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!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Looking Good | Bella Blvd

     Hey Scrappy Friends!  I'm here today with a layout based on sketch 309 by Creative Scrappers. I flipped the sketch to accommodate the orientation of my photo and used a pocket life card in place of the second photo.  I think this is my number one tip for sketches...don't be afraid to rotate them to fit your photos.   

     Everything on the page, except the enamel dots, is from the Bella Blvd Max collection.  I've had this collection for quite some time and it was the next up in my stash busting challenge.  The one thing I altered about the embellishments was the every day dude circle used to be a flower.  For me flowers don't scream boy, and I didn't like how large it was for the space so I cut it down.  
    To finish it off I added some Dylusions white linen splatters. I use this white ink because it stays on white on the dark surfaces.  Others I've tried just disappeared into the paper.  
    Okay - enough chattering from me for now...I should go create something!  Until next time...keep creating!