Thursday, May 12, 2016

May Member Challenge at Scraptastic Club

Its time again on the Scraptastic Club Blog HERE to have a member challenge. The members come up with ideas of how to challenge a few of the Design Team Members. This month the challenge was to use the digital cut files. I know that you know I love the cut files so I definitely played along. I used the May Cherry Pie kit, Add on Kit, Cherry Pie digital cut file, and Eloise Stamp set.

I have to also add that I am a bit sad because this is my last layout for Scraptastic Club Design Team. I have stepped down from the design team to spend more time scrapbooking on my own with friends at Disney Scrappers. It was such fun working with such a talented group of ladies and playing with all the gorgeous kits and stamps, so I will miss it for certain.

I used a few of the stamps from the Eloise Stamp Set, because my layout is about my other hobby, adult coloring books. I color in the morning while I have tea and Savvy is very very helpful. I use Prismacolor colored pencils when I color so I used them for these cute stamped images.

Monday, May 02, 2016

EPCOT *DCWV Watercolor Stack

Today I was working on a challenge layout about using a photo as a letter in a large title and I decided the DCWV Watercolor Stack coordinated perfectly. I wanted to use a paper from their White Embossed Stack and a coloring page from one of the DCWV Color &Create stacks. Here is the finished layout:

Its been kind of overcast so excuse the dull photo of the page. I colored the page below from the DCWV Color and Create Stack to match my papers. The images are great to color just for fun, but I knew I would want to use it for a layout.

I also used some gold dotty vellum from the DCWV Confetti Stack and some black tiny DCWV Gems. I love the way it all works together so well

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Good Morning *Scraptastic Cherry Pie kit

It's always a good morning when you wake up at Walt Disney World and even better when you start the day with friends at Chef Mickeys at the Contemporary Resort before going to rope drop at the Magic Kingdom! Actually we just missed rope drop. For my layout I used Sketch #167 from Sketch Savvy and the April Cherry Pie kit and Add on kit from Scraptastic Club.

I also used vellum from my stash and the little fork, knife, & spoon cut file from the March TLN digital files HERE

April Sketchy Thursday *Scraptastic Club

Are you ready for some Sketchy Thursday inspiration? I know I have said it before but what I love about Sketchy Thursday is seeing the different ways everyone uses the sketch. Click here to see what our designers did with the sketch.

For my example I used the Cherry Pie kit, Add on kit, and Stamp set, as well as the Eloise Stamp Set. I also flipped the sketch.

I watercolored some sunshiny yellow following the patterned patterned paper design and layered patterned paper and stamped images. 

 I stamped the word bubble and star images from the Cherry Pie set onto vellum and heat embossed in black. The cute typewriter is from the Eloise stamp set and I stamped in black on white cardstock and watercolored it before cutting it out.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Stormy with Drops of Jupiter from Scraptastic

One last page using the March Drops of Jupiter kit and Add on Kit from Scraptastic Club. As inspiration, design team member Aleksandra Gadji chose this pinterest image to inspire our layouts today for Pinterest Monday.
I loved the sun, clouds, and thin lines of rain so I found a photo of me on our last day at DisneyWorld when it started to storm just as we left the park for the last time. Terribly sad and the weather followed. I used thick watercolor paper for my background and cut the sun and clouds from watercolor paper as well so I could paint and not worry about too much warping. 

I hand stitched rain lines with sparkly Kreinik threads. I stamped the little circle icons with white and tinsel gold heat embossing powder on vellum and punched them out with a pinking edge circle. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

March Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club

It's that time again. Are you ready for a new sketch? This month I really enjoyed my sketch and I am hoping that it works for you guys too. Also hop on over to the Scraptastic Club Blog to see what our designers did with it. I am amazed every month at how different everyone uses it. This month it has one 4x6" photo but you can easily make it work for a 5x7, two smaller photos or even 2 4x6's if you cover up a bit more of the white space. Also think of flipping it or rotating it.

