Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Doughnut Pocket Page

I have a little boy who loves donuts (why does there have to be two different spellings for this word?!?) and I have so many fun pictures of him over the last year with donuts.  I could do a dozen layouts on donuts.  Or I could combine some of my favorites into one.  As I looked through the supplies in the Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook this month I found there were several donut themed pieces.  Perfect!  Time to do a fun pocket page!

I don't do a ton of pocket pages but I always enjoy the step away from the regular 12 X 12 medium when I do!  I love being able to get a lot of pictures onto a layout without having to figure out how to work that many into a traditional design and keep it eye pleasing!

Aside from the title pocket, I added little embellishements, stickers, and patterned papers to jazz up each pocket.  I added a strip of kraft cardstock to the "selfie" pocket so I could turn it from just "selfie" to "donut selfie." I also did the same with the "Chocolate with Sprinkles" pocket.  That's his favorite kind so we couldn't miss out on adding that detail :).

If you haven't had a chance to check out the new kits this month from My Creative Scrapbook, head over and check them out!  They are packed with fall and family fun!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sparkling up your Cards

I love to look at the details of things and try to find a way to put my own spin on them.  Today I am going to show you how I did just that with a couple of JustNick files and cards!  I added my own sparkling details to the cards!
As I was looking at the Retro Sqaure Background file I thought it would be neat to do some kind of a shape with the grid you see in it!  I have a stockpile of rhinestones so that was the perfect medium to use!  After figuring out the shape of the heart I started building from the top and bottom (so it would be close to center) and filled in from there.  I considered putting the rhinestones inside the little squares but opted for the vertices instead.
I cut out a second copy of the Retro Square in pink and filled in a border using the inside pieces.  I also cut out a coordinating sentiment from the new Card Sentiments 2 Set.
I have a soft place in my heart for scallops - I love how they look on cards and will go to them whenever I have the chance.  This card uses the Scallop Background.  After cutting out the scallop background I attached it to a piece of vellum. I absolutely loved the way the Shine Bright Accent piece from Paper House Productions (it's in the new Gatsby Collection) looked on top of the ruffles!
I then added a rhinestone to the center of each scallop.  I love how sparkly this turned out but I also think it would be really neat with little pearls!  

Monday, October 5, 2015

US Army Layout

Did you know that Paper House offers a variety of US Military papers and stickers?  These are perfect for putting together layouts about your loved ones either currently serving or those who have served in the past.  We recently had a young man from our area enlist in the army and I asked his mom to share some of her pictures with me so I could create her a layout!

There are so many fun pieces in this set that I had a hard time narrowing down what to use!  I decided to go with US Army Emblem 3D Sticker and papers and 3D stickers from the US Army Paper Crafting Kit. To make the paper more one of a kind I added eyelets to the borders of the patterned paper.

3D Stickers are one of my go to embellishments - I love the personality and dimension they can bring to a flat layout!  I especially love the chain on the one sticker in this set!

She had included a picture of the Army flag for me, so I opted to fussy cut that out and lay it over a picture.  Surrounding it by punched stars and the title it makes a nice added embellishment.

With Veterans Day coming up, now is the perfect time to snag some US Military supplies and make something special for your favorite soldier or their family! And then make sure you share them with me!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

My Creative Scrapbook Layout Sneak Peek & Kit Giveaway!

We're still in sneak peek mode at My Creative Scrapbook but lucky me, I get to share another layout early with you!  I love it when she picks one of mine to feature early because then I get to share early too! I shared another layout from the Creative Kit a few days ago.  That one was on a much more personal topic - today's is a lighthearted one on me and my boy Cooper!

As you can tell from the pictures he was having fun in Selfie mode :).  There are so many pretty patterned papers in this kit, I thought a great way to showcase a lot of them would be to do a grid of punched circles.  Add some embellishments on top of those and it makes for an even more interesting grid!  

Now I regularly share posts about My Creative Scrapbook kit club but I have never had the opportunity to do a giveaway of one of their kits to one of my readers!  Today I am going to do that!  I have a Limited Edition Kit from last spring that I am going to give away!
Who Wants It!?!
Here's how you can enter:
1) Become a follower on my Scrapping with Christine Facebook Page
2) Become a follower on my Instagram: @cameyer71

Leave me a comment here so I know what you did! And if you were already following me in both places just leave me a comment saying so!

