgins. There are 3x4" and 4x6" Animal cards, and two of each card in this pack that are two sided with another design on the back so you can choose your favorites to use. I know I will need to use that cute hippo more than once! I only got a couple of photos of the zebras because they just would not stop eating and pose for a photo.

Supplies: Becky Higgins – Project Life – Themed Cards Animals, Gossamer Blue – Gramercy Road – Die Cut Tags, Gossamer Blue - Grammercy Road - Die Cut Ephemera, Gossamer Blue – Gramercy Road – Sheridan Place Paper, Gossamer Blue – Gramercy Road – West Seventh Paper, Gossamer Blue – Gramercy Road – Sugar Maple Paper, Gossamer Blue - Get Happy - Enamel Dots,  American Crafts – Be Merry – Journal Black Glitter Foam Thickers 

Just take a look at the perfect colors and designs of these Animal Project Life Cards by Becky Higgins., such cute animals too. You can grab an animal card, then an animal print card, and journaling block to put with a couple of your photos and the page creates itself really.  And I was quite excited when I realized that they match one of my favorite collections, the Gramercy Road Collection by Gossamer Blue. 

I used two shades of neutral cardstock from my stash and die cut leaves to add a little texture to my background, and after that I just used a couple of 3x4" photos and the 3x4" Animal cards with a couple of little embellishments from Gramercy Road Collection by Gossamer Blue 

The Black Glittered Foam Thickers that I chose for the title are a great "go to" black alpha for just about any layout. I like that they are tall thin letters so that if I wanted to spell out a longer title, I would have space.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Vellum and Glitter with my kit from Scraptastic Club

Guess what?! Scraptastic Club has a brand new site with a gorgeous gallery and STORE! It just starting up so the gallery is just now updating but its going to be super cool. 

Here are a couple of layouts using this month's This Must be the Place Kit, Add on kit, and Stamp Set from Scraptastic Club. I have really enjoyed this kit with the softer colors and dreamy vellum die cut embellishments. For a couple of my layouts, I felt like adding a little more vellum from my stash and I thought I would share a couple of ideas.

For my first layout I have photos from one of my antiquing trips. I really wanted a layered background so I matted the page multiple times on the edge because it reminded me of paint layers on the old things, is that silly? I was also inspired to use the cute frame image from the This Must be the Place Stamp Set. I stamped and heat embossed the image in white on vellum scraps and cut them out to scatter across the layout with some fussy cut flowers from one of the patterned papers.

I have also added chunky glitter from my stash to the surface of the cork heart embellishments because everything is better with glitter, right?

And for my second layout I have a sunrise photo and I used vellum from my stash and the film strip cut file from the kit to create a sheer layer under the photo.

 I had the gorgeous die cut vellum with the gold foil accents and then the vellum background layer, so I decided to continue the look with the sheer glassine envelope that you get in the kit with your flair. I filled it with punched circles and stars from the paper scraps and some glitter that was on my table after glittering up the cork embellishments.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Do you want to build a Snowman? *Scraptastic Club

Sometimes a product can inspire a layout and in this case it definitely did inspire me. First, let me show you the product - a stamp from the "Sweater Weather" Stamp Set from Scraptastic Club. I love stamps so I often look at stamp sets and think about how I would use them. Most people would think of children playing in the snow but I thought of cake pops!

 Specifically Olaf Cake Pops. I was watching them make them in one of the bakeries at the Magic Kingdom and I think I might be able to make these! LOL!
I used papers from my January kit and from the Scraptastic Club Store, but I added some plain alphas from my stash that I added Stickles to, and a white doily.


 I used a Project Life Embossing Folder from the Scraptastic Club store to create a vellum shaker packet and I put Fancy Pants Oh Deer Sequins inside along with snowflakes that I punched from scraps of white cardstock. I cut two 3x4" pieces of the vellum and embossed one with the card shape then layered them with sequins and punches in the center and machine straight stitched around the perimeter of the vellum sandwich. :) Just a fun quick embellishment for a layout, pocket pages, or a card.


If you have older alphas that just do not look fun, pull them out and add stickles, glitter, paint, or embossing powder to dress them up a bit. I like the way these turned out.  


To stamp the phrase on the inside curve of the doily, I applied the stamp to an acrylic block and bent it until it lined up properly. Some acrylic stamps won't behave properly to do this but the Scraptastic ones work just great. Here's a look at the stamp on the block

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

You & Me *This Must Be the Place Kit -Scraptastic*

I finally get to share my first layout with the "This Must Be The Place" kit, Add on Kit, and the Sentiment Series V.4 Stamp Set. First I have to say that the light colors of this kit are wonderful for really making my photos pop and that was important for these photos because they are pretty light.

