Thursday, May 26, 2016

Big Changes

I have been a little quiet here lately and thought I'd share why.  In April my husband received a call to serve a congregation in Central Ohio.  After prayerful deliberation he felt the Lord was leading him to accept it.  So after eight wonderful years in Central Illinois we are packing up our family to move. When I started dating my husband he was a Pre-Seminary Student so I always knew that divine calls and moving would be part of our life together.  We are very excited for this new adventure and also sad as we say our goodbyes.

Our kids took the news as you would expect.  The older two were sad but also have been very open to God's hand and knowing that this is what he has planned for our life.    They had their last day of school yesterday and things got even more real for all of us.

With this move comes a big change for our family.  We will once again be homeowners!  We chose a home in a smaller town to help make the adjustment a little easier on the whole group (we currently live in a town of about 100).  The house is about the same size as our parsonage but a completely different set-up so we have been doing lots of purging!

We will have our last Sunday here on June 12th and be completely moved out on the 15th.  

As you can imagine that means paper crafting has taken a back seat.  I am continuing to do my Social Media and Design Team Coordinator positions with My Creative Scrapbook and Paper House Productions.  And I am actually trying to keep up with my deadlines for Doodlebug Design, My Creative Scrapbook, SRM Stickers, and Paper House Productions.  I know I won't sit down and relax otherwise and those deadlines ensure I will take some "me" time.  I am not getting anything done beyond that though and don't foresee that happening before July.  So in the meantime the blog will be a little sparse - but you know I will be back - we've already got a designated Scrapbooking Room in the new house!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Summer Kids Craft

It's the first day of summer in our houset and it's always nice to have a few crafts stashed away to do with the kids! Today I have a quick and simple craft that you can make using the Original Tube and White Heart Lace Doilies.

All you have to do to create this is connect the bottoms of the heart doilies and then adhere those to the back of the tube!  Fill it up with candy of your choice! Easy Peasy!

Of course adding some googly eyes and a little smile up the fun factor!  Wouldn't this be a quick and easy treat for your kids or to do as party favors at a birthday party!?!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lake Life Layout

The 3D stickers from Paper House are one of my favorite products and a go to for my layouts and cards!  Today I am going to share a layout highlighting the Lake Life 3D Stickers and Lake Life Paper Crafting Kit!
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The Crafting Kits are a newer addition to the Paper House Product line and come with cardstock stickers and patterned papers making it easy to create multiple layouts from it.  Add in some of the 3D Stickers which coordinate perfectly and you've got some added dimension!
The 3D stickers come in a variety of shapes and include words also.  I like to use them both for title work, subtitles, and embellishing throughout the layout!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Graduation Card

Graduations are right around the corner and SRM Stickers has stickers that are perfect for customizing your cards to fit the colors of your school!  It's been awhile since I have made cards - I had fun with this graduation card using Graduation Stickers by the Dozen and the Year of Memories/2016 stickers. With these two sets you can easily make a whole bunch of graduation cards to take along to each party!

The stickers are clear and black so they work perfectly for personalizing with things like or sequins, cardstock, or even some Sticker Stitches!

I added the biggest 2016 I could in the center and at an angle to up the whimsy!

The Stickers by the Dozen make it easy to add lots of caps to the card.  I used a circle punch to punch it out so I didn't have to try to place my sticker to precisely.

We're looking forward to seeing what cards and treats you are making for the grads in your life!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Main Kit Layouts for My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club

This month's Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook featured a lot of pieces from the Bloom Collection from Crate Paper as well as some various odds and ends.  I loved the colors featured in the collection and had fun playing with it!

This first one I poured my heart into.  I don't enjoy documenting sad memories but I also don't want to forget some of those times.  This past February our dog of 14.5 years passed away.  It was a brutal week in our family filled with lots of tears and emotions.  I know through it though that my kids learned some important life lessons.

I loved the stickers in the kit - they were puffy and shiny and oh so fun!  Perfect for creating this text filled circle!

