Sunday, March 23, 2014

Happy Mail Card

Our Color Studio Assigment this week was to create a project using one of the color combo's that our Studio Calico Instructors used. I decided to use the color combo that Kelly Noel I created a card yesterday to send to my Studio Calico Pen Pal. I also created a matching Envelope and liner to go with the card.



I used the Scrapbook Paper  & the Dear Lizzy little girl sticker from the Dear Lizzy Accent Sticker  that came from the SC Scrapbook Kit add on : Coffee Break. I took the Girl sticker and attached it to White Cardstock and trimmer around it then attached it with Foam Tape to give it some dimmension.

Using the Happy Mail stamp from the SC Cuppa Card Kit I stamped it and then embossed it in Black. I also stamped the envelope from the same stamp set twice using SC's Color Theory Coral Bay ink. and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then cut the top of the little envelope and added it on top of the other envelope to give it dimmension. I added a few sequins and glued them down.

The envelope and liner were created by cutting them out on my Silhouette Cameo :o)





Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday

I keep forgetting to post What's on my Workdesk Wednesday! But I've been a busy busy girl. :o)
I've been taking a class at Studio Calico (Color Studio). It is my very first Studio Calico class and it won't be my last!

 I have taken a lot of Scrapbooking and Art related classes in the past. I lot of them I left thinking "this wasn't worth my money"! But not the class at Studio Calico. I usually felt the classes I took didn't cater to seasoned scrappers. It was usually just simple things and techniques I already knew.

I am in love with the Color Studio Class! I know the basics of the color wheel. But that was about all I knew. I am really learning how to think about color and how to use it to take my scrapping to a higher level.

Our first assigment was to find a color combo I liked and to build a kit from my scrapping items using those colors. To me this was a great assigment. It made me study colors, color combos, and really think about the colors.

I knew I wanted to scrap a picture of my Grandson (Greyson). I have 6 Grandson's and I try to take turns scrapping them. I choose this pic taken by my Son-In-Law


Now how cute is that! So off I went to find a color combo I liked. After looking at combo's for about an hour I finally choose this!


It had all the colors in the photo plus Teal..I love the shades of Grey, and I love how the Teal and Red pop against the Greys and Black!

Using the combo I started sorting thru my craft items and putting together a kit that had those colors.
Here is a pic of the kit I created.


Since this was a Studio Calico class I tried to use mostly Studio Calico products :o).

This weeks assigment was to create a project using the kit we created. Which brings me back to "What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday! I am now creating a layout using the kit I put together!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Feb Wk. 1 Project Life

Feb Week 1



I love working on the Project Life Spreads. It's so easy to create a 3x4 or 4x6 for one of the pockets quickly. It makes it so easy to work a little and then come back.

I'm really into the Watercolor look and the Scripted Words you see on paper crafts lately. I love playing with Art Mediums so this is right up my ally! I wanted to attempt to make my own journal cards doing both.

For my Week Title Card I hand scripted Feb. and made a few squiggly lines to help fill in the card. I then stamped the week dates using Colorbox Razzberry. I love this bright pink color! I added a few hearts from the Studio Calico Sugar Rush kit at the top and then stitched thru them with my sewing machine to add a little texture. I just love how this came out and plan to play around with other cards using the Watercolors and hand script :o)


I then decided to create a journaling card so I could write about the picture my Daughter took of the Twins first snow! I wanted to document this and then when they were older they could look back at them enjoying their very 1st snow! So I tried to match the bright pink color I used to stamp with my watercolors. I played around adding pink, red, and white until I got the right blend and the color I wanted.  I then painted the card adding a little water as I went down to lighten the color and to give an ombre effect.
I added a tag I from Elle's Studio and a few wood veener hearts from Studio Calico and a vellum arrow. Again I added some stitching to add a little more texture. Then I took some of the teal watercolor I used in the title card and highlighted "Twins very 1st Snow and added a few splatters to the card. I also painted one of the wood veeners at the bottom and added some Glossy Accents. I stamped documented using the stamp set from Studio Calico's Sugar Rush Project Life kit.


I also handmade another card by stitching vellum and cardstock together and adding some Sequins in it. I loved it but felt it still needed something so I stamped and embossed a snowflake in the middle.



On the rest of the spread I used my Studio Calico Sugar Rush kits, and also a card from Becky Higgins Dear Lizzy Project Life Edition. The teal sequins came from the new Studio Calico Color Theory Collection. 
I really loved how this spread came out :o)





Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Color Studio Class at Studio Calico

Today was the first day of our Color Studio Class! I've been a busy girl today. First off Lisa posted our first assigment the other day. We had to find a color combo we liked and then find things in our scrapbooking stash to replicate those colors.

I worked this a little different. First I knew I wanted to do a layout of my new Grandson. I've had 4 new Grandson's within 6 months so getting their first layouts has been on my "must do" list! I decided to start with a picture. I just adore this picture my Son-in-law took..He is always creating the cutest props and I swear he should become a photographer!


I mean..how cute is that!!

