Monday, July 29, 2013

Paper Issues - Um WOW!

It's time for a new issue at Paper Issues! This time our issue is sponsored by Um WOW Studio, a company with so many fun chipboard elements, you really need to check them out.

You can find what my fellow team members made with it overhere. You want to join in the fun? Upload any project with Um WOW Studio products or, if you don't have any, any other chipboard project.

I made a layout with Crate Paper The Pier, which has some real fun chipboard elements in it's collection, like these surfboards. And as I'm a beach person, this photo still 'um wows' me!



Crate Paper The Pier: Sunscreen paper, Carousel paper, Splash paper, Summertime paper, Washi paper, Cardstock stickers small titles, Cardstock stickers labels, Chipboard stickers
Amy Tangerine: clothes pin
American Crafts: Aqua Sketchbook Thickers
Jenni Bowlin: Red skinny alpha
Ormolu: flair
Scraptastic die cut, stamp

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

DT Practical Scrappers - Layout sketch

It's time for the July sketch at Practical Scrappers!


This was such a fun sketch to play with. I used the Elle's Studio Cameron collection, which is one of the best boy collections I have seen. I used this photo of Jan with that cheeky look of him, knowing that he is not allowed to put his mouth on the soap bottle...




Elle's Studio Cameron: Evidence paper, The Best paper, Letters & Numbers paper, Big Dots paper, Happy Moments paper, High Five paper, Cutouts, Frames, Large Journaling Tag, Circle Tags

Now it's time for you to play with this fun sketch and share your layout with us at the Practical Scrappers Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Scraptastic Rock Lobster kit - Siblings

Today I'm sharing another layout that I made with the Scraptastic Rock Lobster kit. I'm loving all the bright and fresh colors in it and the focus it has on Summer. My very favorite part of the kit are the Aqua sketchbook Thickers!

This photo of Phiene and Jan is taken during a day on a farm this Spring.

 
 
Simple Stories I {heart} Summer: 3x4 Journaling Cards paper, Daydream paper, Ledger paper, Teal Boardwalk paper, Bingo Cards paper, Decorative Brads, Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers.
American Crafts: Aqua Sketchbook Thickers
Ormolu Rock Lobster pennants
Scraptastic stamps
Handstitching
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Creative scrappers sketch #713

Last Friday Creative Scrappers came up with a new sketch. I've always loved Kristine's sketches and I'm really hoping she's coming back with more sketches on a regular base.

I used the Scraptastic Rock Lobster kit for this layout and played with the Simple Stories I {heart} Summer collection. It's perfect for these pictures that I took a year ago when I spent a day at the beach with Phiene.




Simple Stories I {heart} Summer: Red Boardwalk paper, Dotted Line Notebook paper, Bingo Cards paper, 3x4 Journaling Cards paper, Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers, Decorative Brads.
Heidi Swapp Serendipity: Softness paper
Elle's Studio Saltwater: Cutouts
Ormolu flair
Jenni Bowlin Studio: Red Skinny Alpha
Scraptastic die cut
Handstitching

Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely Sunday!


Friday, July 19, 2013

DT Life.Paper.Scrapbook. - Color Challenge

Today we have a color challenge for you at Life.Paper.Scrapbook with some of my favorite colors, I love the combination of grey, yellow and blue!
When I saw this color scheme, I immediately took out the Fancy Pants Park Bench collection. It's just perfect for this. I had this fun photo of Jan when he was playing peekaboo in the bathtub. Don't you love his cute happy smile?




Fancy Pants Park Bench: Conversation paper, Fountain paper, Flower Garden paper, Banner Die Cuts, Sticker Fundamentals, Label Stickers, Patterned Photo Frame, Tape Sticker, Flair, Large Decorative Bag, Corrugated cardstock
Handstitching

I hope you feel inspired by these colors too and that you'll play along with us. You can upload your project on the Life.Paper.Scrapbook website.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Travel Girl class at Scrapdelight

About 10 days ago I went to a crop at the Scrapdelight store. There are not many scrapbook stores left here in the country, but Scrapdelight is just simply the best. Michelle knows how to run a store and how to keep her customers up to date on the newest trends, products and classes. You can find all kinds of styles in the store and besides scrapbooking, they are also experts in Mixed Media.