The vellum die cuts with bits of vellum are just some of my favorite embellishments in a long time. I added a layer of ivory tissue paper under my photo for a bit of texture, plus I had it on my coffee table from a holiday gift :) I also matted my page with some grey cardstock from my stash.  Since the vellum tag was tucked behind some things, I punched a mickey icon from the end that was tucked behind the other papers.

 I used one of the Sentiment Series V.4 stamps and just stamped it over and over on my background and then added some lines of machine stitching.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Add some color!

Pretty much everywhere it's a bit dreary looking in January, so let's add a splash of color to our layouts. Also my photos for this page were a bit dull in color and I wanted to make them look as exciting as I was when we took them. I used the vibrant papers from Heidi Swapp September Skies collection and then added more color to the little wood chip shapes and the water color paper words using various colors of mist.

Supplies: Patterned Paper (Heidi Swapp September Skies Open Air), (Heidi Swapp September Skies Midnight Shadows), (Heidi Swapp September Skies Light Spectrum), Chipboard Alphas (Dear Lizzy Serendipity Soar Woodgrain Letter Stickers), Die Cuts (Dear Lizzy Serendipity Water Color Words) Paper Clips (Freckled Fawn Aqua Arrow Clips), Wood Veneer (Freckled Fawn Stars & Such Wood Chips), Labels (Gossamer Blue Gramercy Road Skinny Labels), Mist or paint

I have to point out that these Dear Lizzy Water Color Words are wonderful because they do not warp even if you spray them alot or use a heat tool to dry them quickly. Of course you can use your mists or paint on all of your wood veneers, but I wanted a sprinkle of different colors like confetti so I used the Stars &Such Wood Chips. 


The cheerful stip of floral paper down the side of the page immediately brightens the page and fussy cutting a flower to add layered under the title ties it all together.

Friday, January 02, 2015

January Scraptastic Club Kits Revealed!

Happy New Year Everyone! Let's start it off with some fun Scraptastic Club kits for January.  We are really excited about these kits. This year we have New EXCLUSIVE PAPERS IN OUR KITS. For all of the kit details CLICK HERE

Sweater Weather
Here's your first look at our exclusive papers. There are two lovely papers designed by the talented Kaitlin Sheaffer here -- and they go perfectly with the rest of the items in our kit.  Cuddle up in front of that roaring fire and let this kit take care of the rest.

Sweater Weather ADD-ON

Even if it's not sweater weather where you are, there is something here for you.  Lovely woodgrain, beautiful plaid and kraft tags.  This is sure to highlight your photos and make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Sweater Weather STAMP SET

I'm sorry to even have to tell you that it's sold out, because it's just so cute. I was lucky enough to get one so I cant wait to use it. 

This Must Be the Place KIT

If you are like me and live where snow just doesn't happen, then you might want to have a really nice general themed kit with a little winter sparkle. I just got mine and it's looking like one of the most versatile kits I have used.

This Must Be the Place ADD-ON

I want to know, what is your favorite part in this add-on?  Is it the exclusive paper?  The ephemera?  Maybe it's the cork stickers.  No matter, you don't have to pick a favorite -- you can have all of the awesomeness in this add on.  Exclusive papers included.

This Must Be the Place STAMP SET


Another bonus stamp set this month -- we think you will be happy about it, too.  More sentiment stamps!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Time to scrap those photos from Christmas!

How was your Christmas? I hope you took lots of photos of family, friends, pets, decor.... So now it's time to start scrapping those photos. Take a minute to go look at the December Most Wonderful Time of the Year kit, Add on kit, and Stamp Set from Scraptastic Club. So many goodies and just the most perfect colors to coordinate with Christmas reds.

That being said, I wanted to scrap some of my Disney holiday photos using the kit too. These are photos as we arrived at Magic Kingdom for the Very Merry Christmas Party. Oh and I even remembered to use our wrist bands on the layout!  I always say I will use memorabilia but normally I forget.

 The "ribbon" is actually the fabric that the roses are made from in the kit. I didn't have a spot for a rose for this page but I loved that green fabric so I took apart one of the roses and used the fabric to tie thru the hole of the tag.

I added some green enamel dots by Simple Stories from the Scraptastic Club Store HERE

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Happy Holidays Everyone! What did you ask Santa for? I always ask for a gift card for scrapbooking supplies because my husband is well aware of my supplies, but picking them out is not his forte. LOL! So if you suddenly find yourself needing to spend the holiday gift card, check out the awesome new products at the new Scraptastic Store! There are so many wonderful holiday collections and just sparkly pretty things for all of your holiday paper crafting.

For my layout today I used papers from the Merry and Bright collection from Pink Paislee and then I have accented with my favorite alphas ever - the Candy Cane Thickers, Freckled Fawn Stars and Such Wood Chips, and a sprinkle of the Fancy Pants Oh Deer! Sequins.

