Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Merry & Bright.

Hello and good morning...

Happy Tuesday!!!

Since today is December 1st... not really sure how that all happened so quickly!!! But I guess it's here. 
I've totally fallen in love with the fun American Crafts Shimelle Christmas Magic collection. It's got some great colors mixes and playful patterns... and not too overly themey for a Christmas collection also.

I scrapped some photos from a Christmas a few years ago of various family members that got together.

I fussy cut a few of the tags from the Give paper and added them through the page:

Also punched several circles from the Christmas Wonder paper. Also with added blue misting along with some red mist splats. 

So if you are looking for a fun Christmas line, this is a must have forsure!!!! so make sure to check it out in the My Scraps store...

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Dear sweet child of mine with American Crafts

I am all about all things girly this month, since we are set to introduce baby girl #4 into the family any day now. I wanted to create a sweet page for my recent sonogram photo that was great for a baby photo without feeling too babyish. I started by creating strips of crepe paper folded in accordion style to my base paper as my background.
Once these were glued down, I focused on my photo by mating multiple papers and a white doily from my stash. Using some fun embellishments including these acrylic shapes by AC , maggie holmes sequins ,  and some simple pink thread, I created a playful strip on either side of my photo for more subtle detail.
I wanted to mix up my alphas for a fun look, using both a Heidi Swapp glittered alpha and a puffy gold alpha by Studio Calico.
I love how the soft pallet and subtle embellishments created just the right sweetness for my baby girl page!!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Capture This Moment

Hello friends! Jennifer here to share a layout I created this week for a weekday challenge! I just received the new Basic Grey's Typeset Collection Kit in the mail from the MSAM shop and couldn't wait to create with it!  Typeset doesn't disappoint for Basic Grey fans as the prints and colors capture their traditional designs! 

My title is done with white yardstick and a cut file from the Silhouette shop! This cute file is designed by Simple Stories (#60521).

The Typeset Metal Flair are absolutely adorable and perfect to accent your page!

You receive two cardstock sticker sheets in the collection pack including cute tags and buttons!  Here, I layered a few stickers as well as added another flair and enamel dots! 

Showing a tag from the sticker sheet that I layered over a doily. I also added a gold paper clip to accent. 

I added more of the stickers around my journaling as well as added paint splatters.  

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the Black Friday sale going on now at the MSAM shop! Have a great day!  

Friday, November 27, 2015

Wild Thing, You Know I Love You + BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

Happy Friday, scrappy friends!  Missy here again. Be sure to check out the AWESOME Black Friday SALE going on NOW in the My Scraps Store!!  40% OFF EVERYTHING!!

While I'm here, I wanted to share one of the layouts I created for our Pinspirational Crop earlier this month.  I chose this gorgeous Home Decor pin for one of my challenges.  I just love these pillows, and I was inspired by a few of them to create a layout:  the zebra, the gold chevrons and those wonky circles.

I used the Maggie Holmes Shine collection from Crate Paper for this.  I started off by punching several circles from the geometric patterned paper.  I noticed that the design was perfect for recreating those circles in the pillow.  I used a big chevron stencil and some metallic gold paint to create some faint chevrons on the background.  I used my small foam ink blending tool to smudge the paint.  Finally, this collection has several little zebras in it, so I used a sticker and I fussy cut one from paper to add in to my "wild child" layout :)

I love using the foam blending tool because you can really add super thin layers of paint without it being too think and gloopy.  I love the light touch of gold here.  I also added in some gelatos for a touch of blue behind the gold.

I love combining alphas to create my titles.  And since I was using zebras, and my photo is of my daughter being her usual WILD self, this had to be my title :)   I've had those gold glitter Thickers for a while, and I paired them up with the large geometric Thickers from this collection, an acrylic die cut and gold puffy alphas.

I did add gold machine stitching to all the circles for an extra detail and texture, and this cute zebra looked adorable standing on top of one of the circles.

One more close up here of the photo area...lots of tangled thread, another zebra and gorgeous colors.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and don't forget to check out that awesome sale!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Missy :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Trigger Tuesday

Lisa here to share the layout I created for the Tuesday Trigger challenge today over on the My Scraps & More forum. My challenge is to use the word "Thankful" on your page.
I used Photoplay Autumn Day line for this layout of my kids, hubby and myself:

Here are some close ups:
I added some watercolor to my background along with some enamel dots. I also added some pennants and stickers.

I used a card for my title and added some other alphas to finish it off.

I added some stitching and more stickers popped up with foam tape.

This is such a fun fall line, but as you can see, I used it for a summer family photo.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sushi Time.

Hello and good morning...

Happy Tuesday!!!!

One thing that we all love in our house is.... sushi!!! Even our lil one, she LOVES it and can't get enough of it.. She even will request it from time to time, and that makes me very happy. We went out to sushi lunch and I just get a kick out of her eating her sushi, I always think it's super cute.

I honestly worked with minimal paper on this page, and left a decent amount of open space on it. Focusing more on the gesso work that I did with a mask, and added some light misting on the page. I added three randomly placed triangles and then stitched over them:

And just a small handful of stickers from the Maggie Holmes Shine collection from Crate on the layout:

So break out those paints, gesso, and misting.. get messy on the page... I always love the feeling after I do.

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Hello friends and happy weekend!  Jennifer here to share a layout I created for one of the daily challenges this past week! I used Maggie Holmes' Shine collection which is one of my favorites so far!  I love the variety of colors as well as fun embellishments!  

I chose one of the Gold Glitter Word Thickers as my title

Another fun embellishment from Shine are the Wood Veneer Phrases and Shapes! I used the large diamond to accent my journaling! I also added two of the die cut flowers from the Ephemera pack! 

 Shine also has a 12x12 Chipboard Accent Sheet, as well as coordinating stickers! I layered a tag along with pennant stickers and a gold glitter heart pennant under my photo.  
 Showing more of the Ephemera and Chipboard pieces. You can also spy some of the specialty Gold  Heart Clear Acetate paper under my picture! 
 I added some paint splatters using Heidi Swapp Color Shine as well as enamel dots from my stash. 
Thanks for reading today....now stop by the MSAM shop to see this and many more new collections! Have a great day!