Monday, August 25, 2014

Photo Bomb!! (and a tutorial)

 Good Morning my Crafty Beauties! 
I'm up on The Cut Shoppe blog with this fun layout I made of our oldest son using the Captured on Camera cut file as a background!! Head on over there to check out the tutorial on how the background was done!

Our oldest son Ethan has decided that he likes to photo bomb every picture I take! Sometimes it's funny, other times it's just downright annoying! Especially when I'm trying to get a picture of one of our other boys who aren't exactly easy to photograph these days! This particular photo bomb really cracked me up though! 

I absolutely LOVE this Ocean Melody collection from Webster's Pages and I was really excited to finally crack it open on this layout! Mind you, I only used one piece of paper from it, but I love it all the same! lol

The fun cork shapes, twine, enamel dots and the fab wood heart were from my Clique Kits Glam Camp kit, and of course I had to use some of those awesome Epiphany Crafts bubble caps too!

I just got this adorable little arrow punch from Studio Calico and I couldn't wait to use it! I think it adds the perfect touch to this layout!

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to head on over to The Cut Shoppe Blog and check out my tutorial!! 


Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Cut Shoppe and Creative Scrappers!

Hey everyone! 

I'm really excited that The Cut Shoppe is teaming up with Creative Scrappers for a special sketch reveal! Check out this fabulous sketch!! Isn't it awesome?! 

If you haven't noticed lately I'm a little bit obsessed with this chevron paper from Echo Park! I can't stop using it on almost every layout! LOL! 

I used this super fun hello border from "The Borderlines" cut file to break up the pictures on the top and the bottom. I also thought this title from the "Selfies and Usies" cut file was perfect for these super cute pictures of my sister and Caleb taking these goofy pictures! 

Now don't forget to play along with Sketch 267 between now and August 31st! The Cut Shoppe will be giving away a 20.00 gift certificate to the store to one randomly chosen winner!! 

Cut Files Used: 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

P.S. I Love You

Good Morning! 

I wanted to stop by to share a layout that was on The Cut Shoppe blog yesterday using the super cute cut file  "A Walk in the Clouds" and "Let Love In" Printables!! I am in love with both of these files!!  I'm on a vellum kick lately and I love the dreamy feel it gives to this layout of my 8 year old reading to his two younger brothers before bed! 

I cut the clouds out from the bokeh vellum from Crate paper. I loved that paper so much I just had to buy two! lol  I really love how it turned out!

I had some of these chipboard clouds from October Afternoon kickin around, so I stamped them with a text background stamp and some mint ink to add a little interest!

I also printed the printable on vellum and I have to say, I'm hooked! So love the softness of vellum! It's my new bff ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by! I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my little neck of the web!

Supplies used: American Crafts Cardstock, and Thickers, Crate Paper Vellum, October Afternoon Chipboard, Studio Calico stick pin, roller stamp and buttons, Ranger Archival Ink,  MME enamel dots, Shimelle for AC 6x6 paper, vellum, Evalicious paperclip,  Colorshine Mist, Tag from Chic Tags,  Cut Files & Printables: The Cut Shoppe.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Glam Camp and Epiphany Crafts...What could be better than this?! (warning, photo heavy! may lead to overdose of inspiration!)

Goooood Morning Bloggers! 
It's the Clique Kits Blog Share today featuring the gorgeous kit, "Glam Camp"! If you're hopping along with us and you came here from the ever amazing Katie's blog, then you're on the right track! If you just wandered in here and would like to check out all the fabulousness that is this blog share (and I highly recommend you do), then head on over to the Clique Kits blog to start it off!

Here's a list of all of the uber talented ladies that are sharing their projects using this FAB kit:

I made this mini album for a Guest DT spot over at Epiphany Crafts! I feel so honored to have been chosen to Guest for Epiphany Crafts! I have been in love with the Shape Studio tools since I first found them a few years ago, so it's a real blessing to be a part of their Design Team for a while! :)

When I opened up my Glam Camp kit, I knew it was going to go perfectly with these pictures of our vacation to Kelowna! I was right! ;) I used my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 14 and the washi tape that came in the kit (which just so happens to be my favourite all time washi that I was almost out of, so I was sooooo happy to see it in the kit! yay for me!! lol), to make these fabulous custom epoxy shapes! Woohoo!

