Updates and Nuvo’s new Triangle Glitter

February 26, 2019

Hellllooo!

Despite the blog being quiet for a while, I have been creating projects I have wanted to share; only my computer is not cooperating! It seems I have run into hard disk issues making it difficult to use my editing programs.   I had hoped to be able to share my completed Halloween album and my Graphic 45 Christmas album in a video walk-through, but no luck.  They were design team projects for the local store, so I had to physically give them up.  Sigh!

Moving on to what I can do with my mobile devices…I love my tonic craft kits. One of the benefits of being a subscriber is getting new releases before the general public. In the last kit, we received a generous bottle of “Rainbow Quartz Triangles” glitter. A new addition to the “Pure Sheen” line.

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We also received new colors in the Hybrid inks in the “Tropical” theme. Yes, they sent us the whole pack of three. I was so happy to see these bright colors in the middle of a rainy winter.

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Wanting to use these new products around Valentine’s Day I decided to try them out on a card. I used  1-inch adhesive tape on the top and bottom, inked the middle section with the Panama Rose color. I loved how easy it was to apply with Tim Holtz Blender tool and get a pretty even application.  Using Nuvo clear embossing ink and Nuvo Expresso Embossing Powder, I stamped the sentiment.

Now for the show stopper, I removed the tape to add the triangles. The cool factor is how much light they catch. If you are looking for maximum sparkle, this will do it. However, on a card, it will take some work to get them flat and lined up.  I think in the future I would use wet adhesive for this kind of application. I also went over a few places that had gaps with the Diamond Pure Sheen Glitter which I used on the bottom 1 inch of the card.

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After playing with these Quartz Triangles confetti/glitter, I think they would be stunning in a shaker element. Either a shaker for a card, mini album page or front cover element these triangles would make it sparkle. The nice thing is they pack a lot of product in the bottle so one could be generous in a shaker and still have a lot left over.

I appreciate your visit and any thoughts you care to share on this project.

Here is the supply list:

  • 1-inch Adhesive tape (by Woosang)
  • Nuvo Rainbow Quartz Triangles glitter
  • Pure sheen Glitter -Diamond Sheen
  • Stamp Set from Tonic Studios kit
  • Nuvo Espresso Embossing powder
  • Nuvo clear embossing ink
  • Nuvo Hybrid ink in Panama Rose
  • White cardstock

 

 

What? Gems on a boy layout!

November 4, 2017

Good Morning,

These photos have taken me forever to find the right paper line to scrap these pictures. In fact, it has been so long, my son who was in 3rd grade at the time of these pictures is now in Middle School!

Finally, Doodlebug Designs came to my rescue by releasing Dragon Tails earlier this year. This line has been good for birthday layouts as in the one found here, but also for things like dragon slaying and sword fighting….with balloons!

As I get myself more involved in social media, I am finding so many scrapbookers who have a hard time doing boy or guy layouts. As a mom of three boys, I never gave it much thought other than to think the majority of the industry caters to young girls and women. I am not a pro, but one thing I do not have a problem with is adding sparkle and floral components when warranted.

On this layout that you will notice I used gems. The large blue gems helped the swords come to life (cameo cut file “Pirate Sword” by Amy Robinson).  On the journaling card, they act as to give the feel of a tacked up sign. Then I lucked out to find grey pearl gems in my stash to help move the eye across the page as it felt like the two sides were divided.  I used my circle punch to make “tabs” then added a gem to look like a tag pull.

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I use them a lot to move an eye around, dot I’s and give a border on a picture. What is best about these adhesive pearls or gems is they are not “heavy” looking on a page. As compared to an ephemera piece or sticker. Even a stamp sometimes seems like it takes up too much of the visual! As an alternative, if I am out of gems I reach for my Nuvo enamel drops or the new glitter drops.  What do you think, do you use gems or something sparkly on your guy layouts?  Let me know in the comments!

You don’t have to give up your bling just because you are doing a boy or male layout.   What do you think, do you use gems or something sparkly on your guy layouts?  Let me know in the comments!

Here is my supply list:

Silhouette Cameo

doodlebug 12 x12 collection pack

Adhesive Eraser

Scotch ATG

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…

 

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