Friday, March 7, 2014
It's been a couple of weeks since I've done any scrapping, and I'm starting to go scrap crazy! I'm hoping to do some scrapping tonight, but until then, I will share my latest layout. This layout was created for a sketch challenge at Cocoa Daisy. I really love the end result.
Creating with a sketch is such a fun and relaxing way to scrap. There's a new sketch challenge at CD, and I'm planning to tackle it tonight! Have a lovely weekend!
Friday, February 7, 2014
If you've been following me for awhile, you may remember this video. I've made some changes to my room since then, and thought I would share a quick video to show the new and improved space. I hope you enjoy!
Monday, January 13, 2014
Over the past couple of days, I've been participating in the Studio Calico CHA 2014 Crop. We've had lots of fun sharing and creating together. Challenge #2 is a color challenge to use navy, pool, lime, pink, and gold. I will admit, I am not a huge fan of gold on layouts (I prefer silver), but sometimes you have to go with the flow. Challenge #8 is to use a digital die cut element on the layout. I decided to combine the two challenges and much to my surprise, I actually love the small touches of gold on this layout!
I started with the digital element of the hearts from SC's digital shop. I used my Cameo to cut the hearts, I also used the Cameo to sketch hearts on another sheet of cardstock to use as a template for painting. I took the sketched cardstock and painted in the hearts with Gelatos, I also added a sheet of vellum over the painted hearts to soften the colors. The die cut hearts were placed over the top and with a few embellishments the layout was complete
This layout is proof that I need to be a little more open to trends that I don't like. Are you team silver or team gold? :) I am happy to report that I've seen some silver popping up in the CHA sneaks!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
I'm starting out the new year in a scrappy zone. I've completed seven layouts in the past few days and it feels great! I want to share a fun layout I created using my Silhouette Cameo. It's been collecting dust for the past few months and it's time to change that. I started out with a snowflake background and decided to use a sketch pen instead of the cut feature. I LOVE how this turned out and I think you will, too.
To mat the photos, I used patterned paper and misted with Heidi Swapp Color Shine. I stamped the snowflakes using VersaMark and heat embossed using Zing embossing powder. It adds lovely dimension to the paper.
With just a few cut words, snowflakes, and embellishments, the layout is complete! I love the versatility of the Cameo and need to make better use of it. Even though the layout looks complicated, the Cameo made this so easy!
Wishing you all a Happy New Year and may your 2014 be filled with joy, wonderful moments, and creativity! ♥
Saturday, December 28, 2013
The last three months have been CrAZy-busy, so I haven't really had time to scrap. I got the idea from a friend to share some of my favorite layouts from 2013. Today, I have finally set aside some time to scrap and looking through these layouts gives my mojo a jump-start.
There you have it - my 2013 scrap review. It's funny, most of these layouts were inspired by challenges from Cocoa Daisy and Two Peas in a Bucket. It just reinforces my love for challenges and the way they stretch my creativity. Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over, I plan to get back in action. Off to check out some challenges... :)
Monday, November 11, 2013
I love the current trend of typography on chalkboard, it seems to be popping up everywhere. I thought it would be fun to incorporate that look into my December album. I just finished it tonight and I LOVE it! I'm just going to post a quick pic tonight and will do a more detailed blog post about the techniques I used later in the week.
Cold weather is headed our way tomorrow, I guess this project will help me accept the fact that winter is coming soon.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I finally have all my goodies gathered to begin creating my December 2013 album. I'm going back to an 8.5"x11" format because it's the perfect size for me, not too big and not too small. I ordered Cocoa Daisy's December and DITL (Day In The Life) kits for my basic foundation. Of course I had to purchase a few things that caught my eye, added some things from my stash, and I'm ready to create!
Just seeing all these festive products together puts me in the mood for the holiday season and creating. :)