Thursday, July 30, 2015

It's time for July Sketchy Thursday on Scraptastic Blog

Today is sketchy thursday on the Scraptastic blog so I have a fun example to share with you.
For my example layout I used the Summertime Rolls kit, Add on kit, and Digital Print and Cut files. and I used the negative space of the cut file swirls on this page after using the actual swirled design on one of my other layouts. 
CLICK HERE to jump to the Scraptastic Blog so that you can get the sketch and play along, but also so you can see the incredible layouts that the Design Team have created.

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here is a little close up because this kit is just so awesome. 


I punched holes across the top of the poolside die cut so that it would look like a spiral tear.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Piglet and the new Little Darlin' Stack from DCWV

Have you seen the New DCWV Little Darlin' Stack? It's gorgeous and has the best gold foil accents!
 
I used this stack for my layout about having breakfast with Piglet. Piglet is tricky but the shades of pink in this stack are perfect. I love the fresh designs and especially the gold accents. The white with gold dots is one of my faves but for this page I love the multi color "honeycomb" with gold paper. 

The tag, today strip, oval block, and floral die cut shapes are all cut from one of the papers. The vellum bow is from the new Mini Album DIY stack. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Chef Mickey and Magic from Queen & Co

Do you love the "Magic" collection by Queen &Co? I just really love the Disney look with great accents without being too themey. I added a neutral background color and some gold, but this collection is just ideal for Chef Mickey's photos at the Contemporary Resort. I think Mickey pages just need a little splatter of black paint :)


Do you love the great blue and red papers, they are exactly the shade you need for mickey and minnie, along with other disney photos. And just look at the mouse gloves! I used a chipboard fork and embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder


Friday, July 17, 2015

New Ocean Breeze Stack from DCWV

I love all things nautical but I am really having fun with this NEW DCWV Ocean Breeze Stack! Such great designs and then silver foiling for accents. My sister just happens to have the perfect swimsuit for this stack. Stop by JoAnns and pick this stack up.


Here's a little close up of the super cute designs. These little cards are cut from the papers and I added 2 pink gems also from DCWV.

and another angle so that you can see that all of these grey looking parts are actually a silver foil.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

2 more with the July Scraptastic kit

The "Summertime Rolls" kit, Add on kit, Digital Print and Cut files, and Stamp Set from Scraptastic is just so much fun and if you haven't seen them, check them out HERE now. Today I have 2 layouts to share.
This first one was super quick because as soon as I opened the kit and saw the flamingo paper and cards, I knew I had to do an Animal Kingdom flamingo page! Did you know the flamingo island is a hidden mickey? :) I just can not get a good photo showing the shape but I think its cool.


The Ff card is cute but works better with a Mickey punch and do you love the pink camera die cut!
 

My favorite bit is the flamingo card and the nice flower cluster sticker with the gold foil.


For my second layout I went mostly yellow and blue for a sunny look.


I cut out some more of the digi cut file waves. I just love that wave!


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Ah-maz-ing Summertime Rolls kits from Scraptastic

Seriously, the Summertime Rolls kit and Add on Kit from Scraptastic Club this month are AMAZING! Oh and the digital print and cut files and stamp set! but believe me when I say that once some of the designers show you what they have created, these are going to sell out. When I opened up the kit and saw this background paper, I thought "WOW! Great paper, but I don't know how to use it." I decided just to go for it because it's a shame to cut it. It's a perfect background if you add some contrast under your photo so that's what I did.

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I used the cool wave swirls Digital Cut File and duplicated it and then welded it together for a large swirled design and cut it from white cardstock. It is the perfect layer over a patterned paper like this that you still want to be able to see in the negative space. I also love the alphas but wanted a sort of long word in a short space so I broke up the word and made a block title.

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I also layered the cute yellow dot transparency under the photo and it sort of looks like its floating over the die cut and background which works with the photo of my sister and the dolphin.

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Now a little close up of the upper right. One of the things I love about these kits is that they have such great elements that totally make the page special, like the gold foil stickers and these huge enamel dots.

