Monday, August 11, 2014

To Be Continued

Today's layout is using the July card kit, Penny Arcade, from Studio Calico. I usually only buy kits from clubs in the months that I like them. This month, I decided to use the 6x6 papers to make a couple of layouts to show you that you don't need to buy a kit made specifically for the type of projects that you want to do.

I have used project life cards to create a mixed media layout and I have never even done a project life page. So don't feel limited by the supplies that you have. Use what you have on hand and make it work for you.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hello Lovely

This week, for Camp Scrap, I created a layout using design lesson five. I used a border strip and placed all of my elements on top, like a shelf. I used the Brighton Pier collection from Studio Calico and pulled together this layout in under an hour. The longest part was waiting for the painted wood veneer to dry.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mixed Media With Camp Scrap

Playing along with May Flaum, in Camp Scrap, but instead of doing mixed media on a canvas, I decided to do it on a layout. I used the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection along with playing with some gesso and neocolors. I love these watercolor crayons for use on top of gesso. The color glides around really smoothly until it dries. One tip though is to let each color dry thoroughly before you add the next so that your colors don't blend. Unless that is the look you are going for. I cut hearts out of one of the pattern papers and layered them with vellum and paper hearts that I punched out. A touch of mist and a sprinkle of enamel dots and I called it done.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Featured Layout

I loved making this layout about my girl turning twenty. I am thrilled to have it featured today on the Studio Calico blog

Come by and check it out along with a challenge of my own.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Camp Scrap 2014

I am taking May Flaum's Camp Scrap class again this summer and I started off last week working through the first Kit-tastic lesson. I put together a small kit using a 6x6 paper pad, a few letter stickers, a couple of rolls of washi tape, and one sheet of puffy stickers for embellishments. I grabbed a few random things to add as I worked on each project such as mists, a doily, a few tags, other than that, it was a rather small kit. I wish I would of photographed the kit before I started using it. Here are the projects that I created using just those supplies.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Birthday Preps

I am still working here, just not on scrapbooking or card making ideas. My little niece turns one in three weeks and I am determined to give her the best cowgirl birthday party a little girl could wish for. This week, I am working on the banners for the backdrop of her cake table. I printed the font in brown and I altered the size of the letters from 1 1/2 to 2 inches. I circled cut them and pop dotted on to scalloped circles. I used my Silhouette to cut the banners, inked all of the edges brown, and assembled the flags. Next up is to string on to some jute and hang. (I just wanted to say that the letters are not glued down yet, that is why some are crooked and off the flags a bit.)

I must admit that I am having so much fun planning her party. I haven't had to do this in years.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

For the Love of Cupcakes

If you have followed my blog for anytime, you will have seen that I love to bake, maybe even more than scrapbooking. It is just another creative outlet for me. While I like to try my hand at all kinds of sweets, cupcakes have become my signature dessert within my family. I try all kinds of flavors to please each family members taste. My homemade carrot cake with cream cheese and marscapone frosting is a favorite of my Dad's. My sister loves turtle cupcake which is a version of her favorite candy. And these below, vanilla bean cupcakes with vanilla bean marshmallow frosting is a favorite of small children, which is why I made these for the kiddos at the daycare where my daughter worked.

So to tie my two loves together, I decided to create a page documenting my desire for the sweet treat. I used a Pink Paislee paper for the background and since it was already pre-printed, I just went with that design adding just a few touches to complete my page. I sewed additional doilies at the top corner to match the ones in the bottom. I stamped a few embellishments, cut them out, and adhered them with pop-dots for added dimension. The title is some old Making Memory puffy letter stickers and the new Doodlebug letters from Two Peas. They are so stinkin' adorable that I picked them up in every color. I finished off with a few drops of mist and called it a day.

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