Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Creative Kit layouts for My Creative Scrapbook

The Creative Kit is so stinking pretty this month - you won't even believe how stunning it is!  Glitter, soft colors, but still has a beautiful Christmas feel to it!  I shared one layout from it yesterday but here's a couple more of the layouts I created using it!

I love the background paper on this one - it has beautiful gold glitter dots on each flower (snowflake?) and it just combined beautifully with the picture I had in mind to use!  I love all the soft colors together to highlight the soft photograph of my daughter.

This one brings out some of the bolder colors - the green and corals!  I knew it needed to pack a punch with all the dark colors in my photo.  This one also includes one of the exclusive cut files in this month's kits!  I sized the "merry & bright" up big to really make a statement on my page!  See that gorgeous big ornament tucked into my layers?  That's a chipboard piece that comes in the kit along with several others! It's perfect for frames or layers!

Head on over to My Creative Scrapbook to get your hands on this beautiful kit before it sells out!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Quick Tip Tuesday: Adding Sparkle to your Projects - Featuring My Creative Scrapbook Kits

Welcome back for another round of Quick Tip Tuesday! This week I am highlighting three ways to add sparkle to your projects and I am sharing examples of the ideas with layouts from my My Creative Scrapbook Kits this month!  

Here's this week's video:

And here's a close-up look at the layouts!
This one comes from the Creative Kit and I used gold stickles to create a border around my picture - stickles are something I have been using for years and love to use to bling up my layouts and cards without having to use an entire set of rhinestones!

This layout was made with the Main Kit and features strips of rhinestones that actually came in the kit.

This layout also comes from the Main Kit and in this one I used Heidi Swapp Mist to create splatters on my background.

Check out the video to see how I did each technique!

Monday, December 5, 2016

DIY Cookies for Santa Plate

I've been a mom for just over 12 years now and somehow I have managed to never have a spcific plate for Santa's cookies.  Every year on Christmas Eve we scramble around throwing together a plate.  But this year I'm ready! I am up today at SRM Stickers with a vinyl project that will have my kiddos ready to feed Santa and his reindeer!


I did the whole plate using my Silhouette Cameo and several vinyls from SRM.  I debated between going with cutesy or a more grown up look - but we have so much cutesy going on in this house I opted to make it have a more grown up look!  I used Red Vinyl, Gold Vinyl, and Silver Vinyl.

I picked up my plate for this at a big box store for $1.99.  I liked the shape of it - I wanted something not round because I thought it would be easier to center! The quote came from Silhouette and was easily transferred to my plate by using Transfer Tape.

The flourishes and snowflakes are also Silhouette Cuts and those I also used Transfer Tape on just so I could master the placement and not mess up the cut too much!

Are you getting ahead on Christmas gifts and decorations too?  Don't you love that you can incorporate some of those crafting supplies into it!  

I'll be back later this week some more decorating tips!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

DIY Recipe Box

Happy first day of December! I am playing with Doodlebug today and creating Christmas gift idea of a personalized recipe box! My daughter has gotten really into cooking and baking so I decided to make it for her to start collecting her favorite recipes.  Using washi tape and a variety of products from Doodlebug makes it easy to personalize it!

I started with a plain wood box that I picked up from a craft store.  I painted it white so I would have a solid background to work on.  Then I used Washi Tape to cover it. I thought about paper but I knew washi tape would be a little easier and I had some cute ones I wanted to use!  The fun colorful striped one actually comes from the Here Comes Santa Claus Collection!  After putting the Washi Tape on I put on a couple layers of  Mod Podge to seal the whole thing. Then it was time to decorate - I used Odds & Ends from Fun in the Sun and Puppy Love to assemble the cluster of flowers and tag.

Inside the box I added a little message using some Odds & Ends from Here Comes Santa Claus.

Of course it wouldn't be complete without recipe dividers!  

I created eight of them for her using a variety of Petite Prints, Cute Clips, and Love Letters Cardstock Stickers.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

8 Quick Christmas Cards with Process Video

I absolutely love to take a collection and make a whole series of cards with it!  Today I am sharing a set that I made with the Christmas Collection from Paper House Productions. Here's the cards you will see me creating in the process video!

And here's the process video!

Here's what the cards look like up close:








Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Quick Tip Tuesday #3 - Circle Folds

Hiya scrappy friends!  Anybody else feel like the last week has been a whirlwind of activity? I actually wanted to post this last week, but time got away!  Here's the two cards I made for today's video!

Can you tell I have been enjoying using "Here Comes Santa Claus" from Doodlebug?  I have nearly used up the entire collection - even the embellishments!!!

That Santa in the VW is the cutest Doodle Pop ever!!!

Now on to the video!  It's just a quick 1 minute where I show how I did circle folds to add some uniqueness to the cards.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

December Planner Spread

It has been awhile since I have used my planner - ever since our move it hasn't been a priority.  But if there was ever a time of year that my planner is absolutely needed it is December!  Here's my first full week of December.

I used a combination of stickers and stamps from SRM to make this week's spread. I filled it up with lots of color and fun stickers but also left a little room in each day to add more to them! My Black Le Pen was perfect for writing in my own info as it doesn't bleed thru to the back sides!

