Saturday, August 27, 2016

August Scrapping

Hi guys! I have just a couple of layouts to share today. I know I usually let them pile up before posting so I decided to change it up a little.

I used a lot of gold Glimmer Mist on this one.
The burlap was sprayed with the gold mist as well.
I hand cut the feather myself and then embossed the tips
with gold embossing powder.
The flowers were made using an acrylic stamp with
gold ink and then hand cutting.

The slide mount (that I've had for YEARS) I just covered
with washi tape with a gold design. The camera border
is a cut file from Silhouette Design Store and I used some
gold Perfect Pearl to add some gold sheen to it. 

This layout is one of my all time favorites...I just love the
way it turned out. I think a lot of that has to do with the
fact that Danielle is just so beautiful and this is great picture
of her.
The colors are much more vibrant in person as well which
is always disappointing when you are sharing or posting your
layouts or projects with others. 

All the flowers are handmade by yours truly.  I used the EK Success
Retro punch and a dark pink glimmer mist...after the flowers were dry
but before I put them together I inked the edges of the petals.
The flowers are made from coffee filters. The leaves I used are
from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The journaling is on the card inside the pocket :)

This is the first side to a 2 page layout. If you follow my blog you know
that I rarely do 2 page layouts because I just don't do them well nor do I
enjoy them. I don't know why...just call me a weirdo, lol.
This layout didn't turn out nearly as well as I'd hoped. I love all
the photos and I really wanted the layout to be perfect...that was my
first mistake, right?? I'm not happy with it but it is what it is and
perhaps it will grow on me. 
The is the 2nd half and as hard as I tried to use all the photos, it just
wasn't possible so you'll notice there are still quite a few photos in
the pocket on the top right (as well as journaling)
And here is a side by side just to give you a better visual. I tried to get them
lined up perfectly side by side and I got close but rest assured that
they DO line up in person. 
This design is also from the Silhouette Design Store.
I glittered each section individually and let me just
tell you that it was not the easiest thing I've ever done!
I wish I hadn't chosen pink for the largest package because I think it
looks more like a birthday embellishment rather than Christmas, but,
again, it's done and I wasn't about to redo it, lol. 
 And there you have it, folks. Thanks for taking a look and check back again soon!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Summertime scrapbook layouts

So in case you haven't noticed, it's been slightly more than just a couple of days since I promised to upload some layouts in "a couple of days", lol.
We went on vacation and I've just been super lazy since we got back. Now summer is just about over and we go back to school in less than a week.

Without further ado, here ya go :)

Hagan this past Halloween. He wasn't very
cooperative for pictures and this is the best I got. 

Nothing special...just wanted to note that I punched
each of those little arrow/chevron pieces and glued
them on one at a felt like it took forever!

Coordinations cardstock...lightly sanded with a
template underneath to get the design to show through. 

I push the STAMPENDOUS FRAN'TAGE embossing
enamel every chance I get...and it's pretty obvious why, right?
The color variation in this title is right out of the little jar. I believe
the color is "chunky metallic". 

This layout just did not photograph's much brighter
in person and more sparkly.

The hair dryer is a cut file from *Silhouette Design Studio
I used a glitter embossing powder for the blue tip
and I used an EK success punch for the "ric rac"

The Minnie Mouse shape was purchased from
*VectorKitchen on Etsy.

The circles were made from a Minnie Mouse duct tape
I had. I just adhered it to some cardstock and used a punch
to cut the circle and then used a larger circle to "mat" it. 

My favorite part of this layout are the "subjects" I
created using the ever trusty label maker. I think they were
the perfect embellishment and yet they blend right in. 

embossed chipboard

I used "shaved ice" for the snow...I'm pretty sure it's
Stampendous but I'd have to check to be certain.

Title is a cut file from *Silhouette Design Studio

This one is much prettier in person. The title is again
from *Silhouette Design Studio*
I made all the flowers and used lots of Goosebumps Spray
as well as Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
The doilies are from *Wild Orchid Crafts*

You can see the Goosebumps spray here...I love that stuff!

Title for this one is a combination of another
Silhouette Design Studio file and some Echo Park
stickers. I embossed the word "joy" with clear
embossing powder and also embossed the #loveyou 

Pulled embellishments from several different

I used a chunky yellow glitter for the sun and it's
covered much better than it appears in the photo.
I also mixed a small amount of texture paste with
just a smidgeon of yellow acrylic paint and then
used a Tim Holtz template for the design. 

That's it for now...if you waded though all those then I sincerely thank you :)
Have a great day!