Saturday, December 17, 2016

Process Video #1 Merry Stockings Layout And Me Being Personal

Hello friends! It's only a week until Christmas can you believe it?

I have recently created a You Tube Channel to share some of my scrapbooking process videos. Today I am sharing how I created this Christmas layout of my son opening his stocking on Christmas morning.  I don't want to bore you, so I edited it to be a video of approximately seven minutes in length.  It is my first attempt of sharing my process and since I am a very shy person, this is a huge deal for me.  It is totally out of my comfort zone but stepping out of one's comfort zone is a good thing right? I'm sure I would qualify for the "introvert of the year" award, but it was time to face my fears and just do it. It's been a goal I have had for two years so I am feeling somewhat accomplished.

Getting back to my layout, I created this with the December Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook and a sketch from My Creative Sketches.  If you aren't familiar with My Creative Sketches, you don't know what your are missing! Every month there is a new sketch and it usually is revealed on the 16th of each month and you have until the 14th of the following month to create a layout with the assigned sketch and link it up at My Creative Sketches.  Pam Rangel, the owner of My Creative Scrapbook, always has a very generous prize.  Check out the January sketch:
My Creative Sketches December Sketch

Here is the December 2016 Main Kit that I created with this month and for this layout.

My Creative Scrapbook December Main Kit
and here is the layout that I created with the kit and sketch.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my layout and video and would really appreciate if you would subscribe to my You Tube Channel and hopefully give a thumbs up.

Have a great day and I hope you take some time to create for you at this busy time of year.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Tree Layout

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a Christmas layout at Just Nick Digital Cut Files of my Christmas tree from a few Christmases ago.

For this layout, I used the Holiday Sentiments Cut File and the Tree Trio 2 Cut File.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Santa And Reindeer Frame

Hello friends! It's December and I love to create home decor items for Christmas and the holidays. The Santa And Reindeer Frame is perfect to hang in the home to celebrate the holidays.


Santa And Reindeer Frame Supply List

  • Santa 3D Shimmers

  • Reindeer Puffy Sticker

  • Snowflake Acetate Paper

  • Merry & Bright Sculpted Sticker

  • Reindeer Double Sided 12" Scrapbook Paper

  • For the background, I inked a 12 inch by 12 inch piece of white card stock with Ranger Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.  With the Reindeer Double Sided Paper, I machine stitched it to the white card stock background.  On top of the Reindeer Double Sided 12" Scrapbook Paper,  I added the Snowflake Acetate Paper and machine stitched around the edges instead of using adhesive because with acetate paper being transparent,  I had to strategically adhere it without having the adhesive show. Stitching is the way to go.


    I also fussy cut some snowflakes from the Snowflake Acetate Paper and added them over the acetate background to give more dimension.  Sequins make everything sparkle more so I added some silver sequins with a dab of liquid adhesive to some of the centers of the snowflakes.



    I love the Reindeer Puffy Stickers and thought I would add two of them to add more dimension to the layout.  I also added some more stickers from the Merry & Bright Sculpted Stickers and created the "Merry & Bright" title .


    To complete the frame, I added the layout to a black 12X12 scrapbook frame from Michael's that I removed the glass from because the acetate is already shiny.  It is difficult to photograph this frame as it has a glare, but  I was happy how this turned out and I thought it would look great in the front foyer of my home.


    I hope you enjoyed my Santa And Reindeer Frame.  Have a great day!

    Monday, December 12, 2016

    Ho Ho Ho Layout

    Hello friends!  I hope you are staying warm today.  It has been a deep freeze here in my area for the past week.  I thought I would share another layout with the beautiful December Main Kit at My Creative Scrapbook.  

    My youngest son was only three years old when this photo was taken with Santa.  I just love it and I love this kit.  It has everything in it to scrap those Santa and Christmas photos.  

    I also added the black card stock tree that is a free cut file that comes with the kit. 

    Here is the December Main Kit:

    You can order a kit today at My Creative Scrapbook.  It would make a great gift to you or a friend!

    Have a great day!

