Monday, August 21, 2017

Grand Canyon Layout

I finally had a chance to use the Southwest Adventure kit from Paper House Productions. I went to the Grand Canyon many years ago but never put the photos in my scrapbook. This is the perfect kit for my Phoenix trip.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the title and hand cut the sun.
Supplies
Paper House Productions - Southwest Adventure Paper Crafting Kit
Paper House Productions - Southwest Clear Stickers
Paper House Productions - Succulents 2" Stickers
Silhouette Cameo
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Summer Ice Cream Layout

There are so many fantastic layouts popping up in my Instagram feed with the Summer Lights collection, I decided to give it a go. I've had zero ideas lately but at least I knew which picture would match my paper so that is where I started. I also played along with the Paper Issues Take 5 challenge.
I knew the popsicle paper had to be in the layout so I cut it on an angle and tried it out with different backgrounds. I played around with the frames until I got something I liked and then sewed around the layout before gluing anything down. I had a bunch of embellishment die cuts and kept adding more but didn't want it to just be die cuts so I found some straws and white paint. That did the trick for me.
I used turquoise, die cut, patterned paper, title, border, ink, and a summer theme. I guess that's more than five.
Supplies
Pink Paislee - Summer Lights
White gesso
Paper straws
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
White thread
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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Noel Layout for S.I.T.

As always, there is a new sketch this week at Sketches In Thyme and it is great for a series of pictures. I used pictures of my daughter posing after decorating the living room for Christmas. I love these funny pictures.
Here is the sketch by Brenshevia:
Supplies
Fancy Pants - Oh Deer
Red embroidery floss
White gesso
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Beautiful Bubbles Layout for P.H.P.

I received the Color Washed Paper Pad from Paper House Productions and it is a stunner. There is so much gold foil! I made this bubble layout with my daughter in a purple polka dot dress because the paper pad has these gorgeous purple papers (which are not that common). I used a free cut file from Paper Issues and a few butterflies from the Paper House Productions Butterfly Project Pad.
All the embellishments and the title can be found in one of the paper pads making this an easy project. I didn't have to hunt through my stash to find stuff.
Here are some close-ups.
And another close-up.
Supplies
Paper House Productions - Color Washed Paper Pad and Butterfly Project Pad
Silhouette Cameo
Bubble cut file from Paper Issues
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Johnny Rockets Layout

I really like how this layout turned out. We had no idea the waiters made ketchup pictures of their customers. Cosette thought it was pretty great.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the diamond shape. Then I glued some twine.
Supplies
Pink Paislee: Oh My Heart
Twine
Silhouette Cameo
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Just Hangin' Out Layout

I really like the sketch at Creative Scrappers this month. I used these pictures from the playground last summer.
Here is the sketch:
I used the ornate frame cut file from the Silhouette Store. The word 'just' is from the Silhouette Store from a title called 'just beat it'. The 'hangin out' title is from the Paper Issues Store. I'm joining the Product Spotlight at Paper Issues where you show off your summer layouts.
Supplies
Echo Park: Summer Fun
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Butter and Teal
Silhouette Store ornate frame and just beat it cut files
Paper Issues Just the Guys cut file
White cardstock
DCWV blue cardstock
Pink and black cardstock
Simple Stories: Sunshine and Happiness stickers
Black embroidery thread
Blue brads
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Friends Layout

I tried some paint with plastic packaging and splatters for this one.

 
I used clear gesso but didn't cover the whole page so maybe that is why it is bending a bit.
Supplies
Pink Paislee: Oh My Heart
Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Sweet Mint, Black, Hot Pink)
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
Clear gesso
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hulk Layout

Another Lego Store layout using Oh My Heart. This one came together really easily and was actually the negative cut of a different layout I was working on.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the diamond and then lined it with patterned paper. The rest was playing with embellishments.
Supplies
Pink Paislee: Oh My Heart
Silhouette Cameo\
Fine tip black Sharpie pen
Pop dots
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Friday, July 28, 2017

The Good Life Layout

I've got a pile of Oh My Heart layouts on the go. They seem to match my Lego Store pictures so I might actually have some continuous matching pages in my album.
For this one I cut these squares in half to make triangles and then played with a hundred different patterns until I ended with this one. I machine sewed the triangles. I had a hard time adding more embellishments so I just left it like this.
Supplies
Pink Paislee: Oh My Heart
Pop dots
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
Sewing machine with white thread
White cardstock
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Traveler's Notebook for P.H.P.

My task today was to use a Paper House Productions Craft Set. I chose the Travel Set to make a traveler's notebook. I used an old notebook and recovered it with a sticker sheet in the set.
I began with this notebook.

