Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween crafters I am feeling a bit sad this is the first year no one in my house has dressed up. While my son was done with trick or treating in 6th grade my daughter has embraced Halloween and if she wasn't cheering tonight I'm sure she would be out rain or shine. Today I am showing off one last Halloween project.

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Jillibean Soup 6x6 Paper Pad/Enamel Stars/Wood Veneer Stars/Stamp/Wood Flag/Mini Placemat/Wooden Sprinkle, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and Hemp Twine)

This card was totally inspired by the Jillibean Soup Mini Placemat. Mini Placemats are essentially designed to be used in pocket or Project Life scrapbooking pages but I don't craft this way. I enjoy the challenge of using these goodies on my more traditional projects. I saw this one and knew immediately it would make a perfect card front. I backed the cut outs with various patterned papers and topped it off with a variety of fun Jillibean Soup goodies. Viola this card was born.

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Halloween. Sadly, I just came to the realization that without kids trick-or-treating there will be no candy to pilfer from my children. Now I am debating on if I should run to the store and buy a few bags to hide around the house.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Part III | Jillibean Soup

Happy Wednesday crafters, by now I think you have a good idea that I kind of dig Halloween. I thought you might like to take a short little tour of a few past favorite Halloween layouts/projects that I have featured over the years on my blog. Just click on the links provided below for a short little tour. 

I am sure if I poked around a bit more on my blog I might even find more Halloween layouts hiding in the archives. The Handmade Halloween layout is super old I think it must have been done around 2007. I really loved how I included some of the original fabric from the costume on the layout.

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Jillibean Soup glittered bean board alphas/tiny black alphas/Enamel Stars, and Fabric trim)

Thanks for stopping by and stay spooky.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Part II | Jillibean Soup

Hello Monday today I am sharing another Jillibean Soup Halloween layout. I resurrected my little obsession for circles on this layout. I really love how the circles create movement and house tons of fun little extras.

(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Jillibean Soup 6x6 Paper Pad/DieCuts/Enamel Stars/Wood Sprinkles/Clothes Pins/Alphas/Wood Veneer Shapes/Flash Cards/Wood Flags/Stamps, Hemp Twine, Circle Punches and font Veteran Typewriter downloaded from the internet)

I love to add extra depth and dimension to layouts with foam squares. Dimension adds just the perfect visual break notice the tone on tone look of the green star on the green grid punched circle without the foam squares this look wouldn't translate the diecut would have completely gotten lost.

Thanks for stopping by today. This is not the last of my Halloween love fest I have a few super cute cards to show off this week too so don't miss out.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Part 1 | Jillibean Soup

Happy Monday I have quite a few Halloween projects to share so I thought a I would spend a bit of time showing these off this week. Of all the holidays to scrapbook Halloween has to be one of my favorites.

I thought it would be fun to share my Halloween layout from the fall issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today. I love going back and doing a historical page like this. I think you can get a good feeling as to why Halloween is so popular at our house from this layout

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Jillibean Soup 6x6 Paper Pad/Wood Veneers/Die Cuts/Clothes Pins/Alphas/Enamel Stars, Black Pen, Metal Dies Scallop Border Die/Spellbinders and Words/Technique Tuesday, Silhouette Cutting System & Images, Hemp Twine and Veteran Typewriter)

These photos make me a little sad that my kids are moving on to a different stage in their life. I suppose it's more my youngest is moving on and there is no one to follow in her footsteps.

Thanks for joining me today. Stay tuned for another Halloween layout featuring more Jillibean Soup.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy World Card Making Day

Hello Saturday and Happy World Card Making Day!

Every year my friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today hold a huge hour by hour celebration in honor of World Card Making Day. Make sure you check back each hour to the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog as a new card, sketch and give away will be featured. I am honored to have Paper Smooches sponsoring my hour. Kim makes the cutest stamps and I had the honor and pleasure of designing for her for the first half of this year.

I chose this sketch that was originally featured on pg. 56 of CardMaps 4 which came out earlier this year. 

