February 12, 2017

You are so beautful

I'm here today with a layout that was inspired by this month's challenges at Lindy's Stamp Gang and 7 Dots Studio!

The February color challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang is perfect for the month of love.  The challenge includes beautiful reds, pink, brown, and cream!

When I saw the Jan-Feb 2017 challenge at 7 Dots Studio, which is to create a monochromatic project, I was super inspired to pull out the 7DS Yuletide and Lost and Found collections, which coordinate fantastically with the color palette at Lindy's! 

I was really excited to create this layout today.  It was fun pulling out various products from my stash to put this together. I hope you enjoy it :)

7 Dots Studio products used:
Yuletide patterned papers
Yuletide tags
Lost and Found stickers

Lindy's Stamp Gang products used:

Other products used:
flowers: Prima Marketing
chipboard: Dusty Attic, UmWowStudio
embossing powder: Blue Fern Studios
heart embellishment: Crate Paper
stencil: The Crafter's Workshop

February 10, 2017

Blue Fern Studios - I Love You More

Hi friends!  I've saved my favorite Blue Fern Studios February design team layout for last.  I'm lovin' their brand new Chesterville paper collection, especially the paper that I used for this layout.  Something about the woodgrain look really appeals to me, and I love the color of this one.

I started by smudging some heavy gesso onto the paper with a palette knife.  Next, I added color with purple and gold sprays.  Then I added details using Blue Fern stamps with black ink.

While the background was drying, I embossed the Blue Fern chipboard pieces with Blue Fern gold embossing powder. I matted the photo on a couple layers of Chesterville collection paper and then embellished with plenty of gorgeous flowers, most by Blue Fern and a few by Prima Marketing.  I tucked in a gold puffy heart by Crate Paper... love those!

I finished off the layout by flicking some drops of white spray ink and by dabbing the embellishments with gesso.

February 8, 2017

Blue Fern Studios - Remember Moments

Hey blog friends!  I'm here today with my second February scrapbook page for Blue Fern Studios.  This one features papers from the awesome soon to be released Chesterville collection.

I love this chipboard title, and I thought it was perfect to use with this photo of my daughter jumping around in puddles of rain.  She doesn't get to do that very often here in the desert :)

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Chesterville "Whitford"
Chesterville "Buckley"

Circle Groups
Remember Moments

Embossing Powder:

Attic Charm Daisies
Dark Tropic Lilies
Heartland Blossoms
Soft Blossoms

Crackle Textures
Essential Textures

other products used:
sprays: Lindy's Stamp Gang
wood button: Jillibean Soup

February 7, 2017

Blue Fern Studios - Special

Hi crafty friends!  It's time to start sharing my February Blue Fern Studios scrapbook pages!  My first layout features a pretty pink background paper from the Blush Collection.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Blush "Reminisce"
Blush "Key to my Heart"

Grid Pieces
Perfect, Adorable, Special
Treasured Floral Frame

Embossing Powder:
14 Karat
Cotton Candy

Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Dark Tropic Lilies

Other Products:
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Wood Button: Jillibean Soup
Puffy Heart: Crate Paper
Sprays: Lindy's Stamp Gang, Prima Marketing
drywall tape

January 11, 2017

You're So Lovely - My Creative Scrapbook

Hello, blog friends!

Today I have my final share for My Creative Scrapbook kit club.

It's hard for me to believe, but after 5 years of having the privilege of designing with the beautiful My Creative Scrapbook kits, 4-1/2 years of hosting the My Creative Scrapbook blog, and 2-1/2 years of coordinating the My Creative Scrapbook design team in between, I have made the decision to pass the reins to others and to step aside.

I cherish the times that I had with My Creative Scrapbook, and I will be cheering Pam and her company on from the sidelines.  Thank you, Pam, for everything.

So, here is my last My Creative Scrapbook layout, made with the super gorgeous January Limited Edition kit featuring Kaisercraft's Ooh La La collection.

This is my little cutie on dance recital picture day.

I really loved this floral paper but I felt it was a bit too busy under the photo as-is.  So I smooshed a layer of gesso onto the area of the focal point.  I added some drywall tape for texture and then added some modeling paste through a Prima stencil.  I did just a bit of stamping with a Prima script stamp and then flicked some drops of color with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.

I love to use doilies in my paper layers.  It adds a nice feminine feel and softens up the straight edges of the paper.  I also like to tear the edges of some of the papers.  I tucked in some chipboard pieces, stickers, fussy-cut elements, and a Prima brad on the left side of the page.

The right side cluster consists of one of the beautiful Prima floral vines, an individual Prima flower, some fussy cut flowerr, stickers, and a Prima brad.  It's all dabbed ever so slightly with white gesso for a softening and blending effect.

Here's the beautiful limited edition kit:

Visit MyCreativeScrapbook.com to reserve your kits!