Sunday, September 29, 2013

Scrap Our Stash September 15 Challenge - Sketch #7

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Happy Friday scrappy friends!  Today it's my day at Scrap Our Stash and my assignment was to create  a layout from the sketch below that was designed by Scrap Our Stash's Rochelle Spears as well as add some chipboard.
September 15 Challenge Sketch #7
Sketch Designed By Rochelle Spears
I was drawn to the sunburst and came up with this layout using a stencil, modeling paste and "painted" the rays with Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists.  I used some alphabet chipboard letters in my title as well as some new laser cut chipboard by Creative Embellishments.  I love the hashtag words.
"Hanna Bee"
Cardstock - American Crafts
Chipboard Letters - American Crafts, Creative Embellishments
Doily - Little Yellow Bicycle
Flair - Paper Bakery
Flowers - Prima
Mists - Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Patterned Papers - Echo Park
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Punch - Kreaxions #307 (No Insert)
Rotating Stamp - American Crafts
Stencil - Crafter's Workshop
Twine - Doodlebug Designs 

Below there are some detailed photos

You still have time to play along with the challenge at Scrap Our Stash.  The challenge closes tonight at 11:59 p.m. (PST) so don't forget to link up.  You could win the Bo Bunny Detour Prize Pack.  Good luck and have a creative week!

Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punch #307

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Happy Sunday!  It's Lee-Anne here and today it's my turn at Kreaxions and I created a layout and thought it needed something to accent and give it the finished look, so I added punched corners to the bottom left and top right corners of the layout.  For this layout I used Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #307 with Insert B.

Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punch (Insert B inserted)
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me.  Have a great day!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Scrap Our Stash ABC 123 Blog Hop September 27-29 2013

Welcome to Scrap Our Stash ABC ~123 Blog Hop

You should have arrived here from Lindsey's blog.   If not, click HERE and head back to the beginning of the hop.   You will not want to miss any of the designer’s awesome inspiration and/or the details on how to enter into the SOS prize drawings!  

The design team was challenged to create a layout inspired by our choice of one of three sketches and our choice of alphas (stash items) to include on our layouts.
Here is my layout inspired by Sketch #2 and using piecharts and an overlay.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the polaroid "happy" frame overlay and also my piecharts.  I used lots of layering with the My Mind's Eye Crazy Boy Collection as well as a chipboard laser embellishment hashtag word #cute from a new company called Creative Embellishments that I painted with a red paint dabber.
Acrylic Paint - Ranger Adirondack Paint Dabber (Red Pepper)
Adhesive - 3L, Scotch
Chipboard - Creative Embellishments
Diecuts  - (Overlay and Pie Charts) - Silhouette Cameo 
Patterned Papers - My Mind's Eye (Crazy Boy Collection)
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Rotating Stamp - American Crafts
Ribbon - Bo Bunny
Stamp Ink - Ranger
Stickers - My Mind's Eye (Crazy Boy Collection)
Twine - Michaels
Vellum- Michaels
Wood Embellishments - Studio Calico

Below is the sketch that I was inspired by:

Sketch #2

To thank their followers and show their appreciation for the support and participation in the hop, Scrap Our Stash will be awarding two prizes for hop participants!!!

Here are the details: 
For the first prize drawing you must:  Visit each of our designer’s blogs and leave a comment.  Once you have completed the hop, return to the SOS Blog and leave a comment letting them know you have completed the hop.  You will have until Sunday, September 29, 2013 ~ 11:59 PM (PST) to leave a comment and your name will be entered to win the following prize: 

Complete the ABC ~ 123 Blog Hop Challenge and link it up on the SOS Blog, no later than Friday, October 4, 2013 ~ 11:59 PM (PST) and your name will be entered to win this Grand Prize Package:

Challenge details and rules can be found HERE 

Thank you for visiting my blog and hopping along with us!  

Your next stop on the blog is Kerry 

Here is the list of blog hop participants:
Lee-Anne (that's me)

Practical Scrappers September 2013 Sketch

Hello scrappy friends!  It's Friday and Practical Scrappers have an awesome sketch to share with you created by our own Liz Chidester.

