September 16, 2017

Baby Cuban Pineapple

Hi there!

Today I am sharing a fun layout featuring a large die cut and the Crate Paper Oasis line.

When I saw this free diecut from Paper Issues, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

I cut the file using craft cardstock and backed the top with the green paper.  The cutfile was supposed to look like the image below, with the cross hatching. But, I wanted to use up some scraps of patterned paper and use my newly purchased fringe scissors.  So, using my craft knife, I cut out the cross hatches.

I cut each strip of patterned paper with the fringe scissors before gluing everything together into a large square. I sewed gold thread through each strip.  Then using some wet adhesive, I glued the die cut over the fringed square and finally cut around the shape. I did have to glue some bits of fringe that fell off, but surprisingly, that wasn't too much of an issue.

I used clear gesso on the background page and smooshed some Distress Oxide inks in Broken China, Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber. I then took a deep breath and stamped directly on the background with the Emerald Creek camera  stamp from the Scrap Shotz September Kit. What a pretty stamp!

I love how this page turned out! I seem to be using these large diecuts a lot in this vacation album, but they really make an impact. I already have a few more pages floating around in my head!

Thanks for looking!

September 6, 2017

Scrap Shotz September Kit Reveal

Hi there!

I am excited to be sharing the projects I created for the Scrap Shotz September 2017 kit. This month, the kit is based on the Carta Bella Transatlantic Travel line.  This collection fit perfectly to scrap an excursion we took on our trip to Cuba.

For all the details on how I made these layouts, be sure to check out the Scrap Shotz blog.

Thanks for looking!

August 25, 2017

Fifteen Two Fifteen Four

Hi there!

I have a fun but simple layout to share today with the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection.

I started with the woodgrain patterned paper to match the crib board.  In my stash, I found a piece of Maggie Holmes paper with the blue dots which reminded me also of a crib board.  So, I cut it in the shape of our board and the rest just fell into place.

The title was cut from my Silhouette and most of the embellishments are also from Carousel. I did pull out some very old Making Memories rubber stamps to make the heart, spades, diamonds and clubs label. And to simulate the cribbage pegs, I found some stick pins and added some flags.

This page just makes me smile.  And makes me crave a pina colada.  ;)