Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tug of War: Tone on tone & Jillibean Soup

Good morning friends! I have been in love with the new trend of using "tone on tone" papers. The subtle look of detail is such a fun look to me. I created this layout for a challenge just for this purpose over at the forum this week.
I knew right away that I wanted to use this stunning paper from Jillibean soup. It is beautiful up close, as it shows a collection of silver glitter, which perfectly mimicked the falling snow in my photo. I added this fun embossed cardstock by Bazzil Basics, adding great dimension also mimicking a winter snow storm.

 Since I knew my goal was a tone on tone title, I chose to add watercolor pencils to my cut snowflakes. These are a great tool if water color is a bit intimidating to you. I added some wood dots by My Mind's Eye to the centers of my snowflakes for just the right detail. These dots come in three natural tones, and are quickly taking over my "natural elements" loving heart.

I hope this layout encourages you to try a tone on tone look, and if you need a few more options for this look, don't forget the amazing sale going on in the shop right now.

I hope you all have a wonderfully relaxing Sunday, and thank you for peeking in.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pajama Day: October Afternoon's Saturday Mornings

Hello all! Happy Saturday! Jennifer here today to share a layout I created using the new
 October Afternoon Saturday Mornings collection!  This line has a fun retro feel and is just in at the My Scraps and More Shop
The pack of Doo-Dads have cute little sentiments as well as tags. I used the "guest check" journaling tag and layered a few sentiments on top. I finished by using one of the cute Tin Pins

I used a few of my circle punches with some of the patterns to create a collage of circles. The B side of the Journal Cards are great for smaller prints!

Showing another of the Tin Pins with my journaling!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the shop for this and more of the latest collections! Don't forget there is a huge sale going on to make way for all of the CHA goodies Audrey has coming! 
Have a great day!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Stamping Technique

Happy Friday, friends!  Missy here.  Sometimes I like to take a break from using actual collections and just feel like making a layout from scratch.  That's what I did for this page.  I created this for last week's Free For All Friday.  The challenge was to use several stamps to create some sort of collage.

I've had this set of arrow sentiment stamps just lying around for some time, so I decided to put them to use.  I first took white cardstock and traced around where I wanted my photo to go.  Then I took the stamps and stamped all around the square.  I overlapped them, creating a collage effect.  After that was done, I went over the paper with clear gesso.  This helps tremendously when you're going to use watercolors.  The gesso helps prime the paper so it doesn't seep into it and tear it.  I used watercolors, gelatos and Mister Huey's mist to create all that messy color.

Here you can see the stamps and background color up close.  Stamping is such a fun and easy way to create unique patterns and backgrounds.  Make sure you use a permanent ink, like StazOn or Archival to make sure it doesn't run when you add water.  I didn't even need to add any patterned paper to this layout...the stamps and paint did all that work for me!

I used a sunburst stencil to create the sun rays and then machine stitched over them.  I really love the pretty yellow up against the blues. 

One last shot of the title.  I cut "Summer" on my cameo and then paired them with acetate alphas.  I always feel like I need to color or alter a plain white cardstock title, but I left it plain since the background was so colorful.

I hope this inspires you pull out your stamps and give them a try!  It's fun, easy and you really don't even need a lot of supplies to create this type of page.  No patterned paper needed!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

Missy :)

Thursday, January 22, 2015


If you have teenage girls like I do, you probably have storytellers.  I don't mean that they aren't truthful, lol, just that they are actively telling their stories...through instagram, Snapchat, selfies and photos.  I love to sneak the pictures off of their social media and get the stories told in the pages of our family albums.  The Crate Paper Open Book line is so perfect for these kinds of stories.  How cute is this portrait paper with the little eyeglasses? And these flowers I fussy cut from  the year book cute. And the icing on the cake...the Bookmark paper with the perfect title.


It's all on sale today, too!!  Run and grab it and tell your stories!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Love This!

Hey there scrappy friends!
I just want to share a layout I created for my Saturday Scraplift  challenge over on the board. I lifted a layout by Juliee181 along with American Crafts Dear Lizzy Serendipity and came up with this page:

I love the soft colors and mason jars in this collection along with the fun gold accents!
Here are some close ups:

This collection is gorgeous!
Thanks Julie for the inspiration. I love my lift!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Hello and good morning...

Some times there are those moments when you look outside and see your little one doing something so dang cute, you drop everything and go take a picture.. This was one of those times. My daughter was playing baseball with her big older brother and she wanted to dress up in full gear just like he does when he plays. It was just too cute not to miss capturing.

I used Crate's Kiss Kiss collection for this page and loved all the fun emellies that came in the ephemera pack. Once I layed down all my papers, I decided to layer on the embellies.

I added some "strips" at the bottom of the page, some journaling, a quote and then just a fun envie embellie with enamels and more embellies:

I just used one of the precut diecuts for my title and then added some layered arrows to highlight it:

I added just a bit of stitching to highlight the smaller arrow on the side of the page:

So make sure to check out what's left of the Kiss Kiss line before it's gone.. it's not just for Valentines pages...

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

Monday, January 19, 2015


Its seems like with young kids, there are milestones happening all the time!  My daughter FINALLY lost her first tooth, that had been loose for weeks...I just wanted to reach in and pull it out, but she wouldn't let me!  lol....

I used some Amy Tan Stitched and a tiny bit of Crate Paper Kiss Kiss for this page and a few other bits from my stash.  The grey paper with the triangles reminded me of teeth, so that's why I used it!

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

Speaking of MILESTONES, today it has been exactly ONE YEAR since I made my first sale as the new owner of My Scraps & More!  The forum, blog, facebook page, instragram, and sketch blog have grown tremendously!!!!  I want to thank EVERYONE for supporting me through this first year!  Someone just mentioned to me that I should have an anniversary sale....hmmmm....maybe you will see something in the next few days!

You MUST check out the new Saturday Mornings collection by October Afternoon in the store!  I have some photos of pancake breakfasts that we go to in the summer, and I can't wait to use this collection for them!  But the B sides and label sticker sheets are so perfect for any kind of page, really!  Check out all the adorable bits:

Stay tuned for updates on when new collections will begin to ship!  If you are not following us on Facebook, you SHOULD!

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