Thursday, March 28, 2019

Favorite Memories - Lady Pattern Paper - Bon Crayon

Hello there.  Bon Crayon is the latest paper collection by Lady Pattern Paper.  The pattern paper lends itself to really awesome grid designs.  Here is the first page I made using it.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Bon Crayon); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  Elle's Studio; Wood Veneer words:  Elle's Studio;  Wood Veneer stars: Studio Calico; Bling: Teresa Collins; Puffy Stars:  Bella Blvd, Elle's Studio; Puffy dots:  Elle's Studio; Enamel dots: My Minds Eye; Labels:  Elle's Studio; Embroidery Floss:  DMC Variegated.

Some close ups:
 I first cut a frame from the Hettie Confetti paper and adhered it to white cardstock. Next, I printed my photos in 2,5×3,5 inch and used a grid design again. 

After that, I cut mats for my photos from the Sassy Stars Green ChartreuseDreamy Dots Red Pop and Dreamy Dots Purple Affair. To complete the prepping process, I cut the three remaining blocks in the same size from the Flirty Flutterbug (side b), Happy Hearts (side b) and Candy Stripe (side b).

Using a black pen I outlined my blocks and then I stitched around the frame. I then fussy cut some embellishments and words from the cut apart sheet to embellish the pattern paper blocks. I popped up the fussy cut elements with foam squares.

 Finally, I completed the look by adding stars, wood veneer and enamel dots to the different areas of the page.

  I hope you enjoyed the walkthrough of how I created my Bon Crayon single page layout.

Be sure to find your Lady Pattern Paper Bon Crayon collection from your local scrapbook store.  Thank you for visiting my blog today♥

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Adorable - Crate Cute Girl

Hello there friends.  I am sharing another stash busting page using the Crate Paper Cute Girl collection and scrapping my "cute girl".  I wanted to go for the rainbow effect and tone on tone embellishing with this one. 
Here is my page:

Supply list: Patterned papers:  Crate (Cute Girl); Cardstock: American craft; Letter stickers:  Epoxy title:  Crate Paper (Cute Girl); Chipboard:  Crate Paper (Cute Girl); Epoxy Stickers:  Crate Paper (Cute Girl); Ink:  Distress Ink in rainbow colours; Stencil:  Crafters Workshop.

Some close ups:
I first added the two rainbow coloured strips to the sides of my cardstock and stenciled some distress ink in complimentary colours.

There is a lot of cute embellishments in this collection and I had fun adding tone on tone.  I added some puffy stickers to frame the one photo and I framed the other photo with a chipboard frame.

 I really didn't go for the minimalist look here and tried to use as many as possible of the chipboard and epoxy stickers.

 It feels so good to get some of your stash onto pages and more memories documented.

Are you using your stash?  Do you see this hobby of ours as two hobbies, one collecting stash and the other scrapbooking and actually using it.  I find that I "want and need" everything that gets released.  Sort of a fear of missing out.  The truth is that I probably will not  be able to use up my massive stash and I really "need" to use it.  

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥

Friday, March 15, 2019

Baby Pilates - CSI276 - Kaisercraft Finders Keepers

Hello there.  It is the mid month reveal over at Color Story Inspiration.  I absolutely love the scene and the colour combination of this case file.  As you know I am scrapping my stash this year and I used the Kaisercraft Finders Keepers collection and a photo taken of Stefan when he was still small.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Kaisercraft (Finders Keepers); Cardstock: American Craft; Vellum: Bazzil; Letter Stickers:  American Craft fabric chipboard; Sticky note banners: Maggie Holmes (Carousel); Chipboard kites: Little Birdie; Enamel dots: Nuvo Crystal Drops (Midnight Blue); Die Cuts:  Kaisercraft (Finders Keepers); Twine: WeR Memorykeepers; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Other: Silhouette Cameo

The Case File:

I was inspired by the scene and the colour combination:

Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  Dots, grid pattern, stripes, clouds, sun, bows, string, kites, triangles (banners)

Testimony:  I documented photos of my grandson Stefan when he was still a baby.

