Friday, August 28, 2015

Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop - Giveaway Alert!

It's time for another Stash Busting Blog Hop with some of my talented friends!  There are some awesome projects to check out and some fun giveaways too - so make sure to check in with the different blogs!  I have a giveaway to share at the end of the post!

Here's the hop list for this month:
Christine http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com ***You Are Here***
Majken http://chocoscrapaholic.blogspot.com/ *** Head Here Next***

And here's my layout for this month:
This is a picture that I have been wanting to scrap for months!  It's not a big moment but one of those little ones that will get lost in my memory without it documented.  My 2 year old son LOVES to play with the Infinity characters.  That started over Christmas when my dad was in town.  He would say "Grandpa play Good Guys Bad Guys with Bo." They played it for hours each day.  And then he continued to play with them for about a month.  I put them away when he lost interest, but guess what....he found them the other day and has been back at it! 

I used the "Made of Awesome" line from Cocoa Vanilla and really like it!  They are a newer company and have some absolutely fabulous designs!  

As a Thank You for stopping by today I am going to do a giveaway of a $10 gift certificate to SRM Stickers!  
You can do any or all of the following to enter:
1) Like my Scrapping with Christine facebook page
2) Follow me on Instagram @cameyer71
And lastly leave me a comment to let me know which you have done!

This giveaway will remain open until 11:59 pm on September 5th!  I will announce a winner within a couple days. 

Now hop on over to the talented Majken's blog!


Thursday, August 20, 2015

DIY Menu Board

Who loves Vinyl? I do, I do! Who loves Patterns? I do, I do! Srm's new patterned vinyl combines both of those and it is fabulous! I am up over at SRM Stickers today to share a DIY menu board that uses the new patterned vinyl along with their chalkboard markers!
I purchased a black scallop chalkboard from the craft store to use as my base.  I then busted out my Red Dots vinyl to use for my title and days of the week.  They cut perfectly on the Silhouette Cameo!

I wanted to add our family name to it and thought the Black Dot vinyl would look neat.  It didn't have the contrast I was hoping for so I outlined it with a White Chalk Marker.

There are several Chalk Marker colors available from the store.  I decided to go with a blue for a patriotic color scheme for now.  But later in the year you could change it up with colors to fit the season we are in! As you can see, I added a little doodling too!  



This was a super simple project that could be well utilized in any home.  Check out all the different patterned vinyls to find one that would fit your style!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Back to School Chalkboard

The kids are heading back to school and I have an easy craft to share with you today that is perfect for that first day of school!  It’s a Back to School Chalkboard featuring Paper House Productions Puffy Owl Stickers!

I have enjoyed seeing all the cute pictures and signs that kids are holding on their first/last day of school over the last couple years.  But despite my own craft skills, I have never made one of my own!  So this year I dug into my Paper House stickers and created a one of a kind version for my daughter.  


I picked up a chalkboard at a big box store for less than $3.  And you can probably do even better on price than that, I’m just limited where I live!  I added in a little chalkboard art (not my strength, not even close!)


I then got out my stickers - the Owls Puffy Stickers, the Picture Perfect Cork’d Stickers, and a stack of books from the Graduation Day 3D Stickers.  I didn’t want to go for the traditional apple look for the first day and I thought the owls would be a perfect fit!  


I did more stickers on the opposite corner using the same sets of stickers and playing up the owl theme more!  

This was an easy and cheap project to do - so if you've been thinking about making one - get your stuff together and give it a whirl!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Summer Cards

I had a few odds and ends left over from my August Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook so I decided to do some playing and make some cards!  I always love to use my scraps up this way but don't always have the chance to do it!  Here's the three I created!

On this one I was going for playing up some of the patterns in the paper.  I fussy cut the wave lines and chevrons to create layers of "ruffles."  The layers are popped up with foam adhesive.  I added in yellow circles to bring in a different element and be able to add in that fun beach ball!

