Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Style Card Set - Kanban Crafts

 Paper: Kanban Crafts
 Die-cuts: Kanban Crafts
 Acrylic: Clear Scraps
 Alcohol Ink: Ranger
 Gold Mixatives: Ranger
 Distress Stickles: Ranger
 Brad: Pink Paislee
 Ribbon: Details, Offray
 Tattered Florals Die: Sizzix
 Cuttlebug: Provo Craft

I’m always looking for new ways to make flowers for my projects and I can always find a great tutorial in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. When I first saw former SNR staffer Lisa Valentine's acrylic flowers, I was struck by how delicate and beautiful they were. I usually don’t work with acrylic, so I was excited to try something new and I loved that I could personalize my flowers to a specific color. Creating them was easy and fun. The only step I changed was the addition of gold mixatives instead of pearl mixatives. I really like that every flower I created was unique and I loved that I was able to match the color of my flowers to my paper supplies.

Here are a couple of close-up photos of my cards:

If you're looking for some fabulous tutorials ranging from beginner to advanced and are interested in purchasing a subscription to SNR Magazine, you can read all about how to do it HERE.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Time For Tea Card Set - Kanban Crafts

Kanban Crafts Supplies:
Time For Tea Paper Craft Toppers - Aqua - PCT1499
3D Foam - FOAM3

Other Supplies:
Cardstock: Wausau
Pearls: Michael's
Ink: Ranger
Thread: Iris

How cute is this tea cup card set from Kanban Crafts?!  Once my girls saw these cards they immediately wanted to send them out as invitations for a princess tea party.  These cards came together quickly.  The set comes with die-cut flowers for each tea cup, a tea tag for each tea cup and several different sentiments.  I really love the gold embossing!

If you have not seen the new releases from Kanban Crafts, visit their website or facebook page. Visit my blog again next week to see more projects using new collections from Kanban Crafts!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Easy On The Ears

Paper: Glitz Design
 Letter Stickers: Glitz Design
 Flower: Petaloo
 Hearts: Colorbok
 Music Note Stencil: Tim Holtz
 Alcohol Ink: Ranger
 Miscellaneous: Glass Beads

I had a lot of fun creating this page about one of my favorite artists of all time, Chris Cornell.  This paper by Glitz Design is the perfect balance of grunge and color and the music note background and singing birds are great embellishments.  I made a music note base for my title using a Tim Holtz mask as a stencil and I love the way it turned out!  If you're not familiar with Chris's music, be sure to give him a listen.  He's easy on the eyes and the ears!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Me - Creative Soup Fun in the Sun Crop

Cardstock: Bazzill, Bo Bunny
Paper: Sassafras
Letters: American Crafts
Stickers: Sassafras
Doily: Hallmark
Chipboard: Pink Paislee
Rub-on: Glitz Design
Mist: Clearsnap
Ink: Ranger
Other: Staples, Tissue Paper, Twine

I created this layout for Creative Soup's Fun in the Sun Crop.  Kim's challenge requires the use of a color palette from Design Seeds, one of my favorite sites for color palettes.  Purple and navy always catches my eye.  I used one of my favorite photos of myself that was taken last summer while I was in Chicago for Lollapolooza.  A long weekend without the kids was wonderful and I felt as free as a bird!  I was also thrilled to hear music from some of my favorite bands, both old and new.

Here is the color palette that inspired this layout:

If you are looking for some fun challenges, the crop runs until Saturday, August 27th.  There are plenty of prize packages up for grabs and the challenges and artwork from the Creative Team are really inspiring!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tulip Card Set - Kanban Crafts

Kanban Crafts Supplies:
Floral Tapestry Frame - Blueberry - CRD1359
Floral Tapestry - Tulip - paper Craft Toppers - PCT1742
3D Foam Pads - FOAM3

Other Supplies:
Ric Rac: Prima

I know I say it every week, but I love all the die-cut layers on the Kanban Crafts Card Sets!  I created two cards with the Floral Tapestry set.  These cards are quick to put together and easy to embellish with your own personal touch.

If you have not seen the new releases from Kanban Crafts, visit their website or facebook page. Visit my blog again next week to see more projects using new collections from Kanban Crafts!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Boo! - Reminisce Card Sketch Challenge

Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: Reminisce
Sticker: Reminisce
Rox: Queen & Company

I created this super cute card for the current Reminisce Card Sketch Challenge.  My oldest daughter just picked out her Halloween costume and she's going to be a witch.  I've had witches on the brain lately so the Reminisce Miss Halloween collection was a perfect fit for this sketch challenge!

Here is the sketch I used as inspiration for this card:

One creative participant will win a Reminisce prize pack and have their image featured on the blog!  Wouldn't that be a treat?!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Digits

Paper: Pink Paislee
Letter Stickers: Glitz Design
Brads: Bazzill
Thread: Iris

I LOVE this number print that is part of the Pink Paislee Daily Junque Collection!  I've been trying to be better at creating pages about myself and this was one really fun!  Here are my digits:

1 - Love
2 - Girls
3 - Wishes
4 - Dreams
6 - Secrets
7 - Lucky Number
8 - Goals
9 - Fears
0 - Regrets

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Frou Frou Birthday Card Set - Kanban Crafts

Kanban Crafts Supplies:
Pink Lace - CRD1565
Frames Paper Craft Toppers - PCT1429
Birthday Treats Paper Craft Toppers - PCT1426
3D Foam Pans - FOAM3

Other Supplies:
Paint: Tulip
Other: Ribbon

These ladies are tres chic and part of the new Kanban Crafts release!  I can't get enough of Kanban's layered die-cut card sets.  Not only are they fun to assemble, they look totally fabulous.  I think my favorite element from this card set are the two dogs!

