Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Party Pants

Hello friends!

You will find me over at the Ink Road Stamps blog today with this fun, rainbow page!

You can see more details on the Design Team blog. These fun stamps just bring out my rainbow side! Go treat yo'self!

Peace, Love & Rainbows, friends!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Swanderful Besties

Happy Monday, friends!

Today I am bringing you a fun  layout I threw together using the Stuck?! sketches November 1 sketch.

Here's the original sketch:

I have had these photos of me and my besties for a min, but the color cast of the photos is very purple, so I was struggling with how to scrap them.

This navy Swan paper from the Amy Tan On A Whim collection was perfect!

I toned it down around the photos with some gesso then used a cross stencil to apply aqua HS shine texture paste.

I have a severe addiction to stamps apparently, especially The Ink Road stamps, and cannot seem to complete a page without them! Really though, the Swan paper had to have the Swan stamps!

I embossed in hot pink and glitter and fussy cut 3 swans, one for each of us.

I grabbed a couple fun die cuts from a Studio Calico kit to add to the whimsy.

The popsicles were perfect to add color, and because we had paletas this evening!

I used my circle punch to create this faux scallop border to match my photo backing paper.

I love these Dear Lizzy puffy alphas & I don't use them often b/c PINK. I stamped the swanderful sentiment from IRS, and the small pink alphas are from Illustrated Faith.

It's been a minute since I created a non-assignment page! It felt good. And I'm hoping to get back on my crafty track now that my boys' birthday party is over - maybe life will slow down a bit!

I love working with Laura's sketch & this was no different.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Go & Be Crafty

Hello dear friends!

Today I'm over on the Ink Road Stamps blog with some of my fellow crafters for Feature Friday! Today we are featuring the Beautiful Mess stamp set. I LOVE this set, y'all! The handlettering is fab, the sentiments get me, and we already know I can't get enough of those little leaves on my projects.

I thought this stamp set would be perfection in documenting the Scrap Gals Retreat I attended last month in Nashville. I grabbed a Felicity Jane kit we were given at the event, a go-to design from the class by Crafty Jen Schow, and worked my Beautiful Mess stamps!

 I fussy cut some of the crafty sentiments from the set on different toned solid paper, along with some of the crafty tools.

I did a DIY journal card behind the photo of the Scrap Gals & journaled about how important they are to me. I appreciate all the work they do in creating the podcast and cultivating a positive, crafty community. Listening to their podcast has really changed the way I think about this long-time hobby and passion.

It was so fun to go to this event and hang with these ladies and so many others that just get it. We had the best little table of sweet woman to work with and everyone was so kind & loving & TALENTED! Man, the ladies of the Scrap Gal following have definitely got loads of talent in their craft.

Tiffany taught us all a very wonderful selfies class, so I'm hoping this page is "cuteness approved." LOL!

Of course I had to fussy cut some florals for this page, to pay true tribute to the SGs.

I popped up some black sequins to bring the page together with embellishments.

Pop on over to the IRS blog to see what my fellow Design Team geniuses created using this stamp set - it's so versatile!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall Foliage with IRS!

Heyyyyy y'all!

I'm bringing you some fall inspiration over on the Ink Road blog today.

I created these pages to finish up my 2016 October Daily & they were SO FUN!

You can check out all the details on how I created my wreath and custom OD day tags on the Ink Road Stamps blog.

All of the IRS stamps are so versatile. They work great on traditional scrapbook pages and pocket pages.

I hope this is getting you in the mood for some fall scrapping! Go check out more on the blog at the Ink Road!

Friday, October 13, 2017

All the feels with IRS stamps!

Happy Fri-yay, buds!

I'm over on the Ink Road blog with some amazing fellow Design Team members today for our Feature Friday. We are highlighting different ways to use the Compliments - Volume 1 stamp set. I created a scrapbook page.

Go check out my teammates' projects and see how versatile this stamp set is!

I also used the new Full Circle set from IRS for my background. I knew I wanted a subtle background, so I opted to DIY with a tone on tone look using two stamps from Full Circle, and O from the Open Alpha set and a small circles from Full Circle.

I used papers from Authentique's Darling Boy collection for the rest of the page.

 I stamped my sentiments and embossed in orange atop a smokey gray (I mean, yeh, GBO). I really am loving brights on dark backgrounds lately!

I used tiny foam dots to pop up my coordinating sequins. I also used some orange wool twine to add interest at the top of the page.

Those little perfect baby expressions are literally giving me all the feels. It's too much. These are some of Heath's 9 month photos and he is about to be 5?! Sigh. A baby no more. I can't handle it!

I had so much fun creating this boyish page for The Ink Road. Go get ya some stamps!