Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Baby Girl-Amber LaBau Designs

So, you know I love Amber LaBau and her awesomeness!  Her new collection Brave New World is out at the Lilypad.  It is part of the BYOC and I fell in love with the colors as soon as I saw it.  One thing, it's a baby collection!  

You know me and how I love to change things up, so I had to make a layout with it.  And there might be a little announcement along with that layout!

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Supplies: Pattern papers, die cuts-Amber LaBau Designs; Paper-Epson; Adhesives-Therm O Web; Silhouette Cameo with print and cut feature; Doily-Unknown

Yep!  I am on the team as a hybrid girl.  I love her style and use of color so much, this is going to be a fun ride for the next year and a half!  AND I am floored by all the talent on the team.  Look these girls up, because they are amazing!!

So, let's see some close ups of the layout about Miss Ella and her cart!  I took these pictures pretty quickly after we got her cart.  She does love it, but she is a little on the "lazy" side, so no extra effort if she doesn't have to!!! This smile just melts my heart!

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The saying was perfect for this page.  I created a cut file out of one of the elements from the kit and then just backed it with some paper.

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And the feather paper with those colors.  I will be using that a lot I do believe!  Thanks for sharing in my happy news and for stopping by today.  I am at a work conference most of the week, so it will be a little quiet here, since I won't have a lot of time!  Luckily, close to home, just busy!!   Have a GREAT Wednesday!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Back to School Card-The LilyPad Blog

I shared this hybrid card over on the LilyPad blog a week or two ago.  You can find the post HERE, if you want some in depth details about how I did it!

For some reason, I am loving black card bases!  You will see, I have another one coming later in the month.  I think it's just because the colors pop on black.

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Supplies: Digital Kit-LilyPad Collab (Wicked Smart); Cardstock-American Crafts; Twine-May Arts; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Silhouette Cameo; Paper-Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper; Chalk Paint.

That little owl was just too cute not to use!!!
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I used chalk paint to mimic chalk dust on the blackboard!
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That's all from me today.  Just a short and sweet post, kind of like the owl on the card!  Have a great day.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Using Digital Paint Elements in Hybrid Scrapbooking-The LilyPad

Did you know that you can use digital paint/masking elements on your pages?!  Even if you don't want to do a full blown hybrid layout, you can add a little to your pages in a few steps! 

This hybrid layout is up over on the LilyPad blog today and you can see all the details HERE.   This layout also has new products by Etc. by Danyale and Scrapping with Liz in the shop along with a bunch of other goodies!  

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Supplies: Digital Kit, Paint Elements-Etc. by Danyale (Time Teller); Digital Template (Artsy Journal Templates 13)-Scrapping with Liz; Twine-May Arts; Doily-Hobby Lobby; Adhesive-ThermOWeb; Cardstock-American Crafts; Silhouette Cameo

Here are the three products I used from the store. I did flip the template, because it worked with my photo that I had already printed out before I had a plan!  Click on the pictures to go to the store!




Isn't that notebook paper cut fun?  And the splatters are perfect, without me making a mess!
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The banner was so fun, I had to print it and use it.  I used the print and cut feature on the Silhouette with all the digital elements I used out of the kit and the template.
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And another set of paint elements.  I used ivory cardstock and I love how soft they look on it.  
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That's all from me for this Friday!  Have a great weekend and I will be back with some more projects next week!


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Corgis, Me and a Dino-A Flair for Buttons and Fancy Pants Designs

I love the three new Fancy Pants collections, but haven't gotten a chance to really really play with the two I picked up.  Well, after this past weekend, that is no more!  I did this layout for A Flair for Buttons blog that went up yesterday.

I needed a little boost and this sketch is up over on Paper Issues blog, so I decided to play along with it. I love how it turned out.  I didn't change much either, just kind of went with it. 

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Supplies-Pattern Paper, Die Cuts, Tags, Enamel Dots-Fancy Pants Designs; Doily-Doodlebug Designs; Letters-American Crafts, Fancy Pants; Flair-A Flair for Buttons; Punch-Martha Stewart; Enamel Paint Dots-Ranger; Adhesive-Therm O Web

I used a couple of sets of flair...Insta Fun and Best Summer Ever 2.  I like that you can mix the sets and they still look seamless together. This piece just fit right inside that camera die cut!

