Friday, February 28, 2014

Joni's Punctuation challenge!

Have you seen the newest challenge up at Frosted Designs?  Your host for this challenge is Joni and she has challenged us to use punctuation somewhere on our project!  I know I have a TON of &'s just lying around and not being put to good when I saw this challenge I immediately thought of my newest &amp, a wood veneer one by Elle's Studio and I knew it was perfect for this challenge!  Here is my layout for this challenge:
Supplies Used:  Elle's Studio Everyday Moments Paper collection Pack, Elle's Studio Love You More Paper collection pack; Background paper by MME's Cut & Paste line;  Wood veneers by Elle's Studio Everyday Moments collection and Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party collection; Elle's Studio Love You More cutouts; doilies by Martha Stewart; flower by Maya Road; Letter Stickers by Jillibean Soup.

For this fun layout using pictures of my SIL and youngest nephew when he was just a baby (he's four now!) I used Sketch 259 by Kristine Davidson of Creative Scrappers.  It was a fun sketch and one a bit out of my comfort zone but I had fun with layering all the embellishments and the Love You More line by Elle's Studio is perfect for this!  As added incentive ALL Elle's Studio in the Frosted Designs store is on sale through March 3rd at 30% off!!!!!!!!!  Also included are Studio Calico, the new 7 Dots AND Simple Stories!!!!  You better RUN to stock up ladies, this is a GREAT deal!  Don't forget to go check out what the other DT members did with this challenge, lots of great inspiration to be found HERE!  Hope your weekend is filled with scrappy goodness and sunshine! 

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Elle's Studio goodness!

Happy weekend everyone!  It's my turn to host the blog over at Frosted Designs today. I thought I'd share a layout I made using some of my Elle's Studio goodies from the store!  I was going through a pile of old single photos that I hadn't yet scrapped as I find it extremely tough to scrapbook one photo.  When I stumbled upon this photo of my nephew at 3 years old I just knew I had to scrap it!  Here is my layout using a mix of Elle's Studio goodies available in the store:

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper:  Elle's Studio Cameron and Everyday Moments collection; wood: 
Elle's Studio wood Everyday Moments collection; Embellishments: Elle's Studio Everyday Moments
Bits N Pieces and Cameron Snippets; chipboard: (glasses) unknown; punches: Stampin Up stars
and Border Punch Fiskars Upper Crest; Letters:  American Craft Thickers

Are you like me and find it hard to scrap single photo layouts? I find it extremely helpful when doing one photo layouts to add large embellishment clusters as a place filler to your layout (kind of like an extra photo).  The Elle's Studio Bits and Pieces, wood veneers and Snippets are perfect for this:

 Don't have the "perfect" matching embellishment?  Use your punches, they are a great way to "make your own" embellishment from your patterned paper:

Don't you just love the beautiful colors found in these Elle's Studio lines?  I know you will find them as versatile as I have!  Check the great selection out at the Frosted Designs store.  Here are the products I used:
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sketch N Scrap Card sketch #20

Hope everyone is having a crafty week so far!  I can't believe it is already time for our last sketch of the month over at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is our second card sketch but last sketch of the month by me:

And here is my card:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Park Bench collection; card stock: Stampin Up
Whisper White and Basic Black; sticker (sentiment) SRM stickers, doily My Mind's Eye; ink: Stampin
 Up Basic Black; embossing  folder: Sizzix;  jewels: Kaiser Crafts; flower cabochon: Skyline Paperie

I love how this card turned out!  I was able to use up some scrap papers from my stash as well as a few older stickers (doily & sentiment).  I was also able to use my fun NEW flower cabochon from my good friend Stephanie Ho at Skyline Paperie!  She sent me some wonderful goodies a few weeks ago and I was thrilled that she included some fun cabochon flowers!  The black, blue and yellow ones all matched this line by Fancy Pants perfectly, so look for them soon on more cards and layouts!  If you would like to order some for your own stash you can find them HERE.   I hope you will go check out what the other DT members have done with the sketch, some AWESOME inspiration over on the Sketch N Scrap blog!  Have a wonderful rest of the week and make sure and play along at Sketch N Scrap before the month is over, you will have a chance to win a a Crate Paper Love Notes collection!  So hurry get your scrap on! 

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