Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Faith | The Cut Shoppe

Hi Everyone,

I have been following Shanna Noel in the Illustrated Faith series for awhile now and recently dove in and started creating my own Bible Journaling pages.  I wanted to share one of my completed pages on a new layout using The Cut Shoppe cut files.

I started my layout by using spray mists and watercolors on my background page.  Then I added my photo, and wood veneer pieces.  I used my Silhouette to cut triangles from the Tricky Triangles cut file, and then stitched them onto my layout with my sewing machine. I cut my title from white cardstock paper and then added watercolors to the bottom half before adhering down.  I finished my layout by adding my journaling and a strip of washi tape. 

I had so much fun using the All Tied Up Alpha on my page and I love the way it looks with a little pop of color.

Supplies:  All Tied Up Alpha, Tricky Triangles:  The Cut Shoppe; 
Patterned Paper,  Wood Veneer pieces, washi tape: Ashley Goldberg for Studio Calico; Color Theory Spray Mists: Studio Calico; Other: Sewing machine, thread, watercolors

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my layout!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Adventure with American Crafts

Hi everyone,

Last week was wood veneer week on the American Crafts blog, and I have a fun layout to share with you using wood veneer pieces.

I have a large collection of American Crafts wood veneer pieces.  They are so versatile, and make a great compliment to any project.

supplies: Cardstock (AM710-81) - White, Shimelle (368151) - Baxter, Shimelle (368145) - Herschel, Shimelle (368165) - Layered Chipboard Stickers, Shimelle (368175) - Wood Veneer, Shimelle (368173) - Ephemera Die Cut Pieces, Shimelle (368172) - Page Overlays, Brighton Pier (332233) - Gold Stars Vellum, Classic Calico 2 (CC2-WV3-31051) - Hearts & Arrows Wood Veneer Shapes, Classic Calico 2 (CC2-WV3-31052) - Tiny Stars, This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive, Precision Pen (PP03-62311) - .03 Black

How to: Using watercolors and a water brush paint circles onto background paper.  Punch several pieces of pattern paper and vellum paper (various shapes and sizes) and adhere to background paper in a sporadic pattern.  Use a circle punch to cut out photo and adhere down to left side of layout.  Lay overlay on top of page and stitch down using a sewing machine and black thread.  Add Ephemera die cut pieces and stitch down.  Use sewing machine to stitch journal lines in bottom right hand corner.  Use precision pen to add journaling.  Finish layout by adhering wood veneer pieces and layered chipboard sticker.

I hope you enjoyed my layout using wood veneer pieces!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Scrapbook Circle | Pumpkin Patch Fun

Hi Everyone!  I have a fun layout to share today for Scrapbook Circle.  This layout is one of my favorite pages that I created with the  October On This Day kit.  Recently, I saw this fun triangle background in the Silhouette store and I couldn't wait to use it on my page.  It is one large triangle made out of 9 smaller triangles. To create this background I cut each piece one at a time, using different pieces of pattern paper from the main kit.  A few of the papers are from the two add on kits this month Right Now and Good Times.

Once, my triangles were adhered down I used my sewing machine to stitch several of them in place.  Then added my photo and embellishments.   I fell in love with the Elle's Studio Sycamore Happy paper as soon as I saw it.  I love all the scattered confetti pieces throughout.  I played off of the "scattered confetti" idea and placed numbers (from the Chickaniddy die cut pack, included in the Good Times add on) sporadically across my page. Those numbers are the cutest and I really love the effect!

The Pinkfresh Wood Drop Stickers and Elle's Studio Sycamore Lane Cork Set (included in the main kit) added texture and visual interest to my page.

The colors and papers in this kit were perfect for helping me document a trip to the pumpkin patch with my family.  If you haven't already picked up an October kit, hurry and get them while supplies last.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Have a great day!

Friday, October 3, 2014

30 Minute Cards with American Crafts

Hi There,

I hope you are all having an amazing week so far!  So glad that it is Friday!  I had a couple of easy cards go up on the American Crafts Blog yesterday, for Made in under 30 minutes week.  

The layered stickers and ephemera pieces in the Shimelle collection, helped to create these quick and easy simple cards in under 30 minutes.

Supplies: DIY Shop (DIY - C 66659) - Kraft Cards With White Envelopes, Cardstock (AM710-81) - White,  Shimelle (368158) - Dowdy, Shimelle (368155) - Swanson, Shimelle (368165) - Layered Chipboard Stickers, Shimelle (368178) - Embossing Folder, This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive

How To: Trim Dowdy paper to 4x6 and adhere to card face.  Trim white cardstock and emboss with embossing folder and die machine.  Adhere to center of card.  Trim a card from Swanson paper and adhere to center of card.  Adhere "Lovely" chipboard sticker to card center.  Finish by adhering photo corner chipboard stickers to ends of cards.

Supplies: DIY Shop (DIY - C 66659) - Kraft Cards With White Envelopes, Cardstock (AM710-81) - White,  Shimelle (368142) - Hall, Shimelle (368151) - Baxter, Shimelle (368173) - Ephemera Die Cuts,  Shimelle (368178) - Embossing Folder, This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive, This To That (368185) - Adhesive Foam Dots

How To: Trim Hall paper to 4x6 and adhere to card face.  Trim white cardstock and emboss with embossing folder and die machine.  Adhere to center of card.  Using a circle punch punch out circles from Baxter paper.  Adhere punched circles to card face in a scattered fashion.  Finish by applying adhesive foam dots to ephemera tag and adhere to center of card.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my quick and easy 30 minute cards!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Inspired by....