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And the "insta cool" button was a no brainer for a picture of me with  the dogs AND a dinosaur!!!
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And that's all from me for this Thursday!  Check back tomorrow, I might have another project up!   Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

What Stick

I was going thru projects to share and realized I hadn't shared my last layout that I did for The Cut Shoppe. I am not sure how I missed it, but I have a few projects backlogged, so that could be why!

I love the sun flare on these pictures of Sheldon!  I didn't realize I had caught it until after I snapped them. I used Shimelle and lots of Maya Road for this layout

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Supplies: Pattern Paper, Washi Tape, Acrylic Butterfly, Stickers-American Crafts; Wood Token, Pin, Felt Flower, Kraft Tag, Ribbon-Maya Road; Cardstock-American Crafts; Doilies-Doodlebug Design; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Silhouette Cameo; Cut Files-The Cut Shoppe

Sigh....Maya Road just makes me sigh with happiness!!  I would have never believed that I would get to create with their products!  What a dream!
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I backed the letter cut file with different color papers.  Trust me, try it, it's lots of fun and can give your layout different looks!
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And just an update on me.  My finger is doing better, I can actually go without a bandaid at home (not in public...ick!).  And I am starting to feel like crafting more.  I cannot say it doesn't make me sad when I go to pick out pictures, because Higgins reminders are everywhere.  We miss him terribly, I am not going to deny it.  The others are getting into a routine...Ella picking on Jetson and Sheldon trying to boss everyone.  It's just a different routine.  

That's it for me today folks!  Head back tomorrow, I might just have another project up!  Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Let's Go-Maya Road and Jillibean Soup

Popping in to post this layout that I had up over on the Maya Road blog.  If you want to see that post you can find it HERE.    I have details for all the fun stuff I added linked over there.  This is going to be short and sweet, well, you will see why at the end!

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Supplies: Pattern Paper, Die Cuts-Jillibean Soup; Resin and Felt Flowers, Wooden Tokens, Kraft Tickets-Maya Road; Adhesive-Therm O Web; Punch-Martha Stewart

I love this Jillibean Soup collection, Mushroom Medley and I am running a little low on the embellishments for the collection, so Maya Road to the rescue!

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And I had to throw a little pink in there, since my shirt was pink!
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And the corner needed something!  Wood token to the rescue!
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Now...here is what happened a week ago........


That would be me, with a sewing injury!  I sliced the tip of my finger off with a rotary cutter while cutting fabric out!  Of course, I did it at 8 pm, when my in network urgent care had just closed.  So after waiting about an hour to see if it would stop bleeding, we decided I needed to go somewhere. After calling to see how much it would be for me to got to the ER (200.00 just to walk in the door), I opted for an out of network urgent care that was still open. 

The bonus for going to an out of network urgent care vs. in network ER...I was home within about an hour.  The dr. told us while he was working on my finger that someone had came in for stitches that had went to the ER.  They were told it was a 14 hour wait!  OMG....no way!!!

 You are looking at 250.00 later!  They had to cauterize it to stop the bleeding and then put some kind of gel foam on it.  I am down to bandaids and gauze pads, but typing can be difficult and slow at times!  

Tomorrow I will show you the picture of the cardigan that I have dubbed "The 300.00 cardigan" that I was making!  Have a great Thursday!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

We Are Here-The LilyPad Blog

Little nervous today frankly!  It's my first post on the blog over at the LilyPad.   You can find the blog post HERE.  I am posting my layout here but some of my process is over there, so you should go check it out to get more info!!!

And what...a DOUBLE page layout?!  Yes, easy with a Scrapping with Liz template that is 50% off today only for the SOSN (something old something new) sale!  And the collections I used are part of the BYOC this month.

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Scrapping With Liz-Bold Double Templates
One Little Bird-Roam Papers, Roam Elements
Allison Pennington-Well Read Library Pockets

Other Supplies:
Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper
American Crafts Cardstock
Therm O Web Adhesives
Maya Road-Kraft Tickets, Bingo Wood Button, Arrow Clip, Vintage Pin, Large Wood Button
DoodleBug Designs-Doily
May Arts-Twine


And here's a look at the left side and a close up!  Ella was "barn hunting" aka smelling a rat in a tube!
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And the right side and a close up!  I added a piece here to the right side, just felt like I needed to!  
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I love this little library pocket.  I added the polka dot paper to the inside, but the green houndstooth print was in the digital kit I used from Allison Pennington. 
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So head over to the LilyPad blog and leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by.  And let me know what you want to see in hybrid projects.  

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  I am pretty happy that it's Wednesday, I can tell you that for sure!!!