Practical Scrappers September Sketch
Designed by Liz Chidester
I love her sketches and I created a layout of my two sons, they are fifteen years apart in age, but they always have a great time together.  I used My Mind's Eye Boy Crazy Collection of papers and stickers.

"The Boys Having Some Summer Fun"

Acrylic Paints - Ranger
Adhesive - 3L Adhesive, Scotch
Cardstock - DCWV
Chipboard Words - Creative Embellishments
Ink - Ranger
Letter Stickers - Tim Holtz
Patterned Papers - My Mind's Eye (Boy Crazy)
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Roller Stamp - Glitz Designs
Stickers - My Mind's Eye (Boy Crazy)
Twine - Recollections
This layout was so fun to create.  I wanted to make something colorful and playful so I used the Boy Wonder Collection from My Mind's Eye for the patterned papers and stickers and inked up my roller stamp to stamp arrows down the middle of the layout on the cardstock background.  I recently purchased some laser cut chipboard from Creative Embellishments and wanted to use the hashtag words and make a title.  I first painted them with some acrylic paint daubers and let them dry before adhering them to my layout.  I also combined them with some miniature letter stickers from Tim Holtz to make it more interesting.  I am enjoying using twine in different ways so to highlight the date, I wrapped some twine around my three fingers and then adhered with some Aleene's Tacky Glue.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed your stay.  Don't forget to check out what the other gals at Practical Scrappers did with the September Sketch.  Have a wonderful day and weekend!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Practical Scrappers Ten Things Tuesday - Doilies

Hello scrappy followers.  Happy Tuesday. Today at Practical Scrappers we are talking doilies. Yes they are all the rage and there are so many ways to add them to a layout. I love the texture and dimension that doilies add to a project.

For this particular layout of my wedding day, I cut out a doily design that I found in the Silhouette Online Store and cut it out on a sheet of vellum with my Silhouette Cameo. I thought that the birds were perfect for the occasion (grin).

It doesn't show up so well on the photo below so that is why I took more detailed photos above.
"Best Day Ever"
Crochet Heart - Bella Blvd.
Adhesive - 3L, Scotch
Feather - Bella Blvd.
Flowers - Silhouette America
Mists - Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Primrose, Chartreuse, Mint Green, Mustard)
Paper Doily - My Little Yellow Bicycle
Patterned Papers - Bella Blvd. (Love And Marriage Collection)
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Punch - Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punch (#311)
Stickers - Bella Blvd. (Love And Marriage Collection)
Vellum Doilies - Silhouette America
Sewing Machine Stitching
Silhouette Cameo
I love the softness of vellum and find myself using vellum quite often lately.

To see more ideas on how to create with doilies on your layouts, there are more ideas at Practical Scrappers.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Lots Of Bella Blvd. Layouts To Share

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  Today I wanted to share some recent layouts that I created.  These were all created with Bella Blvd. products and I love their collections so much.  It was time to scrap my wedding day fourteen years ago and also my two oldest children have been married for a while and I thought the Love And Marriage Collection and the Finally Engaged Collection were perfect to create some wedding and engagement layouts with.

but it was also fun to scrapbook a layout on the cutest little boy who happens to be my daughter and son in law's little nephew when he did his cake smash for his first birthday.  I used the Birthday Boy Collection for this one.

I love all the collections and also the cute little crochet hearts, washi tape and feathers that Bella Blvd. have for embellishing.  I also love the way Bella Blvd. makes it so easy to mix collections and that the colors all coordinate so beautifully.

Thanks for stopping by today and sharing your Monday with me.  I hope you have an awesome day!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

First Dance - Kreaxions Punch #311 and Kreaxions Circle Cutter

Happy Sunday!  Today I wanted to share a layout of my daughter and son in law on their wedding day.   I created this layout with the help of the  Kreaxions Punch #311 (no insert) for the fancy punched border to give the layout more of an elegant touch and also the Kreaxions Circle Cutter.  I also used lots of Bella Blvd. papers from the Love And Marriage Collection as well as Bella Blvd. Pink and White Crochet Hearts and a Bella Blvd. Feather.   

