Wednesday, July 30, 2014

#Summer *American Crafts July Gallery

Hi Everyone,

I have a layout to share with you today that I made for the American Crafts July Gallery.


Sea Swings

I had this fun picture that I took when we recently visited the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  The ride was called Sea Swings and I loved the bright colors and shape - so I just had to snap a pic!


I started out my page by punching out paper squares and then folding two sides inwards, I love this technique and the texture it adds.  I added some machine stitching, stickers and embellishments to finish it off.

supplies: supplies: Beach Towel Paper (SUMDS-66954) - #Summer, Bicycles Paper (SUMDS-66949) - #Summer,  Smile Paper (SUMDS-66952) - #Summer, Sunglasses Paper (SUMDS-66955) - #Summer, Swimsuits Paper (SUMDS-66956) - #Summer, Heat Wave Paper (SUMDS-66950) -#Summer,  Popsicles  Paper (SUMDS-66951) - #Summer  Road Trip Paper (SUMDS-66948) - #Summer,  Blue Skies Paper (SUMDS-66953) -#Summer, Catch a Wave Paper (SUMDS-66958) - #Summer, Cold Treats Paper (SUMDS-66957) - #Summer, Wood Veneer Shapes #Summer Collection (366964) - Bits, Self Adhesive Cork Shapes  #Summer Collection (366965) - Remarks, Transparent Letter Stickers Yes, Please (42365) - Remarks

My Second layout that I made for the gallery this month uses a basic grid design.  I use a lot of textures, patterns and shapes on my projects and sometimes it's nice just to go back to a basic, simple grid design.


#Summer

I centered my layout around this photo of a lifeguard station that I took on the beach and built my grid design around it.  


I added one of American Crafts fun photo overlays on top of my picture, some machine stitching and some fun embellishments. 


supplies: White (AM710-81)- Cardstock, #Summer 6x6 (366984) - Paper Pads, Wood Veneer Shapes #Summer Collection (366964) - Bits, Self Adhesive Cork Shapes  #Summer Collection (366965) - Remarks, #Summer Flair Adhesive Badges Picnic (366966) - Flair, #Summer Die Cut Acrylic Shapes Ice Cream (366968) - Bits, #Summer Die-Cut Shapes Sunscreen (366971) - Bits, #Summer Photo Overlays Shades (366969) - Bits, #Summer Matchbook Journaling and Phrases (366963) - Remarks, Punch Star 2" (KOP63114) - Knockouts, 





I hope you enjoyed my layouts today, thanks for stopping by!








Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mix and Match Layouts with American Crafts

Hi Everyone,
I hope that you are having a great week so far.  I had a couple of layouts that went up on the American Crafts Blog yesterday.  For my assignment this month I was asked to mix and match some of the AC collections.  I chose to mix and match the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer and Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste collections because I love the way their colors and patterns mix together.



Sweet Layout













































I love to mix and match the American Crafts collections.  It is an easy way to create a whole different look and really stretch your supplies.  To create this layout I started with X File cut  from The Cut Shoppe and added lots of fun patterned papers behind.  

 I added some fun stitching (both by hand and by sewing machine) and some ink mist and a few embellishments.
Supplies: Seafoam (AM710-566) - Cardstock, White (AM710-81) - Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer 6x6 (366767) - Paper Pads, Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste (366086) - Paper Pads, Dear Lizzy Wood Epoxy Buttons (366796) - Daydreamer, Amy Tangerine Plus One Twins Font/Black Foam (366837) - Thickers, Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste Printed Chipboard Cut Out Accents (366060) - Thickers, Jacks Paper (366755) - Daydreamer, Marbles Paper (366749) - Daydreamer, Bike Ride Paper (366751) - Daydreamer, Flying Kites Paper (366754) - Daydreamer, Hide N Seek Paper (366746) - Daydreamer, Paper Planes Paper (366748) - Daydreamer, Red Rover Paper (366744) - Daydreamer, See Saw Paper (366758) - Daydreamer, Treasure Hunt Paper (366752) - Daydreamer, Blossom Paper (366042) - Cut and Paste, Heart Throb Paper (366034) - Cut and Paste, Infatuation Paper (366030) - Cut and Paste, On The Edge Paper (366043) - Cut and Paste, Postmarked Paper (366044) - Cut and Paste, Section 1 Paper (366033) - Cut and Paste, Grainy Goodness Paper (366049) - Cut and Paste, Studio Calico Fabric Bows (331994) - Wanderlust, Studio Calico Round Epoxy Top Clips (331865) - Lemonlush, Misting Spray Inky Black (SC1-31064) - Mister Huey's, This to That (AM617-13) - Adhesive