I decided to create a little scent on this one using the green chevron paper to look like grass and adding a sunshine.  The wooden frame in the background just added a little extra interest and the perfect backdrop for my sentiment.  

For this last one I really wanted to incorporate the chipboard banner pieces that I hadn't yet used.  I played around with them in different formations and came up with this diagonal down the center of the card.  The sweet ice cream cones were perfect additions since I had an ice cream cone on one of the banner pieces!  

I hope you've had a great weekend!  I'll be back with lots of projects to share this week!



Saturday, August 15, 2015

Woman's World Magazine & Some Exciting News!

Something very exciting happened this week!   My Creative Scrapbook recently talked with Women's World Magazine about Capturing Summer Memories with a Scrapbook.  We are so thrilled that they used some of our ideas and quoted My Creative Scrapbook Owner Pam Rangel and me!  The Magazine is on stands now!
Pam and I both share some of their favorite scrapbooking tips and you will definitely want to check it out!  You can find Woman's World at nearly everywhere that carries magazines.

To Celebrate My Creative Scrapbook has some special offers for new kit subscribers and our current members too!  You can check those out on this blog post!







Friday, August 14, 2015

My Creative Scrapbook Vacation Layout

I have one more vacation layout to share with you using the Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook this month.  This one focuses on our last day of travels when we visited the Poconos in Pennsylvania.
The Main Kit this month includes clear overlays with gold and silver foil accents!  Super cool!  I added one to the picture of us.  The layout is built around rounded edge squares using several of the patterned papers.  Most of the papers are from Carta Bella!  I love that they are patterned but subtle so they add color without taking over!  After adding stickers and embellishments it still needed something - that's when I decided to add a stitched circle.  Something about these kits makes me want to hand stitch and I love that!  It adds such a personal touch!  I have also learned to do it while I am watching tv or riding somewhere, so I don't have to spend my precious time at my desk doing it.

If you haven't had a chance yet to snag a Main Kit - head over to My Creative Scrapbook soon!  They will sell out!

And while you are at it!  My Creative Scrapbook is giving away two kits over on Instagram. 
 You can find them under username @mycreativescrapbookofficial - go check it out and see if you can't win one!


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Using Lace on a Layout

The new lace from SRM can be used for so many different things and today I am going to show you how I used it to create the background of a layout!

I was inspired with the wider 4 inch white lace to try and use it as the backing to a cut file.  I laid out the lace onto a square piece of cardstock and adhered it.  I then used a fabric adhesive on the back of the cut file and attached the cut file to the lace.  

I love the delicate and feminine touch it adds not to mention texture that you just can't get from paper!  

I also used several other pieces from SRM Stickers to make this layout special.  I added a gold lace doily behind my picture to give it a base and to add to my color scheme.  And I created a unique border for the whole layout using different white sticker stitches.  I think the sticker stitches are a really nice complement to the lace with a feminine feel! I used white stitches from the Valentine's Sticker Stitches and Christmas Sticker Stitches.


My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club Layouts - Vacation Layouts Day

Today's Vacation Layouts focus on our time in Maine!  I have a lot more to do on that time because I took a ton of pictures and have a lot to share but it's a start at least :).  This first one uses the Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook!  I used it to build a scene with ocean waves and sunshine.
I loved the cute little whales in the kit but it's not my style to haphazardly place things.  And whales needed a place.  So I did some tearing and created waves.  Then those little whales had a home :).  I added the sunshine and stitching above the pictures.

This second layout is from the Main Kit and highlights some of the richer colors in the kit this month.  One of my favorite ways to use patterned paper right now is to do 1/3 of my layout with one paper and 2/3 of the other.  It creates a unique background and can add a lot of contrast.  If you look back at my layouts over the last several months you will see me do that a lot!  I knew the rich blues in the striped paper were going to be perfect for a beach picture so I definitely wanted to include that!


