Tuesday, August 26, 2014

May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam

It was so much fun creating this 12x12 layout!  I just love this photo of my son running along the beach without a care in the world.  To me it just screams innocents and pure joy! 
 
May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam
 
 
  I used a 12x12 corrugated paper for the background.  Next, I layered an 11x11 background paper.  I layered strips of inked and distressed paper in a variety of sizes.  Within the layers I used a Lori Whitlock scalloped border from the sil store.  I also used burlap ribbon as some of my layers.  My photo is sized to 5"x7". 


To create this layout I used two files from Scrappydew Creations.  I used the Searching for Sand Dollars 2014 and Welcome Fall files.  The fence is from the Welcome Fall file and the rest is from the Searching for Sand Dollars.
 

 
For the awesome seagulls I inked the edges in a gray ink and then folded the wings up before gluing them onto my page to add some dimension.

 
The grass and sand are glued flat to my layout and then the fence is popped up on foam.

 
The sand dollars were inked in gray  and the large one was popped up on foam.
 
Other products used: Paper Studio Beach House paper stack

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Village Scrapbooker Design Team Projects

I'm so excited to make my first posts for The Village Scrapbooker design team!  As I've mentioned before I've chosen to work with the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine collection kit.  I've been assigned to create 2 double page layouts and a mini project.  I also had to make sure I focused on the transparent overlays and the coordinating Snap pockets.  With this being said here is what I came up with for this months design team project!  I hope you like...
 
Seaside Serenity
 

 
I created a layered effect by using strips of paper from the Good Day Sunshine kit and also using some of the pocket cards.  I fussy cut a couple of the view finders from the pattern paper to add to my layers.  I used the scalloped borderbanner and bracket background from the silhouette store.  I created the title with the fonts from my computer.  
 
 
I fussy cut the camera out of one of the pocket cards, inked it, and popped it up on foam to create an embellishment. I also added a heart to the center of the camera from the sheet of stickers that came with the collection.
 
 
I threaded bakers twine in the eyelets of this pocket and added a card with my journaling. I added one of the faux washi tape stickers to the top of the card.
 
 
Space for 3 4x6" photos.
 
 
I layered a sunburst mat from the silhouette store with one of the transparent overlays and stapled at the top corners.

 
I fussy cut the polaroid from a card that came with the kit, added the alphabet and heart stickers, popped up on foam, and glued to a 4x6 card.  
 
 
Riding the Waves
 

 
Creating another layered effect I used borders and strips of paper from the Good Day Sunshine Collection kit.  I used an extra large photo measuring 9x7" which I printed with the title on it.

 
The polaroid was another file from the Silhouette store. I sized my photos down to fit in the polaroid and stapled transparent overlays over top of some of them.  I also placed stickers on the bottom of the other polaroids


 
Lots of layers using borders, cards, and stickers that came with the kit. 

 
Alphabet, hearts, and sun stickers decorated the pocket that holds my journaling strips.  Another transparent overlay that has been cut in half and used on a polaroid this side of the page.

 
 
I fussy cut the geo shape from one of the cards, inked, and popped it up on foam to create a cute embellishment.


Sand Bucket
 
 
3D Sand Bucket can be used as a gift bag or party favor for a birthday party
 
 
Jewel Brads were used to secure the handle.

 
Bakers Twine was used to secure the shovel on the bucket. I embossed the shovel and used some stickers from the collection.
 




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I'm so excited to announce that I will be on the design team for my local scrapbook store, The Village Scrapbooker! YAY! It's going to be an exciting time to use different product lines and creating different projects. Once a month I'll be given a kit from her store to create something from 4 different categories such as cards, scrapbook layouts, mini projects, and home d├ęcor! So, be on the lookout for more projects to be posted. Stop by and like The Village Scrapbooker facebook page and keep an eye out for all the design team member's projects! https://www.facebook.com/TheVillageScrapbooker
 
For this month DT project I chose to work with the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine Kit and coordinating Snap Pockets.  I've been assigned to create 2 double page spreads while featuring the pockets and transparent overlays.  This collection is awesome! I'm lovin' the colors and these pockets are seriously so cool!  Stay tuned to see what I come up with!! ;)

 
 

A Deployment Wish...

Today, I'm sharing a 12x12 layout I created for a photo that I've been holding onto for a few years now. I have a photo of my daughter who was 2 years old at the time making a wish on a dandelion during my husband's year long deployment.  What she had wished for broke my heart! She wished for her daddy to come home. :( Knowing we were only a couple weeks into the year long deployment I knew right then and there this deployment was going to have a bigger impact on her then what I had anticipated.  Anyways, when I saw the "Wishflowers 2014" from Scrappydew Creations I knew this was exactly how I wanted to document that moment.  
 
 
The little girl measures 6" and I duplicated the dandelions and added them to the top of the layout.  I inked everything in either gray or white ink. The dandelions were inked in gray ink and then painted with Diamond Stickles.  I love how they turned out! The photo corners and tag came from the silhouette store.

 
Other products used: Echo Park Mini Themes Yellow Submarine Collection Kit.  Iroc gems on the shoes.  We R memory Keepers Bakers Twine. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Teacher Gift

Today, I'm sharing a gift I created for my son to give to his teacher on the first day of preschool.  I wanted to go with an old fashion style and the paper piecings and paper were perfect!
 
 
The sticky note holder file was purchased from the silhouette store.  I decided that I really wanted to dress it up and the scrappydew files were exactly what I wanted!
 
 
To create this sticky note holder I used a couple files from Scrappydew Creations.  For the school building I used the Back 2 School 2012 set which can also be found in their vault. For the apple I used the Back to School 2013 set.  Scrappydew just came out with a new school file which has both a school building and an apple. So, which ever files you have will work perfectly! 

 
The school measures 3" and the apple measures a little more then 1".

Other products used: Back to Old School digital paper from etsy store and irock jewels.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Baptism Gift

Isn't it amazing what you can do with paper and glue? When it came time to get a gift together for a baptism I knew I wanted to create something beautiful and this was perfect! This church acts as both a beautiful light up display and a gift box! 
 
 
 The church is from the file Silent Night from SVGcuts.com and measures a massive 18 1/2" tall.

 
There is a large enough opening in the back to add any special gift/card.

 
I added a jingle bell to the steeple using twine.  Included in the extra folder of this file is a cross.  I decided to add it to the front of the church instead of on the steeple.   

 
Added tea lights makes this so beautiful.
 
 
At the last minute I wanted to add a coordinating card so I used my scraps to make this card. This 3D stand up card file is from the silhouette store.
 
 
Other products used: The paper is from Authentique Collection Favorite: Desirable, Collectable, Indelible, Foundation Two.  Coordinating cardstock, Vellum, and Scotch Quick Dry glue.