Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Featured Guest Layout

I am so excited to see my feature on Come On Get Crafty.  I thought I would share how I made this layout come together.

I started this layout by sewing on the green grass.  I used shredding scissors to make the grass.  Once the grass was in place, I began to shuffle and layer the tags and papers until I was happy with their placement.  I distressed a few of the element edges with a distressing tool.

I then embellished the layers with tabs, enamel dots, sticker labels and shapes, twine, and wood veneers.

I then layered and stitched washi tape to the top and bottom borders of the page.  I felt like the borders were a little plain and too matchy-matchy, so I layered some more labels and banners at the top of the page.

Here is the finished product!  All of the products that you see here can be purchased at "Come On Get Crafty" online shop.

Project Life Week 8

My goal for my week 8 layout was simple.  I had to use those awesome BasicGrey "Hey Boy" chipboard sticker letters!  I love them!  I wanted the stickers to steal the show, so I used a muted color scheme of sherbet, mint, and chocolate.  All of the papers used on this layout came from the Studio Calico February kits.  I also used some wood veneers.  I really love my homemade heart embellishment.  I made this by making a sticker (with the Xyron) out of a SC printable image (rainbow heart).  I then placed the sticker in a flattened bottle cap and then covered the heart sticker with a clear epoxy sticker, which makes the embellishment look finished and shiny.  My favorite part of this layout are the drawings that my kids did.  Please excuse the photos of this layout, it rained all day, so I had to take them inside under the fluorescent lights. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Come On Get Crafty

This week has been so crazy at our house!  Everybody has something going on.  Busy is good, but the laundry pile is getting bigger and bigger and... you get the idea!

A very cool thing happened to me a few weeks ago.  I was asked to be the featured guest on a scrapbooking blog!  I accepted the challenge and was sent a package of beautiful products from their online shop to complete my layout with.  My feature will be on the Come On Get Crafty blog tomorrow!  I am grateful to Nicole for the opportunity to be part of her blog.  Thank you so much Nicole!

I have to give a shout out to my sweet friend Jessica for taking my headshot for the feature.  She takes such beautiful pictures.

Last, but certainly not least, thanks to my dear friend Adrienne.  We live so many miles apart, but talk and text each other nearly everyday.  We brainstorm scrapbooking ideas and talk about new products and classes, but more than that, we talk about life.

Check out my feature on Come On Get Crafty tomorrow and then check back here for a little how-to segment of that layout!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fresh New Creative Space

My craft room was becoming a place that I did not enjoy being because it was crowded and confining.  My husband and son have their own hobby of painting models, so space was at a premium in our basement.  I forgot to take a before picture, but believe me when I say that it was a mess.  This is a picture of my renovated space!

All of the cabinets/counters that are against the wall were an island prior to this renovation.  There was also a huge 8 foot table against the left wall that is now gone.  This new configuration was accomplished by splitting up the island and spreading it out against the walls.  The new island is made up of two Ikea Micke desks placed back to back.  There is plenty of room to breathe now and our family of four can work on crafts at the same time without touching each other!  I love the open feeling of our new space!  I predict that I will be busy making layouts this week!  Have a wonderful week and Happy April!