Sunday, April 26, 2015

I Love A Parade! Layout featuring Mosaic Moments, Simple Stories and Paper Wizard


I'm so happy with the Mosaic Moments system of scrapbooking. It has endless options and looks so professional. With the new dies they came out with it makes it SO much quicker and more enjoyable. As long as the mojo is flowing, I can get layout after layout done in a jiffy. And of course the Paper Wizard title just sets it off! I was able to complete this layout using just the Simple Stories Say Cheese collection and some washi tape and memorabilia from my stash.


I have really enjoyed including Paper Wizard titles on my pages. They just really make it pop. Incorporating snap cards for my journaling was a no brainer as well. I don't usually add pockets or stickers to my pages but I must say these stickers do actually stick and the pocket was the perfect place to display our 5-day park hopper tickets.


This type of page is what made me fall in love with Mosaic Moments! It's a great way to combine many pics into a spectacular visual experience.


Here's the layout altogether. I love how it came out.

I'd love to hear if you have tried Mosaic Moments, how you scrap your parade or Disney pics. Fill me in!!

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Friday, April 24, 2015

If Friends Were Flowers...


It's so hard getting back into my routine after being away on vaca! But I'm back and ready to share my crafts with you all once again.

This card featured Elizabeth Crafts outline stickers, Copics, Lawn Fawn, Rich cocoa memento ink, Elizabeth Crafts microfine glitter (warm diamond), focal raised on foam tape, gold dimensional border (from stash) and the card base is by We R Memory Keepers - inked rose.


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Hakuna Matata Lion King Scrapbooking Layout


Yo, yo, YO!! I'm back to share more of my Disney scrapbooking!!!!! I'm still using Mosaic Moments dies and grid cardstock to document our first trip to Disney from 2011. The entire album is done in Mosaic Moments. It's been quite a task indeed spanning several years. But now the dies and the gallery with color-coded pattens make it quick and easy! The dies are pricey but it's worth every penny to get all the sets. They come with layering dies in addition if you are not using the grid cardstock. It's a WIN WIN! You can make normal pages or cards or whatever with the dies.


Above is my left hand page highlighting pics from the Lion King live show in Animal Kingdom. It was so spectacular. I think I had more fun than the kids! Both pages came together easily using cardstock and embellishments from Simple Stories Say Cheese collection. I love this collection (so much that I have also purchased the second collection Say Cheese II) because it has all the right colors and embellishments for making general Disney pages. It included stickers and snap cards. I used the stickers in the set to answer questions on the pocket card and to take up blank space in my pics.

I added one sticker pack from EK Success for the Simba on this page. It is actually furry!! From that same pack I was able to create the title on the second page of this layout and the border at the bottom right including the cast of characters.


I think this is from Say Cheese II but my fav part of the collection is the clear overlays. I was able to use a card saying what a bunch of characters and trim down the overlay to create my own embellishment. The overlay has the stars and hearts and the bottom border of arrows. I'll add journaling to the top right hand card. I only added the Simba sticker and some stars.



Here's a look at the entire spectacle!! The layout is posed in my scrap 'n easel - another must have! Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Our Disney Adventure with Mickey and Donald Layout


I'm back to share more of my wonderful scrapbooking. I'm using Mosaic Moments dies and grid cardstock to document our first trip to Disney from 2011. The embellishments and patterned cardstock is from two different EK Success pads.

First, here's a blast from the past! I created this left-hand page quite a while ago. For more information on the first page click here. It was so lonely, so I created a companion page and the layout is quite spectacular if I don't say so myself! I like that there's lot of room for journaling and more memorabilia (should I find some tucked away).


Here's the new page I created using Donald Duck cardstock, border and some adhesive ribbon and from my stash. The large brads at by The Paper Studio. I thought it was a great way to highlight this large professional pic taken by Disney staff.



Here's a look at the layout. Click on the picture to see it larger.


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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Disney's Tinkerbell - Just Tinkering Around -Scrapbooking Layout


I know you may have been expecting a card, but surprise! I've been scrapbooking our first trip to Disney from 2011. I couldn't have made this wonderful layout without the beautiful title from Paper Wizard and the dies and  grid cardstock from Mosaic Moments. The patterned cardstock is from EK Success.

I put together the many pieces of the title with a combo of Xyron, Quickie glue pen and Scotch ATG.


I used to use punches and hand cut the mosaic parts but it took FOREVER. I have literally been working on this album for years one or two layouts every quarter. Alas with the new dies, I was able to double my layout count in a week!!!!! Hallelujah!! And the Mosaic Moments website has a gallery full of layouts that are colored coded to make it easy to know which dies to use.


Here's a look at the entire layout. I'll add journaling on the second page. By the way,  it's resting in my Scrap 'n Easel. Can't live without that either!

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Baby Girl Shaker Card


I'm back with two more shaker cards! These also were made with supplies from Die Cuts with A View (DCWV), Martha Stewart, Marvy, Darcie's, Impression Obsession, Bazzill, Marvy, Recollections and Memento with the addition of Mon Ami Gabby.

Here's a shaker card tip. Notice that the card on the left is more orderly and the one on the right has glitter all over the window. Well, I rubbed the surface of the one of the left with a new drier sheet before filling and it removed the static. Amazing!!


The shaker windows are self-adhesive, very shallow and easy to use. I stuck the adhesive edge of the shaker window to a large punched circle and covered the edge with adhesive fabric ribbon. The windows are filled with iridescent shaped glitter from Martha Stewart. It looks like tiny sequins.

