Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Puppy Hugs

Happy Leap Day!!! The last day of the month, and boy it flew by.

I wanted to share another page I made with my A Boy's Life kit and add-on. I had so much fun with this kit this month. Like I said before, it was like it was made for me. I could seriously buy another (but they are sold out). I completed a total of 6 single paged layouts and a card, and I still have goodies left over!

My page....Puppy Hugs... This photo was too cute (and the story which is documented on the back is even more sweet). I had fun putting this together. I used a sketch from Creative Scrapper's. It had a large circle on it, and I opted to trade it out for the back-stitched heart. I used my Plantin cartridge and my Gypsy to elongate my heart some. I cut it out with my Expression and used that as a template to punch my holes for my back-stitching. The gray and teal cardstock are from my stash.
I cut my puppy out using one of the puppies on my Create a Critter cartridge and some scraps of card stock from my stash. The chipboard hearts are from my stash. I did use some Adirondack paint from a past kit of Jessica's to paint them. Once dry, I covered them with some glossy accents.
A close up of the sewn heart and chipboard hearts. Brings me back to my many years of making cross stitched projects, prior to scrapbooking. I did add a faux sewn border for a little more detail.

It is a simple page (I say that a lot don't I). But, I do love that the focus is on my photo. The story is on the back, as I had a lot to say and didn't want to make it busy with all kinds of paper strips with my journaling.

I hope you like this as much as I do. If you haven't already, try some back stitching on your page. It is really simple to do.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

happy tuesday!

happy tuesday scrappers!!
can you believe we
are about to say goodbye
to february already???
where did the month go!!

so i'm sharing my last
february kit page
with you on this second to last
day of the month....
wait this just means we are a
little closer to spring!! yay

so here is my last
page with the
amazing boy kit
and add-on for february

how cute is the pennant!!
i love the detail of the banner, pennant and stars

and stitching!
stitching through the tiny number stickers
was a little tough lol


Monday, February 27, 2012

A Couple Of Cards

I hope everyone had an amazing Valentine's Day! We had a really sweet time here at my house. To make the day even sweeter, I made several different cards for friends and family with my Hearts A Flutter kit and add on. I thought it would be neat to share them as my project post today.

On this card, I fussy cut another doily and popped it up to give the card dimension. I used Maya Mist to spray the chipboard heart, and I stamped part of my sentiment in the lower left hand corner. The white crochet flower came from my stash.

I designed this entire card around the super cute tabbed embellishment. I covered one of the big chipboard hearts with paper and then inked the goodness out of it! Once the ink was dry, I tied it up with a cute little bow. This card went to my husband because the sentiment was just perfect for our relationship.

As you'll see on this card, I'm on a complete twine kick lately. I tied this heart with twine too, but before I finished the knot I added a little button to the center of it. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the swirls on the bottom of the card. I love that thing!

Feel free to lift any of my cards! They don't have to be Valentine cards. I find that making cards is a GREAT way to use leftover scraps from your kits.

Thanks for stopping by today to read this post!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Few Cards On Sunday!

Happy Sunday everyone! Jessica J. here with a few cards using the Heats A Flutter kit. My oldest child had a dance competition last week and I gave her this card right before she went backstage to let her know she is loved and we are so very proud of her.  

I inked the edges  of all the paper pieces with black chalk ink and then covered the smallest of the chipboard hearts with black chalk ink as well. Super easy!

Since Valentines day is long gone I wanted to keep my cards focused on things unrelated to the holiday of love. The next card is also for another special reason coming up in our family's life. order to share it with you I need all of you to keep a secret? Can you do it? OK, my Scraptastic secret keepers.....

We are surprising our kids with a trip to Disneyworld this spring!!!!! Keeping this secret is killing me! It feels so good to tell someone. I made the following card as part of the surprise.

I plan on filling a suitcase with red, black, white and yellow balloons. It will sit in my living room. When the kids wake up in the morning they will find it. I know my kids very well, they will not be able to contain themselves and will open it.  When it opens all the balloons will fly out. Tied to one of the balloons will be this card. Inside....

I will write "Surprise!!! We are going to Walt Disney World Today!!!!!!!"I sure hope we get some cool parent points for this one.

I used the pop dots that I got free with my kit and covered them with glitter. A combo of two small and one large make the perfect Mickey Mouse shape.(A tip I learned when making them: sprinkle on the glitter, then press it in with your finger, then shake off the rest that did not stick)

And because I was on a Disney themed kick I made an extra card featuring Minnie Mouse.

That's all I have for you! Have a fantastic day!!!!!!

 Jessica J.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

~Boys Cards~

Good morning, Pinky here with my last post in Feb.

I had so much fun making a card this month from the Boys' Life kit,
then I decided to make a couple more cards.

