Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy Holidays Sketchy Thursday from Scraptastic

Happy Holidays! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season and I would like to share a sketch and some inspiration. Christmas Eve was Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club Blog and although I know most of you have no time right now to scrapbook, maybe just taking a break for some inspiration will be nice.
Here's the Sketch

For my layout I used the December "All I Want For Christmas Is You" kit and Add on Kit


 I love the acrylic present shapes and the little puffy trees. There are just so many cute elements in this kit. The glittery Thickers alphas made me want more sparkle so I used some Stickles glittery paint for the snowflakes. 

Christmas fun with the All I want for Christmas is You kit

Well we have eaten it ALL! ok there is alot left, but we have eaten to the point of pain. How was your holiday??? Are you ready to sit down and scrap some of those photos? Or the photos from years past maybe. I would like to share a couple of layouts that I just finished, using the "All I Want For Christmas is You" kit, Add on Kit, Stamp Set, and Digital Cut Files from Scraptastic Club.

First is this page using a photo of me and one of my bestest friends, Nancy. We were at the Galleria with the amazing 3 story tall tree that sits in the middle of the skating rink in the Galleria. I added a gold doily cut from a vellum paper from one of my past kits so that I could add a bunch of sparkly gold to my page. I stamped using the awesome alpha in the Stamp Set and used gold tinsel embossing powder. I stamped on vellum and cut it out.

here is a look at that cool stamp set
December 2015 All I Want For Christmas Is You Stamp Set 
I also used the December "This Life Noted Stamp Set" and embossed and cut out
 Image number 'X' for 'product name'

I used the present cut file from the Digital Print and Cut Files HERE

My second layout has multiple photos because we take a bunch of holiday photos and I like to use more photos on a layout lately.

I also used the All I want for Christmas is You Stamp Set on this layout but with black tinsel embossing powder.


Monday, December 14, 2015

Pinterest Monday at Scraptastic Club

It's time for another Pinterest Monday at Scraptastic Club Blog. Today Carol Monson and I have chosen a Pinterest image that has several geometric designs.
 Click HERE to see the beautiful layout that Carol created

For my layout I used the "All I want for Christmas" kit and Add on kit. I loved the look of the two triangles in the top right image that create a diamond shape and the dots between them so I recreated that design on the background of my layout using patterned paper scraps and the puffy sticker dots.

Day and Night 600

I thought of these photos right away. I love that the green triangles kind of look like the tree. And just look at this fantastic acrylic snowflake!


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Home for the Holidays *DCWV

Have you seen the new DCWV Home For The Holidays Stack? Its got the perfect reds and greens that you need for your holiday photos but it also has black which I love because it seems everyone likes to wear black during the holidays in most of my photos. This is not a good photo because I was in a hurry. Lots of gift buying left to do. ;)

For my layout I used mostly the Home For the Holidays Stack, but the little piece that I cut from a journaling spot for the title is actually from the DCWV Merry Memories Stack which is also new and it might just be my favorite for this year so you will see a layout soon, I hope. I also die cut snowflakes from some DCWV white glittered paper and of course I added some DCWV gold foil patterned vellum.

and here is a close up because these papers have glittered accents that I am not really capturing well. I cut the poinsettias from one of the papers and just layered. In the upper right I added the words "love it" that I cut from one of the patterned papers that has holiday words all over.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Sketchy Inspiration from Scraptastic Club

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season.  I have been so busy that I had forgotten to share the layout that I made for the November Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club. Visit Scraptastic's Blog HERE to be completely inspired by the amazing layouts from our design team

For my layout I scrapped a layout from last November when we had breakfast with Pooh one morning. I used the beautiful November Ain't No Sunshine kit, Add on Kit, Digital Cut file, and stamps from the Feels Like Home Stamp Set and Foodie Stamp Set which I will share an image of below.

I just love this little place setting stamp and it is exactly the right size for me to punch a white cardstock Pooh to put behind the plate, so I stamped on vellum and heat embossed with gold. I might need to apologize now for how many times I will use that stamp! I also gold embossed a couple of the label image stamps. I cut the digital cut file from vellum and it works beautifully but you really have to be patient when removing it from the mat or it will tear.

Here is the Foodie Stamp set. Isn't it perfect!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Thank You Butterfly Card * Scraptastic Club kit

So you know when you need a card for someone and you just don't think you have time to make one? I am bad about not making cards so I decided to buy some cheater cards. I got basic thank you notes that had a big open center and I could just add some nice embellishment. Today I needed a thank you for a sweet friend and I used some of the extra goodies from the Scraptastic Aint No Sunshine kit and Add on Kit. I love layering embellishments and a couple of scraps of patterned papers were exactly the size I needed too.

Friday, November 13, 2015

& Piglet Too! Scraptastic Aint No Sunshine

This month I just had to have both of the Scraptastic Club kits and I just totally love everything about the Aint No Sunshine kit and Add on Kit. For this layout I also used a couple of stamps from the Aint No Sunshine Stamp Set and Feels Like Home Stamp Set.

Oh I just noticed I also used the cute scalloped frame from the Feels like Home Kit. The metallic gold in this kit really adds so much to the layout but it doesn't photograph well at all. 
  I really love these two stamp sets for adding a little bit to any layout. I stamped the geotag on my journaling card at the top and the "I want to remember these Moments" at the bottom. I stamped the circle tag image on vellum and heat embossed with gold and I was happy to find that it is exactly the perfect size for flair to go in the center. I will have to stamp a bunch of these and punch them out so I have them ready for other layouts.

