Thursday, January 29, 2015

"Scrapping Our Stash" Blog Hop

Hello and Happy Friday!! I'm so glad the weekend is here! I'm excited to be a part of this month's "Scrapping Our Stash" Blog Hop!  I am a certified paper hoarder so I love challenges in which I need to use up my stash.  If you are following the blog roll, here is the list! Be sure to stop and give some love to all of these amazing designers!!
 
 
 
 
 
I used Basic Grey's What's Up collection for my layout. I had been saving what papers I had left and lots of embellishments for a fun travel pic. 
 
 
Love the little flags and coordinating flair! The colors of this line are beautiful!
 
For my title I used some Heidi Swapp epoxy letters from my stash, as well as her new date roller stamp. 

 
Love these pennants that are included in the ephemera pack.  I adhered these under my photo.

 
The ephemera pack has both cardstock and acetate pieces.....here, I layered a few at the side of my photo.


 
More pieces from the ephemera pack....loving the cloud!


 
Thanks for hopping with us! I hope this inspires you to use up some of your stash! 
Have a great day!
 
 


My Scraps and More: Pajama Day

 Hello..sorry for my short absence. I worked extra days at the office this week. I bow down to all of you moms out there who work full time. I am beyond exhausted. However, I feel lucky to be in such a great office, as well as be able to work part time. 

Today, I'm sharing a layout I created for My Scraps And More using the new October Afternoon's Saturday Mornings collection.  I love that Audrey brings in the latest lines for paper addicts like me!  Plus, she ships fast!  Check out the shop by clicking here
 
 
 
 
 
 I knew I wanted to use a photo of my son when he had a preschool pajama day. The fun colors and retro patterns of Saturday Mornings is great to work with!  I used letter stickers from my stash (Simple Stories and Heidi Swapp). 
 
I used different sizes of circle hand punches and layered them on my page. I also added some wooden veneer stars from Studio Calico.


Love the "Doo-Dads" and fun "Tin Pins" that coordinate with this line!  

 
Thanks for looking! Also check out My Scraps and More for daily challenges and inspiration!
Have a great night!
 
 


Friday, January 23, 2015

Hello 2015: Paper Camellia January Kits

 Happy Friday!  This week has flown by!  Looking forward to the weekend as we have a busy one!  My son has a basketball game and his Pinewood Derby in the morning. I also need to get in my training run for a 10k I'm doing the end of March. LOL  I feel blessed to have the busyness!

Today, I'm up on the Paper Camellia blog with a layout using the January Main and Add On Kits! I love love love the Exclusive Wood Veneer pieces that are included in the Main kit!  Seeing the 2015, I knew I wanted to do a layout about my goals for the year. 
 
 
 
 
 
 I paired the wooden veneer with one of the lovely gold word Thickers from Dear Lizzy's Serendipity line! 

 
Here, I layered a few of the beautiful patterns with stickers from Webster's Pages Beautiful Chic as well as the fun mint ribbon!  
 
I love my pennant hand punch....I adhered a couple at the top of my page and added a gold sentiment sticker from Serendipity. 

 
 
"Throw Kindness Like Confetti"....love this so much!  I always try to approach everyone with kindness. We are all children of God and deserve respect and generosity.

 
I added some of the coordinating enamel dots from Serendipity around my journaling. Love the colors!!

 
 
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Paper Camellia shop to see what's available...I know this month's kit is sold out!  Have a great day!
 
 
 


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Shine: Crate Paper's Kiss Kiss

Sharing a layout I actually made for fun! Using the free cut files from Paper Issues, I decided to use some of my stash from Crate Paper's Kiss Kiss! 
 
 
 
I backed the 3x4 "XO" cut file with the coordinating gold vellum. I also layered additional tags and patterned papers underneath.
 


From my January Paper  Camellia Kit, I snagged this fun title from the Dear Lizzy Serendipity Gold Word Thickers. Love using these fun embellishments! 