You can't go wrong with a quilted look and the chevrons on the patterned paper in the kit worked perfectly for adding a twist to it!

I wanted to work a little boy layout into this kit and I think I achieved it well with this silly layout!  I added lots of doodling to the ruffles and some enamel dots to play up the whimsy!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Creative Kit Projects for My Creative Scrapbook

My family and I are in the process of getting ready to move out of state - so bear with me for awhile here as I am in and out of blogging!  Today I wanted to pop in and share with you the projects that I made using the May Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook!

The kit contains a string of silver beads.  I cut it up and used them individually on this layout.  It was not as tedious as it sounds ;)

Can't get enough of fringe these days!

Love the coral in this collection and took advantage of it for this birthday picture!

There's lots of neat patterns in the kit and I wanted to use as many as possible!  And the stickers and chipboard and....such a fun kit!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

It's time for another Stash Busting Blog Hope with some of my talented friends!  I love breaking in to my stash just for fun and creating something to share with y'all each month!  I have a giveaway to share at the end of the post!

Here's this month's Hop List:
Christine ***You are Here***
Wendi ***Go Here Next***

I wasn't planning on playing along this month.  But I've had a lot on my mind and haven't been sleeping well.  So Thursday morning I was wide awake at 5:30 a.m. and ventured down to my room and decided to try and do something. As I was digging thru my stash I came across this layout which I had started 2 years ago - but never got further than the base and picture!  Perfect opportunity to go back and put it together!
Most everything for the stickers and patterned papers are from Echo Park - a couple different Samatha Walker Collections.  I added in cork hearts and dots to add some extra texture and that is all over two years old too!  Love it when you can get something done that had been cast aside!

As I mentioned earlier I am doing a giveaway!  Today I am giving away a $15 Gift Certificate to SRM Stickers!  You can get stamps, stickers, containers, planner supplies, and so much more there!

You can get up to two entries for the gift certificate:
1) Follow me on Instagram @cameyer71
2) Follow me on Facebook
and then
3) Leave me a comment here telling me what you did!

The giveaway will be open thru May 8, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST

Friday, April 22, 2016

Under the Sea Layout

Fabulous Colors, Adorable Characters, Cute Patterns! I am up at the Doodlebug Blog today and declaring that Under the Sea has all of these and if you're like me it will make you want to squeal with delight at all the fun it has to offer! I decided to pull out a picture of my only daughter having fun in the sun and showcase it with this layout.  I tend to love just about everything I make with Doodlebug products but I think this might be my favorite to date!

My goal was to find a way to use the Die Cut Banner pieces in a fun and unique way.  As I was moving them around and looking at them I realized - hey why not use them around a circle!?!  They don't have to be a banner!  I love how doing this helps them mimic a sun or a flower - both perfectly appropriate for the feel of the layout!  I did a pattern using the four different banner shapes and trying to alternate colors, patterns, etc.  

I thought the mermaids in the collection were so fun that I used several of them!  They even have one come in Doodlepop form - adding some dimension to the layout!  Pieces from the This & That Sticker Set helped provide a title and subtitle for it.

I used a mixture of the Lily White Glitter sprinkles and Under the Sea Shape Sprinkles to surround the mermaids. They add such a fun touch of whimsy and pops of color and dimension too!

I specifically chose the background paper for my circle that I did for several reasons: it matched the water in the picture almost perfectly, it reminded me of waves and mermaid scales, and I knew I could go crazy with my craft knife and make it pop!  After I cut out the circle and placed my picture on it - I used my craft knife to randomly cut up scallops and pull them up.  I didn't count or do any pattern I just looked at it as I went and filled in where I thought it could use another.  I then topped those off with a dab of glitter glue.  I am always drawn to scallops and using my craft knife with them and am always pleased with the results too!

I can't wait to dive into this collection and play some more!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Words of Faith Cards

I'm up today at SRM Stickers to show that The Words of Faith stamps aren't just for Bible Journaling they work great for cards too!

