Too Cool

Sunday, December 31, 2017

It's New Years Eve! And It's also Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues. Today we are lifting our fearless leader Cassie! Look at all he layers in her lovely wintery page!

I grabbed PhotoPlay Boys Rule today for my page. I love the bright colors and fun patterns. Let's not forget the incredible sayings on the stickers and die cuts. So I cut into some of the papers, layered up some stickers and die cuts, created some small cluster with flair. I moved the twine, but that's all I changed. Easy peasy!

My son is a character. I was cooking his dinner and turned arid to find him like this. the look on his face said, "hey Mom, speed it up would ya'! with all the attitude a teen can have!

Thanks so much for taking the journey through my creative view this year. I hope you will follow along with me next year as well. 

Little Moments

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Hey good morning! I do not like how crazy life has been. I much prefer the regularity of life at a much slower pace. Never the less, I am here today for Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues. Today we are lifting Tracey!

This page is so fun! I totally changed it! I wanted a simpler look for mine. I chose Pink Paislee Turn the Page for this project. Patterned paper became the blocks, layering a single photo over them. I also used the blocks to house some of the embellishments, so the rest of the page stayed cleaner. Pretty easy right?

I'm so behind printing photos I had to dig deep for this one! I think that every year I've been able to take a trip with my olde son. This was one of those trips to visit my grandparents. It's one of the little moments in time I'd like to remember.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I have a plan to get back on track! Stay tuned for more!

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Our Incredible Family

Friday, December 8, 2017

Wahoo! I made it to Friday. Well. that would be a Free File Friday at Paper Issues. Yessss! Today the focus is on titles. Use our free files in your title, on your title, as a base for your title. Get the idea?

I didn't start this layout for this challenge but I'm really happy it ended up this way. As I was working on the original page, I came across the Thankful for Family cut file, which became part of my title. That's when it took a different direction. 

I don't buy a lot of Christmas papers, but I bought some Crate Paper FaLaLa because I thought I could use it on other types of pages. Case in point. It's kind of a Christmas page, but not really. Especially because I added so many Swag Bag bits! I cut apart one of the chevron strips from the Twinkle paper, then used the remaining pieces for the top and bottom of the page. Ut's really a simple design, but you can see how the title really makes the page!

This was the winter of The Incredibles movie. Our son loved it. He called himself Dash and would run around the house in circles as fast as he could proving it to us. Pajamas for the boys were a must. Eventually, we all ended up with clothing of some sort. Thet title also means so much more, but I wont go into that now. So yes, we became the Incredible family. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Head over to the Paper Issues shop and gt yourself some of this Crate Paper FaLaLa. It's so pretty. It will mix well with many other things you have. I promise. Use DEVRA at checkout for 20% off your purchase!

No Snow

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hey look! I'm 5 for 5 this month! Go me! Well, Today I am here with a layout for the December Add It Up challenge at Paper Issues. This is such a fun challenge. Each month a point total is chosen for us to reach using the items and point values in the chart below. This month, the point total is 200 points!

I like this challenge because I really have to think about what I want to do and how I want to do it. with so many points this month, I had to come up with some ideas using the higher value items, then add on with some of the others, while making the whole page cohesive. So that's exactly what I did. sifting through photos, remembered I had some snow photos. I also have Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa sitting waiting to be used. Boom. Ideas started swirling. I sprayed 5 colors of mist over a stencil onto white cardstock. Then I used 3 snowflake cut files. That was almost 100 points. The rest of the points came from photos, patterned paper, journaling and all the little embellishments, including the wood title and one last paint splatter.. My total came to 206 points

I do not like winter. I don't like to be cold and I don't like being trapped by snow. It isn't so much that I don't like the snow as much as where I live isn't prepared to deal with it. so now when it snows, I get crabby, instead of being able to sit down and enjoy watching the snowflakes fall to the ground, turning everything a magical, shimmering, white blanket.

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I truly appreciate you being here with me. I have so much more to share so come back again soon. Snow & Cocoa as well as many other winter lines are in the Paper Issues shop. Get them for 20% off using DEVRA at checkout.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP, die cuts, wood pieces-Crate Paper, sequins-Shimelle, paints-Tattered Angels, Heidi Swapp, Dylusions, stencil-TCW, silhouette


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Good morning! It seems this month is all about the Holidays everywhere you look.  Get It Scrapped is no exception. Holiday letters are a great jumping off point for a scrapbook page. This approach is the inspiration for today's blog article.