Cherish Layout
To create my second layout, I started by adding some watercolor paint to my background and then created a fun triangle background using lots of pieces that I cut with my Silhouette.

After adhering the triangle shapes I stitched over them using a straight stitch on my sewing machine,  and repeated the pattern to make a lined background.


Supplies: White (AM710-81) - Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Wood Epoxy Buttons (366796) - Daydreamer, Amy Tangerine Plus One Twins Font/Black Foam (366837) - Thickers, Mini Adhesive Badges (366795) - Daydreamer, Daydreamer (3667760) - Accent and Phrase Stickers, Cat's Cradle Paper (366762) - Daydreamer, Dodge Ball Paper (366745) - Daydreamer, Flying Kites Paper (366754) - Daydreamer, Hide N Seek (366746) - Daydreamer, Hop Scotch Paper (366743) - Daydreamer, Hula Hoop Paper (366760) - Daydreamer, Paper Planes Paper (366748) - Daydreamer, Red Rover Paper (366744) - Daydreamer, See Saw Paper (366758) - Daydreamer, Skipping Along Paper (366761) - Daydreamer, Treasure Hunt Paper (366752) - Daydreamer, My Thoughts Exactly Paper (366052) - Cut and Paste, On The Edge Paper (366043) - Cut and Paste, Postmarked Paper (366044) - Cut and Paste, This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive, Studio Calico Blue/Aqua Stars (332098) - Essentials, Studio Calico Red/Pink Stars (332095) - Essentials, Kal Barteski/Black Foam (PLUTH-66830) - Thickers


Thanks for stopping by today!






Friday, July 25, 2014

Sushi Love *The Cut Shoppe

Hi Everyone,
I have a layout up on The Cut Shoppe blog today using a couple of really fun cut files.


Sushi Love Layout













To create the fun background I used the It Adds Up 8.5x11 cut file and added some fun pattern papers and hand stitching to accentuate the plus signs.




To create my title, I used the Sushi Love cut from the Food For Thought cut file.


To pick up these fun files, stop by The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.







Saturday, July 19, 2014

Relationship Layouts with American Crafts

Hi Everyone,  
I hope that you are having a fantastic week!  I have a couple of layouts that went up on the American Crafts Blog yesterday celebrating Relationships.
There is something so special about capturing the everyday moments, between family members.  They are my favorite subjects to scrap.

Cousins XO XO Layout






To create my background I used a the Tricky Triangles cut file from The Cut Shoppe and then placed different pieces of patterned papers behind the triangle pieces.

Supplies: Aqua (71058) - Cardstock, Misting Spray Inky Black (SC1-31064) - Mister Huey's, Misting Spray Opaque White (101100) - Mister Huey's, This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive, Studio Calico Blue/Aqua Stars (332098) - Essentials, Studio Calico Red/Pink Stars (332095) - Essentials,  Studio Calico Yellow/Orange Geotags (332082) - Essentials,  Chipboard Glitter Triangle Stickers (331855) - Lemonlush, Polka Dot Party Epoxy Stickers (366198) - Accent & Phrase Stickers, Mayberry Cherry Cola Puffy Stickers (42397) - Remarks,  Plus One 6X6 (366829) - Paper Pads, Plus One Puffy Matte Stickers (366842) - Remarks, Phrase Stickers Twins Font/Black Foam (366837) - Thickers, Pal Paper (366809) - Plus One, Accomplice Paper (366822) - Plus One, Assistant Paper (366806) - Plus One, BuddyPaper (366812) - Plus One, Co-Pilot Paper (366810) - Plus One, Companion Paper (366824) - Plus One, Counterpart Paper (366807) - Plus One, Couple Paper (366816) - Plus One, Date Paper (366811) - Plus One, Doubles Paper (366808) - Plus One, Duet Paper (366817) - Plus One, Match Paper (366819) - Plus One, Pair Paper (366821) - Plus One, Peer Paper (366826) - Plus One, Sidekick Paper (366813) - Plus One, Twosome Paper (366820) - Plus One, Partner Paper (36681) - Plus One