Hi friends,
I have a layout that was on the American Crafts Blog this past week that I would love to share with you.
Pinterest is my go to source for inspiration.  Using stamps and watercolors I recreated a fun background I found on Pinterest.

My source of inspiration:

Watercolor quilt
Pin URL: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/465630048944892631/
Source: www.hopewellworkshop.com

Run Dog Run
Supplies: Cardstock (AM710-81) - 12x12 White,  Cardstock (AM710-78) - 12x12 Ash, Plus One (366856) - Accompany Stamp Set, DIY (53335) Shoebox Thickers, Remarks (42482) - JFK Sticker Book, Shimelle (368173) - Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts, Shimelle (368145) - Herschel Paper, Shimelle (368170) -Date/Month/Year Roller Date Stamp, Knockouts (KOP63102) - Star Punch 1.5", Lucky Charm (42391) - Trinkets & Phrases/MultiChip Thickers, Mister Huey's (SC1-001) - Misting Spray Opaque White, Adhesive (AM617-13) - This To That Dispenser

how to:
Splatter white spray ink onto Ash cardstock.  Set aside to dry.  Stamp XO stamp onto white cardstock (13 times) using black dye ink, and fussy cut around the edges.  Use watercolors to color the inside of the stamped image.  Adhere 4x6 photo to bottom right hand side of layout.  Stamp chevron stamp onto left and right side of photo (make sure it overlaps onto Ash Cardstock) using white dye ink.  Use Knockouts star punch to punch a star on the top right hand side of page.  Adhere negative (from punched star) and adhere it just below.  Trim strips from Shimelle die cuts and adhere to top right hand side of page (just underneath star punch).  Use a sewing machine to stitch strips down with black thread.  Use watercolor paints to paint DIY thickers with yellow and white paint.  Adhere to page just above photo spelling out the words 'run' and 'run'.  Use small black stickers to spell out the word 'dog' in the title.  Use sewing machine to stitch black journaling lines on bottom left hand side of page.  Use a white pen to add journaling.  Stamp date stamp onto bottom left hand side of page (just under journaling).  Finish by adhering enamel dots and chevron multi chip thickers.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll be back later this week with more fun projects!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Live Simply


I have a new layout to share for The Cut Shoppe today, made using two new cut files from the shop.  I have been in awe of all of the projects that I have seen lately in the scrapbooking world using the new hand cut lettering trend.  I was so excited when Ashley decided to add this adorable alphabet to the shop.

Here is the layout that I created using the new Now I Know My ABC's alpha.

Live Simply

My layout was inspired by a quote that I found on Pinterest.
How To:  I added some watercolors to my white background paper and then adhered my title using repositionable adhesive.  I used a ruler to make sure that my title was straight and then used a sewing machine to stitch the letters down.  I added a few embellishments, Funky Florals flowers and photos.  I finished by dropping a few flicks of black paint on the page.

Here are the cut files that I used on my layout:

Make sure that you stop by The Cut Shoppe and pick these fun cut files up.  These are files that you're sure to use over and over again.

Friday, September 19, 2014

5+ Photos with American Crafts

Hi Friends,

I'm back again today to share another layout that I made for the American Crafts blog.  We were given the challenge to create a layout using 5 or more photos.  When working with multiple photos on a page, I like to print them small and work them into my background. 


How to: Apply drops of inky black spray mist to background paper and set aside to dry.  In Silhouette studio create 9 large squares.  Cut squares out of various pieces of patterned paper (from the Shimelle collection).  Use a paper trimmer or scissors to cut squares into 4 equal triangles.  Print off small photos and cut into triangle shapes.   Adhere triangles and photos to background paper.  Use a sewing machine to stitch down.  In Silhouette Studio cut title 'play' out of black cardstock and adhere to bottom left hand side of page.  Using thickers and tiny alphas stickers spell out the words "run, jump, play" on the bottom right hand side of layout.  Finish page by adhering stickers, wood veneer and chipboard pieces.

Shimelle (368141) - Hopper, Shimelle (368136) - Goodall, Shimelle (368137) - Crane, Shimelle (368143) - Earhart, Shimelle (368145) - Herschel, Shimelle (368146) - Resnick, Shimelle (368149) - Curie, Shimelle (368152) - Haynes,  Shimelle (368154) - Rubin, Shimelle (368160) - 6x6 Paper Pad, Shimelle (368163) - Dunbar/Gold Foil Thickers, Shimelle (368164) - Phrase & Alpha Cardstock Stickers, Shimelle (368165) - Layered Chipboard Stickers, Shimelle (368166) - Accent & Phrase Sticker Book, Mister Huey's (SC1-31064) - Misting Spray Inky Black, Adhesive (AM617-13) - This To That Dispenser, Essentials (ESS-CHP-32095) - Chipboard Shapes Stars Red & Pink, Classic Calico (CC2-WV3-31052) - Wood Veneer Shapes Tiny Stars

thanks for stopping by today! ~