It's always nice to have boy cards on hand.
I used my Spellbinder's dies to create the layers and just had fun with the cool papers.

The longer I craft the more I try to have cards pre-made.
2012 is my year to actually do it! LOL

Happy Saturday my friends~

Friday, February 24, 2012

March Kit Reveals.....

Good morning my Scraptastic friends!
TGIF...I'm so ready for this weekend, tomorrow is Bailey's birthday. We had a sleep over party planned, but because she's been sick, we had to move it to next weekend. But she's still excited for tomorrow!!!

Anyhoo...I'm super excited to share the March Kits with you. These kits will be available for purchase on March 1st.

Be Amazing Kit

Be Amazing Add-On

Celebrate Life Kit

Celebrate Life Add-On

I can't wait to dig into these sometime this weekend :)
I hope that you all have a wonderful day and a great weekend!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Last challenge for the month

Hello everybody!! Can you believe the month is almost over??? I certainly can't.

Michelle here to bring you the last challenge for the month of February. Every now and then, Jessica puts those fun mists in her kits. They are not something I use all that often, which led me to this challenge. I know there are others out there they have a good collection of all the different mists; be it the sprinklers, glimmer mists, Mr. Huey's, right? I can't be the only one. Please tell me I am not the only one. ;)

So... dig through your bottles of mists! See what you can come up with! Spritz them, splatter them, you could even paint with them. Use them on a layout, card, project of your choice.

Here is mine...

I love how this came out. It adds just a little extra something and gets me using another one of those supplies that I seem to collect and not use as often as I should. ;) So, go! Go have fun getting all messy! I can't wait to see what you make!

Don't forget, this month's prize is Simple Stories Year-O-Graphy collection.

You have until February 29th at midnight to submit your entries to all of the February challenges. Please use the inLinkz tool below to submit your entry to the 3rd February 2012 challenge.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Big Ideas

Happy Wednesday! Michelle here. I am back to share more of my projects with the Boy's Life kit and add-on.

Another page of my sweet boy. He once told me he had big ideas and a big imagination. He wasn't kidding. He has the most vivid, creative imagination. I love that about him.

I pulled some card stock from my stash, as it worked better with my photos. I also added the blue striped paper from the Summer Star kit from this past summer. I love when you can mix kits. The airplane border strip couldn't have been anymore perfect!!! I love the little word stickers on the element sheet of stickers. I punched a hole and added floss from one of Jessica's past kits as well. I like the little bit of added texture. The smash tab.. oh what a great piece for these pics as well. My sweet boy really does inspire me. I tell you, this kit was just made for me, it feels like anyway. :)

I had fun making this page and I hope you found something from this that inspires you.
Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

happy tuesday!

did everyone have a nice week?
did you all enjoy your valentines day?

this year i mailed a card to a few family members.
i am really bad about mailing cards (and remembering
birthdays, etc...) i use the app "sincerely ink"
to make my cards, yes right on my phone!!!

so here is our 2012 valentines card...

i absolutely LOVE this kit and add-on!


Monday, February 20, 2012

You Make The World A Better Place To Be

Another Monday means another inspirational post from me. Hi everyone! It's Heather, and I'm back with a new layout I created from the Hearts A Flutter kit and add on. If you remember the hexagon layout I made, you'll recognize the negative cut on this page. I'm a big fan of using as many scraps as I can, so I thought it was really neat to be able to work it into the design of my page.

I have some detail shots to share as well. I loved the sentiment on the die cut and I knew right away that I wanted to use it as the title on my page. It was too perfect to pass up!

I matted the polka dot flower on a doily that I fussy cut out of one of the patterned paper pieces. I also added hexagon journaling spots to fill in some of the missing pieces of the negative diecut.

I used a few word strips and a tiny scrap of ribbon on the upper left side of my design to balance the page. A cute button tied with twine finished everything off!

I hope you all have a very happy, scrappy day!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Engaged Layout

Hello Scraptastic readers! This is Jessica with a very special layout featuring Hearts A Flutter to share with you today. I will give you a little back story.....

So, I knew that my  boyfriend had the ring. In true Scrapbooker fashion I lugged around my DSLR camera with me everywhere I went just in case he popped the question! It came with me to PTA meetings, the grocery store and especially date nights. So, when he finally asked me I of course whipped out my camera for that perfect scrapbook picture.

Hearts A Flutter is the perfect kit to use these photos! Here is what I came up with......

The chipboard hearts that came in the Hearts A Flutter Kit are fantastic! I was able to use them as a doodling stencil along with my trusty black journaling pen.

I then added some ink splots with a paint brush and some ink refiller. Grabbed my pen and added a little journaling. 

