Sunday, June 30, 2013

Hey Good Lookin', What's Cookin'?

Today, we have a new Issue at Paper Issues, with Ruby Rock-It as our new Sponsor!  Come over and check out what the DT did with some of the awesome Ruby Rock-It products.  Then you can link up your own projects...anything including cooking, recipe projects, or anything Ruby Rock-it.  Make sure you use the Rafflecopter widget to help you enter to win.  Ruby Rock-It will be giving away a goodie bag, that they sent the DT girls to work with and it's full of some amazing goodies!  

Also, don't forget to go and Like Paper Issues on Facebook and Ruby Rock-It on Facebook.  Make sure you tell them Paper Issues sent you!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Don't Forget...

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Published: Life.Paper.Scrapbook

Several of my fellow Scrapbookers are on the Design Team for Life.Paper.Scrapbook and they all do really amazing work.  When I started checking out the site, I saw an awesome Digital magazine, that included a lot of really inspirational work.  Recently there was a call for Submissions for the second Issue and I decided to submit several of my layouts for various calls.  I was happily surprised to receive an acceptance from Manda for two of my layouts that are published in the newest Issue!

I would love for you to check it out and you can find my layouts on pages 46 and 61!  You can look at the FREE magazine HERE.  I am sure you will see some other familiar faces included in this Issue, along with work from many other talented Scrapbookers!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Let Them Eat Pie

Yes, I know the saying is "Let Them Eat Cake", but today we are talking about Pie...Pie Charts to be exact, in our newest article at Get It Scrapped!.  This is a trend I love, but I haven't incorporated it on as many pages as I would like.  But for today's layout, I had a lot of fun using the Pie Chart trend and made it a large focal point on my layout.


I snapped this photo of my husband and our middle daughter, one Saturday when we went out for a picnic. When I saw the assignment for Pie Charts, I knew it would be perfect with this photo and the title of my page, "Guess How Much I Love You". I wanted to have a section of hearts to represent the "love" theme from the title and photo. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a large 6 inch circle. I added a smaller cut Triangle, using the heart patterned paper and added some dimension to the piece by adding pop dots. I also stitched, to section off more pieces of the pie chart. I cut a smaller pie chart embellishment on the Cameo, to add to the center of the larger pie chart shape. 

Supplies: Patterned Paper, Thickers, Stamp & Bits: American Crafts; Tags & Tidbits: Elle's Studio; Wood Veneers: Freckled Fawn; Flair Button: PandaEightDesigns; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Spray Mist: Studio Calico; Doily: Hobby Lobby; Letter Stickers: Authentique; Font: Pacifico

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Favorite Food

Yesterday, a new Sketch went up at Let's Get Sketchy!  The new Sketch has a spot for two photos and I had a couple of pics of our oldest daughter eating her hot dog and making some funny faces.  She lists hot dogs as one of her favorite foods, and I have to say that I highly disagree with this like!  HA!  I am not a fan of hot dogs, but I've always been a picky eater.  Fortunately Madison, likes a pretty good variety of food and is usually willing to at least taste something new.  Our other two kids are a completely different story...they would both be happy eating PB&J and Pizza for every meal!

I worked with the layers in this Sketch and brought my photos in a little closer.  I grabbed a lot of the new SC that I bought from the Paper Issues shop and just kind of went to work.  About half way through, I started to doubt using that full Chevron paper for my background, but once I finished up the whole page, I decided I liked the look.

Supplies:  Patterned Paper, Spray Mist & Wood Veneers: Studio Calico; Flair Buttons:  Studio Calico & PandaEightDesigns; Thickers & Clothespin:  American Crafts; Tags: Chic Tags; Chipboard Arrows & Color Shine:  Heidi Swapp 

Monday, June 24, 2013

School's Out for Summer...

but the June Kit, Bayside High, from The Paper Bakery is in full swing!  Today I am sharing two layouts I created with this month's Kit, using a mix of Lori Whitlock, Elle's Studio, UmWow Studio and Custom Flair from The Paper Bakery.

My first layout is based on our newest Sketch #6 Challenge.  You can come play along with us, by using the Sketch and linking up your layout on the Sidebar of The Paper Bakery Blog.

How awesome is that wood grain Lori Whitlock paper?!  I used some of the pieces from the backside of this one too, because it had a lot of fun talk bubbles and arrows.  And I just had to use one of the Exclusive Printables for the title of my layout.  It went perfectly with my photos.  And see that Black arrow?…it is actually turned over to the underside.  The front side of the arrow had Black sequins, but I went with the mat side on my layout, since it was a masculine page.

For my second layout, I used a lot of the Elle's Studio product that's included in the June Kit.

I decided to go with a clustered design for this layout and added a lot of layering, using the different papers, tags, and Polaroid frame.  The UmWow Studio stars, Flair Button, and tiny buttons made perfect embellishments for my layout.  And I loved working the OMG! printable behind our photo! 

I loved using the Printables for this month and incorporated the first one as the title of my first layout and used another as a layered piece behind the photo on my second layout.  Here's a look at the Printables that are included with the June Kit.

And even though I've already shared a layout, party decor, and the two layouts, I still have more to come!  I created a ton of projects with this month's Kit and can't wait to show you the rest!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Get Ready for the Red, White and Blue!

