Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Crafting with Black & White - Day 1 ***GIVEAWAY***

Recently I created a layout using a black and white patterned paper and loved it!  I loved how it turned out, loved creating it, and loved the challenge it gave my brain!  So I decided it would be fun to get together a group of friends and do a week long You Tube series on Crafting with Black & White patterned papers!  Today kicks things off! I am pairing up today with my friend Sara! At the end of the series I will be doing a giveaway of a $20 gift card to Scrapbook.com!
To enter you can:
-Subscribe to my channel & leave a comment on the video
-Subscribe to Sara's channel and leave a comment on her video
-If you do both you will get two entries!

I recently got the new black lace from SRM Stickers and decided it was the perfect thing to help me start off this series!
I used the Black 4 inch Lace to cover a circle that I used as part of my focal point in the layout.  Here's a video sharing my whole process for creating this layout!



I also wanted to add in some stamping to my layout as I don't think I have done that yet with the Bible Journaling stamps! I knew I had great options with all of the SRM Bible Journaling Stamps availble.  One of my favorite things about these stamps is that a lot of the words are broken up so you can use them in spaces that fit for you.  Here I started with "the Lord is" from the The Lord is Kind and Merciful set.

I decided "my strength" was going to finish the stamping and that was from the same set.  I love that you can see the lace peeking out here - such a perfect addition to a project!



Thanks for visiting today - be sure to check in tomorrow for my next creation!

Monday, February 20, 2017

February Stash Bash and GIVEAWAY!

It's only our second month but the Stash Bash YouTube Hop is becoming one of my favorite things to do each month!  This month we are using up Enamel Dots and Gemstones (etc...)  Here's the layout I created for it!

I also knocked out some stash from the Doodlebug Design "Under the Sea" Collection!

Here's my video!
Be sure to check out the giveaway on it!

Curious about the supplies from this layout?  Here's thumbnail affiliate links to them at Scrapbook.com!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Creating with Kids - Scrapbook Layouts

Hi there crafty friends!  This semester I am teaching a scrapbooking class to ten young ladies in our community.  My daughter and I have been creating the layouts in advance and doing a video together and today I have those to share with you!  First up is the Title Page for the scrapbook.


Here's Lucy and I creating together!

For our second layout we made a baby layout using the new Hello Baby Girl Collection from Paper House Productions.


Here's how we created this layout together!


What kinds of things do you enjoy creating with your kids? Have you tried scrapbooking with them?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Quick Tip Tuesday - Making Circles & Keeping Things Straight

Hi there crafters!  I never got around to sharing my Quick Tip Tuesday video last week and then today I put up another one!  Time to get on it huh!  First up is last week's where I am discussing how I keep things straight on my projects.


This week I am talking about the different tools and techniques I use to create circles.  


What do you think? Do you have other tips and techniques to share with me?  Are any of these same tools your faves too?  




Monday, February 13, 2017

Puppy Love Layout

Our little puppy is off having surgery today so we're all kind of missing her today!  That translated to me creating a page about her and doing a new process video!  Here's the layout I created using the "Puppy Love" Collection from Doodlebug Design.
I still just love this collection - although I am nearly out of it!!!  Here's the process video walking you thru how I created this:



I am completely out of the icons stickers so I had to use lots of die cut pieces from the Odds & Ends set.  That worked just fine though because i was able to add foam adhesive and pop up some pieces.

I also used some pieces from the cut apart pages to create my title - so dog-gone cute :)  I'll be back tomorrow with a new Quick Tip Tuesday Video!

Here's the supply list with Affiliate Thumbnails!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Year in the Life Scrapbook Layout

Hi there crafty friends!  It's a dreary gray day here in Ohio and I decided it was the perfect time to snap some pictures and get blogging done.  I recently created this layout using the Pink Paislee Moonstruck Collection.

So I'm gonna be keeping it real in this blog post.  If you are looking at it and thinking that looks a little complicated, you'd be correct ;).  I wanted to use the constellation page to document a year, but cutting out each of those triangles while maintaining the phases of the moon border was definitely a challenge.  My sewing machine went haywire on me and my stitching turned into just holes and kind of all over the place.  And then photographing it turned into a challenge too.  So I tried a different set-up for photography and used some props.  Alas two weeks after completing it, I'm sharing.  I am overall happy with the end result but certainly don't want to give any false ideas that the layouts always come together easy and photograph and edit perfectly ;).

Nothing from the collection was exactly what I was looking for in a title so I ended up cutting one out on my Silhouette Cameo.  I also fussy cut each of the hearts from a patterned paper in the collection - I like what those add to the layout!  My background paper for the page had a marbled/painted look to it and was a pink and peach color so it worked nicely with the pinks I had already planned to use.  I also used a little ticket from the ephemera pack that came in the collection.