I removed the coils and wrapped the cover in the sticky map. I added embellishments from the kit and a title using the alphas. Pretty easy and I love how it looks. Now I just need to find a vacation!
Supplies
Paper House Productions - Travel Craft Set
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Pinkalicious Layout

I dove into the Oh My Heart collection and it didn't disappoint! I love how this layout came together.
I stitched down the side to make it look like a book cover. I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the title. I used paint for the pink but kinda wish I had used pink cardstock. I cut a variety of circles using the Friskars circle stencil.
Supplies
Pink Paislee: Oh My Heart
Buttons
Friskars circle stencil
Silhouette Cameo
Black and white cardstock
Pink paint
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
Black embroidery thread
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Sunday, July 23, 2017

You Pack A Mean Punch Layout

We had such a blast at Madame Tussaud's in Hollywood, I don't know how I'm going to get all the pictures scrapped. I started with these ones of Sylvester Stalone.
I used one of this month's sketches at Stuck Sketches.

Supplies
Jillibean Soup - Souper Celebration
Martha Stewart red and blue cardstock
Core'dinations black cardstock
Paper House Productions puffy sticker trophy and star
Silhouette Cameo to cut title
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Light It Up Layout

I'm loving all the layouts with the current sketch at Stuck?! Sketches. I joined in using some of my latest haul from Paper Issues. My daughter wears a lot of purple and there are not a lot of collections that match so it is nice to have the Summer Lights collection. I have a pile of purple pictures ready to scrap!
Here is the sketch:
I had to make a mirror image of the sketch because I wanted my daughter looking across the page. I followed the sketch pretty darn close!
Supplies
Pink Paislee: Summer Lights
Ribbon: Michael's
Pop dots
White embroidery thread
Fine tip Sharpie pen
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Santa Monica Layout

I was inspired by the sketch at My Creative Scrapbook and chose to scrap some pictures of our visit to California.
Here is the sketch:

I chose a font and cut the word Monica with my Silhouette Cameo. I misted the background and stitched the sun and adhered it after so it added more dimension. I used a punch for the banner. The sun is a free cut file from Paper Issues and I'm going to put this layout in the Product Spotlight.
Supplies
Amy Tangerine: Better Together
Embellishments - Amy Tangerine: On A Whim
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Butter and Peach
Black embroidery thread
Multi shade yellow embroidery thread
White cardstock
Black cardstock
Stampin' Up triangle punch
Silhouette Cameo
Paper Issues sun cut file
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Best Summer Layout

I'm loving this Summer Fun collection. Here is another layout I made just for fun.
I'm joining the Product Spotlight challenge at Paper Issues where you can enter your summer themed layouts.
Supplies
Echo Park: Summer Fun
Ribbon: Michael's
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Summer Love Layout

I printed a pile of pictures and placed a huge order at Paper Issues so I'm all set for some major scrapping! I began with this layout because I saw the sketch matched these papers so I figured it was a good place to start.

Here is the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy!
The title is a free cut file from Paper Issues.
Supplies
Echo Park: Summer Fun
Paper Issues Sun & Fun cut file
Ribbons from Michael's
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Loved This Layout

I made this layout a while ago and never posted it so here it is! We had such a great family picnic last summer complete with races. I used a sketch but can't seem to find it.

Supplies
Crate Paper - Cute Girl and Cool Kid
Dear Lizzy Thickers
Bow: Pink Paislee - Take Me Away
Ribbon - Michael's
Buttons - Stampin' Up
Black Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Wood button - Shimelle: Go Now Go
White and black cardstock
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Pandy Layout

So what do you do to keep busy at the lake? String art! It drove other people crazy that I was always reading or sewing but I worked hard so I could enjoy my vacation time. When I got home I added the picture and embellishments.
I actually used the table cloth with stripes to draw the lines. Then I punched holes with my needle and sewed randomly. I was very pleased to find the perfect picture when I got home and some panda stickers!
Supplies
Paper House Productions - 1" Panda Stickers
White cardstock
Pink, blue and purple embroidery thread
Thickers - Sprinkles
Michael's ribbons
Studio Series metallic purple marker
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sorry Layout

The cousins love to play Sorry! at my parent's place. It is a good lesson in patience and winning/losing! More older papers trying to clean-out the stash.
I handmade the letters and used my Pen Blade to cut them out. I literally went through my entire stash trying to find game related embellishments and had to settle for what I could find and some word bubbles.
Supplies
Amy Tangerine - Better Together
DCWV - The Snapshot Stack (dominoes)
Bo Bunny ephemera (cards)
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
Black Sharpie
Word bubbles from the stash
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Friendship Cards for P.H.P. and My Sentiments Exactly

Hello! Today the Paper House Productions team has tried out some stamps from My Sentiments Exactly. I received the friendship stamp set. I decided to make two cards using the Be Happy Paper Pad.
I folded 8.5" x 11" white cardstock in half and adhered a background paper. Then I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the flowers. I used some black ribbon and stickers that came with the paper pad. To finish it off I used a stamp with white ink. On the inside of the card, stamped another sentiment.
For the second card, I repeated the first step and then adhered a cut apart card from the paper pad. I fussy cut some flowers from another copy of the cut apart card to balance the card. Then I used a stamp with black ink for the sentiment. The photo corners are from a previous swap with Scrapbook Adhesives.

