Monday, January 26, 2015

Snow Fun - ScrapMuch? Bo Bunny

Hi there!

I promised that I would be back to share another page using the beautiful Altitude collection by Bo Bunny.  I had a lot of fun creating this page.  It was actually created for something special but it didn't pan out so I get to share it here now ;)

I used some vintage photos of my husband and started this page by creating this fun cut file.

I love that the buttons for this collection are adhesive backed, it doesn't get any easier than that!

The chipboard accents have great details like this one with a gem in the centre.

And the colour variations in the purples and teals are goegeous!

Combining cut files and stickers to create a title adds extra fun factor!

It is a little hard to tell in this photo but I added glitter to the snowflakes in my background.

Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Happy - Stuck?! Sketches - Teresa Collins

Hi there!

There are just a few more days left to play along with the sketch over at Stuck?! Sketches  but I wanted to send out a little shout out to remind you to get your layouts linked up and share my page with you finally!  Please forgive my tardiness, I had a little scheduling mix up.

Anyway, here is a reminder of the latest sketch (though both sketches for January are still open):

And this is my page:

I had so much fun putting this page together, pulling in so many great elements from my stash!  I used papers, chipboard and stickers  "Nine & Co." by Teresa Collins as my main supply but the background page is Simple Stories.

The sweethearts in this photo are my eldest son, Chris,  and his "best gal" Merissa, as he calls her. They are cute together!  I gave them an album for Christmas with a few starter layouts, this was one of them.

I used a combination of sticker flowers and flowers that I cut from one of the patterns to embellish this page. The resin flowers are Recollections and I have been hoarding them because I love the colour!

You will also notice some Tim Holtz rub ons tucked in here and there. My favourite thing to to with rub ons.

You know me and my love for layers, there are lots on this page!

This amazing laser cut chipboard is from Creative Embellishment, It love it, it is so pretty and embossed in gold it is stunning!

So glad yo stopped by!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sketching for ScrapMuch?!

Hi there!

i am sharing this sketch with my friends at ScrapMuch?....

I hope you get a chance to pop on over to check out the DT creations and stick around to play along!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Friends & Skype - Jillibean Soup

Hi there!

I got a few minutes to play this past weekend, actually I was home alone for the first time in I do not even know how long - for four whole hours, while the men folk took in a hockey game!  So some tea, some tunes and some fun Jillibean Soup papers were on the agenda.

I have had these Spicy Social Soup papers on my desk for a while now, hoping to find time to play.  I thought this photo of my youngest playing Minecraft with friends via Skype was perfect for these papers.

I started by creating this background cut file and just played around from there, filling in random circles with thee fab patterns. Okay not so randomly filled in, I really tried to do random as I love the look - but my brain just can't go there - too OCD I guess.

I tucked in some journaling behind my photo on a little 3 x 4 cut apart card.

I used some great Jillibean sticker and die cut elements as well as some Simple Stories alphas to create my title.  Then I added in some Doodlebug enamel dots for fun.

More stickers and a wood button adorn the corner of my photo.

I also added some fun layers below my photo.  I wanted to add in as many of these great patterns as I could!

Have you seen the new Jillibean Soup goodies coming out of the recent CHA, I cannot wait to get my hands on some of them!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Covering Raw Chipboard - Tutorial

Hi there!

I have a new tutorial to share with you today, and I am trying, yet another format.  I am trying to find one that allows me flexibility and is easy for you to view and follow along.

I created a slide show to share with you an idea about covering raw chipboard, let me know what you think!  (Ignore the typo at the halfway point, whoops.)


Here is a still shot of the card that I created with my covered chipboard.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Be You & Be Silly - Boys Rule

Hi there!

I am sharing a new layout over at Boys Rule today, using the latest and greatest kit!

I kept my page layout pretty simple and then focused on personalizing it  with embellishments and special touches.

The earthy tones of the October Afternoon and We R Memory Keepers papers were just perfect with this fun photo of two of my boys goofing around in the tree in our backyard.  I love that they did a mini photo shoot for me this past fall!

I used some Distress Ink to "stain" these wood stars and then pulled out a gold paint pen and added some doodling.

I also added two colours of ink, in teal and brown, to the amazing Pink Paislee star.... I love them so much!

The enamel shapes from Doodlebug are so fun, but for this page the blue colour just didn't work...  my trusty gold paint pen fixed them up quick and easy!  Love that!  It is a great tip for stash busting, you can alter the colour of your goodies so you do not have to have every colour on hand.  Sharpies work great for this, too.

I also used my gold paint pen on the foam Thickers, just for fun, and these enamel shapes as well.  I combined the Jillibean phrase card with the Thickers to create my title.  The Jillibean card got a treatment of the same two colours of ink as the Pink Paislee star.  The original bright white did not really work for this page, I love how it turned out with the ink.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Our Weekends Look Like This - Evalicious

Hi there!

I am sharing a page sharing a page created for an Evalicious DT assignment, that documents what our weekends look like during the fall and winter.  For me watching our youngest play his sports is the best part of our chilly winter season.

I started this page by adding a splash of watercolour paint to the centre, giving my page elements a base to 'pop' off of.  I also added watercolour paint to the edges of my layout.

After centering my photos and the large tag for journaling, I got busy adding some fun elements.

I stamped and heat embossed this camera image as well as several hearts.  Both stamps are in the "Photo Shoot" clear stamp set, and are amazing!

Next, I layered several embellishments in a few areas on my page.  I love the way the traditional stickers, puffy stickers and badge buttons play off of each other.  And having all these elements available in the "Photo Shoot" collection makes my page very cohesive.

And let's not forget about the incredible wood veneer!

I doodled around most of the puffy sticklers on my page, I like the way it makes them pop and makes my page feel more fun.

Yes, I did use a ton of embellishments, I love that the collections are so full of goodies!  But I still have loads left for more pages!

Once I was finished embellishing my page, I added the stitching so that I could work my stitches around all the goodies on my page.

Evalicious Product List (click on the images to be taken to the shop location for each item):

Other Products: American Crafts Cardstock, DMC floss, Leow watercolour paints, Staedtler pen, Stazon ink.

Thank you for visiting today!

Sketching for Let's Get Sketchy

Hi there!

I am sharing a sketch with my friends at Let's Get Sketchy, I hope you get to join in on the fun! The DT posted a fabulous reveal yesterday! You should check it out!

Thanks for visiting!