Friday, November 17, 2017

Young at Heart | Felicity Jane

     Hey crafty friends!  As usual I'm here with another layout for you today.  I am trying to kill my Felicity Jane Willow kit, and this one was a scrap lift from the Felicity Jane blog as I tried to use the pieces I had left.  Obviously I made changes to make it my own.
     One of the ways I made it my own were to use black accents to make it more masculine.  I used stamps from several different kits.  One is under the 3x4 card near the photo, and the other is in the top and bottom right corners in black.

     I also placed my clusters and journalling in different areas then the original.  The original had clusters on the top in the middle and right under the card cluster.  Their journalling was then under the photo.
    I always say...you can scrap lift and still make it your own.  Tell me...what are your go to things to change when you scrap lift someone?
     Okay - as usual I have to run and take care of the kiddos...nap time goes so quickly.  Until next time...stay crafty!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

So Big | Felicity Jane Willow

     Hey Crafty Friends!  I have a quick post today, have a pounding headache, of a layout I got finished this week.  I started with the sketch from GrandDiva's Creative Corner and the word art challenge at Rochelle Spears blog.
     For the word art challenge my inspiration words were family, thankful and blessings.   I am blessed by this little girl daily and thankful for the time I'm getting to spend home with her.  The photos are the first I took that I looked at her and went...she's not a baby anymore :-(
     The papers and embellishments on this layout came from the Felicity Jane Willow kit.  I'm really trying to get that one killed this month.  You'll see where I have two pieces of white cardstock...I tried adding mist and hated it.  I had used liquid adhesive on my other papers so my undu wasn't working so that was my solution.
   Okay - I'm off to lay down.  Until next time...stay crafty! 


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

1st Fluff | Hip Kit Club | Felicity Jane

     Hey crafty friends!  How is your November going so far?  I have gotten a few things done so far including this layout of our daughter.
     My husband came home from hunting early allowing to go to a non-profit cafe that is only open during the week.  Cafe Vida has really tasty breakfast and lunch.  Since we didn't think Julia would eat what we each were having we purchased here a peanut butter and fluff sandwich.  To say it was a hit is an understatement!
     I don't usually get to scrap photos the day they happened, but when I saw the weekly sketch over at the Hip Kit Club Forum I knew I needed to get right to work. 
      I used the Felicity Jane Willow kit because the colors were soft enough for a little girl, but still enough for her animal shirt.  I also loved the opportunity to use the girl die-cut as I don't often has pictures of just her or I.  
     Can we also talk about how perfect the #allthefood stamp was for this layout!  The stamp was from the June Summer kit.  As I've mentioned before I haven't been big into stamping on my layouts, but these sets have just the right sentiments and are just the right size.  I can usually find just the right one for my page.
   Okay - off to create more.  Until next time...stay crafty!




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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Explore| Felicity Jane | Stinkin Inkers | ScraPerfect

     Hey everyone!  I'm here today with a double header.  It is my first project for my new team called Stinkin' Inkers, and also uses products from my other team, ScraPerfect.  
     The challenge this month at Stinkin' Inkers is to create a project surrounding being thankful.  This is a photo I took at the beach less than three months after our daughter was born.  I am thankful that I got to spend the last few days of my maternity leave making memories with my parents and kiddos (hubby couldn't stay as long as we did).  

     You can see that several of my embellishments on this page are dimensional.  The flair, enamel dots and chipboard.  I attached all of these using my glue of choice...The Best Glue Ever.  If you haven't seen my video about the strength of this glue please head over to my youtube channel.  It really is great.

     The products on this layout are from the Felicity Jane Summer kit.  This is the last layout from that kit that I'll be sharing.  I got eight from the kit in total.  Until next time...stay crafty!

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Autumn | Challenge Yourself | Hip Kit Club

     Afternoon crafty friends!  I'm sharing a layout today that was inspired by two different challenges.  I wanted to use the mood board at Challenge Yourself and the weekly sketch on the Hip Kit Club Facebook forum.
     Both of these challenges were perfect to get some of the photos from our recent apple picking trip done.  I took these selfies with each of my kiddos because getting them both to sit still for one together is almost impossible

     The products on this page came from an old My Creative Scrapbook kit...Fall 2015 to be exact :-(  The papers included in the clip were from Echo Park's The Story Of Fall and the chipboard was from Carta Bella's A Perfect Autumn.  
     I really like the dimensional interest using some flat stickers and some chipboard gives the page. I used a white pen for my journalling since my favorite black sharpie didn't really show up.  Do you have a favorite white pen as I'm not sold on the one I have?
    Okay - enough chatting for today...back to creating.  Stay crafty!!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Quick, Easy and Inexpensive Toddler Christmas Craft

     Hey crafty friends!  I'm back today sharing a post with an idea for a craft that your toddler can do...or your older child help you with.  I've started collecting ideas for when Christmas break comes as this if my first year home with them during break.
     I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
    Since this post is sponsored by the Dollar Tree...it also won't break the bank!  Your supplies include craft sticks, green and brown paint, foam paint brushglue of choice, dental floss and decorations.  For my decorations I chose pom-poms, bells and glitter glue.  
Supplies for toddler christmas tree craft


     To start off with you are going to paint three craft sticks green and half of one brown.  This is the part that older kids can help with.  
     After they are dry you glue the three green into triangle to represent a Christmas tree.  The brown half stick gets glue to the bottom like a trunk.  If your child is older they can help with a hot glue gun, but a toddle I'd either glue for them or use a cold glue.  You're now ready to decorate.
     For an older child the bells can be strung through the dental floss and hung in the middle or tied around the tree.  Of course they can also use the glitter glue and pom-poms.  For a toddler I'd stick with the pom-poms and/or glitter glue. 
     I am going to have magnets on hand to make these into refrigerator decorations and they can make multiples for our house and Grandma's and Pop's.
         I hope you have enjoyed my toddler idea.  I also have made a youtube video of me making these if you'd like to see it in action.  I'd love if you'd leave me a comment and subscribe.


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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fantastic Four | Scrap The Boys | Southern Girls

     Hey Everyone!  Thanks for joining me as I share my latest creation.  This is a layout using our nephew's fourth birthday picture.  He's five already!  

     I started the layout with the sketch over at Scrap The Boys and the stripe challenge from Southern Girls.  Both challenges gave me a great jumping off point.
    The paper I chose is the Echo Park Birthday Wishes collection. The main reason I chose this collection was that it was out on my desk from two other creations so it was handy.  I did however work in elements from other paper companies to achieve the look I was going for.

    I have really been working on combining collections to get things used up.  For example, the letters in the paper collection were just wrong somehow.  Instead of used a combination of tiny letters from Jillibean Soup and Bella Blvd's Max collection.  The stars were also Bella products that I have two sheets of and I'm trying to get used up.
    I hope you like my product mash up, and that it gives you ideas of how to combine collections for a seamless layout.  Until next time...stay crafty!