Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Love - Elizabeth Craft Designs monthly challenge!

Hi everyone!
Elizabeth Craft Designs is having their monthly challenge!
For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to create a Valentine’s Card??”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, February 1st on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now for this challenge I made a layout that celebrated the love between my husband and I.
We have been together for almost 20 years...he still makes my heart skip and beat and my  I still get butterflies in my tummy....

to start with I used the Wood Effect paper from ModaScrap from ECD.
 I then stamped this really cool Circles Background stamp also from ECD I added some texture paste through a brick stencil, then started misting.  I love to mix colors, I used blues, and teals, and greens and pink to get the effect I wanted!  

The flowers are all handmade using the Small flower die and the large flower die and the trio set of leaves

For the title I first cut the Love Struck heart out of the wood effect paper and inked the edges to get some definition.  I then cut the title using the True Love Die out of pink cardstock from the vintage pack

I added more layers by starting with burlap to add texture, then a torn piece from the wood effect paper, then some lace I sprayed (it was way too pink) and bunched up for more texture and dimension and adhered it using the ECD double sided tape
I die cut the Valentines edges out of the same pink paper and tucked them in

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, January 29, 2018

Christmas layout - Creative Embellishments!

Good morning!
I caught my husband and oldest son at a sweet moment during our Christmas celebration....they were just sitting back enjoying each others company and I snapped this photo! 

I started by layering the gorgeous Kaisercraft papers and inking the edges.  

I then made some poinsettia's using the Tim Holtz tattered poinsettia die.  added some white texture paste and then some Elizabethe Craft Designs microfine glitter.  I added a few black recollection flowers and more texture paste for the wintery look!

The title piece I wanted to stand out so I embossed the Christmas and Joy using sparkly red embossing powder.  Up against the black I think it really stands out!

I LOVE the holly and berry corners! I embossed them with black tinsel embossing powder then added some red liquid pearls - very festive!  The prefect accent for my Christmas page!

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Cute Christmas Card - Krista Schneider relase - Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Every Christmas I feel under the gun to get all my Christmas cards done so this year I am challenging myself to get at least one done a month!  
I would love for you to take part in my challenge too...
so show me those Christmas cards that you make this year!

So to make this cute card I cut the cardstock to 5x5, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2, a 3 3/4 circle and 2 1/2 x 2 1/2
I cut the wonderful ModaScrap 'It's Christmas Time' papers to 
4 3/4 x 4 3/4, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 a 3 1/4 circle and 2 1/4 x 2 1/4.

I layered them all and adhered them together!

I stamped the sweet lady and the sentiment from the Gift Wrapped stamp and die set and colored her - which I want to get better at! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Memories - Joset Van De Burgt reveal for Elizabeth Crafts!

Good morning!
I love to make blooms and when I saw the wonderful little bloom dies from Joset Van De Burgt from Elizabeth Craft Designs!  Perfect for layering!

So to create this layout I die cut a lot of the large flower set and average flower set and the trio of leaves!

I inked the edges and cupped then layered them together
I layered three of the blooms per flower!

I love how they add dimension!
The chipboard frame was fun to alter!  I covered it with clear gesso then added some crackle paste, and then began layering three different colors of blue paint.  To finish I inked the edges to give it some definition!
For the title I used a die cut from ModaScrap then cut it in half then used the Joset 'memories' die for my title!

I am also entering this in the Scrap The Boys January Challenge - using flowers on a boy layout!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dads are hero's - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
Our boys are very close to their dad!  Tyler and Jon work outside together a lot - they really are a lot alike! 

To celebrate their relationship I created this layout...

 I started by tearing and layering the Kaisercraft papers then adhered them together

I love these Grunge Gear Corner - perfect for the photos I have of the guys working!

The bicycle chain frames were awesome for this layout....

For the grunge corner and chain pieces I misted in dark grey, then brushed in black paint and wiped some off, and added some light grey paint and some grey seed beeds!

For the brick pieces I painted in gesso, then some grey mist, then I took a Tim Holtz orange distress crayon and scribbled on a mat and sprayed some water and brushed it on, inked the edges in black and added some more seed beeds!

The title is from one of the strips you cut off the end of the paper...Tyler chose the title!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bright fun colors!

Good morning!
I don't normally work with bright fun colors but sometimes I am grabbed by a sheet of paper or something will catch my eye and I have to have it!  thats what happened with the 'Just Say Cheese' ModaScrap papers available at Elizabeth Craft Designs!

I started by layering two of the sheets of paper then I die cut various sizes of paper using the Stitched Rectangles die.  

All these layers add visual interest and dimension.

One of the sheets of papers from the Just Say Cheese papers has great titles, accents and journaling boxes.  
I HATE cutting out circle accents... they always look wonky BUT
there is this great die from Elizabeth Crafts called Stitched Circles!  PERFECT size for cutting out accent pieces!

Now I LOVE to add pops of color to add visual interest and focal points!  I used the red cardstock from the Soft Finish cardstock - Classic and cut out one size bigger than the accent pieces to add the pop!

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Susan Tierney Cockburn release!

Good morning!
Today is the new release from Susan Tierney Cockburn at
Elizabeth Craft Designs!

This is an easy card and a great way to use up those small pieces you have left from other projects!

first cut your square card base at 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 
then cut your papers at
5 1/4 x 5 1/4
4 3/4 x 4 3/4
4 1/4 x 4 1/4
4 x 4 
3 3/4 x 3 3/4
2 3/4 by 5
2 1/2 x 4 3/4

The paper I used is from Simple Stories Beautiful line

Distress all the edges

Die cut your lilacs and leafy berry branch - I forgot to cut a brown one bur I did it after I took the photo

alter the die cuts - if you are not sure how to create the lilacs you can watch the video here

now just adhere everything together!

I used a couple of spare pieces and the leafy berry branch and die cut from Simple Stories to finish the inside of the card!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Elizabeth Crafts - Becky Seddon new releases

Good morning!
I really enjoy working with warm tones of papers....earthy and shabby really help get my creative juices flowing!  
I wanted to show that Elizabeth Craft Design dies and more are not just for cards - you can use them to make wonderful scrapbook layouts too! 

These handsome guys are our son and my hubby....
Ty and Jon have a wonderful relationship....Ty is always willing to help his dad and Jon loves having him around.  They are a lot a like....

For the title & pocket watch I used the die - 'Take Time for you' and cut them from the Maja Designs papers then inked them.  I added the pearl to center of the hands and letter stickers to suit my layout.

I cut three balloons of various sizes using the Vintage Ballon Race Die and added a few pearls and ink

The Lake Scene and Garden Scene background were perfect to make photo pop!

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, January 8, 2018

My first project for Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Good morning!

I love making shabby chic cards with lots of layers.
The gorgeous Wood Effect Papers from ModaScrap was perfect to create a shabby card 

To start I created my base card using the Soft Finish Cardstock 8.5" X 11" 230gr /85Lb 10 pack then used the Flowers Lace Frame die.  I inked all the edges and parts of the cut outs to add dimension and visual interest.

My next step was to use the Dashing Squares Die, ink and distress the edges.  I layered each piece and added some cord and pearls.

I used the True Love Die for the title that I cut twice so I could create a shadow effect.

I always create a pretty inside of my cards...I continues using the flowers and lace die and the true love die.  Ready for a but of sentiment!

Thanks for stopping by!