Saturday, March 4, 2017

E2C Hello Card

I was in a mood to make a card today.  As I was looking through my 6x6 paper pads to find some inspiration, I found this beautiful floral paper from the September Skies collection by Heidi Swapp.  The flowers just called for a butterfly so I was off to search Cricut Design Space for a butterfly to cut out.  I used my new Anna Griffin dies to cut out the Hello sentiment.  The gold cardstock that I used to cut out the butterfly and Hello sentiment was from my scrap bin.  This card is super cute and it was assembled in under 5 minutes.


Thanks for checking out my card.  Have a great day!

Supplies:
Card Base - Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Patterned Paper - Heidi Swapp September Skies 6x6 paper pad
Sentiment - Anna Griffin Hello from the Wishful Thinking Die Set
Diecut Image - Butterfly found in Picturesque Cricut Cartridge
Accessories - Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins

Equipment/Software - ProvoCraft's Cricut ExploreCricut Design Space

Sunday, February 26, 2017

P2P Bounce

With this layout, I really stepped out of my comfort zone.  I used a frame to accent one of the photos and I used wood veneer elements.  I like frames and wood elements on pages I see on Facebook and Pintrest but I just can't seem to make them work for my pages.  I was determined to put together a page using items that would challenge me in order to take layering embellishments to the next level.

I didn't have any other elements in my stash that had the same color of gold glitter like the Freckled Fawn frame so I decided to mix several gold Martha Stewart glitters together on a piece of paper I ran through my Xyron machine to make my own glitter paper that I was able to punch hearts out of in order to accent my page and carry that look to other areas.






Thanks for checking out my page.  Have a great day!

Supplies:
Page - Measures 12" x 12"
Patterned Paper - Background is White Colorbok Cardstock from Walmart and patterned papers are from the Pink Paisley Atlas paper pad, Crate Paper assorted paper pad and Heidi Swapp Favorite Things 6x6 paper bad
Title - Black foam thickers
Accessories - K&Company puffy hearts, Heidi Swapp Black Velvet mist,  Martha Stewart gold glitter, Martha Stewart small heart punch, paper clip from the Target $1 spot, Teresa Collins word stickers, aqua and green stickers from various Bella Blvd. sticker sheets, and all other embellishments are from Freckled Fawn


Saturday, February 11, 2017

P2P My Craft Buddy

Practice, practice, practice...I am still working on my layering.  I have now taken the second self-paced online class Layering Like a Boss 2 by Victoria Marie.  In this class, she taught how to layer embellishments using color, texture and scale along with basic design principles like the first class.  I have really enjoyed taking these classes.  Both classes really compliment each other and I found them very helpful with learning how to layer on my scrapbook pages.

Here is another page I created trying to put together all that I have learned so far.  One of the most challenging parts of creating this page is how limited my supplies are when it comes to die-cuts and stickers.  I have paper and paper and more paper.  You can even see some the paper in the photo of my daughter that I am scrapbooking.  I did subscribe to Freckled Fawn recently to build up my embellishment supplies and I love the variety in their monthly kits but I do not have much in my stash at this time.  So I had to use my paper pads and punches to create most of the layering elements below.





Thanks for checking out my page.  Have a great day!

Supplies:
Page - Measures 12" x 12"
Patterned Paper - Background is Crate Paper The Pier Popcorn, layering papers are from American Crafts Lucky Charm & Sundrifter paper packs
Title - Cut using Cricut Access fonts in Design Space
Accessories - Gems colored with a marker, ribbon, various punches, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in color Stone and cork hearts are from Freckled Fawn

Saturday, February 4, 2017

P2P First Tooth

I mentioned in my last Page 2 Page post that I would like to learn how to layer better.  I decided to take an active step towards learning so I purchased the self-paced online class Layering Like a Boss by Victoria Marie.  In the class, she went over basic layering techniques and page design principles. One of the page design principle was the basic grid layout.  I am very drawn to grid designs but I have failed to pull off a pleasing look in my past attempts.  Armed with information from the class, I put this page together to document Makenna's first tooth.  I will need to keep practicing in order to feel more comfortable layering in a more natural and pleasing way, but I do really like how this page turned out in the end.






Thanks for checking out my page.  Have a great day!

Supplies:
Page - Measures 12" x 12"
Patterned Paper - Heidi Swapp 2014 Paper Pack
Title - "First Tooth" is from B is for Boy Cricut cartridge (cut using Design Space)
Accessories - Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Sequins, Tim Holtz word stickers, random flair from stash and all other elements are from Freckled Fawn

Sunday, January 29, 2017

E2C Congratulations Card

I purchased a Bella Blvd. mystery box last year and it contained some cute paper from the Love and Marriage collection.  Having coordinating papers and elements made it so easy to pull this card together for a friend that is getting married next weekend.  It probably took me less that 10 minutes to create. 