The Giveaway will remain open through Sunday, October 11th at 11:59 pm CST. 
 I will announce a winner the next day!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy World Cardmaking Day: Favorite Cards Roundup

Since it's World Cardmaking Day I thought today would be a fun day to share some of my favorite cards that I have made!  So here's a roundup of some of my favorites from over the last few years!  Join me for a trip down memory lane!



And now I'm off to create some cards!  Hope you've had some time to create today too!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Decision Time - Scrapbooking a Personal Moment

Aside from my design team work in September, it was a quiet scrapbooking month.  This had a lot to do with the topic of the layout I am going to share with you today!  This layout is a special early sneak peek from the Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook this month!  The full release will be out on the 5th but I get to share a little early with you!

Here's what the Creative Kit sneaks look like - you can check out more on the blog!
Lots of beautiful rich colors!

If you follow me at all you know that I like to scrapbook moments.  Important points in time that I don't want to forget about - be it the funny things my kids do or the struggles we have.  This layout documents a major decision that we made this month.
My husband is a Pastor for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. The way things work for our Pastors is that they can receive a call (a job offer in normal world terms) to a new congregation at any time.  It generally is a surprise and you don't know even how the congregation got your name (which is cool because that shows God's hand in the process).  When they receive a call they spend time in prayer and consideration as they decide whether they will take that call or remain at their current congregation.  On the last day of August, Ben found out he had received a call to a congregation in Nebraska, nearly 13 hours from our current home.  

The last time he had a call was 7 1/2 years ago.  At that time we had two children.  Add to that 7 years in your current home and 2 more children and you can imagine we had a lot to consider.  We were able to visit the church in Nebraska  and had a good visit.  But ultimately Ben felt God was leading him to stay here in Illinois for the time being.  He announced that this past Sunday to our current congregation and we are hopefully back to resuming life as normal!  Because it consumed our lives for the month of September I thought it was important to document it.  So Sunday night I sat down and created this.  It was a good way to close the door on that chapter.  I kept my journaling on the back so it was private as of course a lot of our thoughts in the process are very personal!  And then after I did this I made 11 other projects with this month's kit! So I'm back and hope to be creating and sharing a little more regularly with you!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This is My Happy!

This week's theme over at JustNick Studio is Boys2Men!  Perfect for me as I have three boys! Doing projects about boys takes a little different approach and sometimes some added creativity to make the supplies at hand work.  JustNick has tons of awesome files that are perfect for boy layouts!
The String Circle Background looked fun and I decided to incorporate that into a grid design.  Because it is a busier file I decided to cut it just in white so it wouldn't overwhelm everything.  I think this approach helps it add a nice punch to the layout - especially up against the vibrant colored squares! I busted out my Doodlebug Design Stash to use throughout the layout!
I used one of the boxes to house part of my title and the Arrow Set 1 was perfect for adding some uniqueness to my title. I wanted to give the whole layout a fall feel without making it completely about the season.  I added in some tree stickers as well as some little woodland critters and acorns.
I just love how the white string art circle pops against the blue!
My title needed to be something bold to stand out amongst everything else.  The fonts on this Right Now Script were perfect and combined with black had the pop I was hoping for!  
Stay tuned the blog all week for more masculine inspiration from the team!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Making a Tickler File using SRM Sticker Supplies

We often use our paper craft supplies for fancy, fun, and whimsical creations.  But every once in a while we find a really sensible use for them that will enhance our everyday life.  Today I am going to show you how I used supplies from SRM to create a new filing system! What!?!  Yep, a filing system, with paper craft supplies! 

Our family is busy and with four kids, I have to be organized or things get ugly.  One of my biggest weaknesses is having too many piles of paper work.  Bills, invitations, school newsletters, they take over fast.  And then I can't find anything!  So when I saw this post recently on creating a "Tickler File" on Home Solutions 101.  The basic idea is to jog your memory on upcoming events, tickets, bills due, etc.  Click on the link and it will take you right through how to set it up! It's a system I knew would work for me so I got right to creating it!  

