Friday, June 14, 2019

Paper House Explore your world travel line

Good morning friends and fellow crafters!!  Today I am showing a fun layout I made using the Explore your World travel line from Paper House Productions!!  Here is my layout
 Supplies Used: Suitcases Double Sided Paper (Background); Explore Your World Map Double Sided Paper; Luggage Tags Double Sided Paper; Passport Stamps Double Sided Paper; Around the World 3D stickers; Let’s Explore Cardstock stickers; Around the World Puffy Stickers

I love the puffy stickers and 3D stickers from this line!  Puffy stickers and 3D stickers give so much added dimension to my layouts, they are some of my favorite products to work with! As you can see I used a combination of 3D stickers and puffy stickers for my lower embellishment cluster and a fun cluster of puffy stickers and enamel dots in the upper right of my layout. Here is a close up of the bottom embellishment cluster:



My most favorite little trick for adding a title to my layout is to use a quote or word sticker, it saves you time in lining up alphabet letters for your title!! This cardstock sticker from the Let’s Explore Cardstock stickers set was perfect for my title, making a title was never so easy and yet it is so impactful! I used foam tape to pop the quote sticker off the page to give it added dimension and make the title stand out more. Here is a close up:
The papers from the Explore Your World line work  well with any type of travel destination! I used pictures from my friend's trip to the Netherlands but of course I think any type of destination whether far away or close by could be documented using this line! Enjoy documenting your next trip with the fun and versatile Explore Your World line! Happy Trails and happy creating!

Monday, June 10, 2019

June TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge! Who Tells Your Story??


Happy June!!  It's time again for another TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge!!  I had a lot of fun with this challenge and hope you will too!  So without further delay...............
 HERE IS HOW OUR CHALLENGE WORKS: This is a monthly challenge that launches on the 10th of each month  You will have until the 9th at midnight CST to link up your entries. If you complete my sketch challenge link your TN, bullet journal or planner spread below. If you combined my challenge with Lori's challenge link up your spread here on my blog AND on Lori's Blog (My Happy Life).  You will then have a chance to win my prize as well as Lori's prize!  That's a chance to win TWO times with ONE layout! WOW!
Now for my challenge!! Here is this month's sketch:

And here is Lori's June challenge:
Use items on your spread that represent the letters in the word HOT
For example H= heart etc.  You must use at least ONE item for each letter but you can use other things as well!
RULES FOR THE CHALLENGE (to be entered into the prize drawing):
1.Create a TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK, PLANNER, OR BULLET JOURNAL spread based on the CHALLENGE THEME and/or our sketch. 
2.Create a new, not previously posted project.
3.You are welcome to combine with other challenges.
4.If you have a blog please include the challenge graphic & a link to our challenge in your post.
5.You can link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you show your project on Instagram, please make sure to use #TNtimewithLisaandLori 
6.You can submit multiple projects but they must be posted to InLinkz or social media separately.
7.If there are less than 3 players for our challenge, no winners will be chosen.
8. Must be a follower of my blog to enter.
9. We only ship within the US, international players are welcome but they will need to pay the shipping if they are chosen as our prize winner or forfeit the prize
10.Most importantly have FUN!
Here is my TN spread based on the sketch AND Lori's June challenge!
 Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd Mom's Life, CTMH (blue stripe) & Stampin' Up (orange stripe & black words); hearts: top left- Pink Fresh Studios, epoxy heart dark blue- Illustrated Faith, blue polka dot heart- Hip Kit Club, small light blue epoxy hearts- Hip Kit Club; Letter stickers: Making Memories; arrows: Illustrated faith (small black) & Thickers (gold); butterfly tag sticker: Vicki Boutin Field Notes, journal card: The Reset Girl; dies: Stampin' Up- butterfly & scallop circle; tab: My Mind's Eye (sticker); Girls Day Out- Hip Kit Club; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye
Wow! What a lot of things just mish mashed together on this spread but I love how it turned out! We had so much fun when we went to see Hamilton in Fair Park last month, it was truly a once in a lifetime experience!  If you are able to go make sure and do so, you will not regret the big ticket prices I promise!! Such talent and fun music!  I used one of the song titles as my subtitle for my spread, I just printed it on the computer to make my own tag. This was one of my favorite songs from the musical!  It really can be related back to storytelling and memory keeping...here is just a snippet:  And when you're gone, who remembers your name?  Who keeps your flame? Who tells your story?
  For my letters to spell out the word HOT I used: HEARTS (multiple); ORANGE butterfly & ORANGE striped paper; and TAG (butterfly sticker tag on the journal card) & TAB above my picture!!  It was so fun trying to come up with things to use with those letters! I must admit I did get some help from my pal Lori for one of the items!! lol!  
Now it's your turn I can't wait to see what you create!  One randomly selected winner will win this fun set of Journal cards & enamel dots from Pretty Little Studio & Pebbles!!!  They will make the perfect accents for your TN pages documenting all of your adventures!  


