Friday, August 21, 2015

So Handsome Layout

     Every time Laura releases a new sketch to us I'm just so excited to get started...this assignment for ScrapMuch!? was no different.  Doesn't this sketch leave so much room for some fun things!?

     I knew exactly what photo I wanted to use when I saw this....our son's four year old photo shoot.  This had to be some of the easiest photos we have ever had taken.  We walked into the portrait studio and were out in three minutes...literally...he smiled and did exactly what she said and we had awesome photos to choose from!
   I used mainly the Echo Park Jack & Jill collection for this.  The blue and orange was perfect to match our son's outfit and the feel of the wood background.  The fair is from A Flair For Buttons on Etsy.  If you haven't checked Shelley's shop out you really need too.  The orange dot washi is from Queen & Co and the orange cross hatch washi is from Freckled Fawn.  I think that Freckled Fawn washi has been on almost every layout I've done since it was received...I just love it!
   I also created a process video on this layout.  It can be found on my youtube  I'd love to know your thoughts on the video!
   Well - enough yacking from me for now :-)  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Friday, August 7, 2015

#Bier Layout

     I'm back today with more pictures from our Munich honeymoon using a sketch from ScrapMuch!? These photos are from a Beer Garden we stumbled upon not far from our hotel that was so good we ended up there most nights.  I couldn't get over the size of the beers they served.  My favorite drink ended up being Radler...a mix of light beer and lemonade.  It sounds gross, but was so refreshing at it was beyond hot the week we were there.
    The beer paper has been in my stash since we got back from the trip...ten years ago.  The brown accents are from Close To My Heart and I received them during my  stay on the Paper Crafter Anonymous design team.  The title was cut from my Silhouette with a free font I had on my computer. And before you ask...yes that is a coaster from the restaurant.
   Short and sweet today.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bottle Cap Embellishment Tutorial

Hi Everyone!  Lyne here with a bottle cap embellishment tutorial for ScrapMuch!?  I'll be showing you how to create the cap I used on my Cool Kid layout.   Here's a close up...

For this you will need some bottle caps, a manual die cut machine, liquid adhesive, a 1 inch circle punch and some epiphany crafts epoxy stickers in size 14.

To get started set your die cut machine up with platform one.

Place your clear cutting pad down, then the bottle cap facing down, and the top clear plate.

Once you run it through the machine you'll end up with something like this:

I do find that the cap you use does make a difference.  I found some at hobby lobby that were on clearance with a soda design on the back.  They don't work so well as they tend to flatten too much, but the Spare Parts caps work perfectly. 
Now use your circle punch to punch out the design you are looking to make into an embellishment.

Place some strong liquid glue on the cap and then place your circle punch on top.  Allow to dry for a few seconds.

Lastly, apply your epoxy cap and you're ready to use

You can also do this, but use the back of the cap instead.

I did this on my Scrappy Friends layout.  This one I had a hard time getting a good photo of, but if you go check out the layout it's on the right hand side at the top.

I hope you've learned something new today, and I'd love to see what you create using this technique.  Until next time...Happy Scrapping!