Thursday, August 28, 2014

Clear Scraps + Imagine Crafts!

Hello!  This week Clear Scraps and Imagine Crafts are having a blog blast!
      I used Clear Scraps Build It Your Way Large Acrylic Binder with the Round Tab Acrylic Pages.  We are celebrating friendship this month at Clear Scraps!  I put together a book documenting photos spanning almost 30 years of my best friends from school. 

I cut a 6x6 piece of acrylic from one of the 12 inch sheets to create a mini page so I could add extra photos.   I used my Staz On Jet Black ink to stamp my sentiment in the lower right corner.  I love using Staz On with Clear Scrap!  Staz On is the ONLY ink that you can trust that you will get a clean stamped image. No smudging!  And it dries quickly!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out both the Clear Scraps' and Imagine Crafts' blogs...there are lots of giveaways this week! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Teresa Collins Designs' Candy Cane Lane

Hi friends!  Today is a special day in our house!  Eleven years ago today we were blessed with a beautiful daughter!  We celebrate her and the young lady she is becoming! 
I'm sharing a layout I created for Teresa Collins Designs using her Candy Cane Lane collection! I love the classic prints and colors of this line, as well as the fact you can add in colors to accent! I chose to use gold foil paper that I found at a local craft store. 
I cut a snowflake out on my Silhouette with the gold foil paper to layer under my photo.  I then added a few pieces of die cuts from the Ephemera pack as well as a decorative brad. 

I also cut my title on my Silhouette with the gold foil paper.  I added more die cut snowflakes, as well as the cute little snowflake stamp from the Clear Stamp set. 

I love that Teresa includes Photo Overlays in her collections! I love to use them under my pictures as well! This 4x6 overlay has cute little snowflakes!  Perfect for my page!

Thanks for stopping by today!   Check out Teresa's new releases here!   And don't forget her Studio Gold line will be available September 1st!  I cannot wait to get a hold of all of her new products!! 
And for Midwest scrappers, Teresa will be teaching at Hannah's in Antioch, IL September 19th and 20th! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Clear Scraps Cassy 8x8 Mixable Album: Hello 40

Hi friends...Happy Monday to you.  I hope your week starts out well!  I recently had a mini album on the Clear Scraps blog using the Cassy 8x8 Mixable Album.  We are featuring parties at Clear Scraps this month, so I decided to document the surprise party my husband threw for my 40th.  I used
Teresa Collins Designs' Something Wonderful collection.

On my cover page, I used a wooden veneer title from Freckled Fawn and chipboard numbers from Something Wonderful. 

A cute banner I created with the stickers, brads, and enamel dots from Something Wonderful.

I added in a manila tag as an extra page; something I like to do with many of my mini books.

To color the bottom of my tag, I used my 6 inch Wood Grain Mascil and spray ink.  I love the effect it gives!

Thanks for looking today...check out the Clear Scraps shop to see the MANY choices of albums!  While you are there, look at the new Mascils too! 
Have a great day!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Paper Secrets August 15th Sketch

Hello....hope this finds everyone doing well. I have fallen behind again on my blogging.  I'm still trying to get my routine of work/kids at school/training for a half marathon thing down.  I was hoping that life would quiet a bit with kids back in school but that isn't the case.
Today, I am sharing a layout I created for Paper Secrets using the August 15th Sketch. The challenge word is CAMP. 
For my layout, I used Echo Park's Sweet Girl from the Paper Secrets shop.  My challenge word items are:  C: chipboard/cloud A: arrow M: mist/mask P: pink/pie chart/pinwheel.

I used my Clear Scraps 12 inch Cloud mask and spray ink from Tattered Angels to create my cloud. I did some outlining with my journaling pen to help it stand out. 

You have until the end of the month to link up your own layout to play along.  A winner will receive a Paper Secrets GC to the shop! 
Hope you are having a blessed day!