Friday, June 24, 2011

Love & Cuddles - Kanban Crafts

Kanban Crafts Supplies:
SCR9007 - Duo Dots - Blue
SCR9008 - Duo Quilt - Blue
PCT9222 - Bradley with Rucksack Paper Craft Toppers
CRD9210 - Patch Buttons - Blue
PCT9236 - Patch Sentiments - Blue

Other Supplies:
Cardstock: Wausau
Miscellaneous: Ribbon, Twine

As soon as I saw this baby collection by Kanban Crafts I knew exactly what photo I wanted to use for a layout.  I made a similar page with this photo of my nephew for my sister and I wanted one to keep for myself.  The die-cut papers helped this layout come together fast and I was able to add dimension to my page with the paper craft toppers.  The result: a beautiful layout fit for a photo box completed in less than one hour!

I love the detail on the Bradley die-cut.  The bear is three layers and the fur is so realistic the paper looks soft and cuddly!


Both the buttons and heart are pre-made die-cuts.  I only added some twine bows and punched a hole into the heart die-cut making it into a tag.

To stay informed of all the latest Kanban news and to see more projects from the talented design team, follow us on Facebook! If you are attending the CHA Summer Trade Show, stop by the Kanban Crafts booth to see these beautiful products in person, booth #943!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Highlights - {SAS}sy Inspiration Challenge

Supplies:
Paper: Crate Paper
Letters: American Crafts
Numbers: October Afternoon
Stickers: Crate Paper
Rox: Queen & Company
Ink: Ranger
Pen: Sharpie

I created this layout for the June {SAS}sy Inspiration Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. You know you’re a scrapbooker when you take everyday things and draw inspiration from them to create a layout. For this challenge, we will be using everyday items like magazine ads, clothing, food packaging or word prompts as our source of inspiration.

The challenge this week is to use the advertisement shown below as inspiration for your layout. You are free to adapt it to any size you prefer – just have fun with it! (Your finished product should resemble the ad.) You can use any supplies you want. Have fun, mix it up, rotate the sketch and add embellishments…whatever makes you happy.

All participants of this challenge will be entered into a random drawing for an extra 10% off coupon to the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Store! Entries are due by midnight PST on Friday 7/1/11. A winner will be drawn sometime on Saturday. Please feel free to upload your work to the INSPIRATION Challenge section of the Creative Gallery and link your image to the {SAS}sy Blog.

Here is your inspiration:


I loved the colored squares in this ad and used them for my inspiration when designing my layout.  I thought it would be fun to highlight my favorite outings from this year.  The little calendars from Crate Paper's Portrait "June" patterned paper were the perfect backgrounds for my photos. We can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking June Reveal!

I worked with another Fancy Pants Designs collection this month, Beach Bum, for Scrap Attack Scrapbooking.  The colors and designs on the patterned paper and embellishments in this collection are so fun and perfect for summer!  This Fancy Pants collection also coordinates perfectly with the Basic Grey June Bug collection and the Lily Bee Design Stationary Cardstock collection.  I used a mixture of each collection on my layouts along with some Pink Paislee Foam Letters, Petaloo Mini Canterbury Roses and Zva Creative Crystal Flourishes.  I was able to create a lot of fun layouts with these papers, including non-beachy pages.

This first layout is my daughter Claire on the beach at Lake Huron.  She loves the beach and posing for pictures.  She was so excited to model her new dress.  I framed this page with the Fancy Pants Flocked Transparency, which has a wonderful texture.  The flower clusters are a mix of Petaloo, Prima and Basic Grey fussy cuts.



I love this photo of my Dad and Claire.  She is definitely Grandpa's girl!  I took my inspiration for this page from the Fancy Pants Journaling Card.  I loved the thick black outlining on the card and decided to outline each of my papers the same way.  The red flowers and leaves are cut from a piece of Basic Grey paper.  I highlighted the paper with my white gel pen and I really like the extra pop it gives the pieces.  One of my favorite embellishments in my kit is the Fancy Pants Chipboard Gecko, super cute!



My daughter Scarlett loves to sift through sand and build sand castles.  This Fancy Pants patterned paper and the Chipboard embellishments were perfect for these photos.  The flip flops were cut from a piece of Fancy Pants patterned paper.  I added some Webster's Pages ribbon and Petaloo roses.  We love flip flops and now that we live in Florida are happy to wear them almost year round.  I think the garland is the perfect finishing touch to this page!



Here is an example of a non-beachy page.  I love the bright colors on some of the B-sides of the patterned papers.  These are Claire's school photos, which I totally love, courtesy of Rhonda C. Shaefer!  The flower cluster is a mix of Prima and Petaloo and the leaves are cut from Basic Grey paper and the Fancy Pants Flocked Transparency.  I like all the texture I was able to add to this page with minimal effort!



My brother has a new puppy that we all just fell in love with during our trip home to visit family.  My basset hound Scamp is way past the cute and cuddly stage, so we were all too happy to snuggle up with Tobias!  I cut the flowers for this page from the Fancy Pants Flocked Transparency and added some foam dots for flower centers from my Pink Paislee Letters.



I had some fun with fussy cut waves for this page.  I layered several waves and adhered them with adhesive foam for some extra dimension.  I also cut some of the crystals from my Zva Creative flourish to use as accents.  Don't be afraid to cut your flourishes to use on more than one page!



I had a blast creating these layouts and I hope you enjoyed them!  For a larger selection of my work or to see the supplies used in these layouts please visit my gallery in the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking store.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Time Flies

Supplies:
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Graphic 45
 Letters: Prima
 Timeworks Masks: Tim Holtz
 Mist: Tattered Angels
 Photo Credit: Rhonda C. Schaefer

My version of of clean and simple meets steampunk.  I just love these photos that were taken at Claire's 4th birthday party.  She looks like such a little lady.  Time really does fly!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Pure - {SAS}sy Sketch Challenge

Supplies:
Paper: Sassafras
Letters: American Crafts
Sticker: Sassafras
Flowers: Prima
Mist: Tattered Angels
Ink: Clearsnap
Miscellaneous: Twine
Sketch: Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

I created this layout for the June {SAS}sy Sketch Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. If you love sketches like we love sketches this challenge is for you! Use the sketch provided to create a layout. You are free to adapt it to any size and you can use any supplies you want. Have fun, mix it up, rotate the sketch and add embellishments, whatever makes you happy!

All participants in this challenge will be entered into a random drawing for an extra 10% off coupon to the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Store! Entries are due by midnight PST on Friday 6/10/11. A winner will be drawn sometime on Saturday. Please feel free to upload your work to the SKETCH section of the {SAS}sy Creative Gallery and link your image to the challenge post on the {SAS}sy blog.

Here is the June sketch.


We can't wait to see what you create!