Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Photoplay "Crafting With My Gnomies"

Hello! I am pleased to be sharing projects created with the Photoplay "Crafting With My Gnomies" by Becky Moore. Often at crop events, I get so busy that I forget to take photos, but knowing that I have such an awesome line to scrapbook these photos will likely inspire me to take more.

The photos on these layouts are from the Calgary Crop & Create in April 2019.The first layout features a mix of the patterned papers layered in the center of the page. It has some popped up stickers and cut apart cards in 4x6 and 3x4. 


I stamped and colored a gnome from the cute stamp set and fussy cut him out to pop up, too.
The second layout is fun, using a lot of stickers, most of them popped up. I matted the patterned paper in the center to give it some separation from the background pattern. I used American Craft foam Thickers for my title.
 

I used Lustre Polish with the Hearts stencil to create the background for this card. Stickers and ephemera were popped up decorate it and convey the sentiments. It will be perfect to send to a crafty friend!

This photo is from 2016's Crop & Create and I am happy to finally get it on to a page! This collection is bright, beautiful and I love the black in the patterns. I matted my background paper with both black and white cardstock. I also matted the striped paper banner with black. 

I used my name tag from the event as an accent and stamped and colored a gnome in the colors of the paper. The title was stamped and die cut from a Scrapbook and Cards Today set.
The card on the left below was created with scraps of patterned paper and a bit of twine. I love that sweet gnome. The card on the right showcases the Handmade with Love stencil. Distress Oxides were used on this great stencil and I popped up some ephemera and a sticker to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

 Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog on September 21, 2021

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Altenew "Enjoy the Ride"

 

 Hi there! I was so excited to get the Altenew Enjoy the Ride Scrapshotz kit to play with!The vibrant colors of this kit reminded me of tropical vistas and I looked to a photo of a sunset in Puerto Vallarta. I used blooms and leaves from the ephemera pack and word strips from the chipboard elements. The edges were inked with Distress ink and the chipboard thickers were included in the the kit, too!

 

Then I got into using the ephemera for cards. I used some scraps of patterned paper, but also some pages from the Altenew Enjoy the Ride 6x6 paper pad that was a great add-on this month. You can still pick it up here.


 I popped up the die cuts and used Nuvo Crystal Drops on most of these. I love the drops and they find their way on to most of my cards. They were also treated to a bit of shine with the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker.

This card also got a little love splatter from the Dina Wakely Gloss Spray in Eggplant. The sentiment here was cut out with the Taylored Expressions Well Rounded Die.

These next cards used the Altenew Fancy Hello Die. What a bit of elegance! Their dies cut so cleanly and are a joy to put down.


Here is another layout using the awesome Enjoy the Ride line from Altenew. I  did a bit of modification with the chipboard title, cutting off the bottom words (Happy Day) to use it here. The leafy die cuts were in the ephemera pack and I like the way they break up the hard line of the photo mat. A border drawn with a black pen to frame the layout and it's complete.

I made some cards with the Altenew Mini Thanks Stamp set. I was able to use the new Tim Holtz color, Kitsch Flamingo to ink the edges of this one. I stamped the laurel leaves multiple time and popped them up below the white embossed sentiment. Topped it off with flowers from my stash and used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Carnation Pink for the flower center and accents.

This next card also used the Mini Thanks Stamp, along with a pink ribbon to highlight the pink flower centers in the patterned paper. I used green enamel dots to accent the sentiment.

I love the versatility of the sentiments in the Altenew Fancy Greetings Stamp Set. I stamped the "sending hugs" with Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide, then used the Distress Embossing Powder in the same color to give it shine. This time the Nuvo Crystal Drops were Apple Green.

For this simple card, I gold embossed another sentiment from the Altenew Fancy Greetings set and die cut a flower from a Tim Holtz Foliage die from the photo mat before mounting my panel. I do this a lot, as no one sees under the panel anyway, and you can't let great gold foil cardstock go to waste!

What a fun line to work with! I will keep dreaming of tropical views and temperatures as we make our way through this crazy polar vortex that the prairies are stuck in. I hope you're all ready to get crafty with us tomorrow, February 19 at "The Great Scrapshotz Staycation Crop!" See you there!

Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog, February 2021.









 

Scrap Shotz Spotlight – P13 Free Spirit

Hello! Today I have a couple of layouts and some cards created with the P13 Free Spirit line. This line has darker colors and an industrial feel to it, so it’s pretty well suited to masculine pages and cards. I used it to create a layout with a photo of my teenage grandson. I love the strip of patterned paper with the marquee letters!

I added die cut gears from Tim Holtz dies for embellishments and used foam Thickers to create the title. A simple layout for this quiet photo.

The next layout is based on the Creative Scrapbooker March sketch from their Sketchy Group on Facebook. Here is the sketch and my layout.

I followed the sketch pretty literally, only adding interest by slanting the photos and using pop dots under some of them. Some were popped up with a double layer of foam and some only one layer, so there is a variety of texture and depth. I used CosmicShimmer Glitter Kiss on the wooden alphas in the title. It’s awesome -  goes on smoothly and covers well, then doesn’t rub off when dry! Win, win and WIN!


Here are a few cards with the 6x6 patterned papers. Here I used glossy accents on the Poppy Stamps - Happy Birthday Poe Script Die after cutting out a couple of layers. Love the polished look! A trio of sequins finished the card.