Some close ups:
 I cut the vellum clouds and the sun with the Silhouette Cameo and hand stitched around it.

 The cute little chipboard kites by Little Birdie was the perfect match for this case file.

 I made little stings of bunting using some sticky notes by Maggie Holmes (Carousel).

 I placed the three pattened papers in a grid design and then stitched around each one creating a quilt effect.

 I used some Nuvo Crystal drops and a few of the die cuts from the Kaisercraft Finders Keepers collection.

He was such a cutie and this photo of him was taken shortly after he observed me doing my exercises in the morning. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Please consider playing along with us at Color Story Inspiration.  You don't need a blog as you can upload your page to the CSI Facebook page.  There are awesome sponsors and prizes to be won.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Love This - August 2016 Hip Kit

Hello there.  I am sharing another stash busting layout.  This time I am using the August 2016 Hip Kit and an older photo of my grandson Lukas.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Amy Tan, Crate Paper, Dear Lizzy; Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard Title:  Dear Lizzy; Chipboard:  Crate Paper; Puffy house:  Crate Paper (Cute Girl); Puffy stars:  Bella Blvd; Embroidery Floss:  DMC Variegated; Ink:  Prima Color Bloom (Soft Teal); Border punch: Fiskars; Other: Silhouette Cameo.

Some Close ups:
 I first applied the Color Bloom Spray through a stencil to white card stock.  I then cut the intricate star with the Silhouette Cameo and stitched through it.  The cute chipboard cat face is by Crate Paper (Cute Girl)

 I added a few paper layers behind my photo.  How cute is that little puffy house.

 Lukas is really forcing the cat into this hug.  Koetchie was not a very lovable cat.

A few more embellishments and some clear stickers by Amy Tangerine...and another  memory is documented.

Are you scrapping your stash and discovering some awesome elements hiding there?

Friday, March 8, 2019

Wild Thing - CSI 275 - Amy Tan (Plus One)

The March Color Story Inspiration files were revealed on 1 March.  Here is my page based on Case File 275.  Please come and play along.  It is so much fun to shop your stash and there is some awesome prizes up for grabs.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Amy Tan (Plus One); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  American Craft (Amy Tan); Enamel dots:  Nuvo Glitter drops; Other mediums:  Gelatos.

The case file;
I solved the case as follows:

Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  Floral pattern (fussy cut), stripes, text print, frame, watercolor (gelatos)

Testimony:  Part of my journaling is framed.

Some close ups:
 Leane is our only grand daughter.  She loves bling and wearing girly that same clothes she will hang upside down from the jungle gym.  I added colour to my background with Gelatos...blending it with a baby wipe.

 The perfect title for my wild child.
This journaling block was put into a frame.

 The flowers were fussy cut from a patterned paper and then coloured with Gelatos.

 I love that these photos tell a story and another memory is documented.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Please consider playing along with this challenge.

Explore - Lady Pattern Paper - African Dream

I really love the new Lady Pattern Paper (African Dream) collection.  The Wild Thing paper which has our national anthem was perfect to use to cut the map of Africa with my Silhouette Cameo.  If you have followed me for a long time you will know that we have had a prolonged drought.  The photo was taken by my husband at Hole-in-the-Wall on the Transkei coast.  We were walking back from the lookout point when it started raining.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper African Dream, Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic, Flowers:  Prima, Celebr8; Pearls: Fabscraps; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (bright gold); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Other mediums:  Embossing powder Tsukineko (gold and bronze); Dies:  Cottage cuts (Spring Greenery); Other: Doily

 I heat embossed the circle chipboard with gold embossing powder and the title and heart with bronze embossing powder.

 I added some flowers, leaves and Nuvo crystal drops on opposite sides of the photo.

 I added the heat embossed heart in the area where Hole-in-the-Wall is located.

 The story...

I stitched around the edges of the African map and around the patterned paper that was mounted on cardstock.  I really love how this page turned out.