Monday, November 28, 2016

Where The Wild Things Are Pocket Mini Album

Hello friends! Once in a while I like to try new things in this crazy fun scrapbooking world so today I thought I would share a pocket mini album that I created for design team work at Paper House Productions.  I used this cut file in the Silhouette Online store that was created by Lori Whitlock. I cut out the mini album on Silhouette Chipboard with my Silhouette Cameo and once it was assembled, I added the beautiful papers and stickers from Paper House Productions Where The Wild Things Are Papercrafting kit.

I had so much fun creating this album.  A friend of mine has the cutest boy and girl and when I saw the Where The Wild Things Are Paper Crafting Kit from Paper House Productions, I knew I wanted to document their Halloween from this year and last year.

I have a little video that I created to show the completed album.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoyed my video and check out the Paper House Productions shop and blog. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

First Day Layout

Hello friends! I hope all my American friends had a lovely Thanksgiving Day.  Here in Canada we celebrate our Thanksgiving usually the second week of October.

Today I wanted to share a school layout that I created for A Flair For Buttons with the Happy Flair and Bowling Flair.

I love placing flair buttons in a triangle so that the eyes look over the entire page.  I also like to place flair buttons in a cluster with other embellishments such as stickers. 

 The star flair button was placed in the front of the journaling strip to lead the eyes to the story of my layout. 

I am loving my manual typewriter that I recently purchased from We R Memory Keepers to create journaling strips.  I tend to journal on the back of my layouts or place it on a tag tucked under a photo. 

The cute collection of papers and stickers are from the Teacher's Pet Echo Park Paper collection designed by Jennifer Gallacher.  I love the cute divider stickers, the school house sticker and also the plaid paper.

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Be sure and stop by the A Flair For Buttons shop today.

Have a lovely, creative day!

Flair Buttons Used On My Layout

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My Creative Scrapbook November Tutorial

Hello friends! I am back with another post today sharing a step by step tutorial of how I created this layout using the new exclusive cut files, that are included with the November Main Kit at My Creative Scrapbook, and distress inks to give it a rustic mixed media look.

To create this layout you will need:

The My Creative Scrapbook November Main kit with the following items: 

  • Doily chipboard (cut in half),
  • Brads (as shown)
  • 12X12 inch sheet of brown woodgrain background paper
  • Creme lace ribbon

The following die cuts and stickers (included in the Main kit)

  • Bring On The Good Times
  • Family Memories
  • Grateful & Blessed
  • Happy & Loved
  • Together
  • We Are A Forever Family

Supplies that you will also need are:

  • 1 - 12X12 inch piece of white card stock
  • 1 - 3 X 3 inch black and white photo
  • Adhesive - liquid and also a tape runner type adhesive - (I use my Scotch ATG gun and also Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue).
  • Dimensional Foam Tape, foam squares or foam dots (for dimension)
  • Heat Gun - If you don't have one, that is okay.  You can also air dry the leaf cut file.
  • Paper Towels (for wiping up after each ink application on the splat mat and cleaning the waterbrush after each color)
  • Ranger Distress Inks in the following colors:

Aged Mahogany
Scattered Straw
Evergreen Bough
Shabby Shutters
Wild Honey
Gathered Twigs

  • Scissors (to cut the lace ribbon for the left side of the layout and also the bow on the layout)
  • Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore or Brother Scan N Cut Electronic Die Cutting Machine (must be able to use png, svg, or dxf format files)
  • Splat mat
  • Water
  • Waterbrush (I use Prima brand, but any water brush will do or simply use a regular artist brush and also a glass of water )


Cut out the circular leaf cut file out of a sheet of white card stock with your electronic die cutting machine.

Using the splat mat, add the distress ink and some water and paint each leaf using the colors mentioned being sure to alternate colors so not two colors are beside each other.

Using a heat gun, dry the circular leaf cut file or air dry before moving ahead.

Now it is time to assemble your layout.

Beginning with the brown woodgrain paper, add the chipboard doily that has been cut in half and adhere to the top left and bottom right corner of the layout.

