Scrapbooking with Karla – Combining a Sketch and Scraplift!

Hi! It’s Karla back today with a sweet baby layout, using this week’s fun circle sketch (shown below) and using inspiration from the amazing Rachel Lowe, this month’s Guest Designer along with the beautiful new sequin mixes Birthdays & Balloons, Unicorns & Rainbows, and Dream Land! ! Usually when I scraplift I follow the other layout quite closely, but this month I thought I’d use elements from Rachel’s layout and incorporate it into the sketch. I really love the fun pinks and purples in her layout (directly below) as well as the adorable unicorn, rainbow, cupcake, flower and cloud images! I also used the stitching as inspiration – I’ve been really loving how stitching on a layout looks. Here’s a look at Rachel’s beautiful layout:

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I started off by taking a pretty floral background paper and layering it with a piece of white cardstock. Then, I cut out my circles to coordinate with the sketch, using pieces of patterned paper as well as a couple photos from a day shortly after my third daughter was born and was home from the hospital. Both her sisters were so happy to hang out with her, and it’s so awesome to look back on these sweet photos now, almost 6 years later!

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I stitched through the circles with my sewing machine and then layered on my stamped images. I used a sweet little unicorn digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps, coloured wth Jane Davenport Magic Wand coloured pencils (how cool is that name?!!) and sat her on a Pretty Cute Stamps rainbow stamp watercoloured with ArtQuest watercolours and embossed (clouds) with Emerald Creek Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder. I love how glittery and puffy this embossing powder is, while still letting the base colour show through. I couldn’t resist adding a pretty blue flower from the Unicorns & Rainbows sequin mix in the adorable unicorn’s mane!

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I added some chipboard stickers, regular stickers and a sticker title from several different sheets in my stash. I was really excited to find this cupcake sticker!

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Next, I added some felt clouds cut with a Your Next Stamp stitched cloud die. I find that as long as I layer the felt along with a piece of cardstock it cuts beautifully! And, the best for last…. I used three of the amazing new release sequin mixes!!! Birthdays & Balloons, of course Unicorns & Rainbows, and Dream Land!

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Here’s a look at the sketch I used:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is full of unicorns and rainbows 😉

Scraplift Sunday with a Twist

Hello scrappy friends!! This is Megan and I have a couple fun cards to share with you today. I’m not a huge card maker, but sometimes I’ll make a few at a time, so I thought it would be fun to pull out an oldish Close to my Heart catalog and find a couple cards I liked.

Here’s a photo of the one I decided to lift:

and then I got the idea to emboss my base from this one:

 

Here are my cute cards that I made with the inspiration from CTMH. I love them both!

I know that Father’s Day is far away, but I thought this card was super cute and my husband would like it so that’s why I went with this stamp. For the base of both cards I used the American Crafts Textured Cardstock.

I used these I Cork U hearts from the shop along with the Amy’s Sprinkles sequin mix.

You can also find the Large Shipping Tag in the shop as well as the new Shimmerz Paints Acritonez, I used Jiven Jade.

For this second card I decided I wanted to make it totally different than the inspiration from the CTMH catalog. I loved the idea of using the embossing folder. This is a cloud one I bought from Stampin’ Up. I wanted to paint the embossed card and created kind of a resist image, but the Acritones I used, dried too fast. But, I really love how it turned out!

I really love these cute Cloudy Days felites!! I think they’re one of my favorite products in the shop!!

I also used the Plum Dreamsicle sequin mix and a Close to my Heart stamp.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these cute cards!! I have a process videos that I will post below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you have a great Sunday!!

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Scrapping in 15 minutes & heat embossing!

Happy hump day all!  Today I’m sharing a layout I’ve been working on in very short amounts of time over the last week or so.  I’ve posted some works in progress photos of this on my personal Instagram account which you can check out HERE.  I’ve been very intentional with my crafting and gone back to my “15 minutes to scrap” philosophy.  It truly works for me!  This means that I work on a layout or other project in very short amounts of time, usually between 10 and 20 minutes.  Many of you know that I’m a busy mama of 5 AND work full time.  That’s just plain chaotic at times!  If you have a little space to dedicate to your crafting, try it out!  Or, try setting up a card table in a corner of your living room and keeping some basic supplies out to work with.  It’s worth a try!

