Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Then...Now | Simple Stories | Secret Not Secret Kit Club

    Hey friends.  Can you believe I have two posts in one day!?  This layout was inspired by two things.  I recently joined The Secret Not Secret Kit Club and the owner Khristina  posted a challenge to created a layout inspired by your favorite tv show.  I paired that challenge with the November 1st sketch from Stuck?Sketches.
      I have to say this was a really hard challenge for me because Supernatural isn't a happy happy show, but I didn't want to make a dark layout and I honestly don't have anything I would consider dark.  
     I ended up using the So Rad collection by Simple Stories.  I used pieces of the 12x12 collection, some of the 4x6 cards, some self adhesive brads, die cuts and enamel dots.   
     I think with what I picked wasn't happy per se, but the colors brought some life to a darker theme show.  I also added some things from my stash to complete the look I was going for.  The washi tape was from an old Freckled Fawn kit, the twine is from My Mind's Eye and I inked the edges of the paper with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
     One tip I have is if you want to add small journalling strips like I did is to use a xyron machine to add adhesive.  I used the small x shaped one for these so it didn't use up my nine inch machine cartridge.  I have previously used a glue pen, but every layout I used them on the strips have fallen off, but I haven't had any trouble with the xyron.
    To finish it of I added some of the best quotes from the show.  One from each of the main characters.
     Okay, enough rambling for now - let me get back to creating.  Until next time...stay crafty!

Dare HeIs | Felicity Jane

     Hey friends!  I'm am so very excited to be here today as it's my first share as part of the new Southern Girls Challenge team.  I have been with them before and am so glad to be with them again!
     The challenge this go round is Anything Goes...who doesn't love that challenges!  I used a sketch Laura Whitaker made for the Secret Not Secret Kit Club November challenge.

     The layout was created with my Felicity Jane Willow kit.  This is the fifth layout I have created with this kit, and I'm hoping to kill it before year end.  I know that doesn't sound like a lofty goal since there isn't much left, but we all know how busy the holidays are!
     Now I'm sure you are wondering what the title is as it seems like gibberish, but I promise it has a purpose and it part of the story.  Every day our puppy and our 1.5 year old daughter wait for out son's bus to come down the street.
     There are a few buses that come down the street and they seem to know those aren't his.  When his come down the dog goes bananas and Julia screams...Dare HeIs = There he is!  It has to be the sweetest thing ever!!!
     If you want to see some other layouts from this kit take a look at Young At Heart, Happy, So Big or 1st Fluff.
     So, are you going to join the challenge?  If so please make sure to leave me a link so that I can be sure to check it out.  I'd love your thoughts on my layout as well.  Until next time...stay crafty!

Monday, November 27, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Movies Blog Hop

     It's the most wonderful time of the year - time for the annual 25 Days Of Christmas Movies Blog Hop! #ChristmasMoviesHop

     We have 25 talented bloggers gathered together to share with you all the wonderful crafts and recipes you can make this Christmas season, based off of some of the most beloved holiday classic films. There are 25 films to be inspired by for your holiday season, and 25 talented bloggers to aid your inspiration! If you love Christmas movies, you have come to the right place!!

Let’s Meet The Hosts!

Megan ~ C’mon Get Crafty | Erlene~ My Pinterventures | Lindsay ~ seeLindsay
Stephanie ~ The Tip Toe Fairy | Rebecca ~ The Moments at Home | Michelle ~ Our Crafty Mom

     Now let's check out the rest of the amazing Christmas creations!

     I'm so excited to be back today sharing a mini album that I made as part of the 25 days of Christmas movies blog hop.  We each have picked a movie and created a project around that movie.  For my inspiration I chose the movie The Santa Clause Three.

     I chose this movie due to the inclusion of Jack Frost...snow/cold is one of my favorite things.  The inspiration for a snow themed mini album was born.
     I created a waterfall mini album using one piece of chipboard and a My Creative Scrapbook kit I've had since 2015.  Most of the items are from the Pebbles Winter Wonderland collection.  There sadly isn't much of it left out there as it was gorgeous.
     I love the way the waterfall looks with the lacy corners, and frosty colors.  I used my favorite Fiskars corner rounder because I thought it looked like a lacy snow pattern. 
     I chose a simple design for the cover that emphasized snow, but left room for the owner to put a photo in.  The addition of a photo would make it truly unique to that person.  
     I have also created a youtube video on my channel showing how I put the book together.  I'd love if you came over and checked it out.
     Before you hop on to the other blogs I have a giveaway.  I'd like to send this journal to one hop participant.  To enter just leave a comment here, become a follower, hop on over to the youtube video, leave a comment there and subscribe as well!  I can't wait to see who wins.  Happy Hopping!
     Now let's check out the rest of the amazing Christmas creations!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Adeline Grace | Stuck ? Sketches | Echo Park

     Hey friends!  Happy black Friday.  Are you out shopping early this am?  Hubby has to work so even if I wanted to it just wouldn't work for our family.  Instead I'm here to share a layout with you.
    I created this layout of my newborn niece using the November 15th sketch over at Stuck ? Sketches. If you've followed me for any amount of time you know I love their challenges.
     I'll admit when my sister-in-law gave me Adeline's photo I panicked a bit...purple...I don't own anything purple, but I think I made it work with the pink I have well.
     The base cardstock is purple and then I used a brown piece of patterned paper that when matched with the rusts/purple of Adeline's wrap.  The pink piece that is under the journalling card is a frame that I cut into two pieces.  This way it adds dimension and interest.  The rest of the pieces are various papers and stickers from the Echo Park Bundle Of Joy Collection.

