Thursday, April 29, 2021

Carta Bella Summer Take 2

  Hello again! I have one more Carta Bella "Summer" layout for Scrap Shotz to show everyone today (and I may have one more ready for the crop on Friday and Saturday! 

I used the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine April sketch as inspiration for this layout. It was an easy sketch to follow and worked so well with this background paper (the flower cart is part of the paper). 

I layered some chipboard, tags, stickers and fussy cut flowers to add dimension to the layout. The numbers I cut on my Silhouette Cameo. I made 5 text boxes, each with the correct number. Then I sized them until they fit the page. I didn't like how the pink paper didn't pop off the background so I outlined the edges of the numbers with a black Sharpie. I also had to get some enamel dots on there!

Don't forget to join us on Friday and Saturday in the Scrap Shotz Paper Crafting Group on Facebook for a virtual International Scrapbooking Day Crop. There are challenges, games and live demos. Can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Carta Bella Summer for Scrap Shotz Take 1

  This month I'm playing with the Carta Bella "Summer" Collection. It's full of small details and pastel colours. I made a layout and a birthday card and have some more goodies to show you on Thursday!

I saw this lemon paper and just had to use it with my lemonade stand picture from last summer. It's a pretty busy paper so I started with the title. I cut the yellow cardstock at the same angle as the lemons. The green title is a cut file in the Silhouette Store. I offset the title and cut it out again on white paper and pasted the green letters on top. The background needed something to bring focus to the picture so I drew a lemon on a white paper. I used distress ink and a blending tool to create the yellow on the lemon. I then used a black Sharpie on the edges to make the lemon pop. I finished off the layout with some frames, tagsstickersbrads and journaling. 

This kit is perfect for card making. There is a happy birthday tag in the cut apart papers that I used as my sentiment. The flowers are fussy cut from one of the kit papers. The centers are brads that add some shimmer. The final touch was to add a scallop border using a punch. 

Don't forget that International Scrapbooking Day is this weekend. We are having a crop Friday and Saturday in the Scrap Shotz Paper Crafting Facebook Group. Make sure to join the group and check out the crop album to see the rules, schedule and challenges. It's going to be so much fun with live demos and games throughout. See you there!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Spring Break Layouts

 Hello. Just popping in to post two layouts that I did just for fun. The first one uses an older kit from Scrap Shotz which featured the Vicki Boutin "Let's Wander" Collection.

I wanted to try rolling the paper. It was pretty thick and kept smooshing flat but is still turned out ok. The rainbow was calling out to me to cut it and distress the edges. 

The second layout is with the February kit from Scrap Shotz. It featured the Simple Stories "Vintage Cottage Fields" Collection. I actually took out one of my punches to make the border. 

Thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Simple Stories Vintage Cottage Fields Layouts for Scrap Shotz

  Hello everyone! Carolyn back today with some more layouts using the February Kit. These layouts use the Simple Stories "Vintage Cottage Fields" Collection.

Layout #1

For this layout, I had wanted to use the coloured tag stickers. I felt the background was too similar so I added some stamped leaves using the Altenew stamp from last month's kit. I used a marker to make a dot circle and stuck the foam hearts along the line. 

The papers behind the picture are torn and have a piece of ephemera underneath. I finished off the layout with some chipboard and brad stickers.

Layout #2

For my second layout, I pulled a few items out of the kit that had to do with birds and nests. I thought it would go well with the subject of my picture. I always shy away from using the really bold patterned paper so I decided I was going to go for it this time. I actually used my scalloped scissors to make the border! Those things hardly ever get used. The rest of the layout is a combo of cardstock, chipboard and foam stickers. Here is a closer look.

Thanks for having a look at the blog today. Keep scrappy!

Monday, March 15, 2021

February Kit from Scrap Shotz

 Hello everyone! Today I have 2 layouts using the February kit from Scrap Shotz. The kit is full of Simple Stories "Vintage Cottage Fields". This collection has lots of flowers and butterflies and a mixed media feel to many of the papers. 

My first layout was inspired by the butterflies on the paper. I tried to keep the titles, pictures and embellishments in the same colour as the butterflies. I'm always so excited when I can get 5 photos on a layout! This was also super easy to make. All I had to do was back the photos with cardstock and arrange my chipboard and brad stickers around the journaling. Those title stickers are my favourite part of the kit.

