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Beautiful Fall - Prima Paper Dolls

Posted by Susan on Monday, September 15, 2014 in ,
More new supplies to play with brings more new projects! I have been resisting the Prima Paper Dolls by Julie Nutting trend for a long time thinking I had no idea how I would use them. But seeing other great projects online inspired me to pick one up - and once I started the ideas began to flow and now I can't wait to get more.

Here's my first Prima Paper Doll project - a great fall tag I plan to use on a nice little thank you gift!

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Supplies:

Prima Paper Doll "Eleven" by Julie Nutting
BoBunny Forever Fall paperline and label embellishment
BoBunny Stitches Stamp
Liquid Pearls in Bisque
E6000 Spray Adhesive
Memory Box Die
Just Rite Stamps (Sentiment)
Tonic Studios butterfly punch

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Fall is in the air

Posted by Susan on Monday, September 08, 2014 in
I love the fall season! I love the temperature. I love the colours. I love Thanksgiving and Halloween. And I love pulling out all my favourite fall paper lines and playing with projects.

Today I got to play with some new supplies - A sunflower stamp from Stampendous and my new Blendabilities markers from Stampin' Up.

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Tags are such a great way to play with your new supplies on a small canvas - and when they're done, you can use them on all sorts of things - birthday gifts, thank you gifts, a nice bottle of wine hostess gift, you can put them on layouts or add them to a card! I just use some cardstock and a hole punch to make the tag base - fast, easy, and I can make it any size or colour I need.

If you'd like to join the Scrapbooking Cafe's "Tag, You're It" project share this week, please head over to the Cafe Blog »

Supplies:

Bo Bunny - Forever Fall Paper
Bazzil Cardstock
Stampendous Sunflower Stamp
Ranger Embossing Powder - Copper
Crafters Workshop templates
Heartfelt Creations Text/Script Stamp
Spellbinders Hexagon Dies
Stampin' Up Blendabilities Markers (although you could also use Copics)
Brads - unknown
Basic Grey Ribbon

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Art Journal - Wings to Fly

Posted by Susan on Thursday, September 04, 2014 in
This was a really fun project because I got to play with some great new tools that made parts of the creative process a little easier (ie. the Tsukineko Squeegee), and I really liked the way it turned out.

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I'm also really happy because I was able to use this project to create my first walk-through video for the Scrapbooking Cafe, and I would like to share the project and video with you. I'm hoping to do these "Mixed Media Moments" a bit more often, so if you like it, please comment here or on YouTube, and don't forget to subscribe to the blog and my YouTube channel for more videos to come!

Supplies:

Dylusions Art Journal
White Gesso
White and Gold acrylic paint
Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Light Modeling Paste
Memory Box and Crafters Workshop Stencils
Tsukineko Squeegee
Hot of the Press feather stamps
Glitter Ritz
Versamark watermark stamp pad
Mod Podge Acrylic Sealer
Inka Gold by Viva
Lace and Ribbon - unknown
Key embellishment - K&Company
Flowers - Prima
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Summer Sisters
Dylusions White Ink Spray

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Life is a Beautiful Journey

Posted by Susan on Sunday, August 24, 2014 in ,
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It might have been better if I had named this layout "Life is a Beautiful Accident", because that's totally what this layout started out as.

I had a vision, I wanted to use the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Union Square paper line to create a cut-out background as my base. So I pulled out the paper and ran it through my Silhouette Cameo (how I ever lived without this machine I will never know!). But....the background I ended up with was too delicate. It didn't fit "the vision", and now I had used an entire piece of paper and created something I might never use. So.....I downloaded an individual shape pattern and created my own, more spacious background instead using the Silhouette Studio software and my trusty Cameo. Voila! Vision achieved.

Then I wanted to stencil over the top layer using a lovely Memory Box damask stencil. So I pulled out my grey and black paint, but fortunately, before I could apply paint to paper I decided that would be too dark. So I grabbed a nice crimson red instead. I sponged my paint with different pressures through the stencil and I was a bit skeptical about the result at first, but I pressed on.

