Friday, February 27, 2015

The Cut Shoppe | Love You Always

Hello everyone, I have a fun layout to share with you today!  I have been playing with the new Rosey Posey cut file from The Cut Shoppe and I just couldn't wait to share today's post with you!

To create my layout, first I dropped a few drops of yellow and pink spray mist against a white cardstock background.  Next, I cut the Rosey Posey cut file from white cardstock and adhered it to my layout.  I used a wide tipped foam brush and painted over it with watercolors to make the cut file stand out.  I also cut out the cloud and hearts from the Sweet Hearts cut file, painted over them with watercolors and adhered them to the right side of my layout.  I trimmed a strip of word patterned paper from the Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine collection and added it to the top of my page. I finished by adding my title, die cuts, journaling and embellishments.

Supplies: The Cut Shoppe: Rosey Posey cut file, Sweet Hearts cut file; American Crafts: patterned paper, die cuts, thickers, paper clip and stamp; Other: watercolors

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Scrapbook Circle | Be Real

For this month's Be Real post at Scrapbook Circle, I chose a photo from my phone that represents something I enjoy doing every day - having quiet "me" time with a cup of coffee.  I think most moms can relate to looking forward to a little bit of quiet time, when they can get it.

Gina Lideros Hello Quiet Time

To frame my photo, I chose papers from the Today is Beautiful kit that closely matched the colors in my photo.  I also cut apart some of the paper strips from the February printable (included with the Today Is Beautiful kit).
To add interest to my title, I used the Scrapbook Circle exclusive vellum "hello" die cut card and then spelled out the words "quiet time" using the Authentique petite type crush alpha stickers.

Gina Lideros Hello Quiet Time close

To embellish my layout I chose the Crate Kiss Kiss Thickers in Gold, Serendipity puffy sticker, and ephemera pieces from the Dream Big add-on.  I also added some simple machine stitching and splashes of white paint.
 Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my post!

I hope you enjoyed my post today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

American Crafts | To Do List

Hello!  I'm popping in today to share a layout that was on the American Crafts blog this week, using the DIY Shop2 collection!

I love the patterns and textures of the DIY Shop 2 collection.  I grouped them together on a layout for a fun look.

Supplies: DIY Shop 2 (369079) - Chalkboard Paper Pad, DIY Shop 2 (369126) - Specialty Surface Large White Dots, DIY Shop 2 (369125) Specialty Surface Gold Glitter Dots, DIY Shop (368004) - Specialty Surface Black Dots, DIY Shop (368008) - Specialty Surface Burlap, DIY Shop 2 (369025) - Gold Foil Dot, DIY Shop 2 (369029) - Dictionary Print, DIY Shop 2 (DIY2SP-69024) - Gold Foil Dots on Black, DIY Shop 2 (39131) - Self Inking Stamp To Do List, DIY Shop 2 (368997) - Paper Straws Gold Dot, DIY Shop 2 (368998) - Paper Straws Gold Chevron, DIY Shop 2 (369038) - Kraft W/ Gold Glitter Tags, DIY Shop 2 (369044) - Circle W/ Gold Glitter Tags, DIY Shop 2 (369049) - Kraft W/ Chalkboard Tags, DIY Shop 2 (369046) - Library Tags, DIY Shop 2 (369047) - Mercantile Tags, DIY Shop 2 (39051) - Gold Glitter Hearts, DIY Shop 2 (369054) - Gold Sequin Ribbon, Cardstock (AC712P12-52) - Neutrals, DIY Shop (366611) - Wooden Buttons, DIY Shop (366633) - Adhesive Badges Chalkboard, DIY Shop (366900) - Mini Stapler, This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive
How To:  
Use a paint brush to flick white paint across Vanilla cardstock paper, set aside to dry.  Use a die cutting machine to cut 9 small file folders out of chalkboard paper, and 3 small file folders out of chalkboard patterned paper.  Use a printer to print 3 small photos and adhere to front of 3 file folders.  Trim small strips of specialty surface burlap paper and adhere to front of 3 file folders.  Line up file folders in a grid design and adhere to Vanilla cardstock background paper.

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

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Cut Shoppe | Hello Cute

Good morning,

I'm stopping in today to share a layout using the fun Let Them Eat Pie cut file set from The Cut Shoppe!  I loved this cut file set the instant that I saw it, and knew that I just couldn't wait to use it on a layout.

