Friday, September 19, 2014

La La La Love You...Using Up Older Stash

Hello there and Happy Friday :)  Missy here.  The layout I'm sharing today features an older Glitz collection...Finnley.  I worked on going through some of my stash last month, and my Glitz lines were the target.  I made four pages using a few of my stashed away collections.  I made this one for one of the summer challenges over on our forums to use a HUGE title on a layout.  I chose this adorable cut file from The Cut Shoppe and blew it up really large.  It just seemed to be meant to work with the design of this layout, and I really love how it turned out.

I jazzed up this beautiful green background sheet with a stencil and modeling paste and a little watercolor.  I used black & grey to add a little bit of darkness here and there since there are black elements scattered around the page.  I doodled an outline around the title to make it pop a little more.

I used lots of stickers from the collection as well as some of the pocket cards, die cuts and giant rhinestones.  This line is actually a baby collection, but it reminds me of Christmas. I made a layout about neither, and it still works!  I think it's because of all the green in my photos.  I also added lots of stamping on my background.

Layers are so much fun to build.  I think my favorite part is building a layer cluster and tucking things in underneath.  I added pop dots to my just adds that little something extra to the page.

I hope this inspires you to use a really big title on a layout.  Don't be afraid to go bold!  It's really fun!

Thanks for stopping by today, and have a GREAT weekend!

Missy :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I'm Tough

I'm still learning. Don't you love how you can scrap one way for years and then try something new and love the results.  I'm horrible about mixing collections.  It takes so much effort when most collections come with everything I need :)  Well the problem is then I never touch my older stash again because I've used most of my favorite pieces already.  Mixing things up can solve that problem.  I pulled out some old Echo Park All About a Boy but it didn't have enough of the pieces of what I wanted.  I then pulled out Carta Bella's Rough and Tumble and added that in.  It gave me the perfect combination to complete my page.

All of the wild patterns show the flow of the fun of the pictures.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Simple Stories

Hey there!
Hope you are having an awesome week so far!
Lisa here with you today to share a layout using Simple Stories DIY Boutique. and a sketch by Bev Code

I fussy cut the frames and added some stitching around the circle one.

I also added some stitching to the alphas:

Hope you have an awesome day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2 Cards.

Hello and good morning...

Every now and again, I see a paper and it just talks to me... I mean really... I saw this Crate Notes and Things Memo paper and thought, oh my gosh I just want to cut it all up and make some cards with it. The sentiments were already on it, and these cards honestly, just came together easily.

Here's the paper:

First up, I made a Thank You card with the tags at the top of the page.

I even fussy cut out the butterfly and added a a pop dot to it for a 3D embellie..  I just added the twine and enamels and was finished.

Secondly, a Hello card. 5x5 cards have become a fast favorite size for me to make cards with.

I cut out and layered several of the tag pieces and then fussy cut out the butterflies, and added  a few enamels too.

Listen carefully to the paper, it may be trying to talk to you and say something....Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

BRIGHTS! And lots of new items this week!!!

I have been so drawn to really bright papers lately.  For example, the colors in the Shimelle line, Brighton Pier by Studio Calico, and even Echo Park Creative Agenda.

I pulled this yellow piece of paper from Crate Paper Notes & Things, and then used paper from the Shimelle 6x6 paper pads for punches of other bright colors.

I also used the Crate Paper kraft labels, which I just LOVE!  I thought kraft helped tone down the brights a bit, but still allowed them to stand out.  I added a label to some of the strips from the Shimelle paper.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Hello Cutie Buns!

Hey scrappy friends!  Missy here.  I have another layout to share with you today.  This one was created for a challenge I hosted on our forums, which was to TEAR SOMETHING.  I almost always tear my paper layers and washi tapes.  I just like the uneven look tearing gives.  It's so weird that I like tearing because I'm so detail oriented and want everything just perfect.  You'd think I'd want all the edges just perfectly cut, but I really like the uneven look!  It's my Jekyl and Hyde personalities of scrapping...haha!

Anyway, I used mostly the Brighton Pier line from Studio Calico for this.  I really love this sunburst paper and decided to only use a piece of it.  I used some other papers for my layers.  I added tapes from my own stash, as well as cord, rhinestones and buttons.  That wooden "hello" is also SC...isn't it SOOOO cute?!  

I used some gesso and watercolors on my background.  I wanted it subtle and light, and I think I achieved that pretty well.  I didn't want the background to compete with that sunburst paper, but I didn't want to leave it stark white, either.

Here you can see the benefits of layers.  It makes it very easy to tuck things underneath.  I also like to crinkle up my layers...that makes it even more dimensional.

I have a secret about this striped washi tape....I got it from the Dollar Tree!  It was a year or so ago, but I found it there.  It's really cheap, but the color is fabulous.  You can see that it doesn't stick really well, but I actually like that it doesn't.  It makes the torn edges stand up and gives it more texture.  I have to add some adhesive to make it stick, but I still love it.

See how it curls up?  I like the effect of that.  This cute stamp is a new one I found at Michael's by Heidi Swapp.  I love that you can fill in the blank!

Thank you so much for always stopping by to visit!  I love sharing my projects with you.  I hope you are somehow inspired to tear's a lot of fun!

Have a great weekend!

Missy :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Crate Paper Notes and Things

I'm going to start off by admitting I really wasn't sure about this line when I ordered it.  I will then add the pictures do not do this line justice. It is such a fun line to work with and I just love the butterflies! Here is what I created using Crate Paper Notes and Things.

Who would have thought how much I would have enjoyed playing with the gold.  I'm normally not a gold fan.  I guess it has grown on me!