I don't send a holiday letter and have no plans to send one in the future. I would however consider doing a scrapbook page like this again next year. It's a nice easy way to sum up the year on one scrapbook page. The challenging part for me was coming up with a story to tell that involved all of us. To comquer that, I wrote an actual holiday letter.

I started with a design that could accommodate long journaling. Then I grabbed Happy Hanukkah by PhotoPlay to establish and support the holiday theme. 

This could also be a great way to write journaling from the perspective of each person in a photo, holiday themed or not. I would consider doing that in the future as well. 

A lot can happen in a year's time. I shared what is currently happening in each member of our family's life. For my children it's what's new for them in school this year. For my husband and I it's career changes.

Thanks so much for stopping  by my creative view today. Come back again soon, I have more to share. Check out the blog today for more Holiday letter scrapbook page ideas. 

Supplies: cardstock-American Crafts, Patterned paper and stickers-Photoplay Paper, printer-Epson, adhesive-EK Success, Recollections

Toot Toot

Monday, December 4, 2017

Monday Monday! It's New Issue Monday at Paper Issues! Join us this month for all the Holiday Happenings you can think of. Need some ideas? Try some of these:

December holidays, pictures of holiday d├ęcor (lights, tree, menorah, etc.), favorite gift, holiday menu, cookie decorating, gingerbread houses, winter activities. 

My page is inspired by a tradition in my husbands family. I don't have the opportunity to make many Christmas pages, so it was a treat for me to play with Pebbles Merry Merry and Crate Paper FaLaLa. I love the Twinkle paper was very excited about that little elf in the die cut package! I did get a bit cheeky with the music notes from the Have a Ball cut file. But oh well, it made my point!

When my husband was a child, every Christmas he had to wait on the stairs until his Dad blew a horn letting him know it was ok to come downstairs. Well, he tried to implement the same tradition in our family. It didn't work so well. Especially when he had to ask our son to blow his own trumpet!

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Check out the Paper Issues store for all of your holiday paper shopping needs. Everything is always 20% off when you use DEVRA at checkout.

Supplies: PP-Pebbles, Crate paper, die cuts & stickers-Pebbles, Buttons-Crate paper, flair-Fancy Pants, twine-Doodlebug Design, Thickers, sequins

Life: Changing

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Well happy Sunday to you. It's not just Sunday, It's Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues.  Today we are lifting a layout by a former member, Elodie. 

First thing I did was flip the design. It felt right this way for me. Then I combined some of the Pink Paislee Turn the Page paper with sone if the washi tape strips. Then I felt like stitching. The rest was easy. I layered up some die cuts and chipboard Thickers, a sprinkling of sequins, some flair and I was done. 

I'd been thinking about this for a long time. I wanted to do something for me. Well, I finally took the plunge and got a part time job. This is me at work. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Stop by the Paper Issues shop to get some new goodies. They are always 20% off when you use my code DEVRA at checkout.

Supplies: Cs-American Crafts, stickers, paper, die cuts, sequins-Pink Paislee, flair-A Flair For buttons

Time Flies

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Good morning! How did is get o be December already?!?!? Anyway, welcome to the first challenge of December at Paper Issues!  It's Sketchy Saturday. Wanna see the sketch?

It's a pretty fantastic sketch don't you think? I like it because it gives me a chance to play with clustering and layering, two things I like to do. A lot. First up, figuring out how to do all that and make it work. All I had to work with in the Simple Stories Old School is tickers and papers. Nothing a little fussy cutting and pop dots cant fix! Let's throw in some flair and acrylic stars in there too for something different. Hey look! It came out great!

I remember taking that photo on the first day of Kindergarten like it was yesterday. It's pretty hard to believe it was 12 years ago already. There is some truth to "Time Flies the you are having fun". Now I want time to slow down a bit. So much and not enough have happened over the last 12 years. I need to remember it all. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. Come bak again soon. I'll have a lot going on this month. 

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Supplies: CS & alpha-American Crafts, pp-stickers-Simple Stories, acrylic-Color Cast Designs, flair-A Flair for Buttons