How to:  Splash watercolors, spray inks and white paint across a white cardstock background, set aside to dry.  Cut pie chart design from white cardstock paper (I cut it four times).  Cut pieces of various patterned papers and adhere behind pie chart die cuts (I intentionally left some spaces open).  Cut 4 small hearts from patterned paper.  Adhere pie chart pieces, hearts, thickers, die cuts and stickers to background paper.   Finish by adding word stamp, photo, wood veneer pieces and loose thread.

       Let Them Eat Pie

Supplies: The Cut Shoppe: Let Them Eat Pie cut file; American Crafts: pattern papers, stickers, thickers, die cuts; Other: paint, watercolors

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

American Crafts | XOXO Banner

Celebrate you loved ones or throw a Valentines party in a BIG way by creating a banner set and party favors centered around BIG supplies!

Supplies: DIY Shop 2 (368997) Paper Straws Gold Dot, DIY Shop 2 (368998) Paper Straws Gold Chevron, DIY Shop 2 (369002) - Banner Natural Burlap Pennant, DIY Shop 2 (369005) - Large Clothespins Chalkboard, DIY Shop 2 (369054) - Gold Sequin Ribbon, DIY Shop 2 (370059) - Printed Muslin Bags, DIY Shop 2 (DIYABC-69034) - Alpha Stickers Subway/Black, This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive, DIY Shop 2 (DIY2SP-69028) -Specialty Cardstock Thin Gold Foil Stripe On White, DIY Shop 2 (DIY2SP-69030) - Specialty Cardstock Thick Gold Foil Stripe On White, DIY Shop 2 (DIY2SP-69031)- Specialty Cardstock Gold Foil Chevron On White, DIY Shop 2 (369125) - Burlap Specialty Surface Gold Glitter Dots, DIY Shop 2 (369126) - Burlap Specialty Surface Large White Dots, DIY Shop 2 (DIY2SP-69024) - Specialty Cardstock Gold Foil Dots On Black, DIY Shop 2 (369029) - Vellum Dictionary Print, DIY Shop 2 (369025) - Vellum Gold Foil Dot,  DIY Shop 2 (369079) - Chalkboard Paper Stack

1.  Start out by gathering your supplies.

2. To create party favors, use scissors or an electronic die cutting machine to trim 20 long banner pieces (each measuring about 1" x 4 1/2") from specialty papers.

3.  Use liquid adhesive to wrap each banner piece around top of straw.

4. To create banner: Trim a piece of sequin ribbon in length, the same with as your burlap pennant pieces.  Use liquid adhesive to adhere to top of each pennant piece.  Affix "X"and "O" letters to each of your pennant pieces.

5. Use scissors or an electronic die cutting machine to cut out large heart from Specialty Gold Foil Cardstock.

6. Create banner by pinning "XOXO" burlap banner pieces and large heart to jute twine (included with burlap banner kit) with large clothespins.  Tuck party favors into muslin bags and place in a tin to add a festive look to your decor and for easy access for parties.

This party set is perfect to celebrate a loved one or to host a love themed party!

I hope that you enjoyed my project today!  Have a good day!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Scrapbook Circle | XO

Hi there!  I have a layout to share today using the February Today is Beautiful kit from Scrapbook Circle.  In honor of Valentine's day, I thought it would be fun to share a layout featuring a Valentine's tradition - sweet treats.
On Valentine's Day each year, my husband and I pick out sweet treats for each other.  Last year's treats were some amazing cupcakes that we picked up at our local bakery.  We thought they were the perfect way to celebrate this day of love.

The papers from the main kit this month were a perfect match for my photo.  I added in a large "XO" title cut from my Silhouette Cameo and some ephemera pieces from the February Dream Big Add-on.
One of my favorite papers in the kit this month was the "Love Life" paper by Crate paper.  I loved that the paper looked like paint swatches that you would pick up at the hardware store.  I trimmed a few pieces from the paper and tucked them just below my large title. I finished the page by adding in some stickers, paint, and loose threads.

Do you have a favorite Valentine's day tradition that you've scrapped about?  If so, we would love for you share it with us over on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Did You Hear the News???

I have been invited to join the Pink Paislee 2015 Creative Team!

I am looking forward to an exciting year, creating with these lovely ladies!!

I have always been a big fan of Pink Paislee and after I saw their recent CHA collections, I just new I had to be on their team.

A whole box of Pink Paislee goodies just arrived and I am going to be busy designing with these beautiful collections!

Be sure to follow the Pink Paislee along on their blog and instagram account to meet all the members of the new Creative Team!