Now for our May winner!!   THANKS to all our participants this month! I was inspired by each of your amazing entries!!! Our randomly selected winner of the Paper House Productions 3D & puffy travel stickers is...........................#4...................SHARON!!!  

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
4
Timestamp: 2019-06-10 14:28:25 UTC
Sharon you can email me at llhidy@gmail.com to claim your prize!! Thanks to everyone who participated in our May TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge!  I hope you will join me for June's challenge!!  Happy creating!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, June 8, 2019

National Best Friends Day with Paper House Productions!

Today is National Best Friends Day! Time to celebrate your BFF and that amazing bond you both share! My BFF loves to read and so I thought I would wrap up a book by her favorite author and gift it to her to celebrate National Best Friends Day! While she isn’t crafty she does enjoy handmade things, so I used some washi tape and faux enamel stickers to dress up the wrapped package.

 Supplies Used: Butterflies Washi Tape Set; butterflies faux enamel stickers

I love to recycle plain paper bags as gift wrap. The gold glimmer of the faux enamel stickers is the perfect way to dress up this rather plain choice of gift wrap!! I started by adding a strip of the butterflies washi tape the long and short way across the middle of the package. I then added a strip of the thin turquoise washi on either sides of these strips. This washi set also has pops of gold in it, giving my package even more shine and shimmer! I then added a doily to disguise where the washi tape runs together. I added a button threaded with gold thread to accentuate the gold even more on top of the doily. As a a finishing touch I added one faux enamel butterfly sticker in the upper right and lower left corners of the package. What an easy peasy gift using your craft supplies and an old paper bag!
Here is a close up of the package:
 I also used the same supplies to make a little card in which to write a note letting my BFF know how special she is to me:
I chose to make a smaller card (4 1/4 x 4 1/4). I added a strip of washi to the bottom of the embossed white cardstock panel. Then I heat embossed the sentiment in gold to accentuate those beautiful gold accents. And for a finishing touch I added another faux enamel butterfly sticker. This card is quick and easy but oh so pretty! You could easily mass produce it if you have multiple friends you wish to make a card for. The next time you need to wrap a gift or make a card make sure and consider using some of your crafty supplies to do so! Everyone loves a handmade gift, card or packaging! It makes them feel so special knowing the effort you put into making their gift extra special!  
Also more big news at Paper House Productions they are having a Creative Team Call!!!
Are you super at scrapbooking? Crafty with cardmaking? A professional at planning? How about just a downright great DIY-er?! We want YOU to join the Paper House family as a member of our brand new Creative Team! You’ll get to play with Paper House products and help spread the fun, enjoyment, inspiration, and most importantly... creativity!
To apply fill out an application HERE!
Good luck and Happy Creating friends!!!

Friday, June 7, 2019

June Flavors of the Month kit ~ Pink Paislee Horizon

TGIF!!  Are you ready for the weekend?  I am attending the Great American Scrapbook Convention with friends tomorrow then hoping to spend the evening cropping at home!  Today I am sharing another layout using the June Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom.  Here is the full kit:
Here is the Pink Paislee Horizon mini kit my layout is based on:
 Here is my layout using this bright and colorful kit:
Supplies Used: cardstock: white- from the kit; Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee Horizon- from the kit; stickers: Pink Pasilee Horizon- from the kit; ephemera: Pink Paislee Horizon- from the embellishment kit; Thickers (title)- from my stash
I had so much fun with this kit!  I thought this picture of my friend and her hubby was perfect for these bright papers!!  My favorite paper is the word paper, I actually cut some word strips from this paper to use under my title!  I also fussy cut one of the globes to use as an embellishment as well! The only thing from my stash used on this layout was the title, for that I used some Dear Lizzy Thickers (I LOVE US) as I thought this font was so perfect for these yummy papers!! I mounted the word "US" on top of one of the flower stickers that I popped up on pop dots to give it some dimension and I love how it looks!  I also used a few pieces from the embellishment kit- tag (under picture on left), frame (under picture on right) and the little postage stamp!!  Here is the embellishment kit:


Make sure and check out The ScrapRoom blog to see all of the amazing layouts created with this kit by the very talented DT.  This is such a fun kit, I know you will love it!  To purchase your own kit visit the  ScrapRoom store!! Happy creating!!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Bella Blvd Let's Go on An Adventure