September 7th I'm going to teach a class there too and I'm super excited about it! We're going to make a vacation mini album with October Afternoon's Travel Girl. There are spots left, so if you're in the area, make sure to sign up overhere! Here's a little sneak:


I also have a layout to share today that I made at the latest crop in the store. I took out a beach photo of Phiene and Jan and played with the Crate Paper The Pier collection.



Crate Paper The Pier: Sunscreen paper, Frozen Treats paper, Summer Time paper, Carousel paper, Washi tape, Chipboard stickers
Scraptastic stamp set
Studio Calico stamp

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Paper Issues - Nature Walk with Pretty Little Studio

Did you already visit the brand new Paper Issues store? They had outgrown the Etsy store and have their own fabulous store now, where you can find all the scrapbook goodies you need!

How about the Echo Park Beautiful Life collection. You can find it here in the store. And the best of all is that you shop at Paper Issues with 20% off with the code HELLO!!
 
There's also a new issue up at Paper Issues: Nature Walk with Pretty Little Studio. Check out what my fabulous fellow team members created with Pretty Little Studio.
Share your Pretty Little Studio and/or nature projects with us at the current issue for your chance to win gift certificate to Pretty Little Studio.
 
That's it for today, tomorrow I have a new layout up here!


 
 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Altered item - tin can

I had this tin can laying around for years and never really took the time to do something with it. A couple of weeks ago I decided to embellish it and to use it as a little giftbox. I used the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm and 5th & Frolic collections to decorate the can.



Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm: 6x6 paper pad, buttons, rub-ons
Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic: leaf & feather, printed chipboard shape
Handstitching

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Lovely layout

Today I'm sharing a layout that has been published in the latest issue of Life.Paper.Scrapbook magazine, which you can find here. I had so much fun playing with the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection, especially because I also used some of the Silhouette shapes from this same collection. There are also some print and cut files available, which are the 'today' and 'memories made' labels on this layout. I used the chipboard raindrops to create a little flower on the page.

This photo is taken about 2 months ago when Phiene finally dared to sit on my scooter, but only because her cousin did it too... I just love this photo of the two of them.




Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm: 6x6 paper pad, printed chipboard stickers, rub-ons, buttons, Silhouette die cuts and printables.
Handstitching

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Altered item - glass baby fruit jar

Let me start today by admitting 1 of my guilty pleasures, every now and then I just love to eat baby fruit. I can't help it, don't want to do anything about it and just accepted it :-)

A couple of months ago I started cleaning the jars when they were empty and kept them to storage small embellishments, like wood veneers. Lately I realized that these glass jars are easy to alter into a tiny small vase too. So I gave it a shot and went cutting some strips of paper from the Amy Tangerine Yes, Please collection. I handstitched them together and wrapped it around the jar with double sided tape. I finished it by adding a cluster of some bits and remarks from the Yes, Please collection and also used the stamp set.

Amy Tangerine Yes, Please: 6x6 paper pad, Bits, Remarks, Clear stamp set
Handstitching

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

Monday, July 8, 2013

GDT Give a girl a blog - card

I hope you all had a great weekend. Overhere we finally had some nice Summer weather, unbelievable how happy that can make you. On Sunday I soaked up some sun during a lunch at the beach, these days make me realize how lucky I am to live so close to the beach!

Today I'm sharing with you my last project for Give a girl a blog this month. I've had so much fun with this stampset, it's really versatile. The cute house stamp in the set inspired me to make this card.

Give a girl a blog stampset My Home
Basic Grey Hipster
Amy Tangerine corrugated alpha
Jillibean Soup Alphabeans
Handstitching

Thanks for stopping by today!




Friday, July 5, 2013

DT Life.Paper.Scrapbook - Sketch challenge

Happy Friday everyone! Are you ready for a new sketch challenge? We've got one for you at Life.Paper.Scrapbook.

This challenge is sponsored by Paper Issues, the fabulous Cassie provided a $30 giftcard to the store for the winner of this challenge!! Did you already see the brand new Paper Issues website and store? It looks awesome, shopping is easy and Cassie is amazingly fast with shipping!



I took out The Pier collection from Crate Paper to go with these photos I took at Seaworld last April. Even though I have seen the Shamu show over a bazillion times, I still can't get enough of it and every time I take pictures.




Crate Paper The Pier: Surf shop paper, Heatwave paper, Merry go round paper, Splash paper, Popcorn paper, Chipboard stickers, Washi tape.
Thickers: Jewelry Box
Scraptastic: Funky Town stamp set
KI Memories: Click Click stamp set
Glassine bags
Handstitching


Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!