Then I needed to find a color combination that would go well with this picture. So after a lot of searching I found this bracelet. Perfect color combo for this photo!


Then the real work started! Digging through all my craft stash finding things that would replicate this color combo. That was the fun part! I just love going thru my craft stash. I could spend hours finding things I forgot I had! lol
Since this was a Studio Calico Class I decided to try and find most of the items using their product. I have a lot of SC product as I just love their lines!!

Here is the kit I came up with: 

The only things that did not come from either one of their product lines or one of their kits are the mists and the Jenni Bowlin paints. 

After that was done I needed to start cutting out all the digital files that came with the class. I love my new labels! I'm always hunting for blank labels to use and SC provided a digital set with the class. Marcy Penner did a great tutorial awhile back on how to do a print and cut on the Silhouette Labels with your Silhouette. I decided to try this..wow! I now have a permanent set of labels saved in my Silhouette library that I can print and cut anytime I need them! Loved this tutorial! I swear it only took me like 10 min. to do this..so so cool!


After I did that..I got to thinking..Studio Calico has a lot of free digitals. I remember downloading the labels that go with their LemonLush line awhile back..yes I said FREE! you can find them here....http://www.studiocalico.com/digital/free/lemonlush-printable-shapes. And while your there..check out all of their free digitals! They have PL cards, Silhouette Cut files, lot and lots of free things you can try!
So I thought well while I'm at it..why not try out the print and cut tutorial on these also..and whoolaaaa!


Now I have even more labels for when I need them!!!! Free of charge! Now I'm off to cut out all of the cutting files that came with my class so I'll be ready for my next assigment :o) 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

I bought these for my craft room..How cute!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday!

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday. I am starting to create a PL Spread of the grandson's in the previous snow storm. I decided to use Fancy Pants Designs - Timber Grove Collection, Pink Paislee's Snow Day collection, and Studio Calico's Sugar Rush Kit. Perfect papers and embellishments for this spread!



1st Project Life Spread for 2014!

I haven't posted to my blog in ages! I was so busy over the Fall doing Christmas Presents I just did not have time to scrap or to blog about it! I vow to do better this year. This is my first spread of 2014! I used a combination of items. A little from the ,Elle's Studio Jan. Kit,Studio Calico's Copper Mountain Jan Kit, and Becky Higgins Honey Edition Project Life kit.



Monday, April 1, 2013

Guest Designer for ScrapbookSteals.com

I am the guest designer for ScrapbookSteals.com blog today. I created several quick and easy projects using the new Lifestyle Crafts Shape 'N Tape.



Here is an example of one of my projects:



 This larger version of Washi Tape is so so cool so be sure to check it out here! Scrapbooksteals.com Blog

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Easter Egg Card

Our Challenge at Swirlydoos was to create a peek a boo card. I so needed to start on Easter Cards so I decided to try to make a peek a boo egg. I just love how this turned out!

I cut the egg out of my Silhouette and decorated it with Scrap Cake paper. I edged the paper with gesso tinted with some of Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals ((Cosmopolitan Pink). I added some lace and a few of Melissa Frances Miniature flowers, and a Prima flower.

For the Peek a Boo part, You open the card and find a bunny I cut out of Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime paper. I stamped the word Spring on it using a Hero Arts Sending Happy Thoughts stamp and embossed that using some Lindy's Stamp Gang Morning Glory Azure Embossing Powder.

So Simple and so beautiful!
I also entered this in Paperhauses Spring Fling Challenge.  Check out their blog and their magazine. Just full of Creative gorgeousness!!!! http://www.thepaperhaus.com/

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday

I always work on at least two projects at a time. That way when I'm waiting on something to dry I have another one I can work on..and..when I have problems with the design I can leave it for awhile. Usually it helps me to walk away, work on something else, then come back to it with a fresh perspective.

Since I've completed two projects this week. I am now gathering items for my next two. I'm always working on a wedding layout because I'm trying my best to do 3 wedding albums for my girls. lol..I've been working on these for 2 years! One day, they will be finished..:o)

Today, I thought I'd also start working on a layout of my Grandsons. I just love the picture I am going to use and I think the new 2013 Bo Bunny Mama Razzi 2 Collection that was revealed at the 2013 CHA Winter Trade Show is going to coordinate beautifully with this photo. Besides, I fell in love with the Mama Razzi Stamp Set that is in the collection and I've been dying to use it!!! :o)

I am also going to use the new Studio Calico Wood Veneer Chevrons that was revealed at the trade show this year. Both have Chevrons and will coordinate perfectly together!  I will also give you a hint. If you see these grab them! I saw them at my local scapbooking store and went back 2 days later to get them. They were already sold out...I was so aggravated with myself for not getting them the first time! ..But all wasn't lost..I went to my favorite online Scrapbooking store (A Cherry on Top) and they had them in stock..so I ordered them right that second!

Anyway, So I have gathered all my mists, paints, and Liquitex Art Mediums I think I will be using. Now all I need to do is cut a Chevron stencil from my Silhouete Cameo and I am ready to play!