Monday, January 25, 2021

Photoplay - Oh Canada 2

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout and a few cards created with the Photoplay "Oh Canada 2" by Becky Moore that is available in the Scrapshotz store here: Oh Canada 2

I used the flip side of the "Ice Rink patterned paper for the background. On top of that I glued a piece of Simple Stories cardstock. My photos are matted on a couple of pieces of other papers from the collection - also the B sides of "Toques" and "I Love Canada." I used a strip of the woodgrain to create a banner across the page. I used pieces of the sticker strip from the collection stickers to embellish the banner, only putting the sticker where it was visable as I only had one 12 strip and I wanted it top and bottom. It didn't go under the photo mats.

My title was created with "Letterman" flocked thickers, Doodlebug "Loopy Lou" alpha stickers and wooden letters, all from my stash. I colored the wooden letters were colored with Metallic Gilding Polish. I accented the page with bits of ephemera and stickers. Most were popped up with foam squares. The main photo was also popped up for a bit of dimension, too!

I love to spend time in the evenings coloring images. Sitting in the living room in front of the tv, I colored some of the images from the Moose and Bear stamp set from this collection. Here are a few cards that I made with them. How cute is this ice fishing bear? 

 And the moose with the syrup bottle?  Those curling rocks!!!! ❤❤❤
I loved the curling rocks so much I wanted to give them a card of their own. To create the ice surface, I covered a sheet of cardstock with a thin layer of glaze, giving it a shine with a bit of a "pebbled" texture. I die cut a set of rings with my circle dies and die cut the "you" from an older die set. Then I used thickers for "rock." So much fun!

 Have a look at the Scrapshotz website for more from Photoplay and this collection. There's a cute little beaver hockey player stamp set that may find it's way to my scrap room! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Carta Bella Farmhouse Christmas Layouts and Cards

 Hello crafty friends! Remember Christmas? It seems so long ago now but I've been having fun scrapping all those Christmas pictures with the Carta Bella Farmhouse Christmas Collection. It has everything you need to make cards and layouts. I love how the patterned papers have nice background patterns on one side and something more fun on the other side. Here's what I put together.

For this layout I cut apart the signs on one of the papers. I used some of the cardstock in the kit to back the photo and topped it off with some cardstock and chipboard stickers. 

Brads from the kit and a piece of twine from my stash. This one uses lots of ephemera pieces. 

I saw a cut file similar to this style so I recreated the words in the tree with the stickers and Thickers in the kit. I used two shades of green ink and one yellow.

I used the January sketch on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Sketchy Group Facebook page to design this page. 

I fussy cut the flowers for this page and chose a brush script font on the Silhouette for the title.

This one uses a few ribbons from my stash, gold paint and a cut file.

And here are a couple cards with the last few pieces from the kit. 
Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Yummiest Sugar Cookies

A final layout showcasing the Prima Marketing Inc., Sugar Cookies Christmas Collection Scrap Shotz sent me to play with this month! 

Over the last couple of weeks, I have shared four 12x12 layouts using this collection, a couple of cute ones and a couple of pretty ones. The pinks and florals and retro Santas and crystals of this collection have made it so versatile. Easy to scrapbook everything from cozy photos of the puppy to beautiful photos of my family, and now a photo of me and my sister sipping yummy Starbucks lattes.

I didn't have too much left of the kit to play with but that's no problem! I ripped the scraps of pattern paper into 12 inch long strips and layered these messily along the bottom. Keeping the design to about a 1/4 or less of the page as an anchor for my photo. 

I didn't want so much white space to show on my background though so used a Kaisercraft Snowflake stamp) from a past Scrap Shotz kit) and some Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Frayed Burlap and Victorian Velvet to stamp the background. I focused on stamping about the same width of the page as my layered pattern papers. I still wanted some white space but too, too much. 

Hmm, I felt like I still needed a little pop of something - so reached into my stash of alphas and found these great gold words to scatter among the snowflakes. As if they were part of the background; like a snowflake and gold pattern paper!

Instead of using one 4x6 of this photo, I decided to print it 4 times in 2x3 and repeat the same image across the page like a film strip. To add a little something, I grabbed a small scrap of gold glitter paper and popped up one of the photos - the one there with the 'hello' and florals - as a sort of focal point. 

From there I added a few .. ok a lot .. of the Picket Fence, Moonshine Sequins for a little texture and shine. And voila! I love how this layout turned out. 

If you are playing with Prima Marketing Inc, Sugar Cookies we would love to see. Tag us on social media so we can ooh and ahh. 

Monday, January 4, 2021

The Cutest Sugar Cookies

The Prima Marketing Inc., Sugar Cookies Christmas Collection Scrap Shotz sent me to play with this month continues to be the prettiest thing on my scrapbook desk! 

The pinks and florals and crystals and retro pink Santa are so, so pretty. Last week I shared two 12x12 layouts that focused on really showcasing the ‘pretty’ of this collection (take a peek) and this week I am all about the ‘cute‘ of the collection - and that includes using photos of my little land shark Bella. 

For my first layout today I created a design to showcase the texture goodies - the ‘Say It With Crystals’ from Prima in the collection and the Picket Fence Moonshine Sequins that were included in my Scrap Shotz goodies. 

Using a piece of 12x12 Bazzill Cardstock in Avalanche, I rubbed some Tim Holtz, Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet through a Vicki Boutin stencil to create an anchor on the page for my photo cluster and the texture. I also added a few Kaisercraft snowflake stamps in Distress Ink Evergreen Bough (stamped off once before using on my page) and Frayed Burlap. Focusing the colour into a sort of diamond shape so a little would show all around the cluster.  

Then I took my photos and some of the Prima Ephemera to create layers - just tucking and adding till it looked busy - and added a gold title from my stash. Once all in place, I added confetti of sequins and crystals all over the coloured background area. And yes, I adhered each sequin individually - a labour of love! 

I finished this one off with some splatters of the Vintage Velvet (smoosh some of the stamp pad onto a piece of plastic or your stamp block, add a spritz of water and then flick the mixture with a paintbrush on to the page) and some white acrylic paint (same approach). 

Little Tip: cover your photo with a scrap piece of paper so you don’t get splatters all over it. Or sometimes I like to make the scrap piece just slightly smaller than the photo, so a few splatters land on just the photo edges. Looks especially good with winter photos and white splatters. 

For my second layout today I wanted to play with all the words! Inspired by the few phrase pieces in the Prima Ephemera pack, I decided to create more by cutting up some of the cut apart pieces and pattern paper. Then I created a long cascade of Christmas-y words down the side of the page. 

Behind the photo and words I needed a little something more - so created this pattern paper circle. I cut a circle from a scrap piece of paper and sliced it up into random pie shapes. Then I used those as a template to cut the actual pieces from the pattern paper. This is a great way to showcase more than one pattern. 

I finished this one off with a few splatters of the Vintage Velvet and a couple of short pieces of gold washi tape from Vicki Boutin, Storyteller collection to anchor a few of the word phrases. A tucked-in cute snowman to the left and right and voila! 

I am getting down to only wee bits left in my kit but think I have enough goodies for one more project - stay tuned! I have something in the works on my scrappy desk right now...