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I had alot of fun with this page. I hope you will try to use a bold patterned paper for a background too.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Summertime and New DCWV

I am excited to share a layout using a new stack from DCWV. Ok yes, there are tons of good stacks but this one is pretty cool! It's the size of normal 12x12" paper stacks but it's called a DIY Project Stack "Mini Albums". It's got coordinating double sided patterned papers in 12x12", some papers are divided into six 4x6 patterned papers, there are 12x12 vellum patterned papers as well as the vellum to cut into six 4x6" pieces, patterned paper and vellum sheets with shapes, labels, tags, and 3 dimension elements to cut out... there are envelopes you can cut out, pockets, a sticker sheet.... AND there are instruction sheets in back if you want to do 2 mini albums! Seriously, it's such a cool stack and I am not even doing a mini album. Check out my layout using only this stack and adding some alpha stickers and mist and one brad. It's like all the embellishments are included. I have been wanting a stack like this for a long time.


seriously watch for it at JoAnns. LOL! Look at the triangle print vellum! See the sunshine? thats a full 12x12 paper that is yellow to white ombre. There are several colors like that. The journaling block under the title is a cut out. 


Now for the very best part... the vellum pinwheel and bow are cut outs that I just used diamond glaze to assemble! Can you stand the cuteness? You will see more of these bows on my pages for no reason at all other than I just have to use them.
 Yes that today vellum element is a cut out! You may not already know this but I love fun vellum. :)


Monday, July 06, 2015

A little extra something from the Crafty Pickle

Today I want to share some fun flair and sequins that I just got from the Crafty Pickle. I love to add flair now and then to my pages and you know I like to play with sequins, round or shaped. Well first let me show you some of the adorable flair I got. I had to have the disney and the kitties. Well there is also this Cinema sequin pack that is ideal for using with photos from Disney's Hollywood Studios  HERE but I forgot to take a photo of the pack.


Ok now here is my layout. I used the Magic flair and the glittery Parade flair.  


 I also used some of the sequins because the movie reel sequin and the large gold sequins are exactly perfect for a hidden mickey!

here is a close look at the glittery flair. 



Pinterest Monday at Scraptastic Club

On Mondays the Scraptastic Club Blog shares Pinterest Inspiration and a couple of layouts or cards by the Designers using that inspiration. Today Jennie and I got to play along and I hope we will inspire you to give it a go. HERE is the Pinterest Pin that inspired us.

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For my layout I used the Summertime Rolls Kit, Add On Kit, and Print and Cut Digital files. When I looked at the image I loved the glass with the fun white fonts over the balloons. I chose to use a white background like the inside of the window. I layered patterned papers, a photo, and the fantastic swirly wave cut file under the yellow dot transparency like the balloons behind the shiny window.

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I cut the digital cut file waves from white patterned paper and watercolored them to match the papers. I love the whimsical white font used in the Pinterest inspiration image so I chose a fun font and filled in some of the letters like the inspiration piece, then cut out my title with white cardstock and layered over the transparency.

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One more hint at the window in the lower right corner. I layered this cute pineapple transparency die cut over my date label.  Now visit the blog to see the fun card that Jennie was inspired to create.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Authentique Durable: Scraptastic Store

Today I have two layouts to share using the "Durable" collection by Authentique from the Scraptastic Store. This collection is sort of a guys and vintage cars type of a collection but I don't have that kind of photos and I still love the papers. For my first page I used this collection but added a splash of red paper from the "Playful" collection by Authentique.


I also added a couple of chipboard buttons from "On Trend" by MME. The title letters are white with a grid on them but I wanted them to fade from red to grey so I added ink and then used my heat tool a bit to set them and then wiped them off so they would be lighter.


here is the finished title. I really like the more personalized look.


For my second page I wanted to scrap these photos of this amazing dude at Animal Kingdom. 
I used the same collection but added more of the teal colored papers and journaling card. 
I also added a light background paper from the "Grateful" collection by Authentique. 

 I wanted a touch of gold so I used these shaped antiqued gold paperclips by Amy Tangerine and a gold transparency frame from the Open Book collection by Maggie Holmes. So when you are looking at papers to go with your photos, look beyond the theme of the collection to the colors, because you may find the perfect unexpected papers to use.



Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sketchy Thursday with Scraptastic June Kits

Hop over to the Scraptastic Blog HERE to play along with Sketchy Thursday for a chance at the monthly prize ($20 GC) and to get inspired by the Design Team members who played along.
Here is the Sketch, its a fun easy one with so many options.

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I interpreted the sketch pretty literally, just flipped it a bit. I wanted to have a linear look for my photos.  I have used the June "Cant Go Home" kit , add on kit. , and Can't Go Home Stamp Set.
If you have not seen these kits, check them out, they are seriously FULL of goodies this month. I have so many pieces left that I can combine with my stash for tons of layouts. Best of all the kits are on SALE!

 
I saw this little tag and I really wanted to use the little car from the stamp set so I made sort of a background with the cars. Well, but look at the cute globe stamp! I had to use that too. :) I added the "always remember" stamp and it really finished off the tag. 
 

Can you even stand how awesome these huge acrylic pieces are?! I love the "GO" and the camera so much that I gave them their own block and stitched them to the page.

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Early Start *June Scraptastic Kit

I have another layout to share using the June Can't Go Home kit, Add on Kit, and digital cut file from Scraptastic Club. These kits are just overflowing with amazing embellishments and best of all they are both on sale! 


For the date across the top and the time below, I added grey ink to the grid thickers and then rubbed the ink off so that it is like a grey stain. I used two shades of ivory cardstock from my stash for the background.


The little airplane is a wood veneer and I wanted it to coordinate with my title so I painted it white and sanded and inked it .

Monday, June 22, 2015

Scraptastic Store: Authentique's Classique Beauty

Today on the Scraptastic Store Blog I am sharing 2 of my layouts using Authentique's Classique Beauty collection. These papers have a very nice texture and the coordinating Life Cards are a perfect accent. For my first layout I used a piece of grey carstock from my stash and layered strips of the papers along the left edge.

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Supplies: Authentique - Classique Beauty - Beauty Three Paper , Authentique - Classique Beauty -Beauty Five Paper , Authentique - Classique Beauty - Beauty Twelve Paper , Authentique - Classique Beauty -Beauty Ten Paper  , Authentique - Classique Beauty - Beauty Seven Paper, Authentique - Classique Beauty - Life Cards, Dear Lizzy - Woodland - Thickers, Freckled Fawn - Enamel Dew Drops - Classic, February 2015 Counting Stars - Digital Files, Bella Blvd - Color Chaos - Black Enamel Doodads,
I used the journaling card to frame my title

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I hand cut flowers from the patterned papers to scatter on the page with the enamel shapes. I also used a digital cut file from the shop and cut it from a piece of white cardstock from my stash, then layered under my photo.

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My second layout is a Patisserie (bakery) in the France part of Epcot so I used the background paper that has the Eiffel Tower in the lower left corner.

patisserie 600Supplies:Authentique - Classique Beauty - Beauty Two Paper , Authentique - Classique Beauty -Beauty Five Paper , Authentique - Classique Beauty - Beauty Twelve Paper , Authentique - Classique Beauty -Beauty Ten Paper  , Authentique - Classique Beauty - Beauty Seven Paper, Authentique - Classique Beauty - Life Cards, Freckled Fawn - Enamel Dew Drops - Classic,Bella Blvd - Clear Cuts - Bell Pepper Confetti Transparency, Amy Tangerine - Rise and Shine - Mini Gold Shaped Paper Clips, My Minds Eye - On Trend - Sweet Chipboard Buttons, My Minds Eye - On Trend - Happy Paper, Pebbles - Cottage Living - Golden Color Shine
I added a touch of gold with the gold foil button and button banner from My Mind's Eye and an arrow paper clip from Amy Tangerine. For a bit of dimension I layered some flowers hand cut from the patterned papers, and layered a couple of the journaling blocks.

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I cut my title from a scrap of black cardstock and layered over a piece of  yellow dot transparency, and splattered a little of the gold color shine mist.

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