Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It's Not Always Rainbows and Unicorns | October Afternoon

My amazing, talented friend, Emily, challenged me on the October Afternoon blog to scrap about "it's not easy being green."
Emily' layout blew me away, so stop by to see how she interpreted her own challenge on the October Afternoon blog.  I made this layout about struggles, but made it positive with the rainbow colors, but realistic with the journaling and the title.

Have a process video to share for this one.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Watcha Watching | October Afternoon

Well, let's just say I have a guilty pleasure of loving to watch some favorite shows...thanks to DVR and Netflix.

This is another fun way to use October Afternoon's Saturday Mornings collection, and using your scraps.  I love the trend I am seeing with pieces of pattern paper stitched to the layout by themselves like this.
And why not a dinosaur since Doctor Who is a time traveler.
I tried a 12x12 layout first, and printed my photos all landscape, but it still wasn't working.  So I used some Daily Flash washi tape and taped the front and back to connect the photos to make an accordion.  
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I'm So Lucky | Pink Paislee | DIY

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Don't forget to wear your green!


I love all things Irish.  So I turned this old Target frame into a little Irish luck for our home.  Using a mix of the new Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss and Atlas, I put together a simple DIY project.
Cut strips of pattern paper to 1" then adhere them diagonally onto a piece of cardstock.
Cut shamrocks with Silhouette, and then trace onto photos (that you can get all the faces inside the shamrock), and cut out.
Cut the word LUCKY from white cardstock and adhere over the pieces of pattern paper.
Stitch the 2 pattern paper shamrocks and photos together at the corner (don't stitch over faces), and adhere the last shamrock to the project, so the others can flip up.  Add a piece of washi tape from Bella Rouge to keep the shamrock flat.
This sits on our mantle right now...I really love how this came out.  If you want more specifics and measurements of shamrocks and letters, click here to see it on the Pink Paislee blog.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Happiness is.. | February Hip Kits | Process Video

I think I want to re-do this layout and make it into a canvas.  I love this reminder.

I am excitedly waiting for the March Hip Kits to arrive here (I know a few people already have and I'm hearing is a new favorite), but I still adore and have tons left of the February kits.

Sometimes I just get a desire to get messy.  I have loved mixed media since when I first learned about scrapbooking...really learning.  I still have some art journals lying around.  

So working one late night, I had a blast, having no idea if this would turn out okay or not.  Here's a process video showing you how it came together.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Friday, March 06, 2015

Citrus Twist Kits Stamp Class

Happy Friday!  

Excited about this new stamping class from Citrus Twist!  I am giving away a free spot to the class through my Instagram.  So enter to win over there!  And good luck!

Class begins March 9th, and comes with a 3x4 high quality stamp set.  To sign up, click here, then click the $12 and it will be added to your cart.

The stamp set is so useable and one you will use over and over.  I am amazed at the different interpretations using the stamp.

Here is a sneak of my project!

Enjoy!  Have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Hip Kit Club February Kits - Cards - Video Tutorial

Hello!  I have some quick cards to share today using the February Hip Kit Club kits.  Video tutorial is at the end.

I had so much fun putting these together.  Here's a process video putting each one together.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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Monday, March 02, 2015

May Flaum - Vacation Scrapbooking Class

Whether you have a past trip or a future trip you plan on scrapbooking, the new May Flaum Vacation Scrapbooking class is perfect for those wanting to learn how to scrapbook and even seasoned scrapbookers needed a little motivation.  May Flaum will walk you through her Disney Cruise and Disney World trip...every step of the way.  That alone is worth the price of the class, but she has also added six contributors.  There will be traditional scrapbook pages, pocket pages, and mini books.

Click here to read more details of this amazing class and the talented contributors you will be learning from.  I am so excited to be a part of this class.   Even as a contributor, I have loved learning right along with everyone in her jam packed classes.

Want a discount code?  Be sure to use this link HERE to automatically get $5 off the class.  This link will only be good through March 31st.  There is no code.

Hope to see you in class!  Enjoy!

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Rise & Shine with October Afternoon Saturday Mornings

It is worth saying again that I the new Saturday Mornings collection from October Afternoon is a new favorite of mine.  I have another example of using some of the themey products with the the B side of pattern paper.  For more ideas using Saturday Mornings, click here.
The title of this layout started first with a play on words...'you're the shine in my rise & shine.'  That new cloud stamp is a must have, so many possibilities.  Here, I stamped onto smooth cardstock, pierced holes, and then stitched 'rays' onto each one.  

The pattern paper rays were freehand cut, turned over, misted the background, then flipped them back over to dry, and adhered.  Added straight stitching in between the rays.
I mixed my title up a good bit here, using the 'rise & shine' sticker from the collection with some Daily Flash.  I didn't have an S in chipboard, so I traced it onto the sicker, pierced holes, and added stitching.
 And since my layout is about loving coffee and having to have it to start my day...the cute tornado sticker dude was perfect...and is about how I feel in the morning.  I don't do mornings AT all.  
This is on the October Afternoon today for the challenge to add hand stitching, machine stitching, or both to your project.  Please stop by the October Afternoon blog to see my scrappy crush, Sasha's layout!  If you know Sasha's work, she is a master at stitching!

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