Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Hard Working Guy

Good morning!

As a mom of two boys and married to great manly man type of guy - I get excited when I find masculine elements I can use on my pages! 



For this layout I used the Gear corners from Southern Ridge Trading Company 


I covered the corners with different colors of embossing powder to get the look I wanted, then added some metal gears.

I cut apart the one gear corner and added a few pieces here for dimension


Here is the piece I cut apart - love that I can do that without the chipboard fraying or falling apart!



Here you can see the mixed media work I did in the background.  I started by die cutting many hexagons using the Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched hexagons die then using texture paste through the circle stencil from Southern Ridge, then different colours of embossing powder.

Thank so much for stopping by 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A Cup of Christmas cheer - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!

I love Christmas - my whole family does....and sometimes it takes a whole family to create a Christmas project!

My husband did the bending and used the epoxy to create the magical flowing effect, our youngest helped die cut the flowers (becasue there are a lot of poinsettias - 32 to be exact) and our oldest when asked what he thought said it needed a few more flowers on the back and sides becasue it looked to flat...then helped me figure out where to put them.



To create the flowers I used my favorite poinsettia die by Els. It is a three layer but I decided to cut an extra regular leaf for each of the large flowers to make it look more full 



For the smaller poinsettias I used only the smaller die of the set and cut it three times for each flower


I also die cut the flowers using the double sided adhesive sheets and the wonderful silk microfine glitter!

Now if you would like to win a gift certificate to Elizabeth Craft Designs...hop on over to their blog - HERE and answer this question...

Which Elizabeth Craft Designs flower or foliage die or stamp set would you chose to create a Christmas card or decoration?

Thanks for stopping by
Laura 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Lazy Days of Summer - Southern Ridge Trading Company

Fall is here is full force - the leaves have changed, its rainy, and its cold at night....I miss summer

So I created a summer layout!


I started by trimming Tim Holtz papers then applied clear gesso to the front and back  of main sheet of paper so it does not curl.


I then used embossing paste through my new stencil from Southern Ridge.  I added some mocha embossing powder and then some blue tinsel embossing powder and heat set.  I then applied some turquoise and burnt sienna Brusho powders.  I sprayed with water and let the it dry 


Here you can see all the colors and dimension


 I created a line of flowers, shells, pearls and prills to go with the nautical theme



I love the title - it came with a really cute summer sun but it didn't end up suiting my layout so I trimmed it off.


The title I covered with ink then added the mocha embossing powder and the blue sparkle powder and heat set it.  I did it a few times until it looked like I wanted it to.  I put some turquoise Brusho powder on my work mat, sprayed with water then dabbed it on my title piece.
Thanks for stopping by
~Laura

Friday, November 2, 2018

Warm Christmas Memories - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
I love the holidays....putting up the Christmas tree, decorating, spending time with family - all of it! It is very special to me and my family. Today I am sharing a Christmas themed layout I created
To create this layout 
 
Step 1 - Die cut 2 large poinsettias then 3 smaller ones using coordinating cardstock. Shape and assemble using flower tools. Assemble. Add pearls or gems to the centers. 
Step 2 - Die cut 3 snowflakes out of coordinating cardstock 
Step 3 - Die cut the Berry Branch 2 times. Cut into smaller pieces. Add berries with liquid pearls, gems, glitter dots peel-offs or half-pearls. Allow to dry as necessary. 
 
Step 4 -Fray/tear the corners from one sheet of 12 x1 2 patterned paper. Adhere to a second sheet. 
Step 5 - Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to hold it in place, add a piece of lace approximately 3" from the top of the square.
 
Step 6 - Using the Stitched Rectangles die set, cut rectangles: ((1) 5 1/4 x 4, 5 3/4 x 4 1/2, (2) 3 1/2x 4 3/4, (2) 3 x 4 1/4 and a focal photo and a title piece at 3 x 4 1/4. Assemble as shown. 
  

  




 Step 7 - Add all your assembled die cuts and any images you cut from your papers to the layout.   

 Thanks for stopping by!
 ~Laura

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Christmas card! Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
Christmas is only 55 days away!
Have you finished your Christmas / Holiday cards yet?
Yeah me neither! lol!
But I do have done more done that I want to share with you!


A lot of my cards are too bulky to mail but this one I can send!

I used the snowflake border die the Ornate Snow Flake die and the  Christmas Classic Sentiments stamp 


I die cut the snowflake using the double sided adhesive sheets so I could add the fabulous cool diamond glitter but its so hard to catch the sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by
~Laura

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Pretty in Pink - Scrap Shotz October kit!

Good morning!
Although the colours in this months kit are fabulous for all your fall photos there is also beautiful pink papers!
As scrapbookers and parents we are often the ones behind the camera and not very often do we step out in front unless it is a family photo!  We need to be in the photos more often....