For my example I used the March Drops of Jupiter Kit, Add on Kit, and Stamp set and I used the sketch pretty much as is.

I just had to work this Scraptastic exclusive "limitless" splarkly title into my title. I know my photos today aren't great because it was cloudy out but hopefully you can see how pretty it is in person. I stamped and embossed the little icons with sparkly gold embossing powder on vellum and punched them out.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Imagination *Scraptastic Club Drops of Jupiter

When I first look at a kit, I try to figure out what Disney World pages I can scrap with it. I have several trips worth of Disney photos that need scrapping and lately I have been really trying to finish the first trip I took with my husband and boys in 02. This Scraptastic Club Drops of Jupiter kit has space themes and also I just loved the circle paper with all the dots and then I saw the transparency die cut word "imagine" - totally the colors of the Imagination pavillion in Epcot. I found this really nice old photo to use back when there was not only the Journey into Imagination ride, but the Honey, I shrunk the Audience show.

I used a white dotty cardstock from my stash for the background and cut the circle motifs from the patterned paper to create a block of dots below the photo. Once I finished I wished I had put a few on pieces of foam tape for dimension, but really my albums are already so thick it's probably best I didn't. I love the look of the white on white title so its not overwhelming.

Mission Control *Scraptastic Drops of Jupiter

The Scraptastic Club Drops of Jupiter kit this month has this fun background paper with star chart designs so I used it to scrap a crazy looking photo of me in the Mission Space queue at EPCOT. I wanted to work with the circles in the design so I added stars that I punched from patterned paper scraps and vellum from my stash.

I also used the great sticker alphas over one of the rings of the design to create my title. 


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Spring kit for a holiday page *Scraptastic Club

This month, the Scraptastic Club design team was challenged to use our kits in a diverse way. Meaning, if it was a Christmas kit, we used it for a page that wasn't about Christmas! Or, a really feminine kit for a boy page. We hope you enjoy our projects, and thank you for issuing this challenge!

I used the February Gale Song kit and Add on Kit. This kit has florals, spring time colors, and hearts, but she used it to create a Christmas time layout. The background cardstock is from my stash.

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Hand cutting holly leaves and berries and punching out a few snowflakes turns any paper into holiday paper. Sometimes using non-holiday papers matches your photos better than traditional holiday collections.

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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Tropical gorgeousness! DCWV Watercolor Stack

Do you have this DCWV Watercolor Stack?! If you don't just go to JoAnns now and get it. Yes I am enabling because it's gorgeous and makes you want to be on a beach somewhere drinking something fruity like a Lapu Lapu.

The first thing I thought of when I saw these papers was my photos from the Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World. I have lots and lots of photos that will need to be scrapped. These are just two photos along the path that we walked everyday to go pick up our packages or get a drink or breakfast at the Port Royal area. I will have lots of photos along our path because it was just so beautiful. Love the little Ibis birds that are everywhere. We called them Disney pigeons :)

I used a patterened paper that has a scene for the mat of the background and then a white embossed paper from the new DCWV Embossed White stack. This is another stack that you should just get. All of the papers are ideal for your backgrounds. I added a piece of gold foil dotted vellum from the new DCWV Confetti stack and I cut the title from one of the patterned papers that looks like watercolors with gold specks.

now a bit closer because these papers are so fun. I cut the words from one of the papers and the flamingo and pineapple too. Seriously might be the best stack ever. 


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

2 more Gale Song layouts *Scraptastic Club

I just loved the beautiful colors and die cuts and things in the  "Gale Song" kit and Add on kit from Scraptastic Club this month. I just don't have alot of pink and aqua in my life but I totally love these colors and the bit of gold and fringe, just push it over the top for me.

Today I am going to share two layouts using this kit along with the Gale Song Stamp Set which has big words and a journaling block and the Sunday Morning Stamp Set that has some fun banner pieces.

The little plus signs in the background are using the stencil that came in the kit with some white Gesso paint.

I stamped and heat embossed the banner and heart images with gold on vellum.

