Wednesday, August 20, 2014

September Scraptastic Sneak Peeks

I can not wait to get my September kit from Scraptastic! I just can't decide on which kit I want! LOL I love both of the big kits and I can think of so many things to do with them. Which kit do you like the best from looking at these peeks?  Check back on after the first to see which kit I got. :)

September 2014 This Life Noted kit

September "The Girl" kit

September "We Will Rock You" kit


 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New DCWV Melon Twist Stack

Today I want to share some really awesome new goodies from DCWV. First I have to start by saying that my photos are just terrible today with the direct sunlight. I could not get the gold to photograph properly unless I tilted it just right.

I used a bunch of New goodies from DCWV, starting with New Melon Twist Stack of patterned papers, some are embossed with shimmery light glitter gloss and some have texture embossed designs that are really nice but I didn't really get that part to show since my layers are hidden.


I also used three of my very favorite new 6x6" DCWV stacks of specialty paper. The gold dot vellum is from the Foiled Vellum Stack - my fave stack ever! Then I hope you can see the woodgrain embossed texture of the white piece from the White Embossed Stack.
And lastly I used the new Printed Burlap Stack. I really like the tiny white dots. If you look at the strip below I used some scissors to cut fringe, but not the fringe scissors I have seen around. I found a inexpensive pair of Herb Scissors by Ball - you know, like the canning people (found at walmart for $8!) and it cuts fantastic, even thru burlap! 
Oh and this super cute doily stamp is from one of the past Scraptastic Club and I heat embossed on vellum like I always do. 


And here are the scissors and the blade guard that comes with them

Adventure Awaits

This is a page that I have wanted to scrap for a long time but just didn't want to mess it up. Do you do that with special photos? The photo is just a fun photo from Disney World but after our trip, our son went into the Marines and while deployed, I sent him some photos. His buddies took this photo and put it over the door. I had him do the journaling for a tag that pulls out from behind the photo with the hidden mickey.

I used papers from My Minds Eye and the burlap and printed corrugated paper from DCWV. I used the wording from the Adventureland dedication by Walt at disneyland.





Monday, August 11, 2014

This Life Noted - *August Scraptastic Club

At Scraptastic the "This Life Noted" kits each month are designed to work with pocket page layouts mostly. Here is the August This Life Noted kit. I know that some of you guys don't scrap using the pocket pages and some of you are doing a little bit of the pocket pages while also doing traditional layouts or cards. I mostly scrap 12x12 traditional layouts and a card or two here and there. When I looked at the kits this month, I really liked the This Life Noted kit and wanted to give it a go because all of the elements looked so fun. So I am going to share a few of my creations today as an example of another way to use these kits.
For my first layout I started with cardstock from my stash for the background and worked with a block design to feature my photo. I felt like the Pleasure Pier photo needed some banners. I punched some tiny banner shapes from a couple of the cards in the kit so that they would coordinate nicely.

I also used the wonderful Brush Script stamp set to create part of my title. I stamped the letters touching, and heat embossed on vellum, then cut out my title and mounted it using foam tape for dimension.

For the background dots I used a DCWV stencil and gesso. 

This paperclip is a wood veneer element but I really wanted it to be lime green so I used lime green embossing power to cover the surface and it turned out really well. 


 For my next layout I began with cardstock from my stash for the background and also for a circle die cut design. I cut or punched the cards to suit my page design. even the banners in the upper left are cards. The green strip is two pieces cut from one card. I love the cards as they are sometimes, but they work great in pieces so next time you get cards think of how they can be altered for your creations. I added a little bit of twine and paint from my stash as well. Also the cute little arrow and star stamps are from the August This Life Noted Stamp Set and the August Celebration Stamp Set.



 And finally I wanted to share a birthday card that I made using this kit because it was alot of fun. I loved the calendar card so I cut out the calendar and circled the birthdate. I stamped the Happy Birthday from the August Celebration Stamp Set onto one of the cards and heat embossed with yellow embossing powder.
And a close up just because its cute



Friday, August 01, 2014

Time for the Scraptastic 4th Anniversary Crop!

Are you ready for a weekend of cropping?! Well you just need to visit Scraptastic for their 4th Anniversary Crop starting today. There will be lots of challenges and a chance to win a prize for each one, plus a grand prize which is a 3 month membership! 

I was in charge of the first challenge that was posted this morning so you have to go see. HERE is the link to the Anniversary Crop.  And this is my layout example for my challenge. I used pieces from several Scraptastic kits. The wood embellishments and sequins are from the current This Life Noted kit HERE. You will be seeing more of this kit from me very soon :)




Friday, July 25, 2014

New DCWV Sea Worthy and Foiled Vellum stacks

Ok you guys are going to love these new goodies from DCWV! First, here is the page I created with all the goodies using Sketch #126 at Sketch Savvy HERE

 I used the new Sea Worthy stack with it's awesome gold accents and then I added a few pieces from some of the new 6x6" stacks: the Printed Corrugate stack, Cork Stack and my favorite - the Foiled Vellum Stack! The foiled vellum stack has some gold patterns, black patterns and even some plain vellum. You will be seeing alot more of that stack in my layouts.