I love the pink crepe paper on the card front from Mon Ami Gabby and the bling from Recollections. The sentiment on the front was created with two stamps from Inkadinkado. I did a little masking to stamp just the baby head and then the baby girl right underneath.


The internal sentiments are from Darcie's and Inkadinkado. Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

It's a Boy! Shaker Card


Shaker cards are all the rage and I thought I'd try my hand at some simple ones using supplies from Die Cuts with A View (DCWV), Martha Stewart, Marvy, Impression Obsession, Darcie's, Jolee's, Bazzill, Marvy, Recollections and Memento.


The shaker windows are self-adhesive, very shallow and easy to use. It accommodates a small punched square for the background. The sentiment is from Recollections. I then punched a scalloped square and punched a square out of the middle to create a frame. This frame covered the edges of the shaker window for a neat and clean card front. The windows are filled with iridescent shaped glitter from Martha Stewart. It looks like tiny sequins.


The sentiments are from Darcie's. They are the cutest baby sentiments I've seen in a long time. Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy 1st Easter card featuring Stampin' Up!


Happy Easter!!!

I was asked to create a first Easter card recently and this is what I came up with. It was a labor of love starting with Anna Griffin Christmas perfect palette (card base and top note). I grabbed a my Cuttlebug, a scrap of patterned cardstock from DCWV, Spellbinders, Wink of Stella, stamps and flowers from Stampin' Up! among other things.


To achieve a more pastel look, I added Memento ink and stamped off onto scrap paper before stamping on my project. In other words, I used the 2nd generation stamping technique for both the sentiment and the focal. The sentiment came out too light so I decided to trace it with a Spica at you glitter pen by Imagine Crafts. Then I went over the focal with wink of stella for a subtle glittery finish.


Supplies

  • DCWV nana's kids
  • ribbon from my stash
  • Stampin' Up! crochet flowers stamps sets - well scripted, Easter blossoms
  • Anna Griffin Christmas perfect palette - card base and top note
  • Spellbinder's scallop circle die
  • Tree House Studios - leaf sequins
  • Cuttlebug summer set
  • Recollections pearls, 3D Lots
  • Memento inks
  • Wink of Stella
  • Imagine crafts - spica at you glitter pen
  • Studio G - Internal sentiment - some bunny loves you



This card can still fit in a normal envelope. However, to be double sure I'd suggest a padded one.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday with friends and family!

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

My First DT Post for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #7 - Anything goes


I'm SUPER excited to reveal my first DT post for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog! It's always anything goes so I hope you start entering regularly!! So join in on the fun during this two week challenge! Can't wait to see what you, my faithful followers, create!!

This month we have not one, not two, BUT THREE sponsors! Cottage Rose Graphics, Kith and Kin Stamp Company, Michele R Designs. Here's the sponsor's links and the prizes...

First Sponsor

Prize ~ $20 to spend in store


Second Sponsor

Prize ~ 3 Images

Third Sponsor
Prize ~ 10 Gift Voucher

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On with my project!!!! 

I was given the cutest digi called Jordan Rock Star by Kith and Kin Stamp Co. I decided to decorate a 5" x 7" flip top notebook with the image.

I started by reducing the image and printing with the economy setting. I didn't want a heavy harsh line as I colored Jordan in. Where I needed darker lines I traced with a black Copic multiliner 0.3 for more contrast.



Since Jordan is a rock star I decided to give his skin an edgy, grundge look by shading with a BV00 Copic. I also used a real jeans swatch soaked in colorless blender to give his jeans an authentic stonewashed look. Once I fussy cut him out, I ran a black Copic along the white edges of the paper to color them. That makes it look like I cut him out perfectly.

Here's a look at the whole notebook. Using a card front from DCWV and scraps I created this notebook cover. I was inspired by this pin on Pinterest. However, the addition of wood veneers made me very happy. I inked one with Distress ink and covered in glossy accents and I covered the remaining two wood veneers in coordinating scraps.


The Cricut cuts were made using my Cricut Explore and design space. I believe the notes and stars were from Hannah Montana cartridge. I decided to try my hand at some rock star lettering. LOL! Well, I think that makes this work of art a definite original.



I love the definition and style of this notebook and I believe it will make a little boy very happy.

Supplies:
  • Jordan Rock Star digi by Kith and Kin Stamp Co. 
  • 5"x 7" kraft cover notebook from Dollar Tree
  • Stampendous Mixed Media Cardstock
  • DCWV card front - Boyhood box of cards
  • Bo Bunny - Mama-Razzi shutter cardstock
  • Basic Grey - striped cardstock
  • Bazzill - black and blue cardstocks
  • Cricut Explore - music notes
  • Star paper, Wood veneers from my stash
  • Wink of Stella - clear
  • American Crafts - red twine
  • Elizabeth Crafts spring action scissors (fussy cut scissors)
  • Uniball Signo white gel pen
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Broken China applied with Imagine Crafts - Brushstix
  • Adhesives: ATG, Ranger multi medium matte, Glossy Accents, Zig 2 Way glue pen
  • Copic Multiliner black .05, blue .03
  • Copics (see below)

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Winners!! Create a card blog hop


Thanks to everyone who hopped, commented and followed me on social media!


I decided to give two surprise prize packs! And the winners are:

Carol Cook from the USA 
and 
Anna Krol from the UK!!!!!!

Congrats!! Both winners have been contacted and have supplied their mailing addresses. The prizes will be in the mail this week! To see if you won any of the sponsor's prizes check out this post at Scraps by Gracie.

Thanks again!

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