My second layout is inspired by the March sketch in the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Facebook Group. Here is the sketch:
What I like about this sketch is that I could use 2 of the cut apart cards in the paper pack. I also got to use all the cardstock in the kit. The black matting of the pictures helped them to not get lost on the page. The bottom photo looked a little weird without some extra matting. I got to use a little bit of everything on this layout. In addition to the kit elements used in the first layout, I also used the layered stickers (kit add-on), washi tape and die cuts. A few are elevated with foam stickers.

Thanks for looking! I'll be back on Thursday with some more kit creations.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Enjoy the Ride Layouts and Card - Part 2

 Hello! I'm back again with a few more layouts and a card using the January Kit. This kit features the Altenew 'Enjoy the Ride' Collection. It is so pretty I can't wait to show you!

Ride Baby Ride

Have you been playing along this weekend with our online crop? If not, head over to the Facebook group and join in on the fun. This is the layout I featured last night for the Cut File Challenge. Make any project using a cut file of your choice. If you would like to use the Pie Chart one I used, you can download it free here. Make sure you upload your project to the challenge album to be entered to win a prize!

This layout was inspired by the bicycles in the collection and the fact that the picture matches the colours in the kit. I chose a cut file that looks like a wheel. The cut file is made by Juliana Michaels and has given me permission to share the file with you. If you're a card maker, you will want to check out her work! I resized the circles to three different sizes and backed each section with a different patterned paper. 

To create the background, I covered the white cardstock with gesso. I smooshed watered down pink paint with a piece of plastic around the page. I then splattered a darker pink and a green around the circles. I propped up the picture and one bicycle with foam. The purple letters in the title come with the kit and the green letters are by Simple Stories and are from a previous kit. The remainder of the pieces come from the two ephemera packs and chipboard stickers.

Cotton Candy

This was actually the first layout I made with the kit. I just love the blue pattern paper. I didn't want to cover too much of it up so I put my pictures more in the middle. The middle paper is just the reverse side of the pattern paper. I tore the paper, layered some chipboard and flower ephemera, added a title and done! So easy yet one of my favourites.

Wonderful Happy Day

This layout began by trying to build a wreath around a circle. I started painting the circle and it went a little wonky so I changed it into a butterfly. I used some embroidery floss to stitch the outline and layered lots of flowers from the ephemera pack. I even made eyes using two O's from the chipboard letters.

Miss You Card

I used some of the leftover pieces to make this cute little card. The Parakeet cardstock worked really well to pop out the title and ephemera. 

Thanks for checking out the projects! I hope you'll join us for the crop today!

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Enjoy the Ride Layouts and a Card

 Hi scrappy peeps! I'm back with another post for Scrap Shotz. I've made some scrapbooking layouts using the January kit. This kit features the beautiful Altenew 'Enjoy the Ride' Collection. There are so many big flowers on these papers just asking to be fussy cut! 

Theo's Baby Shower

I made this layout using the February sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
I used a Vicki Boutin stencil from a previous kit to make white gesso circles in the background. The pictures are backed with the Sunbeam cardstock in the kit. I roughed up their edges. The flowers and leaves are all fussy cut and some chipboard letters and stickers finish off the layout. Here is a link to the papers in this kit.

Blossom and Grow

Zoom in on those socks! How cool is it that they match one of the papers in the kit? I didn't want to let the page get too busy so I built it on white cardstock and put just two thin strips of paper behind the pictures. This layout is so easy to make. Rip some paper for the corners, fussy cut the leaves and flowers, splatter some paint and voila!

 I also used the add-on stamp to add some black ink branches. I tucked a piece of ephemera behind the flowers on the bottom right and used a chipboard title. 

Inspiration is Everywhere

This layout began with the picture. My daughter actually took this selfie crawling into her fort. I wanted to make it look like she was peeking out from under the paper. I tore the paper so it fit around her head and added some more to the lower half of the page to balance it out. I layered some of the add-on flower ephemera and chipboard pieces. 

The final touch was to drip some paint down the layout to go with the paintbrush sticker and journal about her creativity. 

Thank-you Card

I stamped the sentiment using the add-on stamp. The flowers are made from washi tape. I used a Stampin' Up punch to make the petals. It is actually a punch with a dove and the petal is the dove's wing. I added many petals together to make the flower. I used a separate punch to create the centers of the flowers. I drew the stems with a marker and placed a piece of chipboard on top. 

That's all for now - but there will be more this weekend! I hope you'll be able to join us at the 'Staycation' crop in the Scrap Shotz Facebook Group. Friday 6pm - 10pm and Saturday 10am - 6pm. Lot of inspiration, games and prizes! Have a great day.