Saturday, December 13, 2014

Scrapbook Circle | Captured

Hi everyone!  I have a layout on the Scrapbook Circle blog today to share with you, that I made using the December 'We are Made of Stories' Kit.  When I first saw the papers & embellishments included in the December kit, I was so excited.  I absolutely loved the patterned papers included in the kit.  Which brings me to my design team choice: pattern piecing.  

To create my layout I first started by using a punch to punch out triangles from pattern paper.  Then I lined them up on my page, with a ruler to create the fun background design.



Next, I used a sewing machine to stitch the pieces in place.  I used embellishments from the kit and the December Favorite Elf Add-on to embellish my page.  

  



I hope you are inspired by my layout today!





Thursday, December 11, 2014

Scrapbook Circle | Dear Santa

Hi everyone!

I have a post up on the Scrapbook Circle blog today using the December We Are Made of Stories kit.



As a Scrapbook Circle Creative Team member - I was chosen to take part in the December Kit Inspired Challenge -Silver and Gold this month.  I had fun with hanging my photo and other embellishments on this page using hanging tags!  I embellished the tags with the Pink Paislee silver foil numbers and words included in the kit.  To add gold to the layout - I added a small piece of Crate Paper gold striped vellum paper and I unraveled the gold/white twine included in the kit.  I seperated the gold thread and used it as accents around my page.  If you look closely, you will see how some of the strings are natural-colored, and the center one still has gold thread.  





Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my layout stop by Scrapbook Circle to pick up their December We are Made of Stories Kit today!







Monday, December 8, 2014

All You Need is Love | American Crafts

Last week on the American Crafts blog was Silhouette week and I have a fun layout to share with you today using Silhouette sketch pens.

I love using cut files on my projects because they can add so much interest and detail.  I changed up the American Crafts "All You Need is Love" cut file by using it with sketch pens. I love the fun look!



Supplies: Stitched (368958) - Felted Paper, Stitched (368956) - Scissors Paper, Stitched (368973) - Trimmed Fabric Stickers, Stitched (368980) - Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Stitched (368978) - Enamel Dots, Stitched (368970) - Accent & Phrase Stickers, Stitched (368974) - Overlay Sticker Roll, Precision Pen (PP03-62311) - .03 Black, DIY Shop (366900) - Mini Stapler, This To That (AM617-12) - Adhesive, American Crafts (54479 - All You Need Is Love Silhouette Cut File, Cardstock (AM710-81) - White, Heidi Swapp (HS00791) - Color Shine Spray Mist Gold

How to: Use Silhouette Studio to draw "All You Need is Love" cut file design onto white cardstock paper using sketch pens.  Paint cut file design with watercolor paints, set aside to dry.  Use scissors to trim design from cardstock.  Adhere painted heart design to Felted paper.  Use a sewing machine to stitch down.  Drop Gold Color Shine around the layout.  Adhere photo to bottom right hand side.  Apply watercolors to floral fabric sticker, adhere to layout.  Finish the layout by adding stickers, die cuts, tags and mini staples.








Sunday, November 30, 2014

American Crafts | Thanksgiving Cards

Hi Everyone,

I had a post up this week on the American Crafts blog to celebrate Thanksgiving week.  I hope you all had a great holiday with your families.

The papers and embellishments in the Autumn Crisp collection are perfect for creating Thanksgiving cards to send to family and friends.

Thanksgiving Card

Supplies: Autumn Crisp (366518) - Walnut Lane Paper, Autumn Crisp (366523) - Cedar Lane Paper,  Autumn Crisp (366530) - Resin Buttons,  Shimelle (368164) - Letter Stickers, This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive, Mister Huey's (SC1-31064) - Misting Spray Inky Black, Thickers (732564) - Chalkboard Chipboard Letter Stickers, DIY Shop (366640) - Kraft Tags, 

How To: Adhere polka dot paper to card base.  Attach kraft tag to center of card.  Use a punch or die cut machine to cut leaf from woodgrain paper.  Stitch center with a sewing machine, Adhere stitched leaf to left hand side of card.  Drop droplets of inky black spray mist onto card.  Spell out the word "Thanksgiving" using thickers and letter stickers.  Cut small triangle from plaid paper and adhere to bottom left hand side of card.  Trim small piece of striped paper and adhere to bottom right hand side of card. Finish by adhering 3 small buttons to bottom right hand side of card.


Thankful Card

 Supplies: Autumn Crisp (366517) - Cherry Lane Paper, Autumn Crisp (366514) - Autumn Ave Paper, Autumn Crisp (366524) - Poplar Place Paper, Autumn Crisp (366530) - Resin Buttons, Autumn Crisp (366531) - Wooden Buttons Multi, DIY Shop (366641) - Chalkboard Tags,This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive

How To: Adhere chevron paper to card base.  Attach chalkboard tag to center of card.  Use a punch or die cut machine to cut leaf from polka dot paper. Stitch center with a sewing machine.  Adhere stitched leaf to bottom left hand side of card.  Trim "thankful" and fox image from pattern paper, adhere to card. Finish card by adhering 3 buttons to bottom left hand side.







Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy | The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone,

I'm excited to share a new layout with you using the Doo-Dads cut file from The Cut Shoppe.





To create my layout I took the happy file (included in the Doo-Dads cut file set) and opened it in my Silhouette Studio software program.  I used a copy + paste option to repeat the pattern 9 times and then cut the file from patterned paper.  




Supplies:  Doo-Dads cut file: The Cut Shoppe;  Patterned Paper, cork sticker, wood frame, enamel dots, stickers: American Crafts; Flair: A Flair For Buttons; Die Cut Machine: Silhouette Cameo








Monday, November 24, 2014

Grateful | Scrapbook Circle

Hi everyone,

I have a layout up on the Scrapbook Circle blog today that I would like to share with you.  Every month at Scrapbook Circle they do a "lifting you" feature.  They chose a layout that was shared on their Facebook page and designate a Creative Team member to "lift" this page.

The layout that I was given to "lift" was from featured member Rebecca.

I liked the layers of the pattern paper to anchor the fanned-out pictures and the strip of embellishments along the bottom edge to hold them all together.


I used the November main kit Little Moments and the Sweetness add-on.  Instead of using paper strips of various lengths behind my photo, like in the original, I used feathers.  I also grouped embellishments around my photo and added a border around the layout.



I added a few drops of spray mist and some stitching.  The whole layout came together fairly quickly.
If you haven't already - stop by Scrapbook Circle to pick up this great kit!










Saturday, November 22, 2014

Love | The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone,

Gina here, today is my first post for the new design team term at The Cut Shoppe and I am excited to share a new layout with you using the Lucky In Love cut file.





I used the Lucky in Love cut file to create my own background paper.  I placed the 12x12 file on my canvas in Silhouette Cameo and then selected sketch to use a black sketch pen to draw out the words.  Once the background was sketched out I used watercolors to fill in a couple of the words.  I also used my Silhouette to cut the Love word a couple of times from patterned paper and then attached them to the layout.  I added a few embellishments to help accentuate my page. 



Supplies:  Lucky in Love 12 x 12 Cut File:  The Cut Shoppe; Patterned Paper, Puffy Stickers, Enamel Dot:  American Crafts; Flair: A Flair For Buttons;  Die Cut Machine:  Silhouette Cameo