Friday, October 24, 2014

Just a Couple of Crazies

Happy Friday, friends!  Missy here.  Just popping in to share a layout I created for a challenge a few weeks ago over on our boards.  I've been trying to use up some of my Glitz stash, and this was made using the Color Me Happy collection.  I decided to really change up the black and white triangle background by covering it with gesso.  I then added random stamping, some watercolor paints and some circles.  I used gelatos to get that colored shaded look inside them.  I was just in the mood for messy and colorful, and I love how it turned out :)

I love the giant rhinestones in this collection.  I decided to add a few of my own smaller ones to add a variation of color.  I also added lots of washi tape here and there.

Here's my journaling,  more rhinestones, more tape, more gelatos...more of all of my faves!

Here's a good shot of the layering and stamping.  Sometimes it's just fun to get messy and not really have a plan!

I hope this somehow inspires you to get a little messy this weekend!  I promise, it's FUN!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Missy :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sycamore Lane

Not just for fall!  I really love how many of the fall themed lines this year contain so many bright colors that they can be used for any time of year. That is true for Elle's Studio Sycamore Lane.  This line does have some leaf patterns and a few fall sayings with it but the colors are quite versatile and if you have a daughter named Autumn like I do it works even better.

This page has pictures that were taken in May from my daughter's dance recital. As I said her name is Autumn so the phrase card worked out really well.  The green and yellow coloring matched her dance costume and the background flowers perfectly.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Creative Agenda

Happy Wednesday!
Lisa here to share a layout I made using the fun Echo Park line Creative Agenda along with sketch #92 from My Scraps & More Sketch Blog. I love the colors in this collection! I used a photo of my daughter and added the favorite things right now journaling card to create a fast and easy layout about her:

I tore and stitched quite a few of the beautiful patterned papers in this collection.
 Here are a few close ups:
She is a junior in high school and is starting to plan for post high school, so this chipboard piece was perfect:

I added a flower and brad from my stash along with a few ink drops.

Hope you have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chubby Cheeks.

Hello and good morning....

When the Fancy Pants True Friend line came out, I was in love with the colors and kinda instantly thought what a great fall line. But I actually have been finding that it works with pretty much any season, and I really enjoy a collection that can stretch itself and be so versatile. I love that!!!!!

I pulled some older photos of my lil one from 2012 to work with, I just couldn't resist those lil chubby cheeks and needs to scrap the pictures.

I decided to add some random stitching along the circles going across the center strips. I used one of the label stickers for a quote.

 I added a touch of turquoise mist to the page also:

and I am completely smitten with the Ephemera pack which comes with SO many embellies.

So don't miss out on this amazing collection... I really love it.. and I'm pretty sure you will too!! Check it out on the My Scraps Store HERE.
Also I used the My Scraps & More sketch #92, make sure to check it out and play along, there's a wonderful monthly prize to play for.

Thanks soo much for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fun festival times!

I just LOVE the versatility of the Fancy Pants Everyday Circus collection!  So far, I've created a July 4th page, a birthday page, and this fun festival page with this collection!  The colors and patterns are just so great for so many projects!

This page is a lift of our member Tami White's page.  Every Friday on the message board we have a "Friday Favorite", where the DT chooses a LO from the gallery to lift.  And then you have your chance to lift it, too!  Go check out all the daily challenges, HERE.

**************Store News**************

Well the new American Crafts Amy Tan Stitched should be here ANY DAY (maybe even today!).  Keep a look out in the store!  Here are some of my favorite items from this collection:

 *************Weekly Giveaway**************

For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store, please leave a comment on the blog posts throughout the week. At the end of the week, I choose a random day and a random commentor to win!!

I owe you TWO winners since I was away last weekend for an extended Columbus Day mini family vacay.

So, the winner from the week of 10/5-10/11 is:

And the winner from last week, 10/12-10/17 is:

Congrats ladies!  Please email me at to claim your prizes!  Have a great week everyone!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Favorite / Las Vegas

Hey, friends!  Missy here to share another fun project with you.

Another Las Vegas layout....I know!  Haha!  I can't help it...I have so many fun pictures from a few trips out there this year, and I love scrapping them.  These photos are from back in March.  A few friends and I went out there for a Les Mills event (the company that creates BodyPump and lots of other workout programs).  I teach it, and so it was technically a "work trip."  Either way, we had a blast working out and exploring Vegas.  My friend Jennifer had never been, so we had to go check out the Bellagio and Caesar's Palace :)

I used a lot of American Crafts for this, as well as a little Basic Grey and Bo Bunny cardstock.  I created this for a Friday Favorite challenge at My Scraps and More last week, which is a scraplift challenge.  I lifted a page by Alissa, which featured an awesome grid design.

Lots of layering...I just love it!  I even added in some drywall tape as a layer here as well as some gold thread.  I love curling the edges of my paper, gives great dimension.  Here you can also see the pretty watercolor I added to my background.

These alpha stickers are so old...they're Storyteller stickers from Webster's Pages.  I still think the cursive font is so pretty, and the colors I have matched this perfectly.  Isn't that drywall tape so neat?  Get it at Home Depot!

These gold shiny Thickers are SO cool! And if I make a Vegas page, I feel like it's required to use something blingy or sparkly :)  I love this big chipboard Hello circle.  I just can't get enough layering!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend! 

Missy :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall is in the Air

It takes awhile for it to feel like fall here in Texas but this weekend it definitely feels like fall.  There is a little chill in the air.  That got me in the mood to scrap some fall photos which I generally don't have many of.  Not to many changing colors here in the piney woods, but I did have some photos from our trip o Tennessee last year. Elle's Studio Sycamore Lane was perfect for these photos.  Just a touch of fall colors with some bright and bold accents.  I don't scrap in the dull colors that some fall collections come in.

 The boldness of the embellishments works so well since my children are always usually dressed in some sort of bold color.

It works out really well that we named our daughter Autumn. All these Autumn tags come in handy.