It's always nice to have cards on hand that are perfect for a variety of situations and this one fills that need.  I did a bunch of layers of various products from my stash and then added the "Trust in the Lord" from the Words of Faith Stamp Set as a sentiment.  I love the springy feel that it has and that in combination with the sentiment it just has an uplifting feeling to it!

I love that there are sentiments in this stamp set that can be for comforting, encouraging, and celebrating - it covers a wide variety and can not only meet your Bible Journaling needs but be perfect for all your cards too!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Basketball Pocket Page

My oldest son recently wrapped up his basketball season and I have a ton of pictures from it! So today I am going to show how I used up some of the pictures in a quick and simple pocket page layout!
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Basketball Pocket Page Supplies:
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The Basketball Tags Paper in the All Star Collection from Paper House Productions is great for a variety of uses.  You could do cards to encourage your little athlete, use it on traditional layouts, make home decor, or use it just like I did as part of a pocket page.  As you can see I used some straight as they came and other parts I decorated with stickers.
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And just because Paper House has a new sports collection, don't forget about all their great older ones that combine beautifully with the All Star Collection.  I used pieces from the Basketball Die Cuts and as you can see here a 3D Basketball sticker!
So if you are looking for a quicker alternative to the traditional layout and have several pictures to include - pull out a pocket page protector and get to work.  You won't be disappointed!  I always love how they turn out!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Creative Kit Layouts for My Creative Scrapbook

The Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook is packed with beautiful soft spring colors and a few bunches of bright, bold colors too!  Today I am going to share with you the rest of the layouts that I made with this kit!

This one was a crazy amount of work but I love how it turned out.  I punched out circles and then cut them in half.  I then attached them to a circle and then went to the next color a half inch in further.  I took pictures to explain it better and inadvertently deleted them - argh! I love that it kind of looks like a big flower!

For this fun birthday layout I was trying to create a bit of a scene using different elements from the kit!

This little guy loves to jump in Muddy Puddles - so I captured that moment with this grid style layout.  You can never go wrong with a grid style layout!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April Planner Spread

If there was ever a time of year to need a planner, it's right now.  My goodness the schedule is busy! Today I'm sharing just one week of my April planner where I incorporated all kinds of fun SRM supplies!
For this week I decided to really play with my SRM Planner Stamps and my Black Le Pen!

I used both the Clear Stamp Planner/Banner and Clear Stamp Planner/Notes to Self to highlight things I needed to do and then added my handwriting around them!  I also added in the fun April from the Months Large/Snappy Sticker Set!

I haven't incorporated very many of my Sticker Stitches in the past so this time I got out my Halloween ones so that I could use some orange and used them as a border.  Love the extra fun that they add!
How's your April Planner coming along?  We'd love to see them over in our Facebook Group!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Main Kit Layouts for My Creative Scrapbook

Does it feel like April where you are at? Where I live, it's been in the 30s and it even snowed yesterday! Yikes!  Here's some Main Kit layouts form the new April kits from My Creative Scrapbook.  These have a spring feel and should help warm us up!

The kit is packed with Carpe Diem from Simple Stories along with some flowers, thickers, and other odds and ends!

There's tons of fun stuff to fussy cut - like these awesome clouds! 

There's a good mix of big bold patterns and much calmer ones - I went big and bold on this layout! 

