Sunday, September 28, 2014

S. June Smith Scrapbooking Crop.... Layout Creations

I had an awesome time attending the Alpha Sigma Alpha scrapbook crop at Millersville University. It was a great fundraising event for S. June Smith Center. Here are the layouts I created:

XOXO
This layout was fun using Snowhaven paper. I used a combination of Artbooking and the Artiste cricut cartridge. I just love the bows!! 

Making Memories
 This is a proud moment layout. My sister is pure awesomeness on the volleyball court. She was inducted into our high school Athletic Hall of Fame last week. We attended the football came where she was introduced along with these other amazing athletes. I used CTMH Pathfindings paper and complements to complete. The black tiare was cut from the Artiste cricut cart. 

My First Love
 My oldest is gracing this page and she is "My First Love". How cute is this Confetti Wishes paper?! The Artbooking cricut cartridge made this layout spectacular. The sticker words are non - CTMH. 

4 Generations
 I couldn't be more BLESSED to have the opportunity to be in a picture with my grandmother, mom and daughter laying in my grandma's bed. 4 Generations! I used Wanderful paper to create. The title is non -CTMH. I found the sticker letters at Hobby Lobby. 

Dorney Park - Haunt
 I took my girls and their friend to the opening day of Haunt at Dorney Park. They do an awesome job decorating the park as well as getting the cast members into character to scare you. When it gets dark watch out now!! Always the highlight of the end of the amusement park season. I used Scaredy Cat paper and compliments. 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pretty Petals Thinking of You Cards

I enjoy watching Dawn Stamping Thoughts videos. This card is inspired by her card. I used the CTMH Pretty Petals stamp set and card stock to put together these cute cards.

Following along with the below picture tutorial to make one of your own....

Pretty Petals was the stamp set of choice. I used the two flowers to the right, the center pieces and the "thinking of you" sentiment. 

 The card stock is Desert Sand and Sorbet. Cut the card stock at 4 1/4 x 11 inches and score at 5 1/2 inches.
 I cut two pieces of White Daisy card stock at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 

 I stamped the flower images and centers in Glacier and Desert Sand ink. The sentiment was stamped in Black ink. I used first and second generation stamping with the flowers. 

 Using your scissors cut around the flower image removing the excess card stock from the top of the image. 

 Place adhesive on the back of the White Daisy card stock and attach it to the base of the card. 

 Follow the outline of the flowers and cut the card stock base removing the excess paper so the card looks like the above picture. 

 I added the centers using 3-D foam tape and in some cases bitty sparkles. 

 I really like how they came out. Simple and quick card to put together. 

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

#30YEARSOFHAPPY Chalk It Up Block Card

Don't miss out on the #30YEARSOFHAPPY stamp set!! Putting together this block card provided a great way to showcase some of these cute mini stamps perfect for this card!!

I watched the tutorial for this card on Dawn Stamping Thoughts blog. Below I have created a pic tutorial so you can make one of your own!!

How cute is this?!?!


 I used a piece of Flaxen card stock for my base. The patterned paper is Chalk It Up along with black card stock. The base piece was cut at  4 1/2 x 12. The smaller Flaxen piece was cut at 1 x 4 1/2 and scored at 1/2 inch. The black card stock is cut as 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 and the inside Chalk It Up square to go on top of the black card stock is cut at  1 1/4 x 1 1/4. The longer piece of Chalk it up is cut at 1 3/8 x 4 3/8.

 Take your base piece of card stock and score at 1 1/2, 3, 4 1/2, 6, 7 1/2, 9 and 10 1/2. 

 Turn the card stock vertically and score at 1 1/2 and 3 inches. 

 Count over to the 4th row and count up 2 squares and cut them out. It should look like the above. 

 Cut out one of the bottom squares on each side of the two squares you previously removed. It should look like the above. 

 Cut a slit across the squares on the bottom and middle row. It should look like the above pictures. 

 Put adhesive on two of the flaps as shown above. You will fold them in and attach them to the flaps directly across from it that does not have adhesive. This will allow it to form into the block card as show below. 

 When you attach the adhesive flaps it will look like this^^^^^.

 You will now need to attach the bottom. The one side is longer then the other. We will use the smaller piece of Flaxen card stock to form the base. 

 Take your 1 x 4 1/2 piece of Flaxen that was scored at 1/2 inch and put adhesive on it. 

 Attach the piece against the fold line. 

 Now attach the bottom flap to this piece which will allow the block card to stand up. 

 Finish adhering to make one solid piece. The card will now stand and look like the below picture. 