Supplies: Patterned Paper ( Pink Paislee Merry & Bright Reindeer Paper), ( Pink Paislee Merry & Bright Poinsettia Paper), (Pink Paislee Merry & Bright Handmade Holiday Paper ), (Pink Paislee Merry & Bright Snow Paper ), (Pink Paislee Merry & Bright Wreath Paper ), (Pink Paislee Merry & Bright Bow Paper ), Chipboard Alphas (the Candy Cane Thickers), Sequins (Fancy Pants Oh Deer! Sequins), Wood Chips (Freckled Fawn Stars and Such Wood Chips), Flair (Fancy Pants Designs Oh Deer! Flair ), little letter stickers (Webster's Pages Gingerbread Village Little Letter Stickers Red )

I began with the grey pin stripe Pink Paislee Merry & Bright Reindeer Paper for the background, next I cut apart a full piece of the tiny dot side of the Pink Paislee Merry & Bright Poinsettia Paper and reassembled it over the background paper. Before mounting the pieces on the background, I punched a few stars and scraped the edges of the paper. This creates depth in the background without distracting from the photo too much.

Under the photo layers I wanted a giant snowflake, so I hand cut a snowflake from plain printer paper. Combining embellishments and alphas creates a fun title, so I added Fancy Pants Designs Oh Deer! Flair as the "O" in Jolly.

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday with family and friends! Don't forget to take alot of photos so you can join us back here for some scrapbooking next week!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Oh Deer!

Today I want to show you some of the "Oh Deer!" collection by Fancy Pants from the Scraptastic Store. This cute collection has some refreshing non-traditional holiday colors. In addition to the great papers, I used the awesome Sequins and Flair, and the big pack of 3x4" and 4x6" cards. I don't really do the pocket style of scrapbooking very often, but I still love to buy the pocket sized cards for my layouts so I thought I would share some of the ways I like to use these cards when they aren't going in a pocket.

First I created a layout and used the Oh Deer card as part of the focus, but I punched snowflakes from the sides, stitched across the lower edge and I had to add a red sequin nose so he would match the deer in my yard. I mounted the card with foam tape for dimension so the snowflakes would show up a bit better.

 Supplies: Patterned Paper (Fancy Pants Designs, Oh Deer!, Wonder Paper), Cards (Fancy Pants Designs Oh Deer! Brag Cards ), Flair (Fancy Pants Designs, Oh Deer! Flair), Sequins (Fancy Pants Designs Oh Deer! Sequins), Chipboard Alphabet (Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Beanboard Alphas Wood Planks), Alpha Stickers (Elle's Studio Letter & Number Stickers Dark Gray )

You can probably see that the coral colored block is a 3x4" card and I cut a strip and put it directly below with an arrow shaped piece that I cut from a green card. The great thing about this card set is that it has quite a few that are like patterned paper blocks, but card weight and smaller scale prints. I cut the blue snowflake print flag from one of the 4x6" cards and the calendar is cut from one of the blocks as well.

After I finished my layout I decided that I should go ahead and make a mini card to use as a gift tag while I had all the cute products out. I used a 4x6" dotted card folded in half as the card shape, then I cut 1/8" from the edges of the "noel" card and punched the snowflake shape from the background like I had done with the layout. After adding a stitched edge and a sequin the little card tag is finished and only took about 2 minutes to complete. I can use it on a gift during the holidays, as a hidden journaling spot on a layout, or even in my December Daily album if I ever get started on that. :)

His name is Trogdor! Scraptastic Club December Kit

For this layout I used  the December "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" kit   adding a piece of black and white patterned paper from last month's Free Fallin' kit. This is my son's elf and his name is Trogdor. I got him the elf even though he is grown up because I wanted him to have this tradition for his kids. We all had fun seeing what this dude would do each day.

Holiday Cheer! *December Scraptastic Club kit

The Most Wonder Time of the Year kit, add on kit, and Stamp Set from Scraptastic Club is FULL of Holiday Cheer! It's so much fun to play with and I wish I had more time right now to scrap because it is calling my name! Here is one layout that I did using some of the super cute holiday wood veneers. I layered a couple of pieces and I just love the way it turned out. I also really love the look of the black doily in this kit.

We were at Gaston's Tavern at Disney World and of course Gaston (from Beauty and the Beast) says that he has "antlers in all of his decorating" and I just thought it was so cool that he even has antlers in all of his holiday decorating!  It was so beautiful there for the holiday season and you will be seeing an annoying amount of photos of the decor on my layouts. 

 Just look at that deer and the lights! It's a Scraptastic exclusive and it's totally one of my favorite elements. Also if you look at the circle die cut under the deer, I stamped a dotty circle stamp from the Heartbeats Stamp Set using gold tinsel embossing powder. The Tis the Season stamp is from the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Stamp set.
 December 2014 It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Stamp Set