Sunday, March 1, 2015

Stuck?! Sketches March 1, 2015 Sketch Reveal

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share the March 1, 2015 sketch reveal at Stuck?! Sketches.  I really love the gold trend at the moment and thought I would create a layout with gold, black and white.  I love the softness and elegance of vellum and My Mind's Eye has some nice vellum paper.  Gold doilies and gold buttons finish the look.

Here are some detailed photos

  Here is the sketch:

Come and play along with us at Stuck?! Sketches and link up your take on the sketch for a chance to win some prizes. All of the team's layouts and details on how you have a chance to win are found here.  I am looking forward to see what everyone creates. Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Creative Embellishments March 1 Challenge

Hello friends! Happy March to all of you! Today at Creative Embellishments, the team is sharing our projects on the March Moodboard.  The twist is to add a flourish.

March Moodboard - Twist:  Add A Flourish
I was inspired by a few things such as the flowers, butterflies, and the color green so I made a cutesy layout of these two cuties at their Easter photo shoot with an adorable little bunny.

I used the chipboard Ivy Wreath, the Spring Love title, the Grass Border and the wood veneer Butterflies. I painted the frame, title, and border in paints and I inked the butterflies and then added dots of paint with the tip of a paintbrush.

 I used some circle punches and a scalloped circle punch and punched several circles of patterned papers some of which I machine stitched.

 Flair always adds a bit of whimsy and goes with my circle theme.

I hope you are inspired to create something with chipboard and wood veneer embellishments.  All these and hundreds more are available in the Creative Embellishments Store.  As always, if you link up to the monthly challenge, there is a chance of winning a fabulous prize of goodies from the store!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Scrapping Our Stash February 2015 Blog Hop

Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying the February Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop so far.  You should have arrived here from the very talented Suzanna Lee.

Scrapping my stash is easy. I am such a paper hoarder that it isn't funny.  I decided to do a summer layout of my daughter and son in law from their vacation last year in their new to them RV.

 I used some Bella Blvd. Summer Squeeze patterned papers and stickers and also Bella Blvd.'s  crochet hearts and a crochet flower.  On most of my layouts, I like to add some sewing machine stitching  and some flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons.  

I have a one inch square paper punch so I went crazy and punched out lots of squares from two different papers and adhered the blue cloud squares to the top of the layout to imitate a sky and used the plaid paper to coordinate and added that to the bottom of the layout.  I then added some patterned paper strips from the same collection.  This completed the background.  Then I went crazy with embellishing.

I am so glad you visited my blog and I appreciate my followers.  Thanks for hopping and next up is the amazingly talented Jennifer.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Found: Lucky Calf Layout

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a layout I created for Creative Embellishments using five different items from the store.  I created a layout for my friend that lives on a ranch and is in the midst of calving season.  This little calf was in deep snow and needed to be rescued.  I just love calves, or any baby animal for that matter, don't you?

I added some white gesso to the background paper (the papers are from the We R Memory Keepers Indian Summer Collection) so it would tone the chevron print down so the photo would be more visible. I used the chipboard Rustic Shed Door,  Barbed Wire Border,  Social Hash Tags word #cute and also the Chicken Wire Panel.  I painted the chipboard in white gesso and let it dry and then added some Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and Distress Stain to give it the weathered look.

Before I added the photo, I stamped with the Distressed Chicken Wire Stamp around the photo to give it some more texture.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and stop by the Creative Embellishments store and blog to see lots more goodies and inspiration from the entire team.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Published In The Spring 2015 Issue!

Hello friends and followers! Just wanted to share some happy scrappy news today. I have another layout published in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.  The layout below was published on page 97 of the Spring 2015 Issue which will be on Canadian new stands March 1!

It is always exciting to see my layouts in print and I feel very honoured to be published in every Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine for the past two years and have had some layouts chosen for different takes on the front cover and for the Leave Your Legacy feature.

If you are looking to subscribe to a digital or print copy of this fabulous magazine, and it doesn't matter if you live outside of Canada, you can subscribe here.  

Thanks for stopping by and hope you are enjoying your day!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Remember Today Layout

Hello friends! Today I have a second blog post and when I'm on a roll, I'm on a roll, so everything has to wait and I go and create.  For this layout, I used a free digital cut file from Paper Issues and cut it with my Cameo and added lots of papers from Bella Blvd.'s Lucky Starz Collection as well as Bella Blvd.'s Tiny Tots Collection.

I loved this cut file and immediately knew that I wanted to scrapbook a school themed page.  This little guy began preschool last September and he was so excited.

I backed the card stock background paper with lots and lots of paper scraps trying to use some bright and some muted papers to balance the layout.  After that I hand cut the photo and popped it up with some pop dots as well as some stickers.  The title was fussy cut and then I dabbed some mist and embellished with stickers, a button and a crochet heart for good measure.

Thanks for stopping by again! Have a wonderful day!

Flowers I Love You Layout

Hello friends! Hope you are having a good weekend so far. Today I wanted to share a layout I created using the February 2015 sketch over at Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.  I love flowers and love to photograph flowers and create layouts of them often.  They just make me happy.

For this layout I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and cut out the heart background on some black card stock then I used the cut outs as a template and hand cut several hearts and adhered them to the back of the card stock.  I love machine stitching on a layout and I think it gives the layout more of a homespun feel so I machine stitched around the outside edge of the hearts.

  I fussy cut the title "I Love You" and machine stitched it to attach it to the layout. 

Finally I added some sequins and a flair button and some journaling strips.  The patterned papers are from the new We R Memories Love Notes Collection.

Here is the sketch designed by Sue Sykes

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend doing something you love!