For my second layout I wanted to do a Valentines page since there are love and heart icons in this kit. I cut a strip of fringe from patterned paper along the top to echo the fringe in the heart embellishment. You can never have too much fringe, right?

 I stamped the word memories directly onto my background and stamped the gold vellum banner pieces again.  I added some natural twine from my stash.

And a close up of the wonderful little fringy heart and coordinating die cuts.

February Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club

Today is Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club so I hope you will be inspired to play along. For my layout I used the "Gale Song" kit and Add on kit . I wish the title alphas would behave for photos because the lower half of each letter is a beautiful gold foil but they just photograph as black. Believe me they are just awesome alphas.
 I decided because of the way my photos were taken that I needed to flip the sketch and in place of the circles I have my title along that portion of the page. 

I have been wanting to use this title for awhile. It sure takes up alot of space. I cut half of the title from the charcoal cardstock in the kit. Don't you just love this little fringy heart! there are 4 in this kit.

Gale Song from Scraptastic Club

This month I am using the beautiful "Gale Song" kit and Add on kit from Scraptastic Club. For this layout I also used the Sunday Morning Digital cut file and the Gale Song digital Print and cut labels .
I added some white glittery thickers from one of the past kits. 

 Our inspiration piece was an image with a love note so to make it fun I chose to show some of the things on our Disney trip that I love about Perry. He really wanted his hair cut on Main Street and yes, he did have Pixie Dust (giant glitter) in his hair 

 I cut the heart circles digital file from vellum and it was a perfect background. I hand stitched over the XO on the journaling block.

Monday, January 25, 2016

January Sketchy Thursday with the Just a Girl kits

It's a new year and we always say we will get more pages finished this year and catch up on our scrapping. Sketchy Thursday is the last Thursday of the month at Scraptastic Club and it is a great way to make sure you get one more page finished each month. Sketches always speed up the creative process for me. I hope they help you out too. Here is this month's sketch

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For my example I used the Just a Girl kit, add on kit, and stamp set

I wanted to soften the background a little so I added a sheet of clear vellum from my stash. I used the glassine pocket that the flair comes in to make a little confetti pouch using punched paper scraps and I wrote my journaling using a pencil directly onto the vellum

Now look at this blue vellum piece from the kit, it looks like a dab of paint and its just so perfect to put under another element like this chipboard heart. I wish I had a little stack of these in every color now. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

"Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow!"

LOL! It's one of my favorite Mulan quotes and I really just wanted to use it on a layout. I have these silly shopping photos of my husband and my friend's husband at Epcot China and I thought it would be perfect. As I was looking for paper to use I was so surprised when the New BasicGrey Dear Heart collection was exactly what I needed for scrapping Epcot China!

Isn't that asian print just perfect and so cute too! I thought it needed some gold accents so I added gold tags and splattered mist

and of course a hidden mickey

Noel - Cranberry Christmas DCWV

My Noel is almost 15 years old and has renal failure now for the past couple of years but she is one sweet, fierce, cuddly cat. I wanted to do a page using a couple of photos from last month with a QR code that would allow us to scan it with our phones and be linked to a little video of her playing. Its not a great video, just from my phone, but its typical Noel. I LOVE the DCWV Cranberry Christmas Stack! It's gorgeous and it has a Noel card that just worked perfectly with my photos.

As always it is tough to really get a photo of these beautiful gold foil accents but I think you kind of get the idea. Here is a close up to really show you some of these papers. I also added a piece of my favorite DCWV gold foil vellum.

The 4x6 Noel card in the stack is perfect to cut out a bit and make a frame for a 3 x 4" photo. I printed the QR code small as to not really mess up the look of the page. If you would like to put a qr code on your layout to one of your youtube videos, just google search for a QR code generator and you will simply copy and paste your link and it will give you a code that you can then save to print out as you like. I think they print best on photo paper.
I also used some cranberry colored and tiny clear DCWV gems ,  along with some sequins