Ha ha...adding my pennants again. I included some stickers from the Sticker Sheet, as well as a wooden veneer heart from Studio Calico. 

 
 
Love this interlocking heart cut file! So cute! I added in different patterned papers as well as one of the heart stickers. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Are you doing any Valentine Day projects?
 
 


Paper Camellia January Kit: Happy Place

 It's Thursday and almost the weekend!  I can't believe January is flying by so fast!  I hope wherever  you are, the weather is cooperating. We've been pretty lucky here in Central Illinois and have had mild temps and not much snow. 

Today, I'm sharing a layout I created with this month's Paper Camellia Main and Add On Kits.  I can't say enough how much I love creating with Ria's kits!! She does a fabulous job of putting the right mixture of papers and embellishments together.  I'm always excited to open my kit each month. If you haven't yet, check out the current kits and think about subscribing! 
 
 

 
I used the gold Word Thickers from the Main kit along with the Dear Lizzy Serendipity Thickers from the Add On for my title.  
 
If you've been following my blog, you know I love to cluster embellishments together. Here, I used the die cuts and chipboard pieces from Serendipity, along with a "hello" sticker from Webster's Pages Beautiful Chic. You can spy some enamel dots as well that are also from Serendipity. 

 
 
Another sentiment sticker from Webster's Pages.  

 
 
I cut strips of different pieces of patterns and fanned them across the top of the page. I used my sewing machine to add stitching to each piece.  
 
Hope this inspires you to do some creating this weekend!  Have a wonderful day!
 



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My Scraps and More: Life is Better with Friends

 
 Hello!  Sorry for my absence...I was lucky to attend this year's CHA in Anaheim. And since I've been back, I've been busy working in my scrap room! Lots of inspiration at the show! 

Today, I'm sharing a layout I created for My Scraps and More!  For my page, I used
Fancy Pants Designs' True Friend collection found in the MSAM shop.  This page was for a Mix It Up Monday Challenge!  I asked participants to use 4 patterned papers, 3 stickers/die cuts, 2 buttons/enamel dots, and 1 doily/tag. 
 
 
 
 
Love the cute little chipboard pieces with the button set!
 

 
 
More of the buttons from the collection, as well as a fun pennant sticker. These girls always seem to have a lot of fun when they are together.  

 
 
I used one of the sentiment stickers as my title.  True Friend is perfect for those BFF pages!  Hailey has known Savannah since kindergarten.  They no longer go to the same school but are still close; they crack me up every time they are together.  
 
 
Thanks for coming by today! Stop by the My Scraps and More Forums for lots of challenges and inspiration!  Have a great day!
 
 


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Dress Up: Paper Camellia's January Add-On Kit

Well, another CHA is finished! I feel so very lucky to be able to attend the show to be with "my people".  LOL  I really love meeting other crafters and designers who share the same passion!  A big thank you to my husband for allowing me to go (and spend the money) and for the time away. Also thank you to Ria, owner of Paper Camellia, for getting me into the show as well as walking around with me!  I have so many photos to share!   Yesterday, I had the great opportunity of working in Teresa Collin's booth!!  It was a lot of fun and I'm so excited for her new releases!! 
 
 
 
Today, I'm sharing a layout I created with this month's Paper Camellia Add-On Kit.  The papers are very girly so I wanted to use a photo of my daughter and her friend playing dress up when they were little. 

 
 
 
I love the pink with the blues added in!  The Dear Lizzy Serendipity Thickers are so fun to use!  I also added some ephemera pieces also from Serendipity.
 
 
 
 And how cute are these bows?  You receive an entire pack in the Add On Kit!  I also added a sentiment sticker from Webster Pages Beautiful Chic line . 
 
 
I added in some sequins from my stash (they are Teresa Collins Designs)...I thought they went perfect with the paper! 
 
 
 A close up shot of some more of the ephemera from Serendipity as well as another cute sticker from Webster's Pages.
 
 
 
Thank you for stopping by today!  What have been your favorite releases from this show? 
Have a great day!