snuggle up - Scrapbook Circle December 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!!

I didn't get a chance to post this before the holidays and all the exciting chaos that comes with it.
This was an additional layout I made using some of the lovely Elle's Studio papers and other embellishments from the December Scrapbook Circle kit, 'Tell Your Story.'

Inspired by the mint color of my daughter's comforter in the photo and the journaling note from Evalicious, I painted the background with watercolor to match.

I used a couple pieces of coral labels from the exclusive printables and added lots of silver foam glitter stickers.  Sofia loves pineapples so I had to include this tiny puffy sticker from Amy Tangerine.

Thanks for stopping by today!
One resolution is to post more consistently and to write posts like I used to, just to write...
Have an amazing Sunday! 

happy - Scrapbook Circle December One Item Wonder

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My challenge for the December One Item Wonder assignment was to use this gorgeous pink ombre, gold foil striped paper from Pebbles.  Using the 'Tell Your Story' kit I created the layout below.
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I started by cutting the paper into quarters and “tiled” the background, placing two squares horizontally and two vertically.  I wanted to get the most out of the paper and not cover up too much with the large black and white photo I used.
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I printed the photo in black & white to let the various pinks and golds take center stage.  Adding several of the 3x3 Pebbles cards and die cut frames from Basic Grey helped create more layers clustered around the photo.  I stitched around the outside of the pink square tiles reminding me a little of a quilt.
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Have an amazing day and thanks for stopping by today! 

MERRY Christmas Canvas - The Crafter's Workshop

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Happy Boxing Day stencil lovers!
I am sharing a little home decor project I made using a 14×14 canvas for my December post on The Crafter's Workshop Blog.

I started out by painting the canvas with a coat of watered down gesso.

I mixed red acrylic paint with modeling paste and used a wide palette knife to paint a loose circle on the canvas.

While the canvas dried I moved on to inking the pine cones and greenery.
I used a combination of silver ink and gold ink with all sizes of the 6×6 ‘Mini Pine Cones’ stencil.

I also used Versamark ink to heat emboss gold and silver glittered pinecones.  I inked a few of the greenery leaves with Distress Ink.

Then with lots of patience and a couple shows to catch up with, I fussy cut all of the pieces out leaving a small border around the inked images.

By now, the modeling paste had dried and I misted the ‘Geo Explosion’ Doodling Template onto the canvas to use as a guide for my wreath.  I cut a scrap of paper to mask the center off to make the width of my “wreath” smaller.
After the mist had dried, I used my hot glue gun to layer the pine cones and greenery onto the canvas.  I curled up the edges and used more hot glue to give it lots of dimension.
Finally, I inked a piece of cardstock using the 12×12 ‘Art Deco Numbers and More’ stencil to say “MERRY.”

I adore the font of this stencil, cutting the cardstock into a flag banner and inking and distressing the edges a bit.

Lastly, I adhered some ribbon onto the back of the banner and glued the entire piece to the bottom of the canvas.
 Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

You can follow the links below to the stencils I used.

smile - WORTH MENTIONING | Scrapbook Circle December Sketch

Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Friday everyone!!  Just wanted to post my layout for the December Scrapbook Circle Sketch Challenge.  I used the December "Tell Your Story" main kit, mostly inspired by the Amy Tangerine patterned paper 'Token.'

I loved this paper and wanted to contrast it heavily using a black & white photo.  It also had me itching to paint the background, which I did with watercolor, matching the brush patterns a bit.

I used the Scrapbook Circle acrylic word 'smile' for my title.  I mounted the painted cardstock onto another piece black cardstock.

I added a few stickers, journaling cards and stitching for more detail.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have an amazing weekend!

GIRL POWER - Scrapbook Circle December Kit

Monday, December 14, 2015

Today, I am sharing this layout of my two girls using the December “Tell Your Story” kit and the awesome cut file designed with fellow teamie Jamie Leija!
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I decided to take the cut file, separate the alphabet and make a block of the word ‘girl’ and ‘power.’  I chose letters from both the open font and closed font and made a background covered with the repeating phrase.  I painted a light blue watercolor wash on white cardstock and then adhered the 12×12 cut page on top.  I saved a few of the cut letters and misted them a pewter grey.  I randomly added a few of those letters to help reinforce the title.
Our dog’s fur is so black it almost looks blue, so I used some papers and embellishments to bring it out more.  Then, I added as many embellishments as possible!  I played with all the patterns and colors trying to achieve some balance, but really just had fun!  Stitching through some of the layers helped keep the alphas in place and added texture.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
I hope you all have a wonderful week and try out the cut file.

WRAP - Scrapbook Circle November Sketch 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Hi there!   I am way behind on posting these days.  Between kids activities, tummy bugs and getting ready for the holidays, I have been scrambling!   This is a layout I made using the Scrapbook Circle November kit for the sketch last month.

The sketch below was so much fun and a great page to have lots of embellishments and layers. 


One of my favorite parts of gift giving us the is as much a part of the gift as the present itself.  I used the large Pink Paislee letters and gold embossed the bottom half of my main title.  The Scrapbook Circle exclusive acrylic word "yay" served as my sub-title. 

I loaded up the page with die cuts, sequins and tags from Pinkfresh Studio and Elle's Studio.

Obviously, the November sketch has passed, but this is the perfect time for wrapping things up!  Pun intended! ;)

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing weekend!

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