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper/kraft envelope/file card/tab sticker/be happy flashcard tag, Scallop Border Die from Spellbinders, Stars from Studio Calico, Hemp Twine, Mini Clothes Pin Maya Road)

Let's be honest right now I am still snoozing in bed since it's a bit early on the west coast. You gotta love modern day technology that allows me to schedule my posts in advance. If you are an morning person and have stopped by during my hour thanks for joining me today and happy crafting!

Friday, October 3, 2014

2014 Planner Layout | Scrapbook & Cards Today

Hello Friday I am so glad to see you. After yesterday's announcement regarding the 2015 Scrapbook & Cards Today calender and planner I thought I would give you a peek at my project from the 2014 calendar.

This layout was super fun to create all the products including the stamps were from Stampin' Up. Not only did the 2014 calendar come with custom sketches it also included free custom digital cut files and techniques with step out instructions and photos. The word bubbles, tag and heart included on my layout were just a few of the free digital cutting files.
 (Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Paper Stampin' Up, Embossing Powder Stampin Up, Stamps Stampin Up, Hemp Twine, Butterfly Stick Pins Jillibean Soup, Wood Stars Studio Calico, Corner Rounder, White Colorbox Ink, Scallop Border Die Spellbinders, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Silhouette Cutting System/Images, and font Veteran Typewriter)

I can only share the layout I don't have the original sketch anymore. My technique was a shadow stamping to look like chalkboard. To see more fun layouts and great techniques like this don't miss out on the 2015 planner.

Happy Scrapping

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Coming soon the 2015 SCT Scrapbooking Planner & Sketch Calendar

Greetings crafters Scrapbook & Cards Today's brand new 2015 Scrapbooking Planner and Sketch Calendar is now portable, ready to go wherever you go!  This beautiful 8.5"  x 11", 14-month, 64-page planner is coil bound, brimming with 30 exclusive PageMaps sketches, how-to photo techniques and layouts created by some of your favorite designers. Each month features a full page of journaling prompts, page starters, photo ideas and areas to jot down notes, memories and special moments, and perfect for those who are following Project Life too. At just $12.95, make this one-of-a-kind Planner a gift for you and all your scrappy friends!  Pre-orders start October 10, 2014 and will ship on November 28, 2014

The fabulous cover layout was done by the very talented Lisa Dickinson. I think it's one of my favorite layouts ever plus how can I resit red and teal it's one of my go to color combinations. 

 I couldn't leave you today without a little closer look at the inside of the planner. I love the idea of the spiral binding, no more fighting to keep those pages open.

I thought it would be fun to revisit the 2014 Scrapbook and Cards Today planner come back to visit me tomorrow where I will share my layout from the current planner. 

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October PageMaps

Hello October! It's the beginning of the month and that means it's time for another PageMaps layout. Over the past few months I have had been in a creative rut. The only place where I haven't felt stuck was when I work with Becky's sketches.

I chose today's sketch for a couple of reasons. First I love how this sketch uses a traditional 4x6 photo. Second while I have always been more of a multi-photo scrapbooker as my children have gotten older the way I scrapbook has changed. I scrap fewer multi-photo events and today's layout is the perfect example of this. And third how could I resit the squares. They are such a fantastic way to use my favorite scraps from my stash.

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Patterned Papers AC/Simple Stories/Fancy Pants/Studio Calico/Chickaniddy, Glitter Hearts American Crafts, My Favorite Things Alpha Dies, Spellbinders Scallop Border Die, Kraft die cut Jillibean Soup, Mini Clothes Pin Maya Road, Wood Arrow Studio Calico, Die Cut Tab Pink Paislee, Kraft Washi Tape Jillibean Soup, Love Wood Embellishment American Crafts, Chipboard Embellishment Fancy Pants, Hemp Twine, Gold Stars Studio Calico and font KingThings Typewriter)

I admit the My Favorite Things alphas are my current go to favorites. I have an upper case set, a lower case set and a numbers set. They are the a great size for making those longer more verbose titles I seem to favor these days.

Thanks for stopping by today happy crafting!