Sunday, December 21, 2014

**New** Stuck On U Sketches Sketch Challenge

Hello!

I'm up on the Stuck On U Sketches blog with my take on the latest sketch challenge. Head to the blog to see the sketch and more photos. I turned a single page sketch in to a double page layout :)


Here is a closer look at the left side:


and now the right side:

{supplies: card stock-Bazzil; paper, chipboard, sequins, sticker-Tinsel & Co. Teresa Collins; pearl & rhinestone flourish-Prima}


Thanks for stopping in and taking a look!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SCRAP SHOTZ December Kit Reveal

Hello and thanks for stopping to see the projects I created for the Scrap Shotz December14 kit :).

This kit features the fabulous Merry and Bright line by Pink Paislee. The add-ons FLEW off the shelves but no worries if you didn't get in on any, the kit is PACKED full of product!

This is one of my favorite Christmas lines this year and provided the motivation I needed to scrapbook my Christmas photos from last year!

The leaf border is an Elizabeth Crafts die(wreath builder) and the pointsettia flower is a Tim Holtz die(tattered pointsettia). I added some touches of silver with the Viva Decor Pearl Pen and red Kaisercraft pearls.

I wish you could see the sparkle on the white die cuts, they are beautiful! To create the title I inked a Tim Holtz shadow press folder with Barn Door distress ink and then ran it through my Vagabond. I embellished the die cuts with red Kaisercraft pearls.

I can not look at Christmas paper without whipping up a couple of Christmas cards or more ;). These are super simple with the die cuts being the star.
To create the card on the left I stamped the tree from the Taylored Expressions Sparkle and Cheer stamp set with embossing ink, covered with gold detail embossing powder and heat set. The banner was created in the same manner but with the kit stamp. The star on the top of the tree is wood veneer from a previous SSZ kit with a glitter star Elizabeth Crafts sticker on top.
The "peace love and joy" sentiment on the right card is one of the kit die cuts so if you need a last minute handmade card, this kit has LOTS of die cuts to make it easy!

Although this is a Christmas themed layout you can see that 2 of the 3 patterns in the papers could be used for any layout topic. The little flag banner along the bottom of photo are stickers included in this kit. I used my Martha Steward snowflake punch on red glitter card stock for the sparkly snowflakes :).

While this photo is of my youngest in front of the Christmas tree, the layout is about him being our belated Christmas gift as his birthday is a few days after Christmas. When I saw the "special delivery" sticker in the kit I knew I wanted to use it for a layout about his birthday. Those white and silver alphas and silver numbers are included in the kit too.

Thanks for stopping in and head to the Scrap Shotz gallery to see what the rest of the team created. Also, feel free to pop in to the Scrap Shotz forum, check out our December Creative Team challenges or just say hi!