Supplies
White cardstock
Black cardstock
2 ribbons
Friendship stamps from My Sentiments Exactly
Be Happy Paper Pad from Paper House Productions
White ink
Black ink
Photo corners from Scrapbook Adhesives
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Celebrate Jenny Layout

I finished almost 3 layouts while at the lake last week. Here is the first one. I love this paper and I know it is already getting old but I had to use it. This came together so easily! It is my sister-in-law wearing the bow hat from her wedding shower.
Supplies
My Mind's Eye - My Story
Pink twine
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cake Layout for S.I.T.

I'm up on the Sketches In Thyme blog today with this colourful birthday layout. I was so lucky to win the new Jillibean Soup Souper Celebration collection from Page Maps so I had to dig in right away. This sketch was perfect for a fun, bright layout. Yes, I did try to decorate my husband's cake with his favorite hockey team logo. The effort was appreciated!
Here is the sketch by Shawn Lahr:

I used a combination of my Silhouette machine and a circle cutting stencil. I hope you can play along this month for a chance to win a great prize! 
Supplies
Jillibean Soup: Souper Celebration
Blue twine
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
Silhouette Cameo
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Whiteboard Calendar with Paper House Productions

I decorated this whiteboard with the Paper House Productions Project Pads. There is a frames and sentiments pad, feathers pad, butterflies pad and hearts pad. My daughter loves to dance and is always making calendars to keep track of her practice. I found this whiteboard and decided to make some decorations for it. The project pads are so easy to use. The shapes pop out and just need to be glued together. I added some magnetic tape to the back so now my daughter can place things anywhere she likes. She liked it so much she made a whole bunch of decorations herself.
Here are some close-ups:



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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Be-you-tiful Layout

I made a list of all the techniques I would like to try and got one done this weekend. I used my Silhouette Cameo to perforate the flower pattern on my layout. Then I painted the pattern with water colours and Color Shine. I finished it by stitching around it with four ply embroidery thread.
I painted the title pink and double-layered the letters so they would stand out. I used the packaging technique to do the background. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!
Supplies
One Canoe Two: Hazelwood
Title: Pink Paislee Thickers
Title: Bella Blvd stickers
White cardstock
Embroidery thread
Silhouette Store cut file
Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Black and pink acrylic paint
Watercolours
Date stamp
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Sweet Hearts Layout

I made this layout just for fun. No challenges or design team work. I decided I needed a moment to just step back and do something without any restrictions and I love how it turned out. You really can't go wrong with the Cute Girl collection from Crate Paper.
I took random scraps from my 6x6 paper pad and built the layers at the top and bottom of the page. I tacked them down with some tape and then ran my sewing machine across them and left the thread hanging at both ends. I decided to do the same with all the other tags on the page. I finished it off with some thickers and enamel dots on the ice cream cones. It took me a long time to figure out what title to use and then where to put it.
Supplies
Crate Paper - Cute Girl
My Mind's Eye - Enamel dots
Thickers - Amy Tangerine
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hello Baby Girl Picture Frame for PHP

Hello! Today I am on the Paper House Productions blog where we have teamed up with Pen Blades. I decided to go off the page and make a picture frame.
I'm so happy with this frame. Take a look at the before picture and you will see why!
Look at that awful frame! I'm so glad I kept it in the hopes that a better idea would come along. The Paper House Productions craft set did just the trick. The papers are actually decals and there are some 3D embellishments and alphas. All I needed to do was trim the decal with the pen blade and add embellishments.
Here you can see that I covered the front with one piece then I cut out the middle and folded it around.
Here is the finished recovering of the frame and the pen blade.
I made the fan by accordion folding a long strip of paper every quarter inch after scoring the paper. I taped the ends together in a circle and punched some circles to cover it. I used a glue gun and pop dots to hold it all together on the frame. I finished it off with some puffy stickers that can be found in the Hello Baby Papercrafting Kit or bought separately.
Supplies
Frame - Michael's
Craft Kit - Paper House Productions Hello Baby Girl
Puffy stickers and paper - Paper House Productions Hello Baby Girl Papercrafting Kit
Pen Blades
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Your Time To Shine - Sketches In Thyme

I got to work with another great sketch this week by Bev Code at Sketches In Thyme. It had so many possibilities. I decided to use some cut files to fill the empty space and photos taken by my friend Darlene. She was able to get some pictures of my daughter at nursery school while I was at work.
Here is the sketch:
I hope you will find time to join in for a chance to win a great prize!
Supplies
Simples Stories: Hello Fall
Stickers - Simple Stories: Bloom & Grow and Heart Simple Set
- Bella Blvd: Simply Spring
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
Clouds: Paper Issues cut files
Title: Scrapbook and Cards Today cut file
Sun: Amanda McGee cut file in Silhouette Store
White thread machine stitching
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