Thursday, July 31, 2014

Black With 2 August Moodboard And Layout

Hello friends!  Today at Black With 2 it is the August reveal and for my layout I created a layout of my teenage son who does not like to get his photo taken.  He usually covers up his face when he sees me and my iPhone focusing or he puts his head down so I was elated to snap this photo on summer vacation. A person has to be quick. LOL.

For my layout I began with a sheet of black card stock and added some grey paint splats and some blue paint spatters.  I used some cutting files from The Cut Shoppe (the title, photo frame and the blue background) as well as my Cuttlebug and some embossing folders to give some texture to the grey piece of card stock .  I also used some strips of washi tape for added interest and made a banner with some bakers twine and pieces of blue paper that I also embossed in my Cuttlebug.  There is a wood heart embellishment that I painted grey and added some journaling strips.  Here are some more detailed closeups.

Here is the August Moodboard.  The challenge is to use the sketch, the word "feeling" and also the colors blue and grey on the black card stock background.

It would be great if you would join in and play along and be eligible for a prize.  All the details and the entire design team reveal is on the Black With 2 blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies For This Layout

Acrylic Paint - Tim Holtz Distress Paint, Ranger
Cardstock - American Crafts
Digital Cutting Files - The Cut Shoppe
Electronic Cutting Machine - Silhouette Cameo
Embossing Machine - Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Embossing Plate - Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Enamel Dots - Basic Grey
Mini Letter Stickers - Tim Holtz
Mini Staples - Tim Holtz
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Twine - Unknown
Washi Tape - Bella Blvd. & Queen & Co.
Wood Embellishment - Prima Marketing

Three Or More August Challenge - Pockets/Envelopes

Hello friends!  Today I would like to share a design team layout for Three Or More.  For August, the challenge is to use three or more photos, and also pockets and/or envelopes on your layout.  For my layout I created a pocket from a 3X4 card that came with the paper collection Summer Squeeze by Bella Blvd.  I also cut a journaling card from the same collection to fit inside the pocket that I stitched with my sewing machine and adhered.  For the inside journal card, I added two round stickers from the same collection back to back to be the pull handle for the journal card.

Here are a few closeups

Thanks for stopping by.  Come play along with us at and upload your creation at Three Or More for a chance of a prize.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

XO Layout For The Cut Shoppe

Hello friends!! Today I am sharing another layout for The Cut Shoppe. For this layout, I created a background and a title using the Around My Heart Cut File and the Handwritten XO Cut File.

Here is a closeup using the Handwritten XO Cut file

Here is a closeup using the Around My Heart Cut File.

Both of these designs can be found in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store.

I loved creating with these designs.  There are so many to choose from that it was so difficult to decide what to use.  There are cut files being added to the store every week.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Love Today Layout For The Cut Shoppe

Hello friends!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I am happy to share my very first layout for The Cut Shoppe

 I wanted to create a fun, summer page of this little cutie.  Triangles are very trendy at the moment and I love this cut file that Ashley Horton designed.  To complete the layout, I added the die cut title on a journaling card. The paper collection is Summer Lovin' from Carta Bella.  

Photo by Rockwood Photography

I added some doodling to the bottom and top of the white card stock and also some of the triangles for more texture.  I hope you like my layout. You can find these cut files and many more in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store here.  Thanks for stopping by!


Cardstock - American Crafts
Chipboard Heart  - Studio Calico
Electronic Diecut Machine - Silhouette Cameo
Enamel Dots - Theresa Collins
Mini Letter Stickers - Theresa Collins
Patterned Paper - Summer Lovin' Collection by Carta Bella
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Stickers - Summer Lovin' Collection by Carta Bella
Wood Embellishmen - Recollections

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My Creative Sketches July Sketch Reveal

Hello friends!  Today is the July sketch reveal at My Creative Sketches and for this layout I created a layout of my summer vacation two years ago.  When I visit the ocean, I love to have fresh seafood.  There was a good pub in Comox, B.C. that had an amazing Salmon Burger. For my layout,  I used the Echo Park Walking On Sunshine Collection of papers and stickers as well as some mists that I used as watercolours.

Here is the sketch that inspired my layout.  I used my sewing machine to stitch the circles and my square punch for the patterned paper squares.  The paint splatters were created using some some Tattered Angels Mists and a water brush.  I then outlined then with a black pen.

The deadline to link up your creation for this sketch is August 15 so there is lots of time. There is a chance to win a fabulous prize at My Creative Scrapbook.  Pam Rangel always puts together some fabulous kits. To see what the other Design Team Members came up with using the above sketch, check it out here.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stuck?! Sketches July 15 Sketch And Reveal

Hello friends! Today there is a brand new sketch to share with you and also my layout. For this layout I created a mixed media layout with paints, sprays, stencils, modelling paste, gesso, stamps, punches and die cuts.  The leaves and flowers die cut below the big flower was designed by Anita Bownds and the flower on top is from Silhouette America.  For the papers, I used the Simple Life Collection by Echo Park.

Here is the sketch designed by Laura Whitaker…

Check out the entire design team's take on this sketch and upload your link for this challenge for some amazing prizes here. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Challenge Layout For July

Howdy folks!  Today I wanted to share my layout that I created for the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge for July.  I had to scrap these photos of my cat Sheldon.  He really is a hoot and makes me laugh every day.  My son took these photos after Sheldon had rolled around in catnip.  Check out those teeth. LOL.  He has the longest fangs on a cat ever!

I try to play along every month with the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge.  Here is the sketch for July designed by Sue Sykes.

I love the bright colours of the Simple Stories DIY Boutique Collection.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!


Cardstock - American Crafts
Diecut - Silhouette America
Flair Buttons - A Flair For Butttons
Metal Embellishment - Prima Marketing
Mini Lettter Stickers - Doodlebug Designs
Patterned Papers - Simple Stories DIY Collection
Pen - Marvy Uchida
Sewing Machine
Stickers - My Mind's Eye
Wood Embellishments - Studio Calico