Friday, March 27, 2015

Show Me How Big Your Brave Is...

Hey, friends!  Missy here.  Today I'm sharing a layout I created based on the newest sketch over on the sketch blog.  Ashley Horton is the featured sketch designer this month, and I was very inspired to create my own background and "patterned paper" for this.

First of all, my photo is what I call a "hard to scrap" picture.  Lots of colors and a busy design.  I didn't have any patterned papers that jumped out at me to use for this, and I honestly didn't want to spend hours going through every single piece of paper I own....haha.  So I decided to work with white cardstock and inks, paints and gelatos.  I covered some cardstock in gesso and then made a big mess of blue, pink and purple.  I used gelatos, some watercolor, some stencils and some spray inks.  Once it dried, I used a few different sized circle punches and made my circles.  I followed the sketch and placed them down and then stitched through them with silver thread.

I wanted something to back my photo with that wouldn't take away from it or add to the busy factor, so I used a piece of white tissue paper and a small bit of patterned paper from Echo Park Capture Life.  It's black and white striped and it subtle.  I added some touches of pink washi tape and lots of tangled thread.

Those wood hearts have foil on them....super fun and easy to do.  Michaels carries this on the aisle with all the inks and stencils....and it's actually on clearance.  You just coat the paper or whatever in the foil glue, wait for it to dry and then stick it the foil sheet.  When you peel it off, it's covered in foil!  Super cool and shiny!

Here's a close up of the mixed media work...very abstract and messy.  I tried to match the colors in the photo, and I love the silver touches.

Here you can see the thin tissue paper layers.  I also added some vellum circles and some flair buttons.

I used some Heidi Swapp chipboard alphas combined with some alpha stamps and a Cameo cut.  The title is a lyric from one of Sara Bareilles' songs :)

I hope this gives you some ideas on what you can do when you have a hard to scrap photo...try and create something that makes the photo stand out.  Sometimes patterned papers can drown a photo out, so this is a great way to make it shine!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Missy :)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Green, Gold and Lucky!

Over in the forum, our Theme for our challenges this month is "Green, Gold and Lucky"!  Did you know that you can shop our store by color??

If you put "green" in the search bar at the top right of the My Scraps and More Store homepage you will get links to all kinds of fun products!  I love to do this because I see so many more choices I might not have seen searching by "what's new" or by "manufacturer".

Check out this fun stuff that came up when I searched for "Green"....
Pinkfresh Studios Wood cute are these??  With Spring and Easter coming up I can see so many uses for these!
How about this ADORABLE teal green Bow Vellum Paper??

And how about if we search for "gold"?  We get choices like this adorable transparency ....

These super cool Kraft and Gold stickers on a Roll...

These gorgeous Thickers...

And as for "lucky"?  Well, if you put the promo code LUCKY20 in when you order you will get 20% off all your regular priced products until the end of March!  Happy Shopping!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Hey there!
Lisa here today to share a layout with you.
I used sketch # 102 from the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog.
I used a variety of manufacturers on my page:
Background & embellies- Dear Lizzy Serendipity. I also fussy cut the mason jar from this line
Amy Tangerine Stitched for circles
Pink Paislee Solstice- light grey circle

I used my Cameo to cut the circles from my background paper and then added papers behind it:

Here are a few close ups:

I love these gold mini alphas! So fun!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Hello and good morning...

Happy Tuesday!!!!
I'm sharing with you another layout that I made using the Simple Stories Say Cheese II collection. In case I didn't mention it before, but I have a TON of Disney photos, I don't think I'll ever have a shortage to scrap and it's been almost 3 years since the last time we went.

This photo was taken all the way back in 2010 of my older kiddos when we went to Disneyland on a rainy day.

I added lots of random stitching through out the various sized circles on the layout:

I added a blue piece of paper under the "Magic" diecut tag, to make the wording stand out a bit more, along with some white mist splats on the black background:

And a bit more stitching:

So if you have got PILES of Disney photos, this line is perfect!!!! There are soo many embellishments in this collection, you can pick from several different packs and they are really full of great pieces...

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a magical day....

Monday, March 23, 2015

Good Stuff!!!

Hello and Happy Monday!!!  

Today I'm sharing a fun page with you that is a little bit more simple in design for me, but sometimes simple is just perfect!  I love documenting our ordinary, everyday triumphs, like when my little guy and I successfully found all the letters to his name in his ABC Spaghettio's!  :)

I used the Simple Stories Life Documented collection, and  piece of paper from Elle's Studio Sycamore Lane.  I was inspired by the ABC cut file I found in the Silhouette store, and thought the bright stripes behind it helped make the letters stand out more.

I simply added a card cut from paper, some wood veneer stars, and a few other accents here and there, and then just a tiny bit of navy stitching. I really LOVE this collection to tell our everyday stories!

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and lots more Bella, too!

Upcoming items:  I just ordered the highly anticipated Treasure Map collection from October Afternoon!!  Should start shipping, soon!

I have a package arriving from AC this week....not sure what's in it yet, but you'll be the first to know!  :)

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

My mother's daughter with Simple Stories

Good morning friends! Today I am sharing a layout I created for Tuesdays challenge on the forum, and for St.Patty's Day. It is not a huge holiday in our home, but stopping to document things that we find lucky to have in life is always a great idea!

I absolutely LOVE the Simple Stories I am line. It is so versatile in the tones you can mix and match on your projects, making it seem to stretch farther. I stuck to blacks, whites, golds ,and a tad of green for this page. The golds in this line are so pretty. A bit like gold foil.
I started my page with spreading out the small frames from the chipboard frames pack. I wanted to use two of them to fill with lots of tiny bits and parts from the sticker pack and wood veneers pack.

I love the wood veneer letters they added to the wood veneer pack, creating the phrase "I am". I love the look it brings to a page!

If your are still undecided about this line, I am telling you, you wont regret it, it is soo fabulous in person! I hope you all have an amazing Sunday, and thanks for dropping in!!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Hello Ten

Hello and Happy Saturday! Yesterday was the official start of spring so I hope today  the weather is sunny and warm for you! 
 Today, I am sharing a layout I created for this week's Word Up Wednesday.  I asked participants to hide their journaling such as under a photo or a flap.  I used Echo Park's new Anything Goes collection from the My Scraps and More shop!  I love the colors and the prints are perfect for pretty much any theme!
Two of the papers in the collection pack have journaling cards that are great for cutting out and using on your layout (or in pocket pages!)  I selected this cute 3x4 card and added one of the pennant stickers.  I "popped up" my photo using foam dots so I could slide my card underneath.
Also included in the collection are two sets of 12x12 sticker sheets including these fun multi colored alphas!   I added an arrow and "hello" sentiment along with some enamel stars from my stash. 

Showing more of the cute coordinating stickers!

Another cute (and very perfect) sticker from Anything Goes!  My daughter and her friend have been BFFs since kindergarten! 

Thank you for stopping by today! Check out the forums for more challenges and great inspiration from our design team!  Also, there are LOTS of new goodies in the shop this week!
Have a great day!