Below are some detail shots of the layers of die-cuts.

If you have not seen the new releases from Kanban Crafts, visit their website or facebook page. Visit my blog again next week to see more projects using new collections from Kanban Crafts!

Friday, August 12, 2011

5 Weeks In The Field

Paper: Crate Paper
Letters: American Crafts, October Afternoon
Chipboard: Crate Paper
 Die-cuts: Crate Paper
 Stickers: Crate Paper
 Thread: Iris
 Mist: Clearsnap
 Pen: Zig
 Miscellaneous: Name Tape, Staples

I bought the Crate Paper Toy Box collection specifically for the camouflage paper, helicopters and green army men.  I had a lot of fun making a military themed layout with my husband's old field training photos from his freshman year of college ROTC.  I'm very lucky that my husband is in the engineering field in the USAF and therefore doesn't see much action and has never been deployed.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he is able to stay close to home for the rest of his career.  A big thank you to all the service members who serve this great country at home and abroad!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking August Reveal!

My August design kit from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking featured the Prima Reflections Collection! The Reflections collection is packed with gorgeous jewel tone colors and beautiful designs. One thing I love about this collection is the mix of detailed designs and  simple subtle patterns.  At first glance, the colors of this line remind me of fall, but once I started scrapping I was amazed at the versatility of this collection.

The browns and blues in this collection are perfect for beach pages!

I made a rolled ribbon flower for fun.  Also, the blue Marri Flowers by Prima, shown below, are two-layered and pull apart easily if you are looking to stretch your embellishments!

I cut this beautiful floral design from the Prima Shalimar cardstock.  I really like the lace border and small blue flowers I added for a pop of color.
Photo Credit: Rhonda C. Schaefer

I cut the golden flowers, leaves and butterflies from patterned paper for this layout.  Even though this is a masculine page, I wanted to include flowers and butterflies.  The Scarlet Silk Roses by Zva Creative are the perfect shade of red!

I couldn't resist scrapping a photo of my basset hound, Scamp.  The colors and patterns of the Recollections papers are so regal, which make them perfect for masculine pages of your favorite boy, man or canine!  I had a lot of fun with layers on this page and hand-stamped the small letters of the title.  The Canterbury Collection of Vines by Petaloo are one of my new favorite embellishments!

The little cutie is my nephew Dylan.  This collection is perfect for fall photos.  I cut the diamond designs from this paper and used them on the above layout.  What was left is a lace of sorts, which I think made an interesting background for this page.

I love the Prima Pebbles for a fun embellished flower center!

This is one of my favorite photos of my Grandparents.  The birds and flourish prints were just perfect for a love birds page.  My Grandparents were married for over 60 years before my Grandfather passed away.  I hope I'm as lucky as them!

Photo Credit: Bak Photography

The Prima Marri Flowers and the Zva Creative Scarlet Silk Roses blended together perfectly.  There are several patterned paper designs that contain leaves that can be cut to help fill out flower clusters.

Another fall layout here featuring my youngest daughter in her favorite dress at the time.

The Brown Prima Say It In Pearls & Crystals are one of my favorite embellishments. This design has flourishes and leaves and can be easily cut into several pieces for use in several spots.  I love the small brown flower clusters as flower centers!

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.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Rosanna Card Set - Kanban Crafts

Kanban Supplies:
Bella Fiori - Rosanna Delights - PCT1899
3D Foam Pads - FOAM3

Other Supplies:
Pearls: Zva Creative
Flower: Making Memories
Ribbon: Offray
Ink: Ranger

Kanban Supplies:
Bella Fiori - Rosanna Delights - PCT1899
Victoriana Lace Butterflies - PCT1891
3D Foam Pads - FOAM3

Other Supplies:
Pearls: Zva Creative
Rhinestones: Zva Creative
Ribbon: Offray
Lace: Prima
Ink: Ranger

I am in love with all of the new Kanban Crafts collections!  If you have not seen the new releases from Kanban Crafts, visit their website or facebook page.  I created both of these beautiful cards using just one card set!  I love the soft floral prints, dress forms and gold foiling!  I embellished the dress forms with pearls, rhinestones, ribbon, and flowers to help make these cards extra special.

Visit my blog again next week to see more projects using new collections from Kanban Crafts!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Summer - {SAS}sy Sketch Challenge

Paper: Fancy Pants, GCD Studios, Studio Calico
Chipboard: Fancy Pants
Felt: Creative Imaginations
Rhinestones: Kaisercraft
Stickers: Adornit, Jenni Bowlin
Flower: Petaloo

I created this layout for the August {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 8/19/11. 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 August sketch:

We can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hug or Two - Kanban Crafts

Kanban Crafts Supplies:
Duo Quilt - Blue - SCR9008
Billy On Skateboard - PCT9225
Billy In Combats - PCT9224
Gingham Sentiments - Blue - PCT9558
Patch Sentiments - Blue - PCT9236
Buttons - PPTWIN1

Other Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Thread: Iris
Other: Buttons, Ric Rac

The Billy collection of die-cuts by Kanban Crafts are some of my favorites and are perfect for use when I'm scrapping one of my nephews.  I love the dimension that can be achieved with layering these die-cuts and I was happy to find a photo of my nephew in a similar outfit to the one printed on the Billy die-cut!  Kanban Crafts also offers a girl version of these die-cuts, Bonnie, for the little ladies in your life!

I thought it would be fun to embellish the button print paper with buttons for extra interest.  The ric rac trim matches the foil stitching on the Duo Quilt paper.  The sentiment card reads: If I really need a hug or two, I know that I can depend on you. 

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