Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Cute Kindergarten Graduation Card Makes A Good Point!

I've got a card up over at the ScraPerfect Blog today with a graduation card for my youngest granddaughter who just graduated from Kindergarten.



To make the pencil I started with a plain old popsicle stick.


I used an exacto knife to cut one end into a point and then just painted it to look like a pencil. Then I wondered what to use to attach it to the card. Silly me! Of course I would use some of the Best Glue Ever. It held perfectly!  This glue seems to work on everything! I can't imagine scrapping without it!


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a scrappy day!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How To Scrap Colorful Photos

I've got a very colorful layout up at the ScraPerfect Blog today. These two photos had a lot of bright colors in them and kind of intimidated me. I wasn't sure what colors to pull from the photos so I decided to try them all.


I started with a plain white piece of cardstock and picked out a stencil and several different ink pads. I just randomly sponged ink on the stencil moving it around the paper. I also did some random stamping using black ink around the page and added some navy blue splatters.



I added the photos and then dug through my stash for some embellishments. I finally settled on a few word stickers and some wood veneer that I inked. And of course I used some of the Best Glue Ever for the wood veneer. It really holds so well and you can use so little so it's very economical. Then using my Cricut I cut the title and used more of the Best Glue Ever  along with the No Clog Writing Cap . Using that cap makes it so easy to adhere skinny little letters to your layout. You can get the tiniest drop of glue on those letters so it won't seep out the side and if it does it dries clear so you don't have to worry about it. I also added some washi tape to the top and bottom corners of the page. 



I was worried the background might be too busy for the photos but I think I like how it came out.


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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Riding the Carousel

I've got a challenge up today over at Creative Inspiration. It's All Sorts Saturday today so my challenge is to add some doodling to your layout along with some journaling.


I added some doodling all around the edge of my page and then broke up the journaling into 3 little bits around the page. The background was done by painting on a layer of white gesso and then using water color paints on top of the gesso. Once that dried I added some dimension using a stencil and modeling paste. I also added some round and square little mirrors around the photos. It's hard to see them as they don't photograph well at all.

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Cheerleader

I've got a layout up at Sketches in Thyme today. We had a great sketch to work with and here's what I came up with.


And here's the sketch


This came together quickly once I decided what photos to use. These are my granddaughters who were both cheerleaders but only the oldest made it to competition . Their colors were blue and gold so that made choosing the papers easy. I decided to go with several different shades and patterns of blue papers and the one single shade of gold paper. Then just added some layers behind the photos and added the cheerleader stickers. Easy Peasy!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the Sketches in Thyme Blog!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

How to Make Chinese Lanterns Sparkle With Glitter

I've got a card up on the ScraPerfect Blog today with a quick and easy way to add some sparkle to your embellishments. I know it's hard to see in the photo but the tops and bottoms of the lanterns have glitter added to them.



To start I fussy cut several lanterns from some patterned paper.


They were kind of dull looking so I grabbed some black glitter and some of the Best Glue Ever.  I spread some of the glue on the tops and bottoms of the lanterns and then sprinkled on some black glitter. 


That really seemed to dress them up and add a bit of dimension.


I also used the Best Glue Ever to attach the gold string to the backs of the lanterns and then to the back of the green paper. It held perfectly!


I hope you'll give this a try! It's so easy and quickly makes your embellishments look totally different! And if you use the No Clog Writing Cap you can add some sparkle to the tiniest embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sisters Cute Little Poses On The First Day Of School

I've got a girly pink layout using all sorts of different patterned papers up on the Robin's Nest Blog. These are my granddaughters on the oldest one's first day of school.


Robin's Nest Products Used

Smokey Chevron Cardstock (reverse side)
Rosy Diamond Cardstock (reverse side)
Bunny Stripe Cardstock (reverse side)


I started by layering some Rosy Diamond Cardstock (reverse side), Bunny Stripe Cardstock (reverse side) and Pink Glittered Leopard Cardstock on top of each other. I then added the photo on top. 


For the background paper I took the Spring Flowers Glitter Cardstock and cut it and placed a piece on the top and bottom of the Smokey Chevron Cardstock (reverse side). I then fussy cut a section of the Pink Glitter Journal and tucked it under some of the layering behind the photo. I also used a Robin's Nest Clippie as a journaling block.


And added the Rosy Bike Chipboard to the other side of the photo along with another Robin's Nest Clippie.

 

This will be my last project for the Robin's Nest Design Team. I've thoroughly enjoyed my time on the team working with a wonderful bunch of talented ladies.


Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 23, 2017

How To Scrap Beautiful Scenic Papers

Hello Scrappy Friends! I've got a project up at the ScraPerfect Blog today that shows you how I scrap scenic papers.  They are so pretty and I don't want to cut them up or cover them up with photos.  So here is my solution.


I start with a 12 x 12 grid sheet of cardstock from Mosaic Moments.  It's already marked off in a 1 inch grid pattern so all you have to do is line up your squares. It's time consuming but I love the results.


And here is the scenic paper I chose to use.


I cut the paper up into 1 inch strips and discarded the 2 outer edges. Then cut up each strip into 1 inch squares and discarded the top and bottom squares. Be sure and keep them in order so you know which way to place them on the grid. I only cut up 1 strip at a time to make it easier. Now comes the tedious part but by using the ScraPerfect products it makes it a lot easier. I used the Best Glue Ever which made it so easy to line up the squares perfectly on the grid. I also used the Embellie Gellie so as not to get glue all over my fingers and on the paper. I picked up each little square with the Embellie Gellie, added several  dots of the Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Cap and placed the square exactly where I wanted it on the grid paper.


