Thursday, April 3, 2014
Hi Everyone! Today I am sharing a layout created with the BoBunny Pop Quiz Collection. Such a fun collection to work with! I love collage style layouts and this collection lends itself perfectly for that.
This is one of my older daughters senior photos. I love this shot of her especially in the black and white.
I used a honey color distress ink to ink the edges of papers and do some stenciling on the page. Lots of machine stitching around the edges as well.
I thought it would be fun to do some embossing just in a few select spots on the "Progress Report and Hall Pass" cards layered within the background.
I cut up another photo of my daughter in a circle shape and layered it under the film wheels on this page.
Pop Quiz has some fun matching Washi Tape and I like to add randoms bits subtly around the page to add interest and color.
I love the Kraft wooden pieces. I used the clock on the film wheel and added some of the "school" wooden pieces within the page.
Pattern Paper: Pop Quiz, Typing, Hall Pass, Homework
Combo Sticker: Pop Quiz
Washi Tape: Pop Quiz
Buttons: Pop Quiz
Kraft: Wood Shapes School, Camera, Clocks
Cardstock: Double Dot Almond Dot
Blossoms: Wildberry Daisy
Stamps: It Is Written, Stained Textures, Distressed Textures
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Hi Everyone! Today is quick post sharing a card I created with the February Scraps of Darkness Kit "Touch of Grey"
You can find the kit with all the add on's here
I love the earthy elegant feel to this kit. I've gone a little vintage month and have really put my distress inks to work. Here I used the "honey" shade. It is one of my faves! I of course did some punching with a little MS punch around the edges.
I've layered a lot of elements which is really my favorite thing to do. I love to just keep on layering and playing with the design. You wouldn't believe how many times I move things around and how long it can take to create a card. I might even start with a sketch for inspiration or another designers card but that just gets me going!
Ginas Designs has these beautiful laser cut doilies and I absolutely love to use them whenever I can. This one I inked for a vintage look and layered some chipboard leaves over it.
I used a Heartfelt Creations stamp in the background and on the leaves that has a script to it. The little pocket and tiny tag were in previous SOD kits. I just added that cute paper clip.
Hope you all have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping in!
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Hi Everyone! Today I am sharing my Misc. Me project featuring the beautiful Primrose collection.
I was lucky enough to receive the Primrose Misc Me binder, journal pages and recipe contents. I knew right away what I wanted to do with this collection. I have a ton of photos of me when I a child - great black and white ones from WAY back when! I thought what better way to keep them safe than to do a book of me. Misc Me is just perfect for this task.
I've combined the journal pages, recipe contents and the Primrose Collection papers and embellishments on this project. My first page is a photo of myself with my grandmothers. I was probably about 3 in this photo. I fussy cut the mat for the photo and added florals and leaves. I wanted a vintage feel so I tore out some book pages and inked them to add some interest to the background.
I layered much of the Primrose collection along with the recipe page. I simply cut the recipe card apart and used it as a layer. I love how easy this is. I can create a beautiful shabby page in a smaller format. I also love the journal pages as a background. I can journal on the front or back or use the Misc Me cards. You will see more of that later.
This page has many layers and die cuts with inked edges. I have used a photo of me as a baby with my Godmother. Don't you just love the pink and green combo of Primrose?
Here I used the recipe page. I love the diecut shape! This is a photo of my beloved grandfather. I used to love his crew cut. I got a big kick out of it!
Here are the Misc Me cards. I layered a few of them and added some washi tape. I plan to use these for journaling and documenting the photos.
Besides adding photos to my "Book Of Me" I plan to add things about myself growing up. The Misc Me collection includes lots of pockets and folders so they are perfect for tucking in memories from your childhood. Here I created a tag and outlined all the tv shows I could remember enjoying as a kid and young teen.
If you are around my age you probably watched a few of these yourself!
Misc Me: Binder /Primrose
Misc Me: Notepaper, Recipe Contents, Journal Pack/Primrose
Pattern Paper: Primrose, Bliss, Breathtaking, Smile
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Primrose
Layered Chipboard: Primrose
Washi Tape: Primrose
Friday, March 14, 2014
Today the Scraps of Darkness Design Team is revealing more of their work with the beautiful "Touch of Grey" kit.
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Onto my project! I mentioned in my previous SOD post that I was taking this time to scrap for a friend of mine. She lost her parents last year and has been quite heart broken. I wanted to do something special for her so I asked her to send me some photos that she loved of them and I would scrap them.
This is a photo of her Dad. I know she adored him and that he meant the world to her. I thought this photo was just perfect for these papers. The vintage feel goes so well with this kit.
I love collage style scrapping and think it's probably one of the styles that I do best. A little shabby edge to it with some elegant grunge touches.
The edges were machine stitched and inked.
I cut the postage stamp edge of my paper on my Cameo. I also cut all the gears from cardstock on my Cameo. I thought I should start putting that machine to use. I don't use it nearly as much as I want to. I layered in some Dusty Attic chipboard and painted it in Lindys Mist.
I created the rosette flowers with a Tim Holtz die. I ran the tag through my cuttlebug with an embossing folder.
I like to use the edges of my paper as design elements. You know that small 12 inch length that has the manufacturers name on it. The other side usually has a design. In this case I used the butterflies. I tore it up as though it was Washi Tape and added it in here and there.
Finishing touches are some flourishes cut on my Cameo, patina added to the Prima metal clock, buttons, florals and inking. I also added a subtle touch by including the license plate letter and numbers in my design.
Thanks so much for stopping in. Be sure to check out the Design Team Gallery at Scraps of Darkness. You can find that here.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Today I am sharing a layout created with the super fun "Happy Tails" collection from BoBunny! This is my newest baby "Minxy" who is now 6 months old! I love her sooo much. She is just the sweetest!
I gave this page a collage style grungy look and love how it came out. One of my most favorite layouts yet! Lots of inking in the background, stamping, drips and stitching!
BoBunny has some gorgeous new Washi Tapes. The ones I used are the "Black and White Pattern" tapes. I tore them a bit and layered along the edges.
I really piled on the layers using die cuts from spellbinders, kraft tags I ran through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder, Cottage Cutz leaves and BoBunny Doilies.
I used the Kraft Wooden Gears and painted on several Lindys Mists in different shades to give them a grungy look.
Thanks a bunch for stopping by! I hope you leave her inspired to try out this fabulous new line by BoBunny! Don't forget to stop by the BLOG to check out what the other girls have done with this collection!
Pattern Paper: Purrfect, Menagerie, Cat Nap/ Happy Tails
Cardstock:Wild Berry Stripe, Rust Dot
Noteworthy: Happy Tails
Layered Chipboard: Happy Tails
Buttons: Happy Tails
Brads: Happy Tails
12 x 12 Chipboard: Happy Tails
Combo Sticker: Happy Tails
Washi Tape: Black And White Patterned
Kraft: Wood Gears, Pleated Burlap Lace
Stamps: Stained Texture
Doilies: 4 Inch Small
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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