Siblings Love Layout




To create my Siblings Love Layout I used a cut file from the fabulous Paige Evans sold at Studio Calico, and then grouped lots of die cut hearts together.

Supplies: Ash (AM710-78) - Cardstock, Misting Spray Inky Black (SC1-31064) - Mister Huey's,  This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive,  Plus One 6X6 (366829) - Paper Pads, Plus One Puffy Matte Stickers (366842) - Remarks, Phrase Stickers Twins Font/Black Foam (366837) - Thickers, Pal Paper (366809) - Plus One, Accomplice Paper (366822) - Plus One, Assistant Paper (366806) - Plus One, Buddy Paper (366812) - Plus One, Co-Pilot Paper (366810) - Plus One, Companion Paper (366824) - Plus One, Counterpart Paper (366807) - Plus One, Couple Paper (366816) - Plus One, Doubles Paper (366808) - Plus One,  Duo Paper (366826) - Plus One, Ensemble Paper (366827) - Plus One, Friend Paper (366825) - Plus One, Match Paper (366819) - Plus One, Party of Two (366815) - Plus One, Peer Paper (366826) - Plus One, Sidekick Paper (366813) - Plus One, Tandem Paper (366805) - Plus One, Twosome Paper (366820) - Plus One, Transparent Phrase Stickers - Typed (366065) - Remarks, Transparent Tiny Letter Stickers - Harper (366064) - Remarks, Tiny Letter Stickers (42234) - Dear Lizzy, Mixtape (366839) - Washi Tape, Adhesive Badges (366906) - Flair


Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Enjoy your weekend!





Friday, July 18, 2014

Today Layout *The Cut Shoppe DT

Hi everyone,

I am so excited to share my first official The Cut Shoppe DT layout with you!  


Today Layout
I love using big bold statement pieces on my layouts.  Once I enlarged the Going In Circles cut file and backed it with different pieces of coordinating patterned papers, it became just that :)





For my first layout this month I used the Going in Circles cut file (enlarged) and the Say Anything cut file to create the title.






I am having so much fun with these cut files and can't wait to share more upcoming projects with you! 
You can see all the other amazing files in The Cut Shoppe Store!

Don't forget to play along with our monthly challenge for a chance to win a $10 GC to the store!  Here are the details! Thanks for stopping by the blog today!






Friday, July 11, 2014

Birthday Layouts with American Crafts

Hi everyone,

I'm back again today with more birthday themed projects.  Last week - I had a total of 4 projects up on the American Crafts blog, but was traveling so I'm trying to play catch up now.

I like my birthday themed layouts to be as fun and full of life as the birthday subjects themselves.  The Amy Tangerine Plus one collection features embellishments and papers that breathe fun into your layouts.


15 Layout

I used the photo frame dies (included in the Amy Tan Plus One Associate pack) as the main focus of my layout.  After that, everything came together in a snap.  I added in a few punched banner pieces and tags taken from the super adorable sticker roll and strung them along using Plus One clothespins and AC twine.  I just love how it came out!
Supplies:  Pal Patterned Paper (PLUDS-66809) - Plus One, Date Patterned Paper (PLUDS-66811) - Plus One, Twosome Patterned Paper (PLUDS-66820) - Plus One, Pair Patterned Paper (PLUDS-66821) - Plus One, Amy Tangerine Plus one 6x6 (366829) - Paper Pads, Plus One Associate (366860) - Dies, Amy Tan Plus One Clothespins (366907) - Whittles, Team Sticker Roll (366838) - Plus One, Amy Tangerine Plus One Washi Tape (366839) - Mixtape, Stars Red & Pink (ESS-CHP-32095) - Essentials, Stars Blue and Aqua (ESS-CHP-32098) - Essentials, To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive, Pool (AM710-69) - Cardstock, Triangle Banner Dear Lizzy (KOP63123) - Punches, Baker's Twine Brights (366303) - Premium Ribbon























Happy Birthday Layout
I had this idea in my head of doing a pie chart themed layout.  I had these pictures of Matthew from his birthday a couple years back, and everything just quickly came together.