Have a wonderful day! I will be back next Sunday with more to share!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

~All Boy, All The Time~

Good morning Scraptastic Club friends,
Pinky here with another Boys' Life Layout!

I LOVE the versatility of this kit, I took a baseball
photo I snapped last year and it fit perfectly.
From the stickers to the patterned paper, this was a perfect combo.
Easy to work with and the stars just added that perfect touch!
What are you creating with the Boy's Life Kit this month?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

3rd February 2012 Challenge

Hi! It's Heather, and I'm back again with another challenge. There's a sketch involved, and the twist is to use hexagon shapes on your page. I've been seeing hexagon accents on pages all over the internet, and it's time to get trendy! There were several hexagon journaling spots in the "Hearts A Flutter" kit, so if you have that kit you already have a head start. This is the sketch I'd like you to use.

Here is my take on the page! I cut a bunch of hexagons out of one sheet of paper because I didn't want the patterns to overwhelm my photo. 

I added some stitching and pop dotted some of the hexagons so I could add a bit more dimension to the page. I also included misting and some Dymo strips to complete the title.

Here's another close up view of the page so you can read the journaling if you would like. 

This month's prize is the fabulous Year-O-Graphy collection from Simple Stories. 

You have until February 29th at midnight to submit your entries to all of the February challenges. Please use the inLinkz tool below to submit your entry to the 3rd February 2012 challenge.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Humpday!! It is Wednesday again already. These weeks are just flying by. I can't believe it is the middle of February already.

I am back to share another page I made with the A Boy's Life kit and add-on. This kit was just so fun to work with. It couldn't of been any more perfect for my photos. I had a ton of photos that worked with it too. It was hard to choose which ones to use!

My sweet boy... he is a funny boy. The things that he comes up with. Well... take a look...

That piece that he is holding onto is a plastic piece of wood from his toy tool kit. He put the play nail in there, held it up to his face and said it was his propeller. :D Too funny to not capture and record. I used a sketch of Shimelle's. I used a piece of navy cardstock from my stash to pull more navy in to go with my photo. I just had to use the Watch Me bubble for the title and some green October Afternoon alphas from my stash. I wanted the rest of my title on the smaller side and not detract from the word bubble. I thought the word stickers at the bottom of the photo were oh so appropriate! :) A few border stickers, some gems from my stash and some pen stitching to add a little more interest, and viola! A simple page. But, this boy keeps me busy with his crazy antics. :) Scrapping time is at a premium here. Still, I am happy with the end result. I captured a great moment, all these funny little things that would otherwise be forgotten in years to come.

Well, this is it for me today. I hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy tuesday!

happy tuesday,
and a very happy valentines day!

this week i'm sharing
a page i created using
our very talented heather landry's

i found this old heidi swapp
polka dot mask, and just had to use it!
i used the pumpkin mist from
a previous scraptastic club kit with it!

the scanner smashed the cute title banner
here is a close-up of it!
i gently bent it, then glued
only the parts that would
make contact with the page.
of course i had to add some stitching too!

do you love our funny photobooth pic from
the zoo?? we are a wacky bunch lol!

until next tuesday...

Monday, February 13, 2012

Silly Valentine Suckers

Another manic Monday means that I'm back to share my latest Scraptastic Club project with you! I absolutely loved the chipboard hearts that were in the Hearts A Flutter kit this month. I misted mine with shimmery red Maya mist and they turned out really pretty. I decided to use them on this page about two of my kids enjoying Valentine's suckers that were almost bigger than they were!

The title Thickers really stand out on the dark pink paper. I also added some tiny blue gems from my stash to add a little more sparkle to my page. 

My favorite paper in this month's kit was the doily paper. I ended up fussy cutting quite a few doilies so I could use them to embellish my page. They really helped ground the embellishment clusters. 

 I cut the banner apart so the journaling card would show through and I used blue gems to hang it on the page. The little journaling card was perfect for my theme and a button tied with string finished one of the doilies with a fun detail.

I hope you all have a creative day! 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

New Sweetie

Hello everyone! I am Jessica, your guest designer for the month of February. My layout, New Sweetie, was made using the Hearts A Flutter kit.

I used the heart shaped chipboard as a stencil for my hand stitched hearts using some embroidery floss I borrowed from my daughters friendship bracelet stash. First I traced the hearts with a pencil then poked holes along the lines with my paper piercer. After that I stitched away using the back stitch method.

I was then inspired by the Starbucks coffee cup that they have out right now with the valentine theme doodles on them. 

So I got out my trusty white pen and added some Starbucks inspired doodles. 

Last but not least I wanted to give the Chipboard letters a little rougher texture so I took a nail file to them and gently rubbed off some of the finish. 

Thanks for taking time to stop by and Have a Happy Valentines Day!