Sunday, May 4, 2014

NSD New Furniture Layouts

I had a great time scrapbooking last night. I carved away 5 hours last night, and got two layouts completed to document 1 story. I am such a slow scrapbooker. Studio Calico had some great challenges going on, and I used 3 of the challenges in my layouts. On the 12 x 12 layout I used a stamp set that I bought 1 year ago and never inked up (Challenge 2) and used a mint, pink, navy, and gold color scheme (Challenge 1) I first started by adhering the strips of patterned paper, stamping in gold and mermaid, and then added the stitching.

The 6 x 12 layout tells the story behind all of the photos. I used Washi tape 3 ways (Challenge 3) on this small layout: as a background, on the photo, and for the triangle shapes. After adhering everything, except the photo, and added splashes of black ink. 

Happy Belated National Scrapbook Day!

Office Hours Scrapbook Kit, Antiquary PL Kit, Mister Huey's Black, Gold Geo Tag - Studio Calico
Textured Cardstock, Gold Glitter Thickers - American Crafts
Mint Bow - Maggie Holmes
Navy Mist - October Afternoon
Grunge Stamp set - Stampin' Up!
Encore Gold ink
Mermaid Ink - A Muse Studio
Pea pod twine - The Twinery
Pink Embroidery Floss - Making Memories
Stitching Stencil - Amy Tangerine
Navy Washi - MT
Washi Paper - We R Memory Keepers
Font - Mom's Typewriter

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

One Crazy, Long Winter

Now that Spring is finally here, it is not as depressing to scrapbook this winter's photos.  This weekend, I got together with my friend, Marisa, and decided I was finally up to scrapbooking some winter photos.  I just couldn't do it while we were still getting snow in March and even earlier this month.  I loved the glittery snow and the angle that I took the of the photo on the left side of this 8.5 x 11, 2 page spread, so I decided to use the entire photo as the page and use the snow as a backdrop for the title with embellishments.  I used the card Sunday Sketch from Studio Calico for the right page.  The kraft die cuts looked a little dull, so I stitched around the 2014 and over the heart and arrow on the photo frames.  This was a pretty quick layout.

Sugar Rush Scrapbook Kit - Studio Calico
Embroidery Floss - DMC
Sequins - Studio Calico
Dear Lizzy Foam Thickers - American Crafts
Mini Staples from an Office Supply Store

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bad Dog!

I just loved this Sunday Sketch over at Studio Calico and had to play along.  I took the sketch and added a little something on the side and used one photo rather than the two.  I do have a few techniques on this 8.5 x 11 layout: 1) stitched random triangles, 2) added splashes of Opaque White mist using an eye dropper, 3) tore and pulled up the ridge of paper on the right hand side.  I wanted to distress it with the torn paper and mist in order to take away the quilt-y, cleanness of the layout.

I am trying to document more of the everyday life stuff, and this completed layout will go into a 2014 everyday life album.  I did PL last year (I should post some of that ), and I am still not done.  I took an open approach to the PL last year by not documenting by month rather than week and not caring if one month had more info than others.  I have only finished through May and I am fighting the feeling of being behind and stressed out about finishing the album, so obviously this was not open enough.  I will create any format that I feel like, which includes 12x12, 8.5x11, 8x8, 12x6, and PL formats.  I am going to scrapbook in any order I feel like and put it into the album, which will get organized when it is full.  I would like to think this will go better and be less stressful :)

Office Hours Scrapbook Kit (Studio Calico)
Mister Huey's Opaque White (Studio Calico)
Mister Huey's Droppers (Studio Calico)
Denim Twine (The Twinery)
Crumbcake Cardstock (Stampin' Up)
Staples, Sewing Machine

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Last night I made this fun crocodile card for a friend. She wanted an animal themed baby card that wasn't a traditional baby card.  This is what I came up with using the Zoo Crew stamp set from Paper Smooches.  I colored the gator with copics and glossy accented his eyes to make them shiny - that aspect is kinda lost in the photos.

I made up the sentiment and printed it directly onto the cardstock.  Add a printer and any stamp set become more versatile!


Zoo Crew Stamp Set - Paper Smooches
Pool Party and Island Indigo Cardstock - Stampin' Up!
Puffy Heart Sticker - Twine and Ink
Button - DeNami
Twine - Papertrey Ink
Oliver 6x6 Paper pad - Basic Grey
Glossy Accents - Ranger Ink
Font - Chalkboard

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St Patty's Day

I made these cookies yesterday. I found out that I am a whiz at making shamrocks, and the leprechaun's were so much easier than I thought they would be.  I made the leprechaun and plaid cookies based on some online inspiration. I found it, pinned, and made it.  I used buttercream rather than royal icing, since I think it tastes better on a sugar cookie. Although, it doesn't have that super clean look llike royal icing. But, at the end of the day they have to taste good. I am not a professional, but I think they turned out pretty great :). The links to my cookie inspiration are found here and here.

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Crafty Time Layout

Long time no post. I have had a crazy 2013 with lots (I mean lots of change). I have been doing some crafting, but no posting. My goal is to post more regularly.  I am going to change the blog-o a little bit. I hope to not only post more paper crafts, but use my blog as a way to document my house transformations, and the litany of DIY projects that I plan to try. My Pinterest is brimming with them.

I am kicking off my first 2014 post with a scrapbook page. Marisa came over last weekend, and I knew I had to use my Instax to capture our crafty gathering. I added some stitching and gathered ribbon to give it a hand crafted feel to match the subject of the page. I added some Barnwood Mister Huey's to add more visual interest.

Thanks for making your way through the cobwebs and visiting my blog. 

Studio Calico Blue Note Scrapbook Kit
Silver Doilies
Barnwood Mister Huey's
AC Dear Lizzy date roller stamp
SU! Midnight Muse ink