Add a large piece of the creme ribbon to the left side of the layout, fold over to the backside of the brown woodgrain paper and adhere to the back. Also, be sure to reserve some ribbon to create the bow that will be added later.

Add the inked circular leaf cut file, that has fully dried, to the center of the woodgrain brown paper and adhere with liquid adhesive.  I prefer to bend the leaf tips upwards to achieve more dimension.

Add the 3 X 3 inch black and white photo to the center of the circular leaf cut file and adhere to the brown wood grain paper.

Add the sticker "we are a forever family" to the top of the photo and the "family memories" to the bottom of the photo.

Add the "grateful + blessed" sticker, the "bring on the good times" die cut (that is popped up with foam squares), the "together" die cut (that is also popped up with foam squares) and the "happy + loved" sticker to the layout as shown.

Tie a bow with the creme ribbon and adhere with liquid adhesive below the "together" die cut.

Add brads to the layout as shown.

The layout is now complete!

I  hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Have a wonderful, creative day! Be sure and check out the amazing kits at My Creative Scrapbook and subscribe today!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Joy Card And Merry Christmas Card

Hello friends! For the past week, Just Nick Digital Cut Files has been showcasing cards on their blog.  I thought I would get a head start on my Christmas cards so I decided to create two cards using some of Just Nick's fabulous cut files. As you can see, they aren't just for layouts, they can make some great cards too.
For the Joy Card, I cut out the word "joy" from the Holiday Sentiments cut files with my Silhouette Cameo on black card stock and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. I added some ribbon, machine stitching, red enamel dots, and a red flair button from A Flair For Buttons. The "joy to the world" black text circle was fussy cut from some patterned paper (Bella Blvd. Christmas Illustrated Faith Collection) and also heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  
For the Merry Christmas Card, I cut out the Merry Merry Background 2 cut file on white card stock with my Silhouette Cameo and cut it down to fit the width of the card and centered it on the front of the card and glued it to the background paper. The Christmas tree was also cut out of the black and white tree patterned paper with my Silhouette Cameo from the Tree Trio cut files. Enamel dots and a green felt bow complete the card.
I hope you are inspired to try some cards today.  Have a great day!
Cut Files

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

France And Italy Travel Flipbook

Hello! Today and I am excited to share my very first video. I created this for Paper House Productions.  
I created a travel album of France and Italy with the beautiful Old World Flipbook and several Paper House Productions papers, stickers, and tags. The photos are courtesy of Janice Klakowich.

France And Italy Travel Album Supply List
Flipbooks are perfect for documenting memories with plenty of photos and I love that I am able to customize my album and add plenty of dimensional embellishments.  There are several themed Flipbooks to choose from.
I hope you enjoyed my video.  Be sure and check out the Paper House Productions shop. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

My Creative Scrapbook November Main Kit Layouts

Hello friends! I thought I would share the four layouts I created with the November 2016 Main Kit at My Creative Scrapbook.  

These layouts are dear to my heart.  So many good memories of special times with my family.  I love the bright colors to this kit and truly had fun designing these layouts.

Look at how beautiful this kit is. It is full of beautiful papers, stickers, brads and chipboard. 

Be sure and check out all the four kits that My Creative Scrapbook has each and every month and subscribe today.

Have a great day!

Monday, November 14, 2016

November Creative Kit Layouts For My Creative Scrapbook

Hi there friends! Glad you stopped by.  I would like to share my layouts that I created for My Creative Scrapbook with the November Creative Kit.  

I loved this kit and enjoyed working with this kit. The papers are so pretty and this month is the first month that My Creative Scrapbook have included exclusive digital cut files that can be cut out with electronic diecutting machines such as the Silhouette Cameo, the Brother Scan N Cut, and the Cricut Explore.  I cut out the leaves and title with my Silhouette Cameo.  Here is a closer look at the November Creative Kit. The colors are so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great week.  Be sure and check out all the kits for November at My Creative Scrapbook