Friday, August 7, 2015

Anniversary Trip Layouts: Day 2 & 3 - My Creative Scrapbook

Yesterday I shared the first two layouts from our Anniversary Trip using the kits from My Creative Scrapbook this month! Today I have two more to share with you! 

 First up is the second Day Two Layout:
Around the time I was working on this layout I realized how hard it is to get a decent photo of my dear hubby's bald head.  Oy!  I refuse to discount trip photos because they aren't perfect though, especially when the memories are so priceless!  For this layout I used the Main Kit and used pieces from Carta Bella and a little Pink Paislee too.  I love how whimsical it turned out :)

Day 3 was a lot of driving!  But we did make a stop in Boston to check out Fenway Park. This layout  uses the Creative Kit and lots of goodies from Fancy Pants.  I wanted to incorporate that cool Anchor paper somewhere and a layout about Boston seemed very appropriate!








Thursday, August 6, 2015

Anniversary Trip Layouts

My hubby and I were blessed to travel to the Northeast for our anniversary in June.  I took advantage of the summer/travel themes in this month's kits from My Creative Scrapbook to get started documenting the trip.  So each day I will be sharing a layout or two in consecutive order from our trip!  First up is Day One and it features the colorful Creative Kit!
Our day one was mostly driving but we did stop and spend a couple hours at Niagara park.  Now here's the thing, I do not enjoy scrapping landscape pictures. I really strongly prefer people pictures.  So nearly all my pages will be focused on pics of me and my hubby in the location.  That's just what I like to do :). This kit features Fancy Pants, Echo Park, My Mind's Eye, and American Crafts goodies.  I went with a clean and simple approach on this layout and then added some hand stitching for extra oomph! I enjoyed the uniqueness of the big letters in this kit - it was different but fun to think a little out of the traditional box!

On to Day Two - which I actually did in two layouts because it had two different locations, experiences.  Basically too much for one day! So this layout is one of my faves from this month's creations!  I actually created the circle background using fussy cut chevrons.  That was super fun and I was so pleased with how it came together! Stay tuned for a full tutorial soon!  This one was made with the Main Kit which was packed with Carta Bella & Pink Paislee.  This was actually one of my favorite kits in my six months with My Creative Scrapbook.  Such cool embellishments and colors!  
Definitely check it out before it sells out!


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Paper House Productions "Gatsby" ColorWays gift set

I shared a layout using the new ColorWays Gatsby line with you last week.  Today I have two more new projects using it that work together great as a gift set.
I cut out this gift bag on my Silhouette Cameo and then covered it up with patterned paper.  I added a different paper to the flap to add some extra dimension to it.  I also used a rub-on for the sentiment (You Dazzle Me) and some accent pieces to decorate the bag.

This card was simple to make thanks to the Accents pack from the Gatsby line.  The base is patterned paper but the layers are all from the accent pack - including the background, the "shine bright" sentiment and the diamonds and triangles.  

I can't wait to see the amazing creations coming up from both the Paper House Productions Design Team and all of you using this new line.  It is truly spectacular!


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

String Art Layout & Giveaway Winner

I'm up today with a new layout at JustNick.  I played with the string art technique for this one and just love how it turned out!
I cut out the Sunburst Background File with white cardstock.  Then I backed each sunburst with orange and yellow patterned papers.

I then created string art between the rays (more details on the JustNick blog) and stitched around each sunburst.  This was very time consuming but totally worth it for the end result.  I did it in the car while we were roadtripping....made the time pass much more quickly!  

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Design
Buttons: Doodlebug Design
Floss: SRM Stickers
Stickers: Doodlebug Design

Now on to the big winner from my Giveaway of the SRM Gift Certificate!
Congrats to: Heidi Ingalls!  Heidi email me at practicalscrappers@gmail.com and I will get you all set up!


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Christmas in July (a day late) tags & bags!