    Day Twelve Of The 12 Days Of Giveaways

    Hello friends! It's Day 12 of The 12 Days Of Giveaways at Just Nick Digital Cut Files and today is the last day of this awesome giveaway. 

     These Holiday Tags are FREE today December 12 until midnight CST.

    Simply use the code TAGSFREE at checkout.  No purchase necessary. After this offer expires, this cut file will be available in the Just Nick shop.

    I hope you have enjoyed the 12 Days Of Giveaways this year and hope you are inspired to create some fun things with the cut files.

    Have a creative day!

    Sunday, December 11, 2016

    Day Eleven Of The 12 Days Of Giveaways

    Hello friends! It's Day 11 of The 12 Days Of Giveaways at Just Nick Digital Cut Files and today the cut file Pineneedle Bough is FREE today December 11 until midnight CST only.  I think this is my personal favorite.  

    Use code BOUGHFREE at checkout. No purchase necessary.  After this free offer expires, it will be available to purchase in the Just Nick shop.

    Have fun creating!

    Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Peace Acetate Card

    Hello friends! Just thought I would share an acetate card that I created for one of my  Christmas cards that I am mailing out this year.

    I recently played with some acetate and I love this Snowflake Acetate that I received in my design team package from Paper House Productions.

    Acetate is somewhat of a challenge to paper craft with.  I usually like to make little gift boxes on my Silhouette Cameo with it as it cuts beautifully on the Cameo, but I have also seen cards in the stores that have acetate.  Because it is clear, whatever you place on the card has to be thought out carefully because the backside shows through.  That is why when it is used in creating a card, I had to add paper to the backside.  I also used some Christmas and winter patterned papers from Paper House Productions for the tag and the inside and outside of the card.

    Here is a peek at the sentiment.  It is actually a sticker that I glued to some paper and fussy cut around the edge.

    Acetate is also a challenge to photograph.  I personally feel that photos don't do the card justice.  

    Well I hope you enjoyed my card.  Now I am off to mail it.  

    Have a great day!

    Supplies Used On Layout

    Sheer Ribbon - American Crafts

    Day Ten Of The 12 Days Of Giveaways

    Hello friends! Are you still with me? It's Day 10 of The 12 Days of Giveaways at Just Nick Digital Cut Files and today's FREE cut file is this cute little snowman.  

    Use code HEYFREE at checkout. This cut file is available for FREE, December 10 until midnight CST only.  No purchase necessary.  After this offer expires it will be available to purchase in the Just Nick store.

    Enjoy the cut file! Have a great day!

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    Merry And Bright Tree Layout

    Hello friends! I love creating Christmas layouts and I thought it would be fun to create a layout of my Christmas tree using some fabulous flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons.

    I had a lot of fun creating this layout and I added lots of different techniques as I went along.   I wanted to add lots and lots of whimsy to my layout so I added lots of flair buttons.

    First I watercolored a 12X12 piece of white card stock with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and a waterbrush.  When it was dry, I cut the tree shape and also the Merry And Bright title with my Silhouette Cameo and hand stitched with green embroidery floss to the outside edge of the tree.  I thought this would make the tree stand out more and also give it a handmade feel.  

    With my sewing machine, I machine stitched in white thread around the outside edge of the layout and stitched the title in place. 

    I added the green plaid paper behind the white card stock background and adhered with liquid glue around the outside edge. Now it is time to embellish.  I had some sheer ribbon in red, green and aqua in my stash so I made some bows and added them to the tree.  I then added the flair buttons on top of the ribbon bows and also on the layout.  With some sheer aqua ribbon, I added it behind the white cardstock background and secured it with tape to look like garland.

    To finish the layout, I added my photo that I matted with plaid paper, added the sequins to the tree in brown for the trunk and aqua for the tree, some wood star and tree shapes and finally some journaling in black pen below the photo and added Liquid Glass to the title to give it more shine and dimension.

    I love the depth that the tree has.

    I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Be sure and check out the A Flair For Buttons shop for these and hundreds more flair buttons for all your projects.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Flair Buttons Used On Layout

    It's Christmas Time Flair

    It's Christmas Fun 2 Flair

    Nordic 2 Flair