Tuesday, April 1, 2014

You Make My Heart So So So Very Happy

This month Scrap It Girl's challenge this month is Tag's or Bags! I thought that sounded so fun that I knew I wanted to incorporate both into my layout! I love this picture of my second daughter. She was only 2 years old and we had were having a blast playing in the leaves! That was 8 years ago! Where does the time go!? I love that I at least have these sweet pictures of my little girl. The best part is the cute little sweater she is wearing, that sweater was my sweater! I wore that sweater when my parents immigrated from Mexico to the United States when I was only 11 months old! 
Now onto the layout. I used Fancy Pants Happy Go Lucky collection that I just picked up at the Scrapbook Expo in UT (and loved every second of it!). I LOVE this line! It even a some decorative bags & tags with it that I was able to use. I love the tags! They are perfect to do a bit of journaling on and tell the story of my cute little sweater. ;) I went through and inked up the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Here are a few close ups of some of the embellishments.

Now head on over to Scrap It Girl and join in the fun! She always has some great prizes and you've definitely want to see all the other fun stuff the rest of the design team has put together! I love the versatility in this fun group of ladies!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Cutie Pie with Nuts About Sketches

Nuts About Sketch new sketch is up! 
These pictures of my 2nd daughters little 3rd grade class play they put together, Goldilocks & the 3 Bullfrogs. It was fun to go watch and see them perform. I used a Stampin' Up! stamp set called Unfroggetable that I think has the cutest frogs ever and then did some "fussy" cutting of the images and popped them up with 3D-Dots. The blue stripey sides are washi tape. It really was a quick and simple layout to put together.
You should go see all the other fun layouts created by the rest of the design team!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Snowboarding with Nuts About Sketches

Snowboarding! My girls went up to Pebble Creek Ski Resort in Idaho with the 4-H group and decided to try out snowboarding! They've been skiing for about 2 years now but they really wanted to give snowboarding a try! And the results..... they LOVED it! They had such a great time and I have to say I'm rather proud of those 3 little girls for stepping out of their comfort zone and challenging themselves to try something new!
For this layout I used a new NAS sketch. Doesn't it look like fun!? This was one of my favorites!
On this layout I cut out two circles and inked around all the edges. My favorite part was inking up the wooden snowflakes! I even cut one in half and stuck it on the edge of the layout and tucked the other behind the middle picture of the cluster of 3. 
As for the title it was cut out with the Silhouette, inked it up with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo. I glued the "S" right down on the layout and used 3D-Dots for the rest of the title. 
Go check out all the other great layouts from the rest of the design team at Nuts About Sketches! Some amazing inspiration and different takes on the sketch!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Creating with Nuts About Sketches

I LOVE that my girls love to get crafty! This is my youngest and she loves to scrapbook! It's so much fun being able to have the same interests as the little ones. :) For this layout I used a new NAS sketch. I did quite a bit of inking and layering with this layout. I also cut out the title with my Silhouette. :)
Go check out the new sketch and all the design teams take on the new sketch! Don't miss it! 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Super Great Day with Nuts About Sketches

Hello! How was everyone's weekend? Hope it was great one! Today I've got a new NAS reveal. 
Isn't that an awesome sketch!? I love how easy her sketches are to work with! If you are just starting out scrapbooking or dipping your feet into the "sketch" world I think NAS are a great place to start! 
I found a picture I had forgotten about but absolutely adored! I took this one about 2 years ago right beside our house. The wheat had just been cut and I loved the "gold-ish" background it provided. Love these peeps. :) I used MME (My Mind's Eye) Kraft-funday kit (who knows how long I'd been hoarding that one!) and even ended up using some of the packaging! Can you spot it? Hehe, I'm super sneaky that way, it was my journaling card!
As you can see here... It was the packaging from the wood banners in my kit. I just removed them all and stored them in a smaller baggie so I could steal their packaging. I cut off the top and slid it in behind my pic and did my journaling. :)
I also used a hexagon punch to punch out my cute little hexagons and I popped a few of them up with 3D Dots. Love those! They add some great dimension to a page.
         
Don't forget to head over to Nuts About Sketches and check out all the other Design Team members layouts! We have such great variety and some amazing layouts! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Favorite Thing Friday {Adhesive}

Favorite Things Friday is here! 
 
Happy Friday everyone! Do you have any fun plans for this weekend? We've got a bit of traveling to do but should be fun! :) Today we sharing our Favorite Adhesives! For me it's my Tombow Permanent Adhesive & my 3D-Dots. I have used them since I was introduced into paper crafting back in 2004 and LOVE them.
Do you have a favorite adhesive? Come join us over at Scrap It Girl and see what everyone else likes there and jump in and tell us what you like. :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Exciting News & Nuts About Sketches

I have some more exciting news! I've joined Nuts About Sketches (NAS) Design Team! I'm so excited to be part of this team! I have nothing but pure love for Shawn's sketches. The are awesome to work with! Go check out the new team and all the great layouts! 

Here's my first sketch as a Design Team member...
I LOVED this sketch! It was so much fun to play with! I used the sketch exactly as it was and used a my Scraptastic Club Blackbird Oct. 2013 Kit . This kit has so much fun Halloween-y stuff! 
I used the sheet of paper that had words all over it as my base and then layered the spiderweb & bat one on top. I did a bit of ripping along the edges. I then used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Vintage Photo to ink up the edges. I love the look of inked edges. Don't you? I also used some Stickles to outline the my title label. I just wanted to draw a little attention it's way and what better way to do it than with a little glitter bling. ;)
I then accordioned my banner strip just to add a bit of texture and had some fun inking it up with a sponge so I could make sure to get those edges well. 
Another little "extra" that I did with my page was to bend down some corners. I have to admit that the first one was an accident but I decided to just go with it and loved the little "extra touch" it added. Love having the other side of the paper showing even if it is just a tiny bit. Have you ever had an oopsie on your page and then just incorporated it? 
And my favorite part are the little spiders! Aren't they cute!? They are wood veneers that I just added some ink directly on it to color it and left it to dry for a few minutes. I loved how well and easy everything came together. 

Now go over to NAS and check out the new design team and their awesome takes on the sketch HERE! :) Thanks for stopping by!