I began by tearing then layering the beautiful pink papers then I added some lace from my stash




to add a bit of colour I added some of the teal paper and a few teal flowers!


I created clusters using the flowers from the kit and add ons and some from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Southrn Ridge trading Company and Scrap Shotz!

Good morning!
The gorgeous chipboard from Southern Ridge trading company and the fabulous kit from Scrapshotz go great together! 


I started by layering the fabulous Pink Paislee papers and chose the wonderful color scheme to carry on to the awesome Southern ridge chipboard!



 I embossed the eye catching flourish in black then added some teal liquid pearls to accent the swoops!

It looks awesome against the grey and teal papers from Pink Pailsee

I added some flowers from my stash! 


I embossed the family title in black too!  

Thanks for stopping by 
~Laura

Monday, October 22, 2018

More from Scrapshotz October kit!

Good morning!

It is definitely fall here and this months kit id perfect for your autumn photos!

This months kit included a sketch I made and here is an example of it using this months wonderful kit!



I used 3 sheets of the paper and scraps I had left from a previous project!


The title piece is perfect for the layout!


I used a piece of Creative Embellishments chipboard from my stash, added flowers from previous kits and product showcases and some from my stash.  I also crumpled up ribbon in there!!!

Can't wait to see your interpretation!


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Scrap Shots October Kit project - Fall Layout!

Good morning!
I was excited to see this months kit - full of beautiful fall colors!


A couple of years ago my family had a beautiful fall photo session done which is perfect for these papers!

I started by trimming, distressing and layering some of the fabulous papers from the kit


I created clusters using the die cuts, flowers and a few flowers from my stash


I adore those little wood frames....perfect accent!



I was inspired by this months Scrap Shotz mood board challenge!







so don't forget to enter for your chance to win 



A $15 gift certificate to the store is up for grabs, to be entered in the draw, share your project in the comments on the FB post here or Instagram, tagging @scrapshotz and #scrapshotzchallenge.

Challenge Rules:
*must be new and created for this challenge *paper only *cards, layouts and OTP projects welcomed *must be uploaded to the blog post, facebook, or instagram by midnight October 31st

Thanks for stopping by



Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Elizabeth Crafts Designer Challenge

Good morning!
Christmas is coming and I am excited - I love the holidays! 
This months designer challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs was to use one of the new Krista Schneider's new sets!



I chose her new Poinsettia stamp and die set!
I stamp the pretty image on vellum twice and embossed with white embossing powder.  I used the die to cut the image of the poinsettia and berry and then trimmed one poinsettia and layered.  I also used the wonderful new snowflake stamp and die for accent

I painted a piece of Creative Embellishments chipboard grey to match the card.

If you would like a chance to win a gift certificate visit the ECD blog here and answer this question

Which of the new Krista Schneider stamp sets would you use to create a Christmas card.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Laura 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Spooky Halloween - Southern Ridge Trading Company

Good morning!
I am excited to bring you my first layout for  

With Halloween right around the corner I wanted to showcase their wonderful Halloween designs! 



The creepy looking guy is our oldest a couple of years ago.....

I started by layering my papers and distressing the edges, then I misted some doilies and cheese cloth


 I heat embossed the corner web then used the same green mist I used on the cheesecloth on the spider from the Happy Halloween card, then added some lime green crushed glitter glass to its body and inked its legs


For the title piece I embossed the spider web then painted on the same green mist on the 'happy halloween' painted the jack-o-lantern and  the ghost.  I added more crushed glitter glass and inked it all to add a eerie feel.


The bat is also from the happy halloween card and was the perfect accent for over the photo 



I added ribbon, flowers, metal Halloween pieces, flowers and a banner to finish off my layout!

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Santa and his sleigh - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
I am excited to share this card with you today!
 
To create this card: 
step 1 - using the White Soft Finish Cardstock 85 lb create a 5x7 card 
step 2 - Die cut the Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Oval to the center of the card front. This will create your window. 
step 3 - Cut a piece of patterned paper at 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 Die cut the Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Oval to the center of the patterned paper piece one size bigger than the oval you used on the card.
step 4 - Using your Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape adhere a piece of ribbon to the side of the patterned paper like in the photo and fold over the edge 
step 5 - Adhere the patterned paper to the card front 
step 6 - Cut another piece of coordinating paper at 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 and adhere to the inside of your card 
 step 7 - Die cut your Santa with various pieces of cardstock. I die cut the fluffy parts of his suit, beard and hat using the Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the 85lb soft finish cardstock then used some sparkly fluff. Adhere your Santa and adhere to the front of your 
card   

 

Step 8 - Die cut Santa's sleigh 3 times using three different cardstock (I used the ModaScrap wood paper, gold and red cardstock) and adhere to inside of the card using foam tape
Step 9 - Die cut 'Merry Christmas from coordinating cardstock and adhere above sleigh 




 
Thanks for stopping by