Friday, February 28, 2014

Practical Scrappers Birthday Cards

Hello All! 

Today over at Practical Scrappers we are sharing some birthday cards with you.  Now you all know I really don't consider myself a card maker but I really had fun with this one! plus I really need to build up a stash of cards, especially birthday cards!

Products Used: Imaginisce Welcome Spring Collection, Viva Glitter and Liquid Pen & a bit of Ribbon.

Just a few details for fun!

I popped the title up just a bit with some foam pop dots.
 I just love those things!!

And added a ton of sparkle with a Viva Glitter Pen and some Smooch,
because every girl loves a little glitter!


Now make sure you hop on over to Practical Scrappers,
I know those lades have lots of inspiration to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Golden!!

If you had asked me a few years ago if I thought gold would be making a comeback,  I would have said no way.  I would have been sad because to tell the truth I never stopped loving gold! So I was more than excited when Practical Scrappers challenged us to share a "Golden Project"

So here is my project, I started by grapping the first golden thing in my stash that I knew I had to use. That's right! Studio Calico's Gold Doilies don't you just love them!! I know I do :)

I know Valentines is over but it's still February and I just love Red with Gold, which lead me to this:

 
Products Used: Authentique Smitten Collection, Gold Embossing Powder, Studio Calico Gold Doilie, Tim Holtz Die, Art Anthology Paint and a bit of Ribbon.
 
You have to take a look at the sparkle the Art Anthology adds, don't you just love it!!
 
 
So for now I'm in style and gold is back!!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
Now make sure you hop on over to Practical Scrappers
 and see what the other ladies have created to share with you.
 

Imaginisce Welcome Spring -Every day!

Hello All!!
 
Sorry its been so long... I've been pretty sick the last few days and then poof its the end of the month! I know February is short but really where does the time go?  So before the month is gone I wanted to share a layout that I created using the OH So Fun!!! Welcome Spring Collection, I just love this collection you really can use the fun bright colors for anything.
 
Here is a Clean & Simple layout that I created about my youngest daughter growing just a little to fast.
 
 
Products Used: Imaginisce Welcome Spring Collection Pattern Paper and Die Cuts, American Crafts Cardstock, Enamel Dots, Mister Huey's Mist &Viva Liquid Pen.

A closer look at that beautiful smile :)


 A touch of Viva Liquid pen to ad a Pop!
 
 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by today!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Love is in the Air over at Paper Secrets!



Hello All! 

I just wanted to stop in and remind you all that Paper Secrets has their second second sketch up for the month and as always its another great one!

Here it is:
Word: Love

Now remember you must include items, colors, brands, etc. beginning with each of the letter of the word - WINTER.  You must use a different item for each letter ( for example you CAN NOT use white cardstock to represent "w" and "c" as "w"hite & "c"ardstock). 

Here is my take on Kelly's sketch:


L-Lace
                       O-Orange & a Oval Journal Tag
  V-Vellum
        EEnamel Dots
     
Here are some details just for fun:)


Lots of layers & tons of fussy cutting :)


Now its your turn make sure you link up your layout over at Paper Secrets by Feb 28th for your chance to win a $10 Gift card to shop in the store! By the way if you like the collection I used to create my layout you can find it in the store. Make sure you take time to shop around you will find LOTS of GREAT DEALS!!!

Products Used: Authentique-Grace Collection,Misc Ribbon & Lace, Vellum and a few Enamel Dots.


Thank you so much for stopping by today! 



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Its Art Journal Day over at Practical Scrappers!

I must say one of my favorite new features at Practical Scrappers the monthly Art Journal pages! I just love playing in my Art Journal, it helps me get out of my scrappy rutt and allows me to just play and get messy! You know I love to get messy!! 
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This month we were given a quote by Vincent Van Gough to inspire our page. Here is a look at my page:
Products Used: American Crafts Patten  Paper, Dylusions Mist, Tissue Paper, Vellum, Gesso, Art Anthology, Acrylic Paint, Ranger Ink, Tim Holtz Stamps, Faber Castell Markers and bunch of stencils.
  
As you can see my page is full of color and reads Love Life at first glance,  but when you look closer you see the full quote:

"The way to know life is to love many things" - Vincent Van Gogh

Here are just few closer looks at my page:


Lots of sparkle and shine and tons of doddles :)



Lots of funky teature thanks to a bit of tissue paper.


Now you can see why these are some of my 
very favorite things to play with!!


Have a Great Day and thank you for stopping by! 
I hope that this inspires you to open up your Art Journal & Get Messy!! Now don't forget the other ladies have even more inspiration up over at Practical Scrappers for you so hop on over.

Scraplifting Inspiration over on Imaginisce

As you all know its super easy for crafters to get into a creative rutt sometimes and have difficulty coming up with creative ideas. Finding inspiration online (i.e. Pinterest, Facebook, online scrappy galleries/blogs) are a great place to start and get those creative juices flowing.  As is scraplifting one of your favorite designers. You can choose to create something that is very similar or just pick a few elements that you'd like to incorporate into your work (as long as you always give credit when credit is do :)).