Supplies:  Companion Patterned Paper (PLUDS-66824) - Plus One, Combo Patterned Paper (PLUDS-66804) - Plus One, Buddy Patterned Paper (PLUDS-66812) - Plus One, Copilot Patterned Paper (PLUDS-66810) - Plus One, Partner Patterned Paper (PLUDS-66814) - Plus One,  Patterned Paper (PLUDS-66810) - Plus One, Blue & Aqua (ESS-CHP-32098) - Essentials, Cameras (ESS-CHP-32090) - Essentials, To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive, Pool (AM710-81) - Cardstock, Match Aqua (PLUTH-66833) - Thickers, Amy Tan Plus One (366906) - Flair, Mini Marks Rub-ons (366844) Accents & Phrases, Chalkboard Pennant (366625) - Toothpicks, 


I hope you enjoyed my birthday layouts today!  I'll be back soon to share more projects!








Thursday, July 10, 2014

Birthday Card and Layout with American Crafts


Hi there,

I hope you are having a great week so far.  I had a couple of projects on the American Crafts blog last week using the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Collection.

One of my favorite things about birthday's is being able to scrap the ages and stages that 
go along with them.  I used the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection to document when my niece Sophia
turned 5.

She is Five Layout

Supplies: Seafoam (AM710-566) - Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Wood Epoxy Buttons (366796) - Daydreamer, Amy Tangerine Plus One Twins Font/Black Foam (366837) - Thickers,  Enamel Dots Daydreamer (366785) - Dear Lizzy, Mini Badges Daydreamer (366795) - Dear Lizzy, Wood Veneer Shapes Daydreamer (366781) - Dear Lizzy, Accent & Phrase Stickers (366776) - Dear Lizzy, Bike Ride Paper (366751) - Dear Lizzy, Jacks Paper (366755) - Daydreamer, Hide N Seek Paper (366746) - Daydreamer, Hop Scotch Paper (366743) - Dear Lizzy, Hula Hoop Paper (366760) - Daydreamer, Jump Rope Paper (366753) -Daydreamer, Kick Ball Paper (366747) - Dear Lizzy, Love Notes Paper (366764) - Dear Lizzy, Paper Planes Paper (366748) - Daydreamer, Red Rover Paper (366744) - Daydreamer, Skipping Along Paper (366761) - Dear Lizzy, Tic Tac Toe Paper (366765) - Dear Lizzy, Tire Swing Paper (366750) - Dear Lizzy, Treasure Hunt Paper (366752) - Daydreamer, Misting Spray Inky Black (SC1-31064) - Mister Huey's, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Yo Yo Aqua (366773) - Thickers,  Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Polka Dot/White (366191) - Thickers, Clothespins (683384) - Oh Darling, To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive






For my next project, I found this hot air balloon template in the Silhouette shop and my card quickly came together after that!


Happy Birthday Card


 Supplies: White (AM ) - Cardstock, Cartwheels Paper (366763) - Dear Lizzy, Flying Kites Paper (366754) - Dear Lizzy, Hula Hoop Paper (366760) - Dear Lizzy, Love Notes Paper (366764) - Dear Lizzy, Paper Planes Paper (366748) - Dear Lizzy, See Saw Paper (366758) - Dear Lizzy, Skipping Along Paper (366761) - Dear Lizzy, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer 6X6 (366767) - Paper Pads, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Yo Yo White (366773) - Thickers,  Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Yo Yo Aqua (366773) - Thickers,  This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive, Fabric Bows (31994) - Wanderlust 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I will be back with more birthday themed projects tomorrow!