Monday, March 31, 2014

#Spring Break American Crafts March Gallery layout

Hi friends,
Hope you are having a great Monday so far.  It is is cold and rainy here and we are just itching for some warmer weather.  Last week I received a fun box from American Crafts filled with their brand new #Summer collection.  This collection is so fun and bright and filled with cheer.  Even though this collection is summer themed I thought it would be fun to use them on a spring break layout of my daughter and her friends.

#Spring Break

I started off my layout by cutting several tag shapes with my Silhouette Cameo and adhered them in rows to my layout.  Next, I painted a heart using white paint and then stitched over it using embroidery floss.

 I finished off my layout by adding my photo journaling card and lots of fun embellishments.

I hope you enjoy my layout today, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Daylight Savings Projects

Hi there, I have some projects up on the The Paper Bakery Blog today that I would like to share with you.  I made these layouts with the new  March Daylight Savings Scrapbook Kit.

The Good Life Layout

I love the triangle trend that is so popular right now.  I often use triangles on my layouts.  To create this layout I started by printing a large photo of my dog.  This photo always makes me smile, I love how happy she looked when we were out for a walk one day and we let her off her leash. I backed the large photo with cardstock and then punched out several triangle shapes and stitched them down. 

 I love the fun embellishments that are included in the Daylight Savings Scrapbook Kit.  I added some enamel hearts and chipboard heart to my photo and a wood veneer arrow underneath.  I dug in to my Paper Bakery supply stash to add a geotag flair from the You've Been GeoTagged set.

You Right Now Layout

I  started out my layout by cutting a triangle background with my Silhouette Cameo, then I backed several of the shapes with pieces of pattern paper from the kit.  I added a few fun wood veneer pieces from the March Daylight Savings Card Kit and Aztec Inspired Wood Veneer set, and flair from the December Times Square  Card Kit.

To finish off the layout I added a few sequins, paper clip and some light journaling.  This layout was so fun to make and came together quickly.  I love the mix of pattern papers that are included in this kit, they coordinate well when combined together.   Such a fun kit to play with!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my projects :)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Cards with American Crafts

Hi!  Yesterday, I had a trio of Spring cards go up on the American Crafts Blog using the new Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection.  I cut each card shape with my Silhouette Cameo and tried to keep the design simple.  I just love how they came out!

Let's Fly a Kite card

supplies: Hula Hoop (DAYDS-66760) - Daydreamer, Skipping Along (DAYDS-66761) - Daydreamer,
Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Chipboard Shapes (366789) - Bits, Puffy Matte Stickers Hearts (366777) - 
Daydreamer, Puffy Stickers Cherry Cola (42397) - Remarks, Fabric Bows (331741) - Printshop

It's a Spring Day card
supplies: Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Paper Pad (366767) - Paper Pads, Lemon Drop/Aqua Glitter Foam
 (DAYTH-66769) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Sticker Matchbook (366778) - Accents & Phrases,
 Laser Cut Wood Veneer Shapes (331714) - Printshop, Puffy Stickers Cherry Cola (42397) - Remarks, 
Love Notes Cardstock (DAYDS-66764) - Daydreamer, Kick Ball Cardstock (DAYDS-66747) - Daydreamer,
Treasure Hunt Cardstock (DAYDS-66747) - Daydreamer,

Sweet card
supplies: Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Chipboard Shapes (366789) - Bits, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer
Paper Pad (366767) - Paper Pads, Hide N Seek Cardstock (DAYDS-66746) - Daydreamer,
Puffy Stickers Cherry Cola (42397) - Remarks, Glitter Cardstock Gold (AM714-17) - Cardstock,
Glitter Cardstock Blush (71433) - Cardstock,

I love the patterns and embellishments in the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer
collection, they are so sunny and fun.  They could be used to celebrate

spring as well as everyday occasions.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Stitched class at Studio Calico

Hi everyone!  I have been very busy getting ready for the Stitched Class at Studio Calico.  Have you signed up yet?  If not, there are only a few days left to register......  I will be helping out in the class as a class contributor and the best part is that it is taught by the fabulous Paige Evans

Add a personal touch to your paper crafting projects with STITCHED. Studio Calico Creative Team Member Paige Evans and a stellar line up of contributors will be sharing 24 unique ideas for adding hand and machine stitching to your layouts, cards and Project Life® spreads during this month long online class. We'll cover everything from different stitch types to quilting paper to adding dimension with stitching with ideas tailor made for your paper crafting projects.
Registration for this class will close on 3/31/2014 at 11:59pm EST. Class begins on April 1, 2014 and a new lesson will be posted daily through May 2nd.

Here is a sneak of my project that I made for the class :)

I am getting my embroidery supplies and sewing machine ready!  How about you?  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hello, I Love You... American Crafts March Gallery Layout

Hi everyone, I have a new American Crafts March Gallery Layout to share with you today.  A couple of weeks ago, we welcomed a new baby into the family - my sweet niece Olivia Malone.  I couldn't wait to meet her and snap a few pics.

Hello, I Love You Layout

My daughter who is a budding photographer actually took these two shots.  I love that she was able to capture Olivia's smile and a yawn.

This layout came together pretty quickly I used a banner punch from AC to create the layers of banners across the top of the page, and then stitched them down.  I added a few embellishments and stickers and some journaling too.

