Thursday, November 5, 2015

Scrap Shotz October 2015 Kit Reveal!!!

This poor little blog has been sorely apologies! I have been creating-honestly-just not posting here.
I enjoy sharing my creations and for those of you who 'follow' me I hope you enjoy viewing them and THANK YOU for doing so :).
I have to say it's fun being part of a design team and one of the advantages, other than being able to use fabulous new products, is somewhat keeping up with scrapbooking my photos.

The October Scrap Shotz kit is full of lovely fall colours courtesy of Echo Park 'The Story of Fall' and BoBunny 'Enchanted Harvest', here are my October Kit projects:

Yes this owl stamp was a kit item.
These flowers are the Altenew Whimsical Flowers stamps, stamped in Lawn Fawn Yeti (white) ink and colored in with copics. The chipboard sentiment is from the kit.

Thanks for taking the time to peruse these projects. Scrap Shotz offers more than fabulous monthly kits, you can always see the latest and greatest products offered in the store in the New Products by Date category. I think this kit may is sold out, contact Sandy directly here to inquire. 
The November kit and add ons are up at the store here, just scroll down to see them :)

Once again, thank you for stopping in, I hope you've enjoyed these projects.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Fun With Cats - A Stuck On U Sketches Sketch Layout


Yes it's my last sketch reveal post and I want to thank Nanne and Leah for their wonderful, inspiring sketches and most importantly, their wonderful, inspiring personalities!
It has been a pleasure to create with the both of you and I wish you nothing but happiness in your future endeavours!!

You can link up your take on this awesome sketch at SOUS.

Here is my layout:

A few close ups:

I love those wood veneer pieces, they are made by Lawn Fawn.

Chipboard buttons and die cuts with more of the great wood veener.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

June 5th SOUS Sketch and an Announcement!

It's time for another fabulous sketch reveal from S.O.U.S. but first here is an announcement copied direct from Nanne at SOUS:

*First of all, let me start by saying thank you to all of our followers and for those of you that like to stop by now and then to see what us girls have been creating, but with those words, we here at S.O.U.S have come to the hardest decision of making this month our last month for challenges..
Leah and I have been keep up with this amazing blog for 5.5 yrs... We have absolutely loved sharing our joy of creating with you and have loved seeing what you have created with our inspiring design team.. We have made lots of new friends in the last 5.5 yrs and we know its hard to say good bye..  But not just yet, we still have this whole month to share fun challenges with you..

Yes, it's with some sadness I only have two more sketch layouts to share with you who take your valuable time to stop by and see what I've been creating. I want to thank each and every one of you who have stopped by to be inspired by Nanne, Leah and my fellow design team members during the past years of S.O.U.S..
It has been my sincere pleasure to share my take on the sketches with you, it has truly been an honor to be a part of this wonderful team and I thank you for taking your time to look at my work.

Now, on to this week's sketch and layout, here's a reminder of the sketch we're working with this week:

and here's my layout:

I had the hardest time choosing the patterned papers for this, I loooooooove patterned paper! I narrowed down my choices to the Crate Paper DIY Shop line and placed them on an angle.

I then used stickers from the same line to created the banner, title and embellishment clusters.

I finished off the layout with Prima flowers from my stash and glitter brads to hold them in place, creating a visual triangle to lead the eye through the layout.

I hope you've enjoyed my version of this week's sketch, please go the original post at SOUS to find the linky to link up your take on this sketch.

Thanks so very much for stopping by!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Scrap Shotz May Kit Projects Reveal

Hello Everyone!!

Sorry for taking so long to post my kit projects, I've been running behind so I appreciate your patience and understanding :) .

The May kit features the fun and colourful "Rise and Shine" line by Amy Tan. So many great patterns in this, it was lots of fun to create with it and here are my creations :)  :

Yes "smitten" is a Thicker word not individual alphas, makes it sooo much easier to use for a title!

This layout showcases the varied "embellishments" in the kit, chipboard, die cut plastic arrows, remarks alphas, clear stickers and nailhead.

This is my favorite layout of this month's kit, I used the MFT circle stitched dies to cut the circles and then backed them with the kit patterned paper, a few chipboard hearts and kit nailheads finisched this off!
This great kit patterned paper shows off these everyday photos, add a few pieces of kit chipboard and nailheads and a lovely and fast to finish layout is done!

This is our kit sketch layout for May and I pretty much kept exactly to the sketch as I loved it in its original form!! I cut those circles out of kit patterned paper.

The kit included a lovely foil patterned paper and I chose to fussy cut the envelopes from the paper and use them to create these notecards which are also stamped with the kit "hello" stamp.

This card was so easy to create using the kit alphas and stickers, the flower was accented with a kit nailhead...done in 5 minutes :) .

I am a huge fan of woodgrain paper so of course I was looking forward to using this! 
The photo frame is a sticker frame which I placed on white cardstock and then cut around the corners to fit my photo within. The embellishments are stickers, chipboard, nailheads and patterned paper. 