    Since the paper collection didn't have any purple in it I had to tie it all together somehow.  I choose to cover the two pink flowers on the journalling card with purple sparkle ones from Hobby Lobby.  They also had a tiny wooden bead in the center so they add a textural/dimensional element as well.
    For being panicked about purple I'm really happy with how this came out, and I hope my sister-in-law loves it too. If you are looking for other newborn ideas please check out my Hello Baby layout! Until next time...stay crafty!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Camp Out Fun | Echo Park | CSI

     Hey crafty friends!  I'm glad to be joining with you today with a layout I created for the November 1st challenge over at CSI, Color Stories Inspiration.  The first challenge of the month has a sketch component as well as the case file.  Here's my take on the challenge.
     For the color portion of the challenge I used the brown on my background.  The crimson and yellow are rather obvious, but then we reach the two grey components.  I struggles to get those two shades appropriately incorporated.  The plan gray is what I inked the edges of the spotted paper and the dog element with.  The darker grey are in my tag at the top and my wood dots are dark grey.
     For the evidence I have four (instead of the required three) items included.  The blue paper behind my photos is striped and is part of the Echo Park Pinstripes and Petticoats collection. I then used a dog in the middle for the animal component.  The woodgrain tag at the top, wood dots, wood arrows and stars near the journalling complete my evidence.

To round out my page we come to the testimony part.  I did two of the items...stars near my journalling prompt and the inspiration wood of outside for the entire layout.
I hope you enjoy what I've created today and will go over and check the challenge out.  Until next time...stay crafty!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Young at Heart | Felicity Jane

     Hey crafty friends!  As usual I'm here with another layout for you today.  I am trying to kill my Felicity Jane Willow kit, and this one was a scrap lift from the Felicity Jane blog as I tried to use the pieces I had left.  Obviously I made changes to make it my own.
     One of the ways I made it my own were to use black accents to make it more masculine.  I used stamps from several different kits.  One is under the 3x4 card near the photo, and the other is in the top and bottom right corners in black.

     I also placed my clusters and journalling in different areas then the original.  The original had clusters on the top in the middle and right under the card cluster.  Their journalling was then under the photo.
    I always can scrap lift and still make it your own.  Tell me...what are your go to things to change when you scrap lift someone?
     Okay - as usual I have to run and take care of the kiddos...nap time goes so quickly.  Until next time...stay crafty!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

So Big | Felicity Jane Willow

     Hey Crafty Friends!  I have a quick post today, have a pounding headache, of a layout I got finished this week.  I started with the sketch from GrandDiva's Creative Corner and the word art challenge at Rochelle Spears blog.
     For the word art challenge my inspiration words were family, thankful and blessings.   I am blessed by this little girl daily and thankful for the time I'm getting to spend home with her.  The photos are the first I took that I looked at her and went...she's not a baby anymore :-(
     The papers and embellishments on this layout came from the Felicity Jane Willow kit.  I'm really trying to get that one killed this month.  You'll see where I have two pieces of white cardstock...I tried adding mist and hated it.  I had used liquid adhesive on my other papers so my undu wasn't working so that was my solution.
   Okay - I'm off to lay down.  Until next time...stay crafty! 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

1st Fluff | Hip Kit Club | Felicity Jane

     Hey crafty friends!  How is your November going so far?  I have gotten a few things done so far including this layout of our daughter.
     My husband came home from hunting early allowing to go to a non-profit cafe that is only open during the week.  Cafe Vida has really tasty breakfast and lunch.  Since we didn't think Julia would eat what we each were having we purchased here a peanut butter and fluff sandwich.  To say it was a hit is an understatement!
     I don't usually get to scrap photos the day they happened, but when I saw the weekly sketch over at the Hip Kit Club Forum I knew I needed to get right to work. 
      I used the Felicity Jane Willow kit because the colors were soft enough for a little girl, but still enough for her animal shirt.  I also loved the opportunity to use the girl die-cut as I don't often has pictures of just her or I.  
     Can we also talk about how perfect the #allthefood stamp was for this layout!  The stamp was from the June Summer kit.  As I've mentioned before I haven't been big into stamping on my layouts, but these sets have just the right sentiments and are just the right size.  I can usually find just the right one for my page.
   Okay - off to create more.  Until next time...stay crafty!


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Explore| Felicity Jane | Stinkin Inkers | ScraPerfect

     Hey everyone!  I'm here today with a double header.  It is my first project for my new team called Stinkin' Inkers, and also uses products from my other team, ScraPerfect.  
     The challenge this month at Stinkin' Inkers is to create a project surrounding being thankful.  This is a photo I took at the beach less than three months after our daughter was born.  I am thankful that I got to spend the last few days of my maternity leave making memories with my parents and kiddos (hubby couldn't stay as long as we did).  

     You can see that several of my embellishments on this page are dimensional.  The flair, enamel dots and chipboard.  I attached all of these using my glue of choice...The Best Glue Ever.  If you haven't seen my video about the strength of this glue please head over to my youtube channel.  It really is great.

     The products on this layout are from the Felicity Jane Summer kit.  This is the last layout from that kit that I'll be sharing.  I got eight from the kit in total.  Until next time...stay crafty!