"First Dance"

Here are some more detailed photos

Kreaxions 4 In 1 Punch #311
Kreaxions Circle Cutter
This was also used for the September 1, 2013 Stuck? Sketches Challenge and the sketch was designed by Laura Whitaker.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a creative day!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Scrap Our Stash ABC 123 Blog Hop Next Weekend September 27-29, 2013

Come join us next Friday, September 27 at 6:00 PM (PST) to 11:59 PM (PST)  Sunday, September 29!

Lots of inspiration, prizes and of course fun! See you then!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge For September 2013

Hello friends!  As you have probably noticed, I love creating layouts from sketches and Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine has a monthly sketch that I love to create with.  This sketch is designed by Canadian Scrapbooker's Sue Sykes.  Isn't it lovely?

Here is the one I created from the sketch for September.

First Birthday
Adhesive - 3L, Scotch
Crochet Heart - Bella Blvd.
Patterned Paper - Bella Blvd. (Birthday Boy Collection)
Washi Tape - Bella Blvd.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Practical Scrappers Ten Things Stickers

Happy Tuesday!  Today I wanted to share a different way to use stickers on a layout.  I embellished my sticker by using pearls on my "tree" sticker to make it look like apples and also a sticker candle instead of an "i" in the title word "girl".

"Party Girl"
Buttons - October Afternoon
Cardstock - American Crafts
Chipboard Letters - American Crafts
Patterned Papers - October Afternoon (Cakewalk Collection)Pearls - Kaisercraft
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Twine - Doodlebug Designs
Stickers - October Afternoon (Cakewalk)
I hope that I have inspired to use your stickers in a different way.  Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me.  If you would like to see more examples on how the Ten Things Team at Practical Scrappers used stickers, come check it out here.   Have a creative day.

Friday, September 13, 2013

"All About Me" and Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog Hop

 Hi and welcome everyone to Just Imagine Crafts / Kreaxions Punches
All About Me Blog Hop
We're giving away a Kreaxions 4 - in 1 punch and circle cutter to ONE lucky
blog hop participant. To be entered into the drawing for this prize simply
visit each DT blog, leaving a comment on each one. Follow Just Imagine Crafts please
and then leave one final comment on the Just Imagine Blog.
We'll announce the lucky winner on Monday!

In support of the Blog Hop all Kreaxions products will be 25% off
from  Sept 14 - Sept 15!!
 Discount good online only and CAN NOT be combined with any other offers.
For international shipping rates please contact customer service at
 Be sure to start  at :
From there the Hop starts with:
Lee-Anne (That's me)

and after Wendi go back to Just Imagine Crafts to leave a comment about the blog hop.
In celebration of "All about Me"
I made this page below.  I used the Kreaxions Punch #311 in many different ways.

"About Me"
Buttons - Jenni Bowlin and Fancy Pants Designs
Cardstock - American Crafts
Doilies - Silhouette America
Kraft Label - Maya Road
Faux Stitching - Marvy Uchida Pen
Flair Buttons - Fancy Pants Designs
Letter Stickers - American Crafts
Mists - Heidi Swapp Colorshine Mists
Patterned Papers - Fancy Pants Designs (Memories Captured)
Punch - Kreaxions (4 in 1 Punch #311)
Stickers - Fancy Pants Designs
Vellum - Recollections
Twine - Freckled Fawn
 Here are some more detailed photos of how I used the Kreaxions Punch #311:
On the photo below, I cut some vellum strips and using insert A. I punched the design randomly along the strip.  It is a bit hard to see.

In this photo below,  I used a spare piece of vellum, Punch #311 with Insert A and used it as a "stencil".  I added some texture paste randomly on the card stock then I let it dry.  Once it was dry, I  added some pearls to the center of the design.  I also used the insert C to punch the four corners of the white cardstock and then adhered a piece of black cardstock underneath to make them pop more.
 I used Punch #311 Insert B and punched each corner of the matted frame

 Thanks for stopping by and sharing your weekend with me. 
Next up is the talented  Lisa.