Happy Monday!!  The June Flavors of the Month kit is here and is so yummy!!  Have you seen it yet?   Here it is:
 Today I am sharing a layout I created using the Bella Blvd Let's Go on An Adventure mini kit:
 Here is my layout using this kit:
Supplies Used: Card stock: blue- kit & Black- from my stash; Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd Let's Go on an Adventure- kit; ephemera: Bella Blvd Let's Go on an Adventure- from the kit; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye- from my stash
I am not a big one on using colored card stock for my background, but this beautiful blue came in the kit AND I decided it's time to try something different so I decided to use it this time.  To make the patterned paper pop off the page more I backed all my patterned paper with black card stock from my stash.  I love these adorable embellishments in this kit!  When I saw that sweet little raccoon in the canoe I knew I had to use these fun pics of my brother and his family on a recent canoe trip!! This layout is based on the June 1st sketch at Sketch N Scrap, designed by yours truly!  Here is the sketch:
I hope you will find time to join us this month at Sketch N Scrap, you have until June 30th at 9:55 pm CST to play along with us on the blog!  Make sure and visit The ScrapRoom blog to see what the other DT members did with this amazing kit!  Happy creating!

Monday, May 27, 2019

Let Freedom Ring!

Happy Memorial Day! I am working today but I know many of you have a long weekend and I hope you will enjoy some scrappy time today! I am so glad we have set aside a day to stop and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  How blessed we all are because of them! A few years ago we visited Washington, D.C. and during our time there we visited Arlington National Cemetery.  This was my second time there and I was so glad to be able to share this visit with my son so he could learn of the history of those hallowed and sacred grounds and see the beauty of this place.  It is awe inspiring for sure!  I thought these pictures from when we visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier deserved a layout all to themselves.  The first picture of the cemetery was taken as we walked up to the Tomb of the Unknown and then of course the second was at the actual Tomb. Every Memorial Day since my first visit to Arlington National Cemetery these are the images I have in my mind when I think about Memorial Day.  These amazing men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for me and those who stand watch at the Tomb of the Unknown night and day no matter what the weather!  Wow, so amazing!  Here is my layout:
 Supplies Used: Paper House Productions- Let Freedom Ring Paper Pad ; wood veneer stars:Studio Calico; gold enamel dot: Paper Studio

 I knew when I saw the Let Freedom Ring paper pad it would be perfect for documenting that special memory of our time at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  The papers in this pad were a perfect back drop for my photos, and I love that it also includes a 12 x 12 sheet of stickers for embellishing your pages. I used one of the cut apart papers to cut out this 4 x 6 flag to use as a backdrop for the larger sticker of the USA map. I then added my title directly on the map sticker placing it to the left of my photos to add balance. I tore the blue map paper to give the layout some texture and used these torn pieces as borders around my pictures. Here is a close up:
 I then added my title under my pictures and embellished with a star sticker from the paper pad as well as some wood veneer stars. I finished off the bottom of the layout with two banners cut from one of the cut apart cards included in the paper pad. The pops of gold on some of the papers and the cut apart accents are divine and give your pages an elegant sparkle as shown here on the cut apart border I added over the torn map paper. Here is a close up:
This layout is based on Sketch #177 at Sketch N Scrap by Heather Hall.  Here is the sketch the layout is based on:
This is another layout completed for my Bingo card!  Marking off the bottom right square for the May 15th sketch! The 7th Birthday Bash Bingo game is still going on over at the Sketch N Scrap private group until May 31st so make sure and check out all the fun challenges and inspiration!!  Join me in working towards a bingo- just 2 more squares to go in 2 different places to get a BINGO!! 
I hope you have the opportunity to visit Arlington National Cemetery at some time and get to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as it is truly a memorable experience. Enjoy your holiday and stop and join me in a moment of silence and reflection at 3 pm CST today as we remember those who sacrificed for our Freedom! Let Freedom Ring!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Card sketch #146

Good evening! I hope your week has been super creative! Today I am back to share another card created for my Sketch N Scrap 7th birthday bash bingo!  Today I am sharing my card created with the latest and last sketch of the month up at Sketch N Scrap!  Here is the sketch created by yours truly:

Here is my card using the sketch:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: CTMH; Patterned Paper: Pebbles,Inc My Bright Life & Along the Way (Blue dot); Stickers: Pebbles Inc, My Bright Life; bow- CTMH; gem: CTMH gold glitter gem.
I love the bright colors in this collection and just had to use it for a card!!  I know the person I am sending this to loves bright colors so it was a no brainer!! So with this card I have checked off another square on my Sketch N Scrap 7th Birthday Bingo Bash card:
Still a ways away from my first bingo, but am working on my balloon square as we speak!  Stay tuned!  There is still time to join us in the "Bingo Hall".  Head on over and check us out!! To see more lovely cards made by the DT using this sketch you can visit the Sketch N Scrap blog!  Happy creating!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Card sketch #145