The octopus and sign were one 4x6 block on the patterned paper. I cut it apart and cut the edges of the woodgrain to look like weathered wood. Then I added some gold eyelets and cotton yarn because I am not sure I can do a nautical page without those. LOL! Oh the strip of red is from the Travel Adventure Stack and the kraft colored paper with arrows is from the Gilded Stack.


Shopping info - The Sea Worthy stack at Hobby Lobby and the other stacks are from JoAnns. :)

July Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic

Time for another Sketchy Thursday challenge at Scraptastic Blog HERE. So pull out your papers and play along for a chance at the monthly prize!

For my example I used the Either Way kit, Add on Kit, and both the Either Way Stamp Set and the Summer Nights Stamp Set. Seriously if you like these goodies that I have been using for my layouts this month, check it out because they are all on sale! Actually Scraptastic is having a big sale so stock up. Anyway, I love the gold accents of this collection and that along with the colors, made me think of Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty's Castle. I love this photo of the back of the castle.

I used the spiral note paper top stamp with gold embossing powder on vellum and after I cut it out, I poked a hole where each spiral hole was with a large needle and then tore outwards like it was torn out of a spiral. I have a tough time photographing the gold accents but the title, stars and the stripes and some dots in the papers are all gold. Oh and the paper clip too. In person this is really so much better. 


Monday, July 21, 2014

Carta Bella Moments and Memories

Have you seen the new Carta Bella Paper Moments and Memories collection? Its really just so pretty and the stamp set is great too.
http://www.cartabellapaper.com/images/moments-memories/CB-MM31016_Memories_Moments_Collection_Kit_F.jpg
http://www.cartabellapaper.com/images/moments-memories/CBStamp2_Celebrate_Family_Stamp.jpg
Just for fun I scrapped a couple of photos of my brother and a Pooh Bear topiary at Epcot. I cut some frames from the patterned papers and used red and blue like the union jack. I added some vintage shell buttons, alphas, and a doily.

 

Red, White and Blue

This layout is for a July Red, White, and Blue Disney Challenge. I actually do have photos from Liberty Square or America Epcot but I wanted to scrap these photos. I used some Teresa Collins Stationary Noted collection and added a bunch of silver to go with Spaceship Earth. Not the greatest photos but Alex and I love this ride so much and we were taking a few photos and riding the ride when the other guys were away doing something else.




Scraptastic Button Challenge

Today I am going to share some inspiration to get you guys thinking about using buttons on your pages. Then you should visit Scraptastic's Blog HERE for the Button challenge and a chance to win the gift certificate this month.

For both of my layouts, I have used the July Either Way kit and Add On kit. I added cardstock from my stash for the background. Then I stamped and used gold tinsel embossing powder to heat emboss on vellum with the Either Way stamp set. 

My favorite way to use buttons is in a title in place of the letter "O". It's a simple thing, but I do like the fun of it. Seemed to add whimsy to my goofy troll layout. I tied the embroidery floss thru the button, tied a bow, and then attached it to the layout using adhesive dots, but sometimes I just stitch thru the page to secure a button.


 For my second layout I wanted to make my own button card to go with the vintage textiles in my photos. The buttons in this kit are super cute. I just tied string thru the buttons in different ways and again attached with an adhesive dot.

Monday, July 07, 2014

July Either Way kit from Scraptastic Club

Hey everyone today I wanted to show you the kits I got this month from Scraptastic Club and 2 of the layouts that I created. I used the Either Way kit, Add on Kit, and both the Either Way Stamp Set and the Summer Nights Stamp set. First let me show you the kits:


Either Way  Add on Kit 
 

For my first layout I stamped and heat embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder on vellum, using the globe stand and also the hearts. Then I stamped the globe using aqua ink onto cardstock and adhered it to the globe stand using adhesive foam tape. If you look at the small banner strip in the lower left, I stamped the background using aqua and then stamped the words over the banner and cut it out. 

 I know you guys have seen me do this before but I love punching confetti to put in the little glassine bag that the flair comes in when you get the kit. I added one of my own paper doilies from my stash.



For my second layout I also stamped using the gold embossing tinsel powder on vellum. It coordinated well with the gold accents in the papers and the gold Thickers glitter alphas. I wish photographing gold wasn't so difficult. These accents are so much better in real life. 


 This kit has some canvas stickers in cute shapes like stars and hearts, for this page I misted the hearts with a pink color so that they would coordinate with the pinks in the patterned papers. I added a couple of tooth picks to make flags.