I love this patterned paper that has been embellished with the kit nailheads, I fussy cut portions of it for a layout you've seen earlier. The sentiment is an Elizabeth Crafts peel off words...I use them so much, they are a super go to, no fail card sentiment!

Thanks for stopping in to see my kit projects. You are more than welcome to come on over to the Scrap Shotz forum and chat or play along with our DT Challenges!!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stuck On U Sketches Latest Sketch Challenge!

It's my turn on the SOUS blog to share my layout based on the newest sketch, here's the sketch:

Here is a little peek at my layout:

Head over to the SOUS blog to see the entire post :)

Saturday, May 9, 2015

SOUS Latest Sketch Challenge!!

Hello, it's time for a new sketch at Stuck On U Sketches, click here to see the latest sketch!

Here's a little peek at my layout :

Head over the the SOUS blog to see my full layout and a few more detail photos :).

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

SOUS Sketch Challenge


My layout is up on the Stuck On U Sketches blog and it's based on the this sketch:

Here's a peak at the layout, head over to SOUS to see the full layout :).

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

I Am - SOUS Sketch Reveal

The latest and greatest sketch is up at Stuck On U Sketches and today is my turn to share my layout with you. 

Here's the sketch:

and here is my layout:

Head over to the SOUS blog for some close up photos.

Click here to go directly to the post to link up your layout :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

**Stuck On U Sketches March 27 Sketch Reveal**

Hello and thanks for joing me for the latest Stuck On U Sketches sketch reveal.
There is sooo much inspiration in this fabulous sketch by Leah Schaeffer!

{Patterned paper, die cut pages, overlay, brads, chipboard, stickers-Simple Stories "Good Day Sunshine"; paper clip Simple Stories "I Am"; ledger paper-unknown; grey print-Studio Calico Basics; card stock-Bazzill}

I loved the lined paper in the sketch and found this ledger pattern in my stash, I placed it on a piece of Bazzill dotted card stock. It was great to pull out a punch I haven't used in awhile, that's the EK Success notebook edge punch. The die cut page I used for the layout title is one of the SN@P die cut pages in the Good Day Sunshine collection along with the woodgrain pattern.
This 'holepunched' paper is also a die cut page from the same collection. You have a good look at the overlay I used with the hexagons layered over the woodgrain page.
I handcut a tag to hold my journaling and finished it off with a brad. The also punched the edge on the tag which creates a visual triangle with the other punched edges.

I hope you'll find some time to give this sketch a try and link it up at SOUS!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Scrap Shotz March 2014 Kit Projects Reveal

Well the most consistent thing about my blogging has been it's IN-consistency ;)). Not for a lack of projects to post though and I'd like to share with you my projects created for the Scrap Shotz March 2015 kit featuring Simple Stories 'I AM'. 

I Am

There are some fun gold elements in this kit like the gold photo sticker on this photo. You get photo stickers in gold, black and white in the kit. I created a pocket behind the photo to hold the 'I Am' journal card.

Here and Now

I cut apart the words from the 4x6 card and popped up 3 of them for visual interest. I'm not super thrilled with the stenciled borders, I like that Tim Holtz stencil but I completely missed the mard on the color.

Grad Card

Super easy card to make, just trimmed the 3x4 card from the kit, rounded the corners, adhered to the embossed background and added the sentiment with kit alphas.

Thank You Card

Another easy card, placed a kit sticker on a 3x4 card and added a couple of kit chipboard hearts.

Birthday Cards

There are a bunch of 4x6 and 3x4 cards that only have to be cut from the 12x12 sheets making it super simple to create these cards.

I created this with one piece of patterned paper only which was so easy since one side of this paper had a pre-printed top and bottom border along with the word block on the right side of this page. The bird is fussy cut from it's printed position on this paper and then popped it up in the same spot.

The coral flower was orginally blue, I changed the color with Mr. Huey's Mist in Sunset and Boss Lady.

This layout features the photo stickers in black. I used them as elements of this grid design and added some sparkle to the wood veneer with Bo Bunny Gold Glitter paste.

I used my craft knife to slice along the left side of the heart and then slid the photo underneath. Some kit chipboard, stickers and the large flower finish it off.

I Am Loving Life
My favorite part of this layout is the cascading banners on the bottom left and the title is another 3x4 card from the kit. This was based on our design team sketch.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and see my projects, I really appreciate it!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

March 13 Stuck On U Sketches Sketch Challenge


I am up on the SOUS blog with my version of the latest sketch. Here's what the sketch looks like:

and here's my layout:

You can see a couple of extra photos and all the details on the SOUS blog here.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

**New SOUS Sketch Challenge**


I am up on the Stuck On U Sketches blog with my layout based on this fabulous sketch:

Here is a sneaky peek at my layout:

Head over to the SOUS blog to see the full layout!

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