Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hugs Layout for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

So super excited to be published again! I just love Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and the Paper House Productions family kit. It was perfect for the grandparents theme.
Here is what it looks like in the magazine:
Paper House Productions: One Big Happy Family
Doily: Michael's
Orange embroidery thread
Silhouette store cut file
White gesso
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Look At Me Layout

I have so many unused collections, it's time to use them. There just isn't enough time to use them all so I haven't bought any of the new lines this year in the hopes of using my stash. It's been fun going through everything and working with entire kits, not scraps. So I've been wanting to use the Crate Paper Poolside collection and now that I have a bunch of swimming pictures, it's the perfect time.
I'm really excited about how it turned out! It was one of those layouts where I had no plan and pieced it together. I chose this awesome cut file by Stacey at Paper Issues as my starting point. Then I chose the font, made some layers behind my pictures and a cluster at the bottom. I had actually planned to line the pictures vertically down the left and the title down the right but once I had all the pieces made and moved them around I decided on this pattern. I'm playing along at Paper Issues with Cut It Up Tuesday. If you haven't downloaded the free cut files at Paper Issues you need to do it now! There are so many.
Crate Paper: Pool Side
Cut file: Paper Issues
Font: Silhouette Store - Shoemaker
Yellow floss
Paper distresser
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Grandparents Layout for PHP and Xyron

This week the Paper House Productions team has joined forces with Xyron. I got to tryout their tape runner and sticker maker. Here is my layout:
Here is how I made the flower paper in the top left into a sticker.

I placed the paper into the sticker maker.

Pulled this paper out and ripped it off.
Peeled the paper off and the adhesive was left on the back of my flower paper.
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Make sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway on both company's blogs for a chance to win this prize pack! Links are at the top of this post.
Paper House Productions - One Big Happy Family Kit and Mixed Card Pack
Xyron Tape Runner
Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker
Brown embroidery thread
Friskar's punch
Green brad
Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to stop by the hop happening on both company's blogs.

Monday, May 22, 2017

So Happy We Are Friends Layout

It was a long, rainy weekend so I found some time to scrap. I used a sketch from My Creative Sketches and the Bloom & Grow collection from Simple Stories. I love how this green teeter-totter in the picture matches the green in the kit.
Here is the sketch:
Simple Stories: Bloom & Grow
Yellow and red paint
White cardstock
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Little Things Family Flip Album for PHP

I'm on the Paper House Productions Blog today showing the Little Things Flip Album. I made this for my mother-in-law for her birthday. It is a cool little album where she can display a bunch of our family photos.
The album comes with the clear stickers and gold photo corners. Easy peasy!
This is the backside of the top flap.
Unfold the top flap one more time and there is space for more photos.
The second flap has this pocket with a slide out. I used a sentiment from the One Big Happy Family Collection on both sides. 
Here is what you see when you flip up the pocket.
This is the third flap. 
When you open it there is a place for a picture and journaling.
Finally, under the third flap is space for 2 photos. Look at those cuties!
Paper House Productions - Little Things Flip Album
Paper House Productions - Feathers 2" Stickers
Paper House Productions - One Big Happy Family Paper Crafting Kit
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Friday, May 12, 2017

I Love Right Now Layout - Sketches In Thyme

Hello! I'm on the Sketches In Thyme blog today with a layout inspired by a great sketch by Jenessa Franco. I used some older pictures of my daughter. We took so many pictures that day I will never get tired of scrapping them. The colours are so much fun to work with.
Here is the sketch:
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I decided to tear the matting paper and use texture paste mixed with paint for the arrows. I fussy cut the flowers from the High Five collection and decided not to stitch on the layout like the sketch as I didn't think I had room. I used my Cameo and yellow cardstock to cut out a daisy lace background and then cut the daisies apart to back the flowers.
Papers - We R Memory Keepers: High Five
Ranger Texture Paste
Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Fossilized Amber
Paper - Scenic Route Paper Co. - North Shore Barrel
Yellow Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Cut file - Silhouette Store: Doodle Daisies 12 x 12
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have time to add a layout to the link up at Sketches In Thyme for a chance to win a prize.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sweet Cheeks Layout

There were so many great challenges for International Scrapbook Day I tried to squeeze one more in. This one is from Scrap Our Stash and includes playing along with the Scrappy Friends. This is a recent picture of my daughter from our California vacation. We are on the merry-go-round in Disneyland.
Here is the sketch from Grand Diva's Creative Corner:

I fussy cut the bunch of flowers beside the pictures. I used two different border punches on the black cardstock. I also used 3 patterned papers (the pink strip under the photos is the back of the yellow paper).
The final challenge is at Scrap Our Stash to do the above challenges but also include mixed alphas. I used 2 different types of alphas for my title.
My Mind's Eye - My Story
Friskars punch
Martha Stewart punch
Black cardstock
Yellow ribbon
Amy Tan thickers
Provo craft alpha stickers
Pop dots
Pink paint on wood veneer
Enamel heart
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Smile Layout

I just love this month's sketch at Paper Issues. I have a bunch of collections I haven't used yet (I know, the horror!) so I pulled one out to go with the sketch. I don't know what I was thinking, this collection is amazing!
Here is the sketch:
My Mind's Eye - On Trend 2
Pink Thread
Back fine tip Sharpie pen
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Hollywood Layout

Have you been participating in International Scrapbook Day? I have! I found this sketch at Scrapbook and Cards Today on their blog and have been working on it aaaalllll day. Sometimes I wish scrapbooking was a much faster process. I loved the sketch and wanted to use some pictures from a recent trip. I really like how it turned out.
Here is the sketch:
Here are some close ups:

DCWV - The Cherry Limeade Stack
DCWV - The Snapshot Stack
Title: Bella Blvd - Christmas Cheer
Silhouette Cameo and files from the Silhouette Store
White pen
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
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Beach Baby Layout for PHP

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! We are celebrating on the Paper House Productions blog today by highlighting our favourite techniques. Mine is fussy cutting! I think it is relaxing (but within reason). I adore the colours in the Paradise Found Collection so fussy cutting a pile of flowers was right up my alley.
I began by building a background. Here is what it looked like:
I placed a layer of gesso and then placed some wet distress ink on a piece of plastic and rubbed it on top. I also splattered some paint and colored some texture paste and used a stencil to make waves. I sued the same technique to make the path. I used foam squares behind the picture and some of the flowers to add dimension. Then I added some journaling and stickers to finish it off. 
Paper House Productions - Paradise Found Florida Paper Crafting Kit
Paper House Productions - Island Life and The Beach 3D Stickers
Ranger Texture Paste
White cardstock
Brown paint
Heidi Swapp Seafoam and Blue Color Shine
Tim Holtz Blue Distress Ink
DCWV Stencil
Adhesive squares
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Love My Lake Layout

I'm playing along at My Creative Sketches this month by following their current sketch. I used a picture of my daughter at the lake which we take every year. I also used the Bloom collection by Crate Paper which I have so much of I don't think I'll ever run out, or ever get tired of using!
Here is the sketch:

I ended up moving the strip along the bottom to the middle of the page but otherwise followed the sketch.
Crate Paper - Bloom
Ribbon - Michael's
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
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