 I just HAD to document this, because as a hairdresser my boys have NEVER had their hair cut by anyone else but me, but I had been SOOO busy that I just couldn't get it done, so the first thing we did before we even got all the way to Kelowna was to stop in Vernon and get the boys' hair cut! Caleb and Kieran liked it...Ethan, not so much! LOL!

Aren't these Chic Tags banner alphas adorbs?!! Also, this Heart tool is one of my new favs. Just sayin ;)

I used the Shape Studio Chevron 25 and made some adorable photo corners! 
My husband's "mom away from home" just loved giving Linden his first freeze!! He loved it too! LOL!

 Watercolour is so in right now and I had some scrap paper that I had painted for a different layout and I thought I'd try making some chevron bubble caps with them too...totally LOVE how they turned out! The watercolour paper was a little bit harder to punch through, but it worked! 

I just LOVE this MME collection that was showcased in the Glam Camp kit! It's funny, because the first time I saw it I thought it was a bit too girly for me...but after using it, I am definitely in love and I managed to create an entire mini album full of pictures of 4 boys with it! 

I tried something different with the Round 14 Bubble caps on the "play" page. I stamped those cute little hearts and embossed them in gold then created these super cute little embellishments! I still can't get enough of that amazing washi from last month's Clique Kits "A Midsummer Night's Dream"! le in love! ;)

Do you think I might be a little obsessed with the Chevron?!  I've almost used up an entire package since I got them in the end of July! lol! 

Linden was soooo funny on the beach for the first time! He just LOVED the sand! He didn't love it so much when he tried to eat it, but he definitely loved the feel of it!

My husband is such a good daddy! He has so much patience and grace for his boys! It's a huge blessing to see them working together doing "guy things" lol

I still have a whole bunch of this lovely kit left and I plan on digging into it tonight! Can't wait!! 

Thanks for stopping by!! Now it's off to the amazingly talented Cassandra's blog! 


Friday, August 15, 2014

Life is Good

Good Morning hot bliggity bloggers! ha! 

I wanted to share a layout I made using this fabulous AC Dear Lizzy Wood Veneer paper that I got from Scrapbook Nerd I was in love with it when I saw it, but I have to admit it's a little girly, and with 4 boys it's hard to come by girly things to scrap about!! lol I thought this picture of Linden and I would be perfect for it though since I was in it, I could get away with some flowers and hearts and pink! HA!

I love the possibilities of this wood veneer paper! You could leave it raw, or bling it up as much as you want! It was super fun to play with!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Other supplies: Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Heart 25, Tim Holtz Hashtag stamp set, The Cut Shoppe "hello" cut file, Crate Paper Open Road Ephemera, Twine: The Twinery

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hoppin With The Cut Shoppe!!

Hiya Bloggers and Welcome to The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop! 

 Today the Design Team is sharing layouts created, with several new Cut File sets that are now available in the Shop.  We are kicking off the Hop at The Cut Shoppe Blog, so make sure you start out there, and visit each of the Design Team Member's Blogs.  And what would a Hop be without some fun giveaways!!  Each designer is giving away one cut file on their Blog, to a lucky commenter and one winner will be chosen from The Cut Shoppe Blog to receive a $15 Shopping Spree to the Shop!  The Hop will close at midnight on Sunday, August 17th, and winners will be announced on Thursday, August 21st.  Have fun hopping!

 For this layout I used The Cut Shoppe's sketch too! Did you know they have a sketch challenge going on for the month of August?! Well now you do! lol!

I used a lot of different cut files for this layout. I love that The Cut Shoppe's files are so diverse they can be used with a bunch of different files, but they also stand alone very well too! I really can't get enough of these files!

I am seriously in love with the "It's a Snap" set! Those camera shutters with the hearts in the middle are just so stinkin cute I almost can't even stand it! I cut them out in black, but I also ungrouped the file in the Silhouette Studio and just cut out the teeny hearts to scatter around my page in pops of pink. I kinda love it! :)

The polaroid frame is also part of that set, and if you can imagine, there's even more on that file that I didn't even use! Awesome right?!

So if you've been reading my post, you probably have guessed that I'm totally loving the It's a Snap cut file...well, I love it so much that I'm going to give it away to one lucky follower! Just leave a comment here letting me know you follow my blog and I will be posting the winner here on Thursday August 21st!!

There's also giveaways on every one of these fabulously talented ladies' blogs too, so you really do need to stop by them all and leave them some love if you haven't already!! 

Allie Stewart -
Annelie Maddock -
Michelle Whorwood -

Here are the other cut files I used on this layout:

I really hope you've enjoyed the hop!!