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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Creating Handmade Scrapbooking/Gift Embellishment Tags

Hello!  The other day while searching for the perfect embellishment for a scrapbook page, rifling through my stash, I decided that I should share my love of tags, and created the many layers of tags/embellishments.  As I mention in the video, I use this stash for a number of things, scrapbook page embellishments, tied onto gift sacks, or make them into a card.  I often leave room for the right sentiment,  so they will be totally versatile for future use.  Before I go any further, I must apologize for my scruffy nails......I had been touching up the stain on the trim in our house all day (very unforgiving :). I also called the Friendship Jar stamp and die set by Papertrey Ink 'Jar Fillers,' whoops, another 'whoops,' I called my handmade spiral flowers 'spiral tags.'  I get so focused on trying to finish in a timely manner....I mind my words....oh well, it's done now :)

Onto the video....I have still shots at the end, if you have any questions, please leave in the comments.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Scrapbooking Process Video 'You Are My Happy Place'

Hello there, and welcome to another post with a Scrapbooking process video.  This layout features my husband and our dog Trail, giving him some serious 'face time,' (usually he just lays his face on top of your face, unless you coax it back, like my husband, Stan did here, and he's ok with just wrapping himself around your neck :)

For this layout, I again, started by mating my photos.  The main photo, I lightly matted on black cardstock, so I could tuckin the little 4x4" squares I cut from a Teresa Collins 12x12 pattern paper.  I embellished the squares with some Heidi Swapp stamps, and arrow die cuts using dies from Carta Bella.  The  kind of shabby looking paper with some red script is very old Making Memories paper, which I stamped a stripe border from some Art Warehouse stamps.  'You are My Happy Place' is from a Papertrey Ink stamp set, Phrase Play #1.  The two tags featured on this layout are also Papertrey ink dies, but I cannot find them on their website to give you the name.  There are four different dies in the set, and they are just a great size, about 3"X 1".  The stamping on the top tag is from Papertrey Ink's Button Boutique stamp set.  The heart border is from W Plus 9, the chevron border stamp is Kaiser Craft.  The background grid paper is also Teresa Collins, I added the background stamps (PTI, Polka Dot Basics, and Background Text Style II) just to create a little interest and contrast.  Finished off the layout with a bit of twine on the second tag. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, any questions about the project, products, techniques used, please leave a comment.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

New Scrapbooking Process Video; Girl Cousins

Hello, here today with a new Scrapbooking process video, 'Girl Cousins.'  I used photos of my darling grandgirls for this, again :). These are pictures from the end of Easter Day, when the girls were tired, and playing on Capri's bed.  I have been seeing a lot of videos lately with people using white tissue paper as a photo mat, I wanted to try it, but instead of white, I used  pink and red tissue paper.  I have to say, it is an interesting texture addition.  After matting the photos on the tissue paper (a couple of layers), I matted them on Bazzill cardstock, then Pebbles, Inc. patterned paper, and then some chocolate cardstock.  I adhered thin strips of cardstock along each side of the matted photos.  On the right side, I used a cluster of Becky Higgins Project life cards (which I cut up), along with some of the same patterned paper cut in strips, some Paper Smooches word dies, and Papertrey Ink Rosie Posey Step 1 & 2 stamp and dies (stamped in dark chocolate, true black, and lovely lady with Hibiscus Burst.  The grid journaling card I stamped with stamps from PTI Monthly Moments, A Few Pointers.  Sprinkled the page with some American craft wood veneers, which I colored with a copic marker, RV17, along with some sequins.
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Card Challenge - Birthday

Hello, here to share a card I made for Simon Says Wednesday card challenge.  This week's challenge was a Birthday theme, using Simon Says Stamp products.  For this card, I used the SSS stamps, 'Lila's Heart,' and 'Sending and Wishing' set, along with the coordinating dies.  For the background, I used a Becky Higgins Project Life 4x6 card, and trimmed it to fit over a  red card base.  I colored the little 'Lila' girl with my copic markers, and added some glossy accents to the balloons.
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

'So Perfect' Easter Scrapbook Process Video and Layout

Hello!!!  Happy to be back writing on blog, after two weeks without water (our well went dyry:(....we finally have water, a new well and a new pump :)!  It's easier to do everything with water!!!

I have a new scrapbook page layout, an  Easter page, featuring the grands, Evelyn and Caprice.  The pp I used is Amy Tangerine - Plus One, some Becky Higgins project life cards, PTI stamps with some Copic coloring (the jar and tulips).  The little script block at the bottom of the page is a wood mounted stamp (rare for me), but I just had to have it, because I loved the words and fonts! The two little phrase stickers at the top are from a stickers sheet by Simple Stories, 'Sweet Bliss.'  The letter stickers are older Making Memories stickers I've had in my stash for quite some time.  Added a bit of washi tape to finish it off.

Thank so much for stopping by!