Li'l Dapper

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hey there! I am back today on my very neglected blog. Not for lack of crafting, or content, just due to lack of time to write.  Any way, here is a little something I made last week.

The theme of the page is inspired by the current book inspired challenge at Scrap Our Stash.  When I begin a layout, I normally start with my photo. This time though, I knew what product I would use before anything else. Everything in this collection screamed this challenge. The mustache, top hat, colors, all of it. The twine is looped through the tag. The design of the page inspired by Paper Issues Scraplift Sunday.

This guy had the BEST Special Ed Kindergarten teacher. She arranged for the class to go see Disney on ice. We got him all dressed up for the occasion. I had no idea how he would respond to the show. I sent him with a disposable camera, asking her to take photos of the day so I could see his reaction.  They weren't very good, but I do love how his teacher thought outside of the box for a field trip that all the kiddos in class could enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view. I know it's been a while. Come back again soon. I do have lots to catch up on.

Supplies: CS- American Crafts, PP, die cuts, tags, alpha, flair, wood  and enamel pieces-Fancy Pants, mist-Tattered Angels, pen-Micron

Love This

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Good morning! Welcome to my busy blogging week. That means I had time to creat so thats a good thing. Anyway, up on the Get It Scrapped blog today is an article about white space. Why its so popular and different ways to use it. This layout and my description appear in the article.

By using a simple design on a white background, there are no visual distractions.  The bright colored product surrounding the photo, combined with the white background creates great contrast, ensuring the photo remains the focus of the page.   

I'm realizing that the older my son gets, the less time I get to spend with him. Spending a day at Disneyland with my son reminded me to enjoy every moment with him. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon, I have lots to share.
Supplies: card stock-American Crafts, patterned paper, stickers, die cuts-Amy Tangerine for American Crafts, clip-Freckled Fawn, enamel dots-My Mins Eye, Freckled Fawn, pen-Sharpie, adhesive-Recollections, EK Success

Cousins Klub

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Good morning!  Get It Scrapped constantly finds fresh, outside the box ideas for my scrapbook pages. For example, today's article uses CRAYONS in unusual ways. 

I decided to make my own ombre background so I could make custom colored shapes with my die cut machine. For the waves, I used 4 colors of blue crayons, binding them together with a rubber band. Putting them flat against the paper, I colored in an angled back and forth motion across half of the paper. I repeated the process using different colors for the sun and clouds. 

I wanted the waves, clouds and sun to have some texture, simulating movement. creating my own color helped me achieve what I wanted.  I used the Land Ho cut file from The Cut Shoppe to create the waves.

We don't live near family. It's always a big deal when we do  get together. For these cousins, it doesn't matter how much time passes between visits, when they are together, it's like no time has passed at all. I caught them being silly as they usually are. I asked what they were giggling about, and they said we are the Kousins Klub. And that's with a K...

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon. I have lots to share.

Supplies: Cardstock & Alpha-American Crafts, Patterned Paper-BoBunny, pre-made die cuts-Echo Park, Amy Tangerine, Stickers-Fancy Pants, sequins-Studio Calico, Doodlebug Design, bling-Echo Park, enamel dot-Freckled Fawn, Crayons-Crayola, Wave Die Cut design-The Cut Shoppe, Clouds and sun die cuts by Silhouette, pen-PaperMate, Adhesive-EK Success, Recollections

Party Like a Mother

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hey there and good morning! Well, I have to say its been fun having so much to share this week. I should do this more often! I'm up on the Stuck?! Sketches blog today share my version of our 9/15 sketch. This is also my last reveal. I've enjoyed my time and look forward to seeing what the new team creates!

Just Nick is one of our birthday celebration sponsors and I used the Flower Burst2 cut file, then stitched all around it. So, I greatly exaggerated the circular element behind the photos. I needed to mov everything around. My photo was facing the other way. This sketch is so simple but can be used in so many ways. I already have 2 other pages I could create with this sketch!

I have an incredible group of friends. We call ourselves "the squad". We get together almost weekly, for Happy Hour, and on this night, a movie. BAD MOMS.  Oh. My. Goodness. This movie was hilarious. We all laughed so hard. I used a combination of paper lines, having to do with daily life and GNO. They were perfect, and so was the evening!

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I have more creating to do which means more to share. Come back again soon

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP & Stickers-PhotoPlay, Echo Park, flair-Fancy Pants, enamel dots-Freckled Fawn, Must-Heidi Swapp, Cut file-Just Nick, Silhouette, thread-DMC, alpha-Webster's Pages

Beat It!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Good morning! Welcome to day two of my busy blogging week. Yay! That means I had time to make stuff. Anyway, lets talk board games today shall we?  Have you ever thought about using a board game as inspiration for a layout?  Neither had I, but what a fantastic idea!  That is today's topic on the Get It Scrapped blog.

I was inspired by the game Operation by Hasbro. This game was the perfect theme for these photos. The two page design and use of red and yellow mimics the full body and colors of the game board. The product choices are medically related, such as the blue bandage tape and actual medical labeling tape used in hospitals,. The comic strip tape and a pun for the title reminded me of the buzzing sound made when the tweezers hit the metal in the game. Hearts and heartbeat stitching used as embellishments are also one of the removable organs in the game. 

In 2009 my husband was diagnosed and survived cancer. His positive attitude and outlook kept him strong thought his recovery. I've had these photos printed for about 5 years, but couldn't bring myself to get them onto paper. I'm still not sure if this is how I envisioned the completed page, But for those most part, this is behind us now. My husband is healthy and cancer free. So maybe it was time to get these glued down and put them behind in an album too.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I always have lots to share so come back again soon.

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill, Tape-Johnson & Johnson (blue bandage tape) medical labeling tape (courtesy of Seattle Children's Hospital), Queen & Co, stickers-Lilly Bee, Freckled Fawn, Simple Stories, Cosmo Cricket, Belle Blvd, enamel dots-My Minds Eye, Wood pieces-Studio Calico, Elle's Studio, stitch template-Bazzill, thread-DMC, mist-Tattered Angels, Studio Calico, pen-PaperMate, adhesive-EK Success, Recollections

Like A Boss

Monday, September 19, 2016

Hey there! I am so excited to be the guest designer at The Cut Shoppe today! I've really been into these files lately. There are so many great ways to use them. Today I used the Sketchy Scallops background file.

I dont know about you, but back to school feels like the start of a new year to me. The summer is all about family, September is all about getting back to me. This layout is a playful way of reminding myself how I feel right now. 

I started by scaling the file to about 9"x9".  Sometimes I like to alter cut files to suit my needs. I took the finished file, then cut it apart so I could layer the scallop strips. I used them above the photo upside down, 

and below my photo, right side up. 

The layered scallops turned out exactly as I has imagined and they added just the right touch to my page. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon. It's going to be a busy week around here!

Supplies: Cs-American Crafts, PP, chipboard, die cuts-Simple Stories, sequins-Doodlebug Designs, cut file The Cut Shoppe-Sketchy Scallops , mist-Heidi Swapp

Stuck?! Sketches

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hey there! As part of the Birthday Bash going on at Stuck?! Sketches this month, things are changes around a bit.  Today I have a sketch to share with you, but you must head over to the blog to see what else is going on!

Remember, we have some incredible sponsors and prizes to give away this month.

Here is our newest sketch! Isn't it great?  I can't wait to show you how I used it! Stay tuned!

Now head over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog to see some amazing layouts inspired by this sketch and maybe even a surprise!

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today! Like I said, you'll have to stay tuned for my reveal, so please come back again soon!