For my layout, I used one of my favorite new lines… My Minds Eye, On Trend.  I found these amazing My Minds Eye papers at an awesome local scrapbook and stamp store in a nearby town ~ Polka Dots and More!  It’s been in business for about 10 years, but I never knew it existed!  For shame!! It’s a fabulous shop with monthly specials and classes! You’ll find all your favorite scrapbook and stamping brands, plus a warm small business atmosphere! They also have a great YouTube Channel with lots of short and informative videos!  

Here’s my layout.  I started with a peachy colored sheet of cardstock that’s been in my stash FOR-EVER!!  On it’s own, the cardstock color doesn’t appeal to me at all.  But after I brushed some gesso over it and began to layer the On Trend, Stampin Up and Project Life products over it, I began to love it! I also heat embossing the word ‘love’ right onto the Project Life card to serve as my title. You can check out a close up and short video of that HERE on my SpiegelMom_Scraps Instagram account. 

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After brushing the cardstock with Gesso and letting it dry my cardstock was a little warped but that didn’t really bother me.  I think it added more interest to my layout.  I began adding layers of On Trend paper, a 5×7″ glassine bag, a Project Life 4×6″ card, Stampin Up vellum with gold dots, Amy Tangerine paper and some super cute tags from the Target Dollar Spot!  

To finish off the layout, I added several of the On Trend Ephemera popped up with foam adhesive, some lovely lace and trim from Allison Kreft, gold resin roses from Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper and a Heidi Swapp stamp using my black Memento ink (above the gold number 2).

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Thank you for spending your time with me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed my layout!  I’ve also linked up the new challenged posted over at The Studio Challenges.  One of my lovely Design Team gals, Kat Benjamin, is on their DT and I’ve been wanting to make time to participate in their awesome challenges for months now!  Check them out!  This month’s challenge is to use pink, black and gold.  The pink here is more peachy, but I totally love this color combo!  There’s also some hot pink in the tags from Target 🙂  

~ Do something creative today!

Jody

 

Days 20 & 23 of CARDS!

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Well, it’s Deer Hunters Widows Weekend in our home and the winds are really howling here in Southeastern Wisconsin!   As much as this sappy girl misses her hubby this weekend, I love all this girl time with our daughters.  Yesterday we made enchiladas together they did nearly all the work!  Then we ate dinner, watched Barbie and the Pink Shoes & they stayed up past their bedtime while I helped a friend put together a fabulous Close To My Heart canvas kit together.  Day 1 = perfection!

Day 2 of my vacation and it’s time for more holiday cards.  Here is the fabulous sketch for Day 20 and it’s rocked out by Kelly Holbrook on the Memory Works blog HERE.

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Here’s my take on this card.  I used Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas 6×6 pad, kraft cardstock and both natural and red May Arts burlap string from my Etsy Shop.

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 I added some embossing to the green cardstock and love the oomph it adds behind the chipboard sticker elements.  That combined with some foam adhesive and bling made this card very easy to create!

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Day 23’s sketch, with Gia really “Glitz”ed up on the Memory Works blog TODAY.

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And my card!!  I really love how you can decorate each of the three smaller elements on the card to almost reate a mini scrapbook layout.. so cool!  I used my EK Success edge paper punches to create the notebook edge and the small scalloped edged square.  Then I inked the edges to make them stand out a little more since my background was light. 

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 Here’s a closer view of my mini elements on my card.  I adorned the little “layouts” with red and white baker’s wine, wood veneer, bling and cardstock stickers to finish it off.  Again this was a very easy card to put together with the sketch!

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Thank you for hanging out with me today!  See you in a day or two with more cards and a Heidi Swapp blog share follow up layout!

Do something creative today!

Jody