Prize Pack from NSD challenge at Scrapbook.com

May 27, 2017


Good Moring,

Today I am excited to share that I won a National Scrapbook Day Challenge for Die Cuts at Scrapbook.com . This is the layout that won it for it me  and you can find more about it here: Easter Egg Die Cuts…..

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Today I received my prize pack that encompassed a $25.00 gift certificate to their store along with $100 worth of product from Lawn Fawn, Waffle Flower, Technique Tuesday and Art Impressions.  I thought I would share a quick video so others could see how generous the prize packs are from Scrapbook.com

 

If you have not been on Scrapbook.com I suggest taking a stroll through their site. They have an extensive gallery of many different styles and interests along with forums (under the “more” tab), free classes, a store and much more.

Again I share about them just because I think their site would be of benefit.

Thanks you for following along with me.

Until next time….

 

Autumn Doodlebug Mini Album

November 16, 2016

Good Morning,

Today I am sharing a quick mini album using the Doodlebug “Flea Market” Collection. I made six pages (counting front and back)  that measure 6 1/2 by 6 1/2. The cover is 6 1/2 by 7 with a magnetic closure.  Here are the details:

The Album Cover

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One of the nice things about doing mini albums or any interactive project is being able to use both sides of a double-sided paper.  The cover is both sides of the “leaves” design paper. The popped -up band is my other favorite paper, the plaid, reversed to bring out the turquoise color.

The flap’s decorative edge is cut using Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two.  To help secure the flap I used a large Basic Grey magnet.  Doodlebug’s 12×12 sticker sheets have a variety of sizes, words, and these large “title” (my term for it) stickers.  To keep the title from sticking to the band, I used some powder.  To finish the flap I used the “border” paper with acorns.

Page One

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The book opens to the beautiful bright green camper paper with a 4×4 camper from the cut apart sheet. The 4×4 piece is a flap that opens, to reveal a photo spot on the backside. I left the base page plain as this is a small album with limited picture space. A 4×6 picture would fit nicely, or a couple of 3×4 can work too.

Page Two and Three

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Page two depicts my inspiration for this album. I decided to go with one of the smaller themes of travel. The base paper is the colorful, cute suitcase paper.  Using their “Gingham and Linen” brown paper to make a pocket base for my favorite truck. The one in the “odds and ends” pack was the perfect size for the pocket. I filled the bed with a suitcase and pumpkins, if you are going to travel the countryside in fall, why wouldn’t you stop to get pumpkins?  The pocket has three photo mats (5 1/4 by 3 3/4) perfect for 5×3 photos or details of the trip.

Page Three

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These tags were originally on the  4×4 cut apart sheet.  To add a little variety and interest, I made each its own hinge, then cut them into tags. The backside is perfect for a small picture and journaling. I used some of the border stickers on the 12×12 sheet to finish the back.

Page Four 

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I made a pocket page to extend photo or journaling options. Making the pocket the with the “suitcase” paper, I did some fussy cutting to define and add a decorative border.

The 4×6 “You are my world” is a perfect match to create a photo folder on the inside as well as the back. Behind the folder is a large space for more pictures. In the corner is a sticker flower with a matte enamel dot for the center.

Page 5 and 6

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Page five has a little bit of a twist to it.  Again the 4×6  cut apart sheet with the truck is used to create a picture folder by lifting it up. Then it can be flipped down to reveal the white photo mat as well as more spaces for photos all along the base of the page.  I would recommend magnets on multiple flips such as this one. Two sets of magnets are needed. One set for the “flip up, the second set for the base page and the back of the folder.  This will help keep the page from popping open revealing your second flip as wells as keeping the large photo mat from falling out.

Page 6 

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This last page has a few options for photos by creating a double pocket as well as a hidden flip. I created two pull out photo/journaling folders. The first is using another 4×4 cut apart with  the typewriter.  The second one in the back with the trailer opens up but has a smaller flap to add journaling.

Once the photo folders are removed the pocket flips up to reveal two more spaces for photos along with a “say cheese” border.

Thank you for stopping in to look at my album. I hope you enjoyed looking at the bright, fun papers and pages as much as I had in putting them together. I always appreciate comments or questions.

Product List:

  • Doodlebug “Flea Marke 12 x12 collection
  • Doodlebug “Flea Market” 12 x12 sticker sheet
  • Doodlebug “Flea Market” odds and ends die cut pack
  • Doodlebug “Flea Market” 12 x12 Petite Prints in Gingham and Linen assortment.
  • Doodlebug “Flea Market” Icon stickers

 

Until next time…

 

Doodlebug Autumn Scrapbook Page

November 15, 2016

Good Morning,

This past week I have been in a serious creative mode so I am excited to share my latest projects with you. However, I am not so eager to clean up the huge mess I created in the process.

Today I am sharing a 12×12 scrapbook page I created with the new Doodlebug Fall Collection “Flea Market”. I love the bright clear colors as well as their new cut files for Silhouette.

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This collection reminds me of farms, the countryside and of course treasures found at a flea market. The image of the old truck is one my favorites, to me, it embodied the whole feeling of the collection.  When the truck was included in  new cut files for Silhouette, I knew I wanted to build a scrapbook page  around it.  The Doodlebug files are very user-friendly with the right amount of layers and details to customize the cut.   The file has a shadow layer which I used to cut chipboard. (I like the stability chipboard adds to larger die cuts.)  Aside from the truck and the road, the rest of the papers, embellishments and die cuts are all Doodlebug. I filled the truck with die cuts from the “odds and ends” pack. (I think these packs are the best deal in town. 78 pieces for a few dollars) I poured all the die cuts on my desk then had fun trying different options to fill up the truck bed.

