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Friday, September 19, 2014

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Just a quick post to share a birthday card I put together. Sometimes I find it hard to remember that less can be elegant. This card was made using plain white card stock. I dry embossed some of it to create a patterned background.

Then I die cut and embossed a butterfly and some leaves. The pearls added a bit of shimmer to the card.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

She Believes

A little mixed-media fun to share with you.  Life is good when I can find time to be creative. And when I get to play with lots of media, it's even better!  For this canvas art, I started out in the digital world and then crossed over to reality!  The papers used to create the dress, flowers, word art and butterfly are all part of a digital bundle by Etc by Danyale called She Believes

As soon as I saw this preview of the kit, I knew what I was going to create! I really like how the dress turned out.  These papers are gorgeous! And the word art is so inspiring. I know I'll be making lots of cards with this kit too!

The canvas also has stamps from House of Three, Tim Holtz, Ranger, Inkadinkado and Bobunny. There are also rub-ons by Kaiser, OTC, various markers, crayons, paints, inks, embossing powders, and cabochons by Prima. And doodles!  Lots of doodles!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a creative day!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Another First Day

Got to do some more scrapping!  It's such a celebration when I can fit creative time in to my day!  These are photos from another "first day" of sorts.  One of my sons returning to a program that he is participating in. He works really hard, has learned a ton. The best part? He enjoys it!

I used some more of the Little Yellow Bicycle Generation Z set that I've had on hand forever! This page was designed in my Silhouette Studio software.  I'm seeing a trend in my paper scrapping, I'm tending to go to the Silhouette Studio first to layout out my sketch rather than sketching it out on paper as I used to.  It makes it really easy to make my own elements for the page using shapes that I cut with the Cameo.

The polaroid frame, star, "say cheese", and star border are all shapes from the Silhouette store.  The jounral tag is from Little Yellow Bicycle.

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. Hope you have a creative day!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Back to School

This has got to be the fastest I've ever gotten something scrapped!  Took the picture in the morning. Made the layout that same day!  Wowza. OK, so that may not seem so fast to many of you. But I'm a r-e-a-l-l-y slow scrapper. Really. Slow.  So I'm pretty thrilled that I was able to scrap a photo I had just taken the same day!!

I used some papers from the Little Yellow Bicycle  Generation Z set.  They are wonderful masculine papers.  Yes, it's an old release. See I bought it when it was new with the intent to scrap photos of my sons. But I just haven't gotten to it!

Today was different.  I snapped some "back-to-school" photos of my kids as they headed off this morning.  After work I had some time. And some mojo. Great combination when those two things come together, isn't it?

Using the Silhouette Studio software, I designed the layout.  I cut the hexagons and the elements.  On the plain blue cardstock I sprayed some Glimmer Mist and some craft paint to great a sparkly splattered background.

To get the yellow arrows under the word art to layout perfectly, I used a little bit of contact paper to [pick them up off the mat as they were designed. I applied adhesive to the back, laid them on the paper and removed the contact paper.

The journal spot is from Little Yellow Bicycle too.

It sure felt good to do some scrapping today!  Hope you're are getting time to be creative too!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Football Time Again!

It's football season!  This makes me happy. We LOVE football!  College, Pro, and most especially, my son's high school team!  They opened the season Friday night. Which I'm happy to say was a win!! I get to be the team photographer again and take game photos from the sidelines. You get really pumped for the game when you are there with the players and coaches. These kids really put their heart in to the game!  Hoping for another great season!

This layout was made using a template by Scrapping With Liz (June SO Template 1); the digital kit Sports:Football by Sahlin Studios; and the digital kit Grid Iron Grit by Quirky Twerp.

Photo Box

Etc by Danyale has a new digital kit out called Abundant. It is splendiferous!  Lots of beautiful papers and gorgeous elements!  I used it to create this altered box.

The plan is to store 4x6 photo prints in the box.  Wow - I'm actual going to organize something in a pretty box! Makes me thrilled!!!

I used the Silhouette Cameo to help me create this. First I clustered the individual flower/foliage elements in Photoshop and applied the shadows. Then I laid out my design in the Silhouette Studio software. I dragged in the paper and the flower clusters (one saved with the foliage, one without the foliage).

I traced and cut the flowers/flower+foliage clusters. I then stacked them and adhered them on top of each other to give it some depth without being bulky. I also traced and cut the letter for the word "photos" and decoupaged that to the box as well. Ink around the edges helps to define, age and add a little zing to the project.

Another paper from the kit added a bit of detail to the sides of the box. The ribbon is American Crafts.

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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?!

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