Right now I have found myself in quite the scrappy rutt,  so you can imagine how excited I was to find out this weeks assignment was to scraplift  another design team members work!! I must admit the hardest part is picking who and what you are going to lift. I finally decided on a beautiful LO created by Monique Liedtke using the  super cute Bushel of fall Collection. You can see her LO over on the Imaginisce Blog today

Here is my take on her beautiful layout:


Products Used: Imaginisce Pattern Paper –My Baby, Layered Stickers and Buttons,American Crafts White Cardstock, Twine, Foam Adhesive, Double Sided Adhesive and a Bo Bunny Dolie.
Just a few details just for fun :)



Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

I hope you enjoyed my lift of the super talented Monique Liedtke



Saturday, February 15, 2014

Scrap Warriors Drill #26 -All you need is LOVE!

If you are here for the Practical Scrappers Scrap your Stash Blog Hop Just Click on the Banner. Of coarse before you go you should check out our fun Challenge over at 
S.W.A.T Scrap Warriors!

It's time for another Drill over at S.W.A.T Scrap Warriors! This week we are continuing to share the love long after Valentines day. Our challenge for you this week is to create a project with the theme of LOVE! Your project can be a Card, Layout, Art Journal Page, or Canvas. I created a card for the Practical Scrappers Hop using some Jillibean Soup, but I just couldn't stop there I had to get a little messy! So here is a fun canvas using lots of mixed medium products even some Art Anthology!I 'm even working on a slide show video to show you how I created this little canvas. I will let you know as soon as its done.. It will be my first one so its a bit of a learning curve :)

Some Details for fun!!




Well I hope that you have been inspired to create something lovely today! Just make sure you link your project over at S.W.A.T Scrap Warriors by the end of the month for your chance to win a super fun 3 Scrappy Boys Kit!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop


Welcome to the 

Scrapping our Stash, Blog Hop!



If you have been hoping along with us you should be arriving here from Nicole Laha's Blog. If you have stumbled here by chance please feel free to hop along with us! The inspiration starts over on the Practical Scrapper's blog!

This month we are focusing on scrapping our Valentine's stash, or at least stash that has to do with love.For my project I made a Valentines gift for my hubby. I hope that he likes it I know that he will love that I am using up some of the stacks of paper I own.




We are thrilled to have Kiwi Lane Designs sponsoring this month! 


Kiwi Lane Designs creates templates that help take the frustration out of scrapbooking! One lucky winner from this HOP will receive a border set and an accessory set from Kiwi Lane.

Now the the fine print, You can do any or all of the following to be entered to win the Kiwi Designs Prize.


1) Become a follower of Practical Scrappers
2) Become a fan on our facebook page
3) Become a fan on the Kiwi Lane facebook page and make sure to tell them we sent ya!


Don't forget to leave a comment over at Practical Scrappers so that we know what you did!  This contest will close at 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, the 16th

I hope that my products have inspired you to clear out some of your stash!

Now your off to the super talented Majken Pullin
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Week 2 over at LGS!


Wow its Monday already!! Where did the weekend go? Well at least that means there is another great sketch up over at Let's Get Sketchy!!  So let's take a look at this weeks sketch designed by the super talented: Jenessa Franco



I just loved working with this sketch, I used a fun Echo Park collection and even played with some Lindy's Mist!! Here is my take on this week's sketch!

Products Used: Echo Park Times & Season's 2 Collection -Pattern Paper and Chipboard stickers., American Craft -Thickers, Enamel Dot. Lindy's Stamp Gang Mist.

And a few details just for fun!!

A bit of Smootch on the fussy cut butterflies, 
popped up with foam dots.

A tiny Chipboard sticker that is 
so perfect for Sydney.


And you all now how I love to layer my 
thickers and stitch them in place :)

Thanks for stopping by today! 

I hope that my take on this week's sketch has inspired you to play along! Because this month we have an amazing prize a 
                   February's Sponsor
Now aren't they a a fabulous Sponsor!! Make sure you stop by their Facebook page and let them know that I sent you :)

So link up soon over at Let's Get Sketchy for your chance to Win!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Grab a KISS from Paper Secrets!



Hello All! 

I just wanted to make sure you all know that Paper Secrets has their first sketch up for the month and its another great one!


Here it is:

Word: Kiss

Now remember you must include items, colors, brands, etc. beginning with each of the letter of the word - KISS.  You must use a different item for each letter ( for example you CAN NOT use white cardstock to represent "w" and "c" as "w"hite & "c"ardstock). 

Here is my take on Kelly's sketch:


K- Key
          I- Ink Splatters
    S- Sequins
      S- Stitching
     
Here are some details just for fun:)


Some Carta Bella & American Craft Thickers..

My little key to meet the challenge requirements :)


Here you can almost see my transparency that is 
stitched in place to hold the sequins and glitter.

Now its your turn make sure you link up your layout over at Paper Secrets by Feb 14th for your chance to win a $10 Gift card to shop in the store! 

By the way if you like some of the products I used to create my layout, hop on over to the store and shop the manufactures I used!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!