Sunday, April 13, 2014

A New Sketch Up At the Paper Bakery!!

Good Morning Bloggers! 
It is such a gorgeous day here today! I'm so happy that Spring is finally here!! I'm enjoying a lovely cup of coffee and contemplating getting ready for the day! (I love lazy Sunday mornings!)

It's time for another sketch over at the Paper Bakery. Something new to our sketches...they've been created by me! I thought I'd give sketch making a try, and I have to say, I kinda love it! I never thought I would because I don't usually find being on the computer to be a very creative outlet for me, but so far, I have really been having fun with it!

This is the second sketch I've made. I hope it inspires you to play along with us! And don't think you have to make a scrapbook can use this sketch for anything that inspires you! Album covers, cards, canvases, you name it! 

I'm just about finished using my Daylight Savings Scrapbook Kit from the Paper Bakery. I have had soooo much fun with this kit! I just love the versatility of it, and I also really enjoy being pushed out of my box! These colours aren't my usual style, but I have soooo loved using them! That's one of the great things about subscribing to a kit club, you get products that are all designed to be used together, but they can be used in so many different ways, and with so many different styles of scrapping all in one kit! 

I used some bits and pieces from my Daylight Savings Mixed Media kit for this layout too. I also used a super cute Exclusive Paper Bakery stencil from the February Capture 365 Kit.  The polka dot paper was actually just plain with scissors on it, but I used the stencil and my chalkboard paint with a makeup sponge and just pounced it over top of the stencil. I really love the way it came out! Totally loving the colour of that chalkboard paint too! Good thing, because the kit came with a GIANT bottle of it!

I just got the new Amy Tangerine Plus One Die set and I'm LOOOVING it! The Camera and the "Love" were cut with it. 

Oh, and how cute is that clock flair from the Paper Bakery?! Looove it!

Well, that's it for today! You have 2 weeks to create something based on this sketch and link it up HERE for a chance to win a 10 dollar store voucher for the Paper Bakery!!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

March Paper Bakery Kits

Hi Bloggers!

I just wanted to pop in and share my Paper Bakery projects that I made using the FABULOUS March Kits "Daylight Savings". I just LOVED playing with the Mixed Media Kit this month! It was loaded with a TON of super cool goodies from chevron tissue paper to yellow chalkboard paint complete with chalk!!  Now I've already posted some of these projects on my blog, but I just wanted to show you just how many projects you can get done with 2 kits!  
Keep in mind I could easily still make 3 or 4 more layouts using the patterned paper I have left, not to mention I have TONS of fun paints and fresco flakes and all kinds of mixed media left too! That's one thing I love about the Mixed Media kit. You get these full pots of paint and gellatos and mica paints and mists and all kinds of cool stuff that you can use on countless projects well after the rest of your kit items are used! It totally rocks!!

My first project was a refurbished old frame that went from this:

To this: I just love how fun and funky the frame looks with the chalkboard paint and the chevron tissue paper! 

I made a couple layouts too using both the Scrapbook Kit and the Mixed Media Kit. 

This layout was made with scraps from last months Mixed Media and Scrapbook kits and this months kits too! I even used a card from the Capture 365 kit from February too! This is totally not my usual colour scheme, but I'm really loving how the colours go together :)

Do you know that with your subscription to any of the Paper Bakery kits you get exclusive Printables and Cut Files?! This month we got these fabulous Printables:

I just love the "Unbelievable" one! It totally reminds me of that EMF song! So when I saw it, I knew I wanted to use it as my title :)

I'm in love with that pink chevron canvas tag! It was in my February Mixed Media kit and I used the chevron stencil from that kit with the mists that came with it and made it all purdy ;)

This was another project I did using both the Scrapbook and Mixed Media kits. I am in love with this cute little mini!

That's all for these kits for now, but I am totally needing to do some crafting tonight, so I will definitely be back to show you what I did with the rest of these kits later this week!! 


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Birthday Card Using Project Life Cards

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great weekend! I've been getting into Spring Cleaning mode here! I love that all the snow is almost gone!!! 

I wanted to make a birthday card for a friend of mine, and if you're anything like I am, once you start using a certain kind of product or doing a new thing (Project Life) you have to buy EVERYTHING related to it! Which is what I have done! I probably have enough PL cards to do 5 years worth easily! So I thought I'd show you a way to use them other than on your PL spreads!

I started out choosing a 4x6 card that I liked for my base and just chopped 3/4 of an inch off the end so it wasn't quite 4x6 anymore. I then took a piece of kraft cardstock and cut a 4 inch strip off of it, folded it in half then chopped that same 3/4 of an inch off and folded it in half.

I then took out my trusty corner chomper and rounded all the edges ( btw, if you think they're indestructible, you're wrong! My 4 year old managed to break it while using it to go "fishing" lol go figure!)

I adhered the PL card to my card base, then inked the edges with black Distress Ink.

Then I picked out a few 4x3 cards and did some fussy cutting...

And then I layered them all to create this card! Finish it off with some twine and a "happy birthday" stamp and you're good to go!

I used another 4x3 card on the inside and some of the left over scraps from the polka dot card on the inside and stamped a cute sentiment. I thought it went quite well for a 30th birthday card :)

well there you have it! This card came together quite quickly too, I think including all the "tutorial photography" it only took about 20 minutes all together :)

I always like ideas to stretch your supplies so you don't have to buy more (even though it's really fun to buy new stuff too!!)

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving some love!!