I fussy cut the pink heart and congratulations banner from a cut apart sheet and I used my punch to cut out the people icons from a piece of patterned paper.  The 3" aqua heart background shape I used as the grounding spot for the card elements is a sticker from the sticker sheet.  After layering all the elements the way I wanted, I popped it up off the card base using foam tape.  The patterned paper I used for the card base had one line that included "now and forever" text in the middle of tiny hearts.  I missed the text at first glance when I was picking the papers for this card.  I thought it was so cute, I decided to position the grounding square just above the text so it could become part of the overall sentiment of the card.


Thanks for checking out my card.  Have a great day!

Supplies:
Card Base - Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Patterned Paper - Bella Blvd Love and Marriage Collection
Heart Punch - Martha Stewart Heart Punch

Sunday, January 22, 2017

P2P What's for lunch?

I am still trying to get the hang of scrapbooking.  I have some pictures printed of Makenna's first 2 years that I am working through and trying to develop my own style.  I have come along way since my first page in my opinion.  I still want to become more comfortable layering and adding embellishments.

The photos I selected were of Makenna a week or so after she turned 1 eating a big helping of beefaroni.  At the time, this was here favorite meal so I wanted to make sure I got this memory in her album. 

I started this layout with a few pattern papers from my stash and a set of freckled fawn embellishments that I thought coordinated.


I have very little in my stash in the way of thickers or alphas so I typically use my Cricut Explore to cut out the letters for my title.  To pick up the black doodle line on the heart embellishment, I took a black pen and drew lines within the letters to give them character.  I also drew lines around the perimeter of the page.

I created 3 embellishments clusters and tried to repeat colors but vary the texture and shapes.  I stamped the journaling lines and splatters some white acrylic paint around the page.

Here is my finished page.


Thanks for checking out my page.  Have a great day!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

E2C I love you Card

This was a super easy card to put together.  I found this cute paper from American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm paper pack and the branding strip had "wild thing I think I love you" printed on it.  The card basically put itself together!



Supplies:
Card Base - Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Patterned Paper - AC Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm
Background Stamp - Hero Arts Polka-dot background stamp
Ink - VersaMark & clear embossing powder
Accessories - Freckled Fawn cork & gold foil heart

Sunday, January 15, 2017

E2C My Valentine Card

I haven't made a card in what seems forever.  I threw some Christmas cards together using an Anna Griffin Card kit last month and to be perfectly honest I had to look at the inspiration pieces in the kit because I lost my creative style.  I decided that since the kids are older I could find time for myself to create more cards this year.  I even sat down and wrote out all the cards I would need to make the entire year to cover all holidays, birthdays and anniversaries.  That is a tall order and I am not expecting to make all of them but at least it is a starting point.

Here is my first card of 2017.  I am easing back into this craft with this clean and simple Valentine's day card.


Supplies:
Card Base - Card measures 4.25" x 5.5" (top folding)
Patterned Paper - Studio 112 Blue Mini Tag Pad
Sentiment - Studio G
Embosssing folder - Provo Craft Cuttlebug Hearts background
Ink - VersaMark
Circle Punch - EK Success 1.5"
Accessories -Unknown Red Embossing Powder


My daughter (age 6) punched a scrap from an embossing fail and stuck it to a card base from a card kit I had given her to play with.  I think it looks so good!  What do you think?


Have a great day!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

P2P Beauty Is...

My goal with this layout was to attempt the 5 minute page layout from The Pink Camera but I failed again.  This time it took the entire 51 minutes of the podcast to complete.  I am very proud of myself though because this challenge has taken some of my apprehensions away and I am just going with the flow of the process and not over thinking as much.  It used to take me hours to create a layout and my last 2 layouts have been completed under a hour.  So even though I failed, I still feel like a winner!

Here is my layout and additional shots.






Supplies:
Page Size - 12" x 12"
Patterned Paper - Crate Paper 12x12 Paper Pad - Story Teller
Other Paper - Coredinations White Canvas Texture Cardstock / Vellum / random scraps from my desk

Saturday, February 7, 2015

P2P Absolutely Beautiful

Here is a scrapbook challenge I participated in based on Lisa's Facebook post the other day to create a 5 minute layout and fill out a questionnaire when complete.  I am really new to scrapbooking with only a few pages under my belt so this was a major challenge for me.  I failed at keeping it under the 10 minute prep and pull supplies and 5 minute scrap.  But oh well, I will keep trying.  You can see that my layout is very simple so if I was more skilled I probably could have pulled it off.

Here is my layout and a close up shot of title.



Here are the questions and answers based on this challenge.