Yesterday we were busy celebrating Susan's birthday so today I am sharing my project that was on the SRM blog! I'm not gonna lie, I kind of love thinking about Christmas in July (and August too :))!  Christmas is my favorite time of year, so given the chance I will craft it in the off season too!  Today I am going to show you how I took some new products from SRM to make some Christmas goodies!  
First up some Christmas tags on the new Canvas Tags!
This was super simple to make!  I used regular black ink and my stamps. The new 'Tis the Season stamps were perfect for this! I then colored it in with a permanent marker (nothing fancy). I also added Stamped Stitches to the tag just to add a little something extra. Could not be any more simple and will add a great personalized touch to my gifts!


I also did one with the reindeer stamp from the set - he was a little trickier because there were a lot more details but he still turned out cute!

Now this simple technique doesn't just work for our canvas tags!  It also works on the new Linen Bags!  I used a 3"X 5" Rustic Linen Bag and I did a very similar design as my tree tag but did it on a bag.
How perfect will this be to stick a gift card or other tiny gift in?  Handmade with a personal touch always makes the gift even more special!



Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Birthday Susan! Birthday Card Blog Hop

The Paper Craft Industry is full of some pretty amazing ladies.  One of those at the very top of the list is my friend Susan McShirley.  She is kind, supportive, talented, and full of awesome ideas. She is the owner of SRM Stickers and we think she is the best! She has been hard at work this week in Salt Lake City at a trade show and is headed home today.  We wanted to send her home knowing how much we love her!  So several of us from the SRM design team (both the current team and the team that just wrapped up) got together a blog hop to wish her a Happy Birthday!  You will see a whole bunch of posts with Birthday cards that were made just for Susan AND use her fabulous products!  We love you Susan - enjoy the hop!!!
Here's the Hop List:
Christine Meyer ***You Are Here***
Juliana Michaels  ***Head Here Next***

And Now On to My Card!
I recently created a card with a vintage feel using goodies from SRM and Susan said I should play in that style more!  So of course I had to do just that for her birthday card!
I decorated the base of the card with the new 2 inch lace from SRM and some white sticker stitches.  I then added some vellum leaves (cut with my die cut machine) and then of course some flowers.  I topped the whole thing with Fancy Birthday Sentiment!

It's time to head to the next stop: Juliana Michaels
Enjoy the inspiration!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Paper House Productions - ColorWays "Gatsby" layout

Every once in a while  you get to work with a line that you really really love.  I work with a lot that I think are great.  But sometimes one just really catches you and inspires you.  Today I am going to share with you a layout from the new ColorWays collection from Paper House Productions titled Gatsby.  Gatsby has a rich golden yellow tone and some of the coolest patterned paper I have ever gotten to play with!  In fact, the more I played, the more ideas I came up with!  I can not wait to dive into this line more!  Today Paper House is premiering it on their site and I am going to share a layout I made with it!

So as you might expect from the Gatsby theme it has a lot of art deco elements.  I am gonna be honest, that is an area of art that I haven't dabble in, at all.  So something about it really got my juices flowing.  It is amazing for fussy cutting The background shape is fussy cut from one of the patterned papers.  I also love the fan shapes!  The line comes with so many great papers as well as an accent pack with gold foil accents, puffy stickers (as you see in the title work) and rub-ons.  It will not disappoint on it's own but it will also pair nicely with nearly anything in this color!  Alright, enough of my gushing! Head on over to Paper House and check it out (and get in on the giveaway)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fancy Floral Mom layout

It's floral week  at JustNick and have there are some great projects to show you!  There are so many great floral options in the store - make sure to take a peek! For my post today I decided to use the Fancy Floral background and create a layout around it. I absolutely love how it is several different kinds of flowers!
Adding patterned papers to the back of cut file backgrounds is so trendy.  It takes a little bit of a time commitment but the end result is always fabulous!  There are a couple different ways to add the papers: you could cut out file multiple times using your different papers or just add to the back of your file and cut around them.  I've done both ways depending on how intricate the file is.  This one wasn't too bad to cut around - but if it was super intriciate I would piece it together!
JustNick also offers tons of great word files and I love to use those for titles!  For this layout I used a couple pieces from the Word 2 file.
One of my favorite things about using background cut files is that they don't require a whole lot beyond them.  Simply add some words and a few simple embellishments and  you can be done! Make sure to check in on JustNick this week to see more fabulous floral creations!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Traveling with your Scrapbook Supplies

