Thursday, September 22, 2016

Not sure anyone is even paying attention.....

But here's one of my newest layouts. It's been ages since posting on here and really ages since I've done any serious scrapbooking, but I plan to upload my new projects as I make them. If you are still reading then Thank You!!

I don't subscribe to any scrapbook kits anymore, and I don't even have a LSS to shop at except the big box store - M's and HL - which I rarely find anything I like there anymore! I just go there to get supplies for my Silhouette! I very rarely purchase anything online either - just usually when someone is having a great sale I do purchase some things from Tuesday Morning. I used to work there for a couple of years before I moved and I got first dibs on the new stuff that came in - I did unbox it! The problem is that I moved to a different state with a much smaller scrap space to create in. And I was just sickened by how much stuff I packed up - I think everything from my scrap space equaled the rest of my house in boxes. So, I use what I have and supplement with a few new items every once in a while. So here I go....

This layout is of my Mother, daughter and me as we were walking - which is something that we love to do together. No matter where we are or who we are visiting, we go out and walk. Usually after a meal. Because we all love food and always eat too much! 
I used my favorite heavy woodgrain white cardstock as the base. The patterned paper is from a Studio Calico kit. I did a paint technique on my page before layering my photo and embellishments on top. The embellishments are Maggie Holmes Crate Paper. I Love Crate Paper so I have tons of embellishments by them! The title stickers were from a Studio Calico kit too. 

Well, if anyone is out there looking and has any comments or questions I'd love to read/answer them!!

Thanks for stopping by!! :)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Reveal Day for The Front Porch Kit "It's Fall Y'all"

Wow, it's been a while since I've blogged - lots of new and exciting things happened in my life this past year, but now back to normalcy - finally!! - and I got to create with the exciting new Front Porch Kit by The Little Blue House!! It's called "It's Fall Y'all" and that's the perfect description of all the fun goodies you get in this kit - perfect for Fall memories!
My first project features a photo of my granddaughter wearing her new New Orleans Saints hat - getting ready for the football season!
I hand cut the large letters of my title using the football print paper
My next layout features my granddaughter and me together - I watch her everyday while her parents are at work so I have lots of selfies of us together!! That's us enjoying the cool fall weather out in the park!
I  layered several of my leftover cards and scraps, using the colors instead of the patterns to dictate which pieces I used. Grey, pink, yellow and blue were my color choices so I chose all of those pieces and layered them. I chose blue and grey because that was the color of our clothes, I chose a touch of pink because it was in the blanket we were laying on and popped a little in the photo. Then I chose yellow since it's across from blue on the color wheel and it's a contrasting color to help make my photo and title really stand out on my page.
Next is a two page layout of my granddaughter's birthday party. She turned one in August, and even though it's not fall, the colors of her camp themed party matched the colors of this kit perfectly!
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut some camp themed pieces - the tent, trees, and arrows. I painted the chipboard banner pieces from the kit with crackle paint, then layered the cute letter stickers from the kit on top of them! They were the perfect mimic of the actual banner I made for her party which you can see in one of the photos!
A feature piece in the kit is the wooden plaque, and I couldn't resist painting gold and then using my Silhouette to cut out a saying for my favorite football team to keep on my TV stand during football season!!
I cut all the pieces from the black cardstock (except the words "Game Day" which comes precut in the kit), then highlighted some of the pieces with  gold Stickles. I edged the entire piece using black Stickles.
For my last project I made some gift tags - one of my favorite things to make!
I used the precut title that came in the kit on this tag
And for this tag, I inked, ripped, and sewed the cloth piece from the kit to make this ruffled tag with flower
Please check out the rest of the design team ladies projects
Lynette Sigler Chiles  -
Susan Liles -
You can place your order today by stopping by or calling the LBH
at 817-431-7930 or you can conveniently order online. It's Fall Y'all is $49.95......Click HERE to order.
Here are the links to The Little Blue House

Thanks for stopping by!! Have fun creating!!