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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Vacation Scrapping

We enjoyed a bonfire on the beach on a recent vacation. It made for lots of laughs and great memories. It just had to be the first photo that I scrapped after we returned.  I used my Silhouette to design the layout of the page and cut all the details.  The moon, stars and brackets are cut through the layers of papers. The actual title and journaling were printed on the back (white) paper.

The campfire is a file in the Silhouette Shape store. I made it into a "beach" fire by adding sand. Yes, actual sand from the beach that we visited. I mixed the sand with some Art Glitter Elements (E33 Cuttings and E37 Morocco). I ran the paper oval through my Xyron to apply adhesive for the sand mixture to stick to, sprinkled the mixture on and then spritzed with a little bit of Beacon Adhesive spray decoupage sealer to keep it in place!

This page I did using digital kits and elements. The kits  I used are Blue Skies, Midnight Sun and Sugar Sand Beach all by Etc by Danyale. I blended a few papers together to create the cloudy blue/green/gray background for the panoramic photo. I started with a template by Scrapping with Liz, which I turned on it's side. Don't you just love when a template helps you get your memories scrapped faster?!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hello, Camper and Beach Journal

I've been busy!  Here are a few projects that I have created this week using some new releases by Etc. by Danyale.

First up is the cute little camper card. Isn't that just adorable?  I used the digital kit "note to Self" by Etc. by Danyale to create this one.

The stamps are by Hero Arts (on the road/Let's go)) and Lawn Fawn (hello)

Yes, the door actually opens on this adorable "Glamper" !!!

This soft and chic card was made using a mini kit by Etc by Danylae called Midnight Sun.  It's a beach themed kit, but the papers have great colors and patterns that lend themselves to other projects as well.

Her's a close up of the flowers I created to coordinate with the papers.

And a close up of the embossing that I did behind the hello cut out. I designed this card using my Silhouette Studio software.

And finally, a Beach Journal that I made using the Midnight Sun and Blue Skies mini kits by Etc by Danyale.  I did lots of print and cut and paper piecing to create this cover.

I wanted to "sand" under the chair to look and feel like sand. So I dry embossed it with a raised dot patterned. Then I added some "Wildwood" glitter that gave it that special beach sand shine!

I added "foam" to the ocean waves using some Liquid Applique. I sprinkled it with some white glitter and then used my heat tool to make it puff up!

Since I really do plan to use this journal at the beach, I coated both sides of the covers with Mod Podge. I like the Hard Coat version for this since it will help repel water, sand and humidity.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Daily Journal

First and foremost I want to say thank you to all of you that still visit my blog, leave comments and find inspiration from the creations that I share. My life has taken on new challenges over the past year or so, leaving me less time for creating. Makes me long for more hours in the day!  I'm ever so joyed when I can see the beautiful things you create using my ideas and tutorials. Thank you for sharing them with me.

Now to share my latest creation with you. A Daily Journal. I was in need of a new journal for just jotting down those little daily things. You know, funny moments, passing emotions, milestones.... memories.  So I made a new journal.  I used a cereal box which I cut to create the cover.  Then I covered it with papers from the This or That kit by Etc by Danyale digital kit. A gorgeous kit that has some beautiful textured papers and wonderful accent elements. I may just have to use this for some digital scrapping as well!

I made the elements on the front page using my Silhouette Cameo. Some are shapes from the Silhouette online store and others I created myself.

The butterfly came to life with the help of some Bridal Glitter embossing powder. Can't really see in this photo, but it sparkles wonderfully!

The heart shape got some texture and dimension with a bit of clear embossing powder. I sparingly stamped the green paper with Top Boss so that it would not create a smooth covering, but rather a very bumpy one.  I love the way it turned out!

Inside the front cover are some pockets for stashing stuff.  Of course I decorated them with phrases and decor I cut using the papers from the kit.

The back cover is just one of the papers from the kit. So absolutely stunning all on it's own! I love the "realness" to these digital papers. They are so alluring!  There is a great art journaling quality to them.

Here are a few more photos of details of this journal/mini album.  Since I intend to use this as a journal for writing, the interior pages are just lined notebook paper.

Happy creating!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Be Unique - Hybrid Card

This card just about made itself!  LOL Not really. But when I saw the bundle Shabby boho by Etc by Danyale (available at Scrap Orchard) I starting envisioning the papers layering together for a card.

I knew that the focal point was going to be the "Be Unique" journal card.  It really screamed out to me to be made into a card.

The ribbon was originally a [plain white ribbon by May Arts.  I used some Deep Purple Glimmer Mist to dye it this gorgeous coordinating color.

A few sequins and beads helped to add a little bling and pizzazz to the card.  I laid out the design for the card in my Silhouette Software and then brought in the various digital papers. I then print and cut the pieces and assembled the card.  I used adhesive foam squares to pop up the brown paper and the layers on it.

With the "Be Unique" and the wonderful wording pattern in the larger circle (BE.YOU.TIFUL) this is going to be a wonderful inspiring and uplifting card for a special person!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother's Day Butterfly

Another Mother's Day card that is ready to take flight and head out to it's recipient!  LOL. OK, the butterfly can't really fly, but it is "flying off" the card. Love how this worked out. It is partially cut through the cover of the card. Give it lots of dimension and fun!

I used the print and cut feature of the Silhouette Cameo to print the sentiment on my printer.  Then sent it through the Cameo to cut the butterfly.

I actually cut 2 of the butterflies. One I coated in gorgeous fine purple glitter, then layered it on the other. I so wish you could see how sparkly-shiny this is!!

Shared at:
Get Crafty Friday
Charisma Cardz
Crafty Girls
DL Art Thankful Thursday
DRS Designs
Scrapbooker Phd

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother's Day Cherry Blossom

Getting ready for Mother's Day weekend. I had a few moments to craft and set about to make a Mother's Day card for my mom. I fell in love with the colors in the Free 2 Fly kit by Etc by Danyale and decided to use that to create this card. I love the bright patterns in this kit too.

 I did a bit of stitching on the polka dot paper, then distressed and inked those edges. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the doily and flower pieces. The sentiment was created using a pen and the sketch feature of the Cameo. I then cut the banner pieces out with the Cameo.

The flower was easy to put together. I glued each of the center stamen pieces to each other alternating edges. Then I gathered them upwards. I used a stylus to roll the flower petals inward before adhering them to each other. Glued the stamen in the center and added some Stickles glitter glue to the very center.

I think my mom is going to love this card!

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4 Crafty Chicks
Charisma Cardz
Crafty Girls
Get Crafty Friday

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

No Matter: Brothers

A quick little post to share a layout that I did about a month or so ago! Yeah, I've not had much time for crafting lately.  Doesn't it feel so good when you do get to create?!!

This one was made using a kit by Etc by Danyale called Willow. An awesome kit that lends itself to so many styles, seasons and occasions! I really like when kits are super versatile!

I also used a great sketch by Cindy DeRosier. She shared it with all of the Contributing Artists at Ideas For Scrapbookers. We each created very different layouts all starting from the same sketch. Want to see some other ideas of how to use this sketch? Take a look here to see what the gals over at IFS did with it!

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Craft My Life
Mema's Crafts

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