Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October MOTM

Hey there scrappy friends!
Lisa here today.
We are starting up our member of the month again and this month I chose Tami, aka momawhite99, on the message board.

I am a huge fan of Tami's work. She rocks the boys pages and the sports pages!
I asked Tami a few questions and this is what she had to say:

Tell us a bit about yourself? Where you live, married?, kids?, work?
I am a married mom of 2 teen boys, Bo 17 and Tucker 13. My husband and I both work fulltime at a Ford dealership...and you wonder why I am crazy-HAHAHA
How long have you been scrapping?
I have been scrapping since 2008.

What got you into scrapping?
I had seen some friends who had gotten into it-saw their work and thought OH how I would love that and could do a much better job. I think I was thinking that ugly thought because they didnt invite me to join. Besides I used to somewhat scrap in High School--I saved every single piece of emphemera I could and added it to my photos for my album. Thats scrapping right? Besides, when my Mom passed away-I had boxes of photos with no information of who some of the people were, where we were, and how old we were. I realized I dont want my kids to ever experience that. Or me if I get Alzheimer's?
Do you have a blog?
I have a blog...Life in the White House ...but I dont use it very much here lately.
Five things you don't know about me...
My left leg is 1/4 inch shorter than my right one
I scrap at my dinner table even though we live in an 1800 sq foot home--CRAZY huh?
I wanted to be a hairdresser but I realized I couldnt take someones $$ to give them an
ugly haircut that would look stupid no matter what they thought---LOL
I love to go fishing but wont eat it
I have an obession with tennis shoes--if I ever win the lottery I will have a pair in every
color of the rainbow


Here are a few of my favorite pieces of Tami's work:


It doesnt work

positions played

so which is it

Thanks Tami for inspiring us here at My Scraps & More!

~~~Lisa~~~



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Such a Funny Kid.

Hello and good morning...

I know... I haven't gotten enough of the AC Shimelle line, and I really have loved using it. So here is one more page using it. My lil one dressed herself up one day and was so proud of her made up outfit, in fact, she stayed in it all day...


All the little tags have been fussy cut from the Crate Notes & Things Memo paper. Both of the cork pieces are from the AC Shimelle embellies. I added a bit of misting splats on the page.


Both of the cork pieces are from the AC Shimelle embellies.


Don't ever be afraid to mix up a line with one from another company. A lot of scrapbook companies seem to use similar color pallets at certain times of the year, and it makes it easier to mix and match lines. I LOVE it when I can interchange companies papers. It makes me feel like I have a some new options to play around with...

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

Monday, September 29, 2014

So much scrappy fun!

I am back from a weekend retreat at Crop and Create, Cornwall, hosted by Scrapbook & Cards Today.  It was an incredible weekend....I got to meet some amazing ladies and really got my scrappy mojo back (which has been missing for a little while).  How fun is this photo booth set up???!!!


Met some amazing and FUN ladies at Crop and Create, Cornwall!

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

This week is going to be SUPER busy in the store!!!!!  I have FOUR manufacturers that have shipped and will be here any day!  Here's what's coming in:

Jillibean Soup:

Soup Staples 3



Holly Berry Borscht



Gossamer Blue:

On My Desk


Get Happy


Grammercy Road


Crate Paper:

Open Book


Simple Stories:
DIY Christmas


Sn@p Sets


******************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!!

This weeks winner is:



Congrats!  Email me at info@myscrapsandmore.com to claim your prize!

Friday, September 26, 2014

A forgotten layout...

Happy Friday, friends :)  Missy here with you today.   I hope you're ready for a fun weekend of crafting!  Today, I'm sharing a layout I created back in August for a challenge over on the My Scraps & More boards.  I completely forgot to share it here on the blog!  Oops!  Blonde moment :)  So here it is!

For this challenge, the rules were to use stamps to create an embellishment.  I used a circle heart stamp from Jillibean Soup.  I stamped it a few times in different colored inks, cut it out, added pop dots, and that's it!  A handmade embellishment :)  I also created one using the "hello life" stamp, but I can't for the life of me remember what brand it is.

I used some gorgeous My Mind's Eye products for this...it's a mix of Necessities Wood, Record It and Now and Then.  There's also some American Crafts goodies thrown in the mix.


I know I say it every time, but I just love layering.  I don't think I could create a layout with layers!  The "love" part of my title is a Cameo cut.  I used white cardstock and then watercolored it the pink to match.  I layered in some AC Mayberry die cuts as well as some chipboard from Cut & Paste.  My big white circles were cut from my Cameo and I backed each one with MME papers.


I just love the color mix here.  That green is from the watercolors I added to the wood background.  I'm kind of obsessed with watercolors....but you probably already knew that...haha :)


Another angle of the layering and texture....here you can see where I added gesso to the background.  And that cute arrow paper clip was from a clearance pack at Hobby Lobby a while ago.  You just never know what you may find while browsing around!


Thanks so much for stopping by today :)  I hope you have a great weekend! 

Missy :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

You Are My Greatest Adventure

Hello! Happy Wednesday!
Lisa here to share a layout using Lily B We Are Family and Fancy Pants Burlap & Bouquets. It's not very often that I mix lines, but I love how these two work together.

                       
                           I also added some twine, thread, watercolor, washi tape and buttons.



 
Enjoy the rest of your day!
~~~Lisa~~~

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happiness is You.

Hello and good morning....

I actually mixed it up a bit, and used a patterned paper (Studio Calico Wonder Wheel) for my base, something I don't do too often, but I just LOVED the fun sunburst full of colors. I scrapped a little selfie and me and my lil one.


I got messy with my background.. First, painting on some gesso over a mask. Next, I took my pink mist and used the same mist but changed the location of it and misted on the page. I did the same thing with my yellow mist, higher up on the page. Then I used my black mist and added some splats.


I used an AC Shimelle wood piece, and added both pink and yellow distress ink to alter it a bit.


Then I actually used a bit of Pink Paislee Solstice papers in the background... talk about mixing it up a bit...

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

Monday, September 22, 2014

Holiday scrapping!

I know people are already posting Halloween, fall, and even Christmas pages, but I'm a bit behind!  :)  So I am sharing a 4th of July page with you today!  I posted a challenge on the message board to use holiday photos (from any holiday), but use a paper line that ISN'T holiday related.



When I first saw some of the prints from the Fancy Pants Everyday Circus collection, I thought the reds, creams, teal, and navy would be perfect for July 4th photos.



I took the burst papers, cut our a large circle, then cut away some of the spokes of the burst to create a "firework" element.  I stitched over it with some gold thread and added some white die cut stars around the page along with some buttons and a tag from the Everyday Circus line.





I die cut my title on my Silhouette, and added a few gold glitter enamel dots and gold star stickers to add some sparkle!


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

Arriving this Week:

American Crafts woodgrain cardstock in SIX colors will be back in stock this week!

And shipping out to me this week are Crate Paper Open Book, American Crafts Autumn Crisp, Heidi Swapp September Skies, Jillibean Soup Soup Staples 3 and Holly Berry Borscht, and finally Simple Stories DIY Christmas and new Sn@p Sets!


***********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!!

This weeks winner is:



Congrats!  Email me at info@myscrapsandmore.com to claim your prize!



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