Sunday, August 30, 2015

New scrapbook layouts as promised!

Hi everyone ((wave)) :)  I told ya I'd be back with some layouts and I'm here to deliver on that promise. Hope you enjoy and maybe get inspired to dig out your own photos, paper, scissors and glue and create something to preserve memories for generations to come :)

A couple of these layouts are over a month old...and I've just procrastinated getting them posted so you may be feeling overloaded by the end of the post...sorry about that lol.
Love these pictures of our son, Brandon with his
"step-daughter" Lilly. It was fall and they were at the
pumpkin patch but I wanted something to highlight the
photos rather than the season.

I used a punch for the stars and then glittered them
with WOW glitter and covered with a thin coat of mod podge
to seal the glitter and keep it from falling off over time.
Lots of pop dots also...those little boogers add SO much dimension!

Just another view of the stars and the gems I used
as accents.

Love the paper...I think it's from a Paper Studio stacks but
I can't promise without looking. If you just have to know...I'll check.
I used some homemade mist to give the paper some color.
Nothing too special about this one but I love the pictures
and I actually really like the clean look of the layout itself.

I used some OOOOLD Basic Grey letters for the "wonderful"
part of the title and some other alpha stickers for the rest.
More pop dots as well :)
Can't forget the gorgeous green sequins...I'm SO glad
sequins are popular right now (even if they're losing ground already lol)

This one was a little more labor intensive. I used a
transparency to create a pocket on the layout itself to hold
the banquet program as well as a tag with journaling.
I hand sewed the pocket onto the page and added the title
directly to the transparency. 
Here you can see how the program and journaling slide
out of the transparency pocket.
I used more pop dots (because I love them and they just
makes things POP haha)
Also a little distressing around the photos

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I used some texture paste and a Tim Holtz stencil for the
hexagonal pattern and used some maroon paint to brush across
it after it was dry to add some more texture, color and dimension.
The football stickers are from Paper Studio and they're also dimensional.

I wanted this layout to be beautiful and it just doesn't quite live
up to the vision in my head---but hey, what's new, right? lol
I used a ton of shimmery Goosebumps spray over the paper first to
add shine, shimmer and dimension.
I cut a giant doily in half and sprayed it with Tattered Angels
Gold glimmer mist as well as a pink homemade mist.
I used a stamp for the "girls" on the bottom left.

For the swirl I used a transparency and Stickles  and basically
used a flourish I already had and "traced" it onto the transparency.
I've done this before and I'm never really disappointed in the outcome.

Gold embossing powder for the "2" and the pink E
is popdotted.

The leaves were hand cut freehand by me and inked
with a green Colorbok cats eye ink pad.

I made the flowers using a paper lunch bag,  2 different sized
scallop punches, hot glue and Glimmer Mist Gold and a pink
homemade mist. Embellished with Paper Studio gems.

And that is all I have for today. I am hoping that I can manage some scrapping today even though I'll be babysitting...but we'll see lol.

Be sure and check back as always because I'll have something new to share soon!
Happy crafting :)


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Birthday number canvas

You guys might remember that a couple years ago I altered an old photo frame and put the numbers of our birthdays on it and I loved it--for awhile. Eventually though, I realized it needed to be bigger, better and hopefully have a little more impact.  It's been on my "to-do" list for oh so long and last week I decided to finally get it done. And that's what I want to share today.
This was a 16x20 blank canvas panel. I began by painting the canvas black and then using the numbers I had cut with my SCAL2 and Expression to create the finished panel. Once all the numbers were adhered I sealed with 2 coats of Mod Podge. 
Lining the numbers up is the only "difficult" part of this project. Some of mine are slightly off if you look well enough but I'm good with it. Over all I'm pleased with the way it came out and it added just the right touch to our entry table :)

That's it for today but I have a few layouts to share soon :)

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!
Have a great day :)


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Perhaps I spoke too soon

Hi, guys...long time, no post, huh?

When I made my last post it seemed that everything was right and good in my life. I had no complaints.
Unfortunately, the last few weeks have been somewhat of a personal struggle for me. It's not something I can really put into words and I'm not going to waste readers' time with issues that only I can process in my own time and in my own ways. I'm trying and hopefully soon I'll be back to blogging. I do have a couple of layouts as well as a couple of simple projects to share later--I've not been completely useless lol.
And that's about all I have for today...just wanted to let you all know I'm still here and I'll be back soon. Don't forget about me :)
Have a great day!