Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Home of the Brave

Hello all Lanette here and I have some Red, White and Blue to share with you too :) 

Recently I have been spending more time at my grandfathers house cleaning and such and let me tell you I have found some treasures! For example I found this picture of my grandfathers Platoon in September of 1944. So i just couldn't resist creating a layout all about him and his service during WWII. 

I started with some luscious Art Anthology Gesso and a brick stencil and this months sketch challenge over at Once Upon a Sketch. Along with this months Mood Board Challenge over S.W.A.T Scrap Warriors I was fully inspired and ready to go!

from there I started to build my tattered flag with some beautiful dimensional crystal.

I coated my little chipboard stars with some gesso while I was waiting for my flag to dry, just one coat an they were ready to rock some Honolulu Blue Sorbet.

With all my pieces ready my layout quickly fell together.

Products UsedArt Anthology -Gesso, Dimensional Crystal, Sorbet, Velvet & Colorations Mist. Bo Bunny- Anthem Collection Pattern Paper, American Crafts- Thickers, Umwow -Chipboard and a bit of cheesecloth. 

Now lets take a look at some details just for fun!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, 
I hope you found some inspiration for your next 
Red, White & Blue project. 

But if you still need more inspiration, please stop by S.W.A.T to check out this months drills! After all there is a $25 Gift Card up for grabs this month!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Flowers for Grandma

Hello All!
Today I wanted to share a quick little card that I created using using the I-Top tool and the oh so sweet Little Princess Collection. I just love the colors in this collection and they are just perfect for a get well card for my grandmother.

Now this pretty little bouquet is sure to to make my grandma smile.

As you can see I used ribbon to finish off my brads but you can use paper too, Just one of the many reasons I love this tool! But for those of you who don't know what the 
I-Top tool is here is a picture.

You can make all kinds of beautiful things with this amazing tool just stop my the 

Thank you so much for stopping by today,
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Imaginisce Products Used: Die-Cut & Pattern Paper -Little Princess Collection, Die-Cut -Welcome Spring Collection
American Crafts Products Used: Cardstock, Foam Adhesive

Friday, July 11, 2014

Colorful Storage!

Hello All! 

 Today I'm up over on the Art Anthology  blog and am a sharing a super easy & fun way to add some amazing color to your desk while creating some storage space too!

First pick some colors and pull out your gelli plate, here are the velvets I picked to play with:

Next grab some deli paper and have a fun! Just look at the pretty colors!

Next... now this is tough! Rip up your pretty papers :)

Now you can start to decoupage your jar I used one I found in a garage sale for a quarter!

After you jar is dry you can add a bit of design by randomly stamping.

 And there you have it a quick, simple way to add some pretty storage to your craft desk!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Remember to stop by the Art Anthology Pinterest Board for lots of colorful ideas!

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Art Anthology Products Used: Velvet dimensional paint –Lagoon,Limeaid, Mardi Gas, Orchid, Fiji, Aloha, Reef, Shamrock and Wineberry

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Splash into July with Paper Secrets!

Hello All! Can you believe that we are well in to the month of July already?? Crazy right!! Well at least that means there is another beautiful sketch over at Paper Secrets, created by the super talented Kelly Holifield just for all of you! 

Now remember you must include items, colors, brands, etc. beginning with each of the letter of the word - SPLASH. 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).  Please note in your blog write up what items you used.

Now lets take a look at my take on Kelly's beautiful sketch:

                                                            S-Simple Stories
                                                            P- Paint
                                                            L- Lavender-Mist
                                                            A- Arrow sticker
                                                            S- Star stamp
                                                            H- Heart wood veneers

Some details just for Fun!

And just for a little more fun! Paper Secrets is sponsoring Scrap & Play this month and teaming up with them on our challenge! So hop on over and check its out! Just makes sure you link your layout at both Paper SecretsScrap & Play for a chance to win both prizes! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
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Other Products Used: Art Anthology Dimensional paint & Colorations Spray, Tim Holts Stamps, Crafters Workshop Stencils, American Crafts Tickers, Studio Calico Wood Veneers, Glossy Accents, Hedi Swapp Sticker & Mist, Kaisercraft Bling.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fourth of July Memories

Hello All! As you may know we have been celebrating the 4th of July over on the Imaginisce Blog for a while now and today its my turn!

So I thought I would share a layout of one of the first Forth of July BQ's we had, I just can’t believe how fast the kids are growing!

For my layout I used the Perfect Vacation Collection, the colors are just perfect for the fourth of July.

Some Details for Fun :)

Here you can see where I used American Crafts Knock out Punch, it’s so FUN!

A few Studio Calico stars to add a little pop.

And don’t forget to save the edge of your papers, don’t you just love these hearts!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,
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Imaginisce Products Used: Perfect Vacation Pattern Paper
American Crafts Products Used: Cardstock, Twine, Knock Out Punch, Veneer Stars (Studio Calico) 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Hi All!
I just wanted to stop in and share a quick little Happy Birthday Card. I created using Imaginisce's Little Princes Collection.

By piecing together multiple patterns the card really pops.

And for a just a bit more pop I added some stickles and glossy accents.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

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Products Used: Imaginisce -Little Princess Pattern Paper, Stickles, Glossy Accents.