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The hills are cut from the” Petite Prints Gingham and Linen” collection.  I think the gingham is perfect for the countryside feel. The trees are all a part of the “odds and ends” pieces.  The “apples” in the tree come from the new matte enamel dots.

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I used the small frames (odds and ends pack)  to use cropped Instagram photos or for journaling.  The large sticker sheet perfect size words to embellish the frames.

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Finally, I created the photo mat from my favorite pattern paper of the collection, the plaid. The design looks good with every color plus I like how it easily ties all the colors on the page together. The embellishments on the top and bottom are adhered in a way to allow for a photo slide under them.

I have more to come from Doodlebug’s Flea Market collection. There is a sneak peek on my Instagram if you are curious.

I always appreciate the visit and welcome your comments.

Until next time……

Fall Card using Simple Stories “Hello Fall” Collection

November 9, 2016

Good Morning,

Today I had a chance to play with the new Simple Stories Collection “Hello Fall.”  I have managed to get my hands on the 6×6 pad and the little bits and pieces to create this card while I wait for my larger order to arrive from Steals.com . (They had it for roughly 50% off last week.) This collection’s hues and colors will work perfectly for my scrapbook layouts of the pumpkin patch from last year. However, I love this collection so much I couldn’t wait to create something with it hence my card.

As I went through the 6×6 pad, I immediately fell in love with the plaid and the darker steel blue for a base. I choose the multicolored word strip for the sentiment and the way it tied all the colors together. However, once I had it adhered to the left, I wondered if I had worked myself into a corner.  Enter the fabulous Bits and Pieces pack, 62 die cut pieces to save me. Working with the pieces decision making did get a little difficult with so many options but, I like what I came up with in the end.

If you’re interested here is the supplies list:

Hello Fall by Simple Stories

  • 6×6 pad – plaid, steel blue, and the word block
  • bits and pieces cardstock die cuts- multiple pieces
  • your favorite liquid glue for putting the cluster together
  • the card base is white card stock cut to 6×12 (larger card)

Thank you so much for visiting today, as always your feedback in comments is appreciated!

Until next time….

*My disclaimer, I am not compensated to talk about this collection I just loved it and thought to share it! 

New Monthly Stamp and Die Series

November 7, 2016

Good Morning,

Today I am starting a new monthly series using my “Die Hard” kit from the “Stamp’s of Life.” The club kit includes a stamp set and a matching die set. The idea for this series has been brewing for a while; it is exciting to bring the concept to life finally.  It will ensure I am using my stamps and dies, instead of looking at them in their beautiful package. While I have quite a few to catch up on, I am starting with this month’s adorable “Mittens2Stamp”.  I, unfortunately, used my stamps before taking a picture of them so my apologies if they don’t appear in their original pristine condition.

This company celebrates the every day; it’s one of the reasons that hooked me. I am often inspired by these differents stamp sets to remember to scrapbook everyday moments.  While these moments often happen now, later on, they will be quickly forgotten. The more I think about it; these everyday occurrences are what make up our lives. They need to be commemorated.

This month’s theme reminds me of playing in the snow, catching snowflakes on your tongue, making a snowman and mugs of hot chocolate. I decided to do a tent card in an odd size of 5 2/8 x 6 (I never said I was conventional!)  I wanted to convey the wintery theme by staying more with the cooler tones of whites, grays, turquoise and silver ink.  20161107_115031.jpgThe background paper is from Bella Blvd. I wasn’t looking for a chevron but, it peaked out of the pile, so I went with it. I used a set of Spellbinders Label dies to create a layer for the mittens and popped it up. The mittens outline are stamped then cut with the shadow die followed by the inside die for the turquoise layer.  These different layers are another reason I like this company, the images are broken into more sections, i.e. the mitten and the cuffs are two pieces. The separate pieces make it easier to customize the image with different colors or patterns. As you notice almost every one of the dies in the set comes with a shadow, brilliant! For someone like me who is left handed and cutting challenged, as I put it, these layer dies are a blessing.

The sentiment block was done again with a Spellbinders set of their “card making” rectangles. It might be hard to see, but the edges are all inked with Brilliance Platinum.  Using the snowflake die, I added the tiny centers to the mittens. (They were the perfect size to fit the cuffs.)  On the larger snowflakes, I added silver Wink of Stella for a subtle glittery look.  Here is a close up:

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You notice the silver bits on the snowflake is the Wink of Stella pen. These glittery pens are becoming one of my favorites, now that I have learned how to use them properly. They are great when I don’t squeeze too much resulting in overfilling the barrel.

I used Tim Holtz’s distress ink in “Peacock feathers”  to stamp the sentiment I received in my set.  I used the ink after experimenting with flocking and a few other techniques while creating quite a mess. When will I learn to start with the simple, it is what I usually end up liking the best.  Apparently, I am a “scenic route” kind of crafter!

 

If you are interested in checking out these stamps and more here is the link The Stamps of Life . Again, I am not paid to write about this company or their products. I am just sharing about a great deal on high-quality stamps and dies; I think you might enjoy.

Thank you for stopping by, as always I love to hear your feedback, please share your thoughts in the comments.

Until next time…..

 

 

 

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