This round tag is from the P13 - Free Spirit Tag Set 01 and the sentiment is Altenew - Fancy Greetings Stamp Set , stamped in black and embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut the corners on the top of the card with my WRMK corner chomper. And added some Tonic - Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black to finish it off.


The last card for today is simple too, using stickers from the line in the bottom third, some twine and an black embossed sentiment pane, once again using the Tonic - Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black to accent.

This line is perfect for your masculine projects! Thank you for stopping in to have a look. 

Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog March 16, 2021.


 

 

 

Cocoa Vanilla - Sunkissed

This line made me yearn for those warm, lazy, sunny summer days that I'm sure are on their way! I used photos from last summer to inspire you to get those fun, vibrant photos into your scrapbook!

I used the wood buttons and the stickers from the line. The title is stamped right on the layout!! Brave, right? I guess the worst thing that could happen is that I would have had to cover it if it went wrong, but yay - it was pretty effective!

Another bright layout with ephemera and thickers from the kit. I used glossy accents on the cocktails and some distress inking on the banners, as well as random foam backing. I added some messy doodling and a few enamel dots - DONE!

I loved the rainbow on this patterned paper so much that I hated to cover it. The gorgeous sparkly title words are from the line and there were so many great words to choose from. Some ephemera pieces and another super sunny photo and the layout is complete.


 


This trio of cards was created from scraps that were on my desk with some "Sunkissed" ephemera. Fun and easy!

Thanks for looking! I know that we'll soon have lots of beautiful summer photos to scrap. This kit will suit them to a tee!

Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog on April 22, 2021

 




 

Simple Stories - Happily Ever After

I was thrilled to be able to use this Simple Stories line for my Scrapshotz blog post this month. Our son and his bride eloped to Jasper in February, so I have so many beautiful photos to scrap! Here's my first with this gorgeous paper.

For this layout, I fussy cut the florals from the patterned paper and mounted them with some foam tape. I used a variety of stamps and alphas for my title, and doodled a frame around the photo.
To give the frame some extra interest, I doodled some flowers in the same style of blooms and embellished them and the fussy cut blooms with Nuvo drops.
 
The second layout is simple, but I used a couple of the lovely patterns from the line. The pink and gold diagonal lined paper is foiled and beautiful! 
 
To give this simple design some depth and texture, I used varying levels of foam, with some doubled up to help lift it off the page. 
 
This tape roll from 3L is amazing to use! Click on the photo to go to the Scrapshotz store to get some!
My final layout for today highlights a single 5x7 photo. I used the huge "Love" chipboard piece and cut out tags from the patterned paper for embellishments and a journaling quote. I thought that this photo was gorgeous and represented the couple looking toward their wonderful future together. 

That's it for today. Check out this great line of paper at the Scrapshotz store here:

Thanks for having a look! See you again soon! 😊

Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog on May 18, 2021.





 

Monday, January 25, 2021

Photoplay Oh Canada 2

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout and a few cards created with the Photoplay "Oh Canada 2" by Becky Moore that is available in the Scrapshotz store here: Oh Canada 2

I used the flip side of the "Ice Rink patterned paper for the background. On top of that I glued a piece of Simple Stories cardstock. My photos are matted on a couple of pieces of other papers from the collection - also the B sides of "Toques" and "I Love Canada." I used a strip of the woodgrain to create a banner across the page. I used pieces of the sticker strip from the collection stickers to embellish the banner, only putting the sticker where it was visable as I only had one 12 strip and I wanted it top and bottom. It didn't go under the photo mats.

My title was created with "Letterman" flocked thickers, Doodlebug "Loopy Lou" alpha stickers and wooden letters, all from my stash. I colored the wooden letters were colored with Metallic Gilding Polish. I accented the page with bits of ephemera and stickers. Most were popped up with foam squares. The main photo was also popped up for a bit of dimension, too!

I love to spend time in the evenings coloring images. Sitting in the living room in front of the tv, I colored some of the images from the Moose and Bear stamp set from this collection. Here are a few cards that I made with them. How cute is this ice fishing bear? 

 And the moose with the syrup bottle?  Those curling rocks!!!! ❤❤❤
I loved the curling rocks so much I wanted to give them a card of their own. To create the ice surface, I covered a sheet of cardstock with a thin layer of glaze, giving it a shine with a bit of a "pebbled" texture. I die cut a set of rings with my circle dies and die cut the "you" from an older die set. Then I used thickers for "rock." So much fun!
Have a look at the Scrapshotz website for more from Photoplay and this collection. There's a cute little beaver hockey player stamp set that may find it's way to my scrap room! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


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Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog January 25, 2021

 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Simple Stories Great Escape Flipbook - July 2020 Fishing Trip

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a mini book made with the Simple Stories Great Escape Flipbook kit available from Scrapshotz. As soon as I saw the great colors and images, I knew it would be perfect for this project. 

The instructions were excellent, and I was very impressed with the way that the kit uses all the bits and pieces of the elements included, with very little left over. 

 
 
Here is a video walk through of the album.


This Simple Stories Flipbook is very versatile and can be made to suit many occasions and events.
This mini was a big hit with my grandson, and will be a great keepsake for him. Thanks for stopping by! Stay safe and well.

 Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog August 2020.