1. How long did you take to pull your products? 30-45 minutes
2. What sort of products did you pull? Paper pack with cut-a-parts and alpha stickers and sketch
3. Where you making a plan for the 5 minute layout as you were pulling your products?Yes
4. Did you time yourself doing the challenge? Yes
5. Did you finish your layout in the 5 minutes given? If not, how much longer did it take? What sort of finishing touches did you make to “finish” the page off? It took me 35 minutes to create this page.  My layout was complete at 28 minutes and the remaining time was adding my journaling.
6. How did you feel after you finished the 5 minutes? I was still fussing over paper at the 5 minute mark!
7. Did you like how your page turned out? I do like my page
8. Would you do the challenge again? or was it too stressful?  It was stressful to have to work so fast, but I will do it again and just see how close to 5 minutes I can get.


Supplies:
Page Size - 12" x 12"
Patterned Paper - Crate Paper 12x12 Paper Pad - Story Teller

Monday, February 2, 2015

E2C Happy Birthday

Here is another super fast card I made using one of the card blanks that I picked up at Michael's that I mentioned in my last post. I really enjoy making fast and simple cards.


Here is a picture of my supplies.


I hope you enjoy and have a great week.

Supplies:
Card Base - Craft Smith Card Blank | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Patterned Paper - DCWV The Coral Couture Mat Stack with foil
Stamps - Close to my Heart D1497 Cricut Art Philosophy  Celebration Collection
Ink - VersaMark
Embossing Powder - Gold

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

E2C Baby Card

Here is a cute little baby card that I cranked out in like 2 seconds!


Here is a picture of the supplies I used.


The card base was this cute baby blue polka-dot blank card base that came from this set I picked up in the fall at Michael's.  The manufacture listed on the back of the package is Craft Smith.  I cut a strip of paper from that DCWV stack I picked up on clearance at Joann's and I punched some gray scrap paper with my Martha Stewart elephant punch and just glued everything down.

Super easy and super fast!

Supplies:
Card Base - Craft Smith Card Blank | Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Patterned Paper - DCWV The Coral Couture Mat Stack with foil
Punch - Martha Stewart Elephant

Sunday, February 23, 2014

P2P - Garden Bug

I love watching scrapbook videos on you tube and I really love the Glitter Girl series on Two Peas.  I am new to scrapbooking so my comfort level with embellishments needs a little work.  I also found it difficult to figure out how to journal on the page...like do I write in first person or third person...do I just give facts or do I speak on emotions or events of the day?  After much thought, I decided the my scrapbooks would be my personal view of the photo, event or person.  A type of photo journal book.

 So here is my Glitter Girl inspired scrapbook page of my daughter helping plant our vegetable garden.  She was just over a year and a half...so catching these still moments of my romping toddler was priceless.




Supplies:
Page size - 12" x 12"
Stamp Image -Butterfly from Close to my Heart Every Day Life D1452
Ink - Stazon Jet Black and Versa Mark with white embossing powder
Title Letters - Tim Holtz Grungeboard Alphabet Soup with black distress ink
Punches - All Martha Stewart designs
Accessories - Silver Stud Rhinestones
Black Pen - Staedtler 0.3 Pigment Liner

Monday, February 17, 2014

E2C Simple Balloon Thanks


Here is a simple thank you card I made during "nap time" the other day.  As my son is getting older and has more of a regular nap schedule, I am finding more time to craft than I have in the past 10+ months. 






Supplies:
Card Base - Blue Dot Paper Shop White | Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Patterned Paper - DCWV The Girl Stack and Colorbok Hootenany Designer Paper
Sentiment - Inkadinkado Thank You Words Clear Stamp Set
Image Stamp -  Hot Air Balloon by 7 Gypsies Hampton Art Item #1084162
Ink - Stazon Black

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Photo book Embellished Project Life Style

It has been a long time since I have had a chance to craft and I am about to go crazy.  Life has just prevented me from my crafty passion for the time being.  With a 2 year old and now a 2 month old, I just cannot seem to find the time.  So I have to take advantage of every second I get to make something pretty.

As I mentioned before, I am not much of a scrapbooker (yet!).  My daughter loves having her picture taken so I do take a lot of photos of her.  Now that my son has joined the world, I have another subject to photograph.  My intentions are to fill scrapbooks with loads of memories, but I am just lacking the time.  I have been loving this "Project Life" thing I have seen enter the scrapbook world here in the last few years.  It seems like a quick method to get your memories documented without a lot of time and effort.  I like how you can fill each pocket with different embellishments like tiny art cards that coordinate with the photos or just fill a spot on the page.

I want to do this type of scrapbooking, but I need to work with what I have.  So here is my take on a standard photo book embellished project life style.










It was really fun to use up scrap paper, washi tape, punches and my tiny stamps to embellish each pocket in a unique way.  I have attached each photo only at the top of each piece decorative paper insert using washi tape so I can add photo details and additional journaling under the photo.

I am able to do a few inserts here and there when I get time which helps me get creative but doesn't require me to call in a babysitter for my two goonies!!