Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy Halloween w/ Carta Bella

Going back to Halloween today.
I have this fun and cool layout I made using a sketch from Nuts About Sketches:

I used a kit from Memorable Seasons with Carta Bella's Spooky line.

My husband carved a really cool pumpkin this year and it was the perfect photo for a fun, spooky layout like this.

I started by dripping dylusions mists on my kraft background. I used orange and black and then lifted the paper and tapped it on my table to get the ink to run more.

I followed the sketch pretty closely using the fun stickers from the line and then added the awesome skull washi tape.

But I think my favorite part was how I used the ribbon that was sent with the kit as spider webs!
I attached my photo & mats with foam adhesive for dimension, so I just attached the ribbon to the back of that and then twisted it down to wear I wanted the spiders to hang. I hooked the ribbon with glue dots and then put the spiders over them. The one in the middle is attached with foam adhesive.

This is probably one of my more favorite layouts I made this fall/winter.
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Monday, March 30, 2015

All Things Green dt reveal w/ JI Kreaxions

Thanks for stopping by for my first DT reveal with Just Imagine Crafts, Kreaxions punches!
This is a once a month project and today's theme is: 

All Things Green!

Here is what I came up with for today:

I totally love Punch 901 from Kreaxions! The butterfly is just so fun to play with and goes wonderfully with the Springtime line from Moxxie.
I started with a white cs base and then added the green pattern paper after punching the corners with punch 901 & C insert.

I used Punch 311 for the border under my sentiment. I lined the paper up in the punch with no inserts, punched the design as closely as I could without overlapping, then cut my stamped & stickled sentiment pp to fit over the flower design that was above the border edge that I wanted.

As you can see edging the pieces with dark green ink really makes the designs pop off the card. Last I added the punched out butterflies for embellishment and a bit of pink liquid pearls to the negative butterflies in the corners. The liquid pearled butterflies add a lot to the design and it was so easy to do.

Make sure you jump over to the Just Imagine Crafts Blog to see what my fellow dt members have created for their All Things Green reveal!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Take Time w/ Love My Tapes & Moxxie

Hello, happy Wednesday to you!
One of my favorite projects is decorating these composition notebooks that you can pick up during the back-to-school sales.

It's super easy and fun. Here's my latest one:

Fun right?!
Just measure the front cover, cut your paper and glue it with Mod-Podge.
 Then have fun decorating!

I used Love My Tapes and the Springtime line from Moxxie.

I started with the awesome Clouds with Love tape, adding it in strips of different lengths to give it a cloud feel. Then I added a fussy cut butterfly sticker to give it some whimsical fun.

The Diamond tape in Hot Pink was perfect for the binding. I added two layers to make it a bit bolder and to help cover the small gap I had between the black tape and my cover paper. I finished it up with a sentiment that came on the Springtime cutouts paper. Just add a bit of ink to help it stand out.

No more boring black cover, but something fun and useful.
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Monday, March 23, 2015

little Angel w/ Carta Bella

Here's a fun layout I didn't get posted back in December.

It was for a pie challenge at Memorable Seasons, so that's why I have the pie graph of papers on the layout. I used Carta Bella's Chirstmas Time line and this fun photo of my little guy adding the angel to the top of the tree.

The kits we received from Memorable Seasons always had at least 2 strips of ribbon in them. I'm not a big ribbon fan, but had fun finding different ways to incorporate them into my layouts.

My alphas weren't the right color so I added some ink to make them match the layout. I also distressed the edges of my pie papers for a fun look. I also added my own bling shine to the top of my paper tree.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Zoo w/ MS&M & Bo Bunny

 Hello, it's My Scraps & More Sketches Friday!
I promise, you are going to LOVE today's sketch.
Let's start with my take on the sketch:

I won the new Bo Bunny Safari line, so of course I had to dig in as soon as I could. It was perfect for photos I have from a visit to the zoo. My son had a rare quiet moment at the zoo face to face with this Mara. I'm not sure what he was thinking but he was really quiet and just sat there for longer than you would expect any young boy to sit. It was really cute.

I stayed pretty close to the sketch with most of my layout, popping up things here and there with foam adhesives.

Bo Bunny sent me the entire line so I had fun mixing all of the different embellishments on this page. The film strip along the bottom was one of my favorite details. I love that they're bringing GOOD rub-ons back. I've had some really bad ones, but I've always loved rub-ons when they apply easily. These were great!

Hanging the banners and flag at the top was another place I detoured from the sketch, but I really like the way this layout turned out and can totally see using this sketch it again.

Here's the sketch:

Swing over to the My Scraps & More Sketches site to see what the other dt members did with their takes on this sketch and then play along and enter your own layout!

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