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Awesome little brother

Good morning everyone! Sarah here this morning to share with you my take on a layout by Missy Whidden!

Oh my! I was quite intimidated by this one! I love to watch Missy scrap away on her youtube channel, but I definitely cant scrap like her! But I sure did have fun trying! This is the layout of Missy’s that I chose to scrap lift:

 

I went for way different colors on my layout and well I guess theme too. This one is all boy!

I chose to use the Crate Paper, Cool kid and the Deck the Halls sequin pack, it went perfect with this collection!

 I started by choosing the papers I wanted to punch my circles out of, added some glimmer mist with the packaging technique and then placed my circles down on my layout. I added the top and bottom strip too and then sewed them all down.

Then I moved on to embellishing. I added a pennant banner to the left of the photo, where Missy had had an arrow. Then I moved on to the right side where I added the title.

I matted my photo, added layers of vellum, I think Missy used tissue paper, but I didn’t have any, so vellum worked for me! I added a frame to the right of the photo and then added 3D adhesive to the rest for it all to be popped up and then placed it down. I grabbed my thread and made two thread nests and placed them to the upper left of the photo and then down behind my title. Then I grabbed my sequins and had fun playing with them, adding them here and there around my layout.

I hope you enjoyed my layout. I think Missy is amazing and I love her work! Thanks for coming by and checking  out what I did today and I hope you come back and check out all the fun stuff that’s coming in August too!! So much fun to come!!

Scrappy Blog Tour

Hello my friends!  Have you heard of the Scrappy Blog Tours going on right now?  Well, I was lucky enough to be tagged by the ever-so-talented Erica Thompson of EricaRose Creates last Monday!   After Erica tagged me, it was my turn to join in and then tag 3 more scrappy bloggers!!  Fun right!??  So here we go, I’m tagging…..

Lynn Darda        Kat Benjamin       Caroli Schulz

Kat and Caroli are two of the very talented new Clique Kits Design Team members and Lynn is fabulously talented card maker from our Memory Works days :))  I’ve really missed blogging along with Lynn!!  I’m so happy all these ladies have accepted my challenge for posting next Monday!   So, let’s get on the scrappy tour questions!

1. What am I working on right now?

I’ve been working on linking up to some recent challenges out there, including Clique Kits first monthly challenge, Anything Goes!!  If you haven’t heard, go link up!!  I’m also linking up to the Creative Scrappers Sketch #277 challenge this month using my Study Abroad kit.  Check out this sketch and my Study Abroad layout.

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2. How long does it take me to create a project?

To create a layout, it takes me anywhere from 25 minutes to over an hour.  It really just depends on how quickly things come together and whether or not I’m feelin’ it.  You know what I mean 🙂  One of my favorite things to create is mini albums, but those take several hours. When I create a mini album, I’ll plan out what papers I’m using and basic embellishments.  I usually end up cutting a bunch of die cuts, not really knowing what I’m going to use!

3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?

Hands down, my Clique Kit and all the goodies from the Clique Kits online shop!!  We have hand picked coordinating add-on items in our School Store, some even handmade and exclusive to CK!

4. How does my writing and creating process work?

It depends… big help right lol!  Seriously though, I go back and forth between starting with my photos and starting with my Clique Kit or other papers in my stash.  Lately, I’ve been starting with my monthly Clique Kit and pulling photos from there.  Sometimes, especially this month, I’ll even dress my girls to match the colors in my kit.  I can’t be the only one who does this either!! The thing is, my Clique Kit is so complete!!!  It’s full of fabulous papers and it’s not skimpy on embellishments at all!  Gotta love that scrappers!!

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
My girls always inspire me in many ways, especially to keep up with my photography.  They are always moving and on the go!  I take a lot, I mean a lot of photos of them.  Many of those photos do stay on the computer, organized by date, but I also print a lot as well.  209 yesterday!!

As far as creative inspiration, I check out the social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest, as well as the manufacturers sites to keep on the trends and new products. Many times though, I’ll Pin something and won’t go back to it for months.  As you can see, one of my inspirations is using sketches too!

6. What is my signature style?
Generally, I like to add lots of layers, texture and dimension.  I do this by adding my favorite May Arts Burlap String, paints, sequins, gesso, foam adhesive, wood veneers and other techniques.

Well, that the Scrappy Blog Tour in a nutshell!  I hope you enjoyed the your and interview.  Now, I’ll leave you with a few more of my recent projects!!

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Thank you so much for spending you time with me today!!  See you this Wednesday for the Clique Kits and The Cut Shoppe blog hop!!

~ Jody

 

More He Said, She Said

Here’s a little more He Said, She Said!  These are my cards from the March Memory Works Express Kit.  I really enjoyed using these papers… so many different patterns, so many possibilities!

Wanna make this easy paper flower??  Just punch 4 circles (I used my 1 1/2″ Fiskars Squeeze Punch) and crumple them up.  I inked the edges and creases with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, then began to fold 3 of them in half unevenly.  You can play with this a little until you get the look you want.  I folded a small section inward and then folded it over again.  You can see this is the photo above.  Secure the 3 folded circles onto your 4th circle using glue dots or other strong adhesive.  I punched a smalled scalloped circle for my center, also inking it up.  Add a few stickers for an easy greeting and there ya go!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to hop over to the Memory Works Blog for even more inspiration from this Fab{U}lous & Awesome Express Kit!
**** News flash!!  The Memory Works Spring Fling Blog Hop will be Tuesday, April 17!!  Stay tuned for more details coming soon!!

He Said, She Said

So, I’m dropping in for a quick share of my latest Memory Works Design Team projects.  This month I had Express Kit duty and had the pleasure of working with the March Kit~He Said, She Said.  This kit is packed full of the NEW Simple Stories lines, Fab{U}lous & Awesome.  These lines are perfect for all your girl and boy pages!!  I have all girls, 5 to be exact, so I used my Awesome papers to create layouts about my Awesome Hubby and I.  The color and designs are truely awesome!  Don’t forget to stop by the Memory Works Blog by clicking HERE to see more from the Design Team this month.
Here’s my Fab{U}ous layout.

Here are my Awesome layouts.

Thank you for taking time to stop by today!!  Don’t forget about my March Craft Anything Challenge There are some Simple Stories goodies up for grabs!  Go to the post HERE for more details and join in the fun!