Beautiful - Scrapbook Circle August Kit Challenge

Monday, August 31, 2015

Back to school is always a super crazy time for anyone with kids.
I have so many projects and layouts to post, but have been so busy trying to get back into the swing of things I haven't had time.  This page was posted on the Scrapbook Circle Blog last week for a One Item Wonder assignment using this angled paper from Studio Calico.

I used a couple full size 8-1/2 x 11" photos for August and thought this was a perfect place to use it.  I wanted to keep the photo large for the full effect but that the contrasting colors worked great with the grays in the One Item Wonder paper.

I used a couple of other translucent pieces from Pinkfresh Studio, part of the 'Shine On' Add-On and a label for the date.  I used my white gel pen on top of the photo for my journaling. I love embellishment but this photo said it all!

Thanks for checking out the blog today.
Hoping to get back on a more regular posting schedule now!

The Crafter's Workshop - Stenciling Your Own Diecuts

Friday, August 28, 2015

This is the project I shared on The Crafter's Workshop Blog earlier this week!

 I love diecuts and using them to layer under photos or cluster together.  I thought this ‘Cabbage Roses’ stencil would be great, fussy cut to make my own diecuts.  I used a couple other stencils to create the background on a piece of vanilla cardstock.LOVE (& hope)_TCW_Aug 2015 final
You can click below or HERE to go the video on my YouTube Channel.
I used different stencils that are linked below. (the Word Association Template in 2 different sizes)
WordAssociation TCW514CabbageRoses tinycircles
To begin, I misted the background using the ‘Tiny Circles’ stencil in teal and gold mist.  I used plain white modeling paste with both the 6×6 and 12×12 ‘Word Association’ stencil on top of the misted background.  I wanted to keep it subtle and make sure the photo and the roses were the focus.
I used different shades of pinks and peaches to color the rose petals in Distress Ink and other ink pads. I used the same technique with the green leaf stencil and cut them all out leaving a small white border.
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I mounted the vanilla cardstock onto a piece of wood grained patterned paper.  After creating a cluster underneath my photo, I stitched through the border, flowers and other embellishments.  I added some other stickers and splatters to finish it off.LOVE (& hope)_TCW_Aug 2015 (10)
Thanks for stopping by the Blog and have an amazing day!
Stencils used:

Relaxing - Scrapbook Circle DT Choice August

Friday, August 21, 2015

Earlier this week I shared this quick, fun layout on the Scrapbook Circle Blog.  I used the August ‘Make It Happen’ Main kit and the ‘You Shine’ Add-on.Relaxing_SBC_Aug 2015 border
I had this photo from our last vacation and immediately paired it with the Pinkfresh Studio gold vellum cards and the Studio Calico 6×6 pad.  I love the simple graphics of the vellums and added the gold sequin heart and star glitter sticker from Scrapbook Circle.
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I love the movement in the water and that inspired me to watercolor the white cardstock background.  I wanted to switch it up a bit by using yellow & hot pink watercolors and layered a photo cluster on top.  I adhered the base down to another piece of cardstock and grunged it up by sewing the edges and distressing the edges.
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Thanks for checking out the Blog today…I hope you have an amazing day!

Scrapbook Circle Be Real - Love & lotsa layers

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hello there!
Today I am sharing my layout for the 'Be Real' post for Scrapbook Circle.  I used both the main 'Make It Happen' kit and the 'You Shine' Add-on for August.
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The 'Be Real' assignment is to use either an Instagram photo, a Project Life page, or both!  I used an Instagram from our last vacation.  The lighting wasn't that great in the original, so I printed it in black and white.  I have been drooling over the gold sequin stickers from Crate Paper and thought they made a beautiful contrast to the photo and color palette.
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I used a piece of the Studio Calico 6x6 pad from the Add-on as the photo mat and built up a cluster of embellishments, tags and stickers to the right of the photo.  I cut a strip of paper from a Pinkfresh Studio paper and then layered my pieces on top, grouping like colors together.  I used this polka dot piece of patterned paper from Elle's Studio for my background and then matted it all onto dark charcoal cardstock.  I added lots of stitching for texture and loved the way it turned out!
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Thanks for checking out the Blog today!  Hope you all have a fun and crafty weekend!!

Blue Bird - Art Journal The Crafter's Workshop { & video }

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Today I wanted to share an art journal spread I did for The Crafter's Workshop and the video of my process.BlueBird_TCW_Aug 2015 Final
You can click below or HERE to go the video on my YouTube Channel.
I used the 3 different stencils that are linked below.
TCW540StripedFlowerCircle TCW504PebbleArtFlyAway
I started by adding lots of yellows, oranges and pinks to my art journal using gelatos and mists.  I used a thick layer of modeling paste with the Striped Flower Stencil.  I went over the stenciled part several times with colored pencil, watercolor crayons and gesso to help add definition and tone down the color.
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I added another layer of detail using the Doodling Pebble Art stencil with ink and paint.  The last stencil I used is the 12×12 Fly Away, using a sponge dauber and Archival Ink.
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I added color to the bird and a little around the rest of the pages with Distress Inks and a brush.  I finished up the spread with lots of black & white doodles and dots and this stamp I love!
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The new Summer Release 2015 stencils are shipping now and they are SO cool!
I can't wait to get my hands on a few of them!!  You can get a peak HERE!

Thanks for stopping by the Blog and have an amazing day!
Stencils used:

LOVIN' LIFE - Scrapbook Circle August Sketch Challenge

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hi everyone!
The August Sketch Challenge for Scrapbook Circle inspired this layout using the new
'Make It Happen' kit and lots of this months exclusive pieces included in the kit. 


The sketch is below or you can click HERE for the original link to the Scrapbook Circle post.

I used the stripes in my son's shirt to inspire some horizontal layers of different patterned papers and embellishments. The wood veneers are part of the exclusives from Scrapbook Circle. 
The title piece, journaling tag and more are part of the printables.

Check out the challenge on the blog for your chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have an amazing day!

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