Monday, September 11, 2017

2017 | Felicity Jane

   Hey crafty friends!  Back today with another page inspired by the sketch challenge at Challenge Yourself.  They always have different challenges, but the one constant is it must include a photo with you in it.  I think that's awesome because we tend to end up behind the camera capturing the memories rather than being on the pages too.  
     My photo are of hubby and I on our date night during our recent vacation.  We had supper and went on the Haunted Mansion ride.  I've been going to Rehoboth since I was maybe 12 and this was the first time I'd ever been on it. 

     Everything on the page came from the Felicity Jane Summer kit.  I'm almost done sharing layouts from that kit.  I attached all the die cuts with The Best Glue Ever which is normal, but it also worked really well on the flair.  
     Really easy page this time, and I appreciate you always checking it out.  I'd love to hear your comments!  Until next time...stay crafty!

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Summer Lovin' | Felicity Jane

     Hey Scrappy Friends!  I'm back here today with a layout created from the Felicity Jane Summer kit.  I've almost killed this one! 
     They layout I created today was also used as a short tutorial over at ScraPerfect for my design team spot.  I used The Best Glue Ever and some foam to add dimension to my layout replacing the expensive foam tape I used to use.  Can you see the shadow under the corner of my photo?
     I usually start my scrapping with a sketch, but this one I didn't.  I started with what I had left from the kit.  The yellow strips are a branding pieces, and the grid is the washi I received in the kit.  This has to be my favorite washi ever, and I think I've used it in every layout I created from this kit.
     After I did the main part of the page the upper left felt quite empty, and honestly look odd.  To combat that I created a cluster using the washi, some of the kit embellishments and some of my homemade enamel dots.
     I have also taken to make my splatters with my water brush and inexpensive watercolor set.  I've found that I get better control with the water brush and I can make my color as vibrant or muted by the amount of water I add.  I'm going to try the brush with my color shine next.
    Okay...I think that's it for now...back to creating.  Until next time...stay crafty!



Sunday, September 3, 2017

Beach Carbs | Felicity Jane

    Hey scrappy friends!  I'm here today with a layout inspired by Laura's sketch over at Stuck ? Sketches.  I don't usually do layouts that are all strips as they are a challenge to me, but I figured since I'm challenging myself with the no buy I'd also challenge myself to try sketches that I normally would shy away from.
    I'm still working on killing my Felicity Jane Summer kit, and this one was made with branding strips, washi and cut up pocket page cards.  
    The embellishments were also from the kit, but I added my homemade enamel dots, and one of the doilies that I bought in a pack of 1,000!  Leaving the doily white didn't give it enough umph so I colored it with a Mr. Huey's ink dauber that I received in a Studio Calico kit year and years ago.
     The odd title came from a lack of letters left in my kit, but I does fit if you read my journalling.  Every year on the day my parents leave the beach we go for breakfast as a place called Royal Treat.  They have the biggest breakfast I've ever seen, and thick Italian toast...it must be two inches thick.  So the name does fit.
      I also turned the turquoise project life card the "wrong way to make the scallops look more like stripes, and I used the black and white stripe branding strip to fit challenge over at Lasting Memories.
     Hope you enjoyed reading about my process, and I hope to be back soon with new layouts and even a process video.  I've been so busy just creating that I haven't stopped to filmed anything.  Until next time then...stay crafty!






Friday, September 1, 2017

Happy Little Head | Felicity Jane

    Hey Scrappy Friends...Happy September!  I'm starting the month off by participating in Challenge #359 over at Lasting Memories.  The challenge was to use polka dots.  You can use a little or a lot. 

     In the main photo it's hard to see so I took a close up for you.  I also used a stamp that looks like polka dots.  
     All of these goodies are from the Felicity Jane Summer kit.  I'm working  on using this one up.  So far I've gotten five layouts from the kit and I have three full sheets of paper left.  I'm hoping to get at least three more layouts from the kit.  My goal for each one is at least eight.
    With that said...I'm off to use a new sketch and try to get that kit killed.  Until next time...Stay crafty!
     

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

You Need To Use The Best Glue Ever On Chipboard Embellishments

     Hey friends...Lyne here with you today.  I wanted to share with you how I use my Best Glue Ever on chipboard pieces.  I created the below layout using up odds and ends pieces from a kit club I was part of in I believe 2015.
    I'm not entirely sure I'm in love with the layout, but it documents a silly phase my kids are going though and that's what really matters right!?
    Anyway...where the Best Glue Ever saved me was the chipboard piece on the left (blue) and under the photo (green) by Bella Blvd.  This isn't just any chipboard piece as it has quite a bit of bulk to it.
     The sticky on it wasn't  keeping the pieces down, and I find this is often the case with even thinner chipboard.  A thin line of The Best Glue Ever, and you can see my pieces are securely stuck to the page.
      Get out that bottle...even for pieces that already have a sticky back!




Monday, August 28, 2017

What A Guy | Bella Blvd | Movie Monday Challenge

     On the last Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C'mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!
       Now let's see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month's #MovieMondayChallenge!! If you'd like to join our Facebook group, you can request an invite here.

    My movie was School of Rock with Jack Black.  IMBD describes the movie like this: "After being kicked out of a rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of a strict elementary private school, only to try and turn it into a rock band." On the poster of the movie Jack is also rocking a guitar.  I knew right where I was going to go with this!
        My husband plays bass guitar on the worship team at church, and I have some awesome pictures that people have gotten of him playing.  I'm sure the one on the left  doesn't look so awesome on the computer, but in person it's awesome.  Everything is dark and you can just make out my hubby against the lighting.
        The other thing I used for inspiration was a sketch from Stuck?Sketches.  If you are a scrapbooker they have awesome sketches twice a month and I highly suggest checking them out.
           

     Most of the goodies on my page are from an older Bella Blvd collection called Max. If this is your first time with me, I am on a year long no buy challenge with some friends so I am working on using old collections up. To use more of the collection I cut the guitar and tape embellishment from the paper and posed them up using foam dots.  I also added some of my homemade enamel dots, Bella Blvd stars and some Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  

     I thank you for checking out my creation today, and I hope you'll link up with us showing yours.  Until next time...stay crafty!  

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Family Ties | Felicity Jane

    Hey Scrappy Friends!  I'm back today with another layout.  This one I actually completely while on vacation. It's amazing how little you actually need to scrap when away from your space.  
     This layout was inspired by the rewind sketch at Rochelle Spears blog and the color/friend challenge at GrandDiva's Creative Corner.  The friend part comes from including a photo of my parents with our kiddos.  Hubby and I are blessed for my parents to be considered friends as well as family.  It also goes with the new beginnings challenge at Use Your Stuff because our baby girl in this picture isn't even three months, I hadn't gone back to work yet, and it was our first time away as a family of four.
    This layout was made with goodies from the Felicity Jane Summer kit.  The only things I added were some paint splatters from my cheapy watercolor set and some of my homemade enamel dots attached with my scotch tacky glue. I only used the scotch glue rather than my best glue ever because I had forgotten it at home and Michael's only carried the Scotch.
     The cluster in the upper right hand corner is several pieces all stacked together and cemented with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher.  There is washi from the kit, a label, a die cut that had a saying on it, and then a stamp that I cut out.  
     The stamp is also from the kit.  I'm really loving the sets included each month.  I've never been a stamper on my layouts, but I find having them that I do use them and actually reach for them over and over.  
    Well, we're off to the beach for a bit as it's supposed to rain later. Right around nap time...wouldn't that be perfect!  Until next time...stay crafty!