Here's what it looks like when it's all finished.


Since this paper is a photo of Cathedral Rock in Arizona and I just happened to have a Paper Wizard embellishment of it I decided it would look good together. So once again using some of the Best Glue Ever I went to work putting the title embellishment together.



Here's the final result


I've done several of these types of pages before and they really took a long time. I wish I had been using the Best Glue Ever on those older pages. It would have a saved a lot of time and hassle! 


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Monday, June 19, 2017

Here Are Some Of The Cutest Little Piggies Ever

I've got a cute little card up at the ScraPerfect Blog today. This is a new stamp and die set I just got and I couldn't wait to play with them. Aren't they just the cutest little piggies?!


This was a quick and easy card and once again some of the Best Glue Ever made it even easier! I stamped and die cut the 2 little piggies and the 3 flowers. I used pink paper for the pigs so I didn't even have to color them but I did color the flowers using watercolor pencils. The die cut clouds I found in my stash and the sun is from a round punch. The green grassy area is 2 pieces of paper that I fussy cut. Then I just had to put it all together. I popped the pigs up but the flowers were glued down using some of the Best Glue Ever and I even used the Embellie Gellie to place them exactly where I wanted them. 

So there you have it.....a quick and easy card for just about any occasion!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Luray Caverns

We've got a mini crop going on over at Creative Inspiration and this month's theme is Die Cuts. I've got a challenge in the crop to use border die cuts on your project.


I hope you'll stop by and play along with some fun challenges in our mini crop!
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sitting Pretty

I've got a layout up at the Sketches In Thyme Blog today. This is a school photo of my youngest granddaughter taken when she was in Pre-K. She was so excited to go to school like her big sister.


And here's the sketch


I love this sketch with all the layering. I used a collection from Julie Nutting called Belle Vie. The soft pinks mixed with the black are so pretty.

I hope you'll stop by the Sketches In Thyme Blog and play along with us.


Monday, June 12, 2017

How To Capture The Beauty Of Timeless Photos

I've got a layout up at the Robin's Nest Blog today about my old high school. It was a boarding school that unfortunately closed down two years after I graduated. I don't have many photos of the place so the ones I do have are very special to me. There is a lot of history to the school and I think I know more about it now than I did when I went there.


Robin's Nest Products Used


I started with the Brown Rope Glitter Cardstock as the background for the page and then added the Awning Spa Glitter Cardstock to lighten it up and give it some color. I added a piece of the Belgian Chocolate Glitter Cardstock (reverse side) and then went to work on the photo mats.
I decided to tear the edges of the  Brown Herringbone Cardstock and the Forest Trees Speciality Paper  (reverse side) and then layered them behind the photos. 


I added them to the layout along with the Alpha Glitter Stickers I used for the title. I used the journaling block from the Outdoors Stickers.


I tucked one of the  cards from the Aristocratic Blues Cards behind one of the photos and added a couple more cards around the page.


This one is tucked behind the second photo.


This one is attached using a brad


And again here is the final layout


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Monday, June 5, 2017

How To Make A Pretty Red, White And Blue Layout

I'm up on the ScraPerfect Blog today with a cute layout of my two granddaughters waiting for the Memorial Day Parade.
I've also used this layout for a DT Sketch Reveal going on today at Creative Inspiration. 



Here's the sketch



This is a fairly simple layout aside from the cluster of stars and flowers. What made this layout so easy was using the Best Glue Ever to arrange the stars and flowers. Since the glue dries tacky, it gives you time to move the embellishments around until you're happy with your arrangement.  It was also easy to wind the thick twine through the flowers and tuck it in between the flowers using just a dot of the Best Glue Ever.


And here's another tip. I decided I wanted to use a polka dot background but of course I didn't have any that went with my photos. So I made my own. I took a piece of blue cardstock and some white paint. I then dipped the non brush end of a paint brush in the paint and added dots of paint all over the cardstock. I love how it came out, you can add as many polka dots as you want and just think of the limitless colored polka dot paper you can make!


I will definitely be making my own polka dot paper in the future!


Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Pretty Little Purse For A Princess' Special Day

Hello Scrappy Friends! Here's a cute little purse I made for my granddaughter's 10th birthday. She's spending her birthday at Disney so I just had to go with a princess theme.



Robin's Nest Products

Other Products
Ribbon
Tissue

I started by cutting and scoring the purse with my Cricut and the Girl Crown Glittered Cardstock.



Then folded along the scored lines.


I cut the scepter out of the Gold Glitter Cardstock and Pink Grapefruit Glitter Cardstock.


I glued the two pieces together using the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect. This glue works exceptionally well gluing anything onto glittered cardstock. It just gets down into all the little nooks and crannies and holds so well. I also glued the dew drops onto the scepter using the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect along with the Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect. The Embellie Gellie makes it so easy to place the tiny little Dew Drops in exactly the right place. 
I cut a small length of the Rosy Straw and tied and glued it around the handle of the scepter.


Again, using the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect, I glued the purse together. This glue makes it so easy to get everything lined up perfectly since it doesn't dry immediately. I glued the decorated scepter and additional Dew Drops to the front of the little purse, tied a couple of ribbons to the handles and filled it with tissue paper and a couple of gift cards. I just think this is so cute!


Hope you have a scrappy day and thanks for stopping by!