Friday, November 21, 2014

Together Always

Hey there, friends :)  Missy here. I hope you've had a great week!  I'm so glad it's Friday! 

Today I'm sharing a layout I created for last week's Pinspirational Crop.  I hosted an inspirational quote challenge.  I found this on Pinterest and used it as inspiration.

I created this layout using the gorgeous Maggie Holmes Open Book by Crate Paper.  Although there is a TON of ephemera and die cuts in this collection, I went minimal here.  I backed a few die cut hearts (from The Cut Shoppe HERE).  I gessoed my background and then used distress inks & water and some plastic packaging to smudge it around.  I love the watercolor effect that creates.

I added in some of the vellum pieces and some thread here.  That LOVE transparency piece is from Heidi Swapp....and I actually found it on the floor next to my desk chair from one of my earlier projects.  It matched, so I made a place for it :)

I created a heart cluster at the top right using stickers, a fabric covered brad, some machine stitching and a few rub-ons.

This collection is full of these fun vellum pieces.  The hard part is choosing which ones to use...the choices are endless!  I love these rub-on hearts...probably one of my favorite parts of the collection, I think.

You can find this collection in the My Scraps Store!  

Thanks for stopping by! 

Missy :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

School Warming Present

When you move into a new house many times you receive housewarming presents.  Well this week the school I work out started moving into a new school.  The students will officially start December 1st.  I thought it would be appropriate to give my secret pal a school warming present.

I created this frame using the Fancy Pants True Friend collection.  My secret pal has 2 little boys and I thought the colors and little animals would be perfect for  showing off her precious boys.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pink Paislee Solstice

Hey there!
Lisa here today to share a layout I created for the Pinspirational Crop over on the message board.
I used a sketch by Ana Castro along with Pink Paislee Solstice for this layout of my son on Homecoming:

Here are some close ups:

I love the colors in this fun line!
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Fancy Pants Mini Album.

Hello and good morning...

Today I am sharing with you a little Christmas mini album that I recently made. I realized I hadn't made a mini in such a looooong time, and I was way overdue. I LOVE how many photos you can scrap in a mini and always enjoy the end result. I used the Fancy Pants Be Different Mini Brag Book which was perfect to add a TON of photos and memorabilia in an album. It even came with pockets and some page protectors inside the album.

I choose to use the Fancy Pants Oh Deer collection for my mini. I like to stay with one collection when I'm working on a mini album so it stays consistent through the pages.

Here is what my album looks like:

I inked my edges with red ink, and then covered it with papers and used TONS of embellies from the Oh Deer Ephemera Pack. I pulled photos from our 2013 Christmas- and used photos from various Christmas activities.

We always take a family photo for our Christmas card, it's one of the few times a year we are all in one photo together.

I cut apart our photo Christmas card and added it to the mini:

It's always fun to see how much the kids change from year to year.

I also used some of the Oh Deer sequins through out the album for a pop of bling.

We always take lots of photos with the Christmas tree. These ones were all taken in our Christmas pjs.

We always love to make a trip to see the Christmas lights each season too.

Our lil one had a blast this past Christmas, really getting into opening presents, which is always fun to watch:

We have a family tradition of opening one present on Christmas Eve and it's always new Christmas pjs. I try and get a photo of each person opening their new pjs.

I also just embellished and decorated a few of the pages here and there with fun goodies to mix it up a bit.

The kids also got to spend Christmas break with cousins, which always makes the holidays fun.

I usually probably not even HALF of the mini album, there are that many pages in it. But the great thing is, that I will just add photos from what we do for Christmas 2014 and continue the Christmas mini album. 

There are a few other varieties of the Fancy Pants mini albums, just check them out in the My Scraps & More store HERE. It's a great easy project to really scrap a ton of photos at once...

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

Monday, November 17, 2014

"Falling"...and new items arriving this week!

Have you played along with any of our recent sketches on the My Scraps & More Sketch blog?  I created this page based on the latest sketch.

I decided to go with some non traditional fall colors by adding in the navy and the greyish blue  with bits of dark orange and mustard yellow.  Papers are from Elle's Studio Sycamore Lane and Heidi Swapp September Skies.

On my clusters, I added some clumps of twine behind them to add some texture. I also punched a few leaf shapes from patterned paper and added them, too.

Behind my photo, I used a piece of kraft cardstock and embossed it, then went over it with some straw colored distress ink.

The stickers came from this awesome sticker sheet by Bella Blvd which is available in the store:

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

Arriving this week:

Bazzill Cardstock-  tons of neutral cardstock colors in a variety of textures.

American Crafts Dear Lizzy Serendipity

Crate Paper Kiss Kiss

Don't forget that our raffle is still going on!!  Get your raffle tickets HERE.

Also, be sure to check out the TONS of holiday items I have marked down to 50% off!!  CLICK HERE.

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Stay scrappy friends!

Friday, November 14, 2014

A fun Summer Mini Album / Fancy Pants

Hey there, My Scraps fans!  Missy here.

Have you checked out what's on sale in the My Scraps Store lately?  If you're a mini album lover, then you MUST get your hands on one of these adorable little Fancy Pants Mini Brag Books.  They're only $4.99!!  And let me tell you, there are a TON of pages included in one.  I wound up taking out a lot of mine...I'll show you what I have left over at the end of this post!

I have SO many Summer photos of my girls in the pool, so I decided to showcase a few cute ones in this album.  I used lots of mixed media on lots of the pages and had a great time making this!  I pulled out the Good Day Sunshine  and DIY Boutique collections from Simple Stories for most of this album.

I wound up making way more pages than I albums are addictive!  What I like about this FP book is there are blank pages, pages with journaling lines, clear protectors for 4x6 photos and protectors for 3x4s.  Perfect for pocket cards!  Some pages I added photos...some I just embellished...some I journaled on.  Whatever struck my fancy is what I did with this :)

Enjoy all the little pages!

Now, check THIS out.  This is what is left of the album pages that I DID NOT use.  Seriously!  There are a TON of possibilities with this.  I knew with adding paste and chipboard that my album would get thick and bulky fast, so I took out a lot of  pages.  You can use way more if your album is flat.  OR you could make another entire album with what's left over.  A GREAT deal for $4.99!

And the pages hold gesso and paste really well.  

I hope this inspires you to try making a mini...they're lots of fun!  There are a few different styles of this Fancy Pants album in the store HERE.  Go check'em out!!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Missy :)