Have you ever had a layout give you challenges?  Surely it's not just me ;).

Here's a Supply List along with Affiliate Thumbnails where possible:

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Exciting News!

It's always fun to have a happy announcement to share and today I have one of those!  I am going to be joining the design team for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®!  

I'm looking forward to working with this group of designers 

I have had the chance to work with several of these designers in the past but there's also lots of new faces that I am looking forward to getting to know!
2017 Design Team

Check out the full blog post over at their blog to see the guest designers too!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Hello Baby Boy - Creativation Projects

Earlier I shared that I worked with the Hello Baby Girl collection for Paper House Production's Creativation booth.  Today I thought I'd share my projects with the Hello Baby Boy collection. 

**As a part of Paper House Productions Design Team, I receive products for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use :) **

 I knew I wanted to showcase a lot of the patterned papers and stickers - what better way to do that than with baby blocks?  For one side I had to spell out baby and then included puffy stickers to decorate each block.

 But on this side I really focused on the cute patterned papers - I even cut up some of the tags page to use.  I love all the little animals!

I also created a layout featuring lots of the patterned papers and stickers.  I had to dig thru some baby pictures for this one (there's plenty left...but I certainly haven't played with them in awhile).  I fussy cut the big giraffe from one of  the tag papers and thought he was cute popping his head out from behind the picture.  

These adorable collections are all available at the Paper House Store and as soon as they come in to Scrapbook.com I will link you up there too!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Boston String Art Layout and Video Tutorial

Happy Weekend crafty friends!  I'm delighted to be sharing a layout with one of my Paper House Production's brand new collections "Let Freedom Ring."  I liked this collection as soon as I saw it so I knew I'd have fun creating with it.  The colors are a little out of my normal comfort zone BUT stepping out of my comfort zone often results in projects that I really love.  That is definitely true today - this is one of my favorites that I have created in months!  You will also be able to see me using my brand new We R Memory Keepers Laser Square tool in the video - I am loving that tool!

I have lots of details as to how this layout all came together in the process video - here it is for you!


Here's a few close-ups of my layout.
I completely forgot to mention this in the video but I added in some baseball puffy stickers.  Our day in Boston was mostly centered around Fenway Park - so these were the perfect addition to really personalize the layout further.

I love to do string art! And although it takes a good chunk of time, I am never disappointed with the results!  

As I mentioned in the video - the white stars sort of just fell in my lap as I was creating and I love the way they add a handmade touch to the layout and break up all the perfect straight lines.  I also love the script font words in this collection - so on trend!

Let Freedom Ring is available in the Paper House Store and here's the Scrapbook.com thumbnail affiliate links to the rest of my supplies!






Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Jesus Loves Me - Kids Valentine

As soon as I got my hands on my new Bible Journaling stamps I knew I was going to have to design a Valentine with them for my kids to make!  Here's a quick and easy Valentine to stamp with your kids!

**As a part of SRM Stickers Design Team, I receive products for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use :) **
This was super easy to make and I created a process video to walk you thru how I did it!



Here's a closeup look at the Valentine and bag.
To create my Valentine I used a sentiment from the Child of God Stamp Set.  The background is made with a border stamp from the New Testament Stamp Set.

I tucked the Valentine into one of the brand new patterned bags and then sealed the whole thing with a heart sticker from the Stickers by the Dozen Valentine set.

Friday, January 27, 2017

CHA Projects - Hello Baby Girl

I always love the chance to create projects for the annual CHA (newly named Creativation) show each year!  Paper House had me work with several different collections and I am going to share the baby girl themed ones today!  Paper House already has this collection available in their store!

First up I'll share my favorite of the projects:

After having so much fun making a Christmas Embroidery Hoop wall hanging I knew I wanted to do another with their Acetate Paper for this collection.  I did a ton of fussy cutting for this project - the banner and all the flowers are all fussy cut.  It's not hard to do and turns out to be a really unique home decor piece!  Here's the video I created on how I made my Christmas one!


 I shared this Flipbook earlier but now Paper House has added this collection to coordinate with it!  They displayed this flipbook along with the other new flipbooks at CHA!

Here's a video walking you thru this flipbook!

Last up I have a layout - I pulled out my new We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board for this one - I am loving that board! In fact I like it so much I got the smaller one too! I love my Silhouette machine - but it's nice not to have to always lug it out to use and these punch boards offer a good alternative here and there!

By using the punchboard I was able to work in some extra patterned papers in this one and showcase  nearly all the papers in the collection.  Aren't the stickers so great too!?! I love those puffy ones!

Click on any of the thumbnails below to check out the supplies I used at Scrapbook.com - Hello Baby Girl isn't available yet there but you can get it at Paper House by clicking here.

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