Friday, April 11, 2014

Chic Tags: Rock the Block

Happy Friday! I'm up on the Chic Tags blog today with a layout in which I combined a few collections. One of the many things I love about Chic Tags is that you can mix and match tags and papers!
Here, I used the School House Label Stickers under my photo.  The colors are lovely. 
The Everyday Life II tags are versatile and can be used with many lines...even if they are not Chic Tags.  I used this tag for my journaling. I also added a label sticker and photo topper from the Good Tidings collection. 

More Good Tidings the corner, I used a small piece of patterned paper followed by layering with label stickers.  I used the "#besties" stamp from the School House Clear Stamp set. 
Gold is a hot trend right now! I love these gold foil letter stickers and rub ons from Good Tidings!   It goes to show they aren't only for Christmas! :)  
 Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are having a good day!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Teresa Collins Designs Daily Stories: Adorable

Happy Saturday! It's finally the weekend and the sun is out today!  I've had a looong week I'm feeling run down.  My husband has been dealing with back issues, plus I started covering a maternity leave at my old dental office.  I wasn't supposed to start for another two weeks but she went early.
Yesterday I had a layout up on Teresa Collins Design Team blog I created with Daily Stories. This is one of my all time favorite collections of Teresa's!  I love the colors and prints!  The grey/white stripes with pink and blue are lovely! I knew I wanted to use it with this adorable photo of my niece! 
I created a banner with pieces from the Daily Stories Ephemera pack, as well as ones I cut out of patterned paper. 
I stitched through and then added sequins, buttons, and decorative brads.

Loving the chipboard sentiments! Perfect to accent your photos!  Each collection comes with two 6x12 sheets!
I used another pennant from the Ephemera pack, as well as a hand punched and attached to the top of my photo. I feel this is a perfect way to "adhere" the photo overlays. The nice thing is that they have a bit of static so they cling to the pictures pretty well. 

I cut my title from the Silhouette in white cardstock. I also added a cute little stamped arrow from the Daily Stories Clear Stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out Teresa's blog to see her NEW collections: Urban Market and Something Wonderful!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Paper Secrets April 1st layout

 It's time for a new Paper Secrets sketch!! They are also celebrating their birthday, so be sure to check out the blog for giveaways! 
Here is the April 1st sketch; the challenge word is JOKES
 For my layout, I used Authentique's new Suave collection (which is perfect for boy layouts!). I used photos of my adorable nephew!  For my challenge word I used J-journaling card (Chic Tags), O-overlay (Teresa Collins Designs), K-kraft cardstock E-enamel dots S-stitching/stars. 
I cut my title from a Silhouette cut file and white cardstock, as well as Gold POW Paper from American Crafts.
I also added stars cut from my Silhouette and added enamel dots from My Mind's Eye

Here, I used another gold star (I am in love with it right now) and added flair from The Paper Bakery and a plastic Heidi Swapp letter.

I also love the new gold clips from Studio Calico! It was perfect to help affix my photo overlay to my picture. 

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Paper Secrets blog to see more layouts. Also, play along to  be eligible to win a prize pack from the shop! They are always adding to the store!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sketch N Scrap Sketch #54 Reveal

 It's a new month and that means there is another fun sketch to play along with at Sketch N Scrap!
Today's sketch is created by co-owner,   Lisa Hidy!

For my layout, I used Maggie Holmes' new Styleboard collection.  I love the colors and the feminine feel! Perfect for photos of my daughter!   
I cut my title using a cut file from the Silhouette and Chickaniddy's gold foil paper. Let me tell you, this cuts like butter. I love it! 
I love that Maggie includes lots of pieces in
her ephemera pack so that you can layer lots of
 little pieces!  Also, some of the cards are embossed with gold!

There are also a lot of tags, as well! Here, I layered two behind my photo and added bakers twine from Whisker Graphics.

Love the cute little journaling tags too...perfect to jot down the date or stamp a sentiment.

I am in love with the gold tape too!! So pretty!
Stop by Sketch N Scrap to see the rest of the design team's layouts. And be sure to link up your own layout for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from this month's sponsor, Creative Embellishments!
Also, coming up next month is Sketch N Scrap's Birthday Bash! You don't want to miss the design team challenges and giveaways!


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Chic Tags Sunday Challenge: All About You

Today on Chic Tags, the team is doing another fun challenge!  How guilty are we of not scrapping about ourselves? So, how about doing a page all about you? I know I find it hard to scrap only about myself...usually my pages are about my children or family.
I used papers from Happy Place and School House for my page. Before adhering any paper down, I added some modeling paste for my background by using one of Teresa Collins Designs' new Basically Essential stencils and paste.  Love the effect it gives!
One of the mini icons from Happy Place. I love using them on my projects!

This journaling card is from the Autumn Days collection. I thought the colors went perfect with the patterned papers!

A photo topper from Autumn Days...I affixed it with a staple plus added one of Studio Calico's new gold stars!

I love the Everyday Life II tags! They are perfect to slide under a photo. I added some bakers twine from Whisker Graphics!

Here, I added some ink splatter and enamel dots to give my page more color.
I cut white cardstock stars on my Silhouette and added them to my page. I love the white-on-white effect!   I also added this tag from Autumn Days and stamp from the January Exclusive Set.

Thanks for reading! Please go check out the rest of the teams' pages on the blog and leave them some love!  I hope you'll be inspired to scrap about yourself too!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Clear Scraps Mason Jar Acrylic Album's almost the weekend!  Spring keeps trying to start around here!  I'm so ready for green grass, flowers, and sun! 
Today I am up on the Clear Scraps blog with a cute mini album I created for CHA. The Mason Jar album reminded me of warmer weather so I decided to scrap photos of my nephew's first time at a local splash park.  He was 18 months old at the time...and such a cutie.
I dipped into my paper stash and used Pink Paislee's Hello Summer collection.  I can't tell you how long I've had it, but ya...I'm like that!  LOL

It's easy to cover your acrylic pages.  What I usually do is trace the shape onto my paper and then cut. Then using a liquid adhesive on the acrylic, I adhere my paper. Once dry, you can trim with scissors and use a sanding tool on the edges. 

 For this page, I left the top bare and just used my photo and embellishments to mirror each other on the front and back. 
By leaving some acrylic bare, this allows other pages to "show through".


Thanks for looking today!  Be sure to stop by the Clear Scraps shop to see this album and many new shapes that were released in January! Have a great day!