Friday, December 19, 2014

Adding Corrugated Paper to your projects...

Hey, friends!  Missy here with you today.  My latest project focuses on some really neat corrugated paper from Fancy Pants.  I don't know if you've gotten your hands on any of it, but there are five different colors of this in the store HERE.  I love mixed media and altering paper with paint, inks and gelatos, so I chose to play with a white sheet.  The texture on this is just awesome.

For this project, I used some of the corrugated paper as a background element.  I love torn edges, so I tore a big strip off and just simply added watercolor to it.  It was easy to paint, easy to adhere and my sewing machine stitched through it really easily.  It's not super thick, so it's easily bent and manipulated.  Very versatile!  

This layout was created for this week's Throwback Thursday challenge.  I challenged members to use a collection or papers at least two years old, use photos at least two years old and use a stencil at least two years old.  I used the My Girl line from American Crafts (2012), photos from 2011 and a stencil I've had a few years as well.  I used a small amount of gesso and my finger to create the white circles in the background and then went over them with gelatos.  Of all the utensils I have, my fingers tend to work the best :)

The corrugated paper is so great for texture and layering...I really enjoyed playing with it.  I also love die cuts and patterned papers.  And pie charts!  A great way to add lots of patterns to your page in small doses.

One more close up of the textures going on here.  I've been on a thread kick for so long, and I just love adding it to my projects.

You can check out the corrugated paper in the store HERE....I'll be featuring it in my upcoming projects as well.  

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Missy :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tag It!

I picked up a few gifts for some people I work with and I wanted to make them a little more personal. Instead of just the typical tag that is attached to the gift bags I decided to make some of my own tags.  I dug into my My Scraps and More holiday kit and got to work.

This kit already came with a few pre-made tags but I altered them to make them more than just a basic tag.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Hey there! Happy Wednesday!
Lisa here today to share my last project using the Fancy Pants Corrugated Cardboard and the Merry Little Christmas Embellishment Kit.
I took a chalkboard easel that a bought some time ago at Michaels, added some corrugated cardboard and topped it off with some embellies from the kit:

I plan on displaying this in my living room this holiday season.
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


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Hello and good morning...

Happy Tuesday!!!

Usually with the AC Amy Tangerine lines in the past, I have mainly made girl pages with the papers and embellies, but I have to say the Stitched line has a ton of versatile papers that can be used for boy or girl projects. I used alot of the blues, grays and whites on this layout of my son. He went on a 50 mile Scout hike this past summer with his troop and was gone a week. Talk about an accomplishment. I was VERY impressed and he LOVED every moment. I sent him with a camera, hoping he would come home with a decent amount of photos. He came home with a bit over 120 photos, so I was a happy momma...

I ended up stitching around the edge of the page to pull it all together several of the wording stickers from the collection:

I also decided to use a pop of yellow on the page, and added a Lawn Fawn wooden leaf wood shape on the layout.

And added a few pops of color with the enamels and Thickers for the title of the layout:

Just in case you haven't checked out the Amy Tangerine Stitched line, I would... it's pretty amazing!!!

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

Naughty or Nice?

I love love the new Fancy Pants Oh Deer collection!  There are some awesome holiday colors and prints!  And I love that it goes with a WHITE background instead of an off white.  The Elle's Studio Good Cheer collection is another good collection that goes well with white.

Anyways, I had these photos of my daughter playing around with a Santa hat, and I thought the phrase "Naughty or Nice" was fitting!  I cut the title on my Cameo.  Those scalloped borders I fussy cut from a piece of the Fancy Pants papers...

Then I just scattered some bits from the Oh Deer Ephemera pack diagonally across the page.  Easy Peasy.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Fall Favorites

Hey there!  Missy here.  Today I'm playing catch up and sharing a layout I did a few weeks ago for a Word Up Wednesday challenge over on our forums.  The challenge was to use the word "Favorites" on your layout.  I think any scrapbooker would find this really easy, since most of us scrap our favorite things all the time :)

These are photos from a few years ago.  They were intimidating to me for a long time because of the unique orange color.  I know there are certain colors that are just plain hard to scrap, and for me, this shade of orange is one of them.  But I made it work.  I decided to incorporate lots of blue into it to offset all the orange.  I used some older My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste for this, and even though none of the orange goodies I used match perfectly with her shirt, I think it all flows nicely together.  You can find newer MME products in the store HERE

I love this blue ombre background.  I jazzed it up a bit by adding some modeling paste through a chevron stencil and then adding bit of blue gelato.  I did some stitching with white thread through the die cut hearts (from The Cut Shoppe) and added some orange gelato below the photos.  I just smudged it right over my thread.  I added in bits of chipboard, stickers and enamel dots here and there to finish it off.

I was so excited to try out the new Cameo sketch pens.  This was the first time I had tried them....and they're AWESOME!  You just use them in place of the blade, and they draw out your shape.  I hand cut it out afterwards and used a few blue watercolor pencils to shade it.  (You can see how I did this on another layout if you check out my previous post....I used the red pen for that one).  I stitched right through this chipboard flower.  If you machine stitch through chipboard shapes, just go slow and it will work fine.

I cut these adorable pie chart hearts for a previous project that I didn't wind up using, so I made them work for this layout.  I stitched over all the lines...I love this effect.  I also tied some floss around the cute little chipboard mason jars.

One more close up here of the left side....aren't those enamel dots just adorable?  Love the colors.

I hope this has inspired you in some way.  If you need more inspiration or just want to play along for prizes in challenges, come join us in the My Scraps forum!  Challenges every day, prizes each month, and lots of other fun things always going on!  The new team starts up in January, and I'm thrilled to be staying on.  I love the girls's really like a family :)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day! 

Missy :)