Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Be Awesome!

Hey there! Happy Wednesday!
Lisa here to share a layout that I created using Simple Stories So Rad. This is a photo of my son taken at the lake on July 4, 2014. The colors in this line was perfect for this photo!

I added some watercolors and stamping to my background. Then I started layering papers from the 6x6 paper pad.
I used a stencil and ink to create the coffee stains in the corner. I then added the star stickers from the So Rad collection along with the sun wood veneer colored with a Gelato:

The cattail piece is from Creative Embellishments. I added some light modeling paste to it. Once it was dry, I colored it with Gelatos:

The frames are always my favorite part to a collection and the frames in this collection ROCK!

The "Awesome" title is in the Bits & Pieces Pack:

Above is a close up of some of the background work and you can see that I added some stitching as well.
If you are in the market for a fun boys line, check out the Simple Stories So Rad. It's amazing!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

At Three.

Hello and good morning...

Happy Tuesday!!!

I wanted to share a layout with you that I made using the latest Echo Park collection called "The Story Of Our Family." The line has a great mix of patterns and colors, to use with almost any occasion of photos. I scrapped this photo of my lil one at the park a few months ago, and wanted to capture what is important to her right now, at this stage in her life. It changes so quickly with little ones, its great to do this every few months, to see how they've changed and what's most fascinating to them now.

I used some of the Evalicious Black Puffy alpha stickers for my title work and the mini alphas are from the Echo Park collection and the arrow is from the chipboard embellies pack.

I listed her at the moment favorites right now:

And topped off the page with this adorable lil owl, I'm such a sucker for owls, and a few pops of enamels:

So break out those family photos.. it shouldn't be too hard right.. LOL!! and get scrapping!!!!

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

Monday, August 31, 2015

It was (is?) a good day!

Hi there everyone!  Welcome to another Monday!

Here's a quick page I made using the Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome collection.  This is for a bonus challenge today on the My Scraps & More Challenges and Contests FB page.

I started this page by doing my journaling FIRST on the page.  I typed it up in a Word document (along with my title, too), and then printed it on my large format printer.  

I just added my photo, some bits and pieces from the collection, and some stitching in a grid.  Easy-peasy....

***********New Arrivals************

Pink Paislee Cedar Lane-IN STOCK

Crate Paper Paper After Dark- IN STOCK

PhotoPlay Paper Autumn Day and Dear Santa

American Crafts Holiday 2015

**************Coming Soon!***********

Arriving this week:

Basic Grey B-Side
Basic Grey Juniper Berry
Elle's Studio Thankful
Elle's Studio Joyful

********Contests and Challenges********

Only one week left for our summer Got Talent contest!  Checkout the FB group JUST for challenges!

Stay Scrappy My Friends

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Birds of a feather with October Afternooon

This layout was created for this weeks Throwback Thursday on the forum. I love being able to challenge myself to use up older product, and always mix some new product in too for a fun mix!
I started my page with a mix of older papers in my stash. I wanted to go with a darker base to make my cutfile I cut from white cardstock really stand out. I wanted to play with my photos by creating a stack of three identical photos, mating the smallest one on the top layer for a fun look. I used a chipboard frame from a Heidi Swap pack in a floral print for a sweet look.

I used a great lined paper for my cut title, much like this super fun holiday paper in the store! Adding just enough detail, I sprinkled some mint green sequins around my title from the Maggie Holmes confetti sequins pack.
I chose to use some teal mini alphas from October Afternoon for my journaling spots, which also happened to be this weeks challenge; to use up those mini alphas.  I hope this inspires you to play with some older product. We would love to have you join us on the forum for this and many more challenges!!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

10 Random Facts

Hello and welcome to the weekend! Jennifer here to share a layout I created for Got Talent Challenge #13!  For this challenge I asked participants to make a list! In honor of my daughter turning 12 this past week, I jotted down ten random facts about her.   I used Simple Stories' I Am collection which is always a favorite and can be used for so many themes!

I used some black foam American Craft Thickers for my title! They go so well with this line! I also added a cute heart arrow from the I Am Wood Veneer Shapes.

I used my typewriter to create my  list! You can also see the self-adhesive Bradz which I love!

I Am also has adorable Chipboard Frames...I included two of the smaller frames on my page!

I am a big fan of banners and I love this gold accent banner from the 6x12 Chipboard Sheet.

Showing more of the Bradz as well as Chipboard Accents from I AM!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the weekly Got Talent Challenges! Play along for your chance to win the weekly prize!  All entrants will be entered to win a Grand Prize at the end of the challenge! Go here to see more information! 
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Life is Good

Happy Friday, everyone!  Missy here.  Today I'm sharing a layout made using Sketch #112 over on the My Scraps Sketch Blog.  The amazingly talented Gina Lideros designed it, and I had an absolute blast designing with it!  Check it out and you can get the free cut file to help you create this if you have a die cutting machine.

I used the beautiful Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss line and a fun photo of me enjoying a fruity beverage in Las Vegas :)  I backed each hexagon with a different patterned paper and then did a bit of gelato work on top of that.  I added splatters of ink in a few colors and did some gold machine stitching around each hexagon.  I really love how it all turned out!

Aren't these colors just yummy?!  I love these fun puffy stickers.  I had to use them for my title.  I love how the light aqua looks against the orange, and that lemon yellow is so pretty!

This collection has some really fun chipboard and die cut pieces.  I couldn't wait to use this picture with these goodies...I need to drink more fruity beverages just so I can scrap them with this collection...haha :D

I couldn't resist using this adorable flamingo, and I had to add a pop of orange with the thread.  I really love how the gold stitching turned out.  It took a while to go around every shape, but it was worth it, I think.

You can check out my process video of this layout if you're interested in seeing how it all came together.  I hope you enjoy and get some inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to join us for the Sketch challenge!

Have a great day!

Missy :)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

It's a Perfect Day

Hi there!  Lisa here today to share I layout I created using a mash up of October Afternoon Summertime and Simple Stories Summer Vibes.  These two lines are just so much fun together...the aquas and yellows mixed with the grid design found in both lines just makes it work!

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And my new favorite product....Summer Vibes Enamel Dots!  They are so cute and add a little splash of color without getting messy! (Because some days it's just not okay to walk around with mist and paint colored fingers!  Am I right??!)
Hope you all are enjoying the last bits of's time to use up those summer lines you've been hoarding!  Be sure to share with us over in the Flickr Group!