Thursday, July 28, 2016

Friends Forever

Hello everyone! I'm sharing this layout on the A Flair For Buttons blog today of my two oldest kiddos that are now all grown up, but I still smile when I look at these two when they were little. They were best buds then and they still are now.

For this layout I used the flair buttons from the Happy Flair set and the Just Hearts 2 Flair set. and added one to the top left hand corner and the bottom right hand corner of my layout.  One of my favorite layout designs is the diagonal design.  

I used a funky cut file background (Quilted Background) from Just Nick Digital Cut Files that I cut out on white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and backed it with some plaid papers from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Collection.

I added the foam words "friends and forever" for the title.

I dug deep in my stash and found some enamel dots, wood veneers and some ephemera from Elle's Studio.

 I thought the pastel colors went well with the page as my children were babies really.

I hope you enjoyed your visit. Have a lovely day!

Flair Sets Used On Layout

Friday, July 22, 2016

Faith Hope Joy Card

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a simple card over at Paper House Productions.  I designed this card with the Atlantis Colorways Collection.  I love the beautiful colors and graphics in this collection.

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For this card I chose the striped side of the Atlantis Trim Cards 12" Colorways Scrapbook Paper  and with my sewing machine I stitched around the edge with some white thread and adhered it to the white cardstock.

Using the other side of the Atlantis Trim Cards 12" Colorways Scrapbook Paper, I took some scissors and cut out the small square designs and traced them with a die cut shape that I had from a cut file (Quilted Background) from Just Nick Digital Cut Files. Once they were traced, I cut the squares out with scissors.

I adhered the square designs onto the striped paper and then added the words "Faith, Hope, and Joy".

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Be sure and check out all the beautiful products at Paper House Productions.

Happy creating!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Just Nick/Creative Scrappers Team Up

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a travel layout of my son and daughter in law on their trip to Europe for the Just Nick Digital Cut Files and Creative Scrappers team up.  What a combination! Two of my favorite things are cut files and sketches.  

First I cut out the Chopstick Background from Just Nick with my Silhouette Cameo and used the Sketch #296 from Creative Scrappers.  The papers from the Carta Bella Travel Stories worked perfectly with this cut file.  I like the way the words peeked through.

I also added some stickers from the Travel Stories Collection, some flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons, some paint splatters and finally some enamel dots.

To make the journaling more interesting,  I thought adding some mini alpha stickers along with my handwriting would do the trick.

Here is the Chopsticks Background cut file.

You can download the cut file FREE HERE until July 31 just be sure and use the code  CSFREE  at checkout. Also, if you link up the layout that you create with both the cut file and the sketch at Creative Scrappers you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Just Nick.  

Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

My Creative Scrapbook Layouts For July

Hello friends! I thought I would share my four layouts that I created with the July Main kit at My Creative Scrapbook.

I really loved this kit and if I had more time, I know I could have created many more.  This kit is huge!

Here is a sampling of what is in the July Main kit

This kit is full of goodies that scream summer.

You can purchase this or choose from 3 other monthly kits.  Check out all of them at My Creative Scrapbook.

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Make A Splash

Hello friends. Today I am sharing this summer layout at A Flair For Buttons of my youngest son having some pool fun on a summer vacation a few years back.

I love creating layouts with circle elements and sometimes I challenge myself to use as many circle elements as I can.

I cut the beach ball die cut (from Just Nick Digital Cut Files) out on white card stock with my Silhouette Cameo and backed it with patterned papers from several Bella Blvd. Collections. I added some coordinating sequins and enamel dots.  I love the way the flair buttons finish the layout perfectly.  I also added a bow, some vellum and doilies to the top and bottom of the layout and lots of machine stitching.

I used flair from the Hello Summer Flair 

and the Summer 3 Flair

Here are a few more closeups

You can find these flair buttons and hundreds more in the A Flair For Buttons shop.  
I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Have a creative day!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Go See Do

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! Today I am sharing a travel layout on the Paper House Productions blog of my son and daughter in law who are always on the go travelling.  This layout was to document their first trip to Europe.  Prague was one of their favorite cities to see.

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For my layout, I used the Discover The World 12X12 sheet of patterned paper and added a die cut title from Just Nick Digital Cut Files and stitched it down with my sewing machine.  I matted the photos with the Discover Words 12X12 paper and then added some Cameras Puffy Stickers and Travel Cardstock Stickers.

To complete the layout, I added some flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons, alphabet stickers and splatters of Heidi Swapp Colorshine in navy blue.

I really love Paper House Productions high quality stickers and paper.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Reveal Day!

Hello friends! Today is reveal day at My Creative Scrapbook and I know you are going to love the kits Pam Rangel has put together for this month.

July Main Kit
July Creative Kit
July Limited Edition Kit

July Album Kit
Be sure to check out the design team gallery using these kits.  The team, as usual, have outdone themselves.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

July Kit Sneak Peeks

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

The July Kit sneak peeks are up at My Creative Scrapbook and they are gorgeous! Check them out.

July Main Kit
July Creative Kit
July Limited Edition Kit
July Album Kit
I was privileged to create with the July Main Kit which is so pretty with all the bright colors.  It has lots of the new Simple Stories Sunshine And Happiness Collection of papers, stickers, chipboard and ephemera as well as some Kaisercraft papers, wood veneers from Heidi Swapp, buttons from Pink Paislee's Fancy Free Collection and some American Crafts Thickers.

Here are some closeups of my layouts for the July sneak peeks.

My Creative Scrapbook's full design team reveal will be on July 5 and I love what the team has created and so will you.  

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Make Your Own Sunshine

Hello friends! Yesterday I blogged about the new design team announcement at Just Nick Digital Cut Files and for the two weeks or so, each design team member will be sharing a layout to introduce themselves.  Here is my layout:

Flowers are one of my favorite things and I was inspired to create a layout with the Doodle Daisy Background.

I painted the white cardstock background with Gelatos, which are creamy tubes of color that remind me of a lipstick tube.  They come in several colors and can be used as is or with water to give a watercolor effect.  For my layout I used a paintbrush, water and three colors of Gelatos.  I then proceeded to add some splatters of Heidi Swapp Colorshine in navy.

After the background was dry, I cut out the Doodle Daisy Background on another piece of white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and then backed each negative shaped petal with some pretty plaid papers from a 6X6 paper pad of Perfectly Plaid papers from Lawn Fawn.  For the solid shaped flower petals, I colored the petals with a Gelato and smudged it with my finger.  I didn't have to use water with this technique.

 To embellish the flowers, I added enamel dots, chipboard pieces or a flair button.

 Here is the fabulous cut file I used for my layout.

Be sure and check out all the cut files in the shop because from now until July 4 you can get them for 30% off and there are hundreds to choose from.  Simply use the code July30 at checkout.  

Have a great day!