I added my other paper layers, also from the Union Square paper line, distressed the edges and added my photo and I was really liking the direction, but something was still missing. And then I pulled out the original background paper I had cut......what a great little extra layer of dimension it added, by snipping out pieces of it and applying them. And then, I got extra points by using the negative bits left over from the original background cuts. I sponged the edges of them, popped them up on pop dots, and adhered them in little groupings around the photo. Below is a photo of the tile pop ups:

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In the end I love how the whole layout turned out, and I hope you like it too! Comments are always welcome, and don't forget to follow us here on the blog by clicking "Join this site" over on the left!

Supplies

Paper: My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found Union Square, Echo Park Dots & Stripes
Silhouette Cameo
Colorbox Ink - Black
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
E6000 Spray Adhesive
K&Company word stickers
Memory Box damask stencil
Acrylic paint

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Pretty in Pink

Posted by Susan on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in ,
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Hey folks - I'm back with another 12x12 layout for you. Clearly the weekends are turning out pretty productive for me lately.

This picture is just so pretty, with the pastel tones and country cottage feel, that I knew I just wanted to put it in a layout. I know my style can sometimes be a bit busy, so I tried to dial back a bit on the embellishments this time round and I think the result is pretty successful. Hope you like it too - comments are welcome :D

I also used the E6000 Spray Adhesive glue for the first time. Although it took me a bit to get the pump on it working properly, once I did I have to say this stuff is soooooo easy to use, and makes gluing on those pesky intricate dies so much easier. I will definitely be pulling this out more often.


Supplies

Paper:Echo Park- Victorian Garden, My Minds Eye - Lost & Found Madison Avenue, Bazzil Cardstock
Dies: Tim Holtz Plaque & Postage, Cheery LynnVine/Leaf Die
Silhouette Cameo
Echo Park stickers from "Be Mine" collection
Liquid Pearls in White Opal and Petal Pink
Martha Stewart Swirly Lace Punch around the Page
Lost & Found Madison Avenue flower embellishment
E6000 Spray Adhesive
Lace trim
Dollar store flowers

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In The Garden

Posted by Susan on Monday, August 11, 2014 in ,
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I have a confession - I love to scrapbook, but I'm not a great photographer and sometimes you have a paper pack that just cries out to be used but you have no photos to use with it. In those instances I will sometimes print a nice picture I have found online, just for the sake of being creative and adding a pretty layout to my personal album. Such is the case here.

I was inspired to do this layout by Gabrielle Pollacco (see her layout and video tutorial here). You will probably see a lot of similarities between the two because I absolutely loved her layout - but I also tried to make it a bit my own.

Hope you like it. Comments are welcome.

Supplies

Paper: BoBunny "Enchanted Garden"
Stamps: BoBunny "Stitches", Stampendous, script text stamp (I can't remember the company)
Martha Stewart Swirly Lace punch around the page
Jolee's Boutique Lilac stickers
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
Sizzix Flower Layers #7 Die
Cheery Lynn Large Lace Fairy Queen Butterfly Die
Cottage Cutz Garden Fend & Gate Die
Provocraft Embossing Folder "Texture"
Crafters Workshop Template/Mask
American Crafts Ribbon
Prima Mini Roses
Gelato Squid Ink
K&Company Dragonfly embellishments
Studio18 Chipboard Elements
Stazon in Dove Grey and Stone Grey
Silhouette Cameo for the title

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The Red Viper

Posted by Susan on Thursday, August 07, 2014 in , ,
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Any of you Game of Thrones fans will recognize this character from the show - Oberyn Martell, Prince of Dorne. I loved this character, so I thought I would try a layout for the Red Viper!

I'm starting to realize that I really like the rough, distressed style of scrapbooking, so you will probably see more of it in the future.

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Here is a close up. I love the suns - these are various jewelry bits and a pair of earrings I had kicking around.

Paper:
Reminisce - "World Map"
Creative Imaginations
S.E.I - "delicacy"
DCWV - "Tradewinds"

Inks:
Ranger Distress Ink
Stampin Up

Other:
Prima flowers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Studio18 - Chipboard accents
Acrylic paints - black, dark chocolate, bronze and pure gold
EK Success gems
Mosaic Tiles
Jewelry bits
Fabric Trim - unknown

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