Jump Rope Paper (DAYDS-66753) -Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Wood Buttons (366796) - Buttons, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Cardstock Stickers (366776) Accents and Phrases, Four Square Paper (DAYDS-66742) - Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Paper Pad (366767) - Paper Pads, Oh Darling Layered Paper Bows (683384) - Oh Darling, Oh Darling Printed Wood Veneer Shapes (683391) - Oh Darling,

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Umbrella Rain projects for the Paper Bakery

Hi everyone,

I have some fun layouts to share with you this month that I made for The Paper Bakery using their February Umbrella rain Scrapbook Kit.  This kit has so many fun colors and patterns and the possibilities of what you can make with this kit are endless!

Hello Rainy Day Layout

I started my layout off by cutting out a raindrop background pattern with my Silhouette Cameo, and then I backed each rain drop with a different piece of pattern paper.  I added in these adorable chipboard clouds, flair and alpha stickers that are included in the kit.  I also added in the fun cork stickers from December Times Square Scrapbook Kit and the hello wood veneer from the December Times Square card kit.

Hello Spring Bloom Layout

The cut files that come with the February Umbrella Rain kit are so cool.  I decided to use the fun flower that was included in the free cut files.  I cut several from different pieces of pattern papers and planned my layout around them.  I added in some Printshop Thickers that are available in the February Umbrella Rain Project Kit,  and the hello wood veneer piece is from the Aztec Inspired Wood Veneer set and is available in the Paper Bakery shop.  The cardstock, paper clip and green thickers are from my stash.

Awesome Layout

If you know me, you know that I love color and trends, so I decided to combine the two on this layout.  The plus symbols are a hot trend right now.  I created a plus symbol background in my Silhouette Studio software, cut my page and then added some fun hand embroidery!  The #Instalove  flair button is from the Instalove Flair set and can be found here in the shop.

Happy Note Layout

I decided to let go and have fun with this layout.  I cut out all of my hearts from different pattern papers using a heart punch.  I added in a triangle arrow from the Aztec Inspired Wood Veneer set and that lovely blue vellum from the Love Potion #9 Scrapbook Kit.  The cardstock and plain vellum are from my own stash.

I hope you enjoyed my layouts today made with the Umbrella Rain kit, be sure to stop by the Paper Bakery Blog again tomorrow for some more inspiration from the design team!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Remember This Forever...

Hi everyone,

Sharing a new layout that I made today for the American Crafts March Layout Gallery.  I do layouts all the time about some of my favorite subjects - my dogs, husband, friends and my children.  I Finally decided to do a layout about something else that is very dear to me - my Canon 7D.  I have been a loyal Canon fan since early 2000 when I started photography.  I have been blessed enough to work along with Canon in 2 of their creative programs (can you say best day job ever) and have learned a lot and met a lot of amazing people in the photography industry as well as the scrapbooking industry.  I guess you could say that my 7D is my baby.

Remember This Forever Layout

I started out my layout by punching out a lot of pieces using a square punch and then folding them to make them look distressed.  Art is so much more fun when you are not trying to be perfect.  I never measure, I just eyeball it all the time.  And this is the result - creative and carefree:

supplies: Pool Cardstock (AM710-69) - Cardstock, Combo Paper (PLUDS-66804) - Plus One, Tandem Paper (PLUDS-66805) - Plus One, Assistant Paper (PLUDS-66806) - Plus One, Counterpart Paper ( Paper (PLUDS-66807) - Plus One, Doubles Paper (PLUDS-66808) - Plus One, Pal  Paper (PLUDS-66809) - Plus One, Copilot  Paper (PLUDS-66810) - Plus One, Date Paper (PLUDS-66811) - Plus One, Buddy Paper (PLUDS-66812) - Plus One, Sidekick  Paper (PLUDS-66813) - Plus One, Partner  Paper (PLUDS-66814) - Plus One, Party Of Two Paper (PLUDS-66815) - Plus One, Couple Paper (PLUDS-66816) - Plus One, Soul Mate  Paper (PLUDS-66818) - Plus One, Match Paper (PLUDS-66819) - Plus One, Twosome Paper (PLUDS-66820) - Plus One, Pair Paper (PLUDS-66821) - Plus One, Duo Paper (PLUDS-66823) - Plus One, Companion Paper (PLUDS-66824) - Plus One, Friend Paper (PLUDS-66825) - Plus One, Ensemble Paper (PLUDS-66827) - Plus One, Plus One Cardstock Die Cuts (366849) - Bits, Plus One Fabric Brads (366852) - Elements, Plus One Acrylic Stamps - Accompany (366856) - Stamps, Plus One Associate Dies (366860) - Dies, Plus One Flair Adhesive Badges (366906), Plus One Thread Kit (366864) - Thread, Polka Dot Party Epoxy Stickers (366198) - Accent & Phrase, Punch Star 1.5 (KOP63102) - Knockouts

 Thanks for letting me share!  Have a good one!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

New Sketch up at The Paper Bakery

Happy Sunday everyone!  We have a whole new sketch ready for you this month at The Paper Bakery.   This fabulous sketch was created by the super-fabulous Juliana Michaels?  Here it is…

Here is the layout that I created using the sketch and the Paper Bakery February Umbrella Rain Scrapbook Kit.

Happy Together Layout

There are so many fun papers to play with in this kit.  And included in this kit is a whole package of flair.  Wow!  Sarah really spoiled us this month.  I had so much fun putting this together.  Here are a few close up shots. 

To enter the sketch challenge check out all the details at The Paper Bakery Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your Sunday!