Sunday, January 26, 2014

"Silver Five" Layout

This is a layout I created as a submission for the hipkitclub design team call.  It's called "Silver Five" because this is what my son likes to order at IHOP, with hash browns instead of bacon.  At 3.5 years old, Aiden is still a pretty picky eater but when it comes to breakfast, that is by far his all-time favorite meal.  He doesn't like to try new things but we still try to introduce him to new things.  We've learned that the harder we push, the more resistant he is.  We are not sure whether it's a 3.5 toddler thing, a Taurus thing or just an Aiden thing.  My husband and I constantly joke about it since the both of us love food to the tenth degree- which makes his pickiness even harder for us to grasp.  I love documenting what his likes and dislikes are at different ages.  I'm sure it will be fun to look back and see if his older self ends up liking things he did not like as a child, or vice versa.

Here's the process video on YouTube:   I actually forgot to add the chipboard journalling piece in the video.

Total Time:  50 minutes

Kits:  Cocoa Daisy January 2014
Background Paper:  Brown Cardstock
Layers:  Crate Paper- Close Knit- Remember, Memories
               Allison Kreft- Recorded
              from the kit- tags, flair, candy buttons, BG alphas, Thickers, daily flash chip pieces
              washi- MME cut & paste          
Stamps:  Cocoa Daisy kit, huge Pebbles roller stamp
Mists/Inks:  Mr Hueys- Dark Calico, Memento Luxe-Nautical Blue

here is the final photo, with the chipboard journalling placed underneath the title:

thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Daniela's Twin Birthday Challenge

My fellow YouTuber, Daniela, is having a birthday challenge for her twin girls who will be turning 4 in February.  I couldn't resist a chance to make two cute girl cards for her sweet and adorable girls, now could I?  Below is the YouTube video of the card.  I will post a process video at a later date.

Total time:  30 minutes per card

Cardstock:   MFT Blu Raspberry, Sour Apple
                    Doodlebug Sweet Treats
                     Neena's Solar White Cardstock (for Copic coloring)
Stamps:  The Greeting Farm- Princess Anya, Princess No.2
               Scrappy Moms Stamps (sentiments)
               Papertrey Ink (Happy Birthday sentiment)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: sorry, I had pre-colored these images a while back and forgot the colors I used :(
Dies:  Spellbinders- Heart Circles, Lacy Ovals, Ovals
Stickles: Diamond
Thickers: Roller Rink(pink), Chit Chat (green)

Here is a photo of the final card.

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"Special Delivery" Card

Last week, I found out that HipKitClub was having a design team call so I decided to try out.  They wanted photos of 3 layouts and 3 cards, with 1 layout and 1 card made specifically for the submission.  Yesterday, I was able to create a card and a layout just for the design team call.  Not only that, I created a process video! Yay, me! Wish me luck :)

Here is the YouTube video for the card:

Total time:  39 minutes

Cardstock:   MFT Blu Raspberry
                    American Crafts Color Crush 6x6 pad
                    American Crafts Pastels Mat pad
                     Neena's Solar White Cardstock (for Copic coloring)
Stamps:  CC Designs- Cherrie with Mail
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
          MFT/Colorbox Blu Raspberry
   Hair- E55, E57, E59
   Skin- E000, E53, R20
   Jeans- B93, B95, B97
   Shoes- E59, E57
   Shirt- BG11,BG13
   Envelopes-YR30, YR31, R20,RV23, YG11, YG13

Here is a photo of the final card.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"Sparkler Fun" Layout

I was able to finish up 2 layouts last week.  So glad I was able to get into the craft room and make a layout or two.  I've been so focused on my project-life style scrapbooking and have missed doing 12x12 layouts.  Don't get me wrong.  I love both types of scrapbooking and each have their own benefits.  I am definitely a scrapper who "scraps in the mood".  So recently I needed to take a break from the "smaller" canvas of project life and create on a larger 12x12 canvas and have fun with all my mists and embellishments.

To prevent "falling behind" on my project life style/ pocket style scrapbooking, I am editing & saving my photos with pic frame and printing my photos at home every 2-3 days.  I then trim and insert the photos into the pockets.  At night while watching television with my husband, I will insert the journalling or title cards into the pockets.  This way, when I do have time to work on it, I can embellish and journal in more detail.

To be honest, I am still "journalling" on my project life style layouts from November 2013 ;) the key is not to stress about it.  I'm glad the photos and inserts are all in and all I need to do is journal- or not ;) Either way, my 3.5 year old loves flipping through the pages (journal-less and all).  He actually loves having me narrate each page with, "Once upon a time.."  He truly is a sweet boy.

Okay, enough rambling.  On to my layout.  I used the Scraptastic Kit Club Jan 2014 "Baby, It's Cold Outside".  Here is the process video on YouTube:

Total Time:  1 hour
Background Paper:  Fancy Pants- Timbergrove, Retreat
Layers:  Echo Park- Keeping Cozy
              Carta Bella- Playful Plaid, Rough & Tumble
              Aqua Cardstock
              from the kit- washi tape, cut outs, flair
              Teresa Collins - Now & Then border strips
Alphas:  American Crafts Thickers- Dear Lizzy Treasure
Stickers/Labels:  Fancy Pants- Timbergrove
Stamps:  Recollections- roller date
Mists/Inks:  Heidi Swapp Color Shine- Tinsel, Navy
Tools:  Studio Calico Huey's Mask- circle graph
            The Crafter's Workshop, Balzer Designs- Mix & Match Hearts Stencils

Here's the finished layout.  Enjoy!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Scrapbook Layout, "No Voice"

Last week I had some time to spend in my craft room and created a layout.  Yay me!  I actually started this layout and came back 2 days later to finish it up.  It took me a total of 39 minutes to complete.  The photo I chose was taken after Christmas when I had lost my voice.  Yes.  My husband finally got his wish.  He always tells me "Just be quiet and come over here."  And maybe my 3-1/2 year old son also got his wish since I noticed I was getting more impatient with him during the weeks leading up to the holidays.  Either way, I felt it was a blessing in disguise since I had to be more patient and listen more and talk less (or in this case, not at all).

Below is the process video on YouTube:

For the layout, I used the January 2014 Scraptastic Kit- "Baby, It's Cold Outside".

Here's the recipe:

Time Spent: 39 minutes

Background Paper:  Pebble- Front Porch, Porch Swing
Layers:  October Afternoon- Joy to the World
              Red Cardstock
              Carta Bella- Playful Plaid, Rough & Tumble
              tag, washi tape, flair, wood die cuts- from the kit
              enamel dots- MME Kate & Co
Alphas:  Dear Lizzy Thickers- Treasure
Stickers/Labels:  Echo park
Stamps:  Studio Calico roller date stamp
Mists/Inks: Heidi Swapp- Color Shine- Gold Lame
                  Heidi Swapp- Color Shine- White
                  Liquid Pearls- Royal Blue
Tools:  Bic ultra fine marker in black for journaling

Here's the finished layout.  Enjoy!