Happy Hump Day!  I am continuing to slowly work on my bingo card for Sketch N Scraps's 7th Birthday Bingo Bash party!  
 We are playing Scrappy Bingo all month long in our "Bingo Hall" (closed Facebook group) to celebrate!!  Make sure and join us, you can request to join HERE.
Today's bingo square is for the May 5th card sketch.  Here is the fun sketch by sketch artist Heather Hall:

Here is my card using this fun sketch:
 Supplies Used:  Card base: CTMH; Patterned Paper: CTMH Feels Like Home & Basics; Punch: Butterfly- Martha Stewart; rhinestones: CTMH; ink: CTMH black & stamp set: CTMH builder basic
I love this soft color palette and amazing prints of this paper! I think this card turned out beautifully and I know this sketch is one I will turn to time and time again as it is so versatile!!  This card put me one square closer to a bingo!  I had great hopes of having achieved if not one but TWO bingos by now, but of course, life gets in the way of our crafty time at times and therefore I am still on my trek towards my first bingo!  Wish me luck!  
Two more squares to go to get a BINGO!!!  Make sure and check out the amazing cards created by the other DT members on the Sketch N Scrap blog!  I hope to see you in the Bingo Hall! Happy creating friends!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Paper House Productions ~ Wonder Woman Gift Bag & Card

Howdy!! I'm up on the Paper House blog again today sharing another fun project using Paper House products!  I had so much fun working with this fun Wonder Woman collection!  It is perfect for the strong, confident & extraordinary woman in your life!  This is a gift bag and card I created for a friend who is going through a rough patch right now. 
Supplies Used: Wonder Woman Cardstock Stickers; Wonder Woman Portraits Foil Paper; Wonder Woman Tags Foil Paper; Wonder Woman; Wonder Woman Amazon Princess Foil Paper; Wonder Woman Confidence & Strength Foil Paper and Wonder Woman Logos Faux Enamel Stickers

I used a plain kraft gift bag and made a front for my gift bag by mounting the portrait of Wonder Woman on some cardstock, layering it on the Confidence & Strength paper and then adding a small strip of the foil paper on the bottom. Lastly I added the Wonder Woman cardstock sticker on pop dots to give the bag some dimension and texture.


My tag was created on one of the cut apart tag on the Wonder Woman Tags Foil Paper, I then die cut a circle & scallop circle out of cardstock and mounted the cardstock Wonder Woman sticker and word "pow" on pop dots onto the circle. I stamped the phrase "I'm Her for you" in black ink. I attached red grossgrain ribbon to my tag with a hand sewn button and then then tied the tag to the bag with gold string. Here is a close up of the tag

To complete the ensemble I made a super quick and easy card. I added the Wonder Woman cardstock sticker as well as a few of the faux enamel stickers to tie in the gold on the bottom layer of the card.

I would love to see what you create using this fun line, if you have a picture drop it in the comments! Make sure and check out what the other Paper House DT has done with this fun collection on the Paper House Blog.  Happy creating!!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

PhotoPlay Best Mom Ever~May Flavors of the Month kit at The ScrapRoom

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mom's out there! Today I am sharing a Mom inspired layout using the May Flavors of the month kit at The ScrapRoom.  This kit is so amazing and FULL of crafty goodness!  As a reminder, here is the kit:
 Here is the Photoplay Paper Best Mom Ever mini kit I used for my layout:

Here is my layout using the kit:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Black- from the kit; red & white- from my stash; Patterned Paper: PhotoPlay Best Mom Ever- from the kit; Stickers: PhotoPlay Best Mom Ever- from the kit; die: Heart:CTMH- from my stash.
The amazing colors and patterns of this kit are SOOO me!! I totally love the black with the pops of bright red, turquoise and yellow!! YUMMY!! I also love how Rochelle included a FULL sheet of  stickers in this kit, so many choices to embellish your pages! This layout features my friend's granddaughter and her sweet Mom!  We all know that Mom's of toddler's are in fact Super Mom's!!! 
This layout is based on an older Sketch N Scrap sketch designed by yours truly for last year's 6th Birthday Bash!  Here is the sketch:
We are playing Bingo all month long to celebrate Sketch N Scrap's 7th birthday this month!! This layout was created so I was able to check off my 2018 sketch square on my bingo card here:
I have been madly working to get a bingo, but unfortunately I am not a strategist and have been just willy nilly doing squares with no plan!! LOL!  Therefore, my bingo card looks more like a checkerboard then a bingo card at this time!  If you would like to join us in the "Bingo Hall" we will be playing all month long check out our closed group HERE.

Make sure and hop on over to the ScrapRoom blog to check out the other amazing projects created by the DT using this collection!  Enjoy your day Mom's everywhere, I hope you will find time to capture some memories with those you love so you can scrap them later! Happy creating!