 Last month I got to take a week-long road trip with my husband.  Because of some different issues (hello broken washing machine) I didn't get my design team projects done with the My Creative Scrapbook kit in advance of leaving.  So I grabbed my Creative Kit and a few supplies and took it along.  I didn't know if I would actually get anything done but it was worth a shot.

Here's what I learned, with the right tools in hand it is possible to do a lot from the road.  I actually got the better part of 3 layouts done and cropped hundreds of pictures!  Here's the supplies I took along:
Travel Supply List:
-Hard cover plastic case
-Paper Trimmer
-Scissors
-Circle Punch
-Adhesive Runner
-Glue Ball Point Pen
AND of course
-The July Creative Kit

My Creative Scrapbook has such good comprehensive kits that you really need little else to create beautiful projects!  Here's the layouts I did from the road:
For each one I wrote in the different parts that I did while we were driving.  

This one was the easiest to do from the road!

Not sure I would have made time to fussy cut all those waves if I would have been sitting at home!

So if you are setting out for some long drives this summer, grab one of your kits and see if you can't knock out some fun projects too!


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop: Giveaway Alert!

I'm so excited to be back this month with the Scrapping Our Stash group and hopping!  I was on vacation last month and missed it! I always love seeing what the gals are doing with different products!


Here's the Entire List for the Hop:
Christine Meyer http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com ***You Are Here***
Katrina Hunt http://paperscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/ ***Head here Next***
Wendy Bergeron Coffman http://stampingrules.com

This month I used some supplies from American Crafts "True Story" by Shimelle line.  I adore the colors in this line!
Now I'm not gonna lie, this isn't a real old line....it just barely counts as stash.  But I did have the base made up for it (the stripes, pink, blue polka dots) and set it aside because it wasn't working for my current project.  So rather than let it get buried I pulled out more coordinating supplies and created a layout with it.  And the pictures are over a year old too and have been begging for a home.  Yes, I'm a big goofball!  

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Stickers: Studio Calico
Cutfile: JustNick Studio
Die Cuts: American Crafts
Wood: Studio Calico

GIVEAWAY
As a Thank You for stopping by today I am going to do a special giveaway of a $10 gift certificate to SRM Stickers!  They have a great selection of fun products that I know you will love!

You can do any or all of the following to enter:
1) Like my Scrapping with Christine facebook page
2) Follow me on Instagram @cameyer71
And definitely leave me a comment to let me know which you have done!

This giveaway will remain open until 11:59 pm on August 2nd!  I will announce a winner within a couple days!  

Thanks for stopping by today - hop on over to Katrina's Blog next.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer/Beach Blog Hop with Paper House Productions


This whole week Paper House Productions is highlighting their summer/beach products with special projects from their design team!  And of course that includes an amazing prize that you can find on their blog!  I have a layout to share with you that uses their brand new Beach Collection that is just being released!

Beach layouts are one of my favorite things to create and this new collection is absolutely gorgeous! It has amazing patterned papers and a great 12 X 12 sticker page with letter stickers and various beach themed stickers.  For my layout I used the blue wood paper for my background but then I fussy cut around the foaming water to create a wave like feature and added that to the bottom.

You can see some of the stickers included here - from a journaling tag to shaped shells to words - tons of variety!

I messed around a lot with the wooden pillars in different spots but then when I set them tucked under the foam and framing the picture,  knew I had it!  Love it when something just works so right!

If you love the beach then you are going to love this collection - it'll be hitting stores soon and available at Paper House so keep your eyes out!  




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