Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Favorite 13 Layouts For 2013

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope 2014 is a great year for all my blog readers.  In 2013, my creative journey took me to places I never dreamed they would and I loved every minute of it.  Today I wanted to share my favourite 13 layouts of 2013.

Thanks for sharing in my creative journey and I am looking forward to continuing on this journey for 2014.  Have a great day!

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

Hello friends!  Today is my last blog post for 2013.  It was a gorgeous frosty day today and I thought since it was the last day of this year, I would get out and do what I love to do and that is take my camera and go out and take random photos of the mountains and rolling hills in my area.  Here are some randoms:

Spending time in the country taking random photographs is my bliss.  I love it and can't think of anything more relaxing and calming then to see gorgeous mountains.  They bring me peace.  Have a wonderful New Year's Eve.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Cold & Snowy Layout For Kreaxions

Hello friends!  It's cold and snowy here in my area and lately I have been creating many wintery layouts.  This layout is using the Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punch #312 as a "stencil" with some Golden Light Molding Paste. If you haven't tried this amazing punches and all the unique uses for them, then now is the time.

For this layout I used the amazing Kreaxions Circle Cutter, Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #312, the Kreaxions B Template and Kreaxions Positioning Parts that can all be found in the Just Imagine
Crafts Online Store here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:

Cardstock - Recollections
Chipboard Letters - American Crafts
Circle Cutter - Kreaxions
Crackle Paint - Tim Holtz Ranger (Picket Fence)
Mist - Tattered Angels (Abominable Snowman)
Molding Paste - Golden
Patterned Papers - Fancy Pants Designs (Timbergrove Collection)
Punch - Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punch #312
Stains - Tim Holtz Distress Stains (Aged Mahogany, Picket Fence)
Stickers - Fancy Pants Designs (Timbergrove Collection)
Template - Kreaxions B Template
Positioning Parts - Kreaxions 5.6 cm

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Themed Family Layout

Hello!  I hope you are enjoying your day.  Today over at Susan K. Weckesser, I have a Christmas themed layout to share with you using Susan's awesome stencil, a snowman stamp for the vellum snowman embellishment,  that I can't seem to get enough of, and some patterned papers from Canvas Corp. I also sprayed some Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist in Ferrari Red,  as well as some twine on the banner from May Arts The sketch was designed by Karan Gerber.

Some more detailed photos:

Now is the time to scrap those Christmas layouts.  Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Let's Get Sketchy Inspired Magazine Layout - Christmas Release

Hello friends!  I hope everyone that celebrates Christmas had a lovely one.  It was a wonderful time for my family as we are scattered all over and it was the first time in at least ten years that my three children and my family were able to all be together.

Today I am sharing a layout that I created celebrating Christmas in my new studio with some festive touches.  The sketch is courtesy of Laura Whitaker.

This layout is published in the Christmas Edition of Let's Get Sketchy Inspired Magazine. Here is the link to the magazine for inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Scrap Our Stash December 15 Sketch Challenge

Hello friends!  Today is Christmas Eve and my last layout for the year.  At Scrap Our Stash,  I am sharing a Christmas layout of my Christmas tree this year.  It is a bit small for the living room space, but was using a smaller tree this year so I didn't have to struggle with lights.  It's nice and bright.

 The challenge is to use the sketch that was designed by Kelly Holifield below and use at least two border punches and one other type of punch.  Scrap Our Stash and Sketch N Scrap are combining challenges for this one.

For my layout I used two different Fiskars border punches, an envelope punch to create the tiny envelopes on the right side of the photo and also a Kreaxions 4 in 1 paper punch to add snowflakes to the envelopes and corners of the layout.  

Thanks for spending your time with me today and I hope you are inspired to create a layout.  The deadline to link up at Scrap Our Stash is December 29, 2013 and 11:59 pm PST.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree Layout For Kreaxions Punches

Hello scrappy friends.  It is so close to Christmas and I wanted to share a Christmas layout that I created for design team work at Just Imagine Crafts working with the #312 4 In 1 Punch from Kreaxions.  I love the cute snowflake punch and punched the corners of the background paper with the punch and insert C

as well as insert A to create the punched snowflakes on the mini envelopes on the right hand side of the ribbons

Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch With Insert A & C

Supplies Used For This Layout

Border Punches - Fiskars
Distressing Tool - Distrezz It All
Cardstock - American Crafts (Black) for photo mats
Envelope Punch - (McGill Craftivity)
Feather Craft Boa - Touch Of Nature
Flair Button - Recollections
Patterned Papers - Basic Grey (Aspen Frost Collection)
Pearls - Prima Marketing
Ribbon - May Arts
Snowflake Punch - Kreaxions #312 (using Insert A and Insert C)
Spray - Tattered Angels (Cranberry Zing)
Stickers - Letter Stickers - (Basic Grey Aspen Frost Collection) and Snowflake Stickers (Basic Grey Aspen Frost Collection)
Wire Tree Embellishment - Maya Road

I hope you are inspired to create  a layout with this awesome punch by Kreaxions.  Punch #312 can be found in the online store here.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Merry & Bright

Happy day my friends!  Today I am sharing a festive layout that I created for Stuck?! Sketches December 15 sketch designed by Laura Whitaker.

Stuck?! Sketches December 15 Sketch - by Laura Whitaker

I stayed true to the sketch and used the Heidi Swapp "Believe" Collection for the patterned papers and created my own ribbon tree with some gorgeous gold ribbon from May Arts.

Merry & Bright - by Lee-Anne Thornton

For the star die cuts and title, I used my Silhouette Cameo.  Christmas to me is all blingy so I took some sequins from my stash to use for the ornaments on the tree and also some little stars to carry through with the star embellishment design.

For the ribbon tree I hand cut a triangle shape out of card stock (about 2 1/2 inches from the tip of the tree to the bottom) and then cut 2" strips of gold ribbon, folded the ribbon in half and glued them together and then glued each folded ribbon piece to the starting at the top of the tree and continuing to adhere the folded ribbon strips until the card stock triangle is completely covered.  I then hand cut a trunk for the tree.  Before adhering the tree to the layout, I wrapped some twine around the tree, tied a little twine bow and added some sequins.

I recently got some new furniture for my studio and wanted to make it look festive for the Christmas season so I purchased a silver star light from Ikea as well as a strand of 38 star lights for my window.  It makes me want to hang out in there every night.

I hope you are inspired with the sketch and my layout.  Come play along and upload your creation at Stuck?! Sketches.  While you are there, come see what the other ladies on the team created with the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy scrapping!