Friday, January 19, 2018

Year In Review- 2017

Hey there!
Do you create a year in review layout? If so, we would love to see them! My challenge for the January mini crop at Creative Inspiration is to create a year in review layout. I created 2 this year- one for each of my kids. 
I used some Echo Park stash and a cut file from the Silhouette store for both of these:

Austin's:


I colored the "2017" with 3 different colors of ink and then added tangled thread under it:


I added some stickers, popping a few of them up with foam:


Sierra's:


This cut file was perfect for both of these pages! I backed it with a few different patterned papers and added some gold faux stitching around the year. I machine stitched using gold thread around the photos:


Thanks for stopping by and we would love to see your year in review pages!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

My Boy!

Hello!
I am up on the ScraPerfect blog today sharing a tutorial on using foil.
I love to make my own embellishments and often do when scrapping a layout about my son. There just doesn't seem to be as many embellishments for boys as there are for girls. Using The Best Glue Ever and Transfer Foils from ScraPerfect I made the stars on this layout of Austin and I:



I used my Simple Stories So Rad stash for this page. I popped up the football sticker and arrow with foam tape. I added a heart sticker to the inside of the star:


Love this fun cut file! I added some machine stitching to it:


I used alphas from Simple Stories. The orange color was perfect for this photo:


Here's a close up of the stars:


Can you see the bits of orange foil on the stars? I used 2 different colors of foil. I love how they turned out! Check out my tutorial over at ScraPerfect.
Thanks for taking time to stop by and have a great day!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Cards In Envy

Hey there!
There's a new challenge up over at Cards In Envy today. The challenge is tuxedo: Create a black and white card.
Here is what I came up with:


I used Simple Stories DIY stickers, JilliBean Soup Placemat and Simple Stories Sn@p Insta Squares for this card. I fussy cut the wedding dress from one of the cards and popped it up with foam tape.
Hope you will play along with us this month!


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Enjoy Fall

Hey there!
I am sharing a layout I created for the January layout sketch challenge at The Rubber Buggy.
I used a Silhouette cut file along with PhotoPlay Autumn Day for this fall layout:


I used a mix of alphas for my title and added some machine stitching:


I fussy cut the foxes from one of the papers. I fussy cut the berries from a border sticker and added them in a few different places on my page:


I fussy cut those trees as well. I added some watercolor to my white background to make the layout pop:


Here is the sketch I used:


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

A Quick & Easy Way To Clean Your Craft Scissors

Hey there Friends!
Today I am sharing a quick and easy way to clean your sticky craft scissors. I found that The Best Cleaner Ever by ScraPerfect works really well at taking off the stickiest stuff ever. I add craft foam behind my photos and to pop up embellishments on my cards and layouts. The craft foam I buy has an adhesive side. I usually cut the foam to the size I need, but sometimes I don't realize I cut it too big until after I have peeled of the backing of the adhesive side. Then I have to cut the sticky foam with my scissors. This gets my scissors good and sticky after a few cuts:




I sprayed the scissors with The Best Cleaner Ever and let it sit for 5 minutes:


I used a paper towel to wipe them clean. Now they are looking like new again!


I love using this fabulous cleaner!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Blog Hop Winner

Hey there!
Just wanted to thank everyone for hopping along with the Top 10 blog hop!
I also have a winner to announce....
The winner is......



Loved all your projects, Lisa, but my faves were Winter Sucks and Hello Fall. I'm now a follower of your blog. Happy New Year!
Janice

Janice, please email me your mailing address and I will get the prize out to you.

Thanks again for hopping along!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Winter Chills

Hey there! I have another reveal today-
There's a new challenge up over at Cards In Envy today- winter chills. The challenge is to create a card  for all things winter, snow, ice, mittens, hats, scarves, snowmen, snowflakes, etc.
I used the November 2016 Hip Kit Club kit and came up with this fun winter card:



I hope you will play along with us in 2018!
Enjoy the rest of your day!



Sketch Reveal

Hello and Happy 2018!
Hope you had a safe and wonderful new years eve!
Over at Creative Inspiration, we have the first design team reveal of the year!
I used Bella Blvd Sunshine & Happiness and Snapshots for this layout. I added watercolor and Heidi Swapp black mist to my background:


I used a Silhouette cut file for the "senior" part of my title and also for the leaf frame. I added mist to the word and watercolor to the frame along with some machine stitching. I used AC alphas ("flower") and Thickers ("building") for the rest of my title:


I fussy cut the clouds from patterned paper and popped a few up with foam. I added the "Backyard fun" sticker under my photo:


Here is Bev's wonderful sketch:


I don't use purple very often, but I am so glad I did on this layout. I love how it turned out!


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Christmas Time

Hello!
I am sharing a layout I created using the December sketch challenge at My Creative Scrapbook.
I used PinkFresh December Days and Crate Paper Sweater Weather for this page of Sierra and her cousin:


I fussy cut the stocking banner from one of the Pink Fresh papers. I added a frame under my middle photo and added sone stitching:


I made a tag from one of the papers and added some twine. I fussy cut the circle and added a piece of chipboard for part of my title:


Here's the sketch:


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful New Years Eve!


Top 12 Cards of 2017


Hello!
If you are here for the Top 10 Blog Hop, please click HERE.
Last week I shared my top 12 layouts of 2017. Today I am sharing my top 12 cards from 2017: 

1:
This card was created for Cards In Envy. I used Echo Park Be Mine and a cut file, I think it was from the Silhouette store.


2:
This fun mixed media card was made for ScraPerfect. We did a cross promo with the Robin's Nest:



3:
This card was also created for ScraPerfect. We did another cross promo with Lawn Fawn. This stamp set is so cute:


4:
This fun card was created for a challenge over at Creative Inspiration. I used my new Distress Oxide Inks and some snowflake rub-ons from my stash:


5:
This card was created using a sketch at Creative Inspiration and Paper House products:


6:
This card was also created for a challenge at Creative Inspiration. It really was a challenge using one color but I love how it turned out:


7:
I used a sketch by Bev Code and Paper House Papers for this wedding card:


8:
I created this card for Cards In Envy using Basic Grey from my stash:


9:
I used a Silhouette file to create this card and backed the ornaments with papers from Basic Grey. This is one of my fav Christmas cards!


10:
This is definitely my fav of the year!
I created this card for Cards In Envy using Fancy Pants and ScraPerfect Transfer Foil:


11:
Isn't that snowman just the cutest?
This card was also created for Cards In Envy using Echo park and Me & My Big Ideas stash:


12:
My favorite Christmas line of the year is Fancy Pants Holiday Hustle. This card was created using it along with a sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap:



That's it! My fav cards from 2017! 
thanks for stopping by and wishing you all the best for 2018!