Friday, August 29, 2014

A fun layout & a BIG SALE!!!

Happy Friday, friends!  Missy here.  Before we get to my share for the week, you simply must know about this AMAZING sale going on this weekend in the store!  It has already head on over and stock up on some amazing scrappy goodness!!

Here's my layout for the week :)  I created this one for a challenge over on our forums to use different patterned papers to back a hole left by a die cut.  I chose to cut a really big circle cut from my Cameo, but you could also use punches or even cut them with scissors.  I went through my old stash of Glitz papers (this is the Wild & Free collection) and picked out colors that would look good up against that gorgeous background paper.  I just traced the circles onto the patterned paper and then cut them out slightly larger so I'd have room to add glue around the edges.  It's a really easy just takes  a little time.  I'm very pleased with how it turned out!

Since there are so many patterns & colors, I really didn't think it needed a lot of embellishing.  I added a little sticker & rhinestone cluster here on the photo.

I also added this fun heart diecut below the picture and title, and I added a few more rhinestones, stickers and washi tape, and it was complete.

I hope this inspires you to get lots of patterns into your page by using die cuts like this.  Get creative with'll be surprised at how fun this process is!

And don't forget to check out the SALE!!  WOO HOO!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Missy :)

HUGE End of Summer SALE!!!

Check out everything in the store HERE!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

That's My Boy

For those of you that have a boy this is a must have collection.  Echo Park created the That's My Boy collection and it fits boys to a tee.  It contains a little bit of everything from our love for them, to their obsession with video games, to their wild side.  This page is about my fearless son Austin.

Look at all the fun sayings that come with the collection.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Hey there scrappy friends!
Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday so far.
I created a layout using the Simple Stories Sea To Shining Sea collection. I LOVE IT! The colors are fabulous!
We spent the later part of the morning and all afternoon with friends at the lake on July 4th. What a blast! We are planning on doing it again next year.
Here is my layout:

                                                                  Here are a few close ups:

                                 I used a star stencil and added some light modeling paste:

I punched the anchor/heart out of one of the patterned papers and added some stick pins from my stash..

I fussy cut part of the flags to give some movement to my layout and popped the banner up with foam tape.

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Treasure of a Friend.

Hello and good morning...

One thing that I am always concerned about as a parent, are the friends that my kids are friends with. Luckily, they have chosen well, and so it's fun to see them progress and grow together. 

I used the Fancy Pants Me-ology collection for this page of my daughter and her friend at her 5th grade promotion.  I decided to use the distressed Painterly paper for my background, but add black cardstock underneath, so I can tear it open to expose parts of it, to add a bit of boldness in the back.

I actually used pretty minimal embellies on the page, a few enamel dots and stickers.

But I added one of the library card pockets on the page, for my title work and journaling.

I also used a TON of washi tapes, in all colors and patterns. This collection is sooo colorful, you can pull almost anything and it just seems to work together.

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

Monday, August 25, 2014

What's on your Creative Agenda???

The LAST challenge for the Got Talent contest was posted on Thursday.  12 weeks, 24 challenges, tons of inspiration!!!  You still have until August 31st to upload all your entries to the Flickr Gallery to win the Simple  Stories Good Day Sunshine collection!

The last challenge was to cut a photo into a shape other than a square or rectangle.

I put my 4x6 photo against a scrap of 6x6 paper and cut into 4 parts to trim the dead space from my photo.  Then I used the scrap paper as a template to cut the patterned papers I used on my page. I used some washi tape to create a frame around my page.

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

Look at these ADORABLE good from the Jillibean Soup Halloween collections!!!!  I picked up some of those enamel stars for sure!!!  Check out the whole collection in the store HERE.

And just in TODAY is the Echo Park Creative Agenda collection!  This was on a lot of people's "Must Have" list!  A great, everyday line.  I LOVE the paper with the days of the week words!  Check it out HERE!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy / Heidi Swapp

Happy Friday, scrappers!  Missy here with you today :)  The layout I'm sharing today is one that focuses on using lots of embellishments.  This was for a challenge a few weeks ago on our boards.  The challenge was to completely surround a photo with embellishments.

I pulled out my big pack of Color Magic die cuts from Heidi Swapp and misted them with several colors of Color Shine.  They're solid white at first, and then the design on them resists the color.  I wanted a soft rainbow effect, and that's exactly what the Color Shines created here.  I layered them all around the photo to make it pop.  That is what I love about using black & white photos against bright colors.

I also love a "not-so-perfect" look to my pages, so I traced around everything with a black pen.  I wanted it kind of sketchy looking.  I also added some thread underneath the photo.

This was an experiment right here...I pulled out some vellum, some silver ink and a Jillibean Soup stamp.  It turned out really soft, which I like.  I did have to go over the silver ink with a silver pen to make it a tad darker, but I like the result.  I cut the word out and stamped the other part in black.  I also splattered a lot of the Color Shines everywhere, added some enamel shapes and some rhinestones.  And washi....don't forget about the washi! :)

One more angle of the layered shapes...layering is so fun and easy!

I hope this inspires you to use up your embellishments and somehow layer them around your photos. Experiment with pop dots...they really make a difference on your pages, too!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Missy :)