Thursday, September 3, 2015

Carving Pumpkins

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It's September, which means I can officially start thinking about scrapping fall...which means I should probably finish up the photos from last fall! Today I'm scrapping a photo I love of my guys carving pumpkins.



I wanted to use  Photo Play Autumn Day again. This paper is just so lovely. I decided to use my We R Memory Keepers Heat Wave Pen and some gold foil to create the title for my layout. I like how the foil almost becomes part of the paper.


This is the first time I've created a title with my Heat Wave Pen, and I was happy with how easy it was. I didn't know if it would be hard to line up the letters just right, but with the blue lines on the template to guide me, it was super easy!


I love the stickers and journaling cards that are part of Autumn Day! They have such lovely sentiments on them and coordinate perfectly with the papers.


I added some sequins in a few places on the layout. I got to use the new American Crafts Sticky Thumb Flat Adhesive Dots for the first time. They were perfect for attaching sequins, and unlike liquid glue, I didn't have to wait for them to dry!


All this fall scrapping almost has me ready for cooler weather, pumpkins, and falling leaves....almost.
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Monday, August 31, 2015

Sewing Lesson Layout

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This summer, my boys wanted to learn to sew...actually they wanted to learn how to use my sewing machine. They're pretty fascinated with how it works. We decided to make rice packs, and I decided to scrap the memory in this sewing lesson layout.


They got to choose the fabric that they wanted from my stash. They got to choose the size and simple shape themselves, too. They did all of the sewing themselves (with just a little instruction and guidance from me), too!


This fun project gave me the perfect excuse to run to A Walk Down Memory Lane to get Carta Bella's Sew Lovely. I loved the collection when it came into the store, but I didn't have anything to use it on. Not only did I now have some sewing photos, my boys chose fabric for their projects that coordinated with the colors of the papers. I added a bit of interest to the layout by creating multiple layers with papers, stickers, and journaling cards. I popped some of them up with foam dimensional adhesive.


Just a quick sewing lesson and a fun matching layout!
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Photo Play Autumn Day

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There's a new paper company called Photo Play. A Walk Down Memory Lane is carrying both of their new collections (you can find them at AWDML here), and I loved them the second I saw them in the store. Luckily for me, I still have a few photos to scrap from autumn last year, and I was able to start scraping with Photo Play Autumn Day right away!


This collection has a little bit of everything I love about fall. There are not only leaves and pumpkins, but great papers for scrapping Thanksgiving and family too.


I also like that this collection is a bit brighter than typical fall collections. While I love the rich colors of fall, sometimes all the golds, oranges, and browns can get a bit dark. Autumn Day still uses all of these colors, but adds in a pop of blue to keep it modern and lots of cream to keep it bright.


I felt like my Autumn Day layout needed some gold accents, so I got out my We R Memory Keepers Heat Wave foil tool and a template and did some doodling. I really, really love how easy it is to add little foiled details just about anywhere with the Heat Wave Pen.


It's always fun to get the chance to play around with new papers and a new tool!
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Monday, August 24, 2015

Watercolor Birthday Card

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My grandmother's birthday is coming up this week, so I wanted to make a card for her. I decided to use some new stamps and some extra bits of paper I had watercolored to create a watercolor birthday card.


I watercolored a lot of paper with Studio Calico's watercolor paints for this project I created for We R Memory Keepers. I kept all of my unused pieces of watercolored paper to use later on some cards. I grabbed one of those pieces for my background here. I used Penny Black's Dandee and Heartfelt stamps to stamp the image in Versamark ink and then heat emboss with white Zing Embossing Powder.


I used a polka dot embossing folder with my Evolution Advanced to create the polka dots on the white card stock in the background. Finally, I added a little shimmer to the polka dots and the center of the dandelion with a clear Wink of Stella marker.


I think the combination of water coloring and embossed stamping makes for a pretty birthday card. 
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Summer Memories Layout

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School starts next week, but I still have some summer memories to scrap (and a few to make yet, too). We camp a decent amount during the summer. Before I had kids, camping wasn't even on my radar for fun things to do, but now that I have kids, it's a blast. They have so much fun, and my husband has almost as much fun as the kids do, so how could I not love it now? 


October Afternoon's Summertime has been one of my favorite collections to scrap with this summer. I love the soft colors and the cute journaling cards (like the "it's Summer, and the memories are just waiting to happen" one I used on this layout).


The patterns really lend themselves to mixing and matching quite easily, too, which is nice when you're trying to fit some scrappy time in between all the fun summer has to offer.


Water, sand, and camping seems to be what summer is all about!
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hot Air Balloon Shaker Card

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Sometimes I create projects because I need something (like a wedding card or I have a photo to scrap), and sometimes I create because I get an idea in my head. Today's project is one of the latter. I got an idea in my head that it would be fun to make a hot air balloon shaker card!


I had been browsing the Silhouette online store and found that cute hot air balloon cutting file from Carta Bella, and knew it would be super cute as a shaker card. I decided to find some Carta Bella paper to make it from, so I wandered into A Walk Down Memory Lane's Brick & Mortar Store empty handed and walked out with some great papers from Carta Bella Summer Lovin.


To cut the hot air balloon out with the Cameo, it just needs a few modifications. I took screen shots of what I did so you can recreate it if you'd like. When you open the file it will look like this:


I moved everything off the cutting area, except for the hot air balloon pieces. I then layered the 2 balloon pieces directly on top of each other.


Finally, I made the striped part of the balloon smaller, to fit inside the larger, solid hot air balloon piece. You can see what I mean in the screen grab below. If you cut the balloon like this, you'll have a border around the edge on which to place your foam adhesive for your shaker compartment.


 I finished up by cutting out the basket for the balloon and the little banner. I stamped and embossed "happy birthday" on the banner. I filled the balloon with matching sequins in a rainbow of colors, and layered it up on some matching paper from Summer Lovin'.


Do you love shaker cards as much as I do? There seems to me no end to the pretty things you can fill with sequins, glitter, or bits of paper to make a shaker!
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Friday, August 14, 2015

Disney Cruise Planner

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My parents are taking my and my sister's family on a Disney Cruise next February. While we've known about it for quite a while, we finally let the boys in on the secret this summer. Now that they know about it, the planning can begin in earnest! I decided I needed a cute but functional place to organize things like packing and to-do lists, so I created this Disney Cruise Planner.


I started with a file to be cut on my Silhouette Cameo. The file is the 3D Accordion Organizer Book created by Jamie Cripps. I also knew I wanted to use Disney themed paper for the organizer, so I grabbed Moxxie's Magical Moments.


What really sold me on this planner was the accordion file area on the left hand side. What a great place to store different lists!



I made a few alterations to the original cutting file. I love using these little notepads for my list making, but the space wasn't quite tall enough. I altered the cutting file to allow a big enough space for my notepad, however this then made the length of the planner when open larger than 12" (it's now 13" long when full open). Since the Cameo can only cut up to 12" wide (and I only have paper 12" wide), I had to make a few adjustments. First, there is a chipboard base to this album. I wanted that to be 1 piece, so I measured, scored, and cut the chipboard by hand instead of using my Cameo to cut it. Additionally, the outside cover and inside liner of the cover needed to be cut in 2 pieces, instead of 1 continuous piece now as well. On the inside I hid the overlapping seams under the notepad.



On the outside, the overlap happens on the spine, and I just hid it with a little decorative strip of paper.


I'm super excited to use this to start organizing all my plans for the cruise. Planning is so much more fun when you have a cute place to do it!

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