There is just something about Summer time, that makes me want to break out the Red, White and Blue color scheme.  It's perfect for those outdoor Summer photos and of course, those upcoming 4th of July photos.  I've recently had some fabulous Red, White and Blue products fall into my happy little hands from Little Yellow Bicycle's Vintage Summer collection and the June Limited Edition Kit from Elle's Studio.  I was pretty excited when I checked the Elle's post from yesterday and saw that they were doing a challenge for their Team Up week with Jenni Bowlin Studio.  I only have a tiny amount of JBS product and it just happened to be some label stickers that were Red and Blue!  YAY!  I knew these would work perfectly with my Elle's June Kit and the LYB Vintage Summer papers.  So I sat down and whipped up this fun page in about an hour.

I wanted to do something fun with the title on my page, so I used the Silhouette Sketch pens to cut Red and Blue.  And I originally had White cut, using the Black Sketch pen, but it tore during cutting and I decided to go back and cut it in just the White cardstock.  I liked that result a lot more.  It was a Bob Ross "happy mistake" moment.  :)

Thanks for stopping in all this week for all of my postings!  I think this is the first time in a while, I've had a post 5 days in a row!!  I've got to get some auto-posts ready for next week, because it will be c-r-a-z-y around here!!  Swim lessons in the mornings for all 3 kids and then VBS in the afternoon at our church!!  Oh the joys of a busy life!

Supplies:  Patterned Paper, Stick Pins, Chipboard Pieces, Alpha Stickers, Naturals Star:  Little Yellow Bicycle; Tags:  Elle's Studio Limited Edition June Kit; Label Stickers:  Jenni Bowlin Studio; Punch:  EK Success; Date Stamp:  American Crafts/Amy Tangerine; Font:  Pacifico  

Thursday, June 20, 2013

They Say It's Your Birthday!

Last week's Challenge Sunday at Chic Tags, was to use song Lyrics on your layout.  This is one of my favorite ways to add titles to my layouts...along with movie/tv titles or quotes.  The day before the challenge was posted, we celebrated our son's 4th birthday and I knew the Beatles song, would make a perfect title for some of the birthday photos.  And I had been waiting to use some of the Birthday Cake collection tags from Chic Tags, so it all came together perfectly.

The birthday cake had some really bright colors, so I thought the Boy Crazy collection line from My Mind's Eye would complement those colors in the photo and pair perfectly with the Chic Tags Birthday Cake collection.  You may have noticed a trend on some of my most recent layouts...White cardstock backgrounds!!  I am usually an all patterned paper girl, when it comes to my layouts, but I like mixing things up every now and then to keep the creative juices flowing.  And, I've actually found, that I like using the solid White cardstock as much as using a subtle patterned paper background.  I did fill in some of the White space though, using mist in a little bit different way.  I sprayed some of the Sherbet Mister Huey's on a piece of paper and then used the cap from the bottle to "stamp" circles around some of the star shapes I punched from the MME paper.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!

Supplies:  Patterned Paper, Brads, Enamel Dots, Stick Pin:  My Mind's Eye; Tags & Printable:  Chic Tags; Wood Veneers & Spray Mist:  Studio Calico; Flair Button:  The Paper Bakery; Washi Tape:  Love My Tapes; Phrase Stamp:  American Crafts; Font:  Abadi MT Condensed Extra Bold

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

3...2...1 Fun!

This past Saturday, I had my second reveal for the June Guest Designer spot with Paper Secrets.  I wanted to pop in today and share the full layout with you.  There is a great Sketch to play along with at Paper Secrets and also a twist...use product with numbers (aside from alpha sets) such as bingo cards, price tags, rulers, etc. on your layout.  I used the Irish Farmhouse collection from Jillibean Soup, which Kristi sent me from the Paper Secrets Shop.

use product with numbers (aside from alpha sets) such as bingo cards, price tags, rulers, etc. on your layout - See more at:
use product with numbers (aside from alpha sets) such as bingo cards, price tags, rulers, etc. on your layout - See more at:
When I saw that numbered background paper in the Jillibean pack, I knew it would be perfect for the twist.  And I also used the 33 sign shape punch out.  I kind of deconstructed the Sketch, but kept the same elements, with the two photos and the paper strips across the page.  Normally when I create a Disney page, my mind usually wanders to Disney themed papers, but I loved that the Irish FarmHouse collection coordinated well with the colors in my photos.

Make sure you visit the Paper Secrets Blog and play along with the challenge.  You have until June 30th to link up and you could win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Paper Secrets Shop.

Supplies:  Patterned Paper, Stickers, Punch Outs:  Jillibean Soup; Wood Veneers:  Studio Calico; Punch:  EK Success; Acrylic Paint:  Apple Barrel; Other:  Shipping Tag & Staples 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Happiest Place on Earth

Today I am sharing a layout created for our newest article at Get It Scrapped, Theme Parks.  I've been to several theme parks throughout the years, but Disney World is definitely my all time favorite.  If we are going on vacation, it is safe to say, it will be to Disney.  With all of those trips comes a lot of photos, and the one on today's layout is one out of a thousand or more.  

After many visits to Disney World, this was the first time we finally all got to go together as a family of 5. One of our favorite photo spots is in front of Cinderella's Castle in Magic Kingdom, so we had to have a family photo taken there to celebrate the occasion. I have a separate Disney Album, but I wanted to include this layout in my everyday album, so I decided not to use the traditional Disney colors of Black, Red, Yellow, and White. I used the Amy Tangerine Yes, Please collection to add a fun, bright look to my layout. The colors from this line also worked well with the colors of the clothing in our photo. And the bright colors and fun bits were a great reinforcement of my page title.

Supplies - Patterned Paper & Bits: Amy Tangerine; Buttons, Tickets & Sticker: October Afternoon; Wood Veneers: Studio Calico & Freckled Fawn; Color Shine: Heidi Swapp; Flair Buttons: PandaEightDesigns; Font: Abadi MT Condensed Extra Bold