The chipboard frames were a definite favorite for me - super fun to make a collage with and add a bunch of pictures to a layout!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Baseball Scrapbook Layout

With opening day fresh in everyone's minds I thought it was a perfect time to pull out the new All Star Collection from Paper House Productions and play with the baseball components!  I also decided to try my hand at a mixed media background (for the first time EVER!)
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Baseball Layout Supply List:
There's a lot of circles happening in my design - to break that up I brought in the Baseball Snapshot Stickers.  The shape helps draw attention in to the photos and they also add an extra texture with their paper clips!  I created my background by spraying cellophane with mist and then smushing it onto the layout (that's a technical term right there ;).
As I was creating this layout I knew I wanted to incorporate multiple patterns and circular elements.  I used a punch to do that and then tied in some of the round cardstock stickers to embellish.
This collection comes with stickers that work great for titles and subtitles - that always makes figuring out that part of the layout a little easier.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Anchors Aweigh Layout for Doodlebug Design

Little boy scrapbooking supplies can be hard to come by so I was so excited to see this fabulous collection from Doodlebug!  My littlest guy had recently been giving me some silly faces in the bathtub so I took advantage of the water themed products to create this fun layout!

I really wanted to use the map paper from the collection but I didn't have pictures that were the right size to make it work in a traditional manner.  So Sprinkles Vellum to the rescue!  I cut out a 10 inch circle from the vellum and put that in the center of the layout.  That kept the map as a big part of the layout but allowed the eyes to still focus on the pictures.  I decided to really play up the circles and imitate bubbles - so there are circles all over the place!

The Doodlepops in this collection are seriously adorable!  Love the turtles, love the fish, you can't go wrong! Although if I'm being honest, I pretty much just love Doodlepops!  Dimension and cuteness = perfection in my book!

To add dimension I decided to use the Tangerine Chippers for my title and I also added some of the fun Bubble Sprinkles throughout. 

I outlined a lot of the pieces on my layout with a black pen - I wanted to make things pop a little more and that really helped. There are lots of great words and phrases to use in the stickers - some water themed and lots not.  Makes it a very versatile line that will be perfect for all your little guys!

I can't wait to play with this collection even more this summer when I have pool, beach, and lake pictures to use too!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

DIY Home Decor

SRM Stickers has just released new spring colors of vinyl that are great for cutting with electronic machines but sometimes you just need a nice background and need a simple cut.  They work great for that too!  Today I am going to share with you a piece that I made for our newly redecorated master bedroom.

When I saw this blue vinyl I knew it would be perfect to use in our Master Bedroom.  I picked up this undecorated frame at a big box store.  I measured and cut out a piece of the vinyl to fit in the center and then decorated it from there with more SRM goodies!

I wanted a soft romantic touch to the frame but still with a modern feel.  Enter burlap, lace, and vellum - perfect for creating that look!  The frame came with six clips to hang things from and although I could have removed some, I liked the look of six.  I knew I wanted to do two pictures so that left four open.  I attached the circle sticker from the Fancy Sentiments/Thinking of You set to white cardstock and cut that out to fill one clip.  I also added a small circle from the Fancy Sentiments/Love set to a tag for another clip.

Then came the last two clips which happen to be my favorite!  First I used 4" lace and ran it through a manual die cut machine to cut it into a heart.  I then added a smaller burlap heart on top of the lace.  I used titles from the We've Got Your Sticker Happy and We've Got Your Sticker Forever on top of vellum to add some big words to the frame.

Simple, pretty, and with a personal touch!  

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bible Journaling on 2 Thessalonians 3:16 with SRM Stickers

Have you had a chance to try out the SRM Stickers Bible Journaling stamps yet? They are so handy for this art and create a beautiful clear image!  Today I have a Bible Journaling piece on 2 Thessalonians 3:16 to share.
I don't do my journaling straight into my Bible - I prefer to do it on a sturdy piece of cardstock and slide it inside my Bible at that location.  For this one I did a watercolored background!  

I used both the Words of Faith Stamp set and the Big Faith stamp set on this piece.  Life has definitely presented some challenges to me lately - so you will notice I'm giving myself a bit of a pep talk on trusting the Lord!

I created the actual verse on the project using a combination of letter stickers (outlined with my Black Le Pen!) and stamping.  Then I stamped onto White Medium Punched Pieces and added my journaling onto those.  They were the perfect size for working on this!

Link me up to your Bible Journaling pages - I'd love to be inspired and enoucouraged by them!


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