 Go ahead and center your Chalk It Up squares on top of the black card stock squares. 

 Add the 1 3/8 x 4 3/8 piece of Chalk It Up card stock to the bottom panel.

Adhered your pieces to the panel of the card. You will end up using 9 squares of patterned paper and card stock to fill up the side and top of the card.

 It will look like this when you are done decorating the card.

I took the #30YEARSOFHAPPY stamp set and stamped the ones that pertained to someone doing well. I used Black, Lagoon, Smoothie and Flaxen ink.

I colored the White Enamel Stars using the ShinHan Touch Twin markers. 

I decorated the card using the #30YEARSOFHAPPY stamp set, colored enamel stars and the "Class Act" chipboard from the Chalk It Up Complements. 

Here are some close ups of the card. How cute is the "Number 1" image from the stamp set!!

Another close up!! How cute are the stars!! I can't get enough of the stars and the fact I can color them coordinating colors I need them to be!!

You can brighten someones day when they are doing a job well done!!

Here is the top view. How cute are these little flowers?! Love this stamp. I added Bitty Sparkles to the center of the flowers. 

 It folds flat to ship to your special someone!!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SOC Back To School Waterfall Folio Creative Team Post


I get so excited when it is time to share my creations on the SOC (Scraps of Color) blog each month!! If you haven't checked out the blog I encourage you to do so by clicking here ---> HERE. 

How do you capture Back To School Memories?? How about using a super cool Back To School Waterfall Folio. I found a great tutorial on Pinterest so of course I had to try it out!! 


Follow along with this picture tutorial and make one of your own....

 You will need 3 pieces of chipboard. Two pieces cut at 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 for the front and back cover and one piece cut at  3/4 x 8 1/2 inches for the spine. 

 Grab a piece of patterned card stock and cut at 10 1/2 x 12 inches. Score at 1 inch on 3 sides. 

 Take your chipboard and use the adhesive you like best. I used double sided tape around the edges. 

 Lay your chipboard with the adhesive side down on top of the patterned paper using the score lines as a guide. 

 I added adhesive to the chipboard and drew a line from corner to corner to make it less bulky when it is time to fold the paper around the chipboard. 

 Cut the corners off along the penciled lines you previously drew. 

 Fold in the paper over the chipboard making the cover of the book. Run your bone folder down the two inside seams which will be your spine. 

 This is how the book looks folded. 

 Cut an inside piece of patterned paper at 8 1/8 x 9 5/8 to cover the exposed chipboard. 

 This is what it looks like once you have your patterned paper adhered to the inside. 

 Take your bone folder and again go along the seam so you can easily bend the book. 

 Cut a piece of card stock at 7 3/4 x 4 inches. Make sure it coordinates in color with the patterned paper. Adhere it to the back panel of the book. 

 Cut seven pieces of card stock at 4 x 4 1/2 inches. Score the card stock on the 4 inch mark on the score board. 

 I used my corner rounder to decorate the edges and added double sided tape to each scored flap. 

 Start at the top of the card stock you adhered to the back cover of the book and adhere the 7 pieces of card stock making the waterfall effect. 

 You will need 15 pieces of patterned paper cut at 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches. I selected 5 each of 3 pieces of patterned paper. I also used the corner rounder on 2 of the edges and distressed the edges with black ink. Adhered the paper on the front and back side of the waterfall flaps. I plan to embellish the flaps with pictures and cute sayings from the girls throughout the school year. 

 You can make a pocket for the inside left side of the book. I cut a solid piece of card stock at 5 1/2 x 4 1/2. I scored on the 5 inch and 1/2 inch side. I put the none scored side diagonally in the paper trimmer to give it the pocket effect. I cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller to place on the front of the pocket. 

 Here is the inside with the pocket attached. 

 I added a couple embellishments to jazz up the pocket.

 I cut out 3 tags using the CTMH Artiste cricut cart. I added strips of patterned paper, free hand doodling and ribbon to the tags. 

 Up close of the pocket and tags. 

 Up close of the water fall and patterned paper used. 

 Here is the embellished cover. I left a mat to add my girls 2014 school picture. 

 I folded this cool striped ribbon to add some flair to the cover. I love the paper and embellishments. I used CTMH Chalk It Up paper and embellishments as well as some polka dot washi tape. 

 This is a fun pocket holding the tags. The words celebrate school encouragement!! The tags can be easily used for bookmarks. 

Now its your turn to get your Waterfall Folio making on!!! Happy Crafting!!