Monday, February 23, 2015

The Little Blue House Media Team - February Projects

One of my newest gigs is being a part of a fabulous team of gifted and talented ladies and they let me play along too using some of the newest products on the market to create whatever kind of projects that I want to!! How lucky could I get?? And Tracy Pounds - who is the owner of the store that I create for -  has got to be one of the sweetest ladies that I have ever met - and so is her daughter Kristyn who does a fantastic job of listing products in the online store and keeping up with the blog - among so many other jobs!!
First is a layout that I made using Dear Lizzy Serendipity products. For my background of hearts, I used a mask and some tinted modeling paste. I accented a few of the hearts using Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
My next project also features Dear Lizzy Serendipity - the hearts that are stacked are from the mask (used in the previous layout) that I cut using my Silhouette Cameo.
For my last project I used Dear Lizzy Serendipity products and the die-cut set from the collection. I also used the pink Wink of Stella Glitter brush to accent the edges of my flower petals. You can check out all the info about how I made my tag on the LBH blog here .

Here are the links to the products I used - you can order them online (and so much more!!) or you can pick them up in the store if you happen to live near or are passing by Keller, TX and The Little Blue House

The Little Blue House
118 W. Olive St.
Keller, TX 76248

Dear Lizzy Serendipity
Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush 

Thanks so much for stopping by!! :)

Monday, February 16, 2015

February Birds of a Feather Kit Co Reveal

This month's Birds of a Feather Kit Co February kit is filled with lovely We R Memory Keepers papers with a couple of sheets of Kiss, Kiss Create paper and some beautiful and fun embellishments and a bottle of Ranger Distress Paint too~!
I loved the chipboard frame piece so I decided to use it to showcase my puppies. I painted the piece using the distress paint from the kit, added some pearl paint dots from my stash around each frame and then layered bits and pieces of paper underneath the frames that didn't have a photo in it. I layered a few of the embellishments for added interest!

For this layout, my base piece is a mask that I had cut using my Silhouette Cameo where I used tinted modeling paste to create a heart background - this was the leftover mask- I loved the watercolor like effect it left on the mask and I used it on top of a piece of the Crate Paper piece. I kept the rest of the layout simple - I just layered the photo under several pieces of paper and cardstock and then used a few of the embellishments to enhance the photo.

There are only a few kits left - make sure you get one before they are all gone!! Here's the link where you can find it - February Birds of a Feather Kit .

Friday, February 6, 2015

Finished in a Flash Challenge with the LBH Media Team

Last Monday evening I took part in a very hard challenge for me - to make a layout in 30 minutes!! I have got to be the slowest scrapper in the world. I worry, and move around, and look for just the right thing to use on my projects so long, my layout can take a couple of days to make. So, for this challenge (and just 10  minutes before we started!!) I threw a stack of patterned paper on my table (which included some scraps from recent projects), I picked a few packs of embellishments with hearts in them (a challenge requirement), a stamp set (also another challenge requirement), and used the photo that was sitting right on top of the stack of photos that was sitting on my work table. Here's what I came up with

I already had the heart cut from a previous project (I used the heart as a template to punch around it for a sewing project on a layout) so that made it tad easy to accommodate the love theme. I did a little layering, and found a place for the stamped saying at the bottom of my photo. That inspired me to use a few gold stars as accents around my photo. I love that the piece of patterned paper looks like it had washi around the edges and that gave me a frame for the white space on my layout. Having a frame around the outside of my layout is one of my favorite ways to ground the layout. I used the project life journaling card to act as the title/journaling of my layout - which saved me lots of time! I had just enough time to splatter some gold ink across my layout.
For the paper layered under my photo - I just eyeballed it and hand cut the mats. It was quick and easy, and I don't mind the uneven edges at all.

Here's a list of the products I used
Patterned papers - Amy Tangerine for American Crafts - Cut and Paste, Studio Calico, Shimelle for American Crafts
Embellishments - Decorative pins - Maggie Holmes - Flea Market, Crate Paper; Ribbon Tag - Maggie Holmes - Open Book, Crate Paper; Gold Stars - Studio Calico; chipboard Polaroid frame - Crate Paper; Doily - Michael's
Stamp - Studio Calico
Ink - Versafine
Spray Mist - Heidi Swapp

Check out The Little Blue House blogpost to see the rest of the team projects!!