Sunday, November 22, 2020

Winter Market Cards for Scrap Shotz

  Hello. Just popping in to show some cards that I made for a special project here in Winnipeg. As you may have seen in the news, we are in as close to a full lockdown as you can get. There are so many personal care homes struggling with outbreaks and/or visitor restrictions. Our local radio station is collecting cards for the residents. So my daughter and I spent the weekend making cards.

I made 4 cards with the Carta Bella Winter Market Collection. I used some of the cut apart cards, 12x12 papers, ephemera and enamel dots. I used foam to attach some of the stickers so they pop off the card.

For the final card I used the Creative Expressions Winter Wreath Embossing Folder. I used Distress Inks in two different colours, dabbed red paint for berries and glued an embroidery thread around a stamped sentiment. 

I still see the Winter Market Collection in the shop, so head on over and check it out!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Winter Market Part 2 for Scrap Shotz

Hello. Today I have another Carta Bella Winter Market layout. I found so many great cut files this month so I couldn't resist using one more. 

The cut file is by Kolette Hall and is in the Silhouette Store. I cut out all the letters and used a T-square to paste them all on the page. 

I used a square punch and then cut them in half to make the corner triangles. I also tucked some behind the picture. 

The white parts of the layout are Bazzill Basics Textured Cardstock in white. The picture is backed with the Glitter Cardstock. I'm loving how it adds sparkle to a layout. I finished the layout with some ephemera and enamel dots.

This kit is the tried and true Carta Bella - lots of patterned paper, cut apart cards and a sticker sheet. Pop by the shop to check it out.

Have a great day.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Winter Market Layouts for Scrap Shotz - Part 1

  Hello crafty friends! I'm back today with some fun winter layouts using the Carta Bella "Winter Market" Collection

Who's ready for winter? My daughter just loves the snow. I wish I shared some of her enthusiasm. But I thoroughly enjoyed using this snowy paper to document her love of the snow. I found the snowflake cut file in the Silhouette Store made by Teresa Collins. I cut it on plain white paper. I added some Glitter Glitz Gel by rubbing it on with my finger. The enamel dots added some nice contrast. 

The title is a cut file from Jillibean Soup. I love a script font mixed with a print font. The papers are all from the Winter Market kit except for the white cardstock and glitter paper. I used this paper to frame the picture. It is pretty thick, bumpy paper so I think it would be difficult to run through a cutting machine. The remaining embellishments are from the ephemera pack and the sticker sheet that comes in the kit. 

How cute is this sledding fox? I really wanted to document the sled hill in our front yard. It's about the only bonus to a steep driveway. I couldn't resist making this fox which can be found in the Silhouette Store. I cut out every piece on a white piece of cardstock. I used some distress inks with a blending tool and the brighter colours are distress paint. The black was done with a Sharpie. It was really fun to make.

The white hills are made with Bazzill textured cardstock. The title is Simple Stories Color Vibe Alphas. The embellishments are all stickers from the kit and enamel dots.

Thanks for checking out this collection. I'll be back with more next week.

Monday, October 12, 2020

A Couple Layouts from the Summer


I have a couple more layouts from the summer that I never posted. Here is one using the Bloom Street Collection by Paige Evans and one of her cut files. 

Here is one using the Pinkfresh Studio - Let's Stay Home Collection. It was sure tricky backing all those flowers and leaves.
Thnaks for stopping by!

One More Daydream Layout for Scrap Shotz

 Hi there! Just popping by to share one more layout with the September Kit

I'm quite proud of myself for printing my pictures in different sizes this time. I used Picasa and made a collage when I had several pictures for one topic. I kept one large and then the rest printed on one 4 x 6 photo. What a huge difference it makes (and cheaper)! I always crop my photos before printing but find it limits me to using 4x6's which limits my creativity. I love how I got 4 photos on the page but it doesn't look like I tried to cram them in there. 
I really wanted to use the butterflies on the Vicki Boutin specialty paper. I fussy cut them and placed them randomly around the Stepping Stones paper using an odd number for visual appeal. I used my random scraps in triangle for on the background. The rest is a combination of flairephemera and stickers. The Pinkfresh mini alphas are great for the date. Can you tell I made my own title? If you look close I'm sure you can see that I cut three words apart to make the word 'slime'. 

Thanks for checking out the layout! Have a great day!

Rainbows and Daydreams

Hello everyone. I'm here with rainbows and hearts and sequins. I used the September kit from Scrap Shotz which is full of Cocoa Vanilla Daydream products. 

I began with the Over the Rainbow paper. Sometimes it is so nice to have these premade backgrounds so it is one less element to worry about. I layered many elements from the ephemera pack.
Here is a close-up of the title. Those fabric hearts are so cute! I'm so glad I found space for one. The small alphas are from the Pinkfresh Studio. I like using contrasting fonts for titles so this was a nice way to make that happen. 
See those little gold leaves and sequins? They are so pretty and can be found in the sequin pack. I love those little gold foil components.
Thats all for now. I'll be back with more layouts. 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Cocoa Vanilla Daydream Layouts for Scrap Shotz

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! I have 2 layouts today using the September Kit from Scrap Shotz. This kit is A-MA-ZING! The kit is the Cocoa Vanilla Daydream Collection. It has lots of soft colours and some unique embellishments. Let's get started.

My first layout features the Daisy Days paper. I framed it with two other papers and used the wreath within a wreath to add interest. Let me tell you, cutting out those pictures so they all fit and were showing everyone's faces was tricky. I used a circle cutter to cut a circle on a scrap piece of paper that fit the inside of the wreath. I laid the pictures over top of the circle and taped them to it. Then I used the negative piece of paper overtop to double check that I wouldn't cut off someone's head. Once they were set, I turned my pictures over and cut around the circle that was holding them all together. 

I love the variety of hand written titles in this kit. 

My last addition was to use some Glue Dots to pop up some of the flower embellishments which are in the ephemera pack.

My second layout uses the Sweet Serenity paper as the base. I wanted to get all 5 pictures on the page to tell the adventure of Little Bear. 

I used the cardstock in the kit behind the photos and some ephemera with Glue Dots.

The kit also includes these cute alpha stickers by Pinkfresh Studio. Perfect for a sub title. I finished the layout with one of the flair buttons

I'll be back next week with some more inspiration. I can't wait to see what everyone makes with their kit. Have a great day.