Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Happy Birthday Card - Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Good morning!
I have a lot of wonderful men in my life that I enjoy making cards for!
The fabulous hot air balloon from the Vintage Balloon Race is perfect for a masculine card and the new pebble blue glitter from the Beach Micro Fine glitter is the perfect accent!

 To make this card:

Step 1 - Create you base card at 5 x 6 1/2
Step 2 - place a small doily 
Step 3 - cut a coordinating paper at 3 1/2 x 5 and adhere over doily
Step 4 - cut the large ballon from the die set
Step 5 - adhere the double sided tape sheet to a piece of cardstock and die cut the inside piece for the hot air balloon, basket and the happy birthday
Step 6 - peal off the cover to reveal the tape of the die cuts and cover with micro fine glitter. shake off excess
Step 7 - assemble your card

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Beach Bum layout - Creative Embellishments!

Good morning!
Being a family that loves to spend time at the beach provides a lot of great photos over the years!

For this sandy layout I tore some of the Penelope Dee papers



I painted then inked the Leafy Vine Frame, the anchor and the seaweed
For Distressed Chicken Wire Border and the Beach Bum I painted them with Blue mist
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Monday, May 28, 2018

My second layout for ScrapShotz!

Good morning!

I am excited to share my second layout I created using the wonderful May kit from Scraps Shotz

I love layers and the wonderful ephemera pack from Kaisercraft is perfect for layering and a few layers of the fabulous paper!

I used the sticker title from the 12x12 stickers sheet for my title!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

My first post for Scrap Shotz!

Good morning!
I am excited to share my first projects as a new Design Team Member here at Scrap Shotz!

I decided to use the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine May Sketch as my first project here!

and here is the wonderful sketch I used

To create his layout I started with by using the walnut cardstock from the main kit for a base.

I then layered a piece of the wonderful Kaisercraft Pen and Ink paper that I layered

I chose a sequence of photos from  a recent photo shoot of our boys and my hubby playing around jumping from a gate....boys being boys!

I wanted to use the gold tape from the add on but it was a little too gold for the layout so I used the lawn fawn walnut ink pad to darken the gold and make it match my layout more!

Thanks for stopping by for my first SS post!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Designer Challenge glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
It’s challenge time again! Our Design Team are back this month with lots of inspiration for this month’s challenge - GLITTER

To enter, simply leave a comment either on The ECD blog post or on the Designer Challenge post on our Facebook page and answer this question:
Which of the new Silk Microfine Glitter Palettes is your favorite, Earth, Beach or Bloom?
you could win a $20 gift certificate to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 
I really enjoy working with glitter and the Elizabeth Craft Designs microfine glitter is awesome to work with!  Great sparkle and wonderful colors!

To create this layout:

Step 1) gather supplies - microfine glitter (I used true red and cool diamond), dies - Stitched Rectangles, dashing squares, Stitched Circle and the Poinsettia, double sided tape  (I used 3 mm) and the double sided sheet, 1 12x12 sheet of patterned paper, 1 5x12 piece, and enough pieces to die cut the rectangles and circles and mat photo, (I used kaisercraftChristmas Edition) 1 sheet of cardstock, liquid glue and ink

Step 2) Mat your photo using patterned paper and cardstock

Step 3) using your patterned paper die cut 3 of the largest stitched rectangles, and one large circle and cut one small strip of paper 10" x 1/2"

Step 4) using red cardstock die cut  the solid poinsettia x3 and the small poinsettia x5

Step 5)  adhere a sheet of the double sided tape sheets to red cardstock and cut our 3x the lacy die from the poinsettia and 1 of the small. using your stylus style all your poinsettia's if you wish.  Remove the protective layer on the lacy flowers and your single small flower and add your microfine glitter.  Shake off excess and return to the container.  assemble your flowers.  add a small dab of glue to the center and add ore glitter.... They should like this

 Step 6) ink all papers

Step 7) adhere all papers together

Step 8) add a piece of tape to the top and bottom approximately 6 1/2" long and add more red glitter like this

Step 9)  using your liquid glue add some highlights to the tree on the patterned paper or any design you have on your paper.  Apply some cool diamond glitter.

Step 10)  fussy cut any images you wish from your patterned paper including your title and adhere it to a square diecut

Step 11) adhere everything together

Monday, May 14, 2018

Being Loved - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
I am lucky enough to be married to an awesome guy and Nicolle has this quote at the Creative Embellishments store that really sums up our relationship becasue together we can face anything!

I started by using some washi tape, added some embossing paste through a stencil then added some embossing powder in black and pink.  I also used some cheesecloth I dyed black, flowers and a resin piece!

I embossed the Heart Lace border in black tinsel and added it under the photo

This amazing title piece I embossed in pink to add some drama against the dark background paper

 On the side piece I did some embossing and added some cheesecloth and a heart also embossed with pink!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New Joset release - Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Good morning!

I get really excited when a designer from Elizabeth Craft Designs has a new release!  Today I get to work with the awesome Joset Van De Burgt....

With fathers day right around the corner I thought these new dies were perfect for my dads card!

I used the new Backyard Barbecue die and the Stitched Hexagons for the front of my card 

 and for the inside I used the
Stitched Hexagons and die set words 3 happy holidays.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Family - Creative Embellishments!

Good morning!

Here is my latest layout for Creative Embellishments....

 For contrast against the light colors of the paper I chose to emboss the Families are Forever, the Flourish Page Corner, and the Doily 2 in black

Here are some close ups

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Happy Beach Day - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!

I am excited to share my newest ECD layout!
My family and I love to spend time at the beach!

To create this layout:
Step 1 - gather supplies - dies - dashing squares (I used 3 1/4 square)(1507), large flower (1462), trio of leaves (1464), stitched circles (I used the 3 3/4 one) (1116) and Big flower set 1 (795) 1 12x12 sheet of patterned paper, 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 patterned paper, 5 x 4 1/2 patterned paper, 4 x 3 3/4 patterned paper, 4 x 7 patterned paper, left overs pieces to die cut, stickers, ink, liquid glue, button and title

Step 2 - die cut your shapes

Step 3 - create your pinwheel

1) die cut square and ink edges

2) using your scorer- score from corner diagonally across to the other corner so an X forms

3) cut on the scored line towards to middle 75 % of the way

4) apply a dot of liquid glue to the center and curl the first two corners into the center holding them into place till dry

5) apply another glue dot and curl the final two pieces into the center

6) adhere button

Step 4 - create your die cut flowers

Step 5 - ink edges of all papers

Step 6 - adhere everything down

Here is some close ups

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