Using Number Stickers and Calendar stickers are the obvious part and SRM has a variety of them available in the Calendar section of the store.! I used months from the Year of Memories Sticker Set. My numbers But wait til you see how I made the file tabs!

The new Wafer Thin Die for the Decorative Calendar Sticker works perfectly!  I cut enough to make tabs for 31 days and 12 months.

Running it thru a xyron machine allowed me to have a strong adhesive when I secured it to the file folders. 

So there you have it!  Just another way to use those paper crafting skills and supplies for something that came make your life even better!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Vintage Ribbon Flower Cards

The new ribbons from SRM are so pretty and have great patterns.  I thought they'd be perfect to play with on cards and I'm gonna show you a different way to use them than just tying a bow!  Today I have a couple cards to share with you that are similar but use different elements!

I used a metal die in a scallop flower shape to create some negative space on my card.  I then backed that with some of the Black/Pink Vintage Floral Ribbon.  To decorate the card more I used several different pieces from SRM Stickers! I cut out the center of a White 4 inch Doily and used that to surround the original flower.  I also used some twine for a bow.  We have all varieties of twine so there is one to match all of your needs!  On this card I used Pink Sorbet.  My sentiment is from the Thank You By The Dozen Sticker Set and is set on vellum to add to the soft feel.

As you can see this card is very similar but set to a different color scheme! I used the Turquoise Vintage Ribbon for this card. The Ocean Twine was a great Match for this! The variety of ribbons are so fun, you could easily make a set of different cards using all the different ribbons.

I also used it to line the punched border on this card.

This is what the back side looked like before I covered it up to make it more presentable!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Flowers: Petaloo
Flower Die: Darice
Ribbon: SRM Stickers
Vellum: Core'dinations
Stickers: Core'dinations
Twine: Core'dinations

Thursday, September 17, 2015

First Glasses Layout

My Oldest Son recently got glasses for the first time.  On the same day he got them my kit arrived from My Creative Scrapbook and I decided to use some of the more masculine elements in it to create a layout with pictures from that day!
There were a lot of elements in the patterned papers that had diamonds to them so I decided to play off of that and do some fussy cutting and stitching.  I always love how an overlapped picture looks - so I added in that element as well!  The original picture had colors that didn't even come close to matching the papers included so it definitely needed to be converted to black and white.  The gold accents, glasses, and flair all came together to add a good combination of different textures and interesting elements.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Summer Adventures

I had a couple of Summer Adventures from the summer of 2014 that I hadn't yet gotten documented! I decided to use my Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook to do those!  First up is a layout about our trip to Pop's on Route 66 in Oklahoma!

The kit includes some fun ribbons and I decided to use those as stripes on the layout!  I also love the ephemera die cuts that came in it and those really are a focal point on this one!

My second layout is about a trip to Indiana Beach!

This one highlights more of the ephemera die cuts as well as the patterned papers being showcased in the banner!  I really love how this one came together!  And I am so thrilled to have two more layouts created for last summer that feature multiple pictures!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Shooting Hoops Layout

I recently picked up So Rad from Simple Stories and have been enjoying playing with it!  It's really geared at the older boys in your life so I knew it would be perfect for stuff about my oldest!
Last week I needed a brain break and this is where this layout came from.  I pulled out some pictures from a few years ago and went to town with the collection.  I love how easy it is to put layouts together with Simple Stories products - there's good variety in each collection that makes the process so enjoyable!  My favorite part on this collection is the overlay I put over the top of the pictures!  I also love the clipboard background - so fun!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories
Stickers: Simple Stories
Overlay: Simple Stories
Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye

Monday, September 14, 2015

Little Girl Layout - My Creative Scrapbook

Today I have a couple of little girl layouts using the Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.  The colors in this kit are rich and beautiful and perfect for sophisticated girl layouts!
For this one I did a lot of fussy cutting!  I cut out the banner and I also cut out the butterflies.  I wanted to really highlight some of the different elements available in the kit as well as the beautiful patterned papers.

This one also contains lots of fussy cutting!  To decorate the top of the layout I used a variety of hearts - some punched, some stickers, and some fussy cut.  I added in some gold sequins to highlight the gold foiled paper from the bottom and layered several different elemnts from stickers to brads!


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