Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 15 Sketch At Stuck?! Sketches

Hello friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Today there is another sketch and design team reveal at Stuck?! Sketches and I created a layout on my niece who is an avid horse lover and enjoys English and Western riding as well as barrel racing and jumping.  My brother, who passed away when she was two, would have been proud of his daughter.  She really looks like him when he was a child and they both share the daredevil and fearless personality. Hahaha.

For this layout I used the Giddy Up Girl Collection from Carta Bella, which is perfect for any girl that loves horses.  I cut the accordion flower with my Silhouette Cameo and also a border and then laced it with some ribbon as well as used a texture stamp and some wood stars for interest.

Here is the sketch that is designed by owner and designer Laura Whitaker.  She really has a talent for designing amazing sketches.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create with this sketch and link up for a chance at an amazing prize.  All the details and the entire design team reveal is here.

Have a creative day!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Easter Card

Hello scrappy friends!  Today over at Scrapbooker's Paradise it is Challenge #12 and the design team have some Easter and Spring inspiration for you.

I created an Easter card with some papers from the Echo Park Splendid Sunshine Collection.

I used my Silhouette Cameo for the card design and then embellished with some enamel dots, ribbon and fussy cut some birds and butterflies from the Splendid Sunshine Collection.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create something for Easter or Spring.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Showcase Monday - Bella Blvd. Mini Album

Hello scrappy friends!  Today I am over at Scrapbooker's Paradise sharing a mini album that I created with the new Bella Blvd. Family Forever Collection.  I hope you will stop by the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog to see the mini album here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook April Kit Reveal

Hello scrappy friends!

Today I am guest designing for My Creative Scrapbook with the April Creative Kit and let me tell you it was so much fun to create with this kit.  I love bright colors and it was full of gorgeous spring colors.

Layout #1 
Layout #2
Layout #3
Layout #4 
Layout #5
I hope you are inspired to create.  Don't forget to order your April Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook before it is gone.

For the complete designer gallery for April, you can check it out here.  Thank you My Creative Scrapbook for having me as a guest designer for March and April.  It was a pleasure to work with the kits.

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Easter Eggs Layout

Hello scrappy friends!  Today I am sharing an Easter layout for Susan K. Weckesser using some of her fabulous papers from the Live In Color Collection as well as Susan's stencil.

 For this layout I started with a piece of white card stock and used a toilet paper roll and sprayed through the roll with Heidi Swapp's Colorshine Mists in Peach, Blush and Seafoam and then went ahead and cut some eggs with my Silhouette Cameo.  I also made a basket with strips of paper from Susan's Live In Color Collection and used my envelope punch board to create the bow.

 I then went ahead and assembled the basket of eggs and used some foam dimensional squares to pop up the eggs and then outlined the eggs and basket with a black archival ink pen.  I had a pleated velvet ribbon in my stash that I thought would be perfect for the basket handle.  I added some sheer ribbon on the handle and tied a bow.

For the title I used some Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Spun Sugar and painted two stipes and then added my chipboard title.

For the grass, I used Susan K. Weckesser's stencil and dabbed it with the Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Mowed Lawn.  I then painted some flowers and "stencilled" them with an extra egg die cut that I had previously cut with my Cameo in white card stock.  One of the flowers I "stamped" with the already stencilled die cut.  Finally I went around with edge of my layout with a large rubber dot stamp dabbing it with a yellow paint dabber, then a green one, a pink one and a blue one.

I hope you enjoyed my Easter Eggs layout.  Have a wonderful, creative day!

Supplies Used:

Adhesive - Beacon 3 In 1 Glue
Cardstock - American Crafts
Chipboard Letters - Basic Grey
Distress Paints - Tim Holtz (Mowed Lawn and Spun Sugar)
Envelope Punch Board (We R Memory Keepers)
Patterned Papers - Susan K. Weckesser Live In Color Collection
Mists - Heidi Swapp Colorshine (Blush, Peach, Seafoam)
Paints - Ranger Adirondack Paint Dabbers (Sailboat Blue and Sunshine Yellow)
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Ribbon - American Crafts (Sheer Yellow) May Arts (Pleated Velvet)
Rubber Stamp - Inkadinkado

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook Ribbon Banner Tutorial

Hello scrappy friends!  It has been a pleasure to be guest designing for February and March over at My Creative Scrapbook and today I am sharing a tutorial on how to make a ribbon banner for this layout of my mom's 75th birthday.

Let's begin…

Cut the straw from the kit down to 4 inches in length and set aside.
Cut 3 strips of  red ribbon  1 1/2 inches in length and 4 strips of yellow ribbon 2 inches in length.  Using a strong adhesive glue one end of the ribbon

Wrap pieces of ribbon around straw

Alternate red and yellow ribbon strips and trim bottom edges to look like banners as shown.

Once all seven strips of ribbon are adhered to the straw sew across the ribbon just below the straw and secure edges.

Take a paper piercer and pierce a hole on each end of the straw

 and attach a large red brad to each end.

Take your hot glue gun and secure the finished ribbon banner to the top left hand corner of the layout.

Add two small yellow brads as shown and also wrap and tie a bow around each large red brad.

Your banner is done!


Here's the Creative Kit:
We invite you to join us and experience the possibilities that our coordinated monthly kits offer. To purchase a kit, please visit our website, here.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Practical Scrappers April Sketch

Happy day!  Today at Practical Scrappers there is a new sketch for April and I immediately thought of something with a Spring or Easter theme.

I cut five strips of green card stock with my Silhouette Cameo to look like grass and layered it on the bottom of the layout.  I then cut some eggs and placed them randomly in the layers of grass.

 For the top right hand corner I used a doily and layered some die cuts, stickers and enamel dots.

I matted the photos in yellow paper and layered some die cuts and enamel dots.

Here is the sketch

I hope you are inspired to create.  Thanks for stopping by and check out what some of the other design team members created with the sketch here.  It's always interesting how it is interpreted differently by each person.