Pretty Fall with Scraptastic's Feels Like Home kit

I don't really get nice fall color except for a couple of pretty trees in my yard and they turn just before Christmas. Last year I got a very nice photo and the blues and corals were perfect for the Scraptastic Club November Feels Like Home kits.

I used the Feels Like Home Kit, Add on Kit, and the Aint No Sunshine Digital cut file. 
I just love the metallic washi tapes in this kit, but the puffy fox has to be my favorite thing.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Pinterest Monday with the Scraptastic Feels Like Home kit

 I hope you are ready for some scrapping because my fellow Scraptastic Design Team member Kay Rogers found this fun Pinterest image that will get your scrappy gears turning. There are so many elements that you can pull from this design to inspire your layout. Visit the Scraptastic Club Blog here for lots of Inspiration and to see Kay's Page and the cut file she created to share with everyone.


For my layout I was inspired by the over all linear design, gorgeous fall colors and woodgrain. I used the November Feels Like Home kit and Add on Kit, and I began with this woodgrain background paper.

Walking Miss Bella 

I love the way the grid design in the inspiration piece has gaps between the shapes so I left a gap between my blocks. I also like the look of it being broken up with the circle shapes so I cut into one of my rectangle strips and inserted a heart. I always like to use the little envelopes from the flair in the kits. They make fantastic confetti pockets.

walking Miss Bella 2 
Inspired by the circles a bit more, I used circles punched from patterned papers to take the place of one of the triangle shapes.

Walking Miss Bella 1 

Monday, November 02, 2015

October Sketchy Thursday *Scraptastic Club

Time to share another Sketchy Thursday...a bit late.  This one was fun for me and I hope you guys will find time to play along for a chance at the monthly prize.  

2015 10 Scraptastic 

For my example I have used the This is Halloween Kit, Add on Kit, and Digital Print and Cut files.

And a little close up because the bits and pieces in this kit are just too fun with sparkle. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Catching up

Sometimes I forget to post some of the layouts that I just do for fun. I thought I would share a couple of recent layouts today that are disney pages that I don't think I have posted here. Not alot of info here or close ups, just sharing quickly because I thought you might like to see them.

Bioluminescent: This one is just fun and I love the title. LOL!

Chef Mickey's : Have to share this one with a close up because the "Sweet Girl" collection from EP is so cute but also because I played with my Fuse tool. Super fun

a close up of my confetti 20

City Sidewalks: I am trying to use more photos on pages so that my Albums don't take over the world. It's tricky to put three large photos on one page and not get all cluttered, but I like this one. Did you notice there isn't a title? not sure how I feel about that

Heigh Ho: this one that I totally copied from my scrappy friend Orlanda. Great paper choice and layout so I just did what she did.

Indiana Jones: And finally this one because I used some digi print and cut files. Gotta do that more. ...and see, 3 photos. :)

Snow Balls: Because it's fun.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

This is Halloween *October Scraptastic Club

Today on the Scraptastic Club Blog I am sharing a couple of my halloween layouts using the This is Halloween Kit, Add on Kit, Digital Print and Cut files, and Stamp Set.  This is a fun kit to play with even if you don't have school aged kids. For my first layout I made a page using 3 photos from last Halloween.


My guys are grown, but they do come over, we hand out candy, watch movies, and have grown up treats. Since we had a apple theme with our food last year, I stamped the row of pumpkins stamp on my journaling sticker and it kind of looks like apples, which is cool. I just love these word and star black glitter Thickers, they are even better in person.

boo 2 

For this page, I also used the October This Life Noted Digital Cut file (here), and I added pieces of one of the patterned papers behind some of the triangles.  Of course the best part is the cute little exclusive vellum die cut ghost.

boo 1 

Now for my second layout I have a little flash back. I had some of my dad's old slides printed and this was one of them. I just love the old retro cookie cutter costumes with those silly masks that you can't see through.

halloween 1968 

I like to make a circle of fun embellishments on pages and this kit has some fantastic little enamel shapes as well as exclusive puffy stickers and super cute die cuts. The stamp set has a row of scattered stars, but I only wanted a few in each spot so I carefully inked only 3 of the stars and stamped around my circle in clusters. I used the black glittered Thickers for a title again and one very cool thing about these is that they are so flexible that I easily made an arc with the title "halloween".

halloween 1968 1 

When I stamped the stars I used a watercolor brush with watercolor pencils to paint them orange. I had to share a close up because the epoxy kitty is just too darn cute.

halloween 1968 2

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Vintage Halloween *October Scraptastic Club kit

Today I am going to share my first layout using the October "This is Halloween" kit, Add on kit, and the digital Print and Cut files. The exclusive digital elements are one of the things that I really look forward to each month with Scraptastic's kits. If you haven't used them, be sure to check them out this month. There is a cut file, a print and cut label sheet, and a print and cut die cut sheet to coordinate with each kit. Of course you can use a die cutting machine like the Silhouette machines, but you can print the labels or die cuts and cut them out by hand as well.

For my layout I used a white cardstock background, a couple of small pieces of patterned papers, and all of the labels and die cuts are the digital files from this kit.

vintage halloween 

I used some Thickers Alphas from a past kit for my title along with the Halloween spider web digital cut file. I cut it from clear vellum from my stash.

Tip: if you cut designs from vellum, you need an older mat or it be too sticky, and when you try to take the vellum off, it will tear. Remove it very slowly and carefully using a tool like a spatula. I have two tears in mine, but they don't really show so I don't mind.

vintage halloween 2 

Around the perimeter of the white cardstock background I drew two lines with a black marker and then filled in with an orange colored pencil.

vintage halloween 1