I used the School Planner Stamp as well as the Birthday Planner Stamp.  To separate activities I stamped a part of the stitch border from the Birthday set and stamped that into the time.

I still kind of prefer stickers to stamps in my planner so I went ahead and did a whole bunch of those!  I pulled out all my Christmas stickers and used a wide variety from the following list:
Live Life/Christmas - Big Red Merry Christmas
Sticker Stitches/Christmas - Stitching strips
We've Got Your Sticker/Merry - Santa/Stocking/Tree space fillers and big "Merry"

I love how stickers add color and can fill up a space that is otherwise kind of blah.  How cute are those candy borders too!?!

Monday, November 21, 2016

My Creative Scrapbook Creative Kit Layout and Process Video

Happy Monday friends!  Can you believe it's already Thanksgiving week?  I always enjoy this week and this year our family is slowing everything down a little bit so we can soak up what it's all about!  Today I have my last layout with the Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook to share!  I also have a process video.  This layout is based on the sketch for the month from Creative Scrappers!

When we were on vacation I was able to get some great fall shots of my kids and the kits this month allowed me to get them scrapped!  

Here's my video for this layout:


Hope you enjoyed and picked up some tips from it!  I'll be back tomorrow with another Quick Tip Tuesday video and post!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Table Favors - Mini Gratitude Journals

I am up today over at Doodlebug Deisgn with an idea of something you can add to the giving thanks part of your Thanksgiving!  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love that everyone puts time on pause to be with family and celebrate the gifts we have.  To aid in our celebration this year I created a little table favor - mini gratitude journals for each person!

The Flea Market Collection was a great jumping off point for creating my mini albums!  Between the patterned papers, sprinkles, stickers, and the new Cut Files - I was all set to make a quick mini album that was easy to make in multiples.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out an accordion style mini album.  The Leaves and Wheat all come from the Doodlebug Silhouette Store.  I also used a Chunky Brad to close each album.

The insides I kept nice and simple!  Each page has a Mini Doily and one sticker or Sprinkle as an accent. I considered cutting out patterned paper for each page but the doilies were a much quicker option and gave each page a great space for writing.

On the inside cover each album I also added a cute die cut piece from the Odds & Ends - just a little something to personalize each one!

Hard to believe it's almost Thanksgiving week - ready or not here come the holidays!




Thursday, November 17, 2016

Brush Lettering Bookmarks

Last week as I was doing our homeschool routine with the kids, I realized I needed some bookmarks to help me keep track of where we were at in books.  Why not make those bookmarks inspirational!?! And why not make them myself and have fun doing it!?!  That is of course where my supplies from SRM stickers came in!  I combined a couple of the new Marker Sets and Bible Journaling stamps to create some lovely bookmarks!


I created a video showing how I made a couple of these bookmarks!


I don't talk too much about how to do the brush lettering in the video but Susan (the owner at SRM) has a great video that she recently created showcasing that!


Let's take a closer look at the bookmarks I made:
This first one uses the stamp set Amazing Grace and focuses on the verse Psalm 46:10 and the flowers come from Just Believe.

This one uses an older stamp set Words of Faith and focuses on Psalm 107:1 - the butterfly stamp comes from Just Believe and the little flower comes from Amazing Grace.

Everything on this bookmark comes from the Amazing Grace stamp set and it focuses on Matthew 28:20.

Last up I used the Trust in the Lord stamp set and focuses on 1 Thessalonians 5:18

These are going to be great reminders as I go about my day to day work!

Here's the supplies I used (available from Scrapbook.com)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

My Creative Scrapbook - Main Kit layout with the Sketch

The My Creative Scrapbook team has matched up with Creative Scrappers this month to work with a sketch! Here's the fun sketch!

I enjoyed the sketch so much that I actually created two projects with it!  I am going to share one today and one next week with a process video!  Here's the one I made with the main sketch.
I did lots of fussy cut trees for this one!  And then built little scenes amongst those trees using stickers and ephemera that came in the kit!  Have you had a chance to check out the new kits yet - there's lots of fall fun to be had with them!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Quick Tip Tuesday: Making a Scene!

I have a new installment of Quick Tip Tuesday up on my YouTube Channel! This week I am focused on how to create a scene using the Odds & Ends pack from Doodlebug Design!  Here's the layout:

And here's this week's quick video on how I created the scene!



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Monday, November 14, 2016

Baby Girl Mini Album Flipbook - Paper House Productions

If I had known how much fun the Flipbooks from Paper House Productions were gonna be to play with I would have gotten this out much sooner!  Flipbooks are interactive mini albums that you can pack full of pictures and embellish to your hearts content!  Here's a look inside the one I created!


Here's close-ups of my cover and some of the pages inside!
 You can leave the cover as is or decorate it like I did.  I added some die cut stickers and a vinyl cutout of her name.
Throuhgout the book I added little details with 3D Stickers and die-cut stickers.

I love how the pages flip up!


 So many great details throuhgout the book and already printed into it!
I left room for her mom to be able to add more pictures or journaling as she desires.



Now I want a boy one to play with too!  Hope you've enjoyed the peek inside!

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