Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chubby Cheeks.

Hello and good morning....

When the Fancy Pants True Friend line came out, I was in love with the colors and kinda instantly thought what a great fall line. But I actually have been finding that it works with pretty much any season, and I really enjoy a collection that can stretch itself and be so versatile. I love that!!!!!

I pulled some older photos of my lil one from 2012 to work with, I just couldn't resist those lil chubby cheeks and needs to scrap the pictures.


I decided to add some random stitching along the circles going across the center strips. I used one of the label stickers for a quote.


 I added a touch of turquoise mist to the page also:


and I am completely smitten with the Ephemera pack which comes with SO many embellies.


So don't miss out on this amazing collection... I really love it.. and I'm pretty sure you will too!! Check it out on the My Scraps Store HERE.
Also I used the My Scraps & More sketch #92, make sure to check it out and play along, there's a wonderful monthly prize to play for.

Thanks soo much for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fun festival times!

I just LOVE the versatility of the Fancy Pants Everyday Circus collection!  So far, I've created a July 4th page, a birthday page, and this fun festival page with this collection!  The colors and patterns are just so great for so many projects!




This page is a lift of our member Tami White's page.  Every Friday on the message board we have a "Friday Favorite", where the DT chooses a LO from the gallery to lift.  And then you have your chance to lift it, too!  Go check out all the daily challenges, HERE.

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

Well the new American Crafts Amy Tan Stitched should be here ANY DAY (maybe even today!).  Keep a look out in the store!  Here are some of my favorite items from this collection:





 *************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!!

I owe you TWO winners since I was away last weekend for an extended Columbus Day mini family vacay.

So, the winner from the week of 10/5-10/11 is:




And the winner from last week, 10/12-10/17 is:




Congrats ladies!  Please email me at info@myscrapsandmore.com to claim your prizes!  Have a great week everyone!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Favorite / Las Vegas

Hey, friends!  Missy here to share another fun project with you.

Another Las Vegas layout....I know!  Haha!  I can't help it...I have so many fun pictures from a few trips out there this year, and I love scrapping them.  These photos are from back in March.  A few friends and I went out there for a Les Mills event (the company that creates BodyPump and lots of other workout programs).  I teach it, and so it was technically a "work trip."  Either way, we had a blast working out and exploring Vegas.  My friend Jennifer had never been, so we had to go check out the Bellagio and Caesar's Palace :)

I used a lot of American Crafts for this, as well as a little Basic Grey and Bo Bunny cardstock.  I created this for a Friday Favorite challenge at My Scraps and More last week, which is a scraplift challenge.  I lifted a page by Alissa, which featured an awesome grid design.


Lots of layering...I just love it!  I even added in some drywall tape as a layer here as well as some gold thread.  I love curling the edges of my paper, too...it gives great dimension.  Here you can also see the pretty watercolor I added to my background.


These alpha stickers are so old...they're Storyteller stickers from Webster's Pages.  I still think the cursive font is so pretty, and the colors I have matched this perfectly.  Isn't that drywall tape so neat?  Get it at Home Depot!


These gold shiny Thickers are SO cool! And if I make a Vegas page, I feel like it's required to use something blingy or sparkly :)  I love this big chipboard Hello circle.  I just can't get enough layering!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend! 

Missy :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall is in the Air

It takes awhile for it to feel like fall here in Texas but this weekend it definitely feels like fall.  There is a little chill in the air.  That got me in the mood to scrap some fall photos which I generally don't have many of.  Not to many changing colors here in the piney woods, but I did have some photos from our trip o Tennessee last year. Elle's Studio Sycamore Lane was perfect for these photos.  Just a touch of fall colors with some bright and bold accents.  I don't scrap in the dull colors that some fall collections come in.


 The boldness of the embellishments works so well since my children are always usually dressed in some sort of bold color.


It works out really well that we named our daughter Autumn. All these Autumn tags come in handy.
 

***Tracy***

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Me-ology

Hey there scrappy friends!
Lisa here with you today to share a "me" layout using my favorite manufacturer- Fancy Pants. I used the Me-ology collection for this layout of me scrapping:

 
Here are some close ups:
My title "Life Is Good" is a wood card from American Crafts:

 
I used washi tapes and fussy cut the camera and flowers:
 


 
I love this banner:


 
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us!
 
~~~Lisa~~~


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall.

Hello and good morning...

One thing I am totally ready for it fall!!!! I LOVE pumpkin goodies, I love Halloween, the cooler temps, wearing hoodies and jeans. I love that crisp air and the leaves changing. I really love everything about the season. I was so excited to see the Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather collection, I knew it was perfect for those fall photos I had.

This photo is from two years ago when we were up in Utah, which has a gorgeous fall season, and we took them at our favorite creek for photo taking.


I used the Blustery paper for the cute tag to add onto the page:


And I also fussy cut out the SMILE sentiment from the same paper and added it on to the page as an embellie:


And then I couldn't resist the cute apples on the Gusty paper and fussy cut those out to add:


Now if  this line doesn't get you pumped up for fall.. then I have no idea what will!!! LOL!!!

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

Friday, October 10, 2014

Las Vegas High Roller / Using up stash...

Hey, friends!  Happy Weekend...woo hoo! Missy here.  Do you have any papers or collections that you love, but you just haven't found the right photo to use with it?  I've had the Everyday Eclectic line from Echo Park since it came out, and I've used it a few times.  But I never had the right photo to use for this awesome background paper.  It's all about the fair, and I haven't been to a fair in ages.  My husband and I have made a few quick long weekend trips to Vegas this year, and I just had to go and see this new High Roller in person.  It's not a fair, but it's a giant ferris wheel with pods that hold up to 40 people in each one!  We didn't ride it, but it looks really cool, and I love how my picture turned out!  This paper was just right for it :)

I created this layout a few weeks ago for a My Scraps "Throwback" challenge to use a collection at least two years old and to hand draw something.  I started by adding gesso to the background, and then I used some of the gorgeous blue Dylusions ink and a brush to make some large sketchy circles.  I didn't want them perfect.  Then I drew over that with a black pen.  It was a great way to tie in more of the blue color from my photo.


What's a page about Las Vegas without some form of glitter, right?  Love these silver glitter Thickers!  Here you can see some of the ink close up.  I just love getting messy :)


I used a lot of the stickers in this collection, and I did add a lot of pop dots for dimension.  That "best day ever" is a stamp on vellum that I cut out, and the "see" flair pin is from Studio Calico. 


More stickers, layers and vellum stamping.  I highly recommend stamping on vellum...it not only looks cool, but it allows you to put it wherever you want it without having to actually stamp onto the background paper.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful weekend! 

Missy :)