Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fun Dip!!

Hey Hey Bloggers! 
I have another layout to share from the goodies I got in my kit from Scrapbook Nerd this month! I was given  the Fancy Pants As You Wish Collection to play with and I am in LOVE with this diagonal stripe paper!!

The challenge this month at Scrapbook Nerd is to add texture to your layouts, and one of my favourite ways to add some texture is to layer, layer and layer! So for this layout I layered my papers with my corrugated cardstock and a few little goodies, then before I adhered it all and stuck it to my layout I added my very first layer...mist...lots of gooey, drippy mist! I pretty much just poured it on and sprayed some water on it then tipped my paper before I dried it with my heat gun. It gave it that wonderful drippy look that I thought was perfect for the "fun dip" page ;)

I love all the little tags that come in this kit! I'm a sucker for anything with a camera on it, so these ones definitely made me happy! I cut out a small picture of  one of the frames from the packaging to use to frame my adorable little camera tag! add a few little wood veneer stars and call it a day! 

There's still a few days left to play along with our "Texture Challenge" over at Scrapbook Nerd to get in on a chance to win a gift certificate to the store! Go on over and show us your texture!! 


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Dog Days of Summer

Good Morning! 

When I saw this sketch from Creative Scrappers  I knew I wanted to play along! It's such a great sketch because you can add without distraction! Sometimes I find that if a sketch is too busy, it's easy to just create a layout exactly as the sketch looks. Don't get me wrong, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that, but it is nice to have some creative license with your sketches and this one lets you do exactly that! 

I knew I wanted to create a subway art style design with all of these fun die cuts. It's a great way to add interest in a lot of different dimensions and it also really helps put a bit of a dent in the die cut stash! lol I used the new Crate Paper Open Road collection and the Boys Rule collection for most of the die cuts. I love how these two go together so well!

I had fun playing with a new mask I got at the crop last week too (I can't remember which one, but it's from Crafter's Workshop! lol)

I'm really happy with how this layout turned out :) 

Well, I'm off! Lucky me, I get to go to another crop today! Two weekends in a row! I'm pretty blessed with amazing family that helps me out with the kids! 

Have an awesome weekend!!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Beachy Keen

Hello bloggers!

I did a bit of shopping yesterday in The Cut Shoppe and I couldn't wait to use my new cut files! I used the "Like a Record Baby" for my background paper. I think these fun random rainbow circles are perfect for summer pages! Most of my paper and embellishments are from the new Simple Stories line "Good Day Sunshine" This is my absolute FAVE summer line this year! I LOVE the bright colours and fun patterns in it! 

 My title is also fromThe Cut Shoppe. I love using cut files as titles because it takes away the guess work in trying to figure out a title! I actually chose my layout based on this cut file before I even got started! It makes life a little easier that way! :)

I cut out a couple nested ovals with my Cameo to put the title on and it was good to go!

I love backgrounds like this that you can add a little bling or flair in random places to add interest! I used the circles as a place to add some fun wooden sequins! LOVE these!  I also added some epoxy stickers and a cute flair badge!

If you haven't already, you need to stop over at The Cut Shoppe and get some of those awesome cut files! 

Thanks for stopping by!! 


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Cut Shoppe!

Hello my crafty peeps! I hope you're enjoying your day! 

I just wanted to pop in and tell you about a new store a friend of mine has opened! It's called The Cut Shoppe and she has some AMAZING cut files that she has designed! They're fabulous and totally on trend!! I LOVE them! 

Please go and check out her blog too! She's got a design team call for the Cut Shoppe going on right now!!


Monday, June 16, 2014

Life According to Me

Hey Hey my fellow bloggers!! 

How was your weekend? I had a fabulous weekend cropping with some of my girlfriends at a weekend crop in Merritt! I am so grateful that my husband is such a fabulous father that he let me get away for the weekend while he stayed home with the boys! I managed to get 6 layouts done! That's like a record for me! I usually spend all weekend chatting and shopping! LOL

I want to share one of the layouts I made this weekend with you using the Fancy Pants Line "As You Wish".  I love the Brag Cards from that line! You can use them in pocket scrapping, or use them like I did and just arrange them around your page for a fun design! 

In keeping with this month's challenge I've also added some texture to my layout using stitching! I love the Amy Tangerine stitching templates! She's got some really fabulous designs and it makes adding some stitching to your layouts really easy! 

You can get all these products that I used at Scrapbook Nerd! They have an awesome selection of products and if they don't have something, they will special order it for you as long as they can! Seriously, these girls are awesome!! I highly suggest you check them out! 


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Yes Please!!

Good Afternoon Bloggers!! 
I hope you're having a great start to your day! I know I am! I'm counting down the days until I get to go away for a girl's trip! A weekend of scrapping with my girls is much needed! I have been so busy lately I've hardly had any time to scrap! I did manage to get away however the other day and play with some fabulous products the lovely ladies over at Scrapbook Nerd gave me! 
I just love this Fancy Pants line "As You Wish" it's full of so many bright and bold patterns combined with some lovely neutral papers too! It's awesome!

You can check out detailed pictures and more of my